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CCF QLD announces award winners

Civil Contractors Federation Queensland celebrated outstanding quality in civil construction recently with its 2023 Earth Awards, People’s Awards and Industry Training Awards

The winners of the 2023 Civil Contractors Federation Queensland (CCF QLD) Earth Awards, People’s Awards and Industry Training Awards were announced recently at the Excellence in Civil Construction Awards held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Earth Awards

The CCF QLD Earth Awards recognises outstanding quality in civil construction – including roads, bridges, railways, marine structures and utilities. The awards are designed to recognise the engineering techniques and achievements by the Queensland civil construction industry over the past 12 months.

These awards were presented in six groups according to project value, listed below with respective winners.

  • Projects valued up to $2 million: Hervey Bay RSL Mini Golf: Stage 1 (Early Works) – SGQ Pty Ltd
  • Projects valued $2 million to $5 million: Minnippi Parklands Shared Path Project – Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure
  • Projects valued $5 million to $10 million: Marine Structures – IOR Petroleum Terminal Expansion – Brady Marine & Civil
  • Projects valued $10 million to $30 million: Gympie Arterial Road and Strathpine Road Interchange Upgrade Project – Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd
  • Projects valued $30 million to $75 million: Mt Crosby East Bank Water Treatment Plant Upgrade – BMD Constructions
  • Projects valued $75 million to $150 million: Pacific Motorway Upgrade Varsity Lakes to Burleigh (VL2B) – Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd.

People’s Awards

The People’s Awards celebrate excellence in people working in civil construction across the state. This year saw the inclusion of the Collaborative Project of the Year category. This category has been introduced to further promote collaborative behaviours and improved ways of working in the civil infrastructure industry, based on the jointly developed TMR-Infrastructure Industry Engagement Charter.

Below are the winners of the 2023 CCF QLD People’s Awards:

  • Site supervisor of the year: Bart Corga – Seymour Whyte Construction
  • Project manager of the year: Shawn Davis – BMD
  • Work health and safety champion of the year: Bill Wishart – Fulton Hogan
  • Indigenous employee of the year: Kodie Anderson – Albem Operations Pty Ltd
  • Construction industry person of the year: Gerardo Martinez – BMD
  • Collaborative project of the year: Isle of Capri

Industry Training Awards

The CCF QLD Industry Training Awards recognise talented up-comers in the Queensland civil construction industry who are currently studying, or recently completed their studies with Civil Train.

“We are impressed by the high number and high calibre of submissions we received this year in the Industry Training Awards,” CCF QLD CEO Damian Long says.

“We have some of the most highly skilled and qualified people working within our industry and acknowledging their achievements as well as the training and skill development to get them there, is what we strive to do with events like these.”

Training Awards Winners are as follows:

  • Certificate III trainee/apprentice of the year: Joshua Rogers – Protech Northern Region Pty Ltd
  • Certificate IV student of the year: Joey Cocciolone – Albem Operations Pty Ltd
  • Encouragement award: Chloe Cox – Protech Northern Region Pty Ltd
  • Outstanding commitment to training and skill development (individual): Malcolm Davis – BMD Constructions Pty Ltd
  • Outstanding commitment to training and skill development (employer): CC P & C Pty Ltd
  • Overall student of the year: Joshua Rogers – Protech Northern Region Pty Ltd

Nominations for the 2024 awards series will open in February 2024 via www.ccfqld.com and those interested can express interest via email to qldevents@ccfqld.com.

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