SMEC is thrilled to announce that all eight of our nominations for the 2021 Consult Australia Awards have been selected as finalists. The Consult Australia OneConsult Awards for Excellence recognise and celebrate individuals and projects that are making a positive difference in the engineering, design, and advisory industries.

‘I am extremely proud of the individuals and projects recognised as finalists in the 2021 OneConsult Awards,’ said James Phillis Chief Executive Officer, SMEC Australia & New Zealand.

‘Behind every project is a team of people working collaboratively with our clients to achieve outstanding community value and they have displayed the qualities of the SMEC spirit through their hard work, determination, and technical achievements.’

Congratulations to our Consult Australia finalists, and our clients and partners who are joint entrants, in the following categories:

Collaboration for Project Excellence

The Binna Burra Road – Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements – Event 20A project and the Enhanced Condition Assessment Program project are both finalists for the Collaboration for Project Excellence award. The Binna Burra Road project delivered an exceptional collaborative outcome with partners McIlwain Civil Engineering and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads following severe damage by a major fire event. The Enhanced Condition Assessment Program is one of the largest asset management programs in the industry, delivered in partnership with Jacobs for Urban Utilities.

Both projects demonstrate the collaboration between the project participants and the client, creating excellence, and we are pleased to share this nomination with our partners.

Binna Burra Road Disaster Recovery

Future Leader

SMEC’s Team Leader in IV and Construction services, Rob Lee and Jenna Forbes, Manager Environment – Melbourne have been selected as finalists for the Future Leader Award. This award acknowledges a staff member under the age of 35, who has made a significant positive contribution and added value to their firm.

Rob Lee and Jenna Forbes nominated for Future Leader

Client Service Award

SMEC’s efforts on the Water Infrastructure NSW – Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Support program, conducted by Alyse Phillips, Raveena Grover, and Skye Jamieson, has been recognised as a finalist for the Client Service Award. This award acknowledges outstanding client/stakeholder engagement and contribution to the completion of the project.

Design Innovation

SMEC developed an innovative design solution, combining prestressed and post-tensioned precast bridge elements into a hybrid structural system within Sydney Metro’s Crows Nest station configuration. The Design Innovation Award recognises the demonstration of outstanding innovative design in all aspects of the design process.

Crows Nest Station Structural Box Design

Superior in Sustainability

The Pacific Motorway M1 Varsity Lakes to Burleigh and Burleigh Interchange has been selected as a finalist for the Superiority Sustainability Award. The design incorporated innovative construction methods and reduced the project’s resource footprint, resulting in the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads gaining their first ‘Leading’ IS Design Rating. This award recognises the achievement of sustainable outcomes that exceed the expected expectations in the initial project application.

Varsity Lakes to Burleigh and Burleigh Interchange

Champion of Change

Our last finalist is ANZ Manager of People and Culture, Karen Quinlan. Karen has been recognised for the Champions of Change award. This award acknowledges a female professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and who is championing change in the workplace.

Karen Quinlan nominated for Champions of Change

Congratulations to all finalists in the Consult Australia OneConsult Awards for Excellence! We are looking forward to celebrating with everyone at the awards gala dinner on 31 March 2022 in Sydney.

About Consult Australia

Consult Australia is an industry association that proudly represents small, medium, and large businesses in design, advisory, and engineering. From building design to advisory services on major infrastructure, Consult Australia works across the country in shaping, creating, and sustaining the built and natural environment.