Ottawa LRT

Project Location:

Ottawa, ON


2018 (Phase 1)

Project description:

ART Engineering Inc. has been commissioned by multiple contracting companies to act as a structural engineering consultant for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project. Arguably the most important infrastructure project in Ottawa's recent history, the OLRT project will improve the transportation system in the nation's capital by allowing trains to travel through the downtown core, while improving the existing infrastructure to support the new system.

Project description:

We have provided specific finite element models of the original Lees Avenue structure, Riverside Drive structure, Hurdman Rideau River structure, and the East Transit Way structure. Each analysis was organized to accurately model non-traditional loading cases (rapid transportation of one bridge over another) or demolition tasks.

AEI services included:

Canadian certification of the Italian Petrucci System (designed to jack a pre-constructed tunnel under an active rail).

Concrete formwork and temporary access scaffold designs.

Bridge jacking procedures.

Accelerated bridge construction and temporary bridge designs.

Roadway protection and temporary bridge designs.

Reinforced concrete slab and ramp design.

Crane rail protection systems.

Structural member design and engineered system reviews.

QVE reinforcing steel inspections.

Tunnel jacking procedures.

Companies Involved:

OLRT Constructors

Hughson Group

David S. Laflamme Construction Inc.

Dufresne Piling Company Ltd.

Harris Rebar

Dragados Canada Inc.

Petrucco USA LLC.

Access Rigging Services Inc.

R.W. Tomlinson Ltd.

EllisDon Corporation