OTTAWA — The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies — Canada (ACEC-Canada) and three of its members — Kerr Wood Leidal, Stantec and Tetra Tech Canada Inc. — were recently honoured at the 2019 International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner in Mexico City.
The conference serves as a platform for global colleagues and stakeholders to discuss the challenges facing the future of the industry, debate key infrastructure issues and opportunities, and honour outstanding engineering projects from around the globe, indicates a release.
ACEC-Canada took home the award for the ‘Best advancement of a cause, advocacy campaign or event’ for its #20DaysOfExcellence campaign, an annual campaign showcasing the 20 Canadian Consulting Engineering (CCE) award-winning projects, selected for their innovation, complexity, and social and economic benefits.
The FIDIC Project Awards recognize outstanding engineering projects by FIDIC member firms and help to publicize the work of consulting engineering firms.
Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. of Burnaby B.C. was recognized with a FIDIC Award of Merit for their Squamish Integrated Flood Hazard Management Plan project, a three-year study to assess and mitigate an extensive range of overlapping flood hazards.
Stantec and Tetra Tech Canada Inc., based in the Vancouver area, were honoured for their Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway project with a FIDIC Award of Special Merit. The project is the first Canadian highway constructed on continuous permafrost. It distinguished itself by overcoming unique challenges and generating a partnership between two Indigenous contractors and design firms, states the release.