COMPLEX ENGINEERING STRUCTURES

The concept of engineering has existed since ancient times as humans devised fundamental inventions such as the pulley, lever, and wheel. Each of these inventions is consistent with the modern definition of engineering, exploiting basic mechanical principles to develop useful tools and objects.

InfraBiz has a continuous presence in the field of complex engineering structures being them bridges, viaducts, tunnels, dams and ports. We have help our clients delivering several complex structures and engineering landmarks across the globe.

Bridges and Viaducts

Bridges allow people to commute faster, to shorten distances and create wealth. There are more than 47 thousand public-owned bridges in Canada, 43.9% of which were on local roads, 24.6% on highways and expressways, and 26.0% on arterial and collector roads combined. Footbridges accounted for 5.5% of all bridges.

Tunnels and Culverts

Tunnels are as relevant as bridges. They make commuting faster and shorten distances. However, tunnels are much more complex to build. Tunnels are also an important piece in the resource industry. Canada is a large resource exploration country, especially in the mining sector, for which tunnels are at the top of the infrastructure that enables that exploration.    

Dams

There are over 15,000 dams in Canada of which 1,157 are categorized as “large” dams under the ICOLD definition. 

The great majority of large dams in Canada were built as components of large hydroelectric projects. Canada is the world’s second biggest producer of hydropower, generating 380 TWh/year (2019). That output represents 59.3 percent of the country’s total electricity production.

Canada has developed a world-renowned expertise in hydropower and in dam projects design, construction and management.

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