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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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Western Alberta Transmission Line Civil Foundations Langdon Bennett Substation

In the expansion of the existing Langdon electrical substation, general contractor PCL Construction Management Inc. engaged Agra for the foundation work of the project. Agra installed 500 bored concrete piles, the majority of which were installed using the CFA method. The ground profile was composed of silty clay up to 6 m deep overlying silty, dense sand overlying bedrock at varying depths up to 13.0 m deep. Sub artesian water pressures were encountered, posing additional challenges to the construction process. The majority of the CFA piles were 600 mm and 750 mm in diameter and varied in depth from 9.5 m to 13 m below grade. Agra also installed 50 large diameter bored concrete piles with diameters of 1500 mm to 1800 mm, 9.5 m to 13 m below grade. Large diameter piles were formed with 3.0 – 5.0 m long rock sockets. The rock was fractured and wet, so the piles were concreted with a tremie pipe.

Solution:

The Agra team used three heavy duty piling rigs for this project. Two rigs were able to install about 20 CFA piles daily. The method proved to be ideal for the ground conditions and the piles were efficiently drilled into the bedrock and concreted in one operation. The third crew were installing large 1.5 and 1.8 m diameter piles which filled with water and could not be sealed off with casing. Agra bored the pile under water with our specially designed drilling tools and cleaned the base of the pile. The heavy reinforcement cage was placed by a service crane followed by a full-length tremie pipe. The pile was concreted with a free flowing concrete mix and the displaced water was pumped away with a Hydrovac truck.


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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