2019 Excellence & Apprentice Awards - Winners

The NECA Excellence Awards and Apprentice Awards were held Friday 6th September at the W Hotel Brisbane.  These are the most prestigious awards offered in the electrical and communications sector and the highlight of the industry’s social calendar.             

As in previous years, the night also incorporated the NECA Queensland Apprentice Awards, acknowledging the passion and commitment of the talented future of our industry.

All of Award winners above had a great evening, thanks again to our Queensland sponsors and our fabulously funny MC, Gary Eck.


Our Apprentice Award winners below, with hosts, employers and the judges.

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.

☎:1300 361 099
✉: 122 Hume Highway, Chullora NSW 2190


Made possible by our Business Partners: