Project Summary

City of Vancouver


Project Management, Construction Management, Engineering

Property, Buildings and Facilities

Project Description

The City of Vancouver completed a capital improvement project at the Vancouver Landfill, located in Delta, in 2019. The project included the addition of two new weigh scales, a two-story weigh scale building, and an expanded residential drop off area. Due to budget constraints, several scope items were removed from the project, which the City is now looking to complete. The work includes installation of a cover over the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) area, three bin canopies with lighting in Zero Waste Center 3, two pedestals with protective bollards to hold two intercoms located at the bypass lanes, and potentially a wheel/ truck wash.

RAM’s Role

On initiation of the project, RAM reviewed designs that had been completed as part of the initial project but had been cut from the final scope of the project due to budget overruns. RAM worked through multiple user requirements workshops with the Landfill Operations team to identify value engineering opportunities to optimize designs and increase the final scope within the available project funding.
On completion of the value engineering phase of the project, RAM completed detailed design on all scope items and developed Class B estimate for final funding approval.
RAM has provided project management, engineering, estimating and construction supervision services, which included:

  • Developing the specifications, drawings and scope of work documents to support all procurement activities required for the project. The team will also assist in the evaluation of all tender submissions and will answer any technical requests for information during the procurement process.
  • Construction supervision including the validation of all contractor monthly progress claims for the purpose of invoice verification to the City.
  • Overall project management services, including coordination of information requests between RAM and the Landfill Operations team, confirming landfill operational constraints and expectations, tracking of technical, safety, environmental, and operational risks and issues through the project lifecycle.
  • Project management duties also included scheduling, cost control, and monthly progress reporting.