“Poor conditions can lead to life losses and millions in unplanned expenditures.” – Saar Dickman, Dynamic Infrastructure co-founder and CEO
Company News Round-Up: Crosstown LRT, Scarborough RT extension, Ford plant decommissioning, an international water award and a New York investors’ day
Two major contracts have been awarded to engineering companies for Toronto transit projects this month. On June 9 Metrolinx announced that it had awarded the project to design, finance, construct and maintain the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project to Crosslinx Transit…
Five-year plan almost triples the government’s current annual budget, which is good news for engineers in construction.
The extraordinary structural engineering involved in expanding Toronto’s Union Station using a “dig down” approach is unprecedented in Canada. The lead structural engineer explains what is involved.
Engineers are finding new design tools to make space for bikeways on our roads to make things safe for everyone.
As an undergraduate I took a course in the history of western architecture which included studying how cities were formed. We reviewed the superbly rational, orthogonal plans of Ancient Greek and Roman cities and compared them with the higgledy-piggledy way…
Engineering reviews recommend a complete reset of the project management.
Presentation given to CTBUH meeting shows complex challenges of planning new transit routes to coincide with dense urban development.
Toronto’s Museum Subway station has been named one of the 10 most beautiful stations in the world by the Guardian newspaper in the U.K. The station, which is close to the Royal Ontario Museum, is a moodily lit space with…
Two Canadian teams are among the nine winners of the just-announced ASHRAE Technology Awards. The awards were given at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago on January 24. One winning project was by Kateri Heon and Pietro Guerra of exp,…
In St. Catharines, southwest Ontario, the Regional Municipality of Niagara is building a new bridge to connect the downtown with the city’s west side.
Ontario has announced it will begin the environmental assessment process for a new high-speed rail line in southwest Ontario. The service would run approximately 370 kilometres between Windsor, London, Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto.
Work is under way on encapsulating a section of the C-Train light rail line that crosses the site of Calgary’s New Central Library. The site is east of City Hall in the emerging East Village, at the intersection of 9th Avenue SE and 3rd Street…
Consulting Engineers of Ontario is rejoicing after Metrolinx adopted qualifications-based selection as its method for selecting an engineer. The decision to use QBS for a multi-level parking structure at the Rutherford GO Station is a pilot…
MMM Group was prime consultant for the Phase 1 development of the New Quito International Airport located in Ecuador, South America.
Located in Jasper National Park, Alberta, the Glacier Skywalk is a thrilling and dramatic structure featuring a 30-m curved glass walkway that extends 35 metres from a cliff face and 280 metres above the Sunwapta Valley. One doesn’t have…
A new multiple space-truss arch bridge crosses the Rideau River in Ottawa. The Strandherd Armstrong Bridge is located south of the airport, connecting the communities of Barrhaven and Riverside south.
At the international border crossing between Canada, the U.S. and the Akwesasne Mohawk Community on Cornwall Island in eastern Ontario, the North Channel Bridge Replacement – Three Nations Crossing replaces an existing high level bridge. The…
South-central Louisiana is now home to the longest cable-stayed bridge within Canada and the United States of America: the 482-m John James Audubon Bridge, which crosses the storied Mississippi River.
The Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project’s onshore works improved 37 kilometres of Trans-Canada Highway 1 between Vancouver and Langley, B.C.
In the resort town of Banff in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the Bow River Bridge and Utility Crossing is an iconic timber bridge.
Ontario is launching a green bond program in the coming weeks, making it the first government in Canada to do so. Green bonds were pioneered by the World Bank in 2008 as a tool to raise capital for environmental projects.
Politicians were on hand on September 8 to open a GO Transit bus facility near Highway 404 in East Gwillimbury, northeast of Toronto. A design-build project of Buttcon, the facility has storage for 36 buses and service bays for fuelling,…
Three teams have been shortlisted out of five contenders for the job of designing and constructing the new bypass around Regina in Saskatchewan.
Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne announced this week that applications were open for a $100-million new Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund.
Metrolinx has selected Hatch Mott MacDonald to provide technical consultant services for the re-signalling of the Union Station rail corridor and the provision of a new control system for the entire GO Transit rail network.
Canada’s Minister of Transportation, Lisa Raitt, says the Canadian government will proceed with building the Detroit River International Crossing even if the U.S. government fails to pay its $250-million share.
A new bridge across the Rideau River in the south end of Ottawa was being hailed as a landmark at its opening on Saturday, July 12.