Jury Comments: “Winner of the special
award for international
work is this project in a
Caribbean country that is
subject to dramatic weather events. The engineers proposed all manner of civil works to help contain flooding and help to sustain the agricultural community. Perhaps as important is the transfer of knowledge to the Island residents, helping them to continue to make improvements.”
Jury Comments: “Winners of the Outreach special award, COWI engineers reviewed the design for this 81-metre footbridge, provided funding and sent a team to help with the construction. The bridge crosses a fast-moving river and gives the remote community its first year-round access to schools, clinics and markets in a nearby town.
The impact of the project is truly life changing both for the community and the engineers involved.”
Jury Comments: “This six-year program was to stop erosion of 13 kilometres of shoreline that was causing serious problems folocal residents. The construction of new breakwaters was done with environmental sensitivity and we especially liked how the engineers involved local engineers from the beginning.”
Hatch has established a new joint venture with a Chinese investment company, Zhongshe Baiqi. The newly-formed Hatch Beijing Environment & Technology Co. (HBET) is intended to provide solutions to some of the most serious environmental issues facing China today. Prime…
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“We liked the fact that the funding clients used Canadian engineering expertise for this project in a struggling sub-Saharan country. The engineers provided eight cities with master plans for their water needs for the next 20 years, and they oversaw construction of one system. The solutions were appropriately designed to be low-maintenance.” – Jury
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Another two Canadian consulting engineering teams have won international awards. Buckland & Taylor/COWI of North Vancouver won the Honor Award at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. on April 21 for the Milton-Madison Bridge Replacement project. The bridge…
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