Ontario Construction Report staff writer
Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) has recognized 12 engineering firms in the 2015 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards.
The winners, recognized at an April 18 gala, have “applied outstanding professional leadership and engineering innovation to improve the economic, social and environmental quality of life in Ontario and around the globe,” CEO said in a news release.
“The annual awards brings our industry together to recognize consulting engineers for their achievements and contributions to public service,” says Barry Steinberg, the organization’s chief executive officer..
This is the thirteenth year of the awards program, coinciding with CEO’s fortieth anniversary celebration.
CEO’s news release said the most anticipated award of the night, the Willis Chipman Award, went to ELLIS Engineering for developing an innovative approach to reconstructing the Canadian Niagara Forebay Bridge while preserving the original stonework.
Other winners included R. E. Poisson Engineering; Cowater International; Associated Engineering; Hallsall Associates; Hatch Mott MacDonald; Adjeleian Allen Rubeli; Hatch with Ontario Power Generation; AECOM with MMM Group; AMEC Environment & Infrastructure; and Parsons.
Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and minister responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games, said in a speech that he recognized the partnership between engineers and the province in building Ontario up to welcome visitors from around the world.
Former Ottawa premier and federal MP Bob Rae also spoke to the gathering. “The monuments to engineers are all around us,” he said.