2020 Brian Eckel Awards

PINNACLE Award & Award of Excellence

Project Management

Associated Engineering (Sask) Ltd. & CIMA +
Project: Regina Bypass Project
Client/Owner: Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure

The Regina Bypass, the largest transportation project in Saskatchewan’s history and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure’s first Public-Private Partnership is essential to the public safety, transportation needs and economic development of Regina and the surrounding region. As the Owner’s Engineer, the Saskatchewan-based team, comprising Associated Engineering, CIMA+ and subconsultants, was instrumental in delivering this project on time and on budget. Throughout the project, the Owner’s Engineer provided exceptional project management expertise, technical excellence and innovation. At the core of this team’s philosophy was an integrated partnering approach enabling strong, constructive, collaborative relationships between all parties.


Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources Category

Award of Merit
Project: River Street Reservoir and Pumping Facility
Client/Owner: City of Prince Albert

Prince Albert experienced a drinking water crisis when an oil spill contaminated the North Saskatchewan River in July of 2016. The City contracted AECOM to design and oversee construction of a new reservoir and pumping facility. The facility houses five high lift distribution pumps and two backwash pumps bolstered by redundant process and electrical systems. The 15 million liter pre-cast post tensioned above grade concrete reservoir doubles the water treatment plant’s storage capacity. The City now has 5 days of treated water storage under normal conditions that provides a buffer in the event of any source water crisis.



Stantec Consulting Ltd. 
Award of Merit
Project: Ring Road over Wascana Creek Bridge Replacements
Client/Owner: City of Regina

Stantec provided engineering to remove and replace two bridges with new 75-Year structures in six months. This occurred on an expressway with an AADT of 40,000+ and within the environmentally sensitive Wascana Creek. This achievement required:
• Innovative Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques that balanced conventional methods to achieve excellent constructability; and
• Open and clear communication with project team, stakeholders, and regulatory agencies.
A unique tendering method was used in which alternate prices were obtained for a condensed schedule. This invoked creativity and innovation from the bidders and resulted in a submission that offered a reduced construction duration and significant cost savings.



KGS Group
Project: 1825/1855 Lorne St. Electrical Modernization
Client/Owner: SaskTel

The SaskTel Lorne St. facilities in Regina function as an office space for over 400 employees and house critical equipment serving all of Saskatchewan. The aging electrical infrastructure in these buildings posed a serious reliability concern for the owner.
KGS Group was the electrical design consultant for the electrical modernization of these facilities and a building renovation. Careful planning and sequencing were paramount to minimize outages, prevent unplanned service interruptions, and minimize impacts to staff. Energy efficiency, reliability, maintainability and power capacity were improved.
KGS applied extensive expertise with critical power systems and building renovation projects to deliver a new, highly reliable, modern electrical system on-time and on-budget.

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