The City of Kingston implemented the Kingston Third (Wabaan) Crossing project using an Integrated Project Delivery model, signing a four-party contract with Hatch as one of the designers. The first time the IPD model was used in North America for a bridge, it allowed the team of owner, designer, and contractor to collaborate to modify the bridge concept in the environmental assessment, to complete the project within the $180M budget, meet the city’s vision for the project, and mitigate adverse environmental impacts on the river. The new crossing brings meaningful environmental benefits, reducing vehicular travel by 60 million kilometres per year and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 14,000 tones per year. With substantial environmental benefits for Kingston's community, the bridge's positive impact was evident to the jurors. Through value engineering, the team collaborated to identify a solution that better fit the environment. The project's integration of community service hours and use of locally sourced materials further highlighted its commendable social and sustainable aspects.
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