New Horizon Development Group has been granted an exemption from the City’s Noise & Nuisance By-law for the next year (until Dec. 31, 2017) to allow the developer to complete concrete pouring for the three Bridgewater buildings on the south side of Lakeshore Road between Elizabeth Street and Pearl Street. There will be one concrete pour each week for the next year.
Once concrete work begins, it cannot be stopped and takes about 20 hours from start to finish with no delays. Pouring begins first thing in the morning and ends late afternoon. The concrete then requires time to set before workers can walk on it and complete the finishing work. The finishing work takes another 6 to 12 hours using walk-behind motorized finishing machines/trowels. The machines are not excessively noisy, however, they will be operating machinery after 7:00 p.m. and hence the noise exemption permit. Typically they would be done around 3-4 a.m. if there are no delays with concrete supply or anything else. It also depends on the size of the concrete slab poured, weather, temperatures, etc. In the winter it is a much longer process.
New Horizon has provided a work schedule for the 2016 holidays (below) and said there will be no construction work over the weekends and statutory holidays in 2017.
2016/17 holiday work schedule:
Dec. 23 – working half day only
Dec. 24 to 27 – closed
Dec. 28 and 29 – working full days
Dec. 30 – working half day only
Dec. 31 to Jan. 2 – closed