SA - CCAA Innovation Awards 2018

The CCAA Innovation Awards and Dinner we held on Friday 27 July 2018.

Around 120 members, government representatives, sponsors and guests enjoyed the rarefied atmosphere of the Mortlock Wing of the State Library to celebrate innovation in the industry.

There were many highlights of the evening's program including a presentation by Steve Murray, Member for Davenport and Representing the Minister for Mining and the conferring of the Awards.

The innovation awards are separated into three categories:

Environmental Innovation

This award is for outstanding achievement in developing and successfully applying a new initiative or an original solution in one or more aspects of environmental management at a concrete, extractive or cement operation. 

Health & Safety Innovation

This award recognises outstanding achievement in developing and implementing an innovative solution to an identified health and safety issue. Entries for this award may include a product solution, engineering innovation, a training program, an awareness raising activity or other risk control measures that reduce the risk of work-related injury and illness; and

Community Leadership

This award recognises an exceptional contribution a CCAA member has made in enhancing the public perception and standing of the heavy construction materials industry. For example, projects for this award category may include company initiatives and measures that better inform and educate the community; support local schools, community groups and sporting clubs; or improves site amenity for the local neighbourhood. 

CCAA wishes to congratulate all of the 2018 finalists on their efforts and contribution to improvement and innovation this year. CCAA congratulates the following entries on winning their categories:

Environmental Innovation Award | WINNER: Hanson Australia - Rowland Flat Quarry Progressive Rehabilitation

The team at Rowland Flat Quarry, have worked considerably hard to establish and practice a highly effective progressive rehabilitation plan. Given the location of the quarry in the Barossa Valley, it is crucial that the site minimises visual impact and disturbed land footprint, whilst maintaining a cost-effective operation. The rehabilitation plan considers the surrounding natural and social environment and incorporates the sole re-use/re-generation of the natural vegetation, soils and by-products onsite. 

Health & Safety Innovation Award | WINNER: Adelaide Brighton Cement - Engineered Lab Solutions Designed to Eliminate Concrete Cylinder Manual Handling 

Across the Adelaide Brighton Group manual handling injuries account for approximately 60% of injuries and claims. A purpose designed and constructed "Centralised Laboratory Facility" was opened on the Birkenhead plant site of Adelaide Brighton Cement in December 2017. 
A consolidation of six old testing facilities provided the opportunity to focus on engineered solutions to eliminate manual handling challenges in CMT laboratories. An efficient workflow process was designed for the new laboratory that aimed to eliminate more than 90% of the manual handling tasks associated with the new concrete cylinder preparation process.

Community Leadership Award | WINNER: Boral Australia - Linwood Quarry Community Drop-in Sessions

Boral is currently in a process of compiling a Mining Proposal to develop lands to the east of the Linwood Quarry. To help guide its future direction, they held several information 'drop-in' sessions at which key stakeholders could meet the team and find out what is proposed. Four sessions were held at the Cove Civic Centre in Hallett Cove. Over the four sessions, they had approximately 40 community members attend to raise concerns, ideas or queries about the Linwood operations. Discussions between community members and on-site operation employees created an open dialogue, with Boral employees encouraging residents to contact them directly should they have further concerns. 

Community Leadership Award | HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hallett Concrete - "Mates in Construction" to the Masses

Hallett Concrete purchased new agitator trucks and instead of the normally badging with its distinctive red diamond, the company sold "diamonds" to suppliers and supporters, raising $30,000. All funds went directly to the Mates in Construction (MIC) initiative, a nationally recognised organisation who provide suicide awareness, prevention and mental well-being support programs throughout the Construction Industry. The cost associated with the sinage was borne entirely by Hallett Concrete. The fundraising effort enabled MIC to run around 20 training sessions, providing training 500+ people.

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