Two Beca projects have won gold at the 2012 ACENZ Awards
, the Alan MacDiarmid Building in Wellington and the P3-K2 Orion Radar Trainer for the RNZAF.
Judges selected five Gold Awards of Excellence winners from 38 finalist projects in the prestigious awards which are organised by the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand to celebrate excellence in innovation and service to clients in engineering.
Convenor of Judges Allan Leahy said a number of the projects entered represented examples of world-leading applications of technology.
"To receive a Gold Award of Excellence, the highest of the three awards, the project must demonstrate real innovation - perhaps a new process that will establish the standard for years to come - and excellent customer service."
Eight Silver Awards of Excellence were presented of which Beca won two - for Telecom Place in Auckland and the biosolids drying facility at the Christchurch wastewater treatment plant.
The Advanced CFD Assessment Project for a smelting shed at Pacific Steel was recognised with a Merit Award.
Beca-designed projects which made the finals included The Customhouse in Wellington, Waipuna Bridge Strengthening in Auckland and Stage 1 Silo Park at the Wynyard Quarter on Auckland’s waterfront.