- MBA's Construction Awards Best Project category had four finalists
- Projects included Belmont Hub, Newman College Student Hub, Broome Senior High School and NEXTDC
- The awards ceremony was held last Saturday; the winner was Multiplex for the NEXTDC P2
The 2021 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards was held on Saturday night.
The thirty-first iteration of the awards saw some of Western Australia’s most impressive, multi-million dollar projects recognised for exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to building excellence.
John Gelavis, Executive Director for Master Builders WA, touched on the tumultuous year that was, thanking the WA government for ensuring builders were classed as an essential service.
This came as news broke on Saturday morning, construction work across Greater Sydney would come to a halt until 30 July due to the ongoing Delta variant outbreak.
Mr Gelavis also spoke about the importance of the building and construction industry in WA, with some 133,000 workers in the industry, comprising 9.5% of the state’s workforce.
“It’s pleasing to see the building and construction industry has been asked to lead the economic recovery at both the state and federal level,” he said.
The four finalists for the 2021 Best Project were:
- PACT Construction, Belmont Hub,
- BADGE Construction, Newman College Student Hub,
- Crothers Construction, Broome Senior High School New Facilities, and
- Multiplex, NEXTDC P2.
The top prize
Located close to the CBD on Newcastle Street, the Uptime Tier IV (Design) certified facility is WA’s largest and most powerful data centre.
Master Builders WA Chief Judge, Robert Shaw remarked Multiplex had taken on a complex project:
“The judges looked closely at the quality of construction, project management, value for money, innovation and site management, among other factors. Multiplex had excelled in all areas, particularly in technical detail,” Mr Shaw said.
Multiplex Constructions WA Regional Managing Director, Chris Palandri added that “Being WA’s largest data centre, it was a major development, with many intricacies along the way.”
The full list of award winners:
|Best Refurbishment or Renovation||Under $1.5 million||Built Ink||Sero Institute|
|Best Refurbishment or Renovation||$1.5 – $5 million||Encon Construction||3 Ord Street Refurbishment|
|Best Refurbishment or Renovation||$5 – $10 million||BADGE Constructions||Newman College Student Hub|
|Best Refurbishment or Renovation||$10 – $20 million||Built||Central Park Lobby Refurbishment|
|Best Building Fit-Out||Under $1.5 million||Diverse Project Group||Pronto Cafe & Common Bar – Perth Airport|
|Best Building Fit-Out||$1.5 – $5 million||BGC Construction||BGC Home Showroom|
|Best Building Fit-Out||$5 – $10 million||Renascent (WA)||TechnipFMC Perth Head Office Fit-Out|
|Best Building Fit-Out||$10 – $20 million||ADCO Constructions||Kings Square Fremantle|
|Best Building Fit-Out||$50 – $100 million||Multiplex Constructions||Content Fitout Works, New Museum for WA|
|Best Multi Unit Development||$5 – $10 million||Dale Alcock Projects||One Iluka Beach|
|Best Multi Unit Development||$10 – $20 million||M/Construction||Quest Perth Ascot|
|Best Multi Unit Development||$20 – 50 million||PACT Construction||Arthouse Apartments, Joondalup|
|Project Manager of the Year||Castle Projects||Jonathan Kyle|
|Best Health Care Building||Under $1.5 million||Medifit Design & Construct||Skin Rejuvenate Day Hospital|
|Best Health Care Building||$1.5 – $5 million||Balance Commercial Fit Out||Genesiscare Radiation Oncology Facility Hollywood Hospital Consulting Centre|
|Best Health Care Building||$10 – $20 million||ADCO Constructions||Osborne Park Hospital Rehabilitation and Neonatal Nursery|
|Site Manager of the Year||PACT Construction||Douglas Browne|
|Best Retail Building||$1.5 – $5 million||McCorkell Constructions WA||Warders Hotel|
|Best Retail Building||$10 – $20 million||ADCO Constructions||Bunnings Midland|
|Best Retail Building||$20 – $50 million||DORIC Contractors||Ellenbrook Central Shopping Centre – Stage 3 Redevelopment|
|Construction Manager of the Year||Anthony Tilbury, Marawar||Anthony Tilbury|
|Best Industrial Building||Under $1.5 million||Mapel Building||Mapel Building HQ|
|Best Industrial Building||$1.5 – $5 million||Bistel Construction||Malaga Waste Transfer Station|
|Best Industrial Building||$5 – $10 million||Q Design and Construct||Flender Workshop Bayswater|
|Best Industrial Building||$10 – $20 million||Q Design and Construct||Silk Logistics Facility Kenwick|
|Best Industrial Building||$20 – $50 million||FDC Construction & Fitout (WA)||DHL Warehouse – Hazelmere|
|Best Industrial Building||$50 – $100 million||Multiplex Construction||NEXTDC Perth Data Centre (P2)|
|Women in Building Australia Award||Consultants-Professionals Award||Prudence McLoughlin||Land Surveys|
|Women in Building Australia Award||Office-Based Award||Alicia Gangemi||Affordable Living Homes|
|Women in Building Australia Award||Onsite-Award||Astrid Vasile||Vasile Build|
|Best Historic Restoration or Renovation||Under $1.5 mill||Medifit Design & Construct||Perth Dental Rooms|
|Best Historic Restoration or Renovation||$1.5 – $5 million||McCorkell Constructions WA||Warders Hotel|
|Best Historic Restoration or Renovation||$10 – $20 million||Buckingham Re-development Company||Manning Buildings Fremantle|
|Best Education Building||Under $1.5 million||FDC Construction & Fitout (WA)||McLarty Tafe S Block Redevelopment|
|Best Education Building||$1.5 – $5 million||McCorkell Constructions WA||Belridge College Performing Arts Centre|
|Best Education Building||$5 – $10 million||BADGE Constructions||Newman College Student Hub|
|Best Education Building||$10 – $20 million||BADGE Constructions||UWA School of Indigenous Studies|
|Best Education Building||$20 – $50 million||PS Structures Pty Ltd||Iona Presentation College New Teaching and Learning Centre|
|Best Government Building||$1.5 – $5 million||BISTEL CONSTRUCTION||Leatherback Park Pavilion|
|Best Government Building||$5 – $10 million||McCorkell Constructions WA||The Kensington Fire Station|
|Best Government Building||Over $100 million||Broad Construction||Casuarina Prison Expansion Project|
|Best Office Building||Under $1.5 million||Mapel Building||Mapel Building HQ|
|Best Office Building||$1.5 – $5 million||Encon Construction||3 Ord Street Refurbishment|
|Best Office Building||$20 – $50 million||PACT Construction||Belmont Hub, Belmont|
|Best Public Use Building||$1.5 – $5 million||Bistel Construction||Leatherback Park Pavilion|
|Best Public Use Building||$5 – $10 million||Alita Constructions||Amaroo Village Clubhouse & Administration Building|
|Best Public Use Building||$20 – $50 million||PACT Construction||Belmont Hub, Belmont|
|Excellence in Energy Efficiency||PACT Construction||Belmont Hub, Belmont|
|Excellence in Waste Management||PACT Construction||Belmont Hub, Belmont|
|Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety||Perkins Builders||Perth Airport International Gate Upgrade – Terminal 1 Gates 52-54|
|Best Seniors/Aged Persons Multi Unit Development||$20 – $50 mill||BGC Construction||RAAFA Cirrus Apartments|
|Best Aged Care Building||$5 – $10 mill||Crothers Construction||Bedingfeld Park RACF Expansion Project|
|Best Aged Care Building||$20 – $50 mill||EMCO Building||Aegis Residential Aged Care Facility|
|Best Aged Care Building||$50 – $100 mill||Multiplex Constructions||The Queenslea|
|Subcontractor of the Year||Cladding||Facade Management Australia
|UWA School of Indigenous Studies|
|Peter Hunt Memorial Architects Award||Meyer Shircore Architects||Meyer Shircore Architects|
|Construction on a Challenging Site||McCorkell Constructions WA||Warders Hotel|
|Best Civil Engineering Works||Over $100 mill||DORIC Contractors||HMAS Stirling Redevelopment Stage 3A – Delivery Phase|
|2021 Best Regional Project||Crothers Construction||Broome Senior High School New Facilities|
|Subcontractor of the Year||Facade Management Australia||UWA School of Indigenous Studies|
|2021 Bankwest Best Project||Multiplex Constructions||NEXTDC Perth Data Centre (P2)|
Disclosure: The Property Tribune was a guest of the Master Builders Association of WA at the awards.