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Stantec Awarded Six Canadian Consulting Engineer Awards

Parul Dubey on October 27, 2016 - in Awards, Corporate, News
Stantec has been honoured with six Canadian Consulting Awards from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer. The awards recognize exceptional engineering projects by Canadian firms and highlight the important work consulting engineers do in communities across Canada and the world. Stantec’s Mistissini Wooden Bridge project received the Engineering A Better Canada award, highlighting how engineering enhances the social, economic or cultural quality of life of Canadians. The 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards of Excellence were awarded in an official ceremony in Ottawa on October 25, 2016. This year marks the 48th  year of the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards.

351 Water Street
Client: East Port Properties
Award of Excellence – Buildings

351 Water Street is a major development in support of the revitalization of downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland. Building owner East Port Properties wanted a sustainable and innovative building, so Stantec recommended natural seawater as an energy source to heat and cool the building- the first system of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador. The result was 35% less energy usage and a LEED Gold certification. The six-story office tower enhances the important balance between the historical significance of the area and the current revitalization.

351 Water Street is also helping to stimulate local commerce by drawing more than 400 people to the downtown core on a daily basis.

Low Level Road Project
Client: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Award of Excellence – Transportation

Stantec worked with The Port of Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver to address growing neighbourhood safety, traffic, and railway concerns. The Low Level Road Project is a road/rail re-alignment and overpass that Stantec designed to support economic growth. The project achieves enhanced safety and mobility, provides active transportation connections, addresses noise mitigation, and provides a sustainable solution for the community. This is the first transportation project in North America that has received the ISI Envision Platinum certification.

Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Project
Client: SaskPower
Award of Excellence – Natural Resources, Mining, Industry and Energy

Stantec worked with SaskPower to study existing and emerging post-combustion carbon capture technologies,  projected environmental standards and benchmarks, assisted in the final technology selection, and then provided detailed design services to integrate the technology and rejuvenate an existing power generating unit. The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project is designed to capture up to  one million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Varennes Net-Zero Library
Client: City of Varennes
Award of Excellence – Buildings

The City of Varennes wanted to give residents a new, modern, and welcoming library that promoted access to information and culture. Stantec designed this unique, energy-efficient building with high-performance electromechanical systems. with the goal of making the library net-zero – meaning it produces the same amount of energy as it consumes. The Varennes library serves as a model for sustainable design and, as one of Canada’s most important net-zero institutional buildings, the library has seen attendance double since opening in 2015.

Mistissini Wooden Bridge
Client: Cree Nation of Mistissini
Special Achievement Award – Engineering A Better Canada
Award of Excellence – Transportation

The Cree Nation of Mistissini needed a bridge across the Uupaachikus Pass to connect the communities within their territory. Stantec designed an innovative, 160-metre-long glue-laminated (glulam) wood beam, semi-continuous, arched bridge. Beyond being safe, the structure is also aesthetically appealing, ecological, and sustainable. Construction of this wooden bridge involved the local community’s active participation and strongly promoted the region’s socio-economic development.

ACEC distributes up to 20 Awards of Excellence every year. A number of Special Achievement Awards are selected by the jury and are awarded in five categories. The Schreyer Award is the highest honour, and is presented to the project that best demonstrates technical excellence and innovation by a consulting engineering firm. The Tree for Life Awards is award to a project that demonstrates outstanding environmental stewardship. The Ambassador Award is presented to a project executed outside of Canada that showcases Canadian engineering expertise. The Engineering a Better Canada Award goes to a project that best enhances the social, economic, or cultural quality of life for Canadians. The Outreach award is given in recognition of a company’s contributions and services for a community in Canada or abroad.

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. Visit us at stantec.com or find us on social media.

About ACEC
ACEC represents companies in Canada that provide professional engineering services to both public and private sector clients. These services include the planning, design and execution of all types of engineering projects, as well as providing independent advice and expertise in a wide range of engineering and engineering-related fields. For more information about ACEC, please visit www.acec.ca.

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