On June 6, 2016, at the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Annual Awards Banquet, MECH alumnus James (Jay) Drew received the CSCE-CANAM Award for Excellence in Civil Engineering Innovation on behalf of Lock-Block Ltd for their Arch-Lock and Zipper Truck system. Presented to an individual or group, the award recognizes an outstanding innovation in the field of civil engineering that has had a significant beneficial impact on the prosperity and well-being of society.
President of Lock-Block, Jay has received may awards and recognition for his community service and dedication to community projects, such as the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, the R.A. Mclachlan Memorial Award, and the CBC Golden Heart Award. During his involvement with the Tetra Society chapter in Vancouver, Jay has been responsible for “creat[ing] dozens of devices to help the disabled lead easier and more self-sufficient lives. He has donated thousands of hours to crafting unique solutions to many problems.”*
Congratulations to Lock-Block on their achievement!
The full details of the award and more about the Arch-Lock and Zipper Truck system can be read in CSCE’s press release below.