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Development of a Modern Scale House 
at The City of Calgary’s Shepard Waste 
Management Facility

Presented by:

Chuck Smi...
2
City of Calgary
Waste & Recycling
Services Facilities
Locations




                      3
Shepard Landfill




                         52nd St. SE




                                       68th St. SE
Orthophot...
The Old Scale House




                      5
Timeline for Shepard Landfill New Entrance, Scale
    House & Thrown Go Project              9       09
                  ...
Location Selected for New Shepard Scale House
                                                Old Scale / Throw & Go
     ...
Site Design
                            Approach lanes




 Scale House




               Throw & Go




                ...
Site Layout

 Ent
    r an
        ce




                                    To T
                                       ...
Scale House Building Design Features

•   Design Basis Included
       4 scales and 2 controlled access bypass lanes
    ...
Scale House Entrance




                       11
Scale House Floor Plan




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Kiosks -
Scales 1 & 4




               13
Scale Room




             14
Design Features - Operation

•   Static Scale System
•   GEOWARE System – 4 traffic control stations
•   Barrier Arm Gates...
Devices and Controls
                                          Security Camera




                       Electronic      ...
Devices and Controls

              Traffic Controller
                                              Drivers Printer
     ...
Portal Radiation Monitors




                            18
Coordination of City Business Units / Services

•   W&RS
•   Corporate Properties
•   Calgary Roads
•   City IT – and inte...
Throw & Go

•   Design Basis
    – Large surface area for drop-off
      and storage

    – Ease of access from scale and
...
Throw & Go Features




                        Storage/Expansion


                     Storage Building

               ...
Considerations During Construction

•   Future stub-out connection points for City Water and Sewer
    services

•   Condu...
Key Lessons Learned

•   Entire site is relatively flat
      Design for wind and addition of windbreaks

•   Site Servic...
Next Steps

•   Planting trees in the spring to provide natural wind break for site

•   RFID use for private haulers

•  ...
25
Thank You

Contact information:




      Chuck Smith - CH2M HILL
      (chuck.smith@ch2m.com)




      John Leszkowicz –...
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Development of a modern scale house at the city of calgary’s shepard waste management facility

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Development of a Modern Scale House at The City of Calgary’s Shepard Waste Management Facility
Presented by:

Chuck Smith, P. Eng.
Prime Consultant
CH2M HILL (Canada) Ltd.

John Leszkowicz, P. Eng.
Project Delivery Leader
Waste & Recycling Services The City of Calgary

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Development of a modern scale house at the city of calgary’s shepard waste management facility

  1. 1. Development of a Modern Scale House  at The City of Calgary’s Shepard Waste  Management Facility Presented by: Chuck Smith, P. Eng. John Leszkowicz, P. Eng. Prime Consultant Project Delivery Leader CH2M HILL (Canada) Ltd. Waste & Recycling Services The City of Calgary 1
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  3. 3. City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Services Facilities Locations 3
  4. 4. Shepard Landfill 52nd St. SE 68th St. SE Orthophoto October 22, 2009 114th Av.SE 130th Av.SE 4
  5. 5. The Old Scale House 5
  6. 6. Timeline for Shepard Landfill New Entrance, Scale House & Thrown Go Project 9 09 08 09  /0  / /0 6 7 08 8 /0 8  1 6 10 l/0 ay / l/0 v/ ec b/ v v 1 pr / N ov Ju M Ju No D Fe No No A Tender Contract 2   Scales and  Contract #2  Building Facilities Structures  Starts Launch  Communications  Campaign 52nd Street  Widening  By Nov 30 Grading   closes old scale Substantially Completed New Scale   Operational Contract  #1 Started All systems in,  Tender Contract 1  troubleshooti Grading & Earth  ng, staff  Works orientation  and SOPs  development Preliminary  Design Starts RFP ‐06‐6911 Consultant Selection Last Updated: April12/09 6
  7. 7. Location Selected for New Shepard Scale House Old Scale / Throw & Go Shepard Landfill Site (Via 52nd ST SE) Landfill Wetland LFG Plant New Scale House / Throw & Go Location Selected 68 th St. SE SE thAve 114 7
  8. 8. Site Design Approach lanes Scale House Throw & Go 8
  9. 9. Site Layout Ent r an ce To T hro w &G o Throw & Go Site New Scale House To L a ndf ill 9
  10. 10. Scale House Building Design Features • Design Basis Included  4 scales and 2 controlled access bypass lanes  Fully-contained / serviced building  Scale building canopy  2 manned / un-manned scales with kiosks  Scale room with large work area (up to 3 work stations)  Office, lunch/meeting room, kitchen, washroom, server room  Barrier-free access  Ergonomic work stations  Security 10
  11. 11. Scale House Entrance 11
  12. 12. Scale House Floor Plan 12
  13. 13. Kiosks - Scales 1 & 4 13
  14. 14. Scale Room 14
  15. 15. Design Features - Operation • Static Scale System • GEOWARE System – 4 traffic control stations • Barrier Arm Gates and Traffic Lights • Intercom system all lanes with card access on bypass lanes • Overhead lane electronic signage • RFID – Lanes 1 & 4 • Portal radiation Detection System (I/B lanes 1 & 2) • Security and license plate cameras • City Server • UPS / Battery backup system • Emergency standby power generator set
  16. 16. Devices and Controls Security Camera Electronic RFID Lane Signs Signals License Plate Cameras Barrier Arm Gate and Intercom 16
  17. 17. Devices and Controls Traffic Controller Drivers Printer Terminal Barrier Arm Gate Controls Ergonomic Work Work Station Scale Operator Station 17
  18. 18. Portal Radiation Monitors 18
  19. 19. Coordination of City Business Units / Services • W&RS • Corporate Properties • Calgary Roads • City IT – and integration with Geoware System • Transportation Network Planning • Corporate Security • Water Resources • TELUS / ENMAX / ATCO Gas 19
  20. 20. Throw & Go • Design Basis – Large surface area for drop-off and storage – Ease of access from scale and site – Adaptability to City’s 80/20 by 2020 diversion strategy – Expandability for roll-off bins – Pre-engineered heated storage building with covered drop-off area for used oil, HHW, batteries, etc. – Site trailer for outside attendant 20
  21. 21. Throw & Go Features Storage/Expansion Storage Building Throw & Go Drop-off Area Site Attendant Trailer roll off bins 21
  22. 22. Considerations During Construction • Future stub-out connection points for City Water and Sewer services • Conduit for future fibre-optic line • Electronic/remote controls for main gate • Windbreak for used oil drop off area • Paving of entire Throw and Go 22
  23. 23. Key Lessons Learned • Entire site is relatively flat  Design for wind and addition of windbreaks • Site Services  Add more redundancy and future service capacity • Coordination with City Business Units  Need to be brought in at the conceptual/initial development stage • Add more flexibility in the sliding transaction service windows 23
  24. 24. Next Steps • Planting trees in the spring to provide natural wind break for site • RFID use for private haulers • Development of new scale houses at East Calgary and Spyhill landfill site 24
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  26. 26. Thank You Contact information: Chuck Smith - CH2M HILL (chuck.smith@ch2m.com) John Leszkowicz – The City of Calgary (John.Leszkowicz@calgary.ca) 26

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