Entries open for 2010 Concrete3 Sustainability Awards
The Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand has announced the 2010 Concrete3 Sustainability Awards are open for entry, offering those involved in building New Zealand’s future a chance to have their achievements recognised and to draw inspiration from others.
The Awards are sponsored by the Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) and are open to anyone involved in the construction industry – from architects, designers and engineers to contractors and clients.
CCANZ chief executive Rob Gaimster said it was important to promote the industry’s success and innovation in regard to sustainability.
“The Concrete3 Sustainability Awards are a chance to recognise those who are leading the way in embracing sustainable practices and for interested parties to learn from each other to ensure the industry, as a whole, continues to operate in the most responsible manner possible.
“True sustainability requires the consideration of not only environmental factors, but also the potential economic and social impacts of each project.”
Mr Gaimster said there would be five categories this year, from which a supreme winner will be selected, after the 2009 awards attracted a strong and diverse array of entries:
Excellence in Residential Concrete Construction, Excellence in Commercial Concrete Construction, Excellence in Civil Concrete Construction, Excellence in Concrete Innovation, and Excellence in Concrete for the Community.
“Examples of sustainability come in all shapes and sizes, from the smallest residential job to a multi-million dollar civil project,” he said.
The 2009 supreme Award was accepted by URS Corporation New Zealand on behalf of the Northern Gateway Alliance, responsible for extending State Highway One from Orewa to Puhoi.
Mr Gaimster said the project stood out as each aspect from its inception to completion paid attention to matters of sustainability.
URS spokesperson Amanda Harrison said it was rewarding to see their efforts to embrace sustainable practices acknowledged by their peers.
“We are committed to sustainable development in all areas of our organisation and entering the Concrete3 Sustainability Awards was a chance to celebrate the good work of those involved in the project. It also provided a strong endorsement of our practices which can be shown to future partners and clients.”
2010 Awards entries will be judged on any of the following criteria:
· Lean production less waste
· Managing natural resources
· Minimising energy use
· Protecting against pollution
· Respect for people
· Setting performance targets
Entries remain open until Friday, 3 September, 2010.
Entry information and forms can be found at sustainableconcrete.org.nz
The winner will be announced at a presentation at the New Zealand Concrete Conference, October 2010 in Wellington.
For further information please contact:
Alistair Mason 027 436 4506 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Wilson 027 855 4565 email@example.com
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