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Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018

The University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence project wins 2018 ACEC-SK Award of Excellence


(l to r): Bob Tyler (UofS), Dorothy Murell (UofS), Kathy Larson (UofS), Doug Thomson (Associated Engineering), Ernie Barber (UofS), Crystal Rinas (UofS), Blaine Ganong (ACEC-SK), Josh Yohnke (Associated Engineering), and Mark Guidinger (Associated Engineering)


The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Saskatchewan hosted their annual Brian Eckel Awards event last night, recognizing exceptional consulting engineering and geoscience projects by member firms. In the Project Management category, Associated Engineering received an Award of Excellence for the University of Saskatchewan Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence project.

The University of Saskatchewan is internationally renowned for agricultural research. This project established one of the world’s most advanced livestock research facilities, amalgamating three separate off-campus research facilities into one location. As project managers for design and construction management, Associated Engineering’s team provided design and construction management for all components of the facility. The design supports all aspects of cattle’s life-cycle, including silage production; feed delivery, storage and handling; cattle housing, handling and health; as well as water supply, manure management, runoff collection and containment; equipment storage, utility servicing. The Centre of Excellence will improve understanding of how we can produce food more economically and effectively, while providing better conditions for the animals.

“We are honoured to be recognized for helping to bring to life this advanced research facility that will be a showcase of Saskatchewan innovation for many years to come,” says Project Manager, Doug Thomson, P.Eng. “Congratulations to the University of Saskatchewan for its vision to build this one-of-a-kind research facility, which will enhance the University’s and the province’s reputation as world leaders in agricultural research.”

Learn more about this project and view the award introduction.