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Projects

  • Toronto’s Port Lands

    The site’s potential has long sat unrealized and under threat by flooding, and the ambitious Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project seeks to fix all that

    By Paul Adair

     

    Located at the mouth of the Don River, Toronto’s Port Lands was created over decades by infilling what was once one of the largest wetlands on Lake Ontario. The area is one of the largest underdeveloped stretches of downtown waterfront in North America; long considered undevelopable due to its vulnerability to flooding from extreme weather events brought on by climate change.

  • Turncot Interchange

    REVITALIZING A MAJOR MONTREAL TRANSPORTATION NODE IS "A HUGE 3D PUZZLE"

    By Sarah B. Hood

     

    The Turcot Interchange is the gateway to southwestern Montreal. Since freight and passengers entering the island city by rail or road have a limited choice of routes, more than 300,000 vehicles per day pass through this dense transportation network. It is the connection point for three highways, access to the Champlain Bridge and the ground route to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Montreal’s main rail lines also pass through the area.

  • Up in the Clouds

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    Constructing the Glacier Skywalk

    By Heather Hudson

    The best things in life are rarely exactly the way we imagine them. And the breathtaking Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park is no exception.

    Back in 2010, Brewster Travel Canada put out an Expression of Interest to three construction firms to create a tourist attraction featuring a “cliff-edge pedestrian walkway” snaking its way along the Canadian Rockies.

    Though the initial concepts included cable- supported structures, when Dr. Simon Brown of Read Jones Christoffersen (RJC), a consulting engineering firm, and construction manager Scott Updegrave of PCL Construction Management took a trip up the side of the mountain, they were inspired to create a new design.

    “After seeing what the site had to offer, we changed our minds based on the spectacular scenery,” said Brown. “We didn’t want anything above the viewing place to obstruct the view and we wanted to maximize the excitement of the glass floor element.”

  • Windermere Condo Remediation

    As the only Saskatchewan company capable of extensive high capacity structural remediation, Innovative Piling Solutions used its expertise to salvage a condo building that was sinking fast

    By Lisa Gordon

    Fortunately, complete engineering failures are rare in the construction world.

    But when they do happen, the best remediation plans often call for an innovative approach that identifies how to fix structural problems as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

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