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VRCA Announces 2017 Silver Awards of Excellence Winners

Construction innovation reduces the environmental impact of projects, enhances the quality and economics of projects and drives value to owners

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Vancouver, BC: August 9, 2017 - The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) has announced its list of 2017 Silver Awards of Excellence winners. These project-specific Awards recognize the construction industry's finest companies and projects from across British Columbia.

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 and/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 on October 25, 2017, 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 dollars." 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."

Project award categories are numerous and recognize General and Trade Contractors, Mechanical and Electrical Contractors, Manufacturers and Suppliers who deliver an entire project or a component of a project according to specific financial and non-financial criteria. Covering industrial, commercial and institutional projects, submissions included major upgrades to our sewage treatment facilities, rapid transit systems and biohazard manufacturing plants, renovations to our marine facilities, new buildings at our universities and hospitals and new residential towers.

This year, the VRCA has introduced the General Contractor Tenant Improvements project category, to recognize the outstanding work of the local construction industry in tenant improvements projects.

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2017 Silver Award Winners & Projects

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 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 Limited The HUB located at King George Station Phase A: Coast Capital Savings

Trade Contractors – Up to $1 Million (Chairman's Trade)

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 to $3 Million (President's Trade)

Glastech Glazing Contractors Ltd. Langara Science & Technology Building
Power Drywall (2005) Ltd. Langara Science & Technology Building
Tom Wood Contracting Ltd. Seaspan – New Head Office

Trade Contractors – $3 to $7 Million (Founder's Trade)

APEX Granite & Tile Inc. TFN – Tsawwassen Mills Mall
Marine Cladding and Sheet Metal Ltd. Langara Science & Technology Building
Wesbridge Steelworks Limited Langara Science & Technology Building

Trade Contractors – Over $7 Million (Director's Trade)

Flynn Canada Ltd. The HUB located at King George Station Phase A: Coast Capital Savings
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 Co Ltd. Surrey Bio-Fuel Processing Facility

Mechanical Contractors – $3 to $8 Million

Interior Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Kelowna Community Health and Services Centre
Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems (2001) Ltd. The HUB located at King George Station Phase A: Coast Capital Savings
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 Co Ltd. 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 (FS-LSI) 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 to $8 Million

F&M Installations Ltd. BC Hydro Big Bend Substation - Burnaby
Houle Electric Limited BC Hydro Nanaimo District Office
Protec Installations Group The HUB located at King George Station Phase A: Coast Capital Savings

Electrical Contractors – Over $8 Million

Houle Electric Limited Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre
Houle Electric Limited North Island Hospital Project – Comox Valley
Houle Electric Limited TFN – Tsawwassen Mills Mall

Manufacturer and Supplier

Garibaldi Glass Inc. Pacific Centre Redevelopment Project
Ocean Concrete The HUB located at King George Station Phase A: Coast Capital Savings
TC Thermenex Inc. Langara Science & Technology Building

Heritage Award

This year, special recognition will be given to the Christ Church Cathedral Restoration & Renewal project. Recipients of this Special Recognition Award are:

  • Deltec Electric Ltd.
  • Kits Glass
  • Scott Construction Group
  • Solid Rock Steel Fabricating Company Ltd.
  • Tek Roofing

About the Awards of Excellence

  • Annually, the VRCA recognizes the construction industry’s finest companies, projects and individuals from across British Columbia.
  • In 2017 - Three Silver Award winners have been selected in 15 project categories.
  • Silver winners selected on the basis of financial and non-financial criteria including their use of innovative techniques, new materials and/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 Awards of Excellence Gala. 
  • VRCA will also present Outstanding Achievement Awards to companies and individuals to recognize 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.  
  • VRCA will also award Life Membership to an individual, to honour their significant contributions to the industry and the association.
  • Awards of Excellence Gala held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

Register for the 2017 Awards of Excellence

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