The following information is required in the submission of a project for the Canadian Design-Build Awards. See the Trade Contractor Design-Build Award page for what to include in a Trade Contractor Award submission.
- Project name, project address and completion date.
- Name, address, email, and telephone number of the contact person for:
- Design consultants
- Other design-build team members significant to submittal
- Significant (design-build) trade contractors
- Describe the selection process procedure and the design-build entity and all contractual relationships, including joint venture composition, if applicable, and the owner/DB contract. Include an organizational chart to clearly show owner, design-builder, consultants and other major design-build team members relationships. Accurately describe the selection, bidding and costing process followed. Include comments on the risk accepted by owner, design-builder and consultants. State form of contract: fixed price, negotiated price, open book or other. Identify where CCDC documents are used.
- Provide a description of overall project type, scope and project goals. Include brief architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and specialist discipline descriptions, and any other relevant descriptions, such as sustainability, to the extent that they support your submission, and other innovations brought to this project. Where the project was not bid on a lump sum basis describe the budget development process, from initial budget to final approved project budget. Explain variances. Explain how the initial and final schedule and completion dates were determined. Comment on variances.
- Describe actual budget and schedule performance of your design-build process compared to original contract value and schedule completion date. If changes were made to either or both, explain why, and provide any additional explanation, if desired.
- A letter from the project owner stating that the resulting project met the project owner’s goals and his or her permission to enter the competition. The letter should state whether scope, schedule and budget objectives were met to the owner’s/user’s satisfaction.
- The entry fee shall be $150, payable to the Canadian Construction Association, 1900 – 275 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H9, and must accompany your submission.
- Submissions shall be received by CDBI not later than April 1 of each calendar year.
- Submissions should not exceed 1,200 words. Visual aids, such as designs or working drawings, must be legible in reduced form with a minimum of four and maximum of ten. Submissions must include a minimum of ten colour photos of the project (including at least one interior and one exterior photo if applicable). Submittals also must include a signed and dated cover letter on your firm’s letterhead reiterating this paragraph verbatim: “I understand that the contents of this entry become the property of the CDBI and will not be returned. I further understand that CDBI shall have the right to make all text and photographs available for publication without compensation, real or implied, and without claim by contestants against the judging committee, CDBI or its staff, or individual CDBI members.”
- Submissions may be mailed in hard copy format or emailed to [email protected]. If sent in hard copy format the project photos must also be sent electronically for potential use during the CDBI annual conference.