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FDC Construction and Fitout has confirmed their status as industry leaders at this year’s MBA Excellence in Construction Awards. Following on from outstanding performances in previous years, FDC took home top accolades with five major awards.

The Master Builders Association (MBA) Excellence in Construction Awards are the commercial building industry’s most prestigious honours and give official recognition to the industry’s best performers. This year saw FDC lead by example with two winning spots in the Interior Fitout category, as well as first position in both the Communications Buildings and Sporting Facilities categories.

Communications Buildings continue to be a high point for FDC as they have secured first prize in this category for five out of the past six years; this year for the cutting-edge construction of the Sydney Data Centre. First place was also awarded for the high-end fitout of the Woollahra Library, as well as the joint winner selection for the fitout of the Federal Government Agency. The team also earned a merit for their striking interior fitout of the Red Bull headquarters in Alexandria, NSW.

FDC Founder and Managing Director Ben Cottle was elated with the results and says it is a well-deserved outcome for the team. “This year was particularly rewarding as the competition was so great. It’s a great acknowledgement of our teams’ hard work, expertise and creativity.”

“By applying our trademark precision in quality design, technology and imagination, we were able to showcase some innovative design solutions that have created inspiring workspaces for our clients. We’ve also produced unique public spaces that have set new benchmarks for what can be achieved when you think outside the square.”

The gala award black tie evening typically attracts over 900 industry participants and provides an opportunity for companies to showcase their projects and informally network with peers and colleagues. The prizes are highly contested by major contractors throughout NSW and winners are featured prominently in numerous industry publications following the awards evening.

The full list of FDC’s 2016 MBA award wins are as follows:

Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre Winner: Construction – Sporting Facilities

Sydney Data CentreWinner: Construction – Communications Buildings

Federal Government AgencyWinner (joint) – Interior Fitouts $10-20M

Woollahra Library Winner – Interior Fitouts $5-10M

Red Bull Head OfficeMerit – Interior Fitouts $3-5M


For a list of FDC’s award-winning projects please view our ‘Awards‘ page.