Curaflo Of British Columbia Ltd. Nominated For Building Owners & Managers Association Of British Columbia Supplier/contractor Of The Year Award

Monday, May 23, 2011

CuraFlo of British Columbia Ltd. ("CuraFlo of British Columbia"), a leading provider of pipe restoration services for multi-tenant buildings and other commercial and institutional structures, is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for the prestigious Supplier/Contractor of the Year award sponsored by the Building Owners & Managers Association of British Columbia (BOMA BC).

CuraFlo of British Columbia was nominated for the award by representatives of Cadillac Fairview Corp., which owns the Pacific Centre office towers in downtown Vancouver. In 2010, CuraFlo of British Columbia successfully restored the water infrastructure system of two of the Pacific Centre office towers, located at 700 West Georgia Street and 701 West Georgia Street, with its proprietary epoxy lining system, the CuraFlo Engineered Flow Lining System.

Introduced in 2005, the Supplier/Contractor of the Year award is given to a BOMA supplier or contractor company that repeatedly excels in providing exemplary service. The judging criteria is based on professionalism, creativity and the ability to provide alternative solutions, innovation and cost effectiveness. In order to be eligible, a building representative must nominate the supplier/contractor company; the supplier/contractor must be a member of BOMA BC; and some level of service must have been performed during 2010. The winning entry will be announced during BOMA BC's Awards of Excellence Gala on May 25.

The Pacific Centre complex was constructed in the 1970s, and its structures have plumbing systems comprised of copper piping. Over time, multiple pinhole leaks formed in the hot and cold water supply lines of the systems within the Centre's 700 and 701 West Georgia Street office towers. Cadillac Fairview Corp. representatives initially considered a complete repiping of these water infrastructure systems to address this problem. Yet the process of replacing existing pipes was a costly and invasive option that could have severely disrupted tenant businesses for months.

As a less-invasive, environmentally friendly, sustainable and cost-effective alternative to pipe replacement, CuraFlo's epoxy lining can be installed with little or no downtime, and with minimal disruption to residents. CuraFlo's proprietary epoxy lining system is also designed to ensure optimal water flow, pressure and quality, as well as prevent future leaks and corrosion.

Beginning in April 2010, the CuraFlo of British Columbia team restored the two Pacific Centre office towers' hot, cold and recirculation pipes. Work was completed in June.

"We are honored to be nominated for this prestigious award by the Cadillac of Fairview Corp.," said Sanjiv Gupta, PMP, and General Manager of CuraFlo of British Columbia. "In considering remedies to their plumbing challenges, management recognized that CuraFlo of British Columbia's epoxy lining system is much less invasive than repiping, significantly reducing project completion time and disruption to tenants. They were also very interested in the additional benefits of epoxy lining being greener and less costly in labor and materials, since minimal amounts of copper pipe and drywall are removed and replaced. This nomination affirms their belief in CuraFlo, and it underscores their satisfaction in our work." In addition to a full array of infrastructure rehabilitation services, CuraFlo's epoxy pipe lining solutions are widely renowned for alleviating problems with deteriorating pipes and plumbing systems. In many instances, this proves a highly effective alternative to pipe replacement. In fact, pipes restored with CuraFlo's epoxy lining can gain an additional service life of 40 to 60 years. For more information about CuraFlo, or to speak with a CuraFlo professional about specific water infrastructure challenges, please visit or call 888-4-CURAFLO.

ABOUT BOMA BC BOMA BC is the largest commercial real estate industry association in British Columbia, with more than 300 members that own or manage more than 80 million square feet of commercial space in Vancouver alone. Its mission is to be recognized as the principal voice, through leadership and advocacy, for the commercial real estate industry. BOMA BC is affiliated with both BOMA Canada and BOMA International.

ABOUT CURAFLO CuraFlo is North America's leading provider of pipe restoration services for apartment buildings and other multi-tenant residential, commercial, industrial and municipal structures. Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company offers comprehensive pipe restoration services through a network of franchisees. In 1996, CuraFlo was one of the first companies in North America to provide epoxy pipe lining services in commercial and residential multi-tenant buildings. Since then, CuraFlo has remained the provider of choice for pipe restoration services throughout North America. For more information, visit or contact Skip Wolfe, Vice President of Sales & Marketing: 888-4-CURAFLO.

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