October 17, 2012
VRCA 2012 Gold Awards announced
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) has announced the Gold winners for the its 24th annual Awards of Excellence.
The Landmark Award was given to PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. for their work on the BC Place roof replacement and facilities upgrade.
The Landmark Award is not an annual award and is only given out for significant and challenging projects. Previous winners include the Vancouver Convention Centre, where the VRCA awards ceremony took place on Oct. 17.
Graham Design Builders won the General Contractor over $40 million award for the Kelowna and Vernon Hospitals P3 Project.
Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. took the Gold for their work on the Surrey Central Library in the General Contractor $15 million to $40 million category.
In the General Contractor up to $15 million category, Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. won for their work on Ocean Concrete – Granville Island Planet Dock Replacement.
Houle Electric Ltd. took Gold in the Electrical Contractor up to $2 million category for their work on the UPS and Distribution Equipment End of Life Maintenance.
The Electrical Contractor over $2 million award went to F&M Installations Ltd. for their work on the BC Hydro GMS Units 6-8 Capacity Increase Project.
The Mechanical Contractor up to $3 million Gold award was won by Dual Mechanical Ltd. for their work on the Annacis Wastewater Centre.
PML Professional Mechanical Ltd. won Gold in the Mechanical Contractor over $3 million category for the Fort St. John Hospital.
The Chairman's Trade Award was won by Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd. for the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre.
The President's Trade Award went to Coastal Mountain Excavations Ltd. for the BC Hydro Bridge River Townsite Redevelopment.
Ledcor Construction Limited also won an award for the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre. Ledcor won the award in the Sustainable Construction category.
The Manufacturer and Supplier award was won by Solid Rock Steel Fabricating Co. Ltd. for their high-altitude work on the Capilano Cliffwalk.
Scott Construction Group won the Heritage Restoration award for the Hotel Georgia.
The Innovation award went to Panther Constructors Ltd. for the BC Place Soccer Screens.
A number of non-project awards were also handed out at the gala.
The Construction Workplace Health and Safety award winner was Pacific Blasting and Demolition for their portable poly dust enclosure.
The inaugural U40 award was given to Heather Armitage of Active First Aid Inc.
The VRCA's own Ron Coreau was named Educator of the Year.
The Member of the Year was Scott Construction Group.
the Oustanding Woman in Construction Award went to Jackie Trach of PCL.
Grant McMillan, president of the Council of Construction Associations (COCA) was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award.
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