John Foster Projects took out one of the construction awards at the 2014 Mackay & Whitsundays Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards, held on 15 August at the Mackay Convention Centre. The Aurizon Disaster Recovery Facility claimed the honour in the category, Refurbishment/Renovation $2 million ‒ $5 million.
Master Builders’ regional manager, Malcolm Hull, congratulated all category winners. “The standard we have seen this year is incredible and demonstrates the impeccable talent and expertise of our industry,” Mr Hull said.
John Foster Projects was the recipient of a State Award at the 2013 Queensland Master Builders Housing and Construction Awards. The ABC Regional Radio Studio claimed the honour in the category Commercial Building (office accommodation) up to $5 million.
Innovative construction methods saw the purpose-built ABC Regional Radio Studio constructed to the highest cyclone requirements and beyond, which will enable the region to have communication under any circumstances. John Foster Projects exceeded strict energy and sustainability requirements to ensure that the building will be cost effective for many years. Ironically, the building was constructed during an exceptionally wet season, but remained on time and on budget.