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Making Hunger Gone-dola

Consulting engineering companies were out in force for the 10th annual Toronto CanStruction event at the end of Nov...

November 26, 2008   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Consulting engineering companies were out in force for the 10th annual Toronto CanStruction event at the end of November.

The competition is one of hundreds that take place across North America in which teams of architects, engineers, students and others create sculptures using cans of food. The food is then donated to the local food bank. The program in Toronto is sponsored by ACEC-Ontario and the Society for Design Administration Canada, which represents administration and managerial staff from the design industry.

Halsall and KPMB won the Toronto CanStruction Jurors’ Favourite award for the second time in a row. This year, their sculpture was called “Yes Bee Can,” created with an ingenious set of gravity defying wings and feelers.

Another winner was BA Consulting, which won in the Structural Integrity category for “The Venetian CANal: Making Hunger Gone-dola” (the poetic titles are sometimes more ingenious than the structures!).

Stantec won in the Best Meal category for “CANmunity Garden.”

Other engineering companies that entered were AECOM of Markham  (“Easter Island Head”), AECOM of Brampton (“Rockcan Against Hunger”), CH2M Hill (“It’s What’s Inside That Counts”), Cohos Evamy integratedesign (“Arc-Can-Ciel/Rainbow of Hope”), David Schaeffer Engineering (“Sole Food”), Halcrow Yolles (“Wii Can!”), H.H. Angus & Associates (“Wishing Well Being”), Isherwood Geostructural Engineers (“Dig In!”), McCormick Rankin Corporation (“Traffic Signal”), Morrison Hershfield (“Open Your Heart to Help Hunger,” Read Jones Christoffersen (“Lay Siege to Hunger”),  R.V. Anderson Associates (“A Can to Give – A Hand to Live”), and Sernas Group (“Cans for CANada”).

The sculptures were on display in various Toronto downtown office tower lobbies during November. To see all the winners and photos, visit: www.sdacanada.com/canstruction.html


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