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Multiplex tops construction awards

18/07/2021 - 01:00

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Multiplex Constructions, Crothers Construction and Facade Management Australia were among the winners at Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards.

Multiplex tops construction awards
Multiplex was honoured for its work on the NEXTDC Perth Data Centre. Photos: Master Builders

Multiplex Constructions, Crothers Construction and Facade Management Australia were among the winners at Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards. 

The awards ceremony was held on July 17 at Crown Perth.

The annual awards recognises excellence in the commercial, industrial and civil engineering sectors for builders demonstrating exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to building excellence across 60 categories. 

Awarded the top honour, Multiplex Constructions received the 2021 Bankwest Best Project for the construction of the NEXTDC Perth Data Centre.

The data centre was delivered alongside architects from Hames Sharley and engineers from Pritchard Francis.

Master Builders Association of WA chief judge Robert Shaw said Multiplex Constructions’ execution on the centre was a fantastic example of workmanship, with significant attention to detail, particularly with the building’s functionality.

“Given its complex nature, Multiplex has achieved extraordinary results,” he said. 

“The judges look closely at the quality of construction, project management, value for money, innovation and site management, among other factors. Multiplex has excelled in all areas, particularly in technical detail.”

The Best Regional Project Award went to Crothers Construction, for its refurbishment of Broome Senior High School.

Broome Senior High School. 

A central feature of the renovation was the creation of a new two-storey teaching block - a project which was completed within a 60-week timeframe, while the school remained operational. 

Two-thirds of the subcontractors and suppliers engaged for this project were sourced locally in Broome.

Crothers Construction used a variety of materials throughout the construction, which presented challenges, however the skills of the builder, subcontractors and trades resulted in the completion of an outstanding facility for the Broome community,” the judges said.

Crothers Construction also won Best Aged Care Building in the $5 million - $10 million category for the Bedingfeld Park RACF Expansion Project in Pinjarra. 

Another major award on the night was given to Façade Management Australia, named overall Subcontractor of the Year for its work on the UWA School of Indigenous Studies building. 

Drawing on the site’s Noongar heritage, the company said it aimed to capture the cultural narrative of the site: considering the local flora, fauna, and surrounding landform to maximise the integration within the suburb of Crawley. 

Facade Management Australia was also honoured in the cladding category. 

The UWA School of Indigenous Studies building has been recognised across multiple categories, with builder Badge Constructions receiving the top prize in the MBA WA Awards for Best Education Building in the $10 - $20 million category.  

The UWA School of Indigenous Studies. 

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