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Finalists named in NZ construction awards

Media Release – for immediate use

29 July 2005

New Zealand Contractors’ Federation/Hirepool Construction Awards

Recognising Excellence in the Civil Contracting Industry

The New Zealand Contractors’ Federation today announced the finalists of the annual Hirepool Construction Awards.

Chief Executive Richard Michael said the finalists represent the pinnacle of the civil contracting industry, in terms of skills and commitment.

“The civil contracting industry, which is made up of civil engineering construction and general contracting companies, is a vital part of building the infrastructure that we need for future economic growth,” Mr Michael said.

“The awards are a key way of recognising those NZCF members who are delivering outstanding work in building our national infrastructure,” he said.

“For funders, it also shows the key role that Contractors’ Federation members are playing in delivering measurable levels of service and professionalism. All Federation members are bound by a Code of Ethics covering ethical and contractual obligations,” Mr Michael said.

The awards judge applicants on such key aspects as their professionalism, construction methods, customer relations, human resources, teamwork, partnering, planning and control, quality control, pre-planning, financial controls, location and logistics, site control and risk.

The awards are held in very high regard among funders and the wider construction industry.

This is the first year that Hirepool has been involved as principal sponsor of the Construction awards, which are now in their 27th year.

Tenby Powell, Hirepool Managing Director, said his company was very supportive of NZCF and viewed being Principal Sponsor as a means of being able to give something back to the industry.

“Hirepool recognises the importance that contractors and constructors play in developing New Zealand. In many cases they are the unsung heroes who build roads that keep cities moving, lay drains and network cables, and manage our infrastructural facilities – things that most of us take for granted. This is their opportunity to stand tall and celebrate the contribution that they have made to the economic future of New Zealand,” said Mr Powell.

The Construction Award winners will be announced at a black tie dinner on Friday 5 August during the Contractors’ Federation’s 61st annual conference in Christchurch. The annual conference will discuss key issues based on how the industry can work with Government and funders to successfully deliver on the high demand for infrastructure in New Zealand.

The civil contracting industry provides and maintains the country's infrastructure of public services - including energy, transport and telecommunications. The Contractors’ Federation is the national organisation of the industry


Category One – Projects having a value less than $100,000

- King Drilling Company Ltd for Karangahake School Piling (Waikato/ Bay of Plenty)

- McDonough Contracting for Mount Linton Station Rural Water Supply – (Southland)

Category Two – Projects having a value between $100,000 and $500,000

- Clothier Earthworks Limited for Waipapa Catchment Storm water Upgrade (Waikato/ Bay of Plenty)

Category Three – Projects having a value between $500,000 and $1,000,000

- C & R Construction Limited for Whitehall Quarry – Karapiro Stream Diversion – (Waikato/ Bay of Plenty)

- Kreisel Contracting Ltd for Development of two Rock Pools, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. (Canterbury)

- Kevin Purser Contracting Limited for Hutt Park Development (Wellington)

- Quality Roading and Services Ltd for AFFCO New Carton Tunnel & Palletising Area - (Wairoa)

Category Four – Projects having a value between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000

- Harker Underground Construction (Auckland) for Harris Street Trenchless Stormwater Upgrade in Wellington.

- Jesmond Construction Limited for Auckland Racing Club Training Track Upgrade Pukekohe. (Auckland)

- March Construction Limited for Sofitel Hotel retaining wall, Queenstown. (Canterbury)

Category Five – Projects having a value greater than $5,000,000

- Brian Perry Civil for Tainui Bridge Strengthening Works. (Waikato)

- Freeflow Alliance with Fletcher Construction Company (Auckland), Transit, Beca and Higgins Contractors (Manawatu) for Loosening Tangled Spaghetti Central Motorway Junction - Stage 1, Auckland

- Multiplex Engineering (NZ) Limited (Auckland) for Springhill Corrections Facility – Earthworks

- Southroads Ltd (Invercargill) for Southern Scenic Route


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