Morton Jagodich - Civil, Structural & Geotechnical Engineers

The scope of our projects varies widely. Read through the below
to get an idea of the types of projects we have completed.

 

 

Pembina Pipeline Corporation – River & Rail Crossing Geotechnical and Geophysical Investigations - Alberta

 

Morton Jagodich Incorporated (MJI) has been retained by Pembina to conduct geotechnical and geophysical investigations for both river and rail crossings for upcoming pipeline construction programs. This process involves drilling a number of geotechnical boreholes on either side of the crossing and logging the subsurficial geology. Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) near-surface geophysical methods are also utilized to image the subsurface. Combing these two methods, MJI develops geological models that assist pipeline engineers in determining the ideal method and route to traverse the river or railway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frac Sand Exploration/Mining Projects - Alberta & Manitoba Canada

 

Brilliant Sands Incorporated (BSI) (OTCQB:BRSD), a leading frac sand producer and supplier engaged Morton Jagodich Incorporated (MJI) to assist with the exploration and development of BSI's frac sand projects located in Alberta and Manitoba, Canada. MJI has been involved in the exploration phases of the McClelland Lake, Alberta and Washow plays. To date, extensive exploration activities has taken place including but not limited to:

  • Near-surface geophysical exploration using a capacitively coupled resistivity meter (OhmMapper);
  • Hand auger sampling;
  • 43-101 compliant report development;
  • Land negotiations;
  • Desktop studies;
  • Geological model development;
  • Surficial geology mapping;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil and Foundation Design - Kurdistan, Iraq

 

Morton Jagodich Incorporated (MJI) has recently been retained to provide engineering design services for a confidential facility expansion project in the Kurdistan, Iraq area. MJI design services rendered for this project include: civil site grading; 12000 BBL tank foundations with secondary containment; pipe rack foundations and structural components, access platform, manifold skids; vessel foundations, gas boots foundations, and flare stacks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 tonne Lifting Device - Manufacturing Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Morton Jagodich Incorporated (MJI) was commissioned to design a lift assembly with a 100 Ton Load Rating. The lifting system was comprised of three distinct spreader bars wording in conjunction with slings and shackles. This rigging system was designed in Canada to European codes, fabricated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is to be utilized to for heavy lifts of HP and LP separators in Iraq – truly an international project!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydraulic Fracturing Restraint System – Truck to Wellhead Safety, British Columbia

 

Alongside innovative rigging developer Canyon Rigging, Morton Jagodich has designed a versatile safety restraint system for Well-head servicing pipe lines carrying both gasses and fracing fluid. This system is capable of restraining up to 4” diameter pipes having a pressure rating of 15,000 PSI. This system has been reviewed and accepted for use by Worksafe BC. This system is a highly economical alternative to restraint systems currently utilized in the hydraulic fracturing industry currently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pile Dynamic Analyser (PDA) Testing and Pile Construction Monitoring - Whaler Industrial Contracting Ltd. - Hardisty, Alberta

 

Morton Jagodich Incorporated (MJI) was retained by Whaler Industrial Contracting Ltd. to perform PDA testing and pile construction monitoring of driven steel piles at Hardisty Receiving & Distribution Facility for the Cold Lake Pipeline. All tests were conducted on open ended pipe piles. A Junttan HHK-5A, hydraulic hammer rated energy of 56 KJ was used to install and test the piles at this project site located near Hardisty, Alberta. The PDA testing and the interpretation were provided in accordance with ASTM Standard D4945-00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geotechnical Investigation and Deep Foundation Design – Nalcor Energy – Goose Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador

 

Nalcor Energy (Nalcor) is developing hydroelectric generating and transmission facilities on the lower section of Churchill River in Labrador. Morton Jagodich Incorporated (MJI) has been retained to perform the geotechnical investigation along the transmission line route at selected locations for deep foundations. The intent of the geotechnical investigation was to assess the subsurface soil conditions at the tower structure locations and provide foundation design recommendations. Upon completion of the geotechnical investigation, MJI developed deep foundation designs for a variety of tower configurations. Two options were presented: driven H-pile groups with rock anchors to account for uplift, and mircopile groups. MJI also completed the cap design for this program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Static Axial Tensile Load Testing of Helical Piles – Manitoba Hydro – Gillam, Manitoba

 

Morton Jagodich Incorporated (MJI) was retained to perform static axial tensile testing of helical pile foundations on the Keewatinoow Transmission Line Project located near Gillam, MB. The static axial testing was performed according to ASTM D3689-07 test “Standard test methods for deep foundations under static axial tensile load, procedure A: Quick Test Method”. Load was incrementally applied to the foundations to determine the tensile load capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rigging, Crane/Hoisting Spreader Bar, Tugging/Towing Block – Canyon Rigging – Okotoks, Alberta

 

Morton Jagodich Incorporated (MJI) was retained by Canyon Rigging to certify a variety of towing and hoisting products that have been developed by this innovative rigging manufacturer & supplier. Specifically, MJI has been involved with the certification of a spliced eye-and-eye sling system, The ‘Rig It’ Tugger Block/Tension Link, and 4ft, 6ft, 8ft, 10ft, 12ft Spreader Bars used for hoisting operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detour Bridge Design, Traffic Accommodation Strategy(TAS), Girder Erection Plan, HWY 734 Bridge File over Radiant Creek (BF77581) – Alberta Transportation – Caroline, Alberta

 

Morton Jagodich Incorporated (MJI) was retained to develop a traffic accommodation strategy for the construction of BF77581 over Radiant Creek near the Caroline, Alberta. This TAS involved the use of a temporary detour that was designed by MJI to accommodate traffic flows during construction activities. Additionally, MJI developed a girder erection plan for the assembly of the new bridge at this site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Hills Foundation Construction Program - Suncor Energy - Fort McMurray, Alberta

 

Morton Jagodich Inc. has been retained to provide QA/QC inspection in the form of pile & heave monitoring for the $13.5 Billion Fort Hills Project. The site is located approximately 100 km north of Fort McMurray, AB. The initial phase of this project involves the installation of over 3,500 steel pipe piles that are up to 90 ft long, 30 in diameter and 1 in wall thickness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Heart River Bridge & Road Design – Penn West Exploration - Peace River, Alberta

 

Morton Jagodich Inc. was retained to complete the design of a road and bridge traversing a floodplain that is to provide access to oil & gas facilities. The project involved developing a strategy to manage the water within the floodplain and to ensure the roadway remained functional during various storm events. The project site is located near Peace River, AB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swan River Community Center – ATCO Sustainable Communities Inc. - Swan River, Alberta

 

Morton Jagodich Inc. was retained to deliver a turnkey foundation solution for the Swan River Community Center, after it was determined that the existing site conditions were not suitable for the original foundation design. Helical piles and caps were designed and installed to replace concrete pad footings due to poor bearing capacity of the subgrade. When winter conditions precluded the construction of the concrete slab-on-grade, we delivered an optimized driven pile design to support a suspended concrete floor slab. This solution was implemented in partnership with the piling contractor, to ensure constructability due to winter ground conditions and as-built foundation components at the site. The project site was located within the Swan River First Nation, and built by ATCO Sustainable Communities.

 

 

 

 

 

Fort McKay Office Complex - ATCO Structures & Logistics Inc. - Fort McKay, Alberta

 

Morton Jagodich Inc. was retained to complete the helical pile foundation design for an office complex located in the Fort McKay, AB Industrial Park. The installation contractor encountered a variety of challenges during construction as subsurface conditions differed from those presented in previously recorded geotechnical investigations. Pre-drilling was required to combat unexpectedly stiff ground conditions and constructability recommendations were provided by the Morton Jagodich engineering team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alaska Highway - Traffic Management Planning - Dawson Creek, British Columbia

 

Morton Jagodich Inc. has been retained by one of the largest heavy civil contractors in Alberta, Knelsen Rock Products Ltd., to conduct a review of their Traffic Management Plan. This TMP is currently being utilized for the construction of passing lanes at Mile 10 of the world famous Alaska Highway. This project located near Dawson Creek, British Columbia, involves horizontal culvert augering, earthworks, base construction and hot mix asphalt paving. Members of the Morton Jagodich team will review the traffic conditions, flag person organisation, construction sign package, and overall traffic management systems utilized during construction. Knelsen’s client for this project is the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation (BC MOT).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Management – A Benchmark for Canadian Office Buildings – Real Property Association of Canada (RealPAC) - Toronto, Ontario

 

In 2010, MJI produced the report “Water Management – A Benchmark for Canadian Office Buildings”. The report represents industry leading work being undertaken by RealPac to propose a Best Practice Range for water use in office buildings using real building data. Building managers and owners can use the Best Practice Range to evaluate and compare their own buildings’ water performance and to implement programs based on the recommendations in this report. The work will guide future work on Water Use Conservation and Efficiency in Office Buildings.

 

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