Difficult But Not Impossible The Grand House is a student designed and constructed co-operative housing project located in Cambridge, Ontario. It has won awards and is a landmark building. Due to the topography of the site, limited access, and constructibility concerns, specialized foundation members were required. Conventional footings and caissons were not feasible given the
The future Bow building, located in Calgary, Alberta Canada, is an innovation in both architectural and shoring design. At 58 stories and with a footprint of two city blocks, The Bow will be the largest building in Canada west of Toronto. It will be an impressive addition to the Calgary skyline and will serve to
Shotcrete Reduces Costs for Owner The St. Joseph's Health Centre is adding a new Our Lady of Mercy wing complete with three levels of underground parking. HC Matcon was responsible for: installing the approximately 20,000 square feet of zero clearance shotcrete and caisson wall to be used as a back form for the foundation walls.
Complex Shoring Requires Innovative Design Work on this site involved the supply and installation of caissons, underpinning, rock anchors, as well as both traditional soldier pile and lagging and shotcrete shoring systems. Shoring designs were required to incorporate work next to the existing CN passenger rail tracks and the historical heritage buildings being developed into