Categories

Single Family Awards

These awards recognize excellence for the architectural qualities of a new home including overall exterior and interior design, use of building forms and materials, creative use of space, functionality of floor plan and overall appeal to a target market.  Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Single Family Categories

  • Single Family Under $325,000
  • Single Family $325,000 – $350,000
  • Single Family $350,000 – $375,000
  • Single Family $375 ,000 – $425,000
  • Single Family $425,000 – $475,000
  • Single Family $475,000 – $525,000
  • Single Family $525,000 – $600,000
  • Single Family $600,000 – $800,000
  • Single Family $800,000 – $1,000,000
  • Single Family $1,000,000 - $1,500,000
  • Single Family Over $1,500,000

NOTE: Infill projects can only be entered in Infill categories and cannot be entered in Single Family categories.

Single family categories are eligible for the Small or Large Builder Pinnacle Award.

Infill Awards

These awards recognize the design and challenges overcome integrating new homes into established neighbourhoods.  Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Infill Categories

  • Infill Home Under $600,000
  • Infill Home $600,000 - $1,200,000
  • Infill Home Over $1,200,000

An infill home is defined as a new home constructed on vacant, underused lots interspersed among older, existing properties in an established urban neighborhood. 

Infill categories are eligible for the Small or Large Builder Pinnacle Award.

Energy Efficiency Award

The award recognizes excellence in high performance homes that have an appealing aesthetic, including overall exterior and interior design, use of building forms and materials, creative use of space and functionality of floor plan.  Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Energy Efficient category is eligible for the Small or Large Builder Pinnacle Award.

Multi-Family Awards

These awards recognize excellence for the architectural qualities of a new home including overall exterior and interior design, use of building forms and materials, creative use of space, functionality of floor plan and overall appeal to a target market. Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Multi-family Categories

  • Multi-family Apartment Unit Under $500,000
  • Multi-family Townhome or Duplex Under $300,000
  • Multi-family Townhome or Duplex $300,000 – $375,000
  • Multi-family Townhome or Duplex $375,000 - $425,000
  • Multi-family Townhome or Duplex $425,000 – $500,000
  • Multi-family Unit Over $500,000

All units built as a part of a multi-family project must be entered in Multi-family categories. This includes duplexes, townhomes and apartment-style condominiums which all share at least one common wall.  Definition for each product is as follows:

  • DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (two units attached)
  • TOWNHOME/ROW – three or more attached homes
  • APARTMENT – four or more attached homes with common entrance

If they do not share a common wall, they must be entered into the appropriate Single Family category. Secondary suites are not eligible for individual submission.

When entering – Multi-family entry price must include LAND – see criteria for more information.

Multi-family categories are eligible for the Small or Large Builder Pinnacle Award.

Renovation Awards

Projects in the Single Room (Kitchen, Bathroom, Exterior and Renovator's Choice) categories showcase a single room and may entail the reconfiguration of existing spaces and/or addition of new space.

Projects entered into House Renovation categories must involve more than one room and may entail interior and exterior work, including the reconfiguration of existing spaces and/or addition of new space. Single Room renovations can be entered as part of a House Renovation category as well as entered separately into the Kitchen, Bathroom, Exterior and Renovator's Choice categories.  Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Renovation Categories

  • Home Renovation Under $400,000
  • Home Renovation $400,000 - $750,000
  • Home Renovation Over $750,000
  • Kitchen Renovation Under $100,000
  • Kitchen Renovation Over $100,000
  • Bathroom Renovation
  • Exterior Renovation - NEW
  • Renovator's Choice Renovation (Spaces that do not fit in renovation categories i.e.: sun-rooms, wine rooms, pool rooms, outdoor living spaces, basement, etc.)

Professional renovation categories are eligible for the Renovation Pinnacle Award.

Developer Awards

These awards recognize excellence in performance by developer members who create attractive, exciting and innovative communities.  All categories have two-year eligibility period (except new community). Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Developer Categories

  • New Community
  • Existing Community
  • Showhome Parade
  • Community Feature
  • Urban Redevelopment
  • Community Event - NEW

Developer categories are eligible for the Developer Pinnacle Award.

Safety Leadership Awards - FREE to Enter

The Safety Leadership Awards recognize builders and general members for their dedication to safety.  We know our members have many great safety programs already in place and now it’s time to distinguish yourself from the competition.  Each year awards are presented to those companies who have found an innovative approach to their safety programs and whose staff excel in safety. Click on the category for criteria and submission requirements.

Community Service Award - FREE to Enter

The Community Service Award recognizes a company that has demonstrated qualities of compassion and service to either one organization or a variety of volunteer activities in one year.

The company cannot receive monetary benefit for the charitable activities/events or service listed on the application. Cash or product donations will not be considered for this award.

Community Service Award is FREE to enter.  Builders, Developers or Renovators vying for a Pinnacle Award will receive FIVE (5) points for entering the Community Service Award. Click here for criteria.

Pinnacle Awards

What are the Pinnacle awards?

The Pinnacle awards recognize the top builders, developers and renovators of the awards competition. Points accumulate by placement in the various categories along with points for community service, association involvement, safety leadership and customer satisfaction. See the individual criteria below.

 

Do I need to enter the Pinnacle Award?

NEW! By completing the information at the beginning of the login process, you will be automatically entered for the respective Pinnacle Award(s). There is no charge for the Pinnacle Award entry.

 

What information is required to be automatically entered?

  • Company logo (EPS or PNG format)
  • Social media accounts (used for promotion of finalists and winners)
  • Number of homes built (ready for occupancy) between May 1, 2021 and May 15, 2022 (enter “0” if applying for ONLY Developer or Renovator Pinnacle)
  • Permission to contact your customer satisfaction surveyor (Avid Ratings or CustomerInsight). Enter N/A if not applicable.
  • Association involvement – who from your company volunteers locally, provincially or nationally (name and committee/board). Enter “none” if your company is not active on a committee
  • WCB number(s) – Used to verify COR or SECOR. Enter N/A if not applicable.

 

Can I opt out of the respective Pinnacle Award(s)?

If you wish to be excluded you need to email BILD Alberta prior to July 1, 2022 to request to be excluded from the Pinnacle competition.

 

Is there an eligibility requirement?

To be eligible, an individual home builder, renovator or developer member must have entered a minimum of THREE awards in respective categories for the corresponding Pinnacle award.

Example

  • Builder must have entered at least THREE submissions in the Single family and/or Multi-family home categories to be eligible for the Small or Large Builder Pinnacle award.
  • Developer must have entered at least THREE submissions (must include one in New or Existing Community category) in the Developer categories to be eligible for the Developer Pinnacle award.
  • Renovator must have entered at least THREE submissions in the Renovator categories to be eligible for the Renovator Pinnacle award.

 

How many Pinnacle Awards will be awarded?

This year, there are FOUR Pinnacle Awards in the following categories:

  • TWO Builder Pinnacle Awards
    • Small Builder - A builder who constructed 3-25 homes (ready for occupancy) between May 1, 2021 and May 15, 2022.
    • Large Builder - A builder who constructed more than 25 homes (ready for occupancy) between May 1, 20021 and May 15, 2022.
  • ONE Renovator Pinnacle Award
  • ONE Developer Pinnacle Award

 

What if there is a tie for the Pinnacle award?

In the event of a tie, a committee will be formed to review the finalists and determine the winner(s).

 

Can I enter more than one Pinnacle Award?

Yes, if your company has entered THREE submissions in the specific categories (Builder, Developer or Renovation), you can enter for the corresponding Pinnacle award. However, you cannot enter more than one Builder Pinnacle category.

 

What is the penalty for not removing logo or company name from submission?

NEW! If a judge flags your entry due to a visible logo or mention of company name in the submission photos, floor plan or write up you will be penalized 5 points/flagged entry at time of Pinnacle calculation. This applies to all categories with the exception of the Developer categories.

Pinnacle Awards will only be awarded if:

  • There is competition in 60% or more of the Single Family and Multi-family categories to award the Builder Pinnacle Awards.
  • There is competition in 60% or more of the Renovation categories to award the Renovation Pinnacle Award.
  • There is competition in 60% or more of the Developer categories to award the Developer Pinnacle Award.