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Precision Drilling Operations Centre

Precision Drilling

Nisku, Alberta

Ledcor was awarded this Design-Build contract in 2012. Then, just as the initial design phase had reached the stage where subcontractors were invited to price the work, we learned of a redesign of the adjacent road system. We worked with the client on a revision of the overall site design that accommodated the new road system.

The operations centre is comprised of a conventional steel frame office building with an attached pre-engineered metal shop building. The shop area includes several overhead and jib cranes. These massive cranes had to be factored into the design structurally, and they also required strict deflection criteria to allow any or all of them to operate concurrently. In addition to the new office and shop building, the project also involved a major renovation of the client’s previous office space as well as a large site redevelopment to the rear of the property.

The new facility was constructed on Precision’s existing property while Precision were actively carrying out work in and around our construction site. Extensive coordination and pre-planning was required to perform a phased relocation of their equipment in order to complete our scope of work. As a solution, the site was split into four quadrants, and we had the client move their equipment at specified times to different quadrants while work was performed in the remaining quadrants.

Ledcor worked with the client and design team to deliver a facility that met Precision’s strict requirements and worked to accommodate changes to the design that were initiated by the client as they evolved and revised their business process. Regardless of these scope changes, Ledcor was still able to deliver the facility within budget and on schedule.

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