Virtual Site Tour: Tlicho All-season Road Project

The British Columbia Construction Roundtable invites you to attend our August Virtual Site Tour of the Tlicho All-season Road Project. This 97km new road, approximately 100km west of Yellowknife, will connect Highway 3 to the community of Whati. The $200 million (capital cost) project is being delivered using a P3 model by the Government of Northwest Territories and a concessionaire represented by Peter Kiewit Sons and the Tlicho Nation. Topics for discussion include the following: overview of the project and stakeholders; design and construction challenges; the impact of COVID restrictions; and operational readiness.

Tlicho All-season Road Project: LaMartre Bridge looking north

For more information about the project, please visit the links below:

Speaker will include:

Binay Yadav P.Eng., Director, Transportation Division, Department of Infrastructure, Yellowknife, NWT

Binay Yadav, P. Eng., Director, Transportation Division, Department of Infrastructure, Yellowknife, NWT. Located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Binay is the Director of Transportation Division within the Department of Infrastructure. Binay joined GNWT back in 2009 after completing his Master Degree in Civil Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal and since has held several management positions within the Department. During his time in GNWT, Binay was involved in delivery of Highways, Bridges and Airport capital projects including currently ongoing Tlicho All Season Road project. Before joining the public sector, Binay worked in consulting engineering providing transportation engineering and project management services. Over the years, Binay has contributed extensively to the Infrastructure projects as well as the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC).  Binay presently serves as the Co-Chair of the Northern Transportation Infrastructure in the Presence of Climate Change Subcommittee (NICC) and also a member of Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Canada (CSCE).

Terry Burgis
Senior Vice President, Kiewit Canada Development Corp.

Terry Burgis, Senior Vice President at Kiewit Canada Development Corp. (KCDC), is responsible for leading P3 pursuits for Kiewit. Prior to joining Kiewit, Terry was a Project Director at Partnerships British Columbia. Terry has worked in the P3 market since 2006 and has more than 25 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams in the infrastructure, finance, oil and gas, and consulting industries. Terry has worked on large P3 projects across North America, including the Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road, George Massey Tunnel Replacement, Southwest Calgary Ring Road, Edmonton LRT, Regina Bypass, Iqaluit Airport and Purple Line.

Robert Cornell Project Manager, Kiewit

Robert Cornell, Project Manager, Kiewit, is currently the Design-Build Director for the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road project in the Northwest Territories. Robert is an experienced project manager, serving the construction industry for more than 15 years in the transit, mining, hydroelectric and heavy civil sectors. Robert has worked on many complex projects throughout Canada, including the Turcot Interchange Redevelopment and the Lower Mattagami River Project.  He has provided technical input with acute planning and sharp managerial skills, which are critical to the delivery of projects on-time and on-budget, with quality, safety, and environmental standards at the forefront of all projects.

Martin Currie
Vice President, Asset Management Group, Kiewit

Martin Currie, Vice President in the Asset Management group for Kiewit, bringing over 27 years’ experience in pursuit management, planning, design, construction, commissioning, and service operations of infrastructure projects. Martin has grown his expertise from grass roots construction; graduate Engineer, Design Manager, progressing to Construction Manager. From there, he transitioned into Public-Private Partnership (P3s) as a Project Manager, managing construction and operations activities at the project concession level. Martin’s P3 experience includes 15 years’ developing and managing complex infrastructure projects from inception to operations and maintenance. His background as a Design and Construction Manager allows him to understand the various factors that must be considered from client’s requirements, construction deliverables, operations, maintenance, lifecycle, investment, and risk. Martin has over 10 years at the CEO level of infrastructure concession project companies and fully appreciates and manages the intricacies from stakeholders on complex infrastructure projects.

When: Thursday, August 13, 2020, 7:30 to 9:00am (attendees may sign into the Zoom meeting between 7:30 and 7:45am; the event will begin promptly at 7:45am)

Where: BCCR will host the session using Zoom

Cost: BCCR Members and Non-Members: $0

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