The Bow – Consulting Engineers of Alberta, Showcase Awards – Award of Excellence in Studies, Software and Special Services

MMM provided innovative and precise geomatics expertise for the Bow, which is the largest office space in Calgary, and the tallest building in Canada outside of Toronto.

Reaching New Heights – Bow Project Selected for Award of Excellence

MMM Group was recently honoured at the 2012 Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Showcase Awards in Calgary, as it was presented with an Award of Excellence in Studies, Software & Special Services for its work on the BOW Project, a 58-story high-rise structure under construction in down­town Calgary.

Project_Calgary_TheBow2MMM provided innovative and precise geomatics expertise for the Bow, which, when complete, will be the largest office-space in Calgary and the tallest building in Canada outside of Toronto. The structure is also unique in that it is the first time that a triangular diagrid system has been applied to a curved building design in a North American skyscraper.

As a key contributor to ensuring the structural integrity of the uniquely designed landmark building, MMM Group provided professional geomatics services for many aspect of the BOW’s construction, including the establishment and maintenance of the precise project control framework, the determi­nation of real-time building movement and the positioning and layout of building structural compo­nents using innovative GPS techniques.

MMM’s geomatics team utilized several leading-edge geomatics methodologies and technologies on the BOW project, including the employment of a network of precise inclination sensors for build­ing monitoring, and the real time monitoring of building dynamics and correction of GPS-derived positions for building tilt, which are innovative practices that are undertaken in some of the world’s largest skyscraper construction projects, and unique in Canada.

In selecting MMM for an Award of Excellence for its role in the BOW project, the CEA awards jury commented: “This project showcases leading edge technology utilization in construction of a major Western Canadian building. Well done! Great example of innovation in action.

The $1.4 billion BOW Project is scheduled for completion in March of 2012.