TORONTO — Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) is inviting member firms to submit their project entries for the 17th annual Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards, honouring engineering excellence.
Four Awards of Excellence will be handed out to firms of various sizes including those with one to 50 employees, 51 to 100 employees, 101 to 350 employees and more than 351 employees.
Awards of Merit will be presented in seven categories including: Building Engineering and Science; Environment; Industry, Energy and Resources; Project Management; Studies and Research; Transit; and Transportation Structural.
The most prestigious award, the Willis Chipman, will go to the firm whose project best demonstrates engineering excellence and innovation.
There are a few new elements this year. Project completion dates have been extended to a full year. Projects entered must be completed to the client’s satisfaction from Sept. 30, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018. In addition, a new category was added to the Awards of Merit. The previous Transit category has been split in two — Transit and Transportation Structural.
Also, a PowerPoint presentation is no longer required as part of the submission package. There is no fee to submit an entry and member firms may submit a maximum of five entries per year. The one-page Notice of Intent to Submit must be emailed by Oct. 12. Project submissions must be delivered to the CEO office no later than Nov. 30.
The winners will be announced during a gala dinner on April 26, 2019 at Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg, Ont. All project entries will be on digital display at the event and mentioned in the annual Accolades magazine.