Construction in Unprecedented Times - BC Hydro Interior Office Renovation
Lillooet, BC (October 28th, 2020) - Antares has recently undertaken the role of General Contractor for a major renovation of the BC Hydro District Office on Powerhouse Rd in Lillooet. The office was constructed in the early 1970's and requires significant modernization to bring the building up to modern building codes. Emphasis on worker safety is the key priority for this project; not only is our team undertaking a large scale renovation project in these unprecedented times of Covid-19 safety protocols, but the facility itself was constructed with outdated lead paint and asbestos building materials.
We are pleased to be working with PCL Constructors as the Prime Contractor; the PCL team is very much aligned with our objectives for workplace safety and collaborative planning and execution.
Sekw'el'was Cayoose Creek Indian Band - Lil'Quills Daycare Arrives
Lillooet, BC (October 12th, 2020) - Antares is please to announce a new modular building, future home of L’il Quills Daycare, has arrived safely on site. The modular building was manufactured by Pine Ridge Modular Ltd. in Vernon, shipped to Lillooet and placed on its foundation by a single crane in just a few short hours. The daycare facility will be complete by November 2020.
Lillooet Station Bridge to get two-lane replacement
Lillooet, BC (November 1st, 2019) - Work is underway to replace the existing single-lane Lillooet Station Bridge with a two-lane structure, increasing safety and capacity at the south entrance to the Village of Lillooet. This bridge on Highway 99 links the Village of Lillooet and the Cayoose Creek Indian Reserve, said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. The expanded capacity and sidewalk will mean safer access for both communities and, of course, for people travelling through the area. The current single-lane bridge at the south entrance to illooet was installed in 1994 as a temporary structure until a permanent replacement could be designed and constructed. The new two-lane crossing will include a pedestrian sidewalk, will be built using steel girders and pilings, and will eliminate the need for a pier in the river.
"Cayoose Creek Indian Band and the ministry are building bridges together through the Lillooet Station Bridge project," said Chief Michelle Edwards, Cayoose Creek Band. "This project has created numerous opportunities and benefits for our community. The existing crossing will act as a detour to maintain traffic movement during construction. The $11.9-million bridge replacement project is expected to be complete in fall 2020.
Allteck Wins Gold at VRCA Awards of Excellence 2019
Vancouver, BC (October 31st, 2019) – Allteck partnered with BC Hydro, Antares Project Services and Splitrock Environmental to relocate two structures outside of the sensitive and culturally significant areas. The project was a massive success that took the collaboration of everyone involved to pull it off. It was important to have the job done right without causing any further damage. Also, the site is a source of many culturally significant plant species and had to be fully restored back to its natural state. A few of the criteria that this project was judged upon included value engineering and innovations, challenges and resolutions, safety record, and site co-operation/ teamwork. Allteck was proud to receive the GOLD award from the VRCA at their annual gala and awards ceremony Monday October 28, 2019.
Cayoose Creek Indian Band Announces Partnership
Lillooet, BC (February 14th, 2019) - Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. (“KWL”) and Sekw’el’was Cayoose Creek Indian Band (“Sekw’el’was” or “Cayoose”) is pleased to announce that they have entered into a Partnership for the planning,Partnership for the planning, development and delivery of infrastructure and capital projects in the Sekw’el’was territory. The Partnership also includes Cayoose Creek Development Corp. (“CCDC”), the business arm of Sekw’el’was, and its’ subsidiary Antares Project Services LLP (“Antares”).
Chief Michelle Edwards stated, “From this Partnership emerges the path to self-determination and true stewardship of the Sekw’el’was territory. We are confident that we have built, and will continue to build, the resources and capacity that are the tools of governance.” She adds “we believe that our Partnership’s initiatives will set the bar for infrastructure management and project delivery in Indigenous communities and we will continue to strive for quality, excellence and innovation.” Mark Blamey, KWL’s President added, “Over the course of many years, our companies have built an excellent and respectful working relationship and the Partnership is a natural progression of this. Our respective teams are built on a foundation of locally-grown talent and it is this special knowledge and attachment to British Columbia’s communities that gives us a sense of ownership and pride in working with our local communities.” Some of the Partnership’s key initiatives include: Cayoose Municipal Engineer – Sekw’el’was is the owner and operator of extensive infrastructure both on and off-Reserve. KWL is pleased to appoint Mark Forsyth to act as the Cayoose Municipal Engineer to support the management of the community’s water, sewer, roads, buildings and other facilities and systems. Mark is the Branch Manager of KWL’s Vernon office. He will draw on a team of experts from KWL to provide continuity and efficiency in meeting Cayoose’ needs. Quality Management Programs – The partners will support each other’s ongoing development and integration of Quality Management Programs for professional services and project delivery, as well as the implementation of Reconciliation principles and community engagement. “Projects Create Careers” – The Partnership recognizes that careers in the engineering and construction industry are built on a continuum of projects. There is a gamut of skills ranging from technical, trades and physical site work to project support including administrative and financial roles. All of these elements are essential for successful project delivery. The Partnership seeks to maximize both the opportunities for Indigenous people and businesses, with a focus on local natural asset management.
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