RJC Engineers Wins Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer announced RJC Engineers as a recipient of this year’s Awards of Excellence. RJC was honoured alongside other engineering firms at the 2022 Canadian Consulting Engineering (CCE) Awards on the evening of November 3rd. Known as the highest form of recognition for excellence in the industry, these awards celebrate incredible engineering projects from across the country.
“By pushing boundaries and delivering ground-breaking solutions to the problems we face, these consulting engineering firms are paving the way forward in the field of engineering,” said John Gamble, President and CEO of ACEC. “Consulting engineers have the remarkable opportunity and responsibility of shaping Canada’s future. Their work greatly contributes to a growing economy and thriving neighbourhoods in every corner of this country – as celebrated ACEC members, this year’s award winners are doing just that. Their achievements are a testament to their unparalleled ingenuity, as well as their dedication to building stronger and more sustainable communities.”
RJC Engineers led the renewal of St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church, a notable Vancouver landmark originally built in the early 1930s. The structure’s long-term future was preserved through key improvements to seismic resiliency, envelope durability, and occupant safety and accessibility. Through a concerted heritage restoration process, the revitalized exterior thoughtfully reflects the building’s heritage while the restored interior renews its original glory for generations to come.
“We are thankful for the honour bestowed by CCE, resulting from this one-of-a-kind project to revitalize a heritage landmark in the City of Vancouver. The St. Andrews Wesley United Church is now an enhanced image of its original glory. A well-oiled team dynamic between Owner, Consultant, and Constructor played a critical role in the success of the project” exclaimed Dennis Gam, RJC Principal.
St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church officially reopened its doors after two years of renovation on November 14th, 2021. Executive Director of Operations at St. Andrew’s-Wesley, Diane Mitchell, credits the team led by RJC Engineers with Ryder Architecture with “navigating the complexity of the project and delivering a beautiful result that the church can be immensely proud of.”