DATE: Friday 20 November 2020

TIME: 5:00 PM

FORMAT: Virtual Awards. To watch, please click here.

This year, we are unable to hold the Excellence in Construction Awards Gala Dinner in its usual format. However, during these extraordinary times, it is ever more important to acknowledge the success of our industry and celebrate your exceptional projects. We have decided to hold this year’s awards presentation in an online, virtual format. The awards will be professionally produced and broadcasted directly to you, so grab some bubbles, get dressed up and join the celebrations by watching the live feed.

Excellence in Construction Awards

The Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Construction Awards is recognised throughout the industry as the hallmark annual event for the commercial, industrial and civil engineering sectors. The Awards celebrate outstanding achievements by companies and individuals in the NSW building and construction industry. 

For nearly three decades hundreds of NSW’s best commercial builders have won recognition for their construction excellence.

2020 entries are now closed.

To register your interest for the 2021 awards, please contact our events team. 

Contact Information

T: (02) 8586 3504

E: events@mbansw.asn.au


Presentation Event

2020 Excellence in Construction Awards 

  • DATE: Friday 20 November 2020

  • TIME: 5:00 PM

  • FORMAT: Virtual Awards

In these ever-changing times, we are unable to confirm at this time whether the Awards Presentation Evening, which is scheduled for the 7 November 2020, will proceed. We are currently looking at all options and have recently changed the format of the Excellence in Housing Awards to a virtual live streamed celebration. Once the Excellence in Construction Awards format has been decided, all event details will be communicated with entrants. 

The Excellence in Construction Awards are featured prominently in high quality publications following the award evening, with The Sydney Morning Herald publishing a special feature on the awards and the Master Builder magazine dedicating an issue to the award winners. Winners of the Excellence in Construction Awards may be submitted for consideration in the MBA National Awards Competition.

View all the 2018 Gala night photos on flickr


2019 Winners

View all the 2019 winning entries from each category.  


Please note: The judges are construction industry representatives and for these awards they do not require your company marketing material nor do they require information on past or other current projects.

The following information must accompany each entry:
Final Occupation Certificate from the Private Certifying Authority (PCA) or the Local Council (including list of certificates in “Attachments” on Occupation Certificate);
Certificate of Compliance with Building Code of Australia (BCA);
Final Inspection Report from Fire Safety Engineering Consultant (where appointed);
Site plan showing site establishment and materials handling methodology;
Project description;
Brief construction methodology;
Construction/Design difficulties encountered and how these difficulties were solved;
Project consultants:
i) - Engaged by the client
ii) - Engaged by the Building Contractor
A list of your major suppliers/manufacturers of the entered project;
Any innovations developed during the project;
Average and peak on-site manpower;
Simplified floor/elevation plans and progress photographs during construction;
Short statement explaining why you believe this project is worthy of an award (80 words max);
A record of:
i) - Any notifiable incident(s)
ii) - LTI’s (Lost Time Injury) for the entered project;
4 copies of your total submission (this includes 4 copies of the entry form);
Photos required (please refer to photographic requirements on page 6)


Digital images MUST be submitted with entries. Images provided will be used in the audio-visual presentation and print media; good quality images will better profile your entry. Entrants are responsible for the quality of all images.
■ Resolution of 300 dpi (highest quality camera setting)
■ Image size no smaller than A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
■ Format: JPEG or TIFF (please no PDF or PPT file types)
■ Only one project per USB or via a link

Please note if your digital images are not high quality you could be asked to resubmit them.

A professional photography service is available at the of cost $680 (inc GST) per entry located in the Sydney metropolitan. Additional costs will apply for entries outside the Sydney metropolitan area. Please contact the MBA for further details. MBA will arrange this service with the photographer on your behalf. The photographer will contact you to lock in a date and time to photograph your project.


  • MBA of NSW Member 
    $990 inc GST (per project)
  • Non MBA of NSW Member
    $1,990 inc GST (per project)



Due to the fluctuation of cases of Coronavirus within NSW, the judging of some categories is currently on hold. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is imperative that we safeguard our judges, entrants, and their clients. We will provide an update on this as soon as possible, and should onsite judging occur, we endeavour to give as much notice as possible. If you have any concerns, or would like an update on the judging status of your entry, please contact events@mbansw.asn.au


Supporting Industry Sponsors



The Master Builder Magazine will publish a special feature on the Awards.