The fire hall on Boudreau Road is set to have its 40-year-old windows replaced as the city has published a call for proposals from qualified contractors.
The Boudreau fire station, which was built in 1982, is one of three fire halls in St. Albert.
According to the city's request for proposals (RFP), the city is looking to replace the station's windows as they've reached the end of their expected life cycle.
“The work will consist of selective demolition, cutting and patching, thermal and moisture protection, installation of aluminum windows, and glazing,” the RFP states.
“The section of the building that requires window replacement was constructed around 1983.”
City spokesperson Kristen McWatters said five windows are set to be replaced; however, McWatters was unable to say what the city's budget is for the project.
McWatters also didn't say if issues have arisen because of the 40-year-old windows, such as condensation inside the fire hall or reduced energy efficiency.
The RFP says that “the presence of asbestos containing materials has been confirmed” in the section of the fire hall set to have the windows replaced, meaning that whichever contractor is awarded the contract will be responsible for having an asbestos management plan in place before work begins.
The management plan, the city's RFP says, must include pre-identified measures to protect the health and safety of crew members as well as firefighters and other city staff who work in the fire station, along with an asbestos-containing-material disposal plan.
The material containing asbestos was identified by city staff as “loose-fill insulation” that is “commonly known by its trade name: Zonolite.”
Interested and qualified contractors have until Aug. 24 to submit proposals to the city.