Our Key Project Work


RECENT KEY PROJECTS (2017)

 RIDEAU RIVER ICE BLASTING

Location:  Ottawa, Ontario

Client:  City of Ottawa

Blastek was awarded a 3 year contract (2016 to 2018) with the City of Ottawa to provide vibration and air overpressure monitoring for the yearly Rideau River Flood Control Project.  The City of Ottawa, in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, undertakes ice blasting along the Rideau River during the beginning of the thawing season to allow water to flow unrestricted and to prevent possible spring flooding in the flood-prone areas along the Rideau River.   

Blastek Engineering installs monitoring equipment at nearby structures along the Rideau River to ensure that the induced vibration and air overpressure are within industry standards.   

Blastek is proud to take part in this unique project that is one of a kind in the world.

 

 TERRA VERDE

Location:  Kingston, Ontario

Client: Cruickshank Construction Ltd.

 

Terra Verde is a large residential and commercial project located in the west end of the City.   The proposed development is being built on a 16 acre site at the intersection of Centennial and Cataraqui Woods Drives.  A future home of townhouses and condominium buildings.

Blastek provided blasting engineering services during the rock blasting operations throughout the site where we submitted a site specific blast design followed by close monitoring of vibration and overpressure at neighboring residential and commercial buildings.

Prior to blasting operations, Blastek implemented a pre-blast survey program where the existing condition of all structures located in the vicinity of the blast site was photographed and documented as per the Ontario Provincial Standards.

 

KEY PROJECTS (2016)

 WOODCREST ROAD ROADWAY and WATERMAIN REHABILITATION

Location:  Ottawa, Ontario

Client: C.A.C.E Construction(1991) Ltd. 

 

This project consisted of full road reconstruction including replacement of existing watermain, sewers and other road work.  Blastek was retained to carry out a pre-construction survey of all adjacent homes as well as landscaping areas that will be affected by construction activities.   Over 80 properties were surveyed within a short time span to meet client's construction schedule.  Rock excavation was required throughout the entire project and hence Blastek provided our client with a site specific vibration monitoring plan followed by it's successful implementation for the full construction duration.  

 

 ARNPRIOR DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION

Location:  Town of Arnprior, Ontario

Client: Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd. 

This downtown revitalization project is the Town's largest single self-funded project made towards the rehabilitation of its aging infrastructure.  The project included the reconstruction of sanitary sewers, storm sewers, watermains, roads, curbs, sidewalks among other road work.  Blastek was retained to carry out a pre-construction survey of all adjacent homes and buildings as well as landscaping areas that will be affected by construction activities.   Over 150 properties were surveyed in 2016 and beginning of 2017.   

 

 COLUMBUS AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION

Location:  Ottawa, Ontario

Client: Normand Excavation

This project consisted of full road reconstruction including replacement of existing watermain, sewers and roadway work.  Blastek was retained to carry out a pre-construction survey of all adjacent homes as well as landscaping areas that will be affected by construction activities.   Over 100 properties were surveyed meeting and exceeding our client's set target date.  

 

 HIGHWAY 60 REHABILITATION

Location:  Town of Renfrew, Ontario

Client: Goldie Mohr Ltd.

This project consisted of rehabilitating 1.6 km of  Highway 60 located between Hall Avenue and Gillan Road in the Town of Renfrew.    Construction work included watermain and sewer replacement, concrete walkways, intersection improvements among other road work.  Blastek was retained to carry out a pre-construction survey of all adjacent buildings as well as landscaping areas that will be affected by construction activities.   Over 50 properties were surveyed again in a short time span to meet client's construction schedule.

 

 SPENCER STREET RECONSTRUCTION

Location:  Ottawa, Ontario

Client: Greenbelt Construction Ltd.

The project included the rehabilitation of the roadway, sewers and watermain including curbs, sidewalks and raised intersections.   Blastek was retained to provide multiple services such as pre-construction surveys, vibration monitoring as well as foundation crack monitoring.  A site specific vibration and crack monitoring plan was submitted to the City of Ottawa for approval.  The pre-construction survey was carried out for over 120 residential homes as well as landscaping areas in a short time span again exceeding our client's expectation.  Foundation cracks were documents and our experienced engineers selected a number of cracks at various locations to be monitored for movement during the full construction duration on a regular basis.     During rock excavation, a remote vibration monitoring program was implemented to ensure vibration induced by construction activities did not exceed the specified guidelines.