2019 AWARD CATEGORIES

The New Zealand Building Industry Awards has 11 award categories.

 

COST BASED CATEGORIES

The ‘Cost Based’ categories are defined by the scale and cost of the project. Entrants can be individuals or teams working on construction projects, with these categories traditionally attracting entries from project managers running commercial construction projects for building firms. For the ‘Cost Based’ categories, the project that the nominee/team has led, must have been practically completed (issuing of a CCC is not a prerequisite) during the 18-month period prior to the 10th of May 2019.


RESENE: PROJECTS UNDER $1.5M
Open to individuals or teams who have led the delivery of a commercial, industrial, or residential construction project, which had a construction cost of less than $1.5 million.


STEEL CONSTRUCTION NZ: PROJECTS $1.5M–$5M
Open to individuals or teams who have led the delivery of a commercial, industrial, or residential construction project, which had a construction cost in the $1.5 million to $5 million range.


SPONSOR TBC: PROJECTS $5M–$8M
Open to individuals or teams who have led the delivery of a commercial, industrial, or residential construction project, which had a construction cost in the $5 million to $8 million range.


CARTERS: PROJECTS $8M–$25M
Open to individuals or teams who have led the delivery of a commercial, industrial, or residential construction project, which had a construction cost in the $8 million to $25 million range.


ALLIED CONCRETE: PROJECTS $25M–$50M
Open to individuals or teams who have led the delivery of a commercial, industrial, or residential construction project, which had a construction cost in the $25 million to $50 million range.


BBD: PROJECTS OVER $50M
Open to individuals or teams who have led the delivery of a commercial, industrial, or residential construction project, which had a construction cost greater than $50 million.

Note: The values assigned to the advertised cost-band categories are indicative. The final cost-band categories may change at the discretion of the judges.

 

NON-COST BASED CATEGORIES


JAMES HARDIE: INNOVATION AWARD
This award recognises an innovation that is specific to the building industry. The innovation may be a product, a construction technique, a new design application, an emerging technology, or any other facet that has, or will, create value to the building industry.

Globally, the construction industry has historically been a poor adopter of innovation (World Economic Forum report, 2016). The James Hardie-sponsored award encourages either:
1. New techniques, technologies, products, or processes that will contribute to lifting productivity through the construction process (design, documentation, delivery), or;
2. Imbedding value in the resultant building that will be realised by either the property owner or the building inhabitants, post construction.


SITE SAFE & CHASNZ: SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD
This award celebrates a new product or process that promotes construction safety, whether that be through the design stage of the project (safety-in-design) or an on-site innovation or procedure that will ultimately make construction sites safer.

The Site Safe & CHASNZ-sponsored award has a broad vertical and horizontal build focus. The award celebrates a new product or process that promotes construction safety. The initiative could apply to the design stage of the project (safety-in-design) or be an on-site innovation, procedure, or product, that if adopted, has the potential to reduce injuries and save lives on construction sites.


METRO GLASS: CONSULTANTS AWARD
This award recognises high performance of design consultants (architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, or project managers), who have contributed to the design, documentation, and delivery stages (either in part or in entirety) of a successful construction project.

The Metro Glass-sponsored Consultants Award was introduced in 2018 and reflects the NZIOB’s desire to broaden the range of professions who enter the Institute’s annual awards. The Consultants Award recognises high performance of design consultants (architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, or project managers), who have contributed to the design, documentation, and delivery stages (either in part or in entirety) of a successful construction project.


HAYS CONSTRUCTION NZ: INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION AWARD
A key determinant of how successful a construction project will be, is the relationship between those commissioned to design, document, and deliver the resultant building. This award celebrates exceptional examples of collaborative partnerships between consultant(s) and contractor.

The construction industry by its nature, demands strong collaboration. A key determinant of how successful a construction project will be, is the relationship between those commissioned to design, document, and deliver the resultant building. The Hays Construction-sponsored Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award celebrates exceptional examples of collaborative partnerships between consultant(s) and contractor.


BCITO: YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD
This award identifies and recognises younger building industry practitioners, whose competencies and achievements stand them out amongst their peers. To be eligible, a nominee must be under the age of 30 as at the 10th of May 2019.

Judging criteria includes the nominee’s:

  • Academic achievements
  • Achievements as a building practitioner
  • Ability to lead change within their company
  • Verifiable contribution to the building profession and
  • Contribution to their communities (geographical and/or professional)

The Young Achiever Award is a prestigious award, with many past winners now occupying senior roles within the building industry. 

GIB® SUPREME AWARD


The GIB®-sponsored Supreme Award is the New Zealand Building Industry Awards highest honour, which recognises outstanding performance. The winners of the six Cost-based Award categories, Innovation Award, Safety Excellence Award, Consultants Award, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award, are eligible to be considered for the GIB® Supreme Award.