Doric scoops the pool at an­nual build­ing awards

Pilbara News - - Property - Louise Alling­ham

Doric Con­struc­tion has taken out a whop­ping nine awards at the Kim­ber­ley-Pil­bara Mas­ter Builders Bankwest Build­ing Ex­cel­lence awards.

Seven of the nine awards were for its work on Kar­ratha projects — The Quar­ter and the Kar­ratha Cen­tral Health­care clinic.

Held at Ca­ble Beach’s Zan­ders Restau­rant in Broome on Satur­day, May 6, the awards hon­oured out­stand­ing res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial con­struc­tion projects, com­pa­nies and ini­tia­tives in the Kim­ber­ley and Pil­bara re­gions.

The Quar­ter won Doric the over­all prize for the best com­mer­cial build­ing for the Kim­ber­ley-Pil­bara as well as best com­mer­cial in­dus­try build­ing over $20 mil­lion, best civil engi­neer­ing work over $6.5 mil­lion, ex­cel­lence in glaz­ing and ex­cel­lence in in­no­va­tive cladding.

Kar­ratha Cen­tral Health­care took out the awards for best com­mer­cial in­dus­trial build­ing ($6.5-$20 mil­lion) and in­no­va­tive use of build­ing ma­te­ri­als.

Mas­ter Builders Awards re­gional judge for the Kim­ber­ley-Pil­bara, Char­lie Baggetta, de­scribed the Kar­ratha Quar­ter de­vel­op­ment’s de­sign, in­no­va­tion, en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and vi­sion as ex­cep­tional.

“All el­e­ments of the project — the land­scap­ing, pedes­trian walk­ways, wa­ter fea­tures and art­work on the fa­cade — makes for a very strik­ing build­ing,” he said.

“This, along with the ex­cep­tional work­man­ship, made the project a stand-out win­ner.”

Mr Baggetta said it was great to see re­gional towns build and em­brace mixed-use build­ings, which helped con­trib­ute to their eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ment.

The Quar­ter will now be in the run­ning for the ti­tle of 2017 best project at the Statewide 2017 Mas­ter Builders Bankwest Ex­cel­lence in Con­struc­tion Awards.

Doric also won an award for ex­cel­lence in re­cy­cling and ex­cel­lence in en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

All el­e­ments of the project . . . makes for a very strik­ing build­ing. Char­lie Baggetta

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

The Kar­ratha Quar­ter on Sharpe Av­enue.

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