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June 22, 2017

AGM & Dinner Presentation:     PTH 59 & PTH 101 Interchange Project Site Tour & Dinner Presentation
Presenters:                              Manitoba Infrastructure & Flatiron Constructors Canada
Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Club Regent Casino Hotel






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ACI Manitoba Chapter is committed to providing our members with access to the latest technology in the concrete industry presented by leading experts in their field. ACI Manitoba hosts dinner presentations monthly from September through June and includes presentations on all aspects of the concrete industry including research and development, concrete production, design, repair, and construction. In addition to showcasing local expertise, ACI Manitoba is proud to present industry leading speakers from throughout North America. The dinner presentations also provide members with valuable networking opportunities, the ability share and learn from real world experiences of others in the concrete industry, and qualify for professional development points by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM).

Thursday, June 22, 2017

“PTH 59 & PTH 101 Interchange Project
Site Tour & Dinner Presentation ”

Ruth Eden, M.Sc., P.Eng. - Manitoba Infrastructure
Kristopher Maranchuk, P.Eng. - Manitoba Infrastructure
Rega Hajaiden - Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd.
Mike Smith - Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd.
Mike Gash, GSC - Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd.

Overview of Presentation:

Overview of Annual General Meeting:

The ACI Manitoba Chapter will be holding its AGM and the Board of Direction will provide their Reports for the 2016/2017 year, including the President, Treasurer, Membership, Certification, and Student Chapters. The Board of Direction will also initiate a vote on the adoption of any new By-Laws and the election of Officers.


Following the AGM, we will move into the Dinner Presentation.



Overview of Tour & Dinner Presentation:


In 2014, the Manitoba Government made it their top priority to tender and start construction of the PTH 59 and PTH 101 Interchange project. Included in the project was the upgrading of the intersection of PTH 59 / PR 202. In order to meet tight timelines, it was determined that the best project delivery model was a Design-Build process, allowing for fast tracking of the project. In June 2015 the contract was awarded to Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd. at a price of $205 Million. Construction began immediately after award with Flatiron mobilizing to site in July 2015.


Project construction is currently starting into its third year with a major focus on earthworks for this season as well as the opening of the new PTH 59 / PR 202 Intersection. There have been multiple traffic switches over the past season that have allowed for completion of permanent pavement portions of PTH 59 and reconstruction of the northbound lanes of PR 202. With piling being completed in early 2017 and the majority of the substructure concrete work now work complete, the target for this construction season is to complete girder erection and bridge decks.


Tour – The site tour of the PTH 59 and PTH 101 interchange project will focus on the key structural aspects of the project as well as provide an overview of the significant roadworks project component. Bus transportation will be provided with pickup at the Canad Inns Destination Centre Club Regent Casino Hotel (see Site Tour Details for more information). PPE is not required.


Dinner Presentation – The dinner presentation will highlight the work completed to date as well as the next major milestones to reach during the 2017 construction season. Focus will be given to concrete works, but a high level overview of the entire project will also be provided.

Bio for Presenter:

Ruth Eden M.Sc., P.Eng. is the Executive Director of Structures for Manitoba Infrastructure, Water Management and Structures. She oversees a staff of 110 responsible for design, construction, inspection, maintenance and programming for provincial structures on the highway and water control networks. Ruth has been involved in the design and construction of bridges and structures throughout the Province for almost 30 years and is a past President of ACI Manitoba Chapter. She is on 3 separate committees of Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code as well as the executive for the Structures Standing Committee for Transportation Association of Canada. Ruth is also a Councilor for the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Manitoba and a member of SIMTReC Research Management Committee.

Kristopher Maranchuk, P.Eng. is the Deputy Project Manager and Lead Resident Project Manager for Manitoba Infrastructure on the project. He has been with MI for the past 15 years where he has managed various design and construction projects.


Rega Hajiadem is the Deputy Project Manager for Flatiron on the project and has been with Flatiron for 11 years. His role is to oversee the construction engineering aspect of the project which includes all design work and field coordination activities.


Mike Smith is the Lead Construction Manager for Flatiron on the project. He is responsible for oversight of both the roads and structures work on site and managing daily field activities related to construction. He has worked with Flatiron for 12 years and has been responsible for construction oversight of many major alternative delivery projects in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.


Mike Gash, GSC is the Structures Construction Manager for Flatiron on the project. He is responsible for coordinating all structural work and ensuring design and construction are compliant with the technical requirements. He has worked with Flatiron for 11 years and has held the role of structures lead for many of Flatiron’s past projects.

When & Where:
Site Tour Details:
*Please note that due to capacity limitations, the Site Tour will be limited to the first 100 RSVPs on a first come first served basis.

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Location: Bus pickup: Canad Inns Destination Centre Club Regent Casino Hotel
              1415 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg (see map below)
Departure time: Promptly at 4:30 PM

AGM & Dinner Presentation:

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Where: Canad Inns Destination Centre Club Regent Casino Hotel
           1415 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg
           Ambassador Ballroom
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Presentation: 7:30 PM

$ 85 for Chapter members (plus GST)
$ 100 for non-members (plus GST)
$ 45 for Students (U of M and RRC) (plus GST)

This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour. The event is classified as "Informal Activity" under APEGM's CPD Program.

Register below or e-mail
Deadline: Noon Monday, June 19, 2017

No-shows and cancellation after registration deadline will be invoiced. VISA/MasterCard/Interac/Cash/Cheque payments payable upon admission. Exact change appreciated if paying with Cash. Members, guests and friends are all welcome.

Should you have any dietary requirements, please advise when registering!


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