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Alberta’s consulting engineers honour best projects

February 20, 2006
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

Consulting Engineers of Alberta announced the results of its 2006 Showcase Awards at its celebration evening held i...

Consulting Engineers of Alberta announced the results of its 2006 Showcase Awards at its celebration evening held in Edmonton on February 3.

The “Treasure Chest of Talent,” (the theme of the evening was “pirates, fortune tellers, treasure hunting, complete with guests invited to don suitable renegade attire), included eight Awards of Excellence and 11 Awards of Merit. The projects represent a diverse range of work completed by consulting engineers in the province.

The Eight Awards of Excellence went to the following:

Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant Industrial Water Re-use, City of Edmonton. By Associated Engineering. Subconsultants were D.E. Schaefer Architect, Magna IV Engineering, UMA Engineering. Category: natural resources, mining, industrial. The project also won an Award of Merit in the environmental category.


Southeast Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton, Design, Build, Finance, Operate. By UMA Engineering. Subconsultants were: Thurber Engineering, Terrace Engineering, Gan & Gan Utilities and Engineering, Millennium EMS Solutions, Quality Express. Category: transportation infrastructure. The project also won an Award of Merit in the studies, software, special projects category.

South Innisfail Interchange, Innisfail, Alberta. ISL Infrastructure Systems, Al-Terra Engineering, BPTEC-DNW Engineering. Subconsultants were Thurber Engineering, Spencer Environmental, J.R. Paine & Associates, Lovatt Planning Consultants. Category: project management.

City of Calgary Water Centre. Stantec Consulting. Prime consultant was Manasc Issac Architects/Sturgess Architecture. Other consultants were: Read Jones Christoffersen, Carlyle & Associates, Urban Systems, Spiegel & Associates. Category: building engineering.

Associated Engineering Wellness Program. Associated Engineering, Alberta. Category: community outreach, in-house initiative.

Sustainable Landfill Bio-Cell, at the Shepard Waste Management Facility, Calgary. Stantec Consulting. Subconsultants were the University of Calgary, NLR Consulting. Category: environmental.

Turtle Mountain Monitoring Project, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. AMEC Earth and Environmental. Subconsultants were: Advanced Geotechnology, Vexcel Canada, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Vertical Systems International, Weir-Jones Group University of Alberta, University of Calgary Fold-Fault Research Project. Category: studies, software, special projects.

Combined Lateral Sewer Upgrading Strategy, City of Edmonton. Stantec Consulting. Category: water resources/energy production.

Awards of Merit went to the following projects:

Three Dimensional Images of Future Development at Suncor Oil Sands, Fort McMurray. AMEC Earth & Environmental. Category: community outreach and in-house initiatives.

North Saskatchewan River Cable Crossing Protection and Replacement, Edmonton. Stantec Consulting. The project won in two categories: water resources/energy production and project management.

National Institute for Nanotechnology, Edmonton. Cohos Evamy, Hemisphere Engineering and Stantec Consulting. Category: building engineering.

Fish Creek/37th Street SW Bridge, Calgary. Stantec Consulting. Category: transportation infrastructure.

Greenstone Building, Yellowknife, NWT. A.D. Williams Engineering. Category: building engineering.

Going Vertical: Innovative Ultraviolet Disinfection Solutions, Rossdale Water Treatment Plant, Edmonton. Stantec Consulting. Category: environmental.

Campsite Road Interchange, Spruce Grove, Alberta. Earth Tech Canada. Category: transportation infrastructure.

Jack DeKoning Pump Intake, Fort MacLeod, Alberta. UMA Engineering. Category: water resources/energy production.

Concrete Bridge Deck Testing, across Alberta. CH2M Hill Canada. Category: studies, software, special projects.

The team of 20 judges included Peter Watson, P.Eng., Deputy Minister of Alberta Environment, and Dwane Willmer, P.Eng., Regional Director of professional and technical services with Public Works and Government Services Canada.


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