The City of Richmond and Dillon were honoured to receive an Award of Merit in the Projects under $2.5M category from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - British Columbia (ACEC-BC) for the Britannia Shipyards Flood Protection Improvements Project on April 6th, 2019.
Increases in the frequency and severity of flooding events at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site in Richmond, British Columbia, threatened the condition of the historic buildings at the site that commemorate the history of the area. The Dillon team designed upgrades to the existing bulkhead to increase the elevation and integrity of the flood protection while honouring the historic form and character of the site. Merletti Construction was the general contractor for the completion of the work.
The Regional Risk Assessment of Ship-Source Oil Spills in Northern British Columbia project was also honoured with an Award of Merit in the Soft Engineering category. As part of Canada's Ocean Protection Plan, Dillon and Tetra Tech conducted a regional risk assessment of ship source oil spills for the northern shelf bio-region of British Columbia, extending from Campbell River up to the Alaska border. The project simulated the movement of a wide range of oil spills in the area taking into consideration existing spill preparedness and response activities, local geography, and environmental conditions.
Pictured from left to right are Marc Winer, Paul Donahue and Fraser Mah.