Class of 1979
Frederick Mannix started in a pioneering era when rugged self-sufficient men survived in the early days of construction in an extremely harsh environment. He devised pipe laying techniques to beat severe Canadian winters, and his innovations spread to improve construction of all travel modes including rail, urban rapid transit, and seaway.
Construction enterprises and methods emanating from F.C. Mannix’s initiatives have been involved in major building projects across Canada and in many parts of the world. He stated: “If you have C for concept, O for opportunity, P for people and E for enterprise – you will cope with challenges presented to you.”