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Wardrop wins top award in Manitoba

Honours were flying in Winnipeg on Tuesday night, when Consulting Engineers of Manitoba handed out its 2003 awards.


Honours were flying in Winnipeg on Tuesday night, when Consulting Engineers of Manitoba handed out its 2003 awards.

The winners of the Fourth Annual Awards of Excellence in Consulting Engineering were announced at a gala dinner attended by 300 people, including MaryAnn Mihychuk, the provincial Minister of Industry, Trade and Mines, and Glen Murray, mayor of Winnipeg.

The awards showcases the diverse skills of consulting engineering firms in the province and honour the firms’ contributions to society. The independent judging team was chaired by Ray Scouten, retired president of SMS Engineering.

The top honour – the Keystone Award – went to Wardrop Engineering for their work on the Design-Build Radioactive Waste Operations Site (RWOS2) at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Ontario. The project also won an award of excellence in the industrial category.

Four other awards of excellence were given. They went to:
 Acres Manitoba for the Wuskwatim Generating Station Planning Studies, resource development category.
 UMA Engineering for the Manitoba Hydro Selkirk Generating Station Fuel Switching Project, environmental category.
 KGS Group for the Red River Floodway Expansion Study, infrastructure/buildings category.
 Dillon Consulting for the Golden Boy Conservation 2001 to 2002, innovations category.

Awards of merit went to: Wardrop Engineering for the Northern Region Water and Sanitation Project in Ghana (international category); UMA Engineering for the Risk Assessment and Stabilization of the Clinton Creek Channel at an abandoned asbestos mine, Yukon (environmental category); ND LEA Engineers & Planners for the Genboro-Rugby International Transmission Line (environmental category); Earth Tech Canada for the Condition Assessment and Repairs to the Arlington Overpass (infrastructure/buildings category); Wardrop Engineering for the Composite Steel-Glulam Roof Trusses, Biggar Jubilee Stadium, Saskatchewan (infrastructure/buildings category); E.B. Systems for the Manitoba Telehealth Network (innovation category); and Wardrop Engineering for the Structural Health Monitoring System, Provencher Pedestrian Bridge (innovation category).

The giving of the awards coincided with the 25th anniversary of Consulting Engineers of Manitoba.

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