The sustainable growth and vitality of our communities has become an increasingly important issue. Why? Simply because communities are where we live, work, and play. Williams Engineering Canada is positively adding to this debate with design and support services for residential, commercial, and industrial municipal developments.
We provide design and construction assistance to private and public clients. We stand beside our clients, guiding them through the municipal approval, design, and construction phases of a project. At Williams Engineering Canada, we are expert providers of engineering design and construction services for water distribution and wastewater collection systems, treatment and storage facilities, roadways, and stormwater management.
Construction began in March 2011 to build a province-wide two-way radio network for public safety first responder agencies including police, fire, and ambulance. The Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) will help coordinate first responders in the event of emergencies and/or natural disasters, and it will also be used for day-to-day operations. According to the Alberta Government, the goals of this $370 million project are to:
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.
As many Canadians are using email and social media for communicating, what changes does Canada Post need to implement to ensure it continues to meet the demands of Canadians and fulfill its purpose of providing Canadians with world-class postal service? The answer is Canada Post's "Building the Modern Post" initiative.
Williams was part of the team of experts hired by the City of Yellowknife to conduct a feasibility study for the use of warm groundwater for building heating. The groundwater is in the process of filling up the soon to be decommissioned Con Mine, one of the gold mines that put Yellowknife on the map.
As part of Williams Engineering Canada Inc.'s existing relationship with the communities of the Paintearth region, our firm was asked to provide conceptual planning, design, and engineering services for the new County of Paintearth municipal office and planned light industrial/highway commercial sub-division. Williams Engineering produced the conceptual plan for the phased development of the site which at build-out will be home to the municipal office, a truck stop serving the high-load Highway 36 corridor, and 15 Light Industrial/Highway Commercial lots.
The civil team at Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) conducted a study of the existing road system in Dettah, N.W.T., a community of just over 200 people located on the shore of Great Slave Lake. Dettah, previously known as Burnt Point, has been a traditional Dene fish camp for hundreds of years with hunting, trapping and fishing dominating the local economy. In the summer, Dettah is a 27-kilometre drive accessible by an all-weather road from Yellowknife, while in the winter, a six-kilometre ice road across the Yellowknife Bay provides access to Dettah.
As a request from Maverick Equties Inc., Williams Engineering completed the necessary planning design, documents, and approvals, including conceptual servicing for lands located to the west of Stoney Plain in Parkland County, Alberta, legally known as NE-3-53-1-W5M.
Williams Engineering Canada has been providing Lacombe County with general engineering services for the design, tendering, contract administration, and construction services of delineation illumination at the intersection of Highway 20 and Aspelund Road.
The Horn Hill Solid Waste Transfer Station is located 10 km south of the City of Red Deer in Red Deer county on an extensively landscaped 8 ha. The site includes a scale and scale house, pesticide container recycling building, household hazardous waste building, household recycled goods area, and a 1,250 m2 transfer building that includes an office and shop.
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).
As part of the site design, a storm pond was designed adjacent to the McLevin building and parking area. The pond was designed to catch and hold stormwater runoff from the site. The site will be landscaped as an aesthetic feature of the site but will also act as fire water storage for an adjacent fire hydrant.
Meadows Community Recreation Centre and Meadows Library is a 20,900-square-metre facility which includes an aquatic complex, twin-sheet ice arena, a gymnasium, a two-level fitness area with an indoor track, community multipurpose rooms, and a 1400-square-metre branch library for the Edmonton Public Library. Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) was selected to provide mechanical, electrical and civil consulting engineering services to this $91 million facility. The building is targeting LEED® Silver certification as mandated by the City of Edmonton.
Williams Engineering Canada has provided a range of multi-disciplinary services, including structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering to MasterBUILT Hotels from the start-up stage through to the construction phase of each project. To date, Williams Engineering Canada has been involved in the design of four new Microtel Hotels located in Fort McMurray A.B., Whitecourt, A.B.; Fort St. John, B.C., and Kitimat, B.C. Three of the four hotels are now under construction with spring / summer 2015 projected opening dates.
The recent population explosion in Alberta has necessitated rapid expansion of local infrastructure. Schools to support the demographic bulge promised by a young community are absolutely necessary to the future success of the province. In order to plan ahead and ensure Alberta’s children are given every opportunity to excel, 18 new schools were constructed in the province’s two most populous cities, Edmonton and Calgary.
Situated just off of Queen Elizabeth #2 Highway in Blackfalds, Alberta, is the prime location for the placement of a 600+ residential lot subdivision known as Panorama Estates. Our firm stepped into the already active project to effectively provide a smooth transition in the areas of planning, engineering design, and construction services.
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.
Canada’s first outdoor wheeled gravity ride, the Skyline Luge, gives Calgarians and visitors to the city of Calgary a taste of what it’s actually like for Olympic luge athletes to race down a luge track. Located at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, the Skyline Luge is an exciting summer family attraction that runs next to the famous Winsport Olympic luge path and is the longest track of its kind in the world. The track stretches nearly 2 kilometres in length and twists and turns through a 100 metre elevation change.
The City of Yellowknife's Somba K'e Civic Plaza is a prominent landmark in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and is located next door to City Hall. An alluring attraction for visitors, this plaza features an amphitheater with a view across from the scenic Frame Lake, a maintenance support building, sculptural areas, and a large green space. Williams Engineering Canada is very proud to have taken part in the structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering aspects of this project for Nadji Architects.
Located on the southwest side of Edmonton, Alberta, the Steppes Office Campus represents a step forward in sustainable site design. Certified to BOMA BESt Level Four, BOMA’s highest rating for a sustainable building, and winner of BOMA’s 2012 Earth Award, the Steppes Business Campus embodies a “green” building design. The campus showcases nearly 7,000 m2 of premium class A commercial space that spans across two buildings on a three acre site.
The Scenic Estates Residential Subdivision located in the county of Stettler, Alberta is a lakeside community perfectly situated for families and individuals with an active lifestyle who want a peaceful home or seasonal residence away from the city.
Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) provided Suncor with design services to construct a new operational complex in Fort McMurray, comprised of an office building, lube warehouse and truck shop. WEC assessed the priority items, which included research and confirmation of the lube system. Specific requirements and timelines for permitting were established with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. This facilitated the submission of the development and building permits, and enabled completion of a detailed project schedule.
The Village of Alix water reservoir and distribution pump house required upgrading to meet the stain of population growth in the village. It was determined that during peak hour flow conditions, both existing distribution pumps could not meet the current and future expected demands. This left the pump station without standby distribution pumping capacity.
WEC is committed to giving back to the communities in which we live, work, and play. Corporately and individually we volunteer our time, money, and expertise to numerous local not-for-profit organizations, causes, and foundations. That is why WEC was inspired to become involved and support the SPCA’s goal of building a new animal shelter in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.