Baulderstone’s Flinders Medical Centre Redevelopment Project Manager, Angus Ferguson, has won the Australian Institute of Building – Professional Excellence Award in the Category of Commercial Construction for buildings valued at more than $100 million.
In a ceremony which also recognised excellence across the construction industry, judges praised Mr Ferguson’s leadership in the redevelopment of the healthcare facility which reported 1323 days Lost Time Injury (LTI)-free during construction and was delivered on time and within its $162 million budget.
Baulderstone General Manager Michael Harper said the award acknowledged Mr Ferguson’s leadership in delivering a project around the day to day functioning of a major hospital.
“The Flinders Medical Centre personnel, Angus and his team truly deserve this accolade after successfully delivering an outstanding project outcome,” Mr Harper said.
The project team faced significant challenges with construction taking place in and around a hospital operating night and day. Other challenges included demolishing a large concrete slab in an area close to existing operating theatres and ensuring it could be moved out of the demolition zone with minimum noise.
The four-stage project has introduced new benchmarks in design, construction and the delivery of health care in Australia. It is already transforming the patient experience at FMC and will also generate real savings in annual operating costs across the hospital precinct.
Baulderstone Project Manager for the Tower 8 project Craig Weaver was also recognised with a High Commendation for his work on delivering the commercial development well ahead on time and budget after a series of innovations that cut construction times significantly.
“As with Angus, Craig and his team worked tirelessly to ensure the client received the best possible outcome within the projected timeframe,” Mr Harper said.
Baulderstone has been ‘Creating what matters’ in Australian building and infrastructure for its clients and the community for over 80 years. It is one of the leading building and engineering companies in Australia, with 1,400 people across the country. Its iconic achievements include the Sydney Opera House, Sydney’s Anzac Bridge, Brisbane’s Story Bridge, Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium, the Adelaide Convention Centre and Perth’s Graham Farmer Freeway. Baulderstone is the winner of the Contractor Excellence award at the 2010 and 2012 National Infrastructure Awards. Baulderstone is also the recipient of the prestigious Australian Construction Achievement Award for two years running; for its role on the Westgate Freeway Alliance in 2011 and for the Port Botany Expansion project in 2012. For more information, please visit: www.baulderstone.com.au. Baulderstone is part of Lend Lease, joining the Group in 2011. It is a business unit of Lend Lease’s Australian construction business whose capabilities focus on engineering, infrastructure construction, building and infrastructure services.
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