Formula Contractors Ltd

Our Services

Formula Contractors offers a wide range of civil construction services.

 

BRIDGES

Highway Bridges

Formula Contractors has been completing highways bridge projects for over 28 years. Formula is able to provide innovative bridge construction solutions for highways and municipal structures. Whether it's a 6m concrete slab bridge or a 120m design and build project, Formula can provide expertise, professional crews and equipment to complete any job in the most economical, safe and environmentally friendly manner.

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KM 64 Mackenzie Highway #1 NWT

Completed July 2013. 15.0m Pre-cast Bridge structure constructed on a pile driven foundation.

Located at KM 64 on the Mackenzie Highway #1 Northwest Territories.

Owner: Government of NWT

 

 

KM 64 Mackenzie Highway #1 NWT

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Nadihini Creek Bridge - Shakwak HWY

Completed October 2013. Construction of a 15m pre-stressed Box Beam bridge founded on GRS Integrated Bridge Abutments. Located on the Shakwak Highway between Haines Junction Yukon and Haines Alaska, this structure was constructed to replace two failed culvert structures that had washed out during seasonal run off.

Owner: Government of Yukon

 

Nadihini Creek Bridge - Shakwak Highway

Nadihini Creek Bridge - Shakwak Highway

 

Nadihini Creek Bridge - Shakwak Highway

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Prohibition Creek

Completed March 2014. Design build of a 108 m steel girder and concrete deck bridge founded on a drilled pile foundation. Located at KM 995.3 on the Mackenzie Valley Winter Road near Norman Wells NWT.

Owner: Government of NWT

 

Prohibition Creek

Prohibition Creek

 

Prohibition Creek

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Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway – Bridge Site #3

Currently under construction. Completion winter 2016. Formula is construction 8 new bridges on the ITH (Inuvik to Tuk Highway) over 3 winter construction seasons (2014 – 2016). This is the first all season highway access between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk NWT.

Owner: Government of NWT

 

Prohibition Creek

Prohibition Creek

 

Prohibition Creek

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Small Creek Bridge

Completed January 2012. This project consisted of the design and build of a 65.0m, three span bridge to replace the existing arch structure and to restore fisheries habitat to Small Creek which is a tributary to the Fraser River.

Project was located on Highway 16 near McBride, BC.

Owner: BC Ministry of Highways.

 

 

Small Creek Bridge

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Shale Creek Bridge

Completed April 2011. This is a 36.0m clear span, steel girder, composite bridge founded on a driven pile foundation.

Project located on NWT Highway 1 north of Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories.

Owner: Government of NWT.

 

 

Shale Creek Bridge

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Liard Highway KM 180

Completed February 2010. 15.0m pre-cast concrete slab bridge founded on steel piles.

Project located on Liard Highway. Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories.

Owner: Government of NWT.

 

 

Liard Highway KM 180

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Windrem Creek Bridge

Completed November 2009. This is a pre-cast concrete structure founded on steel piling. Financed by Olympic Legacy funding to allow for access to a new retirement community in the town of Chetwynd.

Owner: District of Chetwynd

 

 

Windrem Creek Bridge

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Iron Creek Bridge

Completed August 2009. Removal and replacement of existing structure. Renovation of existing foundation. Supply and installation of pre-cast box beam bridge and associated road work.

Project located on Upper Halfway River Road, Fort St John B.C.

Owner: BC Ministry of Transportation

 

 

Iron Creek Bridge

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Rose River Bridge

Completed May 2009.Renovation of the existing Acrow bridge structure. Supply and installation of new approach spans.

Project located Canol Road No.6, Yukon Territory.

Owner: Yukon Department of Highways

 

 

Rose River Bridge

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Ogilvie Bridge

Completed October 2009. Removal of 140' Acrow Bridge, followed by the construction and installation of new 110' steel/concrete structure on steel pilings that were drilled into weathered bedrock, rock socketted and then filled with tremmied concrete.

Project located 40 kms north of Bell II Lodge on Highway 37 N (Stewart-Cassiar Highway).

Owner: BC Ministry of Transportation

 

Ogilvie 1

Ogilvie 2

Ogilvie 3

 

 

Ogilvie 4

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Cache Creek Bridge

Completed summer 2008. Located on Highway 29 between Hudson Hope and Ft. St. John, BC. This is a 46m clear span, steel girder, composite bridge founded on a pile driven foundation.

Owner: BC Ministry of Transportation

 

Cache Creek Bridge

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Caribou Creek Bridge

Completed April 2008. Located on Dempster Highway near Inuvik, NWT. Piles were augured into 30' of permafrost before being conventionally driven to refusal by diesel pile driving methods.

Owner: Government of NWT

 

Caribou Creek Bridge

 

Caribou Creek Pile Driving

 

Caribou Creek Pile Driving

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Bambrick Bridge

Located in the Chilcotin area (Big Creek) southwest of Williams Lake, BC. This bridge is constructed of pre-cast concrete beams founded on post and pad footings.

Owner: BC Ministry of Transportation

 

Bridge 6

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Biliston Creek Bridge

Located in Metchosin, BC. This is a replacement structure for an existing bridge. Three spans, two lane box beam founded on driven steel piles.

Owner: District of Metchosin

 

Bridge 7

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Nechako River Bridge

Located north of Vanderhoof, BC. This highway bridge is constructed with weathering steel girders and poured in place concrete. Total reconstruction of three spans plus addition of one span to 228 metres total length.

 

Bridge 3

 

Nation River Bridge

Located north of Fort St. James, BC. Three span, two lane replacement bridge constructed of concrete.

Owner: BC Ministry of Transportation

 

Bridge 4

 

Cochrane Road Overpass

Located on Vancouver Island, BC. This bridge crosses over the new four lane freeway with a low profile 56 metre span.

Owner: BC Ministry of Transportation

 

Bridge 5

 


Resource Bridges

Formula Contractors is able to provide the resource based industries with cost effective and innovative bridge construction solutions. With over 28 years of construction experience, Formula can design, build and install the most economical structures. Forestry, Oil and Gas, and Mining resources have all benefited from Formula's experience.

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Swan Hills Bridge

Completion April 2013. Demolition and removal of the existing four span bridge structure and installation of a new 116 meter structure founded on the existing renovated concrete piers including installation of 2 new pile driven piers. Swan River near Swan Hills Alberta.

Owner: Apache Canada Corp.

 

 

Swan Hills Bridge

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Iskut River Bridge

Completion April 2013. This design/build 100m long (328’) bridge located near Bob Quinn BC was constructed as part of the Forrest Kerr Hydro Electric project. The power produced from this site will tie into the new Highway 37 power line corridor project that services NW British Columbia.

Owner: Coast Mountain Hydro

 

 

Iskut River Bridge

Iskut River Bridge

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Phillips Creek Bridge

Completed November 2012. This two lane bridge was constructed as part of the Mt. Milligan Copper Gold Mine construction project near the communities of Fort St. James and Mackenzie BC.

Owner: Thompson Creek Metals

 

 

Phillips Creek Bridge

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Gordon Creek Connector

Completed December 2011. Located in Tumbler Ridge, BC. Supply and installation of a 30.0m long x 14.0m wide, 170 tonne rated loading for mining access development.

Owner: Peace River Coal

 

 

Gordon Creek Connector

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Falling Creek Connector

Completed October 2010. Located in Chetwynd BC. Supply and installation of 9 heavy haul bridge replacement structures (including several double lane) for the Falling Creek Connector Road.

Owner: Western Coal Corporation

 

 

Falling Creek Connector

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Lower Burnt Road

Completed January 2010. Located in Chetwynd BC. Supply and installation of a new 18.0m steel and timber bridge founded on steel pile foundation.

Owner: Spectra Energy

 

 

Lower Burnt Road

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Lower More River Bridge

Completed December 2008. Located near Bob Quinn, BC. Launching and installation of a 300' bridge over the Lower More River to provide access for a mining project.

Owner: Galore Creek Mining Corporation

 

 

Lower More River Bridge

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Castle Creek Bridge

Completed December 2008. Located in McBride, BC. Installation of an 85' steel girder bridge for logging access.

Owner: Carrier Forest Products Ltd.

 

 

Castle Creek Bridge

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Clemina Creek Bridge

Completed August 2008. Located in Valemount, BC. Installation of a 70' steel and concrete bridge to provide access for a hydroelectric project.

Owner: Canadian Hydro

 

Clemina Creek Bridge

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Nithi River Bridge

Completed July 2008. Located in Fraser Lake, BC. Removal of two culverts to restore fisheries habitat. Replaced with a 70' steel and concrete composite bridge.

Owner: Ministry of Forests and Range

 

 

Nithi River Bridge

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Moberly FSR Bridge Replacements

Completed July 2008. Located in Moberly Lake, BC. Supply and installation of seven replacement bridge structures to allow construction of a wind farm project.

Owner: Dokie Wind Energy

 

 

Moberly FSR Bridge Replacements

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Iskut River Bridge

Located in Bob Quinn, BC with a 119 metre span across the Iskut River. Steel girder, non-composite deck. Rated at 165 ton loading for mining traffic. Constructed over a two month period.

Owner: Galore Creek Mining Corporation

 

 

Iskut River Bridge

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Muskwie River Bridge

Located in Bob Quinn, BC with a 98 metre span across the Muskwie River. All components and equipment were disassembled into weights that could be flown by heavy lift helicopter.

Owner: Galore Creek Mining Corporation

 

 

Muskwie River Bridge

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Skeena Bridge

Constructed with concrete and steel in remote northern BC, 200+ metres of bridge span the Skeena River. Access was limited to one side due to environmental and remoteness issues. The completed concrete decked bridge opened up a new resource area in northwest British Columbia in 1996.

Owner: Skeena Cellulose

 

 

Resource Bridge 1

 

Maxan River Bridge

Located on the Thompson FSR near Burns Lake, BC. 48 metre steel girder and concrete composite deck, founded on steel driven pilings.

Owner: Ministry of Forests and Range

 

 

Maxan River Bridge

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Coyote Creek Bridge

Located in Tatoga Lake, BC. 33 metre non-composite founded on log cribbing. Installed for minerals exploration.

Owner: Red Chris Development Corporation

 

 

Coyote Creek Bridge

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Portable Bridge Rentals + Sales

Formula Contractors can provide rental structures ranging from 6m (20 ft) to 30m (100 ft). These structures have a standard deck width of 4.3 m (14 ft) and are designed to a 75 tonne or 100 tonne load rating. Custom specifications can be incorporated into many rental situations. A viable option that is available to all clients is "Rental Purchase". This can suit many client's needs, and is an effective cost saving tool in many resource programs.

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Formula stocks a selection of engineered portable bridges that can be used as temporary construction bridges or left in place longer for a more permanent crossing. These bridges start at 20 feet in length and as long as 100 feet, usually 14 foot wide timber decks and loading to 100 tons, however heavier loading can be accommodated as required. Our sectional barge can be assembled end to end to create a light vehicle causeway up to 180 feet long.

Winch truck bridges in stock up to 80 feet in length with steel rails and wood decks. These are easily loadable with one winch truck and off load the same way.

 

Rental 2

 

Spans can be placed on small concrete footings where rock is found and are easily buildable in the winter using the ice as a dry access platform for both equipment and personnel.

 

Rental 3

 

Simple log cribs can be built to provide a good footing for temporary bridges.

 

Rental 4

 

For some customers panelized decks are easier to handle than winch style bridges. These bridge components are usually lighter and can be installed with smaller equipment as well as freighted in lighter loads.

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Rental 5

 

 

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STRUCTURES

Structural Steel Erection

Formula Contractors has the manpower, equipment and expertise to provide structural steel erection for structures and industrial plants.

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Endako Mine Expansion

Completed March 2010. Erection of 1,400 tonnes of steel for the new 92,000 square foot process mill at the Endako Mine project. Formula provided all crew, equipment and engineered procedures to complete this project on time and budget.

Owner: Thompson Creek Metals.

 

Endako Mine Expansion

 

Endako Mine Expansion

 

Endako Mine Expansion

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Bear Mountain Sub-station

Completed January 2009. Structural Steel Erection for an electrical sub-station located near Dawson Creek, BC. Formula provided all engineered drawings and steel erection. The tallest tower was 16.5m and a total of 35,000 kg of galvanized steel was erected.

Owner: Bear Mountain Wind Energy

Bear Mountain Substation

 

 

Bear Mountain Substation

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Girder Erection

Formula Contractors has successfully completed installing girders up to 220m. From crane erected structures to technical girder launching using rollers, cantilevering, skylines and temporary shoring towers. Our projects are engineered for each site based on its specific requirements and available equipment.

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Erection of beams for new highway overpass over CP rail line in Calgary, Alberta.

Owner: Alberta Infrastructure

 

Highway Overpass Girder Construction

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Responsible for off loading 12 foot high steel girders from rail cars in the vertical position and rotating to the horizontal position and loading onto special trailers. The steel beams could not be shipped vertically due to their height once loaded onto trailers, the beams were then transported to Kicking Horse Pass bridge site.

Owner: Flat Iron Construction

 

 

Girder Loading

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Erection of steel trapezoidal girders over the new Vancouver Island Highway.

Owner: Government of British Columbia

 

Girder 2

 

Winter installation of 33 metre long pre-cast concrete I-girders over the Nation River north of Fort St. James, BC.

Owner: Ministry of Transportation

 

Girder 3

 

Falsework using post tensioned cables, 100 KIP shoring and 22 hillman rollers for launching 300 tons of structural steel.

Owner: Skeena Cellulose

 

Girder 4

 

 

Drainage Structures

Formula Contractors specializes in the rapid installation of project specific culverts and drainage structures with minimum impact upon the surrounding environment.

Formula is able to provide innovative and cost effective solutions for stream crossings. Formula is skilled in the design and installation of structures that are environmentally sensitive, require minimal site disturbance and allow for safe fish passage.

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ITH Culvert Erection

Completion 2014 to 2016. Formula is assembling erecting a number of corrugated steel culverts for Northwind Industries Ltd. on the ITH Highway Project (Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway). This is the first all season highway access between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk NWT.

Owner: Northwind Industries Ltd (Government of NWT)

 

Drainage 9

Drainage 9

 

Drainage 9

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Cheviot Mine

24 metre span open bottom culvert for Cheviot Mine access near Hinton, Alberta. This structure required 50,000 cubic metres of highly compacted manufactured end fill to ensure culvert's structural integrity.

 

Drainage 9

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Cheviot Mine site near Hinton, Alberta.

Owner: Fording River Coal Corp.

 

 

Drainage 10

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Cheviot Mine: Open bottom culvert underpass for recreational access underneath three lane mine haul road.  

Drainage 2

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9.5m x 40m multi-plate arch culvert founded on steel driven piles. Located on the Nazko Highway near Quesnel, BC. Cast in place headwalls.

Owner: Ministry of Transportation

 

Drainage 7

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Installation of a concrete box culvert under an active CN rail siding near Upper Fraser, BC.

 

 

Drainage 8

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Open bottom culvert with concrete end walls and wings for fill retention.

 

Drainage 3

 

Elliptical culvert under resource haul road with well armored inlet to minimize erosion possibilities.

 

Drainage 4

 

Pre-cast concrete culvert backfilled with native material on resource road system

 

Drainage 5

 

Installation of a pre-cast open bottom culvert. The unit arrives in pieces and is assembled at site. They are quick to install and have a minimal effect on the existing stream.

 

Drainage 6

 

 

Materials Handling

Formula Contractors supplies professional crews and modern equipment for safe and efficient materials handling and storage. We have handled many types of freight and can also engineer unique handling solutions for large and unusual items.

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Endako Expansion Project

Winter 2011. Working under P&H Equipment, Formula Contractors provided crane services for the assembly of a P&H Mine Shovel.

Assembly took place at the Endako mine site 25 kilometers west of Fraser Lake, British Columbia.

 

Endako Crane

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Ogilvie Bridge

Completed October 2009. Removal of 140' Acrow Bridge for the BC Ministry of Transportation - located 40 kms north of Bell II Lodge on Highway 37 N (Stewart-Cassiar Highway). Disassemble structure, catalogue components, band & palletize components, ship to Terrace, unload and inventory. Total weight of components was approx. 135,000 lbs.

Owner: Ministry of Transportation

 

Ogilvie Bridge Materials Handling

Ogilvie Bridge materials Handling 2

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Endako Expansion Project

Winter 2008-2009. Formula Contractors provided the materials, crew and equipment needed to offload, inventory, and store over 5.5 million pounds of delivered structural building steel and mining components. 

 

Drainage 9

Materials 2

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Galore Creek Construction Project

March to December 2007. Formula Contractors provided equipment and expertise necessary for materials handling at the staging area of the Galore Creek Construction Project. This involved the coordination of materials flow to six companies working throughout the 175km long working area.

We provided timely strategic rigging, lifting and staging of millions of pounds of equipment and supplies for air lift. During the project we assisted in the handling and dismantling of bulldozers, graders, rock trucks, excavators, service trucks, ambulances, building materials, compressed gasses, fuel, camp trailers, tunneling equipment, bridge materials, pile driving equipment, and daily camp supplies to name a few.

 

 

Drainage 10

Materials 4

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Kicking Horse Pass

January 2007. Formula Contractors provided an experienced crew and the equipment necessary for off loading 12 foot high curved steel girders from rail cars in the vertical position and rotating to the horizontal position and loading onto special trailers. The steel beams could not be shipped vertically due to their height once loaded onto trailers, the beams were then transported to Kicking Horse Pass bridge site.

Owner: Flat Iron Construction

 

 

Materials 5

Materials 6

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Renovations + Repairs

Formula Contractors has the technical expertise to complete cost effective renovations and emergency repairs to existing structures. Most can be completed with minimum impact to traffic flows. Formula has completed numerous projects and we are available for emergency repairs.

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Buck Creek Bridge #1

Located on Buck Flats Road near Houston BC. Replacement of failed timber caps and hardware. Included jacking up the existing highways bridge structure and placing new bridge caps along with associated hardware. The project also included inclusion of more rip rap revetment work to prevent stream erosion of the bridge abutments.

Owner: Lakes District Maintenance (BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways)

 

Buck Creek Bridge #1

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Erith River Bridge

Completion: August 2013. Renovation of the existing Erith River Bridge near Robb Alberta included removal of the existing timber guardrail system and fabrication / installation of a new steel barrier system. The works also included concrete beam repairs and milling and paving of the existing structure.

Owner: West Fraser Mills, Hinton Alberta

 

Erith River

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CN Mile 34.95 Fraser Subdivision

Located at Crescent Spur, BC, the project included jacking up the existing structure to change out the bearings and it also required concrete repairs which included epoxy injection and the addition of concrete cover.

Owner: BC Ministry of Forests

 

Renos 4

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Nechako River Bridge

Located on Highway 16 West at Fort Fraser, BC. This project required alternating highway lane closures while the bridge spans were raised with hydraulic 150 ton jacks so the replacement of bearings could be made.

 

 

Renos 2

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East Pine Bridge

Located on Highway 97 North near Chetwynd, BC. 1,600 holes were drilled and bolted to strengthen the existing structure.

 

Renos 3

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Johnson Street Bridge: Upgrade

The Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria BC. Is a three lane riveted Bascule (lift) span built in 1921. Formula completed a major structural upgrade in the spring of 1999. Items included removal and replacement of concrete decks, removal and replacement of structural rivets and addition of key structural steel elements. All of this was completed while keeping one traffic lane and pedestrian access open.

Top photo: the Johnson Street bridge

Second photo: adding new gusset plates and replacing existing corroded rivets on the main counter weight towers.

Third photo: new side walk over hang brackets were installed and later a new concrete sidewalk was cast in conjunction with the new driving surfaces.

Fourth photo: Rail Bridge renovations and span replacements. This was achieved while rail traffic continued to move. Picture shows new steel piers and structural cap beams.

 

Renos 1

 

 

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FOUNDATIONS

Concrete

Formula Contractors can provide concrete foundation construction from excavation, layout, forming, concrete batching and placing, rebar placement and concrete finishing.

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TransCanada Pipeline Sparwood BC

Completion August 2013. Formula furnished crew and materials to construct Valve Assembly foundations for the TransCanada Pipeline at Sparwood BC.

Owner: League Pipeline

TransCanada Pipeline Sparwood BC

 

 

TransCanada Pipeline Sparwood BC

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Di Corp Trans Load Frac Sand Facility

Completion September 2013. Formula furnished crew and materials to construct the Rail Pit foundation, Scale Cap Beam Foundations along with Dead Men foundations at the Trans Load Frac Sand Facility at Grand Prairie Alberta.

Owner: USA Tank

 

Di Corp

Di Corp

 

Di Corp

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Tupper West Gas Plant

Completed June 2010. Located in Dawson Creek, BC. Construction of new tank farm and elevated control building and office foundations.

Owner: Murphy Oil Corp.

Tupper West Gas Plant

 

 

Tupper West Gas Plant

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Bear Mountain Wind Farm

Completed October 2008. Located near Dawson Creek, BC. Construction of the first ever Wind Farm/Tower foundations poured in BC. This included 13,000 m3 of on-site batched and placed concrete and 1.25 million kg of reinforcing steel.

Owner: Bear Mountain Wind Energy

 

 

Bear Mountain Foundation 1

Bear Mountain Foundation 2

 

 

Bear Mountain Foundation 3

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Pile Driving

Formula Contractors owns and operates a range of pile driving equipment. Truck mounted and track mounted cranes are available with drop, diesel, air, churn and vibro hammer configurations. Formula is able to provide pile driving services for bridge structures, foundations, mill construction, oil field construction, retaining structures and marine dredging and construction. Formula can install steel pipe piling, timber piles, H-type piles and sheet piles.

We employ certified crane operators and ticketed trades people and are available for projects throughout western Canada.

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WIDC Building Shoring

Completion June 2013. Formula designed and installed the required foundation shoring for the new WIDC Building downtown Prince George BC.

Owner: PCL Westcoast and IDL Projects Ltd.

 

 

WIDC Building Shoring

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Liard Rig Cellars

Completion November 2013. Formula assisted with the design and fully constructed a sheet pile shoring system for Apache Canada Corp. for the Liard BC drilling program. The cell consisted of a Sheet Pile Driven cell reinforced with waler system and a cast in place reinforced floor.

Owner: Apache Canada Corp.

 

 

Liard Rig Cellars

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RTA Modernization Project

Completed October 2011. The Rio Tinto Alcan Modernization Project located at Kitimat, BC. Formula was hired to design, supply and install a sheet pile shoring system for the required underground services upgrade.

Owner: IDL Projects Ltd.

 

 

RTA Sheet Pile Shoring

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Tupper West Gas Plant

Completed June 2010. Construction of new tank farm and elevated control building and office foundations. The job included over 200 drilled pile caissons.

Owner: Murphy Oil Corp.

 

 

Tupper West Gas Plant

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Northwest Community College

Completed November 2009. Supply and installation of foundation piling for Northwest Community College expansion. Piles were driven using drop and diesel hammer configurations. Each location was then augured and cleaned. Reinforcing steel cages were installed then filled with concrete.

Owner: Northwest Community College

 

 

Northwest Community College

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Okanagan Lake, BC. Three piece sectional barge used for marine pile driving and construction.

 

 

Piledriver 3

 

Barriere River, BC. Sheet pile wall installed with a vibro hammer used to isolate excavated area in river.

 

Piledriver 2

 

Hinton, Alberta. Installing foundation piling for a mill upgrade.

 

Piledriver 3

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Lower More River, BC. Installing temporary bridge crossing with an excavator-mounted pile driver.

 

Piledriver 7

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Sinclair Mills, BC. Installation of steel H-piles under an existing active rail line.

 

Piledriver 6

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Lower More River, BC. Temporary piling being removed with a vibro hammer.

 

Piledriver 8

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Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Installing bridge foundation piles with an 80 ton crane and diesel hammer.

 

Piledriver 4

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

From concept to completion, Formula Contractors delivers comprehensive civil construction services to the Renewable Energy Sector. Formula's achievements include the completion of the first wind farm in BC; the Bear Mountain Wind Farm (BMWF), near Dawson Creek. Formula's most recent achievements includes works on the Forrest Kerr Hydro Electric 'Run of The River' project near Bob Quinn, BC. These projects are both great accomplishments and they are a significant contribution towards the reduction of carbon emissions.

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Forrest Kerr Hydro Electric Project

Works include construction of the cofferdam, miscellaneous foundations, general excavation, structural steel erection and the construction of three bridges in support of the construction of the Forrest Kerr Hydro Electric Project at Bob Quinn, BC.

Owner: Coast Mountain Hydro

 

 

Forrest Kerr Powerhouse

Forrest Kerr SW

Forrest Kerr 2  

Forrest Kerr 1

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'Alta Gas' Bear Mountain Wind Farm

With Enercon Machines in service. Located near Dawson Creek, this is the first ever wind energy project in the Province of British Columbia to be generating power for the BC Hydro Grid for public consumption. These turbines (which are founded on Formula foundations) feed an on-site substation (that Formula did the civil works for) in order to provide power to 35,000 BC homes. We are proud of this project and for having the opportunity to be a part of this significant build - branded as the first wind energy project in British Columbia.

Owner: Bear Mountain Wind Energy

 

 

Bear Mountain 1

Bear Mountain 2

 

Bear Mountain 3

 

 

Bear Mountain 4

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CIVIL

Formula Contractors is set to self-perform in civil construction services. Our work includes foundations, cast-in-place concrete, HDPE pipe infusing, structural backfill, shoring and site preparation.

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Truck Shop Expansion

Completed December 2012. Formula was hired to complete all the civil works for the Truck Shop Expansion at Fording River Operations for Teck Coal Ltd. This included backfill, site grading and civil infrastructure.

Owner: Teck Coal Ltd.

 

Teck Truck Shop 1

Teck Truck Shop 2  

Teck Truck Shop 3

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Storm Drain Installations

Completed October 2012. Civil work for Teck Ltd, Fording River Operations. We were tasked with installing storm drains to the Truck Shop Expansion as well as the existing Shovel Crew Shop. Our new pipe installation was placed under an existing infrastructure including an old cast iron water main system.

Owner: Teck Coal Ltd.

 

Teck Storm Drain 1

Teck Storm Drain 2  

Teck Storm Drain 3

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Water Service Installation

Completed December 2012. This project consisted of new water service installation to 44 existing homes. As an extra we were hired to install a 6" water service into the Teck Lab building. All of the new water service installation was installed underneath the existing infrastructure.

Owner: Teck Coal Ltd.

 

Teck Water Service 1

Teck Water Service 2  

Teck Water Service 3

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HDPE Pipe & Electrical Service Extensions, Laydown Construction

Completed December 2012. Formula was hired by Graham Construction Ltd. to extend the HDPE Pipe and electrical service another 120m. Once complete, Formula constructed a laydown for Phase 2 of the Selenium Plant project.

Owner: Teck Coal Ltd. (Line Creek Operations)

 

Teck Line Creek 1

Teck Line Creek 2  

Teck Line Creek 3

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ROAD + EARTH

Resource Access + Development

Formula Contractors provides general contract services in areas such as resource road construction, oilfield construction, mine site development, reclamation, deactivation, rock revetment, retaining structures, dragline dredging and general earth works.

We operate a fleet of modern earth moving equipment including excavators, dozers, packers, articulated dumps and cranes. We can provide hourly or contract pricing for most projects and are available for projects throughout western Canada.

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Mt. Milligan Mine - MSE Wall

Completed September 2012 for the Mt. Milligan Copper Gold project, this MSE Wall built for the primary crusher tower is comprised of 200,000 m3 of structural fill, 3200 wire baskets, 5200 m2 of face with 8.0 km of structural tie back straps. Total dimensions are 182 meters long by 36 meters tall.

Owner: Thompson Creek Metals

 

 

MSE Wall

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Iskut River Rock Cut

Completed November 2012 for the Forrest Kerr Hydro Electric project near Bob Quinn BC, this rock cut was constructed to allow for road and bridge access across the Iskut River. It was comprised of 125,000 m3 of rock cut performed by drilling, blasting and excavation with all material loaded and hauled to spoil.

Owner: Coast Mountain Hydro

 

 

Iskut River Rock Cut

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Bear Mountain Wind Farm

Completed October 2008. Located near Dawson Creek, BC. Construction of the first ever Wind Farm/Tower foundations constructed in BC. This included over 70,000 m3 of earthworks, including 3,500 m3 of rock.

Owner: Bear Mountain Wind Energy

 

 

Bear Mountain 1

 

Bear Mountain 2

 

Bear Mountain 3

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219 Road - Dawson Creek, BC

Excavation of 15,000 m3 of existing road fill to replace a failed highways culvert.

 

Road and Earth 1

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EQUIPMENT + BRIDGE RENTALS

Formula Contractors offers a range of heavy equipment for bare rental or provided with experienced operators. Rentals are available for short term and longer term projects.

A partial list of equipment available from Formula includes:
  • Excavators
  • Truck Cranes
  • Crawler Cranes Dozers
  • 30 Ton Rock Truck
  • Sectional Marine Barge
  • Diesel Hammer
 
  • Vibro Hammer
  • Drop Hammer
  • Clam Shell
  • Dragline
  • Welding Trucks
  • Ride-on Vibro Packer
   
PDF Please click the icon at left to view our current Equipment and Bridge Rental pricing and associated terms & conditions. (PDF File)

 

Please contact us for more information on bridge sales. If you are interested in Portable Bridge rentals, please see here.

 

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Formula Contractors has qualified staff available to provide project management, site inspections and monitoring. We can also provide engineering services for survey, design and bridge certification. Contact us today for more information.

 

Girder Erection

 

Highway Bridge

 

Foundation Pour

 

Foundations

 

Reinforcing Steel

 

Wind Farm Foundation

 

Excavation

 

Arctic Pile Driving

 

Girder Launch

 

Castle Creek Bridge

 

Wind Farm

 

Subgrade Construction

 

Concrete Trucks

 

Culvert

 

Sinclair Mills Rail Bridge

 

 

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