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Company News Round-Up – HDR/iTRANS, NORR, Tetra Tech, AECOM

HDR/iTRANS is providing transit and transportation planning, as well as design services for expansions to the GO train and bus station terminals that are part of the Bramalea Gateway Hub in Brampton, near Toronto. By 2031 the hub is forecasted...


HDR/iTRANS is providing transit and transportation planning, as well as design services for expansions to the GO train and bus station terminals that are part of the Bramalea Gateway Hub in Brampton, near Toronto. By 2031 the hub is forecasted to increase its peak morning boarding traffic by 360%. HDR/iTRANS has also been selected to provide environmental assessment and preliminary design services for eight highway intersections in south central Ontario. The Ministry of Ontario is considering roundabouts at seven of the eight intersections.

NORR has been engaged to design the new South West Detention Centre in Windsor, Ontario. NORR is part of the Forum Social Infrastructure Consortium  that was awarded the project. The new maximum security prison will hold 315 adult male and female inmates.

Wardrop, a Tetra Tech Company, completed a positive preliminary assessment for the Pebble Copper-Gold-Molybdenum project in southwest Alaska for Northern Dynasty. The preliminary assessment found Pebble could potentially produce 53 billion lbs. of copper, 50 million oz. gold, and 2.8 billion lbs. of molybdenum over 78 years, while developing just 55% of the known mineral resource.

Giffels and NORR have won a design-build contract for the Waterfront Building for Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley. The new bulding is on a riverside site close to downtown Pembroke and will have 100,000 square feet on four floors, and includes automotive and nursing simulation labs.

AECOM has completed the detailed design phase for the $782-million light rail extension project in Edmonton, and in April was awarded another $32.5-million contract for a two-mile extension of the line to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. AECOM has also won a contract from the Alberta Ministry of Transportation for the design and construction of the Highway 2 Twinning project at Peace River. The project includes design and staged construction for a new bridge over the Peace River.