Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

NEWS 2010

Posted April 27, 2010

Event: May 10, 2010

GSE: 2010 AGM with Wayne Tomlinson - Northwest Anthony Henday Drive P3 Project- Designer’s Point of View

Location: University of Alberta Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

$40 Members, $45 Non-members, $10 Students

The 2010 AGM will begin the proceedings with reports from the Executive. The GSE is current seeking a Vice-President and Member-at-Large. Please contact Sean Birch if you are interested.

Following the AGM, Wayne Tomlinson will be presenting Northwest Anthony Henday Drive P3 Project- Designer’s Point of View:

The Province of Alberta awarded the North West Anthony Henday project to North West Connect in 2008. This P3 contract is the biggest capital project ever undertaken by Alberta Transportation, valued at $1.42 Billion. The project commenced in the Fall of 2008 and is scheduled to be completed by the Fall of 2011. This 21km freeway is being graded for the ultimate 10 lanes, and will be paved for 6 lanes on the west section to Campbell Road and 4 lanes from there to Manning Drive. Traffic flow will be much improved by the freeway standard used for design of this major corridor that includes eight interchanges and five flyovers, with a total of 29 bridge structures. Design of this major project is managed by AECOM Edmonton Office.

The presentation will address the project from the designer’s perspective, discuss geotechnical challenges and innovations AECOM and their geotechnical sub consultant, EBA Engineering, have had to address, and provide an overview of the current construction status.

Wayne Tomlinson, P.Eng., graduated in Civil Engineering from the U of A here in Edmonton in 1974. Wayne is the Manager of Special Projects for AECOM in Northern Alberta, and has been with AECOM for the past 16 years. He has directed the design team for Northwest Anthony Henday through the pursuit, detailed design and construction. Wayne has worked in the AECOM Edmonton, Calgary and Kelowna offices. While with AECOM in Edmonton he has project managed work on Anthony Henday Southwest, Smith Crossing design build, Campsite Interchange in Spruce Grove, Cassils Road Interchange in Brooks, the Hwy 43X bypass in Grande Prairie and the Thickwood Interchange in Fort McMurray. He holds registration in Alberta, BC and the Yukon and has worked on numerous transportation and municipal projects in each of these locations, as well as the Northwest Territories, over the past 36 years.


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