Awards

2013

New Zealand Concrete Society

This award was presented to the submission made by Warren and Mahoney for the Point Resolution Footbridge in Auckland. BBR Contech congratulates the project team including Warren and Mahoney, Peters & Cheung, Hawkins Infrastructure, Wilson Precast and Jackson Electrical. BBR Contech was engaged by Wilson Precast and worked closely with the design and precasting team to post-tension the 90 tonne precast beams prior to them being transported to site.

Monte Craven Architectural Building Award

Point Resolution Taurarua Footbridge, Auckland

Given in recognition of a building structure which is an outstanding demonstration of functional suitability, aesthetic appeal, environmental sensitivity and/or is of such a form or shape that it makes execution in concrete outstanding.

  • EntrantWarren and Mahoney Architects
  • OwnerAuckland Council
  • ArchitectWarren and Mahoney Architects
  • Consulting EngineerPeters & Cheung
  • ContractorHawkins Infrastructure
  • PrecastingWilson Precast
  • ArtworkHenriata Nicholas
  • Post-tensioning supply and installationBBR Contech
2011

New Zealand Concrete Society

Technology Award

K-Mart Warehouse, Manukau

Given in recognition of outstanding innovation in the advancement of concrete practice in design, construction, rehabilitation or research

  • EntrantConslab Ltd
  • OwnerGoodman Property
  • ArchitectWoodhams Meikle Zhan
  • Consulting EngineerMSC Consulting
  • ContractorMacrennie
  • Full Delivery Floor ContractorConslab Ltd
  • Post-tensioningBBR Contech
2009

New Zealand Concrete Society

Technology Award

Allan MacDiarmid Building, Victoria University of Wellington

Given in recognition of outstanding innovation in the advancement of concrete practice in design, construction, rehabilitation or research

  • EntrantDunning Thornton Consultants
  • OwnerVictoria University of Wellington
  • ArchitectJasmax
  • Consulting EngineerDunning Thornton Consultants
  • ContractorMainzeal
  • Post-tensioningBBR Contech
2009

New Zealand Concrete Society

Ford Building - Highbrook Business Park, Manukau

Given in recognition of a building which is an outstanding demonstration of functional suitability, aesthetic appeal, environmental sensitivity and/or is of such a form or shape that it makes execution in concrete outstanding.

  • EntrantPeddle Thorp Architects
  • OwnerGoodman NZ
  • ArchitectPeddle Thorp Architects
  • Consulting EngineerJAWA Structures
  • ContractorWatts & Hughes
  • Post-tensioning design and installationBBR Contech
2009

New Zealand Concrete Society

Infrastructure Award - Commendation

Ormiston Road Cable Stay Bridge

Given in recognition of an infrastructure project of achievement in the advancement of concrete practice in design, construction, rehabilitation or research.

  • EntrantFulton Hogan and Beca Infrastructure
  • OwnerManukau City Council
  • ArchitectCraig Craig Moller Architects
  • ContractorFulton Hogan
  • Cable Stays and post-tensioningBBR Contech
2007

New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards

Winner of the Supreme Award

Winner of the Utilities, Networks and Amenities Category

Transpower NZ Ltd Upper South island Grid Upgrade ISL-KIK B and BLN-STK A Foundation Strengthening

The third New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards are the premier awards for New Zealand engineering professionals. The awards are presented in two major areas: Individual Awards, that recognise leadership, entrepreneurship, and our young engineers; and Category Awards, that recognise achievement in the various industry areas, together with a Supreme Award for the best of the Category winners.

The New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards are hosted by a consortium of five partners and 10 contributing organisations. The partners are: Centre for Advanced Engineering (CAE); Association of Local Government Engineering New Zealand Incorporated (INGENIUM); Electricity Engineers Association of New Zealand (EEA); Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ); and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand Inc (IPENZ).

The judges comments in relation to the Awards for BBR Contech were as follows:

“Many top-level entries were projects that involved upgrading infrastructure or existing facilities. This often presented special engineering challenges as it is frequently harder to work with an existing facility than with a green field project. The constraints are greater, and there is a strong need for ingenuity and creative solutions, as well as the sensitivity to the existing situation. A prime example is the Supreme Award winner, the upgrade of Transpower’s grid in the upper South Island. The judges were particularly impressed with the creative way the project team managed the geotechnical demands of a very extended site. The project also scored highly in terms of the tight control of logistics, safety and quality in a difficult environment.” David Elms – Convenor Category Awards judging panel.

The citations in relation to the Supreme Award and Utilities, Networks and Amenities Award stated:

“The grid upgrade project scored highly on all judging criteria, and the judges unanimously agreed it was a truly excellent example of engineering at its best. Integrity of the power grid is vital to New Zealand’s economy and the project was clearly of significant national importance. The judges were particularly impressed by the calibre of the technical and logistical management over such an extended site. The project team successfully faced the challenging problem of getting personnel, materials and equipment to remote sites efficiently, under severe time pressure and in an unforgiving environment.”

“A variety of strengthening methods were developed for the range of sites involved, which were spread over 450 kilometers. Great care in planning and implementation was required to manage demanding environmental constraints, restricted communications channels and the need to work with live lines above the sites. The knowledge and experience gained through this remarkable project will undoubtedly be used in the future to help preserve the integrity of power transmission systems here and overseas.”

2007

New Zealand Concrete Society

Technology Award

 Transpower NZ Ltd Upper South Island Grid Upgrade

ISL-KIK B and BLN-STK A Foundation Upgrade

Given in recognition of outstanding innovation in the advancement of concrete practice in design, construction, rehabilitation or research.

This challenging project involved the strengthening of transmission line pylon foundations in difficult and environmentally challenging locations.  The wide variation in soil conditions necessitated specially developed grouting and anchoring techniques.  They have extended the range of soils for which these procedures are effective.  The advanced grouting technologies, as well as the adaptation of those already existing that have made this project so successful, will lead to their further applications in the future.

  • ClientTranspower NZ Ltd
  • ContractorBBR Contech
  • Expert AdvisorsPowlesland Consulting Ltd - Structural (Ian Powlesland), Pacific Geotech Ltd - Geotechnical (Kevin McManus)
2006

FIB Awards for Outstanding Concrete Structures

The Floating Breakwater in Monaco was one of the 5 Award Winners of the "2006 fib Awards of Outstanding Concrete Structures" judged during the FIB Symposium in Naples in June.

The BBR CONA post-tensioning system was used very extensively on this structure and special BBR grouting mixtures and procedures were required to guarantee the structure's durability and leak - tightness for a 100 year service life. The post-tensioning was executed by the Spanish BBR Group Member, BBR PTE,  in collaboration with the BBR Headquarters in Zurich.

2001

New Zealand Concrete Society

Prestressed Concrete Award

Otira Viaduct

Given in recognition of an outstanding achievement in the design and construction of a project in which prestressed concrete fulfils a major role in the structural peformance or visual appeal.

  • ConstructionMcConnell Smith Limited
  • DesignerBeca Carter Hollings and Ferner
  • Post-tensioningConstruction Techniques Limited
2001

New Zealand Concrete Society

Concrete Award

Somervell Presbyterian Church

Given in recognition of an outstanding achievement in the advancement of concrete practice in design, construction, rehabilitation or research.

  • ConstructionHawkins Construction Limited
  • DesignerStructure Design
  • ArchitectWarren & Mahoney
  • Sub-ContractorsConstruction Techniques Limited, Busck Pre-Stressed Concrete, Stevensons Precast Systems
2001

New Zealand Concrete Society

Monte Craven Architectural Concrete Award

Somervell Presbyterian Church

Given in recognition of a project which is an outstanding demonstration of functional suitability, aesthetic appeal, environmental sensitivity and/or is of such a form or shape that makes its excellence in concrete outstanding.

  • ConstructionHawkins Construction Limited
  • DesignerStructure Design
  • ArchitectWarren & Mahoney
  • Sub-ContractorsConstruction Techniques Limited, Busck Pre-Stressed Concrete, Stevensons Precast Systems
1999

New Zealand Concrete Society

Commendation

ASB Bank Stand - Eden Park

Given in recognition of a significant achievement in the advancement of concrete practice.

  • ConstructionMainzeal Property and Construction Limited
  • Post-tensioningConstruction Techniques Limited, Holmes Consulting Group
1997

New Zealand Concrete Society

Concrete Award

The Sky Tower

Given in recognition of a contribution to a project awarded the Society's medallion for outstanding achievement in the advancement of concrete practice 

1997

New Zealand Concrete Society

Commendation

Seismic Retrofitting of Aotea Quay Overbridge

Given in recognition of a significant achievement in the advancement of concrete practice.

  • ConstructionConstruction Techniques Ltd
1995

New Zealand Concrete Society

Commendation

Restoration of Historic Bridge - Fairfield Bridge

Given in recognition of a significant achievement in the advancement of concrete practice.

  • ConstructionConstruction Techniques Ltd
1995

New Zealand Contractors Federation

Caltex Construction Award 

  • ProjectSunset Bridge - Constellation Interchange
  • ConstructionWorks Civil Construction Limited
  • Post-tensioningConstruction Techniques Limited
1993

New Zealand Contractors Federation

Caltex Construction Award Merit Certificate

  • ProjectAuckland Southern Motorway Extension
  • ConstructionWorks Civil Construction Limited
  • Bridge Post-tensioningConstruction Techniques Limited
1990

New Zealand Concrete Society

Prestressed Concrete Award for Excellence

Post-tensioning of the Redoubt Rd Reservoir

Given in recognition of an outstanding achievement in the design and construction of a project in which prestressed concrete fulfils a major role in the structural peformance or visual appeal.

  • ConstructionConstruction Techniques Limited
1990

New Zealand Concrete Society

Commendation

Cathodic Protection of Westminster Court Apartment Building

In recognition of an achievement in the advancement of concrete practice.

  • ConstructionConstruction Techniques Limited
1986

New Zealand Concrete Society

Concrete Award

Construction of Concrete Bulkheads and Plug in Underground Water Way – Huntly Coal Mine

Given in recognition of the outstanding achievement in the advancement of concrete practice in design, construction, rehabilitation or research.

  • ConstructionConstruction Techniques Limited
1983

New Zealand Concrete Society

Award for Excellence in Prestressed Concrete

This award was made in recognition of the outstanding achievement in the design and construction of Mangaweka Rail Deviation Bridges.  In this project Prestressed Concrete fulfils a major role in the structural performance or visual appeal.

  • OwnerNew Zealand Government Railways
  • DesignerBeca, Carter, Hollings and Ferner Ltd
  • ConstructionCodelfa Construction New Zealand Limitedm Wilkins and Davies Construction Company Limited
  • Pre-stressing Sub-ContractorsBBR New Zealand Limited, Stresscrete (New Zealand) Limited
1977

New Zealand Prestressed Concrete Institute - Excellence

This award was made in recognition of the outstanding achievement in the design and construction of Waikato River Sewer Bridge.  In this project Prestressed Concrete fulfils a major role in the structural peformance or visual appeal.

  • OwnerHamilton City Council
  • DesignerMurray-North Partners
  • ConstructionRope Construction Company Limited, BBR New Zealand Limited
1977

New Zealand Prestressed Concrete Institute - Merit

New Zealand Prestressed Concrete Institute - Award of Merit

Award of Merit

This award was made in recognition of the outstanding achievement in the design and construction of Lower Shotover River Bridge SH 6.  In this project Prestressed Concrete fulfils a major role in the structural performance or visual appeal.


  • OwnerNational Roads Board
  • Designer:Ministry of Works and Development
  • Construction:Fletcher Construction Ltd, Stresscrete NZ Ltd, BBR NZ Ltd

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