Salit Steel teamed up with Anchor Shoring (Now GFL) to tackle some of the largest caisson cages ever supplied in the GTA.
This project had many obstacles, from no room on site to build cages, to 10 foot diameter cages with 55M – Grade 500 rebar with each cage weighing up to 15 metric tonnes. The sheer size, weight and length of these cages required out of the box thinking by Salit Steel Rebar Sales in Grimsby, Stelcrete in Welland, SRI installations, detailing and Salit trucking to come up with a cage support system, method of building, and special freight requirements in order to ship these cages that were up to 24 meters long.
There are a total of 98 caisson cages on the project – 68# smaller 4’-4”diameter cages that were 100% welded on Salit automated GTM caisson machine by Stelcrete in Welland and maxing out Salit trucks with 3# cages per delivery. The remaining 30# cages at 10’ diameter over 60’ feet long shipped in one piece using special freight. Currently all 68# GTM cages have been delivered to site and 4 of the large 10 foot diameter cages have been successfully lifted to their final resting place over a 120 feet below street level at Yonge and Bloor. These large caissons will support the tallest condo in Toronto at 1,043 feet tall with the building structure design using a rare Structural Steel Exoskeleton design combined with reinforced concrete which eliminates interior columns within the building.
Recently at Salit Steel HQ we asked for our Team to send in some shots from their 2018 summer fun! The results were fantastic and we’re happy to say that the Salit family had many happy moments of summer fun to share with us! Thank you to everyone who shared their photos and stories, the results were REALLY great and here is one of our favourites sent in from Gary at our Bowmanville location.
Earlier in the spring the team at Stelcrete opened their doors to welcome some students from Niagara College. These students are graduating students of the Construction Engineering Technology program, just like our own Mark Young, StelCrete Engineering Co-ordinator. The students made the trip to StelCrete in Welland, Ontario to get a look at the production side of the rebar/steel industry and to learn about the many aspects of this business so the students are aware of what opportunities could be available to them upon graduation.