York Chapter

Winners of the 2015 York Chapter

Engineering Project of the Year Award

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The 2015 York Chapter Engineering Project of the Year Award had a record amount of applicants and saw many outstanding engineering projects from around the GTA!

Here is a recap of our finalists and winners from each category:

Small Size Company Category (0-50 Employees in the GTA)

Winner: Globe LED Lighting (www.globeledlighting.com/)
Project: Repairable, Dimmable & Remote Controllable Intelligent LED

From left:  Elizabeth Daher (PEO York Chapter 2014 Awards Director), Gordon Xiao (Globe LED Lighting Owner), Thomas Chong (PEO President), Matthew Xie
(PEO York Chapter POTYA Co-chair)

Second Place: Mirus International (www.mirusinternational.com)
Project: Marine Duty Harmonic Mitigation Saves Oil Service Vessel Program

From left:  Elizabeth Daher (PEO York Chapter 2014 Awards Director), Alex Hoevennars
(Mirus International), Tony Hoevenaars (Mirus International President & CEO), Thomas Chong (PEO President), Matthew Xie (PEO York Chapter POTYA Co-chair)

Third Place: ANJ Engineering Ltd.
Project: 357 kW Solar PV Project

From left:  Elizabeth Daher (PEO York Chapter 2014 Awards Director), Ahmad Jafrari 
(Director at ANJ Engineering), Thomas Chong (PEO President), Matthew Xie (PEO York Chapter POTYA Co-chair)

Finalist: Marnoch Thermal Power (www.marnochthermalpower.com)
Project: Combined Cycle Heat Engine

From left:  Elizabeth Daher (PEO York Chapter 2014 Awards Director), Ian Marnoch 
(Marnoch Thermal Power Inc. President), Thomas Chong (PEO President), 
Matthew Xie (PEO York Chapter POTYA Co-chair)

Finalist: Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada Ltd. (www.jensenhughes.com)
Project: Pan Am Aquatics Centre

From left:  Elizabeth Daher (PEO York Chapter 2014 Awards Director), Gordana Tijanic 
(Director at Jensen Hughes), Thomas Chong (PEO President), 
Matthew Xie (PEO York Chapter POTYA Co-chair)

Medium Size Company Category (51-250 Employees in the GTA)

Winner: Mulvey & Banani International Inc. (www.mbii.com)
Project: Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital 

From left:  Elizabeth Daher (PEO York Chapter 2014 Awards Director), Domenic Bonavota
(Vice President, MBII), Thomas Chong (PEO President), 
Matthew Xie (PEO York Chapter POTYA Co-chair)

Second Place: Arup Engineering (www.arup.com)
Project: The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University

From left:  Elizabeth Daher (PEO York Chapter 2014 Awards Director), Zoran Markovic
(Associate Principle, ARUP), Richard Francki (Assistant Vicec President Campus Services and Business operations, York University) Thomas Chong (PEO President), 
Matthew Xie (PEO York Chapter POTYA Co-chair)

Third Place: York Region Transit (www.vivanext.com)
Project: Viva - Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility

From left:  Elizabeth Daher (PEO York Chapter 2014 Awards Director), Stuart Murray (Project Specialist, YRT), Rick Vince (MMM Group), Carolyn Ryall (Design Chief, Infrastructure & Development, YRT), Noeline Chipun (Manager, Finance, YRT), Thomas Chong (PEO President), Matthew Xie (PEO York Chapter POTYA Co-chair)

Finalist:  Ecobee Inc. (www.ecobee.com)
Project: Apple HomeKit Support

Finalist: Ontario Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergnecy Management - Ministry of Community Satefy and Correctional Services (www.ontario.ca/firemarshal)

Large Size Company Category (250+ Employees in the GTA)

Winner: Regional Municipality of York (www.york.com)
Project: Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship & Education Centre

 

From left:  Elizabeth Daher (PEO York Chapter 2014 Awards Director), Nick Colarusso (Manager of Engineering, Environmental Services, Capital Planning & Development, York Region), Afshin Naseri (Senior Project Manager, York Region), Denis Poncelet (Sustainable Building Engineer), York Region Representative. Thomas Chong (PEO President), Matthew Xie (PEO York Chapter POTYA Co-chair)

Second Place: Regional Municipality of York (www.york.com)
Project: Keswick Water Resource Recovery Facility Expansion. 

From left:  Elizabeth Daher (PEO York Chapter 2014 Awards Director), Afshin Naseri (Senior Project Manager, York Region), York Region Representative, Thomas Chong (PEO President), Matthew Xie (PEO York Chapter POTYA Co-chair)

Third Place: Hatch Mott MacDonald (www.hatchmott.com)
Project: Twin Tunnel Design for Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Project

From left:  Elizabeth Daher (PEO York Chapter 2014 Awards Director), Dinuk Athukorala (Mechanical Engineer, Hatch Mott MacDonald), Thomas Chong (PEO President), Matthew Xie (PEO York Chapter POTYA Co-chair)

Finalist: Regional Municipality of York (www.york.ca)
Project: Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer Project

Finalist: City of Mississauga (www.mississauga.ca)
Project: Mississauga Transitway Construction - Phase 2

Please join us in congratulating all of our fellow engineers and applaude them for their tireless, daily efforts to improve our qualify of life and for increasing engineering awareness in our communities! If you would like to learn more about their projects, feel free to reach out to the companies or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On behalf of all Awards Committee, we would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped organize, advertise, review applications, and judge the final presentations - you help make York Chapter's initiative's possible!

If you know of any outstanding engineering projects in your community, encourage them to apply for 2016's Engineering Project of the Year Award so that we can celebrate their engineering successes together!

Matthew Xie & Fiona Leong
Engineering Project of the Year Award Co-chairs