Black Press is a platinum media sponsor of the 10th annual Thompson Okanagan Kootenay Commercial Building Awards competition.

Black Press is a platinum media sponsor of the 10th annual Thompson Okanagan Kootenay Commercial Building Awards competition.

Deadline looms for commercial building awards

Project must be completed by July 31, entries in by August 11

The nomination deadline for the 10th annual Thompson Okanagan Kootenay Commercial Building Awards competition is fast approaching, and organizers are anticipating more entries this year than last.

New institutional, commercial, industrial building, multi/single family, recreational or renovation projects located within these regions and completed between July 31, 2017 and July 31, 2018 are eligible for a Commercial Building Award, with the gala celebration set for Sept. 20 at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna.

This event recognizes the winning efforts of the Thompson, Okanagan and Kootenay regions’ new institutional, commercial, industrial building, multi-family, recreational or renovation projects located from Kamloops to Osoyoos, and from Revelstoke to Fernie.

The deadline for accepting nominations is Aug. 11, providing the project is completed by July 31 this year.

Black Press is a platinum media sponsor of the event and MNP LLP and RE/MAX Commercial are gold sponsors.

Each submission will now be judged by a team of independent judges on the categories noted below, using the following criteria:

• Does it complement the surrounding properties and area?

• Is it esthetically pleasing?

• Are there unique architectural features?

• What is the level of finish (choice in construction materials)?

• Does it answer a specific development need within the community?

• Does it contribute to a healthy, sustainable community?

• Does it have any environmentally friendly or green elements for possible consideration?

The categories for this year’s awards are: mixed use (commercial/residential), community institutional (includes church/ schools/government facilities), retail/shopping centres, office, community recreational, seniors housing, industrial, multi family/single family, hospitality-hotels/motels, recreational/resort, commercial renovation/restoration, green, civil (roads, bridges and infrastructure), and wood construction.

For nomination forms, or for further information about the event or sponsorship, contact Mark MacDonald at Business Examiner Thompson Okanagan at mark@businessexaminer.ca.

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