Kelson Group is pleased to introduce BAT Construction, another of our partners, whose expertise and experience is helping to make the City Gardens development a reality.
For the past 35 years, BAT Construction has provided geotechnical and slope stabilization services from Kamloops and Vancouver Island to Newfoundland and the Northwest Territories. Their crews perform rope access rock scaling and stabilization services, underground tunnelling, shotcrete, and shoring, install ground support systems, drilling, and blasting. Their work helps to protect the public and Canadian infrastructure from rockfall or geotechnical hazards.
For City Gardens, BAT Construction completed the shoring work for the deep excavation. This involved stabilizing the soils with over 14 km of anchor bars and more than 1,000 mixer truck loads of shotcrete as the site was excavated and the ground stabilized. It’s all in a day’s work for BAT, who also work for CN and CP railways, municipalities, crown corporations, large resource and infrastructure companies, and many others including Kelson Group.
BAT Construction is also an innovator, designing specialized horizontal long-hole drill rigs to depressurize and dewater pit walls in mines and stabilize steep slopes. Founded in Kamloops in 1988, BAT Construction appreciates their community, works closely with local Indigenous groups, and values and respects these relationships and the land they work on.
The pride General Manager Dan Sims has for BAT’s crew and the City Gardens development is apparent. “This project is a monumental step forward for Kamloops and will reshape our city in the coming years. It will provide much needed housing, bring new business, and foster further growth and development in our wonderful city. Everyone from BAT Construction who has been involved is pretty proud of that.”