COMPANY NEWS: Giffels, Golder, Fast + Epp
April 12, 2010
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Toronto-based Ingenium Group has acquired Westpro Constructors Group of Surrey, B.C. Westpro will be merged wi...
Toronto-based Ingenium Group has acquired Westpro Constructors Group of Surrey, B.C. Westpro will be merged with Ingenium’s construction division which includes various Giffels companies.
Westpro was established in 1993 as the B.C. division of a multi-national construction group. It has a core employee group of approximately 50 people. It will continue to operate as Westpro Infrastructure and undertake transportation and infrastructure projects. Joel Nauss, president of Westpro Constructors Group, said they were happy to have joined the Ingenium family: ” We think this a perfect match of our two companies and with the established contacts, clients and project history that we have in Western Canada, the Giffels and Westpro brands will become well known in a very short time.”
Golder Associates Corporation has become one of the founding sponsors of the World Ocean Council. The council is an international, cross-sectoral alliance for ocean stewardship. Golder has joined to share its experience in serving clients in the offshore oil and gas industry, and circum-Arctic region. Initial founding members include ExxonMobil, Rio Tinto, Det Norske Veritas, the International Chamber of Shipping, and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association.
Paul Fast of Fast + Epp Structural Engineers of Vancouver won the Engineer Award from Wood WORKS! BC. The decision was based on the Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge in Burnaby. Structural engineer Robert Malczyk at Equilibrium Consulting won the Wood Innovation Award for Austria House, built for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Whistler. There were 100 nominations in 12 categories for the awards.