AUSTRALIAN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS

The Australian Construction Awards recognises the achievements, developments and innovation within Australia’s booming construction industry and feature a wide range of categories for solution providers, contractors, architects, developers and local authorities.

There are 12 awards categories including
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 Award
Marketing Initiative of the Year
Offsite Construction Project of the Year
Regeneration Project of the Year
Architectural Design of the Year
Women in Construction Award
Australian Build Excellence Award 

 

All awards are free to enter and are impartially judged by a panel of leading industry experts from across Sydney, New South Wales and Australia as a whole.

Deadline for the nominations is November 23rd 2019.

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ACA Magazine 2019

Australian Construction Awards

The Australian Construction Awards Annual highlights the hundreds of companies which shape the future of New South Wales.

There are 12 categories that companies can nominate themselves into and the magazine showcases the shortlist of companies, the runner ups and the winners for each category as well as the project or initiative that they nominated to win their respectful award.

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2019 Winners    

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.

152 HQ

152 HQ ACA Winner

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.

 

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.

Sydney Water Corporation - Elemental Projects

Sydney Water Corporation - Elemental Projects ACA Winner

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.

Multipanel

Multipanel ACA Winner

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.

Meriton Group

Meriton Group ACA Winner

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.

Moddex Group

Moddex Group ACA Winner

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 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.

The Footprint Company

The Footprint Company ACA Winner

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.

Snaploader

Snaploader ACA Winner

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.

Modscape

Modscape Aca Winner

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.

Multiplex Australasia

Multiplex Australasia ACA Winner

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 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.

Joe Adsett Architects

Joe Adsett Architects ACA Winner

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.

Gartner Rose

Gartner Rose ACA Winner

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.

Multiplex Australasia

Multiplex ACA Winner

2019 Highlights