The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) hosted their annual Awards of Distinction event celebrating the achievements of their consulting engineering and geoscience industry membership last night at TCU Place in Saskatoon.
For this year's Brian Eckel Awards that honour innovative projects, a total of ten project nominations were submitted by ACEC-SK member firms (including two by Associated Engineering) in a number of categories. Among these, four projects were presented with an Award of Merit. And the two projects that received an Award of Excellence were both from Associated Engineering!
Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources Category - City of Regina Hauled Waste Receiving Station (Owner: City of Regina)
The City of Regina commissioned Associated Engineering to complete preliminary design, detailed design and provide construction services for a new, modern hauled waste receiving station after years of receiving septage at a wastewater pump station and lagoon. The new receiving station is a hauler-operated facility with automated site entry which includes separation of solids, flow equalization to protect downstream treatment processes from toxic loads, and collection of load characteristics suitable for billing purposes.
Transportation Category – Whelan Bay Access Road (Owner: Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure)
Whiteswan Lake is located approximately 100 kilometres northeast of Prince Albert and is a destination point for outdoor enthusiasts and residents of the community of Whelan Bay. Increasing lake levels have impacted both the ability of the public to access the Whiteswan Provincial Park and the residents of Whelan Bay to access their homes. A new 1.1 kilometre roadway in a new location was designed with the help of a LiDAR survey. This provided the full picture needed for a route through this rugged, fully treed area. The new roadway provides stable and effective long-term access for the community.
In addition, the Whelan Bay Access Road project was announced as the winner of the Brian Eckel Pinnacle Award, as the project that received the highest number of points across all project categories from the judges.
Congratulations to all of our team members on both of these award winning projects and award submissions!