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Finalists announced for Roading Excellence Awards

MEDIA RELEASE
6 August


Finalists announced for Roading Excellence Awards

The finalists in the annual Roading Excellence Awards were announced today by Roading New Zealand chief executive Chris Olsen.

Sixteen projects from throughout the country have been named finalists in the five categories sponsored by Shell Bitumen, Goughs and InfraTrain New Zealand, with the category winners up for the Roading New Zealand Supreme Award.

The award winners will be announced at a gala dinner attended by Transport Minister Annette King and industry leaders at the Duxton Hotel in Wellington on 25 August.

Mr Olsen says he is _looking forward to celebrating the achievements of companies that excel in all aspects of roading projects and best practice at the awards.

“It’s going to be a great opportunity to recognise the best performing companies in an industry which is so crucial to New Zealand’s economic wellbeing.”

The awards recognise excellence in the planning, design and construction of significant roading projects, as well as the development and implementation of best practice and collaboration in the roading industry.


ENDS

Shell Bitumen Excellence Award for Major Road Project (Over $4 million)
• Bloxam Burnett and Olliver Ltd – SH1 Awatere Bridge and Approaches
• Fletcher Construction Company – The Northern Busway
• Fulton Hogan – The Harbour Link Stage 1 Contract
• Downer EDI Works Ltd – Blenheim Road Deviation


Goughs Excellence Award for a Minor Road Project (Under $4 million)
• North Shore City Council – Browns Bay Beach Front Lane Upgrade
• Fulton Hogan – Sundial Square, the Richmond Town Centre Development
• Hiway Stabilizers Environmental – The Use of Shotrods for the Remediation of Flood, Event Sites in the Far North


InfraTrain New Zealand Industry Best Practice Award – People
• Downer EDI Works Ltd – TeamWorks
• Tai Poutini Polytechnic – Developing Fit For Industry Attitudes in our People
• Northern Gateway Alliance – Benchmarking Best Practice


InfraTrain New Zealand Industry Best Practice Award – Procurement
• MWH New Zealand Ltd – Hastings District Council/MWH Delivery Alliance
• Bloxham Burnett and Olliver Ltd – SH20 Manukau Harbour Crossing
• Auckland City Council – Procurement of Auckland Road Maintenance


InfraTrain New Zealand Industry Best Practice Award – Environmental Sustainability
• Fletcher Construction Company – The Northern Busway
• Transit New Zealand Ltd – Environmental Improvement Programme
• Northern Gateway Alliance – Benchmarking Best Practice

About the Roading Excellence Awards:

It is the fourth year that the Roading Excellence Awards have been run by Roading New Zealand – the industry representative body for a wide range of contracting companies whose core business involves building and maintaining the country’s roading and land transport infrastructure.

The competition is open to all organisations that administer roads, such as Transit NZ or local authorities, as well as contractors and consultants. Entries must be a road or pavement that vehicles drive on, or is used by pedestrians, including sports and race tracks, and airports. Projects must have been completed between 20 July 2006 and 4 July 2008. Marks will be awarded in the areas of innovation, uptake of the initiative, results of the initiative, and benefit to the sector.

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