2022 PROJECT NOMINATIONS

Project Nomination Process

Looking to get extra exposure and recognition for your business?
The 2022 Awards of Excellence is a great opportunity to showcase your company’s commitment to quality and professionalism!

Watch the video below to learn how to nominate.

1. Review the 2022 VRCA Awards of Excellence Criteria & Conditions to ensure you are eligible to submit your project.

2. Complete the online nomination form:
a) Register an account
b) Create your nomination
c) Submit your nomination by March 31, 2022

3. After April 18, 2022, VRCA will schedule your presentation with the judges. In-person meetings, virtual presentations, or site visits with the judges will take place May 30 – June 24, 2022.

4. Use the provided VRCA PowerPoint project template to prepare your project submission package. This submission package is due when you meet with the judges between Monday, May 30 – Friday, Jun 24, 2022.

5. Following your meeting with the judges, provide VRCA with:
a) Digital copy of your submission package
b) 3-5 high-resolution project images

6. The judges will determine three Silver Award winners in each category, announced on August 4, 2022.

7. Join us on October 26, 2022 at the Awards of Excellence Gala, where one (1) Gold Award winner in each category will be announced.

nomination is now closed

2022 VRCA Awards of Excellence Criteria & Conditions


ELIGIBILITY


Project nominations will be accepted from members of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association between January 19, 2022 and March 31, 2022.

General Contractors may submit nominations provided they have at least one superintendent or full-time construction manager on their payroll throughout the life cycle of the nominated project.

For Electrical, Mechanical, and Trade Contractors, members of the Electrical Contractors Association, Mechanical Contractors Association and COCA, who are contracted to a VRCA member company, are also eligible.

Non VRCA members in Electrical, Mechanical, Trade Contractors and Manufacturer and Supplier’s categories are eligible only if nominated by a General Contractor who is a current VRCA member company.

The project must have reached substantial completion between March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2022 inclusive.

Once a company nominates a project, they are not eligible to re-submit the same project. There is no limit on how many projects one company can nominate.

Project nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2022. Companies only need to prepare a completed project submission package, following the criteria and conditions below, for their meeting with the judges.

CRITERIA

Please follow the seven criteria listed below when completing your project submission package for the judges. This information is integral in evaluating the merits of your project.

1) FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Financial information should be provided to the judges to evaluate performance vs budget for the project, including if profit objectives were met. Please also include the bidding method that was used to secure the contract.

2) SCHEDULE PERFORMANCE
Information must be provided to show the project’s schedule data and the actual performance relative to the agreed upon schedule.

3) VALUE ENGINEERING & INNOVATIONS
Provide details on innovative practices or products that were deployed on the project. Include specifics on the improvements and benefits realized, financial or otherwise.

4) CHALLENGES & RESOLUTIONS
Outline any unexpected hurdles that were overcome, and how they were resolved.

5) SAFETY RECORD
Include a description of your project’s safety practices and records, including number of first aids and lost time accidents (if applicable along) with any other safety related information.

6) SITE CO-OPERATION
Communications and co-operations between the stakeholders on this project.

7) MATERIAL MANAGEMENT
Procurement, delivery, and storage of materials for this project.

OTHER CONDITIONS


1) PATENT RIGHTS
If the nominated project contains any feature(s) which is or could be protected by patent rights, the submission must be accompanied by written evidence to show that the necessary steps have been taken to secure the requisite legal protection since neither the sponsor of the award nor the Vancouver Regional Construction Association can assume any responsibility for “prior disclosure” in advance of a patent application.

2) TRADE NOMINATIONS (NEW FOR 2022)
General Contractors may nominate Electrical, Mechanical and Trade Contractors or Manufacturer and Supplier that did exemplary work or were key contributors in bringing your project to completion.

Commencing in 2022 each Trade nominated by a General Contractor will be required to prepare their own project submission package following the criteria and conditions and make a separate presentation to the judging panel.

VRCA will contact each of your nominated Trades to schedule their meeting with the judges. If the General Contractor would like to have their nominated trades join their presentation for support, they are welcome to, but trades are still required to make their own presentation to the judges.

JUDGING PROCESS


1)
A panel of judges appointed by the Board of Directors of VRCA will review all project submissions. VRCA will contact all companies after April 18, 2022 to schedule either an in-person meeting, virtual presentation, or site visit with the judges. The format of each meeting with be at the discretion of the judges. These presentations will take place between Monday, May 30 – Friday, Jun 24, 2022, so ensure your project team is available.

2) Use the provided PowerPoint project template for your project presentation. The template includes the seven criteria listed above. Your submission should be complete and ready to be presented to the judges between May 30 – June 24, 2022. If you do not wish to use the provided template, the minimum requirement for all presentations, including those nominated by a General Contractor, is a 1-page fact sheet that addresses the seven criteria listed above. You are required to provide a digital copy of your submission to VRCA.

3) When you are invited to present your project to the judges, please be prepared to provide more detailed information. This can include photographs, drawings, references, testimonial letters by trades, owners, or stakeholders, and other awards presented for this project. If relevant, provide information on sustainable construction, LEED, Excellence in Building or similar systems.

4) You will be asked to provide VRCA with 3-5 high resolution photos of the nominated project. All photographs submitted become the property of VRCA. These will be used to promote the Awards of Excellence, VRCA and the construction industry. Photographs should be in high resolution eps and jpeg formats. Send your Dropbox invitations or links to FTP sites to [email protected]

5) The judges use a point-based system to evaluate members’ nominations and the decisions of the judges are final.

6) The judges reserve the right to reassign entries to the category they deem fit. Any company and project that the judges move to an alternate category will be notified in advance of their presentation and will be given the option to present on either the project as a whole or just the trade work and value.