Alberta's Top Construction Project of 2013 Revealed

Alberta's Top Construction Project of 2013 Revealed 
Alberta Construction Magazine Announces Annual Top Projects Award
CALGARY, AB -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/13 --  Alberta's leading
construction trade journal, Alberta Construction Magazine, has
selected Habitat for Humanity's NetZero Energy Precast Concrete
Duplex in Edmonton for its 2013 Project of the Year, as well as the
winner of the Sustainability award. 
The dual winner uses an impressive array of energy efficient and
sustainable technologies, making it the first structure of its kind
of Canada. Partners Lafarge North America Inc. and Stantec Inc.
designed the building to serve as a model for future sustainable
housing development. The project's main goal was to be a net-zero
structure -- meaning it will create enough energy to cancel the
amount of money needed to heat, cool and power the building. Both
solar and geothermal energy will play a role. 
The awards selection was made by a five-member panel of judges. This
year a new category -- the People's Choice Award -- was added,
allowing readers to choose a favourite of the nominated projects.
Over 1,400 votes were submitted, and the Glacier Skywalk, located in
the Rocky Mountains outside Jasper, Alta., was named the first-ever
People's Choice Award. 
All Top Projects Awards winners were announced at the magazine's
annual Top Projects Awards luncheon on December 4, 2013 at the Markin
Macphail Centre at Winsports Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The
event, sponsored by KPMG, recognized the award winners and featured
keynote speaker Ken King, president and chief executive officer of
the Calgary Flames. 
The complete list of winners: 

--  Project of the year: NetZero Precast Concrete Duplex | Edmonton, Alta.
--  Commercial - over $50 million: Centre 10 | Calgary, Alta.
--  Commercial - under $50 million (tie): Markin Macphail Performance
    Training Centre | Calgary, Alta.; and Glacier Skywalk | Jasper, Alta.
--  Industrial - under $50 million: MX Manufacturing Centre | Edmonton,
--  Institutional - over $50 million: Bow Valley College South Campus |
    Calgary, Alta.
--  Institutional - under $50 million (tie): Advancing Canadian Wastewater
    Assets | Calgary, Alta.; and Boyle Renaissance Phase 1 | Edmonton,
--  Civil - over $50
 million (tie): North Edmonton LRT Line | Edmonton,
    Alta.; and Airport Trail Tunnel | Calgary, Alta.
--  Civil - under $50 million (tie): Trans-Canada Highway Flood Rebuild |
    Canmore, Alta.; and Saline Creek Drive and Bridges Project | Fort
    McMurray, Alta.
--  Sustainability: NetZero Precast Concrete Duplex | Edmonton, Alta.
--  Design - Commercial: Eastgate Offices for Environment Canada |
    Edmonton, Alta.
--  Design - Institutional: Bow Valley College South Campus | Calgary,
--  People's Choice Award: Glacier Skywalk | Jasper, Alta.

"The projects that were nominated this year were outstanding," said
Chaz Osburn, editor of Alberta Construction Magazine. "They speak
volumes about what industry is capable of accomplishing." 
"KPMG is proud to be the major sponsor of the Alberta Construction
Magazine Top Projects Awards," said Randy Kraft, KPMG Calgary's
industry leader for building, construction and real estate. "We have
had the opportunity to see firsthand the significant breadth, depth
and quality of the projects put forward by the nominees, the
finalists and the winners. We thank all those companies and
individuals who participated and in particular congratulate the
finalists and winners." 
Details about all the winning projects are included in the Winter
2013 issue of Alberta Construction Magazine. 
About the Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects Awards
 For the
past 12 years, Alberta Construction Magazine has celebrated project
excellence with its annual Top Projects Awards. Each December,
winners are featured in the Winter issue of the quarterly magazine.  
About Alberta Construction Magazine
 For over 30 years, Alberta
Construction Magazine has been Alberta's construction connection,
focused on delivering balanced and relevant editorial coverage of the
projects and people influencing Alberta's construction industry.
Alberta Construction Magazine is owned by JuneWarren-Nickle's Energy
Group, part of Glacier Media Group. 
About KPMG
 KPMG in Canada's building construction and real estate
practice is the result of a 35-year effort to forge one of the
largest and strongest full-service practices among the top
professional services providers. We know the Alberta construction
industry intimately. The industry knowledge that KPMG's professionals
bring to each engagement helps to set us apart from other firms. 
Our dedicated team of professionals across audit, tax and advisory
work together to provide value to a wide range of public, private and
institutional real estate clients in all sectors of the industry,
including construction, office, industrial, residential, seniors'
housing and retail. We understand that each client has a unique set
of issues and needs; our team helps clients cut through complexity
and we deliver informed perspectives and clear solutions to help our
clients compete, grow and succeed. 
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For more information contact:
Chaz Osburn
Alberta Construction Magazine 
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