Last Saturday, the 2nd of September, The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) announced the National Professional Excellence in Building Awards for 2017.
At a sold out gala dinner at The Sofitel in Brisbane, guests heard how the judging panel was ‘blown away’ with the quality of the winning works from previous state and territory Awards programs.
National Jury Chair, Peter Henden said “The scope of the construction professional has now expanded to incorporate so many specialised fields, such as intelligent buildings and cutting-edge technology. The variety, quality and at times pioneering ingenuity displayed by the entrants for the National Awards reinforced the long-held belief that these are the Olympians of our industry displaying outstanding effort and often mind-blowing results.”
The judges came from a cross section of the Industry representing Academia, Engineering and Construction and were unanimous in their admiration for all of the finalists. There was a common mantra praising the extremely high level of quality and problem solving on display.
Kane were successful in securing two awards on the night:
- Sam Birdseye, Scotch College Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science, Commercial Construction $25 million to $100 million
- Paul Christian, The University of Melbourne Arts West Redevelopment, Commercial Construction $25 million to $100 million
Kane congratulate all the other award winners.