Talbot Dams Rehabilitation – Kirkfield Bundle by EllisDon and Chant JV (EDCJV)

The Project involves the rehabilitation and replacement of several heritage features located along the banks of the Talbot River. The Talbot flows from Mitchell Lake to Lake Simcoe. 

EDCJV has been contracted by PWGSC to act as Construction Manager, to provide Advisory Services and to enter into direct contracts with Subcontractor(s) for the execution of the works.

The Kirkfield Bundle includes the sites listed below:

  • Site A: Dam at lock 38 – Talbot
  • Site B: Dam at lock 39 – Portage (Talbot Dam)
  • Site C: Talbot Earth Dams 
  • Site D: Concrete Repair Work at Locks 39, 40, and 41

Chant implemented an innovative integrated trestle/cofferdam solution for Site B (photo). This cost effective approach addressed the very confined and environmentally sensitive site (important cold water fishery) while facilitating a quick start to the construction process. Significant savings over conventional approaches to like work on the waterway were realised.   Chant’s Class B Cost Estimate for Site B was within a few percentage points of the awarded value of the work.

LOCATION / ON, Canada CLIENT / Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) STATUS / Ongoing YEAR / 2016 

Key Personnel: Ted Chant, Wayne Brooks, Damon Liu, Justin Woodward, Lucy Smith, Ivana Torres, Eva Yao, Jordan Feijoo, Ivan Huang