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Currie Reservoir - Continuous Caisson Wall

Currie Reservoir – Continuous Caisson Wall

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Increased Safety: We Used Horizontal H-Piles This project is a part of a large upgrade to the Currie Reservoir in southwest Calgary, Alberta. The project included the installation of a caisson wall as well as horizontal shoring and underpinning. The purpose of the installation of the caisson wall was to provide support for the existing

Currie Reservoir

Currie Reservoir

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Horizontal Underpinning This project consisted of an interlocking secant pile wall, combined with horizontal underpinning to accommodate a new connection to a pump house at the Currie reservoir in Calgary. The interlocking secant pile wall (caisson wall) allows for an accelerated construction schedule as it eliminates the ground loss that is present with the use

Graham Residence

Graham Residence

 Residential Shoring: Complex Design Requires Innovation A retaining wall was required to accommodate the architectural design for a private residence. The site topography presented the General Contractor (Builder) with the challenging task of constructing a retaining wall structure into a steep hill on a residential lot in the Mount Royal area of Calgary, Alberta. To

CN Malton GO Station

CN Malton GO Station

Challenge: Build While Trains Are Running Work on the Malton GO Station in Toronto, Ontario includes improvements such as new walkways and a tunnel for pedestrian access to new platforms. HC Matcon's scope of work, includes: 37 caissons at 30-inch diameter, and an approximately 25-foot deep shoring system with strand anchors. The pile and caisson

Credit Valley Hospital

Credit Valley Hospital

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Alternative to Save Time and Money The Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario is undergoing a massive expansion and renovation. HC Matcon was brought in to undertake the shoring, underpinning, and caissons for this construction. The majority of the work included the drilling and installation of 222 concrete caissons, ranging between 24- and 84-inches in

TTC Wilson Complex Modification

TTC Wilson Complex Modification

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Engineering Solutions The Toronto Transit Commission will be purchasing all new subway cars in the near future, creating the requirement of larger maintenance carhouses. The original contract drawings employed caisson wall, soldier piles and lagging, and conventional concrete underpinning for the earthwork specifications related to our field of work. HC Matcon proposed an alternative engineered

St. Joseph's Healthcare Redevelopment Project

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Redevelopment Project

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Unique Soil Conditions The future location for this tower is located immediately adjacent to the emergency wing of the existing St. Joseph's hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. HCM is a recognized shoring contractor that will take on many challenges relating to foundation design. On this particular project, HCM took on the tasks of: shotcrete shoring caissons

EEEL University of Calgary

EEEL University of Calgary

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Zero Ground Loss This project followed shortly after finishing the Taylor Family Digital Library project, which was in close proximity to this site on the same campus. Design considerations for the foundations were almost identical to the previous project, with the installation of approximately 175 cast-in-place belled piles. Again, this new building was a result