Morgan Construction and Environmental demolished 906 homes in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo as a result of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. The site is located approximately 400 km north east of Edmonton, Alberta.
Approximate quantities of work completed were:
906 homes demolished.
2,900 tonnes of steel removed for recycling.
60,000 tonnes of ash removed.
1,040,000 tonnes of concrete removed for recycling.
906 shallow utility disconnections including gas, power, cable and telephone.
540 deep utility disconnections including water, storm and sanitary services.
456 basements backfilled
Equipment utilized on the project consisted of:
23 track excavators
4 skid steers
Up to 60 highway tractors with end dump trailers
Up to 120 personnel
Separate inspections were required on each lot at various hold points during the demolition. These hold points included:
Challenges and Achievements
Working with numerous shareholders on a short time frame presented some unique challenges. Shareholders included:
Individual demolition permit requirements
Regional District of Wood Buffalo (RMWB)
18 insurance companies
Special safety requirements, dust and schedule pressures combined with personal loss for homeowners made this a very emotional project.
Morgan crews worked 57,000 man hours to complete the project. Crews were required to wear Tyvec Haz Mat suits and ½ mask respirators at all times.