Kane Constructions RACV Cape Schanck Resort has claimed them Commercial Master Builder of the Year

Master Builders Victoria names top commercial winners

September 12, 2019 BY

THE RACV Cape Schanck Resort has earned Kane Constructions the top honour as Master Builder of the Year (Commercial) at the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards held recently in Melbourne.
Before a crowd of over 630 guests, Kane Constructions accepted the highest accolade for a commercial project, the RACV Cape Schanck Resort, an exceptionally complex project that relied heavily on the company’s site management and project engineering teams.

The project, which has similarities to the Torquay RACV Resort, and sited in a coastal location exposed to wind and weather from the Bass Strait, and sand dune-like soil conditions which made executing the curved structure and façade elements a special challenge.
“The precision and control required to deliver a structure like this on such difficult terrain is truly impressive,” Master Builders Victoria CEO Rebecca Casson says.
“This award testifies to the excellence of the team at Kane Constructions for the way in which they achieved nuance and precision on a building site that most of us would consider a moving target, subject to the whims of weather and exposure,” she said.
Also honoured at the awards was Alex Wilson, of Harris HMC Construction Pty, named Young Builder of the Year.

Alex is a driven young man who is eager and capable, always prepared to tackle projects of great responsibility.

Alex demonstrates natural leadership and prides himself on working collaboratively and delivering projects to the highest standard.
“Alex represents the remarkable and essential achievements of younger people in our industry’s workforce, and the pool of talent from which future leaders in Victorian building and construction will continue to emerge,” Ms Casson said.
Kane Fairbrother (a joint venture) was named Regional Commercial Builder of the Year for its work on Rivergum Residential Treatment Centre, in Ararat.

Rivergum is a secure, 20-bed facility that provides short-term treatment for offenders, on supervision orders.

The facility includes 20 cottage-style units, administration buildings, a multifaith chapel, recreational spaces, landscaping and supporting infrastructure.
“Kane Fairbrother has constructed living quarters that respond well to a difficult program challenge, blending institutional rigour with environmental awareness for both residents and the community the building serves,” Ms Casson said.
Kane Constructions will now go on to compete at the Master Builders Association National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards at Uluru on 22 November.

Award Winners List


Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings under $3M
McColl Smith Projects Pty Ltd
Project: Ivanhoe Primary School – New Junior Building, Ivanhoe

Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $3M-$5M
Lloyd Group Pty Ltd
Project: Peninsula Hot Springs, Fingal

Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $5M-$10M
Building Engineering Pty Ltd
Project: Christ Church Grammar Primary School Redevelopment, South Yarra

Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $10M-$15M
SJ Higgins Pty Ltd
Project: Huntingtower School Performing Arts Centre, Mount Waverley

Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $15M-$20M
Kane Constructions
Project: Thomas Embling Hospital Secure Psychiatric Intensive Care (SPICU) Building and Infill Works Project, Fairfield

Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $20M-$30M
ADCO Constructions (Vic) Pty Ltd
Project: Benetas Aged Care, Heidelberg

Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $30M-$80M
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Project: Parliament House Office Accommodation Project, East Melbourne

Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings over $80M
Kane Constructions
Project: RACV Cape Shanck Resort, Cape Schanck

Excellence in Fitout
SHAPE Australia Pty Ltd
Project: Qantas Domestic Club & Business Lounge Upgrade, Melbourne Airport

Excellence in Highrise Apartment Buildings
Pace Development Group
Project: Pace of Collingwood, Collingwood

Excellence in Lowrise Apartment Buildings (
Special Commendation)
Cobild
Project: Timeless Apartments, Elsternwick

Excellence in Lowrise Apartment Buildings
Manresa Constructions
Project: Hawke & King Apartments, West Melbourne

Excellence in Construction of Industrial Buildings
Frasers Property Australia
Project: VISY Board, Truganina

Excellence in Civil Construction
CPB Contractors
Project: Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project

Best Specialist Contractor
HBS Group Pty Ltd
Project: Princess Theatre Facade Conservation Works, Melbourne

Young Builder of the Year (Commercial)
Alex Wilson
Employer: Harris HMC Construction Pty Ltd

Regional Commercial Builder of the Year
Kane Fairbrother (joint venture)
Project: Rivergum Residential Treatment Centre, Ararat

Master Builder of the Year
Kane Constructions
RACV Cape Schanck Resort, Cape Schanck