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95 Centerm Expansion Project $454 million
2022 Rank: 96
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Owner: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and DP World
Engineer: AECOM (Owner); Hatch/Moffat and
Project/Construction Manager: Centennial Expansion
Partners (CXP), a joint-venture between Dragados Canada,
Jacob Brothers Construction, and Fraser River Pile &
Contractor: Hatch; Moffat and Nichol; EXP; Mott Electric;
PNR; Clearview; Hemmera; VIA
Other Key Players: WSP (proactive infrastructure
consulting); AECOM; PBX Engineering;
Klohn Crippen Berger;; RAM Engineering; Guidewire,
Federal: $28.5 million
Substantial Completion: 2023
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is leading the Centerm
Expansion Project to help meet increasing demand for containers
shipped through the Port of Vancouver. It will increase container
handling ability at Centerm Terminal by two-thirds, from 900,000
20-foot equivalent unit containers (TEUs) to 1.5 million TEUs.
By increasing the terminal footprint by only 15 per cent and
rearranging the terminal operations, the terminal will be able to
handle a more than 60 per cent increase in containers.
In 2022 the Heatley Avenue overpass was demolished, part
of the South Shore Access Project. The removal of the Heatley
Avenue overpass was required to realign Centerm Terminal’s
intermodal yard to the CP and CN rail yard, to make way for the
re-alignment of Waterfront Road and to complete the project.
Demolition began in July 2021 with the removal of the DP
World’s former operations centre at the foot of the Heatley Avenue overpass and continued in phases. The removal of the
structure over the railways began in April 2022 and was completed in September 2022.
96 Arts Commons Transformation Project $450 million
Location: Calgary, Alta.
Owner: City of Calgary/Arts Commons
Project Manager: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Project Manager: Colliers Project Leaders
Construction Manager: EllisDon
Engineer: Entuitive, Reinbold/Altiere Sebor Weiber, Crossey
Engineering with Designcore
Architect: KPMB, Hindle Architects, Tawaw Architecture Colletive Inc., SLA
Other Key Players: Threshold Acoustics, Fisher Dachs Associates, AMS Planning and Research, Venue Consulting and A.W.
Budget: $450M (Phase 1 Expansion $240M, Phase 2 Modernization $210M)
City of Calgary’s Greater Downtown Plan - $80M
City of Calgary’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative - $25M
CMLC’s Community Revitalization Levy - $135M
Substantial Completion: 2028
A vivid demonstration that great cities invest in their futures,
the Arts Commons Transformation will expand and modernize Calgary’s premier performing arts centre while nurturing
revitalization of the city’s downtown core. Design for the fully
funded $240 million expansion, a new building on the Arts
Commons campus, is underway and will break ground in 2024.
A capital campaign will launch in 2023 to secure the remaining
funds to re-imagine and modernize the existing Arts Commons
facility. When complete, the Arts Commons Transformation
will give Calgary a modern, welcoming, and inclusive arts centre and performance venue right in the heart of the city.
97 Springbank Off-stream Reservoir $432 million
2022 Rank: 97
Location: Calgary, Alta.
Owner: Government of Alberta
Engineer: Stantec; Golder-a WSP company (environmental);
Wood-a WSP company (consulting)
Environmental Services: Stantec
Legal: McLennan Ross (Counsel for the Government of Alberta); Osler (advisor to the Government of Alberta)
Substantial Completion: 2024
The Springbank Off-stream reservoir represents the Govern-
ment of Alberta’s solution to mitigate severe flooding along
the Elbow River, like what took place in June of 2013. Current
plans call for a dry reservoir with a capacity of 70.2 million
cubic metres, with an outlet structure to safely release the water back to the river when safe to do so. The reservoir will be
located approximately 15 kilometres west of the City of Calgary. In October 2021 voluntary agreements were reached with
landowners to secure the 3,700 acres of land needed for the
project. The tendering process for construction has begun,
with tenders sent to pre-qualified bidders. Construction is
slated to begin in early 2022. Alberta Environment and Parks
will be responsible for the operation of the project once construction is complete.
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