Builder of Hobart MONA Secures AIB Professional Excellence Award

The Victorian and Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Building recently announced the 2012 AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards in Melbourne.

Of particular significance was the Professional Excellence Award for Commercial Construction $50million to $100million to Matt Cadle of Hansen Yuncken for The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart.

The presentation of the awards was made at a gala awards dinner at the Melbourne Museum which was attended by the building and construction industrys leading figures.

These awards are the ultimate personal achievement for a professional builder. They recognise the contribution and leadership shown by individuals to the successful completion of a construction project, reinforcing the fact that the success of any building firm can be attributed to those responsible for construction projects. The Hobart MONA was a landmark project, and well done to Matt Cadle for his award. said Robert Hunt, AIB Chief Executive Officer.

The judging criteria for the AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards weights the contribution of individuals and the challenges that they face. A decision to bestow a Professional Excellence Award is based upon challenges associated with the complexity of the project in its construction phase as opposed to the characteristics of the completed structure.

Recipients of Professional Excellence Awards within the AIB Victorian Chapter will go forward to the national awards that will be held in Adelaide in September. The ultimate honour is to receive the distinction of AIB Building Professional of the Year Award which is awarded to the most outstanding builder from across Australia.

On behalf of the AIB and the industry I congratulate all the winners. The quality of the winners is testament to the high level of professionalism that exists in the construction industry Mr Hunt said.