Small Commercial Builder? THIS COMPETITION IS FOR YOU TOO!

Entries Close Next Week

We know that many of our residential members who work in the commercial space, and do small commercial projects and commercial fitouts, probably don’t ever think about entering the NZ Commercial Project Awards, as it is only for the big boys.  

But did you know that these awards actually have something for everyone, both big and small? The awards are based on the project team’s collaboration, innovation, quality and how you overcame the challenges of the project together. It is not about the size of the project or the size of the budget.

We encourage you to enter so you too can celebrate your amazing commercial project and the team that brought it to life.

The size of the project, the team, and the contract value does not matter.  

Hear Simon Taylor, Managing Director, Armstrong Downes Commercial, talking about one of their smaller projects - the Basin Reserve Museum Stand seismic upgrade and building modernization and why they entered the awards.

Recognising the Smaller Projects

We are also extremely excited to announce that we have made some changes to our Value Awards. The changes are to the pricing brackets (which you can see below), and now we've also introduced a Commercial Project Under $1 million Value Award.

We want the smaller contractors to feel like they can showcase their projects to national clients who operate all around the country.

The categories and new value awards are:


  • CARTERS Commercial Project
  • Civic Project
  • Construction Marketing Services Education Project
  • Altus Windows Systems Health Project
  • Heritage/Restoration Project
  • Industrial Project
  • Tourism and Leisure Project
  • Resene Commercial Fit Out Project
  • Retail Project
  • Winstone Wallboards Residential Project

Value Awards*

  • Commercial Project Under $1 million
  • Commercial Project $1 – $3 million
  • Commercial Project $3 – $10 million
  • Commercial Project $10 – $25 million
  • Commercial Project Over $25 million

Other Awards

  • Special Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Sustainability Award
  • Registered Master Builders Supreme Award

*All entries are automatically considered for the appropriate Value Award.

These Awards are Different  
Celebrating 10 years in 2022, this is the only awards programme that celebrates the team. The collaboration, innovation and craftmanship of the whole project team, from the building owners, architects, engineers, and quantity surveyors all the way through to the construction companies themselves. These awards are about the teams that who work together to make these projects – big and small – come to life. Great buildings do not happen without great teams.

Who Can Enter?
The awards are an all-of-industry event and are open to all New Zealand based commercial construction project partners including contractors, architects, building owners, engineers, and quantity surveyors etc.   

If you are proud of what your team has accomplished, then these are the awards for you.

You can find out more information on the website or download the Entry Guide.

We would love to see an entry from you and to celebrate the innovation, collaboration, and commitment of your team at the awards gala in Christchurch at the new Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre in May next year.