REQUEST FOR TENDERS Contract Number: C13-01

REQUEST FOR TENDERS Contract Number: C13-01
CITY OF HAMILTON
REQUEST FOR TENDERS
Contract Number: C13-01-15
Interior Demolition and Abatement of the Gage Park
Boiler Building
Closes: 3:00pm, Hamilton time
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Procurement Section
Corporate Services Department
Table of Contents
Description
Hardcopy
Page Colour
Page
Number
Submission Label
White
3
Communications Notice
White
4
Checklist
Neon
5
Tender Notice
White
6 to 10
Instructions to Bidders
Pink
11 to 28
Supplementary Instructions to Bidders
Ivory
29 to 31
Form of Tender
Yellow
32 to 36
CCDC 2 Stipulated Price
Contract 2008
White
37
Supplementary Conditions to
Contract CCDC 2-2008
Green
38 to 69
Project Specific Supplementary Conditions to
Contract CCDC 2-2008
Blue
70 to 73
Sample Letter of Credit
White
74
Specifications
White
87 pages
Appendix A – Items to be Salvaged
White
4 pages
Appendix B – Designated Substance Survey Report
White
67 pages
Appendix C – Demolition Plans
White
2 pages
Appendix D – Site Meeting Direction Map
White
2 pages
Note: Online page colour: White
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SUBMISSION LABEL
IMPORTANT
THIS SUBMISSION LABEL
IS TO BE USED FOR
RETURNING TENDERS
TENDER SUBMITTED BY:
Legal Name
of bidder:
_____________________________________
Address:
_____________________________________
__________________________________________________
PROCUREMENT SECTION
City of Hamilton
Standard Life Building
9th Floor
120 King Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 4V2
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COMMUNICATIONS
Revised: January 1, 2014
Contract Number: C13-01-15
Interior Demolition and Abatement of the Gage Park Boiler
Building
All questions related to this Request for Tenders (RFT) or for clarification
on completing the Form of Tender are to be directed in writing to:
Matthew Brash
Procurement Specialist
Procurement Section
Corporate Services Department
City of Hamilton
120 King Street West, 9th Floor
Hamilton, ON L8P 4V2
Email: [email protected]
All questions related to this Request for Tenders (RFT) or any clarification
with respect to this RFT must be made no later than 3 Business Days
prior to the closing date of this RFT in order that City staff may have
sufficient time to respond. The City reserves the right to extend the
deadline for questions if required regarding this RFT.
Written answers or clarifications to issues of substance shall be shared
with all bidders and issued as part of the RFT in the form of an
Addendum. All bidders are advised that any Addenda issued will
only be posted on the following website:
biddingo.com/hamilton
Bidders will only receive an email notification that an Addendum
has been issued. It is the sole responsibility of each bidder to
check the website for any and all Addenda that have been issued
for this Request for Tenders.
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CHECKLIST
REQUIRED SUBMITTALS WITH THIS
REQUEST FOR TENDERS DOCUMENT
Contract Number: C13-01-15
Interior Demolition and Abatement of the Gage Park Boiler
Building
The following checklist is not a complete list of Request for Tenders
requirements. It is the bidder’s responsibility to satisfy all requirements
set out in this RFT.
Bidders must ensure that the mandatory requirements described below
in this checklist have been satisfied in their Bid submission. Failure to
comply with these requirements may result in rejection of your Bid.

Bid Security – in the amount of $10,000.00, refer to Article 5 of
the Instructions to Bidders and Article 3 of the
Supplementary Instructions to Bidders.

Form of Tender – fully completed and originally signed.
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City of Hamilton
Corporate Services Department
Procurement Section
Phone: 905 546 2773
Fax: 905 546 2327
Email: [email protected]
Matthew Brash
Procurement Specialist
Telephone: (905) 546-2424, extension 5973
Email: [email protected]
REQUEST FOR TENDERS NOTICE
Contract Number: C13-01-15
Interior Demolition and Abatement of the Gage Park Boiler
Building
Closes: 3:00pm, Hamilton time
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Sealed Bids for the above must be addressed to the Procurement
Manager, City of Hamilton, Procurement Section, Standard Life Building,
120 King Street West, 9th Floor, Suite 900, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4V2 will be
received at only the Procurement Section by the date and time stated
above.
1.0
SCOPE OF WORK
The Scope of Work to be executed by the Successful Bidder includes the
removal of asbestos-containing materials under Type 2 operations as per
Ontario Regulation 278/05- Asbestos on Construction Projects and in
Buildings and Repair Operations, removal of water damaged particle
board ceiling panels, as well as cleaning of items to be salvaged under
Level 2 procedures as per the Environmental Abatement Council of
Ontario’s (EACO) Mould Abatement Guidelines. Additional Work includes
removal and disposal of lead containing solder on plumbing systems, as
well as removal of lead-containing paints throughout the building in
accordance with the Ministry of Labour Lead on Construction Projects
Guideline, removal and disposal of potential PCB-containing light ballasts
and mercury-containing light tubes and thermostats. Additionally, animal
excrement is to be removed as per Appendix B of EACO’s Mould
Abatement Guidelines. Demolition of interior finishes and mechanical and
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electrical systems within the facility is to be completed, along with
reconstruction of specific interior components, including plywood ceiling
and flooring in certain areas and wooden entrance steps.
2.0
CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS
Bidders are advised of the following contract requirements for this
Request for Tenders:
2.1
City of Hamilton Labour Trades Obligations
Bidders are advised that the City of Hamilton is bound by
the collective agreement between the Carpenters’ Employer
Bargaining Agency (“EBA”) and the Carpenters’ District
Council of Ontario of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of America (“Union”) in the Industrial,
Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Sector (“Carpenters’ ICI
Collective Agreement”), which requires the bidder to be
bound by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement, and
employ only Union members to perform the work covered by
the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement, or contract or
subcontract the work covered by the Carpenters’ ICI
Collective Agreement only to contractors or subcontractors
who are bound by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement.
For this Project, at the time of award of the Contract, a
bidder shall be bound by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective
Agreement.
The City reserves the right to request confirmation of same
prior to the award of the Contract. Failure of the bidder to
provide proof of such confirmation within two Business
Days of request by the City will result in the rejection of any
Bid received.
2.2
Bid Security
Bid security: $10,000.00.
2.3
Performance and/or Labour and Material Payment
Security
Successful Bidder to provide:
Performance security (bond only accepted): 50% of the Base Bid
Price.
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Successful Bidder to provide:
Labour and Material Payment security (bond only accepted): 50%
of the Base Bid Price.
3.0
SITE MEETINGS
3.1
Mandatory Site Meeting
There is no mandatory site meeting.
3.2
Optional Site Meeting
There is an optional site meeting scheduled.
Location:
Date:
Time:
1000 Main Street East (See Appendix D to view location
map)
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
10:00am, Hamilton time
All attendees are required to wear CSA approved hard hats and
safety boots as well as a respirator during the site meeting.
4.0
TO OBTAIN DOCUMENTS
4.1
Online:
biddingo.com/hamilton
Fee:
$48.95 non-refundable, tax included + applicable
Biddingo fees
4.2
Hardcopy (in person):
Fee:
Method:
Location:
Time:
$65.30 non-refundable, tax included
cash, debit, credit card, money order, bank draft or
company cheque made payable to the City of
Hamilton. Personal cheques must be certified.
City of Hamilton, Procurement Section, Standard Life
Building,
120 King Street West, 9th Floor, Suite 900, Hamilton,
ON, L8P 4V2
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
If using a courier service to pick up and pay for documents on your
behalf, ensure you provide them with the applicable fee payment
and return courier waybill.
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To help with the processing of couriered documents, email the
following information to:
Email:
Subject:
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[email protected]
Contract number
Company name, address and fax number
Contact name and telephone number
Courier’s name
Courier account number
Documents will not be released by collect courier shipment, and
the City will not be responsible for any lost fee.
A complete set of Request for Tenders documents will be
available for viewing at the Procurement Section at the location
stated above.
Bids shall be publicly opened at the Procurement Section Office
following the closing date and time of the Request for Tenders.
4.3
Accommodations for Bidders with Disabilities
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Ontarians
with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA) and Accessibility for Ontarians
with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), the City of Hamilton will
accommodate for a disability, ensuring full and equitable
participation throughout the bid process.
If a bidder requires this Request for Tenders in a different format
to accommodate a disability, the bidder must contact the Tender
Coordinator as soon as possible and in any event prior to the
closing date. The Request for Tenders in the different format will
be issued only to the requesting bidder and all Addenda will be
issued in such different format only to the requesting bidder.
Procurement Manager
City of Hamilton
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MAP LOCATION OF GAGE PARK BOILER
BUILDING
http://map.hamilton.ca/maphamilton/mapit/MapIT_HGIS/MapIT
.aspx?SearchType=Keyword&strKeyword=Gage%20Park%20
Greenhouses&strTablename=BUILDINGS_LARGE&strFieldna
me=NAME&strSmartStore=LandBase.ddc&label=Gage Park
Greenhouses
*Enter Gage Park grounds via the Lawrence Road entrance*
DISCLAIMER:
The url and map have been provided for illustration purposes only and
every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. The City of Hamilton
cannot accept any responsibility for errors, omissions, or positional
inaccuracy for this information.
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CITY OF HAMILTON
REQUEST FOR TENDERS
INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
Table of Contents
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2
3
4
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7
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15
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Interpretation
Definitions
Guidelines Regarding Bid Irregularities
Bid Submission and Form of Tender
Bid Security
Addenda and Clarification of the Request for Tenders
Bidder Responsibilities
Opening of Bids
Review of Bids & Bid Verification
Acceptance & Irrevocability of Bid
Award of Contract
Conflict of Interest, Lobbying and Collusion
Confidentiality
Withdrawal of Bids by Bidder
Price
Reserved Privileges of the City
Notice to Proceed and Start Date
Applicable Law and Limit on Liability
Accommodations for Bidders with Disabilities
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INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
Notice to prospective bidders: The Instructions set out herein define your
obligations and limit your rights. Read carefully.
1
Interpretation
In these Instructions to Bidders,
1.1
the provisions shall be read with changes of gender, number or corporate status as
the context may require;
1.2
a reference to any Act, by-law, rule, procedure or regulation shall be deemed to
include a reference to any substitution or amendment thereof;
1.3
the headings to each section are inserted for convenience of reference only and do
not form part of the Request for Tenders;
1.4
any reference to an officer of the City shall be construed to mean the person holding
that office from time to time, the designate or deputy of that person, and shall be
deemed to include a reference to any person holding a successor office or the
designate or deputy of that person.
1.5
unless expressly stated to the contrary, the number of days shall be calculated by,
2
1.5.1
counting all days including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays,
provided, however, that if the final day of any period shall fall on a Saturday,
Sunday or public holiday, then the final day shall be deemed to be the next
day which is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday;
1.5.2
where “month” is referred to, it shall be a calendar month.
Definitions
Capitalized words and phrases used in these Instructions to Bidders, Supplementary
Instructions to Bidders, and the Form of Tender shall have the following meanings, unless
expressly stated otherwise.
“Addendum” means a written change issued to the Request for Tenders.
“Alternative” means anything for which bidders provide a price in a manner that gives the
City options in determining the actual Work of the Contract and may include such items as
an optional product, system, installation, method, design and requirement. The City shall
not be obliged to purchase an Alternative when accepting a Bid, but may, at its discretion
elect to purchase all, some or none of the Alternatives offered.
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“Alternative Price” means the amount stipulated by the bidder for an Alternative, which can
be stated as an addition, a deduction, or no change to the Base Bid Price. The Successful
Bidder shall be obliged to adhere to the Alternative Price quoted in its Bid.
“Base Bid Price” means the amount stated in the Form of Tender by the bidder, for the
Work without considering any Alternative or Alternative Price and includes all Provisional
Items and Provisional Prices (if any).
“Bid” means a submission made by a bidder in response to the Request for Tenders.
“Bid Security” means the security submitted by a bidder with its Bid which provides financial
protection to the City should the Successful Bidder not enter into the Contract or
commence the Work following the issuance of a purchase order, and/or not provide the
specified security required under the Contract.
“Business Day” means a day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, public holiday or day when
the administrative offices of the City are closed.
“City” means the City of Hamilton, and where an authority or discretion is conferred upon
the City under the Request for Tenders, means the appropriate official of the City as
designated or appointed under its governing by-laws, resolutions or policies from time to
time.
“Contract” means the agreement by formal contract executed by both the City and the
Successful Bidder, or by purchase order issued by the City, to perform the Work, including
the supply and delivery of all labour, Goods, Services, equipment and incidentals
necessary for the proper and satisfactory execution of the Work, and the fulfillment of all
other contractual obligations and undertakings, all in accordance with the Request for
Tenders, and any written supplementary agreements which form part of the Contract.
“Form of Tender” means the City’s form that is supplied as part of the Request for Tenders
and which is to be filled in and signed by the bidder and submitted back to the City in its
entirety.
“Good” means any product of any description required to be installed, supplied or
consumed in order to complete the Work.
“Interlineation” means, for the purposes of Article 4.1.8, the act of writing between the lines
of the document, to add something to the pre-printed text of the Form of Tender.
“Lump Sum Price” means an all inclusive one price that applies to a single item, or specific
Service as set out on the Form of Tender.
“Procurement Manager” means the City’s Procurement Manager or his or her delegate or
designate.
“Procurement Section Office” means 120 King Street West, 9th Floor, Suite 900, Hamilton,
Ontario L8P 4V2.
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“Project Manager” means the person designated by the City to administer and oversee the
Work.
“Provisional Item” means work or a portion of work the City may wish to have performed
but which may be removed, at no additional cost to the City from the scope of the Work at
any time. Where such item is removed, the City will deduct the relevant Provisional Price
from the Base Bid Price after the award of the Contract.
“Provisional Price” means the amount stipulated by the bidder for a Provisional Item which
is to be included in the Base Bid Price.
“Purchasing Policy” includes those City purchasing policies found at:
hamilton.ca/Procurement.
“Request for Tenders” means all of the following documents, and in the event of a conflict
between them, each shall enjoy priority against the others (subject to any express term or
condition to the contrary) in accordance with the following successive order:
(a)
any Addendum;
(b)
any Supplementary General Conditions or Supplementary Conditions;
(c)
the General Conditions;
(d)
the Specifications, with any Supplementary Specifications (if any) taking
priority over the standard Specifications;
(e)
any contract drawings;
(f)
the Supplementary Instructions to Bidders
(g)
these Instructions to Bidders;
(h)
the standard form text of the Form of Tender as prescribed by the City;
(i)
the sample Contract;
(j)
any other documents that form a part of the Request for Tenders.
“Service” means a service of any description required in order to complete the Work,
whether commercial, industrial, trade or otherwise, and includes all professional, technical
and artistic service, and the transporting, acquiring, supplying, storing and otherwise
dealing in a Good.
“Specifications” means all written or printed requirements and standards forming part of
the Request for Tenders and pertaining to the method and the manner of performing the
Work or Service, to the scope of Work and to the quality of a Good to be furnished under
the Contract.
“Stipulated Price” means a single, all inclusive, one price that applies to all of the Work.
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“Successful Bidder” means the bidder to whom the City has awarded the Contract.
“Tender Coordinator” means the single point of contact for the Request for Tenders and will
be the person named on the Communications page of the Request for Tenders.
“Tender Notice” means the public notification of the Request for Tenders.
“Unit Price” means any component price as set out on the Form of Tender.
“Value Added Taxes” means such sum as shall be levied upon the Base Bid Price by the
Federal or Provincial or Territorial Government and is computed as a percentage of the
Base Bid Price and includes the Goods and Services Tax, the Quebec Sales Tax, the
Harmonized Sales Tax, and any similar tax, the collection and payment of which have been
imposed on the bidder by the tax legislation.
“Work” means the whole of the work, the supply and delivery of a Good, the delivery and
performance of any Services, the total construction and related services, material, matters
and things required to be completed, supplied, mentioned or referred to in performing or
executing the work in full in accordance with the requirements set out in the Request for
Tenders.
3
Guidelines Regarding Bid Irregularities
As a guide to the bidder, but without qualifying any rights and privileges reserved to the
City, the bidders guidelines set out below is indicative of the manner in which discretion
reserved by the City is to be exercised with respect to non-compliant Bids. However, the
City shall not be liable to any bidder or other person where it elects to exercise a discretion,
reserved privilege or right in a manner different from that indicated below. An irregularity
that goes beyond the scope of the bidders Guidelines set out below shall be considered by
the Procurement Manager.
BIDDERS GUIDELINES
IRREGULARITY
RESPONSE
1.
Late Bid
A late Bid will not be accepted and will be returned
unopened to the bidder, at the bidder’s cost.
2.
Unsealed Bid.
An unsealed Bid will not be accepted.
3.
Form of Tender not submitted in its entirety. Bids
not legible, in ink or in English.
Automatic rejection.
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BIDDERS GUIDELINES
IRREGULARITY
4.
Part Bid:
(a) all required sections in Form of Tender not
completed.
(b) Unit Price Bid:
(i) Unit Price missing.
(ii) Lump Sum Price missing.
(c) Stipulated Price Bid:
(i) Base Bid Price missing.
5.
RESPONSE
Automatic rejection.
Automatic rejection.
Automatic rejection.
Automatic rejection.
Qualified or conditional Bid (A Bid restricted by a
statement added to the Form of Tender or a
covering letter or alterations to the Form of
Tender).
Execution of Form of Tender by bidder: Original
signature of bidder missing.
Automatic rejection unless the Request for
Tenders specifically permit such qualification or
condition.
7.
Failure of bidder to complete page totals or the
summary page, or both, on the Form of Tender.
The Bid will not be rejected as these are for
administrative purposes only.
8.
A Bid received on documents other than those
original documents supplied by the City in the
Request for Tenders package.
Automatic rejection unless a Bid is received on a
true reproduction of the original documents
supplied by the City in the Request for Tenders
package.
9.
All erasures, changes, overwriting, whiteouts,
cross outs or strikeouts which have not been
initialled, but are otherwise legible, clear and
unambiguous, regarding the following on the Form
of Tender:
Unit Price or a Lump Sum Price in a Unit Price Bid;
and
Base Bid Price or a Provisional Item price in a
Stipulated Price Bid.
Bid Security:
The lowest compliant bidder will be required to
provide the missing initials within one Business
Day of being requested to do so by the City.
Failure to provide the missing initials will result in a
rejection of the Bid and a one year ban against the
bidder.
Amount of Bid Security provided by bidder is
insufficient, does not name correct Municipality as
obligee, or no Bid Security is provided or is not
otherwise in compliance with the Request for
Tenders requirements.
Execution of Bid bond:
Corporate seal or original signature of bidder, or
both, are missing.
Corporate seal or original signature of bonding
company, or both, are missing.
Automatic rejection.
6.
10.
11.
Automatic rejection.
Automatic rejection.
Automatic rejection
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Bid Submission and Form of Tender
4.1
Every Bid shall
4.1.1
be submitted on the City’s prescribed Form of Tender in its entirety;
4.1.2
be legible;
4.1.3
be completed in ink (printed or typed);
4.1.4
be completed in English;
4.1.5
bear the original signature of the bidder (or, in the case of a Bid submitted
by a corporation, an authorized signing officer of the corporation), inscribed
in the space provided;
4.1.6
be submitted in a sealed, opaque package (the bidder is asked to use the
City provided envelope label) and is appropriately identified as a Bid in
response to the Request for Tenders;
4.1.7
be delivered only to the Procurement Section Office;
4.1.8
be completed without Interlineation, alteration, change, overwriting,
whiteout, cross out, strike out or erasure of or with respect to,
4.1.8.1 any of the pre-printed text provided by the City or amended by
addenda; or
4.1.8.2 information included on the Form of Tender by the bidder, unless
the effect thereof is legible, clear and unambiguous as is the
consent of the bidder in the form of initials to that Interlineation,
alteration, change, overwrite, whiteout, cross out, strike out or
erasure. This means all Interlineations, alterations, changes,
overwrites, whiteouts, cross outs, strike outs or erasures are to be
initialled.
4.1.9
have all of the required blank spaces provided on the Form of Tender
completed by the bidder;
4.1.10 include all material, Goods, Services, equipment and labour, required to
complete the Work; and
4.1.11 state all prices in Canadian funds, unless otherwise stipulated.
4.2
A Bid submitted by fax, e-mail or other electronic means will not be accepted.
4.3
A Bid that is not submitted in a sealed package will not be accepted.
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4.4
Time is of the essence with respect to the submission of a Bid. It is the sole
responsibility of each bidder to ensure that its Bid is delivered to the correct address
no later than the closing date and time of the Request for Tenders.
4.5
A Bid shall be deemed to have been submitted only when actually stamped as
received at the Procurement Section Office on or before 3:00:59 p.m. Hamilton time
on the closing date specified in the Tender Notice or as subsequently amended by
Addendum. The Procurement Section Office’s reception time clock shall be deemed
to be the official indicator of Hamilton time.
4.6
It is the exclusive responsibility of each bidder to submit a complete Bid in
accordance with the Request for Tenders.
4.7
All documents prepared and work carried out by a bidder in preparing a Bid, and all
oral presentations to the City in connection with a Bid, shall be without cost to the
City, and neither the City’s publication of a Request for Tenders nor the submission
of a Bid shall be construed to oblige the City to award a Contract.
4.8
A Bid should, where printed or typed, be set out in print no smaller than 10-point
Times New Roman and except where otherwise directed, all printed material should
be produced on double sided, post consumer content (recycled) standard letter (8
1/2 inch by 11 inch) or legal (8 1/2 inch by 14 inch) sized paper.
4.9
All words and phrases forming part of a Bid should be written out in full, and
abbreviations should not be used.
4.10
The City of Hamilton will only accept a Bid which contains original documents with
original signatures as part of its Bid, unless expressly stated otherwise in this
Request for Tenders.
4.11
No amendment may be made to a Bid after it has been submitted, except in the
circumstances set out in Article 6.4 of these Instructions to Bidders.
5
Bid Security
5.1
Each bidder shall submit with a Bid a Bid Security in the form of a bid bond, certified
cheque, money order, bank draft or an irrevocable letter of credit in the amount set
out in the Supplementary Instructions to Bidders.
5.2
A Bid Security shall, include such terms, be in a form, be executed appropriately and
be provided by an issuer authorized to do business in the Province of Ontario,
satisfactory to the City in its reasonable discretion.
5.3
The Bid Security will be retained by the City for only the three lowest compliant Bids.
5.4
Where a bidder is submitting a certified cheque, bank draft or money order as its Bid
Security, the City may cash that cheque, bank draft or money order immediately.
The amount of the cheque, bank draft or money order shall be refunded, without
interest, to each bidder, including the Successful Bidder, once a binding Contract
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has been entered into between the City and the Successful Bidder and once the
Successful Bidder has given the specified security required under the Request for
Tenders and the Contract.
5.5
When a Bid is accepted by the City, the Successful Bidder will enter into a Contract
for the performance of the Work. The Successful Bidder will commence the Work,
following the issuance of a purchase order or notice to proceed, and will give the
specified security required under the Request for Tenders and the Contract within 10
Business Days of request by the City.
5.6
Where a bidder is submitting an irrevocable letter of credit as its Bid Security, the
irrevocable letter of credit shall be in the form as attached to the Request for
Tenders in all material respects, unless otherwise agreed to by the City. Subject to
the provisions below, the irrevocable letter of credit shall be returned to each bidder,
including the Successful Bidder, once a binding Contract has been entered into
between the City and the Successful Bidder and once the Successful Bidder has
given the specified security required under the Request for Tenders and the
Contract.
5.7
Where a bidder is submitting a bid bond as its Bid Security, the bid bond will not be
returned to the bidder.
5.8
The term of the Bid Security shall be for a minimum period of 90 days after the
closing date of the Request for Tenders. Where the irrevocability period for a Bid is
extended in accordance with Article 10.2 of these Instructions to Bidder, the bidder
shall also ensure that the term of the Bid Security is extended for the same period of
time as the irrevocability period.
5.9
A Bid submitted without the required Bid Security will be rejected by the City.
5.10
Each bidder that submits a Bid will be deemed to have acknowledged and agreed
that the amount of the Bid Security required with respect to a Bid constitutes a
genuine pre-estimate on the part of the City of the damages that will be suffered by
the City as a result of a failure or refusal on the part of the Successful Bidder to
enter into a Contract, to commence the Work following the issue of a purchase order
or notice to proceed, and/or to give the specified security required under the
Request for Tenders and the Contract.
5.11
In the event of a failure or refusal on the part of the Successful Bidder to enter into
the Contract, to commence the Work following the issue of a purchase order or
notice to proceed, and/or to give the specified security required under the Request
for Tenders and the Contract, the City shall declare the Bid Security forfeited and the
Successful Bidder may be held responsible at the City’s discretion for any increased
costs or damages incurred by the City over and above the amount of that Bid
Security.
5.12
In addition to the Reserved Privileges of the City set out at Article 16 of the
Instructions to Bidders, the City may at its discretion, in the event of a failure, refusal
or default on the part of the Bidder to enter into the Contract, to commence the Work
following the issue of a purchase order or notice to proceed, and/or to give the
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specified security required under the Request for Tenders and the Contract, annul
the award or terminate the Contract, accept the next lowest compliant Bid, advertise
for new tenders, or carry out the Work in any manner deemed in the best interests of
the City. In such a case, if required by the City, the bidder shall pay the City the
difference between the Base Bid Price and any greater sum that the City may be
obligated to pay by reason of the failure, refusal or default of that bidder, including the
cost of any advertisement for new tenders.
6
Addenda and Clarification of the Request for Tenders
6.1
The City reserves the right at any time prior to the award of the Contract,
6.1.1
to withdraw or cancel the Request for Tenders;
6.1.2
to extend the time for the submission of Bids; or
6.1.3
to modify the Request for Tenders,
by the publication of an Addendum, which shall become part of the Request for
Tenders, and the City shall not be liable for any expense, cost, loss or damage
incurred or suffered by any bidder (or any other person) as a result of its so doing.
6.2
Without limiting the City’s right, Article 6.1 may apply to situations where no Bid is
compliant or an insufficient number of bids have been received.
6.3
Any Addendum shall be posted on the following website and is sufficiently served
upon any prospective bidder if so posted.
biddingo.com/hamilton
6.4
6.3.1
In addition to the above method of posting, the City may also notify
prospective bidders of any Addendum by any other method it deems
appropriate, including email, telephone, fax, courier, hand-delivery or by
personal delivery. The need for additional notification and the method(s) to
be used shall be in the absolute discretion of the City and notification shall
be to the co-ordinates provided by the bidder to the City at the time it
obtained the Request for Tenders from the City.
6.3.2
It is the sole responsibility of each bidder to check the website and ensure
that it has received any and all Addenda issued by the City. Bidders shall
confirm in the Form of Tender that they have received, examined and
provided for all Addenda issued under the Request for Tenders. Bidders
may in writing, seek confirmation of the number of Addenda issued under
the Request for Tenders from the Tender Coordinator.
Where a Bid has been received by the City prior to the publication of an Addendum,
the City shall allow that bidder to submit a revised Bid prior to the closing date and
time of the Request for Tenders. Any replacement sheets or other obligations
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otherwise required by the Addenda in order for a Bid to be compliant shall be
submitted by a bidder with its Bid by the closing date and time of the Request for
Tenders. Where a Bid is not revised following the publication of an Addendum, the
bidder will be deemed to have acknowledged all Addenda issued.
6.5
All communication between a bidder and the City (including requests for information
or clarification) shall be set down in writing and directed to the Tender Coordinator
named in the Communications page.
6.6
Any request directed to the City with respect to Article 6.5 prior to the closing date of
the Request for Tenders must allow sufficient time for a written response or
clarification to be issued by the City prior to the closing date, should the City
consider it necessary to issue such response or clarification.
6.7
A written response or clarification of substance shall be shared with each bidder and
issued in the form of an Addendum.
6.8
The City shall not be bound by any oral:
6.8.1
instruction;
6.8.2
amendment or clarification of the Request for Tenders;
6.8.3
information; or
6.8.4
advice or suggestion,
provided by any member of the City’s staff or consultant to the City concerning the
Request for Tenders or the manner in which the Work is to be carried out and the
bidder bears any and all risk in relying on such representation.
7
Bidder Responsibilities
7.1
The Contract shall only be between the City and the Successful Bidder. Neither the
City nor its consultant shall be construed to have any contractual relationship with
the Successful Bidder’s employees, subcontractors or material suppliers, or their
respective employees or suppliers.
7.2
Each bidder shall be responsible for:
7.2.1
ensuring that it has conducted a thorough inspection of the site, has
investigated and examined the Request for Tenders and any other
document made available to the bidder by the City and has delivered to the
City any request for information in respect of all questions arising out of the
foregoing inspections, investigations and examinations in respect to the site;
7.2.2
reviewing all drawings, reports, tests and other documents with respect to
site, subsurface or otherwise concealed physical conditions which have
been provided or made available to the bidder by the City in relation to the
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Request for Tenders and shall be responsible for any site, subsurface or
otherwise concealed physical condition set out in or inferable from any such
report; and
7.2.3
ensuring that they have conducted a sufficient and appropriate scope of
inquiry into the manner, method(s) and magnitude of the work that is
proposed in the Request for Tenders such that they have established a
clear and full understanding of the work being undertaken and are able to
fully appreciate the consequences of that work in preparing their Bid.
7.3
The cost of any Work which results from encountering any condition that is
described in or properly inferable from the information referred to in Article 7.2 above
shall be included in the bidder’s Base Bid Price.
8
Opening of Bids
All Bids shall be publicly opened at the Procurement Section Office following the
closing date and time of the Request for Tenders. The name of the bidder and the
Base Bid Price shall be announced for each Bid received. This meeting will be open
to the public and all bidders are invited to attend.
9
Review of Bids & Bid Verification
9.1
Following the public opening, each apparently eligible Bid will be examined by the
Procurement Manager to confirm that they are compliant and otherwise complete.
9.2
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the City shall apply a standard of substantial
compliance against each Bid.
9.3
Where the lowest compliant Bid contains an otherwise legible, clear and unambiguous
change such as an erasure, strike out, white out, cross out or overwrite which has not
been initialled, the bidder will be required to initial such change within one Business
Day of the City’s request. Failure to comply with the City’s request within the time line
provided, will result in the rejection of the Bid and the bidder shall be banned from
competing for or being awarded any contracts with the City for a period of one year in
accordance with the City’s Purchasing Policy. For the purpose of the ban, bidder shall
have the same meaning as vendor in Section 4.1 (3) of the purchasing Policy #1 –
Policy for Vendor Eligibility.
9.4
The City is not obliged to seek verification of any aspect of a Bid, however, the City
may, if it determines that it is appropriate to do so under the circumstances, verify any
aspect of any Bid received, at any time, in order to resolve an ambiguity in either the
language used or any other vague or uncertain aspect of the Bid.
9.5
Such verification shall not alter the Bid, constitute negotiation or re-negotiation of the
price or any other aspect of the Bid, and all correspondence with a bidder for the
purposes of such verification shall be conducted through the Procurement Manager.
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9.6
The review or verification of a Bid with a bidder shall not oblige the City to enter into a
Contract with a particular bidder, nor shall it constitute an acceptance of a Bid.
9.7
All verification under this section shall form part of the Bid, be in writing, and be in a
form satisfactory to the City.
10
Acceptance & Irrevocability of Bid
10.1
A Bid shall be irrevocable and open for acceptance by the City of Hamilton for a period
of 90 days following the closing date and time of the Request for Tenders.
10.2
Where the City is unable to award a Contract prior to the expiry of the irrevocability
period, the City may, on or prior to that expiry date, make a request to each of the
compliant bidders to confirm, in writing, their willingness to hold their Bid prices, extend
the term of their Bid Security and extend the irrevocability period for the specific period
of time requested by the City.
11
Award of Contract
11.1
The City shall notify the Successful Bidder as soon as practicable after the award of
the Contract. Despite any requirement for the formal execution of a Contract, the
Contract shall be deemed to arise upon the award of the Contract to the Successful
Bidder.
11.2
Where a Request for Tenders is awarded to a bidder in respect of the Work and in
accordance with the provisions of the Request for Tenders and Bid, the bidder shall be
required to either:
11.2.1 execute a Contract on the form set out in the Request for Tenders and
approved by the City’s Legal Services Division; or
11.2.2 where the form of Contract in Article 11.2.1 is not required they shall be
assigned a contract number and the Request for Tenders and the Bid shall
become the Contract in respect of the Work.
11.3
The award letter will identify documents required by the City prior to being able to
issue a purchase order, the timeline for providing those documents to the City and the
name of the Project Manager who will coordinate the start date for the Work.
11.4
The Base Bid Price for each compliant Bid received as well as the Contract award
information may be obtained from the following website:
biddingo.com/hamilton
12
Conflict of Interest, Lobbying and Collusion
12.1
The City may reject any Bid submitted where a bidder is in contravention of the
City’s Purchasing Policy with respect to conflict of interest.
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12.2
Other than as expressly permitted or required in the Request for Tenders a bidder
and their representative shall not, with respect to the Request for Tenders or the
Work, make any public comment, respond to questions in a public forum, or carry
out any activities to publicly promote or advertise their qualifications, their Bid, or
their interest in this competitive procurement process.
12.3
For greater certainty, a bidder shall not communicate with the City regarding this
procurement except through the Tender Coordinator identified on the
Communications page of the Request for Tenders who shall be the City’s single
point of contact for the bidder during this process.
12.4
The bidder acknowledges that this Bid is made without any connection, comparison
of figures or arrangements with, or knowledge of, any other person making a Bid for
the same work and is in all respects fair and without collusion or fraud.
13
Confidentiality
13.1
A bidder should be aware that all information submitted is being collected under
authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and may be used in the City’s review of Bids
and in the Contract that is entered into with the Successful Bidder. In this regard,
the bidder should be aware that:
13.1.1 the bidder’s name and Base Bid Price at a minimum will be made public. In
addition, certain contractual information must be disclosed to Council and
accordingly may become part of the public record; and
13.1.2 all correspondence, documentation and information provided by a bidder to
the City as part of a Bid may be reproduced for the purposes of reviewing
the bidder’s Bid and/or for the purposes of an audit of the procurement
process.
13.2
All such information is also subject to collection in accordance with the Municipal
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“MFIPPA”) and Personal
Health Information Protection Act (“PHIPA”) and City policies and procedures related
to the collection and administration of such records. For greater particularity and
direction regarding how such issues of confidentiality will be handled and may affect
a bidder’s rights, the bidder should reference the City’s policies related to Freedom
of Information on the City’s website under the Office of the City Clerk at hamilton.ca.
In preparing the Bid, the bidder should note the following:
13.2.1 a bidder may mark as confidential any scientific, technical, commercial,
proprietary or similar confidential information contained in its Bid, the
disclosure of which could cause it injury, excluding the Base Bid Price and
its name. A bidder shall not identify the whole of a Bid as confidential. A
watermark or rubber stamp imprint is suitable to identify confidential parts of
a Bid.
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13.3
All correspondence, documentation and information provided by the City, its
employees, agents or representatives to any bidder in connection with, or arising out
of the Request for Tenders remains the property of the City and must not be used
for any purpose other than for replying to the Request for Tenders. Confidentiality of
records and information of the City relating to the Work described in the Request for
Tenders must be maintained at all times. If any proprietary or confidential
information belonging to, or in the care of, the City is disclosed to any bidder by the
City’s employees, agents, representatives and independent contractors, or any other
person at the request of the City in connection with the Request for Tenders, the
bidder shall:
13.3.1 safeguard all such information;
13.3.2 maintain in strict confidence and not reproduce or disclose any such
information to any person except as required by law or as expressly
permitted in advance by the City in writing;
13.3.3 return forthwith all such information as may be in documentary form or
recorded electronically by the closing date and time; and
13.3.4 not use any such information for any purpose other than the purpose for
which it was provided by the City or by any other person at the request of
the City.
14
Withdrawal of Bids by Bidder
14.1
Withdrawal of a Bid after its submission to the Procurement Section Office, is
permitted only prior to the closing date and time of the Request for Tenders.
14.2
A bidder may withdraw a Bid at any time prior to the closing date and time of the
Request for Tenders, by delivering a written request to that effect to the address
specified for the deposit of the Bid, but no such request received by the City after the
closing date and time shall be effective.
14.3
A bidder who withdraws a Bid prior to the closing date and time of the Request for
Tenders may submit a revised written, signed and sealed Bid at any time prior to
that closing date and time.
14.4
A withdrawal request shall be effective only where made in writing, on company
letterhead, and actually received by the Procurement Section.
15
Price
15.1
No variation in Bid price(s) shall be permitted after the closing date and time of the
Request for Tenders except where the City corrects an obvious computational or
other mathematical error evident on the face of the Bid. Only extensions, subtotals
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and totals shall be corrected. No modification to individual prices, either Unit Price
or Lump Sum Price, shall be made by the City.
15.2
Where the bidder is instructed to price the Work on a Stipulated Price basis only, no
corrections to the Base Bid Price shall be made by the City.
15.3
The Base Bid Price must be quoted on an all-in basis and include the provision and
delivery of all necessary labour, Goods, materials, warranty and maintenance
requirements, Services, tools, equipment, supplies, utilities, levies and duties and
other incidentals, and for performing all the Work and providing all Services
contemplated under the Contract.
15.4
As various parts of the Work may or may not be exempt from Value Added Taxes,
the bidder is required to refer to the Supplementary Instructions to Bidders for
details, if any, respecting payment exemptions, rebates and Value Added Taxes.
16
Reserved Privileges of the City
The City shall have the following reserved privileges, which may be exercised or waived in
its absolute discretion.
16.1
The City may reject a Bid on the following basis:
16.1.1 the City may reject any Bid, the lowest Bid or all Bids, may cancel the
Request for Tenders or may cancel the Request for Tenders and require the
submission of new Bids;
16.1.2 any extraordinary or unjustified disparity between the lowest Bid and the
other Bids received by the City;
16.1.3 the need to avoid the use of unproven technology and methodologies;
16.1.4 the prior record of the bidder as a contractor to the City;
16.1.5 a Bid submitted by a person which in the opinion of the City or its
professional advisors, does not possess the experience, or financial,
technical, personnel or other resources that may reasonably be expected to
be necessary in order to carry out the obligations that the bidder proposes
to assume under the terms of its Bid.
16.2
Where the Contract is awarded to the lowest compliant bidder, the City may
negotiate amendments to the Contract or to the Work to be done or Services or
materials to be supplied under the Contract.
16.3
Where none of the Bids are compliant and in the opinion of the City it is impractical
to reissue a new Request for Tenders, the City will reject all of the Bids and may
permit Bids to be submitted without issuing a new Request for Tenders.
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16.4
Where the Base Bid Price for the lowest compliant Bid received substantially
exceeds the estimated procurement cost of the Work, the City may negotiate with
the lowest compliant bidder for a reduction to the Base Bid Price.
16.5
The City maintains the right to verify any information provided or contained in any
Bid.
16.6
The City reserves the ability to exercise the rights, privileges and authority contained
in the Purchasing Policy and procedures thereunder with respect to the Request for
Tenders.
17
Notice to Proceed and Start Date
17.1
The City may issue a written notice to proceed to the Successful Bidder prior to the
execution of any required Contract.
17.2
Work shall commence on the start date specified in the notice to proceed, unless
otherwise agreed by the Successful Bidder and the City.
18
Applicable Law and Limit on Liability
18.1
The City shall not be liable, in any way, to the bidder for any delays, or costs
associated with delays, in the Request for Tenders process.
18.2
The bidder agrees that,
18.2.1 any action or proceeding relating to the Request for Tenders process shall
be brought in an Ontario court of competent jurisdiction and any such action
or proceeding shall be issued at the Hamilton, Ontario office of that Court
and for that purpose each party irrevocably and unconditionally attorns and
submits to the jurisdiction of that Ontario court at Hamilton, Ontario;
18.2.2 it irrevocably waives any right to and will not oppose any Ontario action or
proceeding relating to the Request for Tenders process on any jurisdictional
basis, including forum non conveniens; and
18.2.3 it will not oppose, in any other jurisdiction, the enforcement against it of any
judgment or order duly obtained from an Ontario court in Hamilton, Ontario
as set out above.
18.3
If a bidder is required by applicable law to hold or obtain a licence, permit, consent
or authorization to carry on an activity contemplated in its Bid, neither acceptance of
the Bid nor execution of the Contract shall be considered to be approval by the City
of carrying on such activity without the requisite licence, permit, consent or
authorization.
18.4
The bidder agrees that if the City commits a material breach of the Request for
Tenders (that is, a material breach of Contract A), the City’s liability to the bidder and
the aggregate amount of damages recoverable against the City for any matter
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relating to or arising from that material breach, whether based upon an action or
claim in contract, warranty, equity, negligence, intended conduct or otherwise,
including any action or claim arising from the acts or omissions, negligent or
otherwise, of the City, shall be no greater than the Bid preparation costs that the
bidder seeking damages from the City can demonstrate.
19
Accommodations for Bidders with Disabilities
19.1
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Ontarians with Disabilities Act,
2001 (ODA) and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), the
City of Hamilton will accommodate for a disability, ensuring full and equitable
participation throughout the bid process.
19.2
If a bidder requires this Request for Tenders in a different format to accommodate a
disability, the bidder must contact the Tender Coordinator as soon as possible and in
any event prior to the closing date. The Request for Tenders in the different format
will be issued only to the requesting bidder and all Addenda will be issued in such
different format only to the requesting bidder.
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Supplementary Instructions to Bidders
Revised: December 2, 2011
1.
OPTIONAL SITE MEETING
There is an optional site meeting scheduled.
Location:
Date:
Time:
1000 Main Street East (See Appendix D to view location map)
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
10:00am, Hamilton time
All attendees are required to wear CSA approved hard hats and safety boots as
well as a respirator during the site meeting.
2.
TAXES
2.1
The Base Bid Price and all other prices quoted on the Form of Tender shall
be exclusive of Goods and Services Tax and Harmonized Sales Tax. All
other taxes shall be included in the prices submitted for this Request for
Tenders.
2.2
Effective July 1, 2010 the 5% GST and 8% Ontario Retail Sales Tax, ("ORST"
or “PST”) will become harmonized into one tax of 13%, i.e. the Ontario
Harmonized Sales Tax, ("OHST" or "HST"). Bidders are advised to reflect
this change in their pricing calculations. Unit pricing and lump sum pricing will
be interpreted as reflecting the Input Tax Credit ("ITC") advantage, i.e. lower
costs, available to all bidders effective July 1, 2010. It will be presumed to be
incorporated in your pricing submission.
Bid calls by the City between now and July 1, 2010 will be awarded on the
basis of a Base Bid Price. 5% GST or 13% HST will later be added to the
prices of the Successful Bidder according to the delivery or completion date
of the respective Goods and Services, i.e. 5% GST before July 1, 2010 and
13% HST after July 1, 2010. PST is to be included for those Goods and
Services delivered prior to July 1, 2010. After July 1, 2010 it will be presumed
that the deletion of the PST has been incorporated in your Bid.
2.3
Where there is a variation due solely to an increase or decrease in the rate of
applicable Tax from a Canadian taxing authority, beyond the control of the
Successful Bidder, occurring after the time and date of submission of its Bid,
the variation shall alter the price of the Bid only to the extent of the Tax
increase or decrease. The Successful Bidder must prove to the satisfaction
of the City that the Successful Bidder will not benefit in any way by reason of
any increase to the Base Bid Price.
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3.
BID SECURITY
Bidders shall submit Bid Security in accordance with Article 5 Bid Security of the
Instructions to Bidders in the amount of not less than $10,000.00.
4.
JOINT VENTURES
For greater certainty, a Bid must be submitted by a single entity as the bidder. The
City will not accept a Bid from a collection of entities jointly submitting as the bidder.
The single entity submitting the Bid must not be a special purpose company
incorporated solely for the purpose of entering into a Contract with the City regarding
the Work. The bidder shall be expected to perform the Work either through itself, or
through itself and any subcontractors.
5.
RECORD AND REPUTATION
See the City of Hamilton Purchasing Policy for specific requirements and obligations
at: hamilton.ca/Procurement
6.
CITY OF HAMILTON LABOUR TRADES OBLIGATIONS
(1)
The City is bound by the Provincial Collective Agreement between the
Carpenters’ Employer Bargaining Agency (“EBA”) and the Carpenters’ District
Council of Ontario of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of
America (“Union”) in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Sector
(“Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement”). The Successful Bidder and any
subcontractors must perform all work covered by the Carpenters’ ICI
Collective Agreement in accordance with the Carpenters’ ICI Collective
Agreement and therefore, for this Request for Tenders, the Successful Bidder
must be bound by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement, and employ only
Union members to perform work covered by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective
Agreement, or contract or subcontract the work covered by the Carpenters’
ICI Collective Agreement only to contractors or subcontractors who are bound
by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement.
For informational purposes, Schedule “A” (work claimed but not limited to) of
the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement can be accessed on the City of
Hamilton Procurement Section website:
hamilton.ca/Procurement/labourtradeobligations
The City has no discretion in setting wage rates or in using union labour for
certain trades performing Work for the City. The Fair Wage Policy shall be
separate from this obligation.
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(2)
7.
The City reserves the right to request confirmation that a bidder is bound by
the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement prior to the award of the Contract.
Failure of the bidder to provide proof of such confirmation within two Business
Days of request by the City will result in the rejection of any Bid received.
AWARD OF CONTRACT
Subject to the Reserved Privileges of the City set out in Article 16 of the Instructions
to Bidders, the Contract shall be awarded to the compliant Bid with the lowest Base
Bid Price.
8.
BID SUBMISSION
Sealed Bids are to be addressed to the Procurement Manager, Standard Life Building,
120 King Street West, 9th Floor, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4V2 and will be received only at
the Procurement Section on or before 3:00 pm., Hamilton time, Tuesday, February
10, 2015.
9.
SPECIFIED PRODUCTS
Specified product by name, trade or company is regarded as the standard of quality
required by the Specifications. No alternates or substitutes will be considered
prior to the award of the Contract. After the award of the Contract, should the
Successful Bidder want the City to approve an alternate or substitute for a specified
product, the Successful Bidder shall make such request in writing to the City, which
the City may consider, in its sole discretion. No alternate nor substitution for a
specified product required by the Specifications shall be made by the Successful
Bidder without the prior written approval of the City.
10.
11.
PROPOSED TIMELINE
Event
Date
Tender closing date
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Anticipated award date
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Commencement of Work
2 weeks from award date
POLICIES, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES
The Successful Bidder shall be aware of and adhere to all of the applicable City
Policies and Legislation set out on the City of Hamilton website at:
hamilton.ca
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FORM OF TENDER
To:
Procurement Manager
City of Hamilton
Standard Life Building
9th Floor, Suite 900
120 King St. West
Hamilton L8P 4V2 (the "City")
Contract Number: C13-01-15
Contract Title: Interior Demolition and Abatement of the Gage Park Boiler Building
Business structure of bidder (check one):
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□
□
□
corporation – specify where incorporated: _________________________
partnership
sole proprietorship
other – specify: ______________________________________________
Registered business name of bidder (if applicable) ________________________
The City of Hamilton reserves the right to verify the business name and structure of
the bidder, whether or not this section is completed, to ensure that the bidder is an
existing legal entity. If the bidder is not an existing legal entity, the bid will be
rejected.
Legal Name of Bidder:
(This name must exactly match the name on all documentation
required of the Successful Bidder e.g. insurance certificate, WSIB
certificate)
Business Address:
(include street, city, province and postal code)
Head Office Address:
(if different than above, include street, city, province and
postal code)
Telephone Number:
Fax Number:
Email Address:
Date:
____________________________________________
_________________
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1.
Submission of Bid
I/We the undersigned bidder, having examined the locality and site of the Work as
well as all the Request for Tenders documents, hereby tenders and offers to furnish
all material, labour, service, equipment, scaffolding and all incidentals, and to render
all services and pay all applicable customs duties and taxes (other than any Value
Added Taxes) and all other charges as specified and/or as necessary for performance
and completion of the above referred to Work, all in full accordance with the Request
for Tenders documents provided to the bidder by the City (receipt of which is hereby
acknowledged) for the Base Bid Price (which is included in the “Contract Price” in the
CCDC2 Stipulated Price Contract 2008) of the following:
Base Bid Price
$ ___________________________
(in figures)

Canadian funds

Including Provisional Items

Including cash allowances of $3,500.00
Testing and inspection allowance for costs not covered under other items.

Not including Value Added Taxes
Any Value Added Taxes payable are for the account of the City and are in addition to
the above Base Bid Price.
I/We understand that if this Request for Tenders contains a contingency allowance,
Provisional Item(s) or cash allowances, I/we are not entitled to payment thereof
except for the extra or additional work carried out by me/us, as directed by the City
and in accordance with the Contract and only to the extent of such extra or additional
work and payment approved by the City.
2.
Addenda
I/We have made any necessary inquiries with respect to Addenda issued by the City
and have ensured that we have received, examined and provided for all Addenda to
the Request for Tenders in this Bid.
NOTE: Any Addenda issued are posted on the following website at:
biddingo.com/hamilton
3.
Commencement and Completion
If awarded the Request for Tenders, I/we agree and undertake that:

I/we will provide all necessary documents required as set forth prior to the
commencement of the Work.
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4.

I/we will commence the Work following receipt of a notice to proceed and
otherwise in accordance with the Contract. I/We agree to have the Works
“substantially performed” as described in the Construction Lien Act (Ontario)
and in accordance with the requirements set out in the Contract.

in the event that I/we fail to perform the Contract as provided, I/we
understand and agree that I/we shall be liable to liquidated damages and
other remedies as specified in the contract documents.
Contract
I/We understand and agree that a binding contract shall come into being upon
acceptance of this Bid by the City and the award of the Request for Tenders to me/us.
The subsequent execution of the Contract for the Work is a formality and not a
condition precedent to the existence of a binding contract.
5.
Occupational Health and Safety
I/We understand and agree that the Work must be conducted in a safe manner.
Accordingly, I/we confirm that I/we and all subcontractors used on the Work for the
City of Hamilton will comply with all applicable laws, regulations and by-laws of
Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Hamilton, including but not limited to
the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all applicable regulations thereunder.
Further, without limiting any of the foregoing, I/we confirm that I/we have both a written
occupational health and safety policy and program to implement that policy, and that
all of our employees, subcontractors and any other persons performing the Work shall
be appropriately trained, licensed and certified, as required to perform the Work.
6.
Fair Wage Policy and Schedule
I/We agree to comply in all respects with the City of Hamilton’s Fair Wage Policy and
to be fully responsible for ensuring that all of my/our subcontractors also comply in all
respects with said Fair Wage Policy.
7.
Execution
If this Bid is accepted by the City and the Request for Tenders is awarded to me/us,
I/we agree to provide and pay for the proof of insurance, WSIB clearance certificate,
performance of contract security and a labour and material payment bond as required
by the contract documents, my/our health & safety manual and any other document
identified in the award letter as being required by the City prior to it being able to issue
a purchase order, and to execute the Contract, in quadruplicate, all within 10 Business
Days after the City has issued its award letter or within such longer time period as the
City may specify.
8.
Bid Security
I/We have submitted the Bid Security described in the Request for Tenders in the
amount of $10,000.00 and the Bid Security shall be irrevocable for 90 CALENDAR
DAYS after the closing date and time of the Request for Tenders.
In the event of default or failure on my/our part to execute the Contract as required
above and to provide the specified security required under the Request for Tenders
and the Contract, I/we agree that the City may at its discretion do one or more of the
following: declare the Bid Security forfeited, annul the award or terminate the
Contract, accept the next lowest compliant Bid, advertise for new tenders, or carry out
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the Work in any manner deemed in the best interests of the City. In such a case, if
required by the City, I/we shall pay the City the difference between the Base Bid Price
stated above and any greater sum that the City may be obligated to pay by reason of
that default or failure, including the cost of any advertisement for new tenders.
9.
Time Open for Acceptance
I/We agree and confirm that this Bid is irrevocable and is to continue open to
acceptance by the City for a period of 90 CALENDAR DAYS after the closing date
and time of the Request for Tenders. The City may at any time within the above 90
CALENDAR DAY period accept this Bid whether or not any other Bid has previously
been accepted, upon notice of acceptance and award in writing to me/us, personally
delivered or mailed to me/us by ordinary prepaid mail, to the address set forth on this
Form of Tender, or delivered by fax to the fax number set forth on this Form of
Tender. Any notice mailed or faxed shall be deemed to have been received on the
date mailed or faxed. Any notice personally delivered shall be deemed to have been
received on the date the notice is personally delivered.
10.
No Collusion / Conflict of Interest
I/We hereby declare that no person, firm or corporation other than me/us has any
interest in this Bid or in the proposed Contract for which this Bid is made. I/We further
declare that this Bid is made without any connection, comparison of figures or
arrangements with, or knowledge of, any other person making a Bid for the same
work and is in all respects fair and without collusion or fraud.
I/We confirm that we comply with Article 12 - Conflict of Interest, Lobbying and
Collusion of the Instructions to Bidders and “Article 4 – Joint Ventures Not Permitted”
of the Supplementary Instructions to Bidders.
I/We understand that, without limiting or restricting any other right or privilege of the
City, the City may terminate the Contract where the bidder is in contravention with the
City’s Purchasing Policy with respect to conflict of interest or vendor eligibility.
11.
Interpretation
I/We confirm that we have received no oral information, instruction or advice from any
officer, employee, agent or consultant of the City which changes the content of the
Request for Tenders and all Addenda thereto.
I/We acknowledge and agree that we have not assumed that any information
concerning our operations, business or personnel or any other information required to
be provided by us when submitting our Bid is known to the City, regardless of whether
such information may be actually previously known to the City or not. Further, we
acknowledge and agree that all information to be provided by us is to be complete and
full and in such detail as required.
12.
Procurement Policy
In submitting a Bid in response to the Request for Tenders, I/we agree and
acknowledge that I/we have read and will be bound by the terms and conditions of
the City’s Procurement Policy. I/We understand that the City’s Procurement Policy
can
be
viewed
on
the
City’s
website
at
hamilton.ca/Procurement/ProcurementPolicyBylaw.
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13.
Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 and Accessibility for Ontarians with
Disabilities Act, 2005
I/We confirm that I/we and all Subcontractors used on the Work for the City of
Hamilton will comply with all applicable accessibility laws, regulations and by-laws of
Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Hamilton, including but not limited to
the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA), the Accessibility for Ontarians with
Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), Ontario Regulation 429/07 (Accessibility Standards
for Customer Service) and Ontario Regulation 191/11 (Integrated Accessibility
Standards), throughout the term of the Contract. Without limiting the generality of
the foregoing, I/we shall provide to the City, prior to commencing Work, a Statement
of Acknowledgement that I/we have read and understand the City’s AODA Customer
Service Standard Handbook (the “Handbook”), that I/we have provided the training
required by the Handbook, and that I/we will comply with the requirements of the
Handbook and applicable accessibility laws, regulations and by-laws. See City of
Hamilton’s AODA Customer Service Standard Handbook at:
www.hamilton.ca/Procurement/AODA-Customer-Service-Standard-Handbook.
14.
Use of Union Trades
I/We acknowledge that the City is bound by the collective agreement between the
Carpenters’ Employer Bargaining Agency (“EBA”) and the Carpenters’ District
Council of Ontario of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
(“Union”) for the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Sector (“Carpenters’
ICI Collective Agreement”) and that for all work covered by the Carpenters’ ICI
Collective Agreement, the Successful Bidder shall be bound by the Carpenters’ ICI
Collective Agreement. I/We further acknowledge and agree that the City reserves
the right to request confirmation of same and failure to provide proof of this
confirmation within two Business Days of request by the City will result in the
rejection of this Bid.
15.
Alternatives
I/We understand and agree that alternatives to specified equipment suppliers and/or
equipment in the Request for Tenders will not be considered by the City prior to the
award of the Request for Tenders.
per:
_______________________________________
(Signature)
_______________________________________
(Please print name and title)
I have the authority to bind the bidder
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CCDC 2 - 2008
STIPULATED PRICE CONTRACT
A copy of the CCDC 2 – 2008 Stipulated Price Contract is not being reproduced for this
RFT and the English version can be purchased at:
http://www.ccdc.org/documents/ccdcoutlets.pdf
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Supplementary Conditions to Contract CCDC 2-2008
Revised: December 29, 2013
SC 1. GENERAL
These Supplementary Conditions presuppose the use of the Standard Construction Document CCDC 2-2008 Stipulated Price
Contract, English version. These “Supplementary Conditions” void, supersede or amend the “Agreement”, “Definitions” and “General
Conditions” as hereinafter provided, as the case may be.
Where a Definition, a General Condition or paragraph of the Agreement or a General Conditions of the Stipulated Price Contract is
deleted by these Supplementary Conditions, the numbering of the remaining Agreement, Definitions, General Conditions or
paragraphs shall remain unchanged, and the numbering of the deleted item will be retained, unused, unless noted otherwise.
SC 2. AGREEMENT
1.
Add new paragraph 1.4 to Article A-1 THE WORK, as follows:
1.4
2.
Provide all the labour, material, equipment, machinery, Products and work including, without limitation, all
Commissioning services required by the Contract Documents in order to fully complete and construct the Work
and in accordance with, and satisfaction of all Applicable Laws including, without limitation, those relating to
occupational health and safety and any and all obligations, responsibilities and duties required by or set in any site
plan agreement or approval, attributable to the Place of the Work and/or the proposed development therein, and
furnish efficient business and construction administration and superintendence consistent with the interests of the
Owner.
Add documents to the existing list of Contract Documents in paragraph 3.1 of Article A-3 CONTRACT DOCUMENTS as
follows:








Addenda, as issued
the Special Provisions
Project specific Supplementary Conditions to Contract CCDC 2-2008
Supplementary Conditions to Contract CCDC 2-2008
the Form of Tender as approved and accepted by the Owner
detailed Contract Price Breakdown or Lump Sum Breakdown of Base Bid Price
the Specifications
Drawings
3.
In paragraph 5.1, insert “ten” between “of” and “percent”, and “10” before “%”.
4.
Delete paragraphs 5.2 and 5.3 from Article A-5 PAYMENT in their entirety and replace with the following:
5.
5.2
As such payments become due, the Contractor shall, in accordance with the terms of its agreements with any
Subcontractors, Suppliers and workers, pay all of its Subcontractors, Suppliers and workers in full on account of
work properly performed or Products properly supplied, as applicable, less any holdback monies retained in
compliance with the Construction Lien Act (Ontario).
5.3
In the event of loss or damage occurring where payment becomes due under the property and boiler insurance
policies, payments shall be made to the Contractor in accordance with the provisions of GC 11.1 - INSURANCE.
5.4
Interest
.1
Should either party fail to make payments as they become due under the terms of the Contract or in an
award by arbitration or court, interest at the rate of two percent (2%) per annum above the prime rate on
such unpaid amounts shall also become due and payable until payment. Such interest shall be compounded
on a monthly basis. The prime rate shall be the rate of interest quoted by The Royal Bank of Canada for
prime business loans as it may change from time to time.
.2
Interest shall apply at the rate and in the manner prescribed by paragraph 5.4.1 of this Article on the
settlement amount of any claim in dispute that is resolved either pursuant to Part 8 of the General
Conditions - DISPUTE RESOLUTION or otherwise, from the date the amount would have been due and
payable under the Contract, had it not been in dispute, until the date it is paid.
Amend Article A-6 RECEIPT OF AND ADRESSES FOR NOTICES IN WRITING as follows:
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(a)
Delete “or other form of electronic communication during the transmission of which no indication of failure of
receipt is communicated to the sender” from the second sentence of paragraph 6.1.
(b)
Delete “or other form of electronic communication” from the fourth sentence of paragraph 6.1
(c)
Delete “e-mail address” from signing lines.
6.
Delete Article A-7 LANGUAGE OF THE CONTRACT in its entirety.
7.
Add new Article A-9 CONFLICT OF INTEREST as follows:
ARTICLE A-9 CONFLICT OF INTEREST
8.
9.1
The Contractor, all of the Subcontractors, and any of their respective advisors, partners, directors, officers,
employees, and agents shall not engage in any activity or provide any services where such activity or the provision
of such services creates a conflict of interest (actually or potentially, in the sole opinion of the Owner) with the
provision of the Work pursuant to the Contract. The Contractor acknowledges and agrees that a conflict of
interest includes the use of Confidential Information where the Owner has not specifically authorized such use.
9.2
The Contractor shall disclose to the Owner, in writing, without delay any actual or potential situation that may be
reasonably interpreted as either a conflict of interest or a potential conflict of interest, including the retention of
any Subcontractor or Supplier that is directly or indirectly affiliated with or related to the Contractor.
9.3
The Contractor covenants and agrees that it will not hire or retain the services of any employee or previous
employee of the City of Hamilton where to do so constitutes a breach by such employee or previous employee of
the Owner’s conflict of interest policy, as it may be amended from time to time.
9.4
A breach of this Article by the Contractor, any of the Subcontractors, or any of their respective advisors, partners,
directors, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers shall entitle the Owner to terminate the Contract, in addition
to any other rights and remedies that the Owner has in the Contract, in law, or in equity.
Add new Article A-10 CONFIDENTIALITY as follows:
ARTICLE A-10 CONFIDENTIALITY
10.1
The Contractor agrees to ensure that it shall, both during or following the term of the Contract, maintain the
confidentiality and security of all Confidential Information and Personal Information, and that it shall not directly
or indirectly disclose, destroy, exploit, or use any Confidential Information or Personal Information, except where
required by law, without first obtaining the written consent of the Owner. The Contractor may disclose any
portion of the Contract Documents or any other information provided to the Contractor by the Owner to any
Subcontractor or Supplier if the Contractor discloses only such information as is necessary to fulfill the purposes
of the Contract and the Contractor has included a commensurate confidentiality provision in its contract with the
Subcontractor or Supplier. The Contractor acknowledges that it will comply with all requirements of the Personal
Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The Contractor acknowledges that the Owner is bound by
the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“MFIPPA”). The
Contractor further acknowledges that the Owner may be required to disclose any or all of the Confidential
Information and Personal Information in the event that it is compelled to do so by law, through a request under
MFIPPA, or by the rules of any applicable regulatory authority.
SC 3. DEFINITIONS
1.
Add before “Substantial Performance of the Work” in Definition 8. Contract Time, the following:
“the date of”
2.
Add to the end of Definition 16. Provide, the following:
3.
“or supply, install or connect as applicable, complete and in place, including accessories, finishes, tests, services required to
render each item so specified complete and ready for use.”
Add after “The Work means the total construction” in Definition 25. Work, the following:
“, Products, installation, Commissioning, checkout, start-up testing”
4.
Delete Definition 26. Working Day in its entirety and replace with the following:
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Working Day means a day when the Owner’s administrative offices are open, and does not include weekends or statutory
holidays.
5.
Add new Definitions as follows:
27.
Applicable Laws
Applicable Laws and applicable laws means all public laws, statutes, regulations, transactions, codes, acts, orders, by-laws,
rules, judgements, decrees, treaties, Governmental Consents, notices, protocols, binding policies and guidelines, and
requirements of all Governmental Authorities, which now or hereafter, may be applicable to and enforceable against the
Work or any part thereof, including those relating to employment, zoning, building, life/safety, environment and health, and
includes, where appropriate, any interpretation of a rule, statute, regulation, order, decree, treaty or other requirement having
the force of law by any person having jurisdiction over it, or charged with its administration or interpretation.
28.
As-Built Drawings
As-Built Drawings means the Drawings and Specifications revised by the Contractor during the Work, showing any and all
changes or variations to the Work from the requirements of the Drawings and Specifications.
29.
Authorities Having Jurisdiction
The phrase Authorities Having Jurisdiction or the term Authorities means those authorities having jurisdiction under
Applicable Laws over the Work or parts thereof.
30.
Commission
Commission means and Commissioning refers to the procedure which includes checking, balancing, testing, adjusting and
measuring Work performed by the Contractor to demonstrate and verify to the Owner and Consultant, the satisfactory
installation, operation and performance of all components of the Work and that the Project is ready for use.
31.
Confidential Information
Confidential Information means all the information or material of the Owner that is of a proprietary or confidential nature,
whether it is identified as proprietary or confidential or not, including but not limited to information and material of every
kind and description such as Drawings which is communicated to or comes into the possession or control of the Contractor
at any time, but Confidential Information shall not include information that:
(1)
is or becomes generally available to the public without fault or breach on the part of the Contractor, including
without limitation breach of any duty of confidentiality owed by the Contractor to the Owner or to any third party,
but only after that information becomes generally available to the public;
(2)
the Contractor can demonstrate to have been rightfully obtained by the Contractor from a third party who had the
right to transfer or disclose it to the Contractor free of any obligation of confidence;
(3)
the Contractor can demonstrate to have been rightfully known to or in the possession of the Contractor at the time
of disclosure, free of any obligation of confidence; or
(4)
is independently developed by the Contractor without use of any Confidential Information.
32.
Construction Costs
Construction Costs means the direct costs of all the elements of the Work or a change in the Work as the case may be. A
cost that can be applied wholly to a particular item of the Work, or a change in the Work, should be considered part of the
Construction Costs, excluding all Value Added Taxes, Overhead Costs, and profit.
33.
Contemplated Change Order
Contemplated Change Order means a standard document issued to the Contractor by the Consultant on behalf of the
Owner, requesting that the Contractor provide pricing for a change to the scope of the Work. Authorization of the
Contemplated Change Order is formalized by a Change Order prior to the Work proceeding.
34.
Fair Wage Policy
Fair Wage Policy means the City of Hamilton’s Fair Wage Policy and Fair Wage Schedule available on the City of
Hamilton’s website at: hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Procurement/FairWagePolicyandSchedule.htm
35.
Final Completion of the Work
Final Completion of the Work shall have been reached when the Work has previously been deemed substantially performed
as defined in these Contract Documents, and all deficiencies and incomplete Work have been completed and certified by the
Consultant, prior to the release of final holdback monies on the Project.
36.
Force Majeure
Force Majeure means a delay in the performance of the services occurring other than as a result of the deliberate act or
negligence of either party respectively, and which:
(1)
could not have been reasonably foreseen, and
(2)
was caused by an event beyond the reasonable control of each party respectively, and
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(3)
for the sake of greater certainty, shall include any one or more of the following:
(i)
acts of God, the Queen or Her enemies;
(ii)
civil war, insurrections or riots;
(iii)
fires, floods, explosions, earthquakes, or serious accidents;
(iv)
unusually severe weather, epidemics, or quarantine restrictions;
(v)
governmental priorities or allocation regulations or orders affecting materials, labour, equipment and
facilities;
(vi)
fuel shortages or freight embargoes;
(vii)
strikes or labour troubles causing cessation, slowdown, interruption of work or other similar events
relating to a person other than the Contractor (or any Subcontractor) or to the Owner.
Financial difficulties experienced by the Contractor will not be considered an occurrence of a Force Majeure under the
Contract.
37.
Governmental Authority
Governmental Authority means any federal, provincial, or municipal government and any agency, authority, body, board or
commission established by any of them. It includes the police and fire departments.
38.
Governmental Consent
Governmental Consent means any license, right, permit, franchise, privilege, registration, direction, decree, consent, order,
permission, approval, or authority to be issued or provided by, or written contract between the Owner and a Governmental
Authority.
39.
Overhead Costs
Overhead Costs means those costs that cannot be attributed to a single task of Work and are exclusive of Construction
Costs, Value Added Taxes, and profit. Overhead Costs include both general and administrative costs of the Contractor or
Subcontractor together with any and all Project specific or office costs of the Contractor or Subcontractor. Without limiting
the generality of the foregoing, Overhead Costs include costs associated with general conditions, administration, head
office, field office, management, supervision, coordination, scheduling, purchasing, security, health and safety, general
labour, accommodation, subsistence, travel, storage, inventory, loading and unloading, computers and electronics, software,
printing, general tools and equipment, standby costs and charges, vehicles, engineering, drafting, shop drawings, submittals,
surveying, temporary facilities, traffic control, fire safety, sanitation, site clean-up, utilities and services, controls, insurance,
bonding, heating, winterization, permits, inspection, regulatory fees, mobilization, demobilization, and other costs of a
similar reasonable nature.
40.
Personal Information
Personal Information has the same definition as in subsection 2(1) of MFIPPA and includes an individual’s name, address,
telephone number, and date of birth, whether recorded in printed form, on film, by electronic means, or otherwise and
disclosed to the Contractor.
41.
Request for Information (RFI)
Request for Information (“RFI”) means a standard document typically issued by the Contractor to the Consultant,
requesting a clarification of the scope of Work provided in the Contract Documents. The response to the RFI typically
results in a formal Supplemental Instruction where there is no modification of the original scope of the Work, or a
Contemplated Change Order from which the Contractor may provide pricing for the revision to the original scope of the
Work.
42.
Substantial Performance Date
Substantial Performance Date means the date by which the Contractor shall attain Substantial Performance of the Work as
specified in Article A-1 – THE WORK.
43.
Statutory Declaration
Statutory Declaration means the form of the statutory declaration to be delivered by the Contractor upon applications for
progress payment, release of holdback and final payment, being CCDC 9A – 2001 Statutory Declaration (latest edition
available).
SC 4. GC 1.1 CONTRACT DOCUMENTS
1.
Delete subparagraph 1.1.7.1 in its entirety and replace with the following:
.1
the order of priority of documents, from highest to lowest, shall be


Change Orders and/or Change Directives
the executed Agreement between the Owner and the Contractor
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









2.
Add new subparagraph 1.1.7.5 as follows:
.5
3.
in case of discrepancies, noted materials and annotations shall take precedence over graphic indications in the
Contract Documents.
Delete paragraph 1.1.8 in its entirety and replace with the following:
1.1.8
4.
detailed Contract Price breakdown or Lump Sum Schedule Breakdown
the Form of Tender as approved and accepted by the Owner
Addenda, as issued
Special Provisions
Project specific Supplementary Conditions
Supplementary Conditions to Contract CCDC 2-2008
Definitions
the General Conditions of the Stipulated Price Contract
the Specifications
Drawings
The Owner shall provide the Contractor, without charge, a maximum of six (6) copies of the Contract Documents
to perform the Work. The Contractor is responsible for the provision of any additional sets required in order to
complete the Work, at no cost to the Owner.
Delete “and shall remain the Consultant’s property” from the first sentence of paragraph 1.1.9 and replace with the
following:
“not the Contractor’s property”
SC 5. GC 1.2 LAW OF THE CONTRACT
1.
Add new paragraph 1.2.2 as follows:
1.2.2
The Contractor agrees that:
.1
any action or proceeding relating to the Contract shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in
the City of Hamilton and for that purpose each party irrevocably and unconditionally attorns and
submits to the jurisdiction of that court;
.2
it irrevocably waives any right to and will not oppose any action or proceeding relating to the Contract
on any jurisdictional basis, including forum non conveniens; and
.3
it will not oppose in any other jurisdiction, the enforcement against it, of any judgment or order duly
obtained from a Hamilton court as set out above.
SC 6. GC 1.3 RIGHTS AND REMEDIES
1.
Add to the beginning of paragraph 1.3.2, the following:
“Except with respect to the notice requirements set out in paragraphs 6.4.1, 6.5.4, and 6.6.1,”
2.
Add new paragraph 1.3.3 as follows:
1.3.3
All rights and remedies of the parties for any breach by the other party of its obligations under the Contract shall
be cumulative and not exclusive or mutually exclusive alternatives, may be exercised singularly, jointly or in
combination and shall not be deemed to be in exclusion of any other rights or remedies available to the nonbreaching party under the Contract or otherwise at law or in equity or by statute.
SC 7. GC 1.4 ASSIGNMENT
1.
Delete paragraph 1.4.1 in its entirety and replace with the following:
1.4.1
The Contractor shall not assign the Contract, or any portion thereof, without the prior written consent of the
Owner, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld. The Owner shall be entitled to assign the Contract to
any person or other entity (the “Assignee”). Upon the assumption by the Assignee of the Owner’s obligations
under the Contract, the Owner shall be released from its obligations arising under the Contract.
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2.
Add new paragraph 1.4.2 as follows:
1.4.2
Neither the use of one or more Subcontractors to carry out part of the Work, nor the assignment of the whole or of
any part of the Contract or the Work to be done under it shall relieve the Contractor of its obligations and liability
to the Owner.
SC 8. MUNICIPAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST
1.
Add new general condition GC 1.5 MUNICIPAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST as follows:
GC 1.5 MUNICPAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST
1.5.1
The Owner may terminate the Contract where the Contractor is in contravention with the Owner’s Procurement
Policy with respect to conflict of interest.
SC 9. ENTIRE CONTRACT, AMENDMENTS TO BE IN WRITING
1.
Add new general condition GC 1.6 ENTIRE CONTRACT, AMENDMENTS TO BE IN WRITING as follows:
GC 1.6 ENTIRE CONTRACT, AMENDMENTS TO BE IN WRITING
1.6.1
The Contract Documents (including all properly authorized Change Directives and Change Orders) constitute the
entire Contract between the parties. Each of the parties,
.1
acknowledges that it is not relying upon any representation, warranty, promise, instruction, advice or
information received from the other party or from any employee or agent of the other party, except as set
out in the Contract Documents;
.2
shall not rely at any time in the future on any representations, warranty, instruction, advice or information
purportedly received from the other party or any employee or agent of the other party, except as set out in a
properly authorized Change Order, Change Directive or in an amendment as provided under this section.
1.6.2
The Contract shall not be deemed to be or construed as having been amended as a result of any oral communication
between the parties or as a result of any practice of the parties, but all amendments to the Contract shall be in writing
and shall be signed by both parties, provided that any such amendment may be executed in counterpart form.
SC 10. NON-DISCLOSURE AND NO COMMENT
1.
Add new general condition GC 1.7 NON DISCLOSURE AND NO COMMENT as follows:
GC 1.7 NON-DISCLOSURE AND NO COMMENT
1.7.1
The Contractor shall not disclose details relating to the Contract, Work or Project to any outside person not
engaged in activities relating to the Contract, Work or Project, and shall restrain its employees from giving
unauthorized information with respect thereto.
1.7.2
The Contractor shall refer all inquiries from whatever source relating to the works to be undertaken within the
scope of the Contract to the Consultant.
SC 11. OWNER’S ACCESS TO SITE
1.
Add new general condition GC 1.8 OWNER’S ACCESS TO SITE as follows:
GC 1.8 OWNER’S ACCESS TO SITE
1.8.1
The Owner shall have the right to enter and occupy the Place of the Work in whole or in part, for the purpose of
placing fittings and equipment or for other uses before the issuance of the certificate of the Substantial
Performance of the Work, where in the opinion of the Consultant, such entry and occupancy will not interfere
unreasonably with the Contractor’s delivery of the Work.
1.8.2
Notwithstanding paragraph 1.8.1, the parties agree that during the term of the Contract, the Owner may inspect
any and all aspects of the Project, at all reasonable times, for the purpose of ensuring that the Contractor is
carrying out the Work and other obligations in accordance with the Contract.
SC 12. PATENTS AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
1.
Add new general condition GC 1.9 PATENTS AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY as follows:
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GC 1.9 PATENTS AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
1.9.1
Where the Work or Project to be carried out requires the installation or use of any patented or other protected
intellectual property,
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belonging to the Contractor, the Contract Price shall be deemed to include the grant of a perpetual
license from the Contractor to the Owner to make use of that intellectual property;
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belonging to any other person, the Contractor shall obtain and assign to the Owner a perpetual license
from the owner thereof entitling the Owner to make use of that intellectual property, and the cost thereof
shall be deemed to be included in the Contract Price.
SC 13. GC 2.1 AUTHORITY OF THE CONSULTANT
1.
Delete from the end of paragraph 2.1.2, the following:
“, the Contractor and the Consultant”
2.
Delete from paragraph 2.1.3, the following:
“against whom the Contractor makes no reasonable objection and”
SC 14. GC 2.2 ROLE OF THE CONSULTANT
1.
Add after “promptly inform the Owner” in paragraph 2.2.4, the following
“within twenty-four (24) hours”
2.
Delete from the beginning of paragraph 2.2.7, the following:
“Except with respect to GC5.1 – FINANCING INFORMATION REQUIRED OF THE OWNER,”
3.
Add to the end of paragraph 2.2.10, the following:
“and not more than forty-eight (48) hours after receipt of the written query unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.”
4.
Add after “with reasonable promptness” in paragraph 2.2.13, the following:
“but not more than five (5) Working Days after receipt of a written Request for Information from the Contractor”
5.
Add after “, the Consultant does not guarantee” in the second sentence of paragraph 2.2.17, the following:
“to the Contractor”
6.
Add to the end of paragraph 2.2.18, the following:
“The Consultant shall ensure that all such warranties and documents submitted for approval and for the Owner’s records are
in accordance with the Contract Documents prior to the documents being forwarded.”
7.
Add new paragraph 2.2.19 as follows:
2.2.19
The Consultant will provide the Contractor in writing with bench marks and points of reference to be used by the
Contractor in setting out the Work. The Owner will be responsible only for the correctness of the information so
supplied. From these bench marks and points of reference the Contractor will do its own setting out. The setting
out by the Contractor shall include but shall not be limited to the preparation of grade sheets, the installation of
centre lines stakes, grades stakes, offsets and site rails.
SC 15. GC 2.3 REVIEW AND INSPECTION OF THE WORK
1.
Add to end of paragraph 2.3.2, the following:
“Reasonable notice shall not be less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the testing and inspection”
2.
Add after “inspection reports relating to the Work” in paragraph 2.3.3, the following:
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“, and in any event no later than two (2) Working Days from the date of the inspection”
SC 16. GC 2.4 DEFECTIVE WORK
1.
Add after “failing to conform to the Contract Documents” in paragraph 2.4.1, the following:
“at the Contractor’s expense”
2.
Add new paragraphs 2.4.1.1, 2.4.1.2 as follows:
2.4.1.1
The Contractor shall rectify, in a manner acceptable to the Owner and the Consultant, all defective work and
deficiencies throughout the Work, whether or not they are specifically identified by the Consultant.
2.4.1.2
The Contractor shall prioritize and schedule the correction of any defective Work which, in the sole discretion of
the Owner, adversely affects the day to day operation of the Owner.
SC 17. GC 3.1 CONTROL OF THE WORK
1.
Add after “construction means, methods, techniques,” in paragraph 3.1.2, the following:
“schedule,”
2.
Add new paragraph 3.1.3, as follows:
3.1.3
Prior to commencing individual procurement, fabrication and construction activities, the Contractor shall verify,
at the Place of the Work, all relevant measurements and levels necessary for proper and complete fabrication,
assembly and installation of the Work and shall further carefully compare such field measurements and conditions
with the requirements of the Contract Documents. Where dimensions are not included or exact locations are not
apparent, the Contractor shall immediately notify the Consultant in writing and obtain written instructions from
the Consultant before proceeding with any part of the affected work.
SC 18. GC 3.2 CONSTRUCTION BY OWNER OR OTHER CONTRACTORS
1.
Delete subparagraphs 3.2.2.1 and 3.2.2.2 in their entirety.
2.
Add to the end of subparagraph 3.2.2.3, the following:
“; the Contractor acknowledges that, if the Owner does not enter into any other contracts for the Project, the Contractor is
the “constructor” and the “employer” within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario) and the
Contractor undertakes to carry out the duties, obligations and responsibilities of the constructor and the employer with
respect to the Project. In the event that the Owner enters into more than one contract for the Project, or when work is
performed by the Owner’s own forces, the Owner agrees to fulfill all of the duties, obligations and responsibilities required
under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario). Without restricting the generality of any other term or condition in
the Contract, the Contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless the Owner from any liability for claims, damages or
penalties, including reasonable legal fees to defend any offences, arising from the Contractor’s failure to comply with the
duties, responsibility and obligations of the constructor and the employer under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
(Ontario).”
3.
Add new subparagraph 3.2.3.4 as follows:
3.2.3.4
Subject to General Condition 6.1.1 Owners Right to Make Changes and GC 9.4 - CONSTRUCTION SAFETY,
where paragraph 3.2.4 of GC 3.2 - CONSTRUCTION BY OWNER OR OTHER CONTRACTORS applies, for
the Owner’s own forces and for other contractors performing work within the construction site limits identified in
the Contract Documents, assume overall responsibility for compliance with all aspects of the applicable health
and safety legislation in the Place of the Work, including all of the responsibilities of the constructor as that term
is defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
SC 19. GC 3.4 DOCUMENT REVIEW
1.
Delete paragraph 3.4.1 in its entirety and replace with the following:
3.4.1.
The Contractor shall review the Contract Documents and shall report promptly to the Consultant any error,
inconsistency or omission the Contractor may discover. Such review by the Contractor shall comply with the
standard of care described in paragraph 3.14.1 of the Contract. Except for its obligation to make such review and
report the result, the Contractor does not assume any responsibility to the Owner or to the Consultant for the
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accuracy of the Contract Documents. The Contractor shall not be liable for damage or costs resulting from such
errors, inconsistencies, or omissions in the Contract Documents, which the Contractor could not reasonably have
discovered. If the Contractor does discover any error, inconsistency or omission in the Contract Documents, the
Contractor shall not proceed with the work affected until the Contractor has received corrected or missing
information from the Consultant.
2.
Add new paragraphs 3.4.2 and 3.4.3 as follows:
3.4.2
The Contractor shall follow the procedures as set forth in the Contract Documents. All requests are to be formal,
written, and tracked, beginning with a Request for Information from the Contractor. If the Request for
Information results in a change to the Work as specified in the Contract Documents, the Consultant will then issue
a written request for Change Order, as set forth in GC 6 - CHANGES IN THE WORK.
3.4.3
If, at any time, the Contractor finds errors, inconsistencies, or omissions in the Contract Documents or has any
doubt as to the meaning or intent of any part thereof, the Contractor shall immediately notify the Consultant,
through a Request for Information. The Contractor shall not proceed with the work until the Consultant has
responded to the Request for Information, and in dealing with such error, inconsistency or omission the
Contractor shall co-operate with the Owner and the Consultant in good faith to resolve such errors, inconsistency
or omission so as to avoid any increase in the Contract Price or delay in the progress of the Work. Neither the
Owner nor the Consultant will be responsible for the consequences of any action of the Contractor based on oral
instructions.
SC 20. GC 3.5 CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
1.
Delete paragraph 3.5.1 in its entirety and replace with the following:
3.5.1
2.
The Contractor shall:
.1
prior to the first application for payment, prepare and submit to the Owner and the Consultant for their
review and acceptance, a construction schedule that indicates the timing of the activities of the Work and
provides sufficient detail of the critical events and their inter-relationship to demonstrate the Work will
be performed in conformity with the Contract Time and in accordance with the Contract Documents.
The Contractor shall employ construction scheduling software, where required by the Specifications,
that permits the progress of the Work to be monitored in relation to the critical path established in the
schedule. The Contractor shall provide the schedule and any successor or revised schedules in both
electronic format and paper copy. Once accepted by the Owner and the Consultant, the construction
schedule submitted by the Contractor shall become the baseline construction schedule;
.2
provide the expertise and resources, such resources including manpower and equipment, as are
necessary to maintain progress under the accepted baseline construction schedule or any successor or
revised schedule accepted by the Owner pursuant to GC 3.5 - CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE;
.3
monitor the progress of the Work on a weekly basis relative to the baseline construction schedule, or any
successor or revised schedule accepted by the Owner pursuant to GC 3.5 - CONSTRUCTION
SCHEDULE, update the schedule on a monthly basis and advise the Consultant and the Owner in
writing of any variation from the baseline or slippage in the schedule; and
.4
if, after applying the expertise and resources required under subparagraph 3.5.1.2, the Contractor forms
the opinion that the variation or slippage in schedule reported pursuant to subparagraph 3.5.1.3 cannot
be recovered by the Contractor, it shall, in the same notice, indicate to the Consultant and the Owner if
the Contractor intends to apply for an extension of Contract Time as provided in PART 6 of the General
Conditions - CHANGES IN THE WORK.
Add new paragraphs 3.5.2, 3.5.3, 3.5.4, 3.5.5, 3.5.6., 3.5.7, 3.5.8, 3.5.9 and 3.5.10 as follows:
3.5.2
If, at any time, it should appear to the Owner or the Consultant that the actual progress of the Work is behind
schedule or is likely to become behind schedule, or if the Contractor has given notice of such to the Owner or the
Consultant pursuant to subparagraph 3.5.1.3, the Contractor shall take appropriate steps to cause the actual
progress of the Work to conform to the schedule or minimize the resulting delay and shall produce and present to
the Owner and the Consultant a recovery plan demonstrating how the Contractor will achieve the recovery of the
schedule. If the Contractor intends to apply for a change in the Contract Price in relation to a schedule recovery
plan, then the Contractor shall proceed in accordance with GC 6.5 – DELAYS.
3.5.3
Where a Force Majeure occurs, the Consultant shall determine the number of days (if any) to be allowed by
reason thereof for the Substantial Performance of the Work.
3.5.4
An extension of time may be granted under this section by the Consultant where in the Consultant’s reasonable
opinion it is appropriate in all of the circumstances to do so;
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by reason of the occurrence of a Force Majeure;
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by reason of a Change Directive or Change Order;
where the Owner, for any reason, directs that Work be discontinued; provided that,
(1)
an extension under subparagraph 3.5.4.1 shall not entitle the Contractor to any additional
payment; and
(2)
any other extension shall entitle the Contractor to additional overhead costs only to the extent
that the Consultant is satisfied that such costs will increase by reason of the extension.
3.5.5
Any extension of time so granted shall not exceed the amount that is reasonably required. Requests for extension
will be evaluated collectively, rather than on an individual Change Directive or Change Order basis, provided that
the collective evaluation shall not be less frequently than at least once per quarter. There is no presumption that
the time required to carry out a Change Directive or Change Order will necessarily extend the date of the
Substantial Performance of the Work by the same length of time. Instead, the Consultant shall make an
independent determination of whether an extension is required.
3.5.6
An extension of time under this section shall be for such time as the Consultant may prescribe as being fair and
reasonable and the Consultant shall fix the terms on which the said extension may be granted.
3.5.7
An application for an extension of time as herein provided shall be made in writing by the Contractor to the
Consultant through the Change Order process.
3.5.8
Any additional time granted for the completion of the Contract will be conditional upon the Contractor providing
the Owner with evidence that all insurance, bonds or other securities, furnished to the Owner by the Contractor,
have been increased and, if necessary, extended beyond the limit of the time extension.
3.5.9
Any extension of time that may be granted to the Contractor shall be so granted and accepted without prejudice to
any rights of the Owner whatsoever under the Contract and all of such rights shall continue in full force and effect
after the time limited in the Contract for the completion of the Work, and whenever in the Contract power and
authority is given to the Owner or the Consultant or any person to take any action consequent upon the act,
default, breach, neglect, delay, non-observance or non-performance by the Contractor in respect of the Work or
Contract, or any portion thereof, such powers or authorities may be exercised from time to time and not only in
the event of the happening of such contingencies before the time limited in the Contract for the completion of the
Work but also in the event of the same happening after the time so limited in the case of the Contractor being
permitted to proceed with the execution of the Work under an extension of time granted by the Consultant. In the
event of the Consultant granting an extension of time, time shall continue to be deemed of the essence with
respect to that extension.
3.5.10
Due to the time constraints regarding the Project, the Contractor shall maintain rigorous control of all elements of
the Work for which the deadlines are indicated in the Contract Documents.
SC 21. GC 3.6 SUPERVISION
1.
Delete paragraph 3.6.1 in its entirety and replace with the following:
3.6.1
2.
The Contractor shall furnish a competent and adequate staff, who shall be in attendance at the Place of the Work
at all times, as necessary, for the proper administration, co-ordination, supervision and superintendence of the
Work; organize the procurement of all materials and equipment so that they will be available at the time they are
needed for the Work, and keep an adequate force of skilled workmen on the job to complete the Work in
accordance with all requirements of the Contract Documents. The appointed representatives shall not be changed
except for valid reasons, at no additional cost to the Owner, and upon the Contractor obtaining the Owner’s
written consent, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld. Further, the Contractor shall not employ or
continue to employ on the Work anyone to whom the Owner may reasonably object.
Add new paragraphs 3.6.3, 3.6.4, 3.6.5, 3.6.6, 3.6.7, 3.6.8 and 3.6.9 as follows:
3.6.3
The Contractor shall at all times have at the Place of Work, a full-time and competent construction superintendent
who shall be capable of reading and thoroughly understanding plans and specifications and of adequately
communicating with the Consultant and its representatives and who also must be thoroughly experienced in the
type of Work being performed, and who shall be the recipient of all instructions from the Consultant or its
authorized representatives. No work of any kind shall be carried out by the Contractor or its Subcontractors
during prolonged absence of the construction superintendent.
3.6.4
The construction superintendent shall have full authority to execute the orders or directions of the Consultant
without delay, and to promptly provide such materials, equipment, tools, labour and incidentals as may be
required. The Contractor shall provide a superintendent regardless of the amount of Work subcontracted.
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3.6.5
The Contractor shall provide the Consultant with the telephone and the address of its appointed representative(s),
who could be contacted on matters relating to the Contract, (e.g. urgent messages or emergencies), and who shall
be available within reasonable notice, twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, on matters relating to
the Contract.
3.6.6
The Owner may, at any time during the course of the Work, request the replacement of the appointed
representative(s), where the grounds for the request involve incompetent or disorderly conduct or conduct which
jeopardizes the safety and security of the site or the Owner’s operations. Immediately upon receipt of the request,
the Contractor shall make arrangements to appoint an acceptable replacement at no additional cost to the Owner.
3.6.7
The Contractor shall cause each Subcontractor at all times while the Work is being carried out, to have a fully
competent supervisor at the Place of the Work, who is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of the Project for
which that Subcontractor is responsible.
3.6.8
The superintendent shall not be employed in any other capacity at the Place of Work. Where it is necessary to
employ a superintendent in some other capacity, the Consultant shall approve the extent to which a labour time
charge may be claimed by the Contractor or a Subcontractor in respect of that superintendent.
3.6.9
The Contractor acknowledges that the replacement of the construction superintendent or project team members
will have significant impacts on the Project schedule and quality of the Work; therefore, all measures will be taken
by the Contractor in order to maintain the original team assigned to the Project. Replacement of any team
members will result in a possible delay to the Project and will be the responsibility of the Contractor to make-up
any such delays.
SC 22. GC 3.7 SUBCONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS
1.
Add to the end of paragraph 3.7.2, the following:
“Failure on the part of the Contractor to indicate in writing such Subcontractors and Suppliers to the Owner, shall be
deemed to be a failure or refusal to enter into the Contract."
2.
Add to the end of paragraph 3.7.4, the following:
“at the discretion of the Consultant.”
3.
Add new paragraph 3.7.7 as follows:
3.7.7
The Contractor shall not change any of the Subcontractors or Suppliers proposed by the Contractor in writing and
accepted by the Owner at the signing of the Contract without the Owner’s written consent or execute any
subcontracts for the performance of the Work without the Owner’s prior written consent.
SC 23. GC 3.8 LABOUR AND PRODUCTS
1.
Add new paragraphs 3.8.4, 3.8.5, 3.8.6, 3.8.7, 3.8.8, 3.8.9, 3.8.10, 3.8.11, 3.8.12, 3.8.13, 3.8.14 and 3.8.15 as follows:
3.8.4
The cost for overtime required beyond the normal Working Day to complete individual construction operations of
a continuous nature, such as pouring or finishing of concrete or similar work, or work that the Contractor elects to
perform at overtime rates without the Owner or the Consultant requesting it shall not be chargeable to the Owner
and shall be at the sole cost and expense of the Contractor.
3.8.5
The Contractor shall comply with all requirements set out in the Fair Wage Policy. The Owner has adopted the
Fair Wage Policy, respecting contractors and subcontractors that must be adhered to on this Project.
3.8.6
The Contractor shall comply in all respects with the Fair Wage Policy and is fully responsible for ensuring that all
of its Subcontractors also comply in all respects with the Fair Wage Policy.
3.8.7
All workers employed by the Contractor and its Subcontractors in connection with the Work or Project shall be
paid or provided with wages, benefits and hours of work in accordance with the Fair Wage Policy which were in
effect on the date of the closing of the request for tenders/request for proposals for the Contract.
3.8.8
The Contractor is responsible for the safe on-site storage of Products and their protection (including Products
supplied by the Owner and other contractors to be installed under the Contract) in such ways as to avoid
dangerous conditions or contamination of the Products or other person or property and in locations at the Place of
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the Work to the satisfaction of the Owner and the Consultant. The Owner shall provide all relevant information on
the Products to be supplied by the Owner within the Contract Documents.
3.8.9
The Contractor shall neither permit nor allow underaged persons contrary to Applicable Laws, the introduction or
use of alcoholic beverages or illegal narcotics on or about the Place of the Work.
3.8.10
At the request of the Owner or Consultant, the Contractor shall remove from the Place of the Work, any person
(whether employed on the Work or not) who, in the opinion of the Owner or Consultant, is incompetent,
intoxicated or otherwise impaired, or who is conducting himself (or herself) improperly, and the Contractor shall
not permit any such person to remain on the Place of the Work, nor to return to the Place of the Work without the
written approval of the Owner or Consultant as the case may be.
3.8.11
Where required by the Consultant, the Contractor shall furnish a complete written statement of the origin,
composition and manufacture of all materials to be supplied by them, and shall furnish samples thereof for testing
purposes, if so instructed by the Consultant.
3.8.12
The Consultant's approval of changed materials shall not be considered as waiver of objection to the Work or
materials at any subsequent time due to their failure to conform to the Specifications.
3.8.13
The Contractor shall furnish for the Consultant's approval, such material tests, mock-ups, mix designs and tests of
items and/or materials manufactured or fabricated off the Place of the Work as the Consultant may reasonably
request.
3.8.14
Specified product by name, trade or company is regarded as the standard of quality required by the Specifications.
No substitution shall be made by the Contractor without the prior written approval of the Owner.
3.8.15
By-law 07-170 (City of Hamilton Licensing Code) regulates the trade licensing process in Hamilton. The By-law
regulates all businesses of plumbing, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, drain laying and building repair.
The City of Hamilton’s Standards & Licensing Section is responsible for the licensing of contractors and masters.
Licenses are issued to contractors and masters working in the above noted trades.
SC 24. GC 3.11 USE OF THE WORK
1.
Add new paragraph 3.11.3 as follows:
3.11.3
The Contractor shall abide by and enforce directives and policies regarding signs, advertisements, safety
procedures, fires and smoking at the Place of the Work as directed by the Owner.
SC 25. GC 3.13 CLEANUP
1.
Add new paragraphs 3.13.4, 3.13.5 and 3.13.6 as follows:
3.13.4
The Owner shall have the right to set-off the cost of cleaning to the Contractor if it is not done within twenty-four
(24) hours of written notice to clean and the Owner shall have the right to set-off the cost of damage to the Place
of the Work caused by the Contractor’s, the Subcontractor’s or the Supplier’s transportation in and out of the
Place of the Work if not repaired within five (5) Working Days of written notice to repair or before final payment,
whichever is earlier.
3.13.5
All material delivered to the Place of the Work shall be neatly stored or contained upon delivery only in areas as
approved by the Owner or the Consultant and shall be secured and remain in the Contractor’s control until
installed.
3.13.6
The Contractor shall legally dispose forthwith of any debris and surplus material accumulated at the Place of the
Work, and where requested, the Contractor shall provide to the Consultant a true copy of the original certificate
approval from a waste management system and a true copy of the original certificate of approval from the place of
disposal for all debris and surplus material disposed of by the Contractor under the Contract.
SC 26. PERFORMANCE BY CONTRACTOR
1.
Add new general condition GC 3.14 PERFORMANCE BY CONTRACTOR as follows:
GC 3.14 PERFORMANCE BY CONTRACTOR
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3.14.1
In performing its services and obligations under the Contract, the Contractor shall exercise a standard of care,
skill and diligence that would normally be provided by an experienced and prudent contractor supplying similar
services for similar projects. The Contractor acknowledges and agrees that throughout the Contract, the
Contractor’s obligations, duties and responsibilities shall be interpreted in accordance with this standard. The
Contractor shall exercise the same standard of due care and diligence in respect of any Products, personnel, or
procedures which it may recommend to the Owner.
3.14.2
The Contractor further represents, covenants and warrants to the Owner that:
.1
the personnel it assigns to the Project are appropriately experienced;
.2
it has a sufficient staff of qualified and competent personnel to replace any vacancy, subject to the
Owner’s approval, resulting from death, incapacity, removal or resignation; and
.3
there are no pending, threatened or anticipated claims that would have a material effect on the financial
ability of the Contractor to perform its work under the Contract.
SC 27. SECURITY
1.
Add new general condition GC 3.15 SECURITY as follows:
GC 3.15 SECURITY
3.15.1
The Contractor is responsible to provide and maintain the Place of the Work in a secure manner, free from public
access, trespassing, or vandalism. This provision is to be maintained on a twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven
(7) days per week basis and may require such items as fencing, hoarding, lighting, security guards or systems, and
security cameras.
SC 28. GC 4.1 CASH ALLOWANCES
1.
Delete paragraph 4.1.4 in its entirety and replace with the following:
4.1.4
2.
Delete paragraph 4.1.5 in its entirety and replace with the following:
4.1.5
3.
Where the actual cost of the Work under any cash allowance exceeds the amount of the allowance, any
unexpended amounts from other cash allowances shall be reallocated, at the Consultant’s direction, to cover the
shortfall, and, in that case, there shall be no additional amount added to the Contract Price for overhead and
profit. Only where the actual cost of the Work under all cash allowances exceeds the total amount of all cash
allowances shall the Contractor be compensated for the excess incurred and substantiated, plus an amount for
overhead and profit on the excess only, as set out in the Contract Documents.
The net amount of any unexpended cash allowances, after providing for any reallocations as contemplated in
paragraph 4.1.4, shall be deducted from the Contract Price by Change Order without any adjustment for the
Contractor’s overhead and profit on such amount.
Add new paragraph 4.1.8 as follows:
4.1.8
The Owner reserves the right to call, or to have the Contractor call, for competitive bids for portions of the Work
to be paid from cash allowances.
SC 29. GC 4.2 CONTINGENCY ALLOWANCES
1.
Add new paragraph 4.2.5:
4.2.5
2.
Any contingency allowance specified in the Contract Documents, the Owner’s Council resolution with respect to
the Contract, or elsewhere, shall be deemed to be solely a budgetary authorization by the Owner. The Contractor
shall have no right to draw upon any such contingency allowance for payment unless specifically authorized to do
so by way of Change Order.
Add new paragraph 4.2.6:
4.2.6
In the absence of a contingency allowance being shown on the Contract Documents, the Contractor is not to
assume that there is one in place. The disclosure of any contingency allowances is at the discretion of the Owner.
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SC 30. GC 4.3 PROVISIONAL AMOUNTS
1.
Add new general condition GC 4.3 PROVISIONAL AMOUNTS as follows:
GC 4.3 PROVISIONAL AMOUNTS
4.3.1
The Contract Price includes provisional items, if any, as stated in the Contract Documents.
4.3.2
The Contractor is not entitled to payment of any provisional items except for the extra or additional work carried
out by the Contractor, as directed by the Owner and in accordance with the Contract and only to the extent of
such extra or additional work and payment approved by the Owner.
4.3.3
The Owner reserves the right to delete from the Contract Price any of the provisional items identified in the Form
of Tender, for credit at the price shown. All prices are inclusive of all duties and taxes applicable, except Value
Added Taxes.
SC 31. GC 5.1 FINANCING INFORMATION REQUIRED OF THE OWNER
1.
Delete GC 5.1 FINANCING INFORMATION REQUIRED OF THE OWNER in its entirety.
SC 32. GC 5.2 APPLICATIONS FOR PROGRESS PAYMENT
1.
Add to the end of paragraph 5.2.3, the following:
The Contractor shall review with the Consultant and the Owner, at a scheduled time, the percentage of work completed for
each item indicated in the schedule of values. This procedure shall be complied with for each application for payment prior
to submitting the formal application for payment.
2.
Add to the end of paragraph 5.2.6, the following:
The statement shall include the Contract number, Project name and purchase order number.
3.
Add to the end of paragraph 5.2.7, the following:
Any Products delivered to the Place of the Work but not yet incorporated into the Work shall remain at the risk of the
Contractor notwithstanding that title has passed to the Owner pursuant to General Condition 13.1 - OWNERSHIP OF
MATERIALS.
4.
Add new paragraphs 5.2.8, 5.2.9, 5.2.10, 5.2.11, 5.2.12 and 5.2.13, as follows:
5.2.8
The Contractor must provide with each application after the first, a Statutory Declaration, certifying that all
accounts for all subcontract, construction machinery and equipment, materials, Products, labour and other
indebtedness which may have been incurred by the Contractor and for which the Owner might in any way be held
responsible have been paid in full or will be paid with the proceeds from such application for payment, except for
amounts properly retained as holdback or as an identified amount in dispute.
5.2.9
After the first application for payment and with each subsequent application for payment the Contractor shall
submit evidence of compliance with the applicable worker’s compensation legislation at the Place of the Work,
including payments due thereunder.
5.2.10
Subject to the Construction Lien Act and all other Applicable Laws, the Owner will pay to the Contractor ninety
percent (90%) of the amount shown on such certificates, less previous payments, less the amount of any liens or
any written notice of a lien of which the Owner has notice, less the maintenance security referred to in GC 12.3 WARRANTY and less any amounts that the Owner deems necessary to retain for its protection against claims or
liabilities or for any claim or claims the Owner may have against the Contractor under the Contract, other
contracts, or otherwise, and such payments shall not in any way be construed as, nor shall it constitute, an
acceptance of all or any part of the Work or material under the Contract. Once the reason for the Owner being
entitled to withhold payment of any amount has been rectified, the amount withheld due to that reason will be paid
by the Owner to the Contractor.
5.2.11
The Contractor shall submit its formal applications for payment, including a breakdown of approved Change
Orders and percentage completed of each, to the Consultant in a form satisfactory to the Owner. Deviation or
incomplete submissions with respect to the approved breakdown will require resubmission of the application for
payment.
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5.2.12
If any Work or item under the Contract is included by the Contractor in its progress claims as partially or fully
completed, but it is not completed in accordance with Drawings or Specifications, or is not completed to the
Consultant's satisfaction, the Consultant shall omit the partial or total cost of such items from the certificates of
payment and shall notify the Contractor in writing of its action and the reason for same, and shall withhold
payments for such items, over, above and distinct from applicable construction lien holdbacks, until they are
completed or corrected to its full satisfaction.
5.2.13
The Consultant and/or the Owner shall not be held responsible for any delays in payment due to a disagreement in
the amounts shown by the Contractor on their payment application as submitted to the Consultant for review.
SC 33. GC 5.3 PROGRESS PAYMENT
1.
Add after “the Consultant will promptly inform the Owner” in subparagraph 5.3.1.1, the following:
“within twenty-four (24) hours”
2.
Delete subparagraph 5.3.1.3 in its entirety and replace with the following:
.3
3.
Add new paragraph 5.3.2 as follows:
5.3.2
4.
the Owner shall make payment to the Contractor on account as provided in Article A-5 of the Agreement PAYMENT on or before twenty (20) Working Days after the date of a certificate of payment issued by the
Consultant.
If the Contractor fails to comply with GC 5.2 – APPLICATIONS FOR PROGRESS PAYMENT or GC 10.4 –
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION, the Owner shall not be required to make payments to the Contractor until the
obligation has been complied with.
Add new paragraph 5.3.3 as follows:
5.3.3
All progress payments are not conclusive as to the value or quality of Work performed, and are subject to
reopening and readjustment, until and including the date that the Owner releases the holdback for finishing work
under the Construction Lien Act.
SC 34. GC 5.5 PAYMENT OF HOLDBACK UPON SUBSTANTIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE WORK
1.
Add new subparagraph 5.5.1.3 as follows:
5.5.1.3
2.
submit a statement that no written notices of lien have been received by it.
Delete “statement” from paragraph 5.5.2 and replace with the following: “documents”
3.
Delete paragraphs 5.5.3, 5.5.4 and 5.5.5 in their entirety.
SC 35. GC 5.6 PROGRESSIVE RELEASE OF HOLDBACK
1.
Delete GC 5.6 - PROGRESSIVE RELEASE OF HOLDBACK in its entirety.
SC 36. GC 5.7 FINAL PAYMENT
1.
Delete paragraph 5.7.1 in its entirety and replace with the following:
5.7.1
When the Contractor considers that the Work is completed, the Contractor shall submit an application for final
payment. The Contractor’s application for final payment shall be accompanied by any documents or materials not
yet delivered pursuant to paragraph 5.4.5. The Work shall be deemed not to be performed until all of the
aforementioned documents have been delivered.
2.
Delete “10 calendar days” in paragraph 5.7.2 and replace with “ten (10) Working Days”.
3.
Delete “5 calendar days” in paragraph 5.7.4 and replace with “twenty (20) Working Days”.
4.
Add new paragraph 5.7.5 as follows:
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5.7.5
Prior to the release of the holdback for finishing work under the Construction Lien Act, the Contractor shall
submit:
.1
Contractor’s written request for release of the holdback, including a statement that no written notices of
lien have been received by it;
.2
a Statutory Declaration; and
.3
a final Workplace Safety & Insurance Board Clearance Certificate.
SC 37. LIENS
1.
Add new general condition GC 5.10 LIENS as follows:
GC 5.10 LIENS
5.10.1
In the event that a construction lien arising from the performance of the Work is registered against the Project
lands, the Contractor shall, within ten (10) calendar days, at its sole expense, vacate or discharge the lien from
title to the premises. If the lien is merely vacated, the Contractor shall, if requested, undertake the Owner’s
defence of any subsequent lawsuit commenced in respect of the lien at the Contractor’s sole expense.
5.10.2
In the event that the Contractor fails or refuses to vacate or discharge a construction lien within the time
prescribed above, the Owner shall, at its option, be entitled to take all steps necessary to vacate and/or discharge
the lien, and all costs and expenses incurred by the Owner in so doing (including, without limitation, legal fees on
a solicitor and client basis and any payment which may ultimately be made out of or pursuant to security posted to
vacate the lien) shall be for the account of the Contractor and the Owner may deduct such amounts from amounts
otherwise due or owing to the Contractor. If the Owner vacates the lien, it shall be entitled to retain all amounts it
would be required to retain pursuant to the Construction Lien Act (Ontario) if the lien had not be vacated.
5.10.3
Without limiting any of the foregoing, the Contractor shall indemnify the Owner for all costs (including, without
limitation, legal fees on a solicitor and client basis) it may incur in connection with the claim for lien or
subsequent lawsuit brought in connection with the lien, or in connection with any other claim or lawsuit brought
against the Owner by any person that provided services or materials to the Project lands which constituted a part
of the Work.
5.10.4
This GC 5.10 does not apply to construction liens claimed by the Contractor.
SC 38. PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER
1.
Add new general condition GC 5.11 PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER as follows:
GC 5.11 PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER
5.11.1
The term "EFT" refers to electronic funds transfer and may also include the payment information transfer.
5.11.2
All payments by the Owner under the Contract shall be made by EFT as a direct deposit to a Canadian chartered
bank, save and except where:
.1
the funds payable under the terms of the Contract are only payable in a single lump sum and not payable
by installments or progress payments or otherwise than a single lump sum payment; or
.2
the Owner is unable to release one or more payments by EFT, in which case the Contractor agrees to
either:
(1) accept payment by cheque or some other mutually agreeable method of payment; or
(2) request the Owner to extend payment due dates until such time as the Owner makes payment by
EFT, subject to paragraph 5.11.4.
5.11.3
Mandatory Submission of the Contractor’s EFT Information
.1
The Contractor is required to provide the Owner with the information required for the Owner to make
payment by EFT. A purchase order may not be issued to the Contractor without this requisite
information.
.2
In the event that the EFT information changes, the Contractor shall be responsible for providing
forthwith the updated information to the Owner.
.3
Where the Contractor provides changes to the EFT information more than once in a calendar year, the
Contractor shall also pay any fee approved by the Council of the City of Hamilton for each additional
change.
5.11.4
Suspension of Payment
.1
The Owner is not required to make any payment under the Contract until its designated officer has
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5.11.5
received the correct EFT payment information from the Contractor. Until receipt of the correct EFT
information, any invoice or contract payment request shall be deemed not to be a proper invoice or valid
request for the purpose of payment under the Contract. No interest or any other manner of claim
whatsoever for delayed or non-payment shall be permitted as a result of incorrect EFT information or
improper delivery of EFT payment information.
If the EFT information changes after submission of correct EFT information, the Owner shall have
thirty (30) calendar days within which to update the changed EFT information after its receipt by the
designated officer to the extent payment is made by EFT. However, the Contractor may request that no
further payments be made until the updated EFT information is implemented by the Owner’s payment
office. If such suspension would result in a late payment under any payment terms of the Contract, the
Contractor’s request for suspension shall extend the due date for payment by the number of days of the
suspension.
Liability for Uncompleted or Erroneous Transfers
.1
If an uncompleted or erroneous transfer occurs because the Owner used the Contractor’s EFT
information incorrectly, the Owner remains responsible for making a correct payment.
.2
If an uncompleted or erroneous transfer occurs because the Contractor’s EFT information was incorrect,
or was revised within thirty (30) calendar days of the Owner’s release of the EFT payment transaction
instruction, and
.3
Funds are no longer under the control of the Owner’s payment office, the Owner is deemed to have
made payment and the Contractor is responsible for recovery of any erroneously directed funds; or
.4
If the funds remain under the control of the Owner’s payment office, the Owner shall not make payment
and the provisions of paragraph 5.11.4 shall apply.
5.11.6EFT and Timely Payment
A payment shall be deemed to have been made in a timely manner in accordance with the payment terms of the
Contract if, in the Owner’s EFT payment transaction instruction released to its bank, the date specified for
settlement of the payment is on or before the last date for due payment under the terms of the Contract, provided
the specified payment date is a valid date when the Owner’s bank is open for business.
5.11.7Liability for Change of EFT Information by Financial Agent
The Owner is not liable for errors resulting from changes to EFT information provided by the Contractor’s
financial agent.
SC 39. GC 6.1 OWNER’S RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES
1.
Add new paragraph 6.1.3 as follows:
6.1.3
The Contractor is not entitled to any compensation for loss or loss of anticipated profit as a result of the deletion
of any major item or major part of an item.
SC 40. GC 6.3 CHANGE DIRECTIVE
1.
Delete subparagraph 6.3.6.3 in its entirety and replace with the following:
.3
2.
The Contractor's fee shall be as specified in GC 6.7 - EXTRA WORK, CLAIMS PAYMENT FROM
CONTINGENCY or as otherwise agreed by the parties.
Delete subparagraph 6.3.7.1 in its entirety and replace with the following:
.1
salaries, wages and benefits paid to personnel in the direct employ of the Contractor while directly engaged in the
Work attributable to the change under a salary or wage schedule agreed upon by the Owner and the Contractor, or
in the absence of such a schedule, actual salaries, wages and benefits paid under applicable bargaining agreement,
and in the absence of a salary or wage schedule and bargaining agreement, actual salaries, wages and benefits paid
by the Contractor while directly engaged in the Work attributable to the change, for personnel
(1) stationed at the Contractor's field office, in whatever capacity employed;
(2) engaged in the preparation or review of Shop Drawings, fabrication drawings, and coordination drawings; or
(3) engaged in the processing of changes in the Work.
3.
Delete “and hand tools not owned by the workers” from subparagraph 6.3.7.5 and replace with the following:
“exclusive of hand tools”
4.
Add to the end of subparagraph 6.3.7.9, the following:
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“, provided however that the cost included in such amounts shall be limited to the actual costs of the items described in this
paragraph 6.3.7 changing “Contractor” to “Subcontractor” as necessary”
5.
Add to the end of subparagraph 6.3.7.17, the following:
“not caused by the Contractor or anyone for whom it is responsible”
6.
Delete “thereof when requested” from paragraph 6.3.9 and replace with the following:
“upon submission of any claim for costs related to the Change Directive”
7.
Add to the end of paragraph 6.3.10, the following:
“The Contractor shall include all pertinent documentation as back-up with any claims for additional Contract Time and/or
increase in Contract Price to the Consultant for review and approval.”
8.
Add after “proposed adjustment in the Contract Time from paragraph 6.3.12, the following:
“and/or Contract Price”
SC 41. GC 6.4 CONCEALED OR UNKNOWN CONDITIONS
1.
Add new paragraph 6.4.5 as follows:
6.4.5
If the Contractor was given access to the Place of the Work prior to the submission of the bid on which the
Contract was awarded, then the Contractor confirms that it carefully investigated the Place of the Work and, in
doing so, applied to that investigation the degree of care and skill required by paragraph 3.14.1. In those
circumstances, notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 6.4.1, the Contractor is not entitled to an adjustment
to the Contract Price or to an extension of the Contract Time for conditions which could reasonably have been
ascertained by the Contractor by such careful investigation, or which could have been reasonably inferred from
the material provided with the Contract Documents. In those circumstances, should a claim arise, the Contractor
will have the burden of establishing that it could not have discovered the materially different conditions from a
careful investigation, because of restrictions placed on its access or inferred the existence of the conditions from
the material provided with the Contract Documents.
SC 42. GC 6.5 DELAYS
1.
Delete paragraph 6.5.1 in its entirety and replace with the following:
6.5.1
2.
If the Contractor is delayed in the performance of the Work by an action or omission of the Owner, Consultant or
anyone employed or engaged by the Owner directly, contrary to the provisions of the Contract Documents, then
the Contract Time shall be extended for such reasonable time as the Consultant may recommend in consultation
with the Contractor. The Contractor shall be reimbursed by the Owner for reasonable costs incurred by the
Contractor as the result of such delay, provided that the Owner shall not be liable for any other costs or damages
whatsoever including, without limitation, any indirect, consequential, or special damages, such as loss of profits,
loss of opportunity or loss of productivity resulting from such delay.
Add to the end of paragraph 6.5.2, the following:
“, provided that the Owner shall not be liable for any other costs or damages whatsoever including, without limitation, any
indirect, consequential, or special damages, such as loss of profits, loss of opportunity or loss of productivity resulting from
such delay.”
3.
Delete paragraph 6.5.3 in its entirety and replace with the following:
6.5.3
If the Contractor is delayed in the performance of Work by Force Majeure then the Contract Time shall be
extended for such reasonable time as the Consultant may recommend in consultation with the Contractor. The
extension of time shall not be less than the time lost as the result of the event causing the delay, unless the
Contractor agrees to a shorter extension. The Contractor shall not be entitled to payment for costs incurred by
such delays unless such delays result from actions by the Owner, Consultant or anyone employed or engaged by
them directly, provided that the Owner shall in such instance, only be liable for reasonable costs incurred by the
Contractor and shall not be liable for any other costs or damages whatsoever including, without limitation, any
indirect, consequential, or special damages, such as loss of profits, loss of opportunity or loss of productivity
resulting from such delay. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Contractor shall use its best efforts to minimize the
impact of such event upon the performance of the Work and Contract Time.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Subject to the foregoing, each party shall be excused from performance so long as the Force Majeure
persists, and shall not be considered to be in default under this section, if and to the extent that its failure
of, or delay in performance is due to that Force Majeure.
Where a Force Majeure remains in effect for more than ninety (90) calendar days, either party may
terminate the Contract upon thirty (30) calendar days written notice to the other party, provided at the
time when that notice is given the Force Majeure is then continuing.
While a Force Majeure subsists which prevents the Contractor from proceeding with the Work under
the Contract, the Owner may engage an alternate contractor on an interim basis, and the Work and the
Contract Price will be adjusted accordingly.
Add new paragraph 6.5.6 as follows:
6.5.6
Where the Project is not totally completed within twenty (20) Working Days of the Substantial Performance Date,
or at a time mutually agreed to by the parties, the Owner has the right to complete any remaining deficiencies or
outstanding work and deduct the amount from monies that may be due or payable to the Contractor.
SC 43. GC 6.6 CLAIMS FOR A CHANGE IN CONTRACT PRICE
1.
Add new paragraph 6.6.7 as follows:
6.6.7
The Owner may make claims against the Contractor arising out of the costs incurred for additional services
provided by the Consultant resulting from the Contractor’s failure to reasonably perform the Work in accordance
with the terms and conditions of the Contract.
SC 44. EXTRA WORK, CLAIMS, PAYMENT FROM CONTINGENCY.
1.
Add new general condition GC 6.7 EXTRA WORK, CLAIMS, PAYMENT FROM CONTINGENCY, as follows:
GC 6.7 EXTRA WORK, CLAIMS, PAYMENT FROM CONTINGENCY.
6.7.1
When a change in the Work is proposed or required, the Consultant may, on behalf of the Owner, issue a
Contemplated Change Order to the Contractor. The Contractor shall upon receipt of a Contemplated Change
Order promptly present to the Consultant a method of adjustment or, pursuant to paragraph 6.7.2, an amount of
adjustment for the Contract Price, if any, and the adjustment in the Contract Time, if any, for the proposed change
in the Work.
6.7.2
When the Contractor submits an amount of adjustment in response to a Contemplated Change Order or a Change
Directive, the following provisions shall apply:
.1
Where the scope of Work identified by the Contemplated Change Order or Change Directive involves
an adjustment in the Contract Price, the Contractor shall express and calculate the adjustment in the
form of a written quotation with supporting documentation, acceptable to the Consultant, and to include
an amount:
(1)
representing the net change in Construction Costs of the Work, taking into account all credits
and scope reductions resulting from the change;
(2)
for Overhead Costs and profit calculated in accordance with paragraph 6.7.3; and,
(3)
for Value Added Taxes.
.2
Where the scope of Work identified by the Contemplated Change Order or Change Directive involves
an adjustment in the Contract Time, the Contractor shall express the number of Working Days, the
reason and logic for the adjustment, and all the supporting documentation inclusive of a Project
schedule identifying the impacted activities, their inter-relationship, and changes to the critical path.
.3
Notwithstanding any other provisions in the General Conditions or Supplementary Conditions of the
Contract, it is the intention and agreement of the parties that the Contractor’s submitted adjustment in
Contract Price, if any, and the adjustment in Contract Time, if any, in response to a Contemplated
Change Order or Change Directive shall be all-inclusive of any costs, claims, impacts, and liabilities of
the Contractor and Subcontractor(s) whether known or unknown, direct or indirect, collective or
cumulative.
.4
The Consultant and Owner are entitled to rely on the accuracy, completeness, and all-inclusive nature of
the Contractor’s submitted adjustment(s), if any, in response to a Contemplated Change Order or
Change Directive. Once a Change Order has been issued for the submitted adjustment(s) the
Contractor shall not be entitled to any further claim or adjustment in the Contract Price or Contract
Time associated, in part or whole, with the respective change.
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6.7.3
Where an adjustment to the Contract Price and/or Contract Time is made for a change carried out by Change
Order or Change Directive, the amount of Overhead Costs and profit for the Contractor and Subcontractor shall
be calculated in accordance with the following provisions:
.1
Where a change in the Work is performed by the Contractor’s own forces, Overhead Costs and profit
shall not exceed an amount equal to 15% of the first $50,000.00 in additional Construction Costs and
5% thereafter;
.2
Where a change in the Work is performed by a Subcontractor's forces:
(1)
The Subcontractor's Construction Costs for the change in the Work shall be all-inclusive to
perform the change and be identified separate and apart from any Value Added Taxes,
Overhead Costs, or profit of the Subcontractor or Contractor.
(2)
The Subcontractor’s Overhead Costs and profit shall not exceed an amount equal to 15% of
the first $50,000.00 in additional Construction Costs and 5% thereafter; and
(3)
The Contractor’s Overhead Costs and profit shall not exceed an amount equal to 10% of the
first $50,000 in additional Subcontractor Construction Costs and 5% thereafter;
.3
Where a change in the Work is performed both by the Contractor’s own forces and a Subcontractor’s
forces the Overhead Costs and profit shall be calculated separately in accordance with paragraph 6.7.3.1
and 6.7.3.2 as the case may be, as applied proportionately to the total amount of change in Construction
Costs being done by the Contractor and Subcontractor.
SC 45. GC 7.1 OWNER'S RIGHT TO PERFORM THE WORK, TERMINATE THE CONTRACTOR'S RIGHT TO
CONTINUE WITH THE WORK OR TERMINATE THE CONTRACT
1.
Add before “OR TERMINATE THE CONTRACT” in the title of GC 7.1, the following:
“SUSPEND THE WORK”
2.
Delete “however, if such cost of finishing the Work is less than the unpaid balance of the Contract Price, the Owner shall
pay the Contractor the difference” from subparagraph 7.1.5.3.
3.
Delete paragraph 7.1.6 in its entirety.
4.
Add new paragraphs 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.1.9 and 7.1.10 as follows:
7.1.6
In addition to its right to terminate the Contract set out herein, the Owner may terminate the Contract at any time
for any other reason and without cause upon giving the Contractor Notice in Writing to that effect. In such event,
the Contractor shall be entitled to be paid for all Work performed including reasonable profit, for loss sustained
upon Products and Construction Equipment, and such other damages as the Contractor may have sustained as a
result of the termination of the Contract, but in no event shall the Contractor be entitled to be compensated for
any loss of profit on unperformed portions of the Work, or indirect, special, or consequential damages incurred.
7.1.7
The Owner may suspend Work under the Contract at any time for any reason and without cause upon giving the
Contractor Notice in Writing to that effect. In such event, the Contractor shall be entitled to be paid for all Work
performed to the date of suspension and be compensated for all actual costs incurred arising from the suspension,
including reasonable profit, for loss sustained upon Products and Construction Equipment, and such other
damages as the Contractor may have sustained as a result of the suspension of the Work, but in no event shall the
Contractor be entitled to be compensated for any indirect, special, or consequential damages incurred. In the
event that the suspension continues for more than one hundred and eighty (180) calendar days, the Contract shall
be deemed to be terminated and the provisions of paragraph 7.1.6 shall apply.
7.1.8
In the case of either a termination of the Contract or a suspension of the Work under GC 7.1 - OWNER'S RIGHT
TO PERFORM THE WORK, TERMINATE THE CONTRACTOR'S RIGHT TO CONTINUE WITH THE
WORK, SUSPEND THE WORK OR TERMINATE THE CONTRACT or GC 7.2 - CONTRACTOR’S RIGHT
TO SUSPEND THE WORK OR TERMINATE THE CONTRACT, the Contractor shall use its best commercial
efforts to mitigate the financial consequences to the Owner arising out of the termination or suspension, as the
case may be.
7.1.9
Upon the resumption of the Work following a suspension under GC 7.1 - OWNER'S RIGHT TO PERFORM THE
WORK, TERMINATE THE CONTRACTOR'S RIGHT TO CONTINUE WITH THE WORK, SUSPEND THE
WORK OR TERMINATE THE CONTRACT or GC 7.2 - CONTRACTOR’S RIGHT TO SUSPEND THE
WORK OR TERMINATE THE CONTRACT, the Contractor will endeavour to minimize the delay and financial
consequences arising out of the suspension.
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7.1.10
The Contractor's obligation under the Contract as to quality, correction, and warranty of the Work performed by
the Contractor up to the time of termination or suspension shall continue after such termination of the Contract or
suspension of the Work.
SC 46. GC 7.2 CONTRACTOR'S RIGHT TO SUSPEND THE WORK OR TERMINATE THE CONTRACT
1.
Delete “20 Working Days” in paragraph 7.2.2 and replace with the following:
“ninety (90) Working Days”
2.
Delete paragraph 7.2.3 in its entirety and replace with the following:
7.2.3
3.
Delete paragraph 7.2.4 in its entirety and replace with the following:
7.2.4
4.
The Contractor may give Notice in Writing to the Owner, with a copy to the Consultant, that the Owner is in
default of the Owner's contractual obligations if:
.1
subject to the other terms and conditions of the Contract the Owner fails to pay the Contractor when
due the amounts certified by the Consultant or awarded by arbitration or court, except where the Owner
has a bona fide claim for set-off, or
.2
the Owner violates the requirements of the Contract to a substantial degree and the Consultant, confirms
by written statement to the Contractor and the Owner, that sufficient cause exists.
The Contractor's Notice in Writing to the Owner provided under paragraph 7.2.3 shall advise that if the default is
not corrected within twenty (20) Working Days following the receipt of the Notice in Writing, the Contractor may,
without prejudice to any other right or remedy the Contractor may have, suspend the Work until the default is
corrected, provided, however, that in the event of such suspension, the provisions of paragraph 7.1.10 shall apply.
If the Contractor’s Notice in Writing to the Owner was given pursuant to paragraph 7.2.3, then, ninety (90)
Working Days after the delivery of the Notice in Writing, the Contractor may terminate the Contract, provided,
however, that in the event of such termination, the provisions of paragraph 7.1.10 shall apply.
Delete paragraph 7.2.5 in its entirety and replace with the following:
7.2.5
If the Contractor terminates the Contract under the conditions set out above, the Contractor shall be entitled to be
paid for all Work performed to the date of termination and be compensated for all actual costs incurred arising
from the suspension, including reasonable profit, for loss sustained upon Products and Construction Equipment,
and such other damages as the Contractor may have sustained as a result of the termination of the Work, but in no
event shall the Contractor be entitled to be compensated for any indirect, special or consequential damages
incurred.
SC 47. GC 8.2 NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION
1.
Delete paragraphs 8.2.6, 8.2.7 and 8.2.8 in their entirety.
2.
Add new paragraph 8.2.6 as follows:
8.2.6
When a dispute has not been resolved through negotiation or mediation, within ten (10) Working Days after the
date of termination of the mediated negotiations under paragraph 8.2.5, either party may give a Notice in Writing
to the other party and to the Consultant inviting the other party to agree to submit the dispute to be finally resolved
by arbitration, pursuant to provisions of the Arbitration Act, 1991. If the other party wishes to accept the
invitation to submit the dispute to arbitration, it shall so indicate by the delivery of a responding Notice in Writing
within ten (10) Working Days of receipt of the invitation. If, within the required times, no invitation is made or, if
made, is not accepted, either party may refer the dispute to the courts or to any other form of dispute resolution,
including arbitration, which the parties may agree to use.
SC 48. GC 9.1 PROTECTION OF WORK AND PROPERTY
1.
Delete “property adjacent to the Place of the Work” in paragraphs 9.1.1 and 9.1.3 and replace with the following:
“property adjacent, in the vicinity of or proximate to the Place of the Work”
2.
Delete subparagraph 9.1.1.1 in its entirety and replace with the following:
.1
errors in the Contract Documents which the Contractor could not have reasonably discovered applying the
standard of care described in paragraph 3.14.1;
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3.
Delete paragraph 9.1.2 in its entirety and replace with the following:
9.1.2
4.
Before commencing any work, the Contractor shall determine the locations of all underground utilities and
structures indicated in the Contract Documents or reasonably apparent from the Contract Documents, or that are
reasonably apparent from an inspection of the Place of the Work exercising the degree of care and skill described
in paragraph 3.14.1.
Add new paragraph 9.1.5 as follows:
9.1.5
With respect to any damage to which paragraph 9.1.4 applies, the Contractor shall neither undertake to repair or
replace any damage whatsoever to the work of other contractors, or to property adjacent, in the vicinity of or
proximate to the Place of the Work, nor acknowledge that the same was caused or occasioned by the Contractor,
without first consulting the Owner and receiving written instructions as to the course of action to be followed from
either the Owner or the Consultant. Where, however, there is danger to life, the environment, or public safety, the
Contractor shall take such emergency action as it deems necessary to remove the danger.
SC 49. GC 9.2 TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
1.
Delete paragraph 9.2.6 in its entirety and replace with the following:
9.2.6
2.
Delete subparagraph 9.2.7.4 in its entirety and replace with the following:
9.2.7.4
3.
If the Owner and Contractor do not agree on the existence, significance of, or whether the toxic or hazardous
substances were brought onto the Place of the Work by the Contractor or anyone for whom the Contractor is
responsible, or whether any toxic or hazardous substances or materials already at the Place of the Work (and
which were then harmless or stored, contained or otherwise dealt with in accordance with legal and regulatory
requirements) were dealt with by the Contractor or anyone for whom the Contractor is responsible in a manner
which does not comply with legal and regulatory requirements, or which threatens human health and safety or the
environment, or material damage to the property of the Owner or others, the Owner shall retain and pay for an
independent qualified expert to investigate and determine such matters. The expert's report shall be delivered to
the Owner and the Contractor.
indemnify the Contractor from and against claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, actions, suits or proceedings
made, suffered or brought by third parties arising out of or resulting from exposure to, or the presence of, toxic or
hazardous substances for which the Contractor is not responsible under GC 9.2 – TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS
SUBSTANCES at the Place of Work. This obligation shall not be construed to negate, abridge or reduce other
rights or obligations of indemnity set out in GC 12.1 – INDEMNIFICATION or that otherwise exist respecting a
person or party described in this paragraph.
Delete paragraph 9.2.8 in its entirety and replace with the following:
9.2.8
If the Owner and Contractor agree or if the expert referred to in paragraph 9.2.6 determines that the toxic or
hazardous substances were brought onto the place of the Work by the Contractor or anyone for whom the
Contractor is responsible, that any toxic or hazardous substances or materials already at the Place of the Work
(and which were then harmless or stored, contained or otherwise dealt with in accordance with legal and
regulatory requirements) were dealt with by the Contractor or anyone for whom the Contractor is responsible in a
manner which does not comply with legal and regulatory requirements, or which threatens human health and
safety or the environment, or material damage to the property of the Owner or others, the Contractor shall
promptly at the Contractor's own expense:
.1
take all necessary steps, in accordance with applicable legislation in force at the Place of the Work, to
safely remove and dispose the toxic or hazardous substances;
.2
make good any damage to the Work, the Owner's property or property adjacent to the place of the Work
as provided in paragraph 9.1.3 of GC 9.1- PROTECTION OF WORK AND PROPERTY;
.3
reimburse the Owner for reasonable costs incurred under paragraph 9.2.6; and as a result of the delay
.4
indemnify the Owner as required by GC 12.1 - INDEMNIFICATION.
SC 50. GC 9.4 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
1.
Delete paragraph 9.4.1 in its entirety and replace with the following:
9.4.1
The Contractor shall be solely responsible for construction safety at the Place of the Work and for compliance
with the rules, regulations, and practices required by the applicable construction health and safety legislation and
shall be responsible for initiating, maintaining and supervising all safety precautions and programs in connection
with the performance of the Work.
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2.
Add new paragraphs 9.4.2, 9.4.3, 9.4.4, 9.4.5, 9.4.6, 9.4.7, 9.4.8, 9.4.9, 9.4.10 and 9.4.11 as follows:
9.4.2
Prior to the commencement of the Work, the Contractor shall submit to the Owner:
.1
documentation setting out the Contractor’s in-house safety programs; and
.2
a copy of the Notice of Project filed with the Ministry of Labour naming the Contractor as “constructor”
under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
9.4.3
The Contractor shall indemnify, defend and save harmless the Owner, its agents, officers, directors, employees,
consultants, successors, appointees, and assigns from and against the consequences of any and all safety
infractions committed by the Contractor under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including the payment of
legal fees and disbursements on a solicitor and client basis. Such indemnity shall apply to the extent to which the
Owner is not covered by insurance, provided that the indemnity contained in this paragraph shall be limited to
costs and damages resulting directly from such infractions and shall not extend to any consequential, indirect or
special damages.
9.4.4
The Owner undertakes to include in its contracts with other contractors and in its instructions to its own forces the
requirement that the other contractor or its own forces, as the case may be, comply with the policies and
procedures of and the directions and instructions from the Contractor with respect to occupational health and
safety and related matters. Prior to admission to the Place of the Work, the Contractor may, as a condition of
admission, require any other contractor or the Owner’s own forces to sign a written acknowledgement in the
following form:
Acknowledgement
The undersigned acknowledges that the Work it will perform on behalf of the Owner requires it to enter a Place of
the Work which is under the total control of a Contractor that has a contract with the Owner, pursuant to which
the Contractor has assumed overall responsibility for compliance with all aspects of the applicable health and
safety legislation, including all the responsibilities of the “constructor” under the Occupational Health and Safety
Act, as well as responsibility to co-ordinate and schedule the activities of our Work with the Work of the
Contractor under its contract. The undersigned agrees to comply with the Contractor’s directions and instructions
with respect to health, safety, co-ordination, and scheduling and acknowledges that its failure to do so will be
cause for termination of employment or of the undersigned’s contract with the Owner, as the case may be. The
undersigned also agrees to have the Contractor named as an additional insured on any commercial general
liability insurance policy, where such insurance is required.
9.4.5
Without limiting any of the foregoing, prior to commencement of the Work, the Contractor shall have both a
written occupational health and safety policy and program to implement that policy, and that all of its employees,
Subcontractors and any other persons performing the Work shall be appropriately trained, licensed and certified, as
required to perform the Work.
9.4.6
The Contractor and Subcontractors shall comply with the safety by-laws of the Owner, the Employment
Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and all regulations thereunder, any other legislation governing
construction or workplace safety, and all instructions issued by the Consultant or any inspector appointed by the
Province of Ontario or City of Hamilton.
The Contractor shall be responsible for keeping the work free from trespassers and for protection of the work and
the public from any loss or injury from commencement of the work to Substantial Completion of the Work.
9.4.7
9.4.8
The Contractor shall comply with all applicable occupational health and safety requirements in force during the
time when Work is being carried out, and shall provide at the Place of the Work, such equipment and medical
facilities as are necessary to furnish first aid to anyone who may be injured in connection with the Work.
9.4.9
Before commencing with any Work, the Contractor, the Consultant and the Owner’s representative shall meet at
the Place of the Work, and establish safe routes and routines for material deliveries, material storage locations,
construction office location, and all other aspects of the execution of all Work.
9.4.10
The Contractor shall erect and maintain during construction, a dependable temporary fence, barricades, warning
lights, and signage around the perimeter of the Place of the Work, all hazardous areas and excavations, and the
Consultant may give reasonable directions to the Contractor as to the type and extent of the fence, barriers,
warning lights, and signage needed.
9.4.11
The Contractor shall, at its own expense, shore up or otherwise securely support or protect any buildings, walls,
fences, pavement, boulevards or other structures at the Place of the Work, and on the adjoining properties which
may be endangered or which may cause injury during the Work, and in case of damage, disturbance or injuries to
any such structures during and attributable, whether directly or indirectly, to any work under the Contract, or to
any extra work entering into the Contract, the Contractor shall at its own expense, repair, rebuild or other wise
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make good all damage, injuries or disturbance to said structures and put all such structures in a condition the same
as, or equal to, that existing previous to its beginning that work.
SC 51. GC 9.5 MOULD
1.
Add to the end of subparagraph 9.5.2.3, the following:
“and incurred as a result of the delay”
2.
Delete subparagraph 9.5.3.4 in its entirety and replace with the following:
9.5.3.4
indemnify the Contractor from and against claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, actions, suits or proceedings
made, suffered or brought by third parties arising out of or resulting from exposure to, or the presence of, mould
for which the Contractor is not responsible under GC 9.5 – MOULD at the Place of Work. This obligation shall
not be construed to negate, abridge or reduce other rights or obligations of indemnity set out in GC 12.1 –
INDEMNIFICATION or that otherwise exist respecting a person or party described in this paragraph.
SC 52. GC 10.1 TAXES AND DUTIES
1.
Add to the end of paragraph GC 10.1.2 the following:
“The Contractor must prove to the satisfaction of the Owner that the Contractor will not benefit in any way by reason of
any increase to the Contract Price.”
2.
Add new paragraph 10.1.3 as follows:
10.1.3
Where the Owner is entitled to an exemption or a recovery of sales taxes, customs duties, excise taxes or Value
Added Taxes applicable to the Contract, the Contractor shall, at the request of the Owner, assist with application
for any exemption, recovery or refund of all such taxes and duties and all amounts recovered or exemptions
obtained shall be for the sole benefit of the Owner. The Contractor agrees to endorse over to the Owner any
cheques received from the federal or provincial governments, or any other taxing authority, as may be required to
give effect to this paragraph.
SC 53. GC 10.2 LAWS, NOTICES, PERMITS, AND FEES
1.
Add to the beginning of paragraph 10.2.5, the following:
“Subject to paragraph 3.4.1,”
SC 54. GC 10.3 PATENT FEES
1.
Add before “hold the Owner harmless” in the second sentence of paragraph 10.3.1, the following:
“indemnify and”
2.
Add after “which was supplied to the Contractor” in paragraph 10.3.2, the following:
“by the Owner”
SC 55. GC 10.4 WORKERS' COMPENSATION
1.
Add after the words “Prior to commencing the Work,” in the first line of paragraph 10.4.1, the following:
“and upon execution of the Agreement, again with each application for progress payment,”
2.
Add to the beginning of paragraph 10.4.2, the following
“The Contractor shall ensure that each Subcontractor complies with the workers' compensation legislation at the Place of
the Work.”
SC 56. GC 11.1 INSURANCE
1.
Delete GC 11.1 INSURANCE in its entirety and replace with the following:
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GC 11.1 INSURANCE
11.1.1
The Contractor shall obtain and maintain at its own expense, including the cost of any applicable deductible, the
following policies of insurance.
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Commercial General Liability Insurance, written on IBC Form 2100 or its equivalent, including but not
limited to bodily and personal injury liability, property damage, products liability, completed operations
liability, owners & contractors protective liability, blanket contractual liability, premises liability, and
contingent employer’s liability coverage, having an inclusive limit of not less than $2,000,000 per
occurrence and $4,000,000 in the aggregate. To achieve the desired limit, Umbrella or Excess liability
insurance may be used. Coverage shall be subject to the following:
(1)
where the Work involves one or more of the following activities:
(i)
the use of explosives for blasting;
(ii)
vibration from pile driving or caisson work;
(iii)
the removal or weakening of support of any property, building or land whether such
support be natural or otherwise,
explosion, collapse and underground (“XCU”) coverages shall be added by endorsement to
the policy and noted on the certificate of insurance;
(2)
where the Work provides for or contemplates the handling of asbestos, coverage shall not
contain an asbestos exclusion and same shall be noted on the certificate of insurance.
Alternatively, coverage may be provided under Contractors Pollution Liability Insurance
providing coverage in an amount of not less than $1,000,000 per claim. Such Contractors
Pollution Liability Insurance coverage shall remain in effect for 12 months following the
completion of the Work.
(3)
the policy shall include coverage for pollution from "hostile fires";
(4)
unless otherwise approved by the Owner, the Contractor’s deductible on the Commercial
General Liability policy and, if applicable, Contractors Pollution Liability Insurance shall be
not more than $100,000; and
(5)
the insurance coverage shall remain in effect throughout the time that the Contract is in effect,
including the warranty period.
.2
Standard Form Automobile Liability Insurance that complies with all requirements of the current
legislation of the Province of Ontario, having an inclusive limit of not less than $5,000,000 per
occurrence for third party liability, in respect of the use or operation of vehicles owned, operated or
leased by the Contractor for the performance of the Work under the Contract. The insurance coverage
shall remain in effect throughout the time that the Contract is in effect, including the warranty period.
To achieve the desired limit, Umbrella or Excess liability insurance may be used;
.3
Non-Owned Automobile Liability Insurance in standard form having an inclusive limit of not less than
$1,000,000 per occurrence, in respect of vehicles not owned by the Contractor, that are used or operated
on its behalf for the performance of the Work under the Contract. The insurance coverage shall remain
in effect throughout the time that the Contract is in effect, including the warranty period. To achieve
the desired limit, Umbrella or Excess liability insurance may be used;
.4
Builders Risk Insurance which covers the Place of Work for the full amount of the Contract Price plus
the full value of any optional features or other options that the Owner elects to order (but the Owner
may require insurance up to the amount of the replacement cost of any building or structure in, on, or
upon which any Work is to be done under the Contract, where in the reasonable opinion of the Owner
there is a sufficient risk of damage to the same). Such policy shall:
(1)
apply to all risks of direct loss or damage (including theft and sinkhole) subject to the actual
policy form;
(2)
unless otherwise directed in writing by the Owner, or stipulated elsewhere herein, be in force
and be maintained from the commencement date of the Contract until the day of issue of the
certificate of Substantial Performance of the Work;
(3)
apply to all Products, labour, equipment and supplies of every nature, the property of the
Owner or Contractor or for which the Owner or Contractor may have assumed responsibility
(whether on site or in transit), that is to be used in or pertaining to site preparation, and the
erection, fabrication, construction, reconstruction, re-modeling or repair of any building,
structure, other fixture or thing;
(4)
include the installation, testing and any subsequent use of machinery and equipment,
including boilers, pressure vessels or vessels under vacuum;
(5)
include damage to the Work caused by an accident to or the explosion of any boiler or other
pressure vessel or equipment forming part of the Work;
(6)
include off-site storage, transit and installation risks;
(7)
include flood and earthquake insurance;
(8)
include coverage for loss of income, extra expense and/or expediting expense if such
exposures exist;
(9)
be subject to a waiver of coinsurance;
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permit use and occupancy of the Project, or any part thereof, where such use and occupancy is
for the purposes for which the Project is intended upon completion;
(11)
be endorsed to cover the interest of the Owner ;
(12)
unless otherwise approved by the Owner, provide for a deductible of not more than $25,000;
and
(13)
provide that in the case of a loss or damage, payment shall be made to the Owner as their
interest may appear. The Contractor shall act on behalf of the Owner for the purpose of
adjusting the amount of such loss or damage payment with the insurer. When the extent of the
loss or damage is determined, the Contractor shall proceed to restore the Work. Loss or
damage shall not affect the rights and obligations of either party under the Contract except
that the Contractor shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of Contract Time.
Property Insurance with respect to loss or damage (including fire, theft, burglary, etc.) of the
Contractor’s own property and property in its care, custody and control, including its equipment, tools
and stock, used in connection with the Contract.
11.1.2
All polices of insurance required under paragraph 11.1.1 shall,
.1
be recorded as being a primary policy and shall be in a form and issued by an insurance company
satisfactory to the Owner, that is licensed to carry on business in Ontario;
.2
be maintained continuously during the course of carrying out the Work, or for such period of time as
may be required after completion of the Work as deemed necessary by the Owner;
.3
except in the case of standard form automobile liability insurance and non-owned automobile liability
insurance, include the Owner named as an additional insured, to the extent of the Contractor’s
obligations to the Owner under the Contract Documents;
.4
contain cross liability and severability of interest provisions, as may be applicable;
.5
preclude subrogation claims against the Owner and any other person insured under the policy; and
.6
provide that at least 30 days prior written notice (15 days in the case of standard form automobile
liability insurance, and 10 days in the event of non-payment of premiums) shall be given to the Owner
by the insurer before the insurer or Contractor takes any steps to cancel, terminate, fail to renew, amend
or otherwise change or modify the insurance or any part thereof.
11.1.3
The Contractor shall be responsible for deductible amounts under all of the policies of insurance required under
paragraph 11.1.1.
11.1.4
The Owner reserves the right to require the Contractor to purchase such additional insurance coverage as the
Owner may reasonably require. The Owner reserves the right to request such higher limits of insurance or
otherwise alter the types of coverage requirements due to material or significant change arising from such matters
as the nature of the work, agreement value, industry standards, and availability of insurance, as the Owner may
reasonably require from time to time. Where such a right is exercised by the Owner, the Owner will compensate
the Contractor for any resulting increase in applicable insurance premiums only where the Contractor can
establish to the satisfaction of the Owner, acting reasonably, that such increase in applicable insurance premiums
for the insurance required pursuant to the Contract does not result from the actions or omissions, negligence,
claims history or reassessment by the insurer of the insurable risk posed by the Contractor.
11.1.5
Any insurance coverage acquired under the Contract shall in no manner discharge, restrict or limit the liabilities
assumed by the Contractor under the Contract. The dollar limit of insurance coverage shall not be limited to the
Contract Price.
11.1.6
The Contractor shall pay all premiums on the policies as they become due provided that the Owner may pay
premiums as they become due and deduct the amount thereof from monies due from the Owner to the Contractor
should the Contractor fail to do so.
11.1.7
The Contractor shall deposit with the Owner such evidence of its insurance policies required under paragraph
11.1.1 at the time of execution of the Agreement and thereafter during the term of the Contract, no later than 20
Working Days prior to the renewal date of each applicable policy, a certificate of insurance originally signed by
an authorized insurance representative confirming thereon relevant coverage information including but not limited
to the Contract name and description, name of insurer, name of insurance broker, name of insured, name of
additional insureds as may be applicable, commencement and expiry dates of coverage, dollar limits of coverage,
deductible levels as may be applicable, cancellation/termination provisions; or at the Owner’s election, a certified
copy of the insurance policy or policies required under paragraph 11.1.1. The Contractor shall ensure that the
certificate holder is identified on each certificate of insurance as the Owner at 71 Main Street West, Hamilton,
Ontario L8P 4Y5, or at such other address as the Owner may advise in writing, and that all certificates,
cancellation, nonrenewal or adverse change notices are mailed to that address.
11.1.8
The Contractor shall not do or omit to do anything that would impair or invalidate the insurance policies.
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11.1.9
Delivery to and examination or approval by the Owner of any certificates of insurance or policies of insurance or
other evidence of insurance does not relieve the Contractor of any of its indemnification or insurance obligations
under the Contract. The Owner is not under a duty either to ascertain the existence of or to examine such
certificates of insurance or policies of insurance, nor to advise the Contractor in the event such insurance
coverage is not in compliance with the requirements set out in the Contract.
11.1.10 The Contractor shall promptly investigate claims reported to the Contractor by a third party or by the Owner. The
Contractor shall make contact with the claimant within forty-eight (48) hours of the Contractor’s receipt of notice
of a claim. The Contractor shall initiate an investigation of the claim immediately upon notice, and advise the
claimant by letter of its position regarding resolution of the claim within twenty (20) Working Days of the notice.
The Contractor shall include in its letter of resolution the reasons for its position. Failing acceptance of the
resolution by the claimant of the proposed resolution, the Contractor agrees to report the claim to its insurer for
further review and response to the claimant. Should the Contractor fail to follow this procedure, the Owner may
investigate and resolve such claims, and offset the resultant costs against any monies due to the Contractor, from
time to time, under the Contract.
SC 57. GC 11.2 CONTRACT SECURITY
1.
Delete paragraph 11.2.1 in its entirety and replace with the following:
11.2.1
2.
The Contractor shall, upon execution of the Agreement, provide to the Owner:
.1
a performance bond , in an amount equal to 50% of the Contract Price, covering the performance of the
Contract, including the warranty period and the Contractor's requirements with respect to the correction
of deficiencies, excluding all extended warranties; and
.2
a labour and material payment bond, in the form set out in the Contract Documents, in an amount equal
to 50% of the Contract Price covering payment for labour, Products, or both.
Delete paragraph 11.2.2 in its entirety and replace with the following:
11.2.2
The bonds referred to in paragraph 11.2.1 shall be issued by a duly licensed surety company authorized to transact
the business of suretyship in the province of Ontario, the form of such bonds shall be in accordance with the latest
edition of the CCDC approved bond forms, and shall be maintained in good standing until the fulfillment of the
Contract, including the warranty period.
SC 58. GC 11.3 CERTIFICATE OF STATUS
1.
Add new general condition GC 11.3 CERTIFICATE OF STATUS as follows:
GC 11.3 CERTIFICATE OF STATUS
11.3.1
The Contractor shall, upon execution of the Agreement, provide to the Owner a certificate of status from the
Companies and Personal Property Security Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Government Services, or other
ministry acceptable to the Owner, which indicates that the Contractor is an existing corporation and has not been
dissolved.
SC 59. GC 12.1 INDEMNIFICATION
1.
Delete GC 12.1 INDEMNIFICATION in its entirety and replace with the following:
GC 12.1 INDEMNIFICATION
12.1.1
The Contractor shall indemnify and shall defend and save the Owner, its elected officials, officers, and employees
harmless from and against any claims, proceedings, fines, penalties, expenses and costs (including legal costs on a
solicitor and client basis) that are incurred by, or made or instituted against, any of them or to which any of them
may be liable by reason of,
.1
the Contractor carrying out or failing to carry out any obligation to which it is subject, or exercising any
right to which it is entitled, under the Contract except to the extent that the same are caused by the
negligence or deliberate wrong-doing of the Owner or other person entitled to indemnification under
this GC 12.1, or
.2
any patent, trademark, copyright infringement or other breach of any intellectual property right of any
person, for which the Contractor or any Subcontractor to the Contractor is responsible.
12.1.2
The right of indemnification granted to the Owner or other person entitled to indemnification under paragraph
12.1.1 shall extend to any amount paid by that person in the settlement of any claim against it, and in entering into
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any such settlement, that person may exercise its reasonable discretion as to the amount to be paid, but that person
shall serve prior notice of any intended settlement on the Contractor, at least five Working Days prior to agreeing
to any such settlement.
12.1.3
The Owner may enforce the rights of indemnity conferred on the elected officials, officers, and employees of the
Owner under paragraph 12.1.1 on their behalf and to the same extent as if they were parties to the Contract.
12.1.4
The rights to indemnity provided for in this GC 12.1 shall be deemed to be in addition to any rights with respect to
insurance in favour of the Owner, its elected officials, officers and employees provided under the Contract
Documents.
12.1.5
The rights to indemnity provided for in this GC 12.1 shall survive the expiration or any termination of the
Contract.
SC 60. GC 12.2 WAIVER OF CLAIMS
1.
Delete GC 12.2 WAIVER OF CLAIMS in its entirety.
SC 61. GC 12.3 WARRANTY
1.
Add to the end of paragraph 12.3.1 the following:
“, unless the Contract Documents otherwise provide.
2.
Add to the beginning of paragraph 12.3.2, the following:
“Subject to paragraph 3.14.1,”
3.
Delete “one year” from paragraph 12.3.3.
4.
Delete “one year” from paragraph 12.3.4.
5.
Delete “one year warranty period as described in paragraph 12.3.1” from paragraph 12.3.6 and replace with the following:
“warranty period”
6.
Add new paragraphs 12.3.7, 12.3.8, 12.3.9, 12.3.10, 12.3.11, 12.3.12, 12.3.13, 12.3.14, 12.3.15, 12.3.16, 12.3.17 and
12.3.18 as follows:
12.3.7
Any material or equipment requiring excessive servicing during the warranty period (or free maintenance
period, if applicable) shall be considered defective and the warranty shall be deemed to take effect from the
time that the defect has been corrected so as to cause excessive servicing to terminate. Where an extended
warranty is provided beyond the warranty period, and any material or equipment requires excessive servicing
during the first fifteen percent (15%) of the extended warranty period (or free maintenance period, if
applicable) the material or equipment shall be considered defective and the extended warranty shall be
deemed to take effect from the time that the defect has been corrected so as to cause excessive servicing to
terminate.
12.3.8
The final payment certificate shall not relieve the Contactor from its responsibility under this GC 12.3 –
WARRANTY.
12.3.9
Following Substantial Performance of the Work, and without limiting the Contractor’s warranty under this GC
12.3 WARRANTY, the Contractor shall assign to the Owner, to the extent assignable the benefit of all warranties
and guarantees relating to the Work. The assignment shall expressly reserve the right of the Contractor to make
any claims under such warranties and guarantees and such assignment shall in no way prejudice any rights of or
benefits accruing to the Contractor pursuant to such warranties and guarantees.
12.3.10 The Contractor shall provide to the Owner for the duration of the warranty period, a maintenance security the
value of which shall be derived from the following table:
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CONTRACT PRICE
VALUE OF MAINTENANCE
SECURITY $
FROM $
TO$
Less than $100,000.00
$100,000.00
$499,999.99
$500,000.00
$999,999.99
$1,000,000.00
$1,999,999.99
$2,000,000.00
$3,999,999.99
$4,000,000.00
$5,999,999.99
$6,000,000.00
$9,999,999.99
$10,000,000.00 or Greater
4 % of final Contract Price
$4,000.00 on first $100,000.00 + 3.0% on next $399,999.99
$16,000.00 on first $500,000.00 + 2.4% on next
$499,999.99
$28,000.00 on first $1,000,000.00 + 2.2% on next
$999,999.99
$50,000.00 on first $2,000,000.00 + 2.0% on next
$1,999,999.99
$90,000.00 on first $4,000,000.00 + 1.8% on next
$1,999,999.99
$126,000.00 on first $6,000,000.00 + 1.5% on next
$3,999,999.99
$186,000.00 on first $10,000,000.00 + 1% on balance
12.3.11 The maintenance security, which is at no time a part of the statutory holdback, shall be retained by the Owner in
increments from monies that would otherwise be payable to the Contractor, commencing during the latter part of
the period of construction, so that by the date of Substantial Performance of the Work the full value of the
required maintenance security has been retained.
12.3.12 Except as otherwise provided hereunder, the maintenance security, less any deductions made therefrom as
provided for in the Contract, shall be paid to the Contractor following the issuance by the Consultant of a final
certificate at the end of the warranty period, provided that all defects and deficiencies in the Work have been
corrected by the Contractor. No interest shall be payable to the Contractor on such funds withheld in accordance
with 12.3.10.
12.3.13 The Contractor may apply in writing to the Owner at the time of Substantial Performance of the Work to
substitute for the monies retained as the maintenance security an alternative maintenance security of equivalent or
greater value comprising:
.1
one or more irrevocable letters of credit, or
.2
another readily negotiable security.
12.3.14 Acceptance of any such alternative shall be at the discretion of the Owner
12.3.15 Following receipt and acceptance of any such alternative, the Owner shall release to the Contractor the monies
previously retained for maintenance security purposes.
12.3.16 The Owner may, in its discretion, allow the total maintenance security to be made up in part of monies retained
under the Contract and in part of an alternative maintenance security as indicated in paragraph 12.3.13 above
provided that the total value of such parts, as determined by the Owner, shall be not less than the required value as
derived from the table set out in paragraph 12.3.10 above.
12.3.17 Such alternative maintenance security or the monies derived therefrom, less any deductions made as provided for
in the Contract, shall be released to the Contractor following the issuance by the Consultant of the final certificate
at the end of the warranty period.
12.3.18 The Contractor will be responsible for extended warranty periods on equipment and materials as outlined in the
Specifications. Warranties shall be provided for all inclusive replacement including all costs for labour and
materials upon failure. Warranties shall be provided irrespective of the standard manufacturers, Suppliers and
vendors’ warranties and are in addition to the standard construction warranty of one year for general construction,
materials and equipment.
SC 62. MISCELLANEOUS
1.
Add new PART 13 MISCELLANEOUS as follows:
PART 13 MISCELLANEOUS
GC 13.1 OWNERSHIP OF MATERIALS
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13.1.1
All Work and Products delivered to the Place of the Work by the Contractor shall be the property of the Owner.
The Contractor shall remove all surplus or rejected materials when notified in writing to do so by the Consultant.
GC 13.2 REVIEW BY OWNER AND REVIEW BY CONSULTANT
13.2.1
Neither the Owner’s and/or Consultant’s receipt, review or approval of any documents of the Work nor the failure
of the Owner and/or Consultant’s to provide comments shall limit, waive or diminish the Contractor’s
obligations, responsibilities, duties or liabilities under the Contract. The review or approval by the Owner and/or
Consultant is intended only to ascertain that the document or the performance of the Contractor’s duties,
liabilities, responsibilities, or obligations under the Contract including, without limitation, the Work generally
meets the intention of the Contract and is not an assurance or confirmation of the adequacy, quality, fitness,
suitability or correctness of the Contractor’s obligations, responsibilities, duties and liabilities under the Contract
including without limitation, the Work, for which the Contactor is solely responsible in accordance with the
Contract.
GC 13.3 USE AND/OR OCCUPATION OF COMPLETED PORTIONS OF THE WORK
13.3.1
Upon the Owners’ request, the Owner shall, at any time or times, have the right of occupying and/or using any
part of parts of the Work (including, without limitation, for the purposes of installing and testing fittings and
equipment), whether partially performed or entirely complete, or whether completed on schedule or not, before
the completion of the Work.
13.3.2
In the event the Owner desires to exercise the privilege of occupancy and/or use of the Work as provided above,
the Contractor shall co-operate with the Owner throughout in making available for the Owners’ use such building
services, as heating, ventilation, cooling, water, lighting, and telephone for the space or spaces to be occupied
and/or used and if the equipment required to furnish such services is not entirely completed at the time the Owner
desires to occupy and/or use the aforesaid space or spaces, the Contractor shall make every reasonable effort to
complete same as soon as possible to the extent that the necessary equipment can be put into operation and use
and any extra costs beyond that originally required to complete the Work arising from such early occupancy
and/or use shall be borne by the Owner.
13.3.3
In the event that the Owner exercises the privilege of occupancy and/or use of the Work as provided above, it
agrees to do so, as not to materially interfere with the respective work of the Contractor, Subcontractors or
Suppliers and under the understanding that the Owner will be occupying premises within a construction site which
will require compliance with all normal construction site requirements including, without limitation, health and
safety requirements.
13.3.4
It shall be understood, however, that the Owner’s occupancy and/or use of such space or spaces of the Work shall
not constitute the Owner’s acceptance of any Work, material or equipment which are not in accordance with the
requirements of the Contract Documents, nor affect the warranty period under the Contract nor relieve the
Contractor from his obligations, duties, responsibilities and liabilities to complete the Work, nor for responsibility
for loss or damage due to or arising out of defects in, or malfunctioning of, any Work, material or equipment, nor
from any other unfulfilled duties, liabilities, obligation or responsibilities under the Contract nor from any other
duty, liability obligation or responsibility under the Contract including, without limitation, the Contractors’
warranty obligation. If however, damage results from any act by the Owner, the Owner shall assume its share of
the responsibility for such damage.
GC 13.4 NON-INTERFERENCE
13.4.1
The Contractor acknowledges that the Place of the Work is and will continue to be occupied by the Owner and the
Owner will continue to carry out its normal operations at the Place of the Work. The Contractor agrees to perform
the Work in the least intrusive manner possible. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Contractor
acknowledges and agrees that it shall carry out its duties, responsibilities, and obligations under the Contract in
such a manner so as not to disrupt or interfere with any of the Owner’s or any third party’s existing facilities and
ongoing operations or activities or other operations located in the area adjacent to, in the vicinity of or proximate
to the Place of the Work.
GC 13.5 LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
13.5.1
It is expressly agreed by the parties that if the date of Substantial Performance of the Work occurs later than the
Substantial Performance Date, the Contractor shall pay to the Owner liquidated damages calculated as ONE
THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) for each Working Day that Substantial Performance of the Work extends
beyond the Substantial Performance Date.
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13.5.2
It is expressly agreed that it is difficult to calculate the damages which would result from the Contractor’s failure
to attain Substantial Performance of the Work by the Substantial Performance Date and the parties agree that the
liquidated damages are not intended to be penalties but rather represent the parties’ best estimate of damages
resulting from the delay.
13.5.3
The Owner may deduct any amount due under this paragraph from any monies that may be due or payable to the
Contractor on any account whatsoever. The liquidated damages payable under this paragraph are in addition to
and without prejudice to any other remedy, action or other right that may be available to the Owner.
GC 13.6 CONTRACTOR DISCHARGE OF LIABILITIES
13.6.1
In addition to the obligations assumed by the Contractor pursuant to General Condition 3.7 –
SUBCONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS, the Contractor agrees to discharge all liabilities incurred by it for
labour, materials, services, Subcontractors and Products, used or reasonably required for use in the performance
of the Work, except for amounts withheld by reason of legitimate dispute which have been identified to the party
or parties, from whom payment has been withheld.
GC 13.7 CONTRACTOR EVALUATION
13.7.1
In accordance with the Owner's policy for vendor performance evaluation, the Owner will evaluate the
performance of the Contractor with respect to the Work using the following criteria:
.1
general responsiveness of the work relationship;
.2
conformity of the work done, materials supplied and provision of services with the description of
Project and Specifications;
.3
general dependability and quality of all work done and any goods or services supplied;
.4
timely performance;
.5
general conformity with the reasonable expectations of the Owner under the terms of the Contract in
their entirety;
.6
supervision of subcontractors and the maintenance of an orderly, neat and secure job site;
.7
accuracy of carrying out instructions.
13.7.2
Where a performance review is conducted at Final Completion of the Work, the Contractor’s performance shall be
ranked by the Owner at one of the following standards:
.1
Unacceptable (performance well below the general standard); or
.2
Satisfactory (performance in accordance of general standard).
13.7.3
Where at a performance review carried out prior to the completion of the Contract, one or more criteria of
assessment are ranked as unacceptable:
.1
the parties shall agree at the time of the conduct of the review or within ten (10) Working Days
thereafter, on the measures to be taken by the Contractor during the ensuing Contract review period to
improve its performance to at least a good standard;
.2
within ten (10) Working Days of agreeing on those measures, the Contractor shall confirm in writing
that the measures in question have been implemented.
13.7.4
Where the Contractor fails or refuses to implement measures as provided in paragraph 13.7.3, it shall be deemed
to be in default under the Contract, and the Owner may take such remedies as provided for in the Contract
Documents or are otherwise available at law or in equity.
13.7.5
Where the unsatisfactory performance of the Owner is not corrected as required under this section, that
performance may be taken into account by the Owner with respect to the award of any future contract to the
Contractor.
GC 13.8 RECORDS/DAILY REPORTS/DAILY LOGS
13.8.1
The Contractor shall maintain and keep accurate Project records (which means all tangible records, documents,
computer printouts, electronic information, books, plans, Drawings, Specifications, accounts or other information
relating to the Work) in its head office in accordance with requirements of Applicable Laws, but in any event for
not less than four (4) years from Substantial Performance of the Work or until all claims have been settled. During
this time, the Contractor shall allow the Owner access to the Project records during normal business hours upon
the giving of reasonable notice. The Contractor shall ensure that equivalent provisions to those provided herein
are made in each subcontract and shall require the Subcontractors and Suppliers to incorporate them into every
level of contract thereunder for any part of the Work.
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GC13.9 ONTARIANS
WITH
DISABILITIES
ACT,
2001
(ODA)
ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2005 (AODA)
AND
THE
13.9.1
The Contractor shall ensure that all of its employees, agents, volunteers and any Subcontractors comply with all
applicable accessibility laws, regulations and by-laws, including but not limited to the Ontarians with Disabilities
Act, 2001 (ODA), the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), Ontario Regulation 429/07
(Accessibility Standards for Customer Service) and Ontario Regulation 191/11 (Integrated Accessibility
Standards), during the term of the Contract.
13.9.2
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Contractor shall ensure that all of its employees, agents,
volunteers and any Subcontractors who, as part of the Contract:
(a)
(b)
deal with members of the public or other third parties, or
participate in developing policies, practices and procedures governing the provision of goods or services
to members of the public or other third parties,
receive training about the provision of its goods or services to persons with disabilities. The Contractor shall
ensure that such training includes, without limitation, a review of the purposes of the AODA and the requirements
of Ontario Regulation 429/07.
13.9.3
Prior to commencing the Work, the Contractor shall provide a Statement of Acknowledgement to the City that it
has read and understands the City’s AODA Customer Service Standard Handbook; that it has provided the training
required by said Handbook; and that it will comply with the requirements of said Handbook and applicable
accessibility laws, regulations and by-laws.
13.9.4
The City reserves the right to inspect the Contractor’s training records relating to Ontario Regulation 429/07 and
Ontario Regulation 191/11, which must describe its training policy and summarize the training, including to whom
the training has been given and when the training was given. The City also reserves the right to require the
Contractor to amend its training policies, practices and procedures if the City deems the training is not compliant
with the requirements of Ontario Regulation 429/07 and Ontario Regulation 191/11.
See City of Hamilton’s AODA Customer Service Standard Handbook at:
www.hamilton.ca/Procurement/AODA-Customer-Service-Standard-Handbook
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Project Specific Supplementary Conditions to Contract CCDC 2-2008
These Project Specific Supplementary Conditions presuppose the use of the Standard Construction
Document CCDC 2-2008 Stipulated Price Contract, English version. These “Project Specific Supplementary
Conditions” void, supersede or amend the “Agreement”, “Definitions”, “General Conditions” and
“Supplementary Conditions” as hereinafter provided, as the case may be.
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF THE STIPULATED PRICE CONTRACT
Where a General Condition or paragraph of the General Conditions of the Stipulated Price Contract is deleted
by these Project Specific Supplementary Conditions, the numbering of the remaining General Conditions or
paragraphs shall remain unchanged, and the numbering of the deleted item will be retained, unused, unless
noted otherwise.
PSSC 1. GC 3.5 CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
1.
Add new paragraph 3.5.11 to SC20 of the Supplementary Conditions as follows:
3.5.11 The Work under this Contract must be substantially performed by May 29, 2015.
PSSC 2. GC 3.8 LABOUR AND PRODUCTS
1.
Add new paragraphs 3.8.16, 3.8.17, 3.8.18 and 3.8.19 to SC23 of the Supplementary Conditions as
follows:
3.8.16 The Owner is bound by the Provincial Collective Agreement between the Carpenters’
Employer Bargaining Agency (“EBA”) and the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario of the
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (“Union”) in the Industrial,
Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Sector (“Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement”). All work
covered by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement must be performed in accordance with
that agreement. Therefore, for this Project, the Contractor and any Subcontractors
performing the work covered by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement shall be
bound by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement. Therefore, for this Project, all work
covered by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement shall be performed by
Subcontractors who are bound by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective Agreement.] For
informational purposes, Schedule “A” (work claimed but not limited to) of the Carpenters’ ICI
Collective Agreement can be accessed on the City of Hamilton Procurement Section website
(hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Procurement/LabourTradeObligations.htm).
The Owner has no discretion in setting wage rates or in using union labour for certain trades
performing Work for the Owner. The Fair Wage Policy shall be separate from this obligation.
3.8.17 Failure to comply with the requirements of the preceding clause 3.8.16 shall be deemed to be
a default under the Contract, and the Owner may take such remedies as provided for in the
Contract Documents or are otherwise available at law or in equity.
3.8.18 Any damages incurred by the Owner as a result of the Contractor or any of its
Subcontractor’s failure to:
.1
employ only Union members to perform the work covered by the Carpenters’ ICI
Collective Agreement, or
.2
contract or subcontract the work covered by the Carpenters’ ICI Collective
Agreement to the contractors and subcontractors who are bound by the Carpenters’
ICI Collective Agreement,
will be deducted from any monies payable to the Contractor.
PSSC 3. GC 3.10 SHOP DRAWINGS
1.
Add after “SHOP DRAWINGS” in the title of GC 3.10, the following:
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“AND OTHER SUBMITTALS”
2.
Add new paragraph 3.10.13 as follows:
3.10.13 As the Work progresses, the Contractor shall keep a complete and accurate record of all
changes or deviations from the Contract Documents and Shop Drawings, indicating the Work
as actually installed. At the completion of the Work, the Contractor shall certify by
endorsement thereof, that each of the revised prints of the Drawings and Specifications are
complete and accurate. Prior to the Contractor's application for final payment, the record
Drawings and Specifications, arranged in proper order, indexed and endorsed, and in the
following form, shall be delivered to the Owner, namely:
.1
three (3) complete sets of reproducible final versions of the As-Built Drawings; and
.2
three (3) copies of the final versions of the As-Built Drawings in digital format in both
AutoCAD and PDF formats (latest version of software).
PSSC 4. GC 5.4 SUBSTANTIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE WORK
1.
Delete paragraph 5.4.3 in its entirety and replace with the following:
5.4.3
2.
Prior to the issuance of the certificate of Substantial Performance of the Work, the
Contractor, in consultation with the Consultant, shall establish reasonable dates for finishing
the Work and correcting deficiencies.
Add new paragraphs 5.4.4, 5.4.5, 5.4.6, 5.4.7.and 5.4.8 as follows:
5.4.4
Within seven (7) calendar days of receiving a copy of the certificate of Substantial
Performance of the Work signed by the Consultant, the Contractor shall publish a copy of the
certificate in a construction trade newspaper (as that term is defined in the Construction Lien
Act) and shall provide to the Consultant and the Owner the date of publication and the name
of the construction trade newspaper in which the publication occurred. If the Contractor fails
to comply with this provision, the Owner may publish a copy of the certificate and charge the
Contractor with the costs so incurred.
5.4.5
Prior to submitting its written application for Substantial Performance of the Work, the
Contractor shall submit to the Consultant all:
.1
guarantees;
.2
warranties;
.3
certificates;
.4
testing and balancing reports;
.5
distribution system diagrams;
.6
spare parts;
.7
operations and maintenance manuals which shall consist of three (3) hard copies and
three (3) digital copies (on CD or DVD) and shall be well-organized and tabbed for
ease of reference;
.8
samples;
.9
existing reports and correspondence from Authorities Having Jurisdiction in the Place
of the Work;
and other materials or documentation required to be submitted under the Contract, together
with written proof acceptable to the Owner and the Consultant that the Work has been
substantially performed in conformance with the requirements of all Governmental Authority
and utility authorities having jurisdiction in the Place of the Work.
5.4.6
Where the Contractor is unable to deliver the documents and materials described in
paragraph 5.4.5, then, provided that none of the missing documents and materials interferes
with the use and occupancy of the Project in a material way, the failure to deliver shall not be
grounds for the Consultant to refuse to certify Substantial Performance of the Work. If the
Contractor fails to deliver any of the materials required in subparagraphs 5.4.5.7 or 5.4.5.8,
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the Consultant may retain a reasonable amount or, where applicable, the amount specified in
the Project Specific Supplementary Conditions from the payment of holdback under General
Condition 5.5 - PAYMENT OF HOLDBACK UPON SUBSTANTIAL PERFORMANCE OF
THE WORK. Should any documents or materials not be delivered in accordance with
paragraph 5.4.5 by the earlier of sixty (60) calendar days following publication of the
certificate of Substantial Performance of the Work and the submission of the Contractor’s
application for final payment under paragraph 5.7.1 of GC 5.7 – FINAL PAYMENT, then the
amount previously retained pursuant to this provision shall be forfeited to the Owner as
compensation for the damages deemed to have been incurred by the Owner, and not as a
penalty, arising from the failure to deliver the documents or materials, and the Contract Price
shall be reduced accordingly.
5.4.7
Together with the submission of its written application for Substantial Performance of the
Work, the Contractor shall submit to the Consultant and to the Owner a Statutory Declaration
setting forth in reasonable detail any then outstanding and unresolved disputes or claims
between the Contractor and any Subcontractor or Supplier, including any claims allegedly
arising from delay, which are, directly or indirectly, related to any then outstanding or
anticipated disputes or claims between the Contractor and the Owner, and this disclosure
shall, at a minimum:
.1
identify the parties involved;
.2
identify the amount in dispute;
.3
provide a brief statement summarizing the position of each party;
.4
include copies of any correspondence or documents in support of either party's
position;
.5
include copies of any documents of any court or arbitration process related to the
matter;
.6
identify the dispute or claim between the Contractor and the Owner to which the
matter relates; and
.7
include a copy of any written agreement or a summary of any oral agreement
between the parties related to resolution of the matter.
The disclosure requirements detailed herein are of a continuing nature and survive
completion of the Work. Accordingly, the Contractor shall supplement the information
provided with the original Statutory Declaration with additional materials pertaining to new or
existing disputes or claims, as they become available. The Contractor shall not be entitled to
recover from the Owner any amount pertaining to any claim or dispute referred to in this
paragraph, if the provisions of this paragraph have not been fully complied with. For greater
certainty, the Contractor is not obliged to make the aforementioned disclosure with respect to
any dispute or claim that is not related to or does not touch upon any then outstanding and
unresolved dispute or claim between the Contractor and the Owner.
5.4.8
Prior to the issuance of the certificate of Substantial Performance of the Work, the
Commissioning of the Work must be successfully completed and the associated submittals
evidencing same must be provided by the Contractor to the Consultant in order for the
Consultant to verify that the Project is ready to use and/or is being used for its intended
purpose.
PSSC 5. GC 5.8 WITHHOLDING OF PAYMENT
1.
Add new paragraph 5.8.2 as follows:
5.8.2
The Consultant may withhold from the Contractor, a minimum of FIVE THOUSAND
DOLLARS ($5,000.00) from any final payments pending submission and approval of all
Project close-out documentation including operations & maintenance manuals, As-Built
Drawings, warranty information, training of staff, and confirmation of any materials to be left
on-site for future repairs.
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PSSC 6. FAIR WAGE POLICY
1. All references to the Fair Wage Policy shall only apply to the Contract where the Contract Price is
FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($500,000.00) or greater.
PSSC 7. GC 11.1 INSURANCE
1.
Delete GC 11.1.1.4 as set out in SC56 of the Supplementary Conditions and replace with the
following:
.4
Property Installation Floater (All Risks) Insurance in an amount to adequately insure the
Contractor’s ownership interest in equipment and materials. The coverage shall provide for
the full replacement value of the property, repairs, additions or equipment being installed,
handled, or stored on or off premises awaiting installation and while in transit.
If the Property Installation Floater (All Risks) Insurance does not provide transportation
coverage, separate Motor Truck Cargo or Transportation (All Risks) Insurance is to be
provided for materials or equipment transported in the Contractor’s vehicles or others hired
by the Contractor from place of receipt to building sites or other storage sites.
PSSC 8. GC 11.1 INSURANCE
1.
Add new paragraph 11.1.1.6 to SC56 of the Supplementary Conditions as follows:
.6
Contractor’s Pollution Liability having an inclusive limit of not less than $1,000,000 per
occurrence to insure the Contractor’s liability for third-party claims caused by pollution events
arising out of operations performed by or on behalf of the insured in the performance of the
Work under the Contract. The insurance coverage shall remain in effect throughout the time
that the Contract is in effect, including the warranty period.
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BANK LETTERHEAD
To: City of Hamilton
City Clerk’s Office
71 Main Street West
1st Floor
Hamilton ON
L8P 4Y5
Letter of Credit Number: ___________
Total Amount: ___________________
Date: __________________________
Branch: ________________________
Beneficiary: City of Hamilton
UNCONDITIONAL IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CREDIT
We hereby authorize you to draw on ___________________________________
________________________________________________________________
for account of our customer,__________________________ up to an
________________________________________________________
dollars ($
) available by your written demand as follows:
aggregate
amount
of
Pursuant to the request of our customer, the said__________________________
______________________________, we, the ___________________________
hereby establish and give to you this unconditional irrevocable letter of credit in your favour in the total
amount of ________________________________dollars ($
) which may be drawn on by you at any
time and from time to time upon written demand for payment made upon us by you which demand we shall
honour without enquiring whether you have a right as between yourself and our said customer to make such
demand without recognizing any claim of our said client.
Provided, however, that you are to deliver to the __________________________
________________________,________________________________________
_______________ at such time as a written demand for payment is made upon us a certificate signed by you
agreeing and/or confirming that monies drawn pursuant to this Letter of Credit are to be used to perform
outstanding obligations of our said customer to you or to ensure that any outstanding obligations of our said
customer to you are performed pursuant to the City of Hamilton’s Request for Tenders for the insert title of
RFT, Contract No. XXXXXX and all Addenda thereto.
It is understood and agreed that the obligation of the undersigned under this Letter of Credit is an obligation
to pay money only and that in no circumstances shall the undersigned be obliged to perform or cause to
perform any of our customer’s obligations to you.
The amount of the Letter of Credit shall be reduced from time to time as advised by notice in writing given to
us by you from time to time.
This Letter of Credit will continue in full force and effect until insert applicable date and will expire at the
close of business on that day upon notice of expiry being given by us as provided herein and you may call for
payment of the full amount outstanding under this Letter of Credit at any time prior to the close of business on
that date and should this Letter of Credit not be renewed.
Partial Drawings hereunder are permitted.
Written demand must be presented to us no later than close of business on the expiry date or renewed expiry
date hereunder as the case may be.
The written demands drawn under this Letter of Credit shall state on their face that they are drawn under
______________________________________________________________,
Letter
of
Credit
No.
_______________________________.
Dated:______________.
For:_________________________________
____________________________________
Authorized Signing Officer
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City of Hamilton
Gage Park Boiler House - 1000 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario
8 September 2014
File No. TB141016
Section 00001
Designated Substances and Hazardous Materials
Removal and Handling and Building Demolition Specifications
Gage Park Boiler House
1000 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
City of Hamilton
Gage Park Boiler House - 1000 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario
8 September 2014
File No. TB141016
1.0
Specification Contents
Section 00005
Page 1
SPECIFICATION CONTENTS
Section
Title
00001
Title Sheet
No. of Pages
1
Designated Substances and Hazardous Materials Removal and Handling:
02080
Abatement Scope of Work
5
02082
Asbestos Abatement – Type 2 Procedures
9
02086
Raccoon Feces Abatement & Clean-up
12
13085
Lead Abatement – Type 1 Operations
13
13285
PCB Packaging & Handling
6
13288
Mould Remediation – Level 2 Procedures
16
13295
Mercury Recycling
7
Building Demolition
01510
Safety/Environmental Requirements
3
02100
Demolition
4
04200
Masonry Repairs
4
06100
Rough Carpentry
6
City of Hamilton
Gage Park Boiler House - 1000 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario
8 September 2014
File No. TB141016
1.0
GENERAL
1.1
General Requirements
1.1.1
Conform to requirements of this specification.
1.1.2
Related Work Specified Elsewhere:
Section 02080
Section 02082
Section 02086
Section 13085
Section 13285
Section 13288
Section 13295
Abatement – Scope of Work
Section 02080
Page 1
Abatement Scope of Work
Asbestos Abatement – Type 2 Procedures
Raccoon Feces Abatement & Clean-up
Lead Abatement – Type 1 Operations
PCB Packaging & Handling
Mould Remediation – Level 2 Procedures
Mercury Recycling
1.1.3
These Specifications and supplementary document(s) are intended to Provide
Contractors invited to bid on the Project with the general procedures and standards of
workmanship which are expected to be followed and defines the Contractors’
responsibilities. It is the Contractor’s responsibility to determine the magnitude of
Work. The intent of the information contained in these documents is to Provide
guidance to the successful Contractor in the performance of that Work.
1.2
Reference Documents
1.2.1
AMEC Environment & Infrastructure’s report titled “Pre-Renovation Hazardous
Materials & Designated Substances Survey, Gage Park Greenhouses Boiler House,
1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario”, dated 19 August 2014.
1.2.2
Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL), Occupational Health and Safety Division, Ontario
Regulation 278/05 - "Designated Substance - Asbestos on Construction Projects and
in Buildings and Repair Operations".
1.2.3
Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and all applicable regulations.
1.2.4
Ontario Regulation 490/09, Designated Substances, as amended.
1.2.5
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (Canada).
1.2.6
Ontario Environmental Protection Act, as amended by Ontario Regulation 347
(General - Waste Management), as amended.
1.2.7
Policies and procedures of the Owner are complied with. All material handling and
associated equipment conform to and are operated in accordance with “Workplace
Hazardous Materials Information System” (WHMIS).
1.2.8
Comply with applicable Building Codes, Electrical, Fire and Construction Safety Codes
as well as Federal, Provincial, Municipal and local requirements pertaining to asbestos
and other designated substances provided that in any case of conflict among these
requirements or with these Specifications the more stringent requirement shall apply.
Work shall be performed under regulations in effect at the time Work is performed.
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1.3
Outline of Work
1.3.1
Do not remove any materials not specifically identified by the Owner or Owner’s
Consultant. Where unspecified materials have been removed by the Abatement
Contractor, the Abatement Contractor will be responsible for the re-installation (if
required) of the removed materials to the satisfaction of the Owner, and at no cost to
the Owner.
1.3.2
No salvage is to occur without the authorization of the Owner.
1.3.3
While the building is to be demolished, no salvage of building materials or contents
shall be completed given that the materials may be impacted. Should the Contractor
want to salvage building materials, a salvage plan must be provided to the Owner for
review and approval.
1.3.4
Determination of quantities, location, and nature of asbestos and other regulated Work
activities including, but not limited to, considerations for transportation, disposal,
handling and storage of materials, availability of labour, worker and visitor protection,
water, electric power, roads, uncertainties of weather or physical conditions at the site,
is the responsibility of the Abatement Contractor.
1.3.5
Refer to specific Sections included in this Contract for specific procedures and
requirements of the Work listed below.
ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS (ACM)
LOCATION ID
Location 6
Basement
DESCRIPTION
Type 2 Operation
Remove two (2) asbestos-containing gaskets (~0.7 square metres
[7.5 square feet] total) associated with the boiler exhaust system.
MOULD IMPACTED MATERIALS
LOCATION ID
DESCRIPTION
Level 2 Procedures
Location 5
Washroom
Location 1
Open Storage
Room
Location 3
Office
Location 4
Electrical Area
Remove and dispose of approximately 1.9 square metres (20 square
feet) of water damaged and affected particle board ceiling panels.
Sand, HEPA vacuum and damp wipe all semi-porous materials which
cannot be removed. HEPA vacuum and/or damp wipe all surfaces
located within the space.
Level 2 Procedures
HEPA vacuum and wet clean with a sanitizing agent the following
salvage materials:
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Sixteen (16) wooden historic plaques of the City;
Metal wire statues (Elvis and Cow, and a wire guitar);
Kodak photo carousels (7 trays and binder);
Cabinet and picture slides (two drawers) (slides within cabinet
HEPA vacuum only);
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Plastic trough with pump;
Small metal easels; and,
Large metal shelf.
The materials shall be set aside and stored for the Owner until such
time the Owner collects. See Items to be Salvaged attachment.
LEAD-CONTAINING MATERIALS
LOCATION ID
DESCRIPTION
Locations 1 to
6
(All Rooms)
Remove and dispose of lead-containing solder associated with the
plumbing system using non-powered hand tools other than manual
scraping or sanding; or using power tools with an effective dust
collection system equipped with a HEPA filter.
Location 4
Electrical Area
(and possibly
including
perimeter
walls)
Removal of black lead-containing paint (0.11% lead by weight) from
the brick walls with using power tools equipped with HEPA filters
followed by a chemical gel or paste. [Sample LS4]
Location 6
Basement
Location 6
Basement
Location 6
Basement
Location 6
Basement
Blue lead-containing paint (0.013% lead by weight) on piping and a
boiler [Sample LS5]. Equipment to be removed from the Site; follow
lead precautions when handling materials.
Removal of green lead-containing paint (14% lead by weight) from the
wooden joists using power tools equipped with HEPA filters followed
by a chemical gel or paste [Sample LS6]
Removal of silver lead-containing paint (0.55% lead by weight) from
the door and trim using power tools equipped with HEPA filters
followed by a chemical gel or paste [Sample LS7] or upon approval of
the Owner, removal and disposal of the door and trim as leadcontaining materials.
Bright silver lead-containing paint (0.055% lead by weight) on boilers
and ducting [Sample LS8]. Equipment to be removed from the Site;
follow lead precautions when handling materials.
PCB-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT
LOCATION ID
Location 1
Open Storage
Room
Location 2
Vestibule
Location 3
Office
DESCRIPTION
Compare the date stamp on the ballasts in six (6) fixtures and one (1)
loose fixture against Environment Canada’s Identification of Lamp
Ballasts Containing PCBs manual (1991). Remove and dispose of
confirmed or unknown PCB-containing ballasts.
Compare the date stamp on one (1) ballast against Environment
Canada’s Identification of Lamp Ballasts Containing PCBs manual
(1991). Remove and dispose of confirmed or unknown PCBcontaining ballast.
Compare the date stamp on two (2) ballasts against Environment
Canada’s Identification of Lamp Ballasts Containing PCBs manual
(1991). Remove and dispose of confirmed or unknown PCBcontaining ballasts.
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Electrical Area
Location 6
Basement
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Compare the date stamp on one (1) ballast against Environment
Canada’s Identification of Lamp Ballasts Containing PCBs manual
(1991). Remove and dispose of confirmed or unknown PCBcontaining ballast.
Compare the date stamp on three (3) ballasts against Environment
Canada’s Identification of Lamp Ballasts Containing PCBs manual
(1991). Remove and dispose of confirmed or unknown PCBcontaining ballasts.
MERCURY-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT
LOCATION ID
Location 1
Open Storage
Room
Location 2
Vestibule
Location 3
Office
Location 4
Electrical Area
Location 5
Washroom
Location 6
Basement
DESCRIPTION
Remove and dispose of approximately eight (8) light tubes and two
boxes of unused fluorescent lights and one loose thermostat.
Remove and dispose of approximately two (2) light tubes.
Remove and dispose of approximately two (2) light tubes.
Remove and dispose of approximately three (3) light tubes.
Remove and dispose of approximately one (1) light tube.
Remove and dispose of approximately eight (8) light tubes.
1.4
Schedule
1.4.1
The Abatement Contractor is to assume that all Work is to be performed when the
area is unoccupied as determined by the Owner or Owner’s Consultant.
1.4.2
All Work shall be completed within the time period specified by the Owner at the time
of the Contractor meeting unless otherwise approved by the Owner.
1.4.3
Prior to any on-Site activities and within five (5) business days of being awarded this
Work, the Abatement Contractor shall submit to the Owner a proposed schedule
showing phasing and proposed workforce related to each Work area.
1.4.4
Modifications to the Project schedule would only be granted on approval by the Owner
or Owner’s Consultant.
1.5
Submittals
1.5.1
Submit the following information regarding personnel prior to starting Work:
.1
Resumes of the supervisory personnel.
.2
Proof in the form of a certificate that supervisory personnel have been certified as
supervisors under the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
.3
Workplace Hazardous Materials
certificates for all personnel.
Information
System
(WHMIS)
training
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.4
Certificate proving that each worker or supervisor on site has been fit tested for
the respirator appropriate for the Work being performed.
.5
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Clearance Certificate.
.6
Insurance certificates.
.7
Company Health and Safety Policy.
.8
Certificate of Approval for transportation of waste and location of recycling
facility, as appropriate.
.9
Submit list of existing damage for acceptance.
Submit the following prior to isolating the Work area:
.1
Written statement that the Ground Fault Interrupter Panels use CSA approved
parts and have been inspected by the Electrical Safety Authority.
.2
Material Safety Data Sheets for chemicals or material used in the course of the
Abatement Project (i.e. paint stripper).
Submit the following upon completion of the Work.
.1
Manifests, waybills, certificate of destruction/recycling etc. as applicable for each
type of waste.
END OF SECTION
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Asbestos Abatement - Type 2 Procedures
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1.0
GENERAL
1.1
General Requirements
1.1.1
Conform to requirements of this Specification. This section is to apply in conjunction
with all other sections and Drawings listed in this document.
1.2
Related Work Specified Elsewhere:
Section 02080
Section 02086
Section 13085
Section 13285
Section 13288
Section 13295
Abatement Scope of Work
Raccoon Feces Abatement & Clean-up
Lead Abatement – Type 1 Operations
PCB Packaging & Handling
Mould Remediation – Level 2 Procedures
Mercury Recycling
1.2.1
The site conditions in Section 02080 identify the location and condition of all known and
presumed asbestos-containing materials (ACM) to be disturbed by the Work of this
Section. The Specification fulfils the requirements of the report required by Ontario
Regulation 278/05.
1.2.2
Unless otherwise shown or specified it is the intent that Work performed outlined in
this Section will result in the removal and disposal or decontamination of all ACM and
all materials which have been contaminated with ACM, either during or prior to Work of
this Section.
1.3
Description of Work
1.3.1
Remove and dispose of orange vibration gaskets outlined in Section 02080.
1.3.2
Supply all labour, material, and equipment necessary to safely execute and complete
all Work of this section while in conjunction with Work specified, required, or implied
under Section 02080 – Scope of Work.
1.4
Worker and Visitor Protection
1.4.1
Instructions: Before entering Asbestos Work Area(s), instruct workers and visitors in
use of respirators (including fit testing), entry and exit from enclosures and all aspects
of Work procedures and protective measures including appropriate asbestos
awareness and/or abatement training. A competent person, as defined by the Ontario
Occupational Health and Safety Act, shall Provide instruction.
1.4.2
Respirators: Provide appropriate respiratory equipment for all persons entering
Asbestos Work Area enclosure including authorized visitors.
.1
When doing Work which will or may disturb asbestos-containing materials,
workers, supervisors, and authorized visitors shall wear, at a minimum, powered
air-purifying full-face respirators (PAPR) with minimum N-100, P-100 or H-100
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filter cartridges shall be used in accordance with NIOSH Part 84 requirements.
Respirators shall be acceptable to the Occupational Health Branch of the Ontario
Ministry of Labour.
1.4.3
.2
Filters shall be replaced daily or tested according to manufacturer's
Specifications and replaced as necessary. All waste filters shall be disposed of
as contaminated waste.
.3
Provide instruction to workers and visitors in use of respirators including
qualitative fit testing.
.4
No supervisor, worker or authorized visitor shall wear facial hair which may affect
the seal between the respirator and face.
.5
Maintain respiratory protection equipment in proper functioning and clean
condition.
Protective Clothing: Provide workers and visitors entering the designated Asbestos
Work Area(s) with new full body coveralls with integral hoods and appropriate dermal
protection. Coveralls shall be made of a material that does not readily retain or permit
penetration of asbestos fibres.
.1
Once coveralls are worn in the Asbestos Work Area, treat and dispose of as
contaminated waste.
.2
Workers and visitors shall also wear other protective apparel required under the
Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
.3
Footwear shall be of a suitable type that will prevent fibre and dust penetration
and able to be wet wiped.
1.4.4
Before entering full-enclosure or other Asbestos Work Area(s), don appropriate
respirator with new or tested filters, clean coveralls and head covers.
1.4.5
Workers may leave enclosure, only after all disturbance of asbestos-containing
materials is complete and enclosure has been cleaned-up.
1.4.6
To leave the Asbestos Work Area(s), all persons shall:
.1
HEPA vacuum or wet wipe clothing and respirator prior to leaving the Asbestos
Work Area.
.2
Remove contaminated coveralls and place in receptacles for disposal with other
asbestos-contaminated materials prior to leaving the asbestos Work Area.
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.4
.5
Still wearing appropriate respirator, proceed out of the established
asbestos Work Area to the decontamination facility.
Clean using soap and warm water wash and remove respirator (if using)
then thoroughly wash hands and face. Remove filters and dispose as
asbestos waste in container provided for this purpose or test filters
according to manufacturer's recommendation. Dispose of filters as
necessary. Wet clean inside of respirator.
Upon completion of asbestos abatement, dispose of footwear as
contaminated waste or clean before removing from equipment and
access room, or carry in sealed plastic bag to next site.
1.4.7
Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum or tobacco in enclosures or designated
Asbestos Work Areas.
1.4.8
Workers and visitors shall be protected at all times when a possibility of asbestos
disturbance exists.
1.4.9
A copy of the procedures described under Item. 1.4: Worker and Visitor Protection
shall be posted at access points to the Asbestos Work Area.
1.4.10
Maintain one emergency access kit equipped with a respirator, protective clothing,
etc. and post emergency access procedures at the decontamination facility access
point to the Asbestos Work Area for use by Owner or authorized visitors.
2.0
PREPARATION
2.1
Clean Site Preparation for No Enclosure Asbestos Work Areas
2.1.1
Request that building personnel shut off air handling and ventilation systems
supplying or exhausting from the Asbestos Work Area enclosure(s). Ensure airhandling systems remain shut off for duration of Work.
2.1.2
Clean and remove equipment, tools, furnishings, and stored materials that can be
moved without disturbing asbestos-containing materials.
2.1.3
Erect appropriate worker decontamination facility at locations approved by the Owner
and/or Owner’s Consultant.
2.1.4
Provide and install asbestos caution tape around the boundary of the Work, including
asbestos warning signs.
2.1.5
All horizontal surfaces and items to be covered shall be pre-cleaned using damp cloth
or sponge techniques prior to placement of polyethylene sheeting to any floor
surfaces or surface. HEPA equipped vacuum cleaners may also be used to perform
this task.
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Seal off all openings, including but not limited to: doorways, hatch openings, windows,
vents, service holes in walls and grilles to non-operating ducts with two (2) layers of
rip-proof polyethylene sheeting sealed with tape or with polyurethane foam as
appropriate.
2.1.7
On approval of the Owner and Owner’s Consultant, seal joints and holes in HVAC
ductwork to remain operational through an Asbestos Work Area, using tape and ripproof polyethylene to make airtight.
2.1.8
Pre-clean and cover with polyethylene sheeting all items that are to remain within the
enclosure during the abatement Work including but not limited to motors, heating
units, fire apparatus, door closers, fans, tanks, benches, shelving, storage racks,
valves, taps, controllers, lights, and other fixtures and furnishings within enclosure.
Clean previously contaminated surfaces with HEPA vacuum before covering with
sheeting.
2.1.9
Where required, cover existing wall and floor surfaces with polyethylene sheeting
sealed with tape. Provide two separately sealed layers of polyethylene sheeting.
Separately seal floor drains or openings. Use sufficient layers (2) and necessary
sheathing for walking surface to protect floors which may be damaged, as approved
by the Owner. Cover floors first so that polyethylene extends at least 300 mm (12”)
up walls then cover walls to overlap floor sheeting.
2.1.10
Supply sufficient HEPA vacuums on-Site and operate continuously until removal is
complete.
2.1.11
Maintain emergency and fire exits from Asbestos Work Area, or establish alternative
exits satisfactory to authorities having jurisdiction.
2.1.12
Ensure existing power supply to the Asbestos Work Area is isolated and disconnected
where necessary. Do not disrupt power supply to remaining areas of building. Use
GFI extension cords. Provide and install ground fault electrical system. A minimum of
2
one (1) ground fault electrical panel shall be provided for every 300m of the Asbestos
Work Area. Supply all electrical apparatus from this ground fault system. Ensure safe
installation of electrical lines and equipment.
2.1.13
Provide temporary lighting in Asbestos Work Area to levels that will permit Work to be
done safely.
2.1.14
Provide fire extinguisher at each emergency exit, and in decontamination facilities.
Protect extinguishers with polyethylene sheeting in manner that will not hamper
emergency use. Existing on-site extinguishers may not be used without prior approval
of the Owner.
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a designated wash-up area must be provided within the Work Area. The wash-up
area must be supplied with a HEPA filtered vacuum, wash basin with clean, warm
water, soap, rags or towels, a disposal container for asbestos contaminated
disposable coveralls and storage facilities for worker's shoes and any protective
clothing to be re-worn in Asbestos Work Areas.
3.0
EXECUTION
3.1
Do Not Commence Asbestos Removal Work Until:
3.1.1
Arrangements have been made for disposal of waste.
3.1.2
Asbestos Work Areas and decontamination enclosures are effectively segregated.
3.1.3
Negative pressure equipment is operating continuously (where required).
3.1.4
Tools, equipment and waste materials receptors are on hand.
3.1.5
Arrangements have been made with the Owner’s Consultant for Work Area security.
3.1.6
Signs are displayed in areas where access to sealed Asbestos Work Area is possible.
Signs shall read:
CAUTION
Asbestos Hazard Area
Unauthorized Entry Prohibited
Wear Assigned Protective Equipment
Breathing Asbestos Dust May Cause Serious Bodily Harm
3.1.7
The Owner and/or Owner’s Consultant has been notified of intention to proceed, has
reviewed enclosures, equipment, procedures, and other submitted materials, and has
granted authorization to proceed.
3.2
Asbestos-Containing Material Removal - General
3.2.1
All individuals involved with any portions of the removal process shall be equipped
with appropriate respirators and protective equipment while working within the
enclosure.
3.2.2
Repeatedly mist the air throughout the performance of this Work and maintain all
surfaces within the Asbestos Work Area in a damp state.
3.2.3
Do not use compressed air to clean up or remove dust from any surface.
3.2.4
Spray asbestos-containing materials with amended water using sprayer. Saturate
asbestos to prevent release of airborne fibres during removal.
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3.2.5
Remove the saturated asbestos-containing material in small with minimal breakage
and place directly into waste containers. Do not allow saturated asbestos to dry out or
fall to the floor. As it is being removed, pack the material in sealable plastic bags 6-mil
minimum thickness.
3.2.6
If asbestos debris falls to the floor or drop sheet, spray asbestos debris on floor with
amended water to prevent it from drying out and immediately remove from the floor or
drop sheet and put in waste containers.
3.3
Asbestos Work Area Vibration Gaskets (less than (<) 1 sq.m. - Full enclosure)
3.3.1
Scrape ACM from substrate with non-powered hand tools directly into bags.
3.3.2
Do not allow ACM to fall into wall cavities or openings.
3.3.3
Using wire brushes, sponges and other fibrous cleaning items, scrub all surfaces to
remove residue and debris.
3.3.4
Wet wipe all surfaces with sponges and rags.
3.3.5
HEPA vacuum all surfaces of Work and the enclosure.
3.3.6
Apply post removal sealant.
3.4
Debris Clean-up (No enclosure)
3.4.1
Mist areas of debris with amended water.
3.4.2
Using wet methods with non-powered hand tools or HEPA vacuums clean-up all
debris and dust from surfaces within the Work Area and dispose of as asbestos
waste.
3.4.3
Wet mop and/or HEPA vacuum all surfaces following Work.
3.5
Waste Handling
3.5.1
Seal filled containers, clean external surfaces thoroughly, and remove from working
area to staging area.
3.5.2
After completion of removal of asbestos-containing materials, clean surfaces from
which asbestos has been removed with stiff bristle brushes, HEPA vacuum, or wetsponge (as appropriate) to remove all visible material.
3.5.3
Remove asbestos waste containers and decontaminated equipment and materials
from the Asbestos Work Area through the decontamination enclosure as follows:
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Remove gross contamination from the surface of the item to be removed. The
item shall then be cleaned, wet wiped, and double bagged and/or sealed in
polyethylene. Wash water shall be treated as contaminated waste.
.2
Treat all removed materials exposed to asbestos, as asbestos-contaminated
waste unless such materials can be properly decontaminated and are specified
to be re-used.
3.5.4
After removing all visible asbestos, wet clean entire Work Area including but not
limited to pipes, pipe fittings, ducts, and similar items not covered with polyethylene
sheeting and request visual inspection and acceptance.
3.5.5
Following inspection and acceptance, apply heavy coat of slow drying sealer to all
surfaces from which asbestos has been removed unless otherwise approved by the
Owner’s Consultant. Apply thinned coat (sufficient to coat all surfaces) to interior of
polyethylene enclosure. If requested by the Owner’s Consultant, allow minimum of 12
hours flushing time with no disturbance of Asbestos Work Area.
3.6
Cleaning Procedures
3.6.1
After completion of removal of asbestos-containing materials, clean surfaces from
which asbestos has been removed with stiff bristle brushes, HEPA vacuum, or wetmethods to remove all visible and residual material.
3.6.2
Apply sealer to all surfaces of from which asbestos-containing materials have been
removed.
3.6.3
Remove drop sheet or other isolation methods and dispose of as contaminated waste.
3.6.4
On completion of removal activities, clean Asbestos Work Area(s) with HEPA vacuum
and by wet wiping or mopping and request inspection by Owner’s Consultant.
3.7
Application of Post Removal Sealant
3.7.1
Obtain Asbestos Abatement Consultant's written permission to proceed.
3.7.2
Apply one coat of Post Removal Sealant with an airless sprayer, in accordance with
Manufacturer’s Instructions, to cover all surfaces on all items in the Asbestos Work
Area, including but not limited to polyethylene, ACM substrate, structural steel and
surfaces scheduled for demolition.
3.7.3
Do not apply post removal sealant to materials that will be damaged by it.
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DECOMMISSIONING
4.1
Dismantling Of Protection
4.1.1
Remove polyethylene sheeting exposed during contaminated Work including upper
surfaces plus any underlying sheeting contaminated by water leaks, rips, tears, or
exposed by failure of upper layer. Wear appropriate respirator and disposable
coveralls during removal of sheeting. Carefully roll sheeting away from walls to centre
of Asbestos Work Area. As sheeting is rolled away from walls and corners, HEPA
vacuum visible debris.
4.1.2
While removing top layer of sheeting from surfaces protected by two (2) layers of
sheeting, cut lower sheeting so as to expose horizontal surfaces that may be
contaminated with asbestos debris. HEPA vacuum any visible debris.
4.1.3
Place polyethylene sheeting, seals, tape, cleaning material, clothing, and other
contaminated waste in asbestos waste receptors for transport. Remove with HEPA
vacuum any debris which may have fallen behind sheeting.
4.1.4
Remove hoardings, temporary lighting, equipment and facilities provided for Work.
4.1.5
Complete final general cleaning of worksite and ensure no dust and debris remain.
5.0
INSPECTION AND AIR MONITORING
5.1
Inspection
5.1.1
From commencement of Work until completion of clean-up operations, the Abatement
Consultant is empowered by the Owner to inspect for compliance with the
requirements of the governing authorities, adherence to Specifications and to inspect
for cleanliness and completion both inside and outside asbestos Work Area(s).
5.1.2
The Consultant or Abatement Consultant may inspect both inside and outside the
Work Area during active abatement or disturbance.
5.1.3
The Consultant and Abatement Consultant are empowered to shut-down all Work
activities when leakage of asbestos from the Work Area has occurred or is likely to
occur.
5.1.4
The Contractor is to allow inspection by the Abatement Consultant and Provide full
access to the Work Area. The Contractor shall make good on any Work disturbed by
the inspection at no cost to the Owner.
5.1.5
If asbestos Work Area(s) or adjacent areas are found unacceptable in accordance
with standards specified or required by authorities having jurisdiction, correct such
deficiencies at no cost to the Owner.
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5.1.6
Pay cost to Provide re-inspection of Work found not to be in accordance with these
Specifications and requirements of authorities having jurisdiction.
5.1.7
Provide a minimum of 24 hours written notice to the Consultant of any request for
scheduling milestone inspections or transportation of asbestos water through an
occupied area.
5.1.8
The following milestone inspections may take place during Work:
Clean Site Preparation: Inspection of site preparations and set-up prior to
contaminated Work.
Visual Clearance: Inspection of asbestos Work Area after removal of asbestos but
before the application of sealer.
5.1.9
Do not proceed with next phase of Work until written approval of each inspection is
received from the Consultant.
END OF SECTION
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Raccoon Feces Abatement & Clean-up
Gage Park Boiler House - 1000 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario
Section 02086
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1.0
GENERAL
1.1
Related Work Specified Elsewhere:
Section 02080
Section 02082
Section 13085
Section 13285
Section 13288
Section 13295
Abatement Scope of Work
Asbestos Abatement – Type 2 Procedures
Lead Abatement – Type 1 Operations
PCB Packaging & Handling
Mould Remediation – Level 2 Procedures
Mercury Recycling
1.1.1
The site conditions in Section 02080 identify the location and condition of all known
areas affected by raccoon feces to be disturbed by the Work of this Section.
1.1.2
Conform to requirements of this Specification. This section is to apply in conjunction
with all other sections and Drawings listed in this document.
1.2
Description of Work
1.2.1
Follow all procedures described in EACO Mould Abatement Guidelines Edition 2
(2010) Appendix B: Procedure for Clean of Bird and Bat Droppings. Where a
disagreement between the Specification and this document occurs, the more stringent
of the two shall apply.
1.2.2
Remove and dispose of all raccoon feces contaminated materials located in the
ceiling space and wall surfaces of the main floor.
1.2.3
All surfaces should be cleaned following bulk material removal by shoveling and
HEPA vacuuming, then disinfected followed by damp wiping with clear water, and
additional HEPA vacuuming and repetition of disinfectant and damp wiping is
necessary until no visible dust or debris is observed.
1.2.4
Feces contaminated building materials that cannot be removed should be cleaned
using an appropriate cleaning equipment (i.e., brushes abrasive pads), and HEPA
vacuuming while lightly misting Work Area to reduce dust formation. If the material
cannot be cleaned the material is to be removed.
1.2.5
All Work is subject to inspection and testing both inside and outside Work Areas by
the Consultant. Any contamination of surrounding areas (indicated by visual
inspection or air monitoring) shall necessitate complete enclosure and clean-up of
affected areas.
1.3
General Requirements
1.3.1
Supply all labour, material, and equipment necessary to safely execute and complete
all Work specified, required, or implied under this Section.
1.3.2
Prepare and isolate the specified Work Area(s) from adjoining occupied and
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unoccupied areas.
1.3.3
Shut down and/or isolate any air moving equipment that could contribute to the
dispersal of contaminants from the Work Area.
1.3.4
Construct worker and waste decontamination facilities at the perimeter of the Work
Area as specified in this Section.
1.3.5
As required, allow for proper access to security and other alarm panels at all times.
1.3.6
After preparation and approval of the Work Areas and decontamination facilities,
remove and dispose of all materials specified and/or as identified by the Owner or
Owners Consultant.
1.3.7
All Work will be subject to visual assessment inside and outside the Work Area(s) by
Owner or Owner’s Consultant as further specified in this Section.
1.3.8
The Remediation Contractor will be responsible for the general upkeep of the site.
Where available, workers and trades will use designated washrooms only.
Designated washrooms must be kept clean at all times. All other facilities will be off
limits unless approved by Owner.
1.3.9
All containment structures, such as hoardings, platforms, etc., that are used to
segregate the Work Area are to remain in place until directed by the Owner’s
Consultant.
1.3.10
When directed by the Owner and/or Owner’s Consultant, decommission the Work
Area and decontamination facilities.
1.3.11
All materials removed shall be transported and disposed of as further specified in this
Section.
1.4
Definitions
1.4.1
Authorized Visitors: Owner’s Consultant or person(s) representing regulatory
agencies, and person(s) authorized by them.
1.4.2
Cleaning Solution: A detergent and sanitizing solution used for cleaning of building
materials with fecal contamination based on manufacturer’s directions.
1.4.3
Competent Person: An individual, Engineer(s) or Consultant(s), who can demonstrate
that mould remediation training has been obtained, is capable of identifying existing
microbial hazards in the workplace and selecting the appropriate control strategy for
microbial exposure.
1.4.4
Contractor: Remediation Contractor providing demolition and removal services as
defined in the Specification.
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1.4.5
Critical Barrier or Enclosure: A minimum of two separate layers of 0.15 mm [fibre
reinforced polyethylene sheeting (FRPS) taped securely and separately over
windows, doorways, diffusers, grilles and any other openings between the guano
contaminated Work Area (GCWA) and uncontaminated areas outside of the GCWA.
1.4.6
Curtained Doorway: An arrangement of closures to allow ingress and egress from one
GCWA to another. Typically constructed as follows:
.1
Place two overlapping sheets with minimum overlap of 1 meter or width of
doorway of 6-mil polyethylene over an existing or temporarily framed doorway,
securing each along the top of doorway, securing the vertical edge of one sheet
along one vertical side of doorway and securing the vertical edge of other sheet
along the opposite vertical side of the doorway.
.2
Reinforce free edges of 6-mil polyethylene with fiber-reinforced adhesive tape
and weight the bottom edge to ensure proper closing.
.3
Curtained doorways shall be spaced at a minimum of 2 meters apart.
1.4.7
Decontamination Room: An enclosure located between GCWA(s) and
uncontaminated area(s) for decontamination of equipment and workers, typically
consisting of two 6-mil polyethylene curtained doorways at least 2 meters apart and
reinforced with fiber reinforced adhesive tape added along eds.
1.4.8
DIN: Drug Identification Number. Registration number given by Health Canada for
approval of disinfectants. Specifies the organisms against which the disinfectant is
effective, and requirements for mixing, storage, and rinsing if required.
1.4.9
Disinfectant: Substance used to reduce number of microorganisms such as mould,
bacteria or viruses to below the level necessary to cause infections. Requires current
Health Canada DIN registration.
1.4.10
Fecal Work Area: Specific area or location where actual Work is being performed or
such other area of a facility which it has been determined may be hazardous to public
health as a result of the fecal remediation.
1.4.11
HEPA: High Efficiency Particulate Air.
1.4.12
HEPA Vacuum: High Efficiency Particulate Air filtered vacuum equipment with filter
system capable of collecting and retaining particles greater than 0.3 microns in any
direction at 99.97% efficiency.
1.4.13
Occupied Area: Areas of the facility or worksite that is outside the fecal Work Area.
1.4.14
PPE: Personnel Protective Equipment.
1.4.15
Sprayer: Garden reservoir type sprayer or airless spray (minimum 6 litre capacity)
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equipment capable of producing mist or fine spray.
1.5
Regulations and Guidelines
1.5.1
Comply with Federal, Provincial, and Local guidelines as well as EACO Mould
Abatement Guidelines Edition 2 (2010), Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario,
2010 provided that in any case of conflict among these guidelines or with these
Specifications the more stringent guideline shall apply.
1.5.2
Remove and dispose of fecal contaminated material
1.5.3
Contractor shall ensure that:
.1
Measures and procedures prescribed under the Ontario Occupational Health and
Safety Act and regulations are carried out.
.2
Every worker on Project complies with applicable act and regulations.
.3
Health & safety of workers and public is protected.
.4
All material handling and associated equipment conform to and are operated in
accordance with "Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System"
(WHMIS).
1.6
Quality Assurance
1.6.1
Ensure Work proceeds to schedule, and meets all requirements of this Section.
1.6.2
Perform Work so that airborne fecal particulates or fragments, fecal waste, or water
runoff does not contaminate areas outside the Work enclosure.
1.6.3
Pay cost of inspection performed as result of failure to perform Work satisfactorily
regarding quality, safety, or schedule.
1.6.4
Use only skilled and qualified workers for all trades required for this Work.
1.7
Supervision
1.7.1
A minimum of one (1) supervisor is required for every ten (10) workers unless
otherwise approved by the Owner or Owner’s Consultant.
1.7.2
An approved supervisor must remain within the Work Area at all times during the
disturbance, removal, or other handling of contaminated materials.
1.7.3
Site supervision must only be replaced by approved replacement on approval of the
Owner or Owner’s Consultant. The Owner reserves the right to request the
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replacement of the supervisor without explanation.
1.8
Worker and Visitor Protection
1.8.1
Instructions: Before entering fecal abatement Work Area, instruct workers and
visitors in use of respirators, dress, entry and exit from Work Areas, and all aspects of
Work procedures and protective measures. A competent person, as defined by the
Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, shall Provide instruction.
1.8.2
Respirators: Provide appropriate respiratory equipment for all persons entering Work
Area(s) enclosure including authorized visitors. During removal and clean-up in
enclosed Work Area, workers, supervisors, and authorized visitors shall wear, at a
minimum, non-powered full-face respirators with minimum combination P100 filter in
accordance with NIOSH Part 84 requirements. Power Air Purifying Respirators
(PAPR) with minimum P100 filters are recommended. Filters shall be replaced daily
or tested according to manufacturer's Specifications and replaced as necessary. All
waste filters shall be disposed of as mould waste. Respirators shall be acceptable to
the Ontario Occupational Safety and Health Act. Provide instruction to workers and
visitors in use of respirators including qualitative fit testing. No supervisor, worker or
authorized visitor shall wear facial hair which may affect the seal between the
respirator and face. Maintain respiratory protection equipment in proper functioning
and clean condition.
1.8.3
Protective Clothing: Provide workers and visitors with full body coveralls with integral
hoods. Once coveralls are worn in Work Area, dispose of as contaminated waste.
Workers and visitors shall also wear other protective apparel required by the Ontario
Occupational Health and Safety Act construction regulations including rubber or nitrile
gloves and boots which can be effectively cleaned.
1.8.4
Procedures for Entering Containment - Upon entering any Work Area, each worker
must:
1.8.5
.1
Before entering Work Area remove street clothes in Decontamination Enclosure
and put on respirator with new or tested filters, clean coveralls and head covers
before entering Work Area. Store street clothes, uncontaminated footwear,
towels etc. in clean change area, location of which to be determined by
Consultant.
.2
Ensure that no person required to enter Work Area has facial hair that affects
the seal between respirator and face.
.3
Eating, drinking and chewing are not permitted in the Work Area.
Procedures for Exiting Containment; upon exiting any Work Area, each worker must:
.1
Remove gross contamination from clothing before leaving Work Area with a
HEPA vacuum or wipe clean prior to exiting then proceed to the dirty change
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room and remove disposable protective clothing except respirators. Place
contaminated work suits in closed containers for disposal with fecal
contaminated materials.
.2
Workers will proceed to wash station before leaving clean change room.
.3
Clean outside of respirator with cleaning solution. Remove respirator, remove
and dispose of filters in the container provided for the purpose. Wash and rinse
the inside of respirator.
.4
When not in use in the Work Area, store reusable Work footwear in dirty change
room. Upon completion of fecal remediation, clean footwear thoroughly inside
and out using a HEPA vacuum or a cleaning solution before removing from the
Work Area or from dirty change room.
.5
Proceed to clean change room and change into street clothes at the end of each
day's Work.
1.8.6
If re-entering Work Area, follow entering and exiting procedures as outlined above.
1.8.7
Post these procedures at the entrance to the clean and dirty change room in both
official languages.
2.0
PRODUCTS
2.1
Materials
2.1.1
Polyethylene: Fibre reinforced polyethylene 0.15 mm thick woven fibre reinforced
fabric bonded both sides with polyethylene.
2.1.2
Tape: Tape suitable for sealing polyethylene to substrate surface under both wet and
dry conditions. Fiber reinforced adhesive tape shall be used in sealing joints of 6-mil
polyethylene sheets and for attachment of 6-mil polyethylene sheets to finished and
unfinished surfaces. Fibre reinforced adhesive tape must be capable of adhering
under both dry and wet conditions.
2.1.3
Protective Coveralls: Disposable, covering full body with elastic hood coveralls and
boot covers.
2.1.4
Waste Containers: Two independent separate containers. Inner container must be
of 0.15 mm (6-mil) minimum thickness. Outer container must be able to withstand
rips or tears during filling or disposal.
2.1.5
Ground Fault Panel: An electrical panel equipped with ground fault interrupters.
Panels must be portable and of sufficient capacity to power all electrical equipment
and lighting within the MCWA. Each panel must have both a test and reset switch and
will be installed by a licensed electrician.
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2.1.6
Wetting Agent: amended water to mist the guano -containing material.
2.1.7
Cleaning solution: a detergent solution for damp wipe which does not contain
ammonia.
2.1.8
Disinfectant: use only disinfectants with current Health Canada DIN registration.
Apply disinfectant according to DIN label.
2.1.9
Negative Pressure Unit: Portable air handling system capable of extracting air from
Work Area and discharges directly outside of building. Unit must be equipped with a
pre-filter backed with a HEPA filter. Each unit shall be equipped with a differential
pressure gauge, auto-shut off and warning system for HEPA filter failure. Negative
pressure differential must be maintained at 5 Pa. Discharge ductwork will be metal
reinforced and 12” diameter minimum.
2.1.10
Tools and equipment shall be suitable for use with microbial contamination and must
be able to withstand de-contamination procedures.
2.1.11
PPE (protective clothing, personal respiratory filter cartridges, P100 air filters, etc.)
shall be provided by the Contractor in sufficient quantities for duration of Project.
2.1.12
Vacuum cleaners shall be equipped with HEPA filters.
2.1.13
Ladders and/or scaffolds shall be adequate in length, strength and provided by the
Contractor in sufficient quantity to support Work schedule.
2.1.14
Materials such as polyethylene sheeting, lumber, nails and other hardware necessary
to construct and dismantle decontamination enclosures and barriers that isolate Work
Areas shall be provided, by the Contractor, as appropriate for the Work.
3.0
EXECUTION
3.1
Preparation
3.1.1
Ensure that appropriate air handling systems are deactivated and/or adequately
isolated.
3.1.2
Pre-clean all surfaces within the Work Area using a combination of HEPA vacuuming
or damp cloth wiping methods. Clean movable objects within Work Area and remove
such objects from Work Area to a secure and clean area. Do not use compressed air
to clean up or remove dust from surfaces.
3.1.3
Critical barriers shall be erected around perimeter of Work Area before remediation
using two separate layers of 0.15 mm fibre reinforced polyethylene sheeting extending
from floor slab to as close as possible to underside of above floor slab. Gaps due to
ductwork, piping conduits shall be sealed with 2 separate layers of 0.15 mm fibre
reinforced polyethylene sheeting. For larger areas, a steel or wooden stud frame can
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be erected and fibre reinforced polyethylene sheeting attached to it. In general,
openings greater than 3 square metres shall be framed with 38 x 89 mm studs spaced
400 mm on center. Barriers must be constructed without disturbing contaminated
materials.
3.1.4
Seal off openings with 2 separate layers of 6-mil polyethylene sheeting.
3.1.5
Before beginning fecal remediation Work, at each access to Work Area, install
warning signs reading as follows 'CAUTION CONSTRUCTION AREA, WEAR
ASSIGNED PROTECTION EQUIPMENT, AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY.
3.1.6
Approved supervisor must remain outside Work Area at all times during disturbance,
removal, or other handling of fecal-contaminated materials.
3.1.7
One supervisor for every 10 trained fecal remediation workers is required.
3.1.8
Isolate and disconnect existing power supply and HVAC system components to the
Work Area. Do not disrupt power to areas outside of the fecal remediation area. All
Work requiring power inside the enclosure is to be done using ground fault systems.
3.1.9
Provide temporary lighting to Work Area in order to permit Work in a safe and proper
manner.
3.1.10
Build worker Decontamination and Clean Room enclosure at exits from Work Area.
Fire extinguishers are to be placed at each emergency exit.
3.1.11
Maintain emergency and fire exits from within Work Area.
3.1.12
No remediation activities may commence until:
.1
The Contractor has notified the Consultant.
.2
The Consultant has inspected the containment set-up.
.3
The Contractor has corrected any deficiencies noted by the Consultant and the
Consultant has given permission to commence removal activities.
3.2
Decontamination Enclosure
3.2.1
Establish a two-room interconnection decontamination enclosure system between
Work Area and uncontaminated area for worker access.
3.2.2
Access to Work Area shall only be through this enclosure. A wash station shall be
installed within the clean change room. Dirty change room shall be large enough to
accommodate specified facilities. Minimum size: 3 square metres.
3.2.3
Establish a separate two-room interconnecting enclosure between uncontaminated
Work Area and contaminated Work Area for contaminated waste transfer. Enclosure
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system shall consist of a double bagging rooms and a waste transfer room.
3.2.4
Gross removal of dust and debris from waste containers, equipment, protective
clothing must be done inside fecal Work Areas before entering double bagging room.
Equipment and waste to be removed from contaminated Work Area will be double
bagged within double bagging room before being placed in the waste transfer room
for transportation.
3.2.5
Access to enclosures shall be through double flap-curtained openings.
3.2.6
Decontamination Enclosure Construction:
.1
Dirty Change Room: Build dirty change room between clean room and fecal
contaminated Work Area with curtained doorways. Install waste receptor, and
storage facilities for worker's shoes and any protective clothing to be re-worn in
Work Areas. Dirty change room shall be large enough to accommodate specified
facilities and at least one worker allowing sufficient space to undress
comfortably. Minimum size: 3 square metres. No personnel shall be permitted to
leave the Decontamination Room unless first decontaminated by changing, wet
cleaning or HEPA vacuuming to remove dust and guano related particulates. No
contaminated materials or persons shall enter the uncontaminated area.
.2
Clean Room: Build room between the dirty change room and uncontaminated
Work Area with curtained doorways. Provide hangers for workers' street clothes
and personal belongings. Provide storage for clean protective clothing and
respiratory equipment. Provide a wash station with hot and cold water. Controls
for hot and cold water are to be independent. Provide soap and towels for
workers. Install a mirror to permit workers to fit respiratory equipment properly.
.3
Double Bagging Room: Build room between waste transfer room and Work
Area with curtained doorways. Room will be of sufficient size for double bagging
waste before entering waste transfer room.
.4
Waste Transfer Room: Build room between double bagging room and
uncontaminated Work Area with curtained doorways. Room will be of sufficient
size to store waste before disposal. Waste will not accumulate within waste
transfer room or no more than 24 hours.
3.3
Maintenance of Enclosures
3.3.1
Maintain enclosures in tidy condition.
3.3.2
Ensure barriers and polyethylene linings are effectively sealed and taped. Repair
damaged barriers and remedy defects immediately upon discovery.
3.3.3
Visually inspect enclosures at beginning and end of each working period.
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3.3.4
The Consultant has been notified of intention to proceed and has reviewed
enclosures, equipment and procedures.
3.4
Preparation for Full-Enclosure Fecal Work Area
3.4.1
Before performing any contaminated Work, prepare site as described above.
3.4.2
Using full protective procedures including HEPA vacuum, install upper seals as
necessary to allow polyethylene sheeting to be fastened to structure. Each of two
sheets forming wall of enclosure shall be fastened separately to deck using tape,
spray adhesive, rapid setting foam or other suitable method. Provide suitable framing
to support polyethylene. Seal holes in existing perimeter walls, columns, deck etc., to
ensure an airtight guano Work Area.
3.4.3
Protect electrical, communication, life safety and control systems to remain in place in
fecal Work Area with polyethylene and tape.
3.5
Removal
3.5.1
Fecal remediation Work shall not commence until:
.1
Fecal Contaminated Work Area(s) and decontamination enclosures are
effectively segregated from parts of the building required to remain in use.
Enclosures are to be inspected by Consultant.
.2
Tools, equipment and materials waste containers are on site.
.3
Building security has been established.
.4
Warning signs as specified above are displayed where access to contaminated
areas is possible.
.5
Notifications have been completed and preparatory steps have been taken.
.6
Authorization by the Consultant has been granted.
3.5.2
Use sprayer (low-velocity, fine mist) to mist (not wet) where materials containing fecal
residues are to be removed. Perform Work in a manner to reduce dust creation to
lowest levels practicable.
3.5.3
Removal shall include all Work specified in the Scope of Work.
3.5.4
Remove contaminated material in small sections within the enclosure. Pack material
in re-sealable plastic bags 0.15 mm minimum thickness and place in containers for
disposal.
3.5.5
Remove and dispose of semi-porous building materials with severe staining, or that
cannot be adequately cleaned of the excrements (i.e., ceiling tiles). Where
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contaminated building materials cannot be removed, clean using a combination of
shoveling, wet brushing, HEPA vacuuming and disinfecting. HEPA vacuum and wetwipe surfaces of open wall/ceiling cavities free of dust and debris.
3.5.6
Where designed waste container is not used, remove sealed containers containing
fecal waste and dispose following procedures outlined above.
3.5.7
During fecal remediation, should the Consultant suspect contamination of areas
outside the enclosed Work Area the Contractor shall stop remediation Work and
immediately decontaminate these affected areas. Eliminate causes of such
contamination. Unprotected individuals shall be prohibited from entering these
contaminated areas until air and swab sampling and visual inspections determine if
Work Area(s) are free of contamination.
3.6
Clean-Up
3.6.1
During fecal remediation and immediately after completion of fecal remediation,
enclosure shall be cleaned starting within the top of enclosure and working down to
floors. Both enclosed area and the Decontamination Room shall be cleaned using a
HEPA vacuum and/or by damp mopping with the cleaning solution.
3.6.2
The inside layer of polyethylene sheeting within the Work Area shall be HEPA
vacuumed and damp wiped prior to removal. Removal of this layer shall occur after
removal and decontamination activities are completed and Work Area inspected by
Consultant.
3.6.3
Remove inside layer of fiber-reinforced polyethylene sheeting by rolling it away from
walls to center of Work Area. Vacuum visible debris during cleanup, immediately,
using a HEPA vacuum.
3.6.4
A minimum of 8 hours after the inside layer of fiber reinforced polyethylene sheeting
has been removed; second layer of polyethylene sheeting shall be HEPA vacuumed
and damp wiped.
3.6.5
Decontamination Rooms shall be included in a similar clean-up.
3.6.6
Dispose of used fiber reinforced polyethylene sheeting, used fiber reinforced adhesive
tape, cleaning material, clothing, and contaminated waste as described above.
3.6.7
Sealed waste containers and equipment used in Work Areas shall be included in
cleanup and shall be removed from Work Area(s), via the Decontamination Room.
3.6.8
A final visual inspection check shall be carried out to ensure that no dust or debris
remains on surfaces as a result of dismantling operations.
3.6.9
Upon notification that final tests are acceptable all remaining critical barriers may be
removed. Surfaces behind the containment barriers, including walls, floors, ceiling
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tiles, windows, doors and other surfaces shall be HEPA vacuumed. Adjacent interior
spaces within 3 meters of former location of containment barriers shall also be HEPA
vacuumed.
3.7
Waste Disposal
3.7.1
Place debris and fecal-containing waste in doubled bagged dust-tight 0.15 mm clear
polyethylene waste bags. Treat drop sheets and disposable protective clothing as
waste; fold these items to contain dust, and place in plastic bags. Securely seal bags
and place in waste containers for transport.
3.7.2
Large items that have been impacted shall be covered with up to two layers of
polyethylene sheeting and sealed with fiber-reinforced adhesive tape before they are
removed from the Work Area. Bulk contamination shall be removed from outside of
bags before entering double bagging room.
3.7.3
Outside of bags and/or waste containers shall be cleaned with a damp cloth and a
cleaning solution or HEPA vacuumed prior to their transport to double bagging room.
Outside bag shall be a dust-tight 0.15 mm clear polyethylene waste bag.
3.7.4
Waste shall then be transferred to waste transfer room for disposal at local landfill.
Waste will not accumulate within the waste transfer room for more than 24 hours.
3.7.5
Determine with landfill operator which type of waste containers are acceptable before
transport to the landfill
3.8
Re-Establishment of Objects and Systems
3.8.1
Contractor shall return objects moved to temporary locations to their original location.
Ensure objects are cleaned before been moved into cleaned area.
3.8.2
Remount objects to former positions, as applicable.
3.9
Inspection
3.9.1
From commencement of Work until completion of clean-up operations, the Consultant
will be present on a part time basis, both inside and outside Work Areas.
3.9.2
If Work Areas or adjacent areas, are found unacceptable in accordance with
standards specified or required by authorities having jurisdiction, correct such
deficiencies at no additional cost.
3.9.3
If visual inspection shows that areas inside and outside Work Areas or
decontamination facilities are contaminated, clean these areas in same manner as
that applicable to fecal Work Areas, at no additional cost.
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3.9.4
Pay cost to Provide re-inspection of Work found not to be in accordance with these
Specifications and requirements of authorities having jurisdiction.
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1.0
GENERAL
1.1
General Requirements
1.1.1
Conform to requirements of this Specification. This section is to apply in conjunction
with all other sections and Drawings listed in this document.
1.1.2
Perform the following Work practices for the handling, packaging, and transfer of leadcontaining paint and waste.
1.1.3
Unless otherwise shown or specified it is the intent that Work performed as per this
section will result in the removal and disposal or decontamination of all lead- containing
paint and all materials which have been contaminated by lead and/or lead dust either
during or prior to Work of this section.
1.1.4
Related Work Specified Elsewhere:
Section 02080
Section 02086
Section 02082
Section 13285
Section 13288
Section 13295
Abatement Scope of Work
Raccoon Feces Abatement & Clean-up
Asbestos Abatement – Type 2 Procedures
PCB Packaging & Handling
Mould Remediation – Level 2 Procedures
Mercury Recycling
1.1.5
The site conditions in Section 02080 identify the location and condition of all known
lead-containing paints (LCP) to be disturbed by the Work of this Section.
1.1.6
Where material is encountered by Trades or Contractors that is suspected of being
lead-containing, the Trade or Contractor is to immediately stop Work in the area and
notify the Consultant. Do not resume Work in the area until further follow-up has been
completed and authorization granted by the Consultant.
1.2
Description of Work
1.2.1
The presence of lead-containing surface coatings is present throughout the Site
building.
1.2.2
The presence of other lead-containing materials is present at the site including solder
and lead surfacing materials. Worker exposure to lead should be minimized during
removal of these materials. Refer to the Designated Substances Survey attached to
these Specifications for further considerations.
1.2.3
Supply all labour, material, and equipment necessary to safely execute and complete
all Work of this section while in conjunction with Work specified, required, or implied
under Section 02080 – Abatement Scope of Work.
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1.3
Definitions
1.3.1
Action level: employee exposure, without regard to use of respirators, to airborne
concentration of lead of 0.05 milligrams per cubic meter of air (0.05 mg/m3) calculated
as 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA). Type 2A intermediate precautions for lead
abatement are based on airborne lead concentrations of >0.05 to 0.50 mg/m3 of air for
the Work specified.
1.3.2
Authorized Visitors: Owner’s Consultant or designated representative, and persons
representing regulatory agencies.
1.3.3
Curtained doorway: arrangement of closures to allow ingress and egress from one
room to another. Typically constructed as follows:
.1 Place two overlapping polyethylene sheets over existing or temporarily
framed doorway, securing each along top of doorway, securing vertical edge
of one sheet along one vertical side of doorway, and secure other sheet
along opposite vertical side of doorway.
.2 Reinforce free edges of polyethylene with duct tape and add weight to bottom
edge to ensure proper closing.
.3 Overlap each polyethylene sheet at openings 1.5 m on each side.
1.3.4
HEPA vacuum: High Efficiency Particulate Air filtered vacuum equipment with a filter
system capable of collecting and retaining fibres greater than 0.3 microns in any
direction at 99.97% efficiency.
1.3.5
Lead: Metallic lead, inorganic lead compounds, and organic lead compounds.
1.3.6
Lead dust: wipe sampling on vertical surfaces and/or horizontal surfaces, dust and
debris is considered to be lead contaminated if it contains more than 40 micrograms of
lead in dust per square foot.
1.3.7
Lead Work Area: Area where Work takes place which will, or may, disturb leadcontaining material.
1.3.8
Occupied Area: Any area of the building outside the Lead Work Area(s).
1.3.9
Polyethylene: polyethylene sheeting or rip-proof polyethylene sheeting with tape along
edges, around penetrating objects over cuts and tears, and elsewhere as required to
Provide protection and isolation. For protection of underlying surfaces from damage
and to prevent lead dust entering in clean area.
1.3.10
Sprayer: garden reservoir type sprayer or airless spray equipment capable of
producing mist or fine spray. Must be appropriate capacity for scope of Work.
1.4
Regulations
1.4.1
Perform Work in accordance with current applicable environmental and occupational
health regulations and codes including, but not limited to:
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Ontario Guideline “Lead on Construction Projects,” revised 2011.
.2
Ontario Regulation 490/09, Designated Substances, as amended.
.3
Other legislation and regulations which apply to the performance of the Work of
this Section.
1.5
Supervision
1.5.1
Provide on-site, a supervisor, with authority to oversee aspects of the Work, including
but not limited to, health and safety, methods, scheduling, labour and equipment
requirements.
1.5.2
A minimum of one supervisor for every 10 workers is required.
1.5.3
Replace supervisory personnel, with approved replacements, within 3 Working Days of
a written request.
1.6
Quality Assurance
1.6.1
Ensure the removal and handling of lead is performed by persons experienced in the
methods, procedures and industry practices.
1.6.2
Complete Work so that at no time does lead contaminate the building or environment.
1.6.3
Any contamination of surrounding areas, indicated by visual inspection or air
monitoring, shall necessitate the enclosure of these areas and complete cleanup of
affected areas in same manner as that applicable to Work Areas, at no cost to Owner.
The Owner’s Lead Consultant shall be notified as soon as possible following such an
occurrence and informed of the measures being implemented to correct the situation.
1.6.4
Pay cost to Owner of inspection and air monitoring performed as result of failure to
perform Work satisfactorily.
1.6.5
On completion of Work, remove all tools, surplus and waste material and leave Work
Area in a clean condition.
1.7
Instruction Training
1.7.1
Instruction and training must be provided to all workers and supervisors. Instruction
and training includes the following:
.1
Hazards of Lead.
.2
Use, care and disposal of protective equipment (including but not limited to
respirators and filters) and clothing that would be used and worn during Work,
including:
.1 Limitations of equipment.
.2 Inspection and maintenance of equipment.
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.3 Proper fitting of equipment.
.4 Disinfecting and cleaning of equipment.
.3
Personal hygiene to be observed when performing the Work.
.4
The measures and procedures prescribed by this section.
.5
Instruction and training must be provided by a competent, qualified person.
1.8
Worker and Visitor Protection
1.8.1
A health and safety plan for the use of a chemical gel or paste for lead paint removal
must be submitted to the Owner’s Consultant for approval prior to starting Work.
1.8.2
Instructions: Before entering Lead Work Area(s), instruct workers and visitors in use
of respirators (including fit testing), worker decontamination and all aspects of Work
procedures and protective measures including appropriate lead awareness and/or
abatement training. A competent person, as defined by Workplace Safety and Health
Act, shall Provide instruction.
1.8.3
Respirators: Provide appropriate respiratory equipment for all persons entering Lead
Work Area enclosure including authorized visitors.
.1
During lead dust removal and clean-up in enclosed Lead Work Area workers,
supervisors, and authorized visitors shall wear, at a minimum, non-powered halfface respirators with combination organic vapour and P100 filter cartridges in
accordance with NIOSH Part 84 requirements (formerly high efficiency
particulate aerosol (HEPA) cartridge filters).
.2
Where airborne lead levels are expected to be greater than 500 µg/m3, minimum
powered air-purifying full-face respirators (PAPR) with combination organic
vapour and P100 filter (HEPA) cartridges shall be used.
.3
Filters shall be replaced daily or tested according to manufacturer's
Specifications and replaced as necessary.
.4
All waste filters shall be disposed of as lead waste. Respiratory protection shall
be certified by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
or other testing agency acceptable to the Ministry of Labour.
.5
Provide instruction to workers and visitors in use of respirators including
qualitative fit testing.
.6
No supervisor, worker or authorized visitor shall wear facial hair which may affect
the seal between the respirator and face. Maintain respiratory protection
equipment in proper functioning and clean condition.
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Protective Clothing: Provide workers and visitors present within the designated
Lead Work Area with new full body coveralls with integral hoods. Use impervious
gloves suitable for the cleaning of lead surfaces and the use of any applicable lead
cleaning agent. Once coveralls are worn in the Lead Work Area, treat and dispose of
as lead contaminated waste. Workers and visitors shall also wear other protective
apparel required by Ministry of Labour construction regulations. Footwear shall be of
a suitable type that are able to be wet wiped.
1.8.5
At no time shall the Abatement Contractor use existing furnishings or mechanical
equipment (including piping) to support personal.
1.8.6
Before entering the Lead Work Area(s), don appropriate respirator with new or tested
filters, clean coveralls and head covers, impervious gloves and approved footwear.
1.8.7
To leave the Lead Work Area(s), all persons shall:
.1
HEPA vacuum or wet wipe clothing and respirator prior to leaving the Lead Work
Area.
.2
Remove all contaminated clothing and equipment, except respirator and place
coveralls in receptacles for disposal with other lead contaminated materials.
.3
Store contaminated footwear and equipment in staging area until Project is
complete and materials may be decontaminated.
.4
Still wearing appropriate respirator, proceed to the Clean Room or designated
wash area.
.5
Using soap and clean, warm water wash and remove respirator then thoroughly
wash hands and face.
1.8.8
Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum or tobacco in enclosures or designated Lead
Work Areas.
1.8.9
Workers and visitors shall be protected at all times when a possibility of lead
disturbance exists.
1.8.10
A copy of the procedures described under Para. 1.8: Worker and Visitor Protection
shall be posted at access points to the Lead Work Area.
2.0
PRODUCTS
2.1
Materials
2.1.1
Chemical Paint Remover: solvent or caustic based gel or liquid designed to strip
paint from substrates such as Fiberlock’s Piranha Paint Stripper or other equivalent.
Owner’s Consultant to approve chemical paint remover selected by Contractor.
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2.1.2
Lead waste containers: metal or fibre type acceptable to dump operator and Ontario
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change with tightly fitting covers and 0.15
mm thickness sealable polyethylene liners. Label containers with pre-printed
cautionary Warning Lead clearly visible when ready for removal to disposal site.
Materials such as wire or solder or covered with a lead coating which are to be
recycled or otherwise disposed of may not require containers. Materials shall be
segregated and denoted as lead-containing.
2.1.3
Polyethylene Sheeting: 6 mil (0.15 mm) minimum thickness unless otherwise
specified, in sheet size to minimize joints. New materials only.
2.1.4
Protective Coveralls: Disposable full body coveralls complete with elasticized hoods
made of spun polyolefin material or non-woven material and must be rated for lead
abatement applications by the manufacturer.
2.1.5
Rip-Proof Polyethylene: 0.20 mm fabric made up from 0.13 mm weave and 2 layers
0.04 mm poly laminate, in sheet size to minimize joints.
2.1.6
Tape: fibreglass-reinforced duct tape suitable for sealing polyethylene under dry
conditions and wet conditions using amended water.
2.1.7
Slow-drying sealer: non-staining, clear, water-dispersible type that remains tacky on
surface for at least 8 hours and designed for purpose of trapping residual lead paint
residue.
3.0
EXECUTION
3.1
Preparation
3.1.1
Remove and store items to be salvaged or reused.
3.1.2
Clean and remove equipment, tools, furnishings, and stored materials that can be
moved without disturbing lead dust covered materials.
3.1.3
Complete isolation measures between the Lead Work Area and occupied areas using
tape barriers, saw-horses, fencing with polyethylene or other barriers, etc. at the
perimeter of the Lead Work Area.
.1
A sealed Work enclosure is not expected to be required.
3.1.4
Erect appropriate worker and waste decontamination facilities at locations approved
by the Owner and/or Owner’s Consultant.
3.1.5
Provide temporary lighting in Lead Work Area to levels that will permit Work to be
done safely.
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3.1.6
Establish a control area that includes a perimeter sufficient to perform the demolition
Work around each area that contains lead-coated materials. The control area shall
also consist of the pathway for transport of any lead-contaminated material to a
stockpile or storage receptacle, if the demolition debris is not immediately transported
from the site. Provide and display caution signs, in clearly visible areas, at entrances
indicating that hazardous material Work is being conducted, that state that
unauthorized persons should not enter.
3.1.7
Emergency Procedures: Establish and post written emergency procedures within
each Work Area, including emergency contact names and contact phone numbers,
plans for medical emergencies, temporary loss of electrical power or water, and
procedures for an emergency. The Contractor is responsible for establishing and
posting contingency procedures for all workers on site.
3.1.8
Lay polyethylene sheeting (drop sheet) directly underneath lead-containing material to
be disturbed.
3.1.9
Provide fire extinguisher at each emergency exit, and in decontamination facilities.
Protect extinguishers with polyethylene sheeting in manner that will not hamper
emergency use. Existing on-site extinguishers may not be used without prior approval
of the Owner.
3.1.10
Shut off and isolate HVAC system to prevent dust dispersal into other building areas.
Conduct smoke tests to ensure ductwork is airtight.
3.1.11
Clean Work Area using HEPA vacuum. If not practicable, use wet cleaning method.
Do not raise dust.
3.1.12
Seal off openings with polyethylene sheeting and seal with tape.
3.1.13
Prepare all storm drains, floor and area drains and drainage routes from wall to wall
with polyethylene sheets to prevent contaminated runoff.
3.1.14
Maintain emergency fire exits or establish alternatives satisfactory to Authority having
jurisdiction.
3.1.15
Where water application is required for wetting lead containing materials, Provide
temporary water supply appropriately sized for application of water as required.
3.1.16
Provide electrical power and shut off for operation of powered tools and equipment.
Provide safety lighting and ground fault interrupter circuits on power source for
electrical tools, in accordance with applicable CSA Standard. Ensure safe installation
of electrical cables and equipment.
3.1.17
Do not start Work until:
.1
.2
.3
Arrangements have been made for disposal of waste.
A health and safety plan for the use of a chemical gel or paste has been
approved by the Owner’s Consultant.
Lead Work Areas are effectively segregated.
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.5
.6
.7
Tools, equipment, and materials waste containers are on site.
Arrangements have been made for building security.
Notifications have been completed.
Warning signs are displayed in areas where access to Lead Work Area is
possible. Signs shall read:
CAUTION (25 mm high)
Lead Hazard Area (19 mm high)
Unauthorized Entry Prohibited (19 mm high)
Wear Assigned Protective Equipment (19 mm high)
Breathing Lead Dust May Cause Serious Bodily Harm (19 mm high).
.8
.9
Worker and waste decontamination area set-up.
The Consultant has been notified of intention to proceed, has reviewed
enclosures, equipment, procedures, and other submitted materials, and
has granted authorization to proceed.
3.2
Decontamination Enclosure System
3.2.1
Construct a minimum two stage worker and waste decontamination facilities at
entrance to or immediately adjacent to Lead Work Area as approved by the Owner
and/or Owner’s Consultant.
3.2.2
Provide a set of curtain doorways between each room, and at both dirty and clean
entrances to enclosure systems.
3.2.3
Access Room / Container Cleaning Room: When requested, build or establish an
Access Room / Container Cleaning Room between lead Work enclosure and Clean
Room. Room shall be of sufficient size to accommodate largest item of equipment
used and/or two (2) waste containers. Access Room / Container Cleaning Room is to
be used for gross removal of dust and debris from waste containers and equipment,
labelling and sealing of waste containers if necessary, and temporary storage pending
removal, as well as changing out of protective clothing and storage of contaminated
protective clothing and equipment. Minimum size of room is to be 1.5 square metres
with a minimum height of 1.9 m.
3.2.4
Clean Room: Build Clean Room to be used as change room (to and from street
clothes) with washing facilities for hands and face. Install waste receptor, and storage
facilities for worker's shoes and clothing. Clean Room shall be large enough to
accommodate at least one worker and allow sufficient space to undress comfortably.
Room shall also be of sufficient size to accommodate largest item of equipment used
and/or two (2) waste containers. Minimum size of room is to be 1.5 square metres
with a minimum height of 1.9 m.
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3.2.5
In the event that a separate clean room is not required, a designated wash-up area
must be provided within the Work Area. The wash-up area must be supplied with a
HEPA filtered vacuum, wash basin with clean, warm water, soap, rags or towels, a
disposal container for lead contaminated disposable coveralls and storage facilities for
worker's shoes and any protective clothing to be re-worn in Lead Work Areas.
3.2.6
Wet clean external surfaces of equipment and waste containers removed from the
Lead Work Area thoroughly. Remove from immediate working area to staging area.
Wet clean external surfaces thoroughly for a second time. Ensure containers are
removed by workers who have entered from uncontaminated areas dressed in clean
protective clothing and respirators (as appropriate).
3.2.7
Maintenance of Enclosures:
.1
.2
.3
Maintain enclosures in tidy condition. Thoroughly clean decontamination
facilities at the end of each work shift.
Ensure barriers and polyethylene linings are effectively sealed and taped.
Repair damaged barriers and remedy defects immediately upon
discovery.
Visually inspect enclosures at beginning and end of each working period.
3.3
Lead Abatement
3.3.1
Do Not Commence Lead Cleaning Work Until:
3.3.2
Arrangements have been made for disposal of waste.
3.3.3
Lead Work Areas and decontamination enclosures are effectively segregated.
3.3.4
Tools, equipment and waste materials receptors are on hand.
3.3.5
Arrangements have been made with the Owner’s Consultant for Work Area security.
3.3.6
Signs are displayed in areas where access to sealed Lead Work Area is possible.
Signs shall read:
CAUTION (25 mm high)
Lead Hazard Area (19 mm high)
Unauthorized Entry Prohibited (19 mm high)
Wear Assigned Protective Equipment (19 mm high)
Breathing Lead Dust May Cause Serious Bodily Harm (19 mm high).
3.3.7
The Owner and/or Owner’s Consultant has been notified of intention to proceed, has
reviewed enclosures, equipment, procedures, and other submitted materials, and has
granted authorization to proceed.
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3.3.8
Maintain surfaces of the lead control area free of accumulation of paint chips and dust.
Restrict the spread of dust and debris; keep waste from being distributed over the
Work Area. The use of compressed air to clean up the area is strictly prohibited. At
the end of each shift, clean the area of visible lead paint contamination by vacuuming
with a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner, wet mopping the area, or cleanup by other
appropriate means.
3.3.9
Using a HEPA vacuum fitted with a scraper or abrasive tool, remove all loose LCP
coatings.
3.3.10
If lead debris falls, promptly HEPA vacuum debris on drop sheet.
3.3.11
Where residual LCP coatings are present, they shall be removed using chemical
methods such as a gel or paste and fibrous laminated cloth wrap; or JOS method.
3.3.12
Removal of LCP coatings using power tools or non-powered hand tools to scrape,
sand or otherwise remove the LCP by abrasive means without an effective HEPA dust
collection system is prohibited.
.1
Use of HEPA filtered tools for the removal of LCP shall be approved by
the lead Consultant.
3.3.13
Remove lead based paint in small sections and pack as it is being removed in
sealable 0.15 mm plastic bags and place in labelled containers for transport.
3.3.14
After LCP removed, HEPA vacuum surface and where possible wet clean entire Work
Area, and equipment used in process.
3.3.15
Only on approval of Consultant, the Contractor shall apply a light, continuous coat of
slow drying sealer to surfaces of Work Area and allow to dry.
3.3.16
After removing all visible lead dust and debris from the specified area, request visual
inspection and acceptance.
3.4
Inspection
3.4.1
While performing the Work, the Contractor may be subject to on-site inspection by the
Owner’s Consultant and/or local building or health officials. If found to be in violation
of pertinent regulations, the Contractor shall cease all Work immediately and may not
resume Work until the violation is resolved. Standby time required to resolve the
violation shall be at the Contractor's expense. Complete sets of equipment (such as
respirators and disposable clothing) that may be required for entry to the control area
shall be made available at all times by the Contractor for inspection of the control
area. Such requests will only be made during working hours.
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4.0
DECOMMISSIONING
4.1
Dismantling Of Protection
4.1.1
On written approval by the Owner or Owner’s Consultant, proceed with final
dismantling of Work Area as follows. The Owner may request the Owner’s Consultant
to conduct air or wipe testing to confirm acceptable levels of cleanliness.
4.1.2
Remove polyethylene sheeting exposed during contaminated Work. Wear appropriate
protective equipment during removal of sheeting. Carefully roll sheeting away from
walls to centre of Lead Work Area. As sheeting is rolled away from walls and corners,
HEPA vacuum visible debris.
4.1.3
While removing top layer of sheeting from surfaces protected by two (2) layers of
sheeting, cut lower sheeting so as to expose horizontal surfaces that may be
contaminated with lead debris. HEPA vacuum any visible debris.
4.1.4
Place polyethylene sheeting, seals, tape, cleaning material, clothing, and other
contaminated waste in lead waste receptors for transport. Remove with HEPA
vacuum any debris which may have fallen behind sheeting.
4.1.5
Remove hoardings, temporary lighting, equipment and facilities provided for Work.
4.1.6
Complete final general cleaning of worksite and ensure no dust and debris remain.
4.2
Re-Establishment of Items
4.2.1
Upon completion of Work:
.1
.2
Remove tags and locks from electrical panels and re-energize equipment
and items.
Clean, mop and vacuum the Work Area.
5.0
AIR MONITORING
5.1
Inspection
5.1.1
Perform inspection to confirm compliance with Specification and governing authority
requirements. Deviations from these requirements not approved in writing by the
Consultant will result in Work stoppage, at no cost to Owner.
5.1.2
The Consultant will inspect Work for:
.1
.2
5.1.3
Adherence to specific procedures and materials.
Final cleanliness and completion.
No additional costs will be allowed by Contractor for additional labour or materials
required to Provide specified performance level.
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5.1.4
The Contractor is to pay cost to Provide re-inspection of Work found not to be in
accordance with these Specifications and requirements of authorities having
jurisdiction.
5.1.5
The Contractor is to Provide a minimum of 48 hours written notice to the Consultant of
any request for inspections.
5.1.6
Do not proceed with next phase of Work until written approval of each inspection is
received from the Consultant.
5.2
Air and Surface Sampling
5.2.1
The requirement for air and surface sampling will be determined by the Owner and the
Consultant.
5.2.2
Air sampling may include occupational and area samples including those areas within
and immediately adjacent to each Work Area. If collected, results obtained from all
test monitoring shall be posted at the worksite.
5.2.3
If air monitoring in Work Areas shows that removal procedures are not sufficient to
maintain airborne levels of specified substances below that appropriate for the level of
personal protective equipment employed by the Contractor, all Work is to stop within
the Work Area and removal procedures re-assessed.
5.2.4
If surface wipe sampling is conducted and results show levels of lead in excess of 40
micrograms per square foot, re-clean Work Area at Contractor's expense and, where
approved, apply another acceptable coat of lock-down agent to surfaces.
5.3
Waste Management And Disposal
5.3.1
Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in accordance with CEPA, TDGA,
Regional and Municipal regulations.
5.3.2
Ensure shipment of containers to landfill or waste disposal site is by a waste hauler
licensed by the Province of Ontario to transport the specified waste materials.
5.3.3
Transportation of all waste and materials through occupied areas shall be covered and
must never be left unattended. Clean-up waste route and loading area after each
load. Use appropriate worker protection as required.
5.3.4
All waste containing designated substances removed as part of this Specification must
be removed from the Work Area at the end of each Work shift unless approved by the
Consultant.
5.3.5
Ensure that containers used for disposal are locked and covered at all times.
5.3.6
Each load requires completion of bill of lading showing type and weight of hazardous
waste being transported. Provide proof (copies of all waste manifests or other
approved documentation) of proper disposal to the Consultant on a weekly basis (at a
minimum) and on completion of the Project.
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5.3.7
Cooperate with municipal inspectors and immediately carry out instructions for
remedial Work at landfill or waste disposal site to maintain environment, at no
additional cost to the Owner.
5.3.8
Confirm with local landfill operator or waste disposal site to determine type of waste
containers acceptable.
5.3.9
Ensure landfill or waste facility operator is fully aware of substances being disposed.
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1.0
GENERAL
1.1
General Requirements
1.1.1
Conform to requirements of this Specification. This section is to apply in conjunction
with all other sections and Drawings listed in this document.
1.1.2
Perform the following Work practices for the handling, packaging, and transfer of
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) containing light ballasts and waste, unless other
equipment identified as PCB-containing by Contractors. This Specification may be
used for additional identified materials.
1.1.3
Unless otherwise shown or specified it is the intent that Work performed as per this
section will result in the removal and disposal or decontamination of all PCBcontaining light ballasts and all materials which have been contaminated by PCBs
either during or prior to Work of this section.
1.1.4
Related Work Specified Elsewhere:
Section 02080
Section 02082
Section 02086
Section 13085
Section 13288
Section 13295
Abatement Scope of Work
Asbestos Abatement – Type 2 Procedures
Raccoon Feces Abatement & Clean-up
Lead Abatement – Type 1 Operations
Mould Remediation – Level 2 Procedures
Mercury Recycling
1.1.5
The site conditions in Section 02080 identify the location and condition of all known
PCB-containing light ballasts to be disturbed by the Work of this Section. The
Specification fulfils the requirements of the report required by O.Reg. 278/05.
1.2
Description of Work
1.2.1
PCB-containing light ballasts may be present at the Site based on labelling and the
apparent age of the fixtures observed. The Contractor shall remove and inspect all
lamp ballasts for possible PCB content.
1.2.2
If the ballasts are determined to be or are suspected of containing PCBs based on the
reference documents in Item 1.3 of this Section, the ballasts shall be removed and
handled according to this Specification.
1.2.3
Supply all labour, material, and equipment necessary to safely execute and complete
all Work of this section while in conjunction with Work specified, required, or implied
under Section 02080 – Abatement Scope of Work.
1.3
Reference Documents
1.3.1
Perform Work in accordance with the recommendations in the following Environment
Canada publications:
.1
Handbook on PCBs in Electrical Equipment by Environment Canada.
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Identification of Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts Containing PCBs, EPS 2/CG/2, April
1986, by Environment Canada.
1.4
Definitions
1.4.1
Removal: detachment of PCB containing capacitors and ballasts from applicable
fixtures and includes preparation for disposal as described in this section.
1.4.2
Disposal: transportation to specified disposal facility for permanent disposal, or to an
approved site for temporary storage and subsequent transportation to the specified
permanent disposal facility.
1.5
Regulations and Codes
1.5.1
All Work shall be performed in compliance with all applicable federal, provincial and
municipal acts, bylaws and regulations related to environmental and occupational
health. These regulations include, but are not limited to:
.1
Canadian Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and Ontario Regulation 362/90
Waste Management – PCBs.
.2
Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Construction
Projects (Ontario Regulation 213/91, as amended).
.3
Ontario Environmental Protection Act (RSO 1980, Ch. 141) and applicable
regulations (Ontario Regulation 347/90 as amended/ Ontario Regulation 362, as
amended).
.4
Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Industrial
Establishments (Ontario Regulation 851/90, as amended).
.5
Dangerous Good Transportation Act and General Regulation (Ontario Regulation
261/90).
.6
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulation (SOR 85/77, as
amended).
.7
Ontario Building Code, and all regulations and by-laws of other authorities having
jurisdiction including latest amendments thereto.
.8
Ontario Fire Protection and Prevention Act and Code (Ontario Regulation 388/97,
as amended).
1.5.2
Manual for the Management of Waste Containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB),
Environment Canada, February 1987.
1.5.3
Other legislation and regulations which apply to the performance of the Work of this
section.
1.6
Instruction Training
1.6.1
Instruction and training must be provided to all workers and supervisors. Instruction
and training includes the following:
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Hazards of PCBs.
.2
Use, care and disposal of protective equipment (including but not limited to
respirators and filters) and clothing that would be used and worn during Work,
including:
.1 Limitations of equipment.
.2 Inspection and maintenance of equipment.
.3 Proper fitting of equipment.
.4 Disinfecting and cleaning of equipment.
.3
Personal hygiene to be observed when performing the Work.
.4
The measures and procedures prescribed by this section.
.5
Instruction and training must be provided by a competent, qualified person.
1.7
Worker and Visitor Protection
1.7.1
Before handling PCB containing materials, instruct workers and visitors in all aspects
of prescribed Work procedures and protective measures including appropriate
awareness and/or abatement training. A competent person, as defined by Workplace
Safety and Health Act, shall Provide instruction.
1.7.2
Require workers to wear PCB impervious gloves in addition to normal Work clothing
where exposure risk is low.
1.7.3
Provide workers with additional protective clothing and equipment where contact with
liquid PCBs may occur. Provide clothing and equipment appropriate for the potential
level of exposure.
1.7.4
Persons employed for the removal of capacitors and other energized electrical
equipment shall be completed by or overseen by qualified electricians.
1.7.5
Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum or tobacco in designated Work Areas.
1.7.6
Workers and visitors shall be protected at all times when a possibility of PCB exposure
exists.
1.7.7
A copy of the procedures described under Para. 1.7: Worker and Visitor Protection
shall be posted at access points to the Work Area.
1.7.8
Maintain one set of protective clothing, etc. and post emergency access procedures at
access point to the PCB Work Area for use by Owner or authorized visitors.
2.0
PRODUCTS
2.1
Materials
2.1.1
Absorbent Material: PCB absorbent material which will create a quasi-solid product
which can be swept or shovelled. Acceptable materials include:
.1
.2
Sawdust
Vermiculite
.5
.6
Inbiber Beads .
Hy-Dry
.9
.10
Oil-Dry
Conwed
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.4
Activated Charcoal
Oclansorb
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Diasorb
Stay-Dry
.11
.12
3-M matting
Graboil
2.1.2
Disposal Drums: steel drum (1A2), 205 litre capacity, minimum 1.2 mm thick sheet
steel (16 gauge), fitted with removable steel lids, with lid gaskets made of PCB
resistant materials and meeting Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations and
applicable provincial requirements.
2.1.3
Plastic Bags: minimum 0.15 mm (6 mil) thick sheet polyethylene. Bag seams shall
be sufficiently strong to resist pressure and shocks that occur under normal conditions
of transport. Designed and manufactured to contain a maximum net mass of 50kg.
2.1.4
Solvent: following solvents are acceptable:
.1
.2
.3
.4
Varsol
Kerosene
Turpentine
Number 1 fuel oil
3.0
EXECUTION
3.1
Identification
3.1.1
Before commencing any Work involving light fixtures, ensure that the power supply to
the designated Work Area has been isolated and locked out to prevent re-energizing
of electrical circuits.
3.1.2
Inspect all light fixtures to identify capacitors and ballasts containing PCBs. Take care
to accurately identify capacitors and ballasts as PCB-containing or non-PCB
containing. All suspect PCB containing ballasts shall be considered as PCB type.
3.2
Removal of Light Ballasts
3.2.1
Fluorescent lights and HID light with Potted Ballasts: Remove entire ballast, including
capacitor.
3.2.2
HID lights with Non-potted Ballasts: Remove capacitor only. If capacitor is leaking
also dispose of ballast.
3.2.3
Clean any black residue from light fixtures using rags and solvent. Black residue may
contain PCBs. Dispose of rags as PCB waste.
3.2.4
Dispose of non-PCB containing ballasts as construction waste.
3.3
Preparation for Disposal
3.3.1
Place contaminated materials into plastic bags. Close bags securely using specified
ties. Handle bags containing material to prevent bag puncture.
3.3.2
Place minimum 75 mm of absorbent material in bottom of drum.
3.3.3
Place plastic bags containing ballasts into disposal drum. Ballasts shall be placed by
stacking on ends until cross section is full.
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3.3.4
Place capacitors into drum with terminals facing up.
3.3.5
Package PCB contaminated gloves, Work clothes and rags in plastic bags and place
in drums.
3.3.6
Fill voids between PCB materials with absorbent material. Once drum is full, cover
materials with a minimum of 50 mm of absorbent material.
3.3.7
Seal drums and store in a designated storage area pending transportation and
disposal. PCBs material must be temporarily stored separately from other materials in
a secure location.
3.3.8
Each container must be marked in accordance with the Dangerous Goods
Transportation and Handling Act, showing the shipping name (polychlorinated
biphenyl), the product identification number and proper waste class and hazard labels.
3.4
Transportation and Disposal
3.4.1
Transport waste PCBs in accordance with legislation and regulations.
3.4.2
Ensure that all materials are properly packaged and labelled prior to transportation.
3.4.3
Transport hazardous waste materials in properly placarded vehicles.
3.4.4
Each load shall be accompanied by a properly completed Transportation of
Dangerous Goods Regulation (‘TDGR’) Waste Manifest.
3.4.5
Prior to transporting hazardous waste such as PCBs from the site, the waste
generator (the Owner) will acquire and Provide the Contractor with a copy of their
Provincial Generator Registration Number for inclusion on the waste manifest.
3.4.6
Arrange and pay for an approved hazardous waste company to transport and
permanently dispose of PCB-containing components.
3.4.7
All PCB ballasts as well as any “PCB-related” materials generated during the handling
and packaging of the waste shall be destroyed at an approved treatment facility.
Reference to the treatment facility and the applicable Certificate of Approval shall be
made in the bidder’s submission. The Owner retains the right to verify the good
standing of any facility proposed for use in the Contract with the Ministry of the
Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) and may reject any facility at its
discretion.
3.4.8
Treatment of the PCB ballasts shall include treatment of the entire ballast including
metal housing, capacitor and potting tar or pitch. PCB ballasts may undergo the
process of ballast reduction prior to the ultimate destruction of the ballast residual.
Destruction of ballast residual shall occur in a timely manner following treatment of the
ballast and must only be completed at a facility approved to do so.
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3.4.9
No electrical components or other previously contaminated items shall be recovered
during the PCB destruction process for re-use or re-processing unless the PCB
constituents associated with them have been completely destroyed. Residual
materials remaining from the PCB destruction process shall not be land filled or
recycled unless the PCB constituents associated with them have been completely
destroyed.
3.4.10
A Certificate of Treatment or Recycling for the PCB ballast as well as a Certificate of
Destruction for the residual shall be provided by the Contractor to the Environmental
Co-ordinator. The Contractor shall notify the MOECC in writing within 10 business
days that the Owners facilities covered by the term of this Contract have been
completed after the Certificates of Destruction and Decontamination are received. All
documentation shall be submitted in a timely manner.
3.4.11
The Contractor is to Provide the Owner with a copy of all correspondence with
MOECC and any other outside organizations or companies regarding PCB destruction
for the subject facilities covered by the term of this Contract.
3.4.12
The Contractor must understand that once the PCB waste has left the site, they shall
not be returned. Should a situation arise where the transfer station and/or destruction
facility cannot accept these PCB wastes, then the Contractor at no added costs to the
Owner, will arrange for an alternate transfer station and/or destruction facility. All
liabilities to the Owner related to these PCB phase out programs will end the moment
that the PCB ballasts leave the subject facilities.
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1.0
GENERAL
1.1
General Requirements
1.1.1
Conform to requirements of this Specification.
1.2
Related Work Specified Elsewhere:
Section 02080
Section 02082
Section 02086
Section 13085
Section 13285
Section 13295
Abatement Scope of Work
Asbestos Abatement – Type 2 Procedures
Raccoon Feces Abatement & Clean-up
Lead Abatement – Type 1 Operations
PCB Packaging & Handling
Mercury Recycling
1.3
Description of Work
1.3.1
This Specification outlines the basic requirements for the remediation of 1-10 m2 of
mould in accordance with the Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario (EACO),
“Mould Abatement Guidelines” Edition 2, 2010.
1.3.2
Remove and dispose of approximately 1.9 square metres (20 square feet) of water
damaged and affected particle board ceiling panels. Sand, HEPA vacuum and damp
wipe all semi-porous materials not being removed (i.e. joists). HEPA vacuum and/or
damp wipe all surfaces located within the space.
1.3.3
Mould contaminated building materials that cannot be removed should be cleaned
using a combination of scrubbing (e.g., stiff bristle brush) or sanding and HEPA
vacuuming. If the material cannot be removed it is to be cleaned.
1.3.4
Refer to this Specification for personal protective equipment and procedures for the
safe handling, removal, and clean-up of mould impacted materials.
1.3.5
Do not remove any materials not specifically identified by the Owner or Owner’s
Consultant. Where unspecified materials have been removed by the Remediation
Contractor, there will be no cost to the Owner.
1.3.6
Determination of quantities, location, and nature of Work activities including, but not
limited to, considerations for transportation, disposal, handling and storage of
materials, availability of labour, worker and visitor protection, water, electric power,
roads, uncertainties of weather or physical conditions at the site, is the responsibility
of the Remediation Contractor.
1.3.7
The Remediation Contractor is responsible for determining an approved location of all
venting of the specified negative air units prior to submittal of any bids.
1.3.8
All Work must be in compliance with all Federal, Provincial and local requirements. In
the event of conflict between these requirements and the Specification document, the
more stringent requirement shall apply.
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1.4
General Requirements
1.4.1
Supply all labour, material, and equipment necessary to safely execute and complete
all Work specified, required, or implied under this Section.
1.4.2
Prepare and isolate the specified Work Area(s) from adjoining occupied and
unoccupied areas.
1.4.3
Shut down and/or isolate any air moving equipment that could contribute to the
dispersal of contaminants from the Work Area.
1.4.4
Construct worker and waste decontamination facilities at the perimeter of the Work
Area as specified in this Section.
1.4.5
As required, allow for proper access to security and other alarm panels at all times.
1.4.6
After preparation and approval of the Work Areas and decontamination facilities,
remove and dispose of all materials specified and/or as identified by the Owner or
Owners Consultant.
1.4.7
All Work will be subject to visual assessment inside and outside the Work Area(s) by
Owner or Owner’s Consultant as further specified in this Section.
1.4.8
The Remediation Contractor will be responsible for the general upkeep of the site.
Where available, workers and trades will use designated washrooms only.
Designated washrooms must be kept clean at all times. All other facilities will be off
limits unless approved by Owner.
1.4.9
All containment structures, such as hoardings, platforms, etc., that are used to
segregate the Work Area are to remain in place until directed by the Owner’s
Consultant.
1.4.10
When directed by the Owner and/or Owner’s Consultant, decommission the Work
Area and decontamination facilities.
1.4.11
All materials removed shall be transported and disposed of as further specified in this
Section.
1.5
Definitions
1.5.1
Airlock: Two (2) curtained doorways spaced minimum of 2.0 m (6.0 feet) apart.
1.5.2
Authorized Visitor(s): Owner’s Consultant or person(s) representing regulatory
agencies, and person(s) authorized by them.
1.5.3
Contaminated Material: Materials identified in the Scope of Work including building
materials exhibiting suspected visible or confirmed mould growth as determined by
the Owner or Owner’s Consultant.
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Contaminated Waste: Contaminated Material identified in the Scope of Work that has
been removed as specified in this Section, including fallen materials, debris, rubble,
and materials and/or equipment deemed to be contaminated under this Specification
and/or by the Owner’s Consultant.
1.5.5
Curtained Doorway: Device to allow ingress or egress from enclosure while
permitting minimal air movement, typically constructed by placing two overlapping
flaps of polyethylene sheeting (2 sheets of polyethylene per flap) attached to head
and one jamb of existing or temporarily constructed door frame. Secure vertical edge
of one flap along one vertical side of door frame, and vertical edge of other flap along
opposite vertical side of door frame. Reinforce free edges of polyethylene with tape.
1.5.6
DOP Test: A testing method used to determine the integrity of the negative pressure
unit using dioctyl phthalate (DOP) HEPA filter leak test.
1.5.7
Ground Fault Panel: Portable electrical panel (or other approved electrical source)
equipped with ground fault circuit interrupters (5.0 mA protection) of sufficient capacity
to power all electrical equipment and lights in Work enclosure. Panel complete with
ground fault interrupter lights, test switch to ensure unit is working, and reset switch.
Installation by a licensed technician only.
1.5.8
HEPA Filter: High Efficiency Particulate Air filter at least 99.97 percent efficient in
collecting 0.3 micrometer aerosol.
1.5.9
HEPA Vacuum: HEPA filtered vacuum with all necessary fittings, tools and
attachments. Air must pass HEPA filter before discharge.
1.5.10
Negative Pressure: Reduced pressure within specified Work Area(s) established by
extracting air directly from Work Area, and discharging directly to exterior of building.
Discharged air first passes through HEPA filter. Extract sufficient air to ensure
constant reduced pressure at perimeter of Work Area with respect to surrounding
areas. Air volume extracted should be sufficient to provide four (4) air changes per
hour and maintain a reduced pressure of 5.0 Pascals (0.02 inches water column)
within the Work Area in relation to the surrounding areas.
1.5.11
Negative Air Unit: Portable air handling system, which extracts air directly from the
Work Area and discharges air outside building. Unit shall be fitted with pre-filter and
HEPA final filter. Air shall pass HEPA filter before discharge. Unit shall have pressure
differential gauge to monitor filter loading. Unit shall have warning system for HEPA
filter failure. HEPA filter shall have separate hold down clamps to retain filter in place.
1.5.12
Occupied Area: Any area of the site building or worksite that is outside the Work
Area.
1.5.13
Polyethylene Sheeting: Polyethylene sheeting of type and thickness unless specified
sealed with tape along edges, around penetrating objects, over cuts and tears, and
elsewhere as required to provide continuous polyethylene membrane protection.
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1.5.14
Sprayer: Garden reservoir type portable manual sprayer or airless spray equipment
capable of producing mist or fine spray. Must be appropriate capacity for scope of
Work.
1.5.15
Work Area(s): Area(s) where Work takes place which will or may disturb mould
contaminated material, including fallen material, debris or settled dust that may
contain mould.
1.6
Regulations and Guidelines
1.6.1
Comply with Federal, Provincial, and Local guidelines pertaining to mould removal,
provided that in any case of conflict among these guidelines or with these
Specifications the more stringent guideline shall apply.
1.6.2
Remove and dispose of mould-contaminated material as outlined in the
Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario (EACO) Mould Abatement Guidelines
Edition 2 (2010).
1.6.3
Contractor shall ensure that:
.1
Measures and procedures prescribed under the Ontario Occupational Health and
Safety Act and regulations are carried out.
.2
Every employee on Project complies with applicable act and regulations.
.3
The Health & safety of workers and the public is protected.
.4
All material handling and associated equipment conform to and are
operated in accordance with "Workplace Hazardous Materials Information
System" (WHMIS).
1.7
Quality Assurance
1.7.1
Ensure Work proceeds according to schedule and meets all requirements of this
section.
1.7.2
Perform Work so airborne contaminants or contaminated materials do not affect
areas outside specified Work Areas.
1.7.3
Any contamination of surrounding areas, indicated by visual assessment or air
monitoring, shall necessitate the enclosure of these areas and complete cleanup of
affected areas in same manner as that applicable to Work Areas, at no cost to Owner.
The Owner’s Consultant shall be notified as soon as possible following such an
occurrence and informed of the measures being implemented to correct the situation.
1.7.4
Pay cost to Owner of assessment performed as result of failure to perform Work
satisfactorily.
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1.7.5
Use only skilled and qualified workers for all trades required for this Work.
1.8
Supervision
1.8.1
A minimum of one (1) supervisor is required for every ten (10) workers unless
otherwise approved by the Owner or Owner’s Consultant.
1.8.2
An approved supervisor must remain within the Work Area at all times during the
disturbance, removal, or other handling of contaminated materials.
1.8.3
Site supervision must only be replaced by approved replacement on approval of the
Owner or Owner’s Consultant. The Owner reserves the right to request the
replacement of the supervisor without explanation.
1.9
Worker and Visitor Protection
1.9.1
Instructions: Before entering Work Area(s), instruct workers and visitors in use of
respirators (including fit testing), entry and exit from enclosures and all aspects of
Work procedures and protective measures including appropriate mould remediation
awareness training. A competent person, as defined by the Ontario Occupational
Health and Safety Act, shall Provide instruction.
1.9.2
Respirators: Provide appropriate respiratory equipment for all persons entering
Work Area(s) enclosure including authorized visitors. During removal and clean-up in
enclosed Work Area, workers, supervisors, and authorized visitors shall wear, at a
minimum, non-powered full-face respirators with minimum combination P100 filter in
accordance with NIOSH Part 84 requirements. Power Air Purifying Respirators
(PAPR) with minimum P100 filters are recommended. Filters shall be replaced daily
or tested according to manufacturer's Specifications and replaced as necessary. All
waste filters shall be disposed of as mould waste. Respirators shall be acceptable to
the Ontario Occupational Safety and Health Act. Provide instruction to workers and
visitors in use of respirators including qualitative fit testing. No supervisor, worker or
authorized visitor shall wear facial hair which may affect the seal between the
respirator and face. Maintain respiratory protection equipment in proper functioning
and clean condition.
1.9.3
Protective Clothing: Provide workers and visitors in full-enclosure Work Area(s) with
new full body coveralls with integral hoods. Once coveralls are worn in the Work
Area, treat and dispose of as contaminated waste. Any re-usable clothing must be
thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Workers and visitors shall also wear other
protective apparel required by Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act
construction regulations. Footwear shall be of a suitable type that can be wet wiped
and sanitized.
1.9.4
Before entering full-enclosure Work Area(s), don appropriate respirator with new or
tested filters, clean coveralls, head covers and other appropriate personal protective
equipment.
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1.9.5
To leave the enclosed Work Area(s), all persons shall:
.1
HEPA vacuum or wet wipe clothing and respirator prior to leaving the Work Area.
.2
Enter the Access / Equipment Room, remove contaminated coveralls, gloves
and other equipment except respirator, and place in receptacles for disposal or
cleaning with other contaminated materials.
.3
Still wearing appropriate respirator, proceed to the Clean Room or designated
wash area.
.4
Using a mild anti-microbial detergent and warm water and/or an approved
sanitizing agent; wash and remove respirator then thoroughly wash hands and
face.
1.9.6
Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum or tobacco in enclosures.
1.9.7
At no time shall the Remediation Contractor use existing furnishings or mechanical
equipment (including piping) to support personal.
1.9.8
Workers and visitors shall be protected at all times when a possibility of mould or
other biohazard disturbance exists.
1.9.9
Any cuts, abrasions or first aid issues shall be reported to the site supervisor and be
dealt with promptly to reduce the potential for bacterial or other infections.
1.9.10
A copy of the procedures described Worker and Visitor Protection shall be posted at
access points to the Work Area.
1.9.11
Maintain one emergency access kit equipped with a respirator, protective clothing,
etc. and post emergency access procedures at the decontamination facility access
point to the mould Work Area for use by Owner or authorized visitors.
2.0
PRODUCTS
2.1
Materials
2.1.1
Contaminated Waste Receptors: Two separate containers, of which at least one
shall consist of 0.15 mm (6 mil) minimum thickness sealable polyethylene bag. Other
container may be 0.15 (6 mil) minimum thickness polyethylene bag, which is adequate
to prevent perforating rips or tears during filling, transport or disposal. Containers
must be acceptable to disposal site selected and if required, shall have a pre-printed
cautionary warning clearly visible when ready for removal to the disposal site.
Labelling shall be as per the following:
“CAUTION CONTAINS MOULD CONTAMINATED WASTE” (minimum 25 mm high)
Do Not Mishandle (minimum 19 mm high).
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2.1.2
Polyethylene Sheeting: 0.15 mm (6 mil) minimum thickness unless otherwise
specified. Sheet size shall be such to minimize joints.
2.1.3
Protective Coveralls: Disposable full body coveralls complete with elasticized hoods
made of impenetrable material (i.e. PVC, rubber or polyethylene-coated material)
®
®
such as Tychem Tyvek by Dupont or approved equal. All coveralls must be rated
for mould remediation applications by the manufacturer.
2.1.4
Protective Gloves: A combination of latex, chemical resistant or vinyl surgical gloves
worn under a second pair of gloves (over-gloves) consisting of rubber, leather or other
materials intended to protect against punctures or cuts.
2.1.5
Rip-Proof Polyethylene: 0.20 mm (8 mil) fabric made up from 0.13 mm (5 mil)
weave and two (2) layers 0.04 mm (1.5 mil) poly laminate, in sheet size to minimize
joints.
2.1.6
Sanitizing Agent: Solution with sanitizing agent approved for remediation by
manufacturer and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Alternative is
a solution of one (1) part bleach to nine (9) parts water.
2.1.7
Tape: Tape suitable for sealing polyethylene to surface encountered under both wet
conditions using amended water, and dry conditions. Standard of acceptance,
Nashua 300 polyethylene coated cloth tape, Tyco Adhesives, or equivalent.
3.0
PREPARATION
3.1
Clean Site Preparation for Full-Enclosure Work Areas
3.1.1
Clean, sanitize and remove equipment, tools, furnishings, and stored materials that
can be moved without disturbing contaminated materials.
3.1.2
Erect appropriate worker and waste decontamination facilities at locations approved
by the Owner and/or Owner’s Consultant.
3.1.3
Erect hoarding walls where required and complete other isolation measures between
mould Work Area and occupied areas. Where required, the hoarding walls shall be
constructed as follows:
.1
Build walls of 39 mm x 89 mm (2" x 4") wood framing, 400 mm (16") o.c. with
continuous top and sill plates. Cover both side walls with polyethylene sheeting.
Walls exposed to non-construction occupied areas shall be covered with 9 mm
(1/2 “) plywood unless stipulated by Owner or Owner’s Consultant. The exposed
surface of the plywood shall be painted (minimum two (2) coats) with colour of
paint to be determined by Owner.
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3.1.4
All wall and horizontal surfaces shall be pre-cleaned using damp cloth or sponge with
a mild anti-microbial detergent solution prior to placement of polyethylene sheeting to
any wall or floor surfaces. HEPA equipped vacuum cleaners may also be used in the
performance of this task.
3.1.5
If necessary, caulk and seal ducts and duct shafts within Work Area which are to
remain in service, as required, to make airtight. Cut and cap supply ducts with rigid
sheet metal caps and seal. Seal joints and holes in HVAC ductwork to remain
operational through a contaminated Work Area, using tape and rip-proof polyethylene
to make airtight. Perform Work at appropriate time under contaminated conditions if
necessary.
3.1.6
Seal off all openings, including but not limited to, doorways, hatch openings, windows,
vents, service holes in walls and grilles to non-operating ducts with two (2) layers of
rip-proof polyethylene sheeting sealed with tape or with polyurethane foam as
appropriate.
3.1.7
Establish negative pressure in mould Work Area as described in this Section.
Negative pressure units shall have total rated capacity with filters in place sufficient to
provide a minimum of four (4) air changes every hour. Volume of air shall be
sufficient to ensure airflow is maintained from clean areas into mould Work Area.
3.1.8
Vent units to outside of building. Locate vents to discharge air away from building
access points or sidewalks. Discharge vents a minimum of 5.0 m away from building
entrances, open windows or air intakes. Do not discharge air into building interior.
The location of venting must be approved by the Owner or Owner’s Consultant.
3.1.9
If requested, leak test negative air units prior to commencement of remediation at
operating position, using DOP method. Provide reports for unit efficiency test results
within 48 hours of testing, including calibration certificates for testing equipment.
3.1.10
Operate negative pressure units continuously from this time until completion of final
air monitoring. Replace pre-filters as necessary to maintain airflow. Maintain
negative air pressure of 5.0 Pascals (0.02 inches water column) pressure reduction
within mould enclosure with respect to surrounding areas.
3.1.11
Maintain emergency and fire exits from Work Area, or establish alternative exits
satisfactory to authorities having jurisdiction.
3.1.12
Ensure existing power supply to Work Area is isolated and disconnected where
necessary. Do not disrupt power supply to remaining areas of building. Provide
ground fault electrical system. A minimum of one (1) ground fault electrical panel
2
shall be provided for every 300m of mould Work Area. Supply all electrical apparatus
from this ground fault system. Ensure safe installation of electrical lines and
equipment.
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3.1.13
Provide temporary lighting in mould Work Area to levels that will permit Work to be
done safely.
3.1.14
Provide fire extinguisher at each emergency exit, and in decontamination facilities.
Protect extinguishers with polyethylene sheeting in manner that will not hamper
emergency use. Existing on-site extinguishers may not be used without prior approval
of the Owner.
3.2
Decontamination Enclosure System
3.2.1
Construct worker and waste decontamination facilities at entrance to Work Area as
approved by the Owner and/or Owner’s Consultant. Decontamination Facility shall be
comprised of a minimum two rooms which serves as an air lock as described below.
3.2.2
Provide a set of curtain doorways between each room, and at both dirty and clean
entrances to enclosure systems.
3.2.3
Access Room / Equipment Room: Build or establish an Access Room / Equipment
Room between Work enclosure and Clean Room. Room shall be of sufficient size to
accommodate largest item of equipment used and/or two (2) waste containers.
Access Room / Equipment Room is to be used for gross removal of dust and debris
from waste containers and equipment, labelling and sealing of waste containers, and
temporary storage pending removal, as well as changing out of protective clothing
and storage of contaminated protective clothing and equipment. Minimum size of
room is to be 1.5 square metres with a minimum height of 1.9 m.
3.2.4
Clean Room: Build Clean Room to be used as change room (to and from street
clothes) with washing facilities for hands and face. Install waste receptor, and storage
facilities for worker's shoes and any protective clothing to be re-worn in Work Area.
Clean Room shall be large enough to accommodate at least one worker and allow
sufficient space to undress comfortably. Room shall also be of sufficient size to
accommodate largest item of equipment used and/or two (2) waste containers.
Minimum size of room is to be 1.5 square metres with a minimum height of 1.9 m.
3.2.5
Where a separate clean room is not feasible (as determined by the Owner or Owner’s
Consultant), a designated wash-up area must be provided within or immediately
adjacent to the Work Area. The wash-up area must be supplied with a waste
receptor, wash basin and storage facilities.
3.3
Construction of Decontamination Enclosures
3.3.1
Floor: Prior to erecting wall framing, lay one (1) sheet of rip-proof polyethylene
sheeting over floor area to be covered by enclosures. The floor sheeting should
extend at least 600 mm (24") beyond the outside perimeter of the planned enclosure
on all sides. After the construction of the enclosure walls, wrap the excess floor
sheeting up the outside of the enclosure, overlapping the polyethylene sheeting
covering perimeter walls. Provide second layer of rip-proof polyethylene to all floors,
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extending 600 mm up inside of enclosure walls.
3.3.2
Walls: Build load-bearing walls of 39 mm x 89 mm (2" x 4") wood framing, 400 mm
(16") o.c. with continuous top and sill plates. Cover both sides of walls with
polyethylene sheeting.
3.3.3
Roof: Size of joists shall be determined by span, loads, use and Code. Use as a
minimum 39 mm x 89 mm (2" x 4") joists. Cover with two (2) layers of rip-proof
polyethylene, overlapping the perimeter walls by at least 600 mm (24"). Wrap the
excess sheeting over the polyethylene sheeting covering perimeter walls. At
underside of joists install one (1) layer of polyethylene sheeting.
3.3.4
Doorways: Build curtain doorways designed so that when workers or drums and
equipment move through doorway, one (1) of two (2) barriers comprising doorway
always remains closed.
3.4
Maintenance of Enclosures
3.4.1
Maintain enclosures in tidy condition. Thoroughly clean decontamination facilities at
the end of each Work shift and, if required, replace dust control mats as specified.
3.4.2
Ensure barriers and polyethylene linings are effectively sealed and taped. Repair
damaged barriers and remedy defects immediately upon discovery.
3.4.3
Visually inspect enclosures at beginning and end of each working period.
3.4.4
Use air current smoke method to test the effectiveness of the isolation barriers when
directed by the Owner’s Consultant.
4.0
EXECUTION
4.1
Do Not Commence Mould Remediation Work Until:
4.1.1
Arrangements have been made for disposal of waste.
4.1.2
Work Areas and decontamination enclosures are effectively segregated.
4.1.3
Negative pressure equipment is operating continuously.
4.1.4
Tools, equipment and waste materials receptors are on hand.
4.1.5
Arrangements have been made with the Owner’s Consultant for Work Area security.
4.1.6
Signs are displayed in areas where access to sealed mould Work Area is possible.
Unless otherwise approved, signs shall read:
CAUTION (minimum 25 mm high)
Mould Remediation Area (minimum 19 mm high)
Unauthorized Entry Prohibited (minimum 19 mm high)
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Wear Assigned Protective Equipment (minimum 19 mm high)
4.1.7
The Owner and/or Owner’s Consultant has been notified of intention to proceed, has
reviewed enclosures, equipment, procedures, and other submitted materials, and has
granted authorization to proceed.
4.2
Contaminated Site Preparation
4.2.1
Before performing any contaminated Work, prepare site as previously described.
4.2.2
Request that building personnel shut off air handling and ventilation systems
supplying or exhausting from the mould Work Area enclosure(s). Ensure air-handling
systems remain shut off for duration of Work.
4.2.3
Where required, seal holes or penetrations to Provide airtight enclosure around Work
Area(s).
4.2.4
Protect electrical, communication, life safety and control systems to remain in place in
Work Area with polyethylene and tape.
4.3
Contaminated Material Removal
4.3.1
All individuals involved with any portions of the removal process shall be equipped
with appropriate respirators and protective equipment while working within the
enclosure.
4.3.2
Remove the mould contaminated material in small sections and place directly into
waste containers. As it is being removed, pack the material in sealable plastic bags 6mil minimum thickness and place in labelled containers for transport.
4.3.3
If contaminated debris falls to the floor, immediately remove from the floor and put in
waste containers.
4.3.4
Seal filled containers, clean external surfaces thoroughly, and remove from working
area to staging area.
4.3.5
After completion of removal of mould-contaminated materials, clean surfaces from
which contaminated materials have been removed with stiff bristle brushes, vacuum,
or wet-sponge (as appropriate) to remove all visible material.
4.3.6
Remove waste containers and decontaminated equipment and materials from the
Work Area through the decontamination enclosure as follows:
.1
In the enclosed Work Area, remove gross contamination from the surface of the
item to be removed.
.2
The item shall then be transferred to a second worker present in the Equipment
Room. The item shall be cleaned, disinfected, and double bagged and/or sealed
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in polyethylene prior to transferring to a third worker present in the Clean Room.
.3
The worker present in the Clean Room shall transfer the clean items outside the
waste decontamination enclosure. Workers present in the Work enclosure must
not leave the enclosed Work Area until decontaminating as specified in this
Section.
.4
Treat all removed materials exposed to mould as contaminated waste unless
such materials can be properly decontaminated and are specified to be re-used.
4.3.7
After removing all visible mould, clean entire Work Area with a mild anti-microbial
detergent solution.
4.3.8
On completion of cleaning, apply an approved sanitizing agent to all surfaces with a
sprayer.
4.3.9
Thoroughly dry all surfaces within the Work Area using air movement,
dehumidification or other approved means and request visual assessment and
acceptance.
4.3.10
Following assessment and acceptance by the Owner’s Consultant operate negative
air units for a minimum of 12 to 24 hours flushing time with no disturbance of Work
Area.
5.0
DECOMMISSIONING
5.1
Dismantling Of Protection
5.1.1
On written approval by the Owner’s Consultant pending the results of any laboratory
testing and assessment results, proceed with final dismantling of decontamination and
Work enclosures as follows.
5.1.2
Remove polyethylene sheeting exposed during contaminated Work including upper
surfaces plus any underlying sheeting contaminated by water leaks, rips, tears, or
exposed by failure of upper layer. Wear appropriate respirator and disposable
coveralls during removal of sheeting. Carefully roll sheeting away from walls to centre
of Work Area. As sheeting is rolled away from walls and corners, HEPA vacuum
visible debris.
5.1.3
While removing top layer of sheeting from surfaces protected by two (2) layers of
sheeting, cut lower sheeting so as to expose horizontal surfaces that may be
contaminated with mould debris. HEPA vacuum any visible debris.
5.1.4
Place polyethylene sheeting, seals, tape, cleaning material, clothing, and other
contaminated waste in mould waste receptors for transport. Remove with HEPA
vacuum any debris which may have fallen behind sheeting.
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5.1.5
Remove hoardings, temporary lighting, equipment and facilities provided for Work.
5.1.6
Complete final general cleaning and sanitize the Work Area.
5.2
Re-Establishment Of Objects And Systems
5.2.1
Reconstruct items demolished (if required) that are to remain and reinstall objects and
items in their proper positions, which were removed to facilitate mould removal
operation. Reconstruction and reinstallation shall be by tradesmen qualified in Work
being reinstalled or reconstructed.
5.2.2
Re-establish mechanical and electrical systems in proper working order. Arrange for,
and pay costs of, electrical or mechanical repairs needed due to this Work.
5.2.3
Make good all damage at completion of Work not identified in pre-removal survey.
5.3
Waste Transport And Disposal
5.3.1
Conform to all Provincial and local requirements for transporting and disposal of
general construction waste. There are no Provincial waste disposal requirements for
mould-contaminated materials.
5.3.2
Check with local landfill operator to determine type of waste containers acceptable.
5.3.3
Ensure shipment of containers to landfill or waste disposal site is by a waste hauler
licensed by the Province of Ontario to transport the specified waste materials
5.3.4
Transportation of all waste and materials through occupied areas shall be covered
and must never be left unattended. Clean-up waste route and loading area after each
load. Use appropriate worker protection as required or requested by the Owner or
Owner’s Consultant.
5.3.5
All contaminated materials removed as part of this Specification must be removed
from the Work Area at the end of each Work shift unless approved by the Owner or
Owner’s Consultant.
5.3.6
Each load requires completion of bill of lading showing type and weight of hazardous
waste being transported. Provide proof (copies of all waste manifests or other
approved documentation) of proper disposal to the Owner and Owner’s Consultant on
a weekly basis (at a minimum) and on completion of the Project.
5.3.7
Cooperate with inspectors and immediately carry out instructions for remedial Work at
landfill or waste disposal site to maintain environment, at no additional cost to the
Owner.
5.3.8
Ensure landfill or waste facility operator is fully aware of substances being disposed.
5.3.9
Ensure that containers used for disposal are locked and covered at all times.
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6.0
VISUAL ASSESSMENT AND AIR MONITORING
6.1
Visual Assessment
6.1.1
From commencement of Work until completion of clean-up operations, the Owner’s
Consultant is empowered by the Owner to inspect for compliance with the
requirements of the governing authorities, adherence to Specifications and to inspect
for cleanliness and completion both inside and outside mould Work Area(s).
6.1.2
The Owner’s Representative or Owner’s Consultant may inspect both inside and
outside the Work Area a minimum of once per 10 hour Work shift during active
remediation.
6.1.3
The Owner’s Consultant is empowered to shut-down all Work activities when leakage
of mould or visible dust from the Work Area has occurred or is likely to occur.
6.1.4
The Remediation Contractor is to allow visual assessment by the Owner’s Consultant
and Provide full access to the Work Area. The Contractor shall make good on any
Work disturbed by the assessment at no cost to the Owner.
6.1.5
If the Work Area(s) or adjacent areas are found unacceptable in accordance with
standards specified or required by authorities having jurisdiction, correct such
deficiencies at no cost to the Owner.
6.1.6
Pay cost to Provide re-assessment of Work found not to be in accordance with these
Specifications and requirements of authorities having jurisdiction.
6.1.7
Provide a minimum of 24 hours written notice to the Owner’s Consultant of any
request for scheduling milestone assessments or transportation of mould water
through an occupied area.
6.1.8
The following milestone assessments are to take place during Work:
.1
Clean Site Preparation: Assessment of site preparations and set-up prior to
contaminated Work.
.2
Post Remediation Assessment: Visual assessment of Work Area after removal
of contaminated materials but before the application of sealer.
.3
Final Air Sampling Criteria for Passing: Visual assessment and air sampling after
final clean-up but before removal of hoarding and perimeter seals from within the
Work Area.
.4
Final Dismantling Assessment: Visual assessment after the removal of hoarding,
perimeter seals and decontamination facility from the Work Area.
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6.1.9
Do not proceed with next phase of Work until written approval of each assessment is
received from the Owner’s Consultant.
6.2
Post Remediation Air Sampling
6.2.1
The requirement and schedule of post remediation air sampling shall be determined
by the Owner or Owner’s Consultant. Mould air sampling will include area samples
within containment, in a control area elsewhere in the building and outdoors for
comparison.
6.2.2
Worker air monitoring, if deemed necessary by the Remediation Contractor, must be
collected by a competent individual in accordance with generally recognized
procedures in the Province of Newfoundland and Laborador.
6.2.3
If visual assessment or air sampling indicates that areas outside the current Work
Area enclosures have elevated airborne contaminant levels, clean these areas in
same manner as that applicable to Work Areas, at no cost to Owner.
6.2.4
If air sampling by Owner’s Consultant show that fungal particulate levels in the Work
Area are qualitatively and qualitatively similar to that of outside air or a control sample
obtained from an expected uncontaminated area of the building, proceed with final
dismantling of decontamination and Work enclosures.
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1.0
GENERAL
1.1
General Requirements
1.1.1
Conform to requirements of this Specification. This section is to apply in conjunction
with all other sections and Drawings listed in this document.
1.1.2
Perform the following Work practices for the handling, packaging, and transfer of
mercury materials and waste.
1.1.3
Unless otherwise shown or specified it is the intent that Work performed as per this
section will result in the removal and disposal or decontamination of all mercurycontaining materials and all materials which have been contaminated by mercury either
during or prior to Work of this section.
1.1.4
Related Work Specified Elsewhere:
Section 02080
Section 02082
Section 02086
Section 13085
Section 13285
Section 13288
Abatement Scope of Work
Asbestos Abatement – Type 2 Procedures
Raccoon Feces Abatement & Clean-up
Lead Abatement – Type 1 Operations
PCB Packaging & Handling
Mould Remediation – Level 2 Procedures
1.1.5
The site conditions in Section 02080 identify the location and condition of all known
asbestos-containing materials (ACM) to be disturbed by the Work of this Section. The
Specification fulfils the requirements of the report required by O.Reg. 278/05.
1.2
Description of Work
1.2.1
The presence of mercury-containing thermostats and fluorescent lamps are present in
the specified building. The Contractor shall remove and inspect all thermostats and
light tubes for possible mercury content.
1.2.2
Thermostats or fluorescent lamps shall be removed and handled according to this
Specification. This Specification also applies to the removal and disposal of mercury
containing switches and equipment should they be encountered.
1.2.3
Package and recycle all mercury, mercury contaminated materials and mercury waste.
1.2.4
Supply all labour, material, and equipment necessary to safely execute and complete
all Work of this section while in conjunction with Work specified, required, or implied
under Section 02080 – General.
1.3
Definitions
1.3.1
Removal: detachment of mercury containing thermostats and light tubes from
applicable fixtures and includes preparation for disposal as described in this section.
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1.3.2
Competent Worker: A worker who is qualified because of knowledge, training and
experience to perform the Work, is familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
and Environmental Protection Act, has knowledge of the potential or actual danger to
health and safety in the Work.
1.3.3
Disposal: transportation to specified disposal facility for permanent disposal, or to an
approved site for temporary storage and subsequent transportation to the specified
permanent disposal facility.
1.3.4
Mercury Waste:
with mercury.
1.3.5
Polyethylene: Either polyethylene sheeting with tape along edges, around penetrating
objects, over cuts and tears, and elsewhere as required providing a continuous
polyethylene membrane to protect underlying surfaces from damage.
1.3.6
Personnel: All Contractors’ employees, Sub-Contractors employees, supervisors.
1.3.7
Removal: Detachment of mercury containing thermostats and light tubes from
applicable fixtures and includes preparation for disposal as described in this section.
1.3.8
Work Area: Area of building from which mercury containing items are being removed.
1.4
Regulations
1.4.1
Perform Work in accordance with current applicable environmental and occupational
health regulations and codes including, but not limited to:
Equipment, materials or items containing mercury or contaminated
.1
Canadian Environmental Protection Act (Canada) and Regulations.
.2
Ontario Regulation 347, General Waste, as amended.
.3
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) “Canada-Wide
Standard for Mercury-Containing Lamps” (2001).
.4
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (Canada).
.5
Ontario Regulation 490/09, Designated Substances, as amended.
.6
Other legislation and regulations which apply to the performance of the Work of
this Section.
1.5
Supervision
1.5.1
Provide on-site, a supervisor, with authority to oversee aspects of the Work, including
but not limited to, health and safety, methods, scheduling, labour and equipment
requirements.
1.5.2
A minimum of one supervisor for every 10 workers is required.
1.5.3
Replace supervisory personnel, with approved replacements, within 3 Working Days of
a written request.
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1.6
Quality Assurance
1.6.1
Ensure the removal and handling of mercury is performed by persons experienced in
the methods, procedures and industry practices.
1.6.2
Complete Work so that at no time does mercury contaminate the building or
environment.
1.7
Instruction Training
1.7.1
Instruction and training must be provided to all workers and supervisors. Instruction
and training includes the following:
.1
Hazards of Mercury.
.2
Use, care and disposal of protective equipment (including but not limited to
respirators and filters) and clothing that would be used and worn during Work,
including:
.1 Limitations of equipment.
.2 Inspection and maintenance of equipment.
.3 Proper fitting of equipment.
.4 Disinfecting and cleaning of equipment.
.3
Personal hygiene to be observed when performing the Work.
.4
The measures and procedures prescribed by this section.
.5
Instruction and training must be provided by a competent, qualified person.
1.8
Worker Protection
1.8.1
During Work involving mercury, personnel are to wear the following additional personal
protective equipment:
.1
Non-powered half-face respirators with mercury vapour cartridges with life span
indicators in the cartridge.
.2
Protective coveralls.
.3
Protective eyewear/face shield.
.4
Chemical resistant gloves and apron.
1.8.2
Respiratory protection shall be certified by the National Institute of Occupational Safety
and Health (NIOSH) or other testing agency acceptable to the Ministry of Labour.
1.8.3
Respirators shall be:
.1
Fitted so that there is an effective seal between the respirator and the worker’s
face. Ensure that no person required to enter the Work Area has facial hair which
affects the seal between respirator and face.
.2
Assigned to a worker for his exclusive use.
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.3
Maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s Specifications.
.4
Cleaned, disinfected and inspected by a competent person after use on each
shift, or more often if required.
.5
Repaired or have damaged or deteriorated parts replaced.
.6
Stored in a clean and sanitary location.
.7
Replace filters as necessary.
.8
Personnel must have respirators fit checked by qualitative or quantitative fittesting. Instruction must be provided by a competent person as defined by the
Occupational Health and Safety Act.
.9
Personnel shall wear and use the respirator provided.
.10 Protective clothing shall be replaced or repaired if torn or ripped.
.11 Prior to leaving the Work Area, personnel shall decontaminate their clothing or
protective clothing by using a HEPA Vacuum, or by damp wiping.
.12 Dispose of protective clothing not to be reused as Mercury waste.
.13 Provide soap, towels and facilities for washing of hands and face, which shall be
used by all personnel when leaving the Asbestos Work Area.
.14 Prohibit smoking, eating, drinking, chewing in the Work Area.
.15 Use hard hats, safety shoes and other personal protective equipment required by
applicable construction safety regulations.
2.0
PRODUCTS
2.1
Materials
2.1.1
Absorbent Material: mercury absorbent material. Proof of suitability of the
absorbent material as a mercury absorbent must be provided to the Owner or Owner’s
Consultant on request.
2.1.2
Containment Drums: new, not used double bung 45 gallon No. 16 gauge cold rolled
steel drums with removable steel lid, chemical resistant gasket, and 12 gauge
compression type ring closure with 5/8" bolt and forged lug. Drums shall be newly
painted inside and out with bright white rust-resistant enamel.
2.1.3
Drum liners: clear polyethylene bag, 36" x 60", 6 mils thick. Open one 36" end.
2.1.4
Impervious container: an airtight, leak-proof container suitable for the storage and
transportation of mercury-containing thermostats meeting Transportation of
Dangerous Goods Regulations and applicable provincial requirements.
2.1.5
Mercury Sponge: A plated metal-wool pad for the pick-up of mercury spills.
2.1.6
Mercury Vacuum: Nilfisk VT Mercury Vacuum or equal. Vacuum used to collect
liquid mercury and granular mercury compounds with an internal HEPA filter and an
activated carbon adsorbent filter to purify exhaust air of mercury vapours.
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2.1.7
Neutralizing Agent: Mercon X or similar. Mercury neutralizing solution such as 20%
sodium sulphide or sodium thiosulphate.
2.1.8
Pipe and Drain Neutralizing Agent: MerconGel or Equal solution that is designed to
prevent the release of mercury vapour from traps, collection systems, pipes, drains and
stand pipes.
2.1.9
Polyethylene Sheeting: 6 mil (0.15 mm) minimum thickness unless otherwise
specified, in sheet size to minimize joints. New materials only.
2.1.10
Protective Coveralls: Disposable full body coveralls to prevent splashes to clothing,
complete with hoods. Coveralls to fit snugly at ankles, wrists and neck. Acceptable
materials: Tyvek.
2.1.11
Vermiculite: pre-packed, Industrial grade 3, containing no asbestos.
3.0
EXECUTION
3.1
Identification
3.1.1
Before commencing any Work involving thermostats or light tubes, ensure that the
power supply to the designated Work Area has been isolated and locked out to
prevent re-energizing of electrical circuits.
3.1.2
Inspect all thermostats to identify possible mercury content. Take care to accurately
identify thermostats as mercury type or non-mercury type. All suspect mercurycontaining thermostats shall be considered as mercury type.
3.2
Mercury Packaging
3.2.1
Wear personal protection at all times when disturbing lamps, equipment and items that
contain mercury.
3.2.2
Do not drop mercury-containing materials.
3.2.3
Do not contaminate building surfaces with mercury.
3.2.4
Protect Work Area by installing polyethylene drop sheets or sealed polyethylene
sheeting below, and at surrounding Work Area.
3.2.5
Isolate, at panel, and disconnect existing power supply to electrical equipment. Power
supply to remaining areas of building must not be disrupted during Work of this section.
.1
Lock-out/tag-out power at electrical panels.
.2
Mark/tag any items within or passing through the Work Area that are to remain
live including but not limited to cable, conduit, wire, fixtures, equipment panels,
etc. as required.
3.2.6
Package lamps in cardboard boxes designed for lamps of that size. Do not break
lamps.
3.2.7
Place all mercury-containing components, except light tubes, into an impervious
container packed with absorptive material.
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3.2.8
Dispose of non-mercury thermostats and light tubes as construction waste.
3.3
Preparation for Disposal
3.3.1
Place contaminated materials into plastic bags. Close bags securely using ties.
Handle bags containing material to prevent bag puncture.
3.3.2
Place absorbent material in bottom of container.
3.3.3
Package any mercury contaminated gloves, Work clothes and rags in plastic bags and
place in container.
3.3.4
Fill voids between mercury materials with absorbent material. Once container is full,
cover materials with absorbent material.
3.3.5
Seal container and store in a designated storage area pending transportation and
disposal.
3.3.6
Each container must be marked in accordance with the Dangerous Goods
Transportation and Handling Act, showing the shipping name (mercury), the product
identification number and proper waste class and hazard labels.
3.4
Spill Containment
3.4.1
For large mercury spills:
.1
Evacuate area. Only personnel using the specified PPE are to be in spill area.
.2
Deactivate air handling systems.
.3
Open windows or provide ventilation to area.
.4
Deactivate heat systems if they are adjacent and may aid in vaporization of
mercury.
.5
Contact Owner’s Representative immediately.
.6
If spill cannot be cleaned up immediately, apply neutralizing agent over mercury
spill area.
.7
Collect mercury droplets together will a dust pan, squeegee or mercury vacuum.
.8
Clean-up bulk mercury using aspirator bulb or mercury vacuum. Clean remainder
with a mercury sponge. Place mercury in closed container (plastic or glass).
.9
Porous surfaces are to be cleaned with Neutralizing Agent after clean-up of bulk
mercury.
.10 If mercury spills into soil, carpet, through cracks, into drains etc. further removal of
surface materials at Contractor cost will be required. Do not proceed without
approval from Owner’s Representative.
.11 Place all cleaning materials including drop sheets or polyethylene sheeting in
containment drums.
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3.5
Transportation and Reporting
3.5.1
Transport materials following Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.
.1
3.5.2
The facility used to process and recycle the mercury shall be approved by the
MOECC, or local jurisdictional authority, and shall have valid Certificates of Approval to
carry out the Work outlined herein.
.1
3.5.3
Transport Mercury Materials and Waste to approved site for recycling, including
mercury vapour in lamps, and ensure materials are recycled.
The facility must issue a Certificate of Recycling identifying types and quantities
of materials generated from the Project. The facility must also provide a
Certificate of Recycling for the mercury generated from the Project. Any mercury
contaminated materials not recycled are to be identified by a manifest.
A typed and signed transfer document for each transfer of mercury is to be submitted
to Owner's representative, giving following:
.1
Number of drums or boxes.
.2
Contents and approximate quantities.
.3
Approximate net weight of contents.
.4
Dates removal begun and completed (for each lot).
.5
Date transferred.
3.5.4
Submit certificate(s) of certificate of recycling and waste manifests from all transfer
points. Submit the above for waste regardless of single transport or as blended
waste.
3.6
Re-Establishment of Items
3.6.1
Upon completion of Work:
.1
Remove tags and locks from electrical panels and re-energize equipment and
items.
.2
Clean, mop and vacuum the Work Area.
END OF SECTION
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Section 01510
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PART 1 – GENERAL
1.1
2.1
Construction Safety Measures
.1
Observe and enforce construction safety measures required by National Building
Code (NBC) 2010, Part 8, Provincial Government, Workers' Compensation Board
and municipal statutes and authorities.
.2
In event of conflict between any provisions of above Authorities, the most stringent
provision governs.
Work in Other Sections
.1
Related Work Specified in Other Sections
Section 02100:
Section 04200 :
Section 06100:
Demolition
Masonry Repairs
Rough Carpentry
PART 2 – PRODUCTS
Not Applicable
PART 3 – EXECUTION
1.1
2.1
3.1
Fire Protection
.1
Eliminate fire hazards and prevent damage to Work, materials, equipment and
other property, both public and private.
.2
Provide and maintain in working order, adequate temporary Underwriters' labelled
fire extinguishers and locate in prominent positions, to the approval of authorities
having jurisdiction.
First Aid
.1
Provide and maintain on the site in a clean, orderly condition, completely equipped
first aid facilities which shall be readily accessible at all times to all employees.
.2
Designate certain employees who are properly instructed to be in charge of first
aid. At least one such employee shall always be available on the site while Work
is being carried on.
.3
A telephone call list for summoning aid, such as doctors, ambulances, Pulmotors,
and rescue squads from outside sources shall be conspicuously posted.
Overloading
.1
Ensure no part of Work is subjected to a load which will endanger its safety or will
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cause deformation.
4.1
Falsework
.1
5.1
Scaffolding
.1
6.1
7.1
8.1
Design and construct falsework in accordance with CSA S269.1-1975.
Design and construct scaffolding in accordance with CSA S269.2-M87 (R2003)
Cranes/Hoisting Equipment
.1
Do not commence any hoisting/erection on site without prior written approval of the
Consultant.
.2
Prepare a schedule of operations when such equipment is to be employed and
submit for approval.
Disposal of Wastes
.1
Contractor shall remove, store, transport, and dispose of all demolition debris. All
non recycled debris shall be disposed at a Ministry of the Environment and Climate
Change (MOECC) approved landfill site(s).
.2
Do not bury rubbish and waste materials on site.
.3
Do not dispose of waste or volatile materials, such as mineral spirits, oil or paint
thinner into waterways, storm or sanitary sewers.
.4
Fires and burning of rubbish on the site shall not be permitted.
.5
Submit to the Consultant a manifest of all receipts / logs / tickets for all disposals
completed.
.6
All fees and testing required are to be paid by the Contractor and shall be at no
extra cost to the Owner.
Siltation Control
.1
Erect siltation control fences where noted on Drawings to protect existing drainage
channels.
.2
Adequate dust and debris protection must be provided to prevent impact on
greenhouse operations, staff, or vegetation. Any damage or disruption to
operations shall be corrected immediately at no extra cost to the Owner.
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Drainage
.1
Provide temporary drainage and pumping as necessary to keep excavations and
site free from water.
.2
Do not pump water containing suspended materials into waterways, sewer or
discharge systems. Dispose of contaminated water at a Ministry approved waste
water facility.
.3
Control disposal or runoff of water containing suspended materials or other harmful
substances in accordance with local authority requirements.
Pollution Control
.1
Control emissions from equipment and plant to local authorities emission
requirements.
.2
Cover or wet down dry materials and rubbish to prevent blowing dust and debris.
Provide dust control for temporary roads.
Toxic and Hazardous Waste
.1
Prior to commencement of Work, ensure that all reasonable precautions have
been taken to determine if toxic or hazardous substances are present on the site.
.2
Address unforeseen conditions expeditiously and report to the Consultant,
jurisdiction having authority, immediately, any conditions found on the site.
.3
Do not bury any waste material on the site which could be deemed to be
considered toxic or hazardous.
.4
Contractor shall drain, clean, remove, and dispose of all storage tanks (fuel, waste
oil, etc. In a manner that conforms to all Ministry Standards and or local by-laws
including obtaining required permits.
.5
In the event asbestos is discovered stop all Work immediately and report the
Consultants for direction.
END OF SECTION
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PART 1 – GENERAL
1.1
General Requirements
.1
1.2
Division 1, General Requirements is a part of this Section and shall apply as if
repeated here.
Work in Other Sections
.1
Related Work Specified in Other Sections:
Section 01510 :
Section 04200 :
Section 06100 :
1.3
Qualifications
.1
1.4
1.5
Safety / Environmental Requirements
Masonry Repairs
Rough Carpentry
Execute Work of this Section only by a firm who specializes in such Work, has
adequate equipment and skilled tradesmen to perform it expeditiously, and is
known to have been responsible for demolition Work similar to that specified.
Requirements of Regulatory Agencies
.1
Perform demolition Work in accordance with latest edition requirements of CSA
S350-M1980, (Reaffirmed 2003), the Fire Protection Act and the Occupational
Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Construction Projects of the Province of
Ontario, General Instructions Section of the Specifications and as otherwise
required by jurisdictional authorities to save persons and property from harm
resulting from Work of this Section.
.2
Obtain and pay for permits, notices and inspections required by jurisdictional
authorities for Work of this Section.
Salvage and Disposal of Materials
.1
Assume responsibility for demolition and removal of elements noted to be removed
or altered in the condition they are at time notified of award of demolition Contract.
.2
Items of antiquity, including coin, art, anthropology, etc. which are on the site at
the time of bidding and when uncovered or unearthed during the course of
construction shall remain the property of the Owner and shall be turned over
immediately and without prejudice.
.3
All excess materials resulting from the demolition necessary for the Project, except
as specified or noted on the Drawings, shall become the property of the Contractor
who shall remove the same as quickly as possible to his designated disposal area.
Provide the Consultant with all disposal receipts and tickets throughout the
disposal process.
The retention of materials on the site for sale or salvage purposes is forbidden.
.4
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Burning of materials and/or debris on the site is strictly forbidden.
1.6
.5
Remove, clean, store, and protect all specified salvage items until required to be
built into the Project or turned over to the Owner.
.6
Remove debris daily, immediately as it accumulates. Do not overload trucks and
otherwise take means to prevent spillage during travel.
Access to Site
.1
Provide for complete and safe access at all times to the building for the Owner and
the public to the areas designated for continuous operations by the Owner.
.2
Do not impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic on public ways within or adjacent to
the premises by Work in progress or stored materials.
.3
Coordinate all site access with facility staff, and abide by facility protocols, training,
and safety requirements.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
Not Applicable
PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1
Examination
.1
Before commencing any demolition Work, ensure in examination of the site that all
possible factors concerning the demolition have been investigated, and in
particular the following are known:
.1
.2
.3
.4
.2
3.2
Methods and means available for material handling, disposal, storage and
transportation.
Method of construction of structures, fixtures and services to be
demolished.
Disconnection of services to all fixtures completed.
Hoarding and temporary barriers installation completed.
Review demolition Work to be performed in its entirety with the Consultant. Submit
procedures, equipment, and schedule for review. Do not proceed without
Consultant approval of demolition methods which will be used.
Special Protection
.1
Ensure that adjacent private and public properties, both within and without the
premises, are protected from damage resulting from Work of this Section.
Protection shall consist of fences, barricades, signs, and substantial constructions
to Provide physical protection. Property shall include, but not be limited by,
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structures and their finishes and appurtenances; site improvements; trees, planting
and landscaping; furnishings, fixtures, hardware and equipment.
3.3
3.4
.2
Protect existing items designated to remain and materials designated for salvage.
In event of damage, immediately replace such items or make repairs to approval of
Consultant and at no additional cost to the Owner.
.3
Erect shoring, bracing and other structures to prevent collapse, settlement and
adverse movement of property.
.4
Post danger signs in conspicuous locations to warn persons that demolition is in
progress. Barricade all access by unauthorized persons to areas in which
demolition is in progress.
.5
It is essential that the minimum inconvenience be experienced by neighbourhood
premises. Tarpaulins, and spraying with water shall be employed to keep down
dust nuisance. Noise shall be kept to a minimum.
.6
Remove protections and barricades only if and when directed by Consultant.
.7
Notify the Consultant, Sub-Consultants immediately of any damage to structures,
buried and above-ground services, trees or shrubs, bench marks or survey
monuments which occurs as a result of Work of this Section.
.8
In the event asbestos is discovered stop all Work immediately and report to the
Consultant for direction.
Existing Services
.1
Verify the location of all existing services within the Project boundary prior to
commencing Work. Arrange and pay for the disconnection, capping and plugging
of all gas, water, sewer, hydro, telephone and other services to the buildings at the
property line. In each case, the utility company involved shall be notified in
advance, and its approval obtained before commencing that portion of the Work.
.2
Do not interrupt existing services except as approved by the Consultant. Give the
Consultant seven (7) days clear notice of intention to interrupt existing services. In
the event existing services are uncovered or disrupted accidentally, make
complete restoration on a priority basis and Provide adequate protection to avoid
further disruption until diversion or alternative arrangements are made.
Schedule of Demolition
.1
Commence demolition as soon as all permits are obtained, temporary facilities are
in place and when authorized by the Owner.
.2
Elements noted to be removed and disposed of shall include, but not be limited to
the following:
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.2
.3
.4
.5
.6
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Damaged or deteriorated masonry walls.
Partition walls & bulkheads, ceilings, insulation, multiple subfloor layers &
flooring.
Interior doors & hardware, washroom partitions & accessories, millwork,
signage, furnishings, shelving, counters, sink and accessories.
Mechanical ducts, grilles, plumbing, fixtures & trim, electrical conduit, wires,
fixtures & equipment, hot water tank, sensors, and controls.
Existing Boilers, disassembled in basement and removed in small pieces
that can be carried up the existing stairs. Remove all related mechanical
vents & pipes.
Remove existing exterior paint on the brick veneer, refer to lead paint
removal Specification for requirements.
Schedule of Salvage & Relocation
.1
Ensure that the Specifications and Drawings are referred to for the complete extent
of this Work. Carry out all salvage under the supervision of the applicable
Subcontractor whose Work includes the reinstallation of that specific Product. See
the demolition plans for all items to be salvage.
.2
Elements noted to be removed, relocated and reinstalled shall include but not be
limited to the following: labour, equipment, storage, transportation, fees, testing,
disposal required to complete the Work.
Restoration
.1
Remove hoarding, barricades and other temporary construction on completion of
demolition.
.2
Reinstate areas immediately adjacent to the Work to match the condition of
adjacent undisturbed Work.
.3
Utility feeds within the building shall be locked out with new valves, stops, clamps,
and isolators as required to cap and close all utility wires, cables, pipes, and
conduits.
.4
Provide new backflow valves on all basement floor drains. Test sump pits to
ensure they are both in good working order.
.5
Powerwash all masonry walls, floor joists, steel beams, and basement concrete
floor. Provide one coat of primer paint on all wooden floor joists.
.6
Provide new construction lighting and switches located at each entrance. Lights to
be 150 Watt incandescent string lights with plastic bulb covers. Sufficient light to
be provided in all rooms to meet temporary construction lighting requirements. All
lighting and switches to remain at the completion Work and become property of the
Owner.
END OF SECTION
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PART 1 – GENERAL
1.1
1.2
General Requirements
.1
Read and conform to the requirements detailed in Division 0 and Division 1, which
apply to, and form a part of, all sections of the Work.
.2
This Section specifies the removal of broken, spalling, cracked, or otherwise
defective bricks which are located on exterior walls of the noted address, to be
replaced with new bricks, and repointing of all defective mortar joints.
.3
All Work in this section is to be carried out in strict accordance with the
requirements of all relevant sections of the latest edition of the Ontario Building
Code (OBC) 2012 and all relevant standards referenced therein.
.4
Complete exterior paint removal on brick exterior veneer prior to masonry repairs.
Refer to lead paint removal Specification for requirements.
Work in Other Sections
.1
Related Work Specified in Other Sections
Section 01510 :
Section 02100:
Section 06100 :
1.3
Qualifications
.1
1.4
Safety Environmental Requirements
Demolition
Rough Carpentry
Work of this section shall only be carried out by workmen skilled and experienced
in the use of the specified materials.
Samples and Mock-Ups
.1
Submit sample of specified face brick to the Consultant and the Owner for
approval.
.2
Provide a mock-up of repointed masonry as and where directed by the Consultant.
.3
Submit or Provide alternative samples or mock-ups, if requested by the Consultant
or the Owner. Masonry used in repairs must be equal to approved samples and
mock-ups in all respects.
.4
During the course of repair Work, Provide the Consultant with samples of freshly
mixed mortar for site and laboratory testing, to determine conformance with
specified properties. Replace, at no cost to the Owner, any mixes or materials not
conforming to the requirements of this Specification.
.5
Review deteriorated, damaged, and defective bricks and joints with the Consultant
on site prior to Work.
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Warranty
.1
Provide a written and signed warranty in the name of the Owner.
.2
The warranty shall cover the repair of the masonry and associated Work as a
result of faulty materials or workmanship.
.3
Warranty shall be for two (2) years from date of substantial and complete
performance of the Work.
.4
Where warranties in excess of the two (2) years detailed above are available from
manufacturers, Provide the manufacturer's written and signed warranties in the
name of the Owner.
.5
Upon written notice from the Owner that the Work of this Section is defective,
promptly repair or replace defective sections of Work to the Owner's satisfaction.
PART 2 – PRODUCTS
2.1
Materials
.1
Face Brick shall be burned clay Brick conforming to CNA/CSA-A82-06. Size,
colour and texture to closely match the existing and as approved by the Consultant
and the Owner.
.2
Aggregate shall be clean, sharp and conforming to CSA A82.-06 (R2011),
"Aggregate for Masonry Mortar."
.3
Mixing Water shall be from municipal supply.
.4
Portland Cement: Conforming to CAN/CSA-A3000-08, "Portland Cements."
.5
Hydrated Lime: Conforming to CSA A3000-08
.6
Masonry Cement: Conforming to CAN/CSA-A3000-08, "Masonry Cement."
.7
Pointing Mortar: Dryjoint by Thorosystem Products of Canada Limited or approved
equivalent.
.8
Mortar Mixes shall comply with the requirements of "Type N Mortar" with a
compressive strength of 5.0 +/- 1.0 MPa.
.9
Wall Ties: Where bricks are removed and replaced at exterior walls to the
buildings, use Flex-O-Lock BLT9 type C wall tie by Blok-Lok, or approved
equivalent, secured with sleeve anchors by Hilti (Canada) Ltd., or approved
equivalent, sized to suit wall ties. Where bricks are removed and replaced at
parapet walls, use regular type ladder ties.
.10
Throughwall Flashing Membrane shall be "Blueskin SA Self Adhesive Air Barrier
Membrane" by Bakor Inc. or approved equivalent.
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.11
Sealant shall be "Dymeric" by Tremco or approved equivalent, colour to approval
of Owner and generally similar to predominant material to which sealant is applied.
.12
Sealant Backing shall be round, closed-cell polyethylene rod, 25% wider than joint
width.
PART 3 – EXECUTION
3.1
Brickwork Repair
.1
Cut out, remove and replace cracked and spalled face brick. Work in a systematic
manner to maintain stability of the walls.
.2
Carefully cut out brick requiring removal. Use masonry saw wherever possible.
Chisel out old mortar and remove debris.
.3
Lay replacement brick with completely filled mortar joints. Where less than full
length units are required, make cuts with power masonry saw.
.4
Cut out defective mortar joints to their full width and to a minimum depth of either,
a depth equal to the width of the joint or to 19 millimetres, whichever is greater, or
additionally, as necessary to remove loose or deteriorated mortar. Joints in which
the mortar is missing, cracked, crumbling, containing cracks between the mortar
and the adjacent brick surface, or which are surface sealed with caulking material
shall be deemed to be defective.
.5
Mortar joints between bricks shall be tooled when "thumb-print" hard to match the
profile of existing joints.
.6
Replace all existing caulked control joints. Prime side surfaces of the caulking joint
in accordance with the sealant manufacturer's instructions and then install backing
rod within the joint. Ensure rod is not punctured during installation. Fill caulking
joints solid with sealant in accordance with the manufacturer's Specification.
3.2
Wall Ties
.1
The Contractor shall install additional wall ties to secure the face brick to the
concrete masonry wall to comply with all relevant sections of the latest edition of
the Ontario Building Code, and at all locations identified by the Consultant to be
required. Provide if 1 square foot or more of brick veneer is removed. Space ties
every foot in both directions.
.2
At locations where bricks are to be replaced, prepare Flex-O-Lock wall tie, or
approved equivalent, to ensure proper fitting of sleeve anchors and fully embed
web tie into mortar joint between bricks in strict accordance with manufacturer's
published instructions.
.3
At locations where bricks in the parapet walls are to be replaced, install ladder type
continuous ties, positioned in the masonry in strict accordance with manufacturer's
published instructions.
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Workmanship
.1
Build masonry plumb, level and true to line, with vertical joints in proper alignment.
Lay out coursing and bond to achieve unified coursing heights. Match coursing
and bond with existing Work.
.2
Make horizontal and vertical joints uniform in thickness. Vertical joints to be plumb.
.3
Remove significantly chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged units and replace
with undamaged units.
.4
Do not shift or tap units after mortar has taken initial set. Where adjustments must
be made after mortar has started to set, remove mortar and replace with fresh
supply.
3.4
3.4
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Protection
.1
Perform masonry Work only when temperature is at or above 4ºC and below 25ºC.
.2
During periods when Work is interrupted, Provide and maintain protection to
prevent moisture from entering areas under repair. Protection shall consist of nonstaining water repellent-treated paper, polyethylene sheets or tarpaulins, properly
secured to prevent wind lifting.
.3
Protect adjacent areas from staining or other damage due to Work of this Section.
Clean or repair any staining or damage.
Paint Removal
.1
Complete paint removal on exterior brick veneer prior to completing masonry
repairs. Complete paint removal as per lead based paint removal Specification
section requirements.
.2
Remove all paint on the existing exterior brick veneer, by chemical means.
Process shall not adversely affect the structure or condition of existing brick
veneer.
.3
Submit Products to be used for paint removal prior to completing the Work.
Complete a two (2) square foot mock-up area of removed paint for approval by the
Consultants, prior to the paint removal Work.
.4
Provide adequate site protection to catch paint run-off for disposal. Prevent
contaminates from entering site drainage systems, storm and/or sanitary sewers.
END OF SECTION
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PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1
1.2
General Requirements
.1
Division 1, General Requirements, is a part of this Section and shall apply as if
repeated here.
.2
After demolition, review existing framing with the Consultant and Provide all wood
framing, wood reinforcing, and wood accessories as directed and as shown on
design / demolition Drawings.
.3
Provide new ¾” (19 mm) tongue and groove plywood subfloor continuous
throughout the main floor area. Rebuild existing wooden stairs as required to
complete Work.
.4
Provide new 3/8” (10 mm) plywood ceiling throughout the main floor area. Include
additional framing for new attic hatch.
Work in Other Sections
.1
Related Work Specified in Other Sections
Section 01510 :
Section 02100:
Section 04200 :
1.3
References
CSA O121-08(R2013):
CSA O141-05(R2014) :
CSA O151-04:
ASTM A325M – 09:
CSA G164-M92(R2003):
1.4
1.5
Safety Environmental Requirements
Demolition
Masonry Repairs
Douglas Fir Plywood
Softwood Lumber
Canadian Softwood Plywood
Standard Specification for Structural Bolts, Steel, Heat
Treated 830 MPa Minimum Tensile Strength
Hot Dip Galvanizing of Irregularly Shaped Articles
Source Quality
.1
Lumber identification: by grade stamp of an agency certified by Canadian Lumber
Standards Accreditation Board.
.2
Plywood identification:
standards.
by grade mark in accordance with applicable CSA
Shop Drawings
.1
Submit sepia and one copy of checked Shop Drawings to the Engineer for
examination, giving complete information necessary for the fabrication of the
various members and components of the structure, including material
Specifications and the location, type and size of all connections.
.2
Erection Drawings shall show sizes and locations of all members and give
complete location and details for setting anchor bolts and levelling plates. The
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elevations of all bearing plates shall be clearly shown.
.3
1.6
Do not commence fabrication until final approval of shop Drawings is received.
Handling and Storage
.1
Fabricated framing and sub-components shall be so handled and stored that they
are not subject to damage.
.2
Framing anchors and/or hangers shall be provided by the Contractor in
accordance with the Drawings.
.3
Field erection, including items such as proper handling, safety precautions,
temporary bracing to prevent toppling and buckling during erection, and any other
safeguards or procedures consistent with good workmanship and good building
erection practices, shall be the responsibility of the General Contractor.
.4
Proper erection bracing shall be installed to hold true and plumb and in safe
condition until permanent truss bracing and bridging can be solidly nailed in place
to form a structurally sound framing system.
.5
Care must be taken during the delivery and job site handling of material to prevent
excessive lateral bending. The Erector must advise the Engineer of any apparent
damage, prior to the erection.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1
Lumber Material
.1
General: Lumber shall be spruce/pine/fir number 1 and 2 grades, unless specified
otherwise, softwood, S4S, moisture content 19% or less in accordance with
following standards in the ratio of 67% and 33% respectively:.1
CSA 0141-1970.
.2
NLGA Standard Grading Rules for Canadian Lumber, 1980 edition revised
according to Supplement No. 1, 1981.
.2
Plywood: Douglas Fir (DF), spruce plywood conforming to CSA 0121, standard
construction, tongue and groove to thickness shown on Drawings. Minimum
thickness 15 mm unless noted otherwise.
.3
Laminated Veneer Lumber: Southern yellow pine or douglas fir providing a
minimum flexural stress resistance (F6) of 2900 psi, based on 12" deep section,
modules of elasticity of 2.0 x 106 psi minimum.
.4
Plywood Web Joists: Manufactured from southern yellow pine/douglas fir
laminated veneer lumber flanges, and 9 mm or 12 mm western grade douglas fir
plywood.
.5
Fasteners: Proprietary fasteners toggle bolts, expansion shields and lag bolts,
screws and lead or inorganic fibre plugs, explosive actuated fastening devices,
recommended for purpose by manufacture. Use stainless steel or galvanized to
CSA G164-M1981 fasteners for all exterior fastening and for any damp or moist
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areas.
2.2
.6
Wood Preservative: Surface-applied wood preservative: clear copper napthenate
or 5% pentachlorophenol solution, water repellent preservative.
.7
Furring, blocking, nailing strips, grounds, rough bucks: Spruce, pine, douglas fir,
S25 type, standard grade, nominal sizes unless noted. All material shall be
pressure treated where concealed or installed exterior to the building or built into
masonry, concrete or roofs.
.1
S2S is acceptable.
.2
Board sizes: "Standard" or better grade.
.3
Dimension sizes: "Standard" light framing or better grade.
.8
Roof Sheathing: Tongue and groove spruce or fir plywood to thickness shown on
Drawings, minimum 15mm unless noted otherwise.
.9
Floor Sheathing: Tongue and groove spruce or fir plywood to thickness shown on
Drawings, minimum 19mm unless noted otherwise.
.10
Material shall be straight, sawn square, true, dressed four sides properly sized,
shaped to correct dimensions from nominal sizes noted on Drawings.
Roof and Floor Sheathing
.1
This division of the Specification shall include for the design, materials, equipment
and labour for the complete installation of the plywood roof deck and sheathing
system.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1
Wood Framing
.1
This section of the Specifications shall include the furnishings of all design,
materials, equipment and labour necessary for the prefabrication, delivery and
permanent setting of wood framing. It shall also include all the miscellaneous
parts, including bridging, temporary and permanent bracing, and all related items
of hardware, metal hangers, anchors and special metal shapes necessary for the
proper fabrication, erection, assembly, supporting and anchoring of the wood
framing.
.2
The design and fabrication criteria of all wood trusses shall meet with latest issue
of Ontario Building Code, with National Building Code of Canada, National
Research Council, Ottawa, and CSA 086, "Code of Recommended Practice for
Engineering Design in Timber"; and "Design Specifications for Light Metal Plate
Connected Wood Trusses" by Truss Plate Institute.
.3
All lumber used for members shall conform to the published stress ratings for the
appropriate species and grades as set out in the official grading rules of the
appropriate lumber association.
.4
All lumber shall conform to the recognized nominal sizes. All members shall be cut
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from lumber which bears the proper grade-mark stamps of a recognized grading
association or licensed lumber inspection agency.
.5
All truss connector plates shall be manufactured from ASTM A446 Grade 'A' prime
commercial quality galvanized sheet steel of no less than 20 gauge thickness
which has a minimum yield of 33,000 psi and a minimum ultimate tensile strength
of 45,000 psi.
.6
All truss designs shall bear the seal of a registered professional engineer.
.1
.2
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
Truss designs shall include the following information: Pitch, span,
dimensions and spacing of truss. Truss bearing locations. Design loading
of truss and allowable stress increase. Axial forces in each truss member.
Nominal sizes and location connector plates at all joints. Size, species and
stress grade of lumber for all truss members. Permanent lateral bracing as
required by design to reduce buckling length of individual truss members
only.
Three (3) copies of the truss designs shall be submitted to the Engineer for
approval prior to the fabrication of any components.
Furring and Blocking
.1
Install furring and blocking as required to all space-out and support as required for
the Project.
.2
Align and plumb faces of furring and blocking to tolerance of 1:600.
.3
Pressure blocking will not be permitted.
Nailing Strips, Grounds and Rough Bucks
.1
Install rough bucks, nailers and linings to rough openings as required to Provide
backing for frames and other Work.
.2
Install rough bucks, nailers, framing and linings to wall supports, openings as noted
for support of lockers, shelving, chalkboards, tackboards, chair rail, cabinets,
millwork, washroom accessories and other accessories to be mounted on drywall
partitions.
Fasteners
.1
Frame, anchor, fasten, tie and brace members to Provide necessary strength and
rigidity.
.2
Countersink bolts where necessary to Provide clearance for other Work.
Surface-Applied Wood Preservative
.1
Treat all surfaces including cut ends of material with wood preservative before
installation.
.2
Apply preservative by dipping, or by brush to completely saturate and maintain
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wet film on surface, for minimum 3 minute soak on lumber and one minute soak
on plywood.
.3
3.6
Guardrails
.1
3.7
Re-treat surfaces exposed by cutting, trimming or boring with liberal brush
application of preservative before installation.
Construct guardrails as per OBC 2012 Supplementary SB-7 detail. Submit shop
Drawings for this Work.
Installation
.1
Lay out Work carefully and to accommodate Work of others. Cut and fit
accurately. Erect in position indicated by Drawings. Align, level, square, plumb,
and secure Work permanently in place. Brace Work temporarily as required. Join
Work only over solid bracing.
.2
Bore holes true to line and to same size as bolts. Drive bolts into place for snug fit,
and use plates or washers for bolthead and nut bearings. Turn up bolts and lag
screws tightly when installed, and again just before concealed by other Work or at
completion of Work.
.3
Cooperate with Work of other Sections to ensure that unity of actions will ensure
orderly progress to meet construction schedule.
.4
Provide anchors, bolts and inserts, required for attachment of the Work of this
Section, to those performing the Work of other Sections and who are responsible
for their installation.
.5
Work shall include rough hardware such as nails, bolts, nuts, washers, screws,
clips, hangers, connectors, and strap iron required for installation of Work and all
operating hardware required on Work of this Section for temporary use.
.6
Do not attach Work by wood plugs or blocking in concrete or masonry. Use lead
shields, expansion shields, concrete nails, or similar methods only as approved by
the Architect.
.7
Do not regard grounds, blocking, furring, and such other fastening provisions as
shown on Drawings as exact or complete. Provide required provisions for
fastening, located and secured to suit site conditions, and adequate for intended
support.
.8
Cut fastening Work into lengths as long as practicable and with square ends.
Erect Work plumb, in true planes, and fastened rigidly in place.
.9
Grounds around openings in cavity wall systems, under sills and thresholds to
Provide continuous support shall be 50 mm (2") minimum thickness, preservative
treated.
.10
Install supports and furring members as required to receive components of
cabinetwork.
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.11
Install blocking at roofs, as indicated on Drawings, secured permanently to
structure, trimmed and levelled to accommodate roofing components, and to
receive flashings.
.12
Trusses, joists and beams shall be installed by experienced workmen in strict
accordance with the manufacturer's Specifications and requirements.
.13
All trusses, beams, joists and other structural components shall be installed in a
proper manner, plumb, level and in true planes. Brace until all components are
intact and secured together.
.14
All members shall be accurately cut to length, angle and be true to line to assure
tight joints.
.15
Correct alignment and plumb must be maintained until specified lateral bracing is
installed. Cutting and altering of trusses is not permitted except by approval by the
Engineer. Heavy concentrated loads must not be placed on top of trusses until
permanent bracing and decking have been installed. In any event, these
temporary loads must not exceed the truss design loads.
.16
When it is required that wood maintain dimensional stability and tolerances to
ensure accurate installation of later Work, store and install it only in dry areas,
and where no further installation of moist materials is contemplated.
END OF SECTION
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Appendix A
Items to be Salvaged
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Gage Park Boiler House – 1000 Main St E, Hamilton, ON
Items to be Salvaged
Sixteen (16) wooden historic
plaques of the City
Metal wire statues (Elvis and
Cow, and a wire guitar)
Kodak photo carousels
(7 trays and binder)
Photo
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Items to be Salvaged
Cabinet and picture slides
(two drawers)
Plastic trough with pump
Photo
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Gage Park Boiler House – 1000 Main St E, Hamilton, ON
Items to be Salvaged
Small metal easels
Metal shelf only
Photo
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Appendix B
Designated Substance Survey Report (dated 19 August 2014)
PRE-RENOVATION
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS & DESIGNATED SUBSTANCE SURVEY
GAGE PARK GREENHOUSES BOILER HOUSE
1000 MAIN STREET EAST
HAMILTON, ONTARIO
Submitted to:
City of Hamilton
Corporate Assets and Strategic Planning
28 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
L8R 2K1
Tel 905-546-2424
Submitted by:
AMEC Environmental & Infrastructure,
a Division of AMEC Americas Limited
1-505 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
L8H 6N6
Tel 905-312-0700
19 August 2014
Project No. TB141016
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Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials & Designated Substance Survey
Gage Park Greenhouse Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
19 August 2014
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, a Division of AMEC Americas Limited (AMEC), was
retained by the City of Hamilton (the Client) to conduct a Designated Substances & Hazardous
Materials Survey (DSHMS) in the boiler building (Site building) located within the Gage Park
Greenhouses located at 1000 Main St E in Hamilton, Ontario (Site). The inspection of
hazardous materials was limited to designated substances; namely equipment potentially
containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and ozone depleting substances (ODSs), and
building materials impacted by suspect visible mould growth (SVG).
AMEC understands that the purpose of the DSHMS was to support upcoming full interior
renovations and exterior paint removal. The roofing was noted by the Client not to be included
in this scope. This survey is intended for pre-construction or pre-demolition purposes only, and
may not provide sufficient detail for long term management of ACMs as required in Section 8 (3)
of O. Reg. 278/05.
Findings
The following designated substances and hazardous materials were identified in accessible
areas of the building:
Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM)

30-40% Chrysotile asbestos was detected in orange vibration gaskets in the basement
(Location 6);

Asbestos was not detected in the remaining bulk samples of suspected ACM; and,

Suspected ACM identified at the Site includes the following materials:
o Roofing materials (e.g. sealants, underlying felt layers, and tar);
o A fire door for the boiler room (Location 6); and,
o Presumed ACM may also be present in forms that were not observed or sampled
as part of the scope of work (refer to Section 5.1.15 of this report).
Lead-Containing Materials

Lead was not detected above the laboratory limits in six (6) of the eleven (11) samples
collected;

Lead in the remaining samples ranged from 0.013% (sample LS5) to 14% (sample LS6);
and,

Other assumed lead-containing products: copper plumbing fixture solders, roof flashing,
electrical wiring and equipment.
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Silica

Masonry, brick and concrete products.
Mercury

Approximately 26 fluorescent light tubes and/or compact fluorescent lights;

Two boxes of unused fluorescent light tubes; and,

A loose garden thermometer.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Based on the reported age of construction, PCB-containing building materials and light
ballasts are suspected to be present. AMEC observed 13 light ballasts within the Site
building. One exposed and accessible ballast in the office (Location 3) was labeled as
“non-PCB”
Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)

A window mounted air conditioning unit was observed in the office (Location 3). Given the
make and age of the unit, ODS are suspect. No labeling identifying the type of refrigerant
was observed during the survey.
Suspect Visible Mould Growth (SVG)

Water staining and SVG was observed on the cellulose paneled ceiling of the washroom
(Location 5); and,

Possible water damage (i.e. sagging) was also observed in the office (Location 3).
Recommendations
Recommendations to support renovations of the building are provided in Section 7 of this report.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
1.0
INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................1
1.1
PURPOSE............................................................................................................1
1.2
SCOPE OF W ORK ................................................................................................1
1.3
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF BUILDING ...................................................................2
2.0
REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES .................................................3
2.1
DESIGNATED SUBSTANCES ..................................................................................3
2.1.1 ASBESTOS ..........................................................................................................3
2.1.2 LEAD ..................................................................................................................4
2.1.3 MERCURY ...........................................................................................................5
2.1.4 SILICA ................................................................................................................6
2.2
HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS .......................................................................6
2.2.1 POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCB) CONTAINING LAMP BALLASTS .....................6
2.2.2 OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS) ..............................................................7
2.2.3 SUSPECT VISIBLE MOULD GROWTH (SVG) ...........................................................7
3.0
EXISTING INFORMATION ...........................................................................................7
4.0
METHODOLOGY..........................................................................................................8
4.1
ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS – STRATEGY AND SAMPLING FREQUENCY .......9
4.1.1 BASIS OF EVALUATION AND RECOMMENDATION ..................................................11
4.1.2 ASSESSMENT OF CONDITION .............................................................................11
4.1.3 SAMPLING EXCLUSIONS .....................................................................................12
4.2
LEAD AND LEAD-CONTAINING PAINT ...................................................................12
4.2.1 ASSESSMENT OF CONDITION .............................................................................12
4.3
MERCURY .........................................................................................................13
4.4
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS CONTAINING LAMP BALLASTS ..............................13
4.5
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS) ............................................................13
4.6
MOULD .............................................................................................................13
5.0
RESULTS ...................................................................................................................14
5.1
ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS ...................................................................14
5.1.1 SPRAYED-ON FIREPROOFING .............................................................................14
5.1.2 THERMAL INSULATION ........................................................................................14
5.1.3 MECHANICAL INSULATION ..................................................................................14
5.1.4 DRYWALL..........................................................................................................15
5.1.5 WALL COMPOUND AND SKIM COATING ................................................................15
5.1.6 ACOUSTIC CEILING TILES ...................................................................................15
5.1.7 ASBESTOS CEMENT PRODUCTS .........................................................................15
5.1.8 VINYL SHEET FLOORING ....................................................................................15
5.1.9 VINYL FLOOR TILE .............................................................................................15
5.1.10 BOILER COMPONENTS .......................................................................................15
5.1.11 GASKETS ..........................................................................................................16
5.1.12 CAULKING, STUCCO AND MORTAR ......................................................................16
5.1.13 PAINT ...............................................................................................................16
5.1.14 SHINGLES .........................................................................................................16
5.1.15 BLOCK W INDOW MORTAR ..................................................................................16
5.1.16 PRESUMED ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS .................................................16
5.2
LEAD-CONTAINING MATERIALS ...........................................................................17
5.2.1 LEAD-CONTAINING PAINT ...................................................................................17
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5.2.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
OTHER LEAD PRODUCTS ...................................................................................17
MERCURY .........................................................................................................17
SILICA ..............................................................................................................17
OTHER DESIGNATED SUBSTANCES .....................................................................18
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS ..........................................................................18
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES .......................................................................18
SUSPECT VISIBLE MOULD GROWTH ....................................................................18
OTHER OBSERVATIONS .....................................................................................18
6.0
CONCLUSIONS ..........................................................................................................19
7.0
RECOMMENDATIONS ...............................................................................................20
7.1
NOTIFICATIONS – DESIGNATED SUBSTANCES ......................................................20
7.2
ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS (ACM)........................................................21
7.2.1 FRIABLE ACM ...................................................................................................21
7.2.2 DEMOLITION AND RENOVATION PROJECTS ..........................................................21
7.3
LEAD-CONTAINING MATERIALS ...........................................................................21
7.4
MERCURY .........................................................................................................22
7.5
SILICA ..............................................................................................................22
7.6
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCE .........................................................................22
7.7
SUSPECT VISIBLE MOULD GROWTH ....................................................................22
8.0
LIMITATIONS .............................................................................................................23
9.0
CLOSURE...................................................................................................................23
TABLES
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Summary of Bulk Sample Results – Materials Determined to be AsbestosContaining
Summary of Bulk Sample Results – Materials Determined to be Non-Asbestos
Summary of Bulk Sample Results from Lead Sampling
FIGURES
Figure 1
Floor Plan and Sample Locations: Asbestos and Lead
APPENDICES
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Room by Room Summary of Designated Substances
Photographic Log
Laboratory Certificates of Analysis
Limitations
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1.0
INTRODUCTION
1.1
PURPOSE
AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, a Division of AMEC Americas Limited (AMEC), was
retained by the City of Hamilton (the Client) to conduct a Designated Substances & Hazardous
Materials Survey (DSHMS) in the boiler building (Site building) located within the Gage Park
Greenhouses located at 1000 Main St E in Hamilton, Ontario (Site).
The objective of the DSHMS was to identify and quantify, where reasonably possible within the
context of the project scope of work, designated substances (DS) and fluorescent lamp ballasts
potentially containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a hazardous building material, in the
Site buildings as defined and regulated by Section 30 of the Ontario Occupational Health Safety
and Safety Act (OHSA) Revised Statues of Ontario 1990 (as amended), and enforced by the
Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL).
AMEC understands that the purpose of the DSHMS was to support upcoming full interior
renovations and exterior paint removal. The roofing was noted by the Client not to be included
in this scope.
This survey is intended for pre-construction or pre-demolition purposes only, and may not
provide sufficient detail for long term management of ACMs as required in Section 8 (3) of O.
Reg. 278/05.
1.2
SCOPE OF WORK
The DSHMS was completed in accordance with AMEC’s proposal (Number TB-P14029E) dated
9 April 2014 (revised 29 April 2014). The scope of work included the following activities:

Perform a review of any available previous hazardous materials or designated
substances sampling reports, abatement records and building construction plans where
made available by the Client.

Conduct a survey of the readily accessible areas of the Site building to identify suspect
designated substances such as asbestos, lead, mercury and silica, and select
hazardous materials. Hazardous materials are limited to lamp ballasts potentially
containing PCBs, ODS, or impacted by SVG. The survey will determine the presence
and extent (affected material types and estimated visual quantities where reasonable
within the context of the project scope and budget) of designated substances or select
hazardous materials in accessible building materials, including condition of asbestos and
lead materials and whether the confirmed asbestos materials are friable or non-friable.
Our survey is limited to accessible areas that can be reached with a 1.8 m tall ladder.

Digital photographs will be taken of the commonly identified or sampled building
materials that contain or are suspected of containing designated substances or
hazardous materials that are included in the project scope.
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
Collect bulk samples of suspected ACM and LCP and submit to an accredited laboratory
for analysis.

Conduct a visual inspection of up to ten (10) percent of fluorescent light fixtures for the
identification of ballasts that may contain PCBs, as appropriate. Please note that the
fluorescent light ballasts that will be inspected must be de-energized by a qualified
tradesperson to be provided by the Client during the time of the survey, and must be
readily accessible with a 1.8 m step ladder. Appropriate lockout procedures will have to
be in place by the qualified tradesperson provided by the Client.

Prepare a report that will include a description of sampling and analytical methods,
interpretation of the analytical results, locations and estimated visual quantities of
materials (wherever possible) that require special handling prior to renovation and/or
demolition activities and recommendations for the appropriate handling and abatement,
and management of any designated or select hazardous materials identified as part of
the survey.
Owner and occupant processes, articles within the Site buildings, such as furniture, stored
items, etc., subsurface materials or equipment (e.g., pipes, drums, vessels, underground
storage tanks, etc.), areas that would require confined space entry protocols (e.g., utility
corridors, tunnels, crawl spaces, etc.), possible soil or water contamination, and sampling of
materials that could result in a hazard to the surveyor or damage to the equipment or building,
were not included in this survey. Structural components including the roof and concrete
foundation were also not included in the assessment.
The survey was completed in general accordance with the above scope of work. The field
portion was completed by Tracey Schranz and Jessica Cozzitorto on 05 and 27 June 2014. A
detailed summary of AMEC’s sampling methodology and definitions are provided within the
Report. Further limitations of the survey are described in Section 8.0.
1.3
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF BUILDING
The Gage Park boiler house was constructed in 1919 with unknown upgrades to the heating
system and interior components. The building is a single storey with full basement and is
currently attached to greenhouses. The building has a total area of 163 square metres
(1,755.16 square feet) and was heated through three natural gas fired boilers and radiators.
Interior renovations consisted of plywood walls and ceiling, wood decking, vinyl sheet or vinyl
tile flooring and fluorescent lighting. The basement contained no finished surfaces aside from
concrete.
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2.0
REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES
2.1
DESIGNATED SUBSTANCES
This designated substance report is made to fulfill the Owner’s requirements under Section 30
of the OHSA. The building owner must provide this report to all contractors working on the Site.
Subsequently, all contractors must furnish this report to their subcontractors.
“Designated Substance" as defined by the OHSA means “a biological, chemical or physical
agent or combination thereof prescribed as a designated substance to which the exposure of a
worker is prohibited, regulated, restricted, limited or controlled.” The OHSA has issued specific
regulations under Section 30 of the OHSA for these substances. The designated substances
regulations identified under the industrial regulation of the OHSA, provide requirements for
exposure and medical monitoring, permissible occupational exposure limits, etc. There are
eleven (11) designated substances defined by the OHSA, which are regulated by Ontario
Regulation 490/09 - Designated Substances (O. Reg. 490/09) in a workplace (manufacturing).
During manufacturing processes and work within a workplace, hygiene air monitoring could be
performed to assess worker exposure levels.
The MOL issued a regulation and/or guideline associated with construction related activities for
only three (3) of the eleven designated substances and includes asbestos, lead, and silica.
2.1.1
ASBESTOS
The handling, identification, management, and removal of asbestos are regulated by O. Reg.
278/05. ACM is defined by O. Reg. 278/05 as being a material that contains 0.5 percent or more
asbestos fibers by dry weight. As described in Section 8 of O. Reg. 278/05, a record of ACM
must be developed as part of on-going asbestos management in buildings. The record of ACM
includes, but is not limited to, the location and condition of ACM and whether it is considered
friable or non-friable.
Asbestos is the name used for a group of fibrous minerals that occur naturally in soil and rock.
There are over 3,000 products that may have contained asbestos, such as roofing shingles,
ceiling tiles, floor tiles, asbestos cement products, gaskets, insulation, paper products, and other
building and insulating products. ACMs are divided into the following two broad categories:

Friable ACM: materials that, (a) when dry, can be crumbled, pulverized or powdered by
hand pressure, or (b) is crumbled, pulverized or powdered (O. Reg. 278/05 definition).
Typical friable materials include acoustical or decorative spray applications, fireproofing,
and mechanical insulation.
ACM that is friable has a much greater potential than non-friable ACM to release
airborne asbestos fibres when disturbed. The most common friable ACM used in the
past are surfacing materials (usually sprayed fireproofing, texture, decorative or acoustic
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sprayed finishes) and thermal insulations on mechanical systems.

Non-friable ACM: hard or manufactured products wherein the asbestos fibres are
bound. Typical non-friable ACM includes; tar and floor tiles, pre-formed manufactured
cement wallboards, pipes, and siding. Though many non-friable ACM products are
considered non-friable when intact, they can become friable during demolition or
renovation activities.
Special considerations: Some ACMs, such as plaster, and compressed fibre ceiling tiles (and
sometimes drywall compound) are considered non-friable materials when in-place and in good
condition as the associated binding agent prevents the release of airborne fibres. These
materials are non-friable in place, but can generate dust upon removal. These materials are
referred to as potentially friable materials (or miscellaneous friable materials). Therefore, these
materials can be handled as a non-friable if in good condition and undisturbed. However, the
binding agent can be relatively weak, and if disturbed or damage in any way, the material may
act as a friable material with an increased risk of asbestos fibre release. These materials must
be handled as friable materials in the event of any disturbance or damage. Drywall joint
compound is a non-friable building material; however, due to general dust release and
generation during removal additional measures to Type 1 or Type 2, as regulated, may be
required (addition of negative pressure, etc.). It is generally recommended that a competent
asbestos professional be consulted and a site specific program be developed prior to any major
disturbance.
There has never been a complete ban on the use of asbestos products in Canada, although
asbestos products are subject to various prohibitions and restrictions under Provincial and
Federal legislation. While ACM is still manufactured globally and are available for limited use in
Canada, the building products available since the late 1980s to early 1990s tend to be lower
risk, non-friable materials. Buildings between 1986 and 1990 are unlikely to contain higher risk,
friable ACM such as mechanical or spray applied insulation and newer buildings (post 1992) are
less likely to contain ACM.
2.1.2
LEAD
In building construction, lead was frequently used for roofs, cornices, tank linings, electrical
conduits, as a main component of soft solder ally used to seal pipe joints and in caulking,
ceramic glazing and other such materials. Lead was also used extensively for pigmentation,
sealing, and as a drying agent in oil based paints up until the early 1950s. Exterior paints
typically contained up to 60% lead by weight.
The MOL issued the “Lead on Construction Projects” guideline in September 2004. The
guideline includes legal requirements, health effects, control of the health hazard, classification
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of construction operations, and measures and procedures for working with the designated
substance during operations that create lead dust or fumes.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (US HUD) guideline of 1
milligram per square centimetre (mg/cm2), 0.5 percent lead by weight, or 5,000 parts per million
(ppm) lead is used in the United States as a guideline for determining whether the use of safety
precautions would be required during operations that create lead dust or fumes.
In 1976, the Canadian Federal Government introduced the Liquid Coating Materials Regulations
under the Federal Hazardous Products Act (HPA), restricting the maximum total lead content of
paints and other liquid coating materials used in or around premises attended by children or
pregnant women to 0.5% by weight (5,000 mg/kg). In January 1991, Health Canada negotiated
a voluntary reduction of lead content in all Canadian produced consumer paint to a maximum of
0.06%. Recently the Canadian Federal Government revoked Part 1 of the HPA and enacted the
Surface Coating Materials Regulations (SOR/2005-109) under the Canada Consumers Product
Safety Act (S.C. 2010) which reduces the maximum total lead content of any new surface
coatings for consumer products to 0.009% (90 mg/kg). This reduction does not generally apply
to surface coating applied to buildings or other structures used for agricultural or industrial
purposes or as an anti-weathering or anti-corrosive coating.
The OHSA does not set a regulatory limit on the concentration of lead in paint and based on
discussions with the MOL, any concentration of lead in paint applications should be considered
to be lead-containing. For this report, all paints with a lead concentration greater than the
laboratory RDL (Reliable detection Limit) for the analytical test method have been discussed.
For the purposes of this survey where occupational exposures are considered during demolition
or renovation, a surface coating containing greater than 0.5% or 5,000 mg/kg (5,000 µg/g) is
considered by AMEC as presenting an increased potential for worker exposure and subject to
controls. Materials with content of lead in any concentration may require special handling
procedures and worker protection depending on the methods of handling lead coatings.
2.1.3
MERCURY
Mercury is present in fluorescent light bulb tubes, compact fluorescent and high intensity
discharge (HID) lamps, and mercury vapour lamps. Mercury was also used in electrical
switches, thermostats, thermometers, certain types of batteries, and as an anti-microbial agent
in water-based latex paints (discontinued prior to 1992 due to environmental effects). All
fluorescent and compact fluorescent lights contain mercury regardless of the date of
manufacture.
The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) “Canada-Wide Standard for
Mercury-Containing Lamps” (2001) is largely geared towards reducing the amount of mercury in
lamps at the manufacturing stage; however, they do recommend that the release of mercury
can be minimized through the proper recycling and disposal of mercury-containing lamps.
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In January 1991, under the voluntary industry program negotiated by Health Canada, the
intentional addition of mercury to Canadian produced consumer paints for interior use ceased.
Under the Federal Surface Coating Materials Regulations (SOR/2005-109), the maximum total
mercury concentration of paints and other surface coatings is restricted to 10 mg/kg (0.001%)
when a dried sample is tested in accordance with a method that conforms to good laboratory
practices. The 10 mg/kg mercury restriction is unique to Canada and is based on a toxicological
assessment by Health Canada in 1995, which was reconfirmed in 2004.
2.1.4
SILICA
Silica is used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, abrasives, water treatment products and
filtration systems. Crystalline silica materials also are used in the production of concrete or
mortar-based building materials, cement, acoustic ceiling tiles, and ceramic tiles which are used
for construction purposes. Common construction sand contains free crystalline silica and is
present in ceiling tiles, concrete products, mortar, and brick.
The MOL issued the “Silica on Construction Projects” guideline in September 2004. The
guidelines include legal requirements, health effects, control of the health hazard, classification
of construction operations, and measures and procedures for working with the designated
substance during operations that create silica dust.
Silica may be present in many building materials and is therefore expected to be present in the
Site building. As such, AMEC did not specifically survey or sample for the presence of silica,
however it has been noted in this report.
2.2
HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS
2.2.1
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCB) CONTAINING LAMP BALLASTS
PCB-containing products were manufactured for use in applications where stable, fire-resistant,
and heat-transfer properties were demanded between 1926-29 and 1977. Most PCBs were sold
for use as dielectric fluids (insulating liquids) in electric transformers and capacitors. Other uses
included heat transfer fluid, hydraulic fluid, dye carriers in carbonless copy paper, plasticizers in
paints, adhesives, and caulking compounds. In Canada, PCBs were prohibited from being used
in products, equipment, machinery, electrical transformers and capacitors that were
manufactured or imported into the country after July 1980. However, older equipment in use
after this date may still contain PCBs if the equipment’s fluid has not been changed, or if there
was sufficient inventory of such equipment.
PCBs are also regulated under the Federal Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, PCB
Regulation SOR/2008-273 which came into force September 2008 and subsequent amendment
regulation SOR 2010-57. The Federal PCB regulations generally establish deadlines for ending
the use and long-term storage of PCBs and products containing PCBs. PCB-containing
equipment or any PCB-containing substance with a PCB concentration at or in excess of 2 parts
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per million (ppm) for liquids and 50 ppm for solids (including applied surface coatings such as
paint) are subject to the above Federal regulations.
2.2.2
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
ODSs include any substances containing chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), hydrochlorofluorocarbon
(HCFC), halon or any other material capable of destroying ozone in the atmosphere. ODSs
have been used in rigid polyurethane foam and insulation, laminates, aerosols, air conditioners,
fire extinguishers, cleaning solvents and the sterilization of medical equipment. Federal
regulations introduced in 1995 required the elimination of production and import of CFCs by 1
January 1996 (subject to certain essential uses) and a freeze on the production and import of
HCFC-22 by 1 January 1996. These regulations also require the complete elimination of HCFC22 by the year 2020. ODSs and other halocarbons are regulated by Ontario Regulation 463/10
made under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).
This survey was limited to the visual identification of suspected ODS-containing equipment in
accessible areas of the subject buildings. No sampling of suspected ODS-containing equipment
was completed as part of this survey.
2.2.3
SUSPECT VISIBLE MOULD GROWTH (SVG)
Mould spores are ubiquitous in both indoor and outdoor environments and in the presence of
adequate moisture, may pose a concern in a building environment.
There are currently no regulations specifically covering exposure to mould and/or mould
remediation practices in Canada and there are no occupational exposure limits that define
acceptable levels of mould exposure without adverse health effects. However, Section 25 and
27 of the OHSA states that an employer and supervisor must take every reasonable precaution
to ensure the health and safety of their workers. This includes exposure to moulds and other
biological matter.
Direction on the assessment and remediation of mould growth in Ontario is based on the
following documents:

“Mould Guidelines for the Canadian Construction Industry” Canadian Construction
Association (# CCA82). February 2004.

“Mould Abatement Guidelines, Second Edition.” Environmental Abatement Council of
Ontario (EACO). 2010.
3.0
EXISTING INFORMATION
AMEC completed a baseline survey of the Site building in December 2008 where five (5)
building materials were sampled for asbestos analysis and other materials were identified as
suspect containing, as noted in the table below:
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Current Survey
Findings
Analytical Results
Material
Observations
Area Description
Room 0108 Office Area (1919)
(0107 to 0111)
(L2)
Boiler Room (L3)
2008 Sample
Number
Asbestos
Type and %
Findings
Refer to Section
5.1
12" Vinyl Floor TileBeige
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Material sampled
12" Vinyl Floor TileBlue
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Material sampled
12" Vinyl Floor TileDark Blue
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Material not
identified at time of
survey
12" Vinyl Floor TileBlue Marble
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Material sampled
Vinyl Sheet FloorBeige Squares
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Material sampled
Brick Mortar
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Material sampled
2A-G
None Detected
Non-ACM
Previously sampled
Gypsum Board
Ceilings
4A/B/C
None Detected
Non-ACM
Previously sampled
Orange Vibration
Gaskets
5A/B/C
30-40%
Chrysotile
Confirmed
Previously sampled
Weaved Boiler
Gaskets
1A/B/C
None Detected
Non-ACM
Previously sampled
3A-G
None Detected
Non-ACM
Grey Sealant on
Piping
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Brick Mortar
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Texture Coat on
Concrete Walls
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Previously sampled
Material not
identified at time of
survey
Material sampled
Material not
identified at time of
survey
Stucco on Concrete
Walls
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Tar and Gravel
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Shingles
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Light Gaskets
Not Sampled
Not Analyzed
Suspect
Stucco on Concrete
Walls
Boiler Brick Mortar
Exterior
quest
4.0
Material sampled
Material not
sampled as per
Client request
Material sampled
Material not
identified at time of
survey
METHODOLOGY
Ms. Tracey Schranz and Ms. Jessica Cozzitorto of AMEC performed the survey and sampling
program on 05 and 27 June 2014. A room-by-room survey of all known areas within the
building was performed. Suspected DS, and hazardous materials included in this report were
visually identified by appearance, age, and knowledge of current and historical uses of the Site
and building materials. The survey included a detailed description of any suspected DS
identified within the building.
This survey was limited to the interior portions of the Site building and exterior walls. The
assessment was performed to establish the location and type of hazardous building materials
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incorporated in the structures and its finishes. For the purpose of the assessment, and this
report, DS are defined as those containing the following substances:

Asbestos;

Lead;

Mercury; and

Silica (free crystalline silica).
The investigation included an examination for PCB-containing light ballasts, a hazardous
material.
The following seven (7) designated substances, as defined by Ontario Regulation 490/09 –
Designated Substances (O. Reg. 490/09) are not typically found in building materials in a
composition/state that are in a hazardous form for worker exposure during general renovation
and/or demolition activities. Therefore, these materials were not addressed in this survey.

Arsenic

Acrylonitrile

Benzene

Coke oven emissions

Ethylene oxide

Isocyanates

Vinyl chloride (vinyl chloride monomer, not PVC).
The investigation included a visual examination for the presence of the following hazardous
building materials:

PCB-containing lamp ballasts

Mould or microbial contamination (visible growth only).
This survey included limited intrusive testing behind finished walls (random spot inspections
only) and underlying flooring. Owner and occupant processes, articles within the Site building,
such as furniture, stored items, etc., subsurface materials or equipment (e.g., pipes, drums,
vessels, underground storage tanks, etc.), areas that would require confined space entry
protocols (e.g., interior of boilers, crawl spaces, etc.), possible soil or water contamination, and
sampling of materials that could result in a hazard to the surveyor or damage to the equipment
or building, were not included in this survey.
4.1
ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS – STRATEGY AND SAMPLING FREQUENCY
The survey included a detailed description of suspected ACM identified within accessible areas
of the Site building. Details of location, type of building material, where possible a visual
estimation of quantity, physical condition, and accessibility were recorded.
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There is no construction cut-off date in Provincial legislation for the provision of asbestos
surveys. AMEC’s sampling strategy is to focus on those materials most likely to contain
regulated concentrations of asbestos (i.e. ACM defined as having an asbestos concentration
0.5% or greater) based on knowledge of the use and manufacture of building materials. No
survey could ever fully eliminate the possible presence of all ACM.
Bulk samples of suspected ACM were collected in groups of homogeneous building materials in
compliance with the requirements of O. Reg. 278/05. Table 1 of the Regulation identifies the
minimum number of bulk samples to be collected and analyzed (1, 3, 5, or 7 depending on
quantity, application and friability) from each homogeneous material, in order for the material to
be considered non-asbestos. A homogeneous material is defined in O. Reg. 278/05, as one that
is uniform in colour and texture. The surveyor used information obtained on-Site by visual
examination to determine the extent of each homogeneous area and the number of samples
required. In addition, visual differences in applications were noted where possible.
Most buildings undergo renovations on a frequent basis, including the removal and replacement
of plaster finishes, drywall partitions and installation of new partitions. Attempts to distinguish
and delineate asbestos-containing drywall compound from new non-asbestos drywall compound
is often difficult and may be fully unachievable. This may also be applicable to other finishes
such as plasters. Where various construction periods or visually similar products were present,
AMEC made a reasonable attempt to follow the Regulation with respect to sampling by
collecting a minimum of three or up to seven samples for each visible different material.
In areas where finished surfaces required partial removal to inspect hidden materials (e.g., cloth
or PVC jacketing over pipe or tank insulation), a small opening was cut to allow for inspection
and sampling of the underlying materials.
Bulk samples of suspected ACM were submitted under chain of custody protocol to Scientific
Analytical Institute, Inc. (SAI) laboratory in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Laboratory is
accredited for bulk asbestos fiber analysis by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation
Program (NVLAP). Bulk samples were analyzed using polarized light microscopy (PLM)
methodology (EPA/600/R-93/116). This method is specified by O. Reg. 278/05 for establishing
whether the material is asbestos-containing and defining the content and type of asbestos.
Results of “<0.5%” asbestos are considered to be non-asbestos (non-regulated material). Note
that small asbestos fibres may be missed by PLM due to resolution limitations of the optical
microscope that can result in a false negative analytical result. Therefore, negative results (i.e.
non-detect for asbestos fibres) cannot be guaranteed.
The laboratory followed a “positive-stop” analysis methodology and stop analyzing a sample set
of a homogeneous material if any one of the series of samples proves to be positive for the
presence of asbestos. Therefore, duplicate samples taken in order to satisfy the requirements of
O. Reg. 278/05 were not analyzed if the initial sample was identified as asbestos-containing.
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Only one result of greater than 0.5% asbestos content is required to determine that a material is
asbestos-containing, but all samples must be analyzed to conclusively determine that a material
is non-asbestos to comply with O. Reg. 278/05. The laboratory stopped analyzing samples from
a homogeneous material once greater than 0.5% asbestos was detected in any of the samples
of that material. All samples of a homogeneous material were analyzed if no asbestos was
detected. Where building materials are described in this report as non-asbestos, or described as
containing no asbestos, this is subject to the limitations of the analytical method used, and
should be understood to mean no asbestos was detected by the laboratory but may remain
bound in compounds or in a smaller size than detectable by the specified method.
4.1.1
BASIS OF EVALUATION AND RECOMMENDATION
The condition and the potential for disturbance of any ACM observed were visually evaluated.
The evaluation criteria were based on the current Ontario regulation and our experience
involving buildings that contain ACM and abatement operations.
An ACM was considered damaged, if it is sprayed material that is delaminating, mechanical
insulation with damaged/missing insulation or jacketing, or non-friable materials that have been
pulverized or damaged so that they may have become friable. The priority for remedial action is
not only based on the evaluation of condition, but also on several other factors which include:

Accessibility or potential for direct contact and disturbance

Practicality of repair (e.g., will damage to the ACM continue after it is repaired).

Visibility/accessibility of the material

Efficiency of the work (e.g., if damaged ACM is being removed in an area, it may be
most practical to remove all ACM in the area even if it is in good condition).
4.1.2
ASSESSMENT OF CONDITION
In evaluating the condition of friable ACM (e.g., insulation, etc.), the following criteria are used:
GOOD
Insulation is completely covered in jacketing and/or exhibits no evidence of
damage or deterioration. No insulation or friable ACM is exposed. Includes
conditions where the jacketing has minor surface damage (i.e., scuffs or
stains), but the jacketing is not penetrated.
FAIR
Minor penetration damage to jacketed or covered surface (cuts, tears, nicks,
deterioration, or delamination). Friable ACM is exposed but not showing
surface disintegration. The extent of missing insulation should be minor to
none and the damage should be readily repairable.
POOR
Original insulation jacket or surface cover is missing, damaged, deteriorated, or
delaminated. Friable ACM is exposed and significant areas have been
damaged. Damage cannot be readily repaired.
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Non-friable ACM was considered to be in poor condition if they have been pulverized or
damaged so that they have become friable. Broken, cracked or loose materials are considered
to be in fair condition.
4.1.3
SAMPLING EXCLUSIONS
A number of materials which may contain asbestos were not sampled during this survey
includes, but is not limited to the following:

Sampling the materials may cause consequential damage to the property (e.g. active
equipment, asbestos-cement products, concrete block, roofing and windows);

Sampling the material may have been hazardous to the surveyor (e.g. electrical hazard);

The material is inaccessible without major demolition (e.g. inside boilers etc.);

Sampling materials due to confined spaces (e.g. inside boilers); or,

The material is present in such an inconsistent fashion that without complete removal of
finishes, the extent of ACM cannot be determined (e.g. floor leveling compound).
Where observed, these materials must be presumed to be asbestos-containing and sampling
immediately prior to commencing renovation is typically the best practice.
4.2
LEAD AND LEAD-CONTAINING PAINT
The survey included a description of building materials suspected to contain lead. Details of
location, description, and condition were recorded.
Paint chip samples were collected and submitted to SAI laboratory for lead analysis. SAI is
accredited for lead analysis by the National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP). The
samples were subsequently analyzed using flame atomic absorption spectroscopy (FAAS)
methodology (ASTM D3335-85A). Paint chip samples were generally collected of typical
primary paint colours from common building materials which would be subject to maintenance
or recycling during demolition such as walls, trim, doors, etc. It was not AMEC’s intent to sample
minute colours (i.e. one random trim colour). Building materials with prefinished coating (i.e.
structural steel beams, metal siding, etc.), where a sample could not be obtained without
extensive damage, where substrate interference may pose and issue or if the paint coating was
inaccessible were not collected.
4.2.1
ASSESSMENT OF CONDITION
The condition and the potential for disturbance of LCP observed were visually evaluated.
Condition and evaluation is considered similar to characteristics as outlined in Section 4.1.1 of
this report for ACM and summarized below for condition of lead:
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4.3

Good:
No visible damage or exposed material

Fair:
Repairable damage with minor amounts of exposed or damaged material
(peeling, flaking), minor removal required

Poor:
Extensive damage with missing or exposed paint or substantially
damaged materials.
MERCURY
The survey included the visual identification of suspected mercury sources, which included
thermostats, switches, and fluorescent and CFL lamps. No bulk sampling and mercury analysis
was performed as part of this project scope of work.
4.4
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS CONTAINING LAMP BALLASTS
As part of the survey, AMEC assessed the Site building for the presence of potential PCBcontaining light ballasts. Bulk sampling was not performed of live cables, window caulking,
paints, or of dielectric fluids or materials in transformers or capacitors.
The possible presence of PCBs in the fluorescent or other lamp ballasts (i.e. HID) was
determined based on a visual assessment and the 1991 Environment Canada document
entitled “Identification of Lamp Ballasts Containing PCBs.” No testing of PCB-containing liquids
or dielectric fluids associated with these ballasts was performed.
Fluorescent light fixtures were not disassembled to examine ballasts during this survey. The
lights were not de-energized by a qualified tradesperson at the time of the Site visit. It is
assumed in a building of this era, that some of the light ballasts may contain PCBs if the building
has not been re-lamped and all ballasts replaced.
4.5
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
ODSs include any substances containing CFC, HCFC, halon or any other material capable of
destroying ozone in the atmosphere. ODSs have been used in rigid polyurethane foam and
insulation, laminates, aerosols, air conditioners, fire extinguishers, cleaning solvents and the
sterilization of medical equipment.
This survey was limited to the visual identification of suspected ODS-containing equipment in
accessible areas of the Site building. No sampling of suspected ODS-containing equipment
was completed as part of this survey.
4.6
MOULD
Suspected mould growth on accessible building materials was identified by visual growth
(referred to as suspect visible mould growth or SVG) or evidence of water intrusion and
damage. Based on the walk-through and observations AMEC performed a walk-through visual
inspection of the site for evidence of substantial moisture issues and mould reservoirs and/or
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amplifiers. The presence and extent of any SVG and water damage was determined using
reasonable means noting that AMEC may not have been able to identify all possible fungal
reservoirs, as certain materials may be hidden by walls, finishes and equipment. No samples of
SVG were collected for analysis as part of the project scope of work.
5.0
RESULTS
The following section provides an overview of the designated substances (asbestos, lead,
mercury, and silica), PCBs and materials impacted by SVG, and the presence of such
substances in accessible areas of the Site building identified during the time of the survey.
A photographic log of selected observations made at the time of the Site visit is provided in
Appendix A.
5.1
ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS
The survey included the analysis of 63 bulk sample layers of suspected ACM from homogeneous
building materials in accessible areas of the Site building to identify the presence, visual estimate
of quantity where possible, and type of asbestos. A summary of bulk samples collected for
asbestos analysis and analytical results are provided in Table 1. The building floor plan, bulk
sample locations, and sample IDs are shown on Figure 1. A copy of the laboratory’s Bulk
Asbestos Analysis report is provided in Appendix B.
The following sections provide the findings of the asbestos survey based on the more common
types of building materials where asbestos was historically known to have been used.
5.1.1
SPRAYED-ON FIREPROOFING
Fireproofing was not observed to be present in accessible areas of the Site building.
5.1.2
THERMAL INSULATION
Suspected asbestos-containing thermal insulation was not observed in accessible areas of the
Site building. Non-asbestos glass fibre insulation was observed in main floor of the Site building.
Loose fill vermiculite was not found.
performed.
5.1.3
Demolition of concrete masonry block walls was not
MECHANICAL INSULATION
Suspected asbestos-containing mechanical insulation was not observed in accessible areas of
the Site building. Non-asbestos glass fibre insulation is present on straight sections of some
piping in the boiler room (Location 6). Ducts were observed to be uninsulated.
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5.1.4
DRYWALL
The drywall ceiling (2008 samples 4A/B/C) was previously sampled in 2008 from the basement
boiler room (Location 6) and found to be non-asbestos. No compound was observed to be
present on the panels.
5.1.5
WALL COMPOUND AND SKIM COATING
Non-asbestos skim coating on the brick wall (samples 5A/B/C) was sampled from the electrical
area (Location 4). Non-asbestos white wall compound identified between wood panels (samples
9A/B/C) were sampled from the open storage room (Location 1).
5.1.6
ACOUSTIC CEILING TILES
Non-asbestos smooth cellulose acoustic ceiling tiles (samples 10A/B/C) were sampled from the
office (Location 3).
5.1.7
ASBESTOS CEMENT PRODUCTS
Transite products were not observed in accessible areas of the Site building.
5.1.8
VINYL SHEET FLOORING
Non-asbestos beige vinyl sheet flooring and mastic (samples 7A/B/C) were sampled from the
washroom (Location 5).
5.1.9
VINYL FLOOR TILE
Three (3) visually distinct varieties of non-asbestos vinyl floor tile (VFT) were observed in
accessible areas of the Site building, as follows:

Non-asbestos 12” beige vinyl floor tile and mastic (samples 3A/B/C) sampled from the
open storage room (Location 1);

Non-asbestos 12” blue vinyl floor tile and mastic (samples 4A/B/C) sampled from the
electrical area (Location 4); and,

Non-asbestos 12” blue marble vinyl floor tile and mastic (samples 6A/B/C) sampled from
the entrance (Location 1).
5.1.10
BOILER COMPONENTS
Non-asbestos weaved boiler gaskets (2008 samples 1A/B/C) were previously sampled in 2008
from the boilers in the basement (Location 6) and were found to be non-asbestos. The brick and
mortar base (2008 samples 3A-G) around the boilers was previously sampled in 2008 and was
found to be non-asbestos. Non-asbestos parging (samples 11A/B/C) was sampled from the
interior core of the boiler door located in the basement (Location 6). Non-asbestos brick liner
(two types) (samples 12A/B/C/D) was sampled from the interior of the boilers in the basement
(Location 6).
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5.1.11
GASKETS
Orange vibration gaskets (2008 samples 5A) were previously sampled in 2008 and were found
to contain 30-40% chrysotile asbestos.
5.1.12
CAULKING, STUCCO AND MORTAR
The interior concrete wall stucco (2008 samples 2A-G) was previously sampled in 2008 and
was found to be non-asbestos. Non-asbestos grey caulking (samples 1A/B/C) was sampled
from the windows along the building exterior. Non-asbestos stucco (samples 2A/B/C) was
sampled from along the base of the exterior of the building. Non-asbestos brick mortar (samples
8A/B/C) was sampled from the electrical area (Location 4).
5.1.13
PAINT
Non-asbestos silver paint (samples 13A/B/C) coating high temperature equipment such as the
boilers was sampled from the boiler room (Location 6).
5.1.14
SHINGLES
Non-asbestos shingles with two layers (samples 14A/B/C) were sampled from the exterior
overhang.
5.1.15
BLOCK WINDOW MORTAR
Non-asbestos white mortar around the edges of numerous loose glass window blocks (samples
15A/B/C) was collected from the open storage room (Location 1).
5.1.16
PRESUMED ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS
ACM may be present in forms that were not observed or sampled during the Site inspection
including, but not limited to:

elevator and machinery brakes or clutches;

fire doors;

interior liners within double walled boilers;

mechanical gaskets; and,

roofing materials (e.g., sealants, felts and tar).
In order to protect the roofing system from damage and the possibility of roof leaks as a result of
cutting into materials to collect samples, no samples were collected as part of this scope of
work.
For the purpose of renovation, demolition, or any other alteration or disturbance, all presumed
ACM, unless confirmed through sampling and analysis, should be considered to contain
asbestos and handled in accordance with a written work plan as required by O. Reg. 278/05.
If present, these materials must be presumed to be ACM and are best sampled immediately
prior to commencing renovations or demolition of the affected materials.
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5.2
LEAD-CONTAINING MATERIALS
5.2.1
LEAD-CONTAINING PAINT
Painted surfaces in more than a limited quantity included walls, ceilings and mechanical
equipment. Eleven (11) visually distinctive paint finishes were identified on the surfaces of
building materials in more than a limited quantity and were sampled in six locations of the interior
and exterior of the building to identify the presence and quantity of LCP. The concentration of lead
in six (6) of the paint samples were under the laboratory’s method detection limits and lead in the
remaining samples ranged from 0.013% (sample LS5) to 14% (sample LS6). During the time of
the Site inspection, the majority of all painted surfaces were in fair to poor physical condition
(i.e. peeling and/or flaking).
Paint with concentrations of lead exceeding 0.5% or 5000 mg/kg included the green wood joists
(sample LS6 containing 14% lead by weight) in the basement boiler room (Location 6) which
were observed to be in poor condition (i.e. peeling and flaking) and silver door and trim (sample
LS7 containing 0.55% lead by weight) at the entrance to the basement boiler room (Location 6)
which was observed to be in poor condition.
A summary of the paint chip samples collected, sample locations, general description of the paint,
and the reported analytical results are provided in the Summary of Paint Samples for Lead
Analysis provided in Appendix C. A copy of the laboratory analytical report is provided in Appendix
D.
5.2.2
OTHER LEAD PRODUCTS
Based on the visual survey of accessible areas of the building, the following products were
observed that may contain lead: roof flashing, copper plumbing fixture solders and electrical
wiring and equipment.
These materials were not sampled at the time of the survey. Based on the reported age of the
Site building, it should be assumed that all solder material associated with copper and cast-iron
plumbing throughout the building contain lead.
5.3
MERCURY
Based on the visual inspection of accessible areas of the building, approximately 26 florescent
light bulbs (containing mercury vapour), as well as two boxes of new unused tubes were
identified within the Site building. A loose mercury-containing garden thermometer was also
observed.
5.4
SILICA
Based on the visual inspection of the Site building, crystalline silica is presumed to be present in
concrete products, mortar and brick.
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5.5
OTHER DESIGNATED SUBSTANCES
No evidence suggesting the significant presence of acrylonitrile, arsenic, benzene, ethylene oxide,
isocyanates, vinyl chloride, and coke oven emissions was observed in accessible areas of the Site
building during the survey. These designated substances are not typically found in building
materials in a composition/state that is hazardous during general construction/renovation
activities. Therefore, these materials were not addressed in this survey.
5.6
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS
The Site building was not de-energized by the Client at the time of the Site inspection; therefore,
light fixtures were not disassembled for the inspection of ballasts that may contain PCBs. One
exposed and accessible ballast in the office (Location 3) was labeled as “non-PCB”
Based on the reported age of construction, PCB-containing light ballasts are suspected to be
present in the building. AMEC observed 13 ballasts within the Site building. The use of PCBs in
building materials was not discontinued in approximately 1980.
5.7
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES
A window mounted air conditioning unit was observed in the office (Location 3).
5.8
SUSPECT VISIBLE MOULD GROWTH
Water staining and SVG was observed on the cellulose paneled ceiling of the washroom
(Location 5). Possible water damage (i.e. sagging) was also observed in the office (Location 3).
Water damage and/or SVG may be present in accessible areas (e.g., wall and ceiling cavities,
etc.) that were not inspected as part of this scope of work.
5.9
OTHER OBSERVATIONS
Suspect evidence of raccoon droppings were observed during the Site survey on the wall of the
vestibule (Location 2); however, observations were made only in readily accessible areas of the
existing building (i.e., did not include concealed spaces such as behind walls or above ceilings).
Noises of a large animal (inferred raccoon) were observed coming from the ceiling space of the
open storage area (Location 1). During the Site survey, AMEC also observed a deceased
squirrel in the plant bulb storage bins in the basement (Location 6).
Exposure to bird/bat droppings, rodent excreta and raccoon droppings can cause adverse health
effects in humans. As a result, accumulation of this material should be kept to the lowest practical
level.
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6.0
CONCLUSIONS
This HMDSS was completed in general accordance with AMEC’s proposed scope of work.
Based on the findings of the HMDSS, the following materials were identified in accessible areas
of the Site:
Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM)

30-40% Chrysotile asbestos was detected in orange vibration gaskets in the basement
(Location 6);

Asbestos was not detected in the remaining bulk samples of suspected ACM; and,

Suspected ACM identified at the Site includes the following materials:
o Roofing materials (e.g. sealants, underlying felt layers, and tar);
o A fire door for the boiler room (Location 6); and,
o Presumed ACM may also be present in forms that were not observed or sampled
as part of the scope of work (refer to Section 5.1.15 of this report).
Lead-Containing Materials

Lead was not detected above the laboratory limits in six (6) of the eleven (11) samples
collected;

Lead in the remaining samples ranged from 0.013% (sample LS5) to 14% (sample LS6);
and,

Other assumed lead-containing products: copper plumbing fixture solders, roof flashing,
electrical wiring and equipment.
Silica

Masonry, brick and concrete products.
Mercury

Approximately 26 fluorescent light tubes and/or compact fluorescent lights;

Two boxes of unused fluorescent light tubes; and,

A loose garden thermometer.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Based on the reported age of construction, PCB-containing building materials and light
ballasts are suspected to be present. AMEC observed 13 light ballasts within the Site
building. One exposed and accessible ballast in the office (Location 3) was labeled as
“non-PCB”
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Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)

A window mounted air conditioning unit was observed in the office (Location 3). Given the
make and age of the unit, ODS are suspect. No labeling identifying the type of refrigerant
was observed during the survey.
Suspect Visible Mould Growth (SVG)
7.0

Water staining and SVG was observed on the cellulose paneled ceiling of the washroom
(Location 5); and,

Possible water damage (i.e. sagging) was also observed in the office (Location 3).
RECOMMENDATIONS
The following recommendations are provided based on the findings of this HMDSS as outlined
in this report.
The presence of designated substances during renovations or demolition projects require
protective measures to be employed to minimize potential worker exposure in accordance with
the OHSA, O. Reg. 278/05 and relevant Guidelines, as outlined in this report.
7.1
NOTIFICATIONS – DESIGNATED SUBSTANCES
The building owner must notify all employees and contractors involved with building
maintenance, renovations, and/or demolition activities, of the presence of designated
substances, as required by the OHSA. This report must be given to the constructor. In turn the
constructor must provide this report to contractors and sub-contractors.
Prior to tendering project work in the building, the building owner or owner’s agent must provide
this report to constructors bidding on the project work. In turn, the constructor must provide this
report to contractors and subcontractors prior to requesting bids. This report also fulfills the
requirements of Section 10 of O. Reg. 278/05. This requires that owners report the presence of
both friable and non-friable ACM to constructors as part of the tendering process or prior to
arranging for work.
Constructors/Contractors must use the information in this report when filing a Notice of Project
Form with the MOL. In Section 6 of the form, check all Designated Substances listed in this report
that will be disturbed.
Dispose of waste containing hazardous materials as per the requirements of applicable waste
handling regulations (waste handling facilities may also have site specific requirements).
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7.2
ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS (ACM)
7.2.1
FRIABLE ACM
Based on the visual survey, bulk sampling and analysis, friable ACM was identified in the Site
building. The room by room locations of identified ACM is provided in Appendix A of this report.
ACM that was identified during the survey must be removed prior to their disturbance and the
demolition of the Site buildings in accordance with O. Reg. 278/05.
7.2.2
DEMOLITION AND RENOVATION PROJECTS
All ACM must be removed from the Site buildings prior to demolition projects. Removal of ACM
must be completed by a qualified asbestos abatement worker and in accordance with the
requirements of O. Reg. 278/05.
If suspect ACM is encountered during demolition or renovation projects, unless confirmed through
sampling and analysis, should be treated as asbestos (amphibole) and handled in accordance
with O. Reg. 278/05, until proven otherwise. Unforeseen discoveries of asbestos must be reported
to the MOL, owner, etc., to remain in compliance with the Regulation.
This survey did not include destructive testing of the roofing materials. For renovations on the
rooftop where roofing will be removed and/or disturbed, destructive testing is recommended to be
performed to identify and collect samples of suspected ACM for analysis.
7.3
LEAD-CONTAINING MATERIALS
Lead-containing products disturbed during construction may result in worker exposure to lead.
Cutting, grinding, drilling, removing, stripping or demolition of materials containing or coated with
lead should be completed only with respiratory protection, as outlined, and worker safety
precautions as outlined in the Ministry of Labour Guideline – Lead on Construction Projects, 2004
(MOL Guideline). The Ministry has not established a lower limit for concentrations of lead in paint
(or other materials) below which precautions do not need to be considered, and will not accept US
EPA or HUD limits (0.5% lead) for this purpose.
We recommend that the renovation contractor implement safe operating procedures for handling
lead-containing paint (surface coatings) that considers the factors that would affect potential lead
exposure of workers. Performing an exposure assessment during work that disturbs reported
lead-containing materials or coatings may be able to reduce the use of some of the precautions
that are required. Paints and materials with concentrations lower than 0.5% lead content may
require modified or reduced procedures than those outlined in the MOL Guideline, as exposures
at any level may be a concern.
The disposal of construction waste containing lead is controlled under O. Reg. 347 and may be
subject to lead leachate analysis prior to disposal (Leachate Criteria, Schedule 4 of O. Reg. 347).
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7.4
MERCURY
Materials containing mercury were identified in the Site building. Typically a worker’s exposure to
mercury is considered low if the material surfaces/coatings or equipment remain intact (in good
physical condition).
Appropriate procedures must be taken to limit exposure to mercury-containing particulate during
renovation or demolition projects, as appropriate to protect the worker.
Do not break lamps or separate liquid mercury from components. Mercury-containing materials
and lamps should be recycled to reclaim the mercury. Disposal in significant quantities would
require mercury-containing materials to be disposed of as hazardous waste.
Mercury vapour is present in fluorescent lights and HID lamps. According to the Pollution
Prevention Fact Sheet #21 (Environment Canada, September 2001) titled "Mercury-Containing
Products", most HID lights qualify as hazardous waste when removed from service. The
hazardous waste would be classified as 146T on the facility Generator Registration Report under
O. Reg. 347.
7.5
SILICA
Crystalline silica is present in the building concrete (e.g., concrete slab floor, concrete foundation
walls, mortar, and brick).
Construction disturbance of silica-containing products may result in exposures to airborne silica,
especially if performed indoors and/or while dry. Cutting, grinding, drilling or demolition of silicacontaining materials should be completed with proper respiratory protection and worker safety
precautions as outlined in the Ministry of Labour Guideline – Silica on Construction Projects,
2004.
7.6
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCE
One (1) air conditioning unit was observed at the time of the Site survey. The unit should be
handled and disposed as ODS-containing in accordance with Ontario regulations. ODSs and
other halocarbons are regulated by O. Reg. 463/10.
7.7
SUSPECT VISIBLE MOULD GROWTH
Remediation of the impacted building materials should be performed by a qualified mould
remediation contractor following mould remediation procedures as outlined in the Canadian
Construction Association – CCA82 document and the Environmental Abatement Council of
Ontario’s (EACO) Mould Abatement Guidelines, Edition 2 (2010). Upon completion of the mould
abatement, the work area should be inspected by a qualified health and safety professional to
ensure the work area is considered acceptable and clean and that all surfaces are free of dust
and debris. Consideration should be given to determining the source of the mould growth so
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that mould growth does not occur after the installation of new covering materials as part of the
building renovations.
8.0
LIMITATIONS
Within the limitations of the agreed-upon scope of work, the field observations, measurements
and analysis are considered sufficient to form a general inventory of designated substances and
selected hazardous materials in accessible areas of the Site building. It should be noted that the
data presented herein were collected at specific bulk sampling locations, and depending on the
homogeneity of the samples, the data may vary between these locations. Some inherent
limitations exist as to the thoroughness of this assessment due to the nature of building
construction. For example it may not practical to test all pipe insulation for asbestos content or all
paint for lead content at the Site due to the amount and locations and being located under existing
materials. Some reasonable extrapolation (e.g., sampling of similar materials) was required from
the findings of the assessment. For example, samples of suspected ACM and LCP were not
collected in each homogeneous area of the building when homogeneous materials of a similar
nature, composition, and color were sampled in other homogeneous areas. AMEC is not
responsible for the repairs of building materials that were sampled during the survey.
Due to physical limitations inherent to this assessment, AMEC expressly does not warrant that the
Site building is free of designated substances or that all designated substances have been
identified. No other warranties, expressed or implied, are made.
9.0
CLOSURE
AMEC has prepared this report for the express use of the Client and may be relied upon by the
Client. No other person or organization is entitled to rely upon any part of this report without the
prior written consent of AMEC. The Client may release all or part(s) of this report to third parties;
however, such third party in using this report agrees that it shall have no legal recourse against
AMEC or its subsidiaries, and shall indemnify and defend AMEC or its subsidiaries from and
against all claims arising out of or in conjunction with such use or reliance. This report does not
constitute legal advice. In addition, AMEC makes no determination or recommendation regarding
the decision to purchase, sell or provide financing for this property.
This report presents an overview of issues of concern with the specified designated substances,
and included hazardous building materials reflecting AMEC’s best judgment using information
reasonably available at the time of AMEC’s Site survey. In preparing this report, AMEC has relied
upon certain information and representations provided by the Client. AMEC did not attempt to
independently verify the accuracy or completeness of that information. To the extent that the
conclusions in this report are based in whole or in part on such information, those conclusions are
contingent on its accuracy and validity. AMEC assumes no responsibility for any consequence
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arising from any information or condition that was concealed, withheld, misrepresented, or
otherwise not fully disclosed or available to AMEC.
No other warranty, expressed or implied, is made. The general limitations of the work are provided
in Appendix C.
If you require any assistance or have any question, please contact the undersigned.
Respectfully Submitted,
AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,
a Division of AMEC Americas Limited
Prepared by:
Reviewed by:
Tracey Schranz, B.E.S.
Environmental Site Assessor
[email protected]
Patrick Campbell, B.Sc., EP, CRSP
Associate Environmental Scientist
[email protected]
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TABLES
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TABLE 1
Summary of Bulk Sample Results- Materials Determined to be Asbestos-Containing
AMEC Sample No.
Photo
No.
Sample Location
Description
Sample Description
Laboratory Results
Asbestos Fibres and
Type
5A (2008)
1
Location 6
Boiler Room
Orange Vibration Gasket
30-40% Chrysotile
Table 1 represents a summary of laboratory results and must be used in conjunction with the
detailed findings provided in AMEC’s report.
TABLE 2
Summary of Bulk Sample Results- Materials Determined to be Non-Asbestos
AMEC
Sample
No.
Lab ID No.
1A/B/C
(2008)
2A-G
(2008)
3A-G
(2008)
4A/B/C
(2008)
1A
1B
1C
2A
2B
2C
Previously
sampled
Previously
sampled
Previously
sampled
Previously
sampled
1410976PLM_1
1410976PLM_2
1410976PLM_3
1410976PLM_4
1410976PLM_5
1410976PLM_6
3A-A
1410976PLM_7
3A-B
1410976PLM_43
3B-A
1410976PLM_8
3B-B
1410976PLM_44
3C-A
1410976PLM_9
3C-B
1410976PLM_45
4A-A
1410976PLM_10
4A-B
1410976PLM_46
4B-A
1410976PLM_11
4B-B
1410976PLM_47
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No.
2
3
4
5
Sample Location
Description
Location 6
Boiler Room
Location 6
Boiler Room
Location 6
Boiler Room
Location 6
Boiler Room
Sample Description
Laboratory Results
Weaved Boiler
Gaskets
None Detected
Concrete Wall Stucco
None Detected
Boiler Outer Brick
Mortar
None Detected
Gypsum Board Ceiling
None Detected
6
Exterior Windows
Grey Caulking
7
Exterior Walls
Stucco
8
9
Location 1
Open Storage
Location 4
Electrical Area
12” Beige Vinyl Floor
Tile
Mastic
12” Beige Vinyl Floor
Tile
Mastic
12” Beige Vinyl Floor
Tile
Mastic
12” Blue Vinyl Floor
Tile
Mastic
12” Blue Vinyl Floor
Tile
Mastic
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
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TABLE 2
Summary of Bulk Sample Results- Materials Determined to be Non-Asbestos
AMEC
Sample
No.
Lab ID No.
4C-A
1410976PLM_12
4C-B
5A
5B
5C
1410976PLM_48
1410976PLM_13
1410976PLM_14
1410976PLM_15
6A-A
1410976PLM_16
6A-B
1410976PLM_49
6B-A
1410976PLM_17
6B-B
1410976PLM_50
6C-A
1410976PLM_18
6C-B
1410976PLM_51
7A-A
1410976PLM_19
7A-B
1410976PLM_52
7B-A
1410976PLM_20
7B-B
1410976PLM_53
7C-A
1410976PLM_21
7C-B
8A
8B
8C
9A
9B
9C
10A
10B
10C
11A
11B
11C
1410976PLM_54
1410976PLM_22
1410976PLM_23
1410976PLM_24
1410976PLM_25
1410976PLM_26
1410976PLM_27
1410976PLM_28
1410976PLM_29
1410976PLM_30
1410976PLM_31
1410976PLM_32
1410976PLM_33
12A-A
1410976PLM_34
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Photo
No.
Sample Location
Description
Sample Description
9
Location 4
Electrical Area
12” Blue Vinyl Floor
Tile
Mastic
Location 4
Electrical Area
Brick Skim Coat
10
Location 1
Entrance
11
Location 2
Vestibule
12
Location 5
Washroom
12” Blue Marble Vinyl
Floor Tile
Mastic
12” Blue Marble Vinyl
Floor Tile
Mastic
12” Blue Marble Vinyl
Floor Tile
Mastic
Beige Vinyl Sheet
Flooring
Mastic
Beige Vinyl Sheet
Flooring
Mastic
Beige Vinyl Sheet
Flooring
Mastic
13
Location 4
Electrical Area
Brick Mortar
14
Location 1
Open Storage
Wall Compound
15
Location 3
Office
Cellulose Ceiling Tile
16
Location 6
Boiler Room
Door Parging
17
Location 6
Boiler Room
Boiler Liner – White
Laboratory Results
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
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TABLE 2
Summary of Bulk Sample Results- Materials Determined to be Non-Asbestos
AMEC
Sample
No.
Lab ID No.
12A-B
12B-A
12B-B
12C-A
12C-B
13A
13B
13C
1410976PLM_55
1410976PLM_35
1410976PLM_56
1410976PLM_36
1410976PLM_57
1410976PLM_37
1410976PLM_38
1410976PLM_39
Photo
No.
Sample Location
Description
Sample Description
Laboratory Results
17
Location 6
Boiler Room
Boiler Liner – Beige
Boiler Liner – White
Boiler Liner – Beige
Boiler Liner – White
Boiler Liner – Beige
18
Location 6
Boiler Room
Silver Paint
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
None Detected
Brown Shingles
None Detected
Layer 1
Brown Shingles
14A-B 1410976PLM_58
None Detected
Layer 2
Brown Shingles
14B-A 1410976PLM_41
None Detected
Layer 1
19
Exterior Overhang
Brown Shingles
14B-B 1410976PLM_59
None Detected
Layer 2
Brown Shingles
14C-A 1410976PLM_42
None Detected
Layer 1
Brown Shingles
14C-B 1410976PLM_60
None Detected
Layer 2
*An asbestos-containing material (ACM) is defined as a material that contains to 0.5, or
greater, percent asbestos by dry weight in accordance with O. Reg. 278/05.
14A-A
1410976PLM_40
Table 2 represents a summary of laboratory results and must be used in conjunction with the
detailed findings provided in AMEC’s report.
TABLE 3
Summary of Bulk Sample Results From Lead Sampling
AMEC
Sample
No.
LS1
LS2
LS3
LS4
Lab ID
No.
Photo
No.
1410978
PBP_1
1410978
PBP_2
1410978
PBP_3
1410978
PBP_4
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21
22
23
Sample Location
Description
Location 1
Open Storage
Location 2
Vestibule
Location 3
Office
Location 4
Electrical Area
Sample Description
Laboratory
Results (%)
Beige Walls
<0.005
Peach Walls
<0.007
White Ceiling
<0.007
Black Brick Walls
0.11
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TABLE 3
Summary of Bulk Sample Results From Lead Sampling
AMEC
Sample
No.
Lab ID
No.
Photo
No.
Sample Location
Description
Sample Description
Laboratory
Results (%)
1410978
Location 6
24
Blue Piping and Boiler
0.013
PBP_5
Boiler Room
1410978
Location 6
LS6
Green Joists
14
PBP_6
Boiler Room
1410978
Location 6
LS7
25
Silver Door and Trim
0.55
PBP_7
Boiler Room
1410978
Location 6
Bright Silver Boilers
LS8
26
0.055
PBP_8
Boiler Room
and Duct
1410978
LS9
27
Exterior
Pink Walls
<0.005
PBP_9
1410978
LS10
28
Exterior
Off-White Walls
<0.006
PBP_10
1410978
LS11
29
Exterior
Grey Walls
<0.005
PBP_11
*a lead-containing material (paint) is not defined by the MOL and materials with 0.009% or
greater would require lead handling procedures or special precautions. Materials with 0.5% or
greater would follow the MOL 2004 Lead Guideline.
LS5
Table 3 represents a summary of laboratory results and must be used in conjunction with the
detailed findings provided in AMEC’s report.
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FIGURES
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14A/B/C
9C
9A/B
3C
0108
3B
STORAGE
6A/B
570.28
15A/B/C
0110
LS1
LS4
WSHRM
22.80
7A/B/C
5A/B/C
0111
OFFICE
153.22
6C
8A
3A
8C
8B
0109 LS2
0107
VES.
ELEC.
32.19
10A/B/C
4A/B/C
99.09
LS3
2A/B
LS11
2C
2008-4A-C
2008-1B
2008-1A
12C
11A/B/C
2008-1C
2008-5A
12A/B/D
LS6
2008-3A-G
13A/B/C
DOWN
LS8
L3
BOILER ROOM
LS9
LS5
LS10
1A/B/C
LS7
2008-2A-G
LEGEND
NOTES:
1. LOCATION OF FEATURES IS APPROXIMATE.
1A
Non-Asbestos-Containing Material
1A
Asbestos-Containing Material
LS1
Lead Paint Sample
2. THIS FIGURE REPRESENTS A SUMMARY OF
SAMPLE LOCATIONS ONLY. ASBESTOS AND
LEAD MAY BE LOCATED IN OTHER ROOMS.
THIS DRAWING SHOULD BE READ IN
CONJUNCTION WITH THE AMEC
ENVIRONMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT
No. TB141016 DATED AUGUST 2014.
CLIENT:
Drawn By:
Checked By:
Revision N °:
3. ORIGINAL DRAWING PROVIDED BY THE
CLIENT.
PRE-RENOVATION HAZARDOUS MATERIALS &
DESIGNATED SUBSTANCE SURVEY
1000 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario
CITY OF HAMILTON
Scale:
Floor Plan and Sample Locations:
Asbestos and Lead
TS
PC
01
Not to Scale
PROJECT N °:
DATE:
TB141016
14 Aug 2014
AMEC Environment and Infrastructure
1-505 Woodward Ave, Hamilton Ontario
www.amec.com
TM-ENV-602-01
FIGURE :
1
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Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials & Designated Substance Survey
Gage Park Greenhouse Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
19 August 2014
APPENDIX A
ROOM BY ROOM SUMMARY OF DESIGNATED SUBSTANCES
Project No. TB141016
City of Hamilton
Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials & Designated Substance Survey
Gage Park Greenhouse Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
19 August 2014
Appendix A
ROOM BY ROOM SUMMARY OF DESIGNATED SUBSTANCES
LOCATION
ID:
Location 1-7
LEVEL:
DESCRIPTION:
Main and Basement
All Locations
LEAD
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
(by weight)
Plumbing
System
Solder
Suspected
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
NQ
Good
1
3
-
SILICA
COMPONENT
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Concrete Floors, Walls and
Foundation
Presumed
NQ
Good
1
3
-
LOCATION
ID:
1
LEVEL:
DESCRIPTION:
Main
Open Storage Area
MERCURY
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Lighting
Light Tubes
Vapour
~8
Good
1
3
Two boxes of unused fluorescent lights also
present
PCB-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Lighting
Ballasts
Suspect
6
Good
1
3
1 loose fixture
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LOCATION
ID:
2
LEVEL:
DESCRIPTION:
Main
Vestibule
MERCURY
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Lighting
Light Tubes
Vapour
2
Good
1
3
-
PCB-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Lighting
Ballasts
Suspect
1
Good
1
3
-
LOCATION
ID:
3
LEVEL:
DESCRIPTION:
Main
Office
MERCURY
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Lighting
Light Tubes
Vapour
2
Good
1
3
-
PCB-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Lighting
Ballasts
Suspect
2
Good
1
3
-
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Wall
Mounted A/C
Unit
Suspect
1
Good
1
3
-
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LOCATION
ID:
4
LEVEL:
DESCRIPTION:
Main
Electrical Area
LEAD
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
(by weight)
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Walls
Black Paint
0.11%
All
Poor
1
1
Sample LS4
MERCURY
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Lighting
Light Tubes
Vapour
3
Good
1
3
-
PCB-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Lighting
Ballasts
Suspect
1
Good
1
3
-
LOCATION
ID:
5
LEVEL:
DESCRIPTION:
Main
Washroom
MERCURY
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Lighting
Light Tubes
Vapour
1
Good
1
3
-
SUSPECT VISUAL MOULD GROWTH
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Ceiling
Water damage and suspected
visual growth
1.9 sq. m.
Poor
1
1
-
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LOCATION ID:
6
LEVEL:
DESCRIPTION:
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
(by weight)
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Piping and Boiler
Blue
0.013%
~5 sq. m.
Poor
1
1
Sample LS5
Joists
Green
14%
NQ
Poor
1
1
Sample LS6
Door and Trim
Silver
0.55%
1 Door
Poor
1
1
Sample LS7
Boilers and
Ducts
Bright Silver
0.055%
~190 sq. m.
Good to Poor
1
1
Sample LS8
Basement
Boiler Room
LEAD-CONTAINING PAINT
ASBESTOS
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
TYPE OF
ASBESTOS
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
RECOMMENDED
REMOVAL
OPERATION
NOTES
Gasket
Orange Vibration
Gaskets
30-40%
Chrysotile
2
(~0.7 sq. m
each)
Good
1
3
Type 2
Sample 2008-5A
MERCURY
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Lighting
Light Tubes
Vapour
~8
Good
1
3
-
PCB-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
CONTENT
QUANTITY
CONDITION
ACCESSIBILITY
PRIORITY
NOTES
Lighting
Ballasts
Suspect
3
Good
1
3
-
Notes: NQ – not quantified.
Accessibility – 1 (To All), 2 (Maintenance), 3 (Restricted)
Priority of Remediation – 1 (Immediate), 2 (Minor Repair), 3 (No Action)
The information provided on the room by room summary sheets should not be used as a stand-alone document and is meant to be used in
conjunction with the detailed findings provided in the report.
Project No. TB141016
City of Hamilton
Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials & Designated Substance Survey
Gage Park Greenhouse Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
19 August 2014
APPENDIX B
PHOTOGRAPHIC LOG
Project No. TB141016
City of Hamilton
Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials and Designated Substances Survey
Gage Park Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
July 2014
Photo 1: Orange vibration gasket (sample 20085A) found to contain 30-40% chrysotile asbestos.
Photo 2: Non-asbestos weaved boiler gaskets
(samples 2008-1A/B/C).
Photo 3: Non-asbestos concrete wall stucco
(samples 2008-2A-G).
Photo 4: Non-asbestos boiler base brick mortar
(samples 2008-3A-G).
Photo 5: Non-asbestos gypsum board ceiling
(samples 2008-4A/B/C).
Photo 6: Non-asbestos grey window caulking
(samples 1A-C).
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Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials and Designated Substances Survey
Gage Park Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
July 2014
Photo 7: Non-asbestos exterior wall stucco
(samples 2A/B/C).
Photo 8: Non-asbestos 12” beige vinyl floor tile
and mastic (samples 3A/B/C).
Photo 9: Non-asbestos 12” blue vinyl floor tile and
mastic (samples 4A/B/C).
Photo 10: Non-asbestos interior brick skim coating
(samples 5A/B/C).
Photo 11: Non-asbestos 12” blue marble vinyl floor
tile and mastic (samples 6A/B/C).
Photo 12: Non-asbestos beige vinyl sheet flooring
and mastic (samples 7A/B/C).
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Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials and Designated Substances Survey
Gage Park Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
July 2014
Photo 13: Non-asbestos brick mortar (samples
8A/B/C).
Photo 14: Non-asbestos wall compound (samples
9A/B/C).
Photo 15: Non-asbestos cellulose ceiling tile
(samples 109A/B/C).
Photo 16: Non-asbestos boiler door core parging
(samples 11A/B/C).
Photo 17: Non-asbestos boiler liner (two layers)
(samples 12A/B/C).
Photo 18: Non-asbestos silver paint on the boilers
and ducting (samples 13A/B/C). TB141016
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Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials and Designated Substances Survey
Gage Park Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
July 2014
Photo 19: Non-asbestos brown shingles (two
layers) on the exterior overhang (samples
14A/B/C).
Photo 20: Non-asbestos glass block mortar
(samples 15A/B/C).
Photo 21: Beige walls (sample LS1) found to
contain <0.005% lead by weight.
Photo 22: Peach walls (sample LS2) found to
contain <0.007% lead by weight.
Photo 23: White ceiling (sample LS3) found to
contain <0.007% lead by weight.
Photo 24: Black paint on brick walls found to
contain 0.11% lead by weight.
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City of Hamilton
Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials and Designated Substances Survey
Gage Park Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
July 2014
Photo 25: Blue paint on boilers and piping found
to contain 0.013% lead by weight.
Photo 27: Bright silver boilers and ducting (sample
LS8) found to contain 0.055% lead by weight.
Photo 29: Off-white exterior walls (sample LS10)
found to contain <0.006% lead by weight.
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Photo 26: Silver door and trim (sample LS7) found
to contain 0.55% lead by weight.
Photo 28: Pink exterior walls (sample LS9) found
to contain <0.005% lead by weight.
Photo 30: Grey exterior walls (sample LS11)
found to contain <0.005% lead by weight.
City of Hamilton
Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials and Designated Substances Survey
Gage Park Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
July 2014
Photo 31: Overview of one of three boilers in the
basement (Location 6).
Photo 33: Suspected animal excrement on the
wall of the vestibule (Location 2).
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Photo 32: Suspected visual mould growth on the
ceiling of the washroom (Location 5).
City of Hamilton
Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials & Designated Substance Survey
Gage Park Greenhouse Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
19 August 2014
APPENDIX C
LABORATORY CERTIFICATES OF ANALYSIS
Project No. TB141016
Bulk Asbestos Analysis
LAB #173190
By Polarized Light Microscopy
EPA Method: 600/R-93/116 and 600/M4-82-020
Customer: AMEC Environmental
Attn: Tracey Schranz
Lab Order ID:
900 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge ON N3H 4R7
Analysis ID:
Project: TB141016 - Gage Park
Sample ID
Description
Lab Sample ID
Lab Notes
1A
Asbestos
Fibrous
Components
6/12/2014
Date Reported:
6/17/2014
Non-Fibrous
Components
100% Other
Grey Window Caulking
None Detected
100% Other
Grey Window Caulking
None Detected
100% Other
Exterior Stucco
None Detected
5% Cellulose
60% Other
35% Quartz
Exterior Stucco
None Detected
5% Cellulose
60% Other
35% Quartz
Exterior Stucco
None Detected
5% Cellulose
60% Other
35% Quartz
1410976PLM_7
3A - B
1410976PLM_43
Gray, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Gray, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Crushed
1410976PLM_6
3A - A
Gray, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Crushed
1410976PLM_5
2C
Grayish
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Crushed
1410976PLM_4
2B
Grayish
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
1410976PLM_3
2A
Grayish
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
1410976PLM_2
1C
Attributes
Treatment
Teased
1410976PLM_1
1B
1410976_PLM
Date Received:
Grey Window Caulking
None Detected
1410976
12" Beige Vinyl Floor Tile
None Detected
100% Other
White, Gray
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
floor tile
Dissolved
12" Beige Vinyl Floor Tile
Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
5% Cellulose
95% Other
mastic
Dissolved
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the EPA 600 method, asbestos may not be detected in samples containing low levels of asbestos. We strongly recommended that analysis of floor tiles, vermiculite, and/or
heterogeneous soil samples be conducted by TEM for confirmation of “None Detected” by PLM. This report relates only to the samples tested and may not be reproduced, except in full, without the
written approval of SAI. This report may not be used by the client to claim product endorsement by NVLAP or any other agency of the U.S. government. Estimated MDL is 0.1%.
Byron Stroble (60)
Analyst
plm_3.3.009
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Approved Signatory
4604 Dundas Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 292-3888
Page 1 of 8
Bulk Asbestos Analysis
LAB #173190
By Polarized Light Microscopy
EPA Method: 600/R-93/116 and 600/M4-82-020
Customer: AMEC Environmental
Attn: Tracey Schranz
Lab Order ID:
900 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge ON N3H 4R7
Analysis ID:
Project: TB141016 - Gage Park
Sample ID
Description
Lab Sample ID
Lab Notes
3B - A
1410976PLM_8
3B - B
1410976PLM_44
3C - A
1410976PLM_9
3C - B
1410976PLM_45
4A - A
1410976PLM_10
4A - B
1410976PLM_46
4B - A
1410976PLM_11
4B - B
1410976PLM_47
Asbestos
Fibrous
Components
1410976_PLM
Date Received:
6/12/2014
Date Reported:
6/17/2014
Non-Fibrous
Components
12" Beige Vinyl Floor Tile
None Detected
1410976
100% Other
Attributes
Treatment
Gray, White
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
floor tile
Dissolved
12" Beige Vinyl Floor Tile
Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
5% Cellulose
95% Other
mastic
Dissolved
12" Beige Vinyl Floor Tile
Gray, White
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
100% Other
floor tile
Dissolved
12" Beige Vinyl Floor Tile
Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
5% Cellulose
95% Other
mastic
Dissolved
12" Blue Vinyl Floor Tile
Blue
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
100% Other
floor tile
Dissolved
12" Blue Vinyl Floor Tile
Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
5% Cellulose
95% Other
mastic
Dissolved
12" Blue Vinyl Floor Tile
Blue
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
100% Other
floor tile
Dissolved
12" Blue Vinyl Floor Tile
Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
5% Cellulose
95% Other
mastic
Dissolved
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the EPA 600 method, asbestos may not be detected in samples containing low levels of asbestos. We strongly recommended that analysis of floor tiles, vermiculite, and/or
heterogeneous soil samples be conducted by TEM for confirmation of “None Detected” by PLM. This report relates only to the samples tested and may not be reproduced, except in full, without the
written approval of SAI. This report may not be used by the client to claim product endorsement by NVLAP or any other agency of the U.S. government. Estimated MDL is 0.1%.
Byron Stroble (60)
Analyst
plm_3.3.009
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Approved Signatory
4604 Dundas Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 292-3888
Page 2 of 8
Bulk Asbestos Analysis
LAB #173190
By Polarized Light Microscopy
EPA Method: 600/R-93/116 and 600/M4-82-020
Customer: AMEC Environmental
Attn: Tracey Schranz
Lab Order ID:
900 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge ON N3H 4R7
Analysis ID:
Project: TB141016 - Gage Park
Sample ID
Description
Lab Sample ID
Lab Notes
4C - A
1410976PLM_12
4C - B
1410976PLM_48
5A
Asbestos
Fibrous
Components
6/12/2014
Date Reported:
6/17/2014
Non-Fibrous
Components
100% Other
12" Blue Vinyl Floor Tile
Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
5% Cellulose
95% Other
mastic
Dissolved
Brick Skim Coat
White, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
3% Cellulose
97% Other
Dissolved
Brick Skim Coat
None Detected
3% Cellulose
97% Other
1410976PLM_16
6A - B
1410976PLM_49
6B - A
1410976PLM_17
White, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Dissolved
Brick Skim Coat
None Detected
3% Cellulose
97% Other
White, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Dissolved
1410976PLM_15
6A - A
Blue
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Dissolved
1410976PLM_14
5C
Attributes
Treatment
floor tile
1410976PLM_13
5B
1410976_PLM
Date Received:
12" Blue Vinyl Floor Tile
None Detected
1410976
12" Blue Marble Vinyl Floor
Tile
None Detected
100% Other
Blue
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
floor tile
Dissolved
12" Blue Marble Vinyl Floor
Tile
Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
5% Cellulose
95% Other
mastic
Dissolved
12" Blue Marble Vinyl Floor
Tile
Blue
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
100% Other
floor tile
Dissolved
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the EPA 600 method, asbestos may not be detected in samples containing low levels of asbestos. We strongly recommended that analysis of floor tiles, vermiculite, and/or
heterogeneous soil samples be conducted by TEM for confirmation of “None Detected” by PLM. This report relates only to the samples tested and may not be reproduced, except in full, without the
written approval of SAI. This report may not be used by the client to claim product endorsement by NVLAP or any other agency of the U.S. government. Estimated MDL is 0.1%.
Byron Stroble (60)
Analyst
plm_3.3.009
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Approved Signatory
4604 Dundas Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 292-3888
Page 3 of 8
Bulk Asbestos Analysis
LAB #173190
By Polarized Light Microscopy
EPA Method: 600/R-93/116 and 600/M4-82-020
Customer: AMEC Environmental
Attn: Tracey Schranz
Lab Order ID:
900 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge ON N3H 4R7
Analysis ID:
Project: TB141016 - Gage Park
Sample ID
Description
Lab Sample ID
Lab Notes
6B - B
1410976PLM_50
6C - A
1410976PLM_18
6C - B
1410976PLM_51
7A - A
1410976PLM_19
7A - B
1410976PLM_52
7B - A
1410976PLM_20
7B - B
1410976PLM_53
7C - A
1410976PLM_21
12" Blue Marble Vinyl Floor
Tile
Asbestos
None Detected
Fibrous
Components
5% Cellulose
1410976
1410976_PLM
Date Received:
6/12/2014
Date Reported:
6/17/2014
Non-Fibrous
Components
95% Other
Attributes
Treatment
Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
mastic
Dissolved
12" Blue Marble Vinyl Floor
Tile
Blue
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
100% Other
floor tile
Dissolved
12" Blue Marble Vinyl Floor
Tile
Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
5% Cellulose
95% Other
mastic
Dissolved
Beige Vinyl Sheet Flooring
None Detected
10% Fiber Glass
10% Cellulose
80% Other
White, Beige
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
sheet flooring
Ashed
Beige Vinyl Sheet Flooring
Beige
Non Fibrous
Homogeneous
None Detected
100% Other
mastic
Ashed
Beige Vinyl Sheet Flooring
None Detected
10% Fiber Glass
10% Cellulose
80% Other
White, Beige
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
sheet flooring
Ashed
Beige Vinyl Sheet Flooring
Beige
Non Fibrous
Homogeneous
None Detected
100% Other
mastic
Ashed
Beige Vinyl Sheet Flooring
None Detected
10% Fiber Glass
10% Cellulose
80% Other
sheet flooring
White, Beige
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Ashed
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the EPA 600 method, asbestos may not be detected in samples containing low levels of asbestos. We strongly recommended that analysis of floor tiles, vermiculite, and/or
heterogeneous soil samples be conducted by TEM for confirmation of “None Detected” by PLM. This report relates only to the samples tested and may not be reproduced, except in full, without the
written approval of SAI. This report may not be used by the client to claim product endorsement by NVLAP or any other agency of the U.S. government. Estimated MDL is 0.1%.
Byron Stroble (60)
Analyst
plm_3.3.009
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Approved Signatory
4604 Dundas Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 292-3888
Page 4 of 8
Bulk Asbestos Analysis
LAB #173190
By Polarized Light Microscopy
EPA Method: 600/R-93/116 and 600/M4-82-020
Customer: AMEC Environmental
Attn: Tracey Schranz
Lab Order ID:
900 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge ON N3H 4R7
Analysis ID:
Project: TB141016 - Gage Park
Sample ID
Description
Lab Sample ID
Lab Notes
7C - B
1410976PLM_54
8A
Asbestos
Fibrous
Components
6/12/2014
Date Reported:
6/17/2014
Non-Fibrous
Components
100% Other
mastic
Brick Mortar
70% Other
30% Quartz
None Detected
Brick Mortar
70% Other
30% Quartz
None Detected
Brick Mortar
70% Other
30% Quartz
None Detected
Wall Compound
None Detected
100% Other
Wall Compound
None Detected
100% Other
White
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
White
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
Wall Compound
None Detected
100% Other
White
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
1410976PLM_27
10A
Beige, Gray
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
1410976PLM_26
9C
Beige
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Crushed
1410976PLM_25
9B
Gray, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Crushed
1410976PLM_24
9A
Beige
Non Fibrous
Homogeneous
Crushed
1410976PLM_23
8C
Attributes
Treatment
Ashed
1410976PLM_22
8B
1410976_PLM
Date Received:
Beige Vinyl Sheet Flooring
None Detected
1410976
Cellulose Ceiling Tile
None Detected
90% Cellulose
10% Other
Brown, White
Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
1410976PLM_28
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the EPA 600 method, asbestos may not be detected in samples containing low levels of asbestos. We strongly recommended that analysis of floor tiles, vermiculite, and/or
heterogeneous soil samples be conducted by TEM for confirmation of “None Detected” by PLM. This report relates only to the samples tested and may not be reproduced, except in full, without the
written approval of SAI. This report may not be used by the client to claim product endorsement by NVLAP or any other agency of the U.S. government. Estimated MDL is 0.1%.
Byron Stroble (60)
Analyst
plm_3.3.009
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Approved Signatory
4604 Dundas Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 292-3888
Page 5 of 8
Bulk Asbestos Analysis
LAB #173190
By Polarized Light Microscopy
EPA Method: 600/R-93/116 and 600/M4-82-020
Customer: AMEC Environmental
Attn: Tracey Schranz
Lab Order ID:
900 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge ON N3H 4R7
Analysis ID:
Project: TB141016 - Gage Park
Sample ID
Description
Lab Sample ID
Lab Notes
10B
Asbestos
Fibrous
Components
90% Cellulose
6/12/2014
Date Reported:
6/17/2014
Non-Fibrous
Components
10% Other
Cellulose Ceiling Tile
None Detected
90% Cellulose
10% Other
Door Parging
None Detected
30% Wollastonite
10% Cellulose
60% Other
Door Parging
None Detected
30% Wollastonite
10% Cellulose
60% Other
Door Parging
None Detected
30% Wollastonite
10% Cellulose
60% Other
1410976PLM_34
12A - B
1410976PLM_55
12B - A
1410976PLM_35
Red
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Red
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
1410976PLM_33
12A - A
Red
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
1410976PLM_32
11C
Brown, White
Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
1410976PLM_31
11B
Brown, White
Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
1410976PLM_30
11A
Attributes
Treatment
Teased
1410976PLM_29
10C
1410976_PLM
Date Received:
Cellulose Ceiling Tile
None Detected
1410976
Boiler Liner
None Detected
10% Cellulose
10% Fiber Glass
80% Other
White
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
white layer
Teased
Boiler Liner
Beige
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
10% Mineral Wool
90% Other
beige layer
Teased
Boiler Liner
None Detected
10% Cellulose
10% Fiber Glass
80% Other
white layer
White
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the EPA 600 method, asbestos may not be detected in samples containing low levels of asbestos. We strongly recommended that analysis of floor tiles, vermiculite, and/or
heterogeneous soil samples be conducted by TEM for confirmation of “None Detected” by PLM. This report relates only to the samples tested and may not be reproduced, except in full, without the
written approval of SAI. This report may not be used by the client to claim product endorsement by NVLAP or any other agency of the U.S. government. Estimated MDL is 0.1%.
Byron Stroble (60)
Analyst
plm_3.3.009
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Approved Signatory
4604 Dundas Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 292-3888
Page 6 of 8
Bulk Asbestos Analysis
LAB #173190
By Polarized Light Microscopy
EPA Method: 600/R-93/116 and 600/M4-82-020
Customer: AMEC Environmental
Attn: Tracey Schranz
Lab Order ID:
900 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge ON N3H 4R7
Analysis ID:
Project: TB141016 - Gage Park
Sample ID
Description
Lab Sample ID
Lab Notes
12B - B
1410976PLM_56
12C - A
1410976PLM_36
12C - B
1410976PLM_57
13A
Asbestos
Fibrous
Components
10% Mineral Wool
6/12/2014
Date Reported:
6/17/2014
Non-Fibrous
Components
90% Other
beige layer
Boiler Liner
None Detected
10% Cellulose
10% Fiber Glass
80% Other
1410976PLM_40
14A - B
1410976PLM_58
White
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Teased
Boiler Liner
Beige
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
None Detected
10% Mineral Wool
90% Other
beige layer
Teased
Silver Paint
Black, Silver
Non Fibrous
Homogeneous
None Detected
3% Cellulose
97% Other
Ashed
Silver Paint
None Detected
3% Cellulose
97% Other
Black, Silver
Non Fibrous
Homogeneous
Ashed
Silver Paint
None Detected
3% Cellulose
97% Other
Black, Silver
Non Fibrous
Homogeneous
Ashed
1410976PLM_39
14A - A
Beige
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
white layer
1410976PLM_38
13C
Attributes
Treatment
Teased
1410976PLM_37
13B
1410976_PLM
Date Received:
Boiler Liner
None Detected
1410976
Shingles
None Detected
10% Cellulose
10% Fiber Glass
80% Other
shingle 1
Brown, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Dissolved
Shingles
None Detected
10% Cellulose
10% Fiber Glass
80% Other
shingle 2
Gray, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Dissolved
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the EPA 600 method, asbestos may not be detected in samples containing low levels of asbestos. We strongly recommended that analysis of floor tiles, vermiculite, and/or
heterogeneous soil samples be conducted by TEM for confirmation of “None Detected” by PLM. This report relates only to the samples tested and may not be reproduced, except in full, without the
written approval of SAI. This report may not be used by the client to claim product endorsement by NVLAP or any other agency of the U.S. government. Estimated MDL is 0.1%.
Byron Stroble (60)
Analyst
plm_3.3.009
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Approved Signatory
4604 Dundas Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 292-3888
Page 7 of 8
Bulk Asbestos Analysis
LAB #173190
By Polarized Light Microscopy
EPA Method: 600/R-93/116 and 600/M4-82-020
Customer: AMEC Environmental
Attn: Tracey Schranz
Lab Order ID:
900 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge ON N3H 4R7
Analysis ID:
Project: TB141016 - Gage Park
Sample ID
Description
Lab Sample ID
Lab Notes
14B - A
1410976PLM_41
14B - B
1410976PLM_59
14C - A
1410976PLM_42
14C - B
1410976PLM_60
Asbestos
Fibrous
Components
None Detected
10% Cellulose
10% Fiber Glass
Shingles
1410976
1410976_PLM
Date Received:
6/12/2014
Date Reported:
6/17/2014
Non-Fibrous
Components
80% Other
shingle 1
Attributes
Treatment
Brown, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Dissolved
Shingles
None Detected
10% Cellulose
10% Fiber Glass
80% Other
shingle 2
Gray, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Dissolved
Shingles
None Detected
10% Cellulose
10% Fiber Glass
80% Other
shingle 1
Gray, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Dissolved
Shingles
None Detected
10% Cellulose
10% Fiber Glass
80% Other
shingle 2
Gray, Black
Non Fibrous
Heterogeneous
Dissolved
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the EPA 600 method, asbestos may not be detected in samples containing low levels of asbestos. We strongly recommended that analysis of floor tiles, vermiculite, and/or
heterogeneous soil samples be conducted by TEM for confirmation of “None Detected” by PLM. This report relates only to the samples tested and may not be reproduced, except in full, without the
written approval of SAI. This report may not be used by the client to claim product endorsement by NVLAP or any other agency of the U.S. government. Estimated MDL is 0.1%.
Byron Stroble (60)
Analyst
plm_3.3.009
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Approved Signatory
4604 Dundas Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 292-3888
Page 8 of 8
EMSL Canada Inc.
EMSL Canada Order 551404614
ID:
55AMEE26
Customer ID:
TB141016
Customer PO:
Project ID:
2756 Slough Street Mississauga, ON L4T 1G3
Phone/Fax: 289-997-4602 / (289) 997-4607
http://www.EMSL.com / [email protected]
Attn:
Proj:
Phone:
Fax:
Collected:
Received:
Analyzed:
Tracey Schranz
AMEC Earth and Environmental
505 Woodward Ave
Unit 1
Hamilton, ON L8H 6N6
7/04/2014
7/11/2014
TB141016 GAGE
Test Report: Asbestos Analysis of Bulk Materials for Ontario Regulation 278/05 via
EPA600/R-93/116 Method
Client Sample ID:
Sample Description:
Lab Sample ID:
12D
BOILER INSULATION
Analyzed
TEST
Date
PLM
7/08/2014
Client Sample ID:
Sample Description:
Non-Asbestos
Color
Brown/White
7/08/2014
95%
Asbestos
Comment
None Detected
551404614-0002
Non-Asbestos
Color
White
Fibrous
3%
Non-Fibrous
97%
Asbestos
Comment
None Detected
Lab Sample ID:
15B
551404614-0003
BLOCK WINDOW MORTAR
Analyzed
TEST
Date
PLM
7/08/2014
Sample Description:
Non-Fibrous
Lab Sample ID:
Date
PLM
Client Sample ID:
5%
BLOCK WINDOW MORTAR
Analyzed
Sample Description:
Fibrous
15A
TEST
Client Sample ID:
551404614-0001
Non-Asbestos
Color
White
Fibrous
3%
Non-Fibrous
97%
Asbestos
Comment
None Detected
Lab Sample ID:
15C
551404614-0004
BLOCK WINDOW MORTAR
Analyzed
TEST
Date
PLM
7/11/2014
Non-Asbestos
Color
White
Fibrous
0%
Non-Fibrous
100%
Asbestos
Comment
None Detected
Analyst(s)
Alice Feng
Kevin Pang
PLM
PLM
(3)
(1)
Kevin Pang
or other Approved Signatory
Any questions please contact Kevin Pang.
None Detected = <0.5%. EMSL maintains liability limited to cost of analysis. This report relates only to the samples reported above and may not be reproduced, except in full, without written approval by
EMSL. EMSL bears no responsibility for sample collection activities or analytical method limitations. Interpretation and use of test results are the responsibility of the client. Samples received in good
condition unless otherwise noted. This report must not be used to claim product endorsement by NVLAP of any agency of the U.S. Government.
Samples analyzed by EMSL Canada Inc. Mississauga, ON NVLAP Lab Code 200877-0
Initial report from: 07/11/201413:16:13
Test Report:EPAMultiTests-7.26.0 Printed: 7/11/2014 01:16PM
Page 1 of 1
Analysis for Lead Concentration
in Paint Chips
by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
EPA SW-846 3rd Ed. Method No. 3050B/Method No. 7420
Customer: AMEC Environmental
Attn:
Tracey Schranz
Lab Order ID:
900 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge ON N3H 4R7
Analysis ID:
Project: TB141016 - Gage
1410978
1410978_PBP
Date Received:
6/12/2014
Date Reported:
6/19/2014
Sample ID
Description
Mass
Analytical Sensitivity
Concentration
Lab Sample ID
Lab Notes
(g)
(% by weight)
(% by weight)
0.0745
0.002%
< 0.005%
0.0579
0.002%
< 0.007%
0.0562
0.002%
< 0.007%
0.0729
0.002%
0.11%
0.0640
0.002%
0.013%
0.0569
0.035%
14%
0.0589
0.002%
0.55%
0.0591
0.002%
0.055%
0.0767
0.002%
< 0.005%
0.0726
0.002%
< 0.006%
LS1
Wall open storage
1410978PBP_1
LS2
Wall vestibule
1410978PBP_2
LS3
Ceiling office
1410978PBP_3
LS4
Brick wall
1410978PBP_4
LS5
Piping and boiler
1410978PBP_5
LS6
Joists
1410978PBP_6
LS7
Door and trim
1410978PBP_7
LS8
Boiler
1410978PBP_8
LS9
Exterior wall
1410978PBP_9
LS10
Exterior wall
1410978PBP_10
The quality control samples run with the samples in this report have passed all AIHA required specifications unless otherwise noted. This report relates only to the samples
tested and may not be reproduced, except in full, without the written approval of SAI. This report may not be used by the client to claim product endorsement by AIHA or any
other agency of the U.S. government. (R.L. = 0.01 wt.%)
Kristin Cooke (11)
pbRpt_3.4.02/pbCalc_3.4.0
1
Analyst
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Laboratory Director
4604 Dundas Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 292-3888
Page 1 of 2
Analysis for Lead Concentration
in Paint Chips
by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
EPA SW-846 3rd Ed. Method No. 3050B/Method No. 7420
Customer: AMEC Environmental
Attn:
Tracey Schranz
Lab Order ID:
900 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge ON N3H 4R7
Analysis ID:
Project: TB141016 - Gage
1410978
1410978_PBP
Date Received:
6/12/2014
Date Reported:
6/19/2014
Sample ID
Description
Mass
Analytical Sensitivity
Concentration
Lab Sample ID
Lab Notes
(g)
(% by weight)
(% by weight)
0.0731
0.002%
< 0.005%
LS11
Exterior wall
1410978PBP_11
The quality control samples run with the samples in this report have passed all AIHA required specifications unless otherwise noted. This report relates only to the samples
tested and may not be reproduced, except in full, without the written approval of SAI. This report may not be used by the client to claim product endorsement by AIHA or any
other agency of the U.S. government. (R.L. = 0.01 wt.%)
Kristin Cooke (11)
pbRpt_3.4.02/pbCalc_3.4.0
1
Analyst
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Laboratory Director
4604 Dundas Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 292-3888
Page 2 of 2
City of Hamilton
Pre-Renovation Hazardous Materials & Designated Substance Survey
Gage Park Greenhouse Boiler House – 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
19 August 2014
APPENDIX D
LIMITATIONS
Project No. TB141016
AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, a Division of AMEC Americas Limited
STATEMENT OF GENERAL CONDITIONS - ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
1.
STANDARD OF CARE - In the performance of professional services, AMEC uses that degree
of care and skill ordinarily exercised under similar circumstances by reputable members of its profession
practicing in the same or similar localities. No warranty, either express or implied, is made or intended
by this Agreement or by furnishing oral or written reports of the findings. AMEC is to be liable only for
damage proximately caused by the negligence of AMEC. The CLIENT recognizes that subsurface
conditions may vary from those encountered at the location where borings, surveys or explorations are
made by AMEC and that the data, interpretations and recommendation of AMEC are based solely on
the information available to him. AMEC will not be responsible for the interpretation by others of the
information developed.
2.
SITE INFORMATION - The CLIENT has agreed to make available to AMEC all relevant
information and documents under his control regarding past, present and proposed conditions of the
site. The information shall include, but not be limited to, plot plans, topographic surveys, hydrologic data
and previous soil and geologic data including borings, field or laboratory tests and written reports. The
CLIENT shall immediately transmit to AMEC any new information that becomes available or any change
in plans. The CLIENT also ensured uninterrupted site access for AMEC throughout performance of this
Agreement.
AMEC agrees to include a review of all historical information obtained by the CLIENT or provided by the
Client to assist in the investigation of the Site unless and except to the extent that such a review is
limited or excluded from the scope of work to be performed by AMEC.
3.
FULL DISCLOSURE - The CLIENT acknowledges that in order for AMEC to properly advise
and assist the CLIENT in respect of the investigation of the Site, AMEC has relied upon full disclosure
by the CLIENT of all matters pertinent to an investigation of the Site.
4.
DELAYS AND INTERRUPTIONS - Should AMEC have been delayed or interrupted by others in
the performance of its services or be required to perform additional services as a result of any delay or
interruption caused by others, AMEC shall be equitably compensated by the CLIENT for all costs,
charges and expenses which it may incur as a result of such delay or interruption and any such
additional services to be performed and any and all consequences resulting from such delay or
interruption.
5.
USE OF WORK PRODUCT - AMEC agrees to provide to the CLIENT interim reports outlining
the progress of the investigation of the Site on a periodic basis and a final comprehensive report upon
the completion of the investigation of the Site.
6.
COMPLETE REPORT - This document being a part of the Report is of a summary nature and is
not intended to stand alone without reference to the instructions given to AMEC by the CLIENT,
communications between AMEC and the CLIENT, and to any other reports, writings or documents
prepared by AMEC for the CLIENT relative to the specific Site described herein, all of which constitute
the Report. Wherever the word “Report” is used herein, it shall refer to any and all of the documents
referred to herein.
In order to properly understand the suggestions, recommendations and opinions expressed herein,
reference must be made to the whole of the Report. AMEC cannot be responsible for use by any part of
portions of the report without reference to the whole report.
7.
LIMITATIONS ON SCOPE OF INVESTIGATION AND WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
There is no warranty, expressed or implied, by AMEC that:
a)
The investigation shall uncover all potential contaminants, including asbestos, on the Site; or
Project No. TB141016
b)
The Site will be entirely free of all Targeted Contaminants or other contaminants as a result of
any cleanup work undertaken on the Site, since it is not possible, even with exhaustive sampling, testing
and analysis, to document all potential contaminants on the Site.
Classification and identification of soils, rocks, geological units, contaminated materials and contaminant
quantities have been based on commonly accepted practices in environmental consulting practice in
this area.
The CLIENT acknowledges that:
a)
The investigation findings are based solely on the information generated as a result of the
specific scope of the investigation authorized by the CLIENT;
b)
any assessment regarding the presence of contamination of the Site is based on the
interpretation of conditions determined at specific sampling locations and depths and that
conditions may vary between sampling locations;
c)
there can be no assurance that isolated pockets of contaminants are not located on the Site;
d)
any assessment is also dependent on and limited by the accuracy of the analytical data
generated by the sample analyses;
e)
any assessment is also limited by the scientific possibility of determining the presence of
contaminants for which scientific analyses have been conducted; and
f)
the analytical parameters selected are limited to those outlined in the CLIENT’s authorized
scope of investigation (in the absence of any evidence of potential contamination sources on
the Site, which may warrant expanding the analytical parameters).
8.
REMEDIATION COST ESTIMATES - Estimates of remediation costs can only be based on the
specific information generated and the technical limitations of the investigation authorized by the
CLIENT. Accordingly, estimated costs for remediation only represent the cost to clean up known
contaminants that have been identified during the course of the investigation. As remediation of a Site is
often an iterative exercise, estimated costs for remediation should only be interpreted to cover the first
stage of any Site remediation until such time as verification samples indicate that the Site has been fully
remediated and AMEC shall therefore not be liable for the accuracy of any estimates of remediation
costs provided.
9.
CONTROL OF WORK AND JOBSITE SAFETY - AMEC is only responsible for the activities of
its employees on the jobsite. The presence of AMEC personnel on the Site shall not be construed in any
way to relieve the CLIENT or any contractors on Site from their responsibilities for Site safety. The
CLIENT undertakes to inform AMEC of all hazardous conditions, or possible hazardous conditions
which are known to him. The CLIENT also recognizes that the activities of AMEC may uncover
previously unknown hazardous materials and that such a discovery may result in the necessity to
undertake emergency procedures to protect AMEC employees as well as the public at large and the
environment in general. The CLIENT also acknowledges that in some cases the discovery of hazardous
conditions and materials will require that certain regulatory bodies be informed and the CLIENT agrees
that notification to such bodies by AMEC will not be a cause of action or dispute.
10.
LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY
Limitation of Liability - The CLIENT has agrees that, notwithstanding any other provision negotiated as
part of AMEC’s contract, the total liability of AMEC, its officers, directors and employees for liabilities,
claims, judgments, demands and causes of action arising under or related to this Agreement, whether
based in contract or tort, shall be limited to the total compensation actually paid to AMEC for the services
hereunder or $50,000, whichever is less. All claims by the CLIENT shall be deemed relinquished unless
filed within one (1) year after substantial completion of the services hereunder.
No Special or Consequential Damages - CLIENT and AMEC agree that to the fullest extent permitted by
law that AMEC shall not be responsible for any consequential, incidental or indirect damages.
Project No. TB141016
Indemnification - Because CLIENT owns and/or operates the site where work is being performed,
CLIENT has and shall retain all responsibility and liability associated with the environmental conditions
at the site. Unless specifically identified elsewhere, CLIENT’S responsibility and liability includes the
handling and disposal of any samples or hazardous materials generated on the site as a result of
AMEC’s performance hereunder. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the CLIENT agrees to defend,
indemnify and hold AMEC, its agents, subcontractors, and employees harmless from and against any
and all claims, defense costs, including attorney's fees, damages, and other liabilities arising out of or in
any way related to CONSULTANT's reports or recommendations concerning this Agreement, AMEC's
presence on the project property, or the presence, release, or threatened release of asbestos,
hazardous substances, or pollutants on or from the project property; provided that the CLIENT shall not
indemnify AMEC against liability for damages to the extent caused by the negligence or intentional
misconduct of AMEC, its agents, subcontractors, or employees.
Project No. TB141016
City of Hamilton
Gage Park Boiler House - 1000 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario
Appendix C
Demolition Plans
Site Area
TB141016
1
1
City of Hamilton
Gage Park Boiler House - 1000 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario
Appendix D
Site Meeting Direction Map
Boiler House
Enter Site from Lawrence Road and
follow roadway until you reach
greenhouse building. Parking is
available at the building.
Enter from
Lawrence Road
Gage Park Greenhouses Boiler House Site Location Plan
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