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Civil | B. GOTTARDO CONSTRUCTION LTD. On the Road Again A AN ONTARIO HIGHWAY PROJECT BRIDGES AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE CREEK. BY RUSS GAGER s drivers speed across a bridge over what they see as a stream and maybe a pond, they really don’t think about the effect of that “pond” on their environment and even the water they drink. But Brian Morris, C.E.T., rcca, a project manager for B. Gottardo Construction Ltd., Woodbridge, Ontario, did as he supervised work on the extension of Highway 410 in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb north of Toronto. Approximately 60,000 drivers are expected to use the divided, controlled access freeway daily since it was completed in November to relieve traffic congestion on local roads. “A 90-meter-span bridge is over the Etobicoke Creek, an environmentally sensitive creek with wetlands,” Morris reports. “We weren’t actually working in the creek, just in the flood plain. A pier was built beside the creek with a coffer dam system and some dewatering to keep the excavation dry. “A lot of the water being used for dewatering had to be filtered, so it could be returned to the creek clean,” he explains. “That was ongoing for a couple months during the pier construction. At the same time, an existing pedestrian trail had to be open while building the bridge over the creek. “The highway has its own drainage system,” Morris continues. “All the storm water sewers lead to two large sedimentation ponds, where the water is allowed to settle through a filtering system back into the creek.” noise,” Morris points out. The $50 million project completes the 4-km Highway 410 expansion from Mayfield Road northwest to Highway 10. It includes a new interchange at the Valleywood subdivision and four large structures, one overpass and three underpasses. “Three of the structures involved precast concrete, reinforced earth retaining walls,” Morris notes. “All the concrete structures are 50 MPa, high-performance concrete. We used 60,000 Keep the Noise Down Another feature of the job was erection of noise walls before construction began. “The residents wanted two noise barrier walls worth approximately $1 million to be installed first so they wouldn’t get too bothered by the construction www.bgottardo-const.comues: $75-100 • Projected 2009 reven million ge, Ontario • Headquarters: Woodbrid ak • Employees: 270 at pe r ntracto • Services: Civil co Ltd. B. Gottardo Construction grea steps “We’ve made some qualitty conou in beefing ups.” r rian Morris se –B trol proces »“A 90-meter-span bridge is over the Etobicoke Creek, an environmentally sensitive creek with wetlands,” B. Gottardo Project Manager Brian Morris reports. 132 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
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