VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) has announced its 2017 Silver Awards of Excellence winners.
These awards are intended to recognize the construction industry's finest companies and projects from across British Columbia, notes a media statement issued Aug. 9.
This year, 45 Silver Award winners have been selected in 15 project categories on the basis of criteria that include the use of innovative techniques, new materials or exceptional project management.
One Silver Award winner from each project category will be chosen as the Gold Award winner in the respective category at the 29th Awards of Excellence Gala to be held on Oct. 25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
"This year, 95 companies were nominated from 50 project submissions with a total construction value of over $1.1 billion," said Tony Everett, chairman of the Awards of Excellence Committee. "As judges, we recognize the ongoing significance of new materials and technology and the impact on our industry now and in future. We also recognize that Vancouver has a rich history and we were very impressed with one particular project that is so unique it will receive this year's Heritage Award."
All projects have been completed in the past two years.
In addition to announcing the 15 Gold Award winners at its gala on Oct. 25, the VRCA will present Outstanding Achievement Awards to companies and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the industry and to community, the statement indicates.
Outstanding Achievement Awards categories include Lifetime Achievement, Education Leadership, an Outstanding Woman in Construction, Innovation and Productivity, Safety, the VRCA Member of the Year, U40 Excellence in Construction and Construction Workplace Health and Safety.
At the gala, the VRCA will also award Life Membership to an individual to honour significant contributions to the industry and the association.
List of Winners
General Contractors Tenant Improvements
• Canadian Turner Construction Company Miller — Thomson Office Renovation
• Novacom Building Partners Ltd. — Equinox Fitness West Georgia
• Omicron Construction Ltd. — LifeLabs – BRL
General Contractors up to $20 Million
• Graham Infrastructure LP — City of Trail Pipe/Pedestrian Bridge
• Graham Infrastructure LP — W.A.C. Bennett Dam Spillway Chute Upgrade
• ITC Construction Group — Crosstown Elementary School
General Contractors $20 Million to $45 Million
• Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. — Squamish Terminals Berth 1 Reconstruction
• Jacob Bros. Construction Inc. — Box Canyon Hydro Electric Project
• PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. — Cargill Track Expansion Project
General Contractors over $45 Million
• EllisDon Corporation — Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre
• Ledcor Construction Limited — TFN Tsawwassen Mills Mall
• Ledcor Construction — The HUB at King George Station Phase A: Coast Capital Savings
Trade Contractors Up to $1 Million (Chairman's Trade Award)
• BC Hardwood Equinox Fitness — West Georgia
• Beatty Floors Ltd. — Coast Capital Savings Tenant Improvements
• Maxwell Floors Ltd. — Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre
Trade Contractors $1 Million up to $3 Million (President's Trade Award)
• Glastech Glazing Contractors Ltd. — Langara Science & Technology Building
• Power Drywall (2005) Ltd. — Langara building
• Tom Wood Contracting Ltd. — Seaspan New Head Office
Trade Contractors $3 Million to $7 Million (Founder's Trade Award)
• APEX Granite & Tile Inc. — TFN Tsawwassen Mills Mall
• Marine Cladding and Sheet Metal Ltd. — Langara building
• Wesbridge Steelworks Limited — Langara building
Trade Contractors over $7 Million (Director's Trade Award)
• Flynn Canada Ltd. — The HUB at King George Station
• George Third & Son Ltd. — Telus Gardens
• Solid Rock Steel Fabricating Company Ltd. — Metrotown Station Upgrades
Mechanical Contractors up to $3 Million
• Daryl Evans Mechanical — Equinox Fitness West Georgia
• Keith Plumbing and Heating Co Ltd. — SFU Water Tower Building Data Centre
• Keith Plumbing and Heating — Surrey Bio-Fuel Processing Facility
Mechanical Contractors $3 Million to $8 Million
• Interior Plumbing & Heating Ltd. — Kelowna Community Health and Services Centre
• Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems (2001) Ltd. — The HUB at King George Station
• PML Professional Mechanical Ltd. — Marine Gateway Energy Centre
Mechanical Contractors over $8 Million
• Division 15 Mechanical Ltd. — Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre
• Keith Plumbing and Heating — North Island Hospital Project, Comox Valley
• Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc. — Iona Island WWTP Solids Handling Upgrade, Screening, Degritting and Thickening
Electrical Contractors up to $2 Million
• Bridge Electric Corp. — Fixed Site Large Scale Imaging Facility Canadian Port of Entry Pacific Highway
• Houle Electric Limited — Prince Rupert Airport Terminal Upgrade
• Power Pros Electrical Ltd. — New B Innovation Manufacturing Facility
Electrical Contractors $2 Million to $8 Million
• F&M Installations Ltd. — BC Hydro Big Bend Substation – Burnaby
• Houle Electric — BC Hydro Nanaimo District Office
• Protec Installations Group — The HUB at King George Station
Electrical Contractors over $8 Million
• Houle Electric — Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre
• Houle Electric — North Island Hospital Project – Comox Valley
• Houle Electric — TFN Tsawwassen Mills Mall
Special recognition is given to the Christ Church Cathedral Restoration and Renewal project. Recipients are Deltec Electric Ltd., Kits Glass, Scott Construction Group, Solid Rock Steel Fabricating Company Ltd. and Tek Roofing.