R.F. Binnie and Associates Ltd. of Prince George took the top award for Design and Contract Preparation – Roads at the 12th annual Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards, for its exceptional work on the Highway 16 Sande-Keith intersection upgrade.
The consulting engineer firm was awarded a $300,000 contract to design safety improvements at an existing T-intersection in Terrace. R.F. Binnie and Associates presented several different concepts and then completed detailed design ahead of schedule, allowing construction to start before the fall weather set in. In addition to grading, drainage, municipal utilities, paving, and electrical elements, their design work included simulations of vehicle and pedestrian traffic for the two design concepts. These simulations showed existing conditions as well as future traffic increases, and were instrumental in facilitating both stakeholder input and the decision making process.
“This award showcases the excellent team work, forthright approach to challenges, and adaptability demonstrated by R.F. Binnie and Associates in delivering a top quality safety improvement on Highway 16, which is a critical corridor connecting communities in the North,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “Congratulations to all of the finalists for their work to improve B.C.’s transportation system and for helping to move people safely on our roads, highways and bridges.”
“I am pleased to add my congratulations to R.F. Binnie and Associates and the Prince George team members,” said Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond. “This company is a great example of engineering companies doing great work to improve our highways, and for their part in making this construction project in Terrace a success.”
The finalists in this category were CH2M Hill Canada Limited for Westside Road Improvements from Waterfront Farm to Blue Grouse, and ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. for Highway 10 improvements from Highway 91 to Scott Road.
The Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards recognize technical excellence in consulting engineer services that improve transportation infrastructure in B.C. Finalists were chosen for their work in 2015 in the categories of:
- Design and Contract Preparation – Roads
- Design and Contract Preparation – Structures
- Construction Management and Supervision Services
- Specialized Engineering Services
- Alternative Transportation
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