CCF Earth Awards 2015 - Winner Category 2

September 2015

On Friday 28th August 2015, DM Civil was announced the winner of the Category 2 Earth Award for work on the Arthur Creek Dam outlet upgrade in Kununurra.

The event was attended by our client TFS, and the engineering consultant GHD, adding to the significance of our recognition. There were four worthy competitors in our category, all of whom appeared to have an equal chance of winning the award in front of a record crowd of contractors, affiliated industry participants and guest speaker, Bill Marmion, Minister for Finance, Mines and Petroleum. The Minister is also a civil engineer and would undoubtedly understand the challenges involved in ours, and the other award participants.

This was the second year running that DM Civil has been awarded the Category 2 award, an achievement recognised by our peers. Thanks were handed out in a short victory speech to Josh Vivian, the project engineer, for his focus on the task from start to finish, to Paul Dougan for his leadership not only of our team but our specialist subcontractors and to Gary Spanjers from our trenchless division for his ingenuity and his teamwork.

Unfortunately, our worthy Category 3 project entry, which was the Yanchep contract, was beaten by a very strong field, but received some great feedback following the award announcements.

The night was attended by the Board of Management, team members from both project entries, and some of our more recently appointed staff members. All reported back that a great time was had and that the evening presented a good opportunity to gauge our level of participation in our industry sector.

The challenge is to now take our winning entry to Melbourne in October to compete against all national Category 2 state winners. Whether we win or lose at the next event, the fact remains that we have a fantastic group of dedicated staff in all positions and roles throughout this company. This group, being the whole company, makes it possible for us to showcase our skills and our team culture to our industry competition, our clients and our families, many of whom may be unaware of our good reputation.