MEXICO - The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) celebrated the best projects, people and organizations of the previous year at the 2016 Canadian Construction Awards, held March 22 at the CCA's annual conference in Mexico.
Paul Douglas of PCL Construction won the Person of the Year Award. He started with the company as a construction manager in 1985 and was appointed CEO in 2009. He was also appointed by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the High Level Panel on Infrastructure Development and to the Business Council of Canada in 2015. Recently he was named to the Alberta Business Hall of Fame.
PCL Construction also won the Environmental Achievement Award for their work on the Jim Pattison Centre for Excellence project at Okanagan College in B.C. The building was designed to meet LEED Platinum standards and was part of the Living Building Challenge. The facility is an educational centre for tradespeople and part of the building such as the HVAC system are exposed to encourage learning.
The Excellence in Innovation Award went to Boehmers for "for creating a strong culture of innovation which has resulted in an effective, more environmental product." Projects cited include the Carboclave Block, which modifies concrete block manufacturing to allow it to additionally serve as a carbon sink.
The International Business Award went to Produits Metalliques (PMI), and the National Safety Award went to Deep Foundations Contractors.
The Partner Association Award went to the Calgary Construction Association, which also won the Gold Seal Association Award. Gateman-Milloy won the Community Leader Award.
Kees Cusveller of Graham Group won the General Contractor Award and Patrick Waunch of Rambow Mechanical received the Trade Contractor Award.
Steve Cruickshank of Cruickshank Construction was the winner of the Civil Infrastructure Award, while the Manufacturers, Suppliers and Services Award went to John Owens of Revay and Associates.
"I'm honoured to highlight these individuals, companies and associations. It's a privilege to be able to showcase the leadership, innovative approaches and generosity demonstrated through these awards. It sets the bar for all of us and demonstrates what we can achieve as individuals and as organizations," outgoing CCA chair Gilbert Brulotte said.
Video of the awards along with lists of past winners will be available at awards.cca-acc.com.
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