CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL
Civil and environmental infrastructure plays a fundamental role in human health and in fostering the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the communities in which we live and work. The facilities, designs, and systems within civil infrastructure are often ones we think very little about – until something goes wrong. While they may not be as glamorous as a skyscraper, these infrastructure components are not only needed, they form the base on which all other developments can flourish. Our design services for our private and public sector clients includes everything associated with sewer, water, stormwater management, roadway, as well as solid and hazardous waste. Our work in the County of Paintearth No. 18, located in Alberta, demonstrates how civil and environmental infrastructure is near and dear to Williams Engineering Canada. We can address, manage, and design for the liabilities and risks as well as technical and environmental issues associated with, and resulting from, community growth and development. Williams Engineering Canada brings its environmental commitment to every project, offering clients the best in sustainability and “greening” solutions.
This project involved overlaying approximately 5,000 tonnes of asphalt concrete pavement within Red Deer County. A section of the overlays was undertaken in the busy Gasoline Alley industrial subdivision area near the city of Red Deer. The County of Red Deer required the expertise to identify areas that required deep strengthening within their road network. The areas of importance were the industrial subdivisions. The heavy truck traffic that is generated shortens the life of a roadway if it was not designed for the heavy truck traffic.
Williams Engineering Canada Inc. undertook detailed design and construction management for the realignment of Bunt Lake Trail and Poplar Ridge Road. The north-south legs of the Burnt Lake Trail were off-set by 5 m (east to west). This was becoming a serious concern due to increased traffic associated with a rise in industrial and commercial usage in the area. Williams Engineering redesigned the intersection to accommodate heavy truck traffic and improve the flow of vehicles through the Burnt Lake Trail Industrial Park.
Williams Engineering was retained to conduct Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) at four specific locations in the Northwest Territories. The Purpose of the Phase II ESAs was to identify any potential environment liabilities and concerns at the subject site and the adjacent properties.
Specifically, the Phase II ESAs were focused on the following buildings:
- Old Chief Albert Wright School; Tulita
- De Cho Hall; Fort Simpson
- The Leisure Lounge; Fort Smith
- The Old Weigh Scale; Enterprise
The Hamlet of Kugluktuk draws its water from the Coppermine River about 2.5 km upstream from the Coronation Gulf. Numerous issues have been reported with the water system over the years including chronic excessive turbidity, seasonal salt water intrusion, sand and silt build-up around the intake pipe, the need for a new intake pump house (instability of the riverbank lead to damage of the intake pump house and pipe), and sufficient water storage. Many of these issues are interrelated (i.e., intake sedimentation affecting water quality).
Williams Engineering Canada was retained to provide preliminary engineering, detailed design, tendering services, construction management services, and post construction services for the grading improvements of Ribstone Road (approximately 15 km in length). This project has been designed and awarded for construction to commence. It is anticipated that the construction of this roadway be completed in the Spring of 2010.