OTTAWA – The 50th annual Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala took place Tuesday, October 23 with the top prize, the Schreyer Award, being presented to HH Angus & Associates for the mechanical, electrical and security work the Toronto-based firm did on the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montreal (CHUM).
Overall, 20 Awards of Excellence were handed out at the Gala, which included five special achievement awards.
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
CHUM’s hot water boilers and pumps, one part of the hospital’s mechanical/electrical system.
As mentioned, the SCHREYER AWARD, presented to the project that best demonstrates overall technical excellence and innovation, went to HH Angus & Associates for the firm’s work on the CHUM project in Montreal.
The project, completed for Construction Santé Montréal, included a number of mechanical and electrical system innovations with a strong focus on air quality and energy performance. The jury applauded the firm’s out of the box thinking that went above and beyond the initial objectives of the large P3 hospital project.
HH Angus & Associates with the Schreyer Award at the 50th annual Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards
WSP was presented the TREE FOR LIFE AWARD, celebrating the project that best demonstrates outstanding environmental stewardship, for the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) flywheel energy storage and airfield power system. The result of this project is a highly reliable and efficient safety system for the airport that also greatly reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) under construction.
The ENGINEERING A BETTER CANADA AWARD, for the project that best showcases how engineering enhances the social, economic or cultural quality of life of Canadians, was presented to Tetra Tech & Stantec for the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway, the final link connecting Canada’s highway network from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
Built upon continuous permafrost, the ITH fulfills a strategic goal of the Canadian Government since the 1960s to enhance the regional mobility of residents in the far north.
Veer Kunwar Singh Bridge under construction.
And there were two AMBASSADOR AWARDS handed out for projects constructed or executed outside of Canada that showcase Canadian engineering expertise.
Hatch won for its Enhancing Dam Safety in Nepal project, while McElhanney took home the award for its work on the Veer Kunwar Singh Bridge built in Northern Bihar, India.
This is the 50th annual edition of the Awards, held jointly by Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC/AFGC). Since 1968, over 170 Member Firms, at times in partnership with others, have been recognized with an award for projects of high quality, innovation, and technical excellence. In all, some 459 projects have been awarded for their outstanding achievement in all areas of consulting engineering work.
Vancouver Convention Centre West – Sustainability Consulting — WSP
In addition to the project Awards, ACEC presented awards to deserving individuals at the Gala.
The 2018 ACEC Beaubien Award for lifetime achievement, was presented to Chris Newcomb, P.Eng., President of McElhanney.
The 2018 Allen D. Williams scholarship, recognizing a young professional’s commitment to consulting engineering, was awarded to Graham Lovely, P.Eng., of MCW Consultants Ltd.
And the ACEC Chair’s Award for exceptional contributions to the industry went to the team at Public Services and Procurement Canada, led by Assistant Deputy Minister Arianne Reza, for championing a Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) pilot project.