2022 Brian Eckel Awards

PINNACLE Award & Award of Excellence
Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources Category

Associated Engineering
Project: Melville Potable Water Supply System Water Treatment Plant and Wellfields
Client/Owner: SaskWater

Photo (Back L to R):  Timo Jansen, P.Eng., Peter Hooge, P.Eng., Mayor Walter Streelasky, Scott Miller, P.Eng., Nick Wright, A.Sc.T, ACEC-SK Chair, (Front L to R):  Sumith Kahanda, P.Eng., Shengtao Weng, P.Eng.

_________________________________________________________________

Environmental Catergory

Associated Engineering
Award of Excellence
Project: Village of Lebret Flood Hazard Mapping
Client/Owner: Village of Lebret

Photo (L to R):  Jaime Hogan, P.Geo. (WSA), Daryl Brown, P.Eng., Kristen Gray, P.Eng.

________________________________________________________________

Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources Category
AECOM Canada Ltd.
Award of Excellence
Project: Capital Development and Expansion Plan (2020 - 2050) - Water Treatment Plant
Client/Owner: City of Saskatoon

Photo (L to R):  Chris Turner, P.Eng., Kevin Ness, P.Eng., Nellie Smith, P.Eng.

_________________________________________________________________

Transportation Category
WSP Canada Inc.
Award of Excellence

Project: College Drive Pedestrian Bridge - Emergency Repairs following High Load Impact
Client/Owner: City of Saskatoon

Photo (L to R):  Tyson Kolla, Jeff Nelson, P.Eng., Christopher Morgan, P.Eng., Luc Bittner, P.Eng.

_________________________________________________________________

Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources Category
CIMA Canada Inc. (CIMA+)
Award of Merit
Project: McOrmond Trunks and Primary Watermains
Client/Owner: City of Saskatoon

Photo (L to R):  Michael Boyko, M.Sc., P.Eng., Jeffrey Halliday, P.Eng., Joel Guillou, EIT, Ryan Cadieux, P.Eng.

_________________________________________________________________

Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources Category
BCL Engineering Ltd
Award of Merit
Project: Emergency Water Treatment Plant 
Client/Owner: Piapot First Nation

Photo (L to R):  Kevin Traves, P.Eng., Scott Jeschke, P.L.(Eng.), Ryan Arnold, P.Eng., Connor Traves, P.Eng.

_________________________________________________________________

Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources Category
Stantec Consulting Ltd
Award of Merit
Project: Core Park in Brighton
Client/Owner: Dream Development

Photo (L to R):  Dustin Olexyn, P.Eng., Stephanie Wilkinson, LAT

_________________________________________________________________

Buildings Catergory

P. Machibroda Engineering Ltd.
Project: Cumberland Square Redevelopment 
Client/Owner: Concorde Group of Companies

A conventional geotechnical investigation was completed at a site located in Saskatoon to provide foundation design parameters for a proposed multi-storey building. The geotechnical report recommended driven, open-end steel pipe piles as the foundation of choice. In consultation with the project Owner and general contractor, it was decided to complete pile driving analyzer (PDA) testing on pre-production piles in the hopes of optimizing the pile design. The results revealed that the geotechnical design parameters could be increased, and the testing also allowed to use a resistance factor of 0.5. The increase in geotechnical design parameters coupled with the increased resistance factor resulted in a significant cost saving for the project.

_________________________________________________________________

Environmental and Project Management Catergories

PINTER & Associates Ltd.
Project: Flying Dust First Nation Railway Lands Remediation
Client/Owner: Flying Dust First Nation

Flying Dust First Nation and PINTER & Associates Ltd. remediated over 130,000 tonnes of environmentally impacted materials via excavation using locally sourced First Nations resources.
The project covered 27 parcels of land along 5.5 kilometres of former railway and was the first successfully completed railway reversion project of its size. Flying Dust was involved in every aspect of this project and were a critical contributor in the remediation of their own lands. Flying Dust are now able to take back and develop these lands, leading to economic and social benefits for years to come.

_________________________________________________________________

Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources Catergory

BCL Engineering Ltd
Project: Wastewater Treatment Upgrades
Client/Owner: Town of Pilot Butte

Situated on the outskirts of Regina, the Town of Pilot Butte is a rapidly growing Town of just over 2,600 residents. Faced with increasing regulatory and development pressures due to a rapidly growing population, upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility became a top priority for the Town.

BCL designed a wastewater treatment system for the Town which integrated Nexom’s O-P-T-A-E-R (aeration) and submerged activated growth reactor (S-A-G-R) technologies with the existing lagoon infrastructure (primary and storage cells).

The project has met its objective of providing the Town of Pilot Butte with a wastewater treatment system that meets the long-term treatment and capacity requirements of the rapidly growing community and a treated effluent quality that meets the effluent targets developed for the Town.

_________________________________________________________________

Small Firm/Project and Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources Categories

SAL Engineering Ltd.
Project: Beardy's & Okemasis Cree Nation Solid Waste Transfer Station
Client/Owner: Beardy's & Okemasis Cree Nation

SAL Engineering Ltd. provided Consulting Engineering Services for the Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation Solid Waste Transfer Station, which serves the community by providing an on-reserve location for disposal of solid waste until it is picked up by third party hauling companies. The geotechnical sub-consultant was P. Machibroda Engineering Ltd. The project was completed under the construction budget of 1.3 million dollars and on schedule. The Solid Waste Transfer Station has been effectively meeting the solid waste management needs of the community and provides a safe, all-weather access to a user-friendly, maintainable, and environmentally responsible facility for generations to come.

_________________________________________________________________

Transportation Category

Associated Engineering
Project: Battleford Truss Bridge Rehabilitation
Client/Owner: Town of Battleford

For almost 100 years, two steel truss bridges served as a main transportation route to the Town of Battleford. Today, the historic structures provide access to Finlayson Island for vehicles and pedestrians. Since 2003, Associated Engineering has worked with the Town to maintain the structures. In 2018, A-E developed a Ten-Year Management Plan that provided the basis for federal grants. The need for repair and erosion control was addressed and included a longer jump span and armouring of the bank. The design will increase use following construction. The cost-effective, environmentally sustainable rehabilitation restores the Battleford bridges for decades to come.

 


Member of: