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2018 Building Excellence Awards

Aug 20, 2018 2018 Building Excellence Awards

This year’s Building Excellence Awards are testament to the level of professionalism in South Australia’s building and construction sector, Master Builders SA says.

For the first time in its 20-plus-year history, tonight’s event at the Adelaide Convention Centre was a sell-out with 1300 industry delegates and representatives attending.

Chief Executive Officer Ian Markos said the awards represent the vitality and talent of one of the State’s most important industries.

“The building sector sits at the core of our community; undertaking about $16 billion of work every year, contributing more than $1 for every $7 of economic activity in South Australia, and directly employing more than 65,000 South Australians.

“The Building Excellence Awards is a time to celebrate and enjoy all of the positive aspects and achievements of our vibrant industry. It’s a time to acknowledge some of the most outstanding accomplishments and recognise world-class building projects.

“This year’s awards winners all worked extremely hard and demonstrated a professional desire to strive for excellence. The homes, hospitals and business centres that have been created and the specialist works that have been named thoroughly deserve this recognition. Our industry is in good hands.”

Chairman of the Judges, Secure Storage Systems Director Tony Covino, said that the extensive judging process had revealed some of the exceptional work done by the State’s building industry.

“The entrants this year were of an extremely high quality. The feedback I received from some of the longest-serving judges was that the standard of workmanship they saw made them proud to be part of the industry.

“Multiple judges served as a check and balance against any one judge’s beliefs and interests in an extremely thorough process that is supported by, but independent of, Master Builders SA,” he said.

This year’s awards include recognition of Hansen Yuncken’s Flinders Medical Centre redevelopment, Mossop Construction+Interiors’ St Andrews Hospital Eastern Clinical Development and Sarah Constructions’ Lions 360 enclosure at Monarto Zoo.  A magnificently-built McLaren Vale home saw Finesse Built take out the Residential Building Project of the Year.

The night’s main achievements were awarded to:

Bianco Precast                          Master Builder of the Year – Specialist Contractor

Metricon Homes                        Master Builder of the Year – Display Home Builder

Ikon Projects Pty Ltd                 Master Builder of the Year – Residential Builder

Mossop Construction + Interiors         Master Builder of the Year – Commercial Builder

Joshua Semmler                      Master Builder of the Year – Young Builder/Contractor 

Kieran Flanigan, CTP                         Certified Trade Professional of the Year

Glenn Whyte, CCP                             Certified Construction Professional of the Year

Matthew Ludwig                                 Master Builder of the Year – Apprentice

This release can be downloaded as a PDF here.