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Company Updates: AMEC, Cohos Evamy, Wardrop, HOK, JMP


AMEC Canada has provided two scholarships as part of the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation "Dream to be an E...

AMEC Canada has provided two scholarships as part of the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation “Dream to be an Engineer” program. The awards are given to encourage women to enter the engineering profession. Joanne Bailey of Arnprior, Ontario won the 2008 AMEC Masters Scholarship in Engineering worth $10,000. She is studying mechanical engineering at McMaster University. Deanna Burgart of Thunder Bay, Ontario, won the 2008 AMEC Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship worth $5,000. She is studying chemical engineering at Lakehead University. Along with the scholarships, the winners receive an expense-paid trip to the CEMF Annual awards luncheon in Quebec City on May 23.

AMEC has acquired Smith Williams Consultants (SWC) of Denver, Colorado. SWC has 36 employees specializing in the mining sector and providing civil, geotechnical, water resources and construction engineering.

Wardrop Engineering of Vancouver and the petrochemical arm of CPG-Franz Environmental Inc. of Markham, Ontario have merged. The company will operate as Wardrop, bringing the total number of its employees to over 1,000. The company “CPG” began as Central Projects Group in 1987 and provides services in the petro-chemical sector. It became CPG-Franz Environmental in October 2002, but Franz Environmental is not part of the merger with Wardrop. Franz Environmental will continue to provide specialized environmental services as an independent company.

Tim McGinn, P.Eng. of Cohos Evamy in Calgary has been named as one of 15 new Distinguished Lecturers by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The distinguished speakers provide ASHRAE chapters with noted authorities to speak on topics that impact the HVAC industry. McGinn’s listed areas of expertise are green buildings, integrated design, and European technologies.


Cohos Evamy integratedesign has also announced the winner of its annual IRIS Prize. The prize was established in 2005 and is intended to help the successful candidate undertake a research project in architecture, engineering, landscape or interior design. This year’s winner is Kris Lima, P.Eng. a structural engineer in the company’s Edmonton office, who won for a submission entitled, “The Urban Landscape: Bridging the gap between engineering and architecture.” The proposal explored the contribution that bridges make to urban development. Lima is currently enrolled in the Master of Engineering program at the University of Alberta.

Engineer Greg Allen of HOK has been awarded the 2008 Green Toronto Award for Leadership. The award is given to honour individuals and organizations that lead the way to a “cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto.” Allen was selected from 120 nominations and 33 finalists.

JMP Engineering of London, Ontario has announced that Paul Wilson has been appointed vice president of business development, sales and marketing. Headquartered in London, Ontario, JMP is an industrial system integration company with eight branches across North America.


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