SFU Culvert Replacements

August – September 2020
Client: Simon Fraser University
Project Value: $950,000

Parsons as the consulting engineer, Terra was awarded the project by Simon Fraser University in the summer of 2020. Despite the environmental sensitive and tight construction schedule, Terra was able to remove and reinstate 3 new proposed culverts along University Drive East at SFU within a month. The key main challenges were installation of 180m of 600/900/1050mm concrete pipes at maximum depth of approximately 8m on various grades at three different locations, installations of new headwalls, maintaining control of erosion and sediment from unpredictable Burnaby Mountain weather, and more.

Due to the schedule constraints from weather unpredictability, fisheries window, and start of school year, our team strategized and planned tasks weeks in advance in order to work long hours and on weekends on unrestricted days to maximize productivity. Our project scope also included road and landscape restoration which was completed quickly and safely as per WorkSafe BC, SFU, and City guidelines.