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RICS Awards 2018 Australia

RICS Awards 2018 Australia

The RICS Awards recognise outstanding achievement, teamwork, and companies in land, construction, real estate and infrastructure. They celebrate the achievements and successes of RICS professionals and their impact on communities.

We will present 15 awards across individual, team and company catgories at one of industry's biggest networking events of the year.

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Award categories

  • Building Certification Team of the Year

    Recognising companies, teams or consortia responsible for the certification of building projects, or engaged in project management, in Australia, this award highlights the crucial role of building certification to ensure the health and wellbeing of building occupants post-construction.

    Building Consultancy Team of the Year

    Focusing on excellence in the building consultancy and project management industry, RICS’ Building Consultancy Team of the Year award recognises companies, teams or consortia who have undertaken a significant project(s) during 2017.

    Commercial Agency Team of the Year

    The Commercial Agency Team of the Year award acknowledges companies, teams and consortia acquiring, selling, managing or leasing commercial properties during 2017. The previous winner was CBRE, Western Sydney Metropolitan Investments responsible for more than $1.5 billion in transactions in 2016.

    Quantity Surveying Team of the Year

    Celebrating the success of quantity surveyors, this award recognises companies, teams or consortia engaged in outstanding quantity surveying projects during 2017.

    Technology Innovation Team of the Year

    Future-proofing the profession is a key challenge in a time of rapid technological changes. The Technology Innovation Team of the Year award recognises teams, companies and consortia engaged in developing innovative solutions, using technology, to sustain the profession for the future.

    Valuation Team of the Year

    The Valuation Team of the Year recognises a company, team or consortia involved in valuation services which uphold international standards and give confidence to end-users for their objectivity, independence and reliability.

    Tenant Advisory/Representation Award — new for 2018

    Celebrating the success of Tenant Advisors/Representatives, this award recognises companies, teams or consortia engaged in outstanding advisory/ representation services for Occupier transactions during 2017.

  • Property Fund of the Year Award — new for 2018

    The Property Fund of the Year Award recognises a property trust or property syndicate who can illustrate their outstanding industry performance for a specific project through attributes, such as innovation, financial performance
    and or public accountability.

    Asset Management of the Year Award — new for 2018

    This award recognises projects that are new, exciting, cost-efficient and replicable; that are beyond the leading edge of standard facility management practices. The award is designed to foster creative thinking and innovative practices that will lead facility managers into the future.

    Sustainability Project Award — new for 2018

    This award recognises projects that demonstrate how environmental challenges have been overcome, and where research, innovation and design or construction techniques have enabled a significant and outstanding
    response to a need for conservation and environmental improvement.

    Facilities Management Team of the Year

    Awarded to a company, team or consortia responsible for outstanding facilities management, the award recognises the provision of services to end-users.

  • Young Achiever of the Year

    The future of our profession rests on the shoulders of emerging professionals.  The Young Achiever of the Year Award acknowledges one outstanding individual who, having embarked upon the journey to professionalism through RICS, has achieved excellence in their chosen field.  The individual selected will embody the highest standards of professionalism, be a role-model for their peers and be capable of making an outstanding contribution to the profession in the course of their future career.

    Construction Professional of the Year

    Presented to an outstanding individual for excellence in quantity surveying, project management, land surveying or building surveying, the Construction Professional of the Year award recognises achievement in construction projects during 2016.  The successful candidate will demonstrate how their work has combined the highest professional, ethical and industry standards to deliver superior results and outcomes for clients and stakeholders.

    Property Professional of the Year

    The Property Professional of the Year award is presented to an outstanding individual involved in valuation, property management, facilities management, or acquiring/selling or leasing a commercial, industrial or retail property.  The selected professional will represent the highest professional ethics, demonstrate their use of standards in their day to day activities and embody the excellence expected of the recipient of such a prestigious award.

    Women of the Built Environment Award — new for 2018

    The inaugural Women of the Built Environment Award recognises and promotes the positive contribution to our industry. RICS encourages female professionals from all disciplines of the industry to enter including: consultants, property services, real estate and property management professionals, both in the private and public sectors.

    Lifetime Achievement Award — winner to be selected by RICS

    Recognising eminent commitment to RICS and the wider profession, the Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award for built environment professionals.  It is awarded in rare but compelling circumstances to acknowledge an individual’s outstanding contribution to the development of the built environment profession, together with the individual’s commitment to RICS locally and globally.

    The presentation of this award is subject to the determination of the judging panel that the nominee is worthy of this significant honour.

Criteria

  • The judging panel will consider nominations against the following criteria, with weighting based on the category of the award.

    All nominations should demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and a commitment to the highest ideals of professionalism.

    Read more about our commitment to ethics

    Team awards

    Nominations in the team awards category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

    • Professionalism – 25%
    • Teamwork – 20%
    • Outcome and achievement – 20%
    • Innovation – 20%
    • Sustainability – 15%

    Individual awards

    Nominations in the individual awards category are assessed alongside two overarching criteria:

    • Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace.
    • Recognised contribution to the profession and the wider community.

    With a weighting against four categories, which are:

    • Outcome and achievement – 35%
    • Professionalism – 25%
    • Innovation – 25%
    • Sustainability – 15%
  • Professionalism

    • Recognised third-party endorsements of the entrant as professionally outstanding.
    • Use of surveying knowledge and/or professional expertise in areas such as technical, financial, legal, environmental, building regulation, sustainability and restoration where applicable, to achieve outcomes.
    • Demonstrated adherence to RICS ethics.
    • Adoption of international standards will be an advantage, but is not essential.

    Teamwork

    • Effective coordination of skillsets among members of the team and with stakeholders.
    • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the delivery of the project(s) is considered an advantage, but not essential.

    Outcome and achievement

    • Realisation of nominated initiative/project/team against a predefined target.
    • Detailing of challenges overcome in the process relative to complexity eg what were the difficulties or unique challenges? How were these challenges overcome?
    • Cost effectiveness: how was cost managed against a predefined target?
    • Client satisfaction: demonstrated through third party endorsements as appropriate.
    • Project demonstrates best practices in appropriate profession, such as property, building surveying, facilities management etc.

    Sustainability

    • Demonstrated adoption of sustainable development principles.
    • Providing a quantitative analysis on sustainability achievements.
    • Social impact: how did the nominated team promote and educate stakeholders about sustainability in the community?

    Innovation

    • Was an innovative approach used to deliver the outcome? What was this approach and why was this approach used over more conventional approaches.
    • Was an innovative outcome generated?
    • How was technology applied to deliver the outcome?

Sponsors

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Entry rules

    • Nomination can be made by the nominee (team, company or consortia) or a third party.
    • The project which is the subject of the nomination must have been transacted within the 2017 calendar year.
    • Nominations must be based on at least one, but no more than three, projects within the calendar year (nominating party to select).
    • A written description up to a maximum of 750 words about the submission has been completed that explains how it fulfils the judging criteria.
    • A company may submit a joint nomination, however, where a joint nomination is submitted, a subsequent, stand-alone application from the same company and in the same category is not allowed.
    • Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but are welcome. These should be limited to a maximum of five additional pages of supporting material/documents and three testimonials, all in PDF format.
    • Nominations should be made by a third person/entity.
    • The project which is the subject of the nomination must have been transacted within the 2017 calendar year.
    • Nominations must be based on at least one, but no more than three, projects within the calendar year (nominating party to select).
    • A written description up to a maximum of 750 words has been completed about the nominee’s contribution to the profession and also to the community beyond his/her routine work.
    • Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but are welcome; these should be limited to a maximum of five additional pages of supporting material/documents and three testimonials, all in PDF format.
    • Nominations should be made by a third person/entity.
    • The project(s) which is the subject of the nomination must have been transacted within the 2017 calendar year.
    • Nominations must be based on at least one but no more than three projects within the calendar year (nominating party to select).
    • Written description of maximum 750 words about the nominee’s contribution to the profession and to the community beyond his/her routine work.
    • Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but welcomed, should be limited to a maximum of five additional pages of supporting material/documents and three testimonials, all in PDF format.
    • To be eligible as the Young Achiever of the Year, the individual nominated must have been born on or after 1 January 1982 (ie be aged 35 or under during the 2017 calendar year).