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Earth Tech has won an award from the American Public Works Association for the Canadian National Water and Wastewat...

June 25, 2003   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Earth Tech has won an award from the American Public Works Association for the Canadian National Water and Wastewater Benchmarking Program. The Canadian program was started in 1997 and originally focused on wastewater collection and treatment, but has been extended to include water treatment plants, distribution systems and stormwater management. The APWA Award was for Management Innovation and recognizes innovative ideas or processes that enhance public works.
Keen Engineering designed the HVAC systems for an environmentally innovative police station in Edmonton that recently won the Emerald Award from the Alberta Emerald Foundation for Environmental excellence. Stephens Kozak Carr & Brown are the building’s architects. The North Edmonton Division Police Station uses an impressive 43% less energy than the Model National Energy Codes of Canada, saving $39,000 annually and producing 200,000 kilograms less carbon dioxide emissions.
ND LEA Consultants of Vancouver has been awarded a contract by the Asian Development Bank to develop a Transport master Plan for the Maldives. The country consists of 1,200 islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka. ND Lea operates offices in Sri Lanka, as well as such far away places as Trinidad, Nepal, Indonesia and Cambodia.
Ingenium Group of Toronto, which includes the firms of Giffels and NORR, has acquired Martineau & Haar Architects of Ottawa. The acquisition is said to be “part of Ingenium’s continuing program to expand its base of operations within Ontario.” Martineau & Haar was founded in 1937 and is a fully bilingual office that specializes in public and institutional facilities, and design-build.
Halsall Associates of Toronto established a permanent Vancouver office in May. The office will focus on building envelope construction, restoration, due diligence and project management.
Acres International and Associated Engineering have parted ways, with Acres International acquiring the environmental assessment/water resources and geo-environmental/brownfield site side of the business, which it will operate through the Oakville and Niagara Falls offices. Associated engineering has acquired the water, wastewater and municipal infrastructure groups.
URS of Toronto has consolidated its operations, amalgamating URS Cole, Sherman and Associates with URS Dames & Moore Canada. The companies will now operate as URS Canada.
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