RJC Engineers honoured during Canadian Consulting Engineering (CCE) Awards Virtual Celebration
The work of Canadian consulting engineering firms was celebrated online Thursday night, as twenty projects were recognized for excellence during the 2021 Canadian Consulting Engineering (CCE) Awards virtual celebration. RJC Engineers received two Awards of Excellence for the projects CIBC SQUARE at 81 Bay Street located in Toronto, Ontario and Clayton Community Centre located in Surrey, British Columbia.
Recognized as the industry's highest honours, the awards are presented to projects by Canadian firms that illustrate the most remarkable engineering feats. “These awards showcase incredible projects and accomplishments by consulting engineering firms across Canada,” said ACEC President and CEO John Gamble. “They demonstrate how ACEC members use ingenuity and innovation to connect communities, grow the economy, and improve safety and sustainability. The impacts and benefits of their work are long-lasting, often immeasurable, and deserve to be celebrated.”
CIBC SQUARE at 81 Bay Street
RJC provided structural engineering for a complex, mixed-use development within a tight urban site of Toronto. This city-enhancing project was developed by IvanhoeÌ Cambridge and Hines and designed by WilkinsonEyre and Adamson Associates Architects, with general contracting delivered by EllisDon. The development rises 54-storeys and provides 1,500,000 sq. ft. of Class AAA commercial office space, restaurants, retail, terraced park platform and a new GO bus terminal. RJC Engineers is proud to be part of a vision for a new international standard of office building.
“We are honoured to receive this award that recognizes the innovation and achievements of structural engineering on this incredible project. The entire team worked collaboratively and brought our best to deliver CIBC SQUARE at 81 Bay Street,” said Tibor Kokai, MSc, PhD, PEng., Principal Emeritus at RJC. “We could not be more proud to be a part of making this transformative project a reality.”
Clayton Community Centre
RJC helped the Clayton Community Centre to express a unifying theme of a tree canopy draped over a mix of community spaces for its facility. The aesthetic goal, establishing a "lattice-like" roof structure resembling tree canopies native to the area, was accomplished by using an assembly of reciprocating "pinwheel" shaped glulam modules using a creative two-way timber system. This structurally efficient and architecturally expressive system creates a unique synergy between design intent and building structure.
“Clayton Community Centre is a remarkable project. We were privileged to work with an amazing team to realize the unique structural system and architectural vision. Our sincere appreciation goes to ACEC for recognizing our work with an Award of Excellence,” shared Meredith Anderson, PEng., Structural Engineer, Associate and CC Yao, PhD, PEng., Structural Engineer, Principal at RJC.