Innovative building recognised for Excellence in Construction
Molecular Horizons, the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) recently completed molecular life sciences research facility, has been awarded in the 2020 Master Builders Association (MBA) NSW Awards.
MBA NSW Excellence in Construction Awards encompass the entire spectrum of building industry participants and sectors, including apprentices, students, residential, commercial and civil contractors as well as building degree graduates.
The Molecular Horizons building, which was constructed in partnership with Richard Crookes Construction (RCC), has been recognised as an award-winning development with the ‘Excellence in Construction’ Award for Tertiary Buildings $50M – $100M and the ‘Excellence in Construction’ Award for Innovation – Construction Technique/Equipment.
UOW Senior Manager Project for Delivery, Systems and Space Utilisation, Blake Preston, congratulated the RCC team and highlighted the importance meaningful partnerships to the success of the project.
“UOW is proud to see our building project receive this recognition. My thanks to the team at RCC for making this project highly successful and well recognised in the industry.
This is another success story for an Australian business that has demonstrated that quality, partnership and professionalism are above everything else in the construction business,” Mr. Preston said.
RCC’s General Manager Toni Grippi congratulated the University and thanked UOW for the collaborative partnership RCC has enjoyed throughout the project.
“As an Australian family business, we take a collaborative approach to delivering exciting landmark developments which leave a legacy in our community. For us, success is about being able to partner with the entire project team to achieve positive outcomes for our clients and building end users, which last far beyond the project’s completion,” Mr. Grippi said.
“The opportunity to realise your vision and deliver a building of this calibre for the University staff, students and the international research community was incredibly rewarding. We are now so proud to receive industry recognition of our successful partnership with UOW.
“The Crookes family, myself and the wider RCC team are honoured to share this award with you and we look forward to the opportunity to partner with you again on future developments.”
The awards are highly contested across all sectors and the MBA’s award programs promote excellence in construction, workmanship, innovation and dedication to the industry and are among the industry’s oldest award programs.