Mandurah’s ‘pride and joy’ wins top construction award

Mandurah’s ‘pride and joy’ wins top construction award

THE new Mandurah traffic and pedestrian bridge won the top construction award at the 2019 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards on July 20.

The $42 million Georgiou Group project was a complex endeavour and included the design and construction of the bridge as well as boardwalks, fishing platforms, landscaping and demolition of the old bridge.

The new bridge is an impressive sight.

Judge Tony Lakis said a bridge was a link between places and Georgiou also linked excellent results in planning, innovation and engineering to finish the job on time and within budget.

“The project was impressive from start to finish and the new bridge is the pride and joy of the local community,” he said.

“The separation of pedestrians from the traffic, the incorporation of fishing platforms and portions of the old bridge plus extensive public art and feature lighting have resulted in an outstanding, truly civic, structure.”

The new Mandurah Bridge includes pedestrian walkways and fishing platforms.

Master Builders executive director John Gelavis said the quality of the work won Georgiou both the Best Project award and Best Civil Engineering Works in the $20 million-$50 million category.

“The history of bridges is filled with remarkable achievements and leaps in technology which have given humans the power to overcome obstacles and make connections across the globe,” he said.

“Georgiou’s technical expertise and commitment to construction excellence on the new Mandurah bridge deserve a proud place in that history.”

The 2019 construction awards attracted a wide range of entries from schools, office buildings, shopping centres and aged care facilities to Yagan Square and the Perth Zoo lion enclosure.

“We received a record number of 105 entries totalling more than $2.3 billion in contract value,” Mr Gelavis said.

“Every project was impressive and together they extended across the state from Harvey to Karratha.”

The Hocart Lodge redevelopment in Harvey was named Best Regional Project.

The Best Regional Project award was won by Perkins Builders of Bunbury for the $15 million expansion of Hocart Lodge in Harvey.

The facility began as a home donated by the Hocart family in the 1960s for elderly care.

The new 60-bed development has doubled the size of the operation while keeping the home atmosphere.

Hocart Lodge.

The highest accolade came from judge Charlie Baggetta.

“That’s where I’d like to live when the time comes,” he said.

“The design is good, the level of finish is very high and the building process has been well managed over several stages to allow the facility to continue functioning throughout the work.

“I admire what the builder has done because the work is excellent in all aspects.”

The intricate finishes to the ceilings and walls of the $200 million Mandurah Forum shopping centre upgrade won the title of Subcontractor of the Year for Exclusive Commercial Linings.

Finishes to the award-winning Mandurah Forum walls and ceilings covered over 14 acres.

The project, which also won the subcontractor award for cladding, covered more than 14 acres of retail space with bespoke finishes made to a high standard and completed ahead of schedule.

Mr Lakis said the prize was given for quality of construction, attention to detail, relationship with the builder and other trades, degree of difficulty, innovative methods, safety, site and environmental management.

“The subcontractor was very innovative and made 3D computer surveys on site which were sent to the factory so materials could be made to the exact requirements,” he said.

“The system was very efficient and allowed the work to be done with no waste of time or space or money.

“The custom finishes were a perfect fit, even around irregularly shaped skylights.”

The custom finishes to the Mandurah Forum ceilings were a “perfect fit”.

Many of the winning projects will go forward to compete with the best across Australia at Master Builders’ National Housing and Construction Awards at Uluru on November 23.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Best project: Georgiou Group, Mandurah Bridge Replacement Project

Best regional project, South-West: Perkins Builders, Hocart Lodge

Subcontractor of the year: Exclusive Commercial Linings, Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre Redevelopment

Best refurbishment or renovation:
Under $1.5 million: Crothers Construction, Aquinas College Chapel Alterations
$1.5 million-$5 million: Construct360, South Metro Naval Base Tafe
$10 million-$20 million: Shape Australia, William Square
$50 million-$100 million: Built, Raine Square

Best building fit-out:
$1.5 million-$5 million: Shelford Constructions, Shelford Group HQ
$5 million-$10 million: Adco Constructions, Mirrabooka Government Fit-Out
$10 million-$20 million: Shape Australia, Joondalup State Government Fit-Out
$50 million-$100 million: Built, QT Perth
Over $100 million: Multiplex, Mia Yellagonga

Best multi-unit development:
$1.5 million-$5 million: Jaxon, Cummins Street
$5 million-$10 million: Jaxon, Broome Street
$10 million-$20 million: M/Construction, Form Apartments by Match
$20 million-$50 million: Jaxon, Botanical Apartments
$50 million-$100 million: Jaxon, Cirque Apartments

Best health care building:
Over $100 million: Multiplex, Karratha Health Campus

Best retail building:
$5 million-$10 million: Pindan Constructions, Wanneroo Central Shopping Centre
$50 million-$100 million: Georgiou Group, DFO Perth
Over $100 million: Multiplex, Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre Redevelopment

Best industrial building:
Under $1.5 million: Armada Construction Group, H.D. Cardboards
$1.5 million-$5 million: Armada Construction Group, Thermoking West
$10 million-$20 million: Vaughan Constructions, Sigma Healthcare Distribution Centre

Best historic restoration or renovation:
Under $1.5 million: Crothers Construction, Aquinas College Chapel Alterations
$1.5 million-$5 million: McCorkell Constructions (WA), Armadale District Hall
$5 million-$10 million: Emco Building, North Perth School of Early Learning

Best education building:
Under $1.5 million: M/Construction, Leda Education Support Centre
$1.5 million-$5 million: McCorkell Constructions (WA), Mt Hawthorn Primary School – New Teaching Block
$5 million-$10 million (joint winners): McCorkell Constructions (WA), Corpus Christi College – The Theatre & Emco Building, North Perth School of Early Learning
$10 million-$20 million: Focus Building, Mother Theresa Stage 3A
$20 million-$50 million: Icon Cockram, Shenton College Stage 2

Best government building:
$1.5 million-$5 million: Construct360, South Metro Naval Base Tafe
$20 million-$50 million: Adco Constructions, Yongah Hill Detention Centre
$50 million-$100 million: Doric Contractors, Yagan Square

Best office building:
$1.5 million-$5 million: Badge Construction, BAE Shipside Support Tower
$5 million-$10 million: Alita Constructions, Peel Youth Medical Services Hub
$20 million-$50 million: Georgiou Group, Prime House
Over $100 million: Multiplex, Mia Yellagonga

Best public use building:
$1.5 million-$5 million: McCorkell Constructions (WA), Perth Zoo Lion Enclosure
$10 million-$20 million: Pact Construction, Faith Community Church
$20 million-$50 million: PS Structures, Armadale Aquatic Centre
$50 million-$100 million: Doric Contractors, Yagan Square

Best seniors/aged persons multi-unit development:
$20 million-$50 million: Pact Construction: Australis Apartments

Best aged care building:
$10 million-$20 million: Pindan Constructions, Koh I Noor Contemporary Care
$20 million-$50 million: BGC Construction, Opal Aged Care Facility Carine

Best civil engineering works:
$1.5 million-$5 million: Vital Building Company, Christ Church Grammar School boathouse ramp
$20 million-$50 million: Georgiou Group, Mandurah Bridge Replacement Project

Mark Allen memorial trust fund excellence in workplace health & safety: Adco Constructions, Woolworths

Subcontractor of the year award for services:
Cladding & Structural: Penguin Facades, William Square

Subcontractor of the year award for finishes:
Ceilings: Exclusive Commercial Linings, Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre Redevelopment

Excellence in concrete construction: Doric Contractors, Yagan Square

Peter Hunt memorial architects award: T&Z Architects

Construction on a challenging site: Vital Building Company, Christ Church Grammar School boathouse ramp

Excellence in energy efficiency: Jaxon, Evermore

Excellence in waste management: Adco Constructions, Yongah Hill Detention Centre

Site manager of the year: Robert Lennox, Built, Raine Square

Project manager of the year: Joshua Stott, M/Construction, Form Apartments by Match

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