CALGARY, Mar. 7, 2017/ - BILD Calgary Region is pleased to announce the 78 finalists for the 2016 SAM Awards.
With close to 800 entries, the economy did not suppress member enthusiasm to compete for 60 industry awards. Winners of individual categories plus five prestigious Grand SAM Awards will be announced April 8, 2017 at the SAM Awards Gala to be held at the Telus Convention Centre.
“For three decades the SAM Awards have demonstrated the determination and innovation of member companies, and this year will be no different,” says Shane Wenzel, chair of the SAM committee. “This year we celebrate the SAM Award’s 30th anniversary and the first Awards for BILD Calgary Region, the new identity of the association.”
This yearly celebration of excellence is the biggest party for our industry and one of the biggest annual private events in Calgary. The gala presentation will include local talents with this year’s focus being closer to home.
“For this year’s gala we wanted to support our local economy,” says Wenzel. “There will be a 100-mile menu and local, world-class, entertainment.”
The awards cover 10 different categories and finalists are chosen through a detailed, rigorous process with industry judges awarding points which are then authenticated by an accounting firm.
“The Awards have the ability to bring the industry together as a community,” says Guy Huntingford, CEO of BILD Calgary Region. “This event is an exciting occasion annually and recognizes the best in a hugely competitive industry where quality, design and innovation prevail in every way. Congratulations to all the finalists and good luck at the SAM Awards Gala.”
BILD Calgary Region is a not-for-profit organization representing the Calgary and region building industry. The Association has a membership base that includes all facets of residential home and commercial construction, from single and multi-family builders, renovators, and residential land developers, to trades, suppliers, and professional companies involved in some aspect of the building industry. Its vision: “To create the most liveable communities in the world.” For more information, please visit bildcr.com
Guy Huntingford David Bears
CEO, BILD – Calgary Region Director, Programs