The winners of the Queensland 2015 CCF Earth Awards were announced last week, showcasing the best technologies and practices by Queensland civil contractors.

The Civil Contractors Federation Queensland (CCF QLD) Earth Awards recognise excellence in civil construction including roads, bridges, railways, marine structures and utilities.

CCF QLD CEO Robert Row said: ''Our Earth Awards are designed to honour quality in construction management, environmental and social management and project management; and recognise the innovations being employed by contractors as they deliver both public and private infrastructure in Queensland.

“The CCF Earth Awards are a celebration of the industry's achievements and are held in the highest regard by industry across the state”, he said.

The winners will advance to contest the national awards against other states and territories at the 2015 CCF Earth Awards final to be held in Melbourne on 16 October 2015.

Congratulations to the category winners:
 

  • CATEGORY 1 – PROJECT VALUE UP TO $2 MILLION:

JF Hull Holdings Pty Ltd
Bridge Strike Protection Project – Annerley Road

The rail bridge over Annerley Road has a low clearance height of only 3.7 metres and has a history of being struck by over height trucks. The project provided a safe and effective early prevention system to stop trucks hitting the railway bridge.

  • CATEGORY 2 – $2 MILLION TO $10 MILLION:

Civil Mining & Construction Pty Ltd
West Creek and Goggs Street, Toowoomba, Package 41

The CBD based project involved widening and deepening the West Creek channel, upgrading storm water drainage and the reconstruction of Goggs Street. Toowoomba Regional Council hailed the project as a major milestone and a great success in protecting local businesses and residents from future flood events.

  • CATEGORY 3 – $10 MILLION TO $30 MILLION:

York Civil Pty Ltd and Stanwell Corporation Ltd
Black Creek Diversion Channel

The project involved the construction of a diversion channel to divert runoff from a one in 100 critical rainfall event from the Black Creek catchment, around the Tarong Ash Dam and into Meandu Creek. The diversion channel effectively reduced the catchment by 69%.

  • CATEGORY 4 – $30 MILLION TO $75 MILLION:

Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd
North Coast Batter Slope Stabilisation

The North Coast Region Pavement and Slope Rehabilitation Project Package 11 was a $34.9 million program of road and stabilisation works. The contract was for the reconstruction of pavements, drainage structures and involved batter stabilisation, rock fill, and piling works for retaining wall structures and landscaping.

  • CATEGORY 5 – $75 MILLION TO $150 MILLION:

Civil Mining & Construction Pty Ltd/ Downer Joint Venture together with Department of Transport and Main Roads
Pacific Motorway Upgrade (Worongary to Mudgeeraba)

This Pacific Motorway upgrade involved widening one of the busiest sections of the M1. Technical complexities were exacerbated by the risks associated with close proximity to high volumes of traffic. Extraordinary design, programing and construction methodology was used to deliver the project on time and within budget whilst maintaining safety of the public and workers.

  • CATEGORY 6 – MORE THAN $150 MILLION:

McConnell Dowell Constructors
Gold Coast Light Rail

A city-changing infrastructure project that has integrated new and existing transport systems and stimulated urban regeneration. Working on and adjacent to live roadways with up to 32,000 vehicles per day, the project implemented more than 57 traffic management plans. The complexity of the project demanded outstanding design solutions, engineering excellence and pioneering construction methods.