WSce Triumphs at HCAA's Awards for Excellence

WSce won numerous awards at HCAA's Awards for Excellence

WSce shone brightly at the recent HCAA’s Awards for Excellence, securing multiple prestigious awards for our projects. Additionally, our Director, Tom Wise, won the HCCA Outstanding Industry Individual 2024 Award for his exceptional contribution to the industry.

Project Excellence 2024 Award <$10m
Sydney Port Logistics Park

WSce received the HCAA Project Excellence Award for projects under $10 million for our work at the Sydney Port Logistics Park. The project involved a site-wide water and sewer infrastructure upgrade, including upgrading 31 water outlets along the quay wall to tackle aging water infrastructure and ensure a dependable water supply to vessels. The upgrades were crucial for maintaining operational efficiency at the 324-hectare container logistics park.

Project Excellence 2024 Award
<$50m Wylde MTB & BMX Western Sydney Parklands

WSce’s work in Wylde MTB & BMX Western Sydney Parklands earned us the HCAA Project Excellence Award for under $50 million projects. This facility, the largest combined mountain biking and BMX hub in Australia spans over 15km of trails and includes the Southern Hemisphere’s largest pump track. Wsce undertook the comprehensive civil and hydraulic design and construction of the Wylde BMX track relocation project, including the design of the stormwater drainage systems and internal roadways, ensuring seamless integration with the natural landscape.

Project Excellence 2024 Award >$50m
Liverpool Health & Academic Precinct

For projects exceeding $50 million, WSce was honoured for its work on the Liverpool Health & Academic Precinct. This transformative $790 million redevelopment aims to enhance Liverpool Hospital’s clinical and educational capabilities. Our role on the project included optimising the Central Thermal Plant for improved efficiency, designing a PC2 laboratory for sterility testing, implementing sustainable design approaches, including smart metering and innovative water quality remediation strategies and reviewing electrification strategies to support Net Zero carbon neutrality goals.

Outstanding Industry Individual Award
Tom Wise

WSce Director, Tom Wise, was honoured with the HCAA Outstanding Industry Individual 2024 Award. Tom’s dedication to the industry is evident through his extensive volunteer work, mentorship, and educational contributions. Leading by example within the workplace, he trains young engineers and fosters a “Thirst for Learning” on Fridays, where engineers can discuss problems and find solutions in-house. Tom is also instrumental in updating the WSce internal Confluence page with various technical articles and knowledge-sharing content.

Most recently, Tom has been pivotal in developing and delivering the CIBSE Hydraulic 2-day course across the country. Tom conducts this training pro bono without receiving any payment for his time.

A founding member of the original HCAA Education subcommittee, Tom regularly volunteers his time and expertise to the committee. In every meeting, he leads discussions on technical topics to better the industry. He represents the HCAA at various industry roundtable discussions and working groups, sharing his wealth of experience as a company director to assist the HCAA committee with legal perspectives.

Tom has recently contributed to several working groups. In Research & Education, he has contributed to Deakin University’s Water Demand initiative for potable water optimisation, influenced ANZ Hydraulic Services Engineering Training with 12 days of pro-bono expertise annually, and developed Engineers Australia’s BCA course for CIBSE, dedicating 300 hours of pro-bono work. His commitment to advancing the industry is truly commendable.

Celebrating Excellence and Innovation

The awards highlight WSce’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability in engineering. Each project demonstrates our approach in tackling complex challenges, deliver high-quality solutions, and contribute positively to the community and environment.

As we celebrate these achievements, we remain dedicated to pushing the boundaries of engineering excellence. Congratulations to all the award winners and Tom Wise for his well-deserved recognition.

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