|CLIENT:||CANADIAN BORDER SERVICES AGENCY|
|CONSULTANT:||KASIAN ARCHITECTURE INTERIOR DESIGN & PLANNING LTD.|
|Project SIZE:||37,000 SQ. FT.|
|LEED CERTIFICATION LEVEL:||SILVER|
Challenged by the remote location that left the crew without electrical power for the first six months, the ingenuity of the team was the remedy to the limited accessibility of services. To ensure the continuous availability of materials for the road work, a rock crusher and asphalt plant were erected on site, reducing the roadwork schedule. When the onset of excessive ground water threatened to delay the foundation work, the application of generator powered dewatering pumps allowed construction to continue. The greatest hurdle was the worst winter in decades that blew 12 foot snowdrifts and impeded site snow clearing. On average, two work days each week were lost through the winter months, thus requiring Bird's crews to double up in the spring in order to maintain the schedule.