Hatch receives the 2023 Infrastructure and Project of the Year awards at the Ontario Concrete Award

This is the 6th Award for the Kingston Third Crossing (Waaban Crossing) Project

December 11, 2023


Toronto, Ontario, Canada – December 7, 2023 – Hatch is honored to receive the Ontario Concrete Award (OCA) for Infrastructure as well as Project of the Year for its Kingston Third Crossing transportation project. The annual awards competition recognizes innovative and outstanding work by companies and leaders in the concrete industry within Ontario.

This innovative project has received six notable awards to date.

Kingston Third Crossing, also known as Waaban Crossing, is a new 1.2km-long bridge that connects communities on the east and west sides of the Cataraqui River, improving emergency services and response times, promoting active and public transportation alternatives, and fostering growth in the region.

This is the first bridge in North America to use the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract model, an approach that connects all partners from the onset of the project, sets shared goals, and maintains shared accountability to ensure the best outcome possible. The Kingston Third Crossing partnership between the City of Kingston, contracted design (Hatch and SYSTRA-IBT) and construction (Kiewit), and trade partners Bauer Foundations Canada and Walters Group, needed to minimize costs and risks as early and effectively as possible.


The project was recognized by the OCA committee for its excellence and innovation in high-performance concrete materials and construction.

Under the IPD approach, the IPD team successfully navigated supply constraints and the rising price of steel by using concrete. The innovative optimization of material selection and structural analyses resulted in an estimated $12 million in overall savings. The project’s concrete suppliers, Canada Building Materials (CBM) and DECAST, were integral to the success of the project and collaborated closely with the IPD team throughout the project.

This collaborative approach with DECAST resulted in the design, manufacture, transportation, and installation of the tallest (2.425 m) and longest (approx. 48.5 m) NU precast prestressed one-piece concrete girders ever produced in Ontario, which also surpassed the standard Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) durability requirements.

From left to right: From Kiewit - Oscar Antommattei, Joshua Pidgeon, Alexander Savides, Jonathan Panneton, and from Hatch - Majella Anson-Cartwright

This collaborative approach with CBM resulted in the development and testing of ready-mix concretes for cast-in-place bridge elements that were practical, placeable and scalable, while meeting the client’s requirements. CBM also provided effective solutions for minimizing concrete temperature during the warmer months, improving overall cast-in-place concrete quality.

The Waaban Crossing is the result of partnering excellence across numerous stakeholders, including three levels of government, the IPD Team, local authorities and communities, sub-contractors and constructors, and trade partners.

«Hatch is proud to receive the Ontario Concrete Infrastructure and Project of the Year awards  as it recognizes the excellence of our work on the Kingston Third Crossing project, » announced Project Manager Biljana Rajlic, Global Director, Highways & Bridges. «It reflects our dedication to providing innovative project management and technical solutions in meaningful, sustainable, and cost-effective ways. »

For more information about the Kingston Third Crossing (Waaban Crossing) project click here.


For more information, please contact:

Lindsay Janca
Global Director, Public Relations
Tel: +1 905 403 4199
Email: media@hatch.com

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