The Judges saw Jason’s 12 Madden Street as a very challenging undertaking. It was noted that as impressive as Jason’s performance was on the project, equally laudable was how big a jump up it was from the predominantly fit-out projects that had marked Jason’s career prior to him being given this opportunity.
12 Madden Street had a bit of everything. A tight 20-month programme with Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), a fully engaged client, and lots of technical challenges. The judges viewed Jason as being quietly compelling, and the project being one that demanded he use his full intellect and skill-sets.
There was lots of innovation demonstrated on this project, examples being: the first New Zealand use of the state of the art vapour and waterproof system, Coreflex60; high-level adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM); development of a new Health & Safety (H & S) monitoring system named SOS that enabled the logging of the H & S issues via smart phones/tablets; and on a more practical level, the creation of one site shed for all. Several of the innovations created were new approaches that are now being adopted by both Hawkins or Precinct Properties across their respective future projects.

Project challenges included: dealing with a late tenant variation that required negotiation and re-planning to get a good result; getting a sub-contractor team engaged and turning up in a hot market; and demanding ground and water-table conditions, the product solution of which came with an arduous compliance process to receive the required warranty.

That the project was delivered on time, within budget, and that no one on the project incurred serious harm or Loss of Time (LOT), are all outcomes of an outstanding performance by Jason.

The 12 Madden Street project team also won the Interdisciplinary Collaboration category at the New Zealand Building Industry Awards. The judges in that category noted that the identical team has been engaged by Precinct Properties for their next new building project at Wynyard Quarter, which underlined their view that 12 Madden Street was an outstanding example of project collaboration.

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