Concrete projects recognized

Montréal’s ETS Student Housing project is a 10-storey building with 286 rooms. There are three types of rooms, each corresponding to a colour of the prefabricated panel. The structure earned a 2013 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Award. Photo © Serge Jacques.

Two Canadian projects were honoured at the 51st annual Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Awards.

A total of 20 projects were honoured ranging from bridges to multi-family structures in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The awards are given to projects showcasing the high-performance attributes of precast/prestressed concrete. These attributes include concrete spans on bridges, durability, and resilience to extreme weather.

The 2013 Canadian winners are ETS Student Housing (Montréal), which won for best multi-family project, and the Holder Avenue Underpass (Thunder Bay) which received “Best Bridge with a Span Between 23 and 45 m (76 and 149 ft)” and the Harry H. Edwards Award for Industry Advancement. The project was featured in a cover story in the January 2013 issue of Construction Canada.

Additional categories include Best Parking Structure, Best Mixed-Use Building, and Best Religious Structure. Click here for a full list of winners.

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