The balance of projects by Sarah Constructions this year was of the highest quality. In addition, they are to be recognised for their time and cost performance, quality assurance systems, health and safety policies, construction methodologies and their ongoing contribution to the building and construction industry. Sarah's are a very worthy recipient of the 2019 Commercial Builder of the Year Award.
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Ken McLeavey – Hindmarsh Constructions
Ken celebrates over 50 years in the industry and is currently employed by Hindmarsh Construction. His current project, is the East End Apartments. Ken is a mentor to many and many of you here tonight would have had the privilege of working with Ken over the years. He is a worthy award recipient.
Brett Calladine – EJ Northway & Sons
Brett is a qualified Master Plumber who is part of a family-owned business, EJ Northway & Sons. He works in both the commercial and residential sectors and has recently upgraded his licence through training undertaken at Master Builders SA. He mentors up-and-coming apprentices and is always on hand to provide advice. A worthy winner and someone who will expand and further develop the company.
Anthea Greig, Urban Infill Group
Anthea has completed several project developments with various builders. Originally a nurse, she moved into mortgage broking prior to working on her own developments. She proactively sought out a mentor to help her and has worked on several developments both subdividing and medium-density builds with various contractors throughout the State. She teaches investments at the WEA institute and also runs a Property Investment Group. She has undertaken a few joint ventures with other females wanting to invest and is actively mentoring them through the process.
Zachary is a fully qualified bricklayer and completed his apprenticeship early due to his outstanding work practices, skills and on the job performance. Within six months of completing his apprenticeship, he obtained his Contractors license and is now undertaking second apprenticeship as an Electrician. Throughout his apprenticeship he worked with three different Host Employers providing him with a broad knowledge base. Zack is keen to pursue a role as a Site Manager and in time will make an excellent Supervisor. Zack was a standout in this competitive field. Congratulations Zack.
Woolcock Construction’s ability to provide an innovative and cost effective solution was a major factor in being awarded this project. The use of direct labour and the ability to achieve a high quality finish was noteworthy and was displayed in the dry stacked stone fireplace, the timber acoustic lining and burnished concrete floor. Although weather conditions proved to be challenging, the project was delivered on schedule and to the complete satisfaction of the client.
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Sarah Constructions Pty Ltd
Sarah Constructions impressed the judges with the level of attention paid to all finishes. The external and internal brickwork displayed an extremely high level of workmanship setting the tone of the standard of finish. Working safely and efficiently in a very difficult and busy site, challenged the Sarah’s team to successfully develop staging of the works and outstanding work practices. The client was delighted with the end result.
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Partek Construction & Interiors
The judges were extremely impressed with the standard of finish achieved. The level of planning, communication and collaboration with the client, consultants and subcontractors, was clearly evident in the completed project. Partek Construction and Interiors ability to innovate has delivered excellence in construction and real value for money. The client expressed high praise on all aspects of Parteks’ performance.
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This extremely complex project scored very highly in all assessment criteria. Security was of high importance and required the establishment of a totally separate security gate, solely for personnel involved in the construction. The standard demanded by the client was second to none and as a result, the project is near perfect. It scored particularly highly in the standard of finishes and value for money. It was extremely difficult for the judges to find a defect in the workmanship.
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It’s rare that a retail development exceeds in this award because very tight commercial constraints and time frames often compromise standards of finish. Not so in this very refreshing retail concept. The selection of internal and external finishes were diverse and complex allowing little room for misalignment. Clearly the collaborative relationship between the client and Sarah Constructions was excellent with the outcome being exceptional.
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