Tag: Bridge Construction

03. March 2014

Massive Parkway Project installs ComBAR® in Windsor-Essex, ON

from Angelo Koichopolos

Construction began in August of 2011 on Windsor Essex Parkway in Ontario and is expected to complete in late 2014. Schӧck ComBAR® GFRP is included within bridge barriers in $1.4 billion highway infrastructure project  in the municipalities of Windsor, LaSalle, and Tecumseh, in Ontario, Canada. The parkway is now called Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway, following the renaming in 2012.

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The goal of the project is to improve traffic flow at Canada’s premier trade gateway from Canada to the US, carrying 28% of Canada’s trade with the US. This route goes through Windsor and links Detroit to Ontario’s Highway 401. The parkway prides itself on the community enhancements and environmental features of the project. … read more

03. September 2013

ComBAR® Project Highlights

from Lena Helmts

Spring and summer have been some very busy months for us and we would like to highlight a few projects which incorporated ComBAR® glass fibre reinforced polymer rebar.

The most scenic construction site is just behind the Niagara Falls.

Niagara Parks Commission, Ice Bridge, Behind Niagara Falls
Niagara Parks Commission, Ice Bridge, Behind Niagara Falls

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10. December 2012

Schoeck Canada Foresight 2013

from Christian Witt

The business has been extremely rewarding this past year. The sales of ComBAR® climbed drastically and achieved 3 times the sales volume of 2011. We have also noticed that GFRP is now a common building material and is being specified in a great number of bridge and tunnel structures, especially in Ontario. But also the United States has been an interesting market in 2012. Besides, we have seen a great interest in the future use of GFRP in New Brunswick, Manitoba and British Columbia.

In 2012, we also had an amazing and successful introduction of our Thermal Break Element, the Schöck Isokorb®. Isokorb® has being installed in over 10 different buildings across Canada!  We are now starting to convince architects, engineers and primarily developers and owners about the unique advantages of the Isokorb® to minimize energy consumption, improve the quality of living space and subsequently protect the environment in which we all live and in which our children and their children will live in the future.

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10. December 2012

ComBAR® in North America 2012: A review

from Lena Helmts

A year has gone by and we would like to review the great development with you: Important projects we completed and our efforts to expand east and west in Canada as well as in the USA

We have had a good year with ComBAR®Some jobs we have completed this year are: Queens University Reactors, WEP Bridge 15, Barb Road Bridge Rehab, York/Durham Sewer Caissons, Bonnechere Bridge and Canal Bridge.  North Channel Bridge has been released and completion is scheduled for 2013.  We are looking forward to 2013. The buzz is that the MTO is preparing packages for a number of bridges in a single release. We also heard that epoxy coated rebar will no longer be used by the ministry, which will hopefully open up a new market for GFRP in the next few years.

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04. December 2012

ComBAR® GFRP, Part of Innovation Awards in Ontario

from Dritan Topuzi

Annual Ontario Concrete Awards Banquet honors the most creative and visionary projects that have made concrete their construction material of choice. This year it was held on the 28th of November at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, in Toronto.

Awards are given for the following categories: Architectural, Structural, Materials & Constructability, and Sustainability. ComBAR® GFRP, as an innovative material, provided points to the Whitemans Creek Bridge project, which received the Structural Design Innovation Award, in the Structural Category.

Whitemans1

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26. November 2012

Glass Fibre Reinforcement: Changing the Concrete ConstructionIndustry

from Christian Witt

On November 6th 2012, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Mississauga Chapter in joint efforts with Brampton Chapter, offered a Technical Seminar in the 244-seat Noel Ryan Auditorium at the Mississauga Central Library on Advancements in Glass Fibre Reinforcement.

 The Central Library of the Mississauga Library System is one of the busiest libraries in Canada. The building officially opened on October 2, 1991 and was designed by Shore Tilbe Henschel Irwin Peters who also designed the Peel Board of Education headquarters and the police building in downtown Toronto.

Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library
Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library

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26. September 2012

ComBAR® Project Updates: International Bridges and LRT Expansion

from Lena Helmts

North Channel Bridge and Canal Bridge are two projects in eastern Ontario incorporating ComBAR® GFRP reinforcement. These bridges are both part of the Three Nations Bridge Crossing project (also called the Seaway International Bridge) in Cornwall, Ontario. This international border crossing was named in honour of the Mohawks of Akwesasne who inhabit the region. … read more