TORONTO — Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) hosted its 18th annual Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards (OCEA) gala virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year CEO is celebrating 45 years of advocating for the advancement of the business interests of their members and promoting their contributions to the province, states a release. The OCEA were created by CEO to recognize the dedication and innovation advancements of their member firms within the industry. This year, 12 awards were presented on YouTube.
Dillon Consulting was awarded top honours, taking home the Willis Chipman award for their rehabilitation of the historic Blackfriars Bridge in London, Ont.
The project involved addressing the challenge of rehabilitating a heritage bridge to give added strength while preserving aesthetic character.
Awards of Distinctions winners included Morrison Hershfield for Building NX; DST Consulting Engineers for Specialized Blast Engineering: the Nanticoke Powerhouse Demolition; KGS Group for the Peter Sutherland Sr. Generation Station; WSP Canada Inc. for the Salt Cay – Airside Improvements; Wood for the Riverside Dam Class Environmental Assessment; AECOM for the Waterloo Stage 1 Light Rail Transit project; and McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers for the Reed Narrows Bridge Microbial Induced Corrosion project.
Awards of Excellence were given to John G. Cooke & Associates Ltd. for Canada’s Four Corners Restoration; HDR Corporation for Lakeshore Connecting Communities; R.V. Anderson Associates Limited for the Nickel Lift Station Upgrades; and Jacobs for Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant’s Phosphorus Reduction.