Fletcher hospital team wins top NZIOB award

The 2 project chiefs for Fletcher Construction Ltd’s Auckland City Hospital development won the NZ Institute of Building’s supreme award at a function in Auckland last night.

That award, and the trophy for projects over $10 million, were accepted by Warren Hollings (pictured) & Waren Warfield.

Mr Hollings also headed construction of the SkyCity project. Among his comments on the awards: “This was one mother of a job – it was as tough as the casino.”

The institute’s young achiever award was split between Richard McGowan, of Warren & Mahoney, and Stuart Smith, of Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd. Mr Smith, who was also nominated for the $10 million-plus award for his work as design manager on the hospital project, said his young achiever trophy came on the back of that job.

Most of the awards were for public sector projects. One that didn’t fit that description and missed out on awards in 2 categories was the Foxton windmill, which took 13 years from original conception in 1990 to completion in 2003.

Jan Langen & Cor Slobbe, 2 Dutch immigrants of the 1950s, were finalists in the under-$2 million category and for the innovation award

The NZIOB awards for excellence in the building professions:

Colorsteel Endura projects under $2 million:

Excellence: Noel Saxon (Arrow International Ltd), for the Cashmere High School conductive unit, Christchurch.

Highly commended: Chris Edwards (Fletcher Interiors), Birkenhead New World supermarket.

Placemakers innovation award:

Excellence: Nicholas Samson (McKee Fehl Construction Ltd), Victoria University library, Rankine Brown Building structural upgrade, Wellington.

Highly commended: David Fullbrook & Ben Masters (Connell Mott MacDonald), population health complex, Auckland University Tamaki campus.

Holcim projects $2-10 million award:

Excellence: Donal Lynch (Fletcher Construction Ltd), Embassy Theatre restoration, Wellington.

Highly commended: Tony King (Fulton Hogan Ltd), Tarewa roundabout, Whangarei.

Davis Langon NZ Ltd projects over $10 million:

Excellence: Warren Hollings & Waren Warfield (Fletcher Construction Ltd), Auckland City Hospital.

Highly commended: Stuart Smith (Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd), Aucklnd City Hospital, Starship Hospital & support building refurbishment.

NZIOB Young Achiever: Richard McGowan (Warren & Mahoney) & Stuart Smith (Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd).

Supreme award, sponsored by James Hardie & Gib: Warren Hollings & Waren Warfield (Fletcher Construction Ltd), Auckland City Hospital.

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