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MMM Group is the consulting engineer for the new Philip Overpass under construction south of West 1st Street in North Vancouver. The $30-million overpass project is part of the North Shore Trade Area and is intended to decrease traffic...

December 2, 2014   Canadian Consulting Engineer

MMM Group is the consulting engineer for the new Philip Overpass under construction south of West 1st Street in North Vancouver. The $30-million overpass project is part of the North Shore Trade Area and is intended to decrease traffic congestion by eliminating an at-grade rail crossing. It allows longer trains to pass through the area and will improve traffic flow for up to 3,500 vehicles per day. The overpass crosses the rail tracks at Philip Avenue with a loop ramp on the south side and a straight ramp on the north side.

A new teaching facility annd residence for 740 students at Centennial College in Toronto has broken ground and is set to open in September 2016. The eight-storey gateway building at the Progress campus in Scarborough will house Centennial’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts. It will have kitchen labs, classrooms and teaching restaurant on the ground floor. A conference and banquet centre for 425 is on the top floor, and the student residences are arranged around a courtyard garden. The $85-million, 353,000-sq.ft. building is being designed for LEED certification by Diamond Schmitt Architects, with structural engineering by Read Jones Christoffersen and mechanical-electrical by Able Engineering.

Associated Engineering is partnering with CIMA+ as the owner’s engineer to develop the North Commuter Parkway in Saskatoon. The $220 million project consists of 9.3 kilometres of arterial four-to-six lane roads and a 400 metre long six-lane river bridge. The parkway will provide commuter connections across the South Saskatchewan River between residential areas in the city’s northeast and the downtown core and Marquis Industrial area.

Hatch is designing engineering services for the final design of the Keeyask Generating Station now under construction 180 kilometers northeast of Thompson in Manitoba. The station, located at the head of Stephens Lake on the Nelson River, is being developed by the Keeyask Hydro Limited Partnership, a venture between four First Nations and Manitoba Hydro. Hatch’s scope of work includes developing 3D data-centric models, specifications and construction drawings for the 695-MW powerhouse, spillways and cofferdam. They’re also doing engineering for earthfill dams that total 2.4 kilometres in length and two dykes that total over 22 kilometres. Hatch has been involved in the project development for 25 years.


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