Ottawa LRT


Ottawa, ON


Phase 1 - 2018

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 transporation system in the nation's capital by allowing trains to travel through the downtown core, while improvinf the existing infrastructure to support the new system.

QVE reinforcing steel inspections.

Concrete formwork and temporary access scaffold designs.

Reinforced concrete slab and ramp design.

Crane rail protection systems.

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

Roadway protection and temporary bridge designs.

Structural member design and engineered system reviews.

Accelerated bridge construction temporary bridge designs.

Tunnel jacking procedures.

Bridge jacking procedures.

We have provided specfic finite element models of the original Lees Avenue Structure, Riverside Drive Structure, Hurdman 9Rideau 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.

Companies Involved

Dragados Canada Inc.

Petrucco USA LLC.

Access Rigging Services Inc.

R.W. Tomlinson Ltd.

EllisDon Corporation

OLRT Constructors

Hughson Group

David S. Laflamme Construction Inc.

Dufresne Piling Company Ltd.

Harris Rebar

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National Gallery of Canada

August 31, 2021

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Parliament Hill West Block Rehabilitation

August 31, 2021

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Ottawa (Head Office)

171 Walgreen Road

Carp, Ontario

K0A 1L0

Milton (GTA Office)

203 – 310 Main Street East

Milton, Ontario

L9T 1P4


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Kingston, Ontario

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North Bay

115-1350 Fisher Street

North Bay, Ontario

P1B 2H1

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