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Mon, Feb 12th 2007 12:00 am, by system
Niagara Falls OT

(February 12, 2007, Niagara Falls, Ontario) Calamar Canada, a full service real estate organization that specializes in site-cast concrete tilt-up construction, was recently recognized with an international award for the submission of Hana America Corporation. Hana America was one of thirty-three projects selected for an award from nearly one hundred submittals. This prestigious award was presented in the retail category by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) at the 2007 TCA annual meeting and awards breakfast in Las Vegas during the World of Concrete convention. TCA is a non-profit international organization founded in 1986 that serves to expand and improve the use of site cast Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method. This is the 16th consecutive year the Achievement Awards have been held.

Hana America Corporation is a 2-storey building totaling nearly 9,500 S.F., comprised of a restaurant, a retail store and a tourism office. The concrete tilt-up structure features an integral insulation system, providing both durability and energy efficiency. Architectural elements complement the building ownerÂ’s Korean heritage and a unique entranceway was created with unusual tilt-up panels achieving a striking look. Fast track scheduling, superior insulating values and low maintenance are just a few of the reasons the owners of Hana America chose the state-of-the-art, site cast concrete tilt-up method of construction for their new facility.

This award represents the second for Calamar Canada's submission of the Hana America project. It was previously honored at Construct Canada/Concrete Tradeshow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in December 2006.

"We are thrilled that this project has won yet another award," said Calamar Canada Vice President and General Manager Gary Ulias. "The CON/STEEL site cast concrete tilt-up system enabled us to achieve this attractive building by giving the owner the appearance he wanted as well as providing the architect with the design freedom he needed to achieve this distinctive appearance. It also enabled us to construct the building amid an extremely tight footprint and a very tight schedule during the winter months so it would be completed in time for the tourism season. We are especially pleased to accept this award and are proud of all the team members that were involved with and associated with the Hana project."