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Richmond to receive award tonight at city hall

Don Fennell   Oct-09-2018

Chris Anderson from the Public Works Association of BC presents Mike Maxwell from the City of Richmond with the 2018 PWABC Project of the Year Award.

Photo courtesy Public Works Association of BC


The City of Richmond needs to find some more room to display its awards, the latest recognition coming from the Public Works Association of BC.

Richmond will be presented with the 2018 Public Works Project of the Year Award during the city council meeting tonight at 7 p.m. (Tuesday, Oct. 9) at city hall.

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The city is being recognized for upgrading a pump station, demonstrating its ability to deliver a significant benefit to the community with innovative and creative design while also protecting the natural habitat in the area.

The city competed for the award with other municipalities throughout B.C. in a category that recognizes a major public works or utilities project, with unique features and complexity relative to the resources of the community.

“PWABC is honoured to recognize the City of Richmond’s approach and execution of this complex public works project,” said Ashifa Dhanani, executive director of the Public Works Association of B.C.

Dhanani said residents may not always be aware of the services or infrastructure assets that comprise public works, but that are an essential part of communities.

The pump station upgrade was executed on budget with zero lost-time injuries. As well, the work showcases the long history of aviation that continues to be an important part of the city.

Matthew Brown, president of the PWABC board of directors, further extended congratulations to Richmond for “continuing to raise the bar for excellence within the public works industry and demonstrating success on a major and complex infrastructure project.”


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