Former PE Home demolition

The former PE Home in Charlottetown will be demolished this year. Kildare Construction Ltd will do the demolition and remove and dispose of the materials.

What will happen during the demolition?

The contractor will secure the entire work site with an 8 ft. high wire fence.

All hazardous materials will be removed from the building prior to any demolition.

Modifications will be made to the district heating system between the Aubin Arsenault building and the former PE Home. PEI Energy Systems will be coordinating this work directly. 

The demolition is expected to be complete in November 2019.

How will hazardous materials be dealt with?

Kildare Construction will have all their hazardous materials abatement protocols/procedures approved by the Worker’s Compensation Board – Safety Matters@ Work. They will comply with these procedures throughout the duration of the demolition. 

Government has commissioned All-Tech Environmental to evaluate and test hazardous materials. For the duration of the project, All-Tech Environmental will complete daily monitoring of the hazardous materials abatement procedures for compliance. This includes air quality testing as each area in the building has been properly abated.

All-Tech will also conduct exterior monitoring of air quality randomly during each week of the demolition task. They will attend regular job meetings that will include going over site safety procedures.

I live/work nearby. Is there any risk of hazardous materials affecting me? 

No. There are procedures in place to ensure hazardous materials are removed safely.

All-Tech Environmental will be monitoring the air quality in and around the site. We will ensure that the surrounding environment and air quality is not negatively affected by this demolition.

All the hazardous materials will have been properly abated and the air will be tested before any demolition takes place. There will be no risk of airborne hazardous materials during the demolition phase. The contractor will wet down all areas when dust-generating work takes place to reduce the amount of dust in the air. 

Will parking/traffic be affected?

The majority of the work will take place within the construction fence. 

There are two construction tasks that may cause intermittent parking disruptions at the Aubin Arsenault building. We will make every effort to notify building occupants in advance. 

Construction is not expected to impact nearby streets or traffic. 


Published date: 
April 8, 2019
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