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VRCA recognizes B.C.’s top contractors

Thursday, October 6, 2016

B.C’s top construction contractors were recognized at the 2016 Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s (VRCA) annual Awards of Excellence gala on October 5.

The VRCA Gold Awards went to 16 winners for their use of special techniques and procedures, new materials and additional artistic or innovative features on their projects. In this year’s competition, there were more than 150 submissions and 45 projects considered.

The total value of the submissions was in excess of $1.3 billion, a significant increase over last year’s submissions which totaled $500 million.

Project award categories are numerous and recognize General and Trade Contractors, Mechanical and Electrical Contractors, and 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, this year’s submissions were a mix of new builds, renovation projects, and mixed-use construction.

Three new value tiers were added within existing Trade, Mechanical and Electrical Contractor project categories to recognize the increased number of high value projects within those categories.

The general contractor VRCA Gold Awards went to:

General Contractor over $45 Million
UBC Student Union Building (Photo Above)
Bird Construction Group

General Contractor $15 – 45 Million

Main Street Station Renovations
Graham Construction and Engineering LP

General Contractor up to $15 Million

YVR Expedited Transfer Facility – Package 2
PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.

Look for full coverage of all the VRCA winners in the November/December issue of Construction Business.

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