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Historic preservation and leadership recognized

Picture of City of Guelph employees sitting at a table at the awards ceremonies. From left to right, the people pictured are L to R: Rob Broughton, project manager facilities, Jean Starchuk, project manager facilities, Jeet Joginder, manager complex capital projects, Mario Petricevic, general manager facilities management

L to R: Rob Broughton, project manager facilities, Jean Starchuk, project manager facilities, Jeet Joginder, manager complex capital projects, Mario Petricevic, general manager facilities management

Guelph, Ont., January 30, 2018– The Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) has recognized Guelph’s commitment to historical preservation and restoration. The City was presented with the award for 2017 Project of the Year for Historic Restoration/Preservation in the less than $2 million category for the Guelph Transit Terminal Renovation. Steven Di Pietro, Construction Engineering Technologist for the City of Guelph, was also presented with the 2017 Wally Wells Young Leader Award. The awards were presented at the OPWA’s Annual General meeting in Mississauga on January 25.

The Transit Terminal, originally built in 1911, has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. The Association noted the complex nature of the project including the requirement of three levels of Government heritage-designation approvals and exterior and interior improvements to restore the building’s historical finishes while upgrading it to meet current standards for accessibility, security and communications. The City also worked closely with the Ministry of Natural Resources to ensure habitat protection for the rare Eastern Chimney Swift, a threatened species that sometimes live in old chimneys.

“The City of Guelph is very pleased and proud to accept the award for historic restoration,” says Mario Petricevic, general manager of facilities management at the City, speaking at the awards ceremony, “Thank you to the Association for recognizing the efforts of our project team.”

Petricevic applauded the work of the project team, recognizing project manager, Rob Broughton, architect Janet Stewart and her team at Thomas Brown Architects, general contractor Jim Blair and his team at Collaborative Structures Limited, and the sub-contractors on all teams.

“To complete any project on time and on budget takes team work, collaboration, cooperation and strong leadership,” said Petricevic. “This team was definitely a clear example of what can happen when these qualities are adhered to and demonstrated by all parties.”

Leadership in engineering

Picture of Steven Di Pietro and Kristyn Di Pietro taken at the awards ceremony

Steven Di Pietro and Kristyn Di Pietro

The OPWA hands out the Wally Wells Young Leader Award in recognition and encouragement of young OPWA members who have demonstrated a commitment to the profession and the Association, and who show potential for future growth. As the current chair of the OPWA’s Young Professionals Committee, Steven Di Pietro has represented the highest standards for his industry, working with the Association to promote new membership and enhance networking opportunities, especially for young professionals.

“Steven has been a welcomed addition to the City’s engineering team, where he uses his experience and knowledge to prepare detailed designs for road projects,” said Antti Vilkko, manager of design and construction. “I know I speak for our entire team when I say that this award is well deserved and we congratulate him on this achievement.”

 

Media Contact

Mario Petricevic
General Manager, Facilities Management
Facilities Management
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2668
mario.petricevic@guelph.ca

 

Guelph Central Train Station grand reopening

Join us for the official grand reopening of the newly renovated Guelph Central Train Station. 4:30 to 7 a.m.– Thank you commuters—Get your free coffee and breakfast bar for the morning commute. 9 a.m.– Ribbon cutting and speeches—Let’s celebrate the successful renovations! 7 to 9 p.m. – Heritage tour—Learn about Guelph Central Train Station’s unique heritage features from the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario – Guelph and Wellington Branch.

Construction complete at Guelph Central Train Station

Construction at Guelph Central Train Station is now complete. The newly renovated facility is now a fully operational multi-modal transit hub with improved accessibility and functionality. The $2.1 million renovation was completed on time and on budget. The project was four months ahead of its projected 14 month timeline, which started in May 2016. Thank you train station users and commuters for your patience and understanding during the construction. Highlights of the renovation include: concrete wheelchair ramp at the main entrance; new accessible washroom; new ticket booths for Greyhound Canada and GO Transit; and upgraded public washrooms and public seating area. Guelph Central Train Station is a busy transit hub that accommodates Guelph Transit, GO Transit, Via Rail and Greyhound Canada operations. For more information… Continue reading Construction complete at Guelph Central Train Station

Guelph Central Train Station renovations to start this year

Guelph, ON, March 4, 2016 – Today the City of Guelph is releasing a tender for a general contractor  to start renovation work this spring at Guelph Central Train Station. “The renovation to Guelph Central Station will improve our city’s intermodal transportation hub by creating a shared space for Guelph Transit, Greyhound Canada, GO Transit and VIA Rail services that’s accessible and convenient for all riders,” says Mario Petricevic, general manager of Facilities Management. The renovation work will include: improvements to the main entrance, including new steps and concrete wheelchair ramp upgrades to the two public washrooms and an new accessible washroom new ticket booths for Greyhound Canada and GO Transit the addition of a small management office the addition of a lunchroom for Guelph… Continue reading Guelph Central Train Station renovations to start this year