This year’s SHCA Annual Meetings were held in Regina and members from all over the province traveled through typical Saskatchewan wind and ice to meet and converse about their construction season. This is an opportunity to put competition behind and renew friendships while discussing concerns, challenges and triumphs in the industry throughout the past year. Along with keynote speakers such as; Former NHL All Star, Ryan Walker to sessions on Navigating Workers Compensation, members raised money for Saskatchewan charities with a competitive live auction and were entertained by award winning corporate comedian Simon Cotter. The event wound up with awards of excellence in various divisions.
SHCA chairman, Carmen Duncan, was honoured to present the 2015 Award of Excellence in the Grading/Excavation Project to his family business, C. DUNCAN Construction LTD. Receiving the award on behalf of his crew is first time supervisor Thomas Selby, for work completed for the RM of Spy Hill # 152. The “Godwin Slide Rehabilitation” project was tendered by RM #152 as a result of flooding and erosion in the Qu’Appelle Valley, west of Tantallon. The existing road needed to be moved to more secure ground and the sliding hillside stabilized. Various challenges came with this project however Mr. Selby, in co-operation with junior engineer, Justin Dejardinis of Golder Associates, did an exemplary job of completing the project so that it appeared to have been made by Mother Nature herself! Robert Bruce, Reeve of RM of Spy Hill commented, “The job was completed in a timely manner and well done.”
Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association is “a member driven organization..committed to the heavy construction industry by actively promoting quality, cost-effective, socially responsible services for the public and its members.” Originally formed in 1919 the association represents over 60% of the Heavy Construction Contractors across the province. Members make up the governing Board of Directors, to which Carmen and years before him, Cameron Duncan both serve.
The awards committee also acknowledge the following business for their exceptional work.
- Award of Excellence in Asphalt Paving Category to HJR Asphalt Ltd.
- Innovation Award of Excellence to Langenburg Redi-Mix
- Award of Excellence in the Best Small Project to G.W. Construction of Buchanan
- Award of Excellence in Best Overall Large Project to Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd
- Safety Innovation of Excellence, for their development of an automated flagging system within the construction work zone, to Potzus Paving Ltd., of Yorkton.