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Old Posted Apr 9, 2011, 6:58 PM
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What happens to the current location?
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My hunch? Within months, there will be an announcement of some kind of civic museum in the current RAM space.
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Also mentioned in the article - High speed rail station. How would they get high speed rail to here? Tunnel? from where? High level bridge? Maybe something a do with new walterdale bridge?

More announcements to come?
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2011, 8:03 PM
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Not sure if it was that article or another but it stated it would be easier and faster to loop around the city and use the Yellowhead somehow.
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There has already been a follow up article that said the train would loop around the city and enter from the north east using exsisting right of way... This, in my opinion, would actually work out better so that the top of the high level could be used for lrt rather than hsr...
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Does anyone else see the Mead Centre for American Theatre (wash. D.C.) in the 'concept' of the RAM?


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Actually, The concept drawings for RAM are very similar to a Chinese high speed rail terminal



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I also saw some elements Berlins Central Train Station. As well as the museum of civilization.

But that's just my mechanical eye of things.


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Old Posted Apr 13, 2011, 5:18 PM
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Hopefully something is done with the Remand across the street before the museum is opened. Anyone up for some 1-bedroom condos that come with a prison cell?
That is not going to happen...purpose built building with MASSIVE concrete walls etc. The cost to demolish and make it remotely livable would be prohibitive. And who would want to buy at that location? It might, however be great for a hostel or possibly office and creative space for artists etc. That assumes it is turned over by the Province to the City...but with Harper wanting to built scores of lock-up facilities to imprison half the population (those that are not Tory and anyone posting on FB that supports anyone but him maybe it will have a second life as a holding tank.
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I was talking to a buddy at the AB goverment that was involved. The `concept` in the video was just a place holder, nothing else. The final design will look much different.
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That is not going to happen...purpose built building with MASSIVE concrete walls etc. The cost to demolish and make it remotely livable would be prohibitive. And who would want to buy at that location? It might, however be great for a hostel or possibly office and creative space for artists etc. That assumes it is turned over by the Province to the City...but with Harper wanting to built scores of lock-up facilities to imprison half the population (those that are not Tory and anyone posting on FB that supports anyone but him maybe it will have a second life as a holding tank.
Word on the street is that it may be re-purposed as a sort of vertical transitional housing facility.... highest needs on the main floor, and as people become more self sufficient they move up in to more permananet quarters higher up in the tower
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Word on the street is that it may be re-purposed as a sort of vertical transitional housing facility.... highest needs on the main floor, and as people become more self sufficient they move up in to more permananet quarters higher up in the tower
That place requires a lot of work, even gutting it will require removing all of the residue from cigarettes over the years. AT least there will be secure storage areas in the basement.
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^ Yes I heard the place is in tough shape but I've got to think that the bones are okay.... this is just a potential use from what I heard... nothing concrete has been decided yet
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I was talking to a buddy at the AB goverment that was involved. The `concept` in the video was just a place holder, nothing else. The final design will look much different.
correct - place holder is an excellent description. the selected bridging consultant (those submissions are due today) will develop and provide a conceptual design for comparison against the design build teams' submissions. the bridging consultant's conceptual design will remain an internal document that will not be made available to the design build proponents but will be used to write the "procurement" documents and will be used to assess the design build teams' submissions along with constructability, budget, schedule and "other factors that constitute a complete proposal".
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I understand from my friends at Clark Builders that a very large American contractor has approached them to submit a JV proposal for the museum.
Look out PCL and company the big boy is coming to town for a visit.
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That would potentially be a good thing so that our overall capacity is still decently strong for other projects coming down the tube.
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I understand from my friends at Clark Builders that a very large American contractor has approached them to submit a JV proposal for the museum.
Look out PCL and company the big boy is coming to town for a visit.
The big boys have already been here for 40 years in the industrial sector. Fluor, bechtel, kbr, etc.
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The big boys have already been here for 40 years in the industrial sector. Fluor, bechtel, kbr, etc.
To clarify I meant in the larger commercial sector not industrial hence the use of word big boy not boys.
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To clarify I meant in the larger commercial sector not industrial hence the use of word big boy not boys.
This is an extract from ENR's list of largest contractors for 2010...
1 1 Bechtel, San Francisco, Calif.†
2 2 Fluor Corp., Irving, Texas†
3 4 KBR, Houston, Texas†
4 5 Kiewit Corp., Omaha, Neb.†
5 3 The Turner Corp., New York, N.Y.†
6 6 Skanska USA, New York, N.Y.†
7 8 Jacobs, Pasadena, Calif.
8 7 PCL Construction Enterprises Inc., Denver, Colo.†
9 10 Tutor Perini Corp., Sylmar, Calif.†
10 11 Foster Wheeler AG, Clinton, N.J.†
11 14 Clark Group, Bethesda, Md.†

- http://enr.construction.com/toplists...rs/001-100.asp

This is a very comprehensive list, so I imagine whoever you are talking about is on it somewhere.

The only ones above PCL (only the US portion) that don't already have a play in the Alberta market is Skanska, USA & The Turner Corp.

With that in mind, these are some major companies that are very established in the US. From what I know these companies are similar in billings to PCL as a whole (6-7billion). The tone of your statement seems to imply differently that someone much larger is coming in?

I can see Kiewit pushing harder at the market as they have been growing their Alberta business over the last 5 years fairly aggressively.
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I would love to see a high speed rail station as part of the station lads developement.
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We will see...todays NR

"We will be engaging the skill, creativity, and vision of international architects and engineers to deliver a museum that reflects both the passion of Albertans for Alberta’s nature and culture as well as its place in history; past , present and future."

Through the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) stage, which closes June 22, up to five of the top qualified respondents will be invited to submit proposals in the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage. From the RFP submissions, the proponent offering the best value for the budget will be awarded the project contract in September 2011. The design-build RFQ can be accessed through the Alberta Purchasing Connection at www.purchasingconnection.ca.

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