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Bolt-A-Plate stream crossing used for pipeline’s temporary construction access route

May 10, 2017

As part of TransCanada’s Mainline Expansion Project in the City of Vaughan, Ontario, a direct access point was needed to connect one work site to another across a small creek that is protected by an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP). The creek habitat could not be disturbed under any circumstances and only minimum disturbance would be accepted to the surrounding area.

Bridge connects historic Alberta trail system for Canada’s 150th

May 10, 2017

AIL recently supplied an economical bridge to connect the Athabasca Landing Trail with it’s namesake, Athabasca Landing — now known as the town of Athabasca, about 145 km north of Edmonton.

Dur•A•Span Aluminum culverts shine in BC’s lower mainland

May 10, 2017

AIL’s Dur•A•Span Structural Aluminum Plate Culverts have been quietly maintaining their low profiles — toughing it out in the harsh environments of BC’s lower mainland for the duration. You don’t hear much about them because they don’t need much maintenance and their open-flow designs don’t clog with debris and cause flooding like reinforced concrete box culverts often tend to do.

Custom Super•Cor Box Culvert bumps concrete alternative and saves Ontario town 20%

February 24, 2017

The Town of Essex, Ontario originally tendered this replacement project a year earlier, specified as a concrete box. However the project did not make it past Town Council due to its cost. AIL was subsequently contacted by the Town’s consulting engineer to see what we could offer as an alternative. We had an intitial meeting and quickly came back with a custom geometry that met their unique hydraulic capacity and height of cover requirements.

GRS fish passage is first project completed through national conservation program

February 24, 2017

An AIL Geotextile Reinforced Soil (GRS) Bridge near Fox Creek, Alberta, was the first major project to be completed under Trout Unlimited Canada’s conservation program to identify, prioritize and resolve culvert-related problems. With two perched culverts impeding fish migration, this crossing was identified as a high priority opportunity to improve fish habitat with a larger open-bottomed structure.

180 m Algerian rail tunnel completed by AIL Group Licensee

November 25, 2016

The AIL Group of Companies has Licensees in key international markets around the world. ViaCon Sp. z o.o. Poland was recently involved in a significant twin-track rail tunnel project in Northern Algeria using Super•Cor with some unique features.

Rapid response maintains factory spur line in Nova Scotia

November 25, 2016

Torrential rains associated with Hurricane Matthew had accelerated the inevitable collapse of an older stone culvert on a spur line serving a Michelin Tire plant. Critical rail shipments could have been interrupted without a replacement culvert supplied very quickly. It also had to meet current fish passage requirements from the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Eastern Ontario township chooses Super•Cor for the sixth time

November 9, 2016

The Township of North Glengarry – about halfway between Ottawa and Montreal on Highway 417 – is now home to its sixth AIL Super•Cor project in recent years. It seems they like working with a proven project partner with efficient engineered solutions like Super•Cor – lightweight, strong and easy to ship and install in rural locations with local crews.

GRS technology, polymer coating benefit BC MoTI replacement

November 8, 2016

An older galvanized steel pipe arch near Courtney, BC was close to the end of its design service life and was badly deteriorated. The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) was looking for a longer-lasting replacement with improved fish passage dynamics for an ongoing stream rehab effort. They found all of that and more in AIL’s rather unique GRS Super•Cor Arch with Best-Kote Polymer Coating solution that had several benefits stacked in MoTI’s favour:

‘The Big Pipe’ that was made and delivered in 24 hours for Cape Breton washout

October 26, 2016

On Monday night, October 10, an ‘unprecedented’ 225 mm of rain fell on Cape Breton Island as the tail end of Hurricane Matthew passed by. While the deluge was still in progress, AIL contacted senior officials at Nova Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR) to advise that we were on 24/7 stand-by to help with any issues.

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