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2018 Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards

Welcome to the online entry portal for 2018 Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards. Here you will be able to complete and submit your awards entry(ies) online. Entries must be submitted by COB Friday 9 March 2018.

These showcase the first-class workmanship and construction excellence for which the WA building industry has become renowned. The resources used, the people employed and the overall stimulus to the economy that your projects create is invaluable to Western Australia. Entry into these Awards give you the opportunity to have your quality of workmanship independently and impartially assessed by a panel of registered builders.

The Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety Commercial Award closes for entry on Friday 23 February 2018 and requires a hard copy submission. Please click here to view the Safety Entry Kit and return this to the Events Team by 23 Feb.

Please note; These Awards are open to Master Builders WA members only. To become a member, contact us on the details below.

ENTRY KIT & FEES

To reference the criteria and entry requirements, please click here to download the PDF or scroll down.

All information can be submitted via this webpage by logging in with your member details and selecting Create New Entry. You will be sent an invoice within 14 days of submitting your entry/ies. View the entry fees below:

MEMBERS
First Entry $950
Additional Entries $620 (per entry)
Professional Photography $300 (per project)

HOW TO ENTER

To view the criteria, please click here for a PDF of the Entry Kit.

For your online entry, you will need to upload the following entry requirements (you will be able to save your entry to complete at a later date. However, they cannot be edited once submitted).

All Entries:

Please upload the below requirements in PDF Format under 2MB unless otherwise noted below. Should any files be too large to upload, please submit via email to events@mbawa.com.

In addition, please post two copies of the below requirements to the Events Team at: Master Builders, PO Box 167, West Perth WA 6872

  1. A copy of the current street directory page/Google maps with the street & nearest cross road noted
  2. A sixty (60) word synopsis of the project which can be used in all editorials – IN WORD DOCUMENT ONLY
  3. Brief company history
  4. Simplified A4 floor/site plan (include ‘before’ plans for alterations entries)
  5. A completed Trade Sheet noting the names & details of each sub-contractor involved in the project
  6. A Completed Client Reference Form (download here)
  7. A detailed description that addresses the judging criteria (max 1 page per criteria). Please provide concise and relevant details and technical information about the project.
  8. Any other supporting documentation
  9. 4 x Internal & 4x External photographs (see below for photo details) (jpeg or png – minimum 300dpi)
  10. For Specialist Awards, address the criteria in a one (1) page document

Photographs with Entries

Photographs must be submitted with all entries. Images provided will be used in the audio-visual presentation and media; good quality material will better profile your entry. Photographs should highlight the areas of interest in your project and/or support your nomination/s for additional trade/specialist Awards.

Master Builders Association for the Kimberley-Pilbara region can engaged a professional photographer to provide images to accompany entry/entries. Should you require this service please contact the Geraldton Office on 9921 5061 geraldton@mbawa.com.

Note: Entrants must upload high resolution photographs of 300dpi with image size of 297 mm x 210mm in jpg, png or gif format.

At a minimum, please provide:

  • Four (4) colour images showing differing INTERNAL aspects of the completed project
  • Four (4) colour images showing differing EXTERNAL aspects of the completed project

Alterations and Additions entries:

  • Include two (2) INTERNAL and two (2) EXTERNAL l ‘before’ photographs where possible

Entries must be received via the entry portal by COB Friday 9 March 2018. You will receive a confirmation email upon submitting your entry.

CATEGORIES

Please see below for this year’s award categories.

CATEGORY SUB-CATEGORY
CONSTRUCTION AWARD CATEGORIES
Best Historic Restoration or Renovation

Restoration or renovation of, or addition to, a building that is listed on the State Register of Heritage Places, located within a heritage precinct or has demonstrated cultural or architectural.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Refurbishment or Renovation

Refurbishment or renovation of, or addition to, any building that is not deemed to be historic.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Public Use Building

Buildings used for the purposes of public recreation and entertainment classified as Class 9b buildings by the Building Code of Australia. This includes aquatic centres, cinemas, gymnasiums, sports arenas, theatres and art galleries.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Education Building

All buildings designed for the purposes of education. This includes schools, universities, colleges and early learning / child care centres.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Office Building

Office buildings utilised for commercial or professional purposes, specifically those classified as Class 5 in the Building Code of Australia in the National Construction Code (NCC).

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Retail Building

Buildings utilised for the sale of goods by retail or the supply of services direct to the public. This includes but is not limited to retail shopping centres, restaurants and cafes, however, specifically those classified as Class 6 in the Building Code of Australia in the National Construction Code (NCC).

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Industrial Building

Buildings constructed for the primary purpose of industry such as manufacturing, agriculture and warehousing, specifically those recognised as Class 7/8 by the Building Code of Australia.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Civil Engineering Works

Roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, car parks and utility infrastructure. This category also includes residential or commercial subdivisions i.e. roads, retaining walls, parks, lakes, streetscaping and other infrastructure.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Building Fit-Out

Internal works only of a new or existing building.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best State Government Building

New buildings commissioned by any State Government Department within 100kms of the Perth GPO.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Health Care Building

Health care building (hospital), as classified in the Building Code of Australia as Class 9a or 9c. The total value of the development must exceed $1 million.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Aged Care Building

Aged care building (low or high care facility) as classified in the Building Code of Australia as Class 9a or 9c. The total value of the development must exceed $1 million.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Seniors/Aged Persons Multi-Unit Development

Purpose-built owner-occupied dwellings including townhouses, apartments/units, and retirement villages classified as Class 1, 2 or 3 by the Building Code of Australia. Class 9a or 9c buildings are ineligible. Entries can include single and multi-story developments.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Multi Unit Development

Developments (more than 3 units) including hotel, disabled or student accommodation defined as Class 3 buildings by the Building Code of Australia, or residential apartments as defined by Class 2 by the BCA. Does not include housing for seniors.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Lifestyle Homes for Seniors

Must be Class 1 or 2 owner occupied and does not include Nursing Homes and Aged Care Facilities.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
Best Resource Construction Project

Any construction project built for a mining or resource development company and located on or within 50 kilometres of a mining site.

  • Under $1.5 million
  • $1.5 – $5 million
  • $5 – $10 million
  • $10 – $20 million
  • $20 – $50 million
  • $50 – $100 million
  • Over $100 million
SPECIALIST AWARD CATEGORIES
Best New Builder

The Best New Builder Award will be presented to a commercial builder who has been registered for five (5) years or less in WA and for five (5) years or less nationally (however must have been trading for a minimum of 2 years), displaying qualities befitting a ‘Master Builder’ in their nominated project/s including: Quality of workmanship, Attention to detail, Pride in the Job, Excellent safety standards, Innovative building techniques, Project management (Cost, Quality, Time, etc.). The builder must not have building company previously. A builder is not eligible to enter this Award if they have previously entered this category.

Peter Hunt Architect’s Award

Entrants should nominate the three (3) best architectural firms they have dealt with over the last 12 months on the enclosed entry form. Nominations should be based on: Professional standards, Quality of documentation, dealing with issues fairly and expeditiously, Communication, General administration of contracts, please note: builders are not limited to only nominating the architects involved with the project/s they are nominating in.

Excellence in Energy Efficiency

How was the building designed for climate and with energy efficiency as a primary consideration? What steps have been taken to ensure the building operates/performs at the energy efficiency design intent and what was the role of each responsible party? Were cost-effective and practical energy efficiency design elements/systems incorporated into the building? If so, how? What innovative energy efficiency features have been incorporated into the building and how might these lead the industry by setting an example? How were all parties in the building process (consultants, builder, sub-contractor, client etc) supported in delivering energy efficiency outcomes? During the construction of the project, were energy efficient products sourced from locally manufactured products and materials? Does the builder incorporate sustainable practices into the operation/administration of their business – specifically, how has energy efficiency been incorporated into day-to-day operations?

Excellence in Waste Management

Entrants should demonstrate that they have successfully diverted waste from landfill during a construction project. Builders should identify how they have avoided, reduced and reused waste during the planning and construction processes and the outcomes achieved. Judges will also consider measures put in place to control wastes escaping the site (eg: sediment control).

Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety (requires a separate entry fee, please refer to the entry kit for details)

Projects nominated for the safety award must be under construction at time of nomination and not completed prior to site audits/inspections, where the project is a finalist. The purpose of the Award is to promote best practice OSH on building and construction projects through the acknowledgement and celebration of Excellence in Health and Safety. Please include safety performance statistics.

Judges’ Innovation Award (non-entered award, nomination by Judges only)

Awarded at the discretion of the judges to recognise an entry that stands out through innovative use of materials, creative design, unique presentation or delivery that is not recognised through any other Award.

Construction on a Challenging Site

Recognises quality of workmanship and finishing of surfaces including construction joints and difficulty of area/site

Project Manager of the Year

The project manager is totally responsible for the delivery of a project. All projects deliverables rest with this person in terms of time, relationship, cost, quality, HSEQ outcomes etc. Please provide a one-page document addressing the criteria:

  • Overall project delivery – what were the KPI’s of the project at the commencement of the project award. Did the PM deliver the project meeting these project deliverables? Who were the key stakeholders of the project and would they say that the project was a success. Please provide examples.
  • Staff Management – what staff were managed by the project manager. What was the management / staff member relationship like? What style of management did the PM use in managing these staff. Was the PM responsible for performance management of staff. How did the PM motivate staff and what techniques were used to improve staff performance during the delivery of the project? Please provide examples.
  • Subcontractor management.
  • Client relationship.
  • Value for money outcomes.
  • Cost outcomes – how did the PM manage their budget. Describe the process for financial management of the construction budget. Were cost reports produced during the delivery of the project. What was the process for reporting against the budget and forecasting construction costs during delivery. Were savings achieved during the project. Were cost overruns incurred during the delivery, if so what and why. Provide examples of where the PM forecasted cost overruns to occur and took steps to offset these cost overruns.
  • Quality of completed project.
  • HSEQ Outcomes of project.
Site Manager of the Year

The site manager is the full time on site manager / supervisor of the project. Based on site and responsible for project programming, sub-contractor management and coordination, management of on-site health safety and environmental management and quality control. Please provide a one-page document addressing the criteria:

  • Subcontractor management.
  • Client relationship.
  • Program Management – what was the original contract construction program. What was the adjusted contract construction program. Did you achieve the contract or adjusted contract program and what was the actual overall program achieved? What programming techniques were used to manage time related activities on site. Eg; weekly look ahead programs, micro programs, coordination and programming meetings. What examples of time recovery or program mitigation can you provide. Please provide details.
  • Quality of completed project.
  • HSEQ Outcomes of project.
Construction Manager of the Year

The Construction Manager (is usually) part of the commercial builder’s management team and usually responsible for the management of site managers (as head of that department) and perhaps project managers and contract administrators (depending upon the size and structure of the business). They will ultimately be responsible for all project delivery matters across the business and would in many instances be a 2IC to the most senior manager in the business. Please provide a one-page document addressing the criteria:

  • Staff Management – what staff were managed by the construction manager. How many projects were managed by the CM. What was the management / staff member relationship like? What style of management did the CM use in managing these staff. Was the CM responsible for performance management of staff. How did the CM motivate staff and what techniques were used to improve staff performance during the delivery of projects? Please provide examples.
  • Subcontractor management – Please provide subcontractor endorsements or references
  • Client relationships across portfolio of work – Please provide client endorsements or references.
  • Quality of completed project.
  • HSEQ Outcomes of project.
Excellence in Concrete Construction

Concrete construction, design and innovation of concrete use including formwork, installation of reinforcement placement and cover, concrete placing, compaction, finishing and curing, and above average attention to practices achieving high quality and durable surface finishes.

 

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR ENTRIES!

Please contact the Event Team if you have any queries along the way:

P: 9476 9800

E: events@mbawa.com