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KGS Acres highway study wins Keystone award from Consulting Engineers of Manitoba

April 27, 2009
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

In a season of award-winning celebrations, Consulting Engineers of Manitoba announced their award-winners on Thursd...

In a season of award-winning celebrations, Consulting Engineers of Manitoba announced their award-winners on Thursday, April 23 at a gala dinner held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. This year is the 10th year of the awards.

Selected from a total of 23 projects entered, the top prize known as the Keystone Award and an Award of Excellence went to KGS Acres for the “PR 313 Functional Design Study” for Manitoba Hydro. The project involved studying alternative upgrade options for a 10-kilometre stretch of a parkway into the northern parts of Whiteshell Provincial Park. The KGS Acres project team developed six unique realignment alternatives, within a tight timeframe and used cutting edge technologies.

Peter Washchyshyn, P.Eng. (ND LEA/MMM Group) won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to consulting engineering in the province, while Ken Anderson, P.Eng. (Cochrane/GENIVAR) won the Engineering Action Award, as an actively practising engineer who has also demonstrated outstanding dedication to Consulting Engineers of Manitoba. The Rising Star Award, established last year, was given to Jason Cousin, P.Eng. (JR Cousin Consultants) in recognition of his emergence as a leader in the early stages of his career, for outstanding engineering achievements and involvement with Consulting Engineers of Manitoba.

Awards of Excellence for engineering projects went to the following:

  • MCW/AGE Consulting Professional Engineers for WRHA Isolation Rooms for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (building category);
  • Dillon Consulting for Passive Filtration at the Village of Dunnottar Wastewater Treatment Pilot Project (environmental category);
  • Tower Engineering Group for New Head Offices and Hatchery at Granny’s Poultry (industrial category);
  • Stantec Consulting for the Gimli Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (municipal and water technology).

Awards of Merit for projects went to MCW/AGE, Crosier Kilgour, Dillon Consulting, AECOM (three awards), TetrES Consultants and Acres Manitoba.

The judging panel was chaired by Dr. Jay Doering, Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba.

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