The 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala was recently held at the Ottawa Convention Centre on October 23. Twenty-six awards were handed out at the “starry night” themed event, including twenty Awards of Excellence in a range of categories. Of these projects, five were recognized with Special Achievement Awards for demonstrating a high level of technical innovation, environmental stewardship, Canadian expertise abroad, engineering that enhances Canadians’ quality of life, and company benevolence in Canada or internationally. We were delighted that two of our projects received numerous awards and the highest of honours for achievements in consulting engineering in Canada.
In addition to receiving an Award of Excellence, the National Schreyer Award was given to the newly opened and awe-inspiring Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Schreyer Award is awarded to projects with exceptional technical excellence, structural engineering, and innovation. Walters was pleased to work alongside the structural engineering firm CH2M HILL to provide a full range of services including Design-Assist, value engineering, connection design, and the supply and erection of AESS in all areas of the building and the Tower of Hope.
The Engineering a Better Canada Award, which is another Special Achievement Award, was presented to the Detour Gold Mine; Canada’s largest operating gold mine located in Cochrane, Ontario. This award is presented to projects that best showcase how engineering enhances the social, economic or cultural quality of life of Canadians. It is an honour to have been a part of this esteemed project by BBA. Walters helped to complete the detailing, supply, and erection of over 9,000 tonnes of structural steel which forms the backbone of the Detour facility. This complex project was completed through careful planning, teamwork, and the perseverance of our site team who worked through a harsh Northern Ontario winter to ensure the project was a success.
“Now in their 46th year, these awards showcase the outstanding expertise and innovation of Canadian consulting engineering firms,” said John Gamble, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada President and CEO. “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.”
Being a builder of choice for projects of this complexity is what we take great pride in. Congratulations to all of those who were awarded at the Gala event!
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