Canadian Consulting Engineer

What’s on the Workbooks – HDR

The Toronto Transit Commission has awarded three major contracts to HDR/iTRANS. One is a 10-year TTC Easier Ac...

August 3, 2010   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The Toronto Transit Commission has awarded three major contracts to HDR/iTRANS. One is a 10-year TTC Easier Access Station Accessibility program to make the city’s 40 subway stations accessible to the physically handicapped. Another contract is the Toronto Downtown Rapid Transit Expansion Study that will examine the need and alternatives for commuter rail, light rail transit and streetcar networks, with the first phase scheduled to be complete by 2011. The third project is called TTC Value Engineering Consulting Services, and entails multiple value engineering assignments for Toronto’s $17.5 billion rapid transit program. HDR is a U.S. firm based in Omaha that has 14 offices in Canada
AMEC has been selected to provide services for Terrane Metals’ Mount Milligan copper-gold mine project in British Columbia. The Mount Milligan project will cost $915 million and located 150 kilometres northwest of Prince George. It will be a 60,000 tonnes-per day copper flotation process plant, tailings storage facility, and 92 kilometres of electric power transmission. AMEC is in a 50:50 joint venture with Fluor as the British Columbia Mining Joint Venture (BCMJV) to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the project.
SNC-Lavalin of Montreal will be designing the McGill University Health Centre’s new 220,000-sq.m Glen Campus. Along with Innisfree Ltd. as McGill Health Infrastructure Group (MHIG), SNC-Lavalin has a 34-year agreement to design, build, finance and maintain the new complex that will accommodate 25 departments and is due to be completed in 2014.
SNC-Lavalin has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract to design and build a four-lane, 4 kilometre section of an expressway linking Winnipeg to the James A. Richardson International Airport and the Perimeter Highway. The $14-million contract is part of the CentrePort Canada Way, a 10 kilometre corridor in Northwest Winnipeg scheduled to be open in 2014.
BMT Group Fleet Technology is helping the Elgin Military Museum of St. Thomas, Ontario move HMCS Ojibwa, a decommissioned submarine, from its current location in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to Ontario. The “Oberon” Class decommissioned submarine is to become a museum and learning center, and sites are being evaluated on Lake Erie. BMT Group Fleet Technology is the project manager and is examining the submarine’s condition and investigating possible sites.
NORR of Toronto and SNC-Lavalin are both on the Integrated Team Solutions consortium that is prequalified for a project to build a new courthouse in St. Thomas, Ontario. Two other teams are also shortlisted for the project, which will be constructed on Wellington Street on the site of the historic Elgin County Courthouse. The historic structure will be incorporated into the new building.

 


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