2017 INNOVATE NZ Awards of Excellence Guidelines


The revised 2017 guidelines (G62-1) has been updated and can be viewed and downloaded below. We have created an additional document that provides helpful tips and commonly overlooked elements of the awards for your consideration. Once you've read the "Start Here" document, the "nuts and bolts" guidlines contain all the details around what should be included in the submission with updated entry fees and instructions.

Start Here - Helpful Guidelines "Nuts and Bolts" G62-1 Guideline to Your Submission Example of Heirarchy Table

 

Online Entry Form - click here (please use the online form to submit)

(PDF form here)

 

Save the dates for the 2017 INNOVATE process:

ENTRY FORMS DUE - Friday, March 3rd
SUBMISSIONS DUE - Wednesday, March 15th
WINNERS INFORMED - Wednesday, June 21st
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE GALA DINNER - Saturday, August 12th

The two most important dates are the entry form and submission deadlines. So what’s the difference? The entry form will be used to give ACENZ and the Convenor of Judges a heads up on how many projects to expect and an idea of the disciplines. That way if we need to source extra judges or find specialist judges, we can handle both the work load and ensure the quality of judging is kept at the highest standard possible.

The submission is THE most important element of the entry process. Without it, your project won’t be evaluated. It’s also the primary source of information that our judges use in the evaluation process. Our team does extra research such as contacting different people in the project, usually the client but could also include the contractor, principal, or any other large stakeholder to the outcome you are presenting to us. Most projects also get a physical site visit to check those interesting details you’ve told us so much about!

Other dates include when the winners will be informed. All that means is that we will tell the project contact that an award will be made...not necessarily what level though (being Gold, Silver, or Merit). That would spoil all the fun on the night!

Also, we celebrate together! Entrants, winners, clients, etc...we invite all to celebrate the extraordinary achievement of the consulting and engineering industry together at the Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner. This fun gala dinner recognises both the INNOVATE Awards (project awards) and the ACENZ Awards (people awards). More information on where, when, dress, price, etc. can be found online here.

 The 2017 Awards of Excellence Gala will be held on Saturday, 12th August 2017 in Taupo at the Wairakei Resort.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2016  

 

The 2016 Awards of Excellence Black Tie Gala Dinner 

Held on Friday, 2nd September at the Ellerslie Events Centre in Auckland, ACENZ welcomed over 240 guests to celebrate excellent in engineering and consulting. 

Photos are up! Find them on our Flickr and Facebook pages!

Take a moment to download the PDF of the Awards Magazine (5MB).

 
2016 INNOVATE AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FINALISTS 

Photos from the Awards Dinner Gala will be posted to the ACENZ facebook and flickr pages after the Gala Dinner on September 2, 2016.

Hamilton Southern Links Tauranga Eastern Link  Devenport Library  Waikato Expressway Cambridge Bridge 
Hamilton Southern Linksby AECOM and Opus for NZ Transport Agency
(MERIT AWARD WINNER)
Tauranga Eastern Linkby AECOM for Fulton Hogan and HEB Construction Alliance Devonport Library by AECOM for Auckland Council Waikato Expressway Cambridge Section Bridgeby AECOM for HEB Construction
 Wairau Road 220kV GXP Substation  Waitaki River Bridges Replacement  Sumner Surf Life Saving Club  Project ATOM
Wairau Road 220kV GXP Substation by AECOM for Transpower NZ
(SILVER AWARD WINNER)
Waitaki River Bridges Replacementby AECOM for NZ Transport Agency Sumner Surf Life Saving Club Clubhouse Rebuild by Aurecon for Sumner Surf Life Saving Club
(MERIT AWARD WINNER)
(COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER)
Project ATOM by Beca and NZ Steel for NZ Steel
(GOLD AWARD WINNER)
 SCIRT Team One Year In  Tuvalu Borrow Pits  Sapper  Timarus Sewer Strategy
SCIRT by Beca, AECOM, Aurecon, GHD, Jacobs, MWH, Opus, and Woods for SCIRT Alliance Tuvalu Burrow Pits by Calibre Consulting for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
(GOLD AWARD WINNER)
Sapperby Cook Costello for IAG New Zealand
(MERIT AWARD WINNER)
Timaru's District Wide Sewer Strategyby CH2M Beca for Timaru District Council
(SILVER AWARD WINNER)
 Foodstuffs Hornby Distribution Centre  180-184 Durham Street South  Nelson Street Cycleway  Angus Tait Innovation Centre
Foodstuffs SI Hornby Distribution Centreby Cosgroves for Foodstuffs 180-184 Durham Street Southby Engineering Design Consultants (EDC) for the Westall Trust Nelson Street Cyclewayby GHD, Novare, Monk Mackenzie and NZTA for NZ Transport Agency
(SILVER AWARD WINNER)
University of Canterbury Tait Innovation Centre by GHD for the University of Canterbury
(MERIT AWARD WINNER)
 15 Stout Street Development  Isaac Theatre Royal  Pukeahu National War Memorial Park  Clive Bridge Cycleway
15 Stout Street Development by Holmes Fire for Argosy Property Ltd
(SILVER AWARD WINNER)
Isaac Theatre Royalby Holmes Fire for Isaac Theatre Royal
(GOLD AWARD WINNER)
Pukeahu National War Memorial Parkby the Memorial Park Alliance (NZTA, Downer, HEB Construction, Tonkin & Taylor, and AECOM) for NZ Transport Agency and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage
(MERIT AWARD WINNER)
Clive Bridge Cyclewayby MWH for Hastings District Council
Greymouth Wastewater Treatment Plant Ferrymead Bridge
Greymouth Wastewater Treatment Plantby MWH for Grey District Council Auckland Harbour Bridge Adaptive Management Framework by NZTA, Beca, Total Bridge Services for NZ Transport Agency
(MERIT AWARD WINNER)
Design Guidance for Bridges in New Zealand for Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading by Opus International Consultants for NZ Transport Agency Ferrymead Bridgeby Opus International Consultants for Christchurch City Council
(SILVER AWARD WINNER)
Southern Response Archaeological Investigations SH6 Diana Falls Slip Remediation Cathedral Grammar Junior School Christchurch Art Gallery Base Isolation Retrofit
Southern Response Archaeological Investigationsby Opus International Consultants for Southern Reponse Earthquake
(SILVER AWARD WINNER)
SH6 Diana Falls Slip Remediationby Opus International Consultants and McNulty for NZ Transport Agency Cathedral Grammar Junior School by Ruamoko Solutions for The Cathedral Grammar School
(MERIT AWARD WINNER)
Christchurch Art Gallery Base Isolation Retrofit by Ruamoko Solutions and Aurecon for Christchurch City Council and Fulton Hogan
(SILVER AWARD WINNER)
Fonterra Dryer Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool  
Fonterra Pahiatua Dryer 3by Silvester Clark Consulting Engineers for Fonterra Co-operative Group Canterbury Geotechnical Databaseby Tonkin & Taylor for MBIE
(GOLD AWARD WINNER)
Pedestrian Facility Selection Toolby Abley Transportation Consultants for Austroads
(MERIT AWARD WINNER)
 
 
 ABOUT THE INNOVATE AWARDS

"To be honoured by your peers is one of the highest forms of recognition an organisation can bestow on its members." - Andrew Read, 2013 Convenor of Judges

ACENZ Members must have been responsible for a substantial amount of the design and/or management of a project. Projects must have been completed within the last three years and have permission from the client and relevant partners. Projects that include processes or mechanical functions must have run for at least 12 months to prove their operation.

Judges consider the technical excellence of the design and execution by evaluating complexity, innovation, depth of technical knowledge, the elegance of the solution, social environmental impacts and the client relationship of each entry. Projects are evaluated by at least four judges who make up a panel of very experienced assessors. 

"The ACENZ Innovate Awards attract outstanding and innovative projects from all engineering disciplines and recognise the valuable contribution that engineers make to developing and maintaining sustainable infrastructure in New Zealand. Opus understands the importance of recognising engineering achievement, and we are delighted to continue our long association with the Awards." - David Prentice, CEO Opus

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