Monthly Archives: November 2015

CSQ Awards - November 13, 2015: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Credit: Pat Brunet / Event Photos Australia

Congratulations to our CSQ Excellence Awards finalists

On Friday 13 November 2015, staff from CMC attended the annual CSQ Excellence Awards at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank.

The awards celebrate and acknowledge the industry’s apprentices, trainees, schools, trainers, professionals, training organisations and employers who are committed to training and skills development.

CMC had been recognised as a finalist in three of the categories.

  • Orbus3 Award for Employer Commitment to Training – Civil Construction
  • Civil Contractors Federation Award for Construction Professional of the Year – Greg Hopkins
  • Construction Trainee of the Year – Harvey Neville

CMC’s managing director, Peter Kendall said that while our finalists didn’t win on the night, it was a great achievement to have been represented so strongly across three of the categories.

“CMC has a long tradition of training and upskilling our staff, and I congratulate Greg Hopkins and Harvey Neville for their achievement as finalists within their categories,” Mr Kendall said.

“I also would like to thank the people within our business who manage the training program to ensure that we continue to sustain our commitment to training and building a team of industry-best professionals.”

A little about our finalists.

Greg Hopkins has worked with CMC since 2012 and is currently engaged on our Mein Deviation project in Far North Queensland. He brings almost 30 years’ experience to his role as superintendent and is passionate about training and mentoring young trainees and apprentices. Greg is currently undertaking additional units within his Diploma of Project Management to become a member of Project Managers Australia.

Harvey Neville joined CMC in Year 11 when he commenced a school based apprenticeship with the business. He has since completed his apprenticeship, and is currently enrolled to complete a Cert III Civil Construction Road Construction and Maintenance course. Harvey has worked on several of our projects in Central Queensland.

We look forward to 2016 when we will be able to recognise the achievements and commitment of our staff at the CSQ Excellence Awards.


Director-General visits Mein Deviation team

On 2 November 2015, Neil Scales, Director-General of Transport and Main Roads visited the Cape York Region to see first-hand how works were progressing in the far north.

One of the projects visited was CMC’s Mein Deviation where CMC has been working since mid-August.

Mr Scales noted in a statement “how pleased he was with the reasonable and solution-focussed attitudes of the people that he met with.”

He also stated that this package of work on the PDR [Peninsula Developmental Road] will drive economic development on the Cape.

Project manager Mr John Deste said that the visit by Mr Scales recognised the political sensitivities of the project and the efforts that CMC have made in achieving the Key Result Areas of:

  • Indigenous and non-indigenous training and up-skilling
  • Implementation of the indigenous economic opportunities
  • Local Industry Participation

The Mein Deviation involves construction of a 29 kilometre sealed road. Works largely involve earthworks, pavement works, drainage, and bitumen sealing works with major quantities including 164,538 cubic metres of fill material, 72,256 cubic metres of gravel, and 113 metres of culverts.


CMC wins three of the nation’s top civil engineering awards

On Friday 16 October 2015, CMC won three national awards at this year’s prestigious CCF National Earth Awards and National Civil Train Awards held in Melbourne.

CMC’s managing director, Peter Kendall attended the evening and was overjoyed to receive the awards on behalf of CMC, with the company recognised at the highest level for outstanding performance.

“The CCF National Earth Awards are one of the nation’s highest and most sought after industry awards,” said Mr Kendall.

“For CMC to walk away with two project awards, plus a national training award was a fantastic result and proud moment for CMC and the people that work hard on site, delivering our client’s projects every day.”

Congratulations to the project teams who worked on the following winning projects:

  • Category 2 – $2 million to $10 million: West Creek and Goggs Street, Toowoomba, Package 41.
  • Category 5 – $75 million to $150 million: Pacific Motorway Upgrade (Worongary to Mudgeeraba).

Both outstanding project, the West Creek and Goggs Street, Toowoomba project was recognised for its commitment to the community and the environment during the works program; whilst the Pacific Motorway Upgrade was recognised for the team’s execution of the works under high traffic volumes and within a tiny construction envelope, particular for the bridgeworks.

Congratulations also to Harvey Neville for his steadfast commitment and achievement of the following award.

  • Civil Train National Trainee of the Year Cert III Award: Harvey Neville, CMC.