Congratulations to our Beca Buildings team on winning the Hays Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award at this year's New Zealand Building Industry Awards, held on October 30!

The award celebrates exceptional examples of collaborative partnerships between consultants and contractors within the industry. Members of our Buildings team were recognised for the following projects on the night:

  • ​Winner (Excellence): James Bones - Operations Manager, Building Services ANZPAC | for ​the Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF), Building C, with Neville Clarke (WSP), Patrick Dowle (Department of Corrections) and Brett Zeiler (White Construction)
  • Highly Commended: Lindon Jackson -  Market Segment Lead, Commercial Buildings | for the ANZ Raranga project – Sylvia Park Tower, with David Davery (Black Interiors), Brent Thomson (Building Intelligence Group), Andrew Tu'inukuafe (Warren and Mahoney) and Robyn Montgomery (BBD)
  • Highly Commended: Andre Kirstein - Senior Technical Director, Structural Engineering | for the University of Auckland B507 Project, with Alun Larsen (Hawkins Auckland), Chris Fields (Hawkins Auckland), Ian Straka (Precon), Chris Boss (Jasmax) and Chris Haines (Rider Levett Bucknall)

In addition to the above accolades, Samir Govind Technical Director – Structural Engineering was recognised with the ‘New Zealand Institute of Buildings Medal’, for his ongoing contributions and leadership to NZiOB and the broader industry dating back to 2006 when he first joined.

We'd also like to highlight the achievement of our partners Dominion Construction, led by James Reed who won the BBD Projects Over $100 Million Award and the GIB Supreme Award for their work on the University of Auckland's Waipārūrū Hall. Beca provided Building Services design for the project from our team led by Greg Williams and Akshat Malhotra.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s awards saw a record number of submissions to the New Zealand Institute of Buildings, making our team's win even more special.

Established in 1994, the New Zealand Institute of Buildings (NZiOB) Awards programme has been celebrating the achievements of project managers running commercial construction projects across New Zealand. This year's gala was held across three venues in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and was live-streamed for those who couldn't make it in person.

A big round of applause for our Buildings team on their thoroughly well-deserved wins!