Whitby, Ontario — T2 Utility Engineers (T2ue) announced the expansion of its Utility Engineering and Surveying Services (UES) from a new office in Edmonton, AB. The new location is now open with an expanded staff to respond to the market’s increased need and demand for UES in Edmonton and the surrounding area. T2ue is a subsidiary of professional infrastructure and environmental services firm Cardno.

As part of the City of Edmonton’s Owners Consultant team led by AECOM, T2ue was selected to provide Utility Coordination (UC) services for the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Project. T2ue will be overseeing UC work as the UC lead for the $1 billion freeway project. This project includes making the road a free-flowing freeway with two new interchanges, significant roadway improvements, and hundreds of utility relocations.

The Edmonton team’s experts will focus on Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) and Utility Coordination services. Their goal is to further develop relationships with engineering consulting teams, municipalities, and provincial departments across Alberta. T2ue staff in the Edmonton office have decades of utility design and coordination experience, coupled with right-of-way management and utility restoration expertise and a full understanding of national and provincial regulations. The team includes:

Ed Plant, Senior Utility Coordinator is the lead for the Edmonton office. With more than 35 years of utility and transportation consulting experience, mostly with the City of Edmonton, he has worked with national technical committees, including the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Canadian Common Ground Alliance, and the CSA Group developing national standards and best practices. He is a member of the Utilities and Public Rights-of-Way Committee of the Canadian Public Works Association / American Public Works Association.

Darlene Cox, P. Eng., Senior Utility Engineer is a former ATCO Gas and Pipeline Inc. supervisor with more than 25 years of engineering and senior supervisory experience. She is a University of Alberta alumni who has been responsible for multi-million projects and the mentoring of dozens of young engineers and construction/operations supervisors.

Margaret Li, C.E.T., Utility Coordinator is a graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology with more than 30 years of technical and supervisory work with the City of Edmonton. She has obtained a certificate in environmental resource management and has supervised utility trench and auxiliary constructions crews for more than 15 years.

They are supported by the depth of UES knowledge and expertise, from T2 Utility Engineers’ head office in Whitby, ON, and Cardno offices across North America. Other CAD specialists and SUE experts will be joining the Edmonton office in the future.

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