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  • #46
    Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Employee blows the whistle on shoddy asphalt at Edmonton's Queen Elizabeth Park
    http://edmontonjournal.com/news/loca...elizabeth-park

    A new asphalt path through Queen Elizabeth Park is already cracking after one Edmonton winter, the city’s audit committee heard Monday.
    The $1.4-million project is also over budget and running behind after crews discovered the long-abandoned foundations of a brewery in their way.
    But city officials said the real issue isn’t that a mistake was made. It’s that their project manager thought he would fix it by ordering 17 quality assurance tests for $500 each on a 200-metre stretch of path rather than working with the contractor to make sure the path was correct from the beginning.
    “It is about changing the culture,” said Adam Laughlin, head of the new infrastructure department created last fall to ensure best practices across the organization. “It’s a culture on being proactive around everything and anything we’re doing.”
    The Queen Elizabeth Park project had challenges from the beginning. The job was given to the lowest bidder, with little assessment of its ability to do the work, because of a clerical error in the tendering process. Left out was the clause requiring companies to be pre-qualified.
    I wonder how this win-win concept has been working for them?

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    • #47
      Originally posted by booster View Post
      River Lot 11 the Indigenous Art Park looks like it’s getting close to opening. From QE road you can see a few of the large art pieces and landscaping is motoring along. Looking forward to this opening.
      THIS → Inside Edmonton’s first Indigenous art park
      https://this.org/2017/12/08/inside-e...nous-art-park/

      “A unique endeavour to transform an undeveloped area of land within Edmonton into an Indigenous art park is the first of its kind in Canada.”

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      • #48
        The job was given to the lowest bidder, with little assessment of its ability to do the work, because of a clerical error in the tendering process. Left out was the clause requiring companies to be pre-qualified.
        A "clerical error"? How is this not part of standard boilerplate to be _excluded_ as needed?
        I am in no way entitled to your opinion...

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        • #49
          The fencing around the walking paths of River Lot 11 have been moved to allow walking on all the paths. Still seem to be working on it but parking lot is now open too. And Laurence Decore Lookout is now open on Sask Drive near 106th St. Both look nice
          My antidepressent drug of choice is running. Cheaper with less side effects!

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          • #50
            Edmonton Indigenous art park poised to open on Queen Elizabeth Park Road

            Opens to the public on Sept. 15.
            Be there.
            “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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            • #51
              Very impressed. Just a sampling....










              All mine
              @ianoyeg


              Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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              • #52
                Oh for a nice Aboriginal summer day ...
                ... gobsmacked

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
                  Employee blows the whistle on shoddy asphalt at Edmonton's Queen Elizabeth Park
                  http://edmontonjournal.com/news/loca...elizabeth-park

                  A new asphalt path through Queen Elizabeth Park is already cracking after one Edmonton winter, the city’s audit committee heard Monday.
                  The $1.4-million project is also over budget and running behind after crews discovered the long-abandoned foundations of a brewery in their way.
                  But city officials said the real issue isn’t that a mistake was made. It’s that their project manager thought he would fix it by ordering 17 quality assurance tests for $500 each on a 200-metre stretch of path rather than working with the contractor to make sure the path was correct from the beginning.
                  “It is about changing the culture,” said Adam Laughlin, head of the new infrastructure department created last fall to ensure best practices across the organization. “It’s a culture on being proactive around everything and anything we’re doing.”
                  The Queen Elizabeth Park project had challenges from the beginning. The job was given to the lowest bidder, with little assessment of its ability to do the work, because of a clerical error in the tendering process. Left out was the clause requiring companies to be pre-qualified.
                  It's always refreshing to hear how these project managers respect taxpayer dollars as if it was money coming from their own pocket.
                  There was no need to change that plaque. We are the City of Champions.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
                    Today. In fact, this afternoon.
                    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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                    • #55
                      The new indigenous park is not seeing any love during winter. The bike trail on the south side of the park, cleaned and sanded. The walkway around the park nothing other than a few sets of footprints including my own. This is sad Edmonton, unless maybe the park is only supposed to be accessible from the end of snow to the start of snow.
                      My antidepressent drug of choice is running. Cheaper with less side effects!

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