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CONTENTS

IN THIS ISSUE: PRESIDENT’S FOREWORD

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JUDGES

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CONSTRUCTION AWARD WINNERS 2015

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APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS 2015

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FOREWORD 2015 EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS The Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Construction Awards is recognised throughout the industry as the hallmark annual event for the commercial, industrial and civil engineering sectors. The Awards celebrate and acknowledge outstanding achievements by companies and individuals in the New South Wales building and construction industry. For nearly three decades hundreds of NSW’s best builders have won recognition for their construction excellence and the contribution they make to the built environment. For the first time, the MBA has produced a special Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards publication. This publication showcases the best that the New South Wales industry has to offer in construction, project management, building materials, mechanical services and planning. This launch edition publication not only celebrates success, but also provides a useful catalogue of construction industry professionals and suppliers who can help future projects achieve similar standards of excellence. This is a high quality publication that can put you in touch with a readership that values and strives for excellence. Whether you are a specialist contractor or supplier with a message for builders or head contractors, or a builder who would like to reach the key decision makers who commission new projects, our Excellence in Construction Awards 2015 publication offers a powerful vehicle that carries with it the prestige and credibility of the Master Builders Association and the Awards themselves. This special Excellence in Construction Awards 2015 publication is also be available as a high-resolution e-Book on the home page of the Master Builders Association of NSW website. Congratulations to all the winners and those who participated in this year’s awards. Sincerely, BRIAN SEIDLER Executive Director

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JUDGES JOHN ELDER AM

FRED RYDER

LEN TULLY

John Elder AM worked for the MBA for 25 years and is the independent chairman of COMET Training Pty Ltd and a Director of the Australian Construction Industry Redundancy Trust (ACIRT). In 1982 he served on the Tripartite Working Party to review the Building and Construction Industry Long Service Payments Act, 1974 and the Tripartite Advisory Committee on Occupational Health and Safety. In 1986 he served on the Ministerial Working Party Reviewing the NSW Apprenticeship System. He served on the 1996-1997 review into the workers compensation system in NSW. John was a member of the Occupational Health, Safety and Rehabilitation Council of NSW from 1983 until 1997, at which time he was appointed a commissioner of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW. In 2005 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and in 2007 he received a PhD from the University of Sydney for a thesis on the first 100 years of the MBA.

FRED RYDER having served his apprenticeship with D.H.Gibson has spent a lifetime in the shopfitting and associated industries involved in manufacture, sales and marketing. Starting his own business in October 1976 carried out work for many leading retailers before retiring in 2004 and the company still continues on under the guidance of his son Glenn. Fred is a former NSW state president and life member of the Australian Shop and Office Fitters Association [ASOFIA] and past national councillor. He acts as a judge for the Master Builders Association of NSW and also for the ASOFIA National Fitout Awards.

Len Tully completed a Bachelor of Architecture in 1975 and has more than 35 years experience in the building and construction industry, working mainly on projects in aged care, schools and churches. He has worked with several architectural firms in Sydney, including holding directorship positions. As part of his work, he managed designs through documentation to completed built projects. In 2012, he retired from his position as director of T+E Architects but remains involved the Masters Builder Association of New South Wales, offering his expert views as part of the judging process this year.

DONNA SEIDLER

JOHN MCKELLAR

Donna Seidler is a member of the Department of Education and Training Apprenticeship Tribunal and a committee member of the Long Service Payments Tribunal. An MBA apprenticeship judge since 2001 and formerly the MBA’s Group Training Manager, she oversaw the pilot program and establishment of the MBA’s indigenous program.

John commenced his construction career with Mainline Constructions in 1971. Since that time he spent 42 years in varying rolls of site management, project management and senior management roles. After working for several major companies he spent the most recent 25 years with A W Edwards Pty Limited as a Senior Project Manager and then the Companies Commercial Manager for the last 12 years up to retirement in 2013. Over this period he has been responsible for many key projects including Sports facilities, hospitals, commercial developments, research facilities and university education facilities. John holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Building) from the UTS.

MAX MOSHER Max Mosher is an energy consultant and has worked in the energy industry for more than 35 years. During that time he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience, especially in relation to solar and energy-efficient house design, including energy utilisation in the domestic sector and thermal performance assessments. Max has been a committee member on a Standards Australia Review Committee BD/058 titled “Materials for the Thermal Insulation of Buildings”. He has been on the judging panels for the Building Designers Association Annual Design Awards, the Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing Awards, the Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards, The Master Builders Australia National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards, and the Local Government Association Environment Awards. Max is a founding member and former director of the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA).

BRYAN SIDGREAVES OAM Bryan Sidgreaves OAM started as an apprentice joiner, becoming managing director of H & E Sidgreaves Pty Ltd in 1967. The company is now in its 99th year under daughter Louise. Bryan graduated from Sydney University with a degree in economics and accountancy. He is a past president of the Australian Shop & Office Fitting Industry Association and a Life Member. He served on the MBA’s council and was awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1994 for services to the shopfitting industry. Bryan acts as a judge for the Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association for the National Awards and he also judge’s the Master Builders Association of NSW Fitout Awards.

TONY WOOD DANIEL BRIAN MURPHY Brian Murphy is managing director of DB Murphy & Sons Pty Ltd, which he formed to specialise in the management of the design and authorities approval process of major commercial projects. He has a trade background and completed a Diploma in Quantity Surveying at the University of New South Wales, as well as postgraduate studies in Construction Management.

DAVID SOLOMON David is the Executive Officer- Safety heading up the MBA NSW Safety Department. He has over 26 years’ experience in the Construction Industry. David has a sound knowledge of Management Systems; designing and developing Safety Management Systems to comply with ISO and Australian Standard requirements. Disciplines include Environmental ISO14001, Quality ISO9001, Safety AS/NZ4801, NSW Government WHS Management Systems Auditing Guidelines 5th Edition and NSW Government Environmental Management Systems Guidelines 3rd Edition. David represents MBA Nationally sitting on the ISO45001 SF-001 Committee, (A new International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) as an Industry Representative and policy maker in International Standards development. He is a WHS technician when it comes to prescribed legislation. David provides WHS advice to members coordinates safety network briefings and delivers safety updates at member divisional evenings. He sits on numerous committees, state, national and international, leading by example increasing safety awareness and bringing the focal point back to grass roots, with a view to making safety easy to understand implement for everyone.

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Tony Wood commenced working life with Civil & Civic Pty Ltd in 1961. During his 10 years there, Tony worked on Blues Point Tower, Australia Square Tower and the Law School in King Street. In 1971 Tony joined Phillip Lipman Pty Ltd as foreman on the Northside Gardens project and then as site manager on the Northpoint building at North Sydney. Tony was appointed construction director in 1983 and managing director from 1992 until his retirement in July 2001.

PAT MURPHY Patrick Murphy commenced in the Building Industry in 1969 and shortly after received his Certificate of Competency in Carpentry and Bachelor Applied Science (Building) from the Institute of Technology. A director of AW Edwards Pty Limited until he retired recently, he worked for the company for 43 years. He was the Project Manager for the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple, Wollongong, St Mary’s Cathedral School, Sydney, and the major restoration of the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney.

BRUCE BELL Bruce Bell is a Principal Inspector in the Construction Services Team at SafeWork NSW, conducting: workplace inspections; advisory visits: incident response; investigation; and stakeholder engagement. He is a chartered professional member of the Safety Institute of Australia (CPMSIA) with 30 years experience as a workplace health and safety professional in a range of public and private enterprises, including Comcare and the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC).

RICK DUYNHOVEN Rick Duynhoven is an Assistant Director with TAFE NSW Sydney TAFE. He has held teaching and vocational training management positions in construction across a number of TAFE NSW Institutes. Rick is a member of the NSW Vocational Training Tribunal. He holds a NSW Builders License and has undertaken a Masters of Design Science in Building Services at Sydney University. Rick is also a member of the Sydney Institute Sustainability Governance team, leading the development and implementation of sustainable building training products and services.

COLIN GING AM Colin Ging AM is one of the most respected project management consultants in the Australian property industry and has more than 50 years’ experience in building and civil engineering. He has worked on a number of landmark projects, including Australia Square, Governor Phillip Tower and Sydney Opera House. From 1994 to 2001 he was the Olympic Co-ordination Authority’s Project Director for the procurement of the Olympic Stadium. Colin holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and was chairman of Colin Ging & Partners Pty Limited for 21 years.

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BROOKFIELD MULTIPLEX CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

50 MARTIN PLACE REDEVELOPMENT, SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Located on the corner of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street in Sydney’s CBD, 50 Martin Place was constructed between 1925 and 1928, and is one of the most important examples of the rare, American-influenced, Inter-War, Beaux-Arts style in New South Wales and Australia. Originally the former Government Savings Bank of New South Wales, the steel and reinforced concrete building reflects the prosperity and confidence of the era prior to the Great Depression, highlighting the importance of the savings bank movement in NSW. Consisting of redevelopment and refurbishment works, the project provided the client, Macquarie Group, with world-class, modern accommodation for employees in a state-of-the-art global headquarters. With a combined NLA of 24,000m2 across 11 storeys, the nine upper levels of office space surround a central atrium, topped with a newly constructed steel-frame glass dome, which provides natural light to the working environment below. The new three-storey roof structure was added on Level 10 to incorporate an additional two levels of office space on levels 10 and 11. The widening of the central atrium and addition of internal stairs between the levels provides interconnectivity and collaboration within the workplace. In addition, the project required the complete refurbishment of building services and systems, the removal of extensive levels of lead paint, the complete fitout of the interiors while preserving heritage elements throughout, and the installation of unique and highly complicated glass shuttle lifts. Other alterations included removal of an existing fire-isolated stair in the northwest corner of the building, converting the northern service shaft into a light well and installing the new glass lifts to serve the existing banking chamber on the ground floor and levels 10 and 11. Achieving a 6-Star Green Star Design and As-Built rating, the redevelopment combines wide-reaching sustainability targets with commercial usability and meets the requirements of a modern office building while preserving the building’s significant heritage value. The project was completed in 24 months with the builder carrying out demolition, lead paint removal, addition of the threestorey roof structure, two new glass lifts, and integrated tenancy fitout while the ground floor tenant continued to operate throughout the construction period. This was achieved through careful planning and management of all materials handling and construction methodologies. This is an outstanding project that has been restored and finished to an exceedingly high level, demonstrating the attention to detail which could only have been achieved with a whole team participation approach. 50 Martin Place Redevelopment is a worthy winner of the 2015 Outstanding Construction Award. Congratulations to Brookfield Multiplex Constructions for their Outstanding Achievement. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER RESTORATION OF AN HISTORIC BUILDING OPEN PRICE CATEGORY

BROOKFIELD MULTIPLEX CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

50 MARTIN PLACE REDEVELOPMENT, SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Located on the corner of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street in Sydney’s CBD, 50 Martin Place was constructed between 1925 and 1928, and is one of the most important examples of the rare, American-influenced, Inter-War, Beaux-Arts style in New South Wales and Australia. Originally the former Government Savings Bank of New South Wales, the steel and reinforced concrete building reflects the prosperity and confidence of the era prior to the Great Depression, highlighting the importance of the savings bank movement in NSW. Consisting of redevelopment and refurbishment works, the project provided the client, Macquarie Group, with world-class, modern accommodation for employees in a state-of-the-art global headquarters. With a combined NLA of 24,000m2 across 11 storeys, the nine upper levels of office space surround a central atrium, topped with a newly constructed, steel-framed glass dome, which provides natural light to the working environment below. The new three-storey roof structure was added on Level 10 to incorporate an additional two levels of office space on levels 10 and 11. The widening of the central atrium and addition of internal stairs between the levels provides interconnectivity and collaboration within the workplace. In addition, the project required the complete refurbishment of building services and systems, the removal of extensive levels and lead paint, the complete fitout of the interiors while preserving heritage elements throughout, and the installation of unique and highly complicated glass shuttle lifts.

Other alterations included removal of an existing fire-isolated stair in the northwest corner of the building, converting the northern service shaft into a light well and installing the new glass lifts to serve the existing banking chamber on the ground floor and levels 10 and 11. Achieving a 6-Star Green Star Design and As-Built rating, the redevelopment combines wide-reaching sustainability targets with commercial usability and meets the requirements of a modern office building while preserving the building’s significant heritage value. The ground-floor tenant continued to successfully operate its customer-facing premises on the ground and lower ground floors while construction works were undertaken. Early upfront project planning ensured no disruption to operations, and that the tenant’s staff and customers were subject to minimum disturbance. The project was completed in 24 months, with the builder carrying out demolition, lead paint removal, addition of the three-storey roof structure, two new glass lifts and integrated tenancy fitout. This was achieved through careful planning and management of all materials handling and construction methodologies. The building has been very well restored and finished to an exceedingly high level, demonstrating the attention to detail, which could only have been achieved with a whole team participation approach.

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CADWELL CONSTRUCTION & INTERIORS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY VICE CHANCELLERY REFURBISHMENT, NORTH SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project comprised the refurbishment of an area in a historic building which incorporated an upgrade of the school’s administrative area, boardroom and front entry. The work included the restoration of 1940s Italian Carrera marble flooring that was discovered during the demolition phase of the works. This additional work was incorporated into the overall timeframe, which required a temporary bridge be erected to maintain access during these works. As the VC building is heritage listed, great care was taken during the demolition stage to protect and reuse several heritage artifacts that were discovered. High-quality joinery was a critical element to the works with a relatively long lead-time. Templates were utilised in order to allow works to proceed ahead of some of the joinery units to ensure the tight timeframe was achieved. Cadwell assisted in the final selection of specialist ceiling and lighting types so that delivery times were adhered to. Overall, the project was well executed to a high-quality finish.

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WINNER ADAPTIVE RE-USE OF AN HISTORIC BUILDING $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

HOYLAND CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

TARGET DEVELOPMENT, BEGA

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Behind an impressive heritage façade known as the Central Hotel lies Bega’s newest modern retail store. The adaptive reuse of this historic building project was carried out by a local father-and-son building company who identified the redevelopment potential of this building and doggedly pursued the approval processes through the local council for five years. The demolition, underpinning, excavation, formwork, polished concrete floor slabs, face brickwork, structural steelwork, tilt-up concrete wall panels and recycling of original building materials including cleaning approximately 60,000 bricks (90 per cent of the works) were all carried out by the owners and their three apprentices over a 20-month construction period. The finished product is a credit to the small project team who achieved a high-quality, detailed building which highlights the attention to good old-fashioned safe building methods and techniques.

WINNER ADAPTIVE RE-USE OF AN HISTORIC BUILDING $5,000,001 - $10,000,000

PRIME PROJECTS & INTERIORS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

NATIONAL ART SCHOOL BUILDING 11, DARLINGHURST

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The National Art School occupies the grounds of the former Darlinghurst Jail, the oldest surviving large jail complex in Australia. Dating in parts to 1851, Building 11 comprises an L-shaped, three-level building that’s 130m long and originally used as a workshop for the inmates of the jail. Recently, the building had become dilapidated and unusable. The building works comprised the removal and replacement of all building services, metal roofing and timber framing, floor structures, windows, doors, walls, ceilings and floor finishes. New L1 and L2 floor slabs were constructed in the three-storey building which provided additional lateral restraint to facilitate the demolition of stage 2, removing the 1.5 floor structures. A new lift shaft was constructed including strengthening works to the roof structure to a section of the building. Following this, the existing walkways were removed, new timber windows and doors installed and services and fire rating requirements completed. New fitouts to 12 bathrooms were carried out, together with two kitchens and three plant rooms. A new workshop was created at the northern end of the building. Existing steel tiles were shotblasted and sealed and a full dust-extraction system installed to service the workshop equipment. A 24/7 humidity-controlled collection room was also constructed to house the NAS art collection. The works were completed in a number of stages to reflect the building’s idiosyncrasies and partial occupation during the works. All were well executed and provide new life to this historic building.

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WINNER ADAPTIVE RE-USE OF AN HISTORIC BUILDING $10,000,001 & OVER

LIPMAN PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

THE WOOLSTORES, ALEXANDRIA

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project comprised the adaptive reuse of sheds 72, 73 and 74 - the sole survivors of the 200 or so woolstores constructed during World War II to store wool bales due to the dangers of shipping wool at the time. The original woolstore buildings were timber structures, with hardwood (primarily brushbox and blackbutt) timber stumps, columns, bearers, joists, wall frames and roof frames. These buildings were all deemed to be significant heritage buildings. The original timber framework has been retained, however, mezzanine floors have been added in order to increase the lettable area. The new occupants consist of a mixture of office space and display areas. The works comprise reinstating the structural integrity of the buildings by replacing termite- or moisture-damaged timbers with salvaged timbers from the previously demolished buildings on the site. Existing ground floors were repaired and concrete topped over builders’ plastic and insulation to preserve the ability to reverse the works as required under the heritage requirements. Original timber flooring was also salvaged from the other buildings and reused in lobbies, partitions and doors within bathroom areas. Similarly, new mezzanines were constructed by utilising independent steel structures that could be ‘removed’ if required. This is a fine example of adaptive reuse, with the buildings updated for code compliance and will provide quality office and display areas for years to come. Overall, the works were well executed and provides a quality feel to the buildings.

WINNER REFURBISHMENT/RENOVATION/EXTENSION UP TO $3,000,000

BELMADAR PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

MAROUBRA SYNAGOGUE UPGRADE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project was necessitated by the requirement for increased security to the Maroubra Synagogue. This required the installation of two blast walls to the northern and southern facades. The work included the construction of new privacy walls to Anzac Parade and the associated landscape works to three elevations. Belmadar maintained access throughout for regular worship services and carried out the work with restricted access confined by Anzac Parade, a side street and rear lane as well as a block of home units. The footings to the southern wall was excavated by hand to 6m deep; the wall was 250mm thick poured against an existing wall; the northern wall construction necessitated the demolition of the existing wall while back-propping the roof, which remained. The works were carried out to a high standard under difficult conditions.

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WINNER REFURBISHMENT/RENOVATION/EXTENSION $3,000,001 - $5,000,000

REITSMA CONSTRUCTIONS PROJECT NAME

MASERATI, ARTARMON

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

During construction, Reitsma had to contend with an occupied third floor and lower ground carpark while undertaking the upgrade of the facade and interior to the ground and first floor. A car lift was installed from the lower level to level 1 which included structural alterations in difficult circumstances to accommodate the new lift. Access was limited from the Pacific Highway and made more difficult by the occupied carpark with only one access point. The work was finished to a high standard to accommodate the Italian-designed finishes for the Maserati, Fiat and Alfa Romeo showroom and offices.

WINNER REFURBISHMENT/RENOVATION/EXTENSION $5,000,001 - $10,000,000

FDC CONSTRUCTION & FITOUT PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

CROWN FORKLIFTS, SMITHFIELD

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

FDC was commissioned to refurbish and upgrade an existing office and warehouse by Crown Forklifts. The demolition involved the complete removal of all but the structural elements and core walls. FDC was able to deliver the project in 20 weeks despite difficulties with the weather. The work was undertaken with commitment to the completion date that couldn’t be moved. A complete services upgrade was undertaken including a new lift and a full refurbishment of the existing generator. The finishes are to a high standard with a completely new look to what was an old and outdated facility.

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WINNER REFURBISHMENT/RENOVATION/EXTENSION $10,000,001 - $15,000,000

TAYLOR CONSTRUCTION GROUP PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

HYDRO MAJESTIC HOTEL, MEDLOW BATH

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The iconic Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue Mountains has lain derelict and vacant for many years. Taylor Construction has given it new life with a blend of new integrated with the old. Taylor Construction was engaged to construct the new Mark Foy Pavilion Building, the Delmonte Building, the Majestic commercial kitchen and substantial civil and landscaping works. The existing boiler room has been modified to incorporate a new dining area. Restoration work was also undertaken within the old hotel to give it new life. The Mark Foy Pavilion was constructed using insulated pre-cast panels, a structural steel frame and metal roof with extensive infill polished concrete slabs. The Boiler House refurbishment and extension required careful demolition and some conservation work to the existing structure, with additional work sympathetic to the existing structure and finishes. The work, subject to extremes of weather in a very exposed environment, has been carried out to a high standard and is a wonderful addition to the area and community.

WINNER REFURBISHMENT/RENOVATION/EXTENSION $15,000,001 - $50,000,000

KANE CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB, SPRINGWOOD

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Kane Constructions delivered this project under difficult cost restraints but worked with the client to produce a value-for-money asset for the local Springwood community. Working around an existing library and retaining the existing community hall timber floor, Kane Constructions was able to achieve a good outcome with careful planning and attention to detail. They also had to confront shared access to an adjacent shopping centre as well as library staff, user groups and patrons and parking for library users. Pre-cast concrete with an applied finish was substituted for rammed earth wall. A bespoke mechanical system was utilised and a curved plywood soffit makes for a striking entrance. Work was finished to a high standard and a great deal of co-operation and design input has achieved a quality building for the local community. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER REFURBISHMENT/RENOVATION/EXTENSION $50,000,001 & OVER

FDC CONSTRUCTION & FITOUT PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY QUEEN MARY BUILDING REFURBISHMENT, CAMPERDOWN

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This building, built in 1952 as a nurses’ residential facility and left vacant for the previous 14 years, has now been completely refurbished by FDC. Work commenced with a full encapsulation of the building before removal of existing asbestos as well as major demolition and strip-out works. Major façade restorations were then undertaken with a significant amount of repairs to the concrete balcony areas, replacing the majority of 1000 window lintels and installation of new brick ties and more than 1500 new windows. Earthquake stability measures were introduced and new services and plant were also installed. There were a number of heritage considerations such as retention and refurbishment of marble stairs, original glazed internal shopfront and reconstruction of an original communal bathroom and a residential wing, with items saved and refurbished from the old nurses’ quarters. This work has been finished to a high standard by FDC and is an asset that blends old with new in quality and style.

WINNER HOSPITALITY BUILDINGS UP TO $10,000,000

BEEBO CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

COOGEE PAVILION

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Coogee Pavilion bar restaurant design is unique in keeping with the hospitality company owner’s requirements. Located at the northern end of Coogee Beach, the venue faced its own challenges. These included building near the beach, being adjacent to environmentally sensitive watercourses and working in a fully operational restaurant from 7am to midnight every day. The greatest challenge to the builder was the limited construction period, limited documentation and a fluid documentation process that required specialist craftsmen with meticulous attention to detail. At stripout, works were a discovery and display exercise. Templates were used to allow for off-site fabrication and time saving. Samples and prototypes allowed detailing to be resolved, particularly for steel awning windows and bar joinery. Services were a challenge as the original building was old and heavily dilapidated. This was a very complex refurbishment with unique requirements. It is a credit to all parties concerned that the finished works to the ground and top floors (the middle floor is awaiting brief) have been completed to provide this unique and interesting venue.

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WINNER HOSPITALITY BUILDINGS $10,000,001 & OVER

ISIS GROUP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, DOUBLE BAY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The client wanted to reopen a five-star hotel in Double Bay after the existing building, formerly a hotel, had been unoccupied for six years. The existing building was in poor condition and a full cosmetic refurbishment required, along with services infrastructure and BCA upgrades for current compliance. The refurbishment consisted of 140 guestrooms and corridors over four levels. The public areas on the ground floor and levels 1 and 2 including ballroom, function areas, kitchens and bar area were all upgraded. A new rooftop bar and pool were added where a condemned space existed previously, resulting in harbour views from this location. The detailed scope of work had to be determined following a detailed investigative stage. The extent of compliance issues was determined and collaboration with the consultant team essential to ensure documentation was carried out in accordance with the program. The new works were well executed and the public areas, conference areas, rooftop pool and bar areas were all well finished. The works were completed as programmed and the hotel opened as planned.

WINNER COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS UP TO $10,000,000

HANSEN YUNCKEN PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

ANSTO ELECTRON MICROSCOPE FACILITY, LUCAS HEIGHTS

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The EMF building is a very unique-shaped structure incorporating three highly sensitive technical laboratories, which required an unconventional building methodology and the highest level of quality and finish constructed within a very high-security campus. This impacted severely on logistics, deliveries and tradesmen activities. One of the main challenges was to minimise the use of ferrous metals within this building. This included the use of fibreglass roofing, specialised roof sarking, stainless-steel fixings and framing, stainless-steel ductwork and fiberglass reinforcement. As a consequence, the building structure has been designed and built incorporating very large laminated timber portal frames, timber beams, timber wall framing, timber roof trusses and doubled-glazed timber window frames, all fabricated using timber dowel connections. The whole of the external façades of the building are covered with vertical teak timber paneling, with joints staggered throughout the elevations to give a natural feel. The finished building presents a very distinctive appearance, and the concealed detailing and execution of the exposed timberwork is a credit to the tradesmen involved in constructing this unique building. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS $10,000,001 - $20,000,000

PUPOVAC CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

45-53 KEMBLA STREET, WOLLONGONG

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This seven-level office building with basement car parking, located on a main street frontage in the Wollongong CBD and surrounded by high- and low-rise residential buildings, fulfills a brief of commercial and modern office functionality, built to provide high-quality accommodation for a Federal Government tenant. The building is of a reinforced concrete frame with traditional dry-pressed brick façade, and aluminum windows. The whole project, including the integrated fitout, has been well planned and constructed and incorporates the highest-quality fittings and finishes. It has achieved a 5.5-star NABERS rating.

WINNER COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS $20,000,001 & OVER

FDC CONSTRUCTION & FITOUT PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

ALDI MINCHINBURY HEADQUARTERS EXTENSION

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The ALDI Stage 3 Headquarters Office Building Extension Project and integrated office fitout is the culmination of a 15-year vision for the enviable expansion that is ALDI today. The Stage 3 building project maintains the ALDI corporate identity by ensuring the identical visual appearance of the three linked buildings is preserved. Improved materials and construction techniques in the industry over the intervening 15 years were employed to their fullest advantage without compromising the integrity of the client’s design brief. This Stage 3 Building and Link Bridge were constructed on a live site containing ALDI existing operational facilities which required the site team to plan and implement critical sequencing of the construction process such as the fire sprinkler mains installation, Link Bridge gantry installation, mobile crane setups and numerous power isolations, so as not to impact on the day-to-day ALDI operational facility. The finished product clearly demonstrates that the site teams have achieved the number one priority for ALDI - “matching of the Stage 2 and Stage 3 buildings, built seven years apart”.

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WINNER INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS UP TO $10,000,000

ISIS GROUP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

AUSTRALIA POST SYDNEY GATEWAY FACILITY WAREHOUSE EXTENSION, CLYDE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project was carried out in a number of stages but all within the existing mail sorting area of Australia Post, operating 24/7. It consisted of the conversion of an existing warehouse/ operation area and the construction of an enclosed vehicular area and sunken loading dock. All works were undertaken without disruption to Australia Post operations and parcel deliveries. Issues of working within an existing facility of sound, noise and access were all overcome efficiently. Detailed planning of access routes and timing were undertaken, which proved to be critical in the delivery.

WINNER INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS $10,000,001 - $25,000,000

TAYLOR CONSTRUCTION GROUP PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

RYDALMERE OPERATIONS CENTRE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Rydalmere Operations Centre consists of three individual buildings, a warehouse, office and animal-holding facility with an adjacent truck-washing depot. The centre accommodates 250 people and required flexible industrial work zones while maintaining a high standard of internal finishes. There is a floor-to-roof atrium at both ends of the building, extensive use of honed concrete in the walkways and timber plywood to ceilings and perforated metal to feature panels. Taylor Projects overcame the latent and contaminated ground conditions and used its expertise to deliver cost savings throughout the project. The perimeter curtain wall, quality interior finishes with striking atriums at both ends, open-style workspaces and contrasting finishes combine to present an impressive, well-finished building.

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WINNER INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS 25,000,001 & OVER

HANSEN YUNCKEN PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

PATRICK PORT BOTANY REDEVELOPMENT

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project consisted of six buildings from workshops, administration and office, store and control tower. The centrepiece and area of most concentration was the Control Tower. It stands 42 metres high, with the two upper levels being 20mx20m and containing the control rooms and management boardrooms. The floors above were constructed on the ground and lifted into position using two cranes for the major lifts. Internal finishes for the upper floors were installed once secured in position. The remainder of the buildings was generally of structural-steel frame clad with metal wall sheeting and metal roof. The finishes throughout were of a high standard.

WINNER TERTIARY BUILDINGS UP TO $3,000,000

MPA PROJECT NAME

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY BADHAM LIBRARY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Badham Library has been an integral part of the University of Sydney for many years. Located on Science Road, the heritage-listed building has had many uses over time. The university’s goal for the project was to create a holistic student experience and to develop a vibrant community that supported teaching, learning and wellbeing needs of post-graduate coursework students. The project comprised the stripping out and provision of new finishes including raised access floor for services reticulation, carpet and vinyl floor finishes, wall paneling, joinery and restoration of high-level ceilings, programmable lighting and new fixed and loose furniture. Challenges included dealing with multiple stakeholders in the university and undiscovered issues within this 100-year-old building such as hazardous materials, structural limitations, which required revised programming and access restrictions. The work was well executed over an extremely tight time period.

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Commercial Domestic Industrial

Unit 1, 51 Owen Street, Glendenning NSW Phone: 9675 4400 www.avant.com.au

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WINNER TERTIARY BUILDINGS $3,000,001 - $5,000,000

PATTERSON BUILDING GROUP PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

GRANVILLE TAFE REFURBISHMENT OF MEAT AND ALLIED TRADES BUILDING

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project comprised the demolition and stripout of existing rooms, asbestos removal, structural modifications and extensions to create a public foyer, retail kitchen, butchery practical area, cool rooms and freezer, dry stores, wash bays, toilets and classrooms. Unexpected existing structural conditions, remedial works associated with concrete cancer and limited access all added to the difficulty of this project. The discovery of the latent conditions required reprogramming of the project to incorporate significant additional works. Access for the works was limited as the building is adjacent to a number of occupied buildings within the TAFE campus. The standard of finish was high, with a demonstrated understanding of quality detailing being utilised throughout the project and particular attention to detail for food preparation areas.

WINNER TERTIARY BUILDINGS $5,000,001 - $8,000,000

JOSS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT NAME

ALBURY TAFE CONNECT LEARNING COMMON

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project is a major extension to the Connected Learning Common building. Refurbishment of the existing building interior and façade also formed part of the works. Internally, tiered seating and a fully glazed void overlooking an auditorium/teaching space was a major feature. Work was completed in a fully operational TAFE campus with restricted access and limited space. Safety had priority with crane, truck and materials movements being escorted on campus at all times. The design includes irregular angles and corners with a variety of finishes that are skillfully managed. Internal junctions between old and new are merged with new finishes throughout. The existing computer IT laboratory and classrooms remained operational with a dust-free environment. Noise was carefully managed. The Mechanical Co Multi-Gen system included in the building plant runs on natural gas and is the first of its type in the region. It enables TAFE to benefit from considerable green star initiatives by reducing power costs for the entire campus. The builder rescheduled works, and was responsible for instigating a number of construction alternatives, to ensure the project was complete for the term 1 TAFE classes. The project has been completed to an excellent standard.

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WINNER TERTIARY BUILDINGS $8,000,001 - $10,000,000

LIPMAN PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

UWS ANATOMY BUILDING 24, CAMPBELLTOWN

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The UWS Anatomy Building 24 is a new state-of-the-art teaching facility for the UWS School of Health Science and School of Medicine. A new four-level structure was built between two existing two-storey buildings. Works involved major underpinning of the existing fire stair, excavation under existing live class environments and working adjacent to two occupied buildings. Specialist services were incorporated within the building to serve laboratoryteaching areas. The works also including refurbishment works to existing laboratories areas in an adjoining building. Access for the works was limited as the new building sits between two occupied buildings within the site. Drainage and concrete pumping activities had to be carefully managed in order to minimise impact on the adjacent operations of the university. The standard of finish was high, with a demonstrated understanding of quality detailing utilised throughout the project, and particular attention to detail in the laboratory areas.

WINNER TERTIARY BUILDINGS $10,000,001 - $20,000,000

WATPAC CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

UNSW JOINT HEALTH EDUCATION FACILITY, PORT MACQUARIE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This Joint Health Education Facility aims to promote the teaching of medical and health courses at a regional centre while developing and contributing to a sustainable health workforce for the Mid North Coast region. The project comprises a two-storey building encompassing the construction of two lecture theatres, anatomy laboratory and preparation facilities plus interlinked PC2 wet lab, simulation suite with two laboratories plus associated storage and teaching support, student common areas, specialist rooms and therapy suites, staff kitchen and student canteen/café provision on the ground floor. There’s also parking for 85 cars and landscaping. The construction was a concrete-framed building with a lightweight facade system of glass and composite cladding. Roofing was steel framed with metal roof sheeting. The internal finishes were well executed. Laboratory areas required particular attention to achieve the performance criteria specified. In the main lecture theatre, perforated moulded plywood was utilised on bulkheads and walls, providing a quality feel. Theatres were fitted out with the latest AV technology to facilitate state-of-the-art teaching. Timber ceiling linings were also utilised to good effect in several locations throughout the building. Finishes were well executed. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER TERTIARY BUILDINGS $20,000,001 - $50,000,000

TAYLOR CONSTRUCTION GROUP PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY KINGSWOOD CAMPUS LIBRARY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Built with a façade of face brick, blended with four different brick types to complement the surrounding campus buildings, the new library is located centrally on the Kingswood Campus. The building is seven storeys high including the top-floor plant room. There is a six-storey central atrium, with a feature terrazzo stair. Study areas are located on the eastern side with the book stacks on the western side. Level 5 is office and administration space. Works were undertaken within a functioning university campus. Programs were sequenced to complete noisy and disruptive tasks during student holiday periods. Major sandstone excavation was managed to avoid excessive stockpiling. Class 1 and Class 2 off-form finishes were achieved as specified with samples prepared for approval prior to final pours. Formliners release agents and concrete mixes were all part of this detailed exercise. Brickwork is a major feature of this building. The required even mottle from the various bricks was achieved with the right colour/brick ratio consistency by the ongoing and careful attention of the builder. Detailing to corners and the curved brick eastern façade were similarly addressed. The façade included bricks, steel, widows, louvers and services. Co-ordination was essential to the project completion and program. This well-built and detailed project was completed in time for the commissioning of the library for the 2015 academic year.

WINNER TERTIARY BUILDINGS $50,000,001 - $100,000,000

LEND LEASE PROJECT NAME

SYDNEY NANOSCIENCE HUB, CAMPERDOWN

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Sydney Nanoscience Hub is a world-leading research and teaching facility designed to meet the demanding requirements of Nanoscience research. This new building is particularly complex, with the design required to allow for precision instruments in highly controlled environments. The facility includes a large (750m2) clean room ISO Class 5 and 7 facility, two lecture theatres, seminar rooms and teaching labs. Challenges included dealing with multiple and diverse user groups during the design phase, and complying with strict requirements for vibration and Electro Magnetic Interference and the interaction with adjoining occupied buildings during the construction phase. Solutions included extremely thick structures, rooms lined with multiple layers of fully welded aluminum to provide the necessary EMI shielding, glass fibre reinforcement in key areas, steel-shielded sub mains throughout the building and a cooperative approach with university neighbours. The project was well finished, with particular attention to the highly technical detailing required to achieve the specified performance criteria. Other features included a unique glass facade with an extensive ‘Frit’ pattern as well as a green roof area, which, apart from the aesthetics, prevents interference from foot traffic above the sensitive equipment areas.

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WINNER TERTIARY BUILDINGS $100,000,001 & OVER

LEND LEASE PROJECT NAME

DR CHAU CHAK WING BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY Photographer Andrew Worssam

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Australia’s first building designed by Frank Gehry, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building houses the business school at the University of Technology. The project scope included a complex 14-storey concrete structures with large overhangs, voids and leaning columns and a unique sculptured brick façade with both curved on-plan and corbelled brickwork from which window boxes project. The façade also has an angular glass curtain wall. An oval seminar room constructed from glue-laminated timber beams 600mm high x 450mm wide creates a ‘log cabin’ effect. Internal joinery to match the free-flowing curved façade and a sculptured staircase are internal features of the building. The detailing throughout the building is unique and required 3D modeling to resolve connections, off-site manufactured items and on-site set out. Inspired by a tree house, each floor has a unique shape with offset floor plates not meeting the curved façade at right angles. Even the scaffolding had to be developed on a 3D model to ensure the relationship between the façade and scaffold allowed for safe construction. The brickwork was laid on steel frames developed with special fixings methods following testing by UTS in conjunction with Lend Lease. The unique curves and lines complicated the installation of services, with 3D modeling again essential to ensure the successful coordination with the structure. The finishes, which were diverse and in many cases unique, were all well executed and provide a high-quality feel.

WINNER PUBLIC SCHOOLS UP TO $50,000,000

A W EDWARDS PTY LIMITED PROJECT NAME

VICTORIA AVENUE COMMUNITY PRECINCT PROJECT, CONCORD WEST

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This integrated community precinct partnership provides a primary school for 600 students, including four special education classes. There is a long daycare centre for 47 children, an early childhood health centre, an upgraded sports field for school and community use, hard courts, amenity blocks, a community hall and associated roads, footpaths, landscaping and car parking. Before major work began there were extensive surveys to confirm the extent of site contamination. The builder and EPS then developed a detailed management procedure allowing temporary stockpiles of contaminated materials on the sports field so work could proceed, while all relevant approvals were received so disposal works could commence. The builder’s remediation strategies meant considerable savings for the client. Critical services traversed the site and these required special care and attention. Gas, water and power were included. The works program was redone and in sequencing was reversed to minimise disruption caused by the soil delays. Footing and slab designs were amended to expedite the works and minimise wet weather risks. Roadwork and footpaths were started early to allow landscaping to begin well before practical completion. This all meant time savings that enabled the contract to be completed for the first school term of 2015. This project is an example of excellent relationships between the project design team, client and local authorities. These included NSW EPA, WorkCover, council, Sydney Water and Ausgrid.

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WINNER PUBLIC SCHOOLS $50,000,001 & OVER

RICHARD CROOKES CONSTRUCTIONS PROJECT NAME

THE PONDS SCHOOL

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Ponds School contract is two major sites. The new public school and new high school are located at Riverbank Drive, while the second site is a new school for specific purposes located at The Ponds Boulevard. There are 15 buildings, play areas, a carpark, a multi-purpose hall, courtyards and the special school has a hydrotherapy pool. Sites are landscaped. Site contamination was an identified issue. Despite testing, works were re-sequenced as required to suit unexpected finds. Design bulk and fill levels were at variance to the documents, on both sites, and levels needed to be reworked to retain a significant amount of material on both sites. Tendered construction programs were reduced as there were delays in acceptance of the tender and the end date for the start of the 2015 school year was retained. This gave the builder a reduced building program. Inclement weather also became an issue. Despite extensions of time taking the contract to mid-February, the builder completed the works by the first week of January 2015, as required, allowing for the start of the new school year. Modification of the footing design and slab design assisted in reducing time. Works were further managed by rescheduled and resourcing. This major project/projects has been completed on time, to a very high standard in a very tight timeframe, despite significant difficulties due to the site and weather.

WINNER PRIVATE SCHOOLS UP TO $1,000,000

SMITH PROJECTS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

KINCOPPAL-ROSE BAY YEAR 10 REFURBISHMENT

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Kincoppal has a masterplan to upgrade the school campus and buildings and the Year 10 upgrade is stage one of this masterplan. Located on the third floor of the main building, this building, built in 1882, is registered with the NSW Heritage Office. The three-level Year 10 area was upgraded to suit current education spaces and technology. Works required the removal of major internal structural walls and 7.5m-long steel beams were required to replace the walls. This meant careful on-site handling. Lower floors remained occupied and extensive complex propping was required. The project was completed in a commendable 12 weeks. Access for students and their educational activities during term was maintained. The builder was required to keep the front of school free of any visible construction activity as the campus is regularly used for weddings. All work was undertaken at the back of the building and damage to the fabric of the heritage building was avoided. The Year 10 wing has been named in honour of Sr Philomene Tiernan RSCJ, who died when the MH17 aircraft crashed over the Ukraine. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER PRIVATE SCHOOLS $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

WARE BUILDING PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

ST PAUL’S HIGH SCHOOL - iCENTRE, BOORAGUL

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

St Paul’s High School iCentre project is a new three-storey library and information and technology learning centre. The high school remained in occupation during the contract period. The new building is located within a developed campus and access was limited. Safety of the students, staff and visitors was a major consideration. Site access and storage was via council-owned land that was rented for the duration of the contract. A large crossfall required major excavation. This also allowed for an outdoor amphitheatre and tiered seating. External works included retaining walls, pathways, shade sails and landscaping. Relocation of multiple existing underground services was required before construction started. Site conditions varied from the geotechnical report and footings were amended and works rescheduled. Cranage times were limited due to the confined site. The plan is curved with a single radius point and this pattern was extended to the roof structure. Roof sheets were custom measured and made to match the curve of the building. Internal finishes were similarly treated. Ceilings, walls, joinery and handrails required detailed set out and installation. Large glazing panels are segmented to suit the building curve. Graphic embossed pre-cast panels and concrete structural columns are a feature of the building. These were part of the early construction and needed constant protection during the construction period. This building required close consultation with all parties, including client, consultants and trades. The high standard building is a reflection of this co-operation and commitment.

WINNER PRIVATE SCHOOLS $5,000,001 - $10,000,000

MARC MORABITO CONSTRUCTIONS PROJECT NAME

NEW TAS BUILDING AT PATRICIAN BROTHERS’ COLLEGE, FAIRFIELD

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The new TAS Building provides the college with metalwork, woodwork and engineering teaching areas on the ground floor. Graphic design, hospitality, food technology and general learning areas are on the upper level. The design is around a two-storey central atrium. Initial works required the redirection of major stormwater mains and connection to the sewer main. Site access was limited. Facades were a combination of Alucobond, Colorbond, Ultraclad and CFC. These various finishes were well managed and carefully built and detailed. Similarly, a variety of internal finishes were well integrated into the building fabric. Services and technical requirements for specialist trade teaching areas, including the commercial kitchen, have been completed to high standard. Works were completed in 15 months.

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WINNER PRIVATE SCHOOLS $10,000,001 & OVER

PRIME CONSTRUCTIONS PTY TD PROJECT NAME

MONTE SANT’ ANGELO MERCY COLLEGE ARTS AND CULTURAL COMMON, NORTH SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The new Arts and Cultural Common is a five-level, multi-purpose facility. It includes a 300seat theatre, performance spaces, learning spaces, tutorial rooms, exhibition spaces and a recording studio for music and drama. This complex project has a limited site. There was no storage on site and stockpiling was limited. Materials were built as they were delivered. The college continued operations during the works and had strict noise and access requirements. Traffic was managed with a comprehensive traffic management plan and detail WH&S requirements for the shared driveway were in place. Initial works included excavation 8m deep and the underpinning of the adjacent heritage-listed Oregon Building. This building upgrade and joining up formed part of the contract. The college heritage chapel was also monitored for movement, as it was located very close to the major excavation. The construction complexity of this well-designed building on a limited site is much understated from its outside appearance. The theatre below ground, the joining up with the O’Reagan Building and its underpinning, the detailing of external and internal spaces and the exceptional quality of the fitout make this a particularly worthy winner.

MERIT PUBLIC BUILDINGS UP TO $5,000,000

BEST PRACTICE CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

TAMWORTH REGIONAL YOUTH CENTRE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Best Practice Constructions Pty Ltd won at the tender the design and construct contract for the Tamworth Regional Council to build the Tamworth Regional Youth Centre. The centre was built at Coledale to meet the infrastructure and social needs of the Coledale community - a low-socio-economic region of Tamworth. The tender was based on architectural design by Kate Isaacs of Nicholas Associates Architects Pty Ltd for the Tamworth Regional Council. The design and contract included design of structure and all building services except electrical services (including CCTV, data and access control). Extensive face brickwork was used internally and externally, which has been laid to a very high standard. The project, being located in a region with a much higher than average youth unemployment, required 24-hour on-site surveillance by building staff, council youth officers and community members. Onsite incidences were only minor and kept to a minimum by this surveillance. No high-quality materials were used in this building, however, the building has been completed throughout to an excellent standard of workmanship including the builders’ alternative flooring of using recycled brushbox timber flooring in the auditorium. This project, completed in late February 2015, has been very quickly accepted by the youth in Coledale and numerous community groups, who all use the centre on a regular basis. Congratulations to Best Practice Constructions and its construction team for providing a very good building that is servicing the needs of the Coledale community, on a very low budget. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER PUBLIC BUILDINGS UP TO $5,000,000

CO-WYN BUILDING CONTRACTORS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

PENRITH BAPTIST CHURCH - STAGE ONE, CADDENS

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The first stage of this project comprises a new church auditorium, café with commercial kitchen, crèche, offices and meeting rooms. Civil works included new council retaining wall and roadway, undercover car parking for 23 cars and on-grade parking for 78 cars. The community centre has been constructed on a site situated within the new Landcom estate Caddens Rise, which was under construction concurrently. This restricted site access and required careful management to ensure large deliveries and concrete pours were not disrupted. The building is a combination of conventional reinforced concrete, structural steel framing and exposed timber columns and roof trusses, smooth-faced blockwork, brickwork and Colorbond metal cladding. The finished product has been constructed to a high level of quality to ensure that the building’s beauty is assured for years to come.

WINNER PUBLIC BUILDINGS $5,000,001 - $10,000,000

FDC CONSTRUCTION & FITOUT PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

FAIRFIELD YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The project consists of multi-use auditorium accommodating two full-sized basketball courts and a “climbing wall”, together with two meeting rooms opening to a larger meeting room, amenities and extensive landscaping completely designed by Allen, Jack & Cottier Architects for Fairfield City Council. One of the major difficulties encountered during the construction was the co-ordination of the Barrisol stretch fabric ceiling with services and fixture penetrations. The site measurements, manufacture and installation of the Barrisol became the critical path for completion of the project. The specified high-quality materials and finishes created a number of complex technical challenges that FDC managed to find innovative solutions for to avoid program delays, with each problem overcome through collaboration by the project team. The workmanship throughout the project is exceedingly high and has resulted in an excellent community facility for a very satisfied client, Fairfield City Council.

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Proud Winners of numerous

2015 Master Builder Awards Prime congratulates all associated with these award-winning projects:

Arts & Cultural Common, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, North Sydney

National Art School Building 11, Darlinghurst

Abbotsleigh Sports Precinct, Wahroonga

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www.warebuilding.com WARE BUILDING is proud to enter the St Paul’s High School iCentre project in the 2015 MBA Excellence in Construction Awards. The project, a three level library, information and technology learning centre comprises a curved floor plate design originating from a single radius point with the roof replicating the same radius on an angled plane. The construction complexity, innovative use of materials combined with a very limited building envelope, while working within an operational school, provided numerous challenges for the Ware Building Team. A team who can be pleased and proud of their achievement.

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Tweed Office - 07 5536 5542

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MBA 2015 EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS ENTRANT DIVISION 7 – EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Newcastle Office - 02 4929 1051 1/362 King Street Newcastle NSW 2300


WINNER PUBLIC BUILDINGS $10,000,001 & OVER

LAHEY CONSTRUCTIONS PROJECT NAME

MOREE POLICE STATION

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Lahey Constructions was contracted to construct the new two-storey police station in Moree, NSW. The post-tensioned structure contains three holding docks, eight cells, conference facilities, fitness centre and exercise yard, plus cellular and modern office space for the key departments. The existing police building was retained while the new police facility was being constructed. Only 150mm separated these two buildings throughout the construction period. It was critical for the existing police station building to remain operational throughout construction. During the early works the site flooded on numerous occasions due to its closeness to the Mehi River in Moree. Lahey implemented a strategy to mitigate the effects of the inclement weather by placing a 50mm concrete blinding immediately after the basement excavation was completed. Under the GC21 Contract, Lahey proposed an alternate piling system for the basement walls. This halved the number of piles required, which saved time and reduced costs for the client. Following completion of the new police station, the builder demolished the existing two-storey police station and landscaped the site. The building, including all fit-out, was finished to an excellent standard and is deserving of an Excellence in Construction Award.

WINNER COMMUNICATIONS BUILDINGS UP TO $10,000,000

FUGEN CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

TXA BROADCAST & COMMUNICATION FACILITY, WILLOUGHBY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The project involved the construction of a new Broadcast & Communication Facility under the existing transmission tower at TXA Richmond Avenue, Willoughby. It’s a special purpose building with a “mission critical” operation for broadcasting free-to-air transmission for channels 7, 9 and 10. The building was located under the legs of the existing and operating transmission tower that was broadcasting from an existing RF hut during the construction. Construction works included ground remediation of entire site, the main transmission building, a standby generator, a disaster recovery shed, a water treatment shed, an underground detention tank, a new electrical kiosk, an external carport, driveways, retaining walls and landscaping. Planning and staging of the works was critical so as not to disturb the functionality of the tower. A very major OH&S risk throughout the project was the constant monitoring of the weather because if there were any lighting strikes within 25km of the site, the entire site had to be evacuated for the rest of the day. A dedicated monitor for Storm Tracker was set up on site to monitor the weather. In addition, the site sheds and temporary perimeter fence had to be earthed for safety reasons if there was a sudden and unscheduled lighting strike. This facility was critical to the operation of all major commercial television networks. Through the professionalism and expertise of Fugen and the safe construction methodologies implemented by the Fugen management and site team, the new facility was completed in the contract period with no disruption, to a high standard of workmanship.

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SYDNEY | NORTH COAST | BRISBANE | DARWIN | PERTH | CANBERRA W www.laheyconstructions.com.au T 1800 890 709 E info@lahey.com.au Excellence in Construcon.

Co-Wyn Building Contractors Pty Limited “Building Excellence Since 1954” 10-12 Arkley Street, Bankstown NSW 2200 P: (02) 9790 7511 F: (02) 9790 7511 www.co-wynbuilding.com.au

2015 MBA Excellence in Construction Awards Penrith Baptist Church

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WINNER COMMUNICATIONS BUILDINGS $10,000,001 & OVER

COCKRAM CONSTRUCTION LTD PROJECT NAME

GLOBAL SWITCH SYDNEY EAST DATA CENTRE STAGE 1, ULTIMO

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Sydney East Data Centre (Stage 1) adjoins the existing Global Switch data centre in the Government Printing Offices. The new centre will provide highly resilient technical space and power solutions to its customers. Global Switch awarded Cockram Construction a design and construct contract based on 70 per cent completed design documentation that Cockram Construction had to verify and complete all detailed design and coordination of all services. This was a JV with M+W Group (the conditioning contractor). The new sixstorey data centre offers 12,500m2 of world-class critical infrastructure services. Materials handling was complicated due to the close proximity to the existing Global Switch west facility and the Western Distributor Motorway. It was only possible to install one tower crane that operated non-stop throughout the full working day - this necessitated two crane crews and the provision of a dual man and materials hoist. The exceedingly complicated services were installed to a very high standard. The project is a leading example of an environmentally sustainable data centre and has achieved an Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Rating. The project was completed in 103 weeks with exceedingly complex services. The services and building have been finished to a very high standard. Client satisfaction was achieved throughout the delivery process with program timeframes and budget being achieved.

WINNER SPORTING FACILITIES UP TO $10,000,000

FDC CONSTRUCTION & FITOUT PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

VIRGIN ACTIVE, ZETLAND

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Under a design and construct contract and within an existing building, FDC has delivered a quality facility. Virgin Active is over two levels and includes a 25-metre heated lap pool and spa, sauna, climbing wall, studios for pilates, boxing, cycling, weights and other fitness areas. The handover from the base builder was complicated but these issues were resolved by the initiative shown by FDC. A key feature of the fitout was the sound rating achieved through attention to detail. The result is a facility that exceeded client expectations and has become a model on which others have been based.

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WINNER SPORTING FACILITIES $10,000,001 - $15,000,000

NOVATI CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

SHORE SCHOOL NORTHBRIDGE REDEVELOPMENT STAGES 2 & 3

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Novati Constructions constructed Stage 2 and 3 in the redevelopment of the SHORE School’s sporting fields. It was comprised of nine tennis courts, a two-storey soccer and tennis pavilion including viewing for 100 people, commercial kitchen and associated change and toilet facilities, prep storage area, spectator area, landscaping and a 3.3 mega litre water storage tank and water harvesting strategy. Also included was extensive perimeter fencing along Alpha and Sailors Bay Roads. The construction was undertaken within the occupied school grounds which created problems that were overcome with detailed planning and coordination. The finishes are to a high standard and are a great addition to the school facilities.

WINNER SPORTING FACILITIES $15,000,001 - $20,000,000

PRIME CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

ABBOTSLEIGH SPORTS PRECINCT, WAHROONGA

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Abbotsleigh Sports Precinct comprises a 2000m2 multi-purpose hall, all-weather fullsized soccer/hockey field, four storeys of integrated amenities and administration area, three fitness studios and undercover parking for 180 cars. Prime was beset with difficult access, inability to access the site with large trucks, poor ground conditions and closeness to the environmentally sensitive forest, as the project was within the confines of the protected Blue Gum High Forest. It has successfully blended the building into the surrounds which features a high quality of finish to the timberwork used in the project. Timber features throughout the sports hall, soffits and external walls and stairs. Prime Constructions has delivered a quality facility for Abbotsleigh School. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER SPORTING FACILITIES $20,000,001 & OVER

ADCO CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LIMITED PROJECT NAME

HORNSBY AQUATIC CENTRE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

There are three different pools at Hornsby Aquatic Centre - a 25m, 50m and a leisure pool - along with a gymnasium and general amenities which comprise this building submitted by ADCO Constructions. It is a facility with quality workmanship and a good level of detail which is a great asset for the local community. The centre is set in a challenging environment with the pool structure suspended off the side of a steep ravine adjacent to Berowra Valley bushland. The external façade comprised of blockwork with render and textured paint, composite horizontal aluminum panels and fc sheeting. The finishes are of good quality. Attention to detail was the cornerstone adopted by ADCO during construction, knowing the criticality of water-proofing and joint details. This was successful with a satisfied client and a facility that far exceeds expectations.

WINNER INTERIOR FITOUTS UP TO $1,000,000

MPA PROJECT NAME

BAIS, NORTH SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

A simple, well-designed project most suitable for the clients’ specific requirements carried out in a precise manner. The understated decor and wise selection of colours make for a pleasant working environment.

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ADCO Constructions celebrates our award winning NSW Construction Team.

UWS Werrington Corporate Park Stage 1

Congratulations and thankyou to our staff, clients, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants for yet another year of award winning project delivery. Established in 1972, ADCO have completed over 3000 projects throughout Australia valued in excess of $9 billion. With annual revenues exceding $800 million, and over 440 direct employees, ADCO is rated as one of Australia’s top 100 private companies. Best People. Best Practice. Best Outcomes.

Hornsby Aquatic Centre Winner Best Sporting Facility over $20m

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MERIT INTERIOR FITOUTS $1,000,001 - $1,400,000

JDV PROJECTS PROJECT NAME

WILLIAM BLUE COLLEGE OF HOSPITALITY & MANAGEMENT, THE ROCKS

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Carrying out a fitout with the constraints of a heritage building is always challenging but was overcome with some very clever designs and applications to achieve a pleasant learning environment for the students. Well done to those involved.

WINNER INTERIOR FITOUTS $1,000,001 - $1,400,000

RENASCENT AUSTRALIA PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

CARE DENTISTRY, CHATSWOOD

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The unique design of the reception area by Portuguese architects has been well interpreted and constructed to achieve a standout result. The procedure rooms, back-of-house workrooms and general utility fixturing are all of top quality, meeting the client’s expectations. All trades can be proud of their efforts.

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WINNER INTERIOR FITOUTS $1,400,001 - $2,000,000

ERILYAN PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

STELLAR ENTERTAINMENT, MOORE PARK

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Many design features, use of colour and various materials expertly melded together give dramatic sparkle to this project and is a reflection of the clients’ activities. The sound and production rooms needed close attention to the technical details to achieve the high standard required, with the same standard maintained throughout all other aspects of this project. A pleasing end result.

WINNER INTERIOR FITOUTS $2,000,001 - $3,000,000

FUGEN CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

KINGSWAY DAY SURGERY, MIRANDA

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

It is hard to appreciate the intense focus required on this highly technical installation and for its integration with exposed decor. An extremely high standard of finishes was essential and was very capably achieved down to the smallest detail, a sign of true craftsmanship. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER INTERIOR FITOUTS $3,000,001 - $4,000,000

ICHOR CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

AUDI CENTRE SYDNEY SERVICE & PARTS, ZETLAND

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

As with all things German, they seek the best and, in this case, Audi received more than they had hoped for. To say this project was world class would be an understatement - it was flawless throughout and a benchmark for what can be achieved. Absolutely sensational.

WINNER INTERIOR FITOUTS $4,000,001 - $5,000,000

BUILDCORP INTERIORS PROJECT NAME

PROJECT 45, SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The design and execution is in keeping with the modern-day office and the use of colour creates a wonderful working environment for the occupants. All facets of this installation have been carried out to the highest standards.

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Ichor Constructions Pty Ltd (Ichor) are one of Australia’s leading privately owned construction companies that service the Commercial, Education, Government, Non-For-Profit, Industrial, Health & Research, Residential, Retail, Hospitality and Special Use sectors.

We are an award-winning, Australian builder with 15 years’ experience delivering construction, fitout and refurbishment projects.

Our Awards: 1. Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA | AMCOS) Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards Interior Fitout $5M - $15M 2. The Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards Hospitality Building $5M - $10M 3. The Conservatory Penthouse Woollahra Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards Home Unit Renovation Award 4. Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards Refurbishment, Renovation & Extension up to $5M

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MERIT INTERIOR FITOUTS $5,000,001 - $7,500,000

FDC CONSTRUCTION & FITOUT PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

COLLIERS, SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

There are many pleasing features to this project, which need to be recognised, and the final outcome is a great result. Congratulations to all who participated in delivering an excellent installation.

WINNER INTERIOR FITOUTS $5,000,001 - $7,500,000

SMI GROUP PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

ETIHAD AIRWAYS FIRST & BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE FITOUT PROJECT, MASCOT

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The many high-quality features of this installation are cleverly understated in keeping with the overall ambiance to ensure a restful mood. The total overall workmanship throughout is startling and is without a blemish, down to the smallest details. An excellent project and a most worthy winner.

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CFS is a specialist in the commercial facade area working with Aluminium sheet, Aluminium Composite panel, CFC and Corten Steel from concept to completion. E: info@completefacadesolutions.com.au

P: (02) 9521 3311 www.completefacadesolutions.com.au

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JOINT WINNER INTERIOR FITOUTS $7,500,001 - $10,000,000

ISIS GROUP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

BUPA HEAD OFFICE, SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Several levels had to be penetrated so access could be gained and to make way for the installation of a magnificent staircase which became the focal point of the design. The steel and glass balustrade work and the timber ceiling treatment above the stairwell is exceptional and sets the tone for the rest of the fitout.

JOINT WINNER INTERIOR FITOUTS $7,500,001 - $10,000,000

MERLOT CONSTRUCTIONS (AUST) PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

SMITHFIELD RSL STAGES 1 & 2 (GAMING, DINING & LOUNGE WORKS)

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

There is an abundance of special features throughout this project, all requiring expert attention to accomplish the end result. All aspects have been completed in the highestquality finishes and no stone was unturned. The engagement of a Feng Shui master ensured complete client satisfaction, even down to the specific type of fish in the courtyard pool. Congratulations to all involved.

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

PROJECT SERVICES | BUILDING SERVICES | FIRE SERVICES

www.smigroup.com.au NEW SOUTH WALES

Office Address

P: 02 9212 9000

Suite 404, 46-56 Kippax St

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MERIT INTERIOR FITOUTS $10,000,001 - $20,000,000

MPA PROJECT NAME

SYMANTEC, SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This is a nice, clean, straightforward installation of simple design, with just a splash of vibrant colour in keeping with the modern trend of office fitout. The standard of finishes are above average and a credit to the contractors involved.

WINNER INTERIOR FITOUTS $10,000,001 - $20,000,000

FDC CONSTRUCTION & FITOUT PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

JEMENA, SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

It is impossible to be critical of any aspect of this project. The extensive use of timber gives great warmth and a touch of traditionalism, however, does not detract from a very modern office. The staircase, ceilings and glazing are prominent features and give a sense of elegance. The use of softer colours in the general work areas creates a relaxed atmosphere. A very satisfying result for both contractor and client.

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www.rorkprojects.com.au Fixed Lump Sum

Design & Construct

Construction Management

Building Refurbishments

End of Trip Facilities

Office Interiors Canberra • Sydney • Melbourne • Brisbane

Built to outperform. Built on 50+ years construction experience, Brookfield Multiplex delivers landmark property and infrastructure assets around the world. Be it commercial offices that improve productivity, hospitals that help to heal or towers that change city skylines, our projects are bound by a common approach. We aim to outperform in everything we do.

Images clockwise from top: 161 Sussex Street, Royal North Shore Hospital Clinical Services Building, 50 Martin Place.

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WINNER INTERIOR FITOUTS $20,000,001 & OVER

BUILDCORP INTERIORS PROJECT NAME

MINTER ELLISON OFFICE FITOUT AND DEXUS BASE BUILDING MAKE GOOD, SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

An elegant installation befitting a leading law firm with the choice of the various materials and overall colour scheme most suitable. The staircases joining the several levels add appeal to the design as well as functional purpose. The unique ceiling treatment contributes to the subdued decor. All work has been carried out to the highest conceivable standard and those who have achieved such outstanding results should be acknowledged.

WINNER SHOP FITOUTS OPEN PRICE CATEGORY

RORK PROJECTS PROJECT NAME

MCGRATH REAL ESTATE, REVESBY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

A very practical and extremely functional design with all work carried out in a meticulous manner, creating an atmosphere most suitable for the requirements of a sales-oriented business. The shopfront facade with modern, well-constructed clear lines adds greatly to the streetscape and gives the client standout recognition. A well-executed project.

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WINNER CLUB/ENTERTAINMENT - NEW BUILDING OPEN PRICE CATEGORY

MAINBRACE CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

MAGNOLIA CLUB, HARRINGTON GROVE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Set in the grounds of Harrington Grove, a premium housing estate at Narellan, the Magnolia Club is a shared community facility and associated with the larger Harrington Grove Country Club. Facilities include the clubhouse, tennis court and a swimming pool. There is extensive landscaping and communal barbecue areas. The clubhouse caters for small local functions, local resident facilities and there is also a library area. While construction is mainly residential, a waffle slab was used to simplify site levels and detail excavation. A variety of finishes were specified and the detailing and execution of junctions and the integration of the combinations of stone, blocks and external cladding is of a very high standard. Furniture appliances and fixtures formed part of the builder’s contract. The pool heating is gas to overcome the existing infrastructure limitations. The plant room was modified to accommodate additional equipment and this was completed in a restricted site area with no impact on the amenity the project offered. Completed in six months, the community facility has been designed and built to complement the surrounding high-quality residential buildings.

WINNER CLUB/ENTERTAINMENT - REFURBISHMENT UP TO $5,000,000

WHITCON GROUP PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

ECHUCA MOAMA RSL OUTDOOR GAMING

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

With a program of 15 weeks to accommodate the Christmas holiday period, this renovation to the outdoor gaming space at Moama RSL is a high-quality and stylish addition to the club. Works included integration of the old and new, internal landscaped gardens, extensive finishes selection and sculptured features. There are administration spaces included with offices and staff amenities. The major challenge was the integration of the old and new. This transition of the old and new building was successfully achieved with full-height glass walls and a small internal courtyard. The design included the use of wind tunnel technology to ensure the outdoor gaming area remains comfortable year round. This is a well-executed building, completed on time with high-quality finishes and construction. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER CLUB/ENTERTAINMENT - REFURBISHMENT $5,000,001 - $10,000,000

BUILDCORP INTERIORS PROJECT NAME

KINGSCLIFF BEACH HOTEL

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project involved the refurbishment of an existing 100-year-old hotel and an extension of the hotel to an adjoining vacant lot. It was undertaken in three stages to ensure the hotel and an upstairs function centre could remain in operation throughout the building works. There was good use of exposed coloured aggregate concrete paving and honed concrete surfaces, all finished to a high quality. The large amount of back propping required to the existing timber structure resulted in many issues having to be resolved in order to complete the project in an impressive 13 months. The retention and upgrade to the finishes, particularly to the upstairs function room, is of high quality. The new structure and finishes are a great improvement on the previous facility and reflect the enthusiasm of the construction team.

WINNER CLUB/ENTERTAINMENT - REFURBISHMENT $10,000,001 & OVER

BUILDCORP INTERIORS PROJECT NAME

THE STAR SOVEREIGN LAKES EXPANSION, PYRMONT

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project involved the expansion of the existing Sovereign Lakes gaming facility on level 17, the rooftop of the Astra Hotel. The expansion works were undertaken on both the north and south sides of the existing high-roller gaming salons. These salons remained in operation during the work. Joinery, a custom 6m-long fish tank and seamless integration with the existing building were part of the work. The builder carried out complex expansion and refurbishment to the high-roller game facility. Works were undertaken with minimum storage and loading space. These works were required to have minimum impact on the casino and hotel operations. Scaffolds, hoists and the tower crane were located to ensure these requirements were met. Site-specific material and access management plans to service level 17 were thus developed. Façade details were redesigned to a custom prefabricated system to reduce the scaffolding and safety risk. Mechanical requirements for structure were similarly amended. Procurement recommendations, together with the above amendments, also enabled an accelerated handover. Works were completed to the highest quality and on time.

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How did we connect the highest eight floors of one of Sydney’s most iconic towers? If you already know how we did that or would like to learn from the award winning team who achieved it, then Buildcorp would love to hear from you. Following four record years, Buildcorp has a number of opportunities for those at the top of their game or anyone looking to learn from industry experts solving the most challenging construction problems. To have a confidential conversation with the Buildcorp Management team, email: talk@buildcorp.com.au Image: Minter Ellison Offices, SYDNEY

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WINNER RETAIL BUILDINGS - NEW BUILDING UP TO $10,000,000

LANSKEY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

MCDONALD’S, WALLSEND

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

McDonald’s at Wallsend is a new store concept, the first of the new generation family-friendly stores, and the building design is modern and open. Building works included extensive outdoor seating areas, playground, a large function room, staff facilities, multiple drive-through lanes and a large service and delivery dock. This project also included extensive external park and landscape areas. Levels were set to suit council’s requirements for flooding. Major high-voltage powerlines were relocated, as were stormwater and sewer lines. This building has been fitted out with the latest technology to allow for online ordering, modern menus and associated food preparation services. Furniture, signage and seating were included in the contract. Completed in nine months, this is a well-built and well-finished building.

WINNER RETAIL BUILDINGS - NEW BUILDING $10,000,001 - $20,000,000

DYNAMIC PROJECTS (AUS) PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

RETAIL PRECINCT - ONE CENTRAL PARK, BROADWAY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This multi-level retail precinct mall is part of the $2 billion One Central Park redevelopment on the former Carlton & United Breweries site. The retail precinct has five levels that were completed in two stages - Level 2 food court (Stage 1) and retail shops consisting of 64 tenancies (Stage 2). Stage 1 had a contract period of six months and Stage 2 including all 64 tenancies were fitted out two months later - an overall contract period of eight months. Materials handling to the retail precinct had to be coordinated with Watpac, which handed over the concrete structure with all services risers capped off at each level of the retail precinct for Dynamic Projects to complete the retail levels, co-ordinate all tenancy fit-outs and install all escalators. The tight contract program period was compounded by Dynamic, Watpac and shopfitters all sharing the same loading dock and street access areas for materials handling. The delivery logistics and traffic control were a major challenge to maintain and co-ordinate. Dynamic Projects could only use the two goods lifts (1.5-tonne capacity each) between 4pm and midnight to transfer all materials from street level to the retail precinct. Dynamic Projects successfully completed the project on time by working 24-hour shiftwork in the final weeks, reaching peaks of 400 to 500 workers onsite. The retail precinct has been completed to a high standard of workmanship in extremely tight contract periods and is testament to the dedication of the Dynamic Project management and site team. A very worthy winner of this award.

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“Building Relationships”

• Retail • Industrial • Commercial • Hospitality “Lanskey Constructions provided great partnership in delivering the Wallsend restaurant. As a customer we felt they were both responsive and understanding of our delivery requirements and timelines”. - Josh Bannister, McDonald’s Development Director – Northern Region

Lanskey Constructions is a strong Australian Company with a presence in metropolitan and regional centres across the nation. Since commencing operations nearly 30 years ago, Lanskey has evolved into a highly regarded and professional team. They have run a huge variety of projects in literally every State and Territory of Australia and have one of the highest percentages of repeat business of any builder in Australia.

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Because at Lanskey we build relationships by treating our clients’ priorities as our own.

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WINNER RETAIL BUILDINGS - NEW BUILDING $20,000,001 - $30,000,000

MAINBRACE CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

THE PONDS SHOPPING CENTRE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Ponds Shopping Centre was a tendered design and construct project of a new 18,000m2 shopping centre, consisting of a 4000m2 Woolworths supermarket, 27 speciality stores, two kiosks and basement car parking for 250 cars and 100 cars on grade. It is Australia’s first and only 6-Star Green Star Retail Centre Design v1 2015 shopping centre. The project has reintroduced a more traditional “High Street” feel to a neighbourhood shopping complex and moved away from the more traditional enclosed mall. An innovated approach to the design and construct process in conjunction with the architect has resulted in many features that enhance the structure and provide a high-quality finish and environment for the local community. With a construction footprint that extends to three boundaries, one of which was a public school, and the fourth abutting the adjacent Community Centre carpark, construction methodology and a rational safety approach were mandatory to underpinning the success of the project. The project team has delivered a high-quality product, meeting a tight construction program, despite extreme inclement weather, and enabled all tenants to complete fitouts within a safe and harmonious working environment for all involved.

WINNER RETAIL BUILDINGS - NEW BUILDING $30,000,001 - $50,000,000

FDC CONSTRUCTION & FITOUT PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

IKEA, MARSDEN PARK

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The IKEA Marsden Park project is located within the newly developed Sydney Business Park situated in the north-west Sydney growth precinct. The overall site is 76,000m2 and the building footprint is approximately 28,000m2, comprising a single-level retail store, showroom and market hall areas, children’s play area, Swedish food market, customer and co-worker restaurants and warehouse areas. The builders were engaged to manage the base building design process in line with IKEA’s strict global requirements; while also complying with local building regulations through the construction and handover of the new facility. The project team delivered a very high-quality project, under budget. Despite encountering inclement weather, practical completion was achieved two months ahead of the contract program.

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Providing expert service for 15 years IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

• Waterproofing • Mosaic Tiling • Porcelain Tiling • Ceramic Tiling • All Stone tiles and slabs OFFICE / SHOWROOM: 24– 26 Legge Street, Roselands NSW 2196 Ph: 02 9740 3220 | Email: info@nashtiles.com

OUR TEAM OF EXPERIENCED TILERS CAN HANDLE LARGE OR SMALL DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS. Nash Group promises you that deadlines will always be met, with work guaranteed, as our company prides itself on Loyalty and Honesty. Our goal is to build long lasting relationships with not just the companies, but the people we work with. As suppliers of a large selection of tiles including Ceramics, Mosaics, Porcelain and Stone tiles and slabs, we have tiles suitable for Residential purposes, right through to Commercial requirements.

Fab Floors Pty Ltd is highly dedicated to providing our clients with an outstanding quality of work that exceeds expectations. With over 30 years experience in the flooring industry, we specialise in vinyl flooring mainly for large retail projects including supermarkets and shopping centres. There are some new and exciting Vinyl products coming out and Bolon is one of these. The floors we put in experience some of the highest levels of foot-traffic imaginable so this product must be of a high commercial grade. Our floors are always put in with the greatest level of care, knowledge and preparation. Head office located in Sydney with another office located in Arundel, QLD.

177 Bonds Road (Cnr Jindalee Place), Riverwood NSW 2210 P 1800 FAB FLOORS | F 02 9534 6566 | E info@fabfloors.com.au | www.fabfloors.com.au


WINNER RETAIL BUILDINGS - NEW BUILDING $50,000,001 & OVER

HANSEN YUNCKEN PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

WOLLONGONG CENTRAL WEST KEIRA RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This new shopping centre project, located on the corner of Keira and Crown Streets, is linked to General Property Trust’s existing Crown Central Shopping Centre fronting Crown Street Mall, with a bridge across Keira Street. The new six-storey centre, comprising three levels of retail and three levels of car parking, connects seamlessly to the existing centre. The 21,000m2 expansion hosts 80 new specialty stores and more than 600 additional car spaces for an enhanced retail experience. A key construction challenge for the project team involved the interface of the new development with the existing Wollongong Crown Central, located across Keira Street (the main road through Wollongong’s CBD). This involved the construction of a pedestrian bridge, providing above-street access and also the Keira Street underpass, for underground pedestrian access. The existing Wollongong Crown Central remained fully operational throughout these works. Keira Street also remained trafficable during these works. The construction site is surrounded by laneways, commercial building and residential units, resulting in restricted site access for materials handling and demanding restraints on noise, vibration, dirt, dust and hours of work on the site. Continuous consultation was required with the client and surrounding office and residential occupants. A major challenge was the complex finishes comprising bespoke timber ceilings, cladding and façade systems that had to be design developed concurrently with construction activities. One element of the façade comprised more than 50 unique panels of Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) which were fabricated interstate and transported to site for erection. The Hansen Yuncken site team, in conjunction with design consultants on this design and construct contract, completed the project in 146 weeks and overcame innumerable difficulties throughout. The result of this team’s effort is reflected in the new retail centre that has exciting new timber finishes throughout, combined with all workmanship being completed to an extremely high standard.

WINNER RETAIL BUILDINGS - REFURBISHMENT/RENOVATION/ EXTENSION OPEN PRICE CATEGORY

INTEN CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

THE DISTRICT, CHATSWOOD INTERCHANGE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The District represents a new vision in food courts. The 3500m2 space directly above Chatswood Railway Station was designed to capture the essence of a ‘streets and laneways’ dining precinct in an internalised environment. This has been successfully constructed through the use of form, texture and colour by way of brick patterned glass, differing pavilion structures, textured floor tiles and numerous forms of street art along with the use of detailed copper and timber materials. The building finishes represent a high-end urban landscape. The construction site is directly above the operating rail station (with 30,000 commuters daily) and was subject to the requirements of City Rail in regards to works near the rail corridor. Construction difficulties at this site were materials handling, procurement of overseas building materials, installation of drainage and electrical services to all shop tenancies and public areas and fire engineering requirements due to the nature of the food court and its location on Level 3 of the shopping centre. Access for installation of drainage and electrical service was through a horizontal 600mm void space underneath the food court floor. Approximately 80 penetrations (600 x 600mm) were required to safely access and install these services. Structural-steel dining pods that cantilevered out over the building façade were a critical activity for fabrication, erection onsite and a very innovated method of final positioning of these dining pods. The project was completed in a very tight timeframe of eight months to produce a very unique new style of food court - ‘The District’. It is a tribute to Inten Constructions’ management and site team. With careful planning of materials handling and procurement, this project was finished in this timeframe with a high standard of workmanship in all areas.

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CHATSWOOD INTERCHANGE

INTEN IS YOUR RETAIL EXPERT Design & Construct Retail Fitouts Anchor Tenant Refurbishments We work in your live environment National footprint P: 02 8878 2400 | F: 02 8878 2444 | inten.com.au


JM Fitout is a family owned company that provides high quality Commercial Fitout Services. We pride ourselves on our high quality work and put the needs of our clients and customers first. Our work includes existing or new space development covering all aspects of commercial fitout.

Some of the projects we have worked on include: • Westpac, ING, Commonwealth, Reserve and ANZ Banks • Walt Disney • St. Vincent Hospital Operating Theatres • St. Vincent Hospital ENT Clinic

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St. Vincent Hospital Cardiology Moss Vale Aquatic Centre ACU Vice Chancellery Bulli SLSC

Marin Adamcic | Phone: 0409 420 687 | Email: madamcic@tpg.com.au

Ultimate Flooring Systems specialise in the supply and installation of Commercial Floor Coverings to the Construction Industry. We work closely with out clients to achieve optimal project outcomes with a proven commitment to providing solutions to complex project challenges. Ultimate Flooring Systems are widely recognised throughout Australia and New Zealand for our superior workmanship, innovative solutions and quality customer service.

ULTIMATE FLOORING SYSTEMS PTY LTD Unit 42,24 Garling Road, Kings Park NSW 2148 | PO Box 982 Kings Langley NSW 2147

T 1300 559 810 / 02 9676 8360 | F 02 9676 8370 E enquiries@ultimateflooringsystems.com.au www.ultimateflooringsystems.com.au


Benchmark Architectural Joinery Pty Ltd

is a commercial joinery company known for exceptional quality and unbeatable value. We undertake projects all over New South Wales, including regional and remote areas as well as Metropolitan Sydney. At Benchmark we are equipped with skilled staff and leading resources to complete all projects ranging from minor works up to $1,000,000 and over. St Vincents Private Hospital Level 5 Operating Theatres Health Buildings Up To $2,500,000

At Benchmark we take pride in our joinery and delivering our clients the best possible finishes.

ABN: 88 159 504 55 26 Iraking Avenue Moorebank NSW, 2170 Ph: 02 8046 5100 Fax: 02 8046 5105 info@bajoinery.com.au www.bajoinery.com.au

Winners of the NECA Excellence Award for Lighting 2015, KERFOOT PTY LTD has been on a planned and well-executed path of growth for the past four years. During this time, Lighting Control Systems have become prevalent within the Commercial Building Industry. To address this, KERFOOT has introduced a Lighting Control Division. The KERFOOT Integrations team consists of Designers, Programmers and Technicians with a combined industry experience of over 40 years.

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With expertise in all types of Lighting Control Systems, please contact us to see how we can personalise a solution to meet your needs.

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WINNER HEALTH BUILDINGS UP TO $2,500,000

CADWELL CONSTRUCTION & INTERIORS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

ST VINCENT’S PRIVATE HOSPITAL OPERATING THEATRES 1 & 2, DARLINGHURST

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The project consisted of the internal refurbishment of two operating theatres and associated anesthetic bays within a live hospital environment. Caldwell pre-assembled the Corian wall panels off site as a prototype installation, thus greatly reducing the site installation time as well ensuring the users were satisfied with the end product. The construction occurred over the Christmas holiday shutdown period of four weeks. The works were finished to a high standard within a difficult working environment.

WINNER HEALTH BUILDINGS $2,500,001 - $5,000,000

ERILYAN PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

PORT MACQUARIE PRIVATE HOSPITAL REHABILITATION

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Erilyan was required to reroute the main hospital entry and realign the loading dock driveway before constructing the hydrotherapy pool and a 10-bed rehabilitation ward. This resulted in numerous services relocations including high-voltage lines that fed the hospital substation. A complication was the connection into the existing rehabilitation unit including the gymnasium refurbishment. The pool area utilised a timber-frame LVL roof structure, CSR ceiling and Dulux Enviropoxy paint to ensure water tightness. Close co-operation was required between Erilyan and the hospital. As the hospital was in a koala habitat area, two koala habitat trees replaced each tree removed during the works. Erilyan has achieved a high quality of finish, none more so than in the pool area.

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WINNER HEALTH BUILDINGS $5,000,001 - $10,000,000

FUGEN CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

DUDLEY PRIVATE HOSPITAL - NEW THEATRES, RECOVERY BAY EXTENSION & HYDRO POOL, ORANGE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Fugen constructed two new theatres and anesthetic patient holding areas with cryo room, and associated nurse station, change rooms and scrub room etc. Also included was a new indoor hydrotherapy pool connected to an existing gymnasium and an upgrade of three existing theatres. Careful planning was undertaken by Fugen as this project was done in stages and within the confines of a full operating hospital without any interruption to the existing services. Access was in part through the operating theatre area for the upgrade works. The quality of work and finishes was of a high standard under difficult circumstances.

WINNER HEALTH BUILDINGS $10,000,001 - $30,000,000

A W EDWARDS PTY LIMITED PROJECT NAME

CHILDREN’S MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE REDEVELOPMENT - STAGE 1, WESTMEAD

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The work included the demolition of the existing CMRI building and the construction of a new eight-level research facility to PC2 laboratory standard including specialist tissue culture rooms, wet laboratories, Dewars rooms, Mass Spectrometer facility and administration areas. The external finishes comprised well-finished pre-cast concrete, curtain wall panels and offform concrete. Difficulties encountered were a very limited building footprint and surrounding site area, limits on available temporary power, adjacent 24-hour ambulance access and close proximity to an existing occupied building. Detailed planning and communication were necessary to overcome the above issues. A W Edwards produced a high standard of finish for both the internal finishes and the external off-form concrete and pre-cast components.

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How did we double the size of Australia’s largest private heath campus whilst maintaining full operations? If you already know how we did that or would like to learn from the award winning team who achieved it, then Buildcorp would love to hear from you. Following four record years, Buildcorp has a number of opportunities for those at the top of their game or anyone looking to learn from industry experts solving the most challenging construction problems. To have a confidential conversation with the Buildcorp Management team, email: talk@buildcorp.com.au Image: Sydney Adventist Hospital, WAHROONGA

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WINNER HEALTH BUILDINGS $30,000,001 - $100,000,000

A W EDWARDS PTY LIMITED PROJECT NAME

ST GEORGE HOSPITAL - NEW EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, KOGARAH

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project comprised a new accident and emergency building consisting of eight new ambulance bays, five resuscitation bays, separate ambulance and triage bays, seven-bed fast-track area, 12-bed pediatric precinct, six-bed PECC facility, 12-bed EMU facility, a further 34 beds, CT imaging room, pharmacy training, meeting rooms and hospital administration. Major services infrastructure upgrade was also included in the scope of works. Initially, the existing substation was relocated to within the building footprint before relocating existing staff into the existing hospital. Edwards took the initiative to alter construction methods to overcome issues found in the ground in order to maintain program. Throughout the construction period, access was maintained for deliveries of blood and general hospital supplies, ambulances, staff and the public. Edwards co-operated and took the initiative with Health Infrastructure and St George Hospital to overcome electrical supply issues that allowed the hospital to maintain the hospital’s original “go live” date. The initiative taken by Edwards to overcome restraints and achieve a high quality of finish was a credit to the team.

WINNER HEALTH BUILDINGS $100,000,001 & OVER

BUILDCORP GROUP PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

SYDNEY ADVENTIST HOSPITAL - CLINICAL SERVICES BUILDING, CLARK TOWER, WAHROONGA

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Buildcorp constructed, under a design and construct contract, a new 12-storey multifunction clinical services building which included six levels of wards, two levels of operating theatres, radiology and oncology bunkers, offices and consulting rooms with levels 2,3 6 and 7 as “cold shell” levels to be fitted out at a later date. The essential services of the building required upgrades and new services lines running up to 10 kilometres to the Pacific Highway. The internal and external finishes were installed to a high standard with attention to detail, which separates this building from the competitors. The level of co-ordination, design input and co-operation to give the client a facility which leads the way in hospital design is admirable. The finishes are of a very high standard.

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WINNER RESIDENTIAL & MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT BUILDINGS UP TO $50,000,000

CROWN GROUP PROJECT NAME

VIKING BY CROWN, WATERLOO

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Viking by Crown consists of 110 residential apartments plus 16 retail/commercial strata lots. The building has 10 occupied floor levels and has been constructed on a long triangular block of land. The shape of the land created the need for an onsite land surveyor for dimensional control of the structure and particularly for Alucabond façade. Construction was reinforced concrete structure and the building is fully sprinklered to comply with BCA. Part of the façade has an operable sliding louvre system, which allows the individual unit occupier to open, close and slide the louvre panels so that the appearance of the building constantly changes. The building was well constructed with accurate dimensional control and attention to detail on the triangular site. This was achieved with a whole team participation approach.

WINNER RESIDENTIAL & MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT BUILDINGS $50,000,001 - $100,000,000

RICHARD CROOKES CONSTRUCTIONS PROJECT NAME

THE STEPS CENTRAL PARK, CHIPPENDALE

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The project involved the design and construction of a new student accommodation building, comprising of a single-level basement, a split-level ground floor including 11 retail tenancies, 15 storeys of student accommodation and a rooftop plant enclosure. This facility includes 770 student accommodation beds, with associated student common areas, recreation facilities and administration facilities. The project was one part of the staged construction of approximately 11 stages of the Central Park precinct development. Considerable difficulties were encountered during the construction period including restricted delivery access, materials handling and frequent high winds which caused the tower crane being windedoff and necessitating all ensuites to be prefabricated in Newcastle and delivered to site as fully fitted-out bathroom pods. The pods had to be delivered to the respective levels in a special materials hoist to reduce the use of the tower crane. The building is very well finished, with high-standard specified finishes for retention by the developer Frazer Investments. Despite on-site difficulties, the builder completed the project ahead of time by his detailed construction planning prior to commencement and selection of all materials handling equipment and pre-fabricated bathroom pods. This pre-construction planning demonstrates the skill and professionalism of the management team. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER RESIDENTIAL & MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT BUILDINGS $100,000,001 - $150,000,000

BILLBERGIA PROJECT NAME

VILLAGE QUAY HARBOUR VIEWS, RHODES

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Village Quay Rhodes project is a high-rise residential development of five residential towers. Two of these towers (Building A - 260 apartments and Building C - 160 apartments) that exceed 25 metres effective height for BCA compliance are fully sprinklered. The services were designed to ensure the apartments retained low operating costs by selecting energyefficient fittings and appliances along with standalone systems so that strata fees remain low. The residential towers utilise solar PV cells to reduce common property operating costs. The main construction challenge included a foundation solution to overcome poor ground conditions due to backfilled land, a burrow pit and industrial usage. A piling solution was adopted which included more than 560 pre-cast concrete-driven piles to depths ranging from 10 to 25m below basement level into suitable rock. Bridging beams on top of piles were used to address the difference in rock levels to support the 1m capping layer throughout. These buildings have been completed with workmanship for each nominated finish to an extremely high standard. All areas front and back of house are very well finished. The project is a tribute to the dedication and professionalism of the management and site team of Billbergia.

WINNER RESIDENTIAL & MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT BUILDINGS $150,000,001 & OVER

HUTCHINSON BUILDERS PROJECT NAME

METRO RESIDENCES, CHATSWOOD

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project consists of the construction of three separate residential towers totaling 552 apartments namely: • Tower 1 - Grand Tower - 260 apartments over 40 levels • Tower 2 - View Tower - 147 apartments over 27 levels • Tower 3 - Spire Tower - 145 apartments over 38 levels These three towers were constructed above the Chatswood transport interchange and shopping centre while maintaining full operation for more than 30,000 commuters per day. Materials handling was an extremely challenging issue for the project, with about 95 per cent of materials being craned into the building while managing very busy pedestrian and vehicular traffic at street level. All three towers were clad with predominantly double-glazed performance glass units (81,000 panels) including 4500 operable awning windows. The majority of apartments have winter garden balconies. The project was completed in 27 months to an exceedingly high standard of finishes throughout. Careful planning of the construction sequence, traffic management and stakeholder management (Transport Sydney trains and buses, retail operation and the precinct building management) was required to ensure that the project was completed with minimal inconvenience to the public. This demonstrates the skill and professionalism of the builders’ management team.

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WINNER CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS UP TO $10,000,000

STRUCTUS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

INNER WEST LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION STREETSCAPE WORKS, DULWICH HILL

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project was part of the NSW Government’s plans to broaden the transport framework through Sydney. It included an extension of the existing city and inner west light rail network from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill. Nine new rail stations were developed - Leichhardt North, Hawthorne, Marion, Taverners Hill, Arlington, Lewisham, Waratah Mills, Dulwich Grove and Dulwich Hill. The new additions to Sydney’s current rail network run along the former Rozelle rail. Structus undertook the work of all civil, road and footpath, public art on works and landscaping construction, across the nine stations. The works carried out were very varied and included: • Streetscape works at entry points to new stations, improving pedestrian and vehicle access. • Paving works, new pathways and improved access to all stations. • New kiss-and-ride areas were created as well as designated car parking spots for both cars and bicycles. • Disabled car parking and access ramps in and around every station. • New facilities including seating, handrails, fences. • Landscaping in and around stations. • Public artwork installed and existing pieces were protected. The project illustrates strong effective construction methodologies undertaken by Structus across a complex group of projects. Structus coordinated the new work at nine stations concurrently and each station had three to four works faces to manage both pedestrians and associated work. This meant that Structus successfully and safely managed up to 40 work faces at one time. The nine stations presented many different issues to be resolved by the builder and has resulted in very good access, landscaping an artwork to all stations. Completed in seven months, this is a very well-built and finished project demonstrating excellent teamwork on the construction.

WINNER CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS $10,000,001 - $20,000,000

LAHEY CONSTRUCTIONS PROJECT NAME

CROWN STREET MALL REFURBISHMENT PROJECT, WOLLONGONG

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The refurbishment covers an area of 11,000m2 and updates the current shopping and dining mall space to be a ‘less cluttered’ open environment designed for pedestrian flow, new entertainment areas and for the community to utilise the current facilities with new street furniture. A critical element of the project was ensuring that shops remained open at all times and access and egress was not compromised. The site team had to be mindful of crucial shopping periods such as Christmas and January sales. With more than 8000 members of the public using the mall on a daily basis, ramping up to 10,000 on Fridays and weekends, detailed planning of the works was essential. The local Emergency Services crews required a clear emergency service route through the mall be maintained at all times. A detailed Traffic Management Plan (TMP) was developed to ensure the safety of the public during construction. Way-finding signage was reviewed daily. A dedicated traffic management team handled all deliveries. During concrete pours and other significant deliveries, trucks used a waiting zone a kilometre away of Swan Street. The deliveries were managed on a ‘onein, one-out’ basis. A full-time liaison officer held regular meetings with shop owners and Emergency Services personnel and through letter drops and emails ensured that everyone was kept informed of upcoming works. The refurbishment of the mall required upgrading of underground infrastructure drainage, excavation, concrete works, tiling, street lighting and new street furniture (equipped with connection to electricity, water supply, public address, internet and data). The work had to be carried out while Crown Street was kept open to all shops and Emergency Services vehicles with the site exposed to inclement weather throughout the contract period of 21 months. Lahey Constructions and the dedicated site team are to be congratulated on overcoming all the construction difficulties encountered on this complex project. They have produced a very well-finished, vibrant and spacious new mall for Wollongong. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS $20,000,001 & OVER

JOHN HOLLAND PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

GLENFIELD TO LEPPINGTON RAIL LINK

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Glenfield to Leppington Rail Line Project (GLRL) consists of the provision of : • A new 11.4km rail link from Glenfield to Leppington. • Two new stations located at Edmondson Park and Leppington, including commuter parking. • A train stabling facility at Rossmore. • Fourteen new bridge/viaduct structures. • All supporting rail systems - OHW, signals, HV/LV. • New 132kVa substation for Endeavour Energy. GLRL will provide modern, safe and accessible stations and interchange facilities for rail commuters - essential infrastructure for the predicted future increases in population in Sydney’s south-west, a link to major employment centres including Liverpool, Parramatta and the Sydney CBD. This project was a design and construct contract that was to comply with the Transport for NSW Brief and all of NSW State Rail design standards. The project has been a massive procurement exercise for materials eg: 44km of railway lines for the rail line plus a further 11km of railway lines for the train stabling facility. Bulk earthworks consisted of 1,000,000m3 to be excavated and relocated along the alignment. The two new stations at Edmondson Park and Leppington have been finished to a very high standard, with excellent parking facilities for commuters. John Holland’s management and site supervision team has successfully provided Sydney’s south-west with excellent new transportation infrastructure. It demonstrated professionalism and dedication in overcoming innumerable difficulties throughout the design and construction period.

WINNER INNOVATION CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE/EQUIPMENT OPEN PRICE CATEGORY

HANSEN YUNCKEN PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

PATRICK PORT BOTANY REDEVELOPMENT

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The basis of the innovation on the Patrick Port Botany Redevelopment was in Control Tower construction. The solution eliminated prospective dangerous work at heights and took the use of prefabrication to a new level. There were many conferences, brainstorming and detailed planning by all members of the Hansen Yuncken team to finalise the solution of erecting the tower and control rooms above within a fully operating working port environment. The concrete tower sections were of pre-cast concrete with the steel stairs within the tower acting as bracing. The two levels of control tower flooring were formed and poured on ground including the structural steel roof. These elements were then lifted into position using two 450-tonne mobile cranes, with the largest lift being 155 tonnes. The final solution addressed all the issues and ensured the control tower was installed in a safe manner, utilising a unique and purpose-made solution. This whole operation required a great amount of input, commitment and planning for it to be executed and carried out faultlessly.

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M5 WEST MOTORWAY CONTROL CENTRE

MOORE PARK AMENITIES BUILDING

INNER WEST LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION HAWTHORN STATION

REDLANDS JUNIOR SCHOOL

Structus would like to thank all our clients for the opportunities that have been presented to us over the past year. We would additionally like to thank project consultants for their contributions, our contractors for all their efforts and MBA NSW for their recognition of the Structus team for our continued commitment to quality, safety and timely project delivery.

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WINNER EXCELLENCE IN RESOURCE EFFICIENCY OPEN PRICE CATEGORY

NOVATI CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

SHORE SCHOOL NORTHBRIDGE REDEVELOPMENT STAGES 2 & 3

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The intended purpose of the project was to design and construct a tennis/soccer pavilion; tennis courts; prep storage room; landscaping; spectator areas; water storage tank and water harvesting strategy including all associated amenities, services and provisions; perimeter fencing and ancillary works at the school’s playing fields in Northbridge. The development will allow the school’s students and external end users to undertake their sporting activities in functional, high-quality facilities that will provide the appropriate amenity. In addition, the water-harvesting strategy is to allow the playing fields to be water efficient from an irrigation perspective and to be seen as contributing positively to the environment. A water-harvesting subsoil drainage collection system was installed into the main oval and all of the soccer fields. The harvested water, along with surface drainage from the higher tennis courts, is drained into a water treatment system prior to being sent to a 3.3 mega litre storage tank located under courts 7 and 8. This water is then used for irrigation of the main oval and soccer fields, and for toilet flushing in the amenity buildings. Roof water from the main grandstand and soccer pavilion is also harvested and used for irrigation as required. Excess water that can’t be stored in the main tank is discharged via a detention tank into the local creek and drains. The water harvesting allows for the grass to be kept in good condition for sporting activities, especially in low rainfall times, while also ensuring good drainage of the grounds when wet. This provides good playing conditions in almost all weather conditions. The project is a very good example of how water can be used and also harvested in an efficient manner, reducing running costs and environmental costs for this precious resource. It is a worthy winner of the Excellence in Construction - Resource Efficiency Award for 2015.

JOINT WINNER SITE SAFETY - COMMERCIAL PROJECTS UP TO $50,000,000

WATPAC CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

OVERSEAS PASSENGER TERMINAL UPGRADE, THE ROCKS

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

This project was constructed in a live dynamic environment, requiring high level controls, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Controls included safety in design, management of more than one million passengers plus staff, crew, agents, operational staff and the like passing through the construction site without major incident. Incorporating public safety and traffic management included programming construction work around the 200plus ships docking at the construction site to minimise the risk to public safety throughout the construction program. Coordination and constant consultation of a plethora of stakeholders included Port Authority of NSW, customs, security, stevedores, baggage handlers, NSW Border Protection, Cruise Operations (including 21 forklifts) and Sydney Foreshore Authority, RMS, Department of Agriculture, existing tenants, operational restaurants, neighbouring businesses, residents, hotels and bars. To compound matters, another construction company was working adjacent to Watpac during major events such as Vivid Festival and New Year’s Eve, under state and international jurisdictions. The judges, having had first-hand experience in working on international ferry terminals, international airports, state border control facilities and Sydney Ferries operations, believe if you ever thought you had tough site conditions to deal with, that the OPT Upgrade Project would be well worth considering before seeking praise for tight sight conditions.

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JOINT WINNER SITE SAFETY - COMMERCIAL PROJECTS UP TO $50,000,000

ISIS GROUP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

CHALLENGER FITOUT, SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Challenger fitout had every possible control in place, something that resembled a nuclear power plant or a medical operating theatre. Money did not seem to be an hindrance, as the safety controls included negative air pressure, a completely vacuum-sealed work environment and X-ray welded bolted joints that had to be cut to reinstate a steel staircase that was previously bespoke made off site to cut into sections to fit into an existing goods lift. Works programmed had to consider and work around a live corporate legal environment. Numerous safety checks were undertaken to remove concrete slab in-fills coordinated with engineering approval including the all-encompassing existing services. This required the utmost attention prior to any physical work taking place. A methodically controlled process and program proving a near technically perfect and safe way to do HRCW, a pleasure to judge.

MERIT SITE SAFETY - COMMERCIAL PROJECTS $50,000,001 & OVER

HUTCHINSON BUILDERS PROJECT NAME

BONDI PACIFIC

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Some grass roots thinking made this a project worthy of merit. Pre-starts disseminated with workers’ family photos bordering the actual document, a constant reminder of how dangerous our work is and the importance of returning to home safely. The most recognised safely working member on site was rewarded each month with an iPad. Secure access meant all site inductees carried a security pass when passing through security turnstyles, a simple yet effective monitor strategically installed overhead to constantly show positive safety images above and capture workers’ attention prior to entering the site. A comprehensive safety induction DVD was shown to every worker on site during the induction process to reinforce the value of safety on this particular site.

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WINNER SITE SAFETY - COMMERCIAL PROJECTS $50,000,001 & OVER

BUILT PROJECT NAME

20 MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

An outright winner of its category, inclusive of technical prowess encasing existing concrete at junctions of the steel structure to reduce “sway”. Hazardous chemical exposure was reduced by enforcing a four-floor exclusion zone during removal, inclusive of regulatory monitoring and testing. Wall ties over numerous levels tied into an adjoining occupied structure to stabilise and reduce vibration during construction. A true representation of one of the most cohesive safety teams in the state, working in one of the most viewed locations the CBD has to offer, without incident.

WINNER BEST PERSONAL EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION TO WHS

DANIEL AGUERA FROM

QUASAR GROUP

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Through constant persistence of undertaking daily site walks prior to identify daily hazards and risk, Daniel collates information observed that may harm workers. He then prioritises formulating a daily pre-start agenda addressing how to raise awareness in reducing them. Delivering the agenda to all and sundry, Daniel obtains relevant and vital feedback from technicians, supervisors, labourers and plant operators, as they are the subject matter experts, covering cross consultation. Mindful of compliance with standards and specifications is done on a daily basis, enabling Daniel to identify other hazards or risks to workers, allowing safety improvements to be made that might otherwise not be addressed. Weekly supervisor meetings are conducted, covering change on the site, highlighting upcoming high-risk activity, further emphasising focus on cross consultation. This results in supervisors running tool-box talks with their teams, advising workers of the changes in the working conditions. Positive safety culture on site is established and built on team engagement, continuous improvement, feedback and information flow to the workforce, increasing safety awareness of HRCW at every opportunity possible. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER BEST USE OF STRUCTURAL STEEL

PRIME CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

ABBOTSLEIGH SPORTS PRECINCT, WAHROONGA

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The major challenge for Prime was the fabrication of the curved steel rafters. Due to the varying radius of the architect’s design, the rafters were individually fabricated from 32mm plate for the flanges and 16m plate for the webs. The webs were cut to the profile and the flanges curved with traditional methods and fixed to the web plate with a continuous butt weld, the result being a cured universal beam. Another feature of the rafters is they were designed not to have any visible fixing. This required all the purlins, bracing and struts to be in the same plane above the top flange. To achieve this, a lot of non-conventional connections were used and a high level of coordination was required to incorporate all the recessed services above ceiling level. Erection of the rafters required a complex system of propping and bracing to allow the curved sections of the rafters to be joined to make one suspended member spanning from the base plate, the only other permanent fixing at the tapered end of the rafter. The fabrication details and the difficulties overcome in erection makes this a worthy winner.

WINNER BEST USE OF ARCHITECTURAL STEEL

LEND LEASE PROJECT NAME

DR CHAU CHAK WING BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY Photographer Andrew Worssam

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Chau Chak Wing Building is a 14-storey structure at the heart of the UTS campus. It provides facilities for 1600 students and staff and houses the Business School. Inspired by a tree house, this iconic design has sculptural staircases to match the free-flowing façade curves in the main lobby. The use of the polished stainless-steel staircase lends a sculptural focal point to this main lobby and has been designed to reflect the movement of people and ideas. This striking feature was created off site from detailed 3D modeling. Assembled and prototyped in the factory, stairs were then disassembled and brought to site, thus ensuring the stairs would fit into the building structure. This system allowed the staircase to be delivered and installed late in the program, protecting the finish. The staircase is unique in design and has achieved the design intent.

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WINNER BEST USE OF CONCRETE

HANSEN YUNCKEN PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

WOLLONGONG CENTRAL WEST KEIRA RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Hansen Yuncken’s architects, Rice Daubney & Associates, designed a façade to the eastern and southern elevation of this new retail centre that incorporated lighting penetrations to portray the local Illawarra Flame Tree. A bespoke Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) pre-cast system was designed in conjunction with Asurco Contracting Pty Ltd, a company based in Adelaide. Asurco fabricated the GRC panels and transported them to site for installation. Custom-made moulds were required for each panel as no two panels are same. In total, there are approximately 50 unique panels installed to the façade. Using glass fibre reinforcement in lieu of conventional reinforcement not only allowed for a superior pre-cast product in terms of the strength-to-weight ratio, but also provided design flexibility through the ability to form complex shapes and perforations. At night, the perforations are illuminated by LED lights installed behind the panels. Meticulous sequencing of works was required to facilitate the GRC installation. A majority of the panels were installed through the use of mobile cranes. To minimise disruption to the city centre, these works were conducted at night as they required substantial road closures. The design development, manufacture and installation of this Glass Reinforced Concrete façade has been completed to a very high standard by Hansen Yuncken, making this façade a worthy winner of the Best Use of Concrete award.

WINNER BEST USE OF TIMBER

HANSEN YUNCKEN PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

WOLLONGONG CENTRAL WEST KEIRA RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Timber has been used extensively on the interiors to this new retail centre. Various timber species have been used in different areas of the centre, namely:• The mall - atrium screens - western red cedar • Decorative void columns and balustrades - Victorian ash • Mall bridges and the cutting stair - jarrah hardwood flooring • Level 1 food court - ceiling - pine plywood from Chile • Joinery - American oak and blackbutt hardwood • Level 1 Keira Street pedestrian bridge - jarrah hardwood flooring The use of various Australian and overseas species of timber has created a very warm ambience with varied hues throughout the centre. The workmanship by the tradesmen engaged by Hansen Yuncken to install the interiors is excellent and a tribute to the professionalism and craftsmanship of the site management team and their installers. This new retail centre in Wollongong is a worthy winner of the Best Use of Timber 2015 award. MASTER BUILDERS NSW EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2015

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WINNER BEST USE OF GLASS

BROOKFIELD MULTIPLEX CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

50 MARTIN PLACE REDEVELOPMENT, SYDNEY

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

Restoration of this heritage building included the addition of two occupiable floors at the top of the building within a two-storey, steel-framed, glass roof dome and the installation of two unique glass shuttle lifts from the ground floor banking chamber to levels 10 and 11. The glass roof dome as installed was a triple-laminated glass with an aluminum mesh installed between layers one and two of each glazing panel. The dome roof consisted of more than 1000 panels, each individually installed by tower crane. This glazing created significant benefits from an ESD and thermal comfort perspective as the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient was as low as 0.18 for the meeting room glass. Two custom-made all glass circular elevators were designed to suit the existing heritage interior by concealing the elevator machinery and components. Each lift car was pre-assembled in Switzerland and transported to Australia as a single unit. The design development, manufacture and installation of this glazing and use of glass to an exceptionally high standard achieved by Brookfield Multiplex Constructions make this building a worthy winner of the Best Use of Glass award.

WINNER BEST USE OF STRUCTURAL & EXTERNAL CLADDING TIMBER

HANSEN YUNCKEN PTY LTD PROJECT NAME

ANSTO ELECTRON MICROSCOPE FACILITY, LUCAS HEIGHTS

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The EMF building is a very unique-shaped structure incorporating three highly sensitive technical laboratories. One of the main challenges was to minimise the use of ferrous metals within this building. The building structure has been designed and built incorporating very large laminated timber portal frames, timber beams, timber wall framing, timber roof trusses and doubled-glazed timber window frames, all fabricated using timber dowel connections. The whole of the external façades of the building are covered with vertical teak timber panelling, with joints staggered throughout the elevations to give a natural feel. The finished building presents a very distinctive appearance, and the concealed detailing and execution of the exposed timber works is a credit to all the skilled tradesmen involved in fabricating and constructing this unique timber-framed and -cladded building.

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WINNER BEST USE OF BRICKS

LEND LEASE PROJECT NAME

DR CHAU CHAK WING BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY Photographer Andrew Worssam

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building houses the Business School at UTS. The architectural design of the facade required strict adherence to tolerances, as the brickwork façade is a series of complex curves, with corbelled areas together with window box frames being strategically placed within the façade. With the brick façade curving in three dimensions, standard side-by-side brickwork laying was not feasible and innovative solutions were required. The solution developed required a series of steel curves which not only formed the side of the slab on which the bricks were attached but also the edge board used as the formwork for the structural slab. Extensive testing was carried out by the UTS in collaboration with Lend Lease, resulting in a unique, tie and grooved system. Each brick has a continuous groove rather than a typical ‘frog’. Within the grooves, stainless-steel bars bolt the bricks to the frames. There were fi ve different types of bricks made specifically for the project. Laying rates were low as a result of these complexities, which required great patience by the bricklayer. The overall result of the brick façade is unique to anything built in Australia previously. Particular attention to waterproof detailing was also required as traditional forms of flashings and damp-proof courses were not applicable in most situations. Full credit to the bricklaying subcontractor Favetti Bricklaying for its significant contribution in this outstanding result.

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APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS 2015

WINNER 1ST YEAR FEMALE APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD

ASHLEY CLAIRE SCHULZ Trade Carpentry Employer Master Builders Association of NSW Pty Ltd Training Employer Mirvac Constructions Pty Ltd COMMENTS FROM EMPLOYER – KAREN KELLOCK

I believe Ashley as a stage 2 Apprentice in the construction industry exceeds the expectations of a stage 2 Apprentice. Ashley handles all tasks asked of her with a high level of professionalism and maturity beyond her years. Ashley has the ability to organise and plan tasks for each day, and is able to look ahead to see what needs to be done on site to assist in the smooth operation of the project. Ashley has excellent communications skills and demonstrates this regularly with her supervisors and peers. Her attitude on site is always positive and upbeat. GOALS & AMBITIONS

Ashley plans to complete her apprenticeship and to follow the footsteps of other female tradies by establishing her own subcontracting business.

WINNER 2ND YEAR FEMALE APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD

SAMANTHA CONLEY Trade Painting & Decorating Employer Ms Fix Pty Ltd COMMENTS FROM EMPLOYER – VICTORIA WARING

I believe Samantha deserves to win this award as she possesses all the skills and the attitude to make not just a great employee, but an amazing employer when she finishes her apprenticeship. Samantha has achieved the highest level, both at TAFE and on the worksite. Samantha is a great role model to all young girls out there that you can achieve your goals if given the chance to step outside the comfort zone. Samantha’s communication skills are amazing for her age group. She communicates well with work colleagues, other men and women on worksites, as well as clients who are mainly business professionals and women in the home. GOALS & AMBITIONS

Samantha plans to complete her apprenticeship and to follow the footsteps of her employer by establishing her own subcontracting business with an all-female team.

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APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS 2015

WINNER 1ST YEAR APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD

ISAAC YAKOUBI Trade Carpentry Employer Master Builders Association of NSW Pty Ltd Training Employer I.C.E. Constructions Pty Ltd COMMENTS FROM TRAINING EMPLOYER – MURRAY FINNERTY

Since starting with I.C.E. Constructions Pty Ltd Isaac has shown a willingness to learn and improve his skills unlike any of our other apprentices in the past. Isaac has the ability to solve problems that he encounters. He is able to keep busy while we have site meetings with clients and shows a keen willingness to learn and further his building knowledge. Isaac is willing to do all facets of the trade without complaint and pushes himself when given a difficult task. This is rare in the younger generation as we have experienced with other apprentices. All our customers as well as other tradespeople have commented on Isaac’s ability and work ethic. Isaac is a welcome addition to our team. GOALS & AMBITIONS

Isaac plans to complete his apprenticeship and has indicated his interest in attaining his Builders Licence down the track.

WINNER 2ND YEAR APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD

THOMAS BUBB Trade Carpentry Employer Grindley Construction Pty Ltd COMMENTS FROM EMPLOYER – STEPHANIE RALPH

Thomas’s strong carpentry and practical skills coupled with his enthusiasm and desire to achieve, result in consistent delivery of quality work. His ability to take initiative and work independently means he can be trusted to stay on task and with minimal supervision. The core of Thomas’s abilities comes from a strong desire to build and a drive to consistently learn new skills. He is highly capable with a wide range of hand and power tools and takes instruction well, proving himself to be an exceptionally trustworthy and reliable employee. Thomas is able to easily comprehend the processes of different trades and communicates clearly with each subcontractor. His natural aptitude to step up and assume responsibility is well beyond his current position. GOALS & AMBITIONS

Thomas plans to complete his apprenticeship and has indicated his interest in starting his own subcontracting business within the commercial and residential sectors.

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APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS 2015

WINNER 3RD YEAR APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD

TYLAH HUTCHINSON Trade Carpentry Employer Hutchinson Builders COMMENTS FROM EMPLOYER – ANDREW GUILFORD

Tylah has impressive communication, interpersonal and presentation skills and because of this was given a supervisory role on his first project with Hutchinson Builders. Tylah handled this with great proficiency and in the eyes of our senior managers this was extremely rare. Tylah’s presentation on the work face is always of the highest standard including times when he met owners and clients. Other team members are so encouraged by Tylah’s drive that they offered more assistance to help his building skills and exposure to facets within their construction areas. His communication skill has developed quickly and he is already offering guidance to other younger apprentices. GOALS & AMBITIONS

Tylah plans to complete his apprenticeship and has indicated his interest in continuing his employment with Hutchinson Builders as a project manager.

JOINT WINNER 4TH YEAR APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD

JACK BECKER Trade Carpentry Employer Jakanda Pty Ltd COMMENTS FROM EMPLOYER – TERRY BECKER

Jack is a well presented young man who takes pride and a genuine interest in carpentry. He understands the complexity of the building industry and keenly attacks problems and solves them. He demonstrates great attention to detail. Jack plans ahead and often comes to the yard after or before work to pick up equipment that he may require for the next job. Jack has started building projects on his own, and has completed several merbau decking jobs recently for friends who were extremely happy with his work. Our Head Carpenter prefers to take Jack with him on job sites when required, as Jack listens to tradespeople and follow instructions accordingly. GOALS & AMBITIONS

Jack plans to complete his apprenticeship and has indicated his interest in starting his own subcontracting business.

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APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS 2015 JOINT WINNER 4TH YEAR APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD

TONY GAVA Trade Bricklaying Employer KE & K Gava COMMENTS FROM EMPLOYER – KAREN GAVA

Tony has demonstrated that he has authority and had genuine ability over and above any previous apprentices we have employed over the years. Tony’s excellent communication and interpersonal skills were evident during the recent completed contract, Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Highway Upgrade with Lend Lease. Tony was our representative on the safety committee that consisted of supervisors, engineers, principal contractors, tunnel builders and all trades involved in the project. Tony brought to the meeting’s attention any details/ logistics that our trade needed to be considered. After prestart Tony would proceed to the job site and conduct a toolbox talk with our employees, advising them of the tunnels progress and any information relevant to that day. Tony’s role in this project was to keep our block layers with materials in a highly confined space, thereby co-ordinating the supplies of blocks, sand, cement, steel, concrete and concrete pumps, without having any large areas to stockpile supplies. GOALS & AMBITIONS

Tony plans to complete his apprenticeship and has indicated his interest in continuing his own bricklaying/subcontracting business.

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2015 Master Builders New South Wales Excellence in Construction Awards  

Celebrating building excellence in commercial and civil categories of construction in New South Wales.

2015 Master Builders New South Wales Excellence in Construction Awards  

Celebrating building excellence in commercial and civil categories of construction in New South Wales.

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