Client of the Year Award

BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

There can be no more fitting recipient of the inaugural ACEC-BC Client of the Year Award than the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI).

For the past 20 years MoTI has pioneered the use of design-build and P3 models in the delivery of major transportation infrastructure projects. In doing so, MoTI has shown an excellent understanding of the need for fair risk allocation between owner and project delivery team, and has continuously refined the delivery model.

In recent years the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario have started to adopt design-build and P3 delivery for transportation infrastructure, using the BC model to inform their development.

MoTI seeks to engage and collaborate with the consulting engineering industry. In 1988, through a collaborative process with ACEC-BC’s predecessor, CEBC, MoTI established the RISP (Registration, Identifi­cation, Selection, and Performance) system for consultant procurement. This system represents the consulting engineering industry’s ideal of qualifications-based selection in almost its purest form. The RISP system has stood the test of time, virtually unchanged for over 25 years. Whenever circumstances have required a review, such as the advent of TILMA (the Trade, Investment and Labor Mobility Agreement), MoTI has always consulted with ACEC-BC to ensure fair and reasonable modifications to RISP that would preserve the original intent of the process.

MoTI’s professional approach to its relationship with the consulting engineering community has enabled it to achieve excellence in the delivery of billions of dollars of transportation infrastructure.  

About the Client of the Year Award

This award recognizes and celebrates an individual consulting engineer who has contributed significantly to engineering, the development of the industry and the community. 

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Client of the Year Award.

Previous Recipients of the Client of the Year Award

2016 BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (inaugural)