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Who’s Doing What? Project News Round-Up – buildings, bridges and dealing with lake sediments

CBCL of Halifax has been awarded a contract for the detailed design and tender preparations for replacing the existing 1909 Indian Sluice Bridge in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. he scope of work includes a preliminary study and public...

December 21, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

CBCL of Halifax has been awarded a contract for the detailed design and tender preparations for replacing the existing 1909 Indian Sluice Bridge in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. he scope of work includes a preliminary study and public consultations to determine the best concept for the replacement. Located on Route 308, 10 kilometres south of Tusket, the bridge is the only crossing across the Indian Sluice waterway and provides vital access to Surrette’s and Morris Islands. The existing structure is a single lane structure with a central span of 92 metres and two 46-m Pratt trusses. Floating the central span into place on pontoons using absolute precision was considered a remarkable engineering feat in its time.

Engineers and scientists at Stantec are working to help clean up Victoria Park Lake,  a feature of a popular park in the heart of Kitchener, Ontario. The consultants are developing a test program with the city and the Region of Waterloo to find a use for the sediments from the lake. Approximately 60,000 tons of material need to be removed as part of a series of improvements.

Dessau’s subsidiary LVM is providing quality control and field testing for a new runway that is part of the expansion program at Calgary Airport. The runway will be the longest in Canada at 4.2 kilometres and is designed to handle the world’s largest aircraft such as the A380 and B747-800.

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by MacKay Operating Corp to provide detailed engineering and procurement services for the MacKay River Central Plant Project in the Alberta oilsands.  Located approximately 40 kilometres west of Fort McMurray, the plant will be designed to process 35,000 barrels a day, using a steam-gravity drainage (SAGD) process.

Halcrow Yolles was the structural engineer and Stantec was the mechanical-electrical engineer for Diamond and Schmitt Architects on the recently opened Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre at the University of Ontario Institute for Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa. The 9,300-sq.m centre houses unique engineering programs in different types of energy, including renewables like solar and wind. The $45-million facility officially opened in November. It has a four-storey atrium, lecture theatres, and 12 laboratories.


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