BC Transportation Awards are all right for All Roads
Vancouver-area paving work using Topcon technology earns prestigious provincial project award
A smooth piece of work - produced through a combination of expertise and technology - has earned All Roads Construction a prestigious award from the province of British Columbia and regional professional organizations.
All Roads, based in Surrey, B.C., has been announced a B.C. Transportation Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence winner for 2020, recognizing its resurfacing project that saw 78 lane kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway given a 50 millimetre overlay of asphalt along with a variety of rehabilitation works.
The project, which Heavy Equipment Guide featured in August, involved milling, paving, barrier removal and replacement, utility adjustment, and more. All Roads used its expertise across the board to succeed, and working with Topcon and its dealer Brandt also brought technology to the table - the Smooth-Ride LIDAR system helped improve ride in one pass of asphalt while increasing working productivity and minimal impacts to traffic.
According to the BC Transportation award nomination, All Roads also made use of a notch wedge safety joint to create a durable pavement edge, intelligent compaction on the breakdown roller to improve mix density, and focused on environmental sensitivity in protecting nearby fish habitats and lakes.
Dawson Construction earns 2021 paving award
The 2021 Award of Excellence has also been announced, with Dawson Construction earning the honour for a project on Highway 97 in the B.C. interior around 100 Mile House.
A stretch of HIghway 97 that has regularly faced failures and ineffective drainage, leaving hazardous areas of standing water, was the focus of the project. Dawson took on the project, which required full depth milling to original gravel, placement of an asphalt base course, and topping with a polymer blend to resist ruts in the downtown core. The company did much of the work by night to avoid disruption to traffic, and in the end produced a durable roadway with 100 percent smoothness and end-product specification criteria.
After completion, Dawson donated and installed some of the asphalt millings left over to pave a four-kilometre road to the local ski hill.
The BC Transportation Contractor of the Year Awards of Excellence, which cover a range of project types, are organized each year in conjunction with the province, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia and B.C. Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association.
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