Canadian Construction Association

Canadian Construction Association

March 11, 2005 09:00 ET

Canadian Construction Industry Honours National Award Recipients



MARCH 11, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Canadian Construction Industry Honours National Award

CANCUN, MEXICO--(CCNMatthews - March 11, 2005) - The Canadian
Construction Association today presented its national awards honouring
excellence in the Canadian construction industry. The awards ceremony
took place during CCA's Annual Conference taking place in Cancun, Mexico.

The award recipients for 2004 are as follows:

CCA General Contractor Award of Excellence: Paul Douglas, President and
Chief Operating Officer of PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Edmonton,
Alberta) is the recipient of the Robert Saunders Memorial Trophy.
Paul's involvement in the construction industry dates back 25 years, and
in that time, he has sat on some 10 Boards and Committees dedicated to
improving the construction industry in Canada.

CCA Excellence in Innovation Award, sponsored by The Institute for
Research in Construction: The 2004 recipient of the Hugh R. Montgomery
Memorial Trophy is Dufferin Construction (Oakville, Ontario) for its
Slipstone Extruded Wall System. This innovation in road construction
uses a rubberized mould that wraps around a roller attachment and fits
onto a standard slipforming machine for media and barrier wall
construction. The result is to virtually eliminate the traditional
hand-formed barrier process, and thereby reduce labour costs by

CCA Environmental Achievement Award, sponsored by Lafarge Canada Inc.:
The 2004 recipient is Maple Reinders Inc. (Edmonton, Alberta) for its
leading-edge environmental approach to the Jasper Wastewater Treatment
Plant. On this project, Maple Reinders achieved immediate improvements
to the aquatic environment and far exceeded Canada's most stringent
environmental standards.

CCA Roadbuilders Award of Excellence: Barry Brown, President of Maple
Leaf Construction Ltd. (Winnipeg, Manitoba). Barry has been a national
leader in the Canadian roadbuilding and heavy construction sector.
Having served as Chair of numerous roadbuilder and construction
associations in Manitoba and Western Canada, Barry took on a national
leadership role in 2002 by becoming the Chairman of the Canadian
Construction Association.

CCA National Safety Award: PCL Constructors Inc. (Edmonton, Alberta)
was awarded the Gordon M. Vipond trophy to recognize its commitment to
company-wide safety practices and procedures. Ongoing training,
communication, and safety reviews are part of PCL's comprehensive safety

CCA Member Association Award of Excellence: The Calgary Construction
Association stood out in 2004 for a number of the leading-edge
initiatives it undertook, and as such, has been awarded the Member
Association Award of Excellence. As one example, in conjunction with
the first-ever woman Chair of the Canadian Construction Association, the
Calgary Construction Association dedicated 2004 to reaching out to
women, a campaign capped by a gala "Women in Construction" evening in
May 2004.

CCA Community Leader Award, sponsored by Ed. Brunet et associes inc.
Keith Gillam, Chairman and CEO of Vanbots Construction Corporation
(Markham, Ontario). Keith Gillam, and to a larger extent, Vanbots, have
exemplified the notion of giving back to the community. For instance,
Keith spearheaded the $1.1 million fundraising and construction of the
Community Safety Village of York Region. He has also been active with
the Hospital for Sick Children, Easter Seals, the Children's Wish
Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, Rugby Canada and the Canadian
Ski Patrol, where he served as National Chair.


Contact Information

    Canadian Construction Association
    Jeff Morrison
    (613) 236-9455