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

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