CONCREATE USL LTD. - NEWS EMPLOYEE PROFILE USL Group of Companies Underground Services (1983) Ltd. USL NEWS DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF STEEL GIRDER ConCreate USL Ltd. BRIDGE, HWY 679 OVER THE SOUTH HEART RIVER, ALBERTA Constructions ConCreate Ltée. PROJECT DATE: June - October 2004 Concrete Solutions Inc. PROJECT LOCATION: High Prairie, Alberta Geo-Foundations Contractors Inc. PROJECT OWNER: Alberta Transportation PROJECT MANAGER: Larry Tremere Precision Contracting Services Inc. PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Larry Tremere/Kevin Shattler INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL We are committed to “DOING IT BETTER” PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR: Garry Gracher PROJECT ENGINEER: AMEC Infrastructure Limited PROFESSIONALS IN CONCRETE REHABILITATION, SPECIALTY WORKS AND GENERAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SUMMARY: VOLUME 29 PUBLISHED QUARTERLY JUNE 2004 On April 23, 2004 ConCreate USL Ltd. SPECIALTIES INCLUDE: was awarded the contract for the demoli- CONCRETE REHABILITATION OF: AQUEDUCTS, BRIDGES, DAMS, TUNNELS, PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE tion and construction of a new steel girder PARKING GARAGES, RESERVOIRS AND SILOS bridge on Highway 679 over the South KERRY HAYES EXPANSION JOINT SYSTEMS: WABOCRETE AND JEENE With the ﬁrst half of the year behind us, the staff Heart River near High Prairie, Alberta. ACCOUNTANT SHOTCRETE: WET AND DRY METHODS of USL ﬁnds itself very busy in the midst of the The project will involve construction of a PRESSURE GROUTING: CEMENTITIOUS, CHEMICAL AND construction high season. Our crews are once detour road and temporary bridge, removal Kerry Hayes has been employed BITUMEN again located from one end of the province to the of the existing bridge, construction of a with USL Group of Companies in WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS: HOT RUBBERIZED AND THIN ELAS- the Accounting Department for the TOMERIC other working at a steady pace to complete our on- new 44m long steel girder bridge with a DRILLING & ANCHORING: DIAMOND AND ROTARY PERCUSSION hand work in a timely and safe manner. ConCreate cast-in-place deck, installation of perma- past eight years. Kerry is originally CONSTRUCTION OF POST-TENSIONED RESERVOIRS: PRELOAD DESIGN SYSTEMS USL Ltd. has its crews working up north on the nent erosion controls and re-construction from New Carlisle, Quebec and has of approximately 500 meters of roadway. Hwy 679 over South Heart River known Gordon and Dawn Tozer Alaska Hwy as well as in Newfoundland with the and family for many years. She has CITY OF HAMILTON CONTRACT # PW-03-20(H) KING STREET construction of a design build tank. With the nice years of accounting experience hav- BRIDGE OVER SPENCER CREEK BRIDGE REPAIRS weather upon us, our crews are forging ahead on a The construction of the detour road and ing worked for thirteen years in the installation of three 80 foot long tem- day-to-day basis to meet the challenges that each Scotia bank in New Carlisle. She PROJECT DATE: October 2003 – March 2004 porary bridges is scheduled to begin in new project brings. moved to Orangeville, Ontario in PROJECT LOCATION: Dundas, Ontario mid June followed by the removal of the 1996 with her husband, Bradley, and PROJECT OWNER: The City of Hamilton existing bridge. The construction of the sons, Ryan and Cody. Kerry’s son PROJECT MANAGER: Nick Giacalone Spencer new bridge will involve installation of Ryan, a university student, has spent PROJECT FOREMAN: Borje McKinnon Creek steel H piles, casting of two abutments, his summers over the past two years Waterway installation of 4-single span WF steel working for USL on various job sites. PROJECT SUMMARY: girders, forming and pouring of silica Kerry spends much of her spare time fume concrete deck and integral back in the cheering section of her son, The original contract work for the rehabilitation of the Spencer Creek walls using our Gomaco C-450 deck Cody’s, hockey games. Bridge included the repair of the existing concrete railings and local repair ﬁnisher, installation of steel PL-2 bridge Kerry is a very important member of of the existing beams, to be completed before Christmas. Inﬂuenced by rail, and casting of approach slabs. the accounting team at USL and is USL design proposals; the ﬁnal scope of work included two new concrete highly regarded by her peers. beams, a new sidewalk, and new parapet walls with aluminum railing. North side of existing bridge approximate location of The additional work carried over the winter months through record cold detour road and temporary bridge spells in early January. The weather provided some challenges but USL Upon completion of the bridge structure ap- MISSION STATEMENT USL Group of Companies staff was up to the task. The contract value tripled with the additional proximately 500 meters of the roadway will 135 Commercial Road, Bolton (Toronto) On- work. At job end the City was extremely pleased with the ﬁnal product be reconstructed, paved and new approach The employees of tario, L7E 1R6, CANADA and look forward to working with USL in the future. guardrail installed. Permanent erosion con- Tel: (905) 857-6962, (800) 363-7580 trols consisting of rip rap, gabion baskets, and USL Group of Companies Fax: (905) 857-0175, (905) 857-9656 soil covering will be put in place followed by undertake to: Montreal: Tel.: (514) 335-0412 seeding and the planting of seedlings along - work safely, Calgary: Tel.: (403) 295-9355 the river bank. - work together as a team, Acton: (519) 853-3216 Due to the sensitive environmental project Amherst, NY, USA: Tel.: (716) 831-9926 - be patient with and considerate requirements, a detailed Environmental Con- E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org of fellow workers, struction Operation Plan has been developed email@example.com to comply with all contractual conditions and - go the distance - when firstname.lastname@example.org permits issued by the Department of Fisher- accepting a task, to ﬁnish it, email@example.com Web sites: http://www.usl-1983.com ies and Oceans, Navigable Waters Protection - maintain the highest quality http://www.precisioncontracting.ca Act, Public Lands and Alberta Sustainable of workmanship, http://www.geo-foundations.com Resources Development. - maintain a positive attitude, The girders are scheduled to be delivered and If you have any ideas or special projects you would - keep an open mind, and, like to see proﬁled, or mentioned in the newsletter, erected in early August with project comple- please contact Karen at 905-857-6962 and we will tion by October 31, 2004. - be ﬂexible to change Sidewalk Resteel New Cast in Place Beam Formwork try to accommodate you. UNDERGROU ON S CON CES 19 R ) LTD NEW G E O - F O U N D A T IN D S E R V IT R A C(T O8 3S I N C . . N E W SS UNDERGROUND SERVICES (1983) LTD. NEWS INSTALLATION OF MICROPILES AT AMBULATORY CARE CENTRE CITY OF HAMILTON CONTRACT # PW-04-04(BR) - CLAREMONT ACCESS CREDIT VALLEY HOSPITAL, MISSISSAUGA RAMP TO 5TH STREET-BRIDGE DECK REPLACEMENT, HAMILTON, ON PROJECT DATE: April – October 2004 Existing PROJECT DATE: July 2003 - March 2004 PROJECT LOCATION: Hamilton, Ontario Bridge PROJECT LOCATION: Mississauga, ON PROJECT OWNER: City of Hamilton PROJECT OWNER: Credit Valley Hospital PROJECT MANAGER: Robert Coulombe PROJECT MANAGER: Jim Bruce PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Derek Martin PROJECT FOREMAN: Gerry Kingsbury PROJECT SUPERVISOR: Paul McKinnon PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR: Paul Berry PROJECT SUMMARY: PROJECT SUMMARY: The complete overall length of the structure USL is currently commissioned is 165m. USL looks forward to meeting the The brand new Carlo Fidani Peel Regional to complete the removal and challenges of this unusual project. Cancer Centre and Ambulatory Care Cen- placement of the WEST 5th/Cla- tre at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga remont Access Ramp located in will soon include 3 new levels of parking the City of Hamilton. The struc- built on top of the existing 3-level P1 ture has twin structural steel box elevated parking structure. Enabling this Loading test- girders supporting a concrete ing to 1750 deck which is to be replaced with future vertical expansion, work to fortify kN using an selected existing framing and deep foun- “Caltite” Waterproof Concrete. instrumented dations was completed during periods of sacriﬁcial test Placement of the new “Caltite” activity between August 2003 and March pile Waterproof Concrete will be completed in 5 pours. 2004. This is a 3 span structure with a Foundation upgrading consisted of con- The purpose of the test program was Production micropiling was completed in spiral ramp. In addition, it has a struction of 92 micropiles – a total of to determine the ultimate geotechnical just 6 weeks, with some of the work occur- changing slope, varying from 3% 32 tension/compression micropiles to bond available in the till using sacri- ring at night to accommodate garage trafﬁc. Exposing Steel Box Girders Removals and Placement of Road Protection to 8% over a 61m distance. support 8 expanded grade beams, and 60 ﬁcial test piles loaded to geotechnical After standing down to allow the general pre-loaded compression micropiles to aug- failure. To this end, an instrumented contractor time for pile cap construction, PRECISION CONTRACTING SERVICES INC. NEWS ment the existing capacity of 13 column- test pile, complete with oversized GFC forces returned to complete pre-load- INDOOR WATER PARK, AMERICANA RESORT, NIAGARA FALLS, ON supporting caissons. Geo-Foundations’ reinforcing and a purposely shortened ing and subsequent post-grouting of the 60 scope for this project included the design bond socket, was tested in compres- caisson-augmenting micropiles. Pre-load- PROJECT DATE: December 2003 – April 2004 of micropiles and pile caps, and construc- sion to its eventual limit state of 1791 ing was speciﬁed as a means of ensuring a PROJECT LOCATION: Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario tion of all micropiles, including a detailed kN applied compression. Sacriﬁcial more harmonious load share between the PROJECT OWNER: Americana Resort pre-production load testing program to tension piles used to anchor the test existing caissons (under stress from 2 ﬂoors PROJECT MANAGER: Chris Campbell determine micropile-speciﬁc geotechnical frame were also monitored during load of above-ground parking since 1987) and PROJECT SUPERVISOR: Jude Gallibois parameters. testing, and later loaded individually the new micropiles when the additional lev- PROJECT SUMMARY: The site is underlain by a ﬁlled-in glacial to failure in separate tests, in order to els of parking are built. The highest loaded valley – micropiles at the west end of the corroborate the results gleaned from micropile was designed for a working load garage are socketed entirely in shale, while the compression pile testing. in compression of 1200 kN. The magnitude micropiles at the east end of the garage are of pre-loading varied from 104 kN to 225 kN per micropile. Low Head- room Micropile Construction at “Ontario Merit” - Pool of the Year Column A-4 The indoor park will have several pools, water slides, and climbing features. PCS is installing the reinforcing steel, concrete placement and ﬁnishing of all the pools and surrounding decks. The pools being built are as follows: a wave generating pool, a landing pool for the slides, a shallow tot pool, clover- shaped spa pool and basketball pool. All pool bases are poured conventionally, with Shotcrete for Pool and Stamped Patio the walls being formed with wet shotcrete. PCS is working with the owners After a month of shutdown due to the cold temperatures, PCS is on incorporating PCS’s stamped concrete patterns as a potential ﬁnish on now ramping up to complete the remainder of this project. Previ- the pool walls. PCS will also be forming and shotcreting several waterfall ously, PCS completed all the footings and the foundation walls for features to appear like rock formations for two of the pools. A large part of Pile cap reinforcement in place ready for concrete-each micropile the new indoor water park being added to the Americana Resort in this project is still to be completed and coordination with the other trades on is dressed with ducting and tension rods to enable pre-loading Niagara Falls (approx. 17,000 sq. ft.). site will be one of the biggest challenges.