‘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
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.
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.
The Tbilisi Development Fund has engaged SMEC to develop the Dighomi floodplain rehabilitation strategy. The Dighomi Floodplain is an area of special conservation interest, which includes riparian forest, protected Otter habitat and other unique flora and fauna ecosystems that have been assessed as critical by the International Finance Corporate Performance Standard.
SMEC has been contracted by Electricidade De Timor-Leste (EDTL) for the role of Project Supervision Consultants for the Power Distribution Modernisation Project in Timor-Leste. Supported by a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the project aims to assist EDTL in modernising the country’s power distribution system and strengthening institutional capacity.
Geotechnics will play a key role in helping our society achieve a safe, prosperous and sustainable future. Recent droughts have resulted in a need for more dam design and construction. Recent rainfall has resulted in extensive slop failures impacting our roads, rail and urban infrastructure. Energy transformation is driving large scale solar, wind and pumped hydro construction. These projects will all require geotechnical input to future plan for our communities.
Richard Parsons, one of SMEC’s key leaders in Social Value and Engagement is presenting on their technical paper ‘Considering Social Impact Assessment from a public interest perspective - some critical questions’ at the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand 2023 Impact Assessment Symposium in Canberra.