Tetra Tech wins Visionary Award in Quebec
June 17, 2014
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
At its "Inspire the Possible" conference in Montreal on June 10, the Association of Consulting Engineers of Quebec (AICQ) handed out its 12th Grand Prix du génie-conseil Québécois.
At its “Inspire the Possible” conference in Montreal on June 10, the Association of Consulting Engineers of Quebec (AICQ) handed out its 12th Grand Prix du génie-conseil Québécois.
Tetra Tech won the Visionary Award, which is given for a project that has particular value in terms of “innovation, audacity or proactivity.” They won it for the Development of a control strategy using a Matlab® simulation for the City of Edmonton. The city had been unable to overcome some operational problems at its wastewater treatment plant control structure, and efforts by other consultants to stabilize the process had been unsuccessful. Tetra Tech quickly solved the problem with an unconventional and innovative offline simulation of the site. It enabled the city to test an optimal control strategy without risk.
In the buildings-mechanical-electrical category, exp won an award for the Civic Centre of Dollard-des-Ormeaux. For the renovation of this multi-rink centre, exp engineered an energy efficiency system involving CO2 refrigeration and recovery of wasted energy for heating and dehumidification.
In the buildings-structure category, Pasquin St-Jean and associates won an award for the redevelopment of the Casino de Montreal. The project involved integrating new seismic protection features and building a new mechanical floor in the building, which was originally the French Pavilion for Expo 67.
An award in the environment category and a special mention were given to Golder Associates for their work in helping to deal with the environmental contamination at Lac-Mégantic. The engineers mobilized more than 200 professionals for the clean-up following the tragic train derailment and oil spill last year.
An award in the transportation category went to exp for their work for Bombardier to build a test track and tunnel facilities at La Pocatière for new electrified rail cars for the Montreal Métro.
Jimmy Fortier, ing. of Dessau won an award in the category “Relève du génie-conseil” which recognizes a young engineer of less than five years’ experience in the execution of a project. Fortier was recognized for his work as lead designer and technical coordinator on a project to rehabilitate the Jolicoeur canal bridge in Montreal.
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Tetra Tech team receiving their award at the 12th Grand Prix du génie-conseil québécois given by AICQ in Montreal, June 10.
Pasquin-St Jean won an award in the buildings-structure category for the redevelopment of the Casino de Montreal at the 12th Grand Prix du génie-conseil québécois given by AICQ in Montreal, June 10.