Report Back: 2017 Fulton Awards
A celebration of excellence and innovation in the design and use of concrete
The Concrete Society of Southern Africa’s Fulton Awards, often dubbed the “Oscars” of the concrete industry, recognises and honours excellence and innovation in the design and use of concrete, a core component of the Society's mission.
The winners and receivers of commendations for the 2017 awards were announced and honoured at a special gala weekend held recently at the Champagne Sports Resort in the Drakensberg, which was attended by more than 300 guests.
PPC were the Anchor Sponsor for the 2017 Fulton Awards which are a tribute to the late Dr. 'Sandy' Fulton, a recognised world authority in concrete technology. Addressing the guests at the gala dinner, CEO of the PPC, Darryll Castle said, “It is against the backdrop of the need to build for sustainability that PPC has once again chosen to be the Anchor Sponsor of this year’s Fulton Awards, celebrating the significant contributions made by key players across our industry value chain. We’re proud to have contributed to many of the flagship projects that have been entered this year – having partnered with architects, construction companies and clients to enable the development of everything from infrastructure to office parks, each with their own unique role and purpose.
As always, our partners have been able to leverage our technical expertise and quality testing facilities throughout, ensuring that these become legacy projects in their own right”
Concrete Society President, Hanlie Turner, in presenting the awards, stated “the Fulton entries this year once again showcase a fine regard for form, function and finish as expressed in concrete. Inspired architectural and engineering design is supported by innovative construction practices, advances in material properties and an emphasis on meticulous finishing.
This is all due to the vision, commitment and proficiency of the project teams; the owners and clients, the designers, material suppliers and contractors”.
The number of finalists this year reached 30, and each project was visited on-site by the judges over a 4-week period. The three judges for the awards in 2017 were:
• Bryan Perrie (right) – Managing Director, The Concrete Institute and a Non-Executive Director of the Concrete Society
• Stephen Humphries (centre) – Executive Director, Nyeleti Consulting
• Daniel van der Merwe (left), Professional Architect, PPC
The categories in this year were:
• Buildings up to 3-Storeys
• Buildings more than 3-Storeys
• Architectural Concrete
• Innovation in Concrete
The winners were:
CATEGORY: BUILDINGS UP TO THREE STOREYS
Winner – Glen Crescent House
Commendation – Rupert and Rothschild New Classique Winery
CATEGORY: BUILDINGS GREATER THAN THREE STOREYS
Winner – Sol Plaatje University Library
Commendation – Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
Commendation – PWC Tower Including Slide
CATEGORY: ARCHITECTURAL CONCRETE
Winner – Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
Commendation – Sol Plaatje University Library
CATEGORY: INNOVATION IN CONCRETE
Joint Winner – Innovative Integral Van Zyl Spruit Bridge
Joint Winner – Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
Commendation – Pacaltsdorp Pedestrian Bridge
Commendation – PY Track Slab
Winner – Mt Edgecombe Interchange Upgrade
Commendation – Concrete for Maputo Bridge
Commendation – Kusile Power Station Main Civil and Completion Works
Commendation – Mndwaka Dam – Rubble Masonry Multiple-Arch Buttress Dam
For full details of commendations and winners: Winners & Commendations
For photographs from the Fulton Awards Gala weekend: Weekend Photo Gallery