MONTREAL, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - For the first time ever,
PMI-Montreal awarded two Project of the Year Awards at its Elixir Gala,
held last night, November 6, at the Montreal Science Centre. The
projects submitted by the City of Montreal, Saint-Laurent borough, and
the SNC-Lavalin/Hatch Consortium were each of exceptional quality,
which is why the jury chose to recognize them both. The Project of the
Year Award acknowledges superior project performance in various fields
of expertise, as well as exemplary Project Management, notably in terms
of budget and schedule compliance.
The City of Montreal, Saint-Laurent borough, was honoured for creating
the Bibliothèque du Boisé, which has become a model of good management
for the city and its administrators. The SNC-Lavalin/Hatch Consortium
was recognized for Phase 1 of its AP60 project, which saw the
installation at the Rio Tinto Alcan Jonquière Complex of the first 38
AP60 pots operating at 600 kA. Management of that project led to a
culture of collaboration and risk management, which contributed to
increasing health, safety and environmental standards in major
Two other projects were also up for the award: Space for Life's Rio
Tinto Alcan Planetarium and GENIVAR's Gaspé mine rehabilitation.
"I'm very proud of the project team lead by Marie-Claude Le Sauteur.
This award proves that the City of Montreal is capable of rigor and
innovation. It is a great example for the province of Quebec and case
study in Project Management. We aimed at creating the best project
possible. Tonight, I'm happy to say… Mission accomplished!", said
Alan DeSousa, mayor of the Saint-Laurent borough.
"First I would like to congratulate all the nominees. This gala is a
great opportunity to showcase the greatness of project management in
Quebec. I believe you need a great client to deliver a great project.
The SNC-Lavalin/Hatch Consortium and Rio Tinto Alcan all shared the
same vision: rigor, courage and passion. We are proud of the
contribution of Quebec's expertise to this project, which has
established a very good technology for the future", stated Andre Noel,
manager of Phase 1 of the AP60 project.
The winners have been entered to compete at the Project Management
Institute's Project of the Year international semifinals. In recent
years, several of the projects acknowledged by PMI-Montreal have gone
on to win at the international level.
"We are very pleased with the excellence of the applications received.
In today's environment, it's reassuring to know that Project Management
in Quebec meets high standards of quality," said Benoît Lalonde,
Approximately 180 guests attended the Gala élixir's cocktail reception
and award ceremony. In honour of the 10th anniversary of this
PMI-Montreal program, the event theme was "mentoring." The Gala élixir
exists to highlight excellence in project management and as a
networking opportunity for members.
Since it was founded in 1969, the Project Management Institute (PMI®)
has grown exponentially and now has over 700,000 members spread out in
over 250 sections and 185 countries. Bolstered by this international
professional recognition, PMI® now has the privilege of being the
association of reference in the field of Project Management.
Founded in 1977, PMI-Montreal includes Project Management professionals
from Greater Montreal and the following regions: Laval,
Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Outaouais, the Eastern Townships, Montérégie,
the Laurentians, Lanaudière and Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec. PMI-Montreal
is comprised of over 3,600 members. (http://www.pmimontreal.org)
Partners of the 2013 Gala élixir
PMI-Montreal wishes to thank the Gala élixir's partners: CGI, Chair of
Project Management at ESG UQÀM and Technologia Formation.
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