THE ETRO - ISSUE 06
2018 VRCA Awards of Excellence
Our Parq Vancouver Victor Steakhouse and JW Marriott Spa is a Silver Award winner in the 2018 VRCA Awards of Excellence! A record number of entries were received this year, with 49 Silver Award winners selected across 15 project categories. Projects were assessed on the use of innovative techniques, new materials, exceptional project management - and more.
This win is a testament to the skills and collaboration of our entire project team and all of our project partners. Congrats!
At the Awards Gala in October, ETRO Construction will be honoured alongside Canadian Turner Construction (Metro Vancouver Headquarters), ICE Development (BCLS Park Royal Shopping Centre), and Ledcor Construction (Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World) for excellence in the General Contractors - Tenant Improvement category. And, one project will be announced as the Gold Award winner. Stay tuned for updates!
Monument Kitsilano & Kits Walk
Construction Kick-Off Update
This fall is all about multi-family residential projects in Kitsilano: Monument Kitsilano and Kits Walk.
Monument by EPTA Properties began construction in August, and is scheduled to complete in April 2020. Set at Broadway and Larch in the iconic neighbourhood of Kitsilano, this four storey mixed-use concrete development boasts 22 luxury condos and townhouses with two levels of underground parking and 5,000 sqft of retail space. With expansive balconies, private rooftop terraces, and high end finishes, the Monument will bring a new standard of living to the Kits community.
Beginning construction this November, Kits Walk is scheduled for completion in July 2020. This 48 unit, 6 storey wood frame residential apartment building sits along the Arbutus greenway at Arbutus + 12th and offers tenants three levels of underground parking. Kits Walk is our second project with Strand Development (Columbia our first) and our sixth with Yamamoto Architecture.
FOUR one year anniversaries to celebrate in September: anniversary twins Marko Djokic and Sandra Fidalgo (5th), Maryam Malekpour (18th), and Peter Janzen (25th)! Thanks for an amazing year of hard work and being a contribution to the whole team!
Happy birthday to Jeff Laing (16th), Nancy Fogliato (21st), and Hrvoje Pavic (22nd)!
AND, if you missed it, we also celebrated Maryam Malekpour becoming a Canadian citizen last month!
Sending a big WELCOME to two new team members:
Charles Noftall joins the First West team as Project Manager, and Chad Prokop joins us as the Director of Finance and Corporate Development.
August Quiz Winner
The question: how many kegs of beer is equivalent to the amount of dirt excavated at the First West site?
The answer: 500,000!
Congratulations to Tony, John, and Jake for guessing correctly!