OTTAWA - The ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF CANADA presented Peter Lighthall, with one its highest honour at its annual awards ceremony in Ottawa earlier this month. Lighthall is a globally respected mining engineer with AMEC, the international project management and engineering services company.
Lighthalls leadership in the environmental management of mining projects has singled him out for the Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal. His commitment to the profession and nurturing of top talent were also cited as reasons for the honour.
Having worked on more than 100 projects, Lighthall has led multi-disciplinary teams on a number of the worlds largest mines. His expertise is in creating tailings disposal systems which are highly regarded for their security of the environment. With more than 35 years experience as a geotechnical engineer, he is also regarded as a solution-finder for embankment dams, slope stability as well as foundation and rock engineering. He is currently co-ordinating AMECs earth and environmental market sector activities for the mining industry in South America.
This is Lighthalls second major award from the Engineering Institute of Canada. In 2005, he was awarded a fellowship for his technical achievements and leadership in tailings dam engineering.
Lighthall has also received a fellowship in the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for service to the Institute and his career achievements; and two service plaques from the Canadian Geotechnical Society, one for serving a two-year term as vice-president.