Associated Engineering is proud to participate in this year's Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia’s Annual Conference, which is being held virtually once again. We invite attendees to hear and learn from our presenters on Thursday, who will be discussing two important projects related to water infrastructure in a remote Indigenous community, and rehabilitating one of Vancouver's most iconic transportation structures, the Burrard Bridge.
Community Circle Approach to Project Delivery for First Nations Communities
Thursday, October 28 | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
The Lhoos’kuz Dene Nation’s main residential community of Kluskus is situated approximately 200 km west of Quesnel, on Kluskus Lake. Access to Kluskus is by forestry roads and year-round access is difficult/limited during winter and spring thaw. The Nation has been working towards clean, safe, and reliable drinking water for over 20 years, and has been supplying bottled water for drinking/food preparation/cooking since early 2000’s. TRC: Calls to Action states “Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples.” Our commitment to this call to action was through the adoption of a Community Circle Approach for this project. This approach involves open dialogue and idea-sharing from all members of the Community Circle. The aim is to encourage and facilitate full, honest, and respectful collaboration with the Nation from feasibility investigation through to construction and Water Operator training.
AE Presenters: Freda Leong, Robyn Casement
Burrard Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Thursday, October 28 | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
This session will present the structural and functional renewal of the Burrard Street Bridge. The Burrard Bridge is a massive, 870 m long concrete and rivetted steel truss bridge spanning False Creek, connecting Vancouver’s downtown peninsula to the city further south. This heritage Art Deco structure opened as a six-lane gateway bridge in 1932 and remains a beloved city landmark. Seeking to address significant deterioration the project addressed significant rehabilitation needs, restored failing or missing heritage features, and incorporated functional enhancements to allow the bridge to continue to meet the City’s needs.
Presenters: Shane Cook, David Harvey