Exshaw Modernization Wins 2016 Top Projects Award
The Winter Issue of Alberta Construction Magazine has named Exshaw’s modernization and expansion the 2016 Top Industrial Project Over $50-million.
The project was recognized for its environmental achievements, its economic impact from increased production capacity and for overcoming challenging mountain weather scenarios. The project was specifically acknowledged for achieving a significant accomplishment of nearly three-million hours without a lost-time incident.
An award presentation was held November 30, 2016 in Edmonton at the Royal Glenora Club and was attended by Lafarge employees Peter Yurkiw, Lafarge Edmonton Precast General Manager; Don Zakariasen, Director of Marketing, Concrete Products at Lafarge North America; and Exshaw Plant Production Manager Katherine Strachan.
“It’s great to get recognition from the construction industry after such a large undertaking. It really shows how important our plant is when it comes to industry growth in Alberta. It’s also a really great nod to our safety operations and the significant achievements we made with this project,” said Strachan.
Fourteen commercial, civil, institutional design and sustainability projects were recognized. The Project of the Year was awarded to Rogers Place arena in Edmonton. Another local project, Banff Upper Gondola Terminal, was named Top Commercial Project Under $50-million and People’s Choice Award. Other notable winners include the Royal Alberta Museum, Eau Claire Tower, and National Music Centre’s Studio Bell.