Best Managed Companies

At Associated, we are passionate about building communities that are vibrant, healthy, and efficient, support economic growth, and improve the environment. Sustainability is part of every project we undertake, and the manner in which we operate our business. That is why we have been a carbon neutral company since 2009.

We take pride in being a uniquely Canadian company that brings global perspectives to our clients from our international experience and technical involvement. Focused locally, we offer uncompromising service to public and private sector clients across Canada and abroad. Recognizing our service, excellence, dedication to staff, and contribution to communities, we have been one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2008.

Our approach is to work with our clients to develop creative solutions that solve their problems, and also anticipate and address future challenges. Working together, we can build better communities for the future.

  • Judy Smith

    Judy Smith M.Sc., P.Biol.

    Manager, Environmental Assessment

    • I am fortunate to get involved in many types of projects, from senior reviews of municipal projects to wetlands policies and emerging issues to stakeholder consultation. I have a passion for learning and for making a difference.

    • When not working, I enjoy running (10 km to marathons), and golfing for pleasure and competition, and participating in charity fundraising and events. I also love travelling, photography, and gardening.

Oct 15 2018
Kamloops office will provide multi-discipline engineering, environmental, community resilience, and project management services
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Oct 10 2018
From an early age, Senior Wastewater Process Engineer and Project Manager Paula Steel excelled in math and sciences. She credits her grandparents for encouraging her to leverage these strengths and consider a career in engineering.
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Recent Corporate Awards


2018 Consulting Engineers of Alberta 
Award of Excellence
Southwest Water Supply Line in Fort McMurray
City of Calgary Northwest Inner-City Drainage Study

2018 Canada's Best Managed Companies - Platinum Member
Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queens University

2017 Ontario Public Works Association
Project of the Year, Environmental ($2-$10 million)
Keswick Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

2017 Consulting Engineers of Alberta
Award of Excellence
Fort McMurray Wildfire Emergency Response and Water System Recovery Project

2017 Consulting Engineers of Alberta
Award of Excellence
Town of Rocky Mountain House Main Street Rehabilitation

2017 ACEC-BC 
Award of Merit
South Fork Water Treatment Plant

2016 ACEC-SK 
Award of Excellence
Saskatoon Reservoir and Pump Stations Upgrades, Saskatoon, SK

2016 Consulting Engineers of Ontario
Award of Excellence
West Main Street Bridge Rehabilitation

2016 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
National Urban Design Award - Structural Engineer
Kinsmen Park 

2016 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Canada Council for Arts 
Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
Wood Innovation & Design Centre

2016 Illuminating Engineering Society
Award of Merit
Saline Creek Pedestrian Bridge

2016 ACEC-BC 
Award of Merit
Barnston/Maple Ridge Pump Station

2015 Canadian Consulting Engineering 
Award of Excellence
Calgary International Airport Runway Development & Airport Trail Tunnel Project

2015 Consulting Engineers of Alberta
Award of Excellence
Calgary Airport Trail Tunnel

2015 Alberta Chapter American Concrete Institute
City of Edmonton Central LRT, Restoration (Civil)
Calgary Airport Runway

2015 ACEC-BC 
Award of Excellence
Nanaimo Reservoir No. 1 Energy Recovery System

2015 Canadian Network of Asset Managers
CNAM Tereo Asset Management Award (Nomination Shortlist)
Application of economic risk evaluation to decision making for fire hall provision in Calgary

2015 American Concrete Institute
Award of Excellence in Concrete Construction (North American Awards) Repair & Restoration Category
Mission Bridge Seismic Retrofit

2015 Alberta Chapter American Concrete Institute
Bridges Category Award
Saline Creek Drive

2015 Consulting Engineers of Alberta 
Award of Merit  
Highway 40 Emergency Flood Repairs

2015 ACEC-BC 
Award of Merit
Wood Innovation & Design Centre

Recent Staff Awards

2018 American Water Works Association
George Warren Fuller Award
Garry Drachenberg

2017 Engineers & Geoscientists BC
C.J. Westerman Memorial Award
Brian Guy

2017 American Society of Civil Engineering
Samuel Arnold Greely Award (post humously)
Jan Fiala

2017 Regina Engineering Society 
Award for Engineering Excellence
Stella Madsen

2017 American Water Works Association
George Warren Fuller Award
Garry Drachenberg

2016 ACEC-BC
Meritorious Achievement Award
Kerry Rudd

2016 Engineers Canada
Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession
Lianna Mah

2016 Consulting Engineers of Alberta
Harold L. Morrison Rising Young Professional Award
Owen Mierke

2015 Volunteer Service Recognition Award
Regina Engineering Society
Debra Anderson

2015 Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan
Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Meritorious Achievement Award
Don George

Schreyer Award (the highest award for Canadian consulting engineers) / Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards
2006 Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant Water Reuse Facility & 2013 West Edmonton Sanitary Sewer Stage W12 Syphon