Project Highlights

 YVR, Vancouver, BC – Principal
The scope of work consisted of a design build shotcrete shoring/underpinning and IBO anchors for an approximate 25’ deep excavation.                                                                                                              

Budget $195,000

The Met, Burnaby, BC – Principal
The scope of work consisted of shotcrete shoring and anchors for an approximate 65’ deep excavation.                                                                                                                                    

Budget $606,000

 28th & Oak, Vancouver, BC – Principal
The scope of work consisted of shotcrete shoring/underpinning and IBO anchors for an approximate 25’ deep excavation.
Budget $338,000

The Residences, Vancouver, BC – Principal
The scope of work consisted of shotcrete shoring, anchors and specialty support for BC Gas main line for lane remediation support for an approximate 45’ deep excavation.        

Budget $480,000

Guilford Mall, Surrey, BC – Principal / General Manager
The scope of work consisted Installation of permanent micro piles, shoring/underpinning and anchors for an approximate 25' deep excavation.                                                                                            Budget $600,000

Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver, BC – Principal / General Manager
The scope of work consisted of specialty works such as working in an air shaft for shotcrete shoring, rock bolting, drain holes and anchors.                                                                                                Budget - $619,400

700 Marine, North Vancouver, BC – Principal / General Manager
The scope of work consisted of shotcrete shoring, IBO spiling, mini jet grouting, and anchors for an approximate 45’ deep excavation.                                                                                               

Budget $880,000

The Sovereign, Burnaby, BC – Principal / General Manager

The scope of work consisted of the bulk/detail excavation and shotcrete shoring/underpinning and IBO anchors for an approximate 80’ deep excavation (estimated volume = 100,000m3).           Budget $4,300,000

Tank #82 Tans Mountain Pipeline, Burnaby, BC – Principal / General Manager
The scope of work consisted of the bulk/detail excavation and shotcrete shoring/underpinning and permanent anchors c/w with a wood finish around operating holding tanks.                                  Budget $350,000

British Properties, West Vancouver, BC – Principal / General Manager
The scope of work consisted of the bulk/detail excavation and 15000sf of permanent decorative shotcrete shoring and permanent anchors for an approximate 25’ deep excavation.                       Budget $475,000

St Mary’s Hospital, Sechelt , BC – Principal / General Manager
The scope of work consisted of the permanent micro piles and shotcrete shoring/underpinning and anchors for an approximate 25’ deep excavation.
Budget $225,000

North Fork Road , Rocky Mountain House, Alberta  – Principal / General Manager
The scope of work consisted of shotcrete shoring permanent structural wall and IBO anchors for an approximate 50’ tall wall.

Budget $510,000

The Eldorado, Vancouver BC – Principal / General Manager
The scope of work consisted of the bulk/detail excavation and shotcrete shoring/underpinning and anchors for an approximate 60’ deep excavation (estimated volume = 65000m3).
Budget $2,800,000

Park lane Homes, Vancouver, BC – Principal / General Manager
The scope of work consisted of the bulk/detail/stock pile, peat removal and backfill excavation, on site civil works, shotcrete shoring and anchors for an approximate 25’ deep excavation (estimated volume = 47,000m3).   
Budget $1,800,000

Capilano Film Centre, North Vancouver, BC – Principal / General Manager
The scope of work consisted of the bulk/detail excavation, shotcrete shoring/underpinning structural decorative retaining wall and on site civil works. ( on site for two contracts for over 1-1/2 years)
Budget $2,500,000

Seymour & Nelson, Vancouver, BC – Principal / General Manager
The scope of work consisted of the bulk/detail excavation and shotcrete shoring/underpinning and anchors for an approximate 45’ deep excavation (estimated volume = 42,000m3).                     Budget $2,000,000

Canada Line, Vancouver, BC – Principal / General Manager
Mainline bulk excavation took place at the same time at different headings and excavation to design grade occurred at four station boxes (49th, 41st, King Edward and Broadway Avenues).

Budget $1,615,000

City gate Phase VI, Vancouver, BC – General Superintendent
Field coordination for a large temporary shoring project using a combination of shotcrete, sheet piles and anchors. 

Budget $238,000

Commercial Street Station, Vancouver, BC - General Superintendent/Assistant Project Manager
Large permanent shotcrete and DCP anchor installation project required for building construction.
Budget  $554,800

Boardwalk @ Klemtu, BC - General Superintendent
On site coordination for a large DCP rock socket anchor installation project to tie down foreshore
piles at a boardwalk. 

Budget $139,100

Coal River Bridge, BC - General Superintendent/Assistant Project Manager
Permanent anchor pile foundation required for bridge construction.

Budget $957,000

Cape Horn Retaining Wall, Coquitlam, BC - General Superintendent 
Field coordination for a large permanent shotcrete retaining structure with
permanent DCP anchors required for highway construction of a HOV lane. 
Budget $440,000

Surrey Memorial Hospital,  Surrey, BC - General Superintendent
Coordinate the men and equipment required for a seismic anchor project in a low
headroom environment.

Budget $149,000

939 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC - Foreman/Superintendent
Field coordination for a large shotcrete and anchor installation project.
Budget – $580,000

RCMP Building, North Vancouver, BC - Foreman/Superintendent
Coordination for a large pipe pile / shotcrete and anchor installation project.
Budget  $1,075,900

        Ken Jessamine poses 40 years of heavy construction experience, specializing in all styles of excavation and shoring, and geotechnical permanent foundation projects, including: decorative, structural, and stamped shotcrete. Having grown up on a farm in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Ken began working with a road building company in 1977, where he operated various types of heavy machinery. From 1977-1983, Ken worked a combination of occupations, including: oil rig work, drilling and blasting, pipe-lining, truck driving, and many faucets of soil anchoring. Starting in 1983, Ken spent several years working with Dywidag Systems International as an Anchor and Drilling Technician. With this position, he specialized in all types of anchor installation and grouting works, utilizing many methods of drilling, such as: open-hole drilling, overburden case drilling, reverse circulation drilling, and down-the-hole hammer drilling, to install mini piles, giwi piles, IBO anchors, strand cable anchors, and soil nails. Ken was one of the first few selected drillers to operate specialized overburden drilling equipment from Europe, and did so across Canada, the Arctic Circle, and a variety of places across the United States. While with DSI, Ken was responsible for the management and coordination of all projects which involved grouting, specialized pressure grouting, anchor installation, and various testing systems.

            In 1986, Ken married and moved soon after to the Vancouver, B.C. area in hopes of a career suitable to start a family. Ken was hired in 1987 by Pacific Blasting Demolition & Shoring Ltd. and worked there for almost 20 years. While there, he worked his way up from being a Specialized Driller and Foreman to a Superintendent and Safety Coordinator. He performed all operations involving labor, equipment, and materials used to conduct shotcrete shoring, anchoring, seismic upgrading, structural walls, mini piles, strand cable installation, and high pressure grouting projects, in addition to ensuring safety was met at all times. Later, in 1996, Pacific Blasting Demolition & Shoring Ltd. merged with Bel contracting, creating Bel Pacific Shoring & Foundations Ltd. Ken became the General Superintendent and soon progressed to Project Manager, which eventually lead to Chief Estimator and Project Manager for all standard and specialized shoring and anchoring projects. During the busiest times he completed up to 50 projects in a single year, but averaged around 30 projects per year each varying in values, depths, and sizes.

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