HAMILTON, ONT. — The Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA) recently presented Christina Sorba of Ira McDonald Construction with the Young Leader Award at their Awards Night.
The awards portion of the HHCA’s 102nd Annual General Meeting was held virtually in February. Sorba is the third woman to receive the award.
Sorba, an estimator, was born and raised in Hamilton and got a job at Comstock while she was still in high school. She decided to enroll in Mohawk College’s Architectural Technology program. She completed two co-ops with PCL and worked on the Ripley’s Aquarium and the Pan-Am Athletes Village.
After graduating, Sorba accepted positions working with Pomerleau in Atlantic Canada and Farmer Construction in British Columbia. She has worked on a number of projects including The Alexander, a condo project attached to the historic Keith’s Brewery in Halifax, and the Victoria International Marina in Victoria, B.C.
When she returned to Hamilton in 2018, Sorba joined Ira McDonald Construction and got involved with the HHCA’s Young Leaders Group. Over the years she has acted as secretary and contributed to the delivery of the YLG Talks education series and networking events.
Sorba is Gold Seal Certified, a LEED green associate and holds a Construction Estimator Certified designation through the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and is pursuing her Professional Quantity Surveyor designation.