The SA 2020 Australian Institute of Building Awards night was held last Friday October 30th, with fantastic results for the SYNERGY CONSTRUCT team.

SYNERGY CONSTRUCT has achieved industry recognition for our work delivering the UniLodge Gray Street project a purpose-built student accommodation building in Adelaide.

The SA Australian Institute of Building Awards 2020 awarded SYNERGY CONSTRUCT first place for the project, in the Residential Construction – $50 million plus category.

The project was assessed based on criteria including the degree of project difficulty, management techniques, innovation, relationships with client and the community work force, and the quality of the completed project.

Distinctive features of the UniLodge Gray Street Student Accommodation include:

  • A 1,764m2 living green wall (the largest of its kind in Australia)
  • A modern ground floor lobby and retail area
  • 772 beds in the 16 upper accommodation levels
  • Two levels of outdoor area at the top of the building
  • BBQ and outdoor facilities in the lower courtyard
  • 644 pre-fabricated bathroom pods
  • 564 locally-built pre-fabricated kitchens.

The AIB Awards also announced SYNERGY CONSTRUCT Project Manager Heath Price as the Building Professional of the Year for 2020, for his leadership on the UniLodge project. In addition, the following SYNERGY CONSTRUCT staff who worked on the UniLodge project were recognised for being essential to the project’s success: Denis Clignon, Gavin Dowling, Greg Eldridge, Daniel Woolford, James Pinnell and Mark Maxted.

SYNERGY CONSTRUCT Graduate Construction Engineer Justin Smart was also honoured at the AIB Awards, being awarded the R A O’Neill Award for the best Research Dissertation for the year, as part of his Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Hons) degree at Uni of SA. This caps off a successful year for Justin, who was also recognised by the MBA and CIOB for outstanding academic results in 2020.

Founder and Operations Director Craig Weaver praised the SYNERGY CONSTRUCT team for their contribution to the company’s success at the 2020 SA AIB Awards.

At SYNERGY CONSTRUCT we have a group of people who are technically skilled, work extremely hard and employ exceptional customer service and working relationships – and we’re pretty proud of that,

Congratulations to the entire team involved in the UniLodge Project, and to Health and Justin on their well-deserved individual accolades.

This is a wonderful achievement for the SYNERGY CONSTRUCT team and positive signs as we continue to demonstrate strong growth in the local commercial construction sector.

Over the past seven years, SYNERGY CONSTRUCT has been involved in the completion of six high-rise commercial construction projects, with a further three projects currently under construction.

Justin and Heath at the 2020 SA Australian Institute of Building Awards night
[photo courtesy of AIB ]