One of our Calgary projects wins Award of Excellence for Design Innovation

The Alberta Ministry of Transportation awarded the 12th Street South East Bridge Replacement project team with the 2018 Award of Excellence for Design Innovation. The team team included Westpro - A division of Pomerleau, CH2M (now Jacobs), The City of Calgary, Parsons, Rapid Span, Lafarge, RJ Watson Inc., and GOAL Engineering.

The annual Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation recognize the innovative people and organizations in Alberta who plan, design, construct, operate or maintain a roadway, transit service or related initiative. Recipients of the 2018 Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation represent the diversity and expertisefound in all areas of the province of Alberta.

The Ministry explained,"The project team’s solution was to use full-depth, full-width, precast concrete deck panels connected through reinforced ultra high-performance concrete joints. This approach drastically reduced the volume of cast-in-place concrete and associated formwork to be performed over the river."

This innovative and award-winning solution is the first of its kind designed for a multi-span, vehicular bridge in Alberta. As the general contractor, we are honoured to be part of the successful implementation of this project.