KPS has won the VRCA Trade Contractor Chairman’s Award for its contribution to the completion of the VanDusen Visitors Centre. The 24th annual VRCA Awards of Excellence held October 17th 2012 is a premier industry event honouring the region’s construction leaders.
Winners were selected in most categories for their use of innovative techniques, new materials or exceptional project management.
“The Gold Award winners are truly leaders in the industry and great examples of world class projects around the province built by VRCA members,” says Keith Sashaw, Vancouver Regional Construction Association President. “The value and excellence of this year’s entries reflect the outstanding quality of work done by VRCA members,” says Sashaw.
KPS is honoured by this recognition and proud to have been part of this incredible project.
California ISO Headquarters in Folsom, CA received an honourable mention award for overall use of metal in the Metal Construction Association (MCA)’s 2012 Chairman’s Awards.
The Chairman’s Awards are an annual designation given to outstanding building projects involving MCA member companies. The awards honor innovation and creativity while showcasing how metal products help achieve exceptional building designs.
Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects chose metal as a perfect fit to meet California ISO’s goals of durability, longevity and inherent energy efficiency of systems. The building has received a LEED platinum certification from the USGBC.
Keith Panel Systems has been recognized for its contribution to the Visitors Centre at the Britannia Beach Mining Museum with a 2011 North American Copper in Architecture Award. In the ‘New Construction’ category, the program’s goal is to identify those projects that have succeeded in blending various elements of copper use in a particular structure through design, installation, and innovation. KPS is proud to have played a key role in constructing this successful project.
The architectural façade of the new Visitor Centre features pre-patinated copper panels (75 percent recycled content) with a vibrant blue-green patina. The copper was installed with KPS System ‘A’ Pressure Equalized Rainscreen. The choice of material reflects the type of metal mined at Britannia Beach and the importance of sustainable use of natural resources to visitors.