2017 Awards for Excellence

The Concrete Institute of Australia is pleased to announce that a remarkable 51 project entries for the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Concrete program were received!

Congratulations to recipients of our 2017 Awards for Excellence in Concrete. The following projects are contenders for the National Medallions of Excellence, presented at our Awards Gala Dinner at Concrete 2017!

New South Wales

  • K House - MHN Design Union and Partridge
  • Manly House - Partridge
  • Wynyard Walk - Taylor Thomson Whitting and Pells Sullivan Meynink
  • Barangaroo Reserve - Aurecon and Lendlease
  • Orange Regional Museum - Taylor Thomson Whitting
  • The InQuik Modular Concrete Bridging System - InQuik and Lifting Point Pre-Form
  • Design of Prestressed Concrete to AS3600-2009 and Design of Prestressed Concrete to Eurocode 2 - Professor Raymond Ian Gilbert and Professor Gianluca Ranzi


  • BCM Headquarters - Crosier Scott Architects and BCM
  • Webb Dock East Berths 4 & 5 Rehabilitation - Freyssinet Australia
  • La Trobe Tower - Hickory Group
  • 3D Concrete Printing using Cement and Geopolymer Binder Systems - Professor Jay Sanjayan, Ming Xia, Ali Nazari and Pshtiwan Shakor
  •  An innovative light weight concrete panel system for high speed modular construction - Associate Professor Tuan Ngo, Professor Priyan Mendis, Professor Jay Sanjayan, Dr Vinh Dao, Mr Nick Scheuer and Mr David Visser


  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital - Aurecon and Lendlease
  • Jubilee Bridge - ARUP
  • Clifftop House - Built Environment Collective and Joe Adsett Architects
  • 1 William Street, Brisbane - Multiplex and Arcadis
  • Southpoint Stage B - Aurecon

​Western Australia

  • Curtin University School of Medicine - Pritchard Francis and Georgiou Group
  • Condition Investigation, Remaining Life Assessment and Inspection Maintenance and Repair Plan for Wandoo B Concrete Gravity Structure - GHD and Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia
  • Reid Highway Bridges over Mitchell Freeway and Malaga Drive - BG&E, Georgiou Group and Main Roads Western Australia
  • Gateway WA - BG&E, GHD and CPB Contractors

South Australia

  • Prefabricated Concrete for the Song School - J Woodside Consulting & SA Precast
  • The New Royal Adelaide Hospital - WGA, KBR, Hansen Yuncken
  • Flinders at Tonsley, School of Computer, Science, Engineering and Mathematics Building - ARUP, Lendlease, HASSELL and Flinders University
  • The Adelaide Convention Centre Plenary Building, The Aggressive 'Relifing' of an Existing Structure - Aurecon

Program Overview
Established in 1971, the Awards for Excellence in Concrete recognises and publicises 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 both large and small projects, as well as large and small organisations.  Entries will be judged separately in distinct categories.

Entry Categories
There are six entry categories.
  • Residential buildings – single dwellings or multi-story dwellings used for residential purposes only (up to eleven stories).
  • 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.
  • Sustainability & Environment – separate category specifically to recognise advances in the environmentally sustainable use of concrete.  This can include buildings and infrastructure as well as technology and innovation.  Entries submitted under other categories may also be entered under this category.
  • 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.

Note: International is no longer a separate entry category.  However, international entries under any of the above categories will be accepted, provided that they demonstrate significant Australian content such as in design, materials, construction or research.

Awards granted
Awards are granted at two levels –
  • State Awards – all project 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 August – September 2017.
  • National Awards – 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.  Note, Technology and Innovation entries and Sustainability and Environment entries will ONLY be judged and awarded at the National level.  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 2017 Conference Dinner on 24 October 2017.
Project Submission Form
  Institute Member Fee (GST inclusive) Non-Member Fee (GST inclusive)
 Entry Fee per category $550 $715

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