University of Ottawa STEM Complex
HCM installed a 36,000 SF shoring system for the new STEM Complex at the University of Ottawa. To reduce the shoring schedule during the harsh Ottawa winter, HCM deployed double crews, 24 hours a day for both vertical drilling and anchor installation. Constant adaptation to the soil conditions was needed due to the presence of soft clays, cobbley till, and flowing sands. Multiple freeze-thaw cycles made for challenging site conditions requiring proficient site communication to ensure a productive and safe jobsite. RWH Engineering Inc. produced an efficient shoring solution and by self-performing the precision monitoring allowed for the design to be verified closely with the excavation procedures. In-house engineering support also ensured there was no downtime caused by unforeseen conditions or site issues.
HCM worked alongside the other contractors to expedite the project to the bottom of the 17 meter deep site in 3 months.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Customer: R.W. Tomlinson Ltd