Canadian Consulting Engineer

Large transportation projects dominate Canada’s 2002 Engineering Awards

October 28, 2002
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

The winners in the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards 2002 were announced at a dinner held at the Fairmont Roya...

The winners in the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards 2002 were announced at a dinner held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on October 26.

The annual awards, launched 34 years ago, are the most important national mark of recognition for Canadian consulting engineering firms. They are co-sponsored by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine. Winners are published in the magazine’s October-November issue.

Transportation projects from across the country dominated the successes this year. The Lions’ Gate Bridge in Vancouver, a rehabilitated Canadian landmark, won the Schreyer Award, the top honour. Engineers Buckland & Taylor found a new method to replace the entire deck, piece by piece, while traffic could continue to use the vital crossing.

Awards also went to the new Sheppard subway tunnel in Toronto, the Millennium SkyTrain expansion in Vancouver and a major new highway between Fredericton and Moncton in New Brunswick.


New computer science buildings at York University in Toronto and the University of Calgary won honours for their green designs, demonstrating the growth of environmentalism in academic building design.

Structural engineers showed their inventiveness in the new tallest tower in Vancouver — One Wall Centre — which won accolades from the jury on all fronts, but particularly for its damper system that uses tanks of water at the top of the building to prevent sway.

In the water resources category, winners included a small sewage treatment plant in Creemore, Ontario, the first in the province to use membrane filtration for sewage treatment. In the Far North, Canadian consulting engineers showed their project management expertise in coordinating a massive addition to a zinc mine in Alaska.

This year there were a record 63 entries. Twelve projects were chosen in total as listed below. To find out more details of the winning projects and their project teams, and to view graphics, click on “Current Issue” on this web site.

Schreyer Award:
Lions’ Gate Bridge Deck Replacement, Vancouver
Buckland & Taylor Ltd., Vancouver

Awards of Excellence:
One Wall Centre, Vancouver
Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers, Vancouver and Rowan Williams Davis & Irwin (RWDI), Guelph, Ont.

York University Computer Science Building, Toronto
Keen Engineering Co. Ltd., North Vancouver and Toronto

Sheppard Subway Twin Tunnels & Tunnel Linings, Toronto
Hatch Mott MacDonald Ltd., Mississauga, Ont.

Millennium Line SkyTrain Expansion, Vancouver
ND LEA Consultants Ltd., SNC-Lavalin Inc., and the RPA Group Ltd., Vancouver

Awards of Merit:
University of Calgary Information and Communication Technology Building
Stantec Consulting Ltd. and Earth Tech (Canada) Inc., Calgary

Fredericton-Moncton Highway, N.B.
Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited and McCormick Rankin Corporation, Toronto

McLean Bridge Replacement, SH 864 Oldman River Crossing, Taber, Alberta.
AMEC Infrastructure Limited, Lethbridge, Alta. and CWA Structural Engineers, Calgary

Seine Riverbank Stabilization at the Shoal Lake Aqueduct, Winnipeg
UMA Engineering Ltd., Winnipeg

Creemore Membrane Sewage Treatment Plant, Ontario
Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited, Toronto

Antamina Tailings Impoundment Facility, Peru
Golder Associates Ltd., Burnaby, B.C.

Red Dog Value Improvement Program Mill Optimization, Alaska
AMEC E & C Services Limited, Vancouver

Projects are judged by a panel of eminent engineers and winners are selected primarily for their technical innovation, but taking into account economic, social and environmental factors. The awards are run jointly by Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada/Association des ingnieurs-conseils du Canada.

Canadian Consulting Engineer is a bi-monthly magazine for engineers in private practice. It is owned by the Business Information Group of Toronto, a division of Hollinger Canadian Newspapers.

The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada/Association des ingnieurs-conseils du Canada is the national association of consulting firms that provide engineering and other technology-based intellectual services.

Bronwen Parsons, Editor, Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, Toronto. Tel. 416 442-2266, e-mail

Claude Paul Boivin, President, Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, Ottawa. Tel. 613 236-0569, e-mail


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