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Toronto Pearson Airport Expansion wins top Ontario Consulting Engineering Award

Consulting Engineers of Ontario held its annual meeting on Friday, May 27 at Niagara Falls.


Consulting Engineers of Ontario held its annual meeting on Friday, May 27 at Niagara Falls.
The new chair of the association is Anne Poschmann, P.Eng. of Golder Associates. She succeeds Geoff Pound, P.Eng. of Mitchell Pound & Braddock in the post.
The event included a luncheon presentation of the 2005 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards.
Winner of the top award, named theWillis Chipman Award, is Marshall Macklin Monaghan Ltd. of Toronto for the Pearson Airport Terminal Development Program. The mammoth $4.56-billion development at Canada’s largest airport consists of 34 projects over 10 years. Marshall Macklin Monaghan led MGP Project managers as the program management consultant to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. The MGP consortium also included Giffels Associates Limited and Parsons Overseas Canada.
The Willis Chipman award is given for a project’s contribution to the economic, social and environmental quality of life in the province.
Each project in the Consulting Engineers of Ontario awards is judged in one of four categories based on the size of the firm. Besides the top award, Awards of Excellence went to the following:
h Banerjee & Associates Ltd. for the Toronto Eaton Centre Redevelopment in the heart of downtown Toronto at Yonge and Dundas. Banerjee was the structural consultant for the $40 million development of a 17-storey media tower on the site’s new park.
h Smith and Andersen Consulting Engineering for the Killbear Provincial Park Discovery Centre. The building’s green design used many energy efficient solutions including a surface water heat exchanger located in Georgian Bay.
h MacViro Consultants Inc. for the York-Peel Water Partnership, Design Build of the Airport Road Reservoir and Pumping Station. The facility serving Brampton and Vaughan, two burgeoning areas of the Greater Toronto Area, combines three pumping stations and reservoirs into one.
h McCormick Rankin Corporation for the Reconstruction of the Laurier Bridge. The bridge on Ottawa’s ceremonial route is a rare surviving example of steel radial arch construction.
Awards of Merit went to:
h Eramosa Engineering for the Sewage Pumping Station and Lagoon Flow Monitoring Upgrades for Haldimand County
h Wardrop Engineering Inc. for the Remote Emergency Power Generation at Pickering Nuclear Power Generating Station.
h CH2M Hill Canada Limited for the David Street Water Treatment Plant Upgrades in Greater Sudbury.
The judges included Peter DeVita, Don Ingram, Bill Robinson, Professor Dieter Stoelle and Mike Reinders.