Art Washuta receives the 2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement

Laval and Edmonton, February 20, 2019 – CIMA+ is pleased to announce that Art Washuta, Vice-President of Business Development, is the recipient of the 2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement. The award was recently granted by the Consulting Engineers of Alberta, during the CEA’s 23rd Annual Showcase Awards Gala in Calgary, Alta.

Art Washuta receives the 2019 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Distinguished Achievement|190220-photo-Art WashutaKnown for having a keen interest in people and for always striving to make every project or solution better, Mr. Washuta has contributed his technical expertise, mentorship and leadership to teams on several large-scale projects in Alberta, Ontario, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut. As an Alberta native, he has worked diligently on the original 1978 Edmonton LRT, the procurement of the ongoing Valley Line Southeast LRT, and the structural design on the Goldbar Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Oldman River Dam spillway.

“On behalf of our Executive Committee members and Board of Directors, I sincerely congratulate Art on receiving this prestigious honour for his outstanding contribution to the professional engineering industry and Western Canadian communities.  This recognition by Art’s peers on an exceptional career also transcends on CIMA+, as we are proud to work with such a credible and talented expert,” says François Plourde, CEO and President of CIMA+.

Mr. Washuta was elected to the CEA Board of Directors in 2007 and was president of the organization from 2009-2010. Derek Ciezki, President of CEA expresses, “We are very proud to recognize Art for his long and distinguished career as a consulting engineer.” For a fascinating look into Mr. Washuta’s career, watch this CEA-produced video.

About the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Showcase Awards

Since 1996, Consulting Engineers of Alberta has recognized excellence in consulting engineering in Alberta and throughout the world at the CEA Showcase Awards Gala. The Gala also profiles the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement in consulting engineering. This annual formal event is attended by over 500 industry leaders and distinguished guests which have included the Premier of Alberta, the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and numerous other officials from all levels of government throughout the province.

About CIMA+

CIMA+ is a Canadian, multidisciplinary firm that specializes in consulting engineering, project management, urban planning, communications systems, and the environment, allowing for a full range of services in urban infrastructure, transportation, buildings, industry, energy and hydroelectricity, telecommunications and geomatics. Founded in 1990, CIMA+ was created through the merger of several well-established consulting engineering firms. Today, with over 30 offices across Canada and Africa, CIMA+ employs over 2,000 people, over half of whom share ownership in the company. CIMA+ has reached the prestigious Best Employers in Canada’s Platinum Level, which is exclusively reserved for organizations that achieved the best results in the Aon Hewitt survey. For more information on CIMA+, please visit


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