February 05, 2015 - 2:30 PM
KELOWNA - CWMM Consulting Engineers Ltd. of Kelowna took the top award for Design and Contract Preparation - Structures at the 11th annual Deputy Minister's Consulting Engineers Awards, for its exceptional work on the Highway 2 Tupper Creek to 192nd Road project.
CWMM Consulting Engineers Ltd. was awarded a $1.2 million contract to create a design and tender package for constructing two new four lane bridges and widening the existing Tupper Creek Bridge from two to four lanes.
The firm delivered high quality designs for three structures in less than three months, allowing the project to be accelerated with an early tender. Their designs accommodated traffic on existing structures until two lanes were completed on the new structures, which eliminated a separate detour and minimized overall project costs.
These structures were a key piece in the 5.3-kilometre-long expansion project that is part of the ministry's long-term commitment to four-lane the highway from the Alberta border to Fort St. John. Construction of this $8-million project located approximately 35 kilometres south of Dawson Creek was completed in fall 2014.
Finalists in this category were Herold Engineering Ltd. of Nanaimo for the Rogers Creek Bridge in Port Alberni and McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. of Victoria for the Malakwa Bridge replacement east of Sicamous.
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 2014 in the categories of:
* Design and Contract Preparation - Roads
* Design and Contract Preparation - Structures
* Construction Management and Supervision Services
* Specialized Engineering Services
* Transit Engineering Services
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