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Young civil construction stars are winners in Awards

Media Release – for immediate release

16 August 2013

Young civil construction stars are winners in Z Energy People Awards

Three highly talented young members of the civil construction industry have been recognised in the Z Energy People Awards, organised by the New Zealand Contractors’ Federation.

Drew Griffen from Christchurch and Logan Aves, from Auckland, were joint winners of the Leader of Tomorrow title. Liam Scarborough from Auckland was named Trainee of the Year.

Canterbury University graduate Logan, 32, works for Downer NZ, heading their Northern Pavement Services team in Auckland – and is very proactive in ensuring excellence of quality in pavements in New Zealand.

He is currently a committee member of the RNZ National Asphalt Committee, chairs the Asphalt Pavements Working Group, has previously chaired Auckland Asphalt and is closely involved with research and development of improved asphalt mixes for the Auckland City Network.

Drew Griffin, 26, has a degree in civil engineering and works as a contracts engineer for Connell Contractors in their recently established Christchurch operation.

Since moving to Christchurch last year, he has headed up a series of major infrastructure projects in the city as part of the core infrastructure services and facilities rebuild.

Liam Scarborough, 19, is a civil sites work trainee with Scarborough Brothers, and is successfully combining his studies with a demanding work schedule.  

The awards were developed by the New Zealand Contractors’ Federation (NZCF), the industry body for the civil construction industry, with the assistance of Z Energy in association with InfraTrain New Zealand.

They recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals within the civil construction industry.

Nick Bartlett, Customer Relationship Manager and Z representative on the judging panel, said “The awards are all about people: It’s about Kiwis at work locally in our community.

“Recognising future leaders, and those taking ownership for their development, is an important way of supporting a bright future for the civil construction industry.”

Each of the winners receives a $1,000 prize, a trophy designed by Wellington artist Bruce Winters and time with an industry mentor. Logan and Drew also each win a mystery break to the value of $500.   


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