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2019 Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards
Welcome to the online entry portal for the 2019 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 8 March 2019.
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.
Please note; The Excellence in Construction 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 for the Excellence in Construction Awards, please click here to view the Entry Kit scroll down for more information.
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:
|EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS||MEMBERS ONLY|
|Professional Photography||$300 (per project)|
The enter the Subcontractor of the Year Awards, please click here. Due to the Subcontractor entries being open to Members and Non Members, entries for these Awards are currently not able to be submitted online. Instead, please submit your entry using the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our West Perth Office.
|SUBCONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS||MEMBERS | NON MEMBERS|
|First Entry||$350 | $560|
|Additional Entries||$250ea | $400|
HOW TO ENTER
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).
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 email@example.com.
- A copy of the current street directory page/Google maps with the street & nearest cross road noted
- A sixty (60) word synopsis of the project which can be used in all editorials – IN WORD DOCUMENT ONLY
- Brief company history
- Simplified A4 floor/site plan (include ‘before’ plans for alterations entries)
- A completed Trade List noting the names & details of each sub-contractor involved in the project
- A Completed Client Reference Form (click here for template)
- 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.
- Any other supporting documentation
- 4 x Internal & 4x External photographs (see below for photo details) (jpeg or png – minimum 300dpi)
- 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 can engage a professional photographer to provide images to accompany entry/entries. Should you require this service please tick the ‘Professional Photographer’ box on your entry.
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 8 March 2019. You will receive a confirmation email upon submitting your entry.
Please see below for this year’s award categories.
|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.
|Best Refurbishment or Renovation|
Refurbishment or renovation of, or addition to, any building that is not deemed to be historic.
|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.
|Best Education Building|
All buildings designed for the purposes of education. This includes schools, universities, colleges and early learning / child care centres.
|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).
|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).
|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.
|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.
|Best Building Fit-Out|
Internal works only of a new or existing building.
|Best State Government Building|
New buildings commissioned by any State Government Department within 100kms of the Perth GPO.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Lifestyle Homes for Seniors|
Must be Class 1 or 2 owner occupied and does not include Nursing Homes and Aged Care Facilities.
|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.
|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 Memorial Architect’s Best Practice 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 click here for more 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:
|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:
|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:
|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 Events Team if you have any queries along the way:
Phone: 9476 9800
Address: Master Builders WA, Level 3/35 Havelock Street, West Perth WA 6005
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