September 19, 2022

Payapps - Making Construction Progress Payments Simpler, Faster and Fairer Recognised in Australia’s International Good Design Awards for Design Excellence.

The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards were announced on Friday 16th September at the 2022 Australian Good Design Awards. The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country and reward projects across 11 design disciplines covering more than 30 categories and sub-categories.  

Payapps - Making Construction Progress Payments Simpler, Faster and Fairer received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. Each year, the Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian and international market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, and reward new and emerging areas of design including design strategy, social impact design, design research and up-and-coming design talent in the next-gen category.

The 2022 Good Design Awards attracted high-quality design projects from Australia and around the world. These innovative projects were evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders. Each entry was evaluated according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria which includes Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact. 

Projects recognised with an Australian Good Design Award demonstrate excellence in professional design and highlight the impact a design-led approach has on business success and social and environmental outcomes. 

The Good Design Awards Jury commented: “A much needed addition to the construction industry that makes everybody's lives hassle free. A streamlined approach to the submission and approval of payment between builders and subcontractors. An intuitive solution to a commonly loathed issue. Well done to everybody involved with the design and execution of this project.”

“It’s an honour for Payapps to be recognised against a number of high-calibre entrants for this year’s awards”, says Tony Simonsen, COO of Payapps.

“The Digital Design Jury were looking for solutions where a holistic design approach had been considered as well as projects that improve the quality of life for people and contribute to better economic, social, and environmental outcomes. I’m hugely proud that Payapps has been recognised for doing just that! We’re helping an increasing number of companies improve their back-office efficiencies and productivity, making it easier for them to better manage time-consuming and costly progress claim processes across the construction sector where the timing of payments have arguably never been more important.”

Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards said: “To be recognised with an Australian Good Design Award is a significant achievement, given the incredibly high standard of projects submitted in this year’s Awards. The Good Design Award is a valuable independent endorsement of professional design quality. It tells the world this project not only represents design excellence, but it also surpasses the criteria for design innovation and design impact.”

“We know that good design, when used effectively, can improve our quality of life and make the world around us better, safer, more efficient and more beautiful. It is clear from this year’s winning projects that investment in professional design delivers real impact – be it at a commercial, environmental or societal level. As our world transitions to a less-carbon intensive future, a design-led approach to solving problems and delivering meaningful impact is going to become more critical," Dr. Gien went on to say.  

“The Good Design Awards recognise and celebrate the transformative power of design thinking to find innovative, customer-centric solutions to local and global challenges and this year’s Award-winning projects reflect just that. My sincere congratulations to all the designers, engineers, architects and innovators recognised in this year’s Awards - you deserve to be celebrated at the highest level,” Dr. Gien concluded. 

Project Details

Project Title: Payapps - Making Construction Progress Payments Simpler, Faster and Fairer

Designed in: Australia

Project Description: 

Payapps is a cloud-based collaboration tool that connects builders and subcontractors to standardise and streamline the submission and approval of payment claims on construction projects. It replaces an inefficient and error-prone manual process with an innovative, accessible online process that is simpler, faster, fairer and more transparent.

Designed by: 

Payapps

Commissioned by: 

Payapps

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About Payapps

Payapps is a trusted partner globally to thousands of customers for the construction progress payment process. We are proud to have created the ultimate cloud-based collaboration tool for project payments that streamlines payment approvals and compliance, and creates a process that is simpler, faster and fairer for all, helping money to flow and make building better.

About Good Design Australia and the Australian Good Design Awards

Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing the annual Australian Good Design Awards and other signature design events. With a proud history that dates back to 1958, Good Design Australia remains committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world. 

www.good-design.org