Project Summary

Client
BC Hydro

Budget
$27.5 Million

Services
Construction Management, Project Management, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Market
Energy, Utility

Project Description

The H-Frame removal project will see BC Hydro remove over 350 H-Frame wooden poles, overhead wires and electrical equipment from Downtown Vancouver. The H-Frames will be replaced with underground services in easy-access vaults, improving visual aesthetics, accessibility and traffic flow in alleyways. The project also aims to modernize building connections to the grid, standardize distribution voltage and improve the reliability of BC Hydro’s distribution system.

RAM has partnered with J. Wilkins to deliver the BC Hydro Contract for Design of Distribution Secondary Services for the H-Frame program, providing detailed engineering, construction coordination and project management services.

Project Highlights

  • Detailed underground and overhead designs including scope clarification, estimates, calculations and detailed design drawings
  • Constrained urban conditions with other third-party utilities
  • Coordination of cut-overs and conversions of 600/347 V and 120/240 V
  • Commercial and residential buildings