Women working in the construction industry have been recognised at the 2015 National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Queensland’s annual Crystal Vision Awards, held on Friday 4 September at the Pullman Hotel in Brisbane.

Now in its 20th year in Australia, the NAWIC awards recognise the inspirational women who play a crucial role in what is a traditionally male-dominated industry.

The awards celebrate the champions of change, who work tirelessly to achieve equal engagement for women in the construction industry, now and into the future.

NAWIC QLD/NT Chapter President, Marnie Beckett, said the evening provided an opportunity for individuals and companies to shine a spotlight on some of the incredible women in their industry.

“The Crystal Vision Awards provide the opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements and industry advancements of Queensland women and reward their enthusiasm, skills and commitment,” Ms Beckett says.

The 12 award categories honoured women for their outstanding contributions to the industry across different areas including Design, Civil Works, Environmental Sustainability, Leadership, Innovation, Business, and as a Student, Apprentice or Trainee.

The 2015 Queensland Award Winners

Laing O’Rourke Crystal Vision Award for Advancing the Interests of Women in the Construction Industry WINNER: Liza Rigdahls of Thomson Adsett 

Construction Skills Queensland Award for Achievement in Construction (General Building) WINNER: Maurissa Douglas Rogers of Bechtel 

Civil Contractors Federation Award for Achievement in Construction (Civil Works) WINNER: Amandine Daniel of Seymour Whyte  

Aurecon Award for Achievement in Design WINNER: Sofia Castillo Molina Des of Laing O’Rourke 

Queensland Government Award for Achievement as a Business Woman (Small Business – 250 staff or less) WINNER: Liza Ringdahl of Thomson Adsett

NAWIC Award for Achievement as a Business Woman (Large Business – 251 staff or more) WINNER: Tracey Winters of QGC

Bechtel Award for Achievement in Health & Safety and/or Environment WINNERS: Adrienne Keyes of Bechtel and Kylie Van Rysbergen of Lend Lease 

Queensland University of Technology Award for Innovation WINNER: Kim Thomas of Aurecon

Seymour Whyte Award to a Young Achiever WINNER: Emilija Trajkovska of John Holland

NAWIC Award for Achievement in Marketing, Community Engagement and Communication Excellence WINNER: Reanna Harper of Arup

Face to Face Training Award for Achievement in the Construction Industry by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Woman WINNER: Sherree Raffin of Mount Low Electrical Services

Corrs Chambers Westgarth Award for Diversity WINNER: Kaitlyn Moore of O’Connell Agencies For more information or to become a member, please visit www.nawic.com.au.

The 2015 NAWIC QLD Crystal Vision Awards is proudly supported by Award Partner, Hutchinson Builders. The annual event is held to showcase the achievements and industry advancements of Queensland women in construction. The 2015 event was held on Friday September 4, 2015 at the Pullman Hotel, Brisbane. For more information please visit www.nawic.com.au