Beca project management team recognised at the 2015 RICS Awards

Beca's Whakatane Hospital project team is the proud recipient of the Project Management Team of the Year Award. The accolade was announced at the 2015 RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) New Zealand awards evening on 18 May – an event which recognised and showcased outstanding achievement and development in New Zealand's property industry and built environment.

Beca co-hosted the event at our Auckland Pitt Street Auditorium, where professionals working in New Zealand's land, property and construction industries came together to celebrate their successes and toast the professions they work in. Award categories were judged based on professionalism, teamwork, outcome and innovation.

Matt Wheeler, Beca Business Director of Project and Cost Management says the win is a huge accolade for the team and one they are very proud of.

Driven by a need to improve the provision of healthcare services for the Eastern Bay of Plenty, the Whakatane Hospital redevelopment project involved relocating the clinical services from an existing building that did not meet the needs of modern healthcare.

"The design brief called for a building that would suit the regional setting, whilst incorporating the key requirements of a modern hospital providing medical, surgical, paediatrics and radiology services" says Matt.

"The judges recognised the team's exceptional professional expertise in delivering a successful outcome for the client as well as their effective teamwork and demonstrated innovation throughout the project. Of particular note was our leadership of the strategy to follow an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) approach with Fletcher Construction."

Now into their sixth year, the RICS Awards have gained a reputation within New Zealand as the pre-eminent awards night for property professionals. "The number of entries and quality of entrants is a testament to high quality of property and construction professionals across New Zealand" says Peter Nolan, Director RICS Oceania.

Congratulations to our winning team, and all 2015 RICS winners and finalists.

For more information about the awards, visit the RICS website.

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