In February the vacant building had a structural incident in the south tower which resulted in a heightened public interest in the building. To that end, a recent news release from the company was issued to not only reassure the community but also communicate the positive momentum and significant milestones that have been completed to date towards the completion of the Welland condominiums.
Committed to Communication and the Welland Community
Evertrust have been working closely with not only the City of Welland, but also the Ministry of Labour (MOL) to resolve all issues on the construction site since February’s setback. To date, the MOL as part of their ongoing investigation have currently performed at least 20 field site visits to the 350 Prince Charles Drive South location to ensure that all issues are resolved and the highest safety levels in the area maintained.
As a result of the MOL visits to date, work orders have been issued to the Evertrust team and fully complied with as confirmed in the release.
The first began Feb 19th with a “Make Safe Work Order.” Others that followed included various action items to support the ongoing investigation and safety measures. These covered a broad range of requirements such as producing drawings (pre-cast concrete and architectural), design calculations for vertical and lateral loads, forwarding employer registration forms for structural steel, stud walls and concrete (Form 1000), providing sections of steel where structural issues occurred, submitting a professional engineered letter verifying load capacities, as well as providing video footage of the incidents.
Committed to Excellence
The Upper Vista Welland condominium site has undergone all required inspections as per the normal course of construction in a timely manner says the organization and they have continued to work in tandem with the City of Welland’s engineering team Kalos Engineering Inc., requesting their own extensive analysis of the structure which exceeds the usual scope of a periodic review over the normal course of construction.
Evertrust also note that they have instigated a vigorous protocol to ensure the highest quality standards of the building which includes engagement of Engineer of Record Mirkwood Engineering, along with peer review engineering team, CEP Forensic, who work with the City’s and MOL’s engineers as well as performing extensive testing of materials used on site.
Looking to the Future
In conclusion, Evertrust Developments are anticipating the completion of Upper Vista Welland in the future and have applied for a Construction Permit with the City of Welland.
With a long standing reputation of creating luxurious living accommodations with exceptional lifestyle amenities in Canada, the team looks forward to continuing the tradition with the completion of the Welland condominiums as well as being an exciting new part of the Welland community.
See the full press release HERE.