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Environmental engineering consultants Jacques Whitford based in Saint John, New Brunswick has acquired North Americ...

April 30, 2007   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Environmental engineering consultants Jacques Whitford based in Saint John, New Brunswick has acquired North American Wetland Engineering (NAWE) and its affiliate EcoCheck.
NAWE specializes in water, wastewater and wetland engineering while EcoCheck provides management services for water and wastewater systems. Together EcoCheck and NAWA have 25 employees based in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Jacques Whitford has 45 offices across Canada, the U.S. and internationally, and has 1,600 employees.
Peter Lighthall, P.Eng. of AMEC in B.C. was presented with the highest honour from the Engineering Institute of Canada on March 3. Lighthall was given the Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal from the institute for his commitment to the profession and for nurturing top talent.
Lighthall is a geotechnical engineer and expert in mining with more than 35 years of experience. In 2005 he won another prestigious awards from the Engineering Institute of Canada — a Fellowship of the institute for his technical achievements in tailings dam engineering.
Lighthall is currently coordinating Amec’s earth and environmental market sector for mining in South America.
On April 16, Amec launched a celebration of 100 years in Canada. Its predecessor companies include Montreal Engineering, Agra and Simons. Ranked as one of the largest international design firms in Canada, Amec is currently involved with 10 of the 100 bitumen extraction plants in the oil sands, is project manager for the restart of two nuclear reactors at Bruce Power and completed the environmental impact assessment for the MacKenzie Valley Gas pipeline.
The company has a video, “Sharing a Century. Building a Nation,” with company highlights that is found at www.amec.com/100 years.
Cohos Evamy received an award of excellence from the American Concrete Institute, Alberta Chapter on April 13 for the design and construction of the PCL Centennial Learning Centre in Edmonton. A few days later, on April 20, the consulting firm also won top honours from the 2007 Masonry Design Awards for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology HP Centre. The building won the Presidential Award on the basis of its “significant skill, artistry and execution). The building uses masonry cladding inside and out, along with metal and glass sections in keeping with the campus’s modern aesthetic. Tom Sutherland was the architectural partner and project leader for the building. The masonry awards were held April 20 in Edmonton. The awards are held every four years.

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