Vancouver, BC: October 6, 2016 – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) recognized the finest in BC’s construction industry at its 28th Annual Awards of Excellence,held last night at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
This year’s competition attracted more than 150 entrants and shone the spotlight on 45 projects representing approximately $1.3 billion in construction value. A total of 23 awards were presented including 14 Gold awards, 7 Outstanding Achievement Awards, a Judges’ Award and a Heritage Award.
“Through these awards we shine a light on the dedication and professionalism that our members bring to their projects – the complex, state-of-the-art infrastructure that we citizens use every day,” says Fiona Famulak, President of the VRCA.
Standout projects included the Audain Art Museum and Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, each receiving two Gold Awards. In addition, multiple projects at YVR and UBC were recognized including YVR’s A-B Connector and Expedited Transfer Facility, as well as UBC’s Student Union Building, District Energy Centre, and the DES Phase 6-9 DPS & UBC Phase 6 & 7 ETS.