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Aurecon people and projects recognised at Consult Australia Awards for Excellence

Kylie Cochrane, Managing Principal, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement,  takes top honours in the Champion of Change – Female Leadership category at Consult Australia Awards 2018.

Kylie Cochrane has played a major role in transforming Aurecon’s culture, and is constantly challenging established norms within the business and in the engineering industry.

15 October 2018 – Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon was recognised for the calibre of its people and outstanding work, winning three Gold Awards and two Highly Commended Awards at the 2018 Consult Australia Awards for Excellence held in Melbourne on Wednesday, 10 October.  

Gold Awards of Merit

  • Champions of Change – Female Leadership: Kylie Cochrane, Managing Principal, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Sustainability in Design: One Malop Street, Geelong
  • Project Team Collaboration: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building

Champions of Change – Female Leadership – Kylie Cochrane

Taking top honours in the Champions of Change – Female Leadership category, Aurecon’s Managing Principal, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement and founder of Women in Transport, Kylie Cochrane, has played a major role in transforming Aurecon’s culture, and constantly challenging established norms within the business and in the engineering industry.

As global chair of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), Kylie is at the forefront of shaping the stakeholder engagement agenda across Australasia, actively implementing best practice as communications lead on some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects and through advisory appointments.

This achievement marks Aurecon’s third consecutive successful year at the Awards, with Louise Adams, Regional Director, South Australia and Victoria, and Rowenna Walker, Client Director, Transport – Queensland and New South Wales, winning High Commendations in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

“Aurecon is committed to creating a workplace that supports diversity and plays an important role as an ambassador for women and other minorities working in our industry. I am pleased with our ongoing success in this award category, recognising our growing efforts to encourage and empower all employees, irrespective of gender or race, to perform to their fullest potential,” says Louise. 

Sustainability in Design – One Malop Street, Geelong

Rising 15 levels, the redevelopment is an environmental leader in new office accommodation situated in Geelong, a city located southwest of Melbourne. Focusing on occupant well-being and energy efficiency, the redevelopment demonstrates that it is possible to build state-of-the-art commercial spaces in a regional setting using both local suppliers and workers.

One Malop Street achieved dual 6 Star Green Star ratings for its base building and WorkSafe Victoria fit out. WELL Platinum and Gold ratings were also achieved for base building and fit out. The redevelopment has been designed to achieve a 5.5 Star NABERS Energy rating.

The building’s emissions will be cut by up to 70 per cent compared with conventional standards and the building has been designed to reduce stress, improve productivity and most importantly, increase occupant health and happiness.

“One Malop Street is the second development in the world to be certified to the WELL Platinum, Core & Shell level. As one of the first in Australia to apply the WELL Building Standard, there were a lot of ‘unknowns’ in the certification process, which we had to navigate. Staff are extremely happy in the new office – a testament to how hard the project worked to implement positive health and well-being interventions into the development,” said Aurecon’s Environmental Sustainable Design Engineer Jessica Bennett. 

Project Team Collaboration – Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building

Aurecon worked in close partnership with Arup and AECOM to develop this vision as an iconic structural form that promotes flexibility, inter-professional learning, and collaboration. Aurecon undertook the vibration modelling, acoustics design, hydraulic and electrical engineering.

Opened in 2017 with support from the Federal Government, the 14-level structure is a technically complex building, with 13 000 m² of state-of-the-art laboratory, teaching, research and clinical space for the University’s flagship medical and nursing degrees.

The facility brings together more than 1600 students and over 600 health researchers in a vibrant and innovative environment, featuring cutting-edge technology, a range of lecture theatres, technical training and simulation suites.

Highly Commended awards

“Aurecon maintains a relentless focus on our people and a deep passion for bringing our clients’ ideas to life through innovation and excellence in design and delivery of projects. It is an honour that our results in the Awards reflect our focus and passion,” said Dr Kourosh Kayvani, Aurecon’s Managing Director, Design, Innovation & Eminence.

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