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VRCA announces Awards of Excellence Silver Award winners

By Adam Freill   

Commercial Construction Industrial Institutional Residential

Annual awards program recognizes excellence in 15 project categories; more than 40 awards to be presented at gala event in October.

Award winning project, The Stack. (Photo courtesy of VRCA and Ledcor Construction Limited.)

More than 40 industrial, commercial, institutional, multi-family residential, and special projects will be recognized by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) this October, when winning companies receive their 2023 Awards of Excellence Silver Awards at a gala event at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

This year, 43 Silver Award winners were selected in 15 project categories from a pool of 107 entries spanning 79 projects that represented more than $2.8 billion in construction value. The project-specific awards recognize the VRCA’s finest member companies and feature industrial, commercial, institutional, multi-family residential, and special projects.

Most nominated projects are in the Lower Mainland, although some project scope included multiple locations. Entries were also received for projects undertaken by member organizations in Bowen Island, Oliver, Powell River and Prince George. Submissions include hospital redevelopment and expansions, transit upgrades, public space, and park projects, infrastructure enhancements, and tenant improvements.

“Congratulations to this year’s Silver Award winners!” said newly appointed VRCA president, Jeannine Martin. “I’ve been a fierce competitor in past awards, and I have seen firsthand the pride and excitement participants have when presenting their projects to the judges. Celebrating construction by annually recognizing these achievements and this passion is important to our industry and those who work in it.”


“VRCA members offered up many difficult, complex, and impressive projects to the Awards of Excellence judging panel in 2023.  Determining the winners was particularly challenging this year.  The determination of the VRCA members in meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations was evident in every category.  Congratulations to all entrants and to the Silver Award winners,” said Bob Proctor, chair of VRCA’s Awards of Excellence Committee.


The full list of 2023 Silver Award winners includes: 


General Contractors – Tenant Improvement – Up to $10 Million

Canadian Turner Construction Company Ltd. – Trulioo M2 Tenant Improvement

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. – Richmond Olympic Oval – Legacy Lounge Improvement Project

Upward Construction – Alka Pools


General Contractors – Tenant Improvement – Over $10 Million

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. – Apple Pacific Centre

Novacom Building Partners Ltd. – Zymeworks Office and Laboratory

Smith Bros. & Wilson (B.C.) Ltd. – Expo Line Escalator Replacement Civil Works


General Contractors – Up to $20 Million

Graham Infrastructure LP – Capilano Substation Upgrade Project

Haebler Construction Projects Inc. – Yaletown Square

Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. – English Bay Barge


General Contractors – $20 Million to $50 Million

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. – Fibreco Silos Repair & Replacement

Peak Construction Ltd. – UBC BCR 8 Evolve

Lark Projects Ltd. In Join Venture with ICT – Imagining Communities Together – 150 West 4th


General Contractors – Over $50 Million

Fraser River Pile and Dredge plus partners Jacob Brothers and Dragados Canada – Centerm Expansion Project and South Shore Access Project

Ledcor Construction Limited – The Stack

Ledcor Group of Companies – Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project


Trade Contractors – Up to $2 Million

Raicor Contracting Ltd – Apple Pacific Centre

RTI Industrial Ltd. – Gateway Casino Cascades Delta

Sterling Floor & Tile Ltd. – Stemcell Technologies – Advanced Bioreagents Manufacturing Facility


Trade Contractors – $2 Million to $4 Million

Division 2 Contracting Ltd. – District of West Vancouver Municipal Hall Renewal

Flynn Canada Ltd. – Vancouver Center II

Scorpio Masonry BC Inc. – Apple Pacific Centre


Trade Contractors – Over $4 Million

Matcon Underground Utilities Ltd. – Riverbend Business Park – Building 5

Phoenix Glass Inc – The Post

Phoenix Glass Inc – The Workshop


Mechanical Contractors – Up to $1 Million

Modern Niagara Vancouver Inc – Atlas Power TI

Pacific Flo Mechanical – Trulioo M2 Tenant Improvement

Total Energy Systems Ltd – Smithe & Richards Downtown Park


Mechanical Contractors – $1 Million to $5 Million

Black & McDonald Limited – Lions Gate Hospital – High Acuity Unit Renovation

Black & McDonald Limited – MSJ GHG Reduction Project – Phase 3

Modern Niagara Vancouver Inc – VanRX Pharmasystems Inc


Mechanical Contractors – Over $5 Million

Division 15 Mechanical Ltd. – Riverbend Business Park – Building 5

Division 15 Mechanical Ltd. – Vancouver Centre II

True Constructable Solutions Ltd. (True Mechanical) – TRIUMF – The Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI)


Electrical Contractors – Up to $2 Million

Houle Electric Ltd. – Apple Pacific Centre

Sasco Contractors Ltd. – Beban Park Electrical Upgrade

Western Pacific Enterprises Ltd. – Lafarge Emergency Fire Repairs


Electrical Contractors – $2 Million to $8 Million

Bridge Electric Corp. – Riverbend Amazon

Centre Electric Ltd. – Discovery Building – Delta Q Technologies

Centre Electric Ltd. – Zymeworks Office and Laboratory


Electrical Contractors – Over $8 Million

Houle Electric Ltd. – The Stack – Design Assist

Mott Electric GP – Centerm Expansion Project

Western Pacific Enterprises Ltd. – Vancouver Post Office Redevelopment


Manufacturers and Suppliers

Wesco Distribution Canada LP – The Post


Heritage Award

Haebler Construction Projects Inc. – Yaletown Square


Tickets for the Awards of Excellence Gala are available on the VRCA website https://www.vrca.ca/aoe/.




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