This year’s Building Excellence Awards are testimony to the depth of professionalism through South Australia’s building and construction sector, Master Builders SA says.
The awards, celebrated on Friday in front of nearly 1000 people at the Adelaide Convention Centre, represent the vitality and talent of one of the State’s core industries, Chief Executive Officer Ian Markos said.
“The building sector sits at the core of our community; it builds family homes, it builds the schools and hospitals those families need, and the offices and warehouses for the State’s businesses.
“Tonight’s awards show the incredible depth within the South Australian building sector. We are seeing big national companies succeed, but we are also seeing smaller home-growth enterprises be recognized not for being South Australian, but for being the best in the business.
“Growing South Australia’s economy will come down to one key factor: can we do something better than the rest of the country. Friday night’s awards show that yes, we can.”
Chairman of Judges, Hardy Milazzo’s Graham Hardy, said that the extensive judging process had revealed some of the exceptional work done by the State’s building industry.
“Every stage of judging these awards calls upon multiple judges as a check and balance against any one judge’s beliefs and interests in a process that is supported by, but independent of, Master Builders SA,” he said.
“This is about building excellence and so deserve the hard work that goes into determining that standard beyond doubt.
“This year’s awards reflect that professional desire to strive for excellence. The homes, the hospitals and business centres that have been created and the specialist works that have been named deserve that description and show that the industry is in good hands.”
This year’s awards include recognition of McMahon Services’ refurbishment of West End Brewery, including its historic copper mash tun (Excellence in a Commercial Refurbishment over $5 million), the quality of SA Contruct’s cladding at the Flinders University Student Hub (Excellence in Cladding and External Finishes) and Bianco Precast’s finishes on stage 2 of Adelaide’s Ergo Apartments (Excellence in Concrete and Concrete Finishes).
A project between Renewal SA and Rivergum Homes at Playford Alive was recognized for its Excellence in Affordable and Public Housing, and the fitout of the Hilton Hotel’s Ground Floor named for the achievement by Mossop Construction + Interior (Excellence in a Commercial Fit-Out).
The night’s main achievements were awarded to:
Lodge Construction & Building, Adelaide family business: Master Builder of the Year – Specialist Contractor
Metricon Homes, Multiple award-winner : Master Builder of the Year – Display Home Builder
South Coast Constructions,Victor Harbor : Master Builder of the Year – Residential Builder
BADGE Constructions (SA), SA-born national builder : Master Builder of the Year – Commercial Builder
Paul Glassenbury, G-Force Building and Construction,Design-based building company : Master Builder of the Year – Young Builder
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