AECOM Wins Industry Contribution Award in British Columbia

Aug 31, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Michael Celli (left) receiving the 2015 Outstanding Contribution award on behalf of AECOM from BCWWA Past President, Jennifer Crosby.

The British Columbia Water & Wastewater Association (BCWWA) in Canada has recognized AECOM with its 2015 “Outstanding Contribution to the BCWWA: Group or Organization” Award.

The award, which is given for significant corporate or collective contributions to the success of the BCWWA, was presented at the association’s annual conference, held this year in Kelowna.

Four AECOM employees are currently supporting BCWWA’s work, taking key leadership roles in the association.

  • David Main, senior manager and BCWWA president
  • Wayne Wong, senior engineer and chair of the BCWWA Wastewater Management Committee
  • Michael Celli, project engineer and chair of the BCWWA Young Professional Committee
  • Chris O’Donnell, project engineer and advisor to the BCWWA Student Design Competition

Under O’Donnell’s guidance, BCWWA’s team has won the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference Student Design competition in back-to-back years, where it has competed against the top teams from other North American chapters.

“We’re honored to receive this recognition,” said David Main, AECOM’s senior manager, water, design construction services, Americas. “The contributions of AECOM volunteer members in BCWWA play an important role in advancing professional excellence in our industry in British Columbia.”

BCWWA is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 4,700 water professionals who are responsible for ensuring safe, sustainable and secure water, sewer and stormwater systems in British Columbia and the Yukon. It has affiliations with both the American Water and Wastewater Association and the Water Environment Federation.

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. The firm’s global staff — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serves clients in over 150 countries around the world. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

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