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Stantec Recognized with Four National Awards for Public Works Design

Parul Dubey on August 26, 2016 - in Awards, Events
Stantec has been honored with four Project of the Year awards from the American Public Works Association (APWA). The APWA awards are presented annually to recognize excellence in management and administration of public works projects.

The recognition for Stantec and its clients encompasses a range of projects that improve the health, safety, and social fabric of diverse communities. They include an historic bridge replacement in western Massachusetts, a  river and urban waterfront restoration in Columbus, OH, a regional wastewater system in Central Alberta and a massive water quality initiative in Chicago, IL

Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement
Transportation – more than $75 Million
Client: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Stantec’s engineering team developed a unique solution for the replacement of a nearly century old Route 9 bridge over Lake Quinsigamond, in western Massachusetts. This design-build project called for extensive 3D modeling, visualization and animation and features full bridge length post-tensioned arch ties. The structure also offers pedestrian overlooks, architectural lighting and large steel “sail sculptures”. The multiple award-winning bridge has become an infrastructure icon for Worcester and Shrewsbury, capturing the old bridge’s grace, but with a modern update of sweeping, sleek steel box deck arches.

Scioto Greenways
Environment – $25 –$75 Million
Client: City of Columbus
This project restores 7,000 linear feet of the Scioto River and creates 33 acres of new green space in downtown  Columbus, Ohio. The Stantec team’s involvement included designs for removing an obsolete lowhead dam, restoring the Scioto River channel and creating new waterfront recreational areas with land reclaimed from narrowed river channel. The dam removal and river restoration turned sediment-laden, slow moving waters into a healthy environment supporting a vibrant waterfront destination.

South Red Deer Regional Wastewater System
Environment – Small Cities/Rural Cities Communities Project of the Year
Client: South Red Deer Regional Wastewater Commission, Alberta Canada
The South Red Deer Regional Wastewater System (SRDRWS) is a state-of-the-art operation and monitoring system that stretches 56-miles long and links six central Alberta, Canada communities. The new regional line alleviates the pressure faced by these communities and their overloaded treatment systems. The length of the South Red Deer SRDRWS posed a huge design challenge in a highly populated corridor, and crossed several environmentally sensitive areas.

Thornton Composite Reservoir
Environment – more than $75 Million
Client: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Part of Chicago’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) to protect Lake Michigan’s drinking water supply from raw sewage, the Thornton Composite Reservoir is a component of Phase II which diverts stormwater and sewerage into temporary holding reservoirs. Designed by Black & Veatch, and MWH Global, now part of Stantec, the reservoir is the largest combined sewer overflow (CSO) facility in the world.

The award winners will be recognized at APWA’s PWX conference August 28-31st in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

About Stantec
We’re active members of the communities we serve. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.

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