Edmonton - On February 23, 2018, ISL Engineering and Land Services (ISL) received Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Showcase Awards for both the Drayton Valley Water Treatment Plant and the Macleod Trail / 162 Avenue Diverging Diamond Interchange at the 22nd Annual CEA Showcase Awards Gala.
This annual event celebrates consulting engineering achievements in Alberta and shines the spotlight on technical and business excellence. Innovation, expert project management and sustainable design practices played a significant role in ISL’s impressive awards list:
Award of Excellence for Water Resources & Energy Production
“The Town’s vision in undertaking this project was much more than simply building a replacement water treatment plant” noted Drayton Valley Mayor Michael Doerksen. “In completing the build, we have moved into an innovative facility showcasing sustainability efforts while also undertaking training and broader educational activities”.
Commissioned in 1971, Drayton Valley’s former Water Treatment Plant had reached the end of its service life and was no longer equipped to provide potable water to the Town’s existing and future populations. As ISL Project Manager, Jason Kopan, stated in the midst of the project: “It’s not only what’s built, it’s how it’s built”. The CEA award recognizes ISL’s success in designing and delivering a new 11,000 ft2 state-of the-art sustainable water treatment facility that includes a number of high performance and efficient sustainable features and is both innovative in its use of ultra-filtration membranes to eliminate turbidity issues and a model for water resources education.
Subconsultants: Manasc Isaac Architects, Clark Engineering, Golder Associates, Magna IV Engineering and Hoggan Engineering & Testing. Contractors included Nason Contracting Group and Parkway Enterprises.
Award of Excellence for Transportation Infrastructure - Roads, Interchanges, Airports, Mass Transit & Ports
Award of Merit for Project Management
The Macleod Trail / 162 Avenue interchange provides access to major shopping centres, businesses and residential communities in southeast Calgary. Long planned as a partial cloverleaf interchange, ISL worked with The City of Calgary to instead design and construct Canada’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI).
“Completing the first DDI in Canada took a team effort from the initial evaluation and community engagement process through the extensive research and design phase – all the way through construction,” says Chris Delanoy, Managing Director for ISL in Calgary. “The DDI brings best practices from around the world into Alberta’s unique context – offering a high capacity, flexible design that accommodates all modes of travel and can adapt to new technologies and travel demands”.
Subconsultants: AECOM, Tetra Tech, Canadian Highways Institute and Perkins + Will Architects. Contractor: Graham Infrastructure LP
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