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Infrastructure and buildings win at Ontario Concrete Awards

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By: Andrew Snook
2012-12-04

The Ontario Concrete Awards took place on November 28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during Construct Canada. They honoured innovative concrete-related design and construction projects across the province, with consulting engineering firms listed as part of the winning teams.

Following are the award-winners:

 

Infrastructure:

West Don Lands Storm Water Conveyance System, Toronto

Owners: Waterfront Toronto and Toronto Water – City of Toronto

Tunneling contractor: C & M McNally Engineering

Engineer of record: R.V. Anderson Associates

General contractor: Eastern Construction

The massive $167-million infrastructure project showcases a variety of concrete construction techniques, including: pre-cast, cast-in-place, post tensioned, reinforced and un-reinforced concrete.

 

Structural Design Innovation:

Whitemans Creek Bridge, Brantford

Owner: Ministry of Transportation Ontario – West Region

Engineer of record: Delcan

General contractor: Dufferin Construction., A division of Holcim (Canada)

The bridge is a 40-m, single span steel plate girder structure with 225-mm thick concrete deck. The project’s combination of accelerated bridge construction, ultra high performance concrete and fibre reinforced polymer reinforcing allowed for a durable and quick construction. 

 

Mid to High Rise Residential:

Toronto International Film Festival

Owner: King and John Festival Corporation

Forming contractor: C.I.P. Group

Engineer of record: Jablonsky, Ast and Partners

Architect of record: Kirkor Architects & Planners

Design Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg

General contractor: The Daniels Corp.

Construction manager: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

The building has 42-above ground storeys, six underground parking levels and 458 suites. Its features include The Bell Lightbox, a five-storey podium building equipped with five cinemas, two galleries, two restaurants, exhibition space and festival staff office space for more than 200 TIFF employees.

 

Institutional Building:

CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Hamilton

Owner: McMaster Innovation Park

Engineer of record: Read Jones Christoffersen

Architect of record: Diamond Schmitt

General contractor: EllisDon

Forming contractor: RES 2000 Structures

This project is LEED Platinum registered. Its features include: machine shop facilities, teaching space, labs, classrooms, tutorial study area, secure storage space, materials testing facility, administrative space, and lounges and meeting space.

 

Architectural Merit:

Rotman School of Management Expansion, Toronto.

Owner: Governing Council of the University of Toronto

Engineer of record: Yolles, A CH2M HILL Co.

Architect of record: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg

General contractor: Eastern Construction

This LEED Silver certified project's features include: cantilever feature stairs, architecturally exposed concrete, circular AEC columns and the central core extends the full height of the building.

 

Architectural Hardscape:

Scholars’ Green Park, Mississauga

Owner: City of Mississauga

Architects of record: gh3, Terraplan Landscape Architects Ltd.

General contractor: Aldershot Landscape Contractors

The park brings together Sheridan College and the surrounding community. It was built incorporating sustainable materials and green technologies into many of its features.

 

Specialty Concrete Applications:

Maple Leaf Gardens Remodernization, Toronto

Owners: Loblaw Properties Limited, Ryerson University

Engineer of record: exp Services Inc.

Architects of record: Turner Fleischer, BBB

General contractor: Buttcon Ltd.

Forming contractor: Hardrock Forming Co.

Dufferin Concrete supplied 17,000 cu. m. of ready mix concrete for this project, including 37 different mixes for the various required applications.

 

Material Development & Innovation:

Whole Foods Market, Square One, Mississauga

Owner: Whole Foods Market

Engineer of record: exp Services

Architect of record: Petroff Partnership

General contractor: B.M.I. Construction

The 45,000-sq.-ft.grocery store includes a polished, low shrinkage architectural concrete showcasing exposed, decorative specialty aggregate at the surface.

 

Sustainable Concrete Construction:

New Carlisle Street Parking Facility, St. Catharines

Owner: City of St. Catharines

Engineer of record: Halsall Associates

Architect of record: Macdonald Zuberec Ensslen

General contractor: Bondfield Construction

The LEED Silver targeted, seven-storey, 600-vehicle parking structure has 11,759 cu. m. of concrete. Features include rainwater harvesting, a bicycle parkade, a pedestrian skywalk connection, passive ventilation and motion activated LED lighting.

 

Specialty Concrete Products:

Courtney Park & Kennedy Road Lane Improvement, Mississauga

Owner: City of Mississauga – Transportation & Works Department

Material testing engineers: Coffey Geotechnics, Davroc Testing Laboratories Inc.

General contractor: Royal Ready Construction

Material suppliers: Royal Ready-Mix

The project was an innovative example of concrete pavements being used to address significant pavement performance issues in a short period of time. Macro-synthetic fibres were used in the concrete mix design, which has the potential to reduce the cross-section thickness of the pavement.

To read the full project description of each award winner, click here:

Andrew Snook is the assistant editor of On-Site Magazine.

 

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CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Hamilton, winner in the institutional buildings category of the Ontario Concrete Awards.
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