The Dundas St. Bridge consists of five – 200ft. spans approximately 150ft. above 16 Mile Creek in Oakville, Ontario. While installing the second phase of this twin bridge, Western adopted a new method of installing the precast concrete girders, allowing for less equipment on site and a more economical approach to the project overall.
For the GO Transit’s Lakeshore West corridor (West Toronto, Ontario), track time has become more precious than ever as it handles more than 60,000 commuters every working day. With increasing ridership, GO transit planned to add a third track to the corridor. A potential bottleneck to the expansion was the Credit River Bridge, but Western… Read more »
Western lifted the 328 tonnes Skybridge, which now connects the two tallest buildings in the Concord Cityplace development ‘Parade’ in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Billed as the world’s highest residence on a bridge, the structure was lifted from the ground to the 33rd to 36th floor using strand jacks housed in the penthouse of each building…. Read more »
The Canadian Forces CF-5 Freedom Fighter was ordered by the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1968 as a tactical support aircraft in Canada, as well as being committed to NATO’s northern flank as a rapid deployment force. The 7.87m wingspan aircraft has a maximum speed of 1,575km/h and range of 1,400km. After 27 years of… Read more »
Western worked with the City of Burlington, CN Rail and other contractors to complete one of the largest ever bridge hydraulic jacking projects in Canada. The bridge in question weighed approximately 5 million pounds and was installed over a Thanksgiving weekend with minimal disruption to train and roadway traffic. In order to reduce friction forces… Read more »
Western completed the critical lift planning for 16 components, which were placed on the 11th floor of the Bridgepoint Hospital Expansion in Toronto, Ontario; 54m (177ft) above grade. The planning was for a 550 ton hydraulic crane with 179 ft of boom, 161 ft of jib extension and a Mega Wing configuration. The critical lifts… Read more »
Western performed the offload from a barge and installation of a 464,000 lbs Steam Turbine and a 293,000 lbs Generator in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario using a gantry and strandjacks. The installation portion of this project was completed in three days including setup and teardown.
Western was hired to provide complete turnkey services for the construction of a standalone water and waste water treatment plant for the Snow Valley Highlands residential development just outside of Barrie, Ontario. The project consists of a well pump house feeding water to the centre from over 1 km away to a treatment, testing and… Read more »
This project involved the erection of a new pumphouse in the place of an existing outdated pumphouse. It included a new standby diesel generator, commissioning of an additional well and replacement of all piping and instrumentation. A key aspect of the project was the existing pumphouse needed to remain in operation during construction to serve… Read more »
Western was hired as part of a design build team to provide the complete installation for all trades of two 1 Mega Watt power generation units at the Halton Region Landfill. The work included the installation of a 5000Amp, 600Volt service and switchgear. As well Western installed and connected all auxiliary gas treatment, instrumentation and… Read more »