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COMPANY NEWS ROUND-UP – Enermodal, Golder, CIMA+, Delcan

Golder Associates has acquired a firm of geotechnical engineers based in Anchorage, Alaska. Duane Miller and A...


Rideau Canal Corktown Footbridge, Ottawa, designed by Delcan
Rideau Canal Corktown Footbridge, Ottawa, designed by Delcan

Golder Associates has acquired a firm of geotechnical engineers based in Anchorage, Alaska. Duane Miller and Associates  was established 27 years ago, and is recognized for its expertise in Arctic and Sub-arctic conditions, with one of the largest cold region geotechnical laboratories in Alaska. The company’s 18 professionals will join Golder’s team in Alaska, creating a total staff of 40 geotechnical experts, serving the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure markets. Duane Miller will become a program leader at Golder.

LEED consultants Enermodal Engineering have expanded, opening a new office in Edmonton, Alberta. The company, which is responsible for 45% of all LEED Canada certifications, now has offices in Kitchener, Ontario (its headquarters), Toronto, Calgary and Denver.

Brian Pescod is business development coordinator for Enermodal Edmonton. The firm has worked on several projects in the city, including the LEED silver Strathearn Heights, which was awarded the LEED-ND (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Neighbourhood Development).

Quebec engineering firm CIMA+ was ranked Best Employer in Quebec by Hewitt Associates, a human resources firm. CIMA+ was given the top Quebec ranking for the second year in a row. They were also ranked fifth in Canada out of a total 106 organizations.  The multi-disciplinary engineering firm CIMA+ has 1,600 employees in Quebec and around the world.

Delcan has been honoured with an Accessibility Award for its work on the Rideau Canal Corktown Footbridge in Ottawa. The award was given at Celebration of People, an annual awards program and dinner held in December each year in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Award recipients are all nominated by members of the community and include organizations of all types.  Delcan were the lead consultants on the Corktown footbridge which opened in September 2006 and currently sees 5,000 pedestrian cross per day. It links Centretown and Sandy Hill over the historic canal and incorporates barrier-free design with recreational pathways and an innovative switchback ramp.