Doric scores ex­cel­lence award for Kar­ratha Quar­ter

Pilbara News - - Property - Louise Alling­ham

The Kar­ratha Quar­ter has scooped up an­other award — this time at the MBAWA Ex­cel­lence in Con­struc­tion Awards.

Doric Con­trac­tors won best re­gional project for the Kar­ratha Quar­ter at the Statewide awards cer­e­mony in Perth on July 22.

Doric strat­egy and de­fence man­ager Justin Tay­lor said the award meant a lot.

“It rep­re­sents recog­ni­tion of all the hard work and long hours that our project team poured into the project,” he said.

“It is al­ways very re­ward­ing to us when one of our projects, and the way we’ve gone about de­liv­er­ing it, is recog­nised by our in­dus­try peers as be­ing wor­thy of an award.”

At the Kim­ber­ley-Pil­bara MBA Build­ing Ex­cel­lence Awards in May, the Quar­ter won Doric the over­all prize for the best com­mer­cial build­ing 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.

Mr Tay­lor said the com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity was a unique flag­ship de­vel­op­ment. “De­liv­er­ing such projects is not easy, par­tic­u­larly in the Pil­bara-Kim­ber­ley, where ag­gres­sive cli­matic con­di­tions, dis­tance from ma­jor sup­ply hubs such as Perth and other fac­tors com­bine to cre­ate ma­jor chal­lenges,” he said.

“De­spite these chal­lenges, we de­liv­ered the project on time and on bud­get, and the qual­ity of the fi­nal prod­uct at­tests to our work­man­ship and at­ten­tion to de­tail.

“Team cul­ture was an­other key as­pect of the project’s suc­cess — we formed close work­ing re­la­tion­ships with LandCorp and other key stake­hold­ers, who were very sup­port­ive from the out­set.”

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

The award-win­ning Kar­ratha Quar­ter.

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