Binnie wins engineering award.

The Bill Curtis Award (Outstanding Transportation Project of the Year) is awarded annually by the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, Greater Vancouver Section. Bill Curtis, a long time City of Vancouver engineer and Director of Engineering in the late 1970s and 80s, was responsible for the Cambie Bridge and the Cassiar Connector.

The award celebrates technical excellence in the field of transportation engineering, design, and traffic operations.  Last year’s winner was the Vancouver Downtown Separated Bike Lane project by the City of Vancouver.

This year’s award went to the Traffic Management of the Port Mann/Highway 1 Project.  Recipients of the award were Kiewit/Flatiron; McElhanney; and Binnie’s own Edmund Lee for TI Corporation.

The largest Design-Build contract ever in North America, the project’s scope includes design/construction of 37 km of urban freeway, 17 interchanges and a new 10-lane cable-stay bridge crossing over the Fraser River.  The highway is the busiest roadway in British Columbia, and traverses through five municipalities (Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey and Langley).

The success of the PMH1 project is the result of a strong spirit of partnership between the Designer, Constructor, and Owner of the project.