Project Summary

Gitga'at First Nation

$8.5 Million

Construction Management, Project Management, Contract Management

Property, Buildings and Facilities

Project Description

Gitga’at First Nation is building a Marine Emergency Response and Research Facility (MERRF) as part of Gitga’at’s overall capital program schedule for the 2022 and 2023 construction seasons. The project consists of the construction of the shore-based structure, a research vessel, and communications equipment in the heart of Hartley Bay. The facility will serve to conduct world-class research and monitoring programs, improve BC’s marine safety and response capabilities, and ensure there are continued employment opportunities for Gitga’at First Nation members.

RAM’s Role

RAM was retained by Gitga’at First Nation as Construction Managers to undertake a constructability review and value engineering exercise on engineering documents prior to the initiation of the procurement process. RAM will be creating a “fit for purpose” contracting strategy to select qualified contractors with a cost-effective risk management and project contingency strategy. Following contract execution, RAM will be working with the construction team to effectively plan site activities, develop comprehensive safety, environmental, and quality management programs, and ensure all permitting and regulatory requirements were met.

Project Highlights

  • Remote Construction
  • Cold Weather Construction
  • First Nations Engagement
  • HSE Management
  • Quality Management
  • Contractor Management