Daily Commercial News by ConstructConnect | December 15, 2022

Breaking away from tradition using innovative techniques was an underlying theme of this year’s Concrete Ontario award winners.

Buildings at Carleton University in Ottawa and the University of Toronto’s downtown campus were among the winners of the 2022 Concrete Awards presented by Concrete Ontario.

The awards were presented recently in Toronto recognizing the vision and innovation of owners, architects, engineers, contractors and concrete producers that design and construct unique concrete projects in the province.

The 2022 award winners are as follows:

Structural Engineering: Cast-In-Place

Enwave Well Project in Ontario: Enwave (owner); Stantec (engineer of record); C&M McNally (general contractor); St. Marys CBM (materials supplier); Master Builders Solutions (additional participants).

In 2020, Enwave constructed a large Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system as part of The Well development in Toronto, which is one of the largest construction projects in Canada. The Well TES is a dual purpose buried thermal storage system constructed for use in the Enwave chilled water (CHW) and hot water (HW) systems. The system is designed to leverage off peak thermal energy in the form of CHW and HW and store it for use during peak times.

The Well TES includes a 55-foot diameter, 150-foot-deep, three-foot-thick stratified thermal storage tank, resulting in two million U.S. gallons of storage. The Well TES was constructed underneath the development’s P7 parking level.

Institutional Building

The Nicol Building in Ottawa: Carleton University (owner); Hariri Pontarini Architects (architect of record); Thornton Tomasetti Canada Inc. (engineer of record); HEIN (general contractor); Central Precast (material supplier); Euclid Canada (additional participants).

The six-storey building for the Sprott School of Business is in line with the school’s vision to be creative and socially responsible. It’s also an innovative design and the focal point of the campus. Concrete was chosen as a fitting building material because of its stability, fire resistance, and acoustic and vibration dampening capabilities.

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