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:
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.
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.
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.
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.