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Quebec association awards include Montreal’s Symphony Hall

The association of consulting engineers of Quebec (AICQ) held its annual awards on Friday, 30 March. The 10th annual Grands Prix - also known as the Prix Léonards -- were held at the Montreal Science Centre, with 370 people attending.

April 2, 2012   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The association of consulting engineers of Quebec (AICQ) held its annual awards on Friday, 30 March. The 10th annual Grands Prix – also known as the Prix Léonards — were held at the Montreal Science Centre, with 370 people attending.

The winners were:

exp for the Uniboard Pfleiderer, a new oxidation procedure for destroying harmful substances such as VOCs (prix visionnaire);

Pageau Morel – GlaxoSmithKline building in Sainte-Foy (building mechanical-electrical category);

SNC-Lavalin – La Maison Symphonique de Montreal (Montreal Symphony Hall) (building structure category);

AECOM and PB Power – electricity network in Djibouti and Ethiopia (energy);

CIMA+ – protection of Autoroute 20 and restoration of Rivière-du-Loup marsh (environment);

CIMA+ – Centre de collaboration MiQro Innovation at Bromont (project and construction management);

BBA – Mine d’Or Canadian Malartic for Osiko, Val-d’Or (industry);

CIMA+ – Arch bridge concept for intersection of the boulevard Talbot and future Autoroute 73 at Stoneham (infrastructure category);

Dessau – Guajimia stormwater and sanitary canal in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic;

AECOM – communications centre for traffic rouetes in Gatineau (telecommunications and new technologies category);

Charles Julien, a young engineer with Dessau, won the Emerging Consulting Engineering Professional award for his key role in the expansion of the Cecile-Godine Centre at Beauharnois, related to mechanical and electrical engineering.

A jury of experts presided over by M. Normand Bergeron of Samson Belair/Deloitte & Touche selected the award winners from 45 entries.

The AICQ awards are given to firms and project managers for projects that exemplify design, execution and sustainable development. The evaluation criteria include the consulting engineer’s intervention mode, his or her human resources management, the project’s characteristics, its impact on the profession and the integration of sustainable development principles.


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