We'd like to thank the hundreds of companies who took the time to enter the Australian Construction Awards this year.
HEALTH & SAFETY SOLUTION OF THE YEAR
Providing a safe working environment is vital. This award celebrates outstanding contribution to improved H&S in the industry, whether through a specific product or through process adaptation.
152HQ transforms business through digitalisation and provides a complete end-to-end solution, from business or project analysis right through to development and rollout. One such solution is the Safe-halo application, a remote worker management tool developed in response to the need to assist lone or isolated workers in the event of an emergency. Leveraging digital technologies Safe-halo’s coding identifies the location of a user’s smart device via assisted GPS (GPS-A), WiFi signal, as well as cellular positioning, and relays the position back to the cloud-based hub. The hub/management system reports an individual’s safety status, GPS location, speed, and route, in real time. Safe-halo can also be paired with a personal GPS device, such as Spot 3, giving users 100 per cent coverage.
PROCESS INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
They say there is a method in the madness, but this award focuses on how companies have developed working methods to show greater efficiency or have seen a substantial improvement in profits as a result of new processes.
Sydney Water Corporation - Elemental Projects
The Delivery Management group (DM) is a strategic consortium formed between Sydney Water Corporation, Lendlease and John Holland to design and deliver infrastructure projects. The group has 200+ staff and 1500+ ‘in-flight’ projects. In 2018, DM completed an ambitious, innovative and comprehensive process improvement program that encapsulated several major process innovation projects. The projects include a new process-driven system-supported delivery framework, the HELIX Asset Creation Process, launched late in 2016 and significantly upgraded and optimised in 2017-18 in phase 2. Also launched in 2018 was a bespoke Management Operating System, consisting of structured tools to optimise operational/project delivery, maximise monitoring and control, enable data-driven analysis and continual improvement, enhance leadership support and management practices, and ensure a consistent operational approach that aligns with corporate goals.
Davies Design and Construction
PRODUCT INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
There are a huge number of products and materials available to anyone working in the Australian Construction Industry, so standing out can be a challenge. This award recognises those who have risen to that challenge, through innovation in their product line to create something that cannot be ignored.
MULTIPANEL is an Australian owned and operated company, established in 2000 to manufacture lightweight, waterproofing building panels for the super yacht industry. Aware of waterproofing issues facing the Australian construction industry, the company changed its focus. MULTIPANEL is manufactured from a technologically advanced high-density polyurethane composite material providing a versatile, lightweight waterproof panel that is stronger then traditional foam alternatives, is fire retardant and has excellent thermal and acoustic properties. The energy efficient and eco-friendly product is a groundbreaking solution to waterproofing that enables industry pioneers to achieve unique and innovative outcomes that were once constrained by traditional methods and materials.
Makinex Construction Products
TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
Software and technology are having an increasing influence on the construction industry, whether it is through the use of modelling software or the varying uses of virtual reality. This award will acknowledge the important impact of technological innovations throughout the last year.
Meriton’s purpose for this project was to design and develop a new process to assist with the as-built documentation for the construction of Building 2A, an elliptical 22-storey building located at Carter Street, Lidcombe. Traditionally asbuilt documentation takes place on an ad-hoc basis by utilising construction documentation and hand mark-ups with traditional trigonometry survey input. Meriton conceptualised a method for AAM Group to trial pre-pour data gathering utilising autonomous means such as Photogrammetry (stitching multiple photos together to calculate the 3D position of an object) and 3D Laser Scanning. It is envisaged that Meriton’s proposed solution of continuous data gathering will assist with mitigating the impacts to programme, whilst providing a useful as-built model (+-10mm tolerance) to designers, consultants and end users such as building facility managers and body corporates.
Davies Design and Construction
Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales
My Build App
SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
The industry relies on a number of stakeholders to keep projects moving. Supplier of the year is a company that provides quality, on time, every time.
Moddex is an Australian-owned and operated family business that manufactures modular, no-weld handrails, guardrails, balustrades and barrier systems across Australia and New Zealand. Traditionally, barrier systems have been manufactured by measuring, shaping, cutting and welding components to create the barrier. This involved design, drafting and engineering, manufacture and onsite installation. The Moddex system comprises of proprietary, pre-engineered components that are delivered to the worksite and supplied with assembly instructions, and assembled using a simple, noweld construction method. This eliminates the need for specialist trades, hotwork permits, fire spotters and welding protection to finished surfaces, and advances conditions for installers by eliminating toxic fumes, welding in wet areas and fire risk hazards. Moddex systems can be adapted or extended with additional components or cut to size on-site.
Premier Slate Products
SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AWARD
Sustainability has become a key consideration for every construction project. This award will recognise outstanding achievement and success in implementing a sustainable strategy during building projects.
The Footprint Company
The Footprint Company is committed to radically reduce the carbon footprint of property by providing access to simple online life cycle tools, products and information, to make a difference. Australian retail operations account for about 41 per cent of total non-residential carbon emissions per annum and only occupy only 14 per cent of all floor area. In Baranargoo South, through the efforts of The Footprint Company and leadership of Lend Lease, enough energy has been saved each year to power 740 apartments, which is 95 per cent of the apartments in the Barangaroo precinct. Other leadership outcomes achieved includes 100 per cent compostable packaging across the precinct. These results demonstrate the economic and environmental value of retail energy efficiency and shows that substantial improvement in this and other sustainable practices is feasible.
John Holland CPB Contractors Ghella (JHCPBG)
MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Marketing in an ever evolving industry can be both invigorating and challenging for any marketing team, how can your message be heard amid a cacophony of noise? This award celebrates an outstanding campaign for either a project or a company, from internal or external marketing teams.
An Australian PropTech company, Snaploader has developed its own custombuilt solutions for residential developments or commercial and industrial sales and leasing, to deliver realistic 3D models to any device without the need to download an app or a program. Snaploader’s 3D models provide a highly visual and interactive experience allowing a user to rotate, zoom and explore the property from any angle. Not everyone can interpret 2D floorplans, so customised plugins, like drag and drop furniture and 3D tours, solve these difficulties and enable users to better understand the property. Snaploader 3D models feature in property listings on Australia’s main real estate portals, and can be embedded in a website or shared via email and SMS.
Tradie Web Guys
OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Offsite construction is developing at a rapid pace, with a huge range of products and services now available. This award celebrates outstanding innovation, best practice and expertise in a project over the past 12 months, paving the way for other companies to innovate further.
Over the past year Modscape has designed and built many beautiful and functional modular homes and commercial projects across a range of industries from healthcare and education to hospitality and infrastructure. Each project is unique and is designed for its specific site, taking into consideration passive design principles and client requirements. While each project’s design and finish options are limitless, the genuine collaboration between Modscape and its clients remains consistent. Operating from a modular construction hub, Modscape’s impressive factory manufactures a dependable level of high quality modules for each project and as weather and site delay risks are reduced, fixed timelines for design, construction and delivery can be determined.
JMB Modular Buildings
REGENERATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Australian cities are evolving at a rapid rate, with major regeneration projects appearing all over the country. This award praises those who often have the challenging task of maintaining historical identity and context, whilst bringing it into the 21st century, in order to create lasting future communities.
Multiplex’s restoration of Shell House has breathed new life into the historic Sydney landmark. The company faced complex challenges on the project including that the limited availability of structural documentation for the building required a comprehensive set of investigation works to determine the geometric and mechanical make-up of the building’s structure. Internal steelwork was installed before the structural demolition to restrain the existing façade to the external trusses. Most of the steel installation was required to be completed using chain and block methods and coordinated with detailed demolition. The clock tower transfer structure was also a complex process that required a concrete transfer structure to be formed and poured within the tight confines of the existing lift motor room to support the underside of the clock tower structure.
Hamilton Marino Builders
Joe Adsett Architects
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Once in a while, the design of a building will extend beyond the realms of expectation, creating excitement, intrigue and awe. This award will celebrate projects that have been designed in such a way in order to be sympathetic to the environment & surroundings, functional for purpose, and innovative in style
Joe Adsett Architects
Joe Adsett is an architectural practice subscribing to a design philosophy of Subtropical Modernism – namely architecture that responds in a contemporary and timeless manner to the unique circumstances and environment of each site. The work to Clifftop House makes a meaningful contribution to innovation and excellence in environmental sustainability through the concrete structure which is used in a manner similar to “reverse” brick veneer construction. Concrete walls and ceilings are deliberately exposed where thermal mass is relied upon internally. The external cladding systems act as a rain screen to the concrete frame. The end result is a striking angular concrete structure, softened with timber detailing, perched high on the rocky cliffs of its suburban context.
JMB Modular Buildings
Koichi Takada Architects
Mostaghim & Associates
WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD
The impact and influence of women on the construction industry is becoming more and more important. This award celebrates the outstanding contribution by any company, individual or project that is paving the way for women in the construction industry.
Gartner Rose, like many construction companies, has long been committed to supporting women in the industry. Through working with a women’s centre in Sydney, the company decided to trial a paid work placement for a woman from a disadvantaged background for 12 months. The success of this project led to a partnership with a leading consultancy DLPA Pty Ltd to develop a program targeted at women who find themselves vulnerable due to socio-economic or lifestyle factors. The program provides leadership and management training including communication, negotiation and finance ensuring that participants are well placed to excel in any role in any organisation. Data collected from these programs, over the next three years will provide meaningful insights to government and inform future investment and focus.
Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen
Top 100 Women Ltd / TSR
AUSTRALIAN BUILD EXCELLENCE AWARD
This award celebrates the outstanding contribution to Australia’s Construction Industry, whether through radical innovation or sheer persistence.
Multiplex is a premier global construction company, shaping skylines and delivering iconic projects for over 55 years. We are motivated to perform beyond expectations, and our people enjoy a supportive environment. Coupled with our depth of experience, we seek collaborative and consultative relationships with clients and stakeholders to achieve common goals and to create enduring benefits for people, projects and the community. The delivery of Shell House – Temporary Retention Works is an example of Multiplex’s goals and values.
Alliance Project Group
Hamilton Marino Builders
Joe Adsett Architecs
Terence Yong Architecture, Shed (Architecture) with Archemy, Space Control (Interior Design)
WaterNSW - W2BH
ACA 2019 Award Judges
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.
12 Awards Judged by Australia’s Most Credible Construction Heads
Stephen Grubitis & Associates
Christina Knorr, Senior Fire Safety Engineer
Design Futures Council
Alexia Lidas, Managing Director
Adam Sheather, Co Founder
The Footprint Company
Dr. Caroline Noller, Founder & CSO
Bob Sharon, Founder & Chief Innovator
Holger de Groot, National Director of BIM
Keith Mak, Design Manager
Hannah Morton, Associate
Kevin Peddie, Associate and Regional Manager
Sandeep Amin, Managing Director
Steven Asnicar, CEO
Rodd Perry, Principal
Emily Mudge, Health, Government & Institution Sector Management
Paul Kouppas, Team Lead
Max Van Biene, Principal Consultant and Head of Project Delivery
Kate Hannaford, Head of Business Strategy
Dhanjeet Shah, National BIM manager
David Alessi, Business Development Manager
Rebecca De Cicco, Director
Brett Hazlett, Global Certification Strategist
Jamie Bonnefin, Founding Director
Dr Sebastian Haan, Director and Lead Data Scientist
Charlie Pidcock Pty Ltd
Charlie Pidcock, Director
Jo Gillies, Director
Kylie Mills, Architect
Scentre Group Design
Elise Challenor, Interior Designer
Andrea Kraal, Project Engineer Manager
Green Roofs Australasia
Matthew Dillon, President
THE Sydney BUILD EXPO
The Australian Construction Awards will be taking place alongside the Sydney Build, Australia's Leading & Largest Construction, Architecture & Infrastructure Exhibition.
The Sydney Build Expo will be taking place on March 19th (9:30am - 5:30pm) and 20th (9:30am - 4:30pm) at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney. The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of day one of the event at the Noble Dining room in the Sydney Cricket Grounds from 7pm till 11pm.
A majority of the people who attend the Sydney Build Exhibition will also be coming along tothe Australia Construction Awards.
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