Building Better Communities

At Associated, we are passionate about building communities that are vibrant, healthy, and efficient, support economic growth, and improve the environment. We are 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.

Sustainability is part of our business and every project we undertake. 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 -- communities of the future.

Associated Engineering's core practice areas are water, transportation, infrastructure, buildings, asset management, energy, and environmental science.

Associated Engineering receives 2017 ACEC-BC Award of Merit
Award of Merit for the South Fork Water Treatment Plant project

Nanaimo’s South Fork Water Treatment Plant is the largest, siphon-powered, membrane filtration plant in North America. The innovative use of siphon, rather than pumps, reduces the building footprint, and saves capital, operating and maintenance costs.

Associated Engineering requalifies for Best Managed Companies Platinum Club status
Recognized for our technical excellence, business growth, and community involvement

For the ninth consecutive year, Associated Engineering has been named a winner in Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, and has retained its Platinum Club status in 2017. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million, demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

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Consulting Engineers of Alberta honours projects helping to build better communities

The Consulting Engineers of Alberta presented an Award of Excellence in the Community Development category to the Town of Rocky Mountain House Main Street Rehabilitation Project.  Also, the Fort McMurray Wildfire Emergency Response and Water System Recovery Project received two Awards of Excellence in the Community Outreach/In-House Initiatives category, and the Project Management category.

Matthew Eades appointed General Manager, Associated Engineering (Ontario)
Proven senior manager with 25 years of consulting, engineering, and project management experience

Associated Engineering announces the appointment of Matthew Eades, C.Eng, MICE, as General Manager of our Ontario operation, effective immediately.

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City of Saskatoon Reservoir and Pump Station Upgrades wins ACEC-SK Award of Excellence

The City of Saskatoon Reservoir and Pump Station Upgrades project received an Award of Excellence in the Municipal Infrastructure and Water Resources category from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK)!  Associated Engineering’s multi-discipline design included attention to minimizing pumping power requirements and to maximizing stored water quality. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling guided reservoir design for improved water quality.

Associated Environmental helps provincial agency win a Premier's Award

During a strong El Nino weather pattern compounded by the continuing effects of climate change, summer 2015 was unusually hot and dry in Interior BC. The BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) worked with the BC Ministry of Agriculture to identify streams where placing restrictions on irrigation water withdrawals from creeks and rivers would protect threatened fish populations, while minimizing economic impacts on the agricultural sector. Associated Environmental played a key role in the summer 2015 drought response by identifying streams where restrictions would benefit fish, and providing technical information to optimize the difficult decision-making.

Garry Drachenberg Receives George Warren Fuller Award

Garry Drachenberg, our VP Water Solutions, was presented with the American Water Works Association's (AWWA) George Warren Fuller Award, at the Western Canada Water conference in October. The George Warren Fuller Awards are presented annually by the American Water Works Association to individuals for distinguished service to the water supply field in commemoration of the "sound engineering skill, the brilliant diplomatic talent, and the constructive leadership" which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller.

Associated Engineering opens Prince Rupert office

Associated Engineering has provided consulting services to the City of Prince Rupert for almost 60 years. To better serve the City and our growing number of clients in the surrounding area, we are very pleased today to announce the opening of our new Prince Rupert office.

Our new office is located in downtown Prince Rupert at:
344 2nd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1G6
Tel: 250-624-8228

Associated Environmental can help you to navigate BC’s new Water Sustainability Act

Do you use groundwater in BC for irrigation, drinking water supply, industrial use, or dewatering? Are you aware that on February 29, 2016, the BC Ministry of Environment tabled new Regulations that affect groundwater use?  Associated Environmental can help you to interpret BC’s new Water Sustainability Act and associated Regulations and apply for licences.

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Free educational seminar on the BC Water Sustainability Act
May 25, 2016 | 2:00 - 4:30pm | Chilliwack, BC

Associated Environmental, the environmental division of Associated Engineering, and A&H Drilling are pleased to partner on this initiative. We will bring together several experts to share insights on the history of the BC Water Sustainability Act, provide a pictorial story of what a well head completion should look like and why it’s worth the extra effort, and information on licencing existing groundwater wells.  Register for free at

Supporting Fort McMurray, Alberta Fire Relief

The fire in Fort McMurray has devastated the community and displaced the residents of the city and surrounding area, including staff in our Fort McMurray office. To support the Fort McMurray Fire Relief, Associated Engineering is donating $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.  Our team, including Edith Asselin, Jason Vanderzwaag, Owen Mierke, Steve Justus, Daniel du Toit, and Ryan Jalowica are providing assistance to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and City of Fort McMurray for emergency support of water and wastewater treatment infrastructure.

West Main Street Bridge Project Wins CEO Award of Excellence
Associated Engineering completed design and oversaw construction to rehabilitate the bridge

The Consulting Engineers of Ontario hosted their 2016 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards Gala on April 16th. Associated Engineering received an Award of Excellence in the Transportation category for our work on the West Main Street Bridge.  The decommissioned lift bridge is located in the heart of downtown Welland, Ontario. Built in 1929, the bridge is a designated Canadian Heritage Structure and an important transportation link and landmark in the Niagara Region.

Barnston/Maple Ridge Pump Station receives ACEC-BC Award of Merit
Associated Engineering provided multi-discipline engineering services

At the 2016 Awards for Engineering Excellence Gala held on April 9th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, the Association of Consulting Engineers-BC presented Associated Engineering with an Award of Merit in the Municipal and Civil Infrastructure category for Metro Vancouver's Barnston/Maple Ridge Pump Station, in Pitt Meadows, BC.

ACEC-BC presents Kerry Rudd with Meritorious Achievement Award
Recognized for his contributions to the community, our industry, and building better communities

Since 2001, ACEC-BC has presented the Meritorious Achievement Award to a consulting engineer who has contributed significantly to the engineering profession, the development of the industry, and the community. Kerry received this prestigious award at this year’s ACEC-BC Awards for Engineering Excellence Gala held on Saturday, April 9th in Vancouver.

Associated Engineering requalifies for Best Managed Companies Platinum Club status
Recognition of our technical excellence, business performance, growth, and involvement in our commun

For the eighth consecutive year, Associated Engineering has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for demonstrating outstanding business management and performance. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million demonstrating strategy, capability, and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

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Associated Engineering moves to 9Triple8 Jasper

To accommodate our continued growth, Associated has moved our head office in Edmonton to 9Triple8 Jasper, a LEED Gold building. Moving to 9Triple8 aligns with our focus on sustainability; Sustainability is part of how we operate our business, and every project we undertake.

Our new Edmonton office address is: 500, 9888 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 5C6.

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