Over the course of 2020, the Society received engineered construction drawings, Stability Book, and construction estimate(s).
The Stability Book contains of extensive data pertaining to the facility design and size, with buoyancy, stability and weather characteristics incorporated, which must be calculated and ultimately flotation certified by a naval architect.
This was a year of decision making as construction costs were very fluid, given the volatility of rising construction material prices in 2020. Thus far, the Society has received 3 ever increasing estimates.
Geographic analysis of missions the past decade reaffirms Sicamous is ideally situated for a Rescue Base.
The Society approached Mayor and Council seeking their assistance in determining a viable location to site our Rescue Base as it is completed and floated. Council asked their staff to work alongside the Society, for which we are very grateful.