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ENERGY ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (EEEL) BUILDING GROUNDS

The new EEEL building at the University of Calgary is considered one of the most innovative buildings on campus, both inside and out. The exterior grounds have been designed to incorporate geological formations and other stone features to represent different types of rock, recreating an…

LOW LEVEL ROAD EXPANSION

As international trade continues to grow in British Columbia, Port Metro Vancouver is embarking on several large-scale projects to meet the requirements of the increased goods flowing in and out of the Port. As part of their growth plans, Port Metro Vancouver required additional train tracks to…

SOUTHEAST ANTHONY HENDAY DRIVE

In January of 2005, Alberta Transportation awarded the province’s first significant Public/Private Partnership (P3) project for construction of the southeast portion of the Anthony Henday Drive ring road around the City of Edmonton. The project involved construction of approximately 11 km of…

EARL BALES PARK AREA - EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESS

A new stormwater management pond was developed in the valley lands of the West Don River, east of the existing Earl Bales Park. The pond, which is 3.2 ha and two to three meters in depth, is considered to be the largest one in Ontario and ranks as one of the largest in Canada. The pond is…

TROUTBROOKE DRIVE SLOPE STABILIZATION

Nine single family residential structures along Troutbrooke Drive were backing onto the crest of an eroding slope which forms part of Downsview Dells Park in Toronto, Ontario. In addressing erosion on the slope, the Toronto Region Conservation Authority required 1,500 m2 of an…

HURON ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Huron Road underwent improvements between Strasburg Road and Fischer-Hallman Road which included widening the road from two to four lanes, the addition of left turn lanes, medians at intersections and a three metre multi-use trail…

WALMART SUPERCENTRE GRADE SEPARATION

SmartCentres, Canada’s largest developer and operator of unenclosed shopping centres, was developing over 117,000 square-feet of commercial retail space in Mission, BC. The 9.22-acre shopping centre, anchored by a 95,000 square-foot Walmart Supercentre, is situated on the south-west corner of…

PORT MANN / HIGHWAY 1 IMPROVEMENT

The Port Mann/Highway 1 improvement is a $2.5 billion project which included the construction of the new Port Mann Bridge, widening of Highway 1, replacing nine highway interchanges and improving safety. The project spanned a distance of approximately 37 kilometres from Vancouver to…

NORTHEAST STONEY TRAIL

Northeast Stoney Trail (NEST) is a 21 km section of Calgary’s ring road which extends from Deerfoot Trail, south to 17th Avenue SE. The project included design and construction of a four and six lane highway, 23 bridge structures and six interchanges, including one major interchange at…

NICOMEKL RIVER BRIDGE CROSSING

The City of Langley undertook the replacement and expansion of the Nicomekl Bridge which is part of the Fraser Highway. The design build project included replacing the existing two lane wooden bridge (constructed in the 1960’s) with a new four lane bridge, constructed out of concrete and…

TREPANIER SUBDIVISION DEVELOPMENT

Trepanier Island View Development is a subdivision in the heart of Peachland, British Columbia, a small community located on the shore of the Okanagan Lake, surrounded by orchards, vineyards, and valleys…

ALASKA HIGHWAY ROADSIDE STABILIZATION

Since the Alaska Highway was first constructed during World War II, it continues to require repairs and maintenance along its approximate 2,000 kilometer length. Nilex was contacted to design a Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) solution to reinforce a deteriorating section of the highway’s…

COLD LAKE LEMING FIELD PAD

Imperial Oil was developing an area for the Leming Field Pad Y32. They implemented a mega-pad approach which allows for multiple wells to be drilled from a single surface location. This would result in efficient resource recovery, reduced development costs and improved economics…

JAMES SNOW PARKWAY

The James Snow Parkway Expansion Project between Regional Road 25 and Boston Church Road included the widening of the existing two lane road to a four lane urban street and the construction of an overpass structure to accommodate the Canadian National Railway line…

GLENMORE TRAIL

In the summer of 2005, construction began on the GE5 (Glenmore, Elbow, 5th Street) project. This was the largest project undertaken by the City of Calgary in its history. The project featured 16,000 m2 of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall…

LANDFILL EXPANSION WITH REINFORCED WALLS

The Campbell River Landfill on Vancouver Island, the only landfill in the region, was nearing its maximum capacity, as it waits for a nearby landfill to begin construction in 2017. In need of a solution to extend the life of the Campbell River Landfill for an additional three years, Nilex was…

TEMPORARY BRIDGE OVER ROGERS CREEK

Rogers Creek flows under Highway 4A through a culvert that is undersized for the amount and size of debris that often travels down the creek. British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is replacing the road and culvert with a new 44-meter long single span steel girder…

STONEY CREEK ROAD STABILIZATION

When it was discovered that an old wooden crib wall on Stoney Creek Road, just outside of Vanderhoof, British Columbia, was deteriorating, Nilex was asked by the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation to propose a technically sound solution to replace it. The weakening wall, made of…

SOUTH FRASER PERIMETER ROAD (SFPR)

South Fraser Perimeter Road in Metro Vancouver, also called Highway 17, is a new four-lane highway along the Fraser River, connecting southwest Delta to North Surrey. Nilex assisted in the design and onsite installation of sections of this 40 km-long road and supplied multiple products for its…

SOUTHEAST STONEY TRAIL

Southeast Stoney Trail was Alberta’s largest P3 highway project at the time of construction. It forms a key part of Calgary’s ring road, and required many Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls with a custom architectural finish…

TROUTBROOKE DRIVE SLOPE STABILIZATION

Nine single family residential structures along Troutbrooke Drive were backing onto the crest of an eroding slope which forms part of Downsview Dells Park in Toronto, Ontario. In addressing erosion on the slope, the Toronto Region Conservation Authority required 1,500 m2 of an…

OTTAWA LRT CONFEDERATION LINE MSE WALL SOLUTIONS

The City of Ottawa was looking for a cost-effective solution — with a quick install — for multiple locations along the transit line where grade changes were required, but aesthetic results were constrained by overall project budget…

YOHO NATIONAL PARK TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY WILDLIFE OVERPASS

Built in the 1950’s, the Trans-Canada highway required upgrading to move traffic safely through the park, reduce wildlife mortality, and ensure wildlife migration from one side of the highway to the other for genetic diversity. Therefore, it was determined that a wildlife overpass was…

EAGLE GOLD CRUSHER WALLS

Victoria Gold’s Dublin Gulch property is approximately 85 km NE of Mayo, Yukon. The Dublin Gulch claim block lays within the Tintina Gold Belt and hosts the flagship Eagle Gold deposit as well as multiple other targets at various stages of development…