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Welland Condo Developer Sets Record Straight With Updates On Construction
By: Evertrust Development Canada Inc.
In an effort to respect the ongoing Ministry of Labour Investigation, our team has waited to release communications to ensure the highest accuracy of information which are intended to both inform as well as instill confidence in our commitment to the building and community at large.
Since the structural incident that occurred on the south tower in February, Evertrust has worked closely with not only the City of Welland, but also the Ministry of Labour (MOL).
To date, the MOL have currently performed at least 20 field site visits to the 350 Prince Charles Drive South location to ensure that the ongoing and thorough investigation will not only find and resolve all issues, but also ensure the highest safety standards for construction workers and the surrounding neighbourhood.
As a result of the MOL visits to date, work orders have been issued to our team, the first of which began Feb 19th with a "Make Safe Work Order", the day after the structural incident.
Other Work Orders followed which included various action items to support the ongoing investigation and safety measures. These covered a broad range of requirements such as producing drawings (pre-cast concrete and architectural)
Evertrust Developments wants to reassure and state to the public that absolutely all requirements pursuant to MOL investigation have been fully complied with to date as the investigation continues.
Also, the Upper Vista Welland condominium site has undergone all required inspections as per the normal course of construction in a timely manner.
We also continue to work in tandem with the City of Welland's engineering team Kalos Engineering Inc., and requested their own extensive analysis of the structure which exceeds the usual scope of a periodic review over the normal course of construction.
Moving forward we have also instigated our own vigorous protocol to ensure the highest quality standards which includes engagement of Engineer of Record Mirkwood Engineering, along with peer review engineering team, CEP Forensic, who work with the City's and MOL's engineers. We also perform our own extensive testing of materials used on site.
In conclusion, the team at Evertrust looks forward to this phase of the project being completed, have already applied for a Construction permit with the City of Welland and are commited to the completion of the building and being a prt of the Welland community.