LEADERS IN CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCED BY THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING

LEADERS IN CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCED BY THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING

The New South Wales and The Australian Capital Territory Chapter of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) last night (Friday 8 June 2018) announced the Professional Excellence in Building Awards for 2018.

At a sold out dinner presentation, guests heard how the judging panel was at times ‘immediately impressed’ with the quality of many of the submissions.

“The stand out to the judging panel this year was the lack of women on the project teams which to the AIB as the peak body for the building and construction professional, is a real concern. However on the other hand, the increased use of technology in the projects we saw was impressive” said Jury Chair John Smolders.

“This year’s judging again reinforced a number of achievements including the ability of the delivery teams to accommodate often unplanned changing needs of project requirements and objectives by having collaborative working cultures in place across the contracting, consulting and proprietor groups. The delivery of sustainable outcomes for environmental engineering standards and the ability to deliver good financial results relate to these changing needs.

The ability however that has been developed over recent years to address and digest ‘project changes and problems’ successfully, could be tempered with more forward looking initiatives to better address whole of project and culture needs including more attention for socially inclusive and sustainable outcomes. As projects become more turnkey, the responsibility of contracting organisations will require more leadership in this area.

While the capability and composition of the project staff is now excellent, there is very poor gender balance in these teams and organisations must address this issue to further improve capability and balance in the delivery process” said John.

AIB National President, Paul Heather said “The Awards recognise the contribution and leadership shown by individuals to the successful completion of a construction project, reinforcing that the success of any building firm can be attributed to those responsible for construction projects”

The judging criterion for the Awards weights the contribution of individuals and the challenges that they face. It is based on the complexity of the project in its construction phase as opposed to the characteristics of the completed structure.

The Australian Institute of Building went on to congratulate the 2018 NSW Building Professional of the Year, Andrew Buchanan from Lendlease for his work on Hunter Correctional Centre.

Winners of Professional Excellence Awards from the night will now go on to the National Awards to be held in Canberra on Saturday, 7 September.2018.

Photos from the night can be viewed here (please allow 5-7 working days after event): https://www.flickr.com/photos/aibnational/sets/

For further information, please contact:
Mr Greg Hughes, CEO
Phone 02 6253 1100
Email: ceo@aib.org.au

The list of recipients is detailed on the attachment. Most recipients are available for interview, please contact the Australian Institute of Building on 02 6253 1100 to organise.

2018 AIB NSW Chapter Building Professional of the Year

2018 AIB NSW Chapter Building Professional of the Year
Winner: Andrew Buchanan
Company: Lendlease Pty Ltd
Project: Hunter Correctional Centre

2018 AIB NSW Chapter Professional Excellence in Building Award Recipients

Category: Commercial Construction Up to $5 Million
Winner: Philippa Seldon
Award: Professional Excellence
Company: Manteena Commercial Pty Ltd
Project: Australian Peacekeeping Memorial

Category: Commercial Construction $5 Million to $25 Million
Winner: Vargha Zare
Award: High Commendation
Company: Lahey Constructions
Project: Harbord Public School – New Facilities

Category: Commercial Construction $25 Million to $100 Million
Winner: Jonathan Russell
Award: High Commendation
Company: Hansen Yuncken
Project: University of Newcastle – NeWSpace

Category: Commercial Construction $100 Million Plus
Winner: Justin Clark
Award: High Commendation
Company: J Hutchinson Pty Ltd
Project: Global Switch Data Centre Sydney East, Stages 2 & 3

Category: Commercial Construction $100 Million Plus
Winner: Ben Winter
Award: High Commendation
Company: John Holland Group
Project: 1 Parramatta Square (1PSQ)

Category: Commercial Construction $100 Million Plus
Winner: James Terry
Award: Professional Excellence
Company: Lendlease Building Pty Ltd
Project: Helicopter Aircrew Training System Facilities

Category: Residential Construction $5 Million to $25 Million
Winner: Peter Sukkar
Award: High Commendation
Company: Growthbuilt
Project: Griffiths Teas, Surry Hills

Category: Residential Construction $100 Million Plus
Winner: Jayson Barnaby
Award: High Commendation
Company: J Hutchinson Pty Ltd
Project: University of Wollongong Student Accommodation

Category: Infrastructure
Winner: Andrew Buchanan
Award: Professional Excellence
Company: Lendlease
Project: Hunter Correctional Centre

Category: Infrastructure
Winner: Ross Greenup
Award: Professional Excellence
Company: Shaw Building Group Pty Ltd
Project: The Canberra Hospital “Continuity of Services – Essential Infrastructure (COSEI)”

Category: Research, Development & Technology
Winner: Charlie Versi
Award: High Commendation
Company: Buildcorp Group Pty Ltd
Project: Onsite™ – The development and implementation of Buildcorp’s quality management app software

Category: Research, Development & Technology
Winner: Alan Jeary
Award: Professional Excellence
Company: STRAAM Group
Project: Risk Management and Assessment

Category: General
Winner: Roger Poels
Award: Professional Excellence
Company: Shaw Building Group Pty Ltd
Project: Refurbishment of the Captain Cook Memorial Jet (CCMJ)