AMEC project team honoured with Endangered Species Act Conference award

26/06/2013


Toronto, Canada (27 June 2013) AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been awarded the inaugural Endangered Species Act Conference Provincial Infrastructure Award for their groundbreaking 'Species at Risk' work on the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway.

AMEC's environmental project team has been performing the work for Parkway Infrastructure Constructors and the Windsor Essex Mobility Group, public-private consortiums that are building and maintaining the parkway for the Province of Ontario.  AMEC's environmental management unit and Species at Risk specialists worked in close collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation's Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group as members of the overall award-winning team.

In a letter from Tom Hilditch, the chair of the Species at Risk Program Advisory Committee, he cited the project team's "significant and innovative efforts."

"Your award submission left the selection committee very impressed with the extent and complexity of the work you completed in relation to the Endangered Species Act," Hilditch wrote.

AMEC's team has helped extensively monitor and manage the preservation of five key Species at Risk found on the Parkway: Butler's gartersnake, Eastern foxsnake, Willowleaf Aster, Dense Blazing Star and Colicroot.

Besides its dedicated overall environmental management of the design and construction contract, AMEC is also performing the geotechnical engineering and design and sustainability plans for the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway. When complete, the Parkway will be the largest highway investment project in Ontario's history and a critical link between the two largest trading partners in the Western Hemisphere.

"We are pleased to be recognized as leaders in 'Species at Risk' work in the province," said Andreas Stenzel, who leads AMEC's environmental project team. "This project has given us a great opportunity to work collaboratively with our clients and regulators, to forge trust, break new ground in research, integrate natural heritage resource management with large-scale public-private partnership infrastructure development."

Find out more about AMEC's work on the project

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