VICA Announces the Recipients of the 2019 VICA Awards

On Tuesday, April 23rd at the Ocean Pointe Resort in Victoria, members of Vancouver Island's industrial, commercial, institutional, civil, and multi-family residential construction sector gathered at the Vancouver Island Construction Association's inaugural Awards Gala. Over wine and a three-course meal, industry leaders united for an evening of networking as they were recognized for the exceptional work they do to build our local communities across the Island.

Over 50 forms were submitted for twelve prestigious awards. Congratulations to all nominees, finalists, and recipients.

VIEW GALA PHOTOS HERE    VIEW NEWS RELEASE HERE


AND THE WINNERS ARE...
 

VICA MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Rob Tournour Masonry

The VICA Member of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a company in the construction industry. The nominated companies have made a significant contribution to VICA through years of continuous membership, involvement in various VICA committees, and/or involvement in VICA programs and events.

Presented by Roger Yager, Chair, VICA Board of Directors

Finalist: Century Group Inc. Constructors
Finalist: Rob Tournour Masonry


Project-specific awards were evaluated based on key performance indicators such as financials, schedule, challenges overcome, safety records, innovation, and sustainability.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR - Over $10 Million

Kinetic Construction Ltd.  |  819 Yates Street, Yello on Yates

Presented by Sanjeev Dhillon, Procore, Gala and Construction Conference Title Sponsor

Finalist: Knappett Projects Inc., The Amica at Gorge
Finalist: Knappett Projects Inc., City of Campbell River Water Treatment Plant


GENERAL CONTRACTOR - Up to $10 Million

Saywell Contracting Ltd.  |  Nuutsumuut Lelum (Nanaimo Passive House)

Presented by Dan Gnocato, Construction Business Magazine, Gala Media Partner

Finalist: Century Group Inc. Constructors, 620 Superior Street Tenant Improvements
Finalist: Knappett Projects Inc., Union Club Buildin Renovations


TRADE CONTRACTOR

Olde Country Masonry Ltd.  |  Union Club Building Renovation

Presented by Arthur Chung, CEO, BCCA Employee Benefits Trust

Finalist: Olde Country Masonry, City of Campbell River Water Treatment Plant
Finalist: Flynn Canada Ltd., 819 Yates Street, Yello on Yates


ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

Houle Electric Ltd.  |  North Island Hospitals (Comox Valley Hospital); Victoria International Airport, HBS Recapitalization

Presented by Judy Slutsky, Director of Business Development, RCABC
 
Finalist: Canem Systems Ltd., The Amica at Gorge


MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR - Over $3 Million

Trotter & Morton Group of Companies  |  Vancouver Island University (VIU) Health and Sciences Centre
 
Presented by Barclay Ellis, Chair, VICA Under 40 (U40) Victoria 

Finalist: Erb Technical Contracting Ltd., The Amica at Gorge


MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR - Up to $3 Million

Erb Technical Contracting Ltd.  |  Brentwood College Foote Athletic Centre

Presented by Lesley Myers, Chair, VICA Women in Construction (WiC) Victoria


MANUFACTURER & SUPPLIER

Longhouse Forest Products  |  Pacific Centre Family Services

Presented by Kathy Whitcher, Executive Director, Urban Development Institute

Finalist: Brock White Canada, Brentwood College Foote Athletic Centre
Finalist: Victaulic, Vancouver Island University (VIU) Health and Sciences Centre


INNOVATION & PRODUCTIVITY

Houle Electric Ltd.  |  Construction Site Security Video Monitoring

Presented by Chris Atchison, President, BC Construction Association

The 2019 Innovation & Productivity Award recognizes a VICA member that has developed an innovative product or service that is having proven economic, environmental and/or social benefits.


OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN CONSTRUCTION

Kate Ulmer, Herold Engineering Ltd.

Presented by Mary Van Buren, President, Canadian Construction Association

Finalist: Jayna Wiewiorowski, Camosun College
Finalist: Kathy Price, Knappett Projects Inc.

The 2019 Outstanding Woman in Construction Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution or positive impact to the construction industry. This award is presented to a member who is an ambassador for women in construction and has made contributions to the VICA and/or the community through volunteer work or business accomplishments. 


U40 EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION

Daniel Behrens, Knappett Projects Inc.

Presented by Rory Kulmala, CEO, Vancouver Island Construction Association

Finalist: Barclay Ellis, Trades Labour Corporation (TLC) Victoria
Finalist: Eric Ulrich, Playsted Sheet Metal

The 2019 U40 Excellence in Construction Award recognizes an individual, under the age of 40, who has demonstrated the potential for leadership and is committed to the advancement of the construction industry. This award is presented to a member that has made a significant impact or contribution in the workplace, on a project, to VICA and/or the community through volunteer work or business accomplishments.


EDUCATION LEADERSHIP

Sarah Jayne-Roe, Camosun College

Presented by Jason Henderson, CEO, Southern Interior Construction Association

Finalist: Cori Coutts, Knappett Projects Inc.
Finalist: Mark Taylor, Mark Taylor Construction Advisory Services Ltd.

The 2019 Education Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has volunteered a considerable amount of time in the role of advancement of education for the betterment of the construction industry.


SAFETY AWARDS

Houle Electric Ltd.
Cumberland Ready-Mix Ltd.
K5 Contracting (Drilling & Blasting Contractor) Ltd.
Casman Projects (BC) Inc.

The Safety Award is designed to honour those contractors who have maintained a superior safety record during the year. Awards are based on a contractor’s claims experience record with the Workers’ Compensation Board. ** The Safety Awards were not presented individually at the Gala.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2020 VICA AWARDS GALA ON APRIL 15, 2020 — THE EVENING BEFORE THE CONFERENCE.


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