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  • Feature Engineering

    Showing that engineering has beauty and a heart

    December 5, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    From the October-November 2016 print issue, p. 4 Why should engineers give themselves awards?” asked Robert W. Lucky in an article posted late this summer online by IEEE. Lucky points out that despite our best efforts to engage the public

  • Feature Engineering

    2016 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards/Prix Canadiens du genie-conseil – Introduction & Jury

    December 5, 2016 by CCE

    From the October-November 2016 print issue, page 16. The competition was tough! On the following pages we are proud to present the winning projects in this year’s Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards / Prix Canadiens du genie-conseil. The winners were announced

  • Feature Buildings

    Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre – Schreyer Award & Award of Excellence

    December 5, 2016 by Fast + Epp

    Jury Comments: “We gave this project the top technical award. It shows out-of-the-box thinking, particularly in how it spans the primary structure across the long span rather than the short span, and accommodates an undulating roof structure that has hanging timber ‘cables’ suspended between concrete buttresses.”

  • Enerkem Alberta Biofuels – Tree for Life Award & Award of Excellence

    December 2, 2016 by BBA

    Jury Comments: “Winner of a special award for environmental stewardship, this commercial refinery for converting non-recyclable garbage into biofuels deals with the challenges of being a “first” technology. The process converts the waste material to biomethanol, and has the potential for very significant environmental benefits, potentially reducing landfilled material by 90%.”

  • Infrastructure Protection in Haiti – Ambassador Award & Award of Excellence

    December 2, 2016 by AECOM

    Jury Comments: “Winner of the special
    award for international
    work is this project in a
    Caribbean country that is
    subject to dramatic weather events. The engineers proposed all manner of civil works to help contain flooding and help to sustain the agricultural community. Perhaps as important is the transfer of knowledge to the Island residents, helping them to continue to make improvements.”

  • Feature Transportation

    Mistissini Wooden Bridge – Engineering a Better Canada Award & Award of Excellence

    December 2, 2016 by Stantec

    Jury Comments: “This bridge won the special award given to a project that showcases how engineering enhances the social, economic or cultural quality of life of Canadians. The bridge demonstrates the strength of wood in a demanding design, supporting road traffic loads on four spans each nearly 43 metres long. It also provides a vital link in a remote community, and the local Aboriginal work force participated in its construction.”

  • Rio Abajo Footbridge – Outreach Award & Award of Excellence

    December 2, 2016 by COWI North America and Kiewit

    Jury Comments: “Winners of the Outreach special award, COWI engineers reviewed the design for this 81-metre footbridge, provided funding and sent a team to help with the construction. The bridge crosses a fast-moving river and gives the remote community its first year-round access to schools, clinics and markets in a nearby town.
    The impact of the project is truly life changing both for the community and the engineers involved.”

  • Feature Buildings

    Varennes Net-Zero Library – Award of Excellence

    December 2, 2016 by Stantec

    Jury Comments: “Demonstrating “the small community that could … and did, “this municipal library is proof that net-zero buildings can be achieved at any scale while making no compromise in the design. Visits to the library have doubled since it opened, and it serves as a model and inspiration for the citizens and the engineering profession. ”

  • Feature Buildings

    351 Water Street – Award of Excellence

    December 2, 2016 by Stantec

    Jury Comments: “This project showed an innovative use of seawater in a geo-exchange system. It reduced the use of energy by 35 per cent, and helped to create a sustainable and healthy work environment. The approach was also respectful of the historical surroundings.”

  • Westmount Recreation Centre – Award of Excellence

    December 2, 2016 by CIMA+ s.e.n.c.

    Jury Comments: “We see this building as a testimony to the value of multidisciplinary engineering.
    It uses a bridge building
    method with long spans in order to create a green roof above an underground arena. The steel girders are six metres above the arenas and withstand significant unequal pressures from the earth without using internal buttresses.”