The 2019 Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Showcase Awards Gala took place on February 8th in Calgary, and two GEC-designed projects took home awards! The NAIT Productivity and Innovation Centre won the Award of Excellence in the Building Engineering - Institutional category (Project Team / Submission: Fast + Epp, KFR Engineering, SMP Engineering)and the Calgary Transit Operations and Control Centre: Mission Critical Facility won the Award of Excellence in the Project Management category (Prime Consultant / Submission: Hatch; Project Team: GEC (as architect), A.W. Hooker, Mission Green Buildings, Morrison Hershfield). Congratulations to our team members for their hard work in ensuring these project demonstrate engineering excellence!
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Take a fly-through of the new NAIT Productivity and Innovation Centre, opening in Fall 2018!
The Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC) will be the place where industry comes to solve problems and to succeed. The centre will provide comprehensive industry services, enabling industry to become more competitive and sustainable through improved technology utilization, enhanced productivity and industry-driven applied research. The centre will support the development and implementation of new products and processes that address challenges faced by industry and individual companies.
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The NAIT Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC) has come a long way since project start in June 2016! The PIC is in the midst of construction, enticing onlookers as it takes form. The PIC will be a 190,000 sq.ft. facility fostering innovation and collaboration between students and industry. It will feature state-of-the-art manufacturing labs, acceleration and incubation space for small and medium-sized businesses and applied research space. The building is designed to be highly flexible to evolve and meet the emerging needs of industry.