Ballantyne Pier Redevelopment
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Vancouver Port Corporation selected Kiewit to redevelop this existing 365-metre by 100-metre pier, demolish four concrete cargo sheds and construct a new terminal building.
The existing 70-year-old Ballantyne Pier was obsolete as a cargo facility and marginal as an overflow terminal for the cruise ship industry. The Vancouver Port Authority’s innovative solution was to redevelop the pier into a facility capable of storing and loading wood pulp on a year-round basis and handling cruise ships during the summer. All construction work had to be phased to allow use of the existing facilities during cruise ship season from May to September.
This two-year, $23 million project involved driving 156, 914-milimetre-diameter, 18- to 28-metre-long precast concrete piles; placing 20,000 cubic metres of reinforced cast-in-place concrete to repair existing concrete and new construction; constructing a reinforced mesh wall and a structural steel warehouse (14,500 tonnes) complete with roof cladding; and working on electrical and mechanical systems.
As the Vancouver Port Corporation’s first formal partnering platform, the team established a relationship of trust that resulted in faster completion, improved cost control, higher quality, and increased productivity.