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Stantec receives Grand Award from ACEC-TN for CHAMPS


The American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC-TN) held its 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in March, 2016. Stantec won the Grand Award in the Mapping & Technology Category for the Community Hazard Assessment & Mitigation Planning System (CHAMPS) project in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Within emergency management, a critical factor in building resilience is integrating emergency operation capabilities and mitigation planning. Recognizing this gap, Stantec and Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), in a multi-agency effort, developed the Community Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Planning System (CHAMPS).

CHAMPS is a secure, customizable, web-based information management and workflow application which links and stores all administrative, operational, and financial data from the time a disaster occurs through the completion of a mitigation project and into resilience planning. This system has transformed KYEM’s workflow management and has the potential to redefine the landscape of disaster management within the United States.

Stantec’s project manager for the CHAMPS initiative, Marc Pearson, says that with this system, “Stantec and KYEM have established the backbone for future resilience and mitigation work in Kentucky by developing a system rooted in academic research, but flexible enough for future needs. CHAMPS can change the landscape of disaster management and be utilized as part of a regional framework to broaden resilience planning.” Marc Pearson worked closely with colleagues Paul Vidal and Matthew Basanta on this initiative.

More about Stantec’s resilience program.

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We’re active members of the communities we serve. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites more than 15,300 employees working in over 250 locations. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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