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EIFS Design Awards Program

Registrations and Submissions for the 2016-17 ECC Architectural Design Awards are now closed. Check back soon for next year’s Awards!

Introduction

The EIFS Council of Canada is proud to announce the EIFS Architectural Design Awards to honour design professionals and firms which incorporate EIFS technologies into innovative and creative built projects. The goal of this Award is to create a new benchmark in EIFS construction.

The Awards Program is open to all architects, architectural firms, and design professionals that have designed and completed a building located in Canada which utilizes EIFS.

All Award recipients will be recognized in a dedicated Press Release and featured in articles submitted to prominent Canadian architectural and construction publications. There will be one Grand Award winner with a maximum of 2 honourable mentions for each category. Award recipients will be honoured at the ECC 2017 Conference and Awards Dinner on June 13th 2017.

The recipients are selected by a jury of architectural, building science and relevant  industry experts from a variety of disciplines.   The 2017 judging panel has been announced  and highlighted in dedicated press release featured on this website.

Categories & Eligibility Criteria

Project Categories eligibility criteria, with reference to the National Building Code

General criteria:

• Project opaque walls must be comprised of more than 50% EIFS
• Project site and building must be physically located in Canada

Low rise residential:

• Project must be occupied no sooner than January 1st, 2015 and no later than January 31st, 2017.
• Project must be within the scope of Part 9 of Division B of the local building code and be used or intended to be used for residential occupancy

High rise residential:

• Project must be occupied no sooner than January 1st, 2015 and no later than January 31st, 2017.
• Project must be within the scope of Part 3 of Division B of the local building code and be used or intended to be used for residential occupancy

Commercial/Retail:

• Project must be occupied no sooner than January 1st, 2015 and no later than January 31st, 2017.
• Project must be within the scope of Part 9 or Part 3 and be used or intended to be used for business and personal services OR mercantile occupancy

Recreational/Institutional

• Project must be occupied no sooner than January 1st, 2015 and no later than January 31st, 2017.
• Project must be constructed in compliance with the local building code and be used or intended to be used for assembly occupancy

Renovation

• Project must have been completed no sooner than January 1st, 2015 and no later than January 31st, 2017.
• Project must be constructed in compliance with the local building code
• Project must be a recladding of an existing building (Note: if an addition was added to an existing building and new floor area was added, the project would not be eligible for the renovation category, but would be eligible for the appropriate category above)

Schedule of Key Dates

  • Deadline for application/registration: April 7th, 2017
  • Deadline for submissions: April 7th, 2017
  • Deadline for finalists notifications: May 7th 2017
  • Date of Awards Ceremony: ECC 2017 Conference and Awards Reception on June 13th, 2017
  • Deadline for RSVPs: May 30th 2017

Submission Guidelines and Requirements

All submissions will be electronic format and submitted through the EIFS Awards portal. You will be asked to provide project information, project team information and project details. You will also be asked to provide a separate (1) 8.5 x 11” page summary of your project. Any additional supporting material such as key details, drawings and photographs will be submitted in a single PDF file.

Additional supporting material format: All submissions should be 8.5 x11” format submitted online. (16) single-sided pages maximum.