2019 Excellence & Apprentice Awards - Winners
Excellence Award winners
Category - Energy Efficiency & Environment
Winner - Appselec – W Hotel Brisbane
The installation by Appselec of a sophisticated Energy Metering Management System - one of the largest in any hotel in Australia - has created significant cost savings and building efficiency opportunities for the hotel operator.
Category – Small Contracting Business
Winner – New Heights Electrical Technologies – Palm Springs Bulimba
As a small (and young) business, New Heights Electrical works as a close-knit team – with their staff, suppliers and clients. The company has tried to find market sectors that complement each other – helping provide a steady flow of work.
Category – Work Health Safety Management System – Project
Winner – Programmed Electrical Technologies – WSP Brisbane Headquarters
Programmed’s Safety culture was recognised by Project Managers’ Lend Lease on the WSP fitout, with 2 PET staff members receiving safety awards for their dedication in conducting and encouraging safe work practices throughout the project.
Category – Work Health Safety Management System – Company
Winner – Programmed Electrical Technologies
PET’s Zero Harm philosophy is being achieved through Safety Initiatives; Tools & Jigs; Procedures & registers; Mental Health & Wellbeing programs; Training & Technology Platforms; and Compliance.
Category – Industrial Small Project
Winner - Blue Star Atlantic – Carlton United Breweries
Through open communication with the client and end user, Blue Star Atlantic managed to work through language gap issues with the Danish supplied control devices, and complete a complex installation with minimal disruption to the operating brewery.
Category – Industrial Medium
Winner - Nilsen QLD – Ross River Solar Farm
The Ross River project is another example of Nilsen’s skill in large solar installations. By the end of 2019, Nilsen will have completed over 900 Megawatts in large scale solar projects, powering almost 350,000 Australian households annually.
Category – Lighting
Winner - Appselec – W Hotel Brisbane
Hundreds of bespoke Australian and European light fittings, along with 20 kilometres of LED strip lighting, combine to create a stunning aesthetic throughout the W Hotel - while the programmable facade lighting installed by Appselec, brings the exterior of the building to life.
Category – Voice/Data Communications & Audio Visual
Winner - Programmed Electrical Technologies – WSP Brisbane Headquarters
This complex communications fitout included a main and three field communications rooms, 1,000 data points and 100 av outlets. Twenty-eight different areas have audio visual installations, including a virtual reality space, while a large digital signage network runs across all the levels.
Category – Commercial – Small Project
Winner – Proserpine Electrical – St Catherines Senior College
The library features a curved radius design with extensive use of glass and high ceilings. While some trades fell behind the tight deadlines, Proserpine Electrical was able to deliver the project to a standard that has drawn praise from the builder, architect and client.
Category – Commercial – Medium Project
Winner – Stowe Australia – Borallon Training and Correctional Centre
The updated training & correctional centre is setting a new benchmark in educational facilities. Carrying out a major project within an operating secure facility created numerous challenges for Stowe. Strict entry and exit protocols, guard escorts and tool counts added to the complexity.
Category – Commercial – Large Project
Winner - Perigon – Skytower Apartments
Completing the electrical work for Brisbane’s tallest building and the largest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere set some new records for Perigon - with a million metres of cable installed; 100 kilometres of conduit; 20 kilometres of LED strip lighting, and 20,000 downlights in just the first stage of this major development.