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Project

Cavanagh

Problem

The new Cavanagh Community in SW Edmonton was a partnership among some of Edmonton’s biggest land developers, Cameron Developments, MacLab Developments and Melcor whom were looking to take advantage of the new Highway 2 access created by the new 41st Avenue overpass.

With a huge portion of the land backing directly onto HWY 2, the main gateway into the City from Calgary, the City demanded for the developers to construct a sound wall to buffer or protect the community from high noise levels generated by the high traffic volumes of the adjacent highway.

Double-boarded wood screen was considered, but was found to be a poor sound barrier and/or did not meet the standard the city was looking for. Masonry/Allan Block, Vinyl, Recycled PVC walls and other materials were considered but were either found to be way too expensive or had a shorter service life and high maintenance costs among other issues.

TAL Solution

A 3.0-meter height fence was constructed in 2015 along approximately 500 lineal meters of berm to provide sound protection, privacy and aesthetics to the Cavanagh Community. Fully built, the wall will encompass 2500 square meters of fencing, including approximately 1500 square meters constructed in 2015.

Construction

All the posts and panels were prefabricated at our plant in NE Edmonton before they were shipped to site for erecting. By using just-in-time sequencing for the castings delivery and shipping the fence panels in their in-service position, we eliminated the need for a staging or laydown area. Posts and panels were erected to their in-service position directly from the delivery trucks (Super B’s). This allowed us to erect approximately 100 linear meters per day and be on and off the site within a couple of days.

Features & Benefits

  • Enhanced aesthetic, privacy and security
  • Installation is quick and easy
  • Longest life cycle of any fencing material
  • Lowest maintenance cost of any fencing material
  • Highly customizable to match different themes and colour schemes