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Making the Change in Regional Construction

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Making the Change in Regional Construction

There is little doubt that the world has changed.  But in the Caribbean, ever prone to storms and tremors, our world constantly evolves.

That is, in many ways, the definition of the CMS Group.

Our sense of innovation and ongoing efforts to pioneer better technology and engineering to address the age old problems of erosion, deterioration, instability and sometimes, just poor science, is what makes our learning curve steep and our sense of detail acute.

We take pride in knowing what we are doing, being well versed in how we do it and having a clear vision of the outcome.

We've successfully incorporated social distancing and general health protocols of COVID-19 with our deployment of crews, site organisation and pace of our projects.  

Being organised is how we get things done.

There can be unexpected and undesirable surprises in construction. We specialise in turn key and design and build contracts, taking the unknown out of construction budgets and programs.

Our work is rooted in reliable foundations
for durable construction projects throughout our islands.

We maintain this approach, with well chosen materials, finishes and innovative solutions, installed by our construction teams. Our crew members are constantly aware of time, pace, frugal use of materials and an abiding focus on the timely completion of every project.

Doing things once and well is always our goal.

This is especially true of our core work, DIP and sheet piling, which are the most cost-effective, durable and efficient manner in which to block erosion, stabilise and anchor foundations, whether they be coastal installations or inland, amongst variable soils and water sources.

All of our work makes a difference.  That’s the way we like it.

Old logic assumed that creating buffers against the elements was the best policy.
Too often our clients are stuck in a cycle of mitigation, throwing good money after bad.
We at CMS group look for the underlying problem to establish a solution, applying active intervention rather than mitigation.

We work with the environment, not against it; by deflecting and redirecting energy. Employing detailed analysis of the existing physical and chemical parameters to find lasting solutions which do not negatively impact the environment we're seeking to conserve.

The scale of our work is never an issue.

From dredging commercial ports in Castries harbour, to installing foundations for corporate buildings in Guyana, or luxury hotels in St. Kitts or St. Lucia, even re-nourishing beaches near the Pitons and creating beach saving groins in Turks and Caicos, we always rise to the occasion. 

On the other hand no job is too small and often the solution lies in the detail; we find small scale solutions using appropriate technology and materials.

The environment and construction are able to coexist to maintain beauty and nature,
while developing and strengthening the region's safeguards and protections.
By working smarter, we can achieve the necessary balance.

We are proud of our approach and as we expand our operations into many new and much larger projects; more imminent deadlines and post COVID renewals, across the region,
we stay focused on strengthening the construction sector and the way we do business,
for a durable future. 

We invite you to review our work,
then
 speak with our specialists.


Making the Change in Regional Construction
There is little doubt that the world has changed and at The CMS Group, we are making the change in Regional Construction smarter with a positive impact.
Re-opening Construction Sites
The CMS Group work in many places throughout the Caribbean. Construction sites, closed due to COVID-19, are slowly reopening with new protocols.
Foundation Piling for St Lucia Distillers

CMS is in the final stages of completing the installation of 336 “dry-driven” Ductile Iron Piles to an average depth of 45 meters as the foundation of two new Rum Storage Warehouses at the Distillery site in Roseau, St Lucia.

Tanker moorings for St Lucia Distillers
CMS is in process of installing two heavy duty mooring bollards on Roseau Beach to improve the safety of mooring molasses tankers delivering to the Distillery.
Emerald Point Groyne TCI

CMDB recently completed the Emerald Point groyne in Providenciales, TCI.  The 600ft long terminal groyne was constructed to prevent coastal erosion of beach assets.  

Salacia House TCI

Salacia House, a beach front property in the Turks and Caicos Islands, required a revetment to reduce coastal erosion and enhanced beach access.

CMS Bathymetric Survey IGY Marina

CMS carried out a Bathymetric Survey for the channel entrance of IGY Marina, Rodney Bay, St Lucia.

Repairs to the RO intake Le Sport

Repairs to the submerged Reverse Osmosis, or 'RO' intake, which supplies seawater to the desalination system at Le Sport Hotel, St Lucia.

Sand and more for Glenconner Beach

Supply of sand for beach enhancement and concrete access road and jetty construction, for Glenconner Beach, Soufriere, St Lucia.

Timber Dock Marigot Bay

Construction of a timber dock in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia, using timber piles and decking.

Funicular Lift at Oasis Marigot

Reconstruction of the funicular lift, from Marigot Beach Club to Oasis Marigot Villas. The lift travels from 40ft., to 200ft. above sea level.

Le Sport Walkway and Mooring Anchor

Construction of a concrete walkway on top of existing stone groyne, leading to a Mooring Anchor at Le Sport Hotel, St. Lucia.

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Re-opening Construction Sites

Re-opening Construction Sites
The CMS Group work in many different territories
throughout the Caribbean.

Due to COVID-19 Protocols, these construction sites have been on lock down.

As the quarantine initiatives are lifted by various governments, the industry must comply, in most cases, with health and safety requirements, which now include increased regulations for sanitisation and social distancing, to minimise contagion and facilitate awareness at the high risk point of re-opening.  

Companies must supply detailed descriptions of the following:

  1. Transportation to Site
    Driver in front, operator and labourer in back of truck.
  2. PPE on site
    Coveralls, hi visibility vests, safety boots, hard hats, safety goggles, masks and gloves.
  3. HSE provisions
    site toilet blocks, with potable water and washing facilities.
  4. Safe working distances
    Staffing requirement for each construction process, with deployment of staff at appropriate distancing.
  5. Personal health flowchart
    Explained to each employee and inquired on a daily basis.
  6. Site safety induction and Covid-19 awareness and mitigation discussion
    Daily reminders of critical protocol.
  7. Site register.
    Controlling site visits and employee tracking, to reduce potential contagion and assist tracing if an outbreak occurs.


    ​Prior to production, mandatory discussions are to be held on site safety with assembled employees, with a particular focus on social distancing and sanitation, site and equipment operations, personal hygiene, health related declarations and social responsibility.

The CMS Group utilises multiple disciplines across trades and equipment, to achieve its specialised work objectives. The process is often similar, but no two jobs are the same.

Our methodology has always consisted of established teams and responsibilities, work systems and procedures for each stage of production.  Our speciality engineering and construction work depends on it.  These details are now enhanced with distancing protocols and sanitisation, on a per site basis, always cognisant of the critical need for staff safety, while meeting site and client standards and requirements.

Understanding and implementing this ‘new normal’ is key to effective construction site management and maintaining a ‘new’ momentum to get the job done. 

As we re-open our sites locally, our compliance with new building protocols and a precise sense of planning, will enable us to move our work forward, for eager clients who wish to regenerate their investments, while observing safety during this time of high risk.

In the coming days our sites in other territories will be fully compliant with local government protocols, as well as our continued high standards of efficiency, to meet the re-opening process.

Below, we have published the Personal Health Flowchart used as guidelines to all site personnel in the event of illness and suspected presence of COVID-19.


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Foundation Piling for St Lucia Distillers

PROJECTS 
Foundation Piling for Rum Cellars
St. Lucia Distillers.

CMSCS is in the process of installing the foundation piling for St. Lucia Distillers new rum cellars.  The cellars are being built to house the thousands of barrels full of the precious liquid, as it is carefully aged.

The buildings have to be earthquake and hurricane proof so that the ageing process is not disturbed and although the buildings are single storey, the barrels of rum stacked on shelves floor to ceiling make them incredibly heavy and each building requires 168 driven DIP piles at between 50 and 20m in length, will be required for this construction which includes tensile pile testing prior to the beginning of building construction.  

Once completed the piles are dynamically tested to verify their axial capacity in compression and then full scale load testing is carried out, to verify their capacity in tension and ensure that the design criteria are met.

The decision to utilise DIP Plugin&Drive® foundation piling is a cost effective, quickly installed and highly reliable solution, when building completion time impacts on company expansion.


Making the Change in Regional Construction
There is little doubt that the world has changed and at The CMS Group, we are making the change in Regional Construction smarter with a positive impact.
Re-opening Construction Sites
The CMS Group work in many places throughout the Caribbean. Construction sites, closed due to COVID-19, are slowly reopening with new protocols.
Foundation Piling for St Lucia Distillers

CMS is in the final stages of completing the installation of 336 “dry-driven” Ductile Iron Piles to an average depth of 45 meters as the foundation of two new Rum Storage Warehouses at the Distillery site in Roseau, St Lucia.

Tanker moorings for St Lucia Distillers
CMS is in process of installing two heavy duty mooring bollards on Roseau Beach to improve the safety of mooring molasses tankers delivering to the Distillery.
Emerald Point Groyne TCI

CMDB recently completed the Emerald Point groyne in Providenciales, TCI.  The 600ft long terminal groyne was constructed to prevent coastal erosion of beach assets.  

Salacia House TCI

Salacia House, a beach front property in the Turks and Caicos Islands, required a revetment to reduce coastal erosion and enhanced beach access.

CMS Bathymetric Survey IGY Marina

CMS carried out a Bathymetric Survey for the channel entrance of IGY Marina, Rodney Bay, St Lucia.

Repairs to the RO intake Le Sport

Repairs to the submerged Reverse Osmosis, or 'RO' intake, which supplies seawater to the desalination system at Le Sport Hotel, St Lucia.

Sand and more for Glenconner Beach

Supply of sand for beach enhancement and concrete access road and jetty construction, for Glenconner Beach, Soufriere, St Lucia.

Timber Dock Marigot Bay

Construction of a timber dock in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia, using timber piles and decking.

Funicular Lift at Oasis Marigot

Reconstruction of the funicular lift, from Marigot Beach Club to Oasis Marigot Villas. The lift travels from 40ft., to 200ft. above sea level.

Le Sport Walkway and Mooring Anchor

Construction of a concrete walkway on top of existing stone groyne, leading to a Mooring Anchor at Le Sport Hotel, St. Lucia.