Capital Works

Emily-HesterEmily HesterThese are some of the tasks and projects that were undertaken by the Capital Works Department. Our community is growing and as we all work together, we can look back and be proud as we see the results of how much we have accomplished.

Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP)
The IMP is a tool and reference for the design of all future projects. The purpose of the IMP is to plan for the required infrastructure works, water and sewer and drainage for both the short-term and long-term goals of the community. Dessau was the firm selected to work on this plan. The IMP can be modified in the future according to the new development needs. The tools help us to know what streets need replacement of old pipes, what corrections to the sewer lines need adjustments, what the future needs are and which projects are of priority.
 
Ten (10) Year Capital Plan
The Ten (10) Year Capital Plan is another tool that was implemented to set priorities and needs of our Community. The Company Plania is an expert in area of urban planning and have assisted us in updating this file; with the assistance of Dessau in doing Class C estimates on these projects. Allocation of funds is based on each community’s needs. This Plan was established in 2009 and yearly revisions are done on the Plan. Reporting requirements on the projects have been set by the CRA for us to follow on each project. There are standards and templates that were set by the CRA through the consultation of the Director of Operations, the Treasurers and the Capital Works Departments of each community.
 
Winnibek Street
This project was listed as a priority from the major flood we had back in 2007. The construction works will be to replace the sanitary sewer and installation of storm drain pipe.
Design Engineers: Dessau
Contractor: Blackned Construction and Capital Works
Work started: July 2011
Completion Date: November 2011
Tahktachun Street
The construction works will be to add a main water line from the Eastern expansion to the Westen part of the community in order to circulate the water distribution. The other works included is the installation of the storm drain pipe.
Design Engineers: Dessau
Contractor: Blackned Construction and Capital Works
Work started: August 2011
Completion Date: December 2011
Project cost: $715,738.00
Housing Projects
5 CMHC Units
This past year CMHC approved the construction of five (5) units. These units are built in the new eastern expansion area.
Architects: Mult-cad
Contract awarded on April 19, 2011
Contractor: Construction de l’Avenir, lowest bidder
at $1,325,000.00
Start date: June 14, 2011
End date: December 2011
Plex Row Housing
This past year the Band approved the construction of the 6-Plex Row housing unit. This unit was built on Tamarak Street. We have encountered foundation issues regarding the concrete on certain section of the foundation wall, the structural engineers recommended that we reinforce the foundation wall of the building. This has cost the delay of construction completion. The works will take about five weeks to complete, and extra funding is required. We always set aside contingency fund if projects should have change orders.
Architect: Groupe Conseil Trame
The contract was awarded on July 14, 2011
Contractor: Cree Construction and Development
Compay, lowest bidder at $1,364,463.10
Start date: August 2011
End date: March 2012
Cree Health Board Units
This past year the Band made an agreement with the Cree Health Board for the construction of a 4-plex Housing unit. This unit will be built in the Eastern part of our community.
Architects: Architect Guilmette Larue
The contract was awarded on June 14, 2011
Contractor: Construction Jacques Dubois et Fils
Inc., lowest bidder at $679,000
Start date: August 2011
End date: December 2011
Community Center – Arena
This past year the Waskaganish First Nation received funding from the New Relationship Agreement to construct a Community Center. The first phase of the project will be the construction of a new Arena of 50,000 sq ft. The building will be located on Smokey Hill Street beside the ball field.
Architect: Stehane Leziy Archtetect
Engineer: Dessau
Consultant: Plania
Construction Manager: Pomerleau with Piiyasui
The contract was awarded on April 19, 2011 and works started in August 2011
Date of completion is on December 2012.
Budget Cost: $21,000,000

Fire Hall
This past year the Waskaganish First Nation received funding from the New Relationship Agreement to design a new Fire Hall and the construction will take place in the year 2012-13. We are in the designing phase. A feasibility study was mandated by CRA and was conducted by Adatech International. The building will be located on Smokey Hill Street across the existing Police Station. The funding for Construction is for the year 2013-14.

Municipal Garage
This past year the Waskaganish First Nation received funding from the New Relationship Agreement to design a new Municipal Garage and construction will place in the year of 2013-14. We are in the designing stages of this building and it will be located in the industrial section of the community south side of the Airport Road. A feasibility study was conducted by Architects Guilmette Larue back in 2010.
Telecommunication Towers
Capital works was mandated by the Radio Board to oversee the project to dismantle the old tower and expand the system. The works were started and should be completed by June 2012.

machineKanio Kashee Lodge Renovations
Capital Works has been mandated by the Lodge Board to oversee the Phase 2 lodge renovations and to call for tenders with the assistance of the architect firms MLS. The preliminary design and minor changes were done last week and hopefully, they will be forwarded to MLS to work on the plans and specs.
Completion of Plans and Specs: May 2012
Call for tenders: May 9th
Start Date: July 2012
Completion Date: To be determined.


Special Projects 2011-12
  • Crushed Material
  • Cement Plant
  • Service Connections
  • Slashing
  • Lot Landscaping
  • Lot preparation in the eastern expansion area
  • Equipment and Granular use
  • Crushed Material
  • Sub Contracts – Homeownership, Foundation wall, footing slab, basements, insulation of drywall