The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) has announced the Silver Award winners in its 2019 Awards of Excellence. These project‐specific awards recognize the regional construction association’s finest member companies and feature industrial, commercial and institutional projects from across British Columbia.
This year, 46 Silver Award winners have been selected in 15 project categories on the basis of criteria that includes the use of innovative techniques, new materials and/or exceptional project management.
“Every year, I’m blown away by the number of complex and challenging projects that our members take on and complete under tight timelines and often demanding conditions,” said Fiona Famulak, VRCA president. “This year, the total construction value of the nominations is over $840 million, which demonstrates how busy our industry continues to be.”
This year’s submissions include a new community centre that is home to seven outdoor aquatic amenities and a 600‐seat arena, university expansions and student housing, transit station upgrades, infrastructure enhancements, health care projects and tenant improvements to office and retail spaces.
The SFU Sustainable Energy Engineering Building (photo above), Vancouver Central Library and the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre are all winners in multiple categories.
“The VRCA’s Awards of Excellence Committee received presentations from an extraordinary group this year,” said Bob Proctor, chairman of VRCA’s Awards of Excellence Committee. “The challenges our members overcome to complete projects to the satisfaction of our clients and stakeholders continue to be remarkable.”
The Silver Award winners will be honoured at the Awards of Excellence Gala on October 28 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. At the gala, one Silver Award winner from each project category will be announced as the Gold Award winner in their respective category.
For the full list of silver winners, visit VRCA. Look for coverage of all the winners in the November/December issue of Construction Business.