Wayne Carson, managing director of D&H Steel Construction, is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Steel Construction NZ (SCNZ) Chairman’s Award. The annual award recognises individuals who have made a significant and lasting contribution to New Zealand’s structural steel industry.
SCNZ Chair and John Jones Steel Managing Director Frank Van Schaijik presented Wayne with the award at a gala dinner in Auckland on 3 June, delayed because of COVID restrictions.
Frank Van Schaijik said, “Wayne is driven to serve the greater good and has always been firmly focused on benefits to the whole industry. He has been a relentless cheerleader for our industry body and was instrumental in building the comradery that the structural steel industry enjoys today.”
SCNZ General Manager Darren O’Riley said, “Wayne has given his time generously to represent the industry on multiple occasions, delivering informative presentations to universities, industry bodies, engineers, builders, and quantity surveyors. As a result, the wider industry is more aware of structural steel as an alternative and it has become the material of choice for building and infrastructure projects in New Zealand.”
Wayne has a mechanical and structural engineering background, and broad experience across the steel and construction industries.
Steel Construction New Zealand Inc. (SCNZ) aims to advance the interests of New Zealand’s diverse steel construction industry by promoting the benefits of steel solutions in building and infrastructure projects. Members include manufacturers of structural steel and steel products, distributors, fabricators, designers, detailers, galvanisers, and paint and building supply companies. SCNZ provides its members with technical advice on the latest in steel design trends and standards, networking opportunities and a representative voice with key industry and government decision-makers.
For more information, please visit www.scnz.org