VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (“VRCA”) is pleased to announce the 2022 Awards of Excellence Silver Award winners. A total of 140 nominations from 84 separate projects exceeded $2.8 billion in construction value.
This year, 51 Silver Award winners were selected in 17 project categories. These project-specific awards recognize the VRCA’s finest member companies and feature industrial, commercial, institutional, multi-family residential, and special projects.
Project award categories recognize general, trade, mechanical, and electrical contractors, as well as manufacturers and suppliers, who delivered an entire project or a component of a project within the past three years. Criteria include financial benchmarks, use of innovative techniques, challenges and resolutions, safety records, and/or exceptional project management.
Most nominated projects are located in the Lower Mainland. Entries were also received for projects undertaken by member organizations in Penticton, Kamloops and Edmonton. Submissions include hospital redevelopment and expansions; transit station upgrades; university and elementary school projects; infrastructure enhancements; and tenant improvements.
All Silver Award winners will be recognized at the Awards of Excellence Gala October 26, 2022, at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Gold Award winners in their respective category will be selected from Silver Award winners and will be announced at the Gala.
“Another year of excellence!” exclaimed Bob Proctor, Chair of VRCA’s Awards of Excellence Committee. “Judging the Awards of Excellence is always an astonishing experience – the creativity, perseverance, and ability to overcome challenges always impresses the committee. VRCA members continue to rise to the occasion and deliver top quality, high-value projects to our clients.”
“Congratulations to the 2022 Silver Award winners! Your hard work, innovative style, and commitment to building to the highest standards is why you stand among the best of the best. You should be proud,” continued Proctor.
VRCA will also present the Environment & Sustainability Award and Heritage Award to recognize members that demonstrated a new level of construction techniques and technologies; and Outstanding Achievement Awards to companies and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the industry and community. These include Construction Workplace Health and Safety Innovation; Education Leadership; Zero Emissions Building Leadership; Lifetime Achievement; VRCA Member of the Year; Outstanding Woman in Construction; Safety; and YCL Excellence in Construction.
“I am inspired by our members and those in the industry who spend countless hours contributing to the future of construction, while giving back to our communities,” said Donna Grant, VRCA President, “I’m excited to celebrate these passionate individuals and member companies for their dedication and inspirational leadership!”
VRCA will also award Life Membership to recognize individuals who have made significant lifelong contributions to the industry and the Association.
Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Awards of Excellence Gala, October 26, 2022. Tickets are available on the VRCA website https://www.vrca.ca/aoe/