As part of this year’s Inside Construction Expo, the Foundation Awards will be held on 20 September 2023 to celebrate the individuals, businesses and projects championing transformation in the construction industry.
With a focus on showcasing the initiatives that seek to promote core standards around safety, diversity and environmental sustainability throughout major and local projects, the Foundation Awards will be a premier event on the construction industry calendar.
Nominations are now open, providing a great opportunity to acknowledge your colleagues, and the projects and companies driving positive change within the construction and infrastructure industries.
Open until 11:59pm Friday 14 July 2023, the organisers of the awards are calling for the industry to nominate now.
- Nominations must have been completed or introduced within the two years prior to the nomination close date.
- All products and/or technologies must be manufactured and/or commercially available in Australia.
- Any projects must be based in Australia.
- Any individuals nominated must reside and work in Australia.
Nominations are open in 10 categories. The Rising Star of the Year 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.
The Industry Leader Award 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 Woman of the Year 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 Operational Excellence Award recognises an individual or team that has achieved demonstrable improvements in efficiency, best practice Occupational Health and Safety, and impeccable records.
The Sustainability Initiative of the Year category, sponsored by SAMI Bitumen Technologies, 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 Safety Program Award recognises a program, project or initiative aimed at promoting and improving safety, either within a business or across the broader construction industry.
The Technology Solution Award, sponsored by FRAMECAD, 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 Major Project of the Year – Commercial category recognises the completion of a stage of a major vertical construction project, or complete project delivery, that has been delivered with demonstrable results in the areas of budget, safety, social target and sustainability.
The Major Project of the Year – Government category recognises the completion of a stage of a state-funded project, or complete project delivery, that has been delivered with demonstrable results in the areas of budget, safety, social target and sustainability.
The Local Government Project of the Year 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.
Nominations for the Foundation Awards can be submitted for free online at foundationawards.com.au.