Visionary Award winner, Stantec: (l-r) Réal Laporte, Hydro-Quebec (presenter); Alexandre Jean, P.Eng., Stantec; Nathalie Lapointe, City of Montréal (client).
The Association des firmes de génie-conseil (AFG) hosted its 16th annual Grands Prix du genie-conseil québécois ceremony on Monday, May 14 at the Grande Bibliothèque in Montréal.
Some 300 industry professionals were on hand for the presentation of 12 awards, with the top prize—the Visionary Award—going to Stantec for the Parcours Gouin Trail net-zero energy reception pavilion. It is the first net-zero energy building in the City of Montréal.
New this year, an award for consulting-engineering firms with 100 or fewer employees went to IGF axiom.
Other award winners included: Tetra Tech (environmental category); SDK and Associates (buildings-structural); SNC-Lavalin (buildings-mechanical/electrical); WSP (industrial and transportation categories); CIMA+ (energy and civil infrastructure categories); and the project management award went to the DST Group (Stantec, SNC-Lavalin and AECOM).
Norda Stelo was presented a sustainable development/social impact award for its work on a diamond mine in northern Quebec.
Two Mentor of the Year awards were presented this year, honouring Jacques Blouin, P.Eng., WSP, and Gaëtan Boyer, P.Eng. SNC-Lavalin.
The Young Professional award went to Slimane Bouakiz, P.Eng., of SNC-Lavalin.