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October 3, 2012
Architectural wood projects honoured
The B.C. chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) recently recognized the best quality and service in their industry at an awards gala in Vancouver.
The 22nd Annual AWMAC BC Awards of Excellence was held at the new Vancouver Convention Centre.
“The awards are all about AWMAC members coming together and putting together their best work and awarding those projects that are deserving of our highest awards,” said Robert Macdonell, president of AWMAC BC.
A silver and gold award were presented in commercial, residential and export categories for both service and quality.
Excellence of service is described as having demonstrated superior service and performance in the supply and installation of architectural woodwork.
Excellence of quality is awarded to companies that have shown they can supply and install work of the highest quality.
Seagull Enterprises took home a number of awards for the Richmond Presentation Centre for Concord Pacific. Centreville Construction was the contractor and Insight Design Group was the architect.
The firm earned the Ed Fielder Award for overall excellence in quality and service on a commercial project over $250,000, as well as the Gold Award for Service and the Silver Award for Quality.
“The architectural veneering in that project was a challenge,” said Jim Taylor, president of Seagull Enterprises.
“To slice up a tree, and we’re talking about a single tree, and try to create symmetry throughout the whole project is a challenge.
Lortap Enterprises took home the Gold Award for Quality in the same category for Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Stuart Olson Dominion was the contractor and TRB Architecture was the architect.
Cranbrook Interior Woodwork won the Silver Award for Service for the UBC Okanagan campus Flexible Lab Furniture Systems.
Stuart Olson Dominion was again the contractor and Maples Argo Architects was the architect.
Beckville Woodcrafts was the big winner in the commercial projects under $250,000 category.
The company earned the Ed Russell Award for overall excellence in quality and service on a commercial project for the North Shore Credit Union in Vancouver.
JW McArthur & Sons was the contractor and Atelier Pacific Architecture was the architect.
In addition to the Ed Russell Award, Beckville Woodcrafts won a Gold Award for Quality and a Gold Award for Service for the project.
The Silver Award for Quality went to Waltons Wood Working for the Blue Ruby Jewellery in Burnaby.
Beaumont Stanley was the contractor and Hodgson Design Associates was the architect.
The Silver Award for Service went to Wanes Custom Woodworks for a North Vancouver Boston Pizza. Michael Craig Associates and Boston Pizza International were involved with the project.
Other awards were also handed out at the gala.
The Guarantee and Inspection Service Award was presented to Towne Millwork.
The award is for the member firm that had the largest number of deficiency-free GIS inspections over the past year.
The Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes personal dedication to the association from one of its members went to Martin Berryman of Wanes Custom Woodworks.
AWMAC promotes the interests of persons, firms and corporations engaged in the business of manufacturing, supplying and/or installing architectural wood products in Canada.
There are eight regional chapters across country.
For more about the awards, including the residential project winners visit The AWMAC awards website.
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