JUDGING OF THE AWARDS
Simon Barnes, FNZIOB has been the Convener of Judging of the NZIOB’s annual awards programme since 2011. Simon is a Quantity Surveyor with more than 40-years building industry experience, which has been accumulated across a wide range of commercial, residential, industrial and retail developments.
The judging process for the New Zealand Building Industry awards is undertaken in three stages:
1. AN INITIAL PRELIMINARY JUDGING ROUND
a. For categories other than ‘Safety Excellence’ and ‘Young Achiever’, the Preliminary Judging round is a desk-top study undertaken by the Convenor of Judging and a small pool of experienced NZIOB awards programme judges. Phone calls to nominees and their referees, may occur at the discretion of the judges.
b. The ‘Safety Excellence’ and ‘Young Achiever’ categories have a designated judging pool, who conduct telephone interviews with all nominees as part of the Preliminary Judging process. Referee checks are undertaken as part of the Preliminary Judging round.
2. FINALS JUDGING ROUND
a. For categories other than ‘Safety Excellence’ and ‘Young Achiever’, a set of three Finals Judges is formed for each awards category. Those judges will undertake referee checks prior to meeting with the finalist for a formal interview (face-to-face or Skype/Zoom).
b. The ‘Safety Excellence’ and ‘Young Achiever’ category judges who undertook the Preliminary Judging round (telephone interview with the nominee, and referee checks) are carried through to meet with the finalist for a formal interview (face-to-face or Skype/Zoom).
3. SUPREME AWARD SELECTION ROUND
The Winners of; the six ‘Cost-based category Awards’, ‘Innovation Award’, ‘Safety Excellence Award’, ‘Consultants Award’, and ‘Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award’, are all eligible for the ‘GIB® Supreme Award’. A representative from each of the ten judging teams are brought together for a face-to-face meeting to decide on which of the ten category winners is selected as the winner of the New Zealand Building Industry Awards highest accolade.