One of the most iconic buildings to emerge in Sydney in recent years won in three out of five categories in the latest round of the ASI’s biennial NSW/ACT Steel Design Awards.

The current home of Macquarie Bank at One Shelley Street, Sydney topped the stakes in the Architectural Steel Design, Structural Engineering Steel Building Design and Multi-Level Steel Building Design categories.

In other categories, a showcase of Australian industry in China cleverly clad in weathering steel won in the Steel Clad Structures Building Design category and a continuous pedestrian and pedalling bridge over 19 lanes of freeway topped the Structural Engineering Steel Design - Infrastructure & Mining class.

Student Award Winners are Ali Amin (University of New South Wales), Annette Beedles (University of Wollongong), Dirk Engelbert (University of Technology, Sydney), Qihuan Feng (University of Newcastle), Nicholas Gordon (Australian Defence Force Academy), Kirsten Lewis (University of Sydney) and Mark Villon (University of Western Sydney).

The awards were presented at a special dinner function held at Star City casino in Pyrmont on Friday, 23 July. ASI State Manager – NSW & ACT, Phil Casey said that the state awards attracted a record number of entries this year – 44 compared with 23 the previous program in 2008. “It’s very encouraging that despite NSW copping its fair of bad press lately and the impact of the GFC, the state and the ACT still boast a wide array of recent steel-intensive projects that are of world class,” he said.

All three winning projects go on to vie for the national honours to be announced at the Australian Steel Convention this month. The NSW/ACT awards were facilitated by generous support from major sponsor, the Nepean Group, event sponsors Stramit Building Products, Orrcon Steel, Hunter Galvanizing (ATB Morton), Southern Steel Group and St George Corporate & Business Bank, as well as Infrastructure & Mining Award sponsor, Xlerplate (BlueScope Steel Industrial Markets) and Student Award sponsor, Enterprise Drafting. The awards were also undertaken with the support of ASI sustaining members BlueScope Steel, Fletcher Building and OneSteel.


Name: Phil Casey
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