Prestigious award for water supply project
Queenstown’s Civil Construction has won one of the industry’s most prestigious awards for its part in a Queenstown water network project.
The company was named winner of Category A of the New Zealand Contractor’s Federation Hynds Construction Awards for the $57 million Marina Drive Valve Installation project, on which it was subcontracted to Queenstown Lakes District Council water providers Veolia.
The project involved the installation of a slow closing non return valve with a 200mm bypass line around the valve fitted with a pressure sustaining valve.
The awards judging criteria focused on technical difficulty, project management, innovation, client satisfaction, safety, environmental and public profile.
Federation southern regional manager Ollie Turner said Civil Construction scored well in all areas but what gave them the edge was project management: they came up with an innovative design to provide a more cost effective solution and they planned the job meticulously, building the valve configuration in their yard to reduce the impact on Queenstown’s busiest road. They also created a temporary feed so residents’ water supply was not disrupted.
Meticulous: General manager of Civil Construction Paul Horrell accepting a prestigious award for a Queenstown water project.