Simon Kras was a winner at the APEGBC Sea-to-Sky Branch Peak of Excellence Award Competition and Gala on May 24 in North Vancouver.
Simon presented on the City of Richmond No. 1 Road Drainage Pump Station project.
The Opus brand was awarded a silver Graphis Award. The awards recognise published works from some of the best talent in design, advertising, and photography and are a bastion of excellence in design and visual imagery. Opus will be included in the resulting Graphis Design Annual.
The 24th Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference was held in Vancouver on 1-4 June 2014. Opus was represented at the conference by Cherie Mason and Robert Swears who were awarded the inaugural Mavis Johnson Traffic Safety Award for the Best Policy and Practice Paper at the conference. The conference was attended by about 200-250 delegates from across Canada and several from overseas countries and from a variety of different agencies and included health professionals, police representatives, researchers, practitioners and those interested in road safety education and engineering. Over the three days of the conference 90 presentations were made covering a diverse range of topics extending from "Automated Vehicles: How Close Are We?" through to "Roadway Police Justice".
Opus DaytonKnight was awarded the Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon (APEY) 2014 Yukon Engineering Excellence Award for the Carcross Water Treatment Plant.
Opus as part of the Te Rapa Alliance won the Property Council Award for the best Regional Project Team Award. This award is directed to a team who have demonstrated excellence by developing a project that is outstanding in terms of innovation, design, sustainability, profitability, promotes growth, is inspirational and influences future development.
Opus DaytonKnight won an Award of Excellence at the 2013 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala. It was honoured in the Environmental Remediation category for its work on the Harvest Energy Garden in Richmond, B.C.
The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) won an award at the Champion Canterbury Business Awards. The Awards recognise excellence, passion and success in the contribution businesses make to the vitality of the Canterbury region. The Champion Infrastructure Award recognises smart service providers of infrastructure or utilities in helping the community to thrive and prosper, and some of the criteria include their point of difference and people management.
The Auckland Landscape Architecture team received a Distinction Award for their excellent work on NZTA's Onewa Interchange at the NZILA Resene Pride of Place Landscape Architecture Awards. The landscape design dealt sustainably with the challenging estuarine conditions, and enhanced the existing environment for local bird and plant life and road users.
Opus won the Project Management Team of the Year award at the 2013 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards. The Award recognises the Te Rapa Alliance, made up of Opus, the NZTA and Fulton Hogan, for their work on the Te Rapa section of the 120km Waikato Expressway.
Jack Lee, Vice President of Operations in North Vancouver, was inducted as a Fellow of Engineers Canada at an Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) Awards ceremony.