Qay’llnagaay concrete test results due Monday

  • Oct. 29, 2004 6:00 p.m.

Bob York is holding his breath until Monday.
On Monday, the Qay’llnagaay Centre contractor will get the results back on the 70 concrete cores that were sent to a lab in Vancouver for testing. Depending on the results, it may be necessary to tear out and replace sections of the already-hardened concrete that was poured during the summer. Mr. York acknowledges that the task would be difficult. “But it’s not something that we can’t deal with,” he said.
“There’s a lot of fear right now,” said Mr. York, the general contractor and site superintendent. “Everyone [in the Skidegate and Queen Charlotte area] is really worried – but I want people to know that we haven’t stopped working, and we are not going to abandon it.”
Mr. York refused to speculate on what the problem could have been, although he did say it affected the strength of the overall foundations. “We don’t know at this point,” he said, “just some guess work.”
“We’ll fix it – whatever we have to do,” said Mr. York.
Meanwhile, work continues at the museum end of the centre , where he says there is no problem with the cement.

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