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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

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

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

Grand House

Grand House

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

Niagara Biosolids Facility - Inside Pit

Niagara Biosolids Facility – Inside Pit

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A Shotcrete Solution to a Difficult Problem Work to the existing Biosolids Facility required the installation of deep pits and foundations for proposed processing equipment. Due to the tight confines of the site and the proximity of exterior walls, columns and footings, the use of a traditional soldier pile and lagging system was not feasible.

Wal-Mart Micropiles

Wal-Mart Micropiles

Overcoming Poorly Engineered Fill This project solved a very difficult problem for Buttcon and Walmart Canada, with the new footings settling on a poorly done engineered fill. The previous winter had frozen some of the fill, and footing settlements of up to 3 inches were on-going as the steel was erected. HC Matcon mobilized a

Smith Residence

Smith Residence

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Toronto's First Permanent Soil Nail Wall This project involved a hillside lot and a high end home in Toronto. The installation was the first permanent soil nail wall used in Toronto. Micro piles were used to support a cantilever canopy on one level and HC Matcon completed the full excavation, shoring and footings as a