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Engineers get creative and triumph at Toronto CanStruction

At the Toronto Canstruction event held last week, 12 of the 18 teams, and four out of the five winners were engineering firms.

June 13, 2013   Canadian Consulting Engineer

At the Toronto Canstruction event held last week, 12 of the 18 teams, and four out of the five winners were engineering firms.

Canstruction is a non-profit competition that fights hunger and poverty in Toronto and cities around the world. Since 1992, Canstruction has contributed more than 17.5 million pounds of food.

In Toronto, Consulting Engineers of Ontario organized the event with the Society for Design Administration and the Design Exchange. The event raised over 52,000 cans of food.

The winning teams were

• BA Consulting Group, Hungry Humpty, for Structural Ingenuity.

• Hatch Mott MacDonald, CARE-ousel of Hope, for Best Use of Labels.

• GHD, The Seasons Change, but the Need Remains, for Best Meal.

• Turner Fleischer Architects, “TWO CANS” Are Better Than One, for Juror’s Favourite.

Honourable mentions went to:

• exp Services, Hunger is no Game!

• AECOM, CAN See No Hunger

The ‘Canstructures’ were on display for public viewing in the lobbies of four towers in the city’s banking district, at 77 King Street West — TD Bank, Ernst & Young, Royal Trust, and Canadian Pacific — until June 8. The sculptures were then disassembled and donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Other companies participating were: Arup Canada, CORE Architects, Delcan Corporation, Diamond and Schmitt/Blackwell, Hatch, HDR Architecture, Petroff Partnership Architects/ARK, Quadrangle Architects, R.V. Andersen Associations, Ryerson University Dept. of Architectural Science, Stephenson Engineering, The Municipal Infrastructure Group.

The jurors included Edward Keenan of The Grid magazine, Barry Steinberg, CEO of Consulting Engineers of Ontario, and Eb Zeidler of Zeidler Partnership Architects.

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BA Consulting Group’s Hungry Humpty, one of the winners at Canstruction held June 6-8 which exhibited in the lobbies of banking towers in downtown Toronto.


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