Project of the year


Calgary's West Light Rail Transit (LRT) Stations project is the Top Project in the Civil-Over $50 Million category. The project involves the construction of six stations, including the first elevated station in the city and the first underground station.

CANA Construction, the general contractor on this portion of the design-build project (awarded to SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and its other partners), says construction involved the use of numerous advanced products and techniques. Of note was the use of a Kalzip copper roofing system on five stations, which offers high performance and low maintenance.

Innovative construction techniques included the specialty design and construction of structural steel sand jacks used to support pre-tensioned girders during concrete pouring.

Key players on the project include Gibbs Gage Architects, Read Jones Christoffersen Consulting Engineers and Wiebe Forest Engineering Ltd. (part of SNC-Lavalin).

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