Category Archives: Special Projects

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office renovation by Olympic Projects

Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Burnaby

Entrusted by Public Works with a million-dollar plumbing upgrade to a vital federal building responsible for regulating food safety, animal health, and plant health while occupied at all times. Seamlessly overcame challenges with laboratory access, working in live labs, and working around lab technicians.

Work consisted of renovation and replacement of damaged domestic water piping, reinstatement of all finishes including all affected walls, ceilings, floors, and millwork

Canadian Food Inspection Agency piping by Olympic Projects

Vancouver City Hall

Navigated a $1.5 million domestic water piping replacement in the iconic Vancouver City Hall, a twelve-storey tower that is home to the Vancouver City Council. Worked with drawings that were based on old and obsolete information while the building was occupied at all times, plumbing chases were asbestos-containing; majority of work was completed in a confined space tunnel, two 50ft-long trenches across the public driveway were each completed on a weekend without any interruption to the public

Work consisted of installation of new domestic hot and cold piping throughout the building and implementation of a parallel system to avoid disruption to building occupants, insulation of all new piping, fire stopping, x-ray and coring of new holes, removal of all accessible abandoned, exposed piping, opened and repaired walls, ceilings, and floors to the original finish, removed and replaced plumbing fixtures, cupboards, counter tops, mirrors, lights, exit signs, smoke and heat detectors, wallpaper to facilitate the installation of piping, excavated two 50ft-long and 10ft-deep trenches across the public driveway in order to connect two storm lines, worked with City hazmat contractors and contained all the work within barricaded areas to eliminate discomfort or possible health hazards to the occupants

Vancouver City hall piping  by Olympic Projects Vancouver City hall piping  by Olympic Projects