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2017 innovation & excellence award Sponsors


Major Sponsor

Plenary is an independent long-term investor, developer and manager of public infrastructure.  As an international public-private partnership (PPP) specialist, Plenary has a PPP portfolio of 42 projects worth more than A$30 billion across Australia, Canada and the US.  It adopts a holistic approach to our projects embracing finance, design and construction, complementary commercial development, asset management and operations.  Governments and their agencies look to Plenary as a trusted and authoritative voice on delivering value-for-money public infrastructure that meets the needs and aspirations of a community.

Corporate Sponsors


Arcadis is the leading global design & consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate EUR3.4 billion in revenues. We have been active in Australia for over 75 years, and work on the largest infrastructure, buildings, resources and energy projects across Australia. In Queensland, our teams have partnered with our valued clients on projects such as Airport Link, Tugun Bypass, Go Between Bridge, One William Street and Jewel on the Gold Coast. Arcadis. Improving quality of life.

Boral Resources (Qld) Pty Ltd, with its extensive supply network across Queensland is able to provide materials and services for all your project needs.  Our range of services include Concrete & Quarry materials supply, Transport logistics and Road surfacing contracting.  With  a large group of technical and professional support staff we are able to respond to the industry’s infrastructure delivery demands.

Coates Hire is Australia’s largest equipment hire company supplying hire equipment to a wide variety of markets. With over 130 years experience, Coates Hire has been providing hire equipment solutions for the simplest, to most intricate projects. Backed by an extensive delivery network, Coates Hire has the expertise to ensure you have everything you need any time you need it. So no matter how big or small the project is, you can count on Coates Hire to help make it happen.

Construction Sciences provide construction materials testing, geotechnical monitoring and consulting, environmental monitoring and consulting, as well as subsurface utility mapping services. Established in Brisbane in 1990 as Bowler Geotechnical, we are now a team of over 700 staff in 50 permanent laboratories throughout Australia, New Zealand, PNG and Texas in the US.  With an additional 60 site annex laboratory facilities currently in operation, Construction Sciences is the largest CMT provider in Australasia.  Construction Sciences is a specialist at providing a prompt turnaround of large volumes of tests. We are major project specialists.

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent training fund supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Funded by an industry training levy, they work closely with students, schools, employers, apprentices, industry partners, and training providers across Queensland to build capability at every level of business. The organisation supports training to ensure the rights skills, at the right place, at the right time with a focus on upskilling.  CSQ’s mission is to promote the building and construction industry as a career of choice, encourage investment in skills and training and increase the number of skilled workers in the industry.

The Construction Training Centre (CTC) is a resource hub for the building and construction industry. Its unique facility offers everything that an organisation or individual worker could need to conduct, or participate in, specialist industry training — all in the one place. CTC is also proud to be a part of the Constructionarium where the first project – a scaled Story Bridge – is now on display.  Since its inception in 1994, CTC is increasingly regarded a valuable industry asset, a ‘one stop shop’ and first choice location for training. It plays host to a broad range of registered training and commercial organisations, some through flexible short-term hire and others through longer-term tenancies. It is also able to provide a complete Verification of Competency and On-Boarding solution through the 30 RTOs that call CTC home. Located 11 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD in Salisbury, CTC is easily accessible through frequent public transport links. It also provides ample off street parking and campus style facilities, including a vibrant cafe.  CTC’s tenants, partners, workers and staff are part of an industry-based community that benefits from direct access to progressive, world-class training facilities and equipment. 

Protech is an Australian privately owned, leading and dynamic provider of technical and professional advanced workforce acquisition and management services.  As a company established by engineers and project managers, our market leading solutions are developed in partnership with our clients, using a co-creation approach based on formal project methodologies.  Our range of services includes the supply of high quality and responsive temporary labour hire, total project workforce acquisition and traditional permanent recruitment and selection services.

The QMCA Innovation and Excellence Award is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

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