Inside Construction Expo 2023 is next week! Will you be there?

Inside Construction Expo 2023 will be held from 20-21 September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

It is just days until the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is filled with the latest technologies for the civil construction industry. Will you be there?

The construction industry is a critical pillar of the Australian economy. It is the third largest industry, producing upwards of $437 billion in revenue and approximately nine per cent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product in 2022. The sector has a projected annual growth rate of 2.4% over the next five years.

With investments in new and existing infrastructure projects in every state and territory, the Australian Government’s national rolling 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline will increase from $110 billion to $120 billion, a new record, significantly boosting the sector.

The 2022-23 Victorian Budget continues the State’s investment in a major pipeline of projects, with $85.3 billion in general government spending on infrastructure over the next four years.

However, the construction sector is facing significant challenges. Inside Construction Expo 2023 will provide the ideal environment to present and discuss answers to these issues:

  • Workplace Wellbeing & Team Management
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Digital Transformation and Connectivity
  • Construction Productivity
  • The Skills Gap: Training, Education, Recruitment and Careers
  • Health and Safety

2023 Foundation Award Finalists announced

The inaugural award program saw a significant number of entries. The nomination standard was exceptional, and we are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of these incredible businesses and individuals on Wednesday 20 September at the Awards Gala in Melbourne. 

Rising Star of the Year

This category recognises an individual aged 35 years or younger at the date of nominations closing, who has impressed their colleagues and counterparts with their contribution and impact to their organisation, and excellence in service. They perform beyond expectations or their defined role, and/or have established programs for change with demonstrable outcomes.

The 2023 finalists are: 

  • Jessica Can Escamilla, Gripfast Consulting
  • Miranda Swift, Northrop Consulting Engineers
  • Marija Veljic, Vanguard Wireless by Orisent
  • Sarah Frankson, Fulton Hogan

Industry Leader Award

This category recognises a leader who holds a senior position (executive, manager, director, or equivalent) in a private, not-for-profit, or government organisation who has effectively shaped their business’ success, delivered financial growth, significantly and positively impacted the business’ culture, and championed the industry widely.

The 2023 finalists are:

  • Grant Fuller, Laing O’Rourke
  • Mathew Aitchison, Building 4.0 CRC
  • Patrick Cran, Crane Industry Council of Australia
  • Sarah Marshall, Fulton Hogan

Woman of the Year

This category recognises a woman in the industry who has driven change and continues to do so, leading to progress in breaking down barriers and creating new career prospects for the next generation.

The 2023 finalists are:

  • Denise Fontein, Alfasi Hire
  • Jessica Rippon, Construction Legal Pty Ltd
  • Nina McHardy, Fulton Hogan
  • Christina Knorr, CJK Fire and Safety
  • Hacia Atherton, Empowered Women in Trades

Operational Excellence Award

This category recognises an individual or team that has achieved demonstrable improvements in efficiency, best practice OHS, and impeccable records. Nominees must demonstrate improvements in efficiency, show best practice processes, and provide examples of achievements pertaining to best practice that goes beyond standard practice. The relevant time period for the supporting evidence must be within the two (2) year period of the nominations’ closing date.

The 2023 finalists are:

  • Cross River Rail construction project, Mammoet Australia Pty Ltd
  • Manufacturing Automation, Sunset Sleepers
  • CICA Articulated Mobile Crane Course, Crane Industry Council of Australia
  • Asset Allocation Process, Fulton Hogan

Sustainability Initiative of the Year – proudly sponsored by SAMI Bitumen Technologies

This category recognises a company with a product, technology, system, initiative or project that has developed or carried out an innovative, environmentally focused sustainable program to protect, preserve and/or rehabilitate the natural environment, contributing to decarbonisation and/or reducing waste and/or waste emissions. The relevant time period must be within two (2) years of the nomination closing date.

The 2023 finalists are:

  • Material Processing Centre 2 (MPC 2), BINGO Industries
  • Fully Electric Fleet, Alfasi Equipment Hire Pty Ltd
  • Biodegradable Waffle Pods, Waffle foundations

Safety Program Award – proudly sponsored by Blackwoods

This category recognises a program, project or initiative aimed at promoting and improving safety, either within a business or across the broader construction industry. The relevant time period is 12 months before the nominations closing date.

The 2023 finalists are:

  • Contractor Safety Management Program, ARTC
  • Construction Logistics and Community Safety, National Road Safety Partnership Program
  • National Mental Health Steering Committee, Fulton Hogan
  • SafeTest Dial Indicator (DI) Series, SafeGauge

Technology Solution Award – proudly sponsored by FRAMECAD

This category recognises a supplier of technology to a construction business, equipment manufacturer or subcontractor that improves a process, delivering tangible benefits across financial, safety or sustainability measurements. The technology must have been made available for use within the two (2) years prior to the nomination closing date.

The 2023 finalists are:

  • Procure Pro, Procure Pro
  • Autodesk Construction Cloud, Autodesk
  • Site360, Teletrac Navman
  • Rhapsode by Area9 Lyceum, John Holland
  • ValueWise™, coaXion

Local Government Project of the Year – proudly sponsored by COG

This category recognises the completion of a stage of a local government project, or complete project delivery, that has been delivered with demonstrable results in the areas of budget, safety, social target and sustainability. The relevant period is two (2) years prior to the nomination closing date.

The 2023 finalists are:

  • Northern Rivers Rail Trail, Hazell Bros (QLD) Pty Ltd
  • The Hills’ Local Pool, The Hills Shire Council

Register for Inside Construction Expo 2023 here.

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