Awards of Excellence highlights best of Vancouver projects

From general contractors to manufacturers and suppliers – the VRCA celebrated the best of Vancouver construction.

The Hub in Surrey

A rendering shows The Hub, a Gold Award-winning project in Surrey, B.C. – PCI Developments

It’s that time of year again in Vancouver. The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) hosted its annual Awards of Excellence, which saw a total of 140 nominations from 84 separate projects. The projects exceeded $2.8 billion in construction value. See all the big winners below:

Gold Award winners

General Contractors – Tenant Improvement – Up to $15 Million
Scott Special Projects Ltd. – Heritage Hall Roof Replacement and Partial Seismic Upgrade

General Contractors – Tenant Improvement – Over $15 Million
EllisDon Corporation – Penticton Regional Hospital – Phase 2

General Contractors – Up to $20 Million
Jacob Bros. Construction Inc. – Centerm Container Operations Facility (COF) Building

General Contractors – $20 Million to $50 Million
NAC Constructors Ltd – Sapperton Pump Station Replacement

General Contractors – Over $50 Million
Graham Infrastructure LP in Joint Venture with Aecon Water Infrastructure Inc. – Annacis Island WWTP Stage V, Phase 1 Expansion Project

Trade Contractors – Up to $1 Million
Donald Flooring Contract Sales Ltd. – Northeastern University

Trade Contractors – $1 Million to $2 Million
Grist Slate & Tile Roofing Inc. – Heritage Hall Roof Replacement and Partial Seismic Upgrade

Trade Contractors – $2 Million to $4 Million
Flynn Canada Ltd. – 825 Nicola (1502 Robson)

Trade Contractors – $4 Million to $10 Million
Solid Rock Steel Fabrication Co. Ltd. – King George Phase B & C (The Hub)

Trade Contractors – Over $10 Million
Whitemud Ironworks Limited – The Post

Mechanical Contractors – Up to $3 Million
Canstar Mechanical LTD. – Sortation Centre Buildout – YVR7 Rover

Mechanical Contractors – $3 Million to $9 Million
All-Pro Services Ltd. – Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility 12 MW Hot Water Expansion

Mechanical Contractors – Over $9 Million
Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems 2001 Ltd. – Royal Inland Hospital Patient Care Tower – Phase 1

Electrical Contractors – Up to $2 Million
Mott Electric General Partnership – Westland Towers

Electrical Contractors – $2 Million to $8 Million
Bridge Electric Corp. – FC2021

Electrical Contractors – Over $8 Million
Western Pacific Enterprises Ltd. – Edmonton Valley Line LRT

Manufacturers and Suppliers
View Inc. – Pyrrha Headquarters

Environmental and Sustainability Award
Evergreen Demolition Ltd. – Sortation Centre Buildout – YVR7 Rover
Graham Construction and Engineering LP – Sortation Centre Buildout – YVR7 Rover
Ledcor Construction Limited – 825 Pacific Passive House

Heritage Award
Grist Slate & Tile Roofing Inc. – Heritage Hall Roof Replacement and Partial Seismic Upgrade
Jacob Bros. Construction Inc. – Centerm Container Operations Facility (COF) Building
Ledcor Construction Limited – 155 Water Street
Scorpio Masonry BC Inc. – 155 Water Street
Scott Special Projects Ltd. – Heritage Hall Roof Replacement and Partial Seismic Upgrade
Unitech Construction Management Ltd. – Schou Administrative Building
Vintage Woodworks Inc. – 155 Water Street

Special award winners

In addition to the Gold Awards for project specific excellence, awards were also presented to member companies and individuals for outstanding accomplishments and to recognize innovation and commitment to safety.

Life Member inductees
Bob Proctor & Jim Bromley

Lifetime Achievement
Peter Hrdlitschka

Construction Workplace Health & Safety Innovation
Ledcor Construction Limited – Excavation Extraction Rescue System (EERS)

Safety: Superior Safety Record
• Canadian Turner Construction Company Ltd. (General Contractor 200,000 or more person hours)
• Cape Construction (2001) Ltd. (General Contractor 100,000 – 199,999 person hours)
• EllisDon Corporation (General Contractor 200,000 or more person hours)
• Gisborne Industrial Construction Ltd. (Trade Contractor 200,000 or more person hours)
• Modern Niagara Vancouver Inc. (Trade Contractor 200,000 or more person hours)
• Peter Kiewit Sons ULC (General Contractor 200,000 or more person hours)
• Western Pacific Enterprises Ltd. (Trade Contractor 200,000 or more person hours)

Safety: Zero Frequency Injury Rate
• Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. (General Contractor 200,000 or more person hours)
• Mott Electric General Partnership (Trade Contractor 200,000 or more person hours)
• Scott Construction Group (General Contractor 100,000 – 199,999 person hours)

Education Leadership
Ritu Ahuja – Kinetic Construction Ltd. 

Outstanding Woman in Construction
Kristine Szeto – EllisDon Corporation

YCL Excellence in Construction
Zack Ross – Cape Construction (2001) Ltd. 

Zero Emissions Building Leadership Award
Christian Cianfrone – EllisDon Corporation

Member of the Year Award
Smith Bros. & Wilson – General Contractor Division
Bridge Electric Corp – Trade Contractor Division
Victaulic – Manufacturer & Supplier Division
MNP – Professional Services Division

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