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The Leading construction & Design awards for Australia

14 March 2019

THE ACA is Co-Hosted with Australia’s Leading and Largest Construction and Design Show, Sydney BUILD

AWARD Categories

Awards Events Timings

19:00 - 19:45


Registration and Welcome Reception

Noble Dining Room, LEVEL 2
Driver Avenue, Moore Park,
NSW 2021

19:45 - 20:00

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Welcome Speech

Australian architect and television presenter, best known for presenting the TV series Grand Designs Australia, Peter Maddison, will be giving the OPENING speech for the 2019 awards.

Maddison is a practising architect, who started working as a student in 1978 with Peter Crone & Associates. He also worked with Morris & Pirotta Architects, Cocks & Carmichael Architects, and was a Partner with McIntyre Partnership Architects & Urban Planners, before founding his own practice Maddison Architects Pty Ltd in 1988.

Maddison is a long-standing member of the Australian Institute of Architects' Small Practice Forum and Awards Taskforce.

20:00 - 21:30


3 Course Dinner served with Refreshments

Entertainment to be provided during dinner service

21:30 - 23:15


Awards Announcements and Speeches

  • Health & Safety solution of the year

  • Process innovation of the year

  • product innovation of the year

  • technological innovation of the year

  • Supplier of the year

  • sustainable construction awards

  • Marketing initiative for the year

  • offsite construction project of the year

  • regeneration project of the year

  • architectural design of the year

  • women in construction award

  • risk engineer of the year award

  • Australian build excellence award



  • Between 19:15 and 22:15, the bar at the Australian Construction Awards will provide free flow drinks. After 22:15, the bar will return to a cash bar.

The Australian Construction Awards are judged by a leading panel of industry experts form across the architecture, design and construction industry. Below you will find details of the judges who have agreed to take part in the judging panel this year. Additional judges are to be added shortly.

The award categories are divided equally between the judges. The judges are only voting on categories where they feel they have a strong background and they are not allowed to vote on any categories where there could be any conflict of interest. Judges feedback for the winners and the runners up will be released at the awards ceremony.

Applicants are NOT allowed to contact judges directly to discuss their awards nomination. If the judges require clarification on any points then they will contact the organiser who will then liaise between the two parties.


ACA 2019 Award Judges

12 Awards Judged by Australia’s Most Credible Construction Heads

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Stephen Grubitis & Associates

Christina Knorr, Senior Fire Safety Engineer

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Design Futures Council

Alexia Lidas, Managing Director

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Bad Monkeys

Adam Sheather, Co Founder

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The Footprint Company

Dr. Caroline Noller, Founder & CSO

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Blue IoT

Bob Sharon, Founder & Chief Innovator

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Holger de Groot, National Director of BIM

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Greenland Australia

Keith Mak, Design Manager

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Hannah Morton, Associate

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Kevin Peddie, Associate and Regional Manager

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DesignInc Sydney

Sandeep Amin, Managing Director

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Diversity Australia

Steven Asnicar, CEO

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Rodd Perry, Principal

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Icon Co

Emily Mudge, Health, Government & Institution Sector Management

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Paul Kouppas, Team Lead

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edge environment

Max Van Biene, Principal Consultant and Head of Project Delivery

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watpac limited

Kate Hannaford, Head of Business Strategy

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Dhanjeet Shah, National BIM manager

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Icon Co

David Alessi, Business Development Manager

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Digital NoDE

Rebecca De Cicco, Director

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Global GreenTag

Brett Hazlett, Global Certification Strategist

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certified energy

Jamie Bonnefin, Founding Director

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Dr Sebastian Haan, Director and Lead Data Scientist


Charlie Pidcock Pty Ltd

Charlie Pidcock, Director


Jo Gillies, Director

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BluKube Architecture

Kylie Mills, Architect

Scentre Group Design

Elise Challenor, Interior Designer

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Andrea Kraal, Project Engineer Manager

Green Roofs Australasia

Matthew Dillon, President


The Australian Construction Awards will be taking place alongside the industry leading exhibition and conference:  Sydney Build Expo

The Sydney Build Expo will be taking place on March 14th (9:30am - 5:30pm) and 15th (9:30am - 4:30pm) at the Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavillion. The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of day one of the event. The majority of those who are attending the exhibition will be coming along to the awards.

If you would like to exhibit, speak or simply attend the awards please go to:  or contact: