Simcoe and Rees WaveDeck Construction Honoured

The Simcoe and Rees WaveDecks have won an Award of Excellence at this year’s Ontario Builders Awards. The awards, handed out by the Ontario General Contractors Association, honour excellence in non-residential construction.

The award, which was in the Industrial Category for projects under $5 million, was presented to Somerville Construction, the construction contractor who built all three wavedecks along the central waterfront. 

This is the first construction-related award for the wavedecks whose complex design required the installation of undulating, cantilevered steel and timber structures supported on piles as well as in-water works aimed at creating new fish habitat under and adjacent to the wavedecks.  The construction team also had to ensure that the decking, furniture and finishes were crafted to follow the wavedecks’ elegant and dynamic curves.