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Ceres Global Ag Corp


Civil Design Inc (CDI) was contacted by Ceres Global Ag Corp in 2016 to provide its expertise to inspect the newly completed construction of their facility in Northgate, Saskatchewan. This facility consisted of 20 switches and 66,800 tr-ft of welded rail on steel ties. There was concern that the construction did not comply with the plans and specifications. 

CDI performed a complete plan review of the plans and specifications issued for construction and performed an on-site inspection. Photos were taken and made a part of the record. A report was written and submitted to the owner. The owner hired a contractor in early 2017 to correct deficiencies found noted in the inspection as critical deficiencies. 

In 2017 a follow up inspection was performed along with photos and a complete report of the condition of the track. The purpose of this inspection and report was to document deficiencies for the owner to pursue correction of inadequate work with the contractor’s bonding company. The legal portion of these proceedings are still on going.  It is likely that CDI will be involved further once the bonding company is comfortable with the necessary repair work to perform plan development, bidding and construction administration services.



Project Facts

Ceres Global Ag Corp

Northgate, Saskatchewan, Canada