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Feature Project: Beaufort Pumping Station and Reservoir Expansion

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Kenaidan is currently constructing a new pumping station and reservoir located south of Dundas Street and north of Beaufort Drive in the City of Burlington. The project was tendered in May 2016 and awarded to Kenaidan in July 2016. Halton Region is replacing the existing reservoir and pumping station (constructed in 1974), to meet operational requirements for the existing service area, improve the security of water supply to customers, and provide additional capacity to service growth areas in Burlington to the year 2031.

The pumping station building is designed in "heritage home" style architecture to fit into the surrounding up-scale neighbourhood. The new pumping station will be rated at 63 L/s to meet the required flows for Burlington Zone 5 and future upgrades. The new reservoir, located slightly to the east of the existing one, will have a total operational volume of 6 ML. It will be concealed and integrated into the natural landscape of the surrounding area. The work also includes related watermain work.

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Feature Project: Duffin Creek WPCP Stages 1&2 IPS &Headworks

The Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) is a critical component of the York Durham Sewage System. Jointly owned by The Regional Municipalities of York and Durham, this plant serves the water pollution treatment needs of Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Pickering, and Ajax. This plant currently has the capacity to treat an average of 630 ML/day.

To meet the growing needs of both regions, the plant has undergone significant expansion over the years. The scope of this contract requires construction of an influent pumping station, preliminary treatment building, flow metering building, and electrical building. The work also includes a biofilter odour control system, phosphorus removal system, flow control chambers, channels, as well as site services, duct banks, aerated grit tanks, electrical system, instrumentation and controls, and other mechanical and process systems.

The cast-in-place concrete work involved a total of 32,000 m2 of formwork and 17,000 m3 of concrete. Kenaidan self-performed the concrete package in addition to the building and process mechanical installation works.

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Point of Interest: Kenaidan Women's Leadership Network

Over the last 14 years, Kenaidan has focused on developing our staff from within. One of the reasons for doing this is the fact that there is a shortage of qualified men and women at the mid-to-senior level in our industry.

The initiative to grow our staff from within has allowed us to identify co-op students who will eventually become new Kenaidan hires after graduation. Although our program has been successful, and many of our graduate hires have advanced their careers with Kenaidan, we are falling short on attracting women to our applicant pool. In fact, only a quarter of all applicants for co-op positions are women. Even though the number of women entering engineering programs has increased, the majority of them have their sights set on the design or consulting side of our industry. At Kenaidan, 11% of our operations staff are women.

The business case for increasing the number of women in our ranks is twofold. With the current growth of our industry, the demand for qualified people will continue to increase, and as we have seen, women bring a different perspective to communication, decision making, and relationship building that can enrich our project teams.

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Community Corner

Corporate Donations

Kenaidan recently made donations to:

  • North Toronto Hockey League
  • Engineering Innovations Forum
  • Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
  • Kids Up Front Foundation
  • Safe Haven

Charitable Matching Program

Kenaidan has recently matched employee donations to the following charities:

  • Nova's Ark
  • Gilda's Club Toronto
  • York Region Food network
 

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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May 2017

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February 2017

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November 2016

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August 2016