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Feature Project: R.L. Clark Water Treatment Plant - Architectural Upgrades

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The R.L. Clark Water Treatment Plant, located in South Etobicoke, first opened in 1968. It was originally called the ‘Westerly Plant' but was later renamed after Ross Leopold Clark, a former Commissioner of Works in Toronto. The plant is nestled in a highly populated community bordered by park lands, residential homes, local businesses, the Humber College Lakeshore Campus, and Lake Ontario.

The City of Toronto treats over 1 billion litres of drinking water each day. This vital drinking water facility accounts for nearly 30% of Toronto's drinking water. The contract involves various upgrade improvements to the entire treatment plant including:

Architectural Building Improvements - removal and upgrading of existing architectural building elements.

Structural Improvements - structural rehabilitation of various buildings, replacement of ladders, railings, and platforms.

Civil & Landscaping - upgrading parking lots and access roads, fence rehabilitation, landscaping improvements around the various buildings, and courtyard renovation.

Electrical & Security - upgrading interior and exterior lighting and control systems.

General Building Improvements - upgrading HVAC, plumbing, service water, and drainage systems.

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Project Update: Corbett Creek WPCP - Digester Facilities Upgrades

The Corbett Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), located in Whitby, Ontario, is a secondary treatment facility that utilizes a conventional activated sludge process for sewage treatment and anaerobic sludge digestion for stabilization of wastewater sludge. Kenaidan constructed a new Primary Digester, converted an existing Secondary Digester to a Primary, and constructed a new gas building, heat exchanger room, and various upgrades to the Digester Control Building.

The scope of work encompassed demolition of the existing Digester No. 1 system, sludge piping, gas, and heating systems. This was replaced with new piping, valves, pumps, heat exchangers, and related equipment. The entire digester gas system was replaced with new gas boosters and safety equipment. The new boilers are dual fuel, which can be powered by digester gas or natural gas. The work also included piping and mixing systems for the newly constructed digester.

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Point of Interest: Dealing With Impairment At Work - Keeping Each Other Safe

Impairment is a reduced ability to perform a task; this can come in different forms. The ones we immediately think about are alcohol and drugs, but impairment can come from other sources such as lack of sleep or over the counter or prescription medications.

Construction is already one of the most dangerous industries, without having to be exposed to the risks of impairment. It is estimated that 10% of all workplace accidents are impairment related. When someone is impaired, they are statistically more likely to hurt those around them than they are to hurt themselves.

Most workers, when impaired, cannot recognize the symptoms in themselves. The key to impairment identification is that the worker is acting differently than they normally do. While signs and symptoms vary greatly depending on the cause and severity, the key is to identify that the individual's behaviour and/or ability to perform their assigned tasks has been impacted.

We all must ‘Care Enough To Act' when it comes to suspected impairment. Just as we would not walk by an unsafe condition, we cannot ignore someone who is suspected to be impaired. The main goal must always be to keep our workplace safe and to ensure workers are healthy, both at work and at home. This is why Kenaidan has a comprehensive wellness plan for its employees.

Any worker who is suspected of being impaired, for any reason, should be reminded of the resources that are available to them. Having someone to talk to, getting more information, or knowing their coworkers are concerned can help someone recognize that there is a problem and lead them to take action to move towards a path of self-improvement.

 

Community Corner

Corporate Donations

Kenaidan recently made donations to:

  • Mississauga Italian Canadian Benevolent Association
  • Camp Bucko
  • Our Youth at Work Association
  • Kids Up Front Foundation

Charitable Matching Program

Kenaidan has recently matched employee donations to the following charities:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada
  • Hospital for Sick Children

 

 

Newsletters

The "Team Kenaidan" company newsletter is written by Kenaidan employees and is published on a quarterly basis.  Each newsletter features a new project, project updates, and highlights a recently completed project.  Regular columns such as the Safety Corner, Our Message, and Point of Interest allow our employees to sharpen their pencils and write a contributing article for the newsletter.  All the photography is done in-house by our "Roaming Photographer" who captures our crews in action on our construction sites. Our newsletter welcomes new employees, announces employee milestones and achievements, upcoming events, and lists the contributions Kenaidan has made to the community.  We invite you to take a look at our current issue and the newsletters from the past year.

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June 2018 

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November 2017

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May 2017