Golder Recognized Nationally For Engineering Excellence

OTTAWA, ON – Golder Associates Ltd. (Golder) was honoured with four of 15 Awards of Excellence, presented among industry peers, at this year’s 2015 Canadian Consulting Engineering (CCE) Awards Gala.

The four award-winning projects demonstrate the breadth of solutions Golder brings in assisting its clients with their most challenging needs. The organisation’s goal is to develop solutions as a globally connected community that shares knowledge and finds innovative and sustainable approaches for its clients that represent the world’s major industries.

“This year’s awards are testimony to Golder’s commitment to helping our clients in achieving their financial, social and environmental goals,” says Nico Bezuidenhout, Vice President, Golder Northeast North America. “We are proud to have accepted these prestigious awards in partnership with our clients.”

Golder took home the following Awards of Excellence in the categories of mining, community outreach, and water resources:

Giant Mine Remediation Project – Mine Support Service, Phase 1
(Category: Natural Resources, Mining, Industry & Energy)
Golder was retained by Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada to assist with the stabilization of underground openings at Giant Mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Remediation focused on backfilling to address risks to public and worker safety and the environment. Golder developed an innovative and economic backfill approach which addressed complex underground geometry, environmental conditions, arsenic contamination and regulatory constraints.

Video courtesy of ACEC – Canada

Caring For the Past: Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park
(Category: Community Outreach and In-House Initiatives)
Golder brought together the community, science and our social disciplines and provided financial and volunteer support for the University of Calgary’s program at Siksika Nation’s Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. In this project, Golder aided research of a significant, archaeological site that is under consideration for World Heritage Site status. The result was a unique opportunity to engage the public with First Nations culture and history in the University of Calgary’s archaeology research program.

Video courtesy of ACEC – Canada

Ruskin Dam, Right Abutment Seepage Control Upgrade at Mission, British Columbia
(Category: Water Resources)
This project was undertaken for BC Hydro to address seepage issues and seismic performance on the dam’s right abutment and comprised instillation of an innovative seepage cut-off system. It was one of the most technically complex and highly constrained components of the overall Ruskin Dam Powerhouse Upgrade Project.

Video courtesy of ACEC – Canada

Recovery and Resilience: Flood Mitigation Innovation
(Category: Water Resources)
In June 2013, large scale flooding in southern Alberta rearranged river beds, moved material on a large scale, eroded banks and in some cases altered river alignment. Amid extensive recovery efforts, the client challenged Golder to improve existing methods of interpolating river data. A custom interpolation method and tool were created, where none previously existed. The resulting flood maps are an essential risk mitigation tool in managing future flooding.

Video courtesy of ACEC – Canada

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, jointly organize the CCE Awards Gala which recognizes the accomplishments of Canadian Consulting Engineering member firms featured in projects that display the highest level of technical excellence in engineering, innovation and societal benefit. This year’s Gala was held on October 23rd, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

Look for full coverage of the award-winning projects in the 2015 October/November issue of Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.

About the CCE Awards

The 2015 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards are presented jointly by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine. ACEC represents companies in Canada that provide professional engineering services to both public and private sector clients. These services include the planning, design and execution of all types of engineering projects, as well as providing independent advice and expertise in a wide range of engineering and engineering-related fields.

For additional information, please contact:

Golder Associates Ltd.
Tina Marano, National Marketing Leader
Tel: +1 (905) 567-6100 x2556

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