Winners of the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards announced

Canadian consulting engineering firms received the highest recognition for engineering excellence at the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala, held at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Twenty Awards of Excellence for engineering projects were issue, five of which were recognized with Special Achievement Awards. The Awards are presented by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.

The Schreyer Award, given for the most technically innovative project, went to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg by CH2M HILL. The Tree for Life Award, given for outstanding environmental stewardship, went to the New Victoria Mine Water Treatment Plant in Cape Breton by CBCL. The Ambassador Award is given for a project outside Canada that best showcases Canadian expertise, and distinguished the New Quito International Airport in Ecuador by MMM Group. The Engineering a Better Canada Award, given for a project that shows how engineering enhances the social, economic or cultural quality of life of Canadians, went to the Detour Lake Gold Mining Project in Ontario by BBA. And the Outreach Award, presented for a company’s role in donating their time or services, went to Dillon Consulting for its Environment and Community Investment Fund

Awards of Excellence went to the above and to the following 15 winners:

*Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Toronto – Blackwell
*Réaménagement du Casino de Montréal (Renovations to the Casino de Montreal) – Pasquin St-Jean et associés

*John James Audubon Bridge in Louisiana, USA – Buckland & Taylor
*Bow River Pedestrian Bridge and Utility Crossing in Banff  – Fast + Epp
*Strandherd Armstrong Bridge Erection in Ottawa – Harbourside Engineering Consultants
*Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project – Onshore Works, Vancouver – Hatch Mott MacDonald and MMM Group Limited (H5M joint venture)
*Glacier Skywalk, Jasper National Park – Read Jones Christoffersen

Water Resources
*Gold Bar Thickener/Fermenter Operational Improvements in Edmonton – SMA Consulting Ltd. and Cybertech Automation Inc.

Environmental Remediation
*Groundwater Dentrification Using a Permeable Reactive Barrier, Northern Alberta – PINTER & Associates Ltd.

Natural Resources, Mining Industry & Energy
*Developing Hydroelectric Potential in Northern Ontario – Hatch
*Niagara Tunnel Project in Niagara Falls – Hatch Mott MacDonald in association with Hatch
*Mount Pleasant Substation in Vancouver – WSP Canada

Special Projects
*Heat-Seeking Sewer Model in Vancouver – Kerr Wood Leidal Associates

Project Management
*North Channel Bridge Replacement at Three Nations Crossing, Cornwall, Ontario – Morrison Hershfield
*Ambatovy Nickel Project in Madagascar – SNC-Lavalin

“Now in their 46th year, these awards showcase the outstanding expertise and innovation of Canadian consulting engineering firms,” said ACEC President and CEO John Gamble. “By recognizing these firms and their projects with national awards, we are showcasing the positive contributions our industry makes to enhance Canadians’ lives every day.”

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