NZIOB celebrates awards unique for focus on people

Published 25 August 2007The NZ Institute of Building’s awards “are unique in the industry in that they are attached to an individual or a team, not a building,” president John Bullen told members at the annual awards dinner.

The institute’s supreme award went to Andrew Holmes, construction manager on Project Crioch, the prison at Milton, 50km south of Dunedin. Mr Holmes, employed by Hawkins Construction Ltd, has now moved to Queenstown to work on Melview Developments Ltd’s $1 billion Kawarau Falls Station resort development.

Institute foundation member Graeme Goss, of Christchurch, was awarded the NZIOB medal at the awards in Auckland last night.

Mr Goss runs his own architectural building & construction management company, Hindhope Developments Ltd, which specialises in the more challenging projects.  He has worked on several large projects, including the hydro schemes and Think Big projects in the South Island.

At the institute, he’s been on the southern chapter board since the late 1980s, a national councillor since the early 1990s and is the national membership officer.


Under $5 million, Hayes Construction award: Excellence, Tim McConchie & Andrew Cairney (Fletcher Interiors, Auckland, for work on the Stamford on Albert lobby); highly commended, Grant Stacey (Fletcher Interiors, Auckland, Mary McKillop Centre refurbishment)

$5-15 million, Colorsteel Endura award: Excellence, Kathy Stallworthy (Arrow International Ltd, Wellington, Masterton police station); highly commended, Lisa Agnew (Kalmar Construction Ltd, Auckland, North Shore policing centre)

$15-50 million, Holcim award: Excellence, Steve Taw (Hawkins Construction Ltd, Christchurch, Victoria St apartments); highly commended, Greg Young (Mainzeal Property & Construction Ltd, Auckland, Precinct apartments) and Terry Buchan (Hawkins Construction Ltd, Auckland, Parnell College)

Over $50 million, Davis Langdon award: Excellence, Andrew Holmes (Hawkins Construction Ltd, Queenstown, Project Crioch); highly commended, Mark Katterns & Mike Farrelly (Hawkins Construction Ltd, Auckland, Auckland war Memorial Museum grand atrium stage 2)

Innovation, Placemakers award: Excellence, Tim Hooson (Jasmax Ltd, Auckland, Ice Station in the Viaduct); highly commended, Mike Lodge & Steve Benson (Mainzeal Property & Construction Ltd, Wellington, Mainzeal Concrete College) and Mike Farrelly (Hawkins Construction Ltd, Auckland, Auckland war Memorial Museum grand atrium stage 2)

Young achiever, NZIOB Progressive Building magazine award: Winner, Samir Govind (Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd, Christchurch, the Northlands shopping centre among other projects); second, Rob Harwood (Multiplex Constructions Ltd, Auckland)

Supreme award, Andrew Holmes.

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Attribution: Awards ceremony, story written by Bob Dey for this website.

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