Fletcher wins big at the national contractors awards
Aug 09, 2017
Auckland’s Waterview Connection was awarded the ‘Supreme Award’ as project of the year at this year’s Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) Construction Excellence Awards.
Whichever way the judging went, Fletcher Construction was sure to win. It had teams on all three of the finalist projects for the ‘project over $100 million’ category. The projects were Waterview Connection, Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway and the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild (SCIRT).
The five kilometre complex roading project was delivered by the Well-Connected Alliance: made up of the New Zealand Transport Agency, Fletcher Construction, McConnell Dowell, PB, Beca, Tonkin + Taylor and Obayashi.
In their citation the judges said:
Waterview is arguably the most complex infrastructure project undertaken in New Zealand. It is an outstanding example of what can be achieved when a diverse group of constructors, designers and the client work together collaboratively to achieve a single goal, being the delivery of exceptional facilities for the public.
Accepting the award on behalf of the Alliance was Waterview Project Manager Glen Kirk, who paid tribute to the other finalists “because they are all worthy of being a winner”, and to the 11,000 people who worked on the Waterview Connection over the life of the project.
Glen also paid tribute to the Governance Board and previous Waterview Project Managers John Burden and Iain Simmons, saying the leadership for major projects is critical to steer them to success.
Higgins was runner-up in the CCNZ Company Training Awards in the category for a business with a turnover of more than $25 million.
Brian Perry Civil had five projects make the finals: the Silo 9 project at Portland Cement Plant, the Hamilton Water Treatment Plant, the Memorial Park Pump Station upgrade in Tauranga, and the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial Wall and Christchurch Town Hall Conservation projects in Christchurch.