SAIA award winners announced
24 October 2023
The 2023 Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) celebrated the industry’s best during its awards dinner gala on Oct. 19.
Held in conjunction with the Association’s Annual Convention & Exposition, the awards recognize SAIA members for their service, dedication and contributions to the Association, as well as successes within the scaffold and access industry.
Broken into two categories – project awards and association awards – 17 winners took home trophies. For the full list, see below.
The SAIA also had its own “wins” to honor during its Annual Convention & Exposition, which was held Oct. 16-20 in Vancouver, including more than 160 first-time attendees and 12 new exhibitors at this year’s event. The SAIA also announced it gained 50 new members this year.
“I’d like to take this moment to thank our members who renewed in 2023 and those who joined us during the event,” said SAIA President Tracy Dutting-Kane, P.E. “Your involvement makes us stronger and safer, and I cannot thank you enough.”
Scaffold and access industry award winners
The SAIA awards recognize Association members for their service, dedication and contributions to the Association, as well as successes within the scaffold and access industry. The awards are broken down into two categories: Projects of the Year and Association Awards. (Editor’s note: Full project details will be revealed throughout the 2024 issues of SA Magazine. To subscribe, click here.)
Project of the Year Awards
The SAIA Project Awards recognize member companies that have gone above and beyond in contributing to the overall success of a project within the scaffold and access industry. This year’s winners were:
Mast Driven Hoists and Platforms
BandSafway – Two Manhattan West
The Innovation Award
Skyline Scaffold, Ltd. – Justice Institute
Bee Access – El Vado Dam
Scaffold Resource, LLC – Maryland State House Restoration – Ph.1 – Dome Rehabilitation
Skyline Scaffold, Inc. – Echowater Tertiary Treatment Facilities
D.H. Charles Engineering – Gordie Howe International Bridge
Performance Contracting, Inc. – Benson Polytechnic High School
The SAIA bestows a number of awards to Association members who have contributed their time, devotion, passion and expertise to the overall growth, mission and initiatives of the SAIA. Winners this year include:
ATI Instructor of the Year
Joel Almquest with Scaffold Service Inc.
William T. Ayers Founders Award
David Johnson with SkyLine Scaffold
Outstanding Council Chairperson
Outstanding Company Contribution
D.H. Charles Engineering
Hall of Fame
Victor Saleeby Award