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THE OBJECTIVE

The Power Crane Association, in association with UDC Finance Ltd, wish to recognise excellence and innovation in the New Zealand crane industry.

The award is competed for by members of the Power Crane Association and is presented at the Annual Conference.

This award (a single category) is made for outstanding merit in either a completed project or a completed section of a larger project.

THE WINNER'S PRIZES

Two will be awarded:

A small Rimu award which has affixed to it a miniature medallion of the specially designed award; a small brass plaque which is engraved with the name of the winner, the year and the name of the project. Further copies of this award will be available to the winners at cost.

A framed certificate signed by the chair of the judging panel and the Power Crane Association President.

A CERTIFICATE OF MERIT .

The judging panel may also at its discretion award up to one merit certificate. This is awarded only in cases where the panel consider that exceptional circumstances warrant the awarding of a merit certificate. The recipient of a merit certificate will receive a framed certificate signed by the chair of the judging panel and the Power Crane Association President.

WHAT CRANE PROJECTS MAY BE ENTERED

The following rules apply:-

The project must have been undertaken by a financial member of the Power Crane Association either alone or in conjunction with another company.

The project must have been completed between 1st April 1999 and 31st March 2000.

The project must be situated in New Zealand.

More than one project may be entered by any one member. However, the judging panel reserves the right to limit the number of entries from any one member. In the event that the number of entries is limited, the member company will decide which entry(ies) shall be withdrawn. The judging panel’s decision to limit the number of entries is final. Any entry fee paid in respect of any withdrawal will be refunded.

HOW IS A PROJECT ENTERED?

There are three steps to follow:-

Notification of intention to enter to be sent by 1st March of the year of entry to:

Power Crane Association of New Zealand (Inc)

P O Box 30 074

LOWER HUTT

This may be faxed to (04) 569 6969.

NOTE: This notification does not commit you to entering.

Confirm (or withdraw) your initial entry in writing and forward your entry fee by cheque, made payable to the Power Crane Association by 31st March .

Forward (by hand, courier or registered post) your written submissions, any supporting material and (if available) a video of the project to the Power Crane Association by 30th April .

Your initial notification, confirmation/withdrawal and submissions will each be acknowledged in writing.

ENTRY FEES

The entry fee of $50 (which is non-refundable except where the judging panel decides to limit your number of entries) is payable with your confirmation entry by 31st March.

WHAT SUPPORTING MATERIAL IS REQUIRED

The entrant must provide the following material in support of each entry to be received no later than 30th April.   

Full job description to enable each project to be evaluated without site inspection.

Two copies of a written submission on the project in a single binder or folder of not larger than A4 size. The written submission should:-

Briefly describe the project.

Set out (in order of importance as judged by the company) the particular demands on the Entrant which made the achievements on the project such as to warrant consideration for an award.

Describe the performance achieved in respect of each of the judging criteria.

Be supported by any relevant plans, diagrams, graphs or photographs. (If any are to be shown to the judging panel during the inspection visit, this should be advised).

Two photographs (including one large A4 size) of the project for publicity purposes.

A video of the project during and after its completion.

The Power Crane Association reserves the right to use any of the supporting information supplied, unless the entrant has advised in writing that the material cannot be published.

This information may be used for publicity purposes on the PCA   web site, in the Hoist newsletter, Contractor magazine and any other appropriate publication.

HOW ARE THE AWARDS JUDGED?

The awards are judged by a judging panel of three who are appointed annually by the Power Crane Association Executive Council. The judges are people drawn from industry who have a significant record of achievement and who command respect. All judges will not necessarily come from within the crane industry.

THE JUDGING INSPECTION

Judging will take place during May.

THE JUDGING CRITERIA

The judging panel assesses each entry on the basis of seven criteria. Entrants should ensure that their supporting written submissions address each of these criteria. The judging criteria are as follows and will be marked out of the number shown:

Project Methods

Resources utilised 5
Efficiency of operation 5
Innovative techniques 5
Total 15

Customer Satisfaction

Client 7
Public (if applicable) and
Other interested parties
3
Total 10

Human Relations

Teamwork  and
industrial relations
4
Training and
Health & Safety
4
"Partnering" 2
Total 10

Planning & Control

Quality of work

3

Quality assurance 3
Financial controls 3
Engineering controls 3
Contract time management 3
Total 15

Presentation of Entry

Written submission
Presentation
Videos & photographs
Total 10

Risk

Design complexity 5
Technical complexity 5
Contract period 4
Contract conditions 3
Previous experience 3
Total 20

Site conditions

Environmental factors 4
Physical difficulties 4
Location and logistics 4
Climatic and ground conditions 4
Cost savings, if any 4
Total 20

THE JUDGING DECISION

At the conclusion of the judging, the chair communicates the judging panel’s decisions to the Power Crane Association President advising, in writing:

The winner of the award

The recipient of any merit certificate and the reasons why it is to be awarded.

Any general comments and any recommendations for changes to the rules.

The judging panel’s decisions will not be disclosed until presentation at the Power Crane Associations Conference. The judging panel’s decision is final and is not subject to any review.

HOW ARE THE AWARDS MADE?

Presentation of the award is at the Annual Conference of the Power Crane Association.

The Power Crane Association publicises the awards presentation by issuing a national press release and publishing details of the winning project on the PCA web site,  in the Hoist newsletter and Contractor magazine.

The 2000 award will be presented at a special conference dinner on .

For further information contact:

The Chief Executive

Power Crane Association of New Zealand (Inc)

P O Box 30 074

LOWER HUTT

pca@xtra.co.nz

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