The 17th annual awards for Excellence in Surveying & Spatial Information (EISSI Awards) were held last month at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney.
The black tie event recognises the important and outstanding efforts of individuals and organisations involved in the fields of surveying and spatial information across New South Wales.
The event also honoured the many professionals of the industry who have passed in the last 12 months, including the tragic loss of surveyor and environmental officer Glen Turner who was fatally shot while working in Moree in July.
The EISSI Awards demonstrate the diversity and innovation possible within the industry by rewarding the most outstanding projects and individuals over the past year with awards encompassing sustainability, innovation, community, quality journalism and overall professionalism.
The following awards were given at the ceremony.
People & Community
WINNER: Steven Heapy – Sutherland Shire Council. Complementing Consultation: Sutherland Shire’s Draft LEP Mapping Tool.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cameron Miles – RPS Group. Hammerhead Crane, Garden Island.
Infrastructure & Construction
WINNERS: Narelle Underwood / Michael Dunn – Roads and Maritime Services. Managing the Survey for WestConnex – Stage 1.
Extra Dimension and Innovation
WINNERS: 1) David Mares – NSRU Alliance. Real Time Automated Deformation Monitoring in the Rail Environment.
2) Nathan Milligan / Scott Deveridge – Project Surveyors. Revit Model. Manly Police Station.
WINNER: Tasy Moraitis – Denny Linker & Co. Central Park Broadway.
WINNER: Alan Prudames – RPS Group. North West Rail Link.
Urban Cadastral Surveying & Land Titling
WINNER: Wendy Shepherd Harrison – Harrison Shepherd Pty Ltd. Maclean Town Centre Redefinition.
Rural Cadastral Surveying & Land Titling
WINNER: Michael Lamont – Resource Design & Management Pty Ltd. Glenugie Upgrade.
University Student Project of the Year
WINNER: James Hord – University of Newcastle. 3D Reconstruction from Video Data and Laser Scanning Technology.
The best overall project, winning the prestigious Sir Thomas Mitchell Award was Steven Heapy – Sutherland Shire Council; Complementing Consultation: Sutherland Shire’s Draft LEP Mapping Tool.
Personal achievement awards winners were:
Professional of the Year: Robert Harrison
Young Professional of the Year: Darryll Smidt
TAFE Student of the Year: Morgan Butler
Journalist of the Year: Lisa Cornish
The winners of the 2014 EISSI Professional of the Year, Robert Harrison, and the 2014 EISSI Young Professional of the Year, Darryll Smidt, will be put forward by SSSI NSW to the APSEA Awards.
Congratulations to all the winners from the team at Spatial Source and Position Magazine