2018 Award Winners
Congratulations to the following AGGA National Award Winners.
2018 NATIONAL GLASS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD
JAMIE RICE, General Manager, G.James
Jamie Rice, General Manager of G.James Victoria, has spent three decades dedicated to promoting quality, consistency and innovation within the industry. Since joining G.James three years ago, these dfining values have continued to drive him. Jamie’s impressive range of industry positions include being a representative on the Australian Standards BD-7 Committee since 1994, a member of the BD/21 Windows and Doors Committee, and a recent addition to the BD/75 Skylights Committee. Jamie is also inaugural Chairman of the AGGA Technical Sub-Committee, and represents IGMA on their North America Technical Committee. Jamie’s long list of industry advisory roles include being part of the ABCB Energy
Efficiency Reference Group, representing Australia on the International Standards Organisation TC 160 Glass in Building Committee, and serving as both IGMA Chair (date–date) and AGGA President (2011– 2013).
2018 DESIGN AWARDS
Best Domestic Project Under $20K
Jason Windows - Western Australia for Summit Homes - Baldivis Display
A contemporary and stylish home with striking industrial influences.
The standout features from the judging process included:
- The contrast of expansive awning windows against the exposed face brick
- The manner in which the windows and doors accentuate the industrial theme of an open-plan with raked ceilings and exposed trusses
- The achievement of transmitting maximum natural light via the large spans of glass and minimal frame sections.
Best Domestic Project Over $20K
Westec Doors & Windows - West Australia for the Gavranich Residence
A visually stunning luxury residence with a unique combination of various high-end glass elements
The key features which influenced the judges decision included:
- High level of quality workmanship and materials
- Seamless relationship between all glass elements and surrounding finishes
- Overall technical compliance and clever use of the Swiss Sky Frames
- Complementing relationship between the curved stair balustrade and adjacent curved external windows.
Best Commercial Project Under $50K
Cooling Brothers - West Australia
A dramatic entry statement and enclosure to the Perth College underpass.
The judges were particularly impressed with:
- The application SGP structural interlayers to reduce the overall glass thickness and therefore the supporting steelwork, whilst achieving the safety requirement of a trafficable structure
- The high attention to detail with each panel being individually shaped and designed to shed water flow
- The clever use of black ceramic frit edging to conceal the steel support frames beyond
Best Commercial Project Over $50K
Bent & Curved Glass - New South Wales - Glass Gutters
An audacious proposal from the architects to create a lineal skylight system which doubles as gutters servicing a roof area of 280sq.m. This is no ordinary roof. Created by 7 undulating curved copper clad barrel vaults it required 6 curved gutters to form a reverse curve sitting neatly between each barrel.
The judges were particularly impressed with:
- The accuracy and the ability to achieve the tight tolerances and the high degree of skill required in matching the curves between adjacent panels
- The unique use of glass as a gutter system and the use of non-standard fixings and fixtures (like brass drainpipes)
- The level of expertise and workmanship to overcome the challenges of the large and awkward nature of the panels
- A fantastic example of the innovative use of glass
AGGA NATIONAL SAFETY AWARD
This award recognises excellence in developing and implementing a solution to an identified health and safety issue.
FOR THEIR ENGINEERING SOLUTION FOR ENCAP CONSTRUCTION
EnDcaps are widely used across the Glass & Glazing industry and vary in quality depending on origin. Sub standard encap timber casings present challenging storage, handling and retrieval risks to workers.
Benefits are achieved from standardisation of a range of timber cases/endcaps in terms of engineered design and quality which goes hand-in-hand with improved work processes that relate to storage and handling of varying size glass by workers on a daily basis. It was noted that analysis resulted in a recommendation that each endcap only be used once.
It is envisaged that there is potential for this initiative to be easily adopted across industry participants via as costs $5000) would appear to be reasonable in comparison to potential harm outcomes to workers without deployment of this initiative.
AGGA NATIONAL APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD
REECE EVANS From G.James