Turner Construction, Tomlinson, Wales McLelland, other big names round out On-Site’s 2019 photo contest
On-Site received dozens of worthy photos for our 2019 Canadian Construction Photo Contest. And though it’s never easy picking a winner, we were captivated by the sharp contrast in the winning image, as well as its symbolic tip of the hat to iconic Canadian construction projects, both new and old. Click here to check out the winning submission, or the half dozen finalists.
Still, this year we hoped to highlight as much of the remarkable construction work (and exemplar photo skills) from across the country as possible. Here are some of our favourites images from 2019 we weren’t able to include as finalists.
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Featuring a few of the hallmarks of a cast-in-place concrete building project, this shot was taken on behalf of Turner Construction at the Heather Place Redevelopment in Vancouver in April 2019. A worker with a walk-behind trowel, a concrete boom pump and crane all feature prominently. Built to LEED Gold standards, the 67-unit development is located south of the city’s downtown.
Taken under the lights on an evening in fall 2019, this image shows a steel span for a new bridge being lifted into place over Hwy. 417 in Ottawa. Tomlinson took on the project, which involved removing an existing pedestrian bridge and installing the new span that includes a roof, cladding, glass panels, mullion system and lighting. The bridge, which has two trusses weighing a combined 65 tonnes, is a key link between Ottawa Civic Hospital and the neighbourhoods of Hintonburg, West Wellington, and Westboro.
Taken on a Wales McLelland job site in Vancouver, this shot shows a project manager doing a site walk around. Surrounded by a sea of props, the manager is walking through the under construction building, with an excavator seen in the distance.
Snapped by a member of Oxford Builders, the equipment division for EllisDon, this fall 2019 shot shows a Toronto job site from a different perspective. Taken during a crane climb at 81 Bay Street, the lens looks down through the fog at the street below. Once complete, the new tower will stand 49 storeys tall and form part of the CIBC Square project.
Two workers from Doran Contractors review plans as a separate crew on a work platform install exterior finishes on an multi-storey project under construction in Ottawa last fall. One of four members companies of the Taggart Group, Doran serves as a general contractor, design builder, construction manager and project manager.
This photo, snapped by marketing agency Site Partners on behalf of Big Rock Forming and Framing, shows a worker doubling checking his fall protection before stepping toward the edge of a roof on a Vancouver project in fall 2019. The forming and framing company takes on projects in the Vancouver area, specializing in residential concrete, custom home construction and landscape architecture.
Taken on the site of a new 32-storey office project in downtown Toronto, this image captures a crane being dismantled. Maria Stakheiko, an engineering student for the project’s general contractor, PCL, took the sunset shot in November 2019. The new office tower was topped out last June. Among other notable elements, PCL said the project has been instrumental in piloting Job Site Insights, the company’s cloud-based, smart construction platform.