Canadian Construction Association

Canadian Construction Association

May 04, 2007 11:00 ET

Canadian Design-Build Award of Excellence

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 4, 2007) - The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) recognized excellence in Canada's design-build industry by presenting its 5th Award of Excellence on Friday (May 4, 2007) at CDBI's 2007 National Design-Build Conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The project award recipient was:

Design-Build Award of Excellence - Hamilton Centralized Compost Facility, Hamilton Ontario. The team responsible is the design-build contractor Maple Reinders, working in a design-build-own-operate procurement process. The future operator was part of the design-build team. The selection process involved prequalification followed by a formal proposal from 2 retained groups.

This submission completely satisfied the design-build awards criteria. The team also showed great initiative in researching various composting processes to settle on a proven Dutch technology and process, an approach which minimizes capital and operating costs, as well as environmental impacts such as odor generation and corrosion.

The team responsible was Maple Reinders as the design-build contractor; the design consultant team was led by Associated Engineering; and the owner is the City of Hamilton.

The CDBI recognizes that the selected project incorporates many of the desirable aspects of the design-build process, such as objective selection of the contracting entity, clear pricing targets, a willingness to address issues and alternatives during the process, a focus on sustainability and low operating costs and of course commitment to budget and schedule.

Established in 2002, the CDBI Awards of Excellence are presented annually to recognize excellence in Canada's design-build industry and to acknowledge design-build teams whose projects contribute to the growth and stature of the design-build profession. Award recipients demonstrate the highest standards and principles in the design-build industry and the business community in pursuit of excellence.

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