February 20, 2024

Industry News

Australian Steel Institute Steel Sustainability Awards

The transformation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales into two buildings connected by a public art garden has won the Large Projects Over $10m category at the inaugural Australian Steel Institute (ASI) Steel Sustainability Awards.

Almost doubling the exhibition space, the building project employed the latest sustainable practices including reuse of materials and achieved world-leading 6-star Green Star accreditation. Building services company Arup entered the project for the awards with the designer SANAA and Architectus as executive architects; Arup as engineer; Richard Crookes Constructions as head contractor; and SSA certified Samaras Structural Engineers as the steel fabricator.

The winners of the other three categories were:

Umbagong District Park pedestrian bridges in the ACT (small projects under $10m). Designed to have minimal impact on the environment, the bridges project retained existing natural rock outcrops as structural foundations, minimising civil works. It reduced the use of reinforcing steel and concrete. SSA certified steel fabricator ACT Steelworks was the entering organisation, with architect TCL, engineer Sellick Consultants, and head contractor Complex Co making up the successful project team.

The Road to Sustainability Through Good Health and Safety initiative (company or project initiative, large). Focusing on the physical and mental health of employees, this program provides data driven occupational health and safety solutions for sustainable outcomes. InfraBuild was the entering organisation.

Shore Brace 400 hydraulic bracing system (company or project initiative, small). This modular hydraulic bracing system provides a reusable hire solution to single-use bespoke steel walers, reducing waste.

Highly commended project and initiatives were:

New Fitzroy Bridge in WA. Fitzroy Bridge Alliance was the entering organisation, with engineer BG&E, head contractor Fitzroy Bridge Alliance; and steel fabricator Civmec.

Basic oxygen steelmaking (BOS) slag utilisation. The initiative was highly commended for its innovation in optimising waste streams for positive environment and economic impact. Liberty Primary Steel was the entering organisation.

For further information, visit the Australian Steel Institute website: www.steel.org.au