Company News Round-Up: Kiewit, Fluor, SNC-Lavalin, COWI, Pageau Morel, Ecosystem, McElhanney
October 18, 2016
The B.C. government has announced three pre-qualified teams to participate in the Request for Proposals to design, build, partially finance and operate the $3.5-billion George Massey tunnel Replacement Project. The new bridge will link Richmond and Delta across the Fraser River in Metro Vancouver. The three shortlisted teams are: Gateway Mobility Solutions with design-build contractors Dragados and Flatiron; Lower Mainland Connectors with design-build contractors B.A. Blacktop, Janin Atlas and Peter Kiewit; and Pacific Skyway Partners with design-build contractors American Bridge Company, Fluor and SNC-Lavalin.
Entuitive, structural consulting engineers based in Toronto, have expanded in the U.K. They have joined with TALL Engineers and will operate offices in London and Edinburgh. Brock Schroeder, managing director of Entuitive, said they were “pleased to welcome the TALL team to Entuitive. Their collaborative style and appetite for challenging projects connects with our own sensibility and the way we deliver results for our clients.”
Montreal-based consulting engineering company Pageau Morel and Associates is celebrating its 60th anniversary in November. The award-winning company specializes in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering and employs 170 people. The company was started in an office at 110 Liège Street West at the corner of Saint Urbain by Marcel Pageau et Guy Morel in 1957. It opened offices in Ottawa and Hull four years later. During the next decades the firm grew and moved several times. Projects include several for Expo ’67, Complexe Desjardins, the Canadian Embassy in Yugoslavia in 1971, and more recently the Palais des congrès de Montreal and the Library of Parliament renovations in Ottawa. Nicolas Lemire became president of the company in 2013.
A team from COWI North America (formerly Buckland and Taylor) of Vancouver spent time this summer in Panama working with non-profit Bridges to Prosperity and Traylor Bros. to build a new suspension footbridge over the Chiguiri River. The 66-metre bridge was built in under two weeks. It will provide 300 families with a safe, year-round crossing to schools, health care facilities, markets and further employment opportunities.
Jean-Philippe (JP) Drouin of Ecosystem, Montreal, was named a “Young Energy Professional of the Year 2016” by the Association of Energy Engineers in the U.S. According to the citation, “He spends countless hours on job sites to ensure that arising issues are addressed in a timely manner. JP was the lead designer for the Beth Israel project, a cogeneration and steam-to-hot-water conversion that won AEE’s 2013 Energy Project of the Year Award.”
McElhanney Consulting Services has acquired EIDOS Consultants, a landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning firm. EIDOS now operates under the McElhanney name from offices in Edmonton and Calgary.