B.C. transportation Ministry recognizes exceptional transportation projects
February 5, 2014 | By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Five British Columbia consulting engineering companies won First Place Awards in the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's Deputy Minister's Consulting Engineers Awards for 2013-2014.
Five British Columbia consulting engineering companies won First Place Awards in the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards for 2013-2014.
The awards have been given for the past 10 years to recognize “the excellence of consulting engineers that partner with the ministry in improving B.C.’s transportation infrastructure.” They were presented on January 28 in Vancouver.
H5M, a joint venture of Hatch Mott MacDonald and MMM Group, was first in the design and contract preparation category for the Cape Horn Interchange, which is part of the Port Mann/Highway 1 improvements. The interchange includes 13 separate structures, and was done while maintaining traffic on all the roads and ramps during construction.
Worley Parsons Canada won in the transit engineering category for their work on the SeaBus Facility Rehabilitation. The complex project included work on the aging marine infrastructure, including on the north and south terminals, and maintenance facility.
McElhanney Consulting Services won in the construction management and supervision category for improvements to the intersection of an intersection at Highway 5 and Clearwater Valley Road, in Clearwater in the B.C. interior. A roundabout that accommodates large roads was built in the intersection.
Buckland and Taylor won in the design and contract preparation – structures category for the BNSF Viaduct on the South Fraser Perimeter Road. The project included a new 450-m long concrete structure over the Burlington Northern Sante Fe railway. The design had to address varied seismic conditions along the length of the structure.
PBX Engineering won first place in the specialized engineering services category for Phase 1 of the Regional Fibre Optic Integration project. PBX helped in establishing the operation of the Regional Transportation Management Centre and 52-kilometres of fibre optic cable to connect various tunnels and bridges, including the George Massey Tunnel, Lions Gate Bridge and Golden Ears Bridge.