BCCA presents Island Health with a 2017 Best of Public Procurement Award

On February 14, 2018, VICA Member Island Health was presented with a 2017 Best of Public Procurement Award from the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA). 

Deanna Fourt, Director of Design, Energy and Sustainability, and Matthew Cronmiller, AScT, Manager of Facilities Capital Construction, accepted the award on behalf of Island Health’s impressive — in size and skill — Design & Construction leadership team. Rory Kulmala, VICA CEO, and Chris Atchison, BCCA President & CEO, are shown presenting the award to Deanna and Matthew in the photo on the left.

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