Canadian Consulting Engineer

Infrastructure 2006 highlights Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

November 13, 2006
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

At the upcoming Infrastructure 2006 show in Toronto there will be a special presentation by three winners of 2007 C...

At the upcoming Infrastructure 2006 show in Toronto there will be a special presentation by three winners of 2007 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards, which were just announced at the end of October. The show will include a poster display of all the winning projects from the 2007 Canadian Consulting Engineer Awards.The Infrastructure 2006 show is being held simultaneously with Construct Canada on November 29 to December 1.
At the “Extreme Engineering” session on Thursday, 10.30 a.m. to noon, the presentation will be an opportunity for other engineers and people involved in the construction industry to hear three striking examples where consulting engineers are developing new engineering approaches and working hard for the benefit of society and the environment.
Rick Corbett, P.Eng. vice president of environmental engineering with Associated Engineering of Vancouver, will be presenting their project of industrial wastewater reuse at the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment plant in Edmonton. These consulting engineers found the best way to treat wastewater from the city so that it could be sent five kilometres by pipeline to be used in a petroleum refinery. The project is an outstanding example of how industry and municipalities can collaborate to benefit the environment. It won the top award — the Schreyer Award — in the 2007 awards.
Another presenter will be Brian Derich, project manager of the airports group at Marshall Macklin Monaghan of Toronto. He’ll be describing how they managed a Canada-wide program to have high security anti-terrorism equipment installed in airports of every type and size.
Last but not least, engineers from McCormick Rankin Corporation of Mississauga will be giving the highlights of a complex project to rehabilitate one of the busiest Canada-U.S. border crossings, the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge in Niagara Falls. The consulting engineers not only coordinated traffic management over several miles of highway and reconfigured the approach roads to the bridge, they also developed some innovative civil engineering details for seismically upgrading the historic bridge.
The panel is being sponsored by Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine with the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada. The organizations are jointly responsible for the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. Panel moderator is Bronwen Parsons, editor of Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.

Where & When: Thursday, November 30, 10.30 a.m. – Noon. Room T405, North Building (just off Front Street), Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Admission to “Extreme Engineering” is free to subscribers of Canadian Consulting Engineer’s print magazine or E-Bulletin upon application. Click on “Comment on this Story” and request free admission — By end of day, November 24.
Admission to all other attendees is $25.00.
The Construct Canada show is being held adjacent to Infrastructure 2006 in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building.


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