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Winners in the 2008 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards!

Twelve projects selected to win 2008 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards are published in the October-November i...


Twelve projects selected to win 2008 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards are published in the October-November issue of CCE.

Now in their 40th year, the awards are Canada’s highest mark of recognition for projects completed by Canadian consulting engineering companies. The program is a joint initiative of the Association of Canadian Engineering Companies (ACEC) in Ottawa, and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.

This year it was decided not to announce the winner of the Schreyer Award — the top technical award — until early next year. All the projects published in the magazine are described as winning “Awards of Excellence,” but at the awards gala to be held on February 24 in Ottawa, one of the projects will be named as winner of the Schreyer Award as well. Until then you will be kept in suspense!

Another exciting announcement that will be made on February 24 is the winner of the first Tree of Life award. This award is being given to a project that demonstrates outstanding environmental stewardship. Rejean Breton, ing., founding president of the consulting engineering company BBA in Montreal, and a former chair and member of the board of ACEC, has been a tireless promoter of the idea of giving such an award to recognize the contribution of consulting engineers to sustainable development. Mr. Breton has also arranged for the design of a special trophy.

The Tree of Life award is administered as part of the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards and the winner is selected from the projects entered in that program. The 2009 awards entry forms to be posted in the coming weeks on CCE’s website will contain more information for entrants in 2009.

In the 2008 awards there were 67 entries – equaling the record set in 2005. Quebec and Ontario had most entries (17 and 19 respectively), followed by B.C. (14) and Alberta (11).  The co-chairs of the jury were Professor Ghani Razaqpur, P.Eng., chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at McMaster University, and Martin Holysh, P.Eng., Manager of Environment, Health and Safety for the Voyageur Project by Suncor Energy, Calgary, Alberta.

A sincere thank you to everyone who entered projects, and  Congratulations to the winners!

For the full articles on each project, click on the cover image for a list of articles. Or go to: 2008 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards