Four feats of engineering in Hamilton-Halton named ‘Projects of the Year’

The Hamilton-Halton Projects of the Year Awards Gala has become one of the most anticipated events of its kind for the engineering profession in Southern Ontario. Local engineering talent, politicians, developers and members of the community at large, come together to celebrate the engineering profession and the vital role engineers play in improving the safety, prosperity and standard of living in the Hamilton-Halton region.

Projects of the yearThis year, the HHEW Gala will celebrate the following ‘Projects of the Year’:

The Mohawk College Partnership and Innovation Centre

Mohawk College’s Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is the cornerstone of a $54.25 million renewal of campus technology labs and classrooms. The 96,000 square foot centre is the Hamilton-Halton region’s first Net Zero energy institutional building. It incorporates leading-edge energy harvesting and conservation technologies and techniques. Over the next five years, enrollment in the College’s technology programs is expected to grow from 1,000 to 4,500 students thanks to the new accommodations.

Randle Reef Containment Project

Hamilton Harbour is home to Randle Reef – the most contaminated sediment site within the Canadian side of the Great Lakes. The $138.9-million Randle Reef sediment remediation project “involves constructing a 6.2 hectare engineered containment facility (ECF) on top of a portion of the most contaminated sediment, then dredging and placing the remaining contaminated sediment in the facility. The facility will be made of double steel sheet pile walls with the outer walls being driven to depths of up to 24 metres into the underlying sediment. The inner and outer walls will be sealed creating an impermeable barrier. The sediment will then be covered by a multi-layered environmental cap.” The project will reduce the amount and spread of contaminants through the Harbour.

Hidden Valley Bridge Replacement

The original wooden Hidden Valley Road bridge over Grindstone Creek in the City of Burlington was constructed in the 1950s. Two years after structure condition surveys deemed the old bridge in need of replacement, a new $168,000-weathered steel bridge was built to reconnect the north and south sides of the park. The new bridge – which is 120-feet long, 6-feet wide and weighs about 32,000 pounds – took more than 16 weeks to build.

Renforth Station

Renforth Station, identified as a gateway hub in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area (GTHA), is the eastern terminus of the Mississauga Transitway and is close to the interchange between Highway 401 and Highway 427. The Renforth site was identified by Metrolinx as a transportation mobility hub in 2012 and construction began in 2014. The hub was designed to integrate Rapid Transit and local bus service to facilitate reduced travel time and improve on-time performance.

The Hamilton Halton Engineering Week Committee, in association with the Ontario Society for Professional Engineers, invite you to
RSVP by February 19th to attend this first-class event.

For tickets, please contact:

Ian Shaw, P.Eng., Hamilton-Halton Engineering Week Committee

P: (905) 318 -7440

Please make cheques payable to “Engineering Week” and mail to:

Ian Shaw c/o Soil-Mat
130 Lancing Drive
Hamilton, ON
L8W 3A1

We look forward to seeing you at this celebration of local engineering!

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