Reaction has extensive experience in the renewable energy market providing foundations for a wide variety of structures from solar panels to substations. This project highlights the work Reaction completed with EPCOR and ATCO to provide a substation foundation.
Reaction provided a range of pile sizes and custom pile cap adapters to allow for a precision installation on the overlying structure. Adhering to the high safety standards set forth in Reactions company policies as well as the stringent safety requirements on substations meant Reaction was well equipped to complete the work on site in a safe manner.
As this was an expansion to an existing substation, power shut offs and schedules were extremely tight and required that Reaction was prepared for the project from fabrication to on-site installation. Through careful planning Reaction was able to complete the pile installation ahead of the deadlines set forth by the client while staying under budget.
The piling scope of a project can vary drastically from job to job and this project showcases how Reaction utilized extremely careful installation techniques and design approaches to complete the unique installation of several Storm Outfalls for The City of St. Albert.
Reaction was posed a problem requiring the installation of piles into a deep excavation. The soil conditions in this region required a deep foundation including piles with multiple welded extensions to achieve capacity requirements. Working with the client, Reaction was able to come up with a screw pile design that would support the loads while maintaining the constructability that is required for our operators to perform a safe and efficient installation.
Communication is key in every project, and each project requires communication in a variety of ways. In order to maintain constant communication between the swamper and the operator in this project with limited visibility, Reaction utilized additional spotters to instruct the operator on a safe installation. The Reaction operator assigned to this project was able to make fine tuned adjustments to the pile installation while staying safely placed on a platform away from the open excavation. Through hard work and a team effort, the project was completed on time and, most importantly, without putting anyone in danger.