Awards Celebrate 25th Year As Industry Recognizes Construction Excellence

By August 7, 2013Business, Business News

Submitted. VRCA announces Silver Award winners of milestone annual Awards of Excellence

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) has announced the Silver Award winners for the 25th annual Awards of Excellence, a premier industry event honouring the region’s construction leaders.

Three Silver Award winners were selected in most categories for their use of innovative techniques, new materials or exceptional project management. One Silver Award winner from each category will be chosen as the Gold Award winner during the 25th Annual VRCA Awards of Excellence gala dinner on October 17, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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“The Silver Award winners this year all represent companies that were able to bring projects of the highest calibre in on time and on budget,” says Jan Robinson, interim president of Vancouver Regional Construction Association. “We are especially excited to make the announcement about this year’s competition, as the Awards of Excellence is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This is a significant milestone, and we are planning a special and appropriately significant event this year.”

In this year’s competition, there were 42 total entrants and 38 projects considered. Over the 25 years the competition has been in place, the value of the projects has grown tremendously, and the total value of projects considered in this year’s competition represented $1.1 billion of construction throughout B.C.

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“The judges were extremely impressed with the high quality of the projects nominated this year,” says Tony Everett, chair of the Adjudication Committee. “All the Silver Award winners are true leaders in the industry, and we are proud to honour them at this year’s milestone event.”

The 2013 competition will feature redesigned trophies, as well as other exciting changes to commemorate the 25th anniversary and represent the competition going forward, all of which will be unveiled at the Awards ceremony in October.

Additional project-related awards will be granted in the trade contractor, electrical contractor, mechanical contractor, and manufacturer & supplier categories. At the October event, VRCA will also present awards for Member of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Educator, Outstanding Woman in Construction and the WorkSafe BC Awards for companies that have developed significant safety-related programs or equipment.

With close to 700 members, VRCA is British Columbia’s largest and most inclusive regional construction association, representing union and non-union, general and trade contracting companies, manufacturers, suppliers and other professionals throughout the Lower Mainland from Hope to Whistler.

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