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    Australia’s best architecture and engineering projects and people shortlisted for 2015 AIQS Infinite Value Awards

    Nathan Johnson

    The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) have revealed the finalists of the 2015 AIQS Infinite Value Awards, recognising those from the architectural and engineering sector making significant contributions to the Australian and global construction industry.

    Now in its fourth year, the program will award a total of 11 categories ranging from project based awards to awards for individual players making significant contribution to the Australian construction industry on the world stage.

    A new Regional Project Award has also been introduced this year to highlight the achievements of those working outside of the major cities and includes shortlisted projects from Port Augusta in South Australia, Toowoomba in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

    AIQS President Mark Hampson says it’s important to pay tribute to some of the large scale infrastructure projects completed in Australia and abroad and that this year’s shortlist is testament to the good work carried out in the sector over the past year.

     “This year we want to recognise the collective efforts of the global construction sector shaping how we connect and identify the important role that quantity surveyors perform in that process,” he says.

    “Once again we have an exemplary pool of candidates to choose from that illustrate the best of our sector. The awards are a way of recognising and promoting the significant contribution to our industry that these individuals or businesses undertake every year.”

    Some of the shortlisted finalists include:

    ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

    • The Adelaide Oval redevelopment project by Cox Architecture. Photography by Drew Lenman Photography

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    • Kiaora Place by Nettleton Tribe Architects & Brewster Hjorth Architects

    REGIONAL PROJECT AWARD

    • Port Augusta Central Oval Community Sporting Complex
    • Toowoomba Regional Arts & Community Centre - Armitage Centre
    • Wanarn Clinic in the Northern Territory

    ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD

    • Port Arthur Penitentiary Precinct Conservation by Exsto Management

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    • Perth Rectangular Stadium Stage 1 by Ralph Beattie Bosworth. Photography by Alison Paine

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    • Airport Drive and Realignment of Steele Creek North project byVictorian North Projects

    OTHER AWARDS

    • Conduit Recruitment Future Leader Award
    • Lifetime Contribution Award
    • Quantity Surveying Advocacy Award
    • MBM Research and Teaching Award
    • Women in Construction Award
    • Government Project Award
    • Innovation Project Award
    • Regional Project Award
    • Wood Solutions Sustainable / Green Project Award

    The winners will be honoured at a gala event hosted by former architect turned television commentator Max Walker at Cargo Hall South Wharf on 23 October.

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