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Claude Alston Award

The Claude Alston Award is the ECA's highest honour, given in recognition of an individual's distinguished contribution to the Edmonton construction community. The ECA Board of Directors created the award in 1975.  

The award is named for Claude William Alston (1883-1975), a charter member of the Edmonton Builders Exchange (est. 1931 and renamed the Edmonton Construction Association in 1965). Alston, a General Contractor, was one of the association's greatest contributors, serving as its President from 1947 to 1949, at which time he retired from Poole Construction Limited. The following year, Alston was appointed Secretary-Manager of the Association, a position which he retained until 1960. He passed away in 1975. Shortly after he passed away, the ECA Board of Directors developed criteria for a special award in Alston's name.

The Claude Alston Award allows the ECA to celebrate and honor persons of extraordinary leadership contributing to the “common good” of the Edmonton construction sector. The ECA seeks to recognize individuals whose accomplishments, leadership, and service will inspire future leaders who espouse similar values and enable the best outcomes for the construction sector.

Presented by the Edmonton Construction Association for outstanding service and contribution to the Edmonton area construction industry.