Awards

Union Station

2021 SWA Trillium Award Winner

Union Station

Union Station is the busiest transit hub in Canada. In 2006, the City of Toronto required a revitalization plan to: expand and enhance the multi-modal hub to accommodate the expected growth from 70 million passengers a year to a projected 90 million passengers by 2036; restore and renovate the National Historic Site, the most important Beaux-Arts railway station in Canada and; create a destination, commercial retail hub.

NORR was selected to lead the project and developed the most technically innovative architecture and engineering solution ever to be implemented at this scale in Canada. The expansion of Union Station involved their “dig down” method that excavated an additional space, 13 feet below the station basement—all completed while maintaining full station services. The “dig down” solution provides 110,000 sf of new passenger concourse space with the insertion of 2 new floors in the dig down area.

In the end, this successful collaboration between all partners ensured excellence in the finished work. It was truly a partnership between NORR, CETCO Manufacturer supported by DRE Industries, an experienced local business partner, and Duron, an industry leader in waterproofing that provided a quality installation.

Allied Professional: NORR Architects & Engineers Limited
Contractor: Duron Ontario Ltd.
Manufacturer: CETCO/DRE Industries

Centenary Health Centre

2021 SWA Trillium Award Finalist

Centenary Health Centre

The Shoniker tunnel is a pedestrian tunnel that connects the Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital and Shoniker Clinic beneath Neilson Road. The project aimed to repair the failed expansion joints within the tunnel, repair leaking cracks as well as concrete surfaces. This involved excavating the tunnel and installing new waterproofing on the tunnel walls and roof slab.

The work needed to be completed during the winter months, which required heat and hoarding for the waterproofing application, as well as phased closures of the road and the Hospital Emergency Entrance which was very problematic. Vector Corrosion Technologies, RJC Engineers, and Koster proposed an alternative solution; the repair strategy was to complete a curtain wall area injection method using a water based elastic acrylic gel waterproofing system (Koster G4) with all repairs to the entire tunnel structure undertaken completely from the interior.

This innovative design solution saved the client several hundreds of thousands of dollars and avoided the significant site and environmental disruption that would have been caused by the original proposed excavation scope.

Allied Professional / Consultant: RJC Engineers
Contractor: Vector Corrosion Technologies Ltd.
Manufacturer: Koster Waterproofing Systems c/o DRE Industries

Market Centre Parkade, Brantford, ON

2021 SWA Trillium Award Finalist

Market Centre Parkade

This site is a concrete structure that consists of three parking levels with a pedestrian level walkway and bridge connecting to downtown Brantford’s main street. Over the years, the structure had developed concrete delamination and the service life of the existing membrane was coming to an end. It was determined that a wholesale garage restoration program was required to bring this structure up to current standards.

The project involved many different aspects of work. First and foremost, there was significant concrete restoration required due to leaking cracks and debonded waterproofing membrane. The scope of work also involved wholesale removal of the existing traffic topping and the installation of a new thin system urethane traffic topping. Fibre reinforced polymer and structural reinforcement (FRP) of the existing columns and beams was necessary, along with the removal and replacement of expansion joints.

Moon-Matz Ltd., the lead project consultant, had spent years putting together the plan to successfully rehabilitate the structure. The garage restoration general contractor, Macdero Construction (Ontario) Ltd., won the public tender bid submission and worked with Neogard in selecting the Auto- Gard FC Urethane traffic topping and RTS system.

The end result was a project that the City of Brantford and our team with Moon- Matz and Macdero are proud to have delivered to the City of Brantford.

Allied Professional/Consultant: Moon-Matz Ltd.
Contractor: Macdero Construction (Ontario) Ltd.
Manufacturer: Neogard/DRE Industries Inc.

LF Wade International Airport terrazzo flooring

2021 TTMAC Hardsurface Awards: International

LF Wade International Airport

With Bermuda’s existing terminal which was built between 1941 and 1943 and sitting at just 11 feet above sea level and battling waves, flooding, and storm surges it was clear it was reaching the end of its useful life.

The new terminal is 288,000 square feet with 6 gates. As one of the largest projects that the 20-square- mile island has ever seen, it features materials and décor that reflect the history, flora, and fauna of Bermuda and its community.

The airport now features 45,000 square feet of stunning 9mm thick epoxy terrazzo with Moisture Mitigation and Full Coverage Crack Isolation Membrane.

“And through innovative thinking – we built and proved the model for how small airports can nevertheless achieve world class outcomes.”

Architect: Scott Associates Architects
Owner: Government of Bermuda
General Contractor: Aecon Group
Trade Contractors: Franklin Terrazzo
Supplier: Domus Terrazzo Supply

Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital terazzo flooring

2021 TTMAC Hardsurface Awards: Terrazzo

Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital

The Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital (Formerly Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital) was completed in 2020 and officially opened in February of 2021 as a system-wide support resource for Ontario's COVID-19 pandemic response capacity pressures caused by the pandemic.

The terrazzo installed by Franklin Terrazzo Company can be seen in the public corridors and spaces of levels one and two as well as two monumental precast staircases. The floor is comprised of 42,000 square feet of 9mm thick Epoxy Terrazzo with Moisture Mitigation and Full Coverage Crack Isolation Membrane.

Encompassing this floor is 4,500 lineal feet of precast terrazzo base manufactured in Franklin Precast Shop. The staircases contain 102 pieces of 2” thick, one-piece tread and riser units, as well as landings. All aggregates used to create the terrazzo work were Canadian products and sourced locally. We included 10% recycled glass to help Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital in their goal of achieving Silver LEED certification.

Architect: Stantec
Owner: Mackenzie Health
General Contractor: PCL Constructors
Trade Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo
Supplier: Domus Terrazzo Supply

Fanshawe’s Institute for Indigenous Learning terrazzo flooring

2021 TTMAC Hardsurface Awards: Unique Special Award

Fanshawe’s Institute for Indigenous Learning

Fanshawe’s Institute for Indigenous Learning will be a focal point for Indigenous students and communities to engage in research, innovation, experiential and digital learning and social entrepreneurship.

Franklin Terrazzo Company Inc collaborated with the design team at Diamond Schmidt Architects and Guy Williams, Special Advisor, Indigenous Education and Development at Fanshaw College to achieve perfect colours for the 33-foot diameter project.

To create the artist's vision, it was imperative to the artwork that the pattern within the 28 sections not be separated by divider strip. To achieve this, Franklin Terrazzo precast all the components and assembled them at Franklin Terrazzo Company located in Chatham, ON.

Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects
General Contractor: D Grant Construction
Trade Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo
Supplier: Domus Terrazzo

National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc. 2020 Honor Award Winner

2020 National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc. Honor Award Winner

Seneca College

The raw materials in creating this striking work of art were epoxy terrazzo in 22 vibrant colors with white glass, clear glass, mirror, and marble chips and an intricate waterjet-cut aluminum divider strip pattern.

This durable installation will last the life of the building. The local indigenous community was engaged in the development of this new facility for innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. The terrazzo contractor worked closely with the artist, a member of the Neskantaga First Nation, producing numerous color samples to ensure that his vision was translated accurately into the floor.

Architect: Perkins and Will
Artist: Joseph Sagaj
GC: EllisDon
Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo

TTMAC International Hard Surface Award 2020

2020 TTMAC Hard Surface Awards: International

The Glass Knife

The Glass Knife is a cafe/bakery inspired by a loving mother and hobbyist baker whose talents transformed her baking into a true creative profession.

Jacque, current owner Steve Brown's mother, was an avid collector of depression glass including an extensive collection of glass knives, which became the inspiration and brand of this project. The glass knives inspired all aspects of the interior design including the custom terrazzo floor throughout the space. The star pattern featured in floor comes directly from the detailing most commonly found on the handles of these knives. The pink, blue and green hues used for the 'stars', are the colours of the knives themselves. The most unique aspect of the floor is that each and every star is embedded with chips of the crushed depression glass that belonged to Brown's mother.

Architect: Maverick Architects
Artist: Surroundings Interiors
GC: Welbro Building Corp
Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo

TTMAC Terrazzo Hard Surface Award 2020

2020 TTMAC Hard Surface Awards: Terrazzo

Tom Patterson Theatre

In 1952, Tom Patterson set out to establish a six-week Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Now, 66 years later, the Stratford Festival operates year round and has welcomed 28 million theatregoers, generating billions of dollars' worth of economic activity for the city.

In 2020, to mark the lOOth anniversary of his birth, the Stratford Festival will dedicate a glorious new theatre to Tom Patterson.

The Terrazzo protion of this project consisted of 9 restrooms located throughout the building. The scope of the work included 2500 square feet of venetian epoxy terrazzo flooring with brass coloured plastic divider strips, 7000 square feet of the precast epoxy terrazzo walls and 150 lineal feet of precast epoxy terrazzo countertops. The longest of these countertops measured over 34 feet in length. These countertops were cast in one piece with a 4" apron.

Architect: Hariri Pontarini
GC: EllisDon
Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo

2020 International Concrete Repair Institute Award Of Excellence

2020 International Concrete Repair Institute Award Of Excellence

Wynford Tower

The 25-story apartment building at 35 Wynford Heights has a two story parking garage that extends beyond the footprint of the building (approximately 45,000 sf per level).

The garage interior was unprotected from moisture and salt for many years before a mastic waterproofing system was applied. An aging waterproofing membrane on the garage podium slab and on the intermediate slab led to further chloride contamination and eventual concrete deterioration. Significant steps were taken to increase durability as the owner intends to keep the properties for the long term. The Owners were presented with options ranging from deferring repairs, localized repairs and wholesale slab replacement. The selected repair approach was to locally repair deteriorated concrete and completely replace the waterproofing systems. Corrosion potential surveys were used to identify locations of corrosion activity that required special corrosion mitigation strategies using Evonik Protectosil CIT. This approach allowed the Owner to avoid wholesale slab replacement that would have been more costly, more disruptive and much less sustainable.

Due to open communication and collaboration between the owner, contractor and engineer, the garage repairs were deemed to be very successful. The project was completed on budget and on schedule much to the appreciation of the owners and residents!

Engineer: Sense Engineering
Owner: M&R Holdinngs
Contractor: Delbridge Contracting
Product: Evonik Protectosil CIT

TTMAC Project of the Year 2019

2019 TTMAC Hard Surface Awards: Project of the Year & Terrazzo

Seneca College

A terrazzo medallion at Seneca College's new Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) in Toronto pays tribute to Indigenous culture. Through a rigorous selection process, Indigenous artist Joseph Sagaj, a member of the Neskantaga First Nation, was selected to create the artwork.

Because of the tight timeline and desire to have a durable installation that would last the life of the building and successfully translate the artist's vision onto the floor, terrazzo was identified as the best flooring product to get the colour rendition and durability needed. Measuring 10 metres in diameter and featuring a turtle in the centre, the installation references Turtle Island, the continent of North America in Indigenous culture, according to a Seneca College press release. The structural slab had a three inch depression where the 800-square-foot-medallion was to be installed. The terrazzo contractor installed a 212-inch conventional sand and cement underbed.

After a seven-day cure period, a moisture mitigation membrane treatment was applied, followed by a full coverage crack isolation membrane. The terrazzo floor was polished to a 400-grit level and a finish was then applied. The complex aluminum divider strip pattern/design was installed. Twenty-two vibrant colours, including red, blue, green, yellow, and black and white were used. Polar white glass, clear glass, mirror and marble chips were used to create this intricate work of art. The client was thrilled with the project. ""It's a beautiful piece of artwork by a talented Indigenous artist that's been installed with a great deal of precision and care. We are proud to have it as the welcome point into the CITE building and thrilled that it's been recognized by the industry,' said Angelo Miranda, Director of Major Capital Projects at Seneca, in a press release.

Architect: Perkins and Will
Artist: Joseph Sagaj
GC: EllisDon
Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo

TTMAC Restoration Hard Surface Award 2019

2019 TTMAC Hard Surface Awards: Restoration

University of Western College

The University College in London, ON is one of the University of Western Ontario's most iconic buildings. Originally constructed in 1922, the interior infrastructure was no longer able to match the university's modern demands, so a massive renovation was needed.

The terrazzo contractor restored 52,000 sq. ft. of flooring, along with four staircases and one grand staircase. One of the big challenges was repairing cracks and patches in the almost 100-year-old terrazzo floors using tinted cements. Another was installing 8,000 square feet of new terrazzo floors to match existing floors in the building. This was achieved by honouring methods used 100 years ago. The terrazzo contractor used reclaimed marble mosaics in place of today's methods of using divider strips. The auditorium's existing wood stage was replaced with a black terrazzo floor and fittingly features the University of Western Ontario's logo in white and purple terrazzo with glass aggregates.

Architect: Architect Tillman Ruth Robinson
General Contractor: Tonda Construction Trade
Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo

TTMAC Unique Special Award 2019

2019 TTMAC Hard Surface Awards: Unique Special Award

University of Toronto's Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The University of Toronto's Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a space that encourages engineers to bring their innovative ideas and products to the marketplace.

Fittingly, the terrazzo work featured in this project embodied this spirit. Three grand staircases that resulted in 1,535 ft. of stair treads and 500 sq. ft. of landings were installed. The tread and riser were composed of one solid piece of terrazzo and had a triangular shape to allow the threads to be stacked and locked into place on site. The landings were constructed of 4-inch precast terrazzo panels divided with 14-inch brass divider strips. The auditorium's 112 stair treads and 27 landings were precast treads made with a unique design, which were all manufactured at the contractor's shop, delivered on site and bolted into place on a steel structure. The grand staircase also included a seating area crafted of solid terrazzo blocks, which were installed by stacking and utilizing the inventive bolting system.

Architect: Montgomery Sisam Architects
General Contractor: Bird Construction Trade
Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo"

TTMAC Terrazzo Hard Surface Award 2018

2018 TTMAC Hard Surface Awards: Terrazzo

Joseph Brant Hospital

As part of the redevelopment and expansion of the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, ON, the use of technology, open spaces and a calming environment were used to encourage health and healing - and flooring played a key role in that.

The terrazzo project consisted of 28,000 sq. ft. of nine millimetre-thick epoxy terrazzo bordered in 3,000 lineal feet of 100-millimetre-high terrazzo cove base. The entire epoxy terrazzo floor had a full coverage crack isolation membrane and a moisture vapour barrier applied. The team of architects designed a linear pattern outlined with 16-gauge zinc divider strips. Eight colours of epoxy terrazzo, ranging from whites, greys, teals and blues, were composed of marble chips from a Canadian quarry, recycled glass and mirror chips. The 3,000-square-foot covered pedestrian bridge had a clear non-slip coating applied over the terrazzo to ensure the floor was not only visually appealing, but safe. The redevelopment and expansion of the hospital was the largest project of its kind ever undertaken in Burlington.

Architect: Parkin Architects
General Contractor: EllisDon Corp.
Owner: Joseph Brant Hospital Trade
Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo
Supplier: Domus Terrazzo

TTMAC Terrazzo Hard Surface Award 2017

2017 TTMAC Hard Surface Awards: Terrazzo

Tsawwassen Mills

A 2,000 sq. ft. circular design named “The Coast Salish"" was installed in a shopping mall located on Tsawwassen First Nations land in Delta, B.C., Tsawwassen Mills.

The strip design consisted of symbols meaningful to the Tsawwassen First Nations. The medallion consisted of nine colours of Terrazzo, composed of marble glass and mirror chips. It was created in 4 ft. x 8 ft. sections of strip work which were hand formed and soldered to diamond lath sheeting by the contractor's shop. The completed medallion was shipped in sections, and assembled on top of a 1/4 in. epoxy and sand underbed. A second mall installation was a compass named ""Outdoor Life"" made up of four colours of terrazzo, with key symbols made of solid zinc.

Architect: IPRA Architects General
Contractor: Ledcor Constructing Ltd.
Trade Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo, Apex Granite and Tile

TTMAC Unique special Award 2017

2017 TTMAC Hard Surface Awards: Unique special Award

Wellington Building

Originally the headquarters for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 180 Wellington is recognized as a Federal Heritage Building which will house meeting rooms, a library and offices for 70 members of Parliament.

A $425 million restoration has brought the building back to its original splendor, while incorporating new and modern touches. It has 30,000 sq. ft. of 3/8 in. epoxy terrazzo system. A Moisture Mitigation System and a Fibre Reinforced Crack Isolation Membrane were utilized, and the terrazzo was composed of 100 percent Canadian white marble chips. The project has five incredible terrazzo staircases. The feature case consists of 65 stair treads and is installed in 360 degree visual. The single piece tread and risers units of white matrix and Canadian white marble chips have three black carborundum strips for slip resistance and visually distinguish each stair.

Architect: NORR Architects
General Contractor: Ellis Don
Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo

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