Ball Construction continues to make steady progress constructing a wastewater pumping station on Pier 8, part of Hamilton’s West Harbour waterfront redevelopment hub.
Despite the demands of working under COVID-19 conditions, concrete work is near completion for the $9 million dollar bid-spec project. The structural frame of the building is finished, mechanical and electrical process piping is progressing and exterior cladding has begun.
A joint venture of Ball-Rankin Construction Inc., Pier 8 is not without its hurdles. Fortunately, we are uniquely suited for this project due to our vast concrete work experience along with Rankin’s expertise with excavation and piling.
Poor soils and a very high water table next to Lake Ontario presented challenging excavation issues. In order to complete the task, Ball-Rankin set up a dewatering system to draw down the water table.
While Covid-19 has been a safety concern, especially working in the confined space inside the storage tank, Ball-Rankin has risen to the challenge by implementing Ball’s Pandemic Policy, while continuing to meet the technical requirements of the project within a tight timeline.
The project remains on budget with a renewed completion date for the fall of 2020.