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Finalist project collaborators announced

The Alliancing Association of Australasia (AAA) has announced the finalists of its excellence awards, now in its fifth year.

AAA co-founder and nanaging director Alain Mignot said 2011’s finalists epitomise the value of alliancing to deliver complex and critical community infrastructure early and on or below budget through innovative design solutions and construction methods.

“The high quality outcomes described in the submissions are remarkable, but the bar is high as judges lift their performance expectations every year to reflect our evolving knowledge on how to make alliances perform in all economic conditions,” he said.

The finalists are:
Wellington Dam Alliance (Western Australia): Delivered an upgrade of ageing but critical infrastructure at a cost “significantly less than the lowest construct-only price received through an initial competitive non-alliance tendering process,” Mignot remarked.

Horizon Alliance (Queensland): Delivered the state’s first multi-modal corridor project early and under budget despite numerous challenges. “Horizon Alliance achieved true value for money in scope management in the face of significant scope and funding changes as well as stressful political and commercial pressures,” noted Mignot.

Melbourne Water Pipelines Alliance (Victoria): Delivered the design and costing of upgrade works for brownfield wastewater infrastructure in collaboration with the client “to ensure whole-of-life considerations were understood and addressed,” said Mignot. “The alliance recognised that a collaborative sub-alliance with a tunnelling expert would ensure integration and performance incentivisation to optimise outcomes on challenging tunnelling works.”

Bridge to Bay Alliance (New South Wales): Delivered the Inner West Busway project on budget and ahead of time on Victoria Road, one of Sydney’s busiest, in densely populated suburbs. According to Mignot, “the dedicated bus lane was completed 12 months earlier than was possible via any other form of delivery”.

The AAA will host a gala awards dinner at its ‘Collaboration with 20-20 Vision’ national convention in Brisbane on 18-19 October 2011. See www.alliancingassociation.org for further details of the awards or the convention.

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