We are pleased to present the winners of the Ontario Concrete Awards. Please click on the individual project links below for specific project information or click on the award brochure thumbnail to download the full awards brochure.
Kirkor has designed an impressive high rise that will most definitely bring variety tothe skyline. Great care was taken to incorporate architecturally finished concrete into these exposed columns, ceilings and floors.
The main structural system is a conventional cast-in-place concrete flat slab system with shear walls to resist lateral loads. This choice enabled the design team to minimize the depth of the structure and allowed the new building to tie into the existing Vanier Hall floor-to-floor heights and still ensure sufficient ceiling spaces for services.
The long cantilever spans required to meet the architectural and site requirements demanded a structural solution that would allow for an efficient and economical use of materials. A fully prestressed cantilever concrete slab proved to be a fitting solution to the structural demands, as it makes use of the entire cross section to resist the applied forces.
MTO analysis has established that concrete pavement is very cost competitive on heavily trafficked freeways, where the alternative asphalt design is thick. Concrete pavement also improves life-cycle costs, especially with escalating asphalt prices.
The development incorporates a unique combination of contemporary design features and interpretive elements from traditional Islamic architecture. The level of quality, workmanship and materials demanded is extremely high.
Dufferin Concrte designed and made three very different types of concrete for the tunnel. ‘Shotcrete’ is sprayed onto the tunnel walls immediately after Big Becky passes. This stabilizes the rock to provide temporary support for the tunnel wall until the liner concrete is cast. Tunnel Liner concrete for the cast in place walls, and Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC) to fill the voids of the over break of loose rock.
The new Bridgeport Health is a state-of-the-art concrete building that has been designed to meet the specialized care needs of people with complex chronic disease and disability. Architectural details, textures and finishes de-emphasize the feeling of being in an institution and instead offer comfort and provide an appropriate human scale and a feeling of intimacy.