Recently I reported on the announcement of awards for the NSW TAFE Bricklaying Apprentices of the Year, made on November 3 at the Masonry Contractors Australia (MCA) Annual Awards for Brick and Blocklaying Excellence. It was a big event with over 240 members, sponsors and guests attending a great night of celebration, made even better with comedian Marty Fields performing.
But there was another major set of Awards that night in the form of the Contractor of the Year 2017. Awards were drawn from the judging of 64 entries across seven categories (see Table below) plus an overall Excellence Award was given for Contractor of the Year 2017. The major award went to CTR Pacific Commercial Bricklaying, for the Dempsey Building project at Daramalan Secondary College, Dickson, ACT. Read More. ABBTF was Platinum Sponsor for the Awards night and it was pleasing to have three of our team attend: CEO, Tony Bishop Regional Manager North West, and myself.
The seven Contractor of the Year 2017 category winners from NSW and ACT were:
|Brickwork- Single Dwelling –Residential||JD Contractors||York Road, Queens Park, NSW|
|Brickwork- Medium Density – Cluster Housing||Brazil Construction PL||King Street, Newtown, NSW|
Brickwork- Commercial & Public Buildings
Dempsey Building, Dickson, ACT
|Blockwork- Single Dwelling/Residential/Medium Density||Tony Crockett||Buckra Bendinni Road, Buckra Bendinni, NSW|
|Blockwork- Commercial/Public Buildings||Conrina Masonry PL||Wahroonga Adventist School, NSW|
|Ornamental &/or Landscape- Brickwork||Walsos Bricklaying||ARV Woodberry, Winston Hills, NSW|
|Ornamental &/or Landscape- Blockwork||Retaining Solutions||Cnr. Cowpasture Road & The Horsley Drive, Wetherill Park, NSW|
ABBTF roundly congratulates all the winners for their amazing work, especially CTR Pacific’s Paul (Butch) Harrington, Operations Manager and Jonathan (Jacko) Davis as team members of the overall winner. It’s gratifying to know that this high quality bricklaying business has eight apprentices registered with ABBTF.
Take a look at some stunning brickwork from CTR Pacific, taken from its website:
ABBTF Regional Manager NSW-ACT