Leadership Awards Nomination Information

Nominations for Leadership Awards will only be accepted for members of the Southern Interior Construction Association.

Note: You will need to create a new account to submit a nomination form. 

The SICA Member of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a company in the construction industry that has prioritized quality, safety and team collaboration in job performance and displays pride in their work.

The nominated company should also have made a significant contribution to SICA through years of continuous membership, involvement in various SICA committees and/or involvement in SICA programs and events.

Nominations must be submitted through the online nomination form and should include a description outlining why this company is being nominated, a brief company history/overview and minimum of two (2) reference letters with contact information. One (1) reference letter should be from an external source, and one (1) reference letter from an internal source.

This award recognizes a SICA member who is committed to continue learning and advancing the education of their team for the betterment of the construction industry.

Nominations must be submitted through the online nomination form and should include a description outlining why this company is being nominated, a brief company history/overview and a minimum of two (2) reference letters with contact information. One (1) reference letter should be from an external source, and one (1) reference letter from an internal source.

Nominations should include answers to the following:

  • Please explain why your company is committed to continued education
  • Please list examples of training your staff has taken over the past year

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

Nominations must be submitted through the online nomination form and should include a description outlining why this company is being nominated, a brief company history/overview and minimum of two (2) reference letters with contact information. One (1) reference letter should be from an external source, and one (1) reference letter from an internal source.

Nominations should include a one-page description outlining the following:

  • Why is this product/service unique or innovative?
  • What barriers did you overcome?
  • How does the innovation contribute to sustainable building practices?
  • Does the innovation translate new ideas into practice? Explain

This award is to honour SICA members who have maintained a superior safety record during the course of the year. The Safety Award will be based on a contractor’s claims experience record with WorkSafeBC. Special recognition will be given to those companies who have zero accident frequencies in their respective categories.

Nominations must be submitted through the online nomination form and should include a description outlining why this company is being nominated, a brief company history/overview and minimum of two (2) reference letters with contact information. One (1) reference letter should be from an external source, and one (1) reference letter from an internal source.

Nominations should include answers to the following:

  • Why is your safety program unique or innovative?
  • What barriers did you overcome with this safety innovation/program?
  • How does the safety program contribute to safe construction practices?
  • Does the program translate new ideas into practice?

Building Awards Nomination Information

Nominations for Building Awards will be accepted from members and non-members. Nominations for Building Awards will be accepted in the following categories. Sub-Categories will be established by the judges based on nominations received and the complexity of the project.

  • Commercial
    • Such as, but not limited to, gas stations, medical/dental offices, retail outlets, and wineries
  • Civil
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Multi-Family
  • Renovation
  • Trade Excellence
    • The Trade Excellence category allows a trade contractor to nominate a portion or specific detail of a project, but not the entire project.

Each project submission will be judged on the categories noted below and the seven (7) criteria. Example of Judging Scorecard below. 

Appearance

  • Does it complement the surrounding properties and area?
  • Is it esthetically pleasing?
  • Are there unique architectural features?
  • What is the level of finish (choice in construction materials)?

Function

  • Does it answer a specific development need within the community?
  • Does it contribute to a healthy, sustainable community?
  • Does it have any environmentally friendly or green elements for possible consideration?

Sufficient information should be provided to the judges to evaluate the budget performance of the project, including if profit objectives were met. Please also include the bidding method that was used to secure the contract.

Information must be provided to show the project’s schedule data and the actual performance relative to the agreed schedule.

Provide details on any special tools, such as BIM or other, that were used during the bidding process. Provide information on any specific innovations or improvements through value engineering that provided a financial benefit to the owner or improvements to schedule

Outline any unexpected hurdles that you overcame and how they were resolved.

Please include your project’s safety practices and records, including lost time accidents (if applicable).

Communications and co-operation between stakeholders on this project.

Procurement, delivery and storage of materials for this project.

Judging Scorecard

Projects will be judged based on this Project Evaluation Scorecard. 

Please address reference letters to the “Judging Panel”.

Conditions

Submission

All photos submitted become the property of SICA. These will be used to promote the Industry Awards of Excellence, SICA and the construction industry. Photographs should be high resolution .jpg formats.

Patent Rights

If the project entry contains any feature which is or could be protected by patent rights, the submission must be accompanied by written evidence to show that the necessary steps have been taken to secure the requisite legal protection. Neither the sponsor of the award nor the Southern Interior Construction Association can assume any responsibility for “prior disclosure” in advance of a patent application.

Nominations

As a General Contractor, it is highly recommended that you list your Electrical Contractor, Mechanical Contractor, Trade Contractors and/or Material Supplier. The Judges will award additional points to GCs who list their relevant trades. It is the GC’s responsibility to advise these companies of the nomination and/or presentation date.

Project Reviews

Project reviews will be conducted after the nomination period ends.

Presentation

Awards may not be presented in any year in which no suitable candidate has been nominated.