Hatch Mott MacDonald

AGM Program Managers Wins an Award of Excellence at the 2011 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

AGM Program Managers, a consortium of Hatch Mott MacDonald, IBI Group and MMM Group, has won an Award of Excellence at the 2011 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala. AGM Program Managers was honored for its work on the GO Transit Rail Improvement Program. The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards are considered the highest form of recognition for the consulting engineering industry.

"The awards showcase the important role of Canadian consulting engineering firms in every aspect of our lives," says John Gamble, president of ACEC. "To win an Award of Excellence is considered a prestigious honour by the industry."

Awards of Excellence were presented at the Ottawa Convention Centre in categories ranging from buildings, environment, transportation, water resources and project management. AGM Program Managers won in the project management category.

The GO Transit Rail Improvement Program was a $700-million, seven-year initiative to increase the capacity and reliability of GO Transit rail service throughout Toronto and the surrounding regions. AGM Program Managers was selected by GO Transit to manage the entire program, from environmental assessments, through design and construction, to commissioning of the new infrastructure. AGM was recognized for its innovation and skill in managing the program and delivering it safely, successfully and with minimum disruption to ongoing GO Transit rail service.

"The AGM team is thrilled and honored to have won this prestigious ACEC award for our role in managing the GO Transit Rail Improvement Program. However, our success could not have been achieved without support from the governments who provided funding for the program, from GO Transit and the railways who worked hand-in-hand with our team, and from the many consultants and contractors who designed and implemented the individual projects," says a statement from AGM. "We appreciate their support and collaboration. While we are very proud of this ACEC award, the real satisfaction comes from working on a program that has provided such evident benefits to the social and natural environments of the greater Toronto region."

The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards are presented jointly by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine.

The winners are selected by a panel of twelve jurors organized by Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine. All of the jurors have extensive backgrounds in engineering, construction and possess knowledge of the industry. For full coverage of the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards, please visit www.canadianconsultingengineer.com.

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, founded in 1925, is a member-governed association of nearly 500 independent consulting engineering companies, and 12 provincial and territorial Member Organizations. Consulting engineering in Canada is a $21.4 billion a year industry that employs more than 100,000 Canadians.