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PWI Young Achiever Award

The PWI Young Achiever Award is a prize of up to $10,000 for the winner to go towards the cost of attending a relevant international railway conference. To be eligible for this award, an entrant must be 35 or younger at the 1 January of the year of entry. The aim is to encourage younger members into our industry and promote knowledge sharing. We have now broadened the judging criteria to make it more multi-disciplinary so that it includes for all members who are involved in the numerous rail infrastructure projects that are being delivered at the moment. Specific multi-disciplinary examples that would be eligible could include:

  • Fit out works within the Northwest Rail Line Tunnels and viaducts including not just the slab track but other systems
  • Systems integration experience on projects such as the Sydney Light Rail; and
  • General rail infrastructure upgrade works or program of works including stations, power systems or signalling systems to increase capacity and the user experience.

The prize winners are announced at the Australasian Rail Industry Awards Dinner  and it will give the winner an opportunity to be recognised by the whole of the Australian Railway family.
The winner will be invited to attend the Australasian Rail Industry Awards Dinner as a guest of the PWI and the Awards Committee. Partners may also attend at their own cost.
For further information on entries please go directly to the new ARA Awards Web portal at www.railindustryawards.com.au
Or contact Julian Sharp on 0437 638 398 or julian.sharp@cpbcon.com.au

Click here for the Young Achiever Award Flyer

PWI Alan Barham Maintenance Award

The maintenance Team Award is named in the honour of Alan Barham. Alan held several positions over the years after he joined as a graduate engineer with the NSW Government Railways in the Structures Design section of Transport House in about 1969 until 1996.

Alan Barham was an advocate of the importance of local housekeeping/ routine maintenance from fettling gangs to safety, reliability and the condition of the railway.  This award was established to promote pride in track maintenance and associated structures.

It is for the above reasons that this award has been named in Alan’s honour whom sadly succumbed to cancer in early 1997.

For further information on entries please contact Scott Chapman on 0427 298 577.

Entries to be submitted to schapman@ARTC.com.au

Click here to review Alan Barham 2022 Award Flyer

Click here to review Alan Barham Award Criteria

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Entries closed on 28th October 2022  with the winners to be announced at the PWI awards night in February.

 

Judging Panel:

  • Scott Chapman – ARTC
  • Anthoni Elmargi – Vertex Group Australia
  • Rodney Masman – UGL Regional Linx
  • Kirsty McGeachie – Metro Trains Sydney

PWI Ken Erickson Innovation Award

Ken Erickson was elected as a Fellow of the New South Wales Permanent Way Institution on 30 November 1981. He was a member of the Committee from 1981 until his untimely death on 25 November 1988. Ken was always trying to provide new ideas or concepts to the PWI, hence it is fitting that the Innovation Award (previously Achievement Award) is named in his honour. This Annual Award is made to recognise an initiative or significant advance, which has been towards improvement in any part of the Rail Industry during the last year.

Submissions are to be submitted to gareth.beynon@linkrailandcivil.com.au

Entries close on 19th January 2023  with the winners to be announced at the PWI awards night in February.

 

For further information on entries please contact Gareth Beynon on 0429 041 991

Click here to review Ken Erickson Award Criteria

Click here for Ken Erickson Entry Form

Click here for Journal Entry Template

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Click here for Winning Submission Example

 

Judging Panel:

  • Gareth Beynon – LINK Rail and Civil
  • Raquel Rubalcaba – Transport for NSW
  • Sunail Hasnain – Sydney Trains
  • Peter Boonstra – Retired – PWI Life Member

PWI Steve Maxwell Platelaying Award

left imageSteve Maxwell was a Member of the PWI Committee for many years, and his hard work and dedication enabled the PWI to continue during some difficult times.  Steve was an informed Judge of the Platelaying Award, and also an entertaining speaker and presenter.  Steve’s death in 1997 was a great loss to the PWI and took from the industry a great engineer, friend and personable and supportive leader.  The Committee deemed it appropriate to name the prestigious Platelaying Award after Steve.

The awards are split into three categories, two categories enabling recognition for minor and major projects, along with a third category focusing on the traditional Platelaying aspects of a project.

The Major and Minor Project Awards are made to the staff responsible, who in the opinion of the Judges, best demonstrate this excellence. In other words, the Award will indicate a permanent way Project well done.

Eligible projects are any track renewal, or construction work, completed in the last financial year by, or under the control of, a Member of the NSW Section, whether on a government or private railway system.

Entries closed on 18th November 2022  with the winners to be announced at the PWI awards night in February.

Entries can be submitted to Stephen Fleck at Stephen.fleck@jhg.com.au

For further information on entries please contact Stephen Fleck on 0407 103 228.

Click here to review Steve Maxwell Award Judging Criteria

Click here for Steve Maxwell Minor Entry Journal Template

Click here for Steve Maxwell Major Entry Journal Template

Click here for Steve Maxwell Platelaying Template

Click here for a sample submission

 

Judging Panel:

  • Stephen Fleck – John Holland
  • Mark Harris – Acciona/Coleman Rail
  • Richard Morgan – Rhomberg Rail Australia
  • Jason Walmsley – Jacobs
  • Cory Gray – John Holland

PWI Welders Award

PWI NSW introduced this Award in 2002 to recognise the efforts of field workers in the area of rail welding.This award attracts entries from all over the State, which is testimony to the wide geographic base of PWI members.

Entries closed on 22nd December 2022  with the winners to be announced at the PWI awards night in February.

For further information on entries please contact Mark White on 0407 940 577

Click here to review Welders Award Criteria

Click here for Journal Entry Template

 

Judging Panel:

  • Merk White – Speno

PWI Electrical Safety and Quality Award

This Annual Electrical Safety and Quality award is to recognise an initiative or significant advance in improvements to electrical safety or installation quality in any part of the Rail Industry during the last year. The award recognises the contribution of a business or individual who has implemented a new approach, strategy, or tool that has improved safety and quality outcomes, with tangible risk reduction or performance outcomes. Successful applicants are not necessarily required to have generated a new method, product or technique. This award equally considers the use of current technologies and approaches in new ways to improve electrical safety and quality outcomes within the Rail Industry.

The field is open to all relevant disciplines within the rail industry, with a focus on electrical and overhead wiring construction and maintenance work, as well as management and engineering design.

Entries must have been completed in the last financial year by, or under control of, a member of the NSW Section, whether on a government or private railway system.

Entries can be submitted to Keith Middleton at keith.middleton@middletongroup.com.au
Entries closed on 9th December 2022 with the winners to be announced at the PWI awards night in February
Judging is based on:

Scoring Category Available Score
Quantum of safety or quality risk mitigated 40
Scalability / re-useability of the method 20
Benefits to rail 20
Degree of innovation 20
Total Score 100

 

Judging Panel:

  • Louis Petroulias – Gazelle Systems Advisory
  • Ian Prescotte – Laing O’rourke
  • Colin Kenny – Unity Alliance (CPB Contractors)

PWI Design Award

The inaugural PWI Design Award recognises design leadership of multi-disciplinary rail project studies or designs completed in NSW.

The study or design should demonstrate excellence in influencing benefit to the customer alongside, building a pipeline of talent, treading carefully on the earth and importantly creating an everlasting community benefit. Nominations should also show an innovative approach to solving design challenges and collaboration and partnership in the rail industry.

Entries are welcome from project studies or designs completed during the period 1 July 2021 – 30 December 2022 in two categories: consultant engagement fees less than $1M and consultant engagement fees over $1M.

Entries can be submitted to Rebecca Want at Rebecca.Want@ghd.com

Entries close on 13th January with the winners to be announced at the PWI awards night in February.
For further information on entries please contact Rebecca Want on 0466 318 867 or Julian Small on 0418 897 270.

 

Click here for the PWI Design Award Judging Criteria

 

Judging Panel:

  • Julian Small – Jacobs
  • Paul Feris – Coleman Rail
  • Rebecca Want – GHD
  • Ron Azzi – John Holland Group
  • Robert Munro – Sydney Trains

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