Golder Associates earns platinum status from ReNew Canada for key role in top 100 infrastructure projects

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Golder Associates Ltd. has been awarded a platinum badge designation by ReNew Canada magazine for its involvement in fourteen of this year's top 100 Canadian infrastructure projects. The combined construction value of these 14 projects is over C$17 billion. The magazine's annual report is a cost ranking of the biggest infrastructure projects currently in progress across Canada.

"Golder Associates is very excited and proud of our contributions to building and maintaining the various transportation corridors within Canada, in particular, the Gateway projects which are adding to the economic development of the country," said Anne Poschmann, a Principal in the company's Mississauga office involved in the Transportation sector.

"We are also very proud of our involvement in rapid transit projects which contribute to the enhancement of life within our communities by providing safe and efficient transport. These listed projects, along with the many other significant projects we are involved with, are a testament to our technical expertise, the quality of service our people provide, and the trust our clients place in us."

Golder Associates Ltd. was represented in the multi-sector ranking by projects in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia in the Transportation, Transit and Energy/Power sectors: Spadina Subway Expansion, Ottawa Light Rail Project, Niagara Tunnel Project, Deep Geological Repository, Port Mann/Highway 1 Project, Windsor-Essex Parkway Project, The Waneta Expansion, Southeast Stoney Trail Project, Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project, York Viva Bus Rapid Transit, Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit Project, Georgetown South Track Layout, West Toronto Diamond / Rail Grade Separation Project, and Durham York Energy Centre.

"Golder's multi-disciplinary Global and Canadian Sustainable Cities teams work across many sectors including Transportation, Energy & Power, Real Estate, Land Development, Finance, Insurance and Legal, Manufacturing, and Infrastructure," explained Jeanette Southwood, Principal and Global and Canadian Sustainable Cities Leader in Golder's Ottawa office. "One area of team focus is the strategic integration of cutting-edge international innovation and knowledge into economical and effective local solutions for public and private clients."

The Top 100 Badge Program was designed to give companies engaged in the biggest Canadian infrastructure projects a way to celebrate their accomplishments. Badges are awarded to companies involved as key players in multiple infrastructure projects on the Top 100 list, as identified by ReNew Canada's independent research team.

Additional information on these projects as well as the full Top 100 list is available at top100projects.ca.

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Golder Associates Ltd. (www.golder.ca) is an employee-owned, global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in the areas of earth, environment, and the related areas of energy. From 160 offices worldwide, Golder's nearly 7,000 employees work with clients to manage their environmental and engineering activities in a technically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible manner.

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