Company updates – BBA, AECOM, Stantec, Golder
January 9, 2009
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
BBA consulting engineers of Montreal helped Murox design a highly energy efficient industrial building for Stagelin...
BBA consulting engineers of Montreal helped Murox design a highly energy efficient industrial building for Stageline Group. Stageline manufactures and rents hydraulic covered mobile stages and opened its new plant at l’Assomption in October. The plant was constructed at a cost of $6.5 million, with 20% of that amount used for green construction and energy efficiency. The plant uses geothermal power and solar energy, and its energy efficiency is said to mark it as a “first among small and medium-size industrial businesses in Quebec.”
AECOM has won two major overseas contracts. One is a $52-million order with the U.S. Air Force to provide aircraft maintenance at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station in California. The project supports the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 31, commonly known as VX-31. Earlier, in November, AECOM was given a six-year, $149-million contract to provide program management services to build the new Doha Port in Qatar. The US $7-billion construction project is the world’s largest “greenfield” port development project.
Edmonton International Airport’s latest expansion expected to be completed by 2012 will be designed by Stantec. The expansion will increase the terminal’s capacity by 50% to accommodate nine million passengers annually, adding 13 new gates and 40,000 square metres of floor space. Stantec is providing full design services, including architectural, mechanical, electrical, structural and LEED consulting services.
Golder Associates in Saskatoon helped to keep less fortunate children warm this winter by providing custom clothing packages to children in the city’s inner city schools. As part of the Warmer Winter Program, Golder’s staff donated clothing that no longer fit their own children. Also staff gave cash donations which were matched by Golder to the tune of $5,000.