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2020 Innovation & Excellence Awards

The annual QMCA awards are back to celebrate the outstanding work that our members, partners and suppliers undertake in Queensland.

Our Award Event will welcome over 500 leaders from the contracting, engineering, consulting, government and industry environments.

This year we’ll continue to showcase the brightest and best that our industry has to offer.

Submissions are now open for the 2020 Queensland Major Contractors Association (QMCA) Innovation and Excellence Awards to celebrate the outstanding work of our industry leaders.

Award Categories

The award categories for 2020 have been expanded to include seven categories, including:

  • Cbus Super Fund Project of the Year above $100 million Award (QMCA Members Only)
  • Coates Hire Project of the Year below $100 million Award
  • Design and Innovation Award
  • Project Manager or Construction Professional Award (QMCA Members Only)
  • Sustainability Award 
  • Ian Harrington Award (QMCA Members Only)
  • Young/Emerging Professional of the Year (QMCA Members Only)

Contractors, design consultants, subcontractors and suppliers are invited to submit their entries in their chosen category.

Award Criteria

Please CLICK HERE to download the criteria for each award.

Award Submissions

This year the award submissions comprise two elements:

  • Part 1 – Online Submission of no more than 500 words using the form below.Your award submission should represent achievements that showcase innovation and excellence in the Queensland civil infrastructure sector. CLICK HERE FOR AWARD CRITERIA
  • Part 2 – 30 minute panel interview and Q&A with the judges for your nominated category. This will be a 15 minute presentation to the judging panel followed by a 15 minute Q&A.
    • Interview and Presentation will be scheduled for the second week of February 2021.

Register your award submission entry by Friday 29 January 2021. Presentations do not require submitting at this time and can be provided at the session with the judges in February.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be recognised!

Winners will be announced at the QMCA Innovation and Excellence Awards Luncheon on Friday 26 February 2021. The awards luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our industry and network with Queensland’s leading civil infrastructure operators.


Submit Your Entry

Please use the following for to submit your entry.

A non-refundable entry fee of $2,000 (+ GST) must accompany your entry be EFT’d to QMCA at:

Bank Details

  • NAB
  • BSB: 084 424
  • Account No: 12395 1076
  • Account Name: Queensland Major Contractors Association

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2020 Entry Form
    Only QMCA members are eligible for the following awards: Cbus Super Fund Project of the Year above $100 million Award (QMCA Members Only) Project Manager or Construction Professional Award (QMCA Members Only) Ian Harrington Award (QMCA Members Only) Young/Emerging Professional of the Year (QMCA Members Only)
  • Please choose from the drop down.
  • Please provide an overview of your entry, limited to 500 words - a maximum of 3,000 characters. Additional items such as imagery and video content can be sent to admin@qmca.com.au via a file sharing service.

 


QMCA would like to acknowledge and thank our supporters, without who the 2020 Innovation and Excellence Awards would not be possible.

Become A Supporter

QMCA’s Innovation and Excellence awards are our industry’s major celebration as we recognise the people, projects and innovations that define our success.

Taking place on 26 February 2021 and spanning 7 categories, over 500 senior leaders, decisionmakers and industry professionals will pack Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to be part of this outstanding event.

Being a supporter is a great way to connect your brand with our membership and the wider construction and infrastructure sector. Click here to download a sponsorship prospectus and find an opportunity that is right for your brand.


Cbus Super Fund

Project of the Year $100m+ Award Sponsor

Cbus is the leading Industry Super Fund for the building, construction and allied industries.

As one of Australia’s largest super funds, Cbus is passionate about providing strong retirement outcomes for members and helping employers manage their business superannuation needs.

Established in 1984, Cbus is run only to maximise returns to members, and not profit to shareholders.

With over $50 billion in funds under management (as at 30 June 2019), Cbus invests back into your industry, creating jobs and stimulating economic growth through our subsidiary company Cbus Property Pty Ltd*.

Cbus is proud to sponsor the QMCA Innovation Awards and specifically congratulates the winner of the Major Contractor’s Award.

*Cbus Property Pty Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cbus and has responsibility for the strategic performance and management of Cbus’ direct property investments.

Cbus’ Trustee: United Super Pty Ltd ABN 46 006 261 623 AFSL 233792 Cbus ABN 75 493 363 262. This information is about Cbus and does not take into account your specific needs or considerations. For more information about Cbus visit www.cbussuper.com.au or call us on 1300 361 784. For more information about Cbus Property visit www.cbusproperty .com.au


Inland Rail

Inland Rail is a fast freight backbone that will transform how goods are moved around Australia, generating opportunities for our regions and our economy, now and well into the future.

Spanning more than 1,700km and comprising 13 individual projects, Inland Rail is the missing link in our national freight network, providing transit times of less than 24 hours for freight trains between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

During construction it will create more than 21,500 jobs, including more than 11,800 in Queensland. Work on Inland Rail is well underway, with the Parkes to Narromine section in NSW commissioned in September 2020.

The Australian Government has committed funding for the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to build Inland Rail, in partnership with the private sector.


Hastings Deering

Hastings Deering sell, rent, and offer outstanding support and parts distribution services for customers across a range of industries.

We have over 3,500 employees, across 23 business centres throughout Queensland, Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.

Our purpose is to partner to deliver a better future and we do this through partnerships with our customers, suppliers, communities, and our people. A better future is when we achieve no harm, when our customers are delighted and more productive, when our suppliers are successful and when our people are rewarded through achieving their best.

We believe our people are our advantage. Our workforce is diverse and powerful and reflects the communities in which we operate. It’s our differences that make us stronger and enable us to truly understand our customers.


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Coates Hire

Coates Hire is Australia’s leading equipment hire provider, operating across a range of markets including engineering, mining and resources, infrastructure, manufacturing, construction, agriculture and major events.

In FY20, Coates Hire celebrated 135 years of commitment to supporting their customers who help build Australia.

With a national footprint of over 150 branches, more than one million pieces of equipment and over 1,900 highly skilled employees, Coates Hire provides expert equipment solutions for nearly 19,000 customers.

This includes end-to-end solutions for temporary works, traffic management, water management, industrial shutdowns, maintenance, training services and events.

So give Coates Hire a call on 13 15 52 or visit coateshire.com.au and let’s make it happen.

Eligibility Criteria

Project of Year >$100m

To be eligible for the QMCA Project of the Year > $100m Award, entrants/entries must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Entrants must be a current QMCA member.
  • The idea/concept must have been applied/constructed/executed in the last two years.
  • Entrants must be based or have an office in Queensland.
  • The project in which the innovation has been conducted must be located in Queensland.
  • The submitted idea/concept must demonstrate innovation in excellence within the civil infrastructure sector. Please note this includes industrial and resource projects but excludes residential or commercial building projects.
  • By submitting an entry, copyright for use of all entry materials is assigned to the QMCA.

If your application does not fit the above criteria, it may be eligible for another QMCA Award.

Ian Harrington Award

To be eligible for the QMCA Ian Harrington Award, entrants/entries must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The collaboration must have been conducted between a team or individual employed by a QMCA member company and one or more of the following:
    • A client organisation,
    • A design consultant, subcontractor or supplier,
    • An industry group(s) and/or researcher institution.
  • The collaboration must have been conducted in the last two years.
  • Entrants must be based or have an office in Queensland.
  • The benefits of the collaboration must have been realised within the civil infrastructure sector in Queensland. Please note this includes industrial and resource projects but excludes residential or commercial building projects.
  • By submitting an entry, copyright for use of all entry materials is assigned to the QMCA. Information provided by entrants can be held in confidence at the applicants’ request. Please put this request in writing.

Project Manager/Professional of Year and Emerging Professional of Year

To be eligible for the QMCA Project Manager/Professional of Year and the QMCA Emerging Professional of Year, entrants/entries must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Entrants must be based in Queensland.
  • Entrants must be employed by a QMCA Executive General, Ordinary General or Associate Member
  • By submitting an entry, copyright for use of all entry materials is assigned to the QMCA.

Other Awards

Design and Innovation

To be eligible for the QMCA Design and Innovation Award, entrants/entries must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The idea/concept must have been applied/constructed/executed in the last two years.
  • Entrants must be based or have an office in Queensland.
  • The project in which the innovation has been conducted must be located in Queensland.
  • The submitted idea/concept must demonstrate innovation in excellence within the civil infrastructure sector. Please note this includes industrial and resource projects but excludes residential or commercial building projects.
  • By submitting an entry, copyright for use of all entry materials is assigned to the QMCA.

For this category entrants/entries are not required to be:

  • A QMCA member.
  • Ideas/concepts do not have to have been realised on a QMCA member project.

Project of the Year <$100m

To be eligible for the QMCA Project of the Year > $100m Award, entrants/entries must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The idea/concept must have been applied/constructed/executed in the last two years.
  • Entrants must be based or have an office in Queensland.
  • The project in which the innovation has been conducted must be located in Queensland.
  • The submitted idea/concept must demonstrate innovation in excellence within the civil infrastructure sector. Please note this includes industrial and resource projects but excludes residential or commercial building projects.
  • By submitting an entry, copyright for use of all entry materials is assigned to the QMCA.

For this category entrants/entries are not required to be:

  • A QMCA member.
  • Ideas/concepts do not have to have been realised on a QMCA member project.

Sustainability Award

To be eligible for the QMCA Sustainability Award, entrants/entries must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The idea/concept must have been applied/constructed/executed in the last two years.
  • Entrants must be based or have an office in Queensland.
  • The project in which the innovation has been conducted must be located in Queensland.
  • The submitted idea/concept must demonstrate innovation in excellence within the civil infrastructure sector. Please note this includes industrial and resource projects but excludes residential or commercial building projects.
  • By submitting an entry, copyright for use of all entry materials is assigned to the QMCA.

For this category entrants/entries are not required to be:

  • A QMCA member.
  • Ideas/concepts do not have to have been realised on a QMCA member project.

Our members.

Acciona Infrastructure Australia
Bielby Holdings
BMD Constructions
Clough
CPB Contractors
Decmil Group Limited
Fulton Hogan
Georgiou Group
Ghella
John Holland
Laing O’Rourke
Martinus Rail Pty Ltd
McConnell Dowell
Seymour Whyte Constructions