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Currie Barracks Residential Development

Currie Barracks Residential Development

HCM was contracted to provide the design and installation of shoring system for a multi-family condo development in the Currie Barracks area SW Calgary. Conventional cantilever pile and timber lagging shoring system was used to support the excavation for the foundation wall along 50% of the perimeter of the entire building footprint. Most of the shoring was offset from the foundation wall and the remaining portion was used as a blind form for the concrete formworks. This was determined by the presence of the City of Calgary Utility Right of Way (URW) and the close proximity to the property line at the areas that required shoring. The depth of excavation varied from 4-5 metres below grade. The shoring was regularly monitored by an HCM field engineer in order to detect any unusual movement and/or anomalies which may occur in early stages of the excavation. If movement had occurred, an alternate design solution consisting of an internal raker bracing was prepared at early stages of the shoring design. This provided the owner/developer with significant cost savings as the shoring showed negligible movement for the duration of the excavation.


HCM completed this project on schedule and according to the planned stages of the progress requirements determined by the General Contractor.

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Customer: Lear Construction Management

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