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Awards and Recognitions

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From Left to Right: Grant Main - Deputy Minister, Christopher Scollard - Design Manager, Michael Agnew - Lead Drafter, Josh Little - Segment Design Lead, Rodger Welch - Project Manager, Anne-Marie Langlois - Construction Services Lead, Dirk Nyland - Chief Engineer. Photo Courtesy of: Government of British Columbia
A significant number of awards have been presented to Buckland & Taylor and to many of our talented employees. Proof that our 42 years of expertise and passion for bridges is not only visible, but recognized around the world.
2014

Buckland & Taylor wins the Award of Excellence from the Canadian Consulting Engineering (ACEC) for their work on the John James Audubon Bridge.

Buckland & Taylor was awarded First Place at the annual Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards for the Excellence in Design and Contract Preparation – Structures Category, for the work on the South Fraser Perimeter Road– BNSF Viaduct Construction.

Buckland & Taylor was awarded the Award of Merit at the ACEC BC 2014 Awards for Engineering Excellence for the Milton-Madison Bridge Replacement Project.

Buckland & Taylor was awarded #10 out of 100 on the 2014 ZweigWhite Hot Firm List.

2013

Buckland & Taylor was awarded First Place at the annual Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards for the Excellence in Design and Contract Preparation – Structures Category, for the work completed on the Hagwilget Suspension Bridge Rehabilitation Project.

John James Audubon Bridge was recognized as the 2012 Editors' Choice Award for ENR Magazine.

2012

Buckland & Taylor was awarded First Place at the annual Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards for the Excellence in Design and Contract Preparation – Structures Category, for the work completed on the Quick Bridge.

Buckland & Taylor was awarded the Top 100 of Washington State's Best Companies to Work For (3rd Place) from Seattle Business Magazine.

Buckland & Taylor was awarded #14 in the 2012 Zwieg White Hot Firms Awards.

Buckland & Taylor was awarded the Merit Award in the Major Span Category for the John James Audubon Bridge.

Buckland & Taylor was awarded the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Design Excellence Award for the John James Audubon Bridge.

2011

Buckland & Taylor recieved two awards at the annual Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards. In the category of "Design and Contract Preparation - Structures", our work on the Carney Mill Road Bridge Replacement was recognized as one of two Finalists and the overall Winner in the same category was our work on the Capilano River Bridge Replacement - Existing Bridge Move.

Buckland & Taylor was awarded the the Gustav Lindenthal Medal for our work on the Canada Line North Arm Bridge.

Buckland & Taylor was awarded Top 100 of Washington State's Best Companies to Work For (2nd Place) from Seattle Business Magazine.

Buckland & Taylor was awarded the 2011 CEBC Award of Excellence in the Transportation Category for our work on the Erection Engineering for the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2010
Buckland & Taylor was awarded First Place at the annual Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards for the Excellence in Design and Contract Preparation – Structures Category, for the work completed on the Simon Fraser Bridge.

2009
Buckland & Taylor won an ACEC-CCE/Canadian Consulting Engineer's 2009 Award of Excellence for our work on the William R. Bennett Bridge project.

Buckland & Taylor won a Consulting Engineers of BC (CEBC) 2009 Award of Merit in the transportation category for our work on the William R. Bennett Bridge project.

Peter Taylor was appointed a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to innovative developments in bridge engineering, notably as an expert in cable-stayed bridges. The Order of Canada is Canada's highest honour for lifetime achievement.

2008
Buckland & Taylor won an ACEC-CCE/Canadian Consulting Engineer's 2008 Award of Excellence for our work on the North Arm Bridge project.

Peter Buckland and Peter Taylor jointly received the ACEC-CCE/Canadian Consulting Engineer’s Beaubien Award for exceptional service to the Association and the consulting engineering industry.

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge project was chosen for the Grand Prize in the 2008 America's Transportation Award competition from the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge project was chosen for American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Civil Engineering Award, earning the OPAL Trophy. 

The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) awarded the North Arm Bridge project the Award of Excellence in the bridges category in their 2008 Awards Competition.

Buckland & Taylor won the Consulting Engineers of BC (CEBC) 2008 Lieutenant Governor Award for our work on the North Arm Bridge project. The work also earned the Award of Excellence in the transportation category.

Peter Buckland was appointed a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions as a pre-eminent civil engineer, notably in the field of bridge design, construction and rehabilitation. The Order of Canada is Canada's highest honour for lifetime achievement.

2007
Rion Antirion Bridge Project in Greece is recipient of 2007 Deep Foundations Institute Outstanding Project Award.

Peter G. Buckland received the K.Y. Lo Medal by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). This medal is awarded to a member of the EIC who has made significant engineering contributions at the international level.

2006
Buckland & Taylor (design engineer), Duke Energy (owner), Solid Rock Steel Fabricating Co. (fabricator), and Ruskin Construction (erector) received the 2006 Steel Engineering Design Award from the BC Branch of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction for the Pine River (Gas Pipe) Crossing Project.

Buckland & Taylor and McCormick Rankin Corporation was presented with the 2006 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence for our work on the Highway 405 Widening and Queenston-Lewiston International Bridge Fifth Lane Project. 

The BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association selected Buckland & Taylor  for their Award for Excellence in Concrete Construction in the Public Works category for the 200th Street Overpass project in Langley, BC.

The Consulting Engineers of Ontario awarded their top prize, the Willis Chipman Award, to McCormick Rankin Corporation and Buckland & Taylor for the Highway 405 Widening and Queenston-Lewiston International Bridge Fifth Lane Project.

John Dyble, Deputy Minister of Transportation presented Buckland & Taylor with the 2006 Finalist Award for Recognition of Excellence in Design and Contract Preparation for the Birch Island Bridge Replacement.

On March 4th, the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia (CEBC) presented Peter Buckland and Peter Taylor with 2006 Meritorious Achievement Awards. This award is to recognize and celebrate an individual consulting engineer who has contributed significantly to engineering, the development of the industry and the community.  

2005
The National Steel Bridge Alliance selected the Cooper River (Arthur Ravenel Jr.) Bridge as the 2005 Prize Bridge competition winner. On December 1st, 2005, Buckland & Taylor and Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. were honored in Orlando, Florida as the Designers of the winning Prize Bridge.

Peter Buckland was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers on May 5th, 2005. Dr. Buckland is now entitled to use the designation of Chartered Structural Engineer.

Roger Dorton, C.M. was recently appointed to the Order of Canada as one of Canada's most distinguished civil engineers. Dr. Dorton received his appointment from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada.

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering presented Dr. Dan Yang with the 2004 Casimir Gzowski Medal. The award was granted for her paper entitled, "Numerical model verification and calibration of George Massey Tunnel using centrifuge models" published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 921-942, Oct. 2004. Established by Colonel Sir Casimir Gzowski, a President of the (original) Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, the medal is awarded annually for the best paper on a civil engineering subject in the areas of surveying, structural engineering and heavy construction. 

2004
The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering awarded Chris Scollard of Buckland & Taylor with the 2004 Pratley Award for the best paper of the year on bridge engineering. His paper entitled, "Rehabilitation Criteria for Post-tensioned Voided Slab Bridges" was co-authored with Dr. Michael Bartlett (formerly of Buckland & Taylor, 1982-1989) and was published in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 31 (6), December 2004, pp. 977-987.

The John Henry Garrood King Medal was awarded to Darryl Matson and Peter Buckland for the best paper of the year on bridges. "The reconstructed Lions' Gate suspension bridge" paper was published in Bridge Engineering in September 2003.

Peter Buckland was awarded the Oscar Faber Award for his paper entitled, "Lions' Gate: contributions to suspension bridge engineering" published in the The Structural Engineer.

Peter Buckland was elected as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. 

2003
Buckland & Taylor received a 2003 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence for Rama 8 Bridge. The annual Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards are the most important national mark of recognition for Canadian consulting engineering firms.

Buckland & Taylor is the 2003 winner of the Eugene C. Figg, Jr. Medal for our work on the Rama 8 Bridge in Bangkok, Thailand. This award, presented at the International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, is for a single, recent outstanding achievement in bridge engineering that, through vision and innovation, provides an icon to the community for which it was designed.

For its work on Lions' Gate Bridge in Vancouver, BC, Buckland & Taylor received the 2003 Award for Engineering Achievement for the Canadian Council of Engineers. The National Award for Engineering Achievement bestows distinction on a team of engineers or an outstanding engineering project that has had, or will have, a significant positive impact on society and/or industry and/or engineering, and recognizes engineering achievements involving Canadian engineers.

Buckland & Taylor received an Award of Merit for the Rama 8 Bridge project at the 14th Annual CEBC Awards for Engineering Excellence. Rama 8 Bridge is a 300 m main span, single tower cable-stayed bridge located in Bangkok, Thailand. It was designed by Buckland & Taylor and we also provided construction engineering services for its construction. The bridge was opened officially by the King of Thailand in September 2002. 

2002
Buckland & Taylor was presented with the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction's Krentz Award for the innovative rehabilitation of the Lions' Gate Bridge. The Krentz Award is bestowed as special recognition of an extraordinary design solution in the field of steel construction that demonstrates unique application, successful collaboration and sustainable principles for the benefit of society, the industry and associated professions.

The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada presented the 2002 Schreyer Award, Canada's highest honour for Consulting Engineers, to Buckland & Taylor for the Lions' Gate Bridge Deck Replacement.

A special award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering for a lifetime's "Outstanding Contributions to Bridge Engineering" was presented to Roger Dorton. The award was presented to Dr. Dorton at the 6th Short and Medium Span Bridge Conference (SMSB) in Vancouver.

Buckland & Taylor was one of the recipients of the 2002 George S. Richardson Medal. The Lions' Gate Bridge Renovation was selected to receive this prestigious prize, which is awarded for a single recent outstanding achievement. Plaques were presented to the Owner, the BC Ministry of Transportation, as well as to the Designer, Buckland & Taylor, and the Contractor, American Bridge Corporation along with other participants.

Buckland & Taylor was selected by the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia (CEBC) to receive the prestigious Lieutenant Governor's Award of Excellence for the design of the replacement of the entire suspended span of Lions' Gate Bridge. The project also won an Award of Excellence. 

2001
Peter R. Taylor was awarded the A.B. Sanderson Award for outstanding contributions to the development and practice of structural engineering in Canada. The award was presented by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE).

Buckland & Taylor was presented with an Honourable Mention Award by The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. The 2001 B.C. Steel Design Competition, Engineering Division, Honourable Mention Award was presented for the Port Mann Bridge Seismic Upgrade & 5 lane Widening Project.

The Consulting Engineers of British Columbia 2001 Award of Excellence was presented to Buckland & Taylor for the Design of Port Mann Bridge 5 Lane Widening.

In the category of Major Structures, the CALTRANS Excellence in Transportation 2001 Award was awarded for the Bixby Creek Bridge Seismic Retrofit.

CELSOC 2001 Engineering Excellence Honor Award was awarded to Buckland & Taylor for the Bixby Creek Bridge Seismic Retrofit. The judges also chose this entry to participate in the American Consulting Engineers Council national level Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

Buckland & Taylor was selected for an Honor Award for the Bixby Creek Bridge Seismic Retrofit. The award was presented at ACEC's Consulting Congress Day in March, 2001 in Washington, D.C. 

2000
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) BC Chapter has selected the South Surrey Interchange as the project of the year 2000. Buckland & Taylor, in association with BA Blacktop and McElhanney Consulting Services, carried out the design/build contract for the South Surrey (32nd Avenue) Interchange. 

1999
CELSOC Engineering Excellence Award of Merit was awarded to Buckland & Taylor for the Cold Spring Canyon and Arroyo Quemado Arch Bridges Project. This project was one of only two Merit Award winners, which was chosen by judges for entry at the ACEC (American Consulting Engineers Council) level.

Buckland & Taylor was awarded an ACEC Engineering Excellence Honor Award for the Cold Spring Canyon and Arroyo Quemado Arch Bridges Project.

Hisham Ibrahim has won the Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper Award presented by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) for his co-authored paper "Modification of the ACI Rectangular Stress Block for High-Strength Concrete". 

1998
The FHWA 1998 Excellence in Highway Design Award was awarded to the Blue Water Bridge Project.

Roger Dorton has been presented with the CSCE Julian C. Smith Award for his contributions to structural engineering in Canada.

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction presented Buckland & Taylor with Ontario Steel Design Award for its work on the Canadian half of the Blue Water Bridge. 

1997
O.A.C.E.T.T. (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) Outstanding Technical Achievement Award was awarded to Buckland & Taylor and Modjeski & Masters Inc. for outstanding engineering and technical achievement in the suspension system construction of the Sarnia - Port Huron Blue Water Bridge twin span, and a paragon of international cooperation. 

1996
A.B. Sanderson Award awarded to Peter G. Buckland for outstanding contributions to the development and practice of structural engineering in Canada. Presented by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE).

Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (FCSCE) awarded to Dr. Peter R. Taylor for his contribution to civil engineering and demonstrated leadership in the profession. 

1994
The B.C. Professional Engineer Editorial Award, to Peter Buckland for a paper on "The Lions' Gate Bridge: Engineering Innovations".

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Community Service Award, presented to Aegide van Selst. 

1992
P.L. Pratley Award of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering for the best paper of the year on bridge engineering, awarded to Peter Buckland for a paper on the derivation of the bridge evaluation clause of the Canadian Bridge Design Code.

Honorary Doctorate, University of British Columbia, awarded to Peter Buckland for contributions to bridge engineering. 

1991
P.L. Pratley Award of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering for the best paper of the year on bridge engineering, awarded to Peter Buckland and Brian Morgenstern for a paper on renovation of the Belgo Bridge in Quebec.

Citation for Contribution to the Construction Industry as "Men of the Year" by ENR Magazine, New York, USA (Don Bergman and Ole Simonsen).

Award of Merit, Association of Professional Engineers of BC, for the renovation of the Hagwilget Suspension Bridge.

Award of Excellence, Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards, for the renovation of the Hagwilget Suspension Bridge. 

1990
BC Science and Engineering Gold Medal, awarded to Buckland & Taylor, CBA Engineering and the BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways for the Alex Fraser Bridge. 

1987
Award of Excellence, Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards, for the design of the Alex Fraser (Annacis) Bridge.

Citation for Contribution to the Construction Industry, ENR Magazine, New York, USA (Dr. Peter Taylor).

George Richardson Medal, Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania and Roads and Bridges Magazine, USA (Dr. Peter Taylor).

Award of Excellence, Project Management Institute, West Coast BC Chapter (Dr. Peter Taylor).

Montgomery Memorial Award, Canadian Construction Association, for the most innovative construction project of the year in Canada, awarded to our client for the laying of outfall pipe in long sections. Construction engineering was by Buckland & Taylor. 

1986
Award of Merit, Prestressed Concrete Institute, for the design of prestressed concrete deck panels for the Alex Fraser (Annacis) Bridge. 

1985
Special Recognition from the (USA) Prestressed Concrete Institute, for design of the precast prestressed concrete tower for the Belgo Cable-Stayed Bridge. 

1982
Gzowski Gold Medal*, Engineering Institute of Canada (Peter Buckland).

Montgomery Memorial Award of the Canadian Construction Association, for the most innovative construction project of the year in Canada, awarded to our client for a scheme designed by Buckland & Taylor to launch the Beaver and Parsnip Railway Bridges. 

1981
Award of Excellence, Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards, for the design of the world's longest span conveyor suspension bridge at Similkameen, BC.

Meritorious Achievement Award, Association of Professional Engineers of BC (Peter Buckland). 

1977
Award of Merit, Canadian Consulting Engineers, for the renovation of the North Viaduct of Lions' Gate Bridge. 

1974
Gzowski Gold Medal*, Engineering Institute of Canada (Peter Buckland), shared with R.L. Wardlaw for a paper on the aerodynamics of bridges. 

1970
Gzowski Gold Medal*, Engineering Institute of Canada (Dr. Peter Taylor), for a paper on cable-stayed bridges. 

1966
Whitworth Society Gold Medal (Dr. Peter Taylor).

*The Gzowski Medal is awarded by the Engineering Institute of Canada for the best technical paper of the year.


 

LAST UPDATED: 20.11.2014