PMI-Montreal, ELIXIR Award - Groupement SGTM: Project of the Year Award 2009



    Montreal, Jan. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Groupement SGTM and its client, Agence
métropolitaine de transport (AMT) declared winners of the Montreal Project of
the Year Award at the 4th Edition of the ELIXIR Awards Gala presented by
PMI-Montreal (Project Management Institute). The ELIXIR Gala recognises
excellence in project management.
    Groupement SGTM is a private consortium delivering expert services in
engineering consulting, project management and construction. The project
involved prolonging Line 2 of the metro towards Laval, creating 5.2 km of
tunnels, three stations, eight auxiliary structures, an underground train
garage, an innovative underground fire prevention training station, two bus
terminals and two dedicated parking lots. This massive project, evaluated at
$748M began in November 2004, involved 80 Groupement employees and finished
below estimates in April 2007, at $743M.
    During the Gala event, recognition in the ITC category (Information
Technology & Communications) was awarded to the Laurentian Bank for completion
of its M.E.T.R.O. project (modernisation de l'environnement technologique et
rehaussement opérationnel (Operational improvement and technology environment
modernisation). This successful project leveraged 204,990 person/hours over 30
months with $30, 8 M in investment.
    In addition, a Special Mention from the Jury went to the Commission de la
Capitale Nationale du Québec for their creation of the Promenade Samuel
De-Champlain, an impressive 2 year, $70M project delivering 2.5 km of linear
urban park covering more than 200,000 sq meters along the Saint-Lawrence River
in Quebec City. Diane Simard architect, acted as Project manager.
    New award for 2009 - Prix La Relève PMI-Montréal/Les Affaires: Journal
Les Affaires has partnered with PMI-Montreal to create a special-recognition
prize for upcoming professionals in project management.This extra award
highlights superior project management work by a graduating university student
within an enterprise project environment. This year's winner is Maria Celia
Vara, a Master's student in Project Management at UQAM working for her client
'Société des Systèmes de Transport Intelligent (STI) du Canada' and the
project: STI demo Zone. This end-of-term project culminated in the
presentation of a real-time, interactive circuit demonstration of technologies
and emerging products at the STI 11th Annual General Assembly and Annual
Conference. Of particular interest was the way in which this demonstration was
lifted from a Wiki site and transported to an interactive, on site
demonstration for participants.
    Stéphane Lavallée, Editor of the Journal Les Affaires is highly
enthusiastic about the new award. "This is an ideal formula, for it allows us
to promote both project management expertise and much needed succession within
the ranks - two essential elements to business success" explains the Editor.

    PMI is the leading global association of Project Management Professionals
with 280 000 members and credential holders in 170 countries. PMI-Montréal is
one of the 10 largest chapters of the Institute, with close to 3000 members in
Montreal of which more than half are Certified Project Management
Professionals.




For further information:

For further information: Patrick Mahony, Générations Perrault, (514)
677-6682; Source: Gabriel de Puyjalon, PMI-Montréal, (514) 861-8788

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