Client: Graham Construction and Engineering
Feihe International invested $225 million dollars to construct a world class intelligent infant formula manufacturing facility in Kingston, Ontario. It will be Canada’s first and only wet infant formula facility and North America’s first and only goat milk infant formula facility. Cambium is very proud to be part of this exciting development and is retained by Graham Construction to provide quality control and materials testing services throughout the development project.
Cambium’s Kingston office is working onsite to provide quality control services that included reinforcing steel bar verification in comparison to design drawings, footing inspection to verify the founding conditions and bearing capacity, subgrade inspection to verify competence of subgrade soils and proof roll prior to engineered fill placement /road base placement. Cambium also provides onsite testing of concrete to confirm slump, air content, and temperature of concrete in comparison to mix design and cast cylinders for compressive strength testing as well as compaction and aggregate testing on granular and native fill. This is being completed using Instrotek nuclear density/moisture gauge. The building envelope/roofing is also being inspected for material type, placement, and workmanship.
In conjunction with field inspections, Cambium’s CCIL certified laboratory provided testing services for various construction materials including concrete, native soil, aggregates, and asphalt. This project also included a 24 hour, 4300 m 3 continual concrete slab pour requiring all major companies taking part to fulfill the mass quantity required. Cambium was also onsite to provide expertise and monitoring services. This massive pour was captured on time-lapse video by Graham Construction.
Cambium’s Unique Value-Add
Cambium provided exceptional value-add to Graham Construction by suggesting a change to the geotechnical footing design to better accommodate the building construction that required a depth excavation to reach bedrock. The design change resulted in a substantial savings in the construction. Value engineering at its best!