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CBay nominated for Awards

CBay has been named a finalist in the 2013 Ingenium Engineering Excellence Awards.

The announcement comes in the same week the complex was named as a finalist in two categories of the New Zealand Property Council's property industry awards which will be announced on Friday 7 June.

The Ingenium award is for excellence in engineering with CBay in the category for projects costing more than $10 million.

"We see reaching the finals of both awards as recognition of CBay's excellence across several levels including environmental, sustainability, energy and operational efficiency and provision of excellence in service to the community," the council's district services manager, Ashley Harper, said.

In his entry to the Ingenium judges, Mr Harper said the $23.5 million Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre stood as testimony to a community's will, a district council's resolve, professional design talent and effective fundraising to deliver excellence in civil engineering and construction technologies.

"The project delivered a collective approach to provide for the health, fitness and recreation of a population that spanned wide demographics in age and physical ability."

The judges were looking for a level of excellence beyond what would be accepted as a competently executed project. Excellence did not equate to routine work done well.

Criteria included a measure of the technical complexity of the project; how well public consultation and/or stakeholder consultation was handled; the project's impact on the community, the social and cultural consequences; adherence to budgets and timelines, and a measure of the level of innovation and creativity applied to resolving the issues presented by the project.

The winners will be announced as part of the Ingenium annual conference in Dunedin on June 15.