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COMPANY NEWS ROUND-UP – KGS, Halsall, AMEC, DIALOG

KGS Group is working on design plans for increasing the outlet capacity of Lake Manitoba. The work follows recommendations by an independent committee to the Government of Manitoba that an additional outlet be constructed on Lake Manitoba to...

June 18, 2013   Canadian Consulting Engineer

KGS Group is working on design plans for increasing the outlet capacity of Lake Manitoba. The work follows recommendations by an independent committee to the Government of Manitoba that an additional outlet be constructed on Lake Manitoba to deal with inflows from the Portage Diversion on condition that flooding issues on Lake St. Martin be resolved first. One recommendation was to make the Lake St. Martin Emergency Channel permanent, and another is to create an additional outlet on Lake Manitoba. The cost of both projects are estimated to be more than $250 million.

Halsall Associates was honoured with a 2013 Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award at CNU21 in Salt Lake City for their work on the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. The Award was announced May 29. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Halsall provided structural engineering and sustainability consulting services on the project, which involved transforming an abandoned industrial site in Toronto’s Don Valley into an environmentally-themed community landmark. The other team members included Evergreen, DTAH, Diamond-Schmitt Architects, Claude Cormier + Associates, E.R.A. Architects, Stantec Consulting, AECOM, HFM, Turner & Townsend, LRI, Ferrucio Sardella, Trow, BA Consulting Group and Eastern Construction. Evergreen restored 14 of the historic factory buildings, which date from the early 1000s and 1950s industrial sheds.

AMEC has been awarded a worldwide contract from BP to provide environmental and related consulting services for all of BP’s assets in their upstream, refining, alternative energy and shipping businesses. The U.K. based company already has an environmental services framework contract with BP in North America. The contract runs until 2017. As part of the agreement, AMEC will have to provide services that include emergency response, remediation engineering and decomissioning.

DIALOG has appointed five new associates. They are Bruce McCallum, national design technology manager; Ryan Willmer of the structural engineering team; Richard C. Innes, project manager; Mike Corpuz of the architectural design team; and Tania Oppedisano, national recruitment manager.

Courtyard at the Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto. (c) CCE/BParsons

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