BGIS Global Integrated Solutions Canada is one of the biggest property managers in the world and maintains a raft of P3 (public private partnership) buildings in Ontario. One of the buildings on its roster is the Ontario Court of Justice building in Oshawa, which required concrete repairs and the renewal of caulking at various elevations. The job was a challenging one, as the elevations cannot be accessed from inside the building. What’s more, some of the roof and tower areas had limited space to leverage beams for support.
BGIS was looking for a caulking specialist that could overcome the complexity of the elevations and conduct safe and efficient repair work in tough-to-reach areas of the building. Being experienced contractors, however, BGIS knew who to trust for a solution—Beverly Caulking. Over the last 60 years, Beverly Caulking has established a reputation as a premier caulking contractor in the commercial, institutional, and industrial markets.
After doing a thorough assessment of the roof and the elevations at issue, Beverly put together a plan. The assessment noted that the rooftops of the building represented the only stable environments for anchoring and providing access routes down the sides of the building. Deploying an aerial lift, rolling scaffolding, swing stages, weights and beams, Beverly channeled its experience and creativity to establish the access required to effectively and safely repair deteriorated precast panel surface areas and remove and replace existing caulking between the precast and precast vertical and horizontal joints along the sides of the building.
Below is an outline of the various phases of Beverly Caulking’s approach at the Ontario Court of Justice building in Oshawa.
- Phase 1: Use a 45’ aerial lift to gain access to the east and west garage ramps
- Phase 2: Complete work at the second-floor roof level with rolling scaffolding hoisted from the loading dock area onto the roof level
- Phase 3: At the northeast tower, use a swing stage, an elevated platform that allows workers to ascend and descend the side of the tower, to gain safe access to the precast-to-precast joints
- Phases 4 & 5: With the same procedures as in other phases, work from a swing stage on the northwest tower that will be transported across the roof to avoid causing disruptions in the building interior
All installations meet Ontario Ministry Standards and inspected by the Ministry of Labour.
In carrying out a job such as this one in Oshawa, Beverly Caulking is tapping into its deep well of experience. Many of the company’s caulkers have 10, 20 or even 30 years of experience in the field, caulking everything from houses and condominiums to major hospitals and commercial high-rises, to water sewage treatment facilities and nuclear power plants.
Safety, of course, is top of mind in all projects. Being skilled at, and comfortable with working at heights was vital for Beverly caulkers working on The Ontario Court of Justice. Training was key. Beverly caulkers have learned and implement safety protocols as set out in every project scope. Beverly Safety Certifications include:
- Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems (WHIMIS)
- Working at Heights Training
- Ministry of Labour Worker Awareness Training.
- MOL in 4 steps
- MOL in 5 steps
- Fall Protection
- Suspended Access Installer
- Suspended access User
- Aerial Lift/Platform
- Hilti Manufacturer’s Firestop Installer training
- Asbestos Awareness
- TTC Track Pass
- Personal Track Safety (PTS) Certificate
- Crosslinx Tunnel Safety
If your commercial or residential building requires caulking services, please consider Beverly Caulking. To get the ball rolling, please click here. We’d be honoured to hear from you.