Crane collapse downtown

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the truth wrote: Jul 24th, 2021, 8:22 am that is what happens when a chunk of your employees comes from temp agencies , :200:
temp agency "day labourers" are just cleaners, junk haulers, grunt workers. They don't have any responsibility other than to move heavy objects from A to B.
They do not have any expertise required and would never be allowed near any piece of equipment.
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nucksRnum1 wrote: Jul 24th, 2021, 1:57 pm Its too bad. Well established companies in this town that have been here a long time have essentially become glorified management and administration firms. Gone are the days of companies that actually have crews that served the industry with skilled tradesmen and apprentices. Now its top heavy management staff and constant adds for the employees needed. And they hire a slew of people that say they know what they are doing - but don't have the education or training. The company throws crap at the wall and sees what sticks. Or uses temp agencies.

The past 20 years there was an erosion of the trades simply to suit the needs of companies and industry. That's why there is a lack of skilled trades. Current companies should never have been able to tailor the trades and apprenticeship programs. Too many apprentices come out of the Carpentry program and know 1 thing. Concrete. And if someone knows something they sub contract just so they can make rate from 40 years ago. I just spoke to a friend of my sons who works on site c dam. He even admitted that they do the finishing etc in the course - but he doesn't have a clue about anything but concrete. This doesn't serve the industry at all.

I hope that the NDP looks at the trades programs and makes the training more focused on the workers skills and less on the myopic industries needs. And of course this is my opinion - which is valid - and is permitted.
I did the plumbing apprenticeship. Problem working for companies in town. None of the journeymen want to teach. None of the companies want to lose
Good workers to school. I was a 2nd year for almost 5 years. I watched a lot come through and only be allowed to do one task. Drill holes. No touching or running any pipe. Until a 3rd or competent 4th year. Ita is a joke.
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Sonny Taylor wrote: Jul 18th, 2021, 11:13 pm
So to lighten up the discussion, I'll (hopefully not at your expense) inject a bit of humour if I may:

The fictional Retro Encabulator device, which uses six hydrocoptic marzel vanes and an ambifacient lunar wane shaft to prevent unwanted side fumbling.

Ditto...

This will only be a factor if you neglect to rechrome the muffler bearings on a sunny Tuesday prior to installation...

Also I see no seismic data represented.

Surely some one in the Engineering Dept. here saw the need and wisdom in collecting geodata from all that free seismic activity, with the pounding of the piles, and hired a Geo Tech company to monitor the effects of loading swamp land with heavy foundations to get an understanding of what lies underneath the surface of Kelowna.

But I get your analogy...

When given a bag of lemons...

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You can be assured that the various Engineering Depts. (Geo Tec, Structural, Mec.) and any of the others that feel the need to comment have been engaged and given legally binding opinions on all aspects of the construction of any tower anywhere in Canada. All the seismic activity (construction activity) has been planned and reviewed. Have people made mistakes? Sure but everyone does not make the same mistake and Kelowna is not going to slide into the lake. Cranes can and have been assembled and taken down hundreds of times without a problem except for human related issues.
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Ranger67 wrote: Jul 25th, 2021, 12:50 pm You can be assured that the various Engineering Depts. (Geo Tec, Structural, Mec.) and any of the others that feel the need to comment have been engaged and given legally binding opinions on all aspects of the construction of any tower anywhere in Canada. All the seismic activity (construction activity) has been planned and reviewed. Have people made mistakes? Sure but everyone does not make the same mistake and Kelowna is not going to slide into the lake. Cranes can and have been assembled and taken down hundreds of times without a problem except for human related issues.
You can also be assured that, any geodata collected, is currently locked down tight.

As was mentioned above, by another poster, the particular cap pile engineering "technique" being used here to build these monoliths on Kelowna swampland, is somewhat unique to the conditions here.

Most, if not all, of these building are not anchored directly to a hard stratum, and are virtually floating on wooden piles sunk through a water table that extends across Kelowna.

There are volumes written about mistakes made by engineers, who also thought they had the solutions.

Might be worth revisiting this topic after a few years of dropping lake and water table levels; or heaven forbid, a moderate earthquake...

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Terris wrote: Jul 27th, 2021, 10:54 pm
Ranger67 wrote: Jul 25th, 2021, 12:50 pm You can be assured that the various Engineering Depts. (Geo Tec, Structural, Mec.) and any of the others that feel the need to comment have been engaged and given legally binding opinions on all aspects of the construction of any tower anywhere in Canada. All the seismic activity (construction activity) has been planned and reviewed. Have people made mistakes? Sure but everyone does not make the same mistake and Kelowna is not going to slide into the lake. Cranes can and have been assembled and taken down hundreds of times without a problem except for human related issues.
You can also be assured that, any geodata collected, is currently locked down tight.

As was mentioned above, by another poster, the particular cap pile engineering "technique" being used here to build these monoliths on Kelowna swampland, is somewhat. unique to the conditions here.

Most, if not all, of these building are not anchored directly to a hard stratum, and are virtually floating on wooden piles sunk through a water table that extends across Kelowna.

There are volumes written about mistakes made by engineers, who also thought they had the solutions.

Might be worth revisiting this topic after a few years of dropping lake and water table levels; or heaven forbid, a moderate earthquake...

http://www.civildailyinfo.com/img/engin ... dation.jpg
Unique conditions here are you kidding? have you never left kelowna before? Never gone to the coast? Or any other coastal city, theres nothing unique about conditions here that make it anymore challenging than other parts of the world.
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Just curious…what towers are built on wooden piles?
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Sopa for one.
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featfan wrote: Jul 28th, 2021, 8:57 am Sopa for one.
I seriously doubt that
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Tankur wrote: Jul 24th, 2021, 3:32 pm
I did the plumbing apprenticeship. Problem working for companies in town. None of the journeymen want to teach. None of the companies want to lose
Good workers to school. I was a 2nd year for almost 5 years. I watched a lot come through and only be allowed to do one task. Drill holes. No touching or running any pipe. Until a 3rd or competent 4th year. Ita is a joke.
Well recognized in any trades program that the apprentices get the worst jobs. They consider it "paying your dues". Every journeyman you came across had to go through the same thing themselves. Apprentices are there to make the company money 1st - It's not a charity operation and teaching isn't their job or priority despite what the schools tell you. It's not that they don't want to lose them to school. It's the simple fact that apprentices are flighty as all heck. No company is going to invest in a lot of training for a 1st or 2nd year apprentice who very likely will not end up working for them after graduation. MANY apprentices attend a trades program in the Okanagan, do their apprenticing in the Okanagan - and as soon as they get their journeyman ticket they head up north or elsewhere chasing the big bucks. I don't blame these companies one bit for being reluctant to invest in an apprentice when there's a good chance that investment will go on to benefit some other company.

Honestly - it sounds to me like your expectations weren't rooted in reality.
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We all know the saying
:cuss: goes downhill and payday is on Friday.

My personal version is
:cuss: goes downhill and you ststart at the bottom.
Referring to every new plumber starts at the bottom of the pile.

The same concept works with all trades unless you have a :cuss: coloured nose from day one.
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TylerM4 wrote: Jul 28th, 2021, 9:12 am
Tankur wrote: Jul 24th, 2021, 3:32 pm
I did the plumbing apprenticeship. Problem working for companies in town. None of the journeymen want to teach. None of the companies want to lose
Good workers to school. I was a 2nd year for almost 5 years. I watched a lot come through and only be allowed to do one task. Drill holes. No touching or running any pipe. Until a 3rd or competent 4th year. Ita is a joke.
Well recognized in any trades program that the apprentices get the worst jobs. They consider it "paying your dues". Every journeyman you came across had to go through the same thing themselves. Apprentices are there to make the company money 1st - It's not a charity operation and teaching isn't their job or priority despite what the schools tell you. It's not that they don't want to lose them to school. It's the simple fact that apprentices are flighty as all heck. No company is going to invest in a lot of training for a 1st or 2nd year apprentice who very likely will not end up working for them after graduation. MANY apprentices attend a trades program in the Okanagan, do their apprenticing in the Okanagan - and as soon as they get their journeyman ticket they head up north or elsewhere chasing the big bucks. I don't blame these companies one bit for being reluctant to invest in an apprentice when there's a good chance that investment will go on to benefit some other company.

Honestly - it sounds to me like your expectations weren't rooted in reality.
Its time to go back to unions where training was deemed valuable
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Boosted632 wrote: Jul 28th, 2021, 9:03 am
featfan wrote: Jul 28th, 2021, 8:57 am Sopa for one.
I seriously doubt that
I watched them pounding the trees in the ground.
Do not care if you believe me or not.

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