Events / CCF Events

Industry Events
Advertising Opportunities
Earth Awards
Event App
Sponsorship Opportunities

Industry Events

CCF QLD provides access to a range of events aimed at informing, educating, connecting and consulting with members held in various regions across Queensland including Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Cairns, Townsville and Mackay.

The events deliver essential updates and are one of the key benefits in obtaining knowledge regarding the civil construction industry. They are also a fantastic networking opportunity, encouraging members to form working relationships with one another. To really get your name out there, CCF QLD events are the perfect means of advertising your company to associated parties of the same industry, in an organised social environment.

CCF QLD members receive exclusive member prices on all events held throughout the year. With events being a major benefit for members, the discounts offered are to encourage participation by contractors and associates alike. As the events are an extremely effective way to receive updates and industry specific information, with the added bonus of unlimited networking opportunities, CCF QLD aim to make them as accessible to members as possible.

NATIONAL EVENTS

Earth Awards

The CCF Earth Awards are the most prestigious awards in civil infrastructure which includes roads, bridges, railways, marine structures and utilities that are the economic veins and arteries linking the Australian community. The CCF Earth Awards have the specific aim of recognising outstanding work in construction and environmental excellence which reflects development and use of the best technologies and practices by Australian civil contractors. Each Branch of the CCF conducts State/Territory Earth Awards, with Branch winners progressing to the National Earth Awards.

The Earth Awards are designed to highlight excellence in the following areas:

  • Construction management
  • environmental and social management
  • project management.

The CCF Earth Awards have a high standing within the civil construction industry, government agencies and industry stakeholders. CCF has built up the profile of the Awards and continues to strive for excellence each year with the event series now having run for over 20 years.

State and National Earth Awards are presented in five categories, according to project value:

  • Category 1 – project value up to $1 million
  • Category 2 – $1 million to $5 million
  • Category 3 – $5 million to $20 million
  • Category 4 – $20 million to $75 million
  • Category 5 – $75 million to $150 million
  • Category 6 – more than $150 million

QUEENSLAND EVENTS

Queensland Gala Awards Night

The Queensland Gala Awards Night is a celebration of the industry’s best. This event combines both, the Industry Training Awards as well as the QLD Earth Awards. The Industry Training Awards have the specific aim of recognising and rewarding excellence to the industry’s leading trainees, apprentices and employers involved with Civil Train QLD, and the QLD Earth Awards celebrate the outstanding work in construction and environmental practices throughout the civil industry in Queensland.

Queensland Charity Ball

The CCF QLD Charity Ball has the sole focus of getting together industry to celebrate and help raise much needed funds for an important charity of choice. This event will be full of fun and networking and will also include an exciting silent auction.

Queensland State Conference

The QLD State Conference was launched in 2008 as a way of delivering key industry information to members of CCF QLD. Each year the Conference offers a range of knowledgeable and motivational

speakers that deliver the latest information on industry issues ensuring that each delegate leaves with an abundance of information to assist them professionally and personally. A civil specific equipment expo was introduced to the conference in 2015 and has continued to grow in 2018.

Regional Dinners

Each year, CCF QLD holds a dinner in all regions across Queensland. The primary purpose of these events is to provide an environment for networking and fellowship between members. Attendees enjoy

live entertainment, great food and share stories with clients, colleagues and other industry participants.

Members Annual Christmas Party

The annual Members’ Christmas Party has been designed to thank members of CCF QLD for their support throughout the year. The event is held at the QCITC in Eight Mile Plains and offers a relaxing

afternoon of entertainment, great food and ice cold drinks! This event is held as a complementary event for all members.

Golf Days

CCF QLD Golf Days are a signature event of CCF QLD held in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Each event is an Ambrose tournament which is followed by networking in the clubhouse.  Golf Days present an excellent opportunity to network and are great fun, with lots of prizes to be won!

Industry Meetings

Industry nights are informal meetings that provide the opportunity to deliver information to contractors on hot topics that are affecting the industry.  They are also an excellent forum to seek contractor input on issues and discuss opportunities within the industry.  These events feature topics relevant to the specific location.

CCF QLD Luncheon

CCF QLD Luncheons provide members the opportunity to network and engage with fellow contractors while listening to interesting and informative speakers. These events feature topics relevant to the specific location.

QUEENSLAND MEDIA CLUB

The Queensland Media Club is the official political, business and media forum of the Queensland Parliament Media Gallery and the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, with events being held on approximately a monthly basis. While QLD Media Club events aren’t organised by CCF QLD, as a naming rights sponsor, CCF QLD has its own table allocated in front of the podium which provides members with an opportunity to attend free of charge (by invitation) and listen to high profile political speakers, as well as network with other members.

Advertising

QLD:INSIGHT

What began as a member only publication in 2007 has grown significantly over the past seven years with over 1,000 copies of the full colour publication distributed free-of-charge each quarter. Advertising opportunities are available to members wishing to promote their company; with CCF QLD members receiving a 20% discount on all QLD:INSIGHT advertising.

Aside from advertising opportunities, contractor members also have the chance to be featured in the magazine through news articles that are relating to their company. Contractor members are invited to submit articles to the Editor for consideration.

Earth Awards

The CCF Earth Awards are the most prestigious awards in civil infrastructure which includes roads, bridges, railways, marine structures and utilities that are the economic veins and arteries linking the Australian community.

The CCF Earth Awards have the specific aim of recognising outstanding work in construction and environmental excellence which reflects development and use of the best technologies and practices by Australian civil contractors.

Each Branch of the CCF conducts State/Territory Earth Awards, with Branch winners progressing to the National Earth Awards.

State and National Earth Awards are presented in six categories,
according to project value:

Category 1 – project value up to $1 million
Category 2 – $1 million to $5 million
Category 3 – $5 million to $10 million
Category 4 – $10 million to $30 million
Category 5 – $30 million to $75 million
Category 6 – more than $75 million

WHO CAN ENTER?

The awards are open to all Australian Civil Construction companies. Entries are welcome for projects involving either:

  • Single Contractor; or
  • Joint Entry; involving Contractor/ Client/ Consultant/ Designer; or
  • Overseas Aid Projects – CCF members only in the Asia/Pacific region (companies entering such projects will be required to assist in travel costs for judging).

WHY ENTER THE AWARDS

This is an ideal opportunity to present your company’s capabilities to the industry, your clients and prospective clients. Be recognised as a finalist or category winner at Branch and National levels for your company’s innovation and excellence in the civil construction industry.

The awards recognise Civil Construction companies who have recently been involved in a project which has excelled in:

  • Construction technique
  • Environmental and social management
  • Project management

ELIGIBILITY

A project is eligible for the Earth Awards if it is completed in the 12 months to 31 March or has reached “practical completion stage” (Ref.AS4000-1997) at 31 March 2017.

HOW TO ENTER

Fill out the 2017 Expression of Interest Form and send it via email to qldevents@ccfqld.com. This formalises your interest in nominating your project. A copy of the Earth Awards submission pack, including templates will be sent to you.

Nominations close on 30 June 2017.

Previous CCF QLD Earth Awards Winners

2016

  • Category 1: Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure – Barry Parade
  • Category 2: Diona Pty Ltd – Chambers Flat Road Pump Station to Marsden Wastewater Conveyance – Pump Station Works
  • Category 3: McIlwain Civil Engineering Pty Ltd – Moggill Road Cycle Bridge METD-2868
  • Category 4: JF Hull Holdings & GHD – South Pine River & Tributary Creek Bridge Upgrades
  • Category 6: Transcity Joint Venture comprising BMD Constructions, Ghella and Acciona – Legacy Way

2015

  • Category 1: JF Hull Holdings Pty Ltd – Bridge Strike Protection Project – Annerley Road
  • Category 2: Civil Mining & Construction Pty Ltd – West Creek and Goggs Street, Toowoomba, Package 41
  • Category 3: York Civil Pty Ltd and Stanwell Corporation Ltd – Black Creek Diversion Channel
  • Category 4: Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd – North Coast Batter Slope Stabilisation
  • Category 5: Civil Mining & Construction Pty Ltd/ Downer Joint Venture together with Department of Transport and Main Roads – Pacific Motorway Upgrade (Worongary to Mudgeeraba)
  • Category 6: McConnell Dowell Constructors – Gold Coast Light Rail

2014

  • Category 1: Concrib Pty Ltd – Crest Estate vertical cantilever sleeper walls
  • Category 2: McIlwain Civil Engineering Pty Ltd – Spring Creek Road embankment stabilisation
  • Category 3: Hazell Bros Group Pty Ltd – Black Mountain Range road realignment
  • Category 4: FK Gardner & Sons Group Pty Ltd – Gore Highway foam stabilisation project
  • Category 5: CairnsConnect (BMD ALBEM Joint Venture and the Department of Transport and Main Roads) – Cairns Bruce highway upgrade – Sheehy Road to Ray Jones Drive

2013

  • Category 1: Eco Civil Solutions (QLD) – Redlynch School sports field drainage project
  • Category 2: Abergeldie complex Infrastructure – Redbank Creek bridge
  • Category 3: McIlwain Civil Engineering Pty Ltd – AJ Qyllie Bridge Replacement and Approaches
  • Category 4: Abergeldie complex Infrastructure – Lucinda Bulk Sugar Terminal
  • Category 5: Team M1 (comprising the Bielby Hull Albem Joint Venture, Department of Transport and Main Roads, GHD Pty Ltd and Bonacci Group (QLD) Pty Ltd) – Pacific Motorway Upgrade – Section B

2012

  • Category 1: CivilPlus Constructions Pty Ltd – Birthday creek bridge
  • Category 2: Brady Marine and Civil Pty Ltd – West End ferry terminal
  • Category 3: McIlwain Civil Engineering Pty Ltd – Bicentennial bike-way upgrade – Hale Street east
  • Category 4: WDS and York Civil Joint Venture and Cassowary Coast Regional Council – Innisfail sewage treatment plant upgrade
  • Category 5: Hull Albem Joint Venture – Houghton Highway bridge duplication

2011

  • Category 1: CivilPlus Constructions Pty Ltd – NQ2112 Replace Mount Crook obstruction light tower
  • Category 2: Interflow Resources Pty Ltd – Nudgee Road emergency sewer rehabilitation works
  • Category 3: Waterway Construction Pty Ltd – Reconstruction of flood damaged ferry terminals in Brisbane
  • Category 4: Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd – North Shore Boulevard
  • Category 5: Leighton Abigroup Joint Venture – Gateway upgrade project

Event App

Never miss another CCF QLD event, with the CCF QLD Event Application.

The application is designed to provide CCF QLD Members with up-to-date infomation about CCF QLD events. The application is a great resource for Members interested in attending events to connect with other Members as well as the CCF QLD team.

The app features all CCF QLD events and can also link to your current calendar.

To download the application, go to the Apple App Store for Apple devices, and Google for Android devices.

Sponsorship Opportunities

CCF QLD offers a range of sponsorship options linked to its yearly event calendar which provide the opportunity to promote a product or service to civil contractors in Queensland. Sponsorship activities are structured to allow businesses to gain the most value from their investment, while maximising exposure and networking opportunities for those involved.

Some of the outcomes businesses can expect from sponsoring a CCF QLD event are:

  • significant promotional advantage
  • corporate goodwill from attendees
  • relationship marketing
  • creation of brand awareness and acceptance
  • demonstration of products
  • increased business potential
  • enhanced company profile
  • direct access and networking opportunities with an audience made up of your current and potential clients
  • acknowledgment of the leadership role your organisation is taking within the industry
  • public support of the peak industry body for the civil construction industry

CCF QLD sponsorship also provides access to the exclusive corporate sponsor group depending on a company’s level of financial sponsorship commitment made to Branch events over the financial year. These companies receive “money can’t buy” additional inclusions as part of their sponsorship package to help increase brand awareness throughout the state. The corporate sponsor group is broken into four categories:

  • Platinum financial commitment over $40,000 (ex GST)
  • Gold financial commitment between $30,000 to $40,000 (ex GST)
  • Silver financial commitment between $20,000 to $30,000 (ex GST)
  • Bronze financial commitment between $10,000 to $20,000 (ex GST).

More information about CCF QLD sponsorship can be found in the Sponsorship Prospectus 2016-17, or by calling the marketing and events team on 07 3360 7933.