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Beardy's & Okemasis Drainage Works Project is Featured in paNOW

Construction for the Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation Drainage Works Project is expected to begin in January 2018. The Project primarily consists of channel construction, culvert work at Highway No. 212, and two road crossings. The Project has been many years in the making and is important to the First Nation to mitigate flooding on the Reserve by increasing the flow rate out of Duck Lake and creating more storage capacity for large precipitation events. Construction is anticipated to be complete before the annual melt in Spring 2018. SAL Engineering Ltd. is working closely with the Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation, providing management and engineering services for the Project.

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Don Poon named SES "Engineer of the Year"

In September of 2016, Don Poon received the 2016 Saskatoon Engineering Society (SES) "Engineer of the Year" Award. The recipient of this award is selected based on accomplishments in engineering, service to the profession, and service to the community.

Quintin Tuchscherer and Tristan Ziegler achieve Professional Engineer Status

In December of 2015, Quintin Tuchscherer and Tristan Ziegler were registered as Professional Engineers with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). Their achievement was recognized in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, the Regina Leader Post, and the APEGS Professional Edge magazine. They are excited to enter the next phase of their careers as registered Professional Engineers.

SAL Engineering Ltd. wins Award of Merit for Dundurn Rural Water Utility Project

At the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Canada - Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) Awards of Distinction ceremony in November of 2014, SAL Engineering Ltd. received a Brian Eckel Award of Merit for the Dundurn Rural Water Utility - Phase III Potable Waterline Project. This award recognizes exceptional engineering accomplishment and promotes talent, expertise, and innovation.

The Dundurn Rural Water Utility - Phase III Potable Waterline Project included the design and construction of five booster pumphouses and approximately 345 km of water pipeline to service 773 rural subscribers as well as the Town of Hanley, Town of Dundurn, and Blackstrap Provincial Park.

Don Poon Receives the Brian Eckel Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1978 and renamed the Brian Eckel Distinguished Service Award in 2004 to recognize the contributions of the late Brian Eckel, P.Eng., P.Geo. to society, the profession and the Association. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the community, the Association and technical and learned organizations. It honours distinctive and outstanding achievements in professional and technical fields. This award is an honour given only to those who truly exemplify the best standards in engineering and geoscience in Saskatchewan.

Don Poon Featured in Saskatoon Starphoenix

On October 21, 2013, the Star Phoenix published an article about Don Poon and SAL Engineering Ltd.

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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan invest in Regional Water Pipeline Project

Kindersley, Sask - Subscribers to the Rural Municipality of Kindersley Rural Water Utility will benefit from joint federal and provincial funding to extend a regional water pipeline to supply treated drinking water to rural residents.

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2012 Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Meritorious Achievement Award

Don Poon, P.Eng.,C.Eng., MICE, CMC, CCCA, F.ASCE has been named as the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Meritorious Achievement Award. The award recognizes a Saskatchewan resident for his/her outstanding achievements and contributions to the consulting engineering and/or consulting geoscience industry and the community.

Don Poon graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1979. He worked in Hong Kong for a time, before accepting a position at Sparks, Duffee & Associates in Saskatoon. Since 1990, he has been the Managing Director of SAL Engineering. Mr. Poon has been the project manager for numerous multi-million dollar engineering projects. He has expanded his firm’s services to include project management for many First Nations projects, helping to improve the health, safety, and quality of life in First Nations communities throughout the province.

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Don Poon attains American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow

SAL is pleased to announce that Don Poon, Managing Director of SAL Engineering Ltd., has attained Fellow status with the ASCE. This is a prestigious honour held by fewer than 5% of ASCE members globally. He is one of very few in Saskatchewan to achieve this distinction.

ASCE Fellows are practitioners, educators, mentors and leaders. They have distinguished careers that have contributed significantly to the Civil Engineering profession.

Since graduating from the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Don Poon has dedicated his career at SAL Engineering Ltd. to improving health, safety and quality of life for urban, rural and First Nation residents across Saskatchewan.

Don Poon receives 2010 Western Canada Section American Water Works Association (AWWA) Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes and honors a member of AWWA who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Association through leadership and active participation in AWWA programs. 

Mistawasis Health Centre project receives a 2011 Premier's Award of Excellence in Design

At the Design Council of Saskatchewan's award ceremony, The Mistawasis Health Centre project received the 2011 Premier’s Award of Excellence in Design. SAL Engineering Ltd. was the Project Manager for this project.

 

 

 

Don Poon receives prestigious George Warren Fuller Award

Don Poon was selected as the recipient of the American WaterWorks Association (AWWA) distinguished George Warren  Fuller Award in 2006.  George Warren Fuller Awards are presented annually by the AWWA to selected members for distinguished service in the water supply field and in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, brilliant diplomatic talent, and constructive leadership that characterized the life of George Warren Fuller.  Don’s achievement was recognized in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, the Regina Leader Post, and AWWA publications. 

Simon Lalonde and Kaireen Diekema achieve Professional Engineer status

In September of 2006, Simon Lalonde and Kaireen Diekema were registered as Professional Engineers with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS).  Their achievement was recognized in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, the Regina Leader Post, and the APEGS Professional Edge magazine. They look forward to working toward APEGS’ mission; Achieving a safe and prosperous future through engineering and geoscience.   

Don Poon is elected Director of American Water Works Association

Don Poon was successfully elected to a Director position with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) in 2005.  This accomplishment was recognized in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, the Regina Leader Post, and AWWA publications.  AWWA was founded in 1881 and is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world, with a worldwide  membership in excess of 60,000.  The Board of Directors administers an annual budget of US$32 million and a staff of over 180.  

Doug Pope receives Permission to Consult

In April of 2005, Doug Pope received Permission to Consult from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS).  He was registered as a Professional Engineer in 1998 and is now licensed to provide consulting services in the fields of Municipal Engineering and Project Management.  

Don Poon receives H.C. Lindsten Award

Don Poon was selected as the recipient of the Western Canada Water and Waste Association (WCWWA) Distinguished Award in 2002. This award is presented annually by the WCWWA to a selected member for recognition of his interest, sincerity and efficiency in the discharge of his duties and in his service to public welfare.