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COMPANY NEWS BRIEFS: Delcan, DIALOG, Ledcor, SNC-Lavalin, Stantec, AECOM

Delcan has won the Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) for the Ottawa Somerset Street Chinatown Gateway Arch. The project won in the category for structures under $5 million. The traditional archway was...

September 26, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Delcan has won the Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) for the Ottawa Somerset Street Chinatown Gateway Arch. The project won in the category for structures under $5 million. The traditional archway was constructed as a partnership with the City of Ottawa, City of Beijing and the Government of Canada and celebrates the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and the People’s Republic of China. The arch is in Chinese imperial style design, with nine golden roofs covered with glazed tiles and adorned with five symbolic coins and five colourful threads.

The team of Ledcor/DIALOG + Lundholm has been selected to design and build the new Royal Alberta Museum in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown arts district.  Three other competitors vying for the $260-million project were Richard Meier/IBI Group with Graham Construction, Maki/Moriyama & Teshima/Arndt Tkalcic Bengert with PCL, and Diamond & Schmitt/HIP Architects with Ellis Don.

SNC-Lavalin has acquired Macquarie Essential Assets Partnership’s 23% interest in AltaLink and now owns 100% of the company. AltaLink has 12,000 kilometres of transmission lines and 270 substations in Alberta. It serves more than 85% of the province’s population.

Stantec was the structural engineer for the new Woodstock General Hospital that opened in August.  Parkin Architects are the architect of record and Walter Fedy was the mechanical-electrical engineer for the 275,000 sq. ft., $65-million project. The three-storey hospital in Woodstock, Ontario has capacity for 178 beds and provides acute in-patient care as well as complex continuing care and other services.

AECOM has been awarded a $4.6-million contract to plan, design and do construction administration for the MacLeod Trail/Stoney Interchange project in Calgary. The contract is for a new full cloverleaf interchange, two new structures over the MacLeod Trail and CP railway tracks, and the twinning of the Stoney Trail (Highway 22X). The upgrades are to handle increased traffic volumes when the Southeast Stoney Trail opens in September 2013.


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