The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) announced the winners of the 2016 NZIOB and GIB® Awards for Excellence on Friday, 26 August) at a gala evening at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland. The awards, which are in their 23rd year, celebrate and recognise the professional excellence of individuals in the building and construction process, rather than the project or completed structure.
NZIOB chief executive Malcolm Fleming said, “The NZIOB congratulates all this year’s winners and finalists. These awards contribute to the NZIOB’s goal of improving the standing of the building profession by showcasing the commitment of those working in the sector to excellence.
“Past Award winners have included many of the construction industry’s high achievers, consistent with the Award’s stature, as does the fact that a number of past Young Achiever winners now hold very senior roles within the sector. The 2016 winners will likewise follow this trajectory.”
This year the judges awarded the BCITO Young Achievers Awards to two recipients: Annalise Johns and Glenn Jowett. Annalise is a Project Engineer with Fulton Hogan, Christchurch, and Glenn is the BIM Practice Lead with AECOM, Christchurch.
Annalise Johns’ most recent construction achievement was her contribution to the successful delivery of the Christchurch Art Gallery base isolation external works. Her achievements have had a strong positive impact on young women within the company and wider industry, demonstrating the unique skills that women offer in construction and the built environment.
She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with First Class Honours from the University of Canterbury. Annalise has also had a secondment to the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) where she worked with the senior management team as innovations coordinator and in one of the design teams as a graduate structural engineer.
Glenn Jowett is the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Practice Lead – New Zealand for AECOM. Leading AECOM’s BIM Consulting offering nationally, Christchurch-based Glenn works with clients to implement improved project and asset information management solutions and processes. He has become one of the leading figures within the New Zealand and Australian BIM communities, was a key contributor to the MBIE supported New Zealand BIM Handbook, and regularly writes articles and speaks at seminars in relation to BIM.
Glenn completed an apprenticeship in structural drafting in the UK, supported by two years’ part-time study at Leeds College of Building where he achieved a Double Award Edexcel Level 3 National Certificate in Civil Engineering. Since relocating to New Zealand, he has attended and spoken at various conferences and seminars across Australia and New Zealand in relation to BIM.
“Both winners of the Young Achievers Award are outstanding individuals and worthy of recognition. We are delighted to be associated with NZIOB and to provide sponsorship for this award category,” says Warwick Quinn, Chief Executive, BCITO.
“This is a well-placed alignment for BCITO and a great opportunity for those developing their careers in the industry. As the provider of qualifications in construction supervision and the standard setting body for the New Zealand Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, and the New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology, we value our partnership with NZIOB.
“Recognising achievement and encouraging up-and-coming industry leaders of the future are two things that BCITO is passionate about. We encourage celebrating success and highlighting the achievements of the people who make our industry great.”
The NZIOB and BCITO recognises the support the winners have received from their companies, teams and families, which has allowed them to be involved in delivering world class construction projects to their clients and the wider community.
2016 NZIOB Awards 'Young Achiever' winners, Annalise Johns and Glenn Jowett with (L-R) Hon Dr Nick Smith (Minister of Building & Housing), Warwick Quinn (CEO, BCITO), and Grant Harris (National President, NZIOB).
Carpentry apprentices from across New Zealand are being called to show their skills and compete in the Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the Year.
Kicking off on 10 April in Auckland, the Not Your Average Tradie Road Trip will see a group of talented BCITO apprentices spending four weeks visiting different regions, helping out community organisations, charities and schools with building woes.