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The Geopier Impact RAP system used in Toronto

The Geopier Impact® Rammed Aggregate Pier® (RAP) system was used on the Leslie Barns Storage and Maintenance Facility in Toronto and sped up the project timelines significantly.

Passengers flying out of Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport have been accustomed to a unique additional step to reaching their gate when trying to catch a flight. Instead of being dropped off in front of the airport and walking inside to receive one’s boarding pass and go through security, travelers flying through Billy Bishop Airport must take a 90-second ferry ride across Lake Ontario to reach their gate. Billy Bishop Airport is located on an island in Lake Ontario, located two miles from the downtown area. While many passengers enjoy the ferry ride, others have complained that the quarter-hourly crossings cause a lot of stress for passengers trying to make their flight. 

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 06 January 2015