Five Mile Bin Wall Service Life Extension

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Five Mile Bin Wall Service Life Extension

Morrison Hershfield’s innovative solution provided a temporary repair to extend the service life of the retaining wall for another five to ten years, until the scheduled replacement project.

Five Mile Bin Wall Service Life Extension

A corrugated steel bin retaining wall supporting the Trans-Canada Highway #1 was at the end of its service life and sited many structural concerns. The wall is scheduled for replacement during the upcoming Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project. However, the condition of the wall and importance of the highway corridor dictated that it be maintained in a structurally acceptable condition to ensure the safety of highway users. Morrison Hershfield’s innovative solution provided a temporary repair to extend the service life of the wall for another five to ten years.

This session was initially presented at the 2020 TAC Conference.

Presenter:

Pedram Kaheh, Bridge Designer

Pedram has joined Morrison Hershfield since 2017 as a Bridge Designer in the Burnaby office. He has over 7 years’ experience in structural design for bridges and buildings. His experience includes seismic design, seismic assessment and rehabilitation, load evaluation, inspection and construction administration. He is also experienced with the design and strengthening of structures with fibre-reinforced polymers. His PhD research was about the seismic strengthening and seismic risk mitigation of existing structures in BC.

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