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ACEC-New Brunswick hands out awards to exp, GEMTEC, AMEC and Andrew Steeves

March 10, 2015

Clair Fort Kent International Bridge, New Brunswick.  Photo: exp.

Clair Fort Kent International Bridge, New Brunswick. Photo: exp.

The Association of Consulting Engineers – New Brunswick presented its annual awards last month. Exp won three awards in the program.

In the transportation category, the award went to exp for the Clair Fort Kent International Bridge. The replacement project involved a new four-span steel girder with composite deck bridge approximately 230 metres in length and the design of improvements to the US Route 1 bridge approach intersection. The new bridge required a hydraulic free board to address issues associated with a river prone to spring freshet ice jamming.

In the municipal/civil category the award went to GEMTEC for the Fredericton North Francophone School – Geotechnical Engineering. A piled foundation was initially proposed for the Fredericton North Francophone School because of poor soils conditions. However, after carrying out specialized geotechnical testing at the site, Gemtec engineers identified a shallow foundation as a viable alternative, which resulted in an estimated saving of $2 million and allowed for the project to meet the completion deadline.

AMEC Foster Wheeler won the award in the natural resources, energy and industry category for the Sa Dena Hes Mine for Teck Resources. The project involved decommissioning the site located north of the Town of Watson Lake in the Yukon Territory. The work included decommissioning the tailings facilities, mill facilities, mine workings and electrical infrastructure.

In the environmental category the award went to exp for the Meenan’s Cove Wastewater Treatment Plan for the Town of Quispamsis. The project replaced an aging wastewater collection and treatment system at the Wildwood Park Subdivision and expanded into the adjacent Forrester’s Cove subdivision which only had on-site sewage services. Through a analysis and life cycle costing, it was decided that an engineered wetland would be the best option to provide the treatment and a pressurized collection system was selected for Forrester’s Cove.

Exp also won in the buildings category for the Nick Nicolle Community Centre for the City of Saint John. As part of a revitalization of an inner city neighborhood, exp partnered with the city to inject new life into an existing two-story community center located in the Old North End.  The design objectives were to: create a landmark within the city; empower the neighborhood through a strong sense of identity; and fulfill the community’s needs of universal accessibility, safety, and flexibility of space for diverse programming. The project began with a design charrette involving community members.

Christy Cunningham gave out the President’s Award to Andrew Steeves, P.Eng.  See previous post of February 4, 2015.




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