The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada Awards recognized several outstanding projects from western Canada at their annual awards ceremony, held in Ottawa on November 1.
Awards of excellence in the building category were given to the Queen Elizabeth theatre in Vancouver for acoustical renovations that involved insulating ventilation noise as well as balancing music loudness and reverberations in the theatre.
The Poirier sport and leisure complex, in Coquitlam, British Columbia also won an award in the building category for both new construction work and renovations, including incorporating a new energy exchange system. The $62 million project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton, a DIALOG project, won an award for reinterpreting traditional forms of church design using modern materials, arches, buttresses and side aisles.
In the project management category, the Chateh water treatment plant in Chateh, Alberta won an award for one of the first dual-membrane water treatment systems for a First Nations community in Canada. The plant addresses the complexities of water treatment in a remote area while creating an easy-to-operate system with lower lifecycle costs in an energy-efficient building.
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