Congratulations to Matt Hutchinson, Ricky Ciobanu and Andrew Inch for making it through to the finals of the New Zealand Building Industry Awards.
Matt and Ricky are through to the finals of the building Oscars in two categories – Safety Excellence and Innovation – for their Wallpanelskids initiative.
Regional Construction Manager Matt Hutchinson
The Wallpanelskids, invented by Matt, are a safe storage system for sheets of plasterboard.
The skids can’t be overloaded, and mean the boards are stored safely, can’t be damaged and the system prevents overloading on multi-storey projects.
Ricky, Project Manager at Keith Park, has spent countless hours refining and honing the design for manufacture. Their dream is to go into production of the product using recycled plastic – they want Wallpanelskids to take over the world!
Project Manager Ricky Ciobanu
Andrew Inch, who is 29, is in the finals of the young achiever award. He joined Ryman as a site foreman at Charles Upham in 2016, and is now project manager at Riccarton Park, in charge of delivering a new village safely and on time.
Project Manager Andrew Inch