Nominations sought for Commercial Building Awards

The nomination deadline for the ninth annual Thompson Okanagan Kootenay Commercial Building Awards competition is fast approaching, and organizers are anticipating the number of entries this year to exceed those of last year’s event.

New institutional, commercial, industrial building, multi/single family, recreational or renovation projects located within these regions and completed between July 31, 2016 and July 31, 2017 are eligible for a commercial building award, with the gala celebration Sept. 28 in Kelowna.

The deadline for accepting nominations is Aug. 11.

“This has been a busier year for commercial and industrial construction in the region,” said Mark MacDonald, with Business Examiner Thompson Okanagan newspaper, which co-ordinates the event.

“So we’re expecting to have a larger pool of entries, from which our team of judges will determine the winners. There are always some extra intriguing and fascinating projects that are entered.”

Sponsors include the Southern Interior Construction Association, Black Press and Greensheet Construction Data.

The categories for this year’s awards include: Mixed use (commercial/residential); Wood; Civil (roads, bridges and infrastructure); Community Institutional (includes Church/ Schools/Government Facilities); Retail/Shopping Centres; Office; Community Recreational; Seniors’ Housing; Industrial; Multi Family / Single Family; Hospitality-Hotels/Motels; Recreational/Resort; Commercial renovation/Restoration; and Green.

For nomination forms or for further information, e-mail