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Deh Cho Bridge Designer Wins Alumni Award

Prabhjeet Raj Singh, the vice president of the Infinity Engineering Group, Ltd., of North Vancouver, British Columbia, was honored on October 16 with a College of Engineering 2010 Outstanding Junior Alumni Award for “serving as a worthy ambassador for the college and demonstrating extraordinary effort and notable success in his early career.” Singh was co-leader of design teams working on both the Deh Cho Bridge in the Northwest Territories (still under construction) and the Golden Ears Bridge (Segment 3 land structures) in south central British Columbia, among others.

Currently, Singh is one of two leaders on the design team for the superstructure, abutments, and piers retrofit of the one-kilometer-long Deh Cho Bridge in the Northwest Territories. When constructed, this extradosed truss bridge will be the longest jointless bridge in North America. The $180 million (Canadian) project is on the fast track to a completion date in late 2011.

The Infinity Engineering Group specializes in the design and erection engineering of challenging bridges and other structures. Singh has significant experience on straight and curved steel place and box girders, cabled supported bridges as well as construction techniques such as incremental launching.

Before joining Infinity Engineering’s leadership team, Singh was a deputy project manager with Buckland & Taylor Ltd of North Vancouver. While there, he co-led the design of the land structures on the Golden Ears Bridge project, over the Fraser River in south-central British Columbia, which opened for the public in 2009. The $808 million (Canadian) project forms a vital link between Langley and Surrey on the south side of the river and the north-side communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Thereafter, in August, 2008 Singh set up the Infinity Engineering Group.

Singh has also worked as a design engineer with URS Corporation in Florida and began his career as a field engineer with Era Constructions India, Ltd., New Delhi, India.

Singh graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi and later received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from UMass Amherst in 2001. He is a licensed professional engineer in British Columbia, as well as Washington State, Alberta, NWT and the Yukon. (November 2010)