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ACEC awards celebrate technical excellence

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) recognized outstanding achievements by consulting engineers at its annual Canadian Consulting Engineering (CCE) Awards. Awards of Excellence were given to 20 leading-edge projects in a variety of categories.

Recognized as the industry’s highest honours, the awards are presented to projects by Canadian firms that showcase the most remarkable engineering feats.

“This is an opportunity to recognize the valuable contributions that Canadian consulting engineers make both here at home and around the world on a national stage,” said ACEC president and CEO John Gamble, “they highlight the role that consulting engineers play in our daily lives and the important impact that their work has on all Canadians.”

Three awards were also presented to deserving individuals. The 2019 Beaubien Award for lifetime achievement which was presented to Francois Plourde, P.Eng., of CIMA+. The 2020 Allen D. Williams scholarship, recognizing a young professional’s commitment to consulting engineering, was awarded to Nicholas C. Kaminski, P.Eng., PMP, of KGS Group.

This year’s Chair’s Award for exceptional contributions to the industry was bestowed to Jean-Marc Carrière, former ACEC vice-president of finance and administration, who retired at the end of September after 21 years of service to the association and the consulting engineering industry.

In addition, three ACEC member firms were recognized for having recently been presented with international awards by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) in Mexico City this past September. Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. received a FIDIC Award of Merit for its Squamish Integrated Flood Hazard Management Plan project. Stantec and Tetra Tech Canada Inc. received a FIDIC Award of Special Merit for the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway project.

Awards of Excellence winners in the building category include: Dialog for the Royal Alberta Museum; Entuitive for Calgary’s New Central Library (photo above); SNC-Lavalin inc. & Bouthillette Parizeau for Transformation of the Wilder Building; and Stantec Consulting Ltd. for evolv1.

For the full list of winners, visit ACEC.

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