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Centre Block Renovation: Temporary Steel Shoring

The Centre Block Renovation in Ottawa is one of the largest, most complex heritage renovations in Canada.

OTTAWA, ON

Since opening in 1920, Centre Block has undergone only minor renovations.

The aim of the project is to upgrade the Centre Block building to meet the evolving needs of Canada’s Parliament.

Entuitive is providing Construction Engineering services for the temporary steel shoring required for this project.

The current works will restore the building’s stonework, replace mechanical and fire systems, upgrade meeting spaces, meet modern sustainability standards, ensure the building is more accessible, and more.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIENT

PCL Construction;
EllisDon

ARCHITECT

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OUR ROLE(S)

Construction Engineering Consultant

SIZE

6,500 m² (70,000 ft²)

BUDGET

$4.5 to 5 B

MARKET (OFFICE)

OTTAWA

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ENTUITIVE APPROACHES ENGINEERING CHALLENGES, AND DISCOVER WHY ENGINEERING PERFORMANCE MATTERS FOR YOUR PROJECT.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Challenge One

Temporary shoring of the Centre Block structure and adjusting/maintaining the shoring for the duration of the construction phases.

Solution One

Design the shoring/jacking system with more than 1,200 piles to allow for up to 24m of excavation underneath the existing structure.

GALLERY

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