9th January 2015
The FKG Group have had an impressive 2014 award season winning a number of accolades for excellence in project delivery and commitment to training and upskilling.
The FKG Group’s performance earned 12 award wins throughout 2014, including a national title at the National Association of Building Designers for Best New Non-Residential Design over $5 million category for the FKG Group Head Office, a state win at the Building Designers Association of Queensland winning Commercial Building Design (Queensland) for the FKG Group’s Head Office facility, and a High Commendation at the AustStab Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation Association – Awards of Excellence for Work Health and Safety innovations during the Gore Highway Road Rehabilitation project.
A major highlight amongst the host of award wins was the FKG Group’s state win of the prestigious Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Earth Award for the FKG Group’s Gore Highway Foam Stabilisation Road Rehabilitation Project in the $20 million to $75 million category. The FKG Group’s Gore Highway project was selected due to the project’s superior delivery and outcomes, and work health and safety program and performance with CCF judges commenting, “The FKG Group’s Gore Highway redevelopment innovatively introduced foamed bitumen stabilisation using a refined methodology, which optimised performance and efficiency.”
Of further endorsement for the FKG Group’s reputation for performance beyond expectations, was the string of awards received at the 2014 Queensland Master Builders awards including: the Logan Village Woolworths project which won the Retail Facilities over $5 million (Brisbane) category; Heavy Haulage Australia Depot, which won the Industrial Building up to $5 million (Downs and Western) category; Mackay Knowledge Village Project, which won the Health and Education Facilities over $20 million (Mackay and Whitsunday) category; Hastings Deering Industrial Park Project, which won the Industrial Building over $5 million (Mackay and Whitsunday) category; the Indigenous Housing (NPA, Bamaga and Western Cape) Projects, which won the Sporting and Community Services Facilities over $20 million (Far North Queensland) category. The FKG Group’s very own Apprentice Carpenter, Kyle Steffens won Apprentice of the Year (Downs and Western), and the FKG Group took out the Apprentice Employer of the Year (Downs and Western) for their dedication to providing apprentice employment opportunities.
Testament to the Group’s commitment to apprenticeships and employee training, the FKG Group also won the Civil Construction category for Employment Commitment to Training Excellence at the Construction Skills
Queensland awards. The FKG Group was chosen for this award due to their investment in the training and upskilling of employees.
The 2015 award season is set to receive a host of nominations for FKG Group projects, following the successful completion of a number of key construction and civil projects in late 2014.