The Cargill grain terminal in North Vancouver, British Columbia handles wheat, durum, canola, barley, and grain by-products. CWA was engaged to complete an inspection of the terminal to help ensure that it was in a safe structural condition and that there was safe access for personnel working in the facility.
The inspection of the entire grain facility needed to be completed in a very short time frame and without disruption to ongoing terminal operations.
CWA completed examinations of eight building structures, three product storage annexes, the shipping gallery, the dock, and the marine structures to identify any damage or deterioration. Representative thickness measurements were taken of structural steel members throughout the inspection to determine levels of corrosion. Spider stages and aerial platforms were used to conduct representative concrete silo soundings. CWA also coordinated the underwater inspections of the marine structures.
An optimized project schedule and plan was created to ensure that the project was completed as efficiently as possible. The project team successfully adhered to the project schedule deadlines and completed the inspection on time without disruption to Cargill’s operations.
Following the inspections, CWA produced a detailed and prioritized condition inspection findings report.