News at Buckland & Taylor, Opus International, Stantec, CH2M HILL, SNC-Lavalin
October 8, 2013
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Darryl Matson has become the president and chief executive officer of Buckland and Taylor, bridge structural engineers of Vancouver. Matson, who was previously senior vice president operations, with the specialists in bridge structural...
Darryl Matson has become the president and chief executive officer of Buckland and Taylor, bridge structural engineers of Vancouver. Matson, who was previously senior vice president operations, with the specialists in bridge structural engineering, has been with the company for 24 years, his entire career. He says: “From the Lions’ Gate Bridge in Vancouver to the William Bennett Bridge in Kelowna and everything in between, I have been incredibly fortunate throughout my 24 years with B&T to work on projects that have been on the leading edge of bridge engineering.”
Matson succeeds Steven Hunt, who has moved into a full time role as president and chief executive officer of COWI North America. Buckland & Taylor is a COWI North American company, along with Ben C Gerwick Inc., Jenny Engineering Corporation, Ocean and Coastal Consultants, and COWI North America Energy.
In other appointments, Matson is senior vice-president of bridges for COWI NA and Don Bergman is now senior project director of bridges for COWI NA. Jeannine Martin, is appointed vice president business development and marketing for COWI North America.
Opus International won one of seven awards handed out at the FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) conference in Barcelona, Spain at the end of September. The New Zealand company, which has offices in Canada, won an award of merit for its contribution over the last 100 years.
Stantec won two awards in the City of Toronto Urban Design Awards last month. It won an award of excellence for the Toronto Police Services 11 Division which incorporates a 100-year old public school. Stantec worked with ERA Architects on the project. Also, Stantec and KPMB architects won an award of merit for the George Brown College Waterfront Health Sciences Campus.
CH2M HILL employees have donated more than US $1.5 million to Water For People through the company’s annual workplace giving campaign since 2003. Water For People currently works in countries in Central and Southern America, India, Melawi, Rwanda and Uganda. CH2M HILL employees from the U.S. and Canada to Saudi Arabia and Italy participated in the fund-raising this year.
SNC-Lavalin says it is “making rapid progress” in implementing a company-wide ethics and compliance framework. Initiatives this year include an Anti-Corruption Manual issued for the company’s 34,000 employees around the world, and a new policy governing the company’s engagements with business partners. It is also conduction personal compliance training for all employees, with a special focus on those working in situations that expose them to a higher level of risk of corruption.