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July 16, 2019 Project of the Week

Project Name: Massey Hall

Company Name: Cintec North America

Project Location: Toronto, Canada

Project Information/Details: Cintec North America announces its reinforcement anchors offer stability and support during the revitalization of Canada’s most renowned concert venue, Massey Hall. As Massey Hall marks its 125th anniversary, a century and a quarter of Canadian history has been stripped bare to be massively restored, not only to recapture the hall’s original sound, but to make sure it will serve audiences for generations to come. This restoration project is proudly supported by Cintec’s anchors. Cintec™ reinforcement anchors can stabilize and strengthen an unreinforced masonry structure without the need for external and internal steel bracing, making them ideal for historical buildings, masonry bridges, monument repair, high rise buildings, retaining walls and harbor walls. Cintec™ reinforcement anchors also withstand freeze-thaw cycles without shrinkage or loss of strength, limiting the threat of Toronto, Ontario weather to the historic structure. The Cintec™ system comprises a steel section in a mesh fabric sleeve, into which a specially developed cementitious grout is injected under low pressure to create both a mechanical and cementitious bond. A simple, easy-to-use system with fast installation and minimal cleanup, the specific reinforcement and anchoring system used for Massey Hall is custom-designed for the project, as are all Cintec projects. For more information about Cintec™ reinforcement anchors, visit cintec.com/reinforcement-anchoring/. For more information about the Massey Hall revitalization, which was recently featured on CBC’s The National program, visit www.masseyhall.com/revitalization/

July 09, 2019 Project of the Week

Project Name: X-Ray Wharf

Company Name: Jacobs

Project Location: Apra Harbor, Guam, Armed Forces Pacific United States

Project Information/Details: Named “one of Guam’s most significant construction projects of 2018” by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the X-Ray Wharf improvements included expanding and strengthening the 742-foot berthing complex at Apra Harbor on Naval Base Guam. Constructed at the end of World War II in support of aid and recovery for western Europe and Japan, X-Ray Wharf is now more than 65 years old, and its north berth, which services the U.S. Navy’s modern cargo ship fleet, needed rehabilitation and modernization. Jacobs served as designer-of-record for the project, providing engineering, design, and construction phase services for the effort that included a new sheet pile bulkhead with tie-back system, dredging and new concrete and AC paving to strengthen the relieving platform area. X-Ray Wharf facilitates safe loading and unloading and critical Navy operations in the Pacific Rim and our cost-effective design improves, strengthens and increases the life span of the wharf, maintaining its ability to reliably serve into the future. The design accounted for the wharf’s new 140-ton mobile crane, as well as challenging geotechnical conditions. The AGC awarded the project its 2018 Construction Risk Partners Build America Award for best new Federal and Heavy New Project. “Our port designers partnered and collaborated with the project contractor, Guam MACC Builders JV and the Navy to successfully deliver this complex project within a tight schedule,” said Jacobs Project Manager Milind Desai. “Our collaborative efforts will not only improve safe and efficient operations but will also ensure X-Ray Wharf’s legacy into the future and this award is a testament to that.” The Build America Awards are AGC’s most prestigious recognition program. A panel of judges, representing all areas of construction, evaluated the submissions and selected the winning projects by assessing their complexity, use of innovative construction techniques and client satisfaction, among other criteria. The awards recognize AGC members for “impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions. These projects, with their vision, scope and grandeur, literally dare to challenge, dare to change the industry and way we build,” said AGC’s Past President, J. Doug Pruitt.

July 02, 2019 Project of the Week

Project Name: Martin Luther King Jr. Park Detention and Water Quality Project

Company Name: Woolpert

Project Location: Columbia, South Carolina United States

Project Information/Details: The city of Columbia, S.C., and Woolpert were honored by the South Carolina American Public Works Association with its 2019 SC APWA Project of the Year Award in the category of Structures/Historical Restoration for their Martin Luther King Jr. Park Detention and Water Quality Project. The project was a collaborative effort between Woolpert water resource engineers and landscape architects, Columbia Engineering and Parks and Recreation department staff, and the community to address routine flooding and water quality issues while improving the appearance and functionality of the park. For the project, the team designed and constructed an off-line dry detention area to assist with stormwater attenuation, increased the overall stormwater storage capacity within the park and provided pollutant trapping within new storage areas. The detention area also was designed to be used as an environmental education area, and a handicap-accessible boardwalk was added to provide park visitors access to Rocky Branch Creek, which runs through the park. “Extreme weather events are part and parcel with living in the Southeast, and mitigating stormwater from them in an environmentally responsible way is what this project is all about,” said Assistant City Manager for Columbia Water Clint Shealy. “As this project shows, building more resilient infrastructure can go hand-in-hand with creating a more aesthetic and livable city.” Woolpert Program Director Hal Clarkson said he was honored to receive the SC APWA award and was pleased with how well the project has been received. “It was important that the design strike a balance between alleviating flooding and creating an engaging destination for the community,” Clarkson said. “With this project, the park regained lost space, water quality improved and people of all mobilities can now enjoy this beautiful site. I’m just proud to be a part of it.” About Woolpert Woolpert is committed to a vision to become the premier architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm, and one of the best companies in the country. It’s a vision we’ve been fine-tuning for decades. It guides our decisions and investments, provides our clients with optimal solutions, and offers our employees unrivaled opportunities. Woolpert is recognized as a Great Place to Work by its employees and is America’s fastest growing AEG firm. With more than a century of experience, close to 1,000 employees and 30 offices, Woolpert supports public, private, federal, and military clients nationally and around the globe. For more information, visit woolpert.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook