2012 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 7, 2012
Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, QC
Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability – Group Award
Real Property Life Cycle Assessment for the Environment
Project Team: Cailhong Chen, Bill Mohrmann-Watson, Michael Nowlan, Annie Prigge, Natural Resources Canada
Natural Resources Canada was the first federal department to officially adopt and require the completion of environmental Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), at the design stage, for significant real property initiatives. LCA is an ISO standardized methodology that can quantify the whole life-cycle environmental impacts of design and building material choices, including extraction, transportation, use, maintenance, demolition and disposal.
From Left to Right: Michael Nowlan, Annie Prigge, Bill Mohrmann-Watson, Caihong Chen and Marc O’Sullivan
Best Practices – Project Management – Group Award
Deconstruction of the Champlain Maritime Station, Quebec
Project Team: Serge Demers, Alain Rouleau, Claudia Beauchemin, Bernard Marsan, Public Works and Government Services Canada
This project involved the systematic and comprehensive dismantling of the building with maximum recovery of all materials, devices, equipment and components of the subsystem of the building.
From Left to Right: Heather Kane, PWGSC Project Team, Marc O’Sullivan and John McBain
Partnership – Group Award
CSA Standard – Deconstruction of Buildings and Their Related Parts
Project Team: Simon Foo, Vince Catalli, Craig Boyle, Michael Clapham, Brain Kyle, CSA Group
In Canada, 25% of the solid waste stream is the result of construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) activities. For more than 10 years Public Works and Government Services Canada and other Federal Government Departments have been addressing best practices in CRD waste management by developing new construction specifications, conducting business case analysis, sourcing out regional diversion opportunities, integrating 3Rs into CRD projects all of which is an accumulation of knowledge that has been recently applied into the first standard known in the world within the realm of deconstruction an alternative to standard demolition practices that aims to recover over 80% of waste materials.
From Left to Right: Heather Kane, Michael Nowlan, Simon Foo, Vince Catalli, Marc O’Sullivan and John McBain
Sydney Tar Pond and Coke Ovens Remediation Project
Project Team: Randy Vallis, Public Works and Government Services Canada
In the 1990s, nearly 1,000 public meetings were held with formal participation from over 1,700 residents and remediation specialists to attain consensus on an acceptable clean-up method for the Sydney Tar Ponds site in Sydney, Nova Scotia. On May 4, 2004, the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia committed to cleaning up the sites over a 10-year period at a cost of $400 million. Today, the Sydney Tar Ponds Remediation Project is a major success story. Since April 2004, a total of 48 contracts with a cumulative value of $292 million were awarded to 25 vendors. 23 of the 25 service providers under contract to the project were located in Cape Breton.
From Left to Right: Heather Kane, Rob Wright (Province of Nova Scotia), Randy Vallis, Marc O’Sullivan and John McBain
Service Excellence – Group Award
Federal Real Property Demographic Workforce Analysis
Project Team: Rosa Paliotti, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Mark Featherstone, Public Works and Government Services Canada
This project involved the preparation of a workforce analytical study of the federal real property community. The resulting study included a demographic profile, with historical trend analysis and mobility analysis. Overcoming challenges in surveying 16 occupational groups and 12 functions in the community made this a significant accomplishment.
From Left to Right: Heather Kane, Mark Featherstone, Rosa Paliotti, Marc O’Sullivan and John McBain