Ville de Québec Part VII: Si J'avais les ailes d'un ange
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12-05-2012, 11:41 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Quebec City
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No Fun Shogun
Care to give a brief synopsis for us monolingual English speakers?
While the excavation and installation of piles run smoothly on the site of the amphitheater, a new step will be taken tomorrow with the opening of tenders for the construction of foundations.
"To date, we are ahead of schedule," says Vice President of the Executive Council, François Picard. On the eve of the opening of bids for the reinforcement, formwork and concrete supply, the City estimates that the work is therefore in a few weeks ahead of schedule.
"It was beautiful, the contractor has worked very hard to dig the hole when it was sunny. It allowed him to work dry. It has not rained a lot during the fall to date then it is fine, there are no surprises, "says Mr. Picard.
He also added that the ground was consistent with environmental standards, and therefore no contamination. "A sump was obsolete," he says referring to the only glitch encountered.
While work continues on the ground, the City opens tomorrow bids for the concrete base of the amphitheater. "We opened bids for the foundation Thursday, so we'll see compared to our valued where it is," says Picard.
However, it will wait a few weeks to see which company will get this major contract, the time that the site responsible for assessing whether the documents submitted are in compliance.
François Picard says anyway that the period of freezing inevitably limits the progress since the concrete foundations can not be poured when the ground is frozen. Moreover, the straw will be extended into the hole of the amphitheater used for insulation during winter and thus forestall the period of spring thaw. "We are still installing piles throughout the winter and also the heads of concrete piles. It should be completed in March. " Thawing, the construction of the foundation should begin until the end of August.
Subsequently, the erection of the steel structure should begin.
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