Whether you’re building up or tearing down, Tycon is on the job
Industrial and mining construction and especially demolition can be difficult, dangerous work if not handled properly. Tycon Construction specializes in site prep, demolition and remediation, and roadwork in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. With our decades of experience, our stringent health and safety procedures, and our expertise in heavy equipment, we ensure every project is done right and done safely.
Select Industrial and Mining Services
- Site development
- Asphalt and concrete removal
- Aggregate products
- Remediation including contaminated soil removal (brownfield remediation)
- Land clearing and development
- Road building
- Land reclamation
- Snow clearing/hauling
Tycon Construction can help on your next industrial or mining project
Case Study: Pool 3 Demolition
Grain elevators are synonymous with Thunder Bay. For over a century, our city has fed the world transferring rail-bound grain from the West to freighters travelling east through the St. Lawrence Seaway. But have you ever tried to tear a grain elevator down?
Tycon Construction was commissioned to demolish Pool 3 and reclaim the land. It proved to be an extremely difficult project given the number of unknowns. For example, parts of the structure were crumbling while other areas remained sturdy. It quickly became apparent that the traditional approach to demolition wouldn’t be safe enough. There was a real possibility of a dangerous collapse during the demolition work.
Tycon solved the problem by bringing in a specialized crane and boom that could work from the top down without the need for ramps. We strategically removed sections in a precise order while ensuring other areas of the structure could maintain the load. After several days of work, we had successfully brought down the entire structure and remediated the land without a single injury.
(For a mining-related case study, please see our Environmental Services page.)