Nickel Rim project wins Honourable Mention Award from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

Cross Israel HighwayAt the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction 2005 Annual Spring Reception and Steel Design Awards on May 11, 2005, Falconbridge Limited's Nickel Rim Vent Shaft Headframe, located in Sudbury , Ontario , won an Honourable Mention Award in the Engineering category.

Working closely with client Noront Steel Ltd., fabricator of the headframe, TSH prepared connection design for all structural steel members, some of which required up to 34 one inch diameter high strength bolts. In addition, special lifting lugs were designed for the two 26 tonnes, tubular back leg columns and special welding procedures were prepared for the fabrication of Algo Tuf 400 steel chutes.

The project required the fabrication of over 600 tonnes of structural steel and over 17, 600 field bolts.

For further info contact Neil McMillan , P.Eng.,
Senior Project Manager Structural (email

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