Don Kennedy, Vice President, Transportation Structures, has received Engineers & Geoscientists BC’s top award for Professional Engineers, the R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award. The award recognizes Don’s technical contributions, leadership in the profession, contributions to professional engineering as well as his professional and community service.
Don has 35 years of experience in the design and management of bridges and transportation structures projects across Canada and in New Zealand. Specializing in earthquake engineering, Don has participated in seismic assessment and rehabilitation projects throughout BC. A testament to Don’s technical excellence, his projects have received many industry awards for innovation. Don has played a key role in the development and adoption of performance-based seismic design methods and codes in Canada, and is currently working on the update of the Canadian Highway Bridge Code to reflect climate change adaptation and extreme weather events. Don also volunteered as a Scout leader for many years, devoting countless hours to teaching and mentoring youth.
Thank you Don, for your service to the profession and the community, and congratulations on receiving this well-deserved award!