I completed CIV E 489, a geotechnical design course at the University of Alberta. A component of the course was dedicated to a capstone design project—a geotechnical design study for the City of Edmonton’s South LRT extension. Of course, the actual geotechnical design for the extension was completed years prior to the opening of Health Sciences Station on January 3, 2006. However, the use of a tunnel boring machine, the presence of sand lenses in the stratigraphy, and the surrounding infrastructure, made the project a valuable case study. Weekly reports, presentations, and design meetings that culminated into a thesis report.
I revisited the report in 2018, editing and then reformatting the document to match the template provided by The Koerner Library Research Commons at the University of British Columbia.