Three projects, which feature Dryvit products, were recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Projects of the Year Award, presented by the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau (NWCB). The Natural Resources Building in Olympia, Wash. and the AGC Center in Wilsonville, Ore. both won in the Restoration category, while the Uptown Shopping Centre in Victoria, British Columbia won in the Light-Gauge Steel Framing category. The NWCB hands out awards for outstanding wall and ceiling projects at the association’s annual convention and tradeshow. Awards are given in up to nine categories and for projects based in three locations.
“We congratulate the contractors who worked on these award-winning projects and thank the NWCB judges for recognizing them,” said Barbara Catlow, director of marketing communications, Dryvit Systems, Inc. “The use of Dryvit products on these projects is a testament to their performance attributes and aesthetics.”
During the renovation of the Natural Resources Building, more than 15,000 square feet of exterior wall was re-clad. This project had many challenges including, all work being done while the seven story building was occupied, the wet and windy weather, the limited stacking area, and the height of scaffolding. Outsulation by Dryvit was used to replace the original EIF system, including the air- and water-resistive barrier, flashing system and finishes. “In spite of the additional challenges, the workmanship and project design resulted in a fantastic recladding of the National Resources Building,” said one judge.
The AGC Center did not have as many challenges as the Natural Resource Building, but the entire project had to be completed in 90 days, including the replacement of the 35-year-old EIFS. Utilizing DryvitCARE, the owner created an updated structure that maintained the character of its original design and increased the energy efficiency of the building.
It took four years and 50,000 labor hours to construct the 12 buildings and parking garage of the new Uptown Shopping Center. The sheer magnitude of the site is what set this project apart from the rest, and the project is still expanding with phase three starting later in 2014, which is expected to contain residential and office buildings.