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    Adelaide Oval by Cox takes Architectural prize at Infinite Value Awards

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    The Adelaide Oval redevelopment by Cox Architecture has won the Architectural Excellence Award at the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors’ 2015 Infinite Value Awards.

    Some of the best names in the architectural and construction industry were honoured at the 2015 Infinite Value Awards held recently in Melbourne with a sporting arena upgrade, a conservation project and a curvaceous brick building among the winners.

    The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors unveiled the winners of the fourth annual AIQS Infinite Value Awards at Cargo Hall South Wharf, Melbourne.

    Speaking at the event, AIQS CEO Grant Warner said the annual awards celebrated outstanding projects and the people and organisations behind them, who were making an impact in the global construction industry by their ability to deliver innovative projects through exceptional leadership and attention to detail.

    He added that the winners reflected the important work of members of the quantity surveyors industry in meeting the challenge to deliver projects on time and to budget with the awards acknowledging their calibre and talent, achievements as well as exceptional contribution to the Australian and global construction industry.

    Lend Lease, Cox Architecture, Exsto Management and North Projects Victoria were among thirteen winners in the 2015 Infinite Value Awards.

    The Adelaide Oval redevelopment project by Cox Architecture, which won the Architectural Excellence Award, transformed the existing arena into a world-class multi-purpose sporting and entertainment facility and was delivered under budget.

    The Port Arthur Penitentiary Precinct Conservation project by Exsto Management TAS won the Engineering Excellence Award as well as the coveted Lend Lease Project of the Year award. The structural design solution provided by Exsto Management aimed to improve overall structural sufficiency, enable public access and provide storm and sea wave impact mitigation measures for the Port Arthur Historic Site.

    Lend Lease were also awarded for their efforts in delivering the Frank Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology Sydney. 

    The Future Leader award, which recognises the ‘movers and shakers’ within the construction industry, was won by Sushma Suresh from Sweett Group VIC for her continued excellence in cost management over a range of large and complex projects in healthcare, tertiary education, aged care and local government.

    Lucy Eng from Beca Limited NZ was awarded Professional of the Year along with the Women in Construction award for her efforts in promoting the advancement of women within the construction industry, and for encouraging more women to become Quantity Surveyors. Her various roles at Beca Limited have seen Ms Eng actively involved in costing and project control, and assisting Beca clients to deliver capital projects in infrastructure, industrial, commercial and residential buildings in New Zealand.

    AIQS Infinite Value Awards – Complete list of award winners:

    ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE

    Adelaide Oval redevelopment project - Cox Architecture SA. Photography by Drew Lenman 

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    ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

    Port Arthur Penitentiary Precinct Conservation project - Exsto Management TAS

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    FUTURE LEADER

    Sushma Suresh - Sweett Group VIC


    PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

    Lucy Eng - Beca Limited NZ


    PROJECT OF THE YEAR

    Port Arthur Penitentiary Precinct Conservation project - Exsto Management

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    GOVERNMENT PROJECT

    The Ulumbarra Theatre - Prowse Quantity Surveyors VIC


    INNOVATION PROJECT

    Dr Chau Chak Wing Building University of Technology - LendLease NSW

    LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION

    Charles Wright - QS Services NT


    QUANTITY SURVEYING ADVOCACY

    Rebecca Krumins - NSW Land & Housing Corporation


    REGIONAL PROJECT

    Port Augusta Central Oval Community Sporting Complex - Donald Cant Watts Corke VIC


    SUSTAINABLE PROJECT

    Airport Drive & Realignment of Steel Creek North - North Projects VIC


    WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

    Lucy Eng - Beca Limited NZ


    RESEARCH AND TEACHING

    Dr Paul Luciani - MBMpl NSW

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