AWCI Awards 2018

Winners of the AWCI ANZ Awards of Excellence 2018 were announced at the National Conference in Perth in October.

The AWCI Awards of Excellence 2018 recognises the highest standards of workmanship in the wall and ceiling industry. The awards celebrate the outstanding work of entrants from across Australia and New Zealand in their creative and innovative applications of internal lining products. This year the judging panel commented on the extremely high calibre of all projects and applauded every entrant for their workmanship and leadership in the industry.

Featuring USG Boral Flexiboard amongst other USG Boral products, Express Interiors won the ‘Commercial > 500K’ Award Category for their work on the VRC Members ‘The Club Stand’ at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria.

Multiplex commenced development of The Club Stand in 2016, a new world-class facility for VRC Members at Flemington Racecourse. A priority on the VRC’s 2010 Masterplan, given the old Members’ Grandstand was reaching the end of its life, the $128 million project was designed by Bates Smart Architects, envisioning a five-storey structure of elegant curves.

The main challenge encountered was meeting design requirements for curved walls, ceilings and pillars. As a public building, The Club Stand was also subject to strict BCA and acoustical requirements, so called for wall and ceiling linings with specific technical attributes.

View the full list of winners here.