National awards head to WA
WA builders had a bumper year at the 2018 Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards, taking home a record 12 honours for residential and commercial projects.
The event at the Adelaide Convention Centre last week saw family company A Di Bucci & Son succeed in the National Luxury Project Home $2 million to $3 million category for a glamorous home in Mt Pleasant.
Weststyle Design and Development won the Medium Density Award for two to five dwellings for its project at Camden Street in Wembley Downs, where two grand family homes built side by side have harmonious designs.
WA builders also triumphed for display homes. Celebration Homes topped the under $250,000 category for the Ellington in Midvale, New Generation Homes prevailed in the $250,000 to $350,000 category for Oak Ridge in Baldivis and Novus Homes earned the title in the $500,000 to $1.5 million cat- egory for the Paragon in Iluka.
Nulook Homes in conjunction with Solar Dwellings and Step Beyond received the National Environment and Energy Efficiency Residential Building Award for a solar-passive home in West Leederville.
The state’s builders also collected trophies for retirement villages and major infrastructure.
BGC Construction triumphed in the National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award retirement villages category for the St Ives development in Carine.
It was the first and largest stage of a new complex with 63 luxury apartments over seven storeys, basement car parking, restaurant, cafe, clubhouse, bar, library and separate health pavilion.
Multiplex won three awards, including National Commercial Master Builder of the Year for Optus Stadium to become the first WA builder to win Australia’s top commercial building prize.
Awards for the best commercial construction in the over $100 million category, and best entertainment and recreation facility also went to the Perth-based builder for its stadium work.
“The national awards are the pinnacle of the building and construction industry,” Master Builders executive director John Gelavis said.
“The stadium’s success has not only been proven by state, national and international awards this year but by its swift inte- gration into the lives and affections of West Australians.”
Another major title relating to the stadium went to Laing O'rourke, which won the National Civil/infrastructure Award in the over $25 million category for the Perth Stadium Station in Burswood.
Other award winners included Mccorkell Construction, which received the National Commercial Historical Restoration Award for the overhaul of the Fremantle Town
The St Ives development in Carine won BGC Construction the National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award in the retirement villages category.
The award for National Luxury Project Home in the $2 to $3 million category went to A Di Bucci & Son for a home overlooking walkers and cyclists along The Esplanade in Mt Pleasant.