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65 Lillian Street Condominium Building

65 Lillian Street Condominium Building

Value Engineering Work on this jobsite included the excavation support system for a new condominium building located on 65 Lillian Street in Toronto, Ontario. HC Matcon used soldier piles and shotcrete lagging shoring (SPLS) with soil nails to support the excavation of an approximately 30-foot deep underground parking garage. One challenge of this project was

HC Matcon - Twinning of the West Trunk Sanitary Sewer

Twinning of the West Trunk Sanitary Sewer

This project includes the installation of a deep trunk sanitary sewer within bedrock under Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga. HCM together with RWH Engineering proposed an innovative and economical design and construction process for shoring the manholes and access shafts using caisson compression rings. Challenges that had to be dealt with included designing the compression ring to

St. Catharine’s Exit Shaft

St. Catharine’s Exit Shaft

This project consisted of an exit shaft that was completed in one day and consisted of an innovative drilled shaft option completed at a fraction of the cost of the entry shaft constructed which took several weeks. The top 12-15′ of soil was a soft clay requiring a top liner for soil retention. HCM provided Baiocco

Dufferin Mall

Dufferin Mall

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Dufferin Mall Pedestrian Tunnel This renovation project includes the challenge of constructing a 10ft wide by 12ft deep pedestrian tunnel inside an active mall. HCM together with RWH Engineering proposed an innovative design and construction process to accomplish this endeavor with very limited working space and tricky access issues. The construction involves: • Shotcrete shoring

Alloa Feedermain

This project involved installation of 3 watertight caisson wall shafts. Two rectangular secant pile wall shaft approx 12m deep and one 6m diameter compression ring shaft approx 7m deep. In order to achieve the tight tolerance needed to ensure the shafts were in fact watertight the use of a guide wall was implemented. The guide

Mount Royal University Conservatory

Mount Royal University Conservatory

Mount Royal University Conservatory Design considerations for the foundations were similar to previous projects in the area, with installation of approx. 220 cast-in-place belled piles. The project design team for structural & geotechnical engineering consisted of local firms of Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. & Thurber Engineering Ltd. The need for the new addition to a

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital – New Tower Expansion

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital – New Tower Expansion

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Medicine Hat Regional Hospital – New Tower Expansion The Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services (AHS) have broken ground on this project, which will renovate and expand the hospital to improve patient services and reduce wait times. When complete, the $200-million redevelopment will expand available ambulatory care space and will allow more space for