Binnie recognized for excellence and wins two consulting engineers awards.

Every year, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recognizes outstanding performance by consulting engineers that partner with the Ministry in improving British Columbia’s transportation infrastructure.

Hosted by the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia, the annual celebration presents awards in: Design and Contract Preparation of Roads, Design and Contract Preparation – Structures, Construction Management and Supervision Services, and Specialized Engineering Services.

Construction Management and Supervision Services Category

Binnie was the award winner in the Construction Management and Supervision Services category for our work on John Hart – Highway 97, Bennett Creek to Link Creek.  This project was 11 km in length and located in the Pine Pass area north of Prince George. The project budget was approximately $40,000,000 and took 3 years to construct. Because of the remote location, Binnie set up a fully functional on-site office in a trailer and many of Binnie’s team members resided in mobile homes at the job site.

Binnie team members contributing to the Highway 97 project included: John Paley, P.Eng., Mike Newton, John McNee, Greg Loewen, Bruce Fazan, and several surveyors from Binnie’s Geomatics Group.

Specialized Engineering Services Category

Binnie was also a finalist in the Specialized Engineering Services category for our work on the Highway 37A Stewart Flood Response, an award shared with a team including five other consultants. In September 2011, a heavy rain storm triggered mud slides and flooding, closing off the only highway access into the town of Stewart.  Binnie’s experienced day labour personnel were called into action by the Ministry of Transportation to restore access into the town.

Binnie team members contributing to Stewart flood repairs include: John Paley, P.Eng., Mike Newton, Bob Newton, Mike Collison, and Jim Fletcher.

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Photo: Deputy Minister Grant Main, Binnie Staff Mike Newton and John Paley, Minister Blair Lekstrom