Submit your project by August 1.

TIAC is excited to announce the Contractor Excellence Awards, a recognition program that celebrates the exceptional craftsmanship of TIAC’s contractor members. This award serves as a platform to showcase the exemplary performance, quality, and professionalism exhibited by the contractor community.

“The operating efficiency and aesthetic appeal of mechanical systems have always been key aspects of our industry, and insulators have always taken pride in their quality of work,” says Tristan Bertram, TIAC’s director of industry affairs. “That’s why the Pursuit of Excellence is one of TIAC’s core values. Our team recognized the significance of pursuing excellence in our industry and saw an opportunity to highlight this core value and our contractors’ incredible work.”

The Contractor Excellence Awards will spotlight the outstanding contributions of TIAC contractor members with the aim of inspiring others to strive for excellence, and they will reinforce TIAC’s position as a leading advocate for excellence in thermal insulation practices.

“We hope to see various projects entered, particularly those that were challenging or unique and required a high degree of skill to complete,” Bertram says. “We are looking for projects that truly showcase the excellence of our contractor members, ones that make our conference attendees stop and say, ‘Wow!’ If your company wins, you’ll earn some well-deserved bragging rights—make your submission count!”

Join TIAC in celebrating the pursuit of excellence, quality, and dedication within the thermal insulation industry through the Contractor Excellence Awards.

How to Submit:

Submitting your project for consideration is easy. Access the online submission form and enter your project details and supporting materials HERE or scan the QR code.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a current TIAC member with the project completed during the contractor’s TIAC membership period.
  • The project must have been completed within the last year.
  • If selected as a winner, at least one representative from the contractor’s company must attend TIAC’s 62nd Conference to receive the award.


Submission Criteria:

  • Project name & province
  • Insulation contractor company name
  • Industry sector (commercial, industrial, institutional, specialty)
  • Type of facility: (e.g., petrochemical, food processing)
  • Project overview or description of insulation system
  • Insulation related goals: (e.g., carbon reduction, personnel protection, energy efficiency, cost reduction)
  • Temperature range
  • Photos (and videos, if available)
  • Unique challenges faced
  • Company’s statement on “The Pursuit of Excellence” and its incorporation into the project.
  • Customer testimony (if desired)


Award & Benefits:

The grand-prize-winning project will receive:

  • a prize to support the contractor’s ongoing Pursuit of Excellence.
  • a prominent feature in the Fall 2024 issue of the TIAC Times, showcasing the contractor’s project and steadfast commitment to excellence.
  • a distinctive TIAC 2024 Contractor Excellence Award Recipient badge, which can be proudly display on a website or email signature, underscoring leadership in the insulation industry.



The award ceremony will occur during TIAC’s Annual Conference in St. John’s, NL, from August 21 to 24, 2024. Click HERE to read more about this year’s Conference.


“TIAC is all about reducing carbon emissions and contributing to a more sustainable future without sacrificing industry,” Bertram says. “The higher the quality of insulation systems our contractor members install, the greater the impact we have. Ultimately, we aim to foster alignment within our community and inspire individuals to prioritize excellence to contribute towards achieving our mission.”