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Tonkin + Taylor finalists for Consult Australia Awards for Excellence

By 9 February 2023November 27th, 2023News
Tonkin + Taylor finalists for Consult Australia Awards for Excellence

Tonkin + Taylor (T+T) is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the prestigious Consult Australia Awards for Excellence.

Our geotechnical team has been nominated in the Innovative Design category for their geotechnical design work on the Mordialloc Freeway project, a design & construct project delivered by McConnell Dowell Decmil Joint Venture (MCDDJV).

The Innovative Design award recognises firms who have demonstrated outstanding innovation in any aspect of the design process.

T+T was engaged as the lead geotechnical designer, providing geotechnical, landfill, environmental and contamination management consultancy services to MCDDJV from the tender design phase, a detailed design phase, through to the construction support phase.

T+T Senior Principal / Technical Director / Project Design Manager/ Project Director, Dr Daiquan Yang says:

“The T+T team was proud to be involved on this highly successful project. The complexities and challenges of this project demanded that T+T continually sought to challenge convention in developing many innovative design and practical solutions.

Our innovations also enabled a significantly high proportion of recycled materials to be used during construction, which created sustainable, positive impacts for our community. The cumulative & multiple cost-effective, innovative, yet low risk constructable geotechnical solutions provided by the T+T team on this project were made possible through a collaborative approach by all involved, particularly with support from our client, MCDDJV; and from the project owner, MRPV. The innovations displayed throughout this project set a great new benchmark of the value that can be provided to future road projects, and to similar relevant infrastructure projects.”

Dr Tim Fisher, Managing Director of Tonkin + Taylor Group, said: “This nomination is a great credit to our design team. To be shortlisted in the Innovative Design category reflects the outstanding and ground-breaking work that T+T is undertaking on major infrastructure projects across Australia. I wish our team the very best of luck.”

T+T also has a finalist in the Future Leader category, with Helena Woolums our Environmental Discipline Manager on the shortlist – you can find out more about Helena’s nomination here.

Nicole Neal, Chief Executive Australia of Tonkin + Taylor said: “I am delighted we have been shortlisted for two awards. Our finalists all embody T+T’s value of Excellence Everyday. To be shortlisted in the Innovative Design category is well deserved recognition for the fantastic work of our geotechnical team. The innovations they produced during the Mordialloc Freeway project are exemplars of how T+T create and sustain a better world. Congratulations and good luck to all our finalists!”

The winners will be announced at the Consult Australia Awards for Excellence ceremony on March 23 in Sydney.