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2018 WINNERS

STEVE CONNOR

COLORSTEEL® PROJECTS $20-$50 MILLION, HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD 2018

Company:Aspec Construction

Project:King’s School Centennial Project, Auckland




The Centennial building at The Kings School connects to existing buildings on three sides and fronts a busy residential road on the fourth side. This makes it a difficult site to manage. Along with the main building project, there were nine peripheral infrastructure and building upgrades to be undertaken. With these ‘mini-projects’ needing to be carried out during school holiday periods, it was critical that the school functioned as normal when the staff and students returned after each break.

This was a big project plus add-ins being undertaken in the center of a school. Steve developed strategies that provided good accessibility and engagement for the students throughout. Physical access for students around the site was created via a ‘safe portal’ walkway, while Steve created a ‘wonder-wall’ where students could write could write up questions on the perspex hoarding windows, to which the Aspec team wrote answers.

The judges formed the view that Steve was obviously a great relationship builder with the client and stakeholders, and that he also a great mentor to his junior team members. The client said that; “to say that Steve performed at an exceptional level is by no means an exaggeration … Steve was always looking for a solution that would work for all concerned.”