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.

Innovative Piling Solutions tackled a project that was tight on both time and space, devising a customized piling solution that met construction deadlines despite the intervention of Old Man Winter

By Lisa Gordon

Time. It’s the one ingredient that was extremely scarce during the foundation construction phase for the University of Saskatchewan’s cutting edge Collaborative Science Research Building (CSRB).

In fact, the timeline for constructing the foundation of the $63 million, 91,000-square-foot research facility in the fall of 2016 was so tight that construction meetings were held every 12 hours to ensure the work stayed on track.

Building a water intake structure on a remote Alberta river during winter provided some interesting challenges for construction crews from Formula Contractors Ltd.

By Mark Halsall

Deep foundation work, when it’s done in isolated northern locations in the deepest cold of harsh Canadian winters, can be an ordeal. Sometimes, though, it can be even more challenging when the weather isn’t cold enough.

That was the case for the Little Smokey River Water Intake Project near Fox Lake, Alta.

Doublestar Drilling helps PCL Construction reduce high-volume traffic in Saskatoon

Supplied by Doublestar Drilling

Doublestar Drilling was awarded the City of Saskatoon Interchange, Stone Columns Project by PCL Construction. These interchanges will help reduce the current high-volume traffic in these areas. Several alternatives were evaluated during project pursuit and the design team ultimately elected to proceed with the embankment stabilization through the use of compacted stone columns.

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