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Award Categories

Project Team Collaboration 

Recognises exemplary collaboration initiatives between a member firm and its client.

Criteria
• Clearly articulated and aligned roles and objectives for each party
• Effectiveness of relationship management
• Collaborative and transparent operating protocols
• Project/engagement outcomes

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External Stakeholder Engagement

Recognises exemplary collaboration between a member firm and the broader project or engagement team (e.g. joint venture or alliance partners, subcontractors etc).

Criteria
• Clearly articulated and aligned roles and objectives for each party
• Effectiveness of relationship management
• Collaborative and transparent operating protocols
• Project/engagement outcomes

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Sustainability in Design

Recognises the achievement of sustainable outcomes on an internal or external project through innovative design and/or the innovative application of sustainable materials and principles.

Criteria
• Environmental sustainability of the project/engagement and the firm’s influence on this
• Social/community outcomes of the project/engagement and the firm’s influence on this
• Economic outcomes of the project/engagement and the firm’s influence on this

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Technological Innovation

Recognises member firms who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the innovative application of new or existing technology.

Criteria
• Extent of the technological innovation
• Degree of challenge/difficulty
• Development and implementation of the innovation
• Value to the project on which the innovation was applied
• Value of the innovation beyond the project

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Design Innovation

Recognises member firms who have demonstrated outstanding innovation in any aspect of the design process.

Criteria
• Extent of the design innovation
• Degree of challenge/difficulty
• Development and implementation of the innovation
• Value to the project on which the innovation was applied
• Value of the innovation beyond the project

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Client Service Excellence

Recognises member firms who have delivered exemplary customer service throughout the course of a client engagement or project. Entry in this category requires member firms to be either nominated or endorsed by the client.

Criteria
• Client relationship management processes
• Effective, transparent client reporting
• Effective, ongoing management of client expectations
• Extent of client satisfaction

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Champions of Change - Female Leadership

Recognises a mid or senior level female professional who has demonstrated leadership capabilities and/or is championing change within her firm or in the industry more broadly.

Criteria
• Leadership in championing change
• Professional development
• Contribution to the firm
• Contribution to the profession/industry
• Contribution beyond the professional role e.g. to the community

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Future Leader

Acknowledges professional staff of member firms aged 35 years and under who have made a significant contribution to their firm and added value in a demonstrable way.

Criteria
• Leadership
• Innovation
• Professional development
• Contribution to the firm
• Contribution to the profession/industry
• Contribution beyond the professional role e.g. to the community

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Business Innovation - Small Firm Award

The Business Innovation Award recognises member firms with less than 20 FTE who have demonstrated innovation in the conduct of their business either through process, people or use of technology. 

Criteria
• Extent of the innovation
• Degree of challenge/difficulty 
• Development and implementation of the innovation
• Impact of the innovation on business performance 
• Ongoing implications of the innovation.

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Platinum Partner
ACO


 Gold Partner
Macquarie Bank