CIMA+ wins a 2016 ACEC Award of Excellence for the Westmount Recreation Centre

Laval, November 3, 2016 – We are pleased to announce that CIMA+ received an Award of Excellence granted by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC), in the Building category for the leading role it played in the construction of the Westmount Recreation Centre. The winners received their award on October 25th during the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.

2016 ACEC Award of Excellence
From left to right: Ian Olechnowicz of CIMA+, ACEC representative, Mayor of Westmount Peter F. Trent, Munzer Hassan of CIMA+, Rene Rosvold of CIMA+, ACEC representative.

“We are proud to see our engineers’ creativity and know-how being recognized with such a prestigious award. This project is testament to our sense of innovation as it combines sustainability and our various complementary areas of expertise in buildings and bridge engineering,” said Ian Olechnowicz, P. Eng., Head of Services, Buildings Engineering – Structural.

The project consisted of integrating within an existing urban park, a sports and recreation complex comprised of two indoor skating rinks, outdoor swimming pools and waterpark, and community service facilities, including multipurpose rooms, a youth centre, an agora, patios, and landscaping. The structural engineering team borrowed from bridge-building methods to create the green roof of the LEED Gold certified structure. The two skating rinks were built underground and the roof is capable of supporting the weight of landscaping elements and light vehicle traffic.

About the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala is organized jointly by ACEC and the Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine. Held annually since 1969, these awards are the most prestigious mark of recognition for consulting engineers in Canada. They are granted only to the most remarkable engineering projects delivered by Canadian firms that demonstrate imagination and innovation, and are recognized for the faultless quality of their achievements.

About CIMA+

CIMA+ is a Canadian, multidisciplinary firm that specializes in consulting engineering, project management, urban planning, communication 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 that had accumulated over 30 years of experience. Today, with 41 offices across Canada and Africa, CIMA+ employs nearly 1,800 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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Andréanne St-Pierre
Director — Marketing and communications

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