Turner’s Vancouver Business Unit Takes Home Gold

October 26, 2017

Turner Construction Company made history at The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) Awards of Excellence for the Miller Thomson LLP project.

Vancouver, B.C., October 26, 2017 – For the first time in 29 years, the VRCA is recognizing achievements in a new category of work by introducing the General Contractors - Tenant Improvement (TI) category. Generally a TI is a change made to the interior of a commercial or industrial property to accommodate the needs of a tenant or owner, and encompasses floor and wall coverings, ceilings, partitions, air conditioning, fire protection, and security, but can also include more complex building systems.

At the Awards of Excellence held on Wednesday October 25, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, Turner was one of 95 nominees within a community of contractors who completed $1.1 billion in construction revenue in the last two years. Turner was awarded gold in the General Contractors TI category for the Miller Thomson LLP project. This project was took up an entire acre (50,000 sq. ft.) on the fourth floor of the old Sears building. The innovative design and implementation process was collaboratively developed by renowned architect Bill Dowzer and designer Marc Hine of BVN of Sydney, Australia, and Turner. By using virtual design technology and digital communications, the team was able to work remotely and problem solve efficiently. Turner is at the forefront of virtual design utilization in the construction industry within Canada, and is consistently challenging and changing the way tenant improvements are delivered.

Turner was also the recipient of the VRCA 2017 Safety Award, sponsored by the BC Construction Safety Alliance for achieving a zero frequency injury rate.

Turner Construction Company is five years young in Vancouver. Whilst still a new player to the industry locally, the company has made its name as one of the top tenant improvement contractors. Turner has also been building on its core and shell experience with its first ground up project, the Towne Millwork Warehouse in Abbotsford, which is due to complete later this year. Turner’s Vancouver office has experienced extreme growth in the past year with the number of employees increasing from 35 to 68.

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