Vancouver Regional Construction Association announces Silver Award winners and ticket availability for 26th annual Awards of Excellence
Release. The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) has announced the Silver Award winners for the 26th annual Awards of Excellence, a premier industry event honouring the region’s construction leaders.
Each year, the VRCA recognizes the province’s best companies, individuals and projects in the construction industry through Silver Award announcements in August. Three Silver Award winners are 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 26th Annual VRCA Awards of Excellence gala dinner on October 16, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
“The Silver Award winners this year truly represent the finest of our industry. These companies were able to bring projects of the highest calibre in on time and on budget, and we are proud to honour them at this year’s event,” says Fiona Famulak, president of Vancouver Regional Construction Association.
In this year’s competition, there were 149 total entrants and 31 projects considered. Over the 26 years the competition has been in place, the value of the projects has grown, and the total value of projects considered in this year’s competitionrepresented $1.5 billion of construction throughout B.C.
With the growing number of trade companies competing for the awards, this year’s organizing committee created more categories to recognize their contributions to projects. The three new categories that have been created are trade contract work on projects valued at up to $1 million, contract work valued at between $1 million and $3 million, and contract work valued at greater than $3 million.
“In addition to the rise in trade companies competing for awards this year, we were surprised by the increasing interest from manufacturers and suppliers – we had over double the number of companies competing in this category than we have had in the past,” says Dolphe Hoffman, chair of the Adjudication Committee.
The judging panel has also announced a Gold Award in the category of Heritage Restoration for the 564 Beatty project in Vancouver. The award is shared by ITC Construction Canada Inc., Dominion Masonry Ltd., Sentrax Mechanical Contracting Ltd. and Chambers Electrical Corp.
Silver award-winning contractors and projects include:
- General Contractor over $55 Million
EllisDon Corporation Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower
Ledcor Guildford Town Centre Redevelopment
PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. Surrey Pretrial Services Centre Expansion Project
- General Contractor $15 Million to $55 Million
EllisDon Corporation TRIUMF ARIEL Main Construction
Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. Marine Terminal El Boleo Mine
Graham Design-Builders Chilliwack Secondary School
- General Contractor up to $15 Million
Ledcor UBC Bioenergy Research & Demonstration Facility
Manley Design & Construction Management Ltd. Tonari Gumi Community Centre
Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. Seabus Berthing Structures and Maintenance Facility Rehabilitation
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, Education Leadership, Safety, Outstanding Woman in Construction, Innovation and Productivity, Construction Workplace Health & Safety Innovation and the U40 Excellence in Construction Award.
Registration for this year’s Gala event opens today. VRCA members and their guests are encouraged to come celebrate and acknowledge excellence in construction on Thursday October 16th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Tickets are available now at: www.vrca.bc.ca/awards
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.