Parkland County’s existing transfer station and recycle centre reached the end of its lifecycle and needed to be replaced. This project consisted of expanding the current transfer station main building, constructing a new cast-in place concrete foundation structure, erecting a new building, adding two new scales and associated kiosks, increasing the capacity of the saw tooth sorting, adding another trailer tunnel under the floor of the superstructure, and adding two firewater storage tanks and firewater pump station to provide this remote facility with the necessary fire protection.
Originally, the plan was to use existing foundation and expand it to house the new, larger pre- engineered structure. However, once the old building was demolished the project team determined that the existing foundation was unsuitable and needed to be replaced. Before this project began our team completed a risk register to identify potential risk is to the project and create mitigation strategies. During this project our team had an onsite success story, for the first time in the province our team completed an all-female concrete pour during self performing of the foundation.