Massey-Ferguson Complex Abatement and Demolition

Project Details
  • Location
    Brantford, ON
  • Project Contact
    • Muin Husain
  • Client
    The Corporation of the City of Brantford (City of Brantford)
  • Completion

    2012

During the execution of the project Cole Engineering was also responsible for managing activities associated with identified subsurface pits and trenches and overseeing their excavation, pump-out and backfilling. Following the backfilling of these areas Cole Engineering developed geo-referenced drawings of the backfilled pits to provide information for future remediation work at the site.

Project Highlights

To assist with the ongoing management of the Greenwich-Mohawk Brownfield Site and to facilitate planned soil remediation activities Cole Engineering was retained by the City of Brantford to Project Manage, Design, Tender and Administer the abatement and demolition of more then twenty large-scale industrial buildings comprising the former Massey-Ferguson complex, which has existed on a 50 acre property in southeast Brantford for the better part of a century. As part of the initial work, Cole Engineering conducted site visits to obtain additional information needed for the contract documents/specifications, liaised with the Brantford Fire Chief Prevention Officer to establish Emergency Route Planning, conducted public consultation, and held consultations with the MOL and MOE to communicate the project being planned and to screen a Customized Outdoor Type III procedure developed for the asbestos abatement and demolition within derelict structures that could not be safely entered. Cole Engineering, with our subconsultant CSE, developed a comprehensive contract documentation package with demolition plans, staging and building specific drawings. Cole assisted the City with pre-qualifying demolition contractors and tendering the contract. During the Contract Administration phase, Cole Engineering provided fulltime site supervision. This involved the inspection of all abatement activities (pre, during and post abatement), ambient asbestos air monitoring during all Customized Outdoor Type III activities, ambient air monitoring for dust levels around the site perimeter (including initial baseline studies) and pre and post clearance inspections for the commencement and completion of demolition activities. This also involved oversight of partial/selective demolition of two structures where heritage features were identifi ed and approved by Council for preservation. During the execution of the project Cole Engineering was also responsible for managing activities associated with identified subsurface pits and trenches and overseeing their excavation, pump-out and backfilling. Following the backfilling of these areas Cole Engineering developed geo-referenced drawings of the backfilled pits to provide information for future remediation work at the site.