On March 10, 2020, the ACI Québec and Eastern Ontario Chapter announced the winners of the first edition of the Excellence in concrete construction award before an audience of more than 130 people from the industry, gathered at Hotel Mortagne in Boucherville. It is a pleasure to announce that two projects won in their respective categories.
Science Complex – MIL Campus
Category – Medium height building
Concrete takes a predominant place in this Université de Montréal flagship project, conveying a sense of solidity, stability and durability to an environment intended to be open, bright, and ethereal. Concrete offers incomparable flexibility and makes it easier to simplifying the achievement of lines sought out by architectural design.
The monumental access ramp from the atrium to the upper level is one example. Despite its imposing quality and its impact in the space, the behemoth stretches and unfolds lightly, blending organically with its environment.
Samuel De Champlain Bridge
Category – Infrastructure
The new bridge’s durability requirements were 125 years which is very high compared to the Canadian standard (75 years), which led Signature on the Saint Lawrence to implement various specific measures, ranging from a temperature control system to the use of seismic probe.
It required 225,000 m3 of concrete of which 160,000 m3 of concrete was poured in place as well as 65,000 m3 of precast concrete off site, for one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America.
The American Concrete Institute Excellence Awards recognize the quality, diversity and effervescence of concrete construction, based on criteria of architectural merit, engineering, creativity, building techniques and innovative solutions. This award replaces the previous ACI/ACC Merit Award.
Congratulations to everyone who worked directly or indirectly on these great projects!