Construction began in March 2011 to build a province-wide two-way radio network for public safety first responder agencies including police, fire, and ambulance. The Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) will help coordinate first responders in the event of emergencies and/or natural disasters, and it will also be used for day-to-day operations. According to the Alberta Government, the goals of this $370 million project are to:
Williams was part of the team of experts hired by the City of Yellowknife to conduct a feasibility study for the use of warm groundwater for building heating. The groundwater is in the process of filling up the soon to be decommissioned Con Mine, one of the gold mines that put Yellowknife on the map.
One of Canada's richest gold mines begins an intense 10-year remediation process.
For the past 56 years, Giant Mine has been a major economic driver for the North. Since ceasing operations in 2004, remediation is now beginning at the mine to contain the arsenic trioxide waste.
Constructed in 1958, the Spheroid water tower in Red Deer, Alberta, is a truly unique structure. Though observers cannot always agree whether it looks more like a lollipop, golf ball and tee, or big green onion, one thing has become clear: in order for the debate to continue, the Spheroid must be preserved.
Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) provided Suncor with design services to construct a new operational complex in Fort McMurray, comprised of an office building, lube warehouse and truck shop. WEC assessed the priority items, which included research and confirmation of the lube system. Specific requirements and timelines for permitting were established with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. This facilitated the submission of the development and building permits, and enabled completion of a detailed project schedule.
The Village of Alix water reservoir and distribution pump house required upgrading to meet the stain of population growth in the village. It was determined that during peak hour flow conditions, both existing distribution pumps could not meet the current and future expected demands. This left the pump station without standby distribution pumping capacity.