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St. Joseph Seminary, with its complex ceilings and walls, was judged the best commercial interior in Alberta. It was one of 19 projects honored by the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau.

NWCB honors outstanding ceiling and wall projects

The Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau on April 14 handed out 20 awards for outstanding wall and ceiling projects at the association's 61st annual convention and trade show in Victoria, B.C.

April 14, 2011
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Awards were given for commercial and residential projects, for both interior and exterior finishes. Four are for suspended ceilings. In the U.S., there are five winners in Washington, three in Oregon, one in Alaska and one in Idaho. In Canada, there are five winners in British Columbia and five in Alberta.

The projects were judged on design, job site innovation and/or conditions, quality of workmanship, use of materials and overall effect.

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2011 Outstanding Project of the Year Awards
Interior Commercial
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Iris Campus
Expert Drywall

Exterior Commercial
South Hill Data Center
Western Partitions

Cal-Mor Circle
Joseph J. Jefferson & Son

Suspended Ceiling
UW Foster School of Business
Forrest Sound Products

Exterior Light-Gauge Panel
Swedish/Hammes Issaquah
Pacific Construction Systems

Interior Commercial
Mirabella South Waterfront
Western Partitions

Portland State University Lincoln Hall
Western Partitions

Suspended Ceiling
Chemeketa Community College Center for Business & Industry
Performance Contracting

Fort Greely energy retrofit
Bradshaw and Associates

Light-Gauge Steel Framing
Life Care Center of Post Falls
Specialty Construction Systems

British Columbia
Louis Vuitton, Hotel Vancouver
Raicor Contracting

Exterior Commercial
The Madison
Sunco Drywall

Interior Commercial
The Atrium
Parker Johnston Industries

Light-Gauge Steel Framing
The Atrium
Dryco Systems

Suspended Ceiling
Cloverdale Recreation Centre
Celtic Contractors

Interior Commercial
St. Joseph Seminary And Newman College
Innovative Interior Systems

Exterior Commercial
CrossIron Mills
Stampede Plastering (2000) Inc.

Suspended Ceiling
Centennial Place
Chinook Winds Interiors

Light-Gauge Steel Framing
Michner Hill Extended Care
DVS Drywall Contractors

Calgary Public Building
Virco Contracting


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