Awards: A potpourri of success
The first National Award for Exceptional Engineering Achievement went to Simons International for the Ekati Diamond Mine project in the Northwest Territories. It is the first time the Canadian Council...
The first National Award for Exceptional Engineering Achievement went to Simons International for the Ekati Diamond Mine project in the Northwest Territories. It is the first time the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) has given an award to an engineering project rather than to an engineer. The Ekati Mine is located just 200 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle and its construction was cited as being “a shining example of teamwork.” (See CCE December 1998 and March/April 1999).
The University of Guelph has won the 1998 Women Friendly Engineering Schools/Faculty Award given by the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation.
Canada held its first National Energy Efficiency Awards this spring. The competition was run by the Office of Energy Efficiency of Natural Resources Canada and recognized winners in sectors ranging from industry to transportation to buildings. Winners in the buildings category were as follows. Commercial: Yukon Energy Corporation offices, Whitehorse/Maurer Kobayashi Architects with consultants Shymko & Associates (energy), Northern Climate Engineers (mechanical), Dorward Engineering (electrical), Fast & Epp Partners (structural). Institutional: College de l’Outaouais Campus Gabrielle-Roy, Quebec/Yves Dupont with consultants CMA Interface (mechanical and structural). Government: Swan Lake Recreation Complex, Manitoba/ Laurent Goderis, with consultant Ice Kube Systems (mechanical and structural). Goodfellow/Stantec Global Technologies won in the Industry/Process sector with the Expert Furnace System Optimization.