2011 Awards of Excellence
High quality land development for years to come will be the outcome of this year’s NZIS Award of Excellence ‘Gold’ winner. The awards are open to all Institute members with the aim of encouraging and identifying excellent performance by the surveying profession. This years awards were presented at the NZIS annual conference dinner held at Te Papa in Wellington 24 November 2011.
The Award judges, led by Dr WA Roberston and Jayne Perrin, were delighted and impressed with the quality of this year’s entries from a diversity of projects. Nine entries were received detailing projects that reflected the wide range of complex skills that surveyors need; including urban design, spatial sciences, resource consent planning, engineering design, project management and communication amongst others.
Entries were received from:
Brett Gawn, CPG, Wellington and Greg McBride, Harrison Grieson Consultants, Manukau City - Standards NZ NZS4404:2010 Review
Mike Pinkerton and Geoff Munns,Tauranga - SH20 Waterview Connection
Paul Newton, Newton Survey, Nelson - Marsden Park subdivision
Paul Turner, Landlink, Waikanae - Lyall bay SLSC Clubhouse
Staig and Smith, Nelson - Bronte Downs
Harrison and Grierson, Auckland - Hobsonville Point Stage One
McCracken Surveys, Hamilton - Nau Mai Business Park & Lifestyle Subdivision
Alistair Greg, c/o Aurecon, Christchurch and Todd Airey, Clark Land Surveyors - Surveying in the Red Zone, Canterbury Earthquake 2011
Cardno Wellington - Kotuku Park
Gold award :
Standards New Zealand NZS 4404:2010 Review by Brett Gawn, CPG, Wellington and Greg McBride, Harrison Grierson Consultants, Manukau City.
This year’s Gold winning entry was a joint effort by Brett Gawn of CPG Wellington and Greg McBride of Harrison and Grierson. It was a project to deliver a review of the NZ Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure Standard. The resulting work will assist in the delivery of high quality land development results for years to come.
The judging panel found this entry worthy of the Gold award after considering the “professional and technical challenges, complexity, innovation, environmental considerations and client satisfaction” factors of the project. The resulting Standard, NZS4404:2010 contains a complete rewrite of the road, and landscape and reserve sections and an update of the stormwater management, impact of climate change and sea level rise and utilities sections.
Silver award :
• SH20 Waterview Connection, Auckland by Mike Pinkerton c/o Aurecon Tauranga
The Silver award was presented to Mike Pinkerton and Geoff Munns of Aurecon for delivery of a massive, complex state highway connection tunnel and road interchange project in Waterview, Auckland. The judges particularly noted “the challenging schedules and high standard of deliverables” and the “innovative approach using Google earth, internet delivery of results, laser scanning and software adaptation”. Client satisfaction was also a high rating factor with amongst other things an adherence to timeframes and the project coming in below budget to the client’s benefit.
Marsden Park, Nelson by Paul Newton, Newton Survey Nelson
A challenging 128 lot subdivision project in Nelson covering all aspects of topographical, engineering and cadastral set out
• Lyall Bay Surf and Lifesaving Club – New Building Project – By Landlink Ltd.
A complex resource management consent involving a high profile site in a challenging coastal environment.
Bogle Young Surveyor of the Year Award
This year Andrew Perry of Tauranga and Todd Airey of Christchurch are the recipients. This award acknowledges members 35 years or under who have made a significant contribution to the surveying profession.