Tools were down to celebrate the building and construction industry’s best and brightest at the 2022 National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.
Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn congratulated the winners of the 51 award categories and finalists for reaching this highly competitive stage.
“The pre-eminent national awards for the industry was the first time it returned to its normal face-to-face format following disruptions from the pandemic.
“The annual three-day event culminates in the announcement of the country’s best builders in residential, commercial and civil construction and recognises the projects that have won them acclaim.
“To be in the running for a National Excellence Award, entrants must have progressed from winning awards in their State or Territory and must be nominated by their local Master Builders Association to being judged for a national award.
Multiplex Constructions took out the top spot winning the National Construction Master Builder of the Year Award for their work on the world’s first upcycled skyscraper.
“The 50-storey Quay Quarter Tower is the catalyst for the transformation of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay, supporting Sydney’s future as green, global and connected city.
Multiplex was required to overcome key construction challenges of building movement, complex demolition and strengthening works, large cantilevered elements, and concurrent construction across multiple fronts,” said Ms Wawn.
National Residential Master Builder of the Year Spadaccini Homes won the accolade for their Hirniak residence project in Western Australia.
“This resort-style home makes the most of its surroundings to take the ocean vista, with every aspect of the build reflecting the highest quality workmanship.
“The judges were impressed with the exemplary finishes and the attention to detail by the builder and all trades,” said Ms Wawn.
Vos Construction & Joinery took out the 2022 National President’s Award for their work on the My State Bank Arena in Tasmania.
“The My State Bank Arena project encompassing civil, renovation, newbuild and fit-out, was a complex project delivered in a very short time frame.
“Vos Construction & Joinery employed a unique management structure and provided a masterclass of technical skill to overcome construction obstacles,” said Ms Wawn.
In addition to celebrating successful businesses, the awards recognises the hard work of up and comers in the industry.
Tassie local Zac Smith was award National Apprentice of the Year for his high degree of intelligence, a positive attitude and outlook, and a keen passion for work.
“Zac’s outstanding efforts on site were also reflected by his TAFE results. His understanding of the importance of WHS and respecting others on a work site saw him become a sought-after team member and offered additional project responsibilities,” said Ms Wawn.
Andrew Kerr from the Northern Territory won Toyota National Young Builder of the Year for his managerial skills in delivering quality projects on time and within budget.
“Andrew is the founder of AusCon NT, a commercial and residential building company and has over 14 years of experience within the industry.
“Born and raised in Alice Springs, Andrew is passionate about the local community of Alice Springs and aims to build a lasting reputation through supporting local businesses and working on construction projects for the betterment of the local community and its people.
Master Builders acknowledges the awards platinum sponsors Toyota, CBUS, MYOB and major sponsors WoodSolutions, the Timber Framing Collective, Master Builders Insurance Brokers the National Careers Institute and the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner.
“The National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards couldn’t take place without the generous support of our sponsors.
“The building and construction industry has demonstrated that in the face of adversity, it continues to provide the highest quality outcomes for clients around the country,” said Ms Wawn.
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