Entries open for New Zealand’s top civil infrastructure construction awards

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Entries are now being accepted for the annual Civil Contractors New Zealand Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards, which will take place on 1 September 2023.

Entries are open for the annual Civil Contractors New Zealand Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards, which have recognised outstanding projects and maintenance initiatives from New Zealand’s civil construction industry since 1978.

The awards are the civil construction and infrastructure industry’s top honours. They include an extensive assessment process that sometimes sees the judges travel as far as the Chatham Islands to assess the quality of projects and outcomes.

CCNZ Chief Executive Alan Pollard said the awards recognised the people, projects and companies who made a positive difference in the lives of New Zealanders every day by constructing and maintaining infrastructure to supply clean water and connect communities.

Companies that have delivered outstanding civil construction and infrastructure initiatives of all sizes were encouraged to enter these prestigious awards, Mr Pollard said.

“I have seen amazing projects and maintenance works throughout the country, from disaster recovery to major highways and tunnels to water treatment plants and pipeline networks, ports and airports. As an industry, we can rightly be proud of breadth and quality of the projects that have been undertaken,” says CCNZ Chief Executive Alan Pollard. 

This year’s awards follow the 2022 awards, which featured entries for projects across six categories chosen from 46 finalists. Winners ranged from the spectacular Specularite Gully (Hugo) Bridge constructed by Abseil Access, an amazing suspension cycle bridge delivered for just $200,000, to a tunnelling project that involved lifting the the14,000t historic Auckland Central Post Office as part of City Rail Link and won the category for projects with a value above $100m.

Hirepool has sponsored the awards since 2009 as CCNZ’s Principal Business Partner. General Manager Sales and Marketing Gary Richardson said it was an honour to support teams that worked to construct and maintain NZ’s infrastructure, who deserved recognition for putting in the hard yards to get the job done.

“I love seeing what this recognition means for the hardworking people building our roads, bridges and water systems,” says General Manager Sales and Marketing Gary Richardson. 

“It’s satisfying to be able to give hardworking civil construction professionals a small part of the recognition they deserve for the work they put in building and maintaining New Zealand’s infrastructure,” says General Manager Sales and Marketing Gary Richardson. 

Winners of the awards receive a hand-crafted Toki to represent the skill and craft they put into their work. Winning projects and finalists have also been recognised in an Awards Book cataloguing their achievements since 2015.

The 2023 awards will be presented at the Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards Dinner, which will be held on Friday, 1 September, at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland as part of The Civil Contractors Conference – the national conference for civil construction in New Zealand.

Entries for the 2023 CCNZ Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards can be made online here until 23 June. 

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