March 2002

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CEA Announces Award Winners In Glitz, Glamour Showcase Awards Feature Hollywood Theme

The stars of Hollywood - or glamorous facsimiles - met the stars of Alberta's consulting engineering industry, Feb. 2 at Fantasyland Hotel in West Edmonton Mall. This year's Showcase Awards of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta provided winners, nominees and supporters the red-carpet treatment, replete with actors portraying Marilyn Monroe, Veronica Lake, Ava Gardner, Charlie Chaplin and assorted flash-popping paparazzi.

About 500 people raided each other's stick-on tags, with the names of various stars, to fill out their contest sheets. They then sat down to an entrée of ostrich, the announcement of Alberta's best consulting projects (with UMA Engineering Ltd., CH2M Hill Canada Ltd. and Stantec Consulting Ltd. taking home the most awards) and the wacky musical impersonations of the band Webster and Company.

The CEA Showcase Awards program was initiated in 1997 to recognize the vision, achievement and contribution of Alberta consulting firms and their clients to the engineering field. Winners are decided on projects' added value, benefit to society, risk management, technical excellence, difficulty, innovation and advancement of technology. The complete list of this year's winners follows, alphabetically by company name.

A.D. Williams Engineering Inc.
Merit, studies software and community outreach, Knowledge and Management System.

AMEC Earth & Environmental
Excellence, natural resources, Aurora Tailings Debris Management System.

AMEC Infrastructure/CWA Structural Engineers Ltd.
Merit, project management and transportation infrastructure, Oldman River Crossing McLean Bridge.

Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd.
Excellence, community outreach, 43red Ave. Trunk Sewer.

CH2M HILL Canada Ltd.
Excellence, studies software and water resources, directional drilling of the Forest Lawn Siphon; merit, international and water resources, Qarn Alam Steam Project.

EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Merit, natural resources, Turner Valley Oilfield remediation, reclamation and redevelopment.

Golder Associates
Merit, environmental, Pine River crude oil spill remediation.

GPEC Consulting Ltd.
Merit, studies software and special projects, Town of St. Paul water treatment plant upgrade.

Hemisphere Engineering Inc.
Merit, building engineering, E. Garner King Adult Critical Care and Firefighter Burn Treatment Unit.

Infrastructure Systems Limited
Merit, transportation, 67th Street/30th Avenue Arterial Corridor; merit, water resources, Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant, grit tanks.

Nordic Acres Engineering
Excellence, natural resources, Foster Creek Phase 1 Commercial SAGD Plant.

SNC Lavalin Inc.
Excellence, environmental, and merit, project management, Naptha Stripper Project.

Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Excellence, building engineering, Information and Communication Technology Building; excellence, building engineering, Nortel Networks Westwinds Innovative Centre; excellence, project management, U of A Project Management Office; merit, international, Scarborough Hospital; merit, building engineering, Suncor Millennium Camp
Borealis Lodge.

Techna-West Engineering Ltd.
Excellence, international, Lehigh Cement Plant modernization, Union Bridge, Md.

UMA Engineering Ltd.
Excellence, transportation infrastructure, Sturgeon River Bridge; merit, environmental, CN Edmonton Intermodal Terminal; merit, environmental, water conservation program, Tier 1 feasibility study.

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