Building inspector wins technology award

The award was given to Steve Banfield by the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia

Steve Banfield in his office on First Avenue.

A local man has been awarded Top Technologist of the Year by the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia.

Steve Banfield, a building inspector in Mission since 1989, was surprised to learn he was even nominated when he was invited to the awards in Burnaby May 25.

Banfield has been contracted as a draftsman and building designer with the federal government for over 20 years, and worked with BC Hydro as an underground service designer for 19.

A graduate of BCIT, he became an instructor in the Architecture and Engineering Technology Department five years ago.

“It was interesting because quite a few of my students are inspectors now and they were in the crowd,” he said about the awards.

Banfield’s business Focus Inspections is located on First Avenue beside MLA Randy Hawes’ office.