Construction is notorious for being male dominated, which is why associations such as the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) have been able to make such a significant and important impact on the industry.
Last Thursday, Western Australia’s top women in construction were recognised for their achievements at NAWIC’s annual Awards of Excellence local chapter awards.
Among the winners was Kate West, a consulting group leader at Arup, who took home the top award – the Swan Group Vision Award. West has worked on projects such as the Terminal 1 Domestic facility in Perth.
“The NAWIC Awards celebrate both leaders and up-and-coming women in construction. It’s important to recognise the contribution and value women add to the construction workforce,” says Rebecca Carrick, NAWIC WA president.
“We received an exceptionally high calibre of entrants across the nine categories this year, and all winners truly deserve recognition for the creativity and passion they bring to the industry.”
Full list of winners below:
SWAN GROUP CRYSTAL VISION AWARD
Kate West, consulting group leader at Arup
WOOD & GRIEVE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO CONSTRUCTION AWARD
Noreen O’Shea, senior project manager at APP Corporation
SHAPE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SAFETY AWARD
Jenny Jones, national health and safety manager at BGC Contracting
APP CREATING THE BEST PROJECT AWARD
Natalie Geier from The Perth Children’s Hospital Architects Alliance
GAINSBOROUGH SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD
Tina Godden, acting program manager for the WA Country Health Service
PROBUILD YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD
Claire Lynch, project manager at APP Corporation
CBRE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Linda Hamilton, director and owner of Buildcraft WA
HASSELL INNOVATION AWARD
Shevaun Stringer, senior associate at Jackson McDonald
ARUP DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CHAMPION
Shelley Phillipson, national marketing manager for Wood & Grieve Engineers