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Cadillac Fairview Rideau Centre Registry Tower

This project is one of the first purpose-built rental towers to be developed by Cadillac Fairview.

OTTAWA, ON

The site is located northeast of the CF Rideau Centre and is currently home to the Old City Registry Office.

The new tower is 21 storeys, reaching a height of 133m above grade.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIENT

Cadillac Fairview

ARCHITECT

Zeidler Architecture;
NEUF Architects

OUR ROLE(S)

Structural Engineering Consultant

SIZE

32,500 m² (350,000 ft²)

BUDGET

-

MARKET (OFFICE)

OTTAWA

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KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Challenge One

Relocating the existing Registry building and then constructing around and above it.

Solution One

An early works package was developed that allowed the Registry building to be moved to its final position before tower construction commenced. A series of temporary piles and steel framing will be installed to support the Registry building during tower construction.

As bottom-up concrete construction occurs there will be a ground level transfer slab placed below the steel framing to provide permanent support for the Registry building. After this the temporary piles will be removed. To permit construction above the existing building a steel frame structure is contemplated that will transfer tower column loads around the existing building while also supporting the falsework loads imposed from building the concrete floors above.

GALLERY

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