McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. of Vancouver took the top award for Design and Contract Preparation – Roads at the 13th annual Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards, for its exceptional work on the Sicamous Roundabout at Highway 97A and Main Street in Sicamous.
“The Sicamous roundabout was a complex project from an engineering standpoint, as the roundabout not only had to serve the transportation needs of the community but the design also needed to include provisions for large custom vehicles and houseboats,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “The firm’s ability to quickly analyse public feedback and incorporate it into their final design – all while sticking to the timeline – exemplifies the leadership we expect from our contractors.”
“A job well done for McElhanney Consulting Services for their work on the Sicamous Roundabout,” said MLA for Vancouver-False Creek Sam Sullivan. “I understand this intersection was formerly known as ‘The Octopus’ for its numerous intersecting roadways, so I can appreciate that this new roundabout is a welcome improvement for the community of Sicamous.”
The finalists in this category were WSP Canada Inc. for work on the Tuck Inlet Road paving and improvement project, as well as R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd. for work on the Hwy 5 Tête-Jaune CNR clearance improvement project.
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 2016 in the categories of:
- Design and Contract Preparation – Roads
- Design and Contract Preparation – Structures
- Construction Management and Supervision Services
- Specialized Engineering Services
- Alternative Transportation
Further information, including videos and photographs of the award winners and finalists can be viewed at: www.gov.bc.ca/celebratingexcellencetransportation
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