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Dave Chalcroft wins Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor Award (February 12, 2008)

Dave Chalcroft, P.Eng., former senior vice-president of UMA, has won the Alberta Lieutenant Governor's Award for Di...

February 12, 2008   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Dave Chalcroft, P.Eng., former senior vice-president of UMA, has won the Alberta Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement. He was given the award on February 2.
Chalcroft was with UMA for 37 years, beginning in 1964 after graduating from the University of Manitoba.
One of his first projects was to work on the Churchill River Diversion, which is now a primary source of hydroelectric energy in northern Manitoba. He moved to Newfoundland, to St. Vincent in the West Indies, and then back to Alberta. During the 1980s and 1990s he led projects such as Edmonton’s LRT tunnels, the Dickson Dam and the Oldman River Dam. He worked on international projects in California, Uzbekistan and St. Lucia. Before his retirement in 2002, he was senior vice-president in charge of UMA’s national earth and water sector.
Besides his work career, Chalcroft was a dedicated volunteer on behalf of the consulting engineering industry. He served as president of Consulting Engineers of Alberta, as Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, and as President of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. He also helped establish the Canadian chapter of RedR, Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief, and was its chair between 2002 and 2005.
Steve Stowkowy, regional vice president of UMA’s Calgary region, says: “Throughout Dave’s career he has been recognized as a leader, not just in the engineering profession but also in the consulting engineering industry.”


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