Walker Environmental Awarded Project of the Year

On Wednesday, December 9, the Niagara Construction Association (NCA) hosted the Winter Wednesday Awards Luncheon & Charity Food Drive. Over 175 NCA members attended the event that featured retired NHL player Wendel Clark as the keynote speaker.

NCA Project of the Year

Left to right: Tyler Green, Past NCA President; Greg Redden, MZE Architects Inc.; John Koeman, Walker Environmental; Bert Poort, DSBN and Wendel Clark, Retired NHL Player.

After recognizing NCA members for their construction excellence, awards were presented in several categories. Walker Environmental was awarded the Project of the Year Award for the DSBN Walker Living Campus at Woodend Project. This project was completed in February 2015 in conjunction with with MacDonald Zuberec Ensslen Architects Inc., Mountainview Construction, two groups of DSBN students in the High Skills Major Program as well as many local contractors.

“First and foremost, the Walker Living Campus at Woodend is a place for students to learn. This learning took place long before students ever walked through the doors of this beautiful new environmental education centre. Alongside teacher Ken Willms, the professionals at Walker Environmental and Mountainview Construction helped students in the DSBN’s Specialist High Skills Majors programs hone their chosen craft under their expert tutelage. Students spent over 1,700 hours working on the campus, adding to the exceptional job done by both Walker and Mountainview,” said Warren Hoshizaki, DSBN Director of Education.

A special acknowledgement goes out to our very own John Koeman who was the senior project manager on the Living Campus. Walker Environmental’s Jon Colamartini Project Coordinator and Melanie Patterson, Health and Safety Business Partner, also provided support throughout the project along with Mountainview’s Rene Fabbro who acted as the site supervisor.

The Awards Luncheon also brought an end to another successful year of the NCA food drive, which yielded 1,300 pounds of non perishable food and $6,000 in donations making the event a huge success in many ways. To learn more about this event visit http://www.niagaraconstruction.org/news_and_events/news/17.html