2019 Awards for Excellence in Concrete

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The Concrete Institute of Australia is pleased to announce that 59 entries have been submitted for the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Concrete program. 
 
Established in 1971, the Awards for Excellence in Concrete recognise and publicise the many significant contributions to excellence in concrete design, construction and materials in Australia.
 
Concrete related projects, technologies and innovations are all eligible to receive an award. The Institute's Awards program caters for projects of all sizes, and organisations alike. Entries are judged separately in five distinct categories.
 
Our Awards for Excellence in Concrete program fulfils the Concrete Institute of Australia's mission, "to promote and develop excellence in concrete research, technology, application, design and construction".
 
Judging is currently taking place and we are looking forward to promoting another exciting group of Award entries that showcase excellence in concrete.
 
If you are have any questions about our program please feel free to contact the Concrete Institute of Australia’s Marketing and Event Services Officer, Pooja Srivastava on 02 9955 1744 or at [email protected]
 
State Awards for Excellence in Concrete
All entries are judged in groups based on the state in which they are completed, and winners will be awarded with an Award for Excellence in Concrete. Winners will receive a framed Award certificate. More than one award may be granted in each category. These awards will be presented at Institute Branch Awards functions held in July 2019.
 
A link to these events can be found below:  
National Awards for Excellence in Concrete
Winners of Awards for Excellence from each state will be judged in their separate categories for an overall category winner. The winner will receive a Medallion for Excellence in Concrete and an accompanying certificate. From those entries receiving a Medallion for Excellence in Concrete, one will be judged to receive the Kevin Cavanagh Trophy for Excellence in Concrete and an accompanying certificate. National awards will be presented at the Institute’s 2019 Conference Dinner on 10 September 2019 which is proudly sponsored by Cement Australia.
 
For more information go to https://concrete2019.com.au/networking-program/
 
The Categories
 Awards for Excellence in Concrete will be made in the following categories:
 
  • Residential buildings: single dwellings or multi-storey dwellings used for residential purposes only (up to eleven storeys).
  • Commercial buildings: offices, industrial buildings, institutional buildings, large residential complexes, or combinations of these.
  • Infrastructure projects: buildings such as (but not limited to) schools, hospitals etc, and engineering infrastructure projects such as (but not limited to) bridges, roads, wharfs, water resources etc.
  • Repairs & rehabilitation: for both buildings and infrastructure.
  • Technology & Innovation: includes significant contributions to the understanding or use of concrete as evidenced by research, technical publications, patent applications, new products or pieces of equipment, new techniques, design innovations, or educational activity
 
The entry judged to be the best in each of these categories will be presented with a Medallion made of concrete at the Gala Dinner in September.
 
The Kevin Cavanagh Trophy
 The entry to be judged the best of the 5 category medallion winners will be presented with the Kevin Cavanagh Trophy. The trophy is named in honour of Honorary Member of the Institute, Kevin Cavanagh, who was a tireless contributor from the inception of the Concrete Institute of Australia for over 30 years.
 
The 2017 winner of the Kevin Cavanagh Trophy was the Song School in Perth, Western Australia, submitted by J.Woodside Consulting, SA Precast and Palassis Architects.

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