This is the Call for Entries information for the 2000 Georgie Awards. Projects and products that were built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed between July 1, 1999 and June 30, 2000 are eligible to enter.

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

35. Best Technical Innovation by a Builder, Renovator, Designer, Subtrade or Manufacturer (sponsored by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
A technical innovation is described as any new product, assembly or construction method or technique which is immediately transferable to others in the construction industry, without their having to purchase special equipment or products.

Criteria
Entry will be judged on the Marketing Statement/Project Description, four (4) - 8 1/2"x11" drawings and five (5) - 4"x6" photographs. Illustrate the problems, constraints, design solutions, applicability of submitted innovation as well as the beneficial impact to the consumer. Also include the code compliance of the innovation and the installation or construction technique required. Be sure to adequately explain the technical details.

The innovation should:
- be a construction or product application idea which is new to the industry;
- result in an easier, faster, or cost efficient construction of acceptable quality;
- result in an economical solution to an on site problem;
- be an innovation which is likely to gain wide acceptance;
- meet the minimum requirements of the code;
- result in a product which has good long term durability;
- be one which has been successfully used by the applicant.

The innovation should not:
- be an innovation taken from trade journals;
- be an innovation which is not capable of being applied on a typical job site.

Requirements:

  • Entry form.
  • Marketing Statement/Project Description - Should describe the innovation and explain how it meets the criteria for this category (in no more than 200 words).
  • four (4) drawings on 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
  • five (5) 4" x 6" photographs.
  • Six (6) 35mm colour horizontal slides of the following in triplicate:
    - one (1) of your company logo;
    - up to five (5) slides depicting the technical innovation.
  • One (1) 8"x10" glossy colour photo print.
*This award will be presented to one of the following: Builder, Renovator, Designer, Subtrade, Supplier or Manufacturer.

36. Outstanding Subtrade/Supplier/Manufacturer
Candidates must be nominated for this award by a builder, renovator, or subtrade to recognize outstanding contributions in the area of innovation or superior product by a supplier, manufacturer or subtrade which demonstrates high levels of excellence within the industry.

Criteria
Entry will be judged on how the contribution or workmanship added value and made a contribution to the success of the builder, renovator, subtrade or customer satisfaction.

Requirements
  • Entry Form.
  • Marketing Statement/Project Description - Should describe the features and aspects of the workmanship or service which distinguishes it as being of a superior level of excellence to that normally found within the industry. The Marketing Statement/Project Description should also demonstrate how the product, service or workmanship has tangibly contributed to the success of the builder, renovator or subtrade (in no more than 200 words).
  • Six (6) 35mm colour horizontal slides of the following in triplicate:
    - one (1) with company logo;
    - up to (five) 5 demonstrating innovative/superior product or outstanding workmanship.
  • A maximum of six (6) letters of reference from work completed within the last 12 months.
  • A statement which documents:
    - the candidate's commitment to excellence through programs such as Total Quality Management.
    - a formal Customer Service Policy.
*This award will be presented to one of the following: Sub-trade, Supplier or Manufacturer. Special consideration will be given to members of the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia.

40. Outstanding Consideration to Environmental Awareness
This award is given to the builder, renovator, developer, architect/designer, landscape architect or manufacturer of a project, product or program which demonstrates outstanding consideration to environmental awareness, including such things as sustainability (i.e. efficient land use, reduction in automobile infrastructure, balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide, on-site water/sewer-separation from the grid, and alternate energy sources).

Criteria
Entry will be judged on steps taken to minimize environmental impact of the project including standards such as R-2000 and can include avoidance, minimization, education, recycling, re-use, or other methods.

Requirements
  • Entry Form.
  • Marketing Statement/Project Description - Should explain your environmental plan and state how the entrant exceeds the requirements by various natural resource and regulatory agencies (in no more than 250 words).
  • Six (6) 35mm colour horizontal slides of the following in triplicate:
    - one (1) slide of "before" project;
    - five (5) slides best supporting your environmental effort(s).
  • One (1) of each of 5"x7" (before) and 8"x10" (after) glossy colour photo prints.
  • Twelve (12) collated sets on 8 1/2"x11" paper of:
    - pertinent information on all the environmentally friendly technologies, systems and products used in the project;
    - pertinent information (i.e. site plan, mitigation plan, landscape plans, engineering plans and specifications, educational/interpretative brochure, list of conditions imposed on the project by local, provincial, and federal regulatory agencies, etc.).
  • For a specific project provide:
    - certificate verifying claims regarding R-2000 standards;
    - inspection certificate from the municipality;
    - regional map showing where the building or development is in relation to other developments, green spaces and transit.
*Up to 2 companies will be recognized. Unless otherwise requested on the entry form, this award will be presented to the Builder/Renovator and Architect or Landscape Architect.

38. Excellence by Local Government in Cooperation / Leadership With Industry
This award will be given to Local Government that has shown the greatest leadership in fostering cooperation between public and private organizations in addressing housing issues.

Criteria
Entry will be judged on initiatives taken that promote working relationships between local government and industry along with positive steps taken by municipalities or regional districts, in conjunction with industry, in developing innovative responses to issues such as:
- actions, plans or strategies taken to improve affordable housing;
- reduction or streamlining of the regulatory process;
- innovative public/private partnerships;
- initiatives that address growth management and promotes liveable higher density housing;
- innovative solutions that provide additional choice and add quality of life for housing consumers.

Requirements
  • Entry Form.
  • A Statement which describes how the initiative responds to one or more of the above issues, the nature of the public/private collaboration, who was involved, and the outcome in terms of the impacts the initiative has had on specific markets or projects (in no more than 300 words). Submission may also include supporting documentation.
  • May include a letter of support from the Local Home Builders' Association or comparable industry association.
  • Six (6) 35mm colour horizontal slides of the following in triplicate:
    - Five (5) of project, if applicable;
    - One (1) of local government's logo.
  • One (1) 8"x10" glossy colour photo print.
*This award will be presented to the local government in cooperation with the builder/industry association for the project.
**The nominator for this award may be either a Builder or Association on behalf of a local government or the local government itself. Some indication of industry support of the local government initiative is recommended.
***If applicable, points for a project will be given to the builder as part of the accumulated points calculated under Categories #41 "Best Residential Development in B.C.", #43 "Best home Builder in B.C. (Small Volume - 25 Units or Less)", and #44 "Best Home Builder in B.C. (Large Volume - Over 25 Units)".

39. Customer Service Award
The Builder must be a member in good standing with a recognized building industry association, such as Canadian Home Builders' Association.

Criteria
Entry will be judged on the company's customer service strategy, the length of time it's been implemented, and the success enjoyed to date. The description may discuss any or all of the following elements which may be part of the customer service strategy; budgeting for after sales service, handling procedures for after sales service concerns and questions, and strategies during construction to eliminate callbacks or defects.

There must be at least four (4) entrants for an award to be given.

Requirements
  • Entry form.
  • Marketing Statement/Project Description - Should describe the service program and how it meets the criteria for this category (in no more than 150 words).
  • Six (6) 35mm colour, horizontal slides in triplicate:
    - one (1) of corporate logo;
    - up to five (5) of any customer service material utilized by staff.
  • One (1) 8"x10" glossy colour photo print.
  • Five (5) collated sets on 8 1/2"x11" paper of a minimum of three (3) purchaser's testimonials within the last twelve (12) months, commenting on such issues as :
    - product satisfaction;
    - closing procedures, including walk-through;
    - post occupancy responsiveness.
  • Submit five (5) copies of customer service handbook.
40. R2000 Builder of the Year Award
This award recognizes the outstanding contribution of members of the residential construction industry to the advancement of quality housing through the R-2000 builder program. This award is presented to an active R-2000 builder who has shown outstanding leadership in the construction of R-2000 homes, and who has promoted R-2000 as an advanced building technology within the Association.

Criteria
Entry will be judged on the volume and/or percentage of R-2000 homes built in the year of submission; skill in marketing of R-2000; contributions to the advance of the R-2000 technical standard; and promotion of R-2000 with builders (including participation in association-sponsored activities and events).

Requirements
  • Entry or nomination form.
  • Marketing Statement/Project Description - Should describe the R-2000 program and how it meets the criteria for this category (in no more than 150 words).
  • Five (5) 35mm colour, horizontal slides in triplicate of the project.
  • One (1) 8"x10" glossy colour photo print.
  • For a specific project provide:
    - certificate verifying claims regarding R-2000 standards;
    - inspection certificate from the municipality.

*This award will be presented to the builder. Spcial consideration will be given to members of the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia.
**An award entrant may be nominated or may submit their own entry. for nomination forms please contact:
Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia
HITC-BCIT Campus, Lot #NW5
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3H2
Email: meminfo@chbabc.org

 
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