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AIB National Awards

5th September, 2016

On Saturday evening before an audience of over 200 from the building and construction community, Kane’s Project Manager David Purcell received top honours as the 2016 AIB National Building Professional of the Year for his work on the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

Also recognised was the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre which received the 2016 AIB National Professional Excellence Award for the Commercial Construction $10 to $50 million category.

“These awards are the ultimate personal achievement for a professional builder. They recognise the contribution and leadership shown by individuals to the successful completion of a construction project, reinforcing the fact that the success of any building firm can be attributed to those responsible for construction projects”, said Norman Faifer FAIB, National President of the Australian Institute of Building.

The judging criteria for the AIB National Professional Excellence in Building Awards weights the contribution of individuals and the challenges that they face. A decision to present a Professional Excellence Award is based upon challenges associated with the complexity of the project in its construction phase as opposed to the characteristics of the completed structure.

The multi-award winning $45 million Geelong Library and Heritage Centre is a nine level state-of-the-art facility with a unique dome design constructed from glass fibre reinforced concrete (GRC). The project was a highly technical, complex and demanding building project. The entire Kane team remained extremely focused throughout the entire project and dealt with every challenge to deliver this exceptional result.

“The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre Project was a uinique, complex and demanding building project. The building’s bespoke design, unique cladding and dome structure presented numerous challenges for the Kane Team, all of which were managed with a professional and competent approach” Scott Cavanagh, Acting General Manager Strategy & Performance, City of Greater Geelong