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Foundation Awards celebrates construction trailblazers

The winners of the inaugural Inside Construction Foundational Awards have been crowned, rewarding the efforts of some of the most influential individuals, projects, and businesses in the Australian construction industry.

The awards gala, held at the Showtime Events Centre on Wednesday 20 September, and hosted by comedian Dave Thornton, honoured those that are helping to drive positive change and growth in the industry.

Ashley Grogan, Inside Construction (left) and Sarah Marshall, Fulton Hogan.

Among the big winners of the night was Sarah Marshall from Fulton Hogan, who took out the Industry Leader Award; and Christina Knorr, who was recognised as Woman of the Year.

Opening the night, Inside Construction Editor Ashley Grogan said the common theme throughout the Inside Construction Expo was the resiliency of the local construction industry.

“The local industry’s efforts to drive innovation, diversity, and sustainability, as well as build effective education pathways for the next generation of construction professionals, hasn’t gone unnoticed,” Ashley said.

The full list of winners include:

  • The winner for the Industry Leader Award is Sarah Marshall from Fulton Hogan;
  • The winner for the Woman of the Year category is Christina Knorr from CJK Fire & Safety Pty Ltd;
  • The winner for the Rising Star of the Year (sponsored by Moddex) category is Sarah Frankson from Fulton Hogan. Jack Fang accepted the award on behalf Ms Frankson;
  • The winner for the Operational Excellence Award category is Cross River Rail construction project from Mammoet Australia Pty Ltd;
  • The winner for the Sustainability Initiative of the Year (sponsored by SAMI Bitumen Technologies) category is Material Processing Centre 2 (MPC 2) from Bingo Industries;
  • The winner for the Safety Program Award (sponsored by Blackwoods) category is Contractor Safety Management Program from ARTC;
  • The winner for the Technology Solution Award (sponsored by FRAMECAD) category is Autodesk Construction Cloud from Autodesk.
  • The winner for the Local Government Project of the Year (sponsored by COG advertising) category is Northern Rivers Rail Trail from Hazell Bros Qld Pty Ltd

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