On Friday evening Master Builders Association Victoria hosted the 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards at Crown Palladium with over 600 guests in attendance.
Kane Constructions received the following awards:
- Excellence in Health and Safety - The University of Melbourne (WEBS) Western Edge Bioscience and,
- Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $20 million - $30 million - Geoff Handbury Science and Technology Hub, Melbourne Grammar School
Furthermore, Kane Project Manager Marco Bonadio received the Young Builder of the Year award for his outstanding leadership in delivering the GMHBA Stadium Stage 4 Brownlow Stand Redevelopment.
Marco joins a distinguished list of fellow Kane Project Managers who are also Young Builder of the Year award recipients: Kate Dawson (2014), Tim Fowler (2015) and David Purcell (2016).
The following provides background to each award:
The University of Melbourne (WEBS) Western Edge Bioscience Stage 1 Main Works
The Western Edge Biosciences (WEBS) project is a significant undertaking for The University of Melbourne. The project will see the creation of a world-class bioscience research, education and engagement district at the Parkville Campus and make an important contribution to the broader Biosciences Program. The engagement of a site-specific Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator assists the management of form-workers, who are completing high-risk tasks every day. Subcontractor engagement is facilitated through the introduction of electronic safety management which allows seamless interaction across the site via the cloud.
The Geoff Handbury Science and Technology Hub, Melbourne Grammar School
The curved solid aluminium cladding distinguishes the new Science and Technology Hub at Melbourne Grammar School. The internal arrangement accommodates new and emerging pedagogies by being highly flexible, transparent and efficient in its organisation. It is characterised by broader settings for teaching and learning; spaces that enable collaborative teaching; and blurred distinctions between formal and informal learning. Spaces are connected via a ‘learning commons atrium’ at the heart of the building and a sculptural, curved staircase with views through the atrium to the oval and school campus beyond.
Marco Bonadio | Project Manager
Marco Bonadio has been working at Kane Constructions since 2005. With over 17 years of experience in the building industry, he is an accomplished, confident and professional builder who is driven by complex building challenges. Marco is a natural leader who fosters a collaborative approach and prides himself on delivering on time and to very high-quality standards.
“Marco represents the important achievements of younger people in our industry’s workforce, and the pool of talent from which future leaders in Victorian building and construction will continue to emerge,” Master Builders Victoria CEO Radley de Silva says.
Kane will now go on to compete at the Master Builders Association National Excellence in Construction Awards in Adelaide on 24 November.
Kane congratulates all other award winners.