SFU building wins big at 2019 VRCA Awards

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The SFU Sustainable Energy Engineering Building received an impressive four Gold Awards at the 2019 Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) Awards.

Bird Construction won in the general contractor over $50 million category for the SFU project. In total the project received seven awards – three of them silver.

The annual VRCA Awards of Excellence celebrate the finest in B.C.’s construction industry. This year’s competition attracted 123 nominations, representing more than $840 million in construction value. A total of 25 awards were presented, including 15 Gold Awards and 10 Outstanding Achievement Awards.

“VRCA’s Awards of Excellence showcases our industry’s finest companies, projects and individuals,” said VRCA president Fiona Famulak. “Specifically, the annual competition allows VRCA to recognize its members for the dedication and professionalism they bring to the construction of the complex, state‐of‐the‐art buildings and infrastructure that we use every day.”

Other projects that won multiple awards include the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre, which earned Gold for Graham Design Builders LP and Canstar Mechanical Ltd.; and the Vancouver Central Library – Level 8 & 9 Construction, which earned a Gold for Smith Bros. & Wilson (B.C.) Ltd.

Western Pacific Enterprises Ltd. won two silver and one Gold Award and also received a Safety Award for achieving a Zero Frequency Injury Rate. Ron Fettback from Western Pacific Enterprises was announced as the 2019 Life Member inductee and, along with his brothers Dave and Wayne, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

For the full list of winners, visit VRCA. All winners will be showcased in the Nov/Dec issue of Construction Business.


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