CivilEstimator.com is pleased to announce, as lead estimator, that we have helped Regehr Contracting in securing the award of a $1.7 million dam project in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. The project is located along the southeast shore of Charlie (Aeneas) Lake, approximately 20 km southwest of Penticton, and involves a complete overhaul of a 100 year old dam and spillway.
The existing dam (to be replaced) is currently an earth embankment with a concrete core wall and a concrete lined spillway channel (100 m long and 6.5 m high) that is well beyond it’s current useful life. The project will make the surrounding area safer and less prone to potential floods. The project is expected to be completed in 2013.
The area of the dam site will undergo a total reconstruction. Highlights include:
Excavations, embankments, concrete and culvert trenches.
Installation of a channel to remove the upstream sill within the area of Aeneas Lake.
Upgrading of the dam access road.
Congratulations to Regehr Contracting.
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