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Consulting engineering award winners in Alberta announced

February 23, 2009
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

Consulting Engineers of Alberta has announced  its annual Showcase Award winners for 2009. The celebration din...

Consulting Engineers of Alberta has announced  its annual Showcase Award winners for 2009. The celebration dinner was held on Friday, Feb.13  at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.

Awards of excellence went to the following:

– A.D. Williams Engineering, for Career Development Path: An Application for Your Future (community outreach & in-house initiatives). the project is a web-based application that allows the company to track performance, career goals, etc.

– CH2M Hill for the Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Calgary (sustainable design, project management). Designed to protect water quality in  the Bow River, the $463-million plant includes advanced technologies such as effluent filtration and UV disinfection. It also has research facilities.


– D.A. Watt Consulting for The Bow in Calgary (community development). This two-block development in Calgary’s central business district includes a 58-storey office tower. D.A. Watt provided transportation engineering services to the architects.

– Hemisphere Engineering, for Air Quality Renewal at the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre, Edmonton (building engineering). The engineering involved a major retrofit of the mechanical systems and involved installing a 100% outdoor air system — perhaps a first for an aquatic facility in a northern location.

– ISL Engineering & Land Services and Klohn Crippen Berger, for the Glenmore Causeway Upgrades in Calgary (transportation infrastructure). this project took place ove rthree yeas and cost $57 million. It included widening the highway and replacing a causeway bridge over Glenmore Reservoir, which contains half of Calgary’s drinking water supply.

– ISL Engineering & Land Services for Ray Gibbon Drive in St. Albert-Edmonton (environmental). This project was designed to allow the road to be converted in the future to an eight-lane freeway from its current condition as a  two-lane arterial roadway. It has to cross a sewage lagoon and abandoned landfill.

– Stantec Consulting for the Hardisty Contract Tankage Terminal Project in Hardisty (natural resources, mining, industrial). Stantec’s design and analyses of the terminal  eventually resulted in an increased tank volume of over 10 per cent and an estimated cost saving of $1 million.

– Stantec Consulting for the Windermere North Storm Outfall in Edmonton (water resources, energy production). While providing public consultation, urban planning, design and engineering for this project, Stantec designed a series of dual cascade drop structures to convey the flow in a vertical drop of 50 metres.

– Stantec Consulting and Stantec Geomatics for the Specialty Chemical Plant 3D Model (studies, software, special services). The engineers’ model was used for an expansion to the Hydor-Tech west Edmonton chemical plant, and involved detailed assessments for equipment relocation, decommissioning and installing new equipment.

Awards of merit (sometimes multiple awards) went to projects by the above firms and also to the following: AECOM, Associated Engineering, Earth Tech AECOM, Group 2 Architecture Engineering/Hemisphere Engineering/Walters Chambers and Associates, McElhanney Consulting Services.



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