Adelaide Oval project wins 2015 Sustainability Awards - Innovation of the Year
The 100-week redevelopment of Adelaide Oval in three minutes [video]
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:
Adelaide Oval redevelopment project - Cox Architecture SA. Photography by Drew Lenman
Port Arthur Penitentiary Precinct Conservation project - Exsto Management TAS
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
The Ulumbarra Theatre - Prowse Quantity Surveyors VIC
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building University of Technology - LendLease NSW
Charles Wright - QS Services NT
QUANTITY SURVEYING ADVOCACY
Rebecca Krumins - NSW Land & Housing Corporation
Port Augusta Central Oval Community Sporting Complex - Donald Cant Watts Corke VIC
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