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7 months 4 days ago
General Updates: Brick and glass window installation on the hotel tower is now complete.  Brick work along Prince Street is underway. Man and material hoists have been removed from the office tower. Nova Scotia Power vault & underground work is 100% complete. Interior steel stairs have been installed. The Multi Function Room has been equipped with operable wall tracks. The permanent gas... read more
10 months 1 week ago
General Updates: The unitized curtain wall is substantially complete. Finish work on Level 1 and Level 2 is awaiting lighting delivery. Upper levels rough ins, inspections and boarding are progressing well. The Convention Centre kitchen work rough ins are well underway.   Ballroom roughs began this month (October 2016).  The core of the office towers is in the interior finishes stage. NSP have... read more
11 months 1 week ago
General Updates: The curtain wall on the hotel and lower levels of the Grafton and Sackville sections are near complete. The process of laying exterior brick has begun, starting with the hotel tower face first in order to remove the current scaffolding towers.  Construction is underway in the Convention Centre. The lower levels (in some area) are ready for final finishes.  Coolers and freezers... read more
1 year 4 days ago
General Updates:  Installation of the glass units for the hotel section are now well underway and should be completed by the end of August 2016.  Preparation has now started to begin removing the temporary elevators from the sides of the building.    Dehumidification systems are being installed in the Convention Centre to allow the drywall and finishing work to be completed.  Work in electrical... read more
1 year 1 month ago
General Updates: The last glass units of the office tower unitized curtain wall is now complete. Available roofs were completed; temporary enclosures to allow mechanical work next to the ballroom are now in place. On average there are 190 workers on site daily. Emphasis is being put on enclosing the building with permanent and temporary means to allow dehumidification and protection of the... read more
1 year 2 months ago
General Update: A mobile crane will be on site as the glass installation for the hotel section begins. Staging is being built for the process of brick installation. Interior mechanical and electrical work is still ongoing.  Dry wall installation has begun in some areas of the interior. The aluminum framing and glazing on the lower levels and through Argyle street is still progressing. The freight... read more
1 year 3 months ago
General Update: Exterior glazing on the office tower is near completion, with only 1.5 floors left to install. The last tower crane is currently being brought down. The roof on the ballroom has now been completed. The glass for the hotel section will now be arriving at the end of May, extending the enclosure date for the hotel by a month. Temporary measures are being taken to allow other areas of... read more
1 year 4 months ago
General Update: The exterior glazing on the office tower is nearing completion, with two floors left to be done. The roofing is near complete on the ballroom section. The 1st floor mechanical room is almost complete.  There are mechanical rooms on L6 and a main mechanical room on L 7.  The escalators are all in place now. The steel stud framing and mechanical and electrical rough-ins are... read more
1 year 4 months ago
General Update: The exterior unitized glazing is well underway and is now up to L12 of the Convention Centre. The masonry and drywall framing for partitions are underway on L1 & L3. Mechanical and electrical rough-ins are being done on L1 and L2. Construction crews are now down to the use of a single crane. The remaining crane is being used to service major equipment deliveries and will be in... read more
1 year 6 months ago
General update: The structure is now at its full height, roughly 180 feet above Grafton Street. There is an average of 170 workers onsite daily.  Approximately 250 sections of building glass is now installed.  On average, 15 pieces of glass are installed each day, using the ‘blue box unitized’ system.  Installation of the curtain wall system is currently up to L8.  The exterior temporary... read more
1 year 8 months ago
General update: 95% of the structure is complete at this point and now sits 283 feet above Argyle Street. To date, roughly 40,000 cubic metres of concrete have been poured. 184 sections of building glass and 17 pieces of the ‘blue box’ glazing have been installed. The deck over the ballroom is nearly complete with roofing schedules to start in the new year. The main structure of the convention... read more
1 year 9 months ago
General update:  Construction of level 15 of the office tower is complete and construction of level 16 is underway. Construction of level 16 of the hotel tower is underway. Major deliveries continue to occur within the confines of the fence line. Full time, 24/7 security is now in effect. Site-wide video surveillance is being purchased and installed. The project site workforce is approximately... read more
1 year 10 months ago
General update: Level 13 of the office tower has been completed. Concrete pouring of level 13 of the hotel tower has been completed. Major deliveries occur within the confines of the fence line. Full time, 24/7 security is now in effect. Site-wide video surveillance is being purchased and installed. The project site workforce is now approximately 150. This is expected to reach upwards of 300 by... read more
1 year 11 months ago
General update: Level 11 of the office tower has been completed and form work is starting on level 12. Major deliveries continue to occur within the confines of the fence line. Full time, 24/7 security is in effect. Site-wide video surveillance is being installed. The project site workforce is now approximately 150. This is expected to reach upwards of 300 by the end of summer. To date, over 30,... read more
2 years 3 weeks ago
General update: Level 9 of the office tower has been completed and form work is starting on level 10. Major deliveries occur within the confines of the fence line. Full time, 24/7 security is now in effect. The project site workforce is now approximately 150. This is expected to reach upwards of 300 by the end of summer. To date, over 29,000 cubic metres of concrete have been poured and 1,325... read more
2 years 1 month ago
General update: The project has reached level 9, which is approximately 90 feet above Argyle Street and almost half of the structure’s final height. Major deliveries occur within the confines of the fence line. Night security is in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. The project site workforce is now approximately 130. This is expected to reach upwards of 300 by the end of summer. To date, 27,000... read more
2 years 2 months ago
General update: Major deliveries now occur within the confines of the fence line Night security is in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am It is anticipated that Grafton Street will be reinstated for construction use by the end of June What’s coming up in June: Ongoing structural steel installation on levels 4-7 Pouring concrete and erecting the supports for the balance of level 5, 6, 7 and 8... read more
2 years 3 months ago
General update: Major deliveries now occur within the confines of the fence line Night security is in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am It is anticipated that Grafton Street will be reinstated for construction use by the end of May What’s coming up in May: Ongoing structural steel installation on levels 4-7 Pouring concrete and erecting the supports for the balance of level 5, 6 and 7 Relocation of... read more
2 years 4 months ago
General update: Major deliveries now occur within the confines of the fence line Night security is in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am It is anticipated that Grafton Street will be reinstated for construction use by the end of April What’s coming up in April: Pouring concrete for the balance of level 5, 6 and 7 Structural steel installation on level 3 and 5 Erecting the supports for level 6... read more
2 years 5 months ago
General update: Major deliveries now occur within the confines of the fence line Night security is in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am It is anticipated that Grafton Street will be reinstated for construction use by the end of March What’s coming up in March: Pouring concrete for the balance of level 3, 4, 5 and 6 Structural steel installation on level 3 and 5 Erecting the supports for level 6... read more
2 years 6 months ago
General update: Major deliveries now occur within the confines of the fence line Night security is in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am It is anticipated that Grafton Street will be reinstated for construction use by the end of February Installation of girders that support the balance of Grafton Street is complete What’s coming up in February: Pouring concrete for the balance of level 3, 4, 5 and 6... read more
2 years 7 months ago
General update: Construction has reached Market Street Major deliveries now occur within the confines of the fence line Night security is in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am It is anticipated that Grafton Street will be reinstated for construction use by mid-February New sanitary storm water lines have been installed along Argyle Street Installation of girders that support the balance of Grafton... read more
2 years 8 months ago
General update: Construction has reached Market Street Major deliveries now occur within the confines of the fence line Night security is in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am It is anticipated that Grafton Street will be reinstated for construction use by the end of December What’s coming up in December: Pouring concrete for the balance of level 4 and 5 Installation of girders that support the... read more
2 years 9 months ago
General update: Concrete for the balance of level 3 is complete The erection of the fourth crane is complete Night security is in effect from 10 pm to 4:30 am Construction is planned to reach Market Street by the end of November It is anticipated that Grafton Street will be reinstated for construction use by the end of November What’s coming up in November: Pouring concrete for the balance of... read more
2 years 10 months ago
General update: Construction has reached Argyle Street level Relocation of the fence line along Argyle Street is complete Installation of the Argyle Street Animation Project is complete Night security is in effect from 10 pm to 4:30 am Construction is planned to reach Market Street by the end of October It is anticipated that Grafton Street will be reinstated for construction use by mid-November... read more
4 years 5 months ago
Ongoing Activity Sidewalk closures around the construction site continue to be in effect The lagging installation for the shoring ongoing Shoring tie-back installation ongoing Trucking material offsite ongoing Line drilling around the perimeter of the site is ongoing Drilling and blasting rock ongoing Drilling and installation of rock anchors has started
4 years 6 months ago
Ongoing Activity Sidewalk closures around the construction site continue to be in effect. Drilling for shoring installation (within the site perimeter) is now complete The lagging installation for the shoring ongoing Shoring tie-back installation ongoing Trucking material offsite ongoing Line drilling around the perimeter of the site has begun Drilling and blasting rock ongoing Upcoming Activity... read more
4 years 6 months ago
Ongoing Activity Sidewalk closures around the construction site continue to be in effect. Drilling for shoring installation (within the site perimeter) is ongoing. The lagging installation for the shoring ongoing Shoring tie-back installation ongoing Trucking material offsite ongoing Drilling and blasting rock ongoing Line drilling around the perimeter of the site has begun Upcoming Activity... read more
4 years 6 months ago
Ongoing Activity Sidewalk closures around the construction site continue to be in effect. Drilling for shoring installation (within the site perimeter) is ongoing. The lagging installation for the shoring ongoing Shoring tie-back installation ongoing Trucking material offsite ongoing Drilling and blasting rock ongoing Line drilling around the perimeter of the site to begin this week
4 years 7 months ago
Ongoing Activity Sidewalk closures around the construction site continue to be in effect. Drilling for shoring installation (within the site perimeter) is ongoing. The lagging installation for the shoring ongoing Shoring tie-back installation ongoing Trucking material offsite ongoing Drilling and blasting rock to begin this week Upcoming Activity Line drilling around the perimeter of the site to... read more
4 years 7 months ago
Drilling and blasting of the rock on-site has begun. We anticipate blasting 2-3 times per day, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8AM and 6PM (Or dusk) as per provincial regulations. Vehicle and foot traffic around the site will be shut down prior to a blast and be allowed to resume after the blast has occurred. Blasting will continue until the end of the excavation.
4 years 7 months ago
Ongoing Activity Sidewalk closures around the construction site continue to be in effect. Drilling for shoring installation (within the site perimeter) is ongoing. The lagging installation for the shoring ongoing Shoring tie-back installation ongoing Trucking material offsite ongoing Upcoming Activity Drilling for blasting to begin next week
4 years 8 months ago
Ongoing Activity Sidewalk closures around the construction site continue to be in effect. Drilling for shoring installation (within the site perimeter) is ongoing. The lagging installation for the shoring ongoing Shoring tie-back installation underway, to continue through the New Year Trucking material offsite ongoing, to continue until Christmas.
4 years 8 months ago
Ongoing Activity Electrical and communication conduit installation continues from Market Street and Prince Street intersection to Grafton Street. Traffic control measures in effect This work will be finished early next week. Sidewalk closures around the construction site continue to be in effect. Drilling for shoring installation (within the site perimeter) is ongoing. The  lagging installation... read more
4 years 8 months ago
New Activity The  lagging installation for the shoring to begin this week Loading and hauling common material offsite to beging this week and continue until the Christmas break Ongoing Activity Electrical and communication conduit installation continues from Market Street and Prince Street intersection to Grafton Street. Sidewalk closures around the construction site continue to be in effect.... read more
4 years 9 months ago
(Thursday, November 22, 2012) – As work progresses on the Nova Centre site downtown motorists should expect temporary parking restrictions, beginning with Market Street between Prince and Sackville Streets, and Sackville Street between Market and Grafton Street. These restrictions will come into effect on Friday, Nov. 23, on the side abutting the excavation site. The intention is to limit parking... read more
4 years 9 months ago
On Monday November 26th at 7AM, Grafton Street (Between Prince Street and Sackville Street) will be closed to the public. This section of Grafton Street will be closed for the duration of construction activities.
4 years 9 months ago
New Activity Electrical and communications conduit installations are scheduled to begin on Prince Street, between Market and Grafton. The estimated duration of this work is 1-2 weeks, during which traffic control measures will be undertaken to direct vehicles around the work zone. Ongoing Activity Sidewalk closures around the construction site continue to be in effect. Drilling for shoring... read more
4 years 10 months ago
With the archeological study on the site of the future Nova Centre nearing completion, Dexter Construction Ltd. has been awarded the project’s major excavation contract and work has begun. Excavation activities are expected to ramp up on the site in the coming weeks. Regular construction updates will be posted on this website. If you have questions or concerns, please contact info@novacentre.ca.
4 years 11 months ago
The first phase of excavation on the Nova Centre site begins Monday, August 27, 2012 with an Archaeological Resource Impact Assessment (ARIA). The Nova Centre building site is located in the heart of historic Halifax and, as a result, could contain archaeological resources dating back to 1749 or before. The purpose of the ARIA is to inventory all significant archaeological resources within the... read more