What makes it interesting?
The Hyde Park Road Reconstruction Phase 1 project was one of London, Ontario’s most substantial road-work projects of the year.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
The integration of HeavyBid and Heavy job has allowed us to successfully analyze our bid assumptions and actual field performance to achieve desired results. The tools in HeavyJob allow for real time reports that allow us to manage the project effectively and close the loop back to estimating with field performance data for the next project. This particular project was broken up by the client into two phases with separate projects. The ability to use our data from the field in the first phase will give us a competitive advantage in bidding phase 2.
Located in London, Ontario, Hyde Park Road is one of the city’s busiest north-south arterial roads. To mitigate this congestion, plans were made to widen the road to four lanes from Oxford to Sunningdale Road. Amico’s scope of work in construction included: road reconstruction consisting of the widening of existing two-lane road to four lanes; CN Rail bridge construction/rehabilitation; RSS retaining wall installed (150 meters high to maximum retained height of 7 meters, including integral noise retention wall); installation of 1200 meters of watermain (750/600/450/400mm), with 45-meter jack and bore under the CN rail tracks. Sewer work included the installation of over 2 kilometers of storm sewers (1050/975/750mm); private drain connections (where requested); curb and gutter; full restoration of sidewalks/driveways, new bike lanes and sod.
Amico installed a silt fence/straw bails in order to prevent the migration of silt (waterway protection). and they installed and managed an elliptical pipe turtle crossing/fence. Amico managed construction methods in order to minimize erosion. Gabion/sheet piles were installed to prevent water from CN railway.
Amico developed and implemented complex traffic control and staging plans on the high-speed, high-volume roadway and intersection project by implementing a complex, seven-stage traffic management plan. Due to the complexity of working on such a busy road (Hyde Park Road) and within close proximity to the CN Rail, Amico successfully planned, scheduled and coordinated all construction activities in such a way to maintain/minimize traffic disruption and mitigate any railway disruption. Through the successful implementation of the plan, Amico was able to maintain two-directional traffic.
Innovative methods utilized on the project included Leica GPS, machine controls, and survey/quantity measurement methods. Using these systems, Amico is in a unique position for projects that are in design development during construction (i.e. able to work effectively and efficiently from raw CAD files). Amico also has the ability to upload files to dozers, graders, and rovers digitally in real-time. This also provides for a state-of-the-art system for document and data control. Amico Utilized geo-grid and geo-textile for soil and roadbase strengthening to avoid excess excavation and minimize imported granular materials, and they lowered overall construction costs by utilizing cement treated Open Graded Drainage Layers.