We would like to acknowledge the members who have stepped up so far with contributions towards our new building. First, we would like to thank Jonathan Asselin and Nancy Southern, who, through good folks of Atco, introduced us to the architectural design team at Kasian Architects. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Kasian, they really understand the vision of Area 27. That original sketch floor plan has evolved into a beautiful building that is equal parts form and function.
We would like to thank Bartek Farafoszyn of Bartek Construction Ltd. who is heading up the build as the General Contractor. Bartek has given us great confidence with his open approach, combine d with a wealth of experience and industry wide connections. One of them being a life long friend of his, and one our members, Gildo Giusti. The Giusti Group are the guys you see here now forming the concrete work. If you have had a chance to see these guys work, it is obvious that they are the A-team. The way they get things done is nothing short of impressive.
We would also like to thank Wade Wagstaff and his team at Grizzly Excavating for the detailed excavation work that got this project going. Wade was able to mobilize on short notice and get the work done precisely, and on schedule so the forming could begin. Alvin Unger, of Clearbrook Iron Works, is busy fabricating the structural steel. I personally tasked Alvin with a unique design detail that will appear later in the construction. We can also thank Alvin for our excellent start/finish tower that he designed and fabricated.
Our own Founding Member, Les Cool, connected us with Structurlam of Penticton. Structurlam has designed and is fabricating a Glulam and Crosslam roof for the building that will undoubtedly be one of the signature design features and will be complimentary to their flag stands. We have a host of members who are interested in being a part of the coming phases of construction and completion. We look forward to seeing a real showpiece appear before our very eyes. We are fortunate to have such a capable group from within our own membership, this is something to be very proud of.