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Winners of the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards announced: Winnipeg Museum wins Schreyer Award

Twenty-one Canadian consulting engineering firms received the highest recognition for engineering excellence at the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala dinner last night, October 23. The Awards are presented by the Association of...


Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, by structural engineers CH2M HILL. The project won the Schreyer Award in the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, by structural engineers CH2M HILL. The project won the Schreyer Award in the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards.

Twenty-one Canadian consulting engineering firms received the highest recognition for engineering excellence at the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala dinner last night, October 23. The Awards are presented by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.

The presentation was held at the Ottawa Convention Centre near the Parliament Buildings (just a day after the fatal attacks by an armed gunman in the vicinity).

There were 20 Awards of Excellence for engineering projects, and of these five were recognized with Special Achievement Awards. 

To see full descriptions and images of the award-winning projects , see the October-November 2014 issue of Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.  Click here.

THE WINNERS

The Schreyer Award – given for the most technically innovative project – went to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg by CH2M HILL.

The Tree for Life Award – given for outstanding environmental stewardship – went to the New Victoria Mine Water Treatment Plant, Cape Breton, N.S. by CBCL.

The Ambassador Award – given for a project outside Canada that best showcases Canadian expertise – went to the New Quito International Airport, Ecuador by MMM Group.

The Engineering a Better Canada Award – given for a project that shows how engineering enhances the social, economic or cultural quality of life of Canadians – went to the Detour Lake Gold Mining Project in Ontario by BBA.

The Outreach Award – presented for a company’s role in donating their time or services – went to Dillon Consulting for its Environment and Community Investment Fund

Awards of Excellence went to the above and to the following 15 winners:

Buildings:

Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto, Ontario – Blackwell

Réaménagement du Casino de Montréal, Quebec (Renovations to the Casino de Montreal) – Pasquin St-Jean et associés

Transportation:

John James Audubon Bridge, Louisiana, U.S.A. – Buckland & Taylor

Bow River Pedestrian Bridge and Utility Crossing, Banff, Alberta – Fast + Epp

Strandherd Armstrong Bridge Erection, Ottawa –  Harbourside Engineering Consultants

Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project – Onshore Works, Vancouver, B.C. – Hatch Mott MacDonald and MMM Group Limited (H5M joint venture)

Glacier Skywalk, Jasper National Park, Alberta – Read Jones Christoffersen

Water Resources:

Gold Bar Thickener/Fermenter Operational Improvements, Edmonton, Alberta – SMA Consulting Ltd. and Cybertech Automation Inc.

Environmental Remediation:

 

Groundwater Denitrification Using a Permeable Reactive Barrier, Northern Alberta – PINTER & Associates Ltd.

Natural Resources, Mining Industry & Energy:

 

Developing Hydroelectric Potential in Northern Ontario – Hatch

Niagara Tunnel Project, Niagara Falls, Ontario – Hatch Mott MacDonald in association with Hatch

Mount Pleasant Substation, Vancouver, B.C. – WSP Canada

Special Projects:

 

Heat-Seeking Sewer Model, Vancouver, B.C. – Kerr Wood Leidal Associates

Project Management:

North Channel Bridge Replacement – Three Nations Crossing, Cornwall, Ont. – Morrison Hershfield

Ambatovy Nickel Project, Madagascar – SNC-Lavalin.

“Now in their 46th year, these awards showcase the outstanding expertise and innovation of Canadian consulting engineering firms,” said ACEC President and CEO John Gamble. “By recognizing these firms and their projects with national awards, we are showcasing the positive contributions our industry makes to enhance Canadians’ lives every day.”

To see full descriptions and images of the award-winning projects , see the October-November 2014 issue of Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.  Click here.

To see ACEC’s press release and a backgrounder, click here.

Canadian Consulting Engineer is a bi-monthly magazine for engineers in the construction industry. It is a division of BIG Magazines LP of Toronto.

ACEC represents companies in Canada that provide professional engineering services to both public and private-sector clients. These services include planning, designing and executing all types of engineering projects, as well as providing independent advice and expertise in a wide range of engineering and engineering-related fields.