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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

Centre 10

Centre 10

Centre 10 Two attempts had been made by others to build two high-rise condo towers on the site of the former Gaslight Square retail strip at 10th Ave and 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta. Centron, a developer, decided to buy it and changed the concept to a single building, mixed-use office retail development. The site

The Fuse at Evolution

The Fuse at Evolution

The Fuse at Evolution Following years of planning by the City of Calgary, construction on the anticipated East Village Development has started. The proud owners of the first land deal in EV in over a decade have committed to building about 700,000 sq. ft. of mixed-use residential property starting with The Fuse at Evolution. HCM

Canada Post Micropiles

Canada Post Micropiles

No Emissions, No Problem The Canada Post McKnight Mail Processing Centre Expansion project involved the installation of micropiles to support a renovation within the facility in northeast Calgary, Alberta. As the project was undertaken in an active mail processing facility, the execution presented a number of challenges. Due to the nature of the building, HCM

Prince Albert Water Treatment Plant

Prince Albert Water Treatment Plant

 Saskatchewan: Overcoming the Deep Freeze This excavation shoring project was HCM Contractor's first project in the Saskatchewan construction market and facilitated the expansion of the working water treatment plant in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. There were plenty of challenges during construction: The site had a small footprint and limited access for equipment Wall design required tieback

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

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