agra foundations
agra foundations

A Canadian Leader in the Foundations Industry Since 1956

As part of the Soletanche Freyssinet group of companies, we are proud to bring global solutions to local markets. We offer our clients the latest advancements and technical excellence, leveraging an international network of geotechnical engineering and construction expertise.

agra foundations
agra foundations

A Canadian Leader in the Foundations Industry Since 1956

As part of the Soletanche Freyssinet group of companies, we are proud to bring global solutions to local markets. We offer our clients the latest advancements and technical excellence, leveraging an international network of geotechnical engineering and construction expertise.

agra foundations
agra foundations

A Canadian Leader in the Foundations Industry Since 1956

As part of the Soletanche Freyssinet group of companies, we are proud to bring global solutions to local markets. We offer our clients the latest advancements and technical excellence, leveraging an international network of geotechnical engineering and construction expertise.

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A range of standard and specialized techniques with skill and experience

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We are motivated by being a solutions provider and can adapt to the project constraints and strategies

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    Design Build

    We greatly appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the preliminary design selection and associated budgetary process. Motivated by being a "Solutions Provider", we are often engaged at the early stages of projects to assist in the evaluation of the suitability of different foundation types.

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    Restricted Access

    We maintain a diverse fleet of equipment that includes rigs that are appropriate for both reduced headroom and limited workspace. In addition to the specialized equipment, AGRA can employ methodologies to manage the constraints of the project to meet design requirements.

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    Pile Testing Programs

    AGRA routinely undertakes pre-production pile installation and load testing programs for small- and large-scale projects in order to optimize final designs. We employ advanced testing equipment and are able to conduct testing for loads of up to 500 tonnes.

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By joining our team you will become part of cutting-edge projects and have the chance to build strong relationships with industry leaders from Canada and around the world.

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Fountain Slide Design-Build Track Mitigation Project

The Fountain Slide is part of an ancient earthflow which impacts both a portion of a railway owned and operated by Canadian National as well as public Highway No. 99. The impact on the railway was increasing and leading to operational challenges. AGRA and Nicholson Construction was awarded a design-build contract following a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to install a solution to improve the slope stability to a safe margin. The rate of slope movement at the time of mobilization was in the range of 3 to 6 mm per day as measured at the location of an existing beam and lagging retaining wall supporting the railway bed.

Solution:

A two-part solution was employed to arrest the slide movement and improve the global slope stability factor of safety. The first part of the solution involved the installation of battered and fully grouted micro piles. These piles acted as ductile shear piles having the potential to bend and possibly even shear given the rate of slope movement during the installation process. The second part of the solution involved the installation of passive anchors through the existing retaining wall and connected by a cast in place concrete waler. In addition to the micropiles and anchoring work, a considerable amount of controlled earthworks was required to establish site access and maintain safe working platforms. Ongoing slope monitoring during the execution of the work was accomplished using slope inclinometers and real-time surficial monitoring using a CYCLOPS integrated survey network.


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AGRA Foundations is proudly celebrating its growth to one of the largest foundation engineering and construction company in Western Canada with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Saskatoon.

head office

AGRA Foundations Limited
5347 75 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 0W4

shop address

7708 Wagner Rd NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 5B2

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Tel: +1 (780) 468-3392 Fax: + 1 (780) 466-7465