ACEC-SK Celebrates Excellence in Engineering

SAL Engineering

Engineers Improve Your Life

How many people realize how engineering contributes to our province’s health system? Stantec provided mechanical engineering services to an addition at the Saskatchewan Centre for Innovations in Cyclotron Science (SCIC). Thanks to this facility, radioisotopes are locally produced which has dramatically reduced wait times for medical imaging services in this province.

Engineers also routinely contribute to water quality, but Associated Engineering’s recent contribution was unique. For years power outages meant extended water supply shutdowns and boil water advisories in Northern Saskatchewan. Associated Engineering worked with the northern communities of La Ronge, Village of Air Ronge and the adjacent Lac La Ronge Indian Band to ensure production of joint backup power. This means these communities should never have to worry about water supply and waste water disruptions again.

Also in the north, SAL Engineering provided project management expertise to blend a new school addition with an existing facility requiring extensive interior and exterior upgrades. The end result is a safe, functional and well utilized facility that has become the heart of an entire region’s educational and social activities.

Transportation engineering expertise is also prevalent in Saskatchewan. Recently residents of Saskatoon gained
innovative improvements at the Idylwyld Drive Overpass at Ruth Street. The ISL Engineering team provided practical and innovative solutions that have greatly reduce commute times.

Transportation engineering innovation was also recently applied in the Quill Lakes region. Rising water levels in the Quill Lakes over the past decade was taking its toll on highways and other infrastructure. Tetra Tech provided winter weather construction, traffic flow maintenance and new technical applications delivered in a very tight timeline. The risk to this important provincial transportation route is now greatly reduced.

Many solutions identified in this article are unique, innovative and completed by Saskatchewan industry professionals.

2017 Brian Eckel Awards

Pinnacle Award
ACEC-SK’s inaugural Pinnacle Award recognizes the best overall Brian Eckel project. The recipient is selected based on the highest achieving project submission.

Pinnacle Award Recipient, this year in the Project Management Category:
SAL Engineering Ltd.

SAL Engineering

Project Name: Pelican Narrows High School Addition and Renovation Project
Client: Peter Ballantine Cree Nation
This project completed by SAL Engineering Ltd. in 2015 included 3 construction zones and the construction of portal classrooms in Pelican Narrows, SK. Strong project management was the critical essence of the work, allowing the project to finish 2M under budget and ahead of schedule. Use of local labour added to the benefits of
providing an emergency shelter space, community gathering space and a safe and healthy school environment.

Award of Excellence – Transportation Category
ISL Engineering & Land Services Ltd.
Idylwyld Drive Overpass at Ruth Street Rehabilitation
Client: City of Saskatoon

Award of Merit – Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources Category
Associated Engineering
Municipal Utilities Back-up Power Project
Client: Town of La Ronge and Northern Village of Air Ronge

Award of Merit – Transportation Category
Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
Highway 6 – 10 Grade Raise at Quill Lake
Client: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways

Award of Merit – Buildings Category
Innovations in Cyclotron Science
Client: University of Saskatchewan

Additional Submissions

Environmental Category
Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
Wetland Design & Construction for Highway 11 Compensation
Client: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways

Klohn Crippen Berger
Morris Dam Rehabilitation
Client: SaskPower

Studies & Soft Engineering Category
Catterall & Wright
Photogrammetric Modelling of Centennial Park
Client: City of Humboldt

Transportation Category
Dillon Consulting Limited
Emergency Bridge to Culvert Replacement Hwy 3
Client: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Northern Region

Dillon Consulting Limited
Warman Signalized Intersections
Client: City of Warman

2017 Individual Awards of Distinction

2017 Lieutenant Governor Meritorious Achievement Award:

Rick B. Kullman, B.E., M.Sc., FCSCE, FEC FGC (Hon.), P.Eng. – Robb Kullman Engineering LLP

2017 ACEC-SK Young Professional Award:

Michael Walker, P.Eng., PE, PMP – McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

2017 Community Initiative Award Presentation (New Award):

Dillon Consulting Limited

2017 Brian Eckel Memorial Scholarship:

Ryan Caufield – University of Saskatchewan, Engineering

2017 Mentor Award:

William (Bill) James Wright, P.Eng. – Catterall & Wright