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Bridging the way to excellence: Connecting communities leads to Hynds Supreme Award win at the CCNZ Auckland Hynds Construction Awards

27 Nov 2023

Each year, the CCNZ Auckland Hynds Construction Awards highlight the outstanding achievements within the civil construction industry, and recognise the commendable efforts of companies and project teams that have earned regional recognition. These awards not only celebrate innovation and growth, but also serve as a source of inspiration for future civil contractors.

On Saturday night, over 500 of Auckland’s civil contractors gathered to celebrate all the people, projects, innovations, and technologies that make up the region’s impressive civil construction industry. “It’s great to be able to come together to connect, and celebrate, some great people, achievements, and projects. It’s so important to celebrate successes along the way, and you have all contributed to our communities so much through your hard work and dedication.” said Chair of the CCNZ Auckland Branch, Hugh Goddard.

It was an evening filled with storytelling and celebration across the Auckland civil construction industry, especially for McConnell Dowell Constructors who secured the win for the Hynds Supreme Award at the CCNZ Auckland Hynds Construction Awards 2023 Gala Dinner.

McConnell Dowell Constructors, Ngā Hau Māngere (meaning ‘gentle lazy winds’), Old Māngere Bridge Replacement project was anything but lazy. The project, which deconstructed the old bridge and built a new architecturally iconic bridge, was logistically complex. McConnell Dowell also ensured that the area’s history and culture were reflected in the design and delivery of the new bridge by collaborating with mana whenua and local iwi.

Aligning key values from the CCNZ organisation such as trust, professionalism, and collaboration with the project meant delivering an exceptionally special structure to the Onehunga and Māngere Bridge communities. McConnell Dowell Constructors took a holistic approach to the project, working closely with the client, upskilling and training interns onsite, and developing a team of marine engineer specialists to deliver the project on time, and with an excellent environmental record.

"It really highlights the technical work that we do, the technical challenges in delivering construction, but that's providing a life for our communities, the people we work with, and for our clients, and it's just a privilege to be here and be recognised for the mahi that these guys' have contributed, that's fantastic” said McConnell Dowell Constructors after their Hynds Supreme Award win.

The Supreme win was an exciting addition to McConnell Dowell Constructors’ previous Project Category D win earlier in the evening.

People Awards winners included, Allan Wilcock from Fulton Hogan, Yash Anchan from Brian Perry Civil, Peter Yee from Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture, and Kylie Bourke from Higgins Auckland, as well as  Technology and Innovation Awards winners Glasgow Contractors, Brian Perry Civil, and Earth Stability.

Other Project Category winners included ground engineers, Groundfix; civil construction and drainage company, Glasgow Contractors; critical asset construction company, Pipeline and Civil; and SH1 and SH18 improvements group, Northern Corridor Improvements Alliance.

Congratulations to the Winners of CCNZ Auckland Hynds Construction Awards 2023

Apprentice of the Year Sponsored by Stellar Recruitment:  Allan Wilcock, Fulton Hogan

Young Engineer of the Year Sponsored by Stellar Recruitment:  Yash Anchan, Brian Perry Civil

Outstanding Individual of the Year Sponsored by Stellar Recruitment:  Peter Yee, Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture

Woman in Contracting Sponsored by Hynds Group:  Kylie Bourke, Higgins Auckland

Excellence in Sustainability Innovation Sponsored by 3PM: Glasgow Contractors for Portland Road Environmental Improvements

Excellence in Onsite Management Innovation Sponsored by 3PM: Brian Perry Civil for STRIVE

Excellence in Product Innovation Sponsored by 3PM: Earth Stability for Micropiled Foundations: Connecting Remote Communities

Project Category A Sponsored by New Zealand Crane Hire: Groundfix for the Stanley Point Road Slip Repair

Project Category B Sponsored by Geosynthetic Partners International Limited: Glasgow Contractors for the Portland Road Environmental Improvements

Project Category C Sponsored by Marley: Pipeline and Civil for the Mairangi Bay Pump Station

Project Category D Sponsored by Steel & Tube: McConnell Dowell Constructors for the Ngā Hau Māngere - Old Māngere Bridge Replacement

Project Category E Sponsored by Hirepool: Norther Corridor Improvements Alliance for the Northern Corridor Improvements

>>Click here to see the photos from the Gala Dinner Awards Event>>




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