Following the devastation of the 2013 floods, Alberta Transportation retained Associated Engineering to determine strategies for rehabilitating 117 damaged sites along 55 kilometres of Highway 40. Located southwest of Calgary in the picturesque Kananaskis Lakes region, repairs required in-stream work in highly sensitive fish-bearing creeks and rivers. Design and construction needed to be fast-tracked to reopen access to national and international travellers. Through the concerted and collaborative efforts of the consultant team, working with the contractor and Alberta Transportation, Highway 40 was reinstated on time, less than five months after the flood, welcoming outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Associated Engineering Honoured Three Times
It was a great night for Associated Engineering at the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Showcase Awards 2015 Gala in February. The theme of the Gala was “Serving Albertans”. A distinguished panel of judges from industry and the business community recognized the Associated Engineering team with the following awards:
Award of Excellence (water resources and energy production category) for the Fort McMurray Water Treatment Plant Upgrade. One of the judges commented that it is ” A blend of new construction with the optimization of existing infrastructure, this project highlighted a team effort”.
Award of Merit (transportation infrastructure category) for the Calgary International Airport Runway Development Project. Judges commented that “This project demonstrated incredible excellence in engineering with a high degree of difficulty and extremely impressive technical acumen”.
Award of Merit (environmental category) for the Highway 40 Emergency Flood Repairs in Kananaskis. A collaborative effort with Alberta Transportation, Summit Environmental Consultants and the general contractor Volker Stevin, this roadway was reinstated on time and less than five months after the devastating floods that hit southern Alberta in 2013.
We were also recognized as a team member for the Award of Excellence Calgary Airport Trail Tunnel Project.