Ruskin has vast experience in Heavy Civil construction, ranging from the construction of dams, power stations and refineries to highway bridges, marine terminals and deep foundations. Examples of this experience include the construction of an intake and concrete spillway for the Ashlu Hydroelectric Project near Squamish, BC. Ruskin was responsible for the building, installation and removal of all formwork, as well as placement of 1500 m3 of concrete. Another project at the Brilliant Dam, near Castlegar, BC, involved the design, procurement and construction of a tailrace diversion beam. A free standing sheet pile wall 15 m deep and 160 m long was constructed by drilling foundation piling to support the whaler system. The daily discharge from the Brilliant Dam required extensive pre-planning to meet the work windows permitted, and Ruskin delivered a safe and on schedule project.
With the purchase of a Stephens Portable Concrete Batch Plant, Ruskin now has the ability to produce concrete directly on site, within two days of equipment arrival. It can be set up in any location, remote or otherwise, and will produce up to 180 m3 of concrete per hour. The batch plant is 100% automated and is controlled by a Marcotte Automated Batch Control System allowing the user to simply plug in the mix design and go. Complete with the batch plant is an automated admixture container, a 110’ radial stacker for loading aggregates, and a 70’ x 140’ Quonset Hut for storage of materials. We started our batch plant for the construction of the Deh Cho Bridge in NWT, a project value of over $162 million. To supplement our on-site Batch Plant, Ruskin also has aggregate crushing equipment.