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AME Wins 2012 Tree for Life Award and Award of Excellence for Okanagan College Jim Pattison Building

Oct 29, 2012 | Achievements

The AME Consulting Group has won both the Tree for Life Award and the Award of Excellence at the 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala. It was honoured for its work on the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation, located at the Okanagan College Penticton Campus. The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards are presented jointly by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine.

The Tree for Life Award was presented, as one of the two top special awards, for outstanding environmental stewardship. Out of 77 entries, AME was awarded two of the fourteen awards presented.

The Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence is targeting LEED Platinum and the International Living Building Challenge. The project uses sustainable design and construction methods, as well as serves as a teaching tool at the school by highlighting the passive and active building systems for the occupants.

Awards of Excellence were presented at the Ottawa Convention Centre in categories ranging from buildings, environment, transportation, water resources and project management. AME won in the category of buildings.

Our team is proud to accept the 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards and would like to thank the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Canada and Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine for this honour. We would also like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the entire design team led by CEI Architecture Planning Interiors, the staff at Okanagan College, and all the design consultants and contractors that made the success of this project possible.

The winners were selected by a panel of twelve jurors organized by Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine. All the jurors have extensive backgrounds in engineering, construction and possess a knowledge of the industry. For full coverage of the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards, please visit www.

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, founded in 1925, is a member-governed association of nearly 500 independent consulting engineering companies, and 12 provincial and territorial Member Organizations. Consulting engineering in Canada is a $21.4 billion a year industry that employs more than 100,000 Canadians