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Building a water intake structure on a remote Alberta river during winter provided some interesting challenges for construction crews from Formula Contractors Ltd.

By Mark Halsall

Deep foundation work, when it’s done in isolated northern locations in the deepest cold of harsh Canadian winters, can be an ordeal. Sometimes, though, it can be even more challenging when the weather isn’t cold enough.

That was the case for the Little Smokey River Water Intake Project near Fox Lake, Alta.

Doublestar Drilling helps PCL Construction reduce high-volume traffic in Saskatoon

Supplied by Doublestar Drilling

Doublestar Drilling was awarded the City of Saskatoon Interchange, Stone Columns Project by PCL Construction. These interchanges will help reduce the current high-volume traffic in these areas. Several alternatives were evaluated during project pursuit and the design team ultimately elected to proceed with the embankment stabilization through the use of compacted stone columns.

Deep Foundations Contractors recently drilled one of the deepest large-diameter caissons ever installed in Ontario for the Crosstown Light Rail Transit Project

By Lisa Kopochinski

Toronto-based Deep Foundations Contractors has received prestigious awards since its founding in 1971, from the local Toronto Construction Association to the Canadian Construction Association and the International Association of Foundation Drilling. The company can now add another achievement to its long list of accolades.

New equipment helps Alva Construction drastically cut time to complete project component

By Kim Biggar

As part of a project to replace a deteriorated wharf at the Little Dover small-craft harbour in Guysborough County, N.S., Alva Construction was required to install 272 fender piles. This work was undertaken upon completion of construction of a new hybrid cribwork and timber pile fishing wharf with a cast-in-place concrete deck, as one of the final components

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