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Finalists announced for CCNZ Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards 2023

08 Aug 2023

The finalists for the Civil Contractors New Zealand Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards have been announced, with awards to be presented on the big stage during the Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards Dinner at Auckland's Cordis Hotel on 1 September as part of CCNZ National Conference.

CCNZ Chief Executive Alan Pollard congratulated the finalists on the work they had done to connect communities and construct the country’s vital infrastructure.

“It’s inspiring to see the difference the country’s civil contractors make through their work, whether constructing roads, ports, airstrips, rail lines or water networks. This is important work that requires dedication, skill and capability. All the finalists should be hugely proud of what their efforts have made possible for the country, and for their communities.”

Tickets for the awards dinner are available at the The Civil Contractors Conference website. Founded in 1978, the CCNZ Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards represent the pinnacle achievements of New Zealand's civil construction industry. Winners are awarded the Toki Paraihe for their work each year at the Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards Dinner, which are held during CCNZ National Conference. 

Expert judges tour projects nominated for the awards each year to assess their performance, as well as reviewing comprehensive information provided by entrants. This year, 32 finalists have been announced from more than 50 entries.

Category 1 - Projects under $2m

Fulton Hogan - Rissington Bailey Bridge Project

Groundfix - Mount Messenger Cableway Anchors

Interflow - Waimea Inlet Sewer Line Recommission

Isaac Construction – Matipo Street Rail Crossing Renewal Christchurch

Quality Roading and Services - Te Reinga Bridge  


Category 2 - Projects between $2m and $5m

Geovert - Ngaio Gorge Slope Stabilisation Improvements

Downer - Waiwaka Terrace Stormwater Culvert


Connell Contractors - Poutu Intake and Tunnel Erosion Repair work

Fulton Hogan - Rosedale Sludge Screens

Liddell Contracting - Bridge 13 Hokitika Rail Beam Replacement


Steve Bowling Contracting - 560T Travel - Lift Runway Construction


HEB Construction - Ravensbourne Wharf Refurbishment


Category 3  - Projects between $5m and $20m

Brian Perry Civil - Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant: Hydraulic Upgrade and Milliscreen Channel Remediation


Fulton Hogan - 48-day State Highway 6 Remediation Project


Isaac Construction - Lincoln Road Roading and Watermain Renewal Stage 1                    (Barrington Street-Moorehouse Avenue)

HEB Construction - QLDC Recreation Ground Pump Station and Rising Main

Category 4  - Projects between $20m and $100m 

CORDE - Darfield to Pines Wastewater Pipeline 

Downer - Chatham Island Airport - Inia William Tuuta Memorial Airport "Longer and Stronger" Upgrade ECI

Fulton Hogan - Waiari Water Treatment Plant

McConnell Dowell Constructors - Ngā Hau Māngere - Old Māngere Bridge Replacement

McConnell Dowell Constructors - AIAL Terminal Integration Plan – WP6 - East Airfield Building Relocation

Oxcon CLL - Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Sections 2 and 3

HEB Construction - Omāroro Reservoir


Category 5 - Projects over $100m 

City Edge Alliance - Waikato Expressway Hamilton Section

Northern Corridor Improvements Alliance (Fulton Hogan, HEB Construction, WSP, Jacobs)  - Northern Corridor Improvements

Fulton Hogan and Auckland Transport - Physical Works Panel - Safety


HEB Construction - Napier Port - 6 Wharf Construction


Fletcher Construction - PP20 Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway


Category 6 - Maintenance and Management of Assets

Fulton Hogan - Auckland Transport West Urban Road Maintenance Contract

Downer NZ and Tasman District Council - Tasman Alliance

Downer - Coastal Otago Network Outcomes Contract (CO NOC)

Fulton Hogan - Hastings District Council Rural Road Maintenance Contract


Watch videos from past Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards presentations on the CCNZ Youtube Channel>>

Read the 2022 Awards Book to see last year's finalists and winners>>




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