Last night in Ottawa, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine hosted their annual Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala recognizing member firms for outstanding achievement in consulting engineering. Winning projects were selected based on high quality engineering, imagination, and innovation. Associated Engineering was presented with two Awards of Excellence for the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence and the Calgary Zoo Flood Mitigation projects. Congratulations to all of the team members involved on both of these award-winning projects!
Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (Award of Excellence in Project Management)
Our project team worked with the University of Saskatchewan and a diverse group of government and industry stakeholders to design the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence. The facility is the largest and most comprehensive centre of its kind in Canada and a true showcase of technological advancement, both in its design to accommodate large live animals throughout their lifecycle, and its ability to satisfy the requirements of a wide range of research interests. The awards jury recognized the project’s technical complexity, the challenges of liaising with the many stakeholders, and the role the facility plays in improving the environmental stewardship of the agriculture industry.
Calgary Zoo Flood Mitigation (Award of Excellence in Water Resources)
In conjunction with ISL Engineering, this project delivered the design and implementation of a flood mitigation plan to protect the zoo’s infrastructure and secure its future on St. George’s Island in the Bow River for the City of Calgary. A unique mitigation system was chosen with complete overland and subsurface isolation of St. George’s Island, which included a sheet pile cofferdam perimeter wall combined with a dual-purpose dewatering system to delicately manage interior stormwater runoff and groundwater during the annual flood season. The awards jury noted how this project focused on problem solving and redundant design which showcases the true effectiveness of technical engineering.