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CEA hosts 23rd Alberta Showcase Awards Gala

February 11, 2019

The theme for this year's awards was “Ignite – Fueling the Next Generation,” and in total 11 Awards of Excellence and 11 Awards of Merit were handed out at the event.


Over 400 people were in attendance, and Stantec was a big winner, taking home the most hardware–collecting four Awards of Excellence and an Award of Merit– at the 23rd Annual Consulting Engineers of Alberta Showcase Awards Gala held February 8 in Calgary.

The theme for this year’s awards was “Ignite – Fueling the Next Generation,” and in total 11 Awards of Excellence and 11 Awards of Merit were handed out at the event.

“Forty-seven projects were submitted this year from a cross section of Alberta’s consulting engineering firms,” said CEA president Derek Ciezki in a release following the Gala. “These awards recognize the best-of-the best in engineering design and innovation.”


There were 16 award-winning companies this year across the 11 categories, including a number of joint submissions.

Category: Building Engineering – Commercial:

Category: Building Engineering – Institutional

Category: Community Development

Category: Environmental

  • Award of Excellence: AECOMTundra Mine Remediation

Category: Project Management

  • Award of Excellence: HatchCalgary Transit Operations Control Centre: Mission Critical Facility
  • Award of Excellence: Stantec Consulting Ltd. – Trans-Canada Hwy/Bowfort Rd. Interchange
  • Award of Merit: (joint) Associated Engineering & ISL Engineering and Land ServicesCalgary Zoo Flood Mitigation

Category: Small Firm – Big Impact

  • Award of Excellence: M2 EngineeringHorse Lake First Nation Water Treatment Plant Upgrades
  • Award of Merit: Arrow Engineering Inc. – CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Facility

Category: Studies, Software and Special Services

  • Award of Excellence: Stantec Consulting Ltd. – Landslides: an Agent-Based Simulation
  • Award of Merit: Associated Engineering – NU Girder Bridge Design and Detailing Manual

Category: Sustainable Design

  • Award of Merit: Jacobs12 Street SE Bridge Replacement
  • Award of Merit: Stantec Consulting Ltd. – Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Category: Transportation Infrastructure – Roads, interchanges, airports, mass transit

  • Award of Excellence: Stantec Consulting Ltd. –Trans-Canada Highway/Bowfort Road Interchange
  • Award of Merit: Tetra Tech Canada Inc. – Highway 762 – Landslide and Road Remediation Using Innovative Technologies

Category: Transportation Infrastructure – Transportation Structures

  • Award of Excellence: (joint) DIALOG & ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. – Walterdale Bridge
  • Award of Merit: Jacobs – 12 Street SE Bridge Replacement

Category: Transportation Infrastructure – Water Resources

  • Award of Excellence: (joint) Associated Engineering and ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
  • Calgary Zoo Flood Mitigation Project
  • Award of Merit: Morrison Hershfield LimitedKaliti Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sanitary Sewer Trunk Mains

In addition, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for distinguished service was presented to Art Washuta, P. Eng., a past president of CEA and also a member on the ACEC Canada board

“We are very proud to recognize Art for his long and distinguished career as a consulting engineer,” said Ciezki.

And the Harold L. Morrison Award honouring a rising young professional was presented to Diana Smith, P. Eng., a mechanical engineer with DIALOG. Smith was selected from among four other highly qualified individuals who were also nominated for the award.

More complete descriptions and photos of the Award-winning people and projects can be found in the Spring 2019 issue of CEA’s Alberta Innovators Magazine


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