Happy holidays and best wishes in the new year!
December 22, 2023
2023 was an exciting year at Associated. For the first time in our 77-year history, we received the Outstanding Project of the Year Award (Small Project Category) from FIDIC (the International Federation of Consulting Engineers) for the Blatchford Neighbourhood District Energy System – Phase 1 project in Edmonton. We're very proud of our work on this project in collaboration with the City of Edmonton, and being recognized on the world-stage for this "community of the future", which is a model for sustainable development.
I'm very proud of the many industry and professional awards that our projects and staff have received across our areas of practice. This recognition is a testament to the technical excellence of our projects, and the expertise and outstanding contributions of our staff to our industry.
Over the years, Associated Engineering has worked with hundreds of Indigenous communities across Canada on projects that support their community development and well-being. Recognizing that we can do more to enhance our understanding of Indigenous history, culture, values and to advance reconciliation, we have established an Indigenous Commitment Policy and Action Plan. We are hosting cross-company webinars on Indigenous history, the residential school system, and how we can advance reconciliation on our projects. We are also supporting community events and participating in career fairs to promote youth education in science and engineering, and have established awards to students pursuing post-secondary education.
As 2023 draws to a close, I wish to thank our clients for your continued confidence in us as your consultant and trusted advisor. To our partners, friends, staff, and your families, thank you for your support and efforts.
From the Associated family, we wish you a very merry holiday season!
President & CEO