Associated Engineering has announced that they have received an Award of Excellence for the Burnaby Lake Rejuvenation Project at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala held last night in Ottawa, Ontario. Judges noted that the project demonstrates excellence in engineering, innovation, and environmental management.
Jointly sponsored by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine, the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards is the most prominent mark of recognition for consulting engineers in Canada. This year marks the 44th year of the awards, which showcases a variety of state-of-the-art projects that contribute to the quality of life for many Canadians.
Associated Engineering led and completed a complex and groundbreaking process to sustainably restore the pristine environment of Burnaby Lake, which had deteriorated after 30 years of natural infilling and sedimentation. The team overcame a series of environmental challenges and developed an original treatment process to restore the lake’s valuable ecosystem for fish, wildlife, and the community.
“We are very honoured to be presented with this prestigious award”, says Kerry Rudd, P.Eng, President and CEO. “We want to recognize the dedication of our team and partners for developing an innovative treatment process to dredge and re-use the sediments and water from the lake, as well as for the careful efforts that were taken to protect endangered species during the process.”
“We have a large office in Burnaby, minutes from the project site, and so we shared in the City of Burnaby’s vision to restore Burnaby Lake,” says Peter Degroot, P.Eng, Project Manager. “Our multidiscipline team and our partners resolved many technical challenges to ensure sustainability and respect for the natural environment.”
The Burnaby Lake Rejuvenation Project was selected as an Award of Excellence winner from among 77 evaluated entries by a distinguished twelve-member panel, chaired by Mme. Maud Cohen, ing., Presidente, Ordre des ingenieurs du Quebec (OIQ), of Montreal, Quebec.
Reprinted from Dredging Today
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