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April 11, 2014

Government investigates Windsor parkway walls

The government is conducting a review of the retaining walls along the 11-kilometre Rt. Hon. Herb Gray (formerly Windsor – Essex) Parkway to determine if there are any problems with the “design and construction techniques” of the hundreds of RSS (Retained Soil Systems) pre-cast panels that have gone into building them.

April 8, 2014

Modern concrete gives bridge a second life

From a distance, the Canadian Niagara Power Forebay Bridge in Niagara Falls, Ont. looked as it did when it was completed in 1905.

April 7, 2014

Glass fibre concrete wrap use in construction waiting for a break out role, says expert

Wrapping concrete beams, walls, slabs and columns with a fibre-reinforced polymer or using fibre rods as rebar has proved to increase load capacity and prevent cracking and degradation but breaking the price barrier remains elusive, says one expert.

February 11, 2014

Condo project celebrates Halifax port history

Roland Rom Colthoff of Toronto-based RAW Design doesn’t just want Haligonians to recognize the importance of their shipping port heritage — he wants them to celebrate it.

February 10, 2014

Carpenters’ build massive bridge model for training

A recently constructed model of a concrete and steel girder highway bridge is nothing like the one you might expect to see perched on an engineer’s office desk. This model is big. Really big.

February 7, 2014

Steel truss the heart of Waterloo’s E3

A unique steel truss design is at the heart of Environment 3, the newest building at the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment. The building has garnered LEED Platinum status.

February 3, 2014

Hoggs Hollow bridge steel refurbishment no easy task

It took nearly a decade but the Hoggs Hollow bridge expansion and repair at Highway 401 not only finished a year ahead of schedule, it will pay back the investment for years to come.

January 31, 2014

Seamless steel work at new Hamilton stadium

Erection of the giant Meccano set otherwise known as the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Hamilton Soccer Stadium, aka Tim Hortons Field for football, has moved rather seamlessly since local firm Walters Inc. began fabricating and delivering steel to the site last summer.

January 31, 2014

Structural steel core to Goldring’s strength

While the design of many of Toronto’s recent sporting facility projects relies primarily on the structural strength of reinforced concrete, the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport will rely on 12,000 tonnes of structural steel.

January 28, 2014

History runs deep on Welland bridge rehab

The Welland Main Street Bridge has become an icon of the city of Welland, Ont, instantly recognizable as part of its identity. Designated a historic structure by Heritage Welland, it’s no wonder that Niagara Region, the bridge owner, is lavishing the steel structure with $5.8 million worth of attention.

May 28, 2010

Infrastructure expected to get a boost from tomorrow's federal budget

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says his upcoming federal budget will contain money for "major" infrastructure projects.

May 28, 2010

Don Valley Brick Works project builds upon its legacy of steel

The Evergreen Commons project at Toronto’s Don Valley Brick Works has restored a group of heritage industrial buildings and added a new one — the Centre for Green Cities, a five-storey LEED Platinum office building incorporating a visitor welcome centre, retail and amenity space, administrative offices and program workspace.

May 28, 2010

Major steel joist manufacturers are capable of producing 100-foot joists

Twenty years ago, most steel buildings used 30- to 40-foot-long steel joists and a 60-foot-long joist was considered a long span. Field splicing (bolting and/or welding joists together on site) was required for spans greater than 80 feet up to about five years ago.

May 28, 2010

Steel chosen for structural and aesthetic reasons at Queenston-Lewiston border crossing

You only get one chance to make a first impression and for many people passing through the busy international crossing at Queenston, Ont., the border plaza is the first glimpse of Canada.

May 28, 2010

Building with roofs that become walls throws a curve at architects designing the Iroquois Sports Centre in Whitby

The roof of the Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby, Ont. is as unique as the athletes who will use it.

May 28, 2010

Puttin’ up the Ritz-Carlton not all glamour

Beneath the elegant exterior of Toronto’s first five-star hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, lies a heart of steel.

May 28, 2010

Ottawa announces start of construction for two military projects in Halifax

The federal government has announced the start of construction on two military projects in Halifax.

May 28, 2010

Clear span trusses at Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara may set a new record

The 250-foot-long clear span trusses in the 82,000-square-foot main convention hall of the recently completed $70-million Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ont. may be the longest of their kind in the world.

May 28, 2010

Structural steel work nears completion at Telus World of Science centre in Calgary

Structural steel work is rising and near completion on Calgary’s TELUS World of Science, Canada’s first science centre of the twenty-first century and the first purpose-built science centre constructed in more than 25 years.

May 28, 2010

Alberta’s Jasper National Park to feature a steel walkway offering tourists a bird’s eye view

Alberta’s Jasper National Park has plans for a futuristic 400-metre glass and steel bridge to allow tourists and visitors to walk suspended above the Sunwapta Valley and the Columbia Ice Fields.

May 28, 2010

Edmonton’s Air Traffic control tower steel shearwall system proves to be a time saver

Air traffic control towers are usually constructed of cast-in-place concrete but a major steel company is making structural engineers and architects think again.

May 28, 2010

Gigantic steel-framed tent in Kenora, Ontario will provide a year-round events venue

The city of Kenora, Ont. is moving ahead with plans to build a gigantic steel-framed tent to provide a year-round events venue on the city’s harbourfront.

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