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R&D Funding

McCue has received four rounds of funding from the federal government’s Industrial Research Assistance Program for innovation in water treatment technology.

2013 TechGREEN Award

Chris McCue, president of McCue Engineering Contractors, was presented with the 2013 TechGREEN Award (Corporation) from the Applied Scientists, Technicians and Technologists of BC at an awards gala on November 2, 2013. The TechGREEN Award is granted to an ASTTBC member, corporation or organization contributing to a ‘green’ economy and sustainable society. It recognizes those who take a lead role or have a substantial involvement in initiatives that have a positive impact on green living, sustainable best practices, energy conservation and environmental benefit.

McCue was recognized for delivering industry-leading technology in mine & industrial water treatment, and in situ remediation of contaminated land. McCue’s approach to contaminated land remediation involves the treatment of contaminated soil, soil vapour and groundwater in situ (in place) or the recovery of contaminated soil vapour, groundwater and free product for on site treatment ex situ (on the surface). Managing contaminated land in this manner is considered green remediation when compared to other remediation practices such as dig & dump. To further this effort, McCue has received three rounds of funding from the federal government’s Industrial Research Assistance Program for innovation in water treatment technology.

KPU Distinguished Alumni Award

Chris McCue, president of McCue, is one of four Kwantlen Polytechnic University Alumni who received a Distinguished Alumni Award on October 24, 2013.

The KPU Distinguished Alumni Award is a prestigious award presented to KPU Alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the University through their outstanding career, public and community service, athletic, arts and culture, or academic achievements. Kwantlen Polytechnic University Alumni Association (KPUAA) is proud of its more than 43,000 highly skilled and diversely educated alumni who every day make important contributions to industry and society. Our alumni have earned demanding credentials in everything from business administration to music and fine arts, nursing, fashion design, construction, liberal arts and journalism. They are accomplished, dynamic leaders that value innovation, creativity and social responsibility.

Chris has 19 years of experience in the design, construction and operation of contaminated site remediation technologies and industrial wastewater treatment systems, first as a consultant and now as a specialized contractor. Chris graduated from KPU’s Environmental Protection Technology program in 1994. Upon graduation, Chris secured employment in environmental consulting, focusing on contaminated site management and remediation. Chris left consulting in the summer of 2000 to found McCue. He is a member of KPU’s Environmental Protection Technology Advisory Committee. As a member of this committee, he provides industry expertise for the program and also hires fellow alumni from KPU. He is also a board member of the British Columbia Environment Industry Association.