Management of SkyTrain Station Painting
The British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC) operates and maintains 20 Expo Line SkyTrain stations and 13 Millennium Line SkyTrain stations. There are many structural and non-structural elements at these stations that are composed of steel covered in a protective paint coating system. These coating systems have a life span of 15 to 25 years, after which the steel needs to be re-coated in order to maintain a state of good repair.
This project involved the re-coating of structural steel at 29th Avenue SkyTrain Station and is a subset of an overarching project to create a strategy for maintaining the coating systems of all stations. The 29th Avenue Painting Project involves a variety of stakeholders, including BCRTC, Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC), TransLink, coating system specialists, and coating contractors. This project involved significant coordination with BCRTC.
Binnie provided project management for all project phases. At the onset of the project, Binnie met with the project stakeholders to determine project objectives, restraints, requirements, and roles. We prepared RFP documentation and worked with TransLink Strategic Sourcing to procure a quality assurance inspector and a coating contractor. Throughout the project, Binnie provided a significant amount of coordination, serving as the one point of contact between BCRTC, TransLink, and the contractors, in order to ensure clear and prompt communication. Binnie was responsible for monitoring the project cost, schedule, and budget, and provided weekly status updates, cost tracking, and cost forecasting to the stakeholders. Binnie worked closely with BCRTC Safety, Guideway, Engineering, and Plant Operations to ensure all of BCRTC’s requirements were met.
- Vancouver, BC