Categories & Awards

New category for 2017-18 awards: Sustainability Award


This category is for Interior fit out of an
existing commercial space.


This category is for buildings that are
formally classified by Local Councils
or the Historic Places Trust irrespective
of their purpose.


This category is only for retail projects.
These may include shops or any form
of retail developments, where the
primary purpose is direct-to-customer
services including repair, renovation
or alteration of the same.


This category is for offices and business
spaces that are not retail in nature
taking in buildings that are considered
places of work in both the public and
private sectors including repair,
renovation or alteration of the
same. ie: office blocks.



This category includes buildings that
offer services to the public including
repair, renovation or alteration of the
same. ie.: courts, police stations, fire
stations, government research facilities,
public ablution blocks and ambulance
facilities. Owned by government or
local bodies.


Any project that is industrial in nature
including repair, renovation or
alteration of the same, ie:
manufacturing/processing plants,
wharves/bridges, tunnels/dams,
warehousing facilities and farm
buildings.


Specifically for buildings and
developments where the public utilises
the facilities/space in the tourism,
visitor or leisure space including repair,
renovation or alteration of the same.
Ie: Visitor centres, hotels, swimming
pools, churches. This category
excludes retirement villages, which
should be entered into the
Residential Project category. These
must be privately owned.


All projects built for the purpose of
education, from pre-school to tertiary,
private training establishments (PTEs),
and iwi/whānau based training
developments including repair,
renovation or alteration of the same.


All projects built to provide ‘direct’ health
services should be entered into the
Health Project category. This includes
GP services,hospital developments and
veterinary and specialist clinics,
including repair, renovation or alteration
of the same.


Major commercial developments in
the residential sector, whether
apartment buildings, retirement
villages, or multi-dwelling
developments including repair, 
renovation or alteration of the same.

Awards



This award may be given at the discretion 
of the judges for a specific outstanding 
project or element of a project that they 
feel is worthy of recognition.


All projects will automatically be eligible 
for one of these awards based on
their 
total project value.

• Commercial Project Under $2 million
• Commercial Project $2 – $5 million
• Commercial Project $5 – $15 million
• Commercial Project Over $15 million


The Registered Master Builders Supreme 
Award for the New Zealand Commercial 
Project of the Year will be awarded to 
the most outstanding entry for the 
year’s competition.


This award is based on the
environmental 
features of the design
and will only be 
awarded if deserved.
It recognises the 
relationship our
man-made buildings 
have with
the environment and 
responsibility
we have as an industry.


This award recognises that transformation 
is happening in our sector and is awarded 
to the project that has taken an innovative 
approach and achieved a positive outcome. 
Innovation could be in the field of process, 
design, construction, materials or 
technology.