Golder Associates Honored for Innovative Projects in Landfill Remediation and Tunneling

Golder Associates has been recognized for engineering excellence at the 2017 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards, held in Ottawa on October 24.

Golder received an Award of Excellence for the City of Barrie Landfill Reclamation and Re-Engineering Project. Golder was also recognized as part of the winning team, led by Ausenco Engineering, for Metro Vancouver’s Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel project, which took home the top prize – the Schreyer Award, in addition to an Award of Excellence.

“Golder is proud to have been recognized by the industry for our commitment to delivering technical excellence, and innovative and sustainable engineering solutions to our clients,” said Anthony Ciccone, Golder’s Vice-President, Infrastructure and Power. “Waste and water are key issues that cities are facing globally. We share this honour with the partners and clients, the City of Barrie and Metro Vancouver, who recognize the value of investing in projects that bring economic, social and environmental benefits to their communities.”

The City of Barrie landfill had been impacting local water resources and required remediation. Golder was retained by the City to plan, design and implement a program of waste reclamation and engineered containment system construction, in order to remediate the impacts. The eight year project involved innovative liner design, waste slope stability assessment and large-scale waste material management in a limited space. It also delivered stormwater design to account for climate change and extended the total lifespan of the facility by 18 years.

For the Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel, Golder and the multi-disciplinary, multi-company project team designed a 1 km long, 3.5 m diameter tunnel for a new water main crossing under the Fraser River. Located in an environmentally sensitive area, the project overcame a number of geotechnical challenges. Golder, worked collaboratively over a span of 10 years with the project team on completion of the detailed design of the tunnel and shafts, development of environmental plans, and preparation of tender document for its final construction.

The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards represent the highest honors for excellence in consulting engineering. Now in their 49th year, the awards are a joint program between the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine. Winning projects are selected based on high quality engineering, imagination and innovation, and showcase the important role that Canadian consulting engineers play in in every aspect of our lives.

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