The Awards of Excellence 2018 celebrated some of the most outstanding work entered into the awards program entered from across the Australia and New Zealand.

The judging panel commented on the extremely high calibre of all projects. Every entrant should be applauded for their workmanship and leadership in the industry.

WINNERS 2018

Commercial > 500K

Express Interiors

VRC Members Stand
Flemington Race COURSE • VICTORIA

Multiplex commenced development of The Club Stand in 2016, a new world-class facility for VRC Members at Flemington Racecourse. A priority on the VRC’s 2010 Masterplan, given the old Members’ Grandstand was reaching the end of its life, the $128 million project was designed by Bates Smart Architects, envisioning a five-storey structure of elegant curves. The main challenge encountered was meeting design requirements for curved walls, ceilings and pillars. As a public building, The Club Stand was also subject to strict BCA and acoustical requirements, so called for wall and ceiling linings with specific technical attributes.

Commercial < $500K

Perth Plaster Mouldings

Capital Square/Woodside Auditorium
PERTH • WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The Woodside Auditorium was complete circular room with a diameter of 50m and the team was required to manufacture a staggered light trough ceiling panel. There were 5 separate radiuses that we worked from 15 - 23 metres. With the panels measuring approx. 2 meters in length & 1.5 meters in width it was quite difficult to make the panels with such large radiuses. We need to ensure that the radiuses were milometer perfect otherwise it would have been very noticeable from the first row of panels up to the fifth row if they were not perfect.

Residential > $100K

Premier Ceilings

Private Residence
City Beach • WESTERN AUSTRALIA

This residential project had a small amount of timber framing from the builder whilst majority is Rondo suspended steel framing and the plasterboard was from CSR. The scope of work and detail required was a challenge - from the custom made curving light trough void centre piece to the curving bulkheads and matching cornices, the team was kept on their toes for the whole 2 years that they were on site.

Residential < $100K

Hinton Linings Pty Ltd

Hinton Linings Pty Ltd
Cronulla South • NEW SOUTH WALES

Work on this unique property in the sought after Cronulla South area has been quite rewarding for the team and is something they are quite proud of. On the lower ground floor, the wall had to be spot on to allow the custom design made lounge to fit like a glove. The master bedroom is equipped with a bath that was purchased to match the bulkhead design featuring LED strip lights. The house is one of much character and charm.

Facade

Kakosi

Banksia Apartments NewQuay
Docklands • VICTORIA

This project involve cladding work to the residential tower, cladding on the ground floor plaza and the 19th floor resident’s recreation area. The oval shape of the building was inspired by the Banksia Flower. The building has a shape with a radius varying from 15m to 29m. The top facade cladding was to match the curved lightweight panels of the facade of the general building. One of the challenges in this project was installing the sub-framing to match the installed venton exhausts and windows as well as the required radius. Overall, with careful planning the team was able to carry out an amazing project.

Decorative

Perth Plaster Mouldings

Montgomery House
MT Claremont • WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth Plaster Mouldings had great joy in restoring one of the most decorative halls In Western Australia, Montgomery Hall. One of our first jobs at Montgomery Hall was to reproduce a large Victorian cornice which was used throughout the 90 new bedrooms & ensuites. Our first job was to carefully pull off all the decorative pieces & return them to our factory, all the paint was stripped off the pieces and new moulds were then produced for casting the plaster-glass pieces that would be re-installed. Plaster columns that stood 6 meters in height, the base of the columns were 2 meters from the floor level which made the columns 8 meters in total height.

Specialist Linings

Pro Image

Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club
Frankston • VICTORIA

This project consisted of the pool, gym, pro shop, buggy store, clubhouse and accommodation. It was quite a challenging project. The ceiling was the most complex part of the project being 9500mm high with its highest point with two cathedral raked ceilings meeting with an 8 pointed starfish.

Facade

Melbourne Pressed Metal

Flinders Street Station
Melbourne • VICTORIA

National Pressed Metal’s scope included but not limited to: the heritage restoration and/or repair of various aspects of the Flinders Street Station administration building. The team undertook copper sheeting repairs on all domes, the clocktower and one ornamental acroterion fabrication and installation. They also installed 22.8 tonne of lead along the entirety of parapets and balustrading including the clocktower. The southern facades was also restored to include decorative features. The photos don’t do this project justice!