PBX Engineering Ltd. has won the Deputy Minister's Consulting Engineers Award for Excellence in Specialized Engineering Services, for its exceptional work on Phase 1 of the Regional Fibre Optic Integration project.
This project involved the design and installation of a series of communication links around the Lower Mainland to interconnect local ministry operations centres and facilitate operation of the ministry's Regional Transportation Management Centre. The first phase included connecting operations centres at the George Massey Tunnel, Lions Gate Bridge, Golden Ears Bridge, Canada Place, and Cassiar Tunnel, with more than 52 kilometres of fibre cable.
As a regional initiative, this project required co-ordination and planning with other transportation agencies, including TransLink, Port Metro Vancouver, the City of Vancouver, the City of Surrey, the City of Richmond, and the Corporation of Delta, whose facilities will be interconnected with the ministry's to facilitate data sharing and improved traffic management throughout the region.
PBX helped the ministry develop some innovative public-private partnerships for the project, resulting in significant cost savings.
The Deputy Minister's Consulting Engineers Awards recognize technical excellence in consulting engineer services that improve transportation infrastructure in B.C. The 10th annual awards were held Jan. 28 in Vancouver.
Finalists were chosen for projects completed in 2013 in the following categories:
- Design and Contract Preparation - Roads
- Design and Contract Preparation - Structures
- Construction Management and Supervision Services
- Specialized Engineering Services
- Transit Engineering Services
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone -
"B.C.'s consulting engineers ensure the success of our road and bridge construction and rehabilitation projects. Congratulations to PBX Engineering for successfully leading this multi-jurisdictional effort to expand the ministry's communications network and improve transportation across the Lower Mainland."
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