Trade Contractor Design-Build Award

 

Terms of Reference

Trade contractors have often become active members of the design-build project team, bringing ideas and insight to complex projects. The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) recognizes the role of trade contractors taking part in Canadian design-build projects with design and construction responsibilities.

  1. The Trade Contractor Design-Build Award will be presented annually by the CDBI. Commencing in 2017, the purpose is 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 community. The winner(s) shall demonstrate the highest standards and principles in the design-build industry and the business community in pursuit of excellence.
  2. Project submittals will be evaluated on extent of design-build practice applied and on the success achieved in attaining the owner’s/user’s project goals. Submittals will also be evaluated for their success in implementing design-build best practices. Special emphasis will be placed on the design team’s use of innovation to add value. “Innovation” includes the use of new systems, methods and processes that lower cost or improve the efficiency/speed, safety, quality, and use of technology in executing the project. Also important is the design quality of the project with aesthetics, functionality, and life cycle being key considerations.
  3. The firm who submits is required to be a paid in full member of CDBI.
  4. Projects must have been performed under a single contract between the owner/user/ or the design-builder.
  5. Projects must have been completed during the previous 5 years.
  6. Entrants will be allowed to make more than one submittal.
  7. A jury of impartial experts will judge the submittals and chose the winner. At the discretion of the jury, additional awards can be presented in any category. The CDBI Executive Director together with the Nomination Committee shall appoint the jury. The jury will include whenever possible owner and professional association representatives.
  8. The award may not be presented in any year in which, in the opinion of the jury, no suitable submission has been received.
  9. The categories will be decided as the submittals are sent in. The jury shall decide the number of categories in any given year.
  10. The decision of the jury shall be final and not subject to appeal.

 

Submission Requirements

The following information is required in the submission of a project for the Trade Contractor Design-Build Award.

      1. Project name, project address and completion date.
      2. Name, address, email, and telephone number of the contact person for:
        • • Design consultants
          • Owner
          • Design-builder
          • Trade contractor (with design-build role)
          • Other design-build team members significant to submittal

      3. 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, trade contractors and other major design-build team member relationships. Accurately describe the selection, bidding and costing process followed. Include comments on the risk accepted by owner, design-builder, consultants, and trade contractors. If applying as a trade contractor, describe the level of participation in the proposal, scope, and consulting design services. State form of contract: fixed price, negotiated price, open book or other. Identify where CCDC or CCA documents are used.
      4. 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.
      5. 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.
      6. A letter from the project owner/user stating that the resulting project met the project owner’s goals and his or her permission to enter the competition. If a trade contractor, a letter from the design-builder. The letter should state whether scope, schedule and budget objectives were met to the owner’s/user’s satisfaction.
      7. The entry fee shall be $150, payable to the Canadian Construction Association, 1900-275 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H9, and must accompany your submission.
      8. Submissions shall be received by CDBI no later than April 1 of each calendar year.
      9. 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.”
      10. 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.
Members:
  • Con-Tech General Contractors Ltd.
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
  • Allen entrepreneur général
  • Plainsman Companies
  • Construction Cogela Inc.
  • Habitat Construction Matane (1986) inc.
  • Cosoltec inc.
  • Camdon Construction Ltd.
  • Lainco Inc.
  • North Shore Engineering Inc.
  • EBC Inc.
  • Capital Decisions Inc.
  • Truest Quantity Surveyors
  • Saint Joseph Developments Ltd.
  • Wiebe’s Steel Structure
  • Deltro Group Ltd.
  • CH2M Hill Canada Limited
  • Global Mechanical Ltd.
  • Saskatchewan Construction Association
  • Marco Maritimes Limited
  • Stuart Olson Construction Inc.
  • PME Inc. (EllisDon Group of Companies)
  • CAP Management Services Ltd
  • Greystone Project Management Inc.
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Bale Project Consulting
  • Westview Engineering Ltd.
  • M & G Reno
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • Corporation of the Town of Newmarket
  • Tech-Line Design
  • Broccolini Construction (Ottawa) Inc.
  • EllisDon Construction Services Inc.
  • Michael + Clark Construction
  • Armtec LP
  • GeoSolv Design/Build Inc.
  • BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited
  • Onespace Unlimited Inc.
  • Elgabry Engineering Inc.
  • Miller Paving Northern
  • Venerino V.P. Panici Architects Inc.
  • Grand Valley Construction Association
  • Stuart Olson Construction Inc.
  • AMICO Design Build Inc.
  • ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.
  • Lidio Romanin Construction Company Limited
  • Collaborative Structures Limited
  • Mark V Wilson Builder/Contractor Co. Ltd.
  • SpaceMakers Construction Services Inc.
  • Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers Inc.
  • J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Limited
  • Concrete Floor Contractors Association
  • Ryfan Electric
  • COWI North America Ltd.
  • Birnie Electric Limited
  • Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Canada
  • Morsky Management Group Ltd.
  • SPEC Construction Incorporated
  • SAJO Inc.
  • GDB Constructeurs
  • Collings Johnston Inc.
  • Golder Associates Ltd.
  • RPM Consulting Services Inc.
  • P.M. Associates Ltd.
  • R. J. Burnside & Associates Limited
  • Marquardt Mechanical
  • H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd.
  • Key West Engineering ltd.
  • Bouygues Building Canada Inc.
  • Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.
  • Erith Project Consultants Inc.
  • Geo. A. Kelson Company Ltd.
  • Schoeck Canada Inc.
  • Western Surety Company
  • Humboldt Electric Ltd.
  • CIMA Canada Inc.
  • NCC Development Limited
  • Qikiqtaaluk Corporation
  • VVI Construction Ltd.
  • Associated Engineering
  • StructureCraft Builders Inc.
  • Copcan Contracting Ltd.
  • Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.
  • Simpson Building Contractors Ltd.
  • The University of Toronto
  • Omega & Associates Engineering Ltd.
  • Greyback Construction Ltd.
  • Town of Caledon
  • MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
  • Whitemud Ironworks Group
  • Sika Canada Inc.
  • Marshall – Lee Construction Corp.
  • R.V. Aderson Associates Limited
  • Carlyle & Associates
  • PNR Railworks Inc.
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Uel McFall Consulting Inc.
  • DIALOG
  • Metro Vancouver
  • Flynn Canada Ltd.
  • Garritano Bros. Ltd.
  • Carillion Canada Inc.
  • ONPA Architects
  • Canam Group
  • Neilson Architecture Ltd.
  • Smith + Andersen Consulting Engineering
  • Wilhelm Construction Services Inc.
  • Eldico Group Inc.
  • SNC Lavalin Construction (Ontario) Inc.
  • London & District Construction Association
  • Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Autodesk
  • Scott Construction Ltd.
  • B&B Heavy Civil Construction
  • verTerra Corp.
  • Morrison Hershfield Limited
  • Harvey Architecture
  • Trow Project Services Inc.
  • M&L General Contracting Ltd.
  • Hall Constructors
  • Ausenco Sandwell
  • Colliers International Toronto
  • City of Saskatoon
  • Integrated Designs Inc.
  • Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services (Kelowna) Inc.
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd.
  • Stantec Consulting Limited
  • Boffo Building Inc.
  • Beaudoin 3990591 Canada Inc.
  • Dora Construction
  • Architecture49 Inc.
  • Bel-Con Design-Builders Ltd.
  • City of Kelowna
  • R.F. Binnie & Associates
  • Graham Group Ltd.
  • Kasian Architecture
  • BBS Construction (Ontario) Ltd.
  • Dowland Contracting Ltd.
  • Western Industrial Contractors Ltd.
  • Wylie-Crump Limited
  • Encon Group Inc.
  • Redwood Construction Ltd.
  • Guy Architects
  • DFS Design Firm Seminars
  • Brownlee LLP
  • Walker Environmental Group Inc.
  • Brock University
  • Coldbox Builders
  • All-Win Contracting Ltd.
  • Lalande & Doyle Architects
  • Urban Electrical Contractors
  • Lloyd Sadd Insurance
  • GeoXperts
  • Mr. Patrick Glorieux
  • KMA Contracting Inc.
  • Ledcor Construction Limited
  • C&H Fire Suppression Systems Inc.
  • E.S. Fox Ltd.
  • Butler Buildings (Canada)
  • Bing Thom Architects
  • Scott Builders Inc.
  • Urban Systems Ltd.
  • Partnerships BC
  • Pomerleau Inc.
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
  • Bockstael Construction (1979) Ltd.
  • Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Ltd.
  • Hatch
  • Stephenson Engineering Ltd.
  • McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd.
  • Ira McDonald Construction Limited
  • Infrastructure Ontario
  • Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Ltd.
  • G.J. Cahill & Company Limited
  • CEI Architecture Planning Interiors
  • Seagate Construction Inc.
  • Patrick S.G. Martins
  • Massicotte Construction Ltd.
  • Caspian Construction Inc.
  • Taplen Construction Inc.
  • WSP Canada Inc.
  • Urbacon
  • L. J. Barton Mechanical Inc.
  • McCaine Electric Ltd.
  • Iredale Group Architecture
  • McDonald Bros. Construction
  • CANA Construction Ltd.
  • McLean Young Construction Ltd.
  • Kemway Contractors Ltd.
  • Hemisphere Engineering Inc.
  • Premiére Design-Construction Inc.
  • Sprint Insight Inc.
  • First Gulf Inc.
  • Continental Automated Building Association
  • Alberici Constructors Ltd.
  • Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd
  • Integrated Building & Design Corporation
  • House Brand Construction Ltd.
  • The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • AMAN Building Corporation
  • Robertson Bright Inc.
  • Chandos Construction Ltd.
  • Reinders + Rieder Ltd.
  • Con-Drain Company (1983) Ltd.
  • B + H Architects
  • Cooper Construction Limited
  • Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.
  • St Marys Cement Inc.
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd.
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd
  • KTA Structural Engineers Ltd.
  • CBCL Limited, Consulting Engineers
  • KGS Group
  • Rosati Construction Inc.
  • Moriyama & Teshima Architects
  • Reid & Deleye Contractors Ltd.
  • Halsall Associates Ltd.
  • Van Alstine Project Management Ltd.
  • WSP Canada Inc.
  • Randall Plumbing & Heating Limited
  • MacLean Construction Ltd.
  • Rambow Mechanical Ltd.
  • Architecture49 Inc.
  • Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Limited Structural Consulting Engineers
  • Bird Construction Company
  • Travelers Guarantee Company of Canada
  • Comstock Canada Ltd.
  • Pro Electric Inc.
  • McKay – Cocker Construction Limited
  • Drycore Electric 2002 Inc.
  • Monteith Building Group Ltd.
  • Guild Electric Limited
  • Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd.
  • Clark Builders
  • Hayman Construction Inc.
  • Parsons
  • Rikjak Projects Inc.
  • Timbro Design Build
  • Miller Paving Limited
  • Colliers Project Leaders
  • Knappett Projects Inc.
  • Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • Alberta Infrastructure
  • OZZ Electric Inc.
  • Ball Construction Inc.
  • The Guarantee Company of North America
  • Dineen Construction Corporation
  • Ernst Hansch Construction Ltd.
  • Department of National Defence
  • Three Way Builders Ltd.
  • Alliance Energy Ltd.
  • Doran Contractors Limited
  • John G. Davies Architect Incorporated
  • Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd.
  • B.D. Stevens Limited
  • B.A. Blacktop Ltd.
  • PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
  • Olympic Construction Limited
  • Aviva Insurance Company of Canada
  • Farmer Construction Ltd.
  • Wales McLelland Construction
  • Black & McDonald Limited
  • Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Defence Construction Canada
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd.
  • City of Chilliwack
  • Bot Construction Limited
  • Petrela Winter & Associates Insurance Brokers
  • Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
  • Ed Brunet & associÈs inc.
  • Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
  • M. Sullivan & Son Limited
  • Revay and Associates Limited
  • MMM Group
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Marid Industries Limited
  • grc architects
  • Buttcon Limited
  • Aird & Berlis LLP Barristers and Solicitors
  • Aecon Buildings, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.