These are just a few of the impressive projects featured in the next 29 pages, which are included in our coverage of the annual Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects Awards.
Not only are these projects reflective of the creativity, innovation and hard work that go into Alberta's construction projects-the underlying theme of the Top Projects Awards since its inception more than a decade ago-they illustrate the diversity and complexity of projects throughout the province.
We keep the rules for the Top Projects Awards simple to keep the focus on the projects themselves. Design functionality and appearance, the success of the construction process, unique or innovative construction materials and the project delivery method are key to determining which projects win.
Over the years, we've tweaked the awards categories-this year we've added design and sustainability-to reflect the trends we see.
Also new this year is our Project of the Year award. Our judging panel looked at all the nominations from this year's entries and voted by secret ballot to choose the winner.
So, without further ado, it's time to introduce the winners….
SAIT TRADES AND TECHNOLOGY COMPLEX
SUNCOR FIREBAG STAGE 4
SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE
WEST LRT STATIONS
COMBINED OFFICE-CONTROL TOWER
HANGINGSTONE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE