February 25, 2019
Box Culvert perfect solution: low-rise with excellent open flow hydraulic properties in case of flooding
An AIL Super-Cor Box Culvert and MSE Precast Panel Walls teamed up to make a unique and picturesque Emergency Access stream crossing in one of Northwest Calgary’s leading residential developments — The Ridge at Sage Meadows, by Genesis Land Development Corporation.
The Super-Cor Box Culvert was the perfect solution for this low-rise application and it offered excellent open flow hydraulic properties in case of flooding. The MSE Precast Panel Wall Headwalls and Wingwalls finished off the structure nicely in a natural Ashlar Stone texture.
MSE Walls also used in other retaining walls in the development
Five other locations in the Sage Meadows development also used matching Precast Panel Walls along the top and bottom of the new hillside home properties.
There also was a Vegetated Wire-Faced MSE Retaining Wall used. This green retaining wall application has a vegetated facing using local grass seeds and foliage. This growth disguises the retaining wall itself and blends it into the natural environment surrounding it.
This project evolved from a group of presentations we gave to the engineering firm, EXP Services, and the landowner, Genesis, several years ago during the project’s infancy. We worked very hard to become part of the project team and were privileged to have signed a deal directly with the owner. The project itself took almost five years of planning and pre-work before it came to life and the finished product was well worth the wait and extra challenges it had along the way.
AIL infrastructure — at home in urban residential developments
Increasingly, our solutions are making themselves at home in urban residential developments.
Like this classy crossing in Elbow Valley, Alberta (near Calgary) finished with natural river stone.
Or this stylish Algonquin Bowstring Truss Bridge in the new Aspen Trails neighbourhood of Sherwood Park, Alberta (near Edmonton).
Or even these vertical paneled AIL Sound Walls in Oakville, Ontario.