February 19, 2013
by Canadian Architect
The Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence is North America’s largest steel industry awards program. The goal of this biennial awards event is to share and recognize steel design and innovation excellence, promote awareness of the advantages of steel in construction, and create networking opportunities for Canadian Institute of Steel Construction – Alberta members, partners and clients. Projects compete in five categories: Architectural, Engineering, Industrial, Sustainability, and Steel Edge. New in 2013 is a sixth category entitled the Building Communities Award, which recognizes steel structures created as part of a community development project with a focus on serving community needs.
The finalists for the 2013 Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence are:
* CNRL Coker Tower Rebuild submitted by Waiward Steel Fabricators Ltd. (CISC member)
* Edmonton Federal Building, Parkade and Centennial Plaza submitted by Stantec Consulting Limited (CISC member Whitemud Ironworks)
* Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel submitted by Supreme Steel LP Edmonton (CISC member)
* Peace Bridge submitted by Stantec Consulting Limited (CISC member Norfab Mfg (1993) Inc.)
* Pembina Hall Student Residence Building (University of Manitoba) submitted by Supermetal Structures Inc. (CISC member Supermetal Structures Inc.)
* Seventh Avenue LRT submitted by Sturgess Architecture/GEC Architecture (CISC member Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.)
* Suncor TRO Water Barge submitted by Supreme Steel LP Edmonton (CISC member Supreme Steel LP Edmonton)
* TELUS Spark (the new Calgary Science Centre) submitted by CANA Construction (CISC member Triangle Steel)
* West Light Rail Transit Stations submitted by CANA Corporation (CISC member AAA Steel and Anglia Steel Industries)
Award winners will be announced at the 2013 Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence on Thursday March 21, 2013 in the Alberta Ballroom, Northlands Edmonton EXPO Centre, Edmonton.
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) is the national industry organization representing the structural steel, open-web steel joist, and steel platework fabricating industries. CISC promotes sustainable design and safety, together with efficient and economical use of steel as a means of expanding the construction markets for structural steel, joists and platework. CISC–Alberta Region provides representation for Alberta and undertakes regional initiatives including the Design Awards.
For more information, please visit www.cisc.ca/awards/alberta/2013/.
A rendering of the Peace Bridge in Calgary, designed by Santiago Calatrava and Stantec. Santiago Calatrava LLC.