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.
Aside from the sheer size of these units, this project is very significant as it exemplifies what can be accomplished when we blend the skill set and knowledge of the divisions and departments at the Salit Group of Companies. Early in 2018, this concept was merely a sketch on a whiteboard at the Salit Rebar sales office in Grimsby; Fast forward a year and we have several cages a week rolling down the highway on the way to Toronto.
As construction and infrastructure projects become larger and designers become more and more creative, the Salit Group of Companies has a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on the diverse talent across all our divisions and locations; Together, we offer our customers and partners a unique mix of resources like no other steel company in Canada.