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Golder Senior Consultant Tom Krzewinski Wins Can-Am Civil Engineering Amity Award


Anchorage, AK-Thomas Krzewinski, PE, DGE, FASCE, is the winner of the 2010 Can-Am Civil Engineering Amity Award for his papers and presentations on cold regions engineering in the northern U.S. and Canada, as well as for a model career in geotechnical engineering. This award is given to a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers or of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers for a specific instance contributing to understanding and goodwill, or a career of exemplary professional activity that has contributed to the amity of both countries.

In 37 years as a consultant in civil and geotechnical engineering (including the past nine years as a senior consultant for Golder Associates), he has worked almost entirely on cold regions problems involving pipelines, railroads, mines, and structure foundations. He has also published the results of his work, educating readers with considerations and solutions to problems associated with permafrost and deep seasonal frost in the North. 

Many of the more than 60 projects on his resume have involved joint work with Canadian engineers and consultants. Recent significant work includes ongoing field and design studies for the Canada Chrome Railroad from James Bay to Thunder Bay, the proposed Alaska Gas Pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to Edmonton and the Canadian McKenzie Gas pipeline.

Krzewinski has also participated in several joint USA-Canadian planning sessions and workshops on Arctic pipelines and on global warming considerations and frost effects on foundations. Through his efforts as noted above, Krzewinski has become a noted authority on building in the north country as well as influencing the direction of future research on climatic warming effects and control. He has contributed more than 30 engineering publications as primary or co-author, and made presentations at almost all of the 14 ASCE Cold Regions Engineering specialty conferences held since 1980.

Golder Associates is a respected, employee-owned global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in the specialist areas of earth, the environment, and energy. Golder has experienced steady growth since its formation in 1960. More than 7,000 people operate in local companies across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Golder has been recognized by as a quality place to work by winning "Best Employer to Work For" awards in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the U.S, and consistently ranks high in Engineering News Record and other trade publications.

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