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Queenston-Lewiston Bridge wins top award from Consulting Engineers of Ontario

June 12, 2006
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

Consulting Engineers of Ontario, the provincial organization representing 250 engineering firms, announced the winn...

Consulting Engineers of Ontario, the provincial organization representing 250 engineering firms, announced the winners of its annual awards on Friday, June 9. The announcement was made at its annual meeting held in Kingston, Ontario.

The awards recognize the knowledge, skill and expertise of consulting engineers in Ontario and showcase the importance of consulting engineering to the economic, social and environmental quality of life in Ontario.

The lunch event was attended by the Honourable John Gerretsen, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kingston & the Islands.

Top prize, known as the Willis Chipman Award, went to McCormick Rankin Corporation and Buckland & Taylor Ltd. for their work on improving one of the busiest Canada-U.S. border Crossings at Niagara Falls. Their project was titled: “Highway 405 Widening and Queenston-Lewiston International Bridge Fifth Lane Project.”

The $57 million bi-national project included innovative engineering to seismically strengthen the bridge. They also had to minimize traffic delays, minimize environmental impacts, and take into account security and safety impacts.

Four Awards of Excellence were also given. They went to:

MIG Engineering Ltd. for the Sarnia Emergency Hydrogen Feed Pipeline.
After Hurricane Katrina damaged its largest hydrogen facility in New Orleans, Air Products’ was required to find an alternat1ive liquid hydrogen supply. MIG Engineering was the lead consultant for an 8 kilometre long temporary pipeline connecting two new feed gas sources to its Sarnia Plant enabling liquid hydrogen production in 11 days.

Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Limited for the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The Canadian War Museum is a dramatic new national cultural facility rising out of the ground at LeBreton Flats in Ottawa.

KMK Consultants Limited for the Georgina Water and Sewer Servicing Project. This extensive project, with a construction value of almost $50 million, consisted of 48 km of water mains, 49 km of sanitary sewers, 9 km of sewage force main and 9 sewage pumping stations.

Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited for the Explosive Detection System Deployment.
Since 2002, Marshall Macklin Monaghan has assisted the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority with the deployment of explosive detection equipment at 89 airports across Canada.

An Award of Merit was won by Giffels Associates Limited for its Security Optimization Program. In response to 9/11, Ontario Power Generation commissioned GiffeIs to engineer security facilities at Pickering and Darlington nuclear stations.

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