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Inside Construction award winners named

Inside Construction


Heavy lifting specialist Mammoet Australia’s work on the Cross River Rail project has been recognised at the Inside Construction Foundational Awards, held last week in conjunction with the Inside Construction Expo in Melbourne.

The awards honoured individuals, organisations and projects helping to progress the industry in a multitude of ways.

Mammoet won the Operational Excellence category, which acknowledged the company’s achievements in efficiency, best practice occupational health and safety, and impeccable operational records.

The Cross River Rail project aims to alleviate congestion, enhance transportation, and stimulate economic growth within the city of Brisbane. However, it presented significant challenges due to a confined and congested site deep within an underground station cavern.

Mammoet needed to overcome restricted headroom, minimal clearance, and complex construction sequencing hurdles while ensuring minimal disruptions.

The company’s expert team devised an innovative solution that enabled it to overcome these challenges. Thorough preparation and on-site rehearsals ultimately led to the successful and safe execution of the project.

Meanwhile, the Australian Rail Track Corporation took home the Safety Program Award for its Contractor Safety Management Program.

The program manages work outsourced to contractors by ensuring they deliver work safely and comply with ARTC life-saving behaviours.

The ARTC identifies, selects and engages contractors to meet the organisation’s requirements, inducts them so that they have the required competencies, and always provides adequate supervision.

Sarah Marshall from Fulton Hogan took out the Industry Leader category, while Christina Knorr from CJK Fire & Safety was recognised as Woman of the Year.

The full list of winners:

  • Industry Leader Award: Sarah Marshall from Fulton Hogan
  • Woman of the Year: Christina Knorr from CJK Fire & Safety
  • Rising Star of the Year: Sarah Frankson from Fulton Hogan
  • Operational Excellence Award: Cross River Rail construction project from Mammoet Australia
  • Sustainability Initiative of the Year: Material Processing Centre 2 (MPC 2) from Bingo Industries
  • Safety Program Award: Contractor Safety Management Program from ARTC
  • Technology Solution Award: Autodesk Construction Cloud from Autodesk
  • Local Government Project of the Year: Northern Rivers Rail Trail from Hazell Bros Qld