2015 Sustainability in Infrastructure Award winners announced!
Sydney Metro Northwest Tunnel and Station Civils project, Aurecon Australasia and Scott Losee were the winners at the 2015 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards presented by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) at their annual Gala Dinner and Awards Night on 21 October 2015 in Sydney.
The Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards recognise projects, organisations and individuals who demonstrate leadership in advancing infrastructure sustainability. ISCA CEO, Antony Sprigg, said the Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards are an important element in the pursuit of ISCA’s mission to improve the productivity & liveability of industry & communities through sustainability in infrastructure as they “celebrate the success of the dedicated sustainability professionals in the infrastructure industry.”
The IS Project or Asset Award recognises the certified IS project or asset that has demonstrated the highest overall excellence and sustainability achievements. The winner of the 2015 IS Project or Asset Award was Sydney Metro Northwest Tunnel and Station Civils project. The judging panel were impressed by how the project embedded sustainability at each stage of this large and complex project.
CAPTION: Sydney Metro Northwest Tunnels and Station Civil wins the 2015 Sustainability in Infrastructure IS Project or Asset Award presented by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) (L-R) Dr Caitlin Richards (Thiess John Holland Dragados), Mark Rogers (ISCA Deputy Chairperson) and Tom Grosskopf (Judge 2015 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards).
Sydney Metro Northwest Tunnels and Station Civil is a 1.15 billion dollar 15-kilometre twin tunnels development between Bella Vista and Epping, being delivered by Thiess John Holland Dragados (TJHD) and achieved a ‘Leading’ IS Design rating. The TJHD team has excelled in sustainability management and systems, achieving maximum scores in five management systems credits: Sustainability leadership and commitment, Management system accreditation, Risk and opportunity management, Organisational structure roles and responsibilities as well as Inspection and auditing. TJHD reduced emissions by 24 per cent through initiatives including the use of B5 blended fuel, hybrid excavators, fuel efficient training and awareness programs, design optimisation and reduced electricity consumption. Closed-loop recirculation networks reduced water use by 37 per cent from the reference footprint. The TJHD design substituted more sustainable components enabling a 45 per cent reduction in ecopoints for its materials score. The design also provided best practice flood immunity to protect station evacuations from the probable maximum flood event through a flood management protocol, barriers, pumps and sumps.
The remaining 2015 nominees were:
- Madden and Pakenham Street Upgrade
- Sydney Metro Northwest Surface and Viaduct Civils
- Wynyard Walk
The Organisational Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award recognises the organisation that exhibits the most outstanding performance, leadership and greatest contribution to advancing infrastructure sustainability. The winner of the 2015 Organisational Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award was Aurecon Australasia. In selecting Aurecon the judging panel highlighted their scale, leadership, market influence as well as their excellent embedding of sustainability principles and frameworks into a large organisation.
CAPTION: Aurecon wins the 2015 Sustainability in Infrastructure Organisational Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award presented by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) (L-R) Ashley Hernandez (nee Stevenson, Aurecon), Mark Rogers (ISCA Deputy Chairperson) and Tom Grosskopf (Judge 2015 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards).
Aurecon is committed to making a real contribution to the sustainability challenge. They recognise the need to balance economic growth with social development and the protection of the environment, while furthering the capacity of Aurecon and stakeholders to survive, adapt and grow in a changing world. Aurecon has a number of specialist professionals with skills in sustainability, including nine (9) IS Accredited Professionals. They are working on a number of sustainable infrastructure projects and are continually looking for opportunities in sustainability not only to improve their client’s sustainability standing but to improve their own skills in this regard.
The judging panel also awarded a Highly Commended award to Icon Water. The judging panel rewarded Icon Water for their community engagement not simply engaging internally. Icon Water has rolled out its sustainability framework to ensure economic, social, environmental and cultural elements of sustainability are integrated across the business and infrastructure projects.
The remaining 2015 nominees were:
- Auckland Airport
- Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd
- Panuku Development Auckland
- Salini Impregilo
- Value Adviser Associates Pty Ltd
The Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award recognises the individual who best exhibits the most outstanding performance, leadership and greatest contribution to advancing infrastructure sustainability. The winner of the 2015 Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award was Scott Losee. The judging panel were impressed with Scott’s leadership and contribution to ISCA as a start-up organisation, his passion as an early adopter and his energetic longevity.
CAPTION: Scott Losee wins the 2015 Sustainability in Infrastructure Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award presented by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) (L-R) Scott Losee (Scott Losee Consulting), Dr Katrina O’Mara (ISCA company Secretary and 2014 Winner) and Jonathan Kennedy (Judge 2015 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards).
Scott has been intensively involved in the creation of ISCA and the IS rating scheme since its very beginning. In December 2014, Scott retired from the ISCA Board as its longest-serving Director. He continues as a volunteer member of the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and as an active IS Verifier. His volunteer efforts this year have also included overseeing the development of an ISCA Planning Guideline and beginning the revamp of the IS scorecard, after having developed the original scorecard currently in use. Scott’s contributions this year are built upon his 25 year career, beginning as one of Queensland Transport’s first environmental officers. His career highlights include establishing AECOM’s Australia New Zealand practice in Sustainability and Climate Change and its infrastructure sustainability services. His work has spanned policy, planning, design and delivery for diverse infrastructure including roads, rail, seaports, airports, waste management, urban development, commercial buildings, electricity generation and transmission, and water supply and sewerage.
The judging panel also awarded a Highly Commended award to Hollie Mapson recognising her drive, commitment and success in influencing through communication and process. Hollie’s enthusiasm and commitment has inspired many individuals and her passion and drive for infrastructure sustainability has enabled her to challenge and lead change in the construction industry. Hollie leads Laing O’Rourke’s Sustainability Function in the Australasian region and is focused on developing and embedding the corporate sustainability strategy and framework to drive better infrastructure sustainability outcomes on all projects.
CAPTION: Hollie Mapson receiving the 2015 Sustainability in Infrastructure Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Highly Commended Award, presented by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) (L-R) Hayley Jarick (ISCA) and Hollie Mapson (Laing O'Rourke)
The remaining 2015 nominees were:
- Amardeep Wander
- Ashley Hernandez (nee Stevenson)
- Dr David Cruickshanks-Boyd
- Louis Bettini
- Nicole Rogers
- Rob Rouwette
- Ross Davies
- Sophie Wallis
- Stuart Hodgson
The 2015 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards judging panel comprised of:
Tom Grosskopf | Director, Metropolitan Branch | NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Jessica Hall | General Manager, Infrastructure Policy | Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Jonathan Kennedy | Executive Director – Policy & Strategy | Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
Megan Motto | CEO | Consult Australia
The 2015 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards were sponsored by Lend Lease and WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff.