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COOLING A TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION SITE IN THE SUMMER HEAT Aggreko is the global leader in mobile and modular, power, heating and cooling services across a wide range of industry sectors. In Perth they are providing their innovative and adaptable solutions to keep targets on track for a major construction firm. The Forrestfield-Airport link project is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian governments. The aim is to build a rail service that provides a convenient link between the eastern suburbs of Perth and the airport. On paper, this seems like a straightforward project, but the scope is much larger and demands much more. Then there is the small matter of 8.5km of tracks and 94% of that is underground. This means 8km of twin-bored tunnels, which certainly is no easy feat. The end result will be a real boon for employment levels and the environment. However this project needs a steady set of hands, as high temperatures could cause severe delays. The construction firm required a reliable partner to step in and provide the ambient temperatures for work to continue unabated by the scorching heat that surrounded the giant site. From the beginning of the project, Aggreko delivered a complete turnkey solution, from sizing the equipment, to designing the system and executing the installation plan. Aggreko supplied and installed three 300kW air handling units per tunnel to keep the structure ventilation cool and dry, and a

2.5MW cooling tower to maintain the right temperature on critical machinery, a real threat to production levels. It didn’t stop there. An 800kW chiller was deployed to create a chilled water loop through the air handlers, allowing work to comfortably

continue through peak summer heat and keep project completion targets in sight. Aggreko prides itself on being able to conform to all needs, as no two projects are the same. Companies can be assured that when they team up with Aggreko, they know that their targets are in safe hands.

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BROOKFIELD COMMENCES 405 BOURKE STREET IN MELBOURNE Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM, TSX: BAM.A, Euronext: BAMA), and ISPT have started construction on 405 Bourke Street, a highly visible and connected commercial hub in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. The project is being developed by Brookfield in collaboration with ISPT and will spur redevelopment of the mid-town precinct between Elizabeth and Queen Streets, where a number of developers have been consolidating large sites for redevelopment. “405 Bourke Street is a transformative project that aims to lead the revitalisation of this central part of the CBD. Importantly, this will deliver a new north-south arcade linking Bourke and Little Collins Street, where a range of cafés and eateries are planned to enliven the city,” said Carl Schibrowski. Carl is Brookfield Properties’ Head of Development. “This is a highly visible part of Melbourne’s CBD, just a stone’s throw from Bourke Street Mall. This represents a long anticipated opportunity to drive the CBD forward,” Carl added. “The addition of a key linkage and the added office population will bring the whole area to life, which is fantastic news for city workers and residents of surrounding

to the reinvigoration of the CBD’s civic spine.” 405 Bourke Street will combine Melbourne’s signature heritage built form with striking modern design features including a spectacular 24 metre, light filled entrance, large flexible floorplates and incredible site zones as well as transparent and open workspaces on every level. The building will also include a design that cantilevers 10m over the decades old former Danks building, being remade as part of the project. Due for completion in early 2021, the development involves construction of a 39-level building reaching approximately 167m high and offers 30 office floors (66,000m2) of Grade A office accommodation with Premium Grade services, Targeting 5 Star, Green Star and 5 Star NABERS environmental performance. The tower, designed by Woods Bagot, will provide immediate access to Melbourne’s laneway network and retail core. It will also provide state-of-the-art End of Trip facilities, as well as an outdoor roof terrace on the top floor. The ground plane has been configured to allow easy access to front of house facilities in the lower levels, and exclusive access via an elevated lobby space accessed off Bourke Street.

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FIRST HOME OWNERS GRANT FOR REGIONAL QUEENSLAND Increased building approvals, job creation, a rise in home ownership and an injection for local business. That’s what the return of the $5,000 boost to the First Home Owners’ Grant would do for regional Queensland. The boost increased the grant from $15,000 to $20,000 and was in place from July 2016 to June 2018. During the two years it was offered, there was a 48% increase in the number of grants paid, compared to the two years before the boost. That’s an extra 6,000 new builds that created additional industry jobs, which had a flow-on effect to regional economies. Data confirms the First Home Owners’ Grant continues to be more vital in regional Queensland than in South East Queensland. During the boost, the regions represented 25% of grants paid to first home buyers. This is despite only 15% of new dwellings being built in the regions. For many regional builders, first home buyers are their biggest market. Bringing back the $5,000 boost for regional Queensland would help more Queenslanders get into their first home as well as giving a much needed ‘shot in the arm’ for regional businesses who have and continue to face tough times.

apartments. We are confident that 405 Bourke Street will be one of the most connected buildings in Melbourne. Connected externally to the city through a grand entrance and laneway and also internally through a modern vertical campus approach that will enhance collaboration and encourage agile working. This really is a workplace for the future.” Daryl Browning, CEO of ISPT said “We are excited to be part of the Melbourne CBD evolution and growth story. We look forward

The design of the tower maximises natural light penetration and provides efficient, side core floor plates of up to 2,300m2 (24,757ft2) which are easily adaptable to suit the business needs of the anchor tenant, National Australia Bank (NAB).

The building and construction industry has been resilient in the face of constant change. But tough conditions and rising costs, including the soon to be introduced waste levy, only push the cost of building up even more. That’s why we’re lobbying Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad to bring back the regional boost to the First Home Owners’ Grant for regional Queensland.

Multiplex has been engaged to build 405 Bourke Street and construction is forecast to be completed for occupation in the first half of 2021. During construction, the project is expected to employ 700-800 people. ANCR CONSTRUCTION NEWS

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comment Andrew Frazer CEO/Principal Sustainability Engineer Building Services Engineers

THE GROWTH OF CLEAN ENERGY

Climate change, if not addressed now, will have a considerable impact on all Australians and the quality of life we enjoy. Australia is blessed with having the highest average solar radiation per m2 of any continent in the world. Combining this with rapidly falling photovoltaic panel costs and attractive government rebates has led to Australia being able to claim the highest proportion of households with PV systems on their roof in the world.

PLAN E LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS MAKES A MOVE ON MELBOURNE On the back of recent industry award success and more than 20 years of successfully delivering diverse landscape projects across Western Australia, Plan E Landscape Architects are expanding in to the Melbourne market. The new arm of the practice will officially launch in January 2019, with Director, Adam Lange at the helm. Recognising the significant growth in population, land development and construction throughout Melbourne and Victoria, Adam says “Plan E Landscape Architects are eager for a new challenge.” “This gives us a really good opportunity to do some fantastic work in a different environment,” said Adam. “Whilst the market might be slowing marginally, we foresee a

As building services consulting engineers, we see many organisations that are taking the plunge in setting sustainability goals for their property portfolios and delivering on the promise. One area where we are working with our clients is those who are embracing the use of solar to reduce the energy footprint of their building portfolio.

The future looks bright as the momentum that is growing in the clean energy space will contribute to more efficient building operation and a more sustainable future for all Australians.

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Plan E Landscape Architects are already commissioned to complete landscape master planning work on botanical, Satterley Property Group’s new community in the heart of Mickleham, with more in the pipeline. Part of Melbourne’s growing northern corridor, botanical consists of over 30 hectares of open space, including a 22 hectare botanical park.

Plan E Landscape Architects looks forward to quickly establishing the Melbourne office and further enhancing its reputation for delivering exceptional service and lasting landscape spaces, which has cemented the practice as a landscape architect of choice within the Perth market.

FIVE AUSTRALIAN CITIES VIE FOR COVETED SMART CITY LEADERSHIP AWARD Brisbane, Adelaide, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast and Canterbury-Bankstown have been shortlisted for the top prize at the inaugural Australian Smart Cities Awards. The awards, to be held as part of Australia’s first Smart Cities Week from 29-31 October, will recognise and reward leadership, celebrate best practice and stimulate action to advance the smart cities movement. Ten awards will be presented: Leadership City, Research and Innovation, Digital City Services, Regional Leadership, Smart Cities Strategy, Built Environment, Social Impact, Smart Cities Leader – Industry, Smart Cities Leader – Government, and Smart Cities Leader - Emerging.

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The already positive reception to Plan E Landscape Architects’ move to Melbourne has seen the practice gain support in the land development industry, which will be the initial focus. However, as a practice that prides itself on doing a wide variety of work, there are plans to expand quickly in to other sectors that it regularly works within in Perth.

“I firmly believe we have the expertise and skill set to take what we do in Perth and really make a mark in the Melbourne market,” said Adam. “We’ve built a really solid foundation over the past 20+ years, and I’m enthused about where we are headed as a business, particularly with our commitment to expand in to the Melbourne market and continue to grow.”

Australian businesses have not experienced the same rate of solar uptake as households, however this is starting to change rapidly.

We assist building owners by reducing grid electricity dependence anywhere from 20% reduction through to buildings that run ‘off grid’ due to large scale solar arrays coupled to the latest battery storage technology.

really solid industry throughout the area for some time to come.”

According to the Smart Cities Awards jury chair, David Singleton AM, the awards will “articulate how smart cities activities can enhance the liveability, workability and sustainability of our cities. For the first time, Australians will gain a clear idea of what leadership in smart cities looks like.” The most hotly contested prize on the night will be the ‘Leadership City’ category, with five cities named as finalists. Brisbane City Council, City of Adelaide, City of Ipswich, Sunchine Coast Council and city of Canterbury Bankstown. Winners of the Smart Cities Awards to be announced on 30 October 2018.


INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS NEED SAFEGUARDS TO PROTECT SUBCONTRACTORS The risks of non-payment born by subcontractors are highlighted again with another construction company going into voluntary administration leaving subcontractors out of pocket.

inequitable to have the current laws in place. These family owned businesses simply cannot afford to take these types of losses and continue to be de facto financers for poor performing constructors,” he said.

With $87 billion of infrastructure projects being rolled out across NSW alone in the next four years, there are currently no workable or reasonable safeguards to protect subcontractors’ businesses.

NECA has frequently advocated for harmonisation and the streamlining of security of payment legislation since the current multi-jurisdictional system does nothing to support investment, employment growth and efficient economic activity.

“NECA encourages the NSW Government to accelerate the introduction of the recommendations made in the recent Murray Review of Security of Payments laws. In particular, the introduction of statutory trusts for all construction projects,” said Suresh Manickam, CEO NECA. “Our members are often at the end of the line when it comes to payments and therefore particularly vulnerable. We are talking about small, mum and dad businesses who employ tradesmen and women and who support apprentices. It is unjust and

We recommend: • Harmonisation of the security of payment legislation as soon as possible. • Implementation of the 86 recommendations in the Murray Review • Introduction of a statutory trust model as outlined in the Murray Review recommendation 85. “It is simply not acceptable that Australian businesses are put in this position and we urge the NSW Government to take prompt action,” said Manickam.

SYDNEY’S GREAT SOUTH WEST’S NEW PREMIER DESTINATION Sydney’s Great South West is now boasting a new premier destination, The Paper Mill. The former heritage site and one of Liverpool’s last remaining 20th century industrial buildings, has been transformed by MN Builder’s into a premier destination that includes four residential precincts. Architecturally designed by Woods Bagot, the much sought after address provides residents with the ultimate in luxury living. Fairview’s deemed to satisfy, non-combustible, aluminium panels, Vitracore G2, were chosen to add the ultimate finishing touch to The Paper Mill’s elegant exterior in a combination

of Zinc Light and Zinc Dark. These imitation metal finishes have become increasingly popular amongst architects and specifiers in recent month’s due to them offering the appearance of zinc but without the natural weathering. As well as imitation Zinc finishes, Fairview has also produced a selection of natural metal finishes. Both the natural and imitation ranges are distinctive enough to provide a generous colour palette to compliment any project and can also be easily mixed and matched to produce a unique design as shown on The Paper Mill.

comment Miriam D’Souza Executive Director National Association of Women in Construction

AUSTRALIA NEEDS MORE WOMAN TO BE INNOVATIVE Regarding construction in Australia, women’s participation is at about 2% in trades and around 14% in professional and management roles. Women are leaving construction almost 39% faster than their male colleagues. So what’s this got to do with innovation? Considerable evidence shows companies with female board members consistently out perform those without, and diverse workforces are more productive and innovative because they embrace a broader range of views, opinions and thoughts. Besides being morally wrong, Australia’s resistance to embracing gender diversity and equity is simply bad for business. By improving women’s participation in male dominated industries, Australia could increase economic growth by $25 billion by 2022, according to the Grattan Institute. Women’s recruitment, retention and career progression have been constrained by open and hidden discrimination, poor networking, promotion and mentoring opportunities. A culture of long hours and presenteeism that does not align with family responsibilities, plus the disappointment of continuing pay differentials. CEOs and senior leaders must back women with a clearly articulated gender diversity strategy around pay equity, turnover, recruitment, retention and promotion. Specific action plans, monitoring and targets should be communicated and continually refined through consultation with both women and men – ultimately altering behaviors and attitudes in the workforce. Construction is missing out on an untapped resource of extraordinarily talented women, so I am proud to see women and supportive men fighting to level the job site. It will ultimately allow our industry to be more competitive and increasingly innovative.

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comment Grant Roberts National Delivery Leader Billard Leece Partnership

PROJECT DELIVERY: INSIGHT AND IMAGINATION

BARRACK PLACE SYDNEY SETS NEW BENCHMARK IN COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACES Investa Office Fund (IOF) is leading the rejuvenation of Sydney CBD’s former warehouse precinct with the completion of its next generation A-grade commercial office and retail space at Barrack Place, 151 Clarence Street. The Barrack Place tower occupies 23 stories and provides 22,000m2 of office and retail space and claims Australia’s first ever WELL Core & Shell Gold Pre-certification by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), as well as a 6-Star Green Star and targeted 5-Star NABERS Energy rating.

Building procurement today is a mix of constantly changing timeframes, decisions, funding and approvals. Agile thinking, insight and imagination have become more important than reasoned problem solving when steering a building project through seemingly competing priorities. ‛Command and control’ structures of the past aren’t as effective when projects no longer follow a step-by-step, first-things-first linear path. Today’s architectural practice needs tactical response teams that can separate the crucial from the unimportant and anticipate the design solutions that will resolve these competing priorities. Billard Leece Partnership embodies this approach. Our practice enables agile and collaborative teams of diverse views, varied skillsets and broad experience. We are open to each other, trusting of each other and our instincts. Managing issues that jostle for priority are hard enough, but it becomes more difficult when timeframes are disrupted. Time changes priorities, urgency shifts and people move. What was important becomes irrelevant. What some see as urgent is not always important. In response, our agile teams regroup, recalibrate their priorities in response to ever changing conditions, and manage our efforts to achieve strategic ends. The result is a tactical response that unlocks the potential of a project like a cut through the proverbial Gordian knot. The architectural team with these capabilities is a project enabler delivering benefits to clients, builders, and the community through exceptional built environments.

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Barrack Place is the only prime grade Sydney CBD office development completed in 2018 and is substantially leased at completion, with high profile tenants. IOF Fund Manager, Penny Ransom said Barrack Place exceeded benchmarks set for commercial space in the city with its sustainability, integrated technology and architectural design. “Barrack Place is a highly advanced building in its class, enlivened with smart technology and vibrant retail as well as a host of new sustainability features,” she said. “It sets a new benchmark for office development in Sydney and the market has responded, with 93% of space now fully committed with a weighted average lease expiry of 9.6 years. This is a reflection of the outstanding design and features of the building, as well as its strategic location between Martin Place and Barangaroo.” Group Executive and Head of Commercial Development at Investa, Mark Tait, said “Barrack Place was the perfect opportunity for Investa to pioneer new technologies and wellness certification standards, specifically for Australia.

The development is the first to mandate an end-to-end integrated digital delivery process for a commercial office building in Sydney, resulting in the creation of a physical and operational “Digital Twin” of the asset. Further over a period of six months, and with a visit to the International WELL Building Institute™ in New York, we were able to negotiate landmark changes that allowed our vision for the modern workplace to come to fruition.” “As a result, we’ve positioned Barrack Place and the broader Australian market as a strong leader in technology and health and wellness standards of new commercial office developments.” The building was designed by Architectus with a number of forward thinking wellness considerations that are increasingly sought after by global corporates to attract and satisfy the “millennial” professional. The building’s wellness and technology features include Bluetooth entry, 50% more end-of-trip (EOT) facilities, luxurious residential style amenities such as feature mirrors and lighting, advanced air filtration and natural lighting considerations, all aimed at fostering a modern, healthy workplace environment. It is one of the first buildings to utilise smart sensor technology in all of its lighting, which can reduce electricity costs by up to 78%, while providing heat mapped space utilisation insights. It also incorporates UV lamps to kill microbes and mold, while extensive greenery in the foyer areas and terrace spaces creating a seamless connection with the natural environment, which has been proven to contribute to feelings of calmness and wellbeing during the working day. These benefits are enhanced further by the optimised design of the floorplate, where the building core is located to the south, with all lifts, amenities and service risers. The flexibility of the floorplate has allowed tenants to create inter-tenancy stair connections, while a light well cut into the north end of the floorplate draws in natural light. Importantly, Barrack Place pays homage to the site’s industrial warehouse heritage with its custom brick facade, black steel detailing and laneways, that for the first time in over 60 years, will provide a direct thoroughfare from the city’s Martin Place district to Darling Harbour and Barangaroo. To find out more about Barrack Place visit barrackplace.com.au


VAST EXPERIENCE IN ELECTRICAL EXCELLENCE Melbourne based Vast Electrical has over 20 years experience servicing commercial and industrial clients.

and servicing sectors is built upon strong, long term relationships with construction professionals and builders.

Our strong client portfolio, which includes the iconic Shrine of Remembrance, large retail brands such as Woolworths and Coles and more recently large mixed use development sites including East Brunswick Village and Williams Landing, is testimony to our commitment to surpassing our clients’ expectations and delivering exceptional electrical services.

Vast Electrical’s vision is to be the most professional, ethical and knowledgeable electrical company in Australia, by offering the best quality service through our extensive years of expertise.

One of Australia’s largest window systems suppliers is adding his voice to the calls for greater regulation of all building industry products to safeguard consumers and the construction industry.

PARKD DELIVERS AUSTRALIA’S FIRST RE-USABLE CAR PARK

Using patented IP engineered by its MD, Peter McUtchen, the PARKD solution uses Continuously Voided Beams (CVB Tm) as the primary supporting structural element as well as precast lightweight slab panels to create lightweight modules that can then be simply delivered to site and literally bolted into place. The system is also designed to be disassembled

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CAPRAL CALLS FOR MANDATORY SAFEGUARDS FOR AUSTRALIAN WINDOWS

Vast Electrical offers an extensive range of electrical services from large commercial projects, to structured cabling, fibre optic cabling and electrical maintenance. Our success within the electrical contracting

Australian construction technology company PARKD (PKD:ASX) has successfully deployed it’s revolutionary new modular parking structure to assemble a multi-level concrete car park for Perth’s City Subaru on site in just a matter of weeks.

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and re-used if required, creating unique opportunities for the dealership owner. “Combining our patented IP with tried and tested construction techniques meant we could build a brand new car park structure faster, cheaper and with minimal disruption to the client,” said Managing Director, Peter McUtchen. “There isn't anything that duplicates this model at the moment and we believe the PARKD solution has applications well beyond carparks to almost any number of building forms.” To find out more visit parkdgroup.com.au

Capral has manufactured window systems for commercial and residential buildings in Australia for many of its 80 years and rigorously tests its products in NATA-certified laboratories to ensure their safety, quality and compliance with the NCC. “We are calling for the introduction of an Australian based mandatory third party certification system to ensure the safety and quality of all new windows whether they are imported or manufactured in Australia,” said Michael. Non-compliant windows, doors, glass and balustrades have been flooding into Australia over the past 10 years, many accompanied by fraudulent certification documents. They have the potential to cause loss of life or serious injury, serious structural damage and dramatically reduce energy efficiency and comfort levels. “Architects, building specifiers, builders, developers and consumers need to know that the windows installed in Australian buildings are safe and will perform to building code specifications.” Capral is committed to supplying the Australian construction market with high quality, fully compliant products, manufactured to the highest standards.

2019 ELECTROTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE NECA, the peak body for the Australian electrotechnology industry, has pleasure in announcing that the 2019 NECA National Conference will be held on the beautiful Hamilton Island from 19-21 July 2019. The NECA National Conference will feature a

range of business speakers providing insights to help members operate and manage their businesses more effectively. All delegates will enjoy NECA’s famous activities and partners programs that include pristine white beaches, world class food and wine, golf and sailing.

Michael says “Having confidence in suppliers is critical in the building industry and represents enormous value for consumers, installers and builders.” The costs involved with rectifying a building go far beyond the cost of the actual rectification works when considering the potential for reputation damage.

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comment Joe Rossi Managing Director Epic Projects and Consulting

WHAT WILL ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION LOOK LIKE IN 2030? There’s nothing more exciting than discussing future innovations and the construction industry is well known for its continuous development. The engineering involved with finding new ways to be sustainable and environmentally friendly in the industry is tremendous. It can be done by creating new alternative materials, new uses for current materials, and finding innovative ways to construct that lowers environmental impacts while remaining economically sustainable. Traditional methods are continuously being replaced by more modern techniques, but just how far will engineering grow over the next decade? Science has been making leaps and bounds every year and for all we know many of our current responsibilities could easily be replaced by Artificial Intelligence or software that is able to solve difficult and challenging scenarios. 3D printing has also started to make its move in the industry, it’s cost effective and potentially the way of affordable future housing. Whether or not these innovations will be sustainable both economically and environmentally over the long term is yet to be seen, but no doubt it will eventually bring huge changes and revolutionise the industry. We find ourselves continuously researching and developing unique innovations to ease the system and correct current problems or allow our systems to be more efficient. Current systems and processes can be problematic. One such issue is the lack of housing plans kept by owners. Will there perhaps be records of all housing plans readily accessible by 2030? Let’s hope so. No one can know just how much the industry will grow and change over the next decade, but one thing is for certain; the processes and systems we use today will no doubt continue to be improved upon and it’s something to look forward to. 16

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BUILDING HOMES, REBUILDING LIVES Habitat for Humanity Australia has entered into an exciting new sponsorship agreement with ANSA Homes to help families in need across the Asia Pacific. For every home ANSA builds, it is donating $3,000 to Habitat for Humanity Australia, to provide a home for a family in Vietnam, Cambodia and Nepal. ANSA, which builds throughout South West Sydney, has already handed over the first installment of its new humanitarian venture, money that will fund Habitat’s on going programme providing safe and decent shelter for families based on a “hand up, not a hand out.” The money will provide transitional shelter accommodation for families displaced by natural disaster or conflict. The new link up, which will include an ANSA team going as volunteers to build a home overseas with Habitat for Humanity Australia, came out of a company brainstorming session. “We were fine tuning our mission statement, reflecting on our core values looking at why

we do what we do,” says Bryan Henderson, ANSA’s Project Manager, “and we realised that they coincided with those of Habitat for Humanity. It comes down to the fact that we believe everyone deserves to have a good home.” He said that whilst business success was important “what motivates us has to be more than profit.” Ian Graham, interim CEO of Habitat, said the relationship with ANSA felt like a natural partnership opportunity, with both organisations sharing a similar belief in generosity of spirit and helping others in need. “The work of Habitat for Humanity Australia and its partners has consistently shown that a good home is the foundation for improving a family’s whole life – education, security, health and well being,” he said. “We are incredibly grateful to ANSA. The Home for Home partnership is unique and will provide an important boost to our work helping the most needy.”

BOLD NEW BRAND FOR THE NEXT CENTURY Celebrating 100 years of building, Hansen Yuncken, one of Australia’s largest private commercial builders has today launched a powerful new brand, taking the iconic business into the next century of building Australia. Hansen Yuncken’s CEO, Peter Salveson, said “We are proud of our achievements over the last 100 years, completing thousands of projects valued more than $100 billion in today’s dollars.” The founders, Lauritz Hansen and Otto Yuncken, forged their successful partnership through dedication, determination, and pride in their work. That tradition continues today and into the future with Hansen Yuncken’s new brand essence: Driven by Challenge, Built with Pride.

“Our bold new brand reflects one of confidence, strength, determination and assurance of the future. We are very proud of our people and the projects we complete.” “Our iconic company provides a tailored, responsive and intimate service by working with a talented and experienced team and responding to industry dynamics.” Peter said. Hansen Yuncken’s new brand symbolises their confident and responsive style, and commitment to taking on complex and challenging projects. Peter continued, “Adopted to improve flexibility, visibility and support a contemporary and modern business, our three corporate colors offer durability for our future whilst retaining a contemporary and vivid yellow that has become part of the Hansen Yuncken DNA.” Charged with passion and pride, Hansen Yuncken aspire to deliver excellence, through experience and accountability, working together with clients to achieve exceptional building outcomes. Hansen Yuncken is putting a new face on a 100-year-old company. They remain smart, considered, responsive and client focused. A safe pair of hands, Hansen Yuncken are taking Australia’s construction industry into the future.


EQUITONE’S TECTIVA CHOSEN TO CLAD NEW THEATRE IN THE HEART OF TARONGA ZOO With a combination of unique natural texture, colour and surface, Equitone’s fibre cement cladding sheet Tectiva was an obvious choice for the Tanner Kibble Denton Architects designed Taronga Centenary Theatre.

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Given the leafy setting of Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, the colour tones of the theatre’s façade needed to be sympathetic to the surroundings. Equitone’s TE20 through coloured finished Tectiva with its sanded surface and naturally occurring hues achieved just that.

JOG: PRECISE, NON-INVASIVE ALTERNATIVE FOR LIFTING FOUNDATIONS Mainmark’s non-invasive alternative solution for consolidating weak ground and lifting foundations, JOG Computer Controlled Grouting (JOG), is gaining momentum within the construction industry.

At a thickness of 8mm, Tectiva offers high durability with an incredible longevity but remains light enough to allow for fast and easy installation. The product’s waterproof shield not only protects but enhances the natural warmth of the rough unpolished fibre cement. Other benefits of Tectiva and Equitone’s other products are their non-combustibility and environmentally friendliness.

INNOVATION IN THE PROPERTY SECTOR The University of Queensland is home to one of Australia’s first net zero energy and carbon buildings. Labelling itself a ‘living laboratory’, the Global Change Institute is a springboard for trialling sustainability innovations that will become the norm for our future buildings. The 6 Star Green Star rated building captures and stores its own power through one of the largest solar arrays in Queensland, meeting its own power needs every single day, no matter the season and, even exports power to the grid. The Institute is an exercise in innovation. No industry is immune to the concept of disruption. It’s a buzzword that has infiltrated board rooms and panel discussions, with a world driven by digital technology and smart solutions on the horizon. Beyond the buzzword, which conjures up images of robot baristas serving us our morning latte, disruption serves as an opportunity to critically address more pressing matters, like climate change. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a startling report urging us to take immediate action on climate change to stop global warming creeping above the 1.5 degree threshold. In no uncertain terms, climate change is the biggest disruptor our industry faces. In fact, digital technologies can help us navigate solutions to the threat it poses to people and the planet. From 3D mapping, autonomous vehicles, sensors and

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virtual reality, the property industry is on the cusp of developing new tools to plan and build smart, resilient cities. In Sydney’s west, the City of Parramatta is one of the first to respond to disruption. Investing $2 billion into its Parramatta Square development, it’s on the road to becoming one of Australia’s first smart cities. In 2015 it became the first city to register for a Green Star – Communities rating tool and has set an agenda to ensure that the natural environment thrives alongside its burgeoning population. Sustainable utilities including recycled, potable water and natural gas are vital components to the urban renewal plan, as well as sensor technology to help map and manage the needs of its diverse community. Earlier this year, the Green Building Council of Australia released its Carbon Positive Roadmap, which rallies industry to tackle decarbonisation head on. The Roadmap challenges companies to improve building performance standards to become ‘net zero’ by 2030. It’s certainly a tough challenge, but it responds to the urgent call to action from the IPCC to reduce our carbon footprint. In the next decade, Australia’s built environment will feel mounting pressure to adapt and innovate to new technologies that will facilitate population growth, the rise of agile working and decarbonisation.

JOG has been used extensively to relevel large, complex structures, including apartment blocks and multi-storey office buildings, with advantages including a highly precise and minimally disruptive application process. In one continuous operation, the very fluid yet fast setting cementitious grout is delivered to targeted areas of the structures footings through injection points, typically 25mm-40mm in diameter. Injections are controlled using a central computer that can monitor up to 128 injection points simultaneously, allowing structures to be raised evenly and gradually, without adding stress to the building. In Australia, JOG has been successfully used to remediate large residential homes and an aged care facility where conventional relevelling methods would have been cost and time prohibitive. In New Zealand, JOG has been applied to relevel thousands of structures including the Christchurch Art Gallery after it was severely damaged during the 2011 earthquakes. This highly successful project was awarded International Project of the Year at the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards. In Melbourne, a commercial property in Caroline Springs was so badly affected by subsidence that the ground floor windows had shattered due to compression between the floors. Using a combination of JOG and Mainmark’s proprietary Teretek® engineered resin injection solution, the problem was remediated with minimal disruption to the building occupants.

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comment Gary Smith Marketing & Comms Manager Australian Window Association/National Security Screen Association

IMPORTING WINDOWS & DOORS – YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES As windows and doors are some of the higher value items within a building, it is important to select products that are fit for purpose and compliant. This is especially important if you choose to import these products. It is your responsibility to ensure they meet the requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) and Australian Standards, like local manufacturers do. In Australia, windows are tested to comply with Australian Standards. The NCC also requires that energy performance is calculated using the protocols of the Australian Fenestration Rating Council (AFRC). Other methods for calculating energy performance are not compatible and, as such, ratings cannot be translated. Before importing windows, you must also consider other difficulties you may face, including ensuring: You receive the actual product that is claimed to be tested – third party accreditation schemes, such as the AWA’s NATA scheme, provides this check; local support for the product – many minor issues are impossible to resolve without a local presence; your windows come with a 6 year warranty, as they would from a local company; The overseas company has the expertise to comply with Australian regulations. Other important requirements to consider include, wind load, correct selection of glass as required by Australian Standards, including wind loads and human impact, bushfire construction, window energy rating, acoustic, restricted opening, ventilation, and disabled access. AWA members understand all of these requirements and are independently tested, audited and accredited. For more information, visit https://www.awa.org.au/

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS START AND END WITH COST ICEC-PAQS 2018 Conference brings together construction cost professionals from around the globe for seminars and workshops with industry experts. A world class line-up of speakers will take to the stage at this year’s Conference in Sydney. The Conference opens on 18th November at ICC Sydney and runs through until 20th November. “The Conference is designed to educate professionals towards a global construction industry that powers from precision. Construction cost professionals are critical thinkers who strive to provide their clients with accurate costings and funds management from predesign to design to construction to operation to obsolescence,” says Anthony Mills, President, AIQS. Weaving through the Conference are themes that highlight clear pathways for construction cost professionals who want to stay on top of their game. The themes include new directions for Quantity Surveyors and Cost Estimators, cost management, innovation in construction, BIM, infrastructure, international law and standards, costs in sustainability, construction technology and innovation, industry

relationships, global cost management, and project management. The keynote speaker for the Conference is Professor Genevieve Bell who will deliver a presentation on human interaction with technology and its impact on the management of projects. Professor Bell is the Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. Professor Bell is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development. Integrated into the Conference is the 3rd International QS BIM Conference. Speakers will deliver high point content across ten sessions. The Future of Industry plenary brings to stage left a collective of Quantity Surveyors (under age 35) and, to stage right, a history of Quantity Surveyors (over the age of 35) – a generational debate sure to raise eyebrows. Other Conference highlights include treetop life in the concrete jungle, international construction measurement standards, launch of the ANZIQS BIM Best Practice Guidelines.

“WORKING IN DOMESTIC ROOF SPACE” LEGISLATION CHANGES IN WA As of May 2018 home owners, property managers and tenants, anyone who is in charge of the domestic property, with paid workers entering the roof space, are obliged by WA State law to get main power electrical circuits; DE energised, isolated and locked by a trained, qualified and experienced person, and must put in place a SWMS (Safe Work Management System) with all the actions taken and precursory measures to provide a safe place of work. This HAS to be signed off by the nominated person who is responsible for eliminating or bring down to an acceptable level, all possible dangers found in the compulsory risk assessment (SWMS) BEFORE anybody can enter that roof space. Not adhering to these Regulation to the letter and full intent of the relevant Electrical Wiring Rules AUS/NZ 3000:2018 and OH&S regulations r.359 as of 03-10-2018 carries a minimum FINE of $450,000 (L1) first offence,

no injury, for a company. Plus additional fines for every employee who was found of being in breach at that time. Roofspace Isolations Perth specialise in Electrical Isolations in both domestic and commercial situations and understand that it is an extra, and now necessary, cost of doing business. We will take care of the isolations and the relevant electrical isolation paperwork that needs to be done and filed for a minimum period of two years from the date of completion. The benefit to you is; you are covered and can concentrate on your work programme. The benefit to your company is; your employees and clients see that you care professional and proactive running your business. For more information head to, the Department of Mining Industry Regulations Safety, (WORKSAFE), www.roofspaceisolationsperth. com.au or phone Bert van Zuylen 0409 820 440.


MELBOURNE WATER HEAD OFFICE INSPIRES ESD SOLUTION AT BLOOMBERG’S LONDON HQ The owners of Melbourne Water Head Office have reaped the profits of NABERS Water 6.0 since 2013. The bottom line savings come from a Vacuum drainage system providing a staggering 80% reduction in water use, reduced discharge costs, energy and maintenance.

The system interfaces directly with the main sewer network, (no holding tanks), very different to the vacuum drainage at 1 Bligh St Sydney completed 2011. The ROI of 5 years or less for this ESD solution makes it an imperative for any building owner looking to benefit their bottom line.

Bloomberg’s London team recently inspected the Melbourne Water Head Office vacuum drainage system and installed the same one in their new London building. Yes it occurred in that order! In the area of Water Conservation, the BREEAM assessment score was 100%.

For more information on Compliance, Maintenance and business case (peer reviewed) comparing Vacuum with Gravity flush in multi-level buildings contact: Marion de Courcay, Environmental Consultant cloudfarms@gmail.com

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A recent report released by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), and Climate Works Australia has called on the Building Ministers Forum and the COAG Energy Council to commit to a future that is zero carbon ready. ASBEC’s report Built to Perform has called on the government to implement clear industry targets and processes to encourage investments in more energy efficient buildings. ASBEC stated it would be a crucial part of meeting Australia’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR HEAVYWEIGHT JOINS CHORUS OF INDUSTRY CONCERNS Peak bodies representing thousands of businesses across Australia are apprehensive about a government proposal that may cause serious damage to the lighting sector. The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), which represents 5,200 member organisations that employ 125,000 Australians, has joined a growing group of industry bodies concerned about the new draft National Construction Code. The other bodies include Lighting Council Australia, the Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Association of Lighting Designers (Australia New Zealand). The changes relate to significant reductions in allowances for architectural and decorative lighting. “While energy efficiency is an important objective in the development of policy, we worry that the government has not sufficiently and comprehensively consulted with industry on these changes,” says NECA

CEO Suresh Manickam in reference to the proposed draft of the National Construction Code. The new regulations are slated to take effect from July 2019 and will apply to all commercial buildings across Australia, both newly built and redeveloped, that require development approval. The concerns of NECA are shared by the peak bodies representing manufacturers, suppliers, designers and engineers in the lighting market. Lighting Council Australia, which represents 100 Australian manufacturers and suppliers of lighting equipment, suggests that it is not a question of whether jobs will be lost, but of how many. “Our industry provides about 5,000 manufacturing jobs. There are a further 1,000 lighting designers and engineers in the sector,” explains Lighting Council Australia’s, David Crossley. “This proposal has not been properly evaluated and the consultation process was inadequate.”

“Stronger standards would benefit consumers, as well as the environment, by ensuring more comfortable, energy efficient homes and buildings,” said Insulation Australasia Chair, Scott Gibson. “We need certainty for the industry now, with a building code that is geared towards a zero net emissions economy in 2050,” Scott said. “Slight increases in construction costs will be more than offset by the long term energy savings.” “The path to zero net starts with more airtight buildings and improving the building envelope,” Scott continued. “We need to ensure we are operating at a capacity that can sustain a zero carbon future now so we are prepared for the changes in the future. The insulation industry is ready to play its part in meeting this critical challenge.” “The technology to see the building sector move into this space is already there. Unfortunately, the lack of minimum energy performance standards in Australia means the supply and demand for high performance solutions is limited and is keeping these solutions trapped in niche, high cost markets,” concluded Scott.

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SPECIAL FEATURE – NSW NAWIC AWARDS 2018

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AWARDS CELEBRATE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY’S PRESS FOR PROGRESS Inspirational construction leader Alison Mirams and Sara Haslinger, an innovator who expanded the number of women on expert review panels, were among those honoured at the 2018 NAWIC Awards for Excellence.

made by Australian women in construction. Each year, NAWIC shines a light on our progress. Government to dozens of senior female leaders in construction and infrastructure, and exposed talented women to new career opportunities.”

Hosted by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), NSW Chapter in August, the 2018 awards attracted more than 100 submissions across 11 categories.

“Sara’s contribution to the ongoing success of the NSW Government pipeline has been immeasurable,” Sarah explained.

As 1,130+ guests gathered at the International Convention Centre Sydney for the 22nd annual gala, NAWIC’s NSW President, Sarah Hogan called the awards a “clear expression of the progress being

The Laing O’Rourke Award for Business Woman of the Year was presented to Chief Executive Officer of Roberts Pizzarotti, Alison Mirams. Rising through the ranks from contract administrator to lead Australia’s newest

construction firm, Mirams previously held senior executive roles at Lendlease and Multiplex before taking on the challenge as CEO of Roberts Pizzarotti. “Alison has strong commercial expertise and significant site experience, making her an exceptional role model for women in our industry. Passionate about growing the female talent pool, Alison is a mentor, speaker and promoter of women and girls in construction,” Sarah added. Acclaimed journalist, TV presenter and vocal campaigner for #MeToo, Jessica Rowe, was the event MC. Dami Im, who has represented Australia at Eurovision, featured as the headline act.


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Richard Munao, Founder and Managing Director of Cult, donated two Pod chairs and an A222 circular coffee table by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, with the proceeds from the auction supporting the International Women’s Day Scholarship in 2019. Cult’s donations have raised more than $80,000 for the scholarship over the last decade. Established in 1995, NAWIC champions and empowers women in the construction and related industries to reach their full potential. “A sustainable and successful workforce of women in construction and property must start at the grass roots level,” Sarah reminded

the audience. “NAWIC’s sustained efforts have helped more women to lead, learn, collaborate, network and celebrate excellence, and as we do the depth and breadth of our female talent pool expands.”

About NAWIC Established in 1995, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), champions and empowers women in the construction and related industries to reach their full potential. NAWIC’s vision is an equitable industry within which women fully participate, and its values are: Courage, Inclusion, Resilience, Integrity, Safety and Wellbeing.

Lendlease Crystal Vision Award for Advancing the Interests of Women in the Construction Industry Winner: Sara Haslinger of Shaw Reynolds, previously of Infrastructure NSW Merit: Katherine Scevity & Vimala Ferrari for WINTR Laing O’Rourke Award for Business Woman of the Year Winner: Alison Mirams, Roberts Pizzarotti CPB Tradesperson Scholarship Winner: Taylor Louise Perrin, Capital Veneering Merit: Katie Wilmshurst, FDC CBRE University Scholarship Winner: Erin Louise Gonthier, Master of Sustainable Built Environment, UNSW Merit: Elizabeth Lau, Bachelor of Construction Project Management, UTS Probuild Award for Project Manager of the Year Winner: Emelye Coleridge, Laing O'Rourke Procore Scholarship for Future Leader Winner: Meisha Stevens, Wood & Grieve Engineers Merit: Alexandra Devlin, Lendlease Roberts Pizzarotti for Contribution to a Project’s Development Winner: Angela Jeffery Merit: Carley Finn, Savills Project Management John Holland Award for Team Innovation Winner: Kylie Cochrane and Aurecon HASSELL Award for Innovation in Design Winner: Elizabeth Creswell, ADCO MPA Award for Achievement in Construction, Refurbishment and Fitout Winner: Michele Biruski, Stockland Acoustic Logic Award for Contribution to Sustainability Winner: Amy Hogan, Stockland


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AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYORS GRANT WARNER CEO Grant Warner, of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), spoke to ANCR about the important place that Quantity Surveyors have in the building and construction industry and the role of AIQS. As an industry body, their leadership, standards and code of ethics, ensure that practicing Quantity Surveyors are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professional excellence. AIQS has chapters and divisions nationally, with a strong overseas membership. Since joining in September 2015, what are you enjoying most about being the CEO of AIQS?

profile and importance of early engagement of quantity surveyors as construction cost managers for projects.

One of the most critical aspects of a professional association is stakeholder engagement. To that end, I get a lot of satisfaction from engaging with AIQS members, potential members, government agencies, financial institutions, and other sectors of the construction industry.

Seeing the positive results from initiatives that have been implemented has been very satisfying. These have included, realisation of the AIQS Academy, the new Certified Quantity Surveyor (CQS) designation, establishment of committees to drive increased engagement in infrastructure, banking and finance, insurance, BIM, communications and marketing, and diversity and inclusion agenda.

In conjunction with the Board and the great team at head office, initiating an environment of change across AIQS has been invigorating. This has resulted in the establishment of new governance systems and an operating framework to drive AIQS’s strategic goals. Together these have provided mechanisms to broaden the role and function traditionally undertaken by AIQS, enabling greater member participation in our activities, raising the

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What is the environment like in the Quantity Surveying industry at the moment? We are experiencing boom times. There is a significant amount of construction work available across building, transport, utilities, mining, oil and gas sectors.

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The current boom conditions have led to a shortage of qualified and experienced industry professionals, which is being partially offset by an increased number of migrant professionals entering the market. Feedback from government clients includes the need for Quantity Surveyors to advise clients what financial risks are involved in their construction projects. This is particularly the case in this hot market when some stakeholder groups are ignoring market risks. What are the biggest opportunities ahead for the Quantity Surveying profession? The Quantity Surveying profession has significant opportunities ahead. This includes the opportunity for companies to expand and diversify their service offerings to cover all aspects across the construction cost management; including contract


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administration, asset management, facility management, building surveying, dispute resolution, project management, construction management, whole-of-life cycle costing, advisory and value engineering. Engagement of the Quantity Surveyor at project brief time presents the best opportunity for the Quantity Surveyor to help clients and project teams deliver the best whole-of-life outcome for projects. When undertaking whole-of-life costings, the Quantity Surveyor will be able to assess construction costs as well as non-construction building operation costs over the life of the building. An important factor here is that a building’s operating and maintenance costs can be 60% – 70% of the total cost of the asset. For an owner, this represents a significant financial risk 26

which should be assessed as early as possible. This is where the Quantity Surveyor can provide optimal service for the client. From a construction perspective, significantly more work is required around design for manufacture and assembly and increasing prefabricated components into the built environment. A further growth area is the opportunity to gain more work in the cost estimation sector through contractor firms which is principally limited by the availability of experienced professionals. Further afield is the increased mobility (across borders) of Quantity Surveying professionals with the requisite qualifications and experience. AIQS is working with kindred organisations in other countries to facilitate this through mutual recognition

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agreements, and the development of regional and international standards. How are Quantity Surveyors adapting to new technologies? We are seeing an increase in the takeup of Building Information Modelling (BIM). AIQS is working closely with the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors on a BIM Best Practice Guide to be launched in November 2018 at the ICEC–PAQS Conference in Sydney. What do the next five years have in store for AIQS and its members? The next five years will see an increase in the level of stakeholder engagement, particularly with governments, financial institutions AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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and corporate Australia to promote the contribution of the profession and advance its interests. We will continue to promote the Certified Quantity Surveyor designation as a mark of professionalism, with some companies already mandating CQS as the preferred standard. In addition, we will focus on the roll out of technical and professional standards. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs has a high priority. The AQIS Academy is constantly being expanded as an essential component of graduate programs and ongoing professional development. AIQS is focused on the development and delivery of CPD events around the country with content across the broader construction sector, economics, WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

property, at all career stages, including director and senior management. To attract future Quantity Surveyors, we will not only continue promoting the profession to high school students through career expos, but also diversity and inclusion to achieve a more modern and diversified profession and Institute. There will be a trend in the next few years to see more offerings by national firms, with a decrease in sole and small practices, as governments and financial institutions seek to standardise reporting requirements through a rationalisation of company engagements. Increasing levels of digitisation and artificial intelligence will likely require a further evolution to the Quantity Surveyors.

The outlook for the profession is extremely positive and our overall objective is to position AIQS as the logical home for all professionals engaged in the broader cost management sectors of the construction industry, with the requisite standards, networking, and on going professional development programmes for all professionals engaged in construction cost management.

For more information contact Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Level 3, 70 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 8234 4009, email contact@aiqs.com.au, website www.aiqs.com.au

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HELPING BUILD A BETTER AUSTRALIA Blackwoods is Australia’s largest MRO, industrial and safety supplier with over 140 years’ experience delivering end-to-end specialist solutions to the construction industry. Blackwoods utilises cutting-edge technology and the support of qualified professionals to help you better manage inventory, reduce costs, free-up capital and improve productivity. Our integrated onsite solutions are tailored to your unique engineering and construction requirements, providing: • Secure, reliable and immediate product availability • Reduced usage rates and greater control over spend • Improved accuracy of supply and shorter delivery times • Reduced stock holding and obsolescence • Onsite procurement, sourcing and customised reporting • Limited capital outlay upfront with Blackwoods-owned product onsite • Reduced traffic management requirement for the project

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DRIVING PRODUCT AVAILABILITY AND COST REDUCTION Maximising productivity while minimising downtime on large scale construction projects is often paramount to ensuring their success. Companies behind these projects will often look for the latest in technology and equipment to meet this challenge. Boral Cement is the biggest supplier of cement and cement products in the booming construction industry in Australia. To ensure they always keep up with demand, their maintenance department must make sure the machinery is running in peak condition, to ensure reliability and availability to guarantee that those products make it to market. With teams working 24/7, it is imperative that they always have access to the items they need to perform their respective roles. “We need people to be able to access items in the store outside of those hours, but we had no way of placing the items outside the store to access during the late shifts,” explained Raif Hilmi, Refactory and Services Engineer at Boral Cement. Blackwoods’ vending machine solution proved an attractive proposition for Boral as the company didn’t have to do anything with the vending machines, and they provided workers with 24/7 access to required products. As part of its evaluation of the service, Boral ensured it met four essential criteria – Improved productivity, faultless security, impeccable accountability, and tight cost control. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

This innovative use of mobile vending machine technology had a number of benefits, including higher productivity, resulting from getting access to the required gear when needed. “Our first priority was improved productivity – What we have found is that workers can now come to the vending machines, access the part using an approved work order number, and they can leave the machine in under two minutes,” said Raif. “I think they’re a real asset to our industry. At the end of the day we’re getting a very good product from a company that is looking after the machines for us.” Blackwoods is Australia’s largest MRO, industrial and safety supplier with over 140 years of experience delivering end-to-end specialist solutions to the construction industry. Blackwoods continue to push hard every day, striving to improve, innovate and adapt alongside the small, medium and large Australian businesses they serve. For more information contact Blackwoods, Level 4, 26-38 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, phone 13 37 79, website www.blackwoods.com.au/construction ANCR PRODUCTS EXCELLENCE

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DONALD CANT WATTS CORKE GLENN CORKE Managing Director Operating since 1966, Donald Cant Watts Corke has delivered innovative cost and project consultancy to the Australian construction industry with passion and outstanding results. Glenn Corke, Group Managing Director, joined the company in 1981 and has been Managing Director since 1999. Under his Directorship, Donald Cant Watts Corke has grown to employ 180 staff, and helps turn their clients dreams into reality. Donald Cant Watts Corke has been operating for over 50 years. Tell us about how it started and where it is today. Donald Cant started the small quantity surveying business with a single desk in a house in East Melbourne in 1966. Today the business has 180 staff, delivers a diverse range of services, including quantity surveying, project management, advisory, independent verification and certification and facilities management, and operates in all capital cities of Australia. We are proud to have maintained 100% private ownership throughout the company’s history. What do you think has been key to the company’s longevity and success? It can be difficult being a leader on your own, so bringing in people with strong skills and expertise has been vital. It’s not always easy or comfortable as they challenge me and I have to be open to learn. In terms of longevity, I think diversification has been a key aspect of our success and the ability to grow and stand out in a highly competitive market. The development of integrated services including project management and advisory, has made it possible for us to become trusted advisors and focus on value for money outcomes for our clients. In your 35 years with the company, what projects have been most memorable? I’ve been lucky enough to work on many significant projects throughout Australia, many of which have been at the forefront of innovation. Projects such as the National Gallery of Victoria redevelopment, National Museum in Canberra, Royal Children’s Hospital redevelopment, and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne. 30

Peter Doherty was particularly important to the development of the business in that we delivered both project management and cost management services on the first Aquis certified PC4 (highest level containment) laboratory in a public building in Australia. Due to our risk mitigation and project procurement strategies, the project was finished on time and on budget. In a highly competitive environment innovation is important. What is Donald Cant Watts Corke doing to remain at the forefront of innovation in the construction industry? Throughout the company’s history we have been focused on continually expanding and diversifying our range of services to deliver highly cost effective outcomes to our clients. Population growth and increased concern about environmental impacts has seen an increase in demand for sustainable design and construction. Our experience working on many of Australia’s award-winning Green Star projects has provided us with the foundations to participate in the planning and construction of projects designed for minimal environmental impacts. The diversity of our services has truly allowed us to create greater value for our clients. A recent health commission for one of the states allowed us to provide the full suite of services, including health planning, project management, cost management and a business case. This integrated service in a very compressed timeframe, delivered to the client an efficient and cost effective outcome to meet best practice. A company’s reputation involves more than just the projects they deliver – what is Donald Cant Watts Corke doing to make a difference in the community? We have a variety of corporate responsibility initiatives in Most notably, the Donald Cant Corke Annual RMIT Scholarship,

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was created in honour of Donald Cant, an RMIT graduate himself. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to a financially disadvantaged student undertaking a construction course. We’ve also enjoyed a long partnership with the Walter + Eliza Hall Institute, Australia’s oldest medical research institute. This began in 1988 when we worked on their initial Parkville precinct redevelopment and subsequently their major extension doubling their size in 2012. Since 2014, Donald Cant Watts Corke has provided an annual endowment of $30,000 to support the Institute’s mission to ‘Master Disease through Discovery’. Additionally, we run a cadet programme and partner with the Melbourne Theatre Company. What is your vision for the company? The vision statement contained in our 2020 Group Strategic Plan describes a business that is Australian owned, committed to meeting its corporate and social responsibility, has a wide ownership base, provides a diverse but integrated suite of services to our clients through trusted advisor relationships and most importantly, provides a training and mentoring environment and culture to attract and retain the brightest and best. For more information contact Donald Cant Watts Corke, Upper Level 3, GPO Building, 350 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, phone 03 8662 1111, fax 03 8662 1122, website www.dcwc.com.au


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DRIVEN BY CHALLENGE BUILT WITH PRIDE A vivid yellow still stands as a prominent and significant element of Hansen Yuncken’s successful past but something has shifted for the national 100-year-old private builder who is celebrating an incredible 100 years of building Australia. Launched in July, Hansen Yuncken’s bold new brand has brought a new perspective to the business. Simple, contemporary and confident, the brand has taken the industry by surprise. It reinforces confidence in the company’s future and with its modern brand, reflects the work the private commercial builder is doing in the technology space to ensure they are set up for success to deliver major projects around the country.

those complex challenges that often get in the way of progress. Through internal promotions and external recruitment, we have the right construction and operational resources in place around the country to support our teams and clients. Whether that’s through improved processes, a streamlined supply chain, prefabrication or advanced technologies, our team are driven to succeed.” Over Hansen Yuncken’s 100 year history, one thing remains clear, a continuity of culture and values; one of honest, fair dealings, a focus on the client’s needs and expectations, recognition of the achievements of their people, and above all, a remarkable sense of pride.

“We have more than 600 staff across the Chief Executive Officer Peter Salveson, business with numbers continually growing. has a clear direction for the company’s growth Our people are with a goal to reach an annual turnover of We thrive on meeting our client’s the catalyst to our needs and overcoming those success and we pride $1.5 billion in the next complex challenges that often ourselves on creating two years. get in the way of progress. an inclusive and engaging culture that “Over the last 12 — Peter Salveson, provides opportunity months we have gone Chief Executive Officer for development back to basics and and growth. In an operational sense, one refined our focus. We have taken the time to of the biggest factors to explain Hansen reflect on our strengths, our differentiators, Yuncken’s longevity and success is their our culture and values. With that front of rigorous application of management mind, we continue to invest heavily in all areas processes and systems. That paired with the of our business and the efforts are paying sound knowledge and expertise embedded off. This year, we are anticipating a growth throughout the company has driven success in turnover to $1.25 billion with an objective and a culture particular to Hansen Yuncken. to achieve $1.5 billion within the next two years. With the corporate infrastructure At Hansen Yuncken a large percentage of and resources in place for approximately our team have been with us for 15+ years. $1.4 billion in new projects, there are no The skills, passion and pride in their work has constraints in us achieving the plan,” Peter enabled us to have demonstrated strengths Salveson explained. in project delivery across a wide range of sectors, from projects $30 million to $500 In a mission to become the builder of choice million. This diverse mix in expertise allows and achieve this long term business growth us to cater for diverse project delivery and plan, Hansen Yuncken has strengthened the client requirements.” executive management and project delivery teams around the country to underpin Out of the box thinking some complex projects and drive some key business initiatives. As it has done since 1918, Hansen Yuncken continues to embrace change and has adapted “We are in the business of delivering projects to the challenges and opportunities presented and delivering them well. We thrive on through digital transformation. meeting our client’s needs and overcoming 32

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our teams are using drones on our sites to track program, safety and construction activities,” Peter explained. The benefit for implementing this technology is around efficiency, for staff, management and clients. Through the power of data, Hansen Yuncken employees and management teams have the ability to monitor, track and report on every aspect of the business through one central location. This ability to evolve and adapt, to anticipate change, to nurture innovation and to plan

for the long term is key to the company’s ongoing success. Driven by their dynamic new brand, determination, confidence and assurance… this the is the future of Hansen Yuncken.

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carparks, where it brings its skills and products to ramp monitoring, vehicle detection, integrated traffic signals and vehicle counting systems.

Blacktown, the tallest building west of Parramatta. The company installed the traffic management system in a 7-level car park. Other projects have been undertaken for PBS Building NSW for the new Felix Hotel at Sydney Domestic Airport , as well as other projects for Better Buildings and Growthbuilt.

Managing Director, Stuart Douglas said that traffic management in basements and carparks was a growth area for AGD Systems. “Our focus on designing and installing custom systems for each client has been the key to our success. Every basement and carpark environment has a unique traffic and pedestrian movement. The systems we build and install ensure the safe movement of both vehicles and people, including situations where there is a single lane ramp for traffic entering or exiting the location.” A major project in which AGD Systems has been involved is the Sphere Apartment development in

With a full time team and a contingent of specialist subcontractors, Stuart said that AGD Systems, was equipped to undertake traffic management projects of any size in the building and construction industry. For more information contact AGD Systems Pty Ltd, Unit 17/15 Valediction Road, Kings Park NSW 2148 phone 02 9653 9934 email sales@agd-systems.com.au website www. agd-systems.com.au

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PRESERVING HISTORY Extent Heritage Pty Ltd is a leader in heritage and archaeological consulting throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Their team of experienced specialists provides a comprehensive range of services from impact assessments and asset portfolio management to archaeological services, heritage interpretation and heritage management for large infrastructure projects. Dr MacLaren North, for Extent Heritage, said the company’s unique offering was its ability to provide a complete range of specialist services inhouse. “Whether it is built and urban heritage services, Aboriginal cultural heritage, or archaeological investigation and interpretation, Extent Heritage can provide expert advice and assessments to our clients. We are dedicated to quality research, investment in our people and close engagement with our clients to understand their needs, manage their risks and provide excellent heritage outcomes.” With a high level of major public infrastructure projects and private sector construction activity in recent years, the demand for Extent Heritage’s services has never been stronger. “We have been engaged in providing services to projects as diverse as the National Broadband

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Network, Chevron Australia’s Gorgon project, WestConnex and the Wheatstone LNG plants,” Dr North said. “Our Asia-Pacific work includes heritage assessments and management planning for World War II battlefield sites along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea, expert contributions to the international forensic team working in East Timor and specialist missions assessing World Heritage Properties for UNESCO and ICOMOS in the Asia Pacific.” Extent Heritage has over two decades experience working in their specialised fields and now has teams based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to deliver locally based expertise to their clients. Dr North said that the cornerstone of Extent Heritage’s successful approach to project delivery and risk management was the high level of inhouse expertise that it could bring to any assignment, ensuring a consistent high quality result for clients. For more information contact Extent Heritage Pty Ltd, phone 02 9555 4000, fax 02 9555 7005, email info@extent.com.au, website www.extent.com.au

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PUTTING SAFETY FIRST SAFE Integrated Systems is an experienced one-stop-shop specialist in extra low voltage communication systems, with their work in the healthcare sector a specialty. The aging of the Australian population is seeing huge growth in the aged care, nursing home and hospital sector. “There is no greater priority than ensuring the safety of the older members of our society and those who are spending time in hospital,” said Managing Director of SAFE Integrated Systems, Ben Pavlic. SAFE Integrated Systems provides instant call systems, both portable wearable devices and fixed installations in patients’ rooms. SAFE Integrated Systems’ Real Time Locating System, is at the forefront of their product offering. The SAFEco range provides positional duress, staff tracking and patient wandering solutions which can be tailored to a facilities particular needs. The scalable accuracy uses state-of-the-art dual RF and Ultrasonic technology to ensure assistance is on the way when its needed. With a press of a button staff can map patients location and the information can displayed on a PC terminal of Local Area Network Devices, such as a mobile. The system can be combined within SAFE Integrated Systems Unicall Nurse call stations so TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) can be 38

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dramatically reduced in healthcare facilities required to have nurse call systems installed to remain compliant. SAFE Integrated Systems has a combined technical experience of over 100 years, including electronics hardware and software. In addition to nurse call/paging systems and patient location systems, the company provides a range of systems including; radio frequency identification (RFID), fire detection and emergency warning intercom (EWIS), audio/visual solutions, as well as intercom, CCTV and access control and security. SAFE Integrated Systems’ professionalism and expertise is best exemplified by the major contracts it has fulfilled recently. These include the Perth Stadium where SAFE Integrated Systems installed emergency call buttons in the ensuites. They have also installed systems at Royal Perth Hospital, Fremantle Hospital, aged care facilities and a number of country hospitals in Western Australia. For more information contact SAFE Integrated Systems Pty Ltd, Unit 3/20 Prindiville Drive, Wangara WA 6065, phone 1300 723 326, fax 08 6323 1810, email sales@safesystems.net.au, website www.safesystems.net.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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A PERFECT PICK Energy efficiency and maximisation of natural light in buildings, especially multi-storey and high rise constructions, is a high priority. Architectural Glass & Cladding Pty Ltd (AGC) is leading the way in the provision of the latest technology in glass cladding through the supply of products manufactured by Okalux GmbH to the architectural and building industries.

Barry acknowledged that there is a price premium for a quality product like Okatech but the offsetting economic and personal comfort benefits as well as enhanced building appearance make the product highly attractive. A key to success is doing research on the product and liaising with the supplier before the builder becomes involved. “This ensures a smooth process once construction begins,” Barry said.

AGC is a cutting edge supplier of bespoke, high performance façade products and has more than 20 years experience in the glass and façade industries. Since 2010, AGC has partnered with Okalux to present trusted and innovative products to the architectural community, highlighting the advantages of energy efficiency, end user comfort and the use of natural daylight to reduce the running costs of buildings throughout Australia and South East Asia.

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“Our goal is to develop optimum solutions to satisfy architects specific demands – with glass,” said Paul Nipperess, Sales and Marketing Manager of AGC. “Okalux has decades of experience in the development and manufacture of high quality insulating glass for international construction projects.” One of the latest AGC projects which used Okatech by Okalux is the Learning and Teaching Building at Monash University built by Multiplex. Architect from John Wardle Architects, Barry Hayes, said that Okatech achieves a large reduction in the solar heat gain coefficient on buildings. “Where a client doesn’t wish to have external solar control, Okatech reduces solar load on buildings which reduces running costs of cooling systems. The personal comfort of occupants is also improved through reduced glare and increased visual light transmission.”

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THE CROWNING JEWEL DEVELOPER : Crown Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hutchinson Builders ARCHITECT : Koichi Takada Architects CONSTRUCTION VALUE : Circa $100 million

The Arc by Crown project is a unique and beautifully designed structure comprising of two residential towers offering luxurious studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as five extraordinary penthouses. The apartments will have artfully designed interiors to complement the panoramic views. Subtly coloured, muted tones and rich textures are offered by the luxuriant carpet and polished tiles. The indulgent apartments feature amenities such as a spa, gym, reflection pool and rooftop courtyard on the penthouse level. Hutchinson Builders, established as a family business in 1912, is today the largest privately owned construction company in Australia. Currently running over 250 projects nationwide, Hutchinson Builders work across a range of commercial, residential, education, health, civil, infrastructure and hospitality projects. Hutchinson Builders started work on the Arc by Crown Group development in Sydney’s CBD in November 2015. The project comprises two 29-storey buildings, each 88m tall, with a through link connecting Clarence and Kent Streets. The link consists of a 9-storey void between the two towers with retail outlets and outdoor eating areas. The development includes 221-apartments, spa, gym and a rooftop courtyard along with 105 car spaces spread across five basement levels. The Arc building has a number of steel hoops rising from Level 28 to create a distinctive arched rooftop that reflects the curving forms of Sydney icons the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. At ground level the Arc pays homage to early Sydney high rise structures with intricate face brickwork and decorative archways.

February 2016 with just over 300 workers onsite at peak periods. “A key feature of the through site link is the glass and structural steel lift shaft running through the centre of the buildings. As opposed to the usual concrete core lift shaft some careful detailing was required to maintain a neat and clean aesthetic across 9-levels,” said Hutchies Team Leader, Lloyd Grigg. “The sheer size of the structural transfer beams linking the two building masses was a consideration as well. The 3m deep steel beams pushed the tower crane to its capacity. We also had to make allowances for an underground rail tunnel preserved for future use by Sydney Trains, next to the tunnel we used specialised fixings and vibration isolation for the basement structure,” said Lloyd. With 17 locations across Australia employing 1,700 staff Hutchinson Builders have completed over 7,000 projects to a value of more than $32 billion. The company offers

project finance, facilities management, cost planning services, green star rated designs and heritage restoration services. The company runs all their own plant and equipment including tower and mobile cranes, hoists and scaffolding available for any project. In 2011 Hutchies completed the contract for a $96 million project, The Residence, a complex design and construct conversion of the former police headquarters building in Darlinghurst. The refurbishment project for 87 luxury apartments comprised a major demolition sequence, the lift core at the back of the building was demolished and a new core constructed in the centre the building. An existing slab required strengthening and major work was carried out underpinning the footings for 3-levels of car stacking parking. For more information contact Hutchinson Builders, 23 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018, phone 02 8344 2400, email sydney@hutchinsonbuilders.com.au, website www.hutchies.com.au

Due to their vast experience on large construction projects, Hutchies were able to recommended changes to the original design of Arc that improved the building process and the look of the building. Hutchinson Builders proposed a curtain wall to replace the documented window wall systems in order to achieve a quicker and neater installation. Decorative brickwork, arch and lintels, originally specified to be of precast concrete, were changed to conventional brickwork to match the older brick buildings in Kent and Clarence Streets. Work onsite starting in 44

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Below XL Precast supplied and installed 4,247m2 of precast panels to the façade of the Arc by Crown Group development.

XL Precast specialise in the manufacture, supply and installation of precast concrete walls and floors. XL Precast also offers design and drafting services as well as transport solutions for its precast elements. For the Arc by Crown Group project XL Precast supplied and installed precast concrete panels for the façade. XL Precast supplied and delivered the precast concrete panels for the façade of this project. In total, XL Precast used 935m3 of concrete to fabricate the 4,247m2 of panels installed on the two towers of the Arc building facades. The lower level panels were manufactured to the height only able to be transported using their patented trailers. “The project was basic by nature and it was fantastic to work with Hutchinson builders,” said Operations Manager, Alessandro Bentancur. XL Precast was evolved from ADY Concreting, a placing and finishing concrete contractor established in Sydney in 1994 by Danys Bentancur and built a reputation for delivering large commercial concrete works. During the late 1990’s, the company phased its operations into precast and by 1998, operated solely as a precast concrete contractor. In 2000 under the banner of ABBY Precast, the company installed Australia’s first automated precast manufacturing plant at their 15,000m2 custom built site in Lidcombe, New South Wales. In 2001, ABBY Precast acquired Australia’s first Inenladers, German’s purpose built for transporting overheight precast panels. Both these acquisitions in the early 2000’s made ABBY Precast the most innovative precast company in Australia of that time. In the mid 2000’s, the company was acquired by Hanson Australia and therefore ceased their manufacturing business operations under the ABBY Precast banner. In 2011, XL Precast was established, now operating out of Brisbane, Townsville, Perth 46

and Sydney, where their national headquarters is located. The business also manages international offices in Uruguay and the Philippines, where all of their drafting services are operated from. XL Precast is now an international business, with 75 direct employees and dozens of indirect employees. The company is able to manufacture in excess of 500m2 of precast daily out of their Perth and Brisbane operations, after recent expansions of their New South Wales operations, their new custom built facility allows for the manufacture of 1,500m2 of precast daily. The design team of XL Precast has 11 years of combined experience in providing tailored precast solutions for any project, construction drawings and value engineering services for their products. XL Precast also offers internal transport and storage solutions. Storing precast panels onsite means there are less vehicles entering the site contributing to a simpler and quicker installation process on crane day. Keeping true to the innovative company ethos, in mid 2018 the XL Group welcomed the first delivery of their volumetric concrete mobile batch plants. This has allowed the company the advantage of batching their own concrete product and supplying their mobile batch plants as a service. These mobile batch plants are currently being utilised throughout RMS projects in greater Sydney, however are applicable for usage in all sectors.

For more information contact XL Precast, 1 Norrie Street, Yennora NSW 2161, phone 02 8724 5100, fax 02 9681 7499, email sales@ xlprecast.com, website www.xlprecast.com

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Below Gencom designed a tailored communication system for the Arc by Crown project using Motorola software.

Specialising in two-way radio onsite communications, evacuation and safety systems Gencom is the fastest growing company in the Hunter Valley. On the Arc By Crown project Gencom provided a two-way radio system for communication workers, from top to basement on the site and back to the site office. They also provided the site safety system with emergency site evacuation and ability to communicate with nurse call boxes all over the site, giving immediate notification of emergency to first aid. Gencom’s Sydney team of 35 designed the communications system and carried out the planning and implementation of the technology for the radio. This included designing a system especially tailored to the needs of construction workers on the Arc site using the RF Network – an emergency safety system that uses Motorola software. In late 2015, a group of three Gencom technicians supplied and installed a radio set up at the site office, monitoring the equipment up to the end of construction period. Motorola Mototbo Repeater and distributed antenna systems was installed onsite providing site coverage with multiple channel for workers. As the job progressed Arc by Crown had 52 nurse call boxes, issued on all 29-levels and 40 portable radios were issued onsite. The nurse call points are fitted with a push button that connects to emergency operations onsite, identifying the location for a more rapid response. All communications are then recorded for future analysis of safety and emergency procedures. Initial training on the emergency procedures and site communication was provided by Linda McRae of Gencom. Passionate and committed to providing the use of new technologies and understanding the clients requirements so procedures can be incorporated into the site induction and carried out by site first aiders. “Access was difficult,” said Martin McLeod, Managing Director of Gencom. “Construction sites are ever changing and a hazardous environment, awareness moving around site requires diligent attention.” Gencom supplies equipment that caters to the specific needs of the construction 48

industry including radio to radio, or more complex repeater based solutions for increased range and coverage. “Gencom provides two-way radio systems for evacuation and safety communications as well as for security, transport logistics, operations, people movement and everything in onsite communications,” added Martin. The company supplies the Roads and Maritime Services with their communication system and portable radios on the Sydney Harbour Bridge as well as at many Sydney luxury hotels. Taronga Zoo has 300 radios supplied by Gencom and the company works at Sydney Airport and the huge shopping complex Westfield Miranda. Gencom also offers sophisticated solution telemetry – remote monitoring and control systems that can read and send status commands to remote equipment or environments, 24 hours a day. The company also distribute a large range of high performance and high quality CB Radio equipment for the marine industry and provides its equipment for rent, for small events or long term projects with full training, all spare parts, accessories and maintenance. Gencom have offices in Sydney, Newcastle, Gosford, Mudgee and Singleton and have been operating in the mining industry in the Hunter Valley since 1982. For the mining industry Gencom supplies a robust and dependable communications technology that can be integrated into a phone or computer network. Throughout the Hunter, Gencom provide radio communication solutions to coal, hard rock and gold mines. A major project for Gencom was the upgrading of Lydell and Bayswater power stations in the Hunter Valley for AGL, upgrading radio communications to a digital system. Digital communications are by nature very secure – use of digital encryption can enhance security further and prevent scanning by unauthorised listeners. Currently Gencom is working on alongside the Sydney building boom with its communication systems working across most CBD construction sites. For more information contact Gencom, 1/42 Canterbury Road, Bankstown NSW 2200, phone 02 9790 6305, website www.gencom.com.au

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Below Baratech supplied and installed Arc by Crown with the air conditioning and mechanical ventilation services.

Baratech provides design, installation, project management and maintenance services for mechanical ventilation and air conditioning systems, working across residential and commercial developments, hospitals, age care facilities, schools, data centers and infrastructures. In 2015, Baratech was awarded a design and construct contract for the mechanical ventilation and air conditioning services at Arc by Crown Group. The three design engineers at Baratech created mechanical ventilation and air conditioning systems for the base building, residential apartments, serviced apartments, common areas, basement areas, car park, retail tenancies, plant rooms, and the swimming facility. Over the following 36 months, Baratech procured and installed the necessary equipment, refining the design to fit the progress of the building project. Baratech provided Mitsubishi water cooled heat recovery VRF systems for the apartments and a poolpac AHU with heat recovery to recover energy and control temperature, humidity and condensation in the swimming pool area. For the carpark, a mechanical ventilation system was installed to monitor carbon dioxide levels and automatically WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

activates the ventilation fans to clean the air when necessary ­– a more energy efficient system resulting in increased energy cost savings. Baratech also supplied a cooling tower, plate heat exchanger, boiler and water treatment facilities to serve all the water cooled refrigeration condensers on the floors for their heat dissipation and absorption. An energy proportional management system has been installed to monitor energy consumption of the shared refrigeration condensers by the residential apartments for billing purpose. The air conditioners for the serviced apartments are smartly controlled by the installed BMCS using simplified time schedule, reed switches and PIR sensors etc. The communication between the BMCS and equipment travels through the building infrastructure – BAS system. “The challenges at Arc by Crown involved standardising the design of each apartment, coordinating across different disciplines and integrating the different systems, so they could be installed, operated and maintained easily and efficiently,” said Managing Director, Luis Lu.

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A WHOLE OTHER LEAGUE DEVELOPER : Canterbury League Club PROJECT MANAGER : Cerno Management MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Parkview Group ARCHITECT : Altis Architecture CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $106 million

The recently completed $106 million redevelopment of Canterbury League Club, which commenced in 2013, saw a major staged upgrade to the existing club to create a premier hospitality and gaming venue. The Club now boasts best-in-class offerings including a 650-seat brasserie and play area, modern café and lounge areas, updated gaming room, new architectural façade and landscaping, as well as a new 5-level underground carpark. Continuing their trajectory of project managment of successful major club redevelopments, Cerno Management has recently completed the $106 million redevelopment of Canterbury League Club in inner-western Sydney. As a major community and sporting hub in the Canterbury-Bankstown area, Canterbury League Club is widely used by locals of all ages and stages of life, especially families, seniors and sports/gaming enthusiasts. This significant redevelopment, which Cerno Management has been involved with since 2013, responded to the club’s long term vision to become a premier hospitality venue and make its mark as a popular food and entertainment hub. As project manager, one of Cerno Management’s key responsibilities was ensuring the facility remained operational during the project. “With the club operational 24/7 it was crucial to keep the doors open and minimise disruptions during the development. To do this we delivered the project over multiple stages and phases, with separate procurement strategies for each stage,” explained Project Manager, Patrick Wright. 52

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As part of this staged project, major works were undertaken, including the construction of a new 5-level underground car park with over 400 spaces. On the ground floor a new bistro offers a kids’ play area and outdoor terrace, and with approximately 650 seats is now one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. On the same level, the new Bakehouse café restaurant offers contemporary cuisine in a stylish setting. So stylish in fact that it won a best interior fitout award from the Master Builders Association of New South Wales. Upstairs the gaming floor was transformed into a class leading contemporary space complete with VIP room, outdoor terrace and bar. Below ground new infrastructure, including loading dock, waste removal area and production kitchens, was added to meet the demands of an expanded venue, while the exterior was given a face-lift with a contemporary copper façade, water feature and porte-cochère, all complemented by beautiful landscaping. Over the years the club has been expanded several times which posed challenges for the project’s design team this time around. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


“The challenge of integrating the building’s services and structures, each of varying vintages and built to different building codes, resulted in a large quantity of unknowns,” said Patrick. “As a result, most of the design by Altis Architecture was bespoke. This took longer to shop draw, procure and install than a more standard design, and required specialist trades and suppliers. However, the resulting cutting-edge design places Canterbury League Club foremost amongst its peers, and has led to several Master Building Association nominations and awards,” said Patrick. Cerno Management has developed a solid reputation as project manager of numerous large-scale club redevelopment projects over the years. The recent completion of Stage 1 of the $200 million redevelopment of Harbord Diggers in Sydney saw the creation of a mixed use intergenerational precinct offering a new club, 76 seniors’ living apartments and childcare centre, with further apartments, gym and aquatic centre scheduled for completion in 2019. Prior to this, the firm project managed the $96.7 million renovation of Revesby Workers Club which saw the club building extended along with construction of a new 12,000m² retail, medical and entertainment precinct and carpark. The company also works across other asset classes including commercial, fitout, industrial, aged care, health, education, residential and mixed use. With a core service offering focused on taking total responsibility for a project’s delivery from inception to completion, WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

they also offer development management and monitoring, fitout management, tenancy coordination and advisory. Cerno Management is part of integrated Australian commercial property group Cerno, which was established in 2004 and offers commercial property investment, finance and management services alongside its successful project and development management arm. For more information contact Cerno Management, Suite 8.01, Level 8, 28 O’Connell Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 8246 6500, email info@cerno.com.au, website www.cerno.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE CANTERBURY LEAGUE CLUB

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Below Channon Refrigeration completed the refrigeration plant, cool and freezer rooms, beer reticulation and keg room for the project.

Channon Refrigeration Sales have completed hundreds of successful projects for companies of all shapes and sizes specialising in the design and installation of food preparation equipment and refrigeration rooms. At Canterbury League Club, Channon Refrigeration was contracted to supply and install kitchens for the separate specialist food preparation areas and to design and construct the keg room and beer reticulation equipment. The company also installed new refrigeration plant, cool rooms and freezer rooms. “The challenge was coordinating our work with the operation of the club when we had to shut down plant or reconnect to existing services such as the refrigeration. We had to time everything and work through the night to have it all operational by 10am,” said Manufacturing Manager, Bill Mun. Channon Refrigeration was established in 1976 and provide design and consultancy services as well as designing and fabricating their own product. The company works across businesses from restaurants and cafés to high end commercial fitouts including cool rooms and freezer rooms as well as food production and wash up areas. 54

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Channon Refrigeration have achieved a reputation for completing large scale jobs such as the fitout of cool rooms and freezer rooms at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, completed in 2016 and restaurants at the newly opened precinct at Barangaroo The company has installed coolrooms and freezer rooms for thousands of McDonalds and other fast food outlets across Australia. Channon Refrigeration is experienced at quality fitouts of commercial kitchens and minimising disruption to trading while the job continues and has successfully completed work at Harbord Diggers Club, Revesby Workers Club and Bankstown RSL Club. At Bankstown Sports Club Channon supplied and fitted out the Brewhouse Bar, the Chinese kitchen and the café with stainless steel lining, refrigeration and upgraded kitchen equipment. Channon refitted the keg room, installing new beer reticulation system and refrigeration plant. Heated glazed panelling were installed for external viewing so patrons could view the operation. For more information contact Channon Refrigeration, 6/25 Garema Circuit, Kingsgrove NSW 2208, phone 1300 657 977, email info@channon.com.au, website www.channon.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Quantity Surveyors

MBM delivered a full quantity surveying service, including precontract, cost advising, cost planning, value engineering, bill of quantities, tender review and post contract services with assessments of progress payments and variations on the Canterbury Leagues Club. Director of MBM, Ian Berson, believes the success of the resulting quality development is due to the collaborative working relationship with the client and the project team. “The role of a quantity surveyor is to ensure the financial success of a development project. MBM’s early and effective cost advice helped to assess the viability of the project by identifying key development risks and ensured the bespoke design solutions could be provided within budget. Together with our strong industry knowledge and expertise we were able to provide tailored solutions that required little variation,” said Ian. The team has followed a systematic and structured process of team based decision making to achieve the best value for the end users within the cost parameters and timeframe. MBM is proud to be associated with this high performance facility. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Below MBM provided their full quantity surveying services to the Canterbury Leagues Club redevelopment.

MBM believes it is essential to be involved from the initial feasibility stages of a project, all the way through to delivery and completion. The aim is to build good structures and to ensure a balance between function and whole of life cost. The need for economy, efficiency and effectiveness should constantly be tested during the design process to achieve the best outcome. The Canterbury Leagues Club project was led by Ian Berson, Director, supported by Nick White, Andrew Chew and a national multi-disciplinary team MBM is an award-winning and accredited practice, established in 2002 as a quantity surveying firm and has grown into a national asset advisory practice with over 120 staff. As a value driven business based on precision, integrity and reliability, the multi-disciplinary team provides innovative, tailored and optimal solutions to its public, corporate and private sector clients across Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. For more information contact MBM, Level 7, 68 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 9270 1000, email nsw@mbmpl.com.au, website mbmpl.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE CANTERBURY LEAGUE CLUB

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NATURALLY INTEGRATED DEVELOPER : SHOKAI Ausbao MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Growthbuilt ARCHITECT : Concept: Marchese Partners & Documentation: Team 2 Architects CONSTRUCTION VALUE : Approx. $70 million

The $70M (circa) One Avon development comprises 168 one, two, and three bedroom luxurious apartments across three unified buildings encircling nearly 2,000m2 of landscaped central courtyard. Drawn from the rich natural surrounds, the exquisite interiors blend seamlessly with the outdoors creating a calming transition. The apartments display top of the range finishes including Miele appliances, caesarstone benchtops, timber floorboards and plush wool carpets, set in the center of the Sydney’s prestigious North Shore school district. One Avon is a high end residential development comprising of 168 apartments, each of one, two and three bedrooms, across three unified concrete towers of 5, 6 and 7-storeys with 4-levels of underground carpark, 1 hectare of native blue gum forest and a massive man made landscaping area. Growthbuilt were awarded the Design and Construct contract for the $70 million (circa) SHOKAI Ausbao development in December 2016. Working alongside key delivery partners Team 2 Architects, the pace of the project was set with the design phase fast tracked to commence onsite in January 2017. Excavations had been completed when Growthbuilt commenced work. With an 11-day pouring cycle and up to 220 people onsite, a fast delivery programme was agreed and 820m² of concrete for the slabs was constructed every two to three days. Conventional floor slabs were built throughout with the exception of the podium and basement car 58

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park slabs which were post tensioned. The extra strength gained by the post tensioning enabled the construction of thinner slabs with greater spans between columns to facilitate efficient parking design. One of many innovations on the project was the use of AFS sandwich panels finished with an acrylic render and paint. Perimeter walls of AFS were positioned on the decks to act as edge boards, covering the slab edges and giving the building a clean and crisp aesthetic. “The 20,000m² site was very steep, dropping about 30m from street level down to the back of the site – as a result we had to construct a tiered basement with multiple steep batters around the site,” said Construction Manager, George Bitar. “Water issues were exacerbated by the steep site, a number of retaining walls were designed as wet walls and required separation from the basement apartments. In the space in between we inserted blue metal to aid drainage and paid meticulous attention to waterproofing of the apartment walls.” AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


“A weir lined with gravel and Geofabric was constructed at the rear of the site, its purpose to collect overflow from the stormwater detention tank in the basement and the site, acting as a water collection and drainage area,” added Project Manager, Christian Biscotto. “Due to the shared boundary with Transport NSW, a hammerhead was not permitted onsite. Two luffing cranes were acquired for the project however they posed their own set of challenges to our team as they were in a shared zone with existing power lines,” said George. “Another challenge was managing the existing heritage listed cottage onsite. We refurbished the cottage, installing an external glass lift that required intricate complex detailing.” Up to a third of the site (1.2 ha) was classified as a conservation area which required astute environmental management including tight sediment, erosion and weed control as well as the collection of seed samples for nursery cultivation and replanting as tube stock. Growthbuilt employed a landscape architect to oversee this intricate work who then spent six months planting and watering to prevent the loss of certain species. Growthbuilt completed the One Avon development in September 2018 adding to their 14-year history as a successful Tier 2 Design and Construction company of quality residential and commercial projects. Growthbuilt focus on working collaboratively with developers and WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

architects on high end multi-storey residential, aged care and mixed use developments, the adaptive reuse and restoration of heritage buildings, and fitout and refurbishment for commercial, hospitality and education projects. Growthbuilt employs over 140 construction professionals in project management, engineering, design and planning and has a strong senior management team with specialised expertise in design management, cost planning and construction services. The company are CBD specialists with over 20 projects completed within the Sydney CBD over the last five years. The professionalism and quality of Growthbuilt’s work is recognised in the public domain with their award-winning projects, including the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, Monarch Mosman Residential, The Griffiths Teas Building, Foveaux Street Student Accommodation and Windeyer Chambers in Sydney’s CBD. For more information contact Growthbuilt, L9, 100 William Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 9212 7811, email info@growthbuilt.com.au, website www.growthbuilt.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE ONE AVON

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Below H & C Technology supplied and installed over 5,000 light fittings for the project and optimised the luminaire schedule.

H & C Technology specialise in planning, design, supply and installation for interior and exterior lighting projects across residential and commercial projects as well as for public spaces and infrastructure.

They work with Australian based developers, architects and designers to optimise luminaire plans and produce custom made light fittings as well as producing their own comprehensive exterior and interior lighting series.

In September 2017, H & C Technology worked with designers to optimise the luminaire schedule and supply the light fittings for the One Avon development. Three of H & C Technology’s lighting experts worked to supply and install over 5,000 light fittings.

In 2014, H & C Technology optimised the luminaire schedule for the Quay Haymarket project and supplied over 6,000 light fittings for the residential and retail areas from November 2013 to October 2014. The development achieved a 4 Star Green Star rating, an achievement that H & C Technology contributed to.

“The most challenging part for us was the many different lengths of each strip light. There were 168-apartments each with between two and four strip lights required. We had to measure and record physical dimensions for each strip light and then fit each light based on these dimensions,” said General Manager, Lisa He.

“Our company is committed to supply quality lighting products, the latest technology and providing professional lighting related consulting services to customers,” said Lisa.

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Below Active Steel provided 600 tonnes of steel reinforcing including mesh, reinforcing bars and accessories for One Avon.

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Active Steel is a premier supplier and manufacturer of reinforcing steel to the construction industry. For One Avon, Active Steel supplied 600 tonnes of steel reinforcing, to engineer’s specifications, including reinforcement bars, mesh and accessories manufactured at their facilities in St Marys and at Penrith.

Active Steel is an Australian owned independent steel reinforcement manufacturing and supply company that has been operating for over 23 years. Active Steel provides quality scheduling and supply of steel reinforcement products to Tier 1 construction companies through to local trades for smaller residential projects.

Active Steel has developed a close working relationship with Growthbuilt and the One Avon development is their 6th project for the major contractors. The repeat business demonstrates the excellent service levels that Active Steel provides.

Active Steel’s products meet the Australian Standards and have third party accreditation from the Australian Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steel.

“Active Steel works closely with customers to ensure tight site lead times are met and this translates to meeting programme deadlines and cost savings,” said General Manager, David Stokes. “Our highly experienced, long term staff and inhouse schedulers contribute to our success. Our state-of-the-art cut and bent machinery produces high quality product and, with our modern fleet of purpose built trucks, we can deliver the right products on time,” said David. “We also offer competitive lead times on processed bar, fabricated cages and mesh,” said David. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Active Steel is a major supplier to infrastructure, industry and medium to high rise residential developments throughout New South Wales and Queensland. Recent supply projects for Active Steel include the North West Rail Link for Salini Impreglio, the Sydney Light Rail for ACCIONA and the Sydney Cricket Ground Stage 2 Redevelopment for AW Edwards. Active Steel also supplies product for health, education and government projects including Blacktown Hospital and the Nepean Hospital upgrade.

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Below All Lift Forklifts and Access Equipment provided lifting and access machinery, including elevated work platforms and three 2.5 tonne LPG forklifts.

All Lift Forklifts and Access Equipment specialise in the hire, sale and service of onsite material handling and access machinery for all requirements of construction projects. From November 2017, All Lift Forklifts provided lifting and access machinery, including three 2.5 tonne LPG forklifts, a telehandler with a 6m reach and elevated work platforms at the One Avon site. “Construction sites are hard on our equipment so we monitor performance and strive to improve our machinery,” said Account Manager, Nicholas Mobbs. “We found that the tyres of the telehandler were often punctured so we replaced the standard tyres with ones of a chunkier, deeper tread and filled them with gel. The gel worked to fill any holes and hardened to seal the tyres. We also installed a guard rail on the telehandler to increase the confidence of the drivers. During lifting and lowering the loads tip backwards and appear to be unsecured. The guardrail gave an added sense of protection.” All Lift Forklifts and Access Euipment also provides a guaranteed onsite breakdown repair service and it is the company’s contribution to keeping a project to schedule that has led it to be a preferred supplier for Growthbuilt. 62

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With branches in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, All Lift Forklifts and Access Equipment has over 30 years experience supplying lifting machinery, from the smallest walk behind forklift to 16 tonne industrial models. Electric and LPG powered forklifts are available for sites where petrol and diesel exhausts could be hazardous. The company also has a range of access equipment including EWPs, scissor lifts and boom lifts and a huge fleet of telehandlers. All Lift Forklifts and Access Equipment provide training for driving their equipment either onsite or in their facility at Rydalmere and also offers comprehensive consultancy services, including site visits to assist their clients in choosing the right equipment. All Lift Forklifts and Access Equipment offer a dedicated transport division that delivers equipment to site safely and efficiently to locations all over Australia.

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Below Proglaze supplied and installed the frameless shower screens to all the apartments bathrooms for One Avon.

Proglaze are the toughened glass specialists. Working according to designer specifications, Proglaze supply and install decorative, coloured and screened glass across the residential, commercial and hospitality sectors. Proglaze also supplies and fits mirrors, shower screens and balustrades as well as splashbacks for kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. After months of planning and organising supply, Proglaze started onsite at One Avon in April 2018 with a team of six installing frameless shower screens in the bathrooms of all 168-apartments, completing the job within two months. “At Proglaze we pride ourselves in high quality workmanship, finishes and customer service. It really is all about the customer for us; we have no problem working with and moulding the finished product to be exactly as the customer had envisioned. To convert the customer’s idea into a tangible finished product is what we strive to achieve,” said Managing Director, Dean Michael. Proglaze has 25 years experience supplying and installing standard and custom made toughened glass wall panels, toughened glass feature walls, splashbacks and screens. They also supply menu WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

boards with a large range of colours available and white boards for offices and schools. “Working on different jobs with new customers and people involved always provides a learning aspect to all parties. This will always help gain more experience to even better serve our customers with the quality and functionality that they require,” added Dean. Proglaze work across New South Wales and have completed highly successful projects for Growthbuilt including the Balmain Apartments development of six townhouses and 18 luxury apartments where they supplied and installed kitchen and laundry splashbacks, frameless shower screens and mirrors in February 2018. In late 2017 Proglaze supplied and installed frameless shower screens as well as high quality etched, bevelled and straight polished mirrors across 37 luxury apartments at the heritage listed Griffith Teas building in Surry Hills, a Growthbuilt refurbishment project. For more information contact Proglaze, 121-123 Cowpasture Road, Wetherill Park NSW 2164, phone 1300 776 459, fax 02 9756 1030, email reception@proglaze.com.au, website www.proglaze.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE ONE AVON

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Below Cogent Constructions completed the concrete pumping for the pile footings using a 36m boom pump and 130m line pump.

Cogent Constructions are experts in formwork construction, steel reinforcing fixing as well as concrete pumping and pouring. At One Avon Cogent Constructions were contracted to pump concrete for the pile footings. In January 2017 Cogent Constructions started onsite with two pump operators working over five days with a 36m boom pump and a 130m line pump. “It was a steep site at the One Avon job,” said Michael Keating, Owner and Manager of Cogent Constructions. “We had to use a long line pump because the trucks couldn’t access the site. There was a lot of water on the site too, which was challenging.” The One Avon project was a quick job for Cogent Constructions and the company has completed much larger projects such as at the Sydney Convention Centre in Darling Harbour for Lendlease. Cogent Constructions had six men working for 12 months pouring 4,500m² of topping to change the floor levels of the existing structure. At Sydney’s Olympic Park Cogent Constructions supplied and constructed formwork and reinforcing and poured the concrete for 64

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a wall with planter boxes over 1km long, a landscaping project for Icon Co. Cogent Constructions recently completed structural work at the domestic terminal of Sydney Airport for Dalton and Dean. The company constructed formwork for footings, an on ground slab, a suspended slab and a driveway for the airport’s scanning facility. Established in November 2012, Cogent Constructions is a family business employing 12 tradesmen. Cogent Constructions focus on commercial projects within the Sydney metropolitan area yet recently completed a job for a quarantine hatchery in Wagga Wagga, building the formwork and reinforcing as well as pumping and pouring concrete for a 3,000m² on ground slab and a 500m² suspended slab. Cogent Constructions is also a Sutherland Shire authorised vehicle crossing contractor.

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Below Inline Floors provided subfloor preparation and laid 5,500m2 of wool carpet for the apartments of One Avon.

Inline Floors specialises in the supply and installation of carpet and vinyl flooring solutions. In February 2018, Inline Floors started at One Avon providing subfloor preparation and laying 5,500m² of wool carpet, completing the job in just six months. “We had to work to a tight programme,” said Managing Director, Isaac Lennon. “As the work progressed we followed close behind other trades and ended up working in two of the buildings at once. I had to call in more workers and we had 10 tradesmen on the job to finish on time. Creating a smooth transition between the different rooms was challenging. The floor levels were different between the carpeted areas and adjoining bathrooms and hallways. We used a self levelling topping to even out the differences.”

residential, aged care and educational facilities and have recently completed some large scale government projects. In December 2017 Inline Floors supplied and installed 21,500m² of carpet and vinyl at the ATO in Sydney and completed a similar job of 25,000m² at the Parramatta ATO in June 2018. “The Parramatta job was challenging,” said Isaac. “We installed carpet around workstations and vinyl to the kitchens while the site was an operational live office.” Inline Floors were previously contracted by Growthbuilt to supply and install carpet in the 37 luxury apartments at the Griffiths Teas building in Surry Hills. “We have a good working relationship with Growthbuilt and look forward to working with them in the future,” said Isaac.

Inline Floors was established in 2011 to service the Sydney region and greater New South Wales. Inline Floors supply and install carpet and vinyl flooring including broadloom carpet tiles, sheet vinyl and vinyl tiles, rubber flooring, non-slip flooring and resilient flooring that flexes to accommodate heavy foot traffic. Inline Floors provide professional consultancy services, working closely with designers and contractors across commercial, high rise WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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Below SPB Cleaning Services completed the internal and external cleaning to all three buildings of the One Avon development.

SPB Cleaning Services are the leaders in supplying cleaning services that transform a completed construction site to a sparkling new building. At the One Avon site SPB Cleaning Services provided construction cleaning services internally and externally across all three buildings of the development. Contracted in November 2017, SPB Cleaning Services had their construction cleaning team carry out exterior cleaning work on the façade including the windows, balcony floors and rails. Inside the buildings each apartment and the common areas including the halls, lobbies and lifts were cleaned and stains were treated and removed. “The time frame allowed was the challenge of the job,” said Alice Lesar of SPB Cleaning Services. “We had to work quickly and efficiently to finish the three buildings in a short period of time.” Due to the Sydney building boom, and repeat work for Growthbuilt, SPB Cleaning Services has become expert at producing a high quality results in a timely manner. “We’ve worked for Growthbuilt previously on many of their other projects and we have four current contracts on their jobs at the moment,” said Alice. 66

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A family business established 20 years ago, SPB Cleaning Services provides construction cleaning services on residential and commercial developments across the Sydney metropolitan region. The company also offers cleaning of strata and commercial properties with a large team working out of hours cleaning offices and boardrooms as well as associated kitchen and bathroom areas. SPB Cleaning Service’s construction cleaning is carried out using existing scaffolding and also includes the use of a gurney and abseiling services for external façades. The staff at SPB Cleaning Services is provided with the latest equipment and resources. “We have training for all our staff so they know how to use chemicals correctly and follow WH&S principles,” said Alice.

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Below Joinery Group supplied and installed the joinery for the kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes and laundries for the project.

Joinery Group specialises in the manufacture and installation of quality crafted joinery work for kitchens and bathrooms as well as for outdoor areas across the residential, commercial, hospitality and retail sectors.

combined industry experience Joinery Group is expert at supplying and fitting high quality cabinetry for high rise residential developments and luxury homes. The company also offers consultancy services, assistance with concept planning and project management.

All 25 of the Joinery Group team worked on the One Avon project with inhouse drafters working on shop drawings in September 2017. Fabrication of the cabinetry items was carried out by a team of 14 in Joinery Group’s 2,000m² facility at Regents Park.

The Joinery Group team are highly skilled craftsmen, passionate about their work and dedicated to client satisfaction. The company provides quality detailed work at competitive prices and has completed a number of stylish retail fitouts including shopfitting for the fashionable Score Platinum clothing company and Ozhair Hairdressers.

“The challenge of the job was the sheer size of the installation,” said Joinery Group’s Project Manager. “Across all 168-apartments we supplied and installed cupboards for the kitchens and laundries as well as the bathroom vanities, shaving cabinets, wardrobes and storage units.” “The timing of the project too was critical. We started onsite in November 2017 and had to work consistently to produce a quality finish within seven months.” Joinery Group is a family company established in 2008 by Director, Abdul Alameddine, master joiner and cabinetmaker. With over 20 years WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

A testament to the standard of Joinery Group’s work is numerous repeat contracts for Growthbuilt over the last six years including the recently completed Diamond Apartments at Bondi Junction where Joinery Group supplied and installed kitchen cabinetry and bathroom vanities across 65-units. Growthbuilt also contracted Joinery Group for the fitout of their own Sydney offices, in 2015.

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The Aluma Apartments are the epitome of stylish urban living featuring flowing interiors which merge with generous terraces, and an elegant brickwork facade, ducted air conditioning, open-plan kitchens, luxurious bathroom finishes. The elevated rooftop retreat unites style, comfort and absolute convenience in one sensational cosmopolitan address. The Aluma Apartment complex in the cosmopolitan Sydney suburb of Burwood stands as another testimony to the expertise of Novati Constructions, one of the city’s renowned building companies. Celebrating over 47 years since the company began in 1971, the family based business has emerged from their early beginnings to become a leading builder of quality projects in the Sydney region, focusing on a range of sectors including high rise residential, aged care, education, institutional and student accommodation. Novati Constructions also undertakes refurbishment and heritage restoration projects. Operations Manager for Novati Constructions, Jason McLauchlan, said that the $35 million Aluma residential development features 92-apartments with 2-levels of secure underground parking. “Aluma has two buildings, with Building S offering 23 one-bedroom apartments, 15 two-bedrooms and one three-bedroom. Building C has 4-levels with 26 one-bedroom apartments, 22 two-bedrooms and five three-bedrooms, plus a lush rooftop retreat furnished with BBQ’s and comfortable entertaining areas.” Jason added that a highlight of the project is the design façade which features elegant brickwork and gives a stylish and sophisticated finish to the exterior. Novati Constructions has been working on the Aluma project for two years, with an average of 100 employees and subcontractors onsite, with that number rising to 150 at peak periods of activity. Aluma’s location within the Burwood city centre, surrounded by residential housing and across the road from a public school, provided some logistical challenges for the build schedule. Jason said that as a result, the highest priority was given to the safety, environmental and quality control aspects of the project, in order to ensure full consideration of the needs of all stakeholders, especially those living in the immediate surrounds, were met. “This has been carried out successfully and efficiently without impeding the construction programme,” said Jason.

“Aluma Apartments represents a great team effort between the developer, architect, specialist contractors and Novati,” Jason said. “The residents will be the beneficiaries of an outstanding living environment both within their elegant apartments and in the surrounding neighbourhood with all its conveniences.” Novati Constructions holds a unique and proud position in the industry, operating under the same builders licence after 47 years of activity. They remain a 100% family owned business and the Novati family is still an integral part of the management team. “This well balanced leadership structure sets Novati apart from their competitors in delivering quality, sustainable outcomes for our clients,” Jason said. “Our approach to management promotes an ethical, responsible and accountable culture which has always been at the very core of our business. This is also at the heart of our success, with a continual flow of business from regular clients who recognise the strength and outcome delivery that flows from these values.” Jason said that Novati Constructions are still very positive about the growth trajectory of building activity in Sydney, especially in aged care and educational precinct projects. “The New South Wales economy remains strong with high levels of public investment in infrastructure projects. This is creating flow on activity across the construction sector.” The comprehensive coverage of the greater Sydney area by Novati Constructions is illustrated by the spread of their building activity. As well as Aluma, Novati has residential projects underway in Harris Park, Turramurra, Chatswood and St Leonards, a mixed use development in Manly and an aged care project in Camden.

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THE FINISHING TOUCH mii Kitchen based in New South Wales, specialise in the manufacturing of luxury custom designed kitchens and joinery. Their reputation for producing a quality product made them the natural choice for the Aluma Apartments. The company were responsible for the elegant finishing touches to the Aluma Apartments’ kitchens, vanity units, laundry and linen cabinets. “We worked with Novati on some smaller projects prior to securing this contract,” said Director, Daniel Macri. The work took approximately three months and the company’s full time team of 35, all contributed onsite at some point during the contract.

The office team produced shop drawings for the developer and Novati to approve, using Cabinet Vision and once that was secured, the manufacturing process started at mii Kitchen’s factory. “We recently moved into a new state-of-the-art factory and we’re producing about 25 kitchens a week. For the Aluma Apartments we used Polytec ravine laminated boards, cut on our precision C&C Machinery,” explained Daniel. There’s a lot of planning involved in producing kitchen carcasses and units for 92-apartments. Before production, the colour scheduling is arranged, to ensure any alternate colour schemes that were chosen are allocated to the correct product. The installation also requires significant logistical planning. “Our work needed to be packaged carefully to go into the cranes to lift them to different floors. We use our own installers to ensure our high standard of quality and accuracy is followed right through to the final stage of completion,” explained Daniel. The company is currently working on 17 high end apartments at Darlington Brickworks in Sydney. The majority of mii Kitchen’s work involves bespoke projects, secured through their network of project builders. For more information contact mii Kitchen, 65 Smeaton Grange Road, Smeaton Grange NSW 2567, phone 02 4648 0099, email info@miikitchen.com.au, website www.miikitchen.com.au

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WINDOW TO THE WORLD Belco Aluminium Pty Ltd manufactured and installed the high performance, energy efficient aluminium windows and doors at Aluma Apartments, an outstanding development of 92-apartments in the sought after suburb of Burwood in Sydney. Commencing in September 2017, an experienced team of 12 installed doors and windows from Belco Aluminium’s exclusive range of DARLEY systems. The quality, appearance and functionality of the doors and windows has made a significant contribution to the appeal and aesthetics of Aluma, as well as ensuring residents will enjoy many years of benefits from the durability and energy saving characteristics of the products. Belco Aluminium is an industry leader in the design, manufacture and installation of high performance, energy efficient windows and doors. All their products have been thoroughly tested for wind, water and structural performance in accordance with Australian Standard AS 2047. Their product range covers both commercial and residential needs and their team of specialists is committed to working with all Belco Aluminium’s clients to ensure the best outcome for any project, including meeting budget objectives. Belco Aluminium’s impressive product range includes the latest generation of commercial door and window developments, including sliding doors, multi-stack configurations, heavy duty double-wheel WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

rollers and various options including double-glazing for enhanced thermal comfort and performance. Belco Aluminium undertakes projects across Australia. Major current projects in the Sydney area include ‘The One’, a 100-apartment complex in Hurstville, and ‘Colah Grand’, a 94-unit development in Mount Colah. With over 20 years experience, the family owned and operated company pride themselves on offering their customers quality, expertise and professionalism across a broad range of products, with a strong emphasis on Australian sourced inputs. Belco Aluminium’s concept is simple – high end quality products and passion in what they deliver. This defines Belco’s uniqueness and commitment to be the clear leader in its category. For more information contact Belco Aluminium, Unit 9/30 Heathcote Road, Moorebank NSW 2170, phone 02 9602 0022, fax 02 9602 0044, email sales@belcoaluminium.com.au, website www.belcoaluminium.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE ALUMA APARTMENTS

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A SCAFFOLD FOR SUCCESS Scaffolding professionals J & I Scaffolding Solutions have a well deserved reputation for excellent service with a strong focus on safety. Since their establishment in 2015, J & I Scaffolding Solutions has successfully worked on a number of projects across a wide range of sectors. The company dedicated a team of 10 to Aluma Apartments, working onsite for a period of 45 weeks. “We provided 6,000m2 of scaffolding weighing a total of 300 tonnes,” explained Brett Martin, Owner of J & I Scaffolding Solutions. “A significant challenge that required careful design and planning was an engineering solution to span over an existing neighboring block. This was successfully accomplished.”

J & I Scaffolding Solutions always places safety at the top of their priority list. By its very nature, the scaffolding business demands well defined strategies not just to meet building and work place safety regulations, but also to ensure the safety and well being of all staff, other onsite workers and the general public. Safety strategies have to cover many different locations and building categories. With a total staff of 18, J & I Scaffolding Solutions undertakes projects of all sizes. Apart from the Aluma Apartments, recent work has included providing scaffolding and a 10kPa deck over portable classrooms for Novati Constructions at Eastwood Public School, an industrial site assignment at Eastern Creek for Brookfield GIS and the supply and installation of 200 tonnes of scaffolding at Mount St Benedict College, Pennant Hills for Paynter Dixon. In an extremely competitive marketplace, J & I Scaffolding Solutions sets themselves apart by providing outstanding client service and attention to detail. “Long term success in the scaffolding business depends on building and retaining the confidence of clients on every project,” Brett said. “A strong track record ensures we have a regular flow of repeat business.” For more information contact J & I Scaffolding Solutions Pty Ltd, 4 Broadbent Avenue, Middleton Grange NSW 2171, mobile (Brett) 0416 609 497, mobile (Hakan) 0436 411 110, email info@jandiscaffolding.com.au, website www.jandiscaffolding.com.au

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SLEEK AND STYLISH Specialists in all kinds of plasterboard related work, Goal Interior was contracted to install the lining for the internal partition walls and ceilings across the Aluma Apartments development. The company was also responsible for the dark blue external cladding of metal sheets and aluminium composite panels. Aluma Apartments has a very distinctive look, mixing red brick with modern alumninum cladding, a look that blends seamlessly into the surrounding area. “It was a straightforward project, working with Novati is always a smooth process,” explained Director, Yubin Bing. “The architectural drawings came through the project team, the materials were purchased and cut by our experts in our factory and our own team installed the finished product. Unlike many other projects, there were no late design changes to contend with, we were able to just get on with the work.” “We had 20 members of staff working at a consistent and efficient pace to complete 92-apartments in less than five months. Our large team, which now stands at 40 full time staff and 120 subcontractors, enables us to always finish contracts on time and to a high standard,” said Yubin. Now entering their eleventh year of trading, Goal Interior’s experience spans residential and commercial. Past projects have valued from $500 thousand to $7 million and include high rise buildings, schools, shopping centres, aged care facilities and prisons. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The company are experts across a variety of internal and external work including but not restricted to suspended ceiling systems, Hebel supply and install, fire rate walls and ceiling systems, perforated plasterboard and FC lining and timber cladding systems. Their work is mainly based in New South Wales, with a handful of projects located in Port Stephens and Port Macquarie. For more information contact Goal Interior, Unit 1, 364 Park Road, Regents Park NSW, phone 0449 183 868, email g@goalinterior.com.au, website www.goalinterior.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE ALUMA APARTMENTS

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RISING TO THE TOP The Top Garden II residential development comprises 176-apartments designed to embrace outdoor living, quality, comfort and convenience. The floor plans offer low maintenance living and generous balconies, with the whole development close to parks, the marina, and the Sydney CBD. Top Pacific Group recently saw to the development of 176-apartments across two 8-storey towers at the new, exciting Top Garden II development, Wolli Creek. A development seemingly in the midst of Cahill Park known for its green, leafy surrounds, features views of the city skyline as a well as the water. Offering distinctive rooftop gardens and BBQ areas as well as one, two and three bedroom units, it boasts practicality in design and utilises natural materials. The apartments boast well thought out floor plans that take advantage of the ease of modern living with comfort, quality and convenience the underlying theme. The development encourages outdoor lifestyles, offering balconies with stunning views and access to premier communal facilities. Top Garden II has an underlying beauty from a construction standpoint, with the unique shoring system implemented to counteract demands of the unique preliminary excavation work and site specific constraints.

site, also runs along a Sydney Water stormwater canal which cannot be disturbed, which complicated the options for bracing. An alternate bracing system was devised which had the walls pushed back from center of the pit rather than pulled back from the neighboring properties. Working in tandem with Coates Hire’s Engineering and Technical Services Team, the bracing features the largest single-span shoring strut ever used in Australia. The huge orange MP250 Super Tube hydraulic strut spanned 50m across the center of the excavation, holding up the walls on either side. “It had never been done before, the MP250 Super Tube was 1m in diameter and extended hydraulically to take incredible pressures from both sides of the pit. Then it was mechanically locked-off,” said Top Pacific Group Manager, Peter Maroun. Top Pacific Group and Coates Hire worked closely to ensure all scenarios were tested prior to undertaking the

The Top Garden II site contains a high-water table with unstable soils, and involved a large excavation footprint covering an area of 50m x 70m and 7m in depth. Top Pacific Group were not able to anchor the building into the walls of the excavation, that belonged to the neighboring property, and the back boundary of the

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revolutionary shoring approach. “Our Director, Park Wei gave us the final okay to go ahead with a system that had never before been tried in Australia. His leadership and trust in the team was a key factor,� said Peter. The final excavation design involved the installation of four Super Tubes, along with 12 MP150 and MP250 hydraulic struts, with Mega Brace hydraulic walers installed to the full perimeter of the excavation.

Top Pacific Group have worked on a variety of developments such as French6 in Bankstown, Park Rose in Homebush and Top Wonderland in Wolli Creek. For more information contact Top Pacific Group, Suite 503, 377-383 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 9283 7111, fax 02 9283 7000, email info@toppacific.com.au, website www.toppacific.com.au

Top Pacific Group was established in 1994 in Sydney and has expanded into construction, real estate investment, property management and immigration buying and selling, with offices also in Queensland, Victoria and Shanghai.

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Below Alliance Network Infrastructure Pty Ltd (ANI) installed a high voltage substation to Top Garden II.

As one of Australia’s leading service providers in the New South Wales power and transmission distribution sector, Alliance Network Infrastructure Pty Ltd (ANI) undertook the electrical installation of a high voltage surface chamber substation to Top Garden II. The supply and installation contract for this development, comprising of 175 residential units, was delivered on time and on budget inclusive of preliminary works to the site.

“We had six people, led by Scott Warren, working on the deep earth bore through sand and down to the required level of 5.4m,” explained Greg.

ANI are a Level 1 Accredited Service Provider (ASP) for both overhead and underground to construct network assets. ANI installed the surface chamber substation to Top Garden II enabling connection with the Ausgrid electrical network.

Having set standards of delivering high quality service with zero harm to people and the environment the team at ANI are often called on for their professional knowledge and advice. The company specialise in the construction of distribution and transmission network assets, including apparatus and substations for both underground cables and overhead mains. ANI are accredited and authorised to work on Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy, Essential Energy, Sydney Trains and Sydney Light Rail networks.

“The work involved preliminary labour prior to the demolition stage of the project; existing power poles removed, existing assets relocated, and underground power lines excavated and removed,” said Managing Director, Greg Leadbeatter.

Other successful projects, past and present, include Hospitals at Hornsby, Blacktown, Gosford, Bulli, Westmead; the Sydney Light Rail, BMW Darlinghurst, Transport for New South Wales at Chippendale Substation; just to name a few.

With this accomplished prior to any construction work, ANI were able to proceed with the deep bore work required of the substation. Once ANI relocated the electrical assets and powerlines, they were then able to augment the network to facilitate a new 11kV to 415V substation.

For more information contact Alliance Network Infrastructure Pty Ltd, 6 Sedgwick Street, Smeaton Grange NSW 2567, phone 1300 361 314, email info@aani.com.au

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Below Transformer Cranes provided their lifting services as well as providing labouring, cleaning site and filling bins.

Sydney based Transformer Cranes recently provided their lifting services for Top Garden II, at Wolli Creek. Along with the heavy lifting work, Transformer Cranes exceeded expectations by completing productive extras to reach beyond standard practices.

believe that success comes hand in hand. They pride themselves on being honest and trustworthy in their words and actions. Other projects include TPC Hurstville and a large variety of unit blocks and government projects in the Western Suburbs.

“Transformer Cranes did all general lifting of bins, tiles, building material including gyprock and hebel. During the quiet periods our workers did what we do best and that is going above and beyond for our clients, doing a bit of labouring work, filling the bins, cleaning up the site, dogging and operating the tower crane,� said Operations Manager, James Partridge. With over 14 years experience in the industry, Transformer Cranes was established by David Romanous and have a fleet that has the ability to take on every lifting requirement. All of the fleet at Transformer Cranes have current service records, work cover certificates, crane safety and lifting equipment records. The company also offer 24 hour service and all staff have qualifications in rigging, dogging, tower and mobile crane operating. Transformer Cranes are guided by integrity in their decisions and relationships. They pride themselves on being customer focused and WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact Transformer Cranes, PO Box 361, Baulkham Hills NSW 1755, sales (James) 0407 205 567, accounts (Samantha) 0477 337 669, email james@transformercranes.com.au, website www.transformercranes.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE TOP GARDEN II

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Below Business Development Manager Divinia Cox and Project Manager Larissa Tebbe, were an integral part in delivering Community Energy Solutions to the project.

For 13 years, WINconnect has been revolutionising the electricity industry by leading the development of the Embedded Network Market and distinguishing themselves as the market leaders. Operating nation wide, this Australian based company is a full service organisation. Working at the development stage of construction, WINconnect offer utility services in the delivery of electrical embedded networks, centralised hot water services, internet service provider (ReadyNetGo) and next generation utilities such as solar, battery storage and electric car charging stations.

As the infrastructure for both services is implemented and operated by WINconnect, this allows Top Pacific Group to avoid the costs of implementation and the strata management to avoid the ongoing cost and risk of maintenance. Through the establishment of the electrical embedded network, the development is equipped with the base technology and satisfy power authority requirements in future proofing for advancing sustainability initiatives.

WINconnect was engaged by Top Pacific Group to implement an electrical embedded network and centralised hot water services for Top Garden II. WINconnects dedicated project managers oversaw all aspects of the delivery of these services to ensure the project was delivered on time and services are fully operational to the 175-units when occupants move in.

Upon completion, WINconnect look forward to the opportunity of addressing the developments owners at the First Annual General Meeting to outline how their services provide convenient low cost utilities to customers and reduced strata fees to owners. As a testament to their efforts to ensure industry best practice and deliver value to owners, WINconnect has a 100% success rate at being appointed the Embedded Network Service Provider at all developments undertaken to date.

Electrical embedded networks and centralised hot water services act as community energy networks allowing those within the development to pool together their aggregated energy usage to purchase energy through the gate meter from the wholesale market at wholesale prices.

For more information contact WINconnect, 201/12 Cato Street, Hawthorn East VIC 3123, phone 02 9098 1219, customer service 1300 791 970, email divinia.cox@winconnect.com.au, website www.winconnect.com.au

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Below Sunny International manufactured and installed products for the bathrooms and kitchens across the project.

Australia’s leader in imported and wholesale bathroom and kitchenware, Sunny International Pty Ltd recently appointed Top Garden II with a comprehensive fitout of products. With over 15 years trading experience and a modest team of 15, Sunny International were responsible for the manufacture and installation of all bathroom and kitchen requirements across the Wolli Creek development. A project involving the supply of shower screens, mirrors, vanities, sinks, toilets, accessories and tapware, Sunny International sourced from China and locally to complete the project. “Our choice of products and their sources was dependant on the project’s timeline. Local sources take longer than those imported from China, so this ultimately decided the Top Garden range we utilised,” explained Director, Andy Hong. Once the manufacturing schedule was detailed and organised, Sunny International transported all bathroom and kitchen supplies to the site. The company have staff trained for all their transportation and dispatch. Once at site, the Sunny International team liaise with any necessary onsite cranes to assist with the lifting and WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

relocating of the supply only products. Shower screens and mirrors are handled separately. Sunny International Pty Ltd work to a checklist of four key attributes: quality, range, service and experience. The company promise trustworthy products, a range of options, efficient and friendly staff, and industry expertise. They carry a wide range of products to suit all styles and budgets which in many ways explains how they became a leader in their industry. Their biggest draw card is in their direct relations with overseas manufacturing, meaning they can provide products at hugely competitive rates. Operating both a showroom for selection purposes and a warehouse for manufacturing, Sunny International supply all commercial and residential bathroom or kitchen items, from a spa bath to a soap basket inclusive. For more information contact Sunny International Pty Ltd, 14-16 Wiggs Road, Riverwood NSW 2210, phone 02 9787 3385, fax 02 9787 1958, website www.sunnyinternational.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE TOP GARDEN II

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Below Intellectrical Pty Ltd supplied and installed the electrical and fire safety services within the embedded network on the project.

Sydney’s own Intellectrical Pty Ltd, recently completed all Electrical work for the Top Garden II project. The project scope required all aspects of the electrical services to be completed, including light and power and all communications, in addition to the commissioning of all dry fire services. Intellectrical used LED oyster lights and top of the line GEP power points in all the living, dining and bedrooms of the units to ensure the highest quality finish.

as well as all of the buildings safety services, all in which are monitored via WINconnect’s embedded network metering. Trading for only three years with up to 20 employees, Intellectrical are facing a rapid growth spurt and have already established an accomplished and reputable footprint in the industry. Recent and ongoing projects include 32-34 Levey Street, Wolli Creek as well as various others within Sydney and its surrounds.

A state-of-the-art Pertronics F220 fire panel was also installed to Top Garden II. This controls smoke and heat detection, and warning speakers throughout the building to providing maximum and ongoing fire protection. Intellectrical has assured the development’s security with complete installation of intercom and access control, inclusive of security controlled lifts, Urmet handsets in all units, as well as electronic swipe card access throughout all the common areas. A 1,200 amp, MPE custom manufactured switchboard is utilised on the Top Garden II project, to provide sufficient power to all 175 units, 82

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Below BFB Concrete Pumping used two boom pumps and one 50m pump to supply concrete from basement to roof.

BFB Concrete Pumping’s latest project at Wolli Creek, ensured the supply of concrete pumping services for the successful completion of the residential development project, Top Garden II. The project features a concrete rooftop garden and shared concrete basement, calling for BFB to use their services from bottom to top. With 25 years experience behind them its no surprise that the massive job had no complications, with the team working efficiently to meet project deadlines. “There were no specific challenges,” said Director, Billy Bou-Francis. “We were there from the project start to project finish and with the use of two boom pumps and one 50m pump we were able to supply and handle all concrete pumping requirements to the project.” BFB are a family business with a long standing reputation for excellence in the concrete pumping industry. Working to their motto of ‘seen the rest, now watch the best’, they pride themselves on highly skilled workmanship and onsite efficiency. “We specialise in tight access, long line and high rise services, and there is no job too big or too small,” said Billy. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

BFB not only provide companies with competitive quotes, they also have fully certified, trained staff that meet all WHS standards. Safety is a key talking point regarding their ongoing success and ensure all insurance and legal permits are in accordance with Workcover. While Top Garden II called for a lengthy 50m pump, BFB can meet all pumping requirements with line and boom pumps up and onwards of their smallest 24m boom. With vast experience in residential, commercial and industrial projects, their services range from standard concrete pumping to long line and high pressure concrete pumping. They are also highly experienced at prepping tight access points and making them accessible to concrete pump lines. Current projects include New South Wales projects in Tennyson Point, Killara, Epping, and Blacktown.

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Below Hippo Building Pty Ltd supplied and installed CSR Hebel’s PowerPanels and PowerFloors on the Top Garden II project.

As specialists in partition walls and suspended ceilings, Hippo Building Pty Ltd supplied and installed CSR Hebel Systems to create the Top Garden II walls, ceilings and floors. The 176-unit residential development offering one, two and three bedroom units the products maintained a high level of quality, with the ease of timely construction and minimal risk.

this is what we do and have always done,” said Hippo Building Director, Leo Wang. Currently Hippo Building are working on a range of projects which includes 140-apartments across 20-storeys at 17 Hassall Street for NuCorp Constructions, in Parramatta and 89-units across 9-levels at 1-3 Pretoria Parade, for NorthPoint Constructions in Hornsby.

Using PowerPanels for all interior partition walls and PowerFloor+ Systems for ceilings/floors, PowerPanels have the added strength of steel reinforcement plus an anti-corrosion layer on the steel. The panels are durable and efficiently installed. Made to client specifications, PowerPanels offer less waste and less crane movements, they are environmentally friendly with a high fire rating and excellent acoustic performance. The PowerFloors are similarly reinforced, offering panels which are snug fitting, light-weight and exceptionally thermal savvy. Once installed the CSR Hebel Systems can be rendered and painted, giving a high quality and lasting finish. The Hippo Building team supplied materials to Top Garden II on time, and installed the product within the project programme and on budget. “Hippo Building pride ourselves on excellence in partition wall systems and suspended ceilings. We’ve been trading for 15 years, WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE DEVELOPER : NSW Land and Housing Corporation MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Kane Constructions ARCHITECTS : DEM HERITAGE ARCHITECT : John Oultram Heritage & Design CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $47 million

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The $47M Glebe Social Housing Development, located in the leafy inner city suburb of Glebe, comprises of 158 social housing apartments across two sites. Building B, includes 48 apartments over 6-storeys and Building D, contains 110-apartments across 9-levels. The project consists of 158 social housing dwellings across two sites comprised of one and two bedroom apartments which includes 23 adaptable units for disability access. The building to the north, known as Building B, holds 48-apartments across 6-storeys, while Lot 14, known as Building D, holds 110-apartments over 9-storeys. The construction involved the use of post tensioned slabs, prefabricated fibre cement panels with aluminium box sections and brickwork. Various coloured bricks including Mowbray Blue and Livingston Gold, McGarvie Red and Silver Spark-Urban Metal produce an aesthetically pleasing element which creates very reflective surfaces that look different at varying times of the day. Community rooms had sandstone cladding added to give a harmonious and earthy ambience, and as part of the heritage interpretation strategy promoted by the city of Sydney Council, a bespoke perforated metal screen was specially designed for the Glebe Social Housing Development site. Construction started in September 2016 with Kane Constructions deploying 190 tradesmen for the project. The company’s success with this project along with a reputation for delivering exceptional developments, has allowed them to develop a good relationship with NSW Land and Housing Corporation, as well as the subcontractors who worked on the Glebe Social Housing Development. “This was a great joint effort by Kane Constructions employees and the subcontractors on this project, which has delivered a new standard in social housing in New South Wales,” commented Dale Hammet, Contracts Manager at Kane Constructions.

One of the challenges experienced for the Glebe Social Housing Development was the pre-existing substation that prevented access to site. Kane Constructions had to build around it as much as they could, however once access was established, they were able to progress and fast track the construction. Kane Constructions is a multi-award winning privately owned construction company with an annual turnover in excess of $800 million. With over 450 full time employees, Kane has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra. Backed by nearly 50 years of experience, the company has grown to provide services in sectors including commercial, residential, health, retail, education, aged care and defence. Kane successfully deliver quality projects for their clients. Kane Constructions greatest asset is their people. A strong graduate programme places significant emphasis on training and mentoring in a supportive environment. Projects currently under construction in Kane Constructions’ New South Wales division include the Liverpool Catholic Club Food Services Building in Liverpool, Archimedes Project, Wenona School in North Sydney, Rainbow Street Public School in Randwick, and the City West Affordable Housing project in Glebe. Kane Constructions have delivered multi award winning projects nationally with projects including the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre which won Kane the 2016 Master Builders Australia National Commercial Master Builder of the Year Award. For more information contact Kane Constructions, 2 John Street, Waterloo NSW 2017, phone 02 9930 5555, email nswcontact@kane.com.au, website www.kane.com.au

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Below DMS Interiors provided a fibre cement product called Equitone for the projects external cladding.

DMS Interiors are a trusted commercial interior fitout company, who were responsible for the installation all the external cladding on the Glebe Social Housing Development. The DMS Interiors had a team of eight working onsite to complete the faรงade installation, with their work scheduled from March 2017 to February 2018. The buildings use 3,000m2 of Equitone panels which were imported from Germany. The fibre cement product comprised of cement, cellulose and mineral materials, reinforced with a visible matrix. These panels arrived onsite as a prefinished product and needed to be framed at different heights and levels using special rivets and specifications.

For over 15 years, the company has built a reliable reputation ensuring that they deliver high quality work on time and on budget. DMS strives to ensure that their client expectations are not just met, but that they are completely satisfied. The company focuses their work in New South Wales, and their other major projects include the Macquarie Park Cemetery which features an elaborate ceiling made from steel, the helicopter pad in Albion Park, and the industrial shed construction in Blacktown. DMS is also regularly involved as an industrial outfitter for private hospitals along the Central Coast.

DMS collaborated with the other trade services to ensure a streamlined delivery and installation in order to have the panels arrive to site at the correct time and prevent any damage to them. The project also makes use of the Alcadex cladding system, which is rated as a completely non-combustible aluminium composite material, ensuring safety and protection from fire related incidents. 88

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Below DEM provided a range of services to the project to ensure it met all appropriate guidelines and standards.

DEM provided architectural, urban design, landscape architecture and interior architectural services for the Glebe Housing Development in accordance with the LAHC Design Standards 2014 and Housing NSW Design Requirements, the Liveable Housing Guidelines and the LAHC Design Standards. The project is designed to contribute to a lively urban community where people, including seniors and those with disabilities, can live and enjoy life in the heart of the city of Sydney. A heritage interpretation strategy was prepared for the project, with exhibits that take the form of cast bronze wall mounted plaques, large illuminated Barrisol wall graphics depicting historic photographs, a reinstated commemorative plaque and abstract decorative perforated metal screens. A range of design initiatives and elements were employed to optimise sustainability which included solar access to all apartments, ventilation and insulation, water and light efficiency, recycling and use of sustainable materials. As the development is located and built along the boundary addressing two street frontages, a major construction challenge was WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

to ensure an accurate excavation and foundation to ascertain that in-ground drainage and services were correctly located. DEM reviewed construction setout documentation to ensure that all critical and required works had been coordinated to avoid any potential costly errors which could have significantly delayed the project. DEM was responsible for development of the Glebe Affordable Housing Project Concept Plan in 2007, of which the Social Housing Project was a significant component. The Glebe Affordable Housing Project is an important demonstration development for NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC). The success of the project is largely due to the collaboration between the design team and the many project stakeholders, including LAHC, Bridge Housing, City of Sydney, The Government Architects Office and Kane Construction representatives who worked together to deliver a common vision for this important project.

For more information contact DEM, Suite 202, Level 2, Tower B, The Zenith, 821 Pacific Highway, Chatswood NSW 2067, phone 02 8966 6000, email Sydney@dem.com.au, website www.dem.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE GLEBE SOCIAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

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Below Victor Lin & Associates advised on NatHERS and BASIX compliance for the Glebe Social Housing Development.

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The Glebe Social Housing Development presented a unique showcase to how NatHERS and BASIX Certification should be implemented on a large project. Projects tend to leave NatHERS and BASIX assessment to just before DA. This is a dangerous approach for a large project as failure in NatHERS compliance can result in late design changes and delay DA submission. At Glebe, Victor Lin & Associates was engaged at design stage and provided valuable advice on NatHERS and BASIX compliance. Their services resulted in the solving of many compliance issues before they caused any delay to the DA process. There are ASSESSORS and there are … assessors? “As NatHERS assessors since the early days of 1999, we have seen important projects suffer due lack of basic industry knowledge of ‘accredited’ NatHERS assessor, especially after the failed ‘Commonwealth insulation scheme’ following which unemployed ‘insulation assessors’ became accredited NatHERS assessors by just learning the NatHERS software,” said Victor Lin. Unfortunately, NatHERS assessors need NO construction or design knowledge to become an accredited NatHERS assessor. A Certificate WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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IV in NatHERS Assessment is sufficient. This Certificate provides scant knowledge of the building process from design to construction. “We have seen many projects lumbered with expensive solutions which should have been avoided if the assessor had some basic knowledge of construction, or the materials available to give a better result at much lower cost to the project,” explained Victor. Victor Lin & Associates has provided NatHERS and BASIX certification services to many residential projects in New South Wales for 19 years, delivering well over 10,000 solutions. “We know where the cost savings are. Our staff includes those with with university qualifications in Construction, Construction Management, knowledge of the design process, as well as years of previous experience working on actual construction projects in New Sotuh Wales and Victoria,” said Victor. “We may not always be the lowest quote, but we certainly can save your project and your client much more than any difference in NatHERS and BASIX certification fees.” Victor Lin & Associates also provides Section J Assessments. For more information please contact Victor Lin & Associates Pty Ltd, phone 1800 88 41 99, website www.linassociates.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE GLEBE SOCIAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

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THE FUTURE IS NOW DEVELOPER : Longton Property Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Icon Co ARCHITECTS : MD+A Architects and nettletontribe Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Northop CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $136 million

The Avantra Residences represent the newest ‘Smart Building’ mixed use development. Comprising 328 one, two, and three bedroom apartments over two towers, each apartment has its own home automation system where residents can control lighting, open and close blinds, and a range of other features by an iPad. The project also includes two rooftop retreats with a pool, gym, BBQ areas and garden. The Avantra Residences features 328-residential high tech apartments made up of studios, one, two, and three bedroom apartments, with access to a retail level and basement carpark. The development is at the forefront of home automation providing residents with the latest technologies including biometrics, remote lighting and air conditioning control. The common areas spread throughout the project includes a 25m swimming pool, timber decking, seating and BBQ areas, as well as multi-purpose rooms and a gym. The twin tower project comprising of 13 and 12-storey towers, and over two levels of parking for 485 vehicles, required careful planning during the early works. “With the basement structure constructed well below the water table, Icon Co had to provide a solution for the basement waterproofing as well as an engineered solution for dewatering during construction,” said Joanna Moore, Icon Co Executive Assistant.

facing the ‘Streets in the Sky’ corridors are automated to close on a general fire alarm. At the same time, the automated roof skylights open to enable smoke to egress from the residential atrium designed corridors in a chimney like effect. Icon Co is an award-winning company with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and New Zealand. The company has extensive experience in the construction of integrated developments, with the ability to offer early contractor involvement, pre-construction partnering and joint venture contracts as well as construction management, D&C services and turnkey arrangements.

Avantra’s design uses a void design, constructing ‘Streets in the Sky’ residential corridors, which were constructed top down. The corridors form an atrium, linking multiple voids, on each level to bring natural light and ventilation to the apartments. The voids allow the design to meet all necessary light and ventilation requirements, and act as part of the fire and smoke compliance measures. EBSA provided a specialised window automation system that activates in the event of a fire. All SOU apartment windows

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Below Fresh Landscapes Group provided well thought out solutions to the landscape design for the Avantra Residences.

Fresh Landscapes Group delivered turnkey package for the outdoor areas including detailed concrete/civil works and hard landscaping items for the exciting Icon Avantra Multi Residential project in Mascot. “The Avantra project consisted of large scale raised planter boxes constructed out of block work with rendered finish. The project consisted of a lot of mature ex ground stock. We used our relationship with the nurseries to provide quality plants to deliver the WOW factor to our client for this project,” explained Tom Kenny, Fresh Landscapes Group Project Manager. “All garden beds included detailed drainage works along bulk fill to achieve levels indicated.” At ground floor, Fresh Landscapes Group installed the detailed concrete works including decorative exposed concrete pathways, and a large commercial driveway and crossover to tie into the existing road. There was a strict timeline to install the driveway as the main entrance for deliveries had to be closed off. Once Fresh was handed the area of works and they completed all the services checks, Fresh Landscapes Group found that running just underneath the existing concrete were all kinds of services including Optus roughly 300mm down. A new methodology had to be under taken to complete the works, the project management team put together the new programme taking a proactive approach to overcome the delay in front of both parties. Once it was approved, all resources were assigned to complete the demolition and reinstate with out any extended time required.

to the accessibility requirements, and visually enhances the space. Fresh Landscapes Group specialise in offering their clients a full turnkey scope of works. This includes civil, outdoor building/ construction, design, commercial pools, hard landscaping, inhouse engineering. This allows their clients to focus on practical completion of these projects and their inhouse resources to be more efficient with their time. With senior management having over 30 years experience, Fresh Landscapes Group have delivered on what they have promised with there clients time and time again, this has given the company the strong re-preparation in the market of being a their one landscape construction company. Operating out of their Head office in Seven Hills, New South Wales, the company employ 90 highly skilled staff members across the construction and maintenance division in New South Wales. Fresh Landscapes Group has a strong pipe line of tier one projects in New South Wales coming up towards the end of the year – Putney Peak development, (Frasers Group), Omnia King Cross (ProBuild/Greenland), The Finery Waterloo (Mirvac Constructions), Communities development (Lendlease). For more information contact Fresh Landscapes Group, Unit 6, 81-83 Station Road, Seven Hills NSW 2147, phone 02 9674 5131, email admin@freshlandscapes. com.au, website www.freshlandscapes.com.au

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Below EBSA Pty Ltd supplied Australia’s first EN12101 certified PR60 Glass Roof Smoke Hatch system for the Avantra Residences.

EBSA Pty Ltd has successfully completed one of the largest installations of window actuators, smoke control panels and roof mounted smoke hatches in Australia for the Avantra project. The newest development showcasing ‘smart’ technologies, the project spans 8,762m2, with 328-apartments, two buildings and a courtyard garden. The brief initially comprised the installation of 766 CDC0252 chain actuators and 290 RZN smoke control panels which were integrated via the proprietary Adcomnet Bus System from D+H Mechatronic. Each apartment is activated by a local smoke detector which only closes windows in the affected apartment. In addition to that a general fire alarm within either building will close all of the windows in that building. The functionality that this advanced system brought to the project allows for the building manager to access fault and alarm status for every apartment from a centrally located touchscreen. “One of the key focus points in regards to such a large system was to ensure that it could be maintained and serviced efficiently, and our design has achieved this,” EBSA Director, Chris Guy explained. An additional component of the project saw EBSA partner with German manufacturer Lamilux to launch the PR60 Glass Roof Hatch system in Australia. This system

is certified to EN12101 and integrated perfectly into the existing solution due to the configurable Adcomnet Bus System. “The roof hatches comprise 155 operable glass flaps weighing from 120 up to 160kg each,” explained Chris. “In the event that a fire occurs, all awning windows close and cannot be reopened from within the apartment. At the same time the smoke hatches will drive open to allow the smoke to escape.” The smoke hatches alone weighed 32 tonnes and were craned onto the roof of each tower where the EBSA team set about integrating them into the project. EBSA are a leading specialist in operable façades, automating nearly all types of windows for natural ventilation and smoke relief, as well as providing a leading range of architectural glass louvres. “The introduction of Lamilux as an EBSA partner is great news as it adds to the quality solutions we can offer. D+H Mechatronic alone has been present in the Australian market for over 20 years and we attended their 50th birthday celebrations in Germany earlier this year,” said Chris. When it comes to design consultation, EBSA takes a three step approach with their consultancy service advising on sales and planning, project management and the installation and commissioning of the end products. “Our single biggest point of difference is our ability to deliver onsite. We have proven this time and again and it’s the reason our clients continue to use us, Avantra is no exception,” explained Chris. Other projects by EBSA include 177 Pacific Highway in North Sydney, University of Queensland Global Change Institute, University of Tasmania IMAS, Melbourne University FABP, Monash University LTB, CSIRO Black Mountain (Canberra) as well as natural ventilation systems to over 100 other education buildings around the country. For more information contact EBSA Australia, Unit 5/18 Hinkler Court, Hinkler Industrial Park, Brendale QLD 4500, phone 1300 327 200, email info@ebsa.com.au, website www.ebsa.com.au

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Below KTL Australia helped to facilitate the transportation of international products required for the construction of the development.

KTL Australia coordinated the end to end logistics required for the Construction of the Avantra Residences. They used their expertise and knowledge in project management as well as construction logistics to provide a professional and seamless service. This included liaising with overseas suppliers, international shipping, handling of Australian local customs and quarantine formalities, inventory, storage and transportation to the project site. Established in 2008, Victorian based KTL Australia is now widely recognised across Australia as freight forwarding experts, specialising in the building and construction industry. This in turn enables KTL Australia to work directly with some of Australia’s largest and most reputable construction companies.

Once engaged on a project they will be able to give advice and help streamline the logistics process. The services offered at KTL Australia are extensive and range from full container loads, consolidation services and air cargo to and from locations across the globe. Other specialised services include roll-on/roll-off (out of gauge shipments), interstate road or rail transport as well as coastal shipping. This enables KTL Australia to be able to service any type of request with regard to transport logistics.

Over the years the company has established strong relationships with suppliers of stone, tile, façade and joinery based in China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Europe. With a team of highly trained staff who are well experienced to handle the most complex of jobs, KTL Australia is able to provide a service that is second to none. 98

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Below The Avantra Residences interiors were designed thoughtfully by Archer Design to create a stylish contemporary feel.

Interior Architects, Archer Design were responsible for all interior architectural components throughout the residences as well as all common areas. The luxurious project features 328-apartments over two towers, and ultilises the very best in home automation systems allowing residents to take total control of their environment.

“Of course, a commercial project always comes with budget restrictions and in this case, the lobby areas were always understood to be important spaces, worthy of additional outlay. However, in the end it is about maximising the result within the restraints given; and at Avantra this was certainly never compromised.”

For Archer Design, the project involved creating an atmosphere of glamour and sophistication. The development’s one, two, and three bedroom apartments offer a sanctuary to residents, created by the monochromatic palette used throughout the development. Strategic use of marble, bronze mirror panels, timber laminates and painted, compressed fibre cement panels, are accentuated with features such as gold leaf pendant lights to create an overall tone of allure and intrigue to the two building lobbies.

Archer Design are well known for large residential work across Sydney, both private and commercial in scale. With a definite classic modern look to their designs, their approach is glamorous with an aim to create highly functional beautiful environments. Other projects by Archer Design include Bathers Cronulla North in Milson’s Point and the Hyde Penthouse, Sydney CBD.

Archer Design was brought onto the project during the initial stages in 2013, and have moved through all stages with ease and comfort, which Director, Richard Archer said was largely thanks to Icon Co and the developer Longton. “Icon really did a great job in ensuring all work could be carried out efficiently without any unforeseen difficulties,” explained Richard. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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Below DEDICO Development Services provided development management and project management services on the Avantra.

DEDICO Development Services deliver the complete property development package with a primary focus on residential, commercial, hotel and land subdivision projects. They have a proven track record which has won the confidence and trust of some of Australia’s most successful property developers. DEDICO’s expertise has been demonstrated at the Avantra Residences project, where the company are providing development management and project management services for the Developer, Longton Property Group. DEDICO sourced and amalgamated three sites in the Mascot Town Centre Precinct, creating a development site of 8,757m2 that will yield 328 residential apartments. Avantra is an exciting residential project which incorporates unique features including the integration of Longton’s innovative iButler concept and home automation system. Principal of DEDICO, John Green, said that his company was managing every step of the project, from sourcing the land through to completion settlements. “Avantra Residences has been a very successful management project for DEDICO, but it brought a few challenges along the way. Right from the outset, securing the three blocks meant negotiating WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

with owners who had tenants with secure leases so we had to negotiate terminations and appropriate compensation. This was completed in a timely manner so we could proceed with the development application and the early release of works contracts.” Other challenges included negotiating building height limits and floor space footprints which were dictated by council setback controls. DEDICO’s experience and planning resulted in a design with more sellable area in the development. Other developments planned on neighbouring properties which came in after the Avantra project was underway created issues like negotiating crane heights and use which had to be negotiated with the local council, the airport authorities and other developers. DEDICO’s professional team has an unequalled skill set based on extensive experience and is dedicated to managing each project to their successful and timely completion, as it has done at Avantra Residences.

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Below Instant Access provided innovative cantilevered scaffolding solutions to get access hard to reach areas of the development.

Providers of access equipment, Instant Access were asked to provide access for trades to complete finishing works to the large scale development. The Avantra Residents makes use of large light voids to let in natural light and provide access to stunning views, however this required innovative solutions to provide access to these areas. “Scaffolds couldn’t be built from the ground up which is the usual way, instead we built and secured the scaffold outside the void and cantilevered out across the void. We then built up to reach areas required to be worked on by the trades,” explained Gareth Edwards, Scaffold Business Manager at Instant Access in Sydney. Celebrating 50 years this year, Instant Access is a leading provider of aluminium scaffolding, mobile towers, elevated working platforms, and swing stages. Instant Access are able to provide specialised access solutions on a wide range of products. The Avantra Residences are just one example of their capabilities.

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Below Embelton supplied high quality springs to assist with vibration and acoustic issues for the pool and gym areas.

A leading supplier of noise and vibration control and timber flooring, Embelton provided a range of services to the eco-friendly, high end apartment development. For Embelton, the contract was quite straightforward, with their concentration focused on the rooftop pool. Pools create a number of different considerations when in comes to sound travelling through a development. Vibrations are typically elevated in these kinds of structures, and Embelton worked closely with site engineers to find a solution to maximise noise reduction to the interior and exterior areas of the building. Embelton provided their high performing 40mm deflection spring isolator system for this project not only to reduce the impact energy, but also re-radiated noise due to structure bourne vibrational energy to the nearby gym and lower level residencies. “The Embelton springs supplied to the Avantra pool performed their useful function in successfully reducing the noise and vibration issues typically presented in rooftop structures of this kind,” explained Bob Gibbs from Embelton. Embelton operate a national team servicing all States and the company’s ISO 9001 accreditation provides their clients with WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

confidence regarding product quality and service. Trading since 1925 across two main industries; timber flooring and noise and vibration isolation, they also hold manufacture operations in cork, rubber and metals fabrication. Specialising in design and supply solutions for both noise and vibration control as well as timber flooring, Embelton work closely with leading acoustical consultants, structural design engineers, architects, builders, and installers. Their products are found in a number of major projects across Australia, Asia and the Middle East, and with time, have built Embelton a strong reputation for quality, service and engineering innovation. Other select projects by Embelton include Burswood Towers, Perth and Melbourne Recital Centre.

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Below Checkpoint Group supplied a comprehensive custom Cygnus wireless nurse call and evacuation system for site safety during construction.

Checkpoint Group were on hand at Avantra to provide a comprehensive wireless safety system solution during construction. The project involved the development of 328-apartments across two towers covering an impressive area, with a large number of trades onsite. For Checkpoint Group, the Cygnus wireless system supplied to Avantra’s construction site, provided a high level of sophistication to keep the site safe during construction. The system incorporated a combined first aid nurse call system and evacuation system, which ensured the safety of the workers onsite and gave the Icon Co staff the ability to evacuate the site in the event of an emergency. The system uses a wireless mesh network technology which means no additional repeaters are required, even on very large sites. Being fully wireless and battery powered the system is modular and easy to use. The Avantra system was supplied with two additional incident broadcast modules. The Cygnus radio voice alert module automatically broadcasts incidents as a repeating voice message over the site radios and the SMS module sends a text message to up to 10 phones. 104 NSW PROJECT FEATURE AVANTRA RESIDENCES

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This alerts staff with the location and type of the incident to greatly reduce response time in an emergency. The system can also be easily interfaced with external systems with multiple inputs/outputs. Examples are monitoring critical equipment or releasing doors in an evacuation. Checkpoint Group supply innovative safety solutions, fire protection, communication, security, access control solutions and first aid equipment. Other Cygnus projects include in Barangaroo, North West Rail Link, Ryde Gardens in New South Wales, Hobart Hospital in Tasmania, Townsville Stadium and Brisbane City Apartments in Queensland, Adelaide Airport in South Australia and Karratha Site in Western Australia.

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Below Thompson Bros installed a high tech video verification alarm system for site security at the Avantra Residences.

The Avantra Residences represents the latest in ‘smart building’ technologies, and every part of the construction benefited. Thompson Bros Pty Ltd are serious about security, suppling the revolutionary video verified security system for use during the construction process. “The system we installed at Avantra was unique and specifically designed for the construction site,” explained company Director, Paul Thompson. “We used a totally wireless back to base video alarm system which was 100% mobile.”

The video alarm systems offered by Thompson Bros are the most flexible, efficient and effective means of security monitoring available to date. They provide excellent security to a work site, without causing unnecessary disturbances for false alarms. Thompson Bros have been operating for over 11 years with a team of eight. They service the construction industry across the board from commercial work to private residential to factories. With the adaptability of their systems to change according to any site changes relatively simply and easily, they are the preferred choice for over 300 work sites across Sydney and Queensland.

The product is an alarm system with video verification. If the system detects movement a 10 second video clip is sent to the control room. The video allows, the operator to determine the nature of the disturbance, such as a dog, cat or person and respond accordingly. “Being a verified system, it meets with police response policies meaning if the clip is of a person and it is in the middle of the night, police can be called,” explained Paul. “This process of escalation in security takes place whilst the person identified hears no alarm and has no knowledge they have been spotted.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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KEEPING THE BEAT The $61M Tempo Apartments consists of 164 generously designed one, two and three bedroom apartments across six buildings along with 2-levels of shared basement carpark. The project also comprises of three retail tenancies and 11 commercial tenancies and a roof outdoor recreational area with pergola, decking and climbing wall. In late 2015 Richard Crookes Constructions was awarded a Design and Construct contract for the $61 million Tempo Apartments. The development project comprises 164-apartments with high quality fitouts, views across Sydney Harbour to Iron Cove and generously landscaped outdoor areas. At street level Tempo Apartments has three retail and 11 commercial tenancies. In October 2016, Richard Crookes Constructions started excavating the site to build six concrete structures: three buildings of 5-levels each, and two buildings of 3-levels each, across 2-levels of basement parking for 320 cars. The facade posed many challenges, from the numerous elements and finishes, to installing large precast panels over the extremely busy Victoria Road during the day and night. Furthermore, in consultation with the Client it was agreed the cladding material used on the rear of the buildings needed to be changed to a deemed to satisfy non-combustible cladding, a decision while difficult at the time proved to be the correct one. “There was also the challenge of coordinating the many different cladding installers working on the façade,” said Grant Flanigan, EG Funds Management Director..

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During peak periods there were up to 220 tradesmen from as many as 50 different subcontractors working onsite “It was a successful project, we’d sold 100% at commencement. It was a great initiative on the part of Richard Crookes Constructions to manufacture the bathroom units offsite. The result was a better product and a quicker construction time,” said Grant. For Tempo Apartments, Richard Crookes Constructions repeated its success of using prefabricated bathrooms. In August 2016 the company was able to guarantee delivery of the $77 million Park Rise Apartments project at Waitara by installing 516 prefabricated bathroom pods rather than building the rooms in situ. Richard Crookes Constructions is a private, family owned company established in 1976 to provide building services for the industrial market. It now employs over 600 staff throughout New South Wales and the Australian


Capital Territory working across a range of sectors including defence, health, affordable housing, aged care, retail, commercial and student accommodation. They focus on providing personalised service to its clients with a collaborative approach and has acquired a solid reputation for delivering projects on time. Richard Crookes Constructions is a great company to work at, it was recently recognised as one of the 50 best places to work in Australia, 17th in companies of similar size (100-999 employees) and the only construction contractor to have made the list. The Tempo Apartments forms part of Richard Crookes Constructions’ expansive residential portfolio, including a design and construct contract for the $23.9 million development, North Eveleigh

Affordable Housing for City West Housing in 2015. The project comprised a 7-storey residential building with 88-units and basement parking for 39 cars and 88 bicycles. Richard Crookes Constructions identified $1.15 million worth of savings during the tender phase and implemented $1.1 million of those savings during construction and completed the project ahead of time. In April 2018 Richard Crookes Constructions finished the $170 million Tailor’s Walk development at Botany, constructing 58-townhouses and 4-buildings containing 377-units with open space and car parking for 741 vehicles. For more information contact Richard Crookes Constructions, Level 3, 4 Broadcast Way, Artarmon NSW 2064, phone 02 9902 4700, fax 02 9439 1114, email reception@richardcrookes.com.au, website www.richardcrookes.com.au DEVELOPER : EG Funds Management MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Richard Crookes Constructions ARCHITECT : FKM Architects CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $61 million

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TAKING IT EASY Easy Living Home Elevators specialise in the customisation, supply and installation of elevators and limited mobility platform lifts for the residential and commercial market. The company can fit their product to existing structures or install at construction stage. The company started fabrication for The Tempo Apartments toward the end of 2017 adding stainless steel finishes to a standard elevator and installing a limited mobility platform lift the EL200. Easy Living Home Elevators has recently become the exclusive supplier of the EL200, a European designed product. “The standard models from our European suppliers are highly customisable and we work on the design with suppliers and clients, tweaking it to suit the project and Australian standards,” said Marketing Coordinator, Karina Ferrante Easy Living Home Elevators fitted the same model elevator “AVANTI Lift” at The Tempo as in The Boyd Residence, Sydney’s most prestigious $66 million penthouse atop the ANZ tower in Castlereagh Street. For more information contact Easy Living Home Elevators, Showrooms in all major capital cities, email sales@easy-living.com.au, website www.easy-living.com.au

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BEAUTIFULLY LAID At The Tempo Apartments, Embelton supplied and installed 6,200m² of engineered European oak flooring across all 164-units. The installation started in late 2017 and the team of eight completed work by the end of June the following year. Embelton specialise in delivering custom flooring systems to eliminate noise and vibration disturbance in critically quiet spaces such as concert halls and hospitals, as well as television and broadcasting studios. “Embelton take a particular interest in gym isolation due to the complex vibration characteristics that can occur. Providing a comfortable space to use with consideration of these constraints can be a challenge,” said Senior Engineer, Lloyd Cosstick. Despite these challenges, Embelton is known for its effective gym isolation solutions. The company has worked on more than 50 gyms over the past year alone, including projects in Singapore and the UK. The company is also well known for their exceptional engineering division, who work closely with leading acoustic consultants, structural engineers and designers, and are the leaders in swimming pool and gym noise and vibration isolation. “Activity in swimming pools, particularly diving, can generate high vibration levels in the pool structure. Unless isolated from the building, swimming pools on upper levels can be a major source of annoyance to occupants through re-radiated noise,” said Lloyd. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

In 2008 the challenge for Embelton was how to prevent noise from entering, or reverberating through, the auditorium of the Melbourne Recital Centre. Embelton designed, manufactured and installed over 54 high load capacity springs to float the auditorium. Embelton have been supplying and installing timber and bamboo flooring, cork and rubber products for over 30 years. The company has a high temperature metal alloy fabrication facility and provides tube and pole bending and pressed metal work for sculptures and other unique pieces. Other products include acoustic underlay, seismic mounts, and isolating wall ties, distributed from Embelton’s six warehouses across Australia’s major capital cities. For more information contact Embelton, 147 Bakers Road, Coburg VIC 3058, phone 1800 339 638, fax 03 9353 4855, email gpevic@embelton.com, website www.embelton.com NSW PROJECT FEATURE THE TEMPO APARTMENTS 109


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ITS ELECTRIFYING Mackex Services provide maintenance and construction services for electricity networks in Australia. Mackex Services specialises in installing and connecting electrical systems with overhead and underground distribution lines and with transmission lines. Mackex Services started work at The Tempo Apartments in February 2018 installing hardware to connect the site to mains power. The project involved preparing the easement for twin substations – excavating, pouring concrete piers, landing two prefabricated substations and then earthing and testing. Throughout this procedure Mackex Services coordinated with Ausgrid who inspected the work for compliance. The installation on The Tempo Apartments was not as straight forward as originally anticipated. The original design work relying on existing conduits had to be modified, which resulted in a four week shift in the schedule. “On delivery, one of the substations was found to be faulty so the connection to mains power was put off for two weeks. We powered up the one substation we had to supply half the power requirements and had to return to connect the second one later,” said Construction Manager, Danijel Bogunovic. Mackex Services has offices in Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne with 75 staff having completed over 700 projects since its inception WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

in 2012. The company have the equipment required for live line, hot stick and bare hand work, tension stringing, pole erection, excavation and cable laying and jointing services as well as for transmission tower assembly. “It’s a great company to work for,” Danijel added. “It’s grown tremendously since it began and there’s room to progress a career, if you’re up for a challenge.” Major projects for Mackex Services include work for John Holland on the Leppington Rail project relocating and raising the 132kV transmission line. Mackex played a vital role in the planning and methodology of the job. For more information contact Mackex Services, 125 Wolstenholme Avenue, Greendale NSW 2745, phone 02 4774 9967, email admin@mackservices.com.au, website www.mackexservices.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE THE TEMPO APARTMENTS 111


OPULENCE IS STANDARD DEVELOPER : Luxcon MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : TQM Design & Construct ARCHITECT : MKD Architects CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $58 million

The $58M Jardine Residences in an iconic 22-storey architectural statement of 56 luxurious residences with expansive open plan interiors, incredible views, curved balconies, elevated ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass, and elegant bathrooms in a captivating shimmering façade. Situated in the heart of the Epping Town Centre, Jardine Residences rises above its environment, offering spectacular views of the tranquil suburban skyline. TQM Design & Construct, a group of professional consultants, provide design, engineering, construction and project management services specialising in the construction of high rise mixed use developments within the Sydney metropolitan region. In early 2016, TQM Design & Construct were awarded the contract for the $58 million Jardine Residences, a 22-storey mixed use development. The project comprises 56 luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments, including three penthouse units, above a 2-storey podium with BBQ area, gym and swimming pool for the exclusive use of residents. The individual units of Jardine Residences are light filled and airy due to an expansive open plan design, high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling tinted glazing. Privacy and quiet is a priority for residents with few common walls and a limit of two or three apartments to each floor. Interior fittings are of high quality with polished floors of wide timber boards and areas of plush wool carpet. Modern bathrooms have stone and timber finishes and the kitchens are supplied with contemporary Meile appliances and stone benchtops. Each apartment has ducted air conditioning, video security, and a curving balcony giving access to sweeping views to the city.

“TQM use it often, it contributes to the speed of the build enormously. Also its use on the façade is superior to other products such as aluminium cladding. The combustibility of façade cladding contributed to the spread of fire at Grenfell Tower in London and, more recently, to some smaller fires in high rise buildings in Melbourne.”

the $110 million Eden Residence in Wolli Creek completed in May 2018. The building comprises 110 apartments and over 2,000m² of commercial space within a shimmering glass façade. Also at Wolli Creek is the $120 million Cahill Gardens, a distinctive 14-storey structure of 185-apartments, five commercial tenancies and gym, completed in April 2018.

The ribbed and painted precast concrete surfaces at Jardine Residences certainly complement the metalwork of the louvres and window boxes that give the 72m high structure a sparkling façade. Vertical gardens, timber privacy screens and different set backs give the building an interesting and lively appearance.

Established in 1999 TQM Design & Construct offers the full range of services from structural design and engineering through to construction and project management. The company provides weekly monitoring and reporting on all their building projects, a system that has contributed to TQM Design & Construct achieving a solid reputation for successfully delivering a broad array of residential projects, on time and to budget.

“The site was very small,” said Anthony. “We had to get permission from neighbours to use a hammer head crane that encroached on their boundaries. It was very busy on site and it was a challenge to coordinate the timing of deliveries and sequencing of different trades.” TQM Design & Construct also works in Wollongong and is currently building the $89 million 19-storey Avante. Similar to Jardine Residences, Avante is a mixed use residential tower and podium of curving precast elements. TQM Design & Construct’s extensive portfolio of mixed use developments includes

Toward the end of 2016 onsite work for Jardine Residences started with demolition work followed by excavation for 3-levels of underground parking for 69 cars. With up to 100 workers onsite during peak periods the building was completed by September 2018. Jardine Residences is a concrete structure with in situ floors and the lift core, stairwells and walls constructed of precast elements. “Precast concrete is a great product,” said Project Manager Anthony Moran. 112 NSW PROJECT FEATURE JARDINE RESIDENCES

TQM Design & Construct is committed to environmental sustainability and aims to reduce energy and water use on their construction projects as well as working with its clients to build structures with a low carbon footprint. For more information contact TQM Design & Construct, Unit 6, 44 O’Dea Avenue, Waterloo NSW 2017, phone 02 9556 1046, email info@tqmdc.com.au, website www.tqmdc.com.au


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Below RJS Aluminium completed all the glazing units for the external doors, façades and shopfronts for the Jardine Residences.

RJS Aluminium is a leading fabricator and supplier of aluminium framed windows and doors for domestic and commercial applications. At Jardine Residences RJS Aluminium designed, manufactured and installed glazing units for the façade, external doors to the apartments’ balconies as well as shopfront glazing for the commercial tenancies at podium level. Starting work on the Jardine Residences project in late 2016, Project Manager, Kristal Mon produced technical drawings then consulted with the architect to incorporate design changes before drafting the final shop drawings and the cutting sheets for fabrication in their factory. “The Jardine Residences project was less complex than most of our work due to the specification of standard units. We worked to a tight programme and it all went very smoothly with the installation completed by September 2018,” said Kristal. RJS Aluminium manufactures standard glazing units as well as unique pieces to designer specifications. Their products include sliding windows and doors, casement and double hung windows, bi-folds, frameless glazing and louvre windows in a range of colours and styles 114 NSW PROJECT FEATURE JARDINE RESIDENCES

made to Australian standards. Installation is carried out by qualified installers who have been trained to work with RJS Aluminium’s products and methods. The company works across the greater Sydney metropolitan area, extending to the Central Coast and the Blue Mountains, focusing on high rise residential and commercial projects. RJS Aluminium has a solid reputation within the construction industry due to their 15 years experience of designing and fabricating quality product and efficient installation procedures. “We have a good relationship with TQM and are regular suppliers of aluminium framed glass products for its developments,” Kristal said. “We have recently finished work at a TQM project in Burwood, a 21-storey mixed use building where we manufactured, supplied and installed aluminium framed glazing to the façade as well as aluminium framed windows and glass doors in the commercial areas.”

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Below AFS supplied both its Logicwall® fibre cement and Rediwall® pvc permanent formwork walling systems which were utilised in applications including blade walls, basement, stair and lift cores.

AFS Systems is a leading manufacturer of permanent formwork walling systems. For Jardine Residences, AFS Systems manufactured and supplied over 7,000m² of AFS Logicwall® fibre cement permanent formwork to construct internal walls such as blade walls, basement and lift shafts. AFS Logicwall® is a fibre cement based permanent formwork system and a faster alternative to conventional masonry and blockwork. CodeMark Certified and AS3600 compliant Logicwall® is load bearing for multi-level structures up to 30-floors. Logicwall® panels are delivered with shop drawn accuracy and labelled for rapid installation. Consisting of lightweight panels created by bonding hard wearing CSR Cemintel® fibre cement sheets against galvanised steel stud frames, Logicwall® panels are load bearing (when core-filled) but lightweight enough for manual installation. The Logicwall® panels consistently provde a flat, true surface to deliver high quality finishes. “The job at Jardine went very quickly with a seven day floor cycle across 22-storeys that translated to a major time saving,” said Andrew Horsfall, AFS Systems Senior Sales Consultant. AFS Systems also provided their Rediwall® PVC permanent formwork to the project for construction of the stair shaft. AFS Rediwall® WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

features precision-extruded components that easily interconnect for rapid installation. AS3600 compliant Rediwall® is load bearing for multi-level structures providing a consistently clean, even and water resistant surface that often doesn’t require any finishing. AFS Systems was established in 1996 and acquired by CSR in 2014. With offices in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, the company manufactures and supplies product to a range of developments including multi-residential apartments, hotels, student accommodation, shopping centres, hospitals, prisons and aged care facilities. AFS Systems have worked repeatedly for TQM Design & Construct, recently supplying product for the Eden Residence and Cahill Gardens projects at Wolli Creek. Currently AFS Systems is supplying Rediwall® at TQM Design & Construct’s 10-storey mixed used development in Everton Road, Strathfield.

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Below Modun completed the steel fixing for the footings, basement, stair wells and lift cores as well as all the steel reinforcement.

Modun specialises in steel reinforcement fixing for medium to high rise apartment developments across the Sydney metropolitan region. At Jardine Residences Modun supplied and installed all the steel reinforcement for the 22-storey concrete tower.

The repeat work Modun has received from TQM Design & Construct is testament to the quality of their work and the reliability of the company. Modun prides themselves on completing their work on time and to budget.

Starting in February 2017, Modun had up to 10 of their workers fixing reinforcing steel for footings, the basement, lift core and stairwells. The steel reinforcing was installed in stages to ensure safety and their work was completed by March 2018. Modun then carried out the initial clean of the Jardine Residences display unit.

Other contracts for TQM Design & Construct include steel fixing for the $56 million 9-storey development, Park 85 at Homebush; Hutch & Hutch, a smaller apartment building consisting of 18 luxury units at Surry Hills as well as apartment blocks at Eastwood and Strathfield.

Modun was established in 2016 and now employs 39 well trained steel fixers, specialising in supplying and fixing bar and mesh reinforcement for conventional and post tensioned slabs, suspended slabs, cores, footings and retaining walls. The company follow strict safety guides assuring a safe work environment and Australian Standards are met.

Recently Modun supplied and fixed steel reinforcing for underground tanks at petrol stations in Marsden Park and Werrington as well as a job in regional New South Wales at Bomaderry.

“We have completed numerous jobs fixing steel reinforcement at large scale mixed use residential developments for TQM Design & Construct,” said Munkhbat Ulziikhutag of Modun. “In March this year we completed a steel fixing job at Burwood, The George, an 18-storey tower with 3-levels of underground car parking.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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Below Ark Air Solutions supplied and installed all the Daikin air conditioning systems to the Jardine Residences.

Ark Air Solutions specialises in the supply and installation mechanical services for large scale high rise residential developments. In June 2017 Ark Air Solutions were contracted to supply the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) services for Jardine Residences. A team of two prepared working drawings for the manufacture of the air conditioning system’s risers and ductwork as well as for the electricals needed to support the system. Ark Air Solutions had their own manufacturers fabricate the required sheet metal and a dedicated team to fit the hardware and install Daikin air conditioning units to all the apartments.

create working drawings. The company supplies and installs HVAC systems for existing buildings as well as for new developments and have vast experience designing and installing water cooling systems for their mechanical services. Ark Air Solutions has worked on multiple projects for TQM Design & Construct including fitting mechanical services to the 110-apartments and 2,000m² of commercial tenancies at the $110 million Magdalene Terrace at Wolli Creek.

“Installing the mechanical services is usually a complex operation,” said Accounts Administrator, Sarah Hallak. “We have different trades, such as electricians and ductwork installers, working at different areas of the building simultaneously. As one of the last contractors on the job we usually have to work fast to meet milestones and site requirements. This job in particular had challenges of minimal services provision which required onsite turnkey solutions due to the nature of the footprint and area space of the project.” Established in 2015, Ark Air Solutions is a young company employing seven staff and a team of 10 installers and uses CAD drafting to 118 NSW PROJECT FEATURE JARDINE RESIDENCES

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Below Adseal Group provided concrete finishing and sealing services for the façade panels of the project.

Adseal Group are specialist concrete finishing and waterproofing contractors. In early 2018 Adseal Group were contracted to patch repair and caulk the precast panels of the façade of the 22-storey Jardine Residences. Adseal Group had six tradesmen onsite grouting and patching the panels as well as grinding and patching concrete floors and the columns in the basement carpark, completing the job within six months. “This building has an interesting façade and is clad with a number of different shaped panels,” said Site Supervisor, Nico Wolski. “The main challenge of the job involved smoothing the joints between the panels on the façade so that it looked good. It was also a challenge to work around the riggers and finish the job quickly to meet the tight programme.” “Often the concrete building structure is left quite substandard, and this may simply be due to time constraints,” said company Director Athol Stead “How often onsite do you hear ‘The scaffold is coming down tomorrow.’ Our team allows building contractors to keep their projects on schedule, whilst maintaining a high level of finish – we have the skilled labour resource to repair damaged or substandard concrete surfaces very quickly” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

A well established Australian company, Adseal Group has more than 30 years experience in concrete repair and waterproofing new and existing structures. Although their main focus is Sydney, they also operate in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and have the capacity to operate on remote sites. Previous contracts for TQM Design & Construct include the $110 million Eden Terrace and the huge 14-storey Cahill Gardens. In May 2018 Adseal Group completed work at TQM Design & Construct’s high end residential apartment blocks the $39 million Neo Central in Waterloo and Maison, a 5-level mixed use development in Maroubra.

For more information contact Adseal Group, Level 17/40 Mount Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, phone 1800 010 233, email info@ adsealgroup.com, website www.adsealgroup.com NSW PROJECT FEATURE JARDINE RESIDENCES 119


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ITS NO BULL – CHEAPER, BETTER, FASTER Specialising in both automated and chain driven roller blinds, No Bull Blinds have the skills, expertise and experience for virtually any project. From blinds for your home through to installation of blinds throughout an entire apartment complex, No Bull Blinds provides versatility and adaptability for all of their projects, both small and large. Providing local manufacturing, retail and installation of blinds in greater Sydney and Brisbane metropolitan areas, No Bull Blinds’ pride themselves on their service and support, and the high quality of each and every blind they supply. Not only does the company provide a fast turn around time for the projects they work on, their ability to replace mismeasured or faulty blinds in days – not months, means a low risk of inconvenience. To further ensure their blinds are consistently high in quality, No Bull Blinds have invested extensive time and money into research and development. All No Bull Blinds are cut using high tech, ultrasonic or crush cutting equipment. Stainless steel chains are offered to every client, and the company sources high quality fabrics for their blinds, 122 ANCR PERFECT PRODUCTS FEATURE

all of which are manufactured in Australia and custom made to size. No Bull Blinds also use a minimum of 38mm head rail. From the company’s administration, manufacturers, measurers and installers, every member of the No Bull Blinds’ team are all employees of the company. No Bull Blinds does not outsource any of their work on projects to contractors. No Bull Blinds’ Managing Director, Ryan Rosenberg says there are a range of benefits to keeping projects inhouse. “Manufacturing and installation are all facilitated by No Bull Blinds employees in Australia. This provides many benefits to our customers including versatility, we can work to a variety of specifications and customer requirements, and are able to complete projects with very little notice. Additionally, we can handle large projects in full or provide packages that can be sold directly to the owner and installed after the building is complete.” “No Bull Blinds is also very experienced in what we do and have been providing blinds for large scale projects for more than five years. We are also very price competitive,” said Ryan. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


An example of No Bull Blinds’ versatility is highlighted through the company’s blind installation at the Iglu Brisbane project. Here the architect required bright coloured fabrics to be installed in particular locations of the building. “We managed to source fabrics from France to fulfill the client’s request,” Ryan says. “Having the full process inhouse ensured we managed to install the different coloured blinds without one error in the colour option specified by the architect.”

projects to date. Here the company completed blind installations across the complex’s six building cores, which incorporated more than 700 one, two and three bedroom apartments. No Bull Blinds is also currently working on the Billbergia Group’s Marina Square 1 and 2.

The Lawson Clinic in Gordon, New South Wales also demonstrates the ability of No Bull Blinds to easily adapt to client needs. The clinic required roller blinds with anti-ligature specifications to be installed throughout the clinic. “This specification was amended a few weeks prior to installation,” Ryan explains. “However, having every part of the process inhouse meant we were able to source a product from the United Kingdom, have the blinds manufactured to the new specification and still install the project without an amended timeline.” As well as smaller projects, No Bull Blinds continues to work on a range of large scale complexes, such as Billbergia Group’s Wentworth Point Sirius development, which has been one of No Bull Blinds’ biggest WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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CONCRETE PROTECTION | DEFLECTA

DEFLECT(A)ING BACTERIA We are all aware of, have heard or read about the severe impacts of bacteria, such as E.coli, Golden Staph, Listeria and Salmonella, can have on our health. Environments particularly at risk of these bacteria include the health, construction, agriculture and food processing sectors. What you may not know, however, is these bacteria also live underneath our feet on concrete areas that we walk on every day (including under floor coverings). This is where DEFLECTA® comes into play. A wholly-owned Australian company, Deflecta supplies specialist concrete protection products providing bacteria control, moisture control, sealers, mould, mildew and fungi suppression, and densifiers. The company’s high quality products can be found throughout Australia across a range of industries. This includes hospitals, aged care and child care, animal husbandry and agriculture, food processing/storage and manufacturing, cool rooms and freezers, carparks, stairwells, loading docks and ramps, schools and sports centres. Deflecta products can be used anywhere moisture and bacterial control is a critical concern, with the company offering specialised expertise to work with customers to develop specific solutions for specific problems. 124 ANCR PERFECT PRODUCTS FEATURE

DEFLECTA® has invested heavily in research and development, enabling it to produce a wide range of products manufactured in Australia for the local and overseas markets. This has resulted in a world first product, with technology developed in Australia, the company’s signature product DEFLECTA ANTIMICROBIAL®. A concrete bacterial control product, that produces a sanitised environment on the concrete surface, concrete matrix and cementitious based materials together with an internal moisture suppressant. Suitable for all concrete areas requiring bacterial protection, DEFLECTA ANTIMICROBIAL® is safe, non-toxic to humans and animals and environmentally friendly. When sprayed onto a clean concrete surface within minutes the biocide activates, killing bacteria and other pathogens. After 24 hours of application, the product kills 99.99% of bacteria such as E.coli, Golden Staph, Listeria and Salmonella. Active for over five years, DEFLECTA ANTIMICROBIAL® also provides internal moisture protection and is particularly beneficial in industries where bacteria on or within concrete is a major concern or threat, to areas such as hospitals, agriculture, aged and child care facilities, sporting facilities, food processing/manufacturing, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


animal husbandry, equine facilities, water and sewerage sectors, and cattery and dog kennels. In addition to DEFLECTA ANTIMICROBIAL®, DEFELCTA TOPEL® provides a hydrophobic surface sealer, which is a treatment that increases both the density and surface hardness of the concrete. The product increases wear and slip resistance of concrete in areas such as warehouses, carparks, stairs/landings, driveways, paving and ramps. Similar to DEFLECTA ANTIMICROBIAL®, DEFELCTA TOPEL® is easy to spray or roll onto a concrete surface. The product is also safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. DEFELCTA TOPEL® prevents surface dusting, increases abrasion resistance and durability and helps maintain the appearance of a concrete slab overtime with wear. Please contact DEFLECTA® via www.deflecta.com.au or (03) 9318 9315 to discuss the full range of DEFLECTA® products to assist with concrete protection enquiries or for recommended advise if you have concerns with your concrete. DEFLECTA® has their products tested through independent laboratories throughout Australia, prior to delivering them to the market. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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ACCESS FLOORS | ASP ACCESS FLOORS

The science behind the design of

Access Flooring

ASP Access Floors fosters a culture of innovation and forward thinking design. For two decades ASP’s engineering, sales and marketing teams have worked together to create access floor products that lead the way in the raised floor industry. ASP Access Floors starts each product design process with a scientific approach of observation and experimentation, analysing each environment that will utilise the access floor systems, understanding their requirements, their issues, and their design objectives and applying these findings to the engineering of the product elements.

The Environments For each environment, understanding the basic needs of the space in conjunction with the design ambitions for that space is fundamental to the design of ASP Access Floors systems.

COMMERCIAL OFFICES In Commercial Offices ASP engage to understand the architects and designers vision for the building, the environmental objectives of the build, the head contractors key considerations and service consultants requirements. Access Floor Systems are designed with these objectives in mind. With commercial towers building higher and striving to achieve better environmental credentials, it is imperative that ASP Access Floors are well educated in commercial industry news.

DATA CENTRES AND COMMUNICATION ROOMS As our world increasingly becomes more digitally connected, Data Centres are constantly leveraging new systems, methods and advanced technologies. It is of high importance to ASP Access Floors that the company is abreast the new solutions and concepts around data centre architecture and design. ASP Access Floors data centre solutions focus on aiding the data centre to run more optimally which in turn create competitive advantages for them.

CASINOS Casino design is an intricate process that involves optimising floor plan, dĂŠcor and atmospherics to encourage consumer gambling. Hidden to the eye of the patron though, are the design elements implemented to cater to the high level security and high load requirements that the casino needs. ASP Access Floors specifically designs for Casino environments with proprietary features able to sustain the high live load casino requirements.

ENTERTAINMENT VENUES The access floor solution for each entertainment venue, building or precinct is unique, varied and will most likely be multi-faceted. ASP Access Floors understands that great entertainment design creates spaces that are flexible, adaptable to change, but ultimately create an extraordinary experience for the people who visit. Designing access floor systems for these venues that allow the designers an adaptable and flexible solution to support their vision is ASP Access Floors primary focus.

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EDUCATION FACILITIES Education facilities of today strive to achieve both design and environmental excellence in their architecture and interiors. ASP Access Floors engage to understand the architects and designers vision for the building, the environmental objectives of the build, the head contractor’s key considerations and service consultant’s requirements for each project. Access floor systems are recommended as a result of this research an often address key design elements such as acoustics, load requirements, adaptability and flexibility of space. ASP Access Floors scientific approach to the development of their range of access floor products, ensures solutions are tailored to each environment. This creates optimal functional solutions whilst allowing design flexibility for architects, designers, builders and consultants. For more information contact: ASP Access Floors Pty Ltd Global Head Office 32 Prime Drive Seven Hills NSW 2147 Australia Tel: +61 2 9620 9915 Fax: +61 2 9620 9918 Email: sales@aspfloors.com.au Web: www.aspfloors.com.au

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ADHESIVES | SSANGKOM

SSANGKOM SINCE 1975 A global market leader in the manufacture and distribution of tile adhesives and construction material products since 1975, SSANGKOM are proud to launch their first products in Australia. This includes SSANGKOM’s premium tile adhesives, such as DRYFIX I, DRYFIX I PA3000 and SSANGKOM TILE ADHESIVE.

SSANGKOM’s eco-friendly and premium quality products include tile adhesives, waterproofing materials, primers, water repellents, epoxy, PVC floor adhesives, mortar additives, wood adhesives and plaster putty. “SSANGKOM has acquired the highest grade of the HB (Healthy Building Material) certificate as well as Low VOC (Volatile Organic Chemical) certification,” Jin added.

Featuring excellent bond strength and flexibility, DRYFIX tile adhesives are polymer mortified. These adhesives are suitable for the interior or exterior of a building, swimming pools, floors or walls, large format tiles, and tile-on-tile applications.

In addition to ensuring it provides the highest quality products, SSANGKOM continues to undertake constant research and outstanding product development.

As the most well-known and trusted construction material supplier in the Korean construction industry for more than 40 years, SSANGKOM is also proud of their track record in supplying products that are friendly to people and the environment.

SSANGKOM’s superior products are available to contractors, individual tilers and tile stores. SSANGKOM PRODUCTS will be available all over Australia in 2018. If you would like to become an authorised distributor/installer/supplier, please contact SSANGKOM for further information. Check out SSANGKOM on YouTube.

According to SSANGKOM Director Jin Seo, the company offers an extensive range of environmentally-friendly products. “We are proud to supply environmentally friendly products which consider people and nature. Continuous improvement and innovation are hallmarks of SSANGKOM in Australia,” says Jin.

For more information contact SSANGKOM, 7 & 8/225A Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters QLD 4216, phone 07 5537 7979, email info@ ssangkom.com.au, website www.ssangkom.com.au

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TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT INNOVA™ DURACOM™ ARE YOU WORKING WITH FIBRE CEMENT ON YOUR NEXT PROJECT? Duracom™ Weather-resistant – simply shrugs off water damage. Rated for weatherability by CSIRO Fully sealed, balanced panels won’t rot, burn or corrode Allows easy decoration in a range of design finishes Rapid installation Complies with BAL40 as required in AS3959:2009 – Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas

Builders Australia wide are discovering the benefits of the Innova™ range of façade and flooring systems because they have taken a closer look at their options. Ask yourself:

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Is it time and cost effective? Does it have the range you need? Does it have an innovative design? Is it the quality you need? Does it have a reliable Australian company behind it?

Duracom™, part of BGC’s Innova™ range, gives you peace of mind for each and every one of these questions. The Duracom™ façade system is quick and simple to install which reduces time and costs onsite and is back up by the quality and company culture of an Australian owned business that you can rely on. Duracom™ is ideal for creating exterior cladding systems in low-to-medium rise buildings. With its smooth, flat surface and square-edge finish, and utilising BGC’s trusted fibre cement-coated compressed sheeting, Duracom™ delivers a strikingly modern, durable finish. Lightweight yet exceptionally resilient, Duracom™ façade system is perfect for expressed jointing and a variety of finishes – from painted to textured.

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FIBERGLASS COMPOSITE LIDS | TERRA FIRMA

PUT A LID ON IT Terra Firma Industries specialises in the development of innovative pit lid products and solutions. Featuring lightweight, strong and durable pit lids, access covers and manhole covers, Terra Firma’s range is designed to meet the requirements of any civil construction project. By manufacturing pit lids from a variety of composite technologies, the company have effectively engineered manual handling risks out of lifting access covers, significantly reducing the risks of lifting injuries and unsafe lifting practices. Lightweight pit lids are also quicker and easier to install and inspect, saving time and significantly reducing installation and maintenance costs. Three tunnel projects in Melbourne have recently utilised Terra Firma pit lids – the Burnley Tunnel heavy duty retrofit and the Parliament Station and Flinders Street Station C-Class retrofits. Terra Firma Managing Director, Ashley Reid, said that the specialised properties of the company’s products were ideally suited to the specifications demanded by these projects. “In the case of the Burnley Tunnel, conventional iron access covers and frames had corroded in the highly aggressive environment. These were time consuming and difficult to remove, with the potential for dangerous hazards in trying to access WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

the pits. The solution was the installation of Terra Firma non-corrosive composite covers and frames.” At Parliament Station there was an additional need to ensure stringent fire and smoke regulations were met. Terra Firma developed their C-Class Fire Shield product specifically for the Melbourne Metro system. Fire Shield significantly exceeds NCC requirements. In addition, it provides easy access through its lightweight construction and is both durable and attractive. At Flinders Street Station, the very heavy existing concrete pit lids weighing as much as 250kg were replaced by Terra Firma lids weighing just 28kg, transforming the operation of opening and closing the covers. The Terra Firma access covers were tailored to fit directly into existing framework and eliminate the need for costly, dusty and disruptive platform modifications. Terra Firma was constantly working with clients to create tailored solutions for the unique challenges faced in tunnel environments and other situations requiring safe, strong, fire-resistant and customised pit lids. For more information contact Terra Firma Industries, 139 Somerset Road ,Campbellfield VIC 3061, phone 03 9357 1230, fax 03 9357 1231, email info@tfpl.com.au, website www.terrafirmapitlids.com.au ANCR PERFECT PRODUCTS FEATURE 131


Zero Threshold Drainage Seamless continuity between indoor and outdoor areas.

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Designed to eliminate the ‘trip-and-slip’ hazards of stepdown partitions, Stormtech’s threshold drain delivers uninterrupted access between indoor and outdoor living areas and is access and mobility compliant according to AS1428.

Smart by DeSign The low-profile design features a linear stainless steel drainage system with a concealed channel section for door tracks and thresholds. The external linear grate sits flush beside the doortrack, in precise alignment with the ground surface. An integrated, concealed, subsill collects water flows and condensation around the doorway, conveying it to the external drainage system. The Threshold drain integrates elegantly into sliding door tracks, bi-folds or hinged doors, is compatible with major door manufacturers and available in 5 different styles of grate designs, including the Marc Newson tessellated pattern.

“Stormtech Threshold drains integrate seamlessly into sliding door tracks, bi-folds or hinged doors.” Stormtech is compatible with all major door manufacturers and is available in 5 unique grate designs.

Quality by DeSign As one of Australia’s most respected drainage manufacturers and suppliers, Stormtech is committed to delivering the highest quality drainage solutions for today’s unique building projects. Stormtech’s skilled specialists work closely with specifiers, architects and builders to offer tailored drainage solutions, including bespoke drawings

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and plans for customised drainage designs for all Australian environments. Stormtech works proactively with plumbing advisory services to ensure drainage is not only fit for purpose, but meets stringent Building Code of Australia (BCA) compliance measures.

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GYPROCK | CSR GYPROCK

CSR GYPROCK SUPPORTS OPTUS STADIUM CSR Gyprock’s reputation for innovation and technical leadership, as well as proven success in delivering nationally recognised landmark projects meant they were the perfect fit as the major plasterboard supplier for Perth’s recently completed Optus Stadium project. Overall, 200,000m2 of plasterboard was supplied to site during 36 months of construction. The Gyptone and Rigitone Perforated Plasterboard ranges were chosen for the many dining, conference and private entertainment areas. With their acoustic fabric lining and unique panel perforations, they provide a visually appealing solution with acoustic excellence.

CSR Gyprock partnered with Cubic Interiors WA to guide product specification and provide technical support onsite. “The Optus Stadium project was Cubic’s first landmark engagement with CSR Gyprock WA and we were impressed with Gyprock’s proactive approach – this assisted with a successful handover several weeks ahead of schedule. This was made possible with Gyprock's fabrication being local and close to the project. I believe this will be the first of many more projects that Cubic and Gyprock will complete,” said Adam Monson, State Manager, Cubic Group.

An added benefit of these ranges of plasterboard is Activ’Air, an innovative, patented technology that converts formaldehyde into non-harmful inert compounds that are permanently locked into the board and cannot be released back into the environment. The result is enduring, cleaner air. Gyprock EC08 Complete was used in the corridors, lounges, general admission areas and food outlets due to its superior performance in resisting mould, moisture, impact and fire as well as its acoustic performance capabilities. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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MERNDA ON TRACK CLIENT : Level Crossing Removal Authority MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : John Holland Group ARCHITECTS : Grimshaw Architects CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $600 million

The $600M Mernda Rail Extension includes 8km of new rail line, three new stations (Mernda, Hawkstowe and Middle Gorge), car parking for 2,000 cars and three new community spaces at Hawkstowe, The Parkway, and Mernda which also includes a skate park. This project is part of the Victorian Government’s initiative to deliver safer conditions for drivers and pedestrians, and also in order to improve travel around Melbourne. The Level Crossing Removal Authority has extended the rail line from South Morang to Mernda. The large scale development has revitalised local communities and has stimulated economic growth by creating thousands of jobs.

featuring exercise and sporting equipment. Mernda station also features a skate park.“We’ve built some amazing infrastructure for communities in Melbourne’s north. The Mernda Rail project connects people to schools, shopping centres and Melbourne’s CBD,” said acting Project Director, Carmine Ciavarella. Seats and play equipment used rocks and logs reclaimed from the project and as part of the project’s commitment to sustainability.

The Level Crossing Removal Authority, along with John Holland Group, started construction of 8km of new rail line and three new stations (Mernda, Hawkstowe and Middle Gorge), to cater for up to 8,000 commuters a day. Around 2,000 car spaces have been built as well as secure bicycle storage facilities. There are also new walking and cycling paths that link the new stations. New community spaces at Mernda and Hawkstowe have playgrounds

For every tree removed, two trees have been planted, translating to 2,500 new trees. Yarra View Nursery, a social enterprise providing employment for people with disabilities, provided 110,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses that were planted around the new stations

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The vast infrastructure project also included the construction of a facility to store, metro trains. The stabling facility accommodates

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eight trains, allowing more services to run on both the Mernda and Hurstbridge lines during peak service With more than two million hours worked, the overall project created 1,200 construction jobs and 1,800 jobs in associated businesses. In an Australian first, 25-30m long segments of concrete, known as U-troughs, were used to construct elevated rail. The trains travel in a U-shaped viaduct, rather than on a standard rail bridge, known in the industry as a Super-T. The U-trough has been used for many major elevated rail projects overseas, including in Delhi, Dubai and Shanghai.

“Good weather and smart design decisions, such as building elevated rail structures to avoid digging out hard rock, all contributed to the project’s success. A fairly dry winter meant we could accelerate construction efforts when the finish line was in sight,” added Carmine.

“We were really pleased to incorporate the U-trough, an innovative construction methodology, on the Mernda Rail Extension. The U-trough design is a first for rail in Victoria and is now being used on other rail projects around Melbourne,” said Carmine.

The Level Crossing Removal Authority was established by the Victorian Government in 2015 to oversee rail infrastructure projects throughout the state. They are in the process of removing 50 of Melbourne’s level rail crossings in addition to upgrading or constructing more than 20 train stations. Over the past three years, The Level Crossing Removal Authority has removed 29 level crossings and built 18 train stations. As part of these projects vast amounts of open space has been created on the Caulfield to Dandenong line, one of the largest releases of urban parkland Melbourne has ever seen.

More than 43,000m2 of rock and soil was excavated and crushed onsite to be used for haul roads underneath the new tracks, as well as for the gabion walls and seating. The reuse of materials meant fewer truck movements, which was a significant factor in reducing the volume of traffic around the site.

For more information contact Level Crossing Removal Authority, 14/121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3004, phone 1800 105 105, email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au , website www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au

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Below Haulaway were responsible for all of the industrial waste management onsite at the Mernda Rail Extension.

RECYLING FOR THE FUTURE Haulaway is a proudly Australian owned and operated company that has been providing waste management services across Melbourne since 1983. At the Mernda Rail Extension, Haulaway provided waste collection and management services throughout the site from South Morang to Mernda.

design for PVC waste and trialled it onsite,” explained Jake.

“We started working at the Mernda Rail Extension in early March 2017, with 30 bulk bins, 10 front lift bins and 35 workers onsite every day. They were responsible for servicing the offices, site huts, compounds and construction zones,” said Sales Manager, Jake Hilbert.

Haulaway had up to 20 people and 15 trucks working on the Mernda Rail project, finishing the job in early November 2018.

As with most construction sites, onsite at Mernda there was an array of different waste streams and Haulaway set out to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. “We provided different bins for recyclables and general waste at the offices and huts. The majority of the waste collected were found at the construction zones where all the bulk bins got filled with mixed waste. We took these bins to Darebin transfer station for separation and diversion from landfill,” explained Jake. Darebin transfer station is run by the social procurement organisation, Outlook. “We chose to work with Outlook because they’re an Australian organisation employing the socially disadvantaged. They also offer very high recycle rates as well as diversion rates which were in line with the project’s requirements,” said Jake. “At Haulaway we focus on customer service and responsible waste management.” “By taking the waste to Outlook’s site not only did we contribute to recycling but we supported the organisation,” continued Jake. “Outlook encourages, trains and supports people who haven’t necessarily had the chances we’ve had. Haulaway has a great relationship with Outlook and we are continuing with several joint ventures now and into the future. It’s a great outcome for them as well as for the whole community.” Onsite, Haulaway worked with John Holland Group to improve recycling rates by providing separate bins for timber and concrete waste. “We also identified the high volumes of PVC piping going into general waste. Because of this, we developed a specific bin

“The challenge of the job involved the spread of waste collection points all over the site, and keeping up to date with the changing access roads as the build progressed,” said Jake.

Haulaway evolved from Industrial Waste Collection Victoria (IWCV), formed in 1963 when Jim and Peter Hilbert purchased their first dempster dumpster vehicle, thereby pioneering the containerised waste collection system in Melbourne. IWCV then purchased a dodge truck but they had difficulty avoiding overloading the front axils. Jim Hilbert approached Leyland Motors to fit twin steers to the vehicle and nowadays twin steers are commonly used, especially in the waste industry. “These days our trucks have Euro five vehicle standards with emission control systems and reduced fuel usage,” said Jake. Haulaway supplies the industry with stationary and transportable compactors. They also offer services in system auditing and reporting. Haulaway has been working with John Holland Group since 2005, when they provided waste management services for the Eastlink Motorway and the Sugarloaf Pipeline Project. “We enjoy a very strong relationship with John Holland Group and have worked with them on various projects including Melbourne Water Works at Cardinia Reservoir as well as the Environmental Improvement for the Eastern and Western Treatment Plants programme. Around the Melbourne metropolitan area Haulaway serviced the Metro Tunnel Early Works package, several of the Level Crossing Removal sites such as the new Metro tunnel project with Cross Yarra Partnership and the Westgate Tunnel Project,” said Jake. For more information contact Haulaway, 1-7 Souffi Place, Dandenong South VIC 3175, phone 1300 660 838, email info@haulaway.com.au, website www.haulaway.com.au

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Below The team from Frazer-Nash Consultancy who developed the framework used by stakeholders and project designers in order to access their work seamlessly.

Frazer-Nash Consultancy is a leading international systems engineering and technology consultancy, with 60 staff in Australia spread across Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra. Frazer-Nash helps organisations deliver engineering innovation to make lives safe, secure, sustainable and affordable. They are routinely to be found at the early stages of complex projects and where engineering is novel or complex. In early 2016 Frazer-Nash started working with John Holland Group on the Mernda Rail Extension. A small team created the systems engineering framework for designers and stakeholders to use in order to assess their work. “It’s important to set out the development process and assess the work from the early stages and throughout the project’s progress so that the impact of decisions can be understood, communicated to stakeholders and planned into the whole project,” said Rail Business Manager, Chris Baker. “Our systems engineering processes enable designers to ensure their work meets codes and standards. For example, in regards to safety and systems assurance, delivery teams can check that their work satisfies the requirements of the brief. This offers traceable, demonstrable evidence of the effectiveness of the technical solution and project 140 VIC PROJECT FEATURE MERNDA RAIL EXTENSION

delivery, as well as increasing client satisfaction. A key challenge is to get the right people working together to make sound decisions for the project. We had a highly successful outcome with John Holland Group,” continued Chris. “We’ve been working with John Holland Group over the last five years on a variety of road and rail projects in Melbourne and around Australia.” Established in the UK, Frazer-Nash has years of experience working at government level optimising Britain’s vast rail network. The company supports the Australian rail industry, providing systems engineering and systems assurance support to governments, operators and project teams. Frazer-Nash apply a Systems Approach to understand the whole range of financial, operational, organisational, people and other issues that surround a technical need. Solutions are based on a detailed knowledge of a broad range of disciplines such as electrical, mechanical and digital engineering technologies, and their application across different markets including power, mining, oil & gas, industry and defence. For more information contact Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Level 11, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, phone 03 9037 2200, website www.fncaustralia.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Below WT Partnership provided Public Transport Victoria with an Independent Estimator Review on the Mernda Rail Extension.

With over 70 years experience providing expert cost consultancy advice to public and private sector clients across the globe, WT Partnership (WT) has gained an award-winning reputation for their progressive and community focused approach to financial solutions. WT is at the forefront of Victoria’s surging infrastructure pipeline, helping to deliver over $25 billion of rail projects and $50 billion of infrastructure developments in the last five years alone. The Mernda Rail Extension is part of the boom that’s redefining the way Victorian’s travel, connecting the fast growing northern suburbs to the rest of Melbourne. The company provided an independent estimator review for the proposed design of the project on behalf of Public Transport Victoria. The project was led by Associates Lance Weatherell and Latham Conley, both experts with significant experience on large scale rail and infrastructure projects. They delivered specialist cost controls for the landmark development. “Major rail projects like the Mernda Rail Extension come with major challenges including tight time frames and managing the various options. WT’s experience on comparable projects and WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

access to extensive benchmarking of cost and programme meant we were able to deliver impartial and objective cost advice,” said Lance. “We’re proud to have been part of the team that successfully delivered such a defining project for Melbourne’s north and we look forward to our continued work on some of the other major infrastructure projects shaping our state,” added Lance. Significant projects in WT’s vast portfolio of major Victorian infrastructure developments include the Melbourne Metro Tunnel and Stations PPP, the Level Crossing Removal project, the Regional Rail Revival Programme, the West Gate Tunnel and the North-East Link. They are also providing cost management services on the Port of Melbourne’s Capital Works Programme and Port Capacity Programme and have been onsite at Melbourne Airport providing cost advice for over 12 years.

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Below Auscut Concrete Drilling and Sawing supplied specialist concrete cutting services for the Mernda Rail Extension.

Auscut Concrete Drilling and Sawing specialises in concrete cutting services including drilling and grinding, coring for testing and GPR scanning on existing concrete structures. At the Mernda Rail Extension, Auscut Concrete Drilling and Sawing worked on the stations platform including South Morang, Hawkestowe and Mernda as well as bridges and roadworks. In June 2017 Auscut Concrete Drilling and Sawing started with six operators, drilling the concrete platform floors for fixing screens and handrails, as well as sawing for drainage pits. Road sawing was carried out to build drains and to trim the edges of existing asphalt surfaces. GPR scanning was used to locate reinforcement bars and conduits within bridges and U-toughs so fixture anchor points could be drilled without drilling through the reinforcement. “Auscut worked well on this project,” said General Manager, Matthew Weeks. “As the work continued and became more demanding, we achieved the project milestones. We enjoyed working on this project, as we have with all of the John Holland jobs we’ve done Their site supervisors are always well organised and all of the workers are very helpful to our staff.” 142 VIC PROJECT FEATURE MERNDA RAIL EXTENSION

Auscut Concrete Drilling and Sawing, established in 1982, is now one of Melbourne’s largest concrete cutting companies. The company also works throughout regional Victoria and have also spent three months working for McConnell Dowel in Port Hedland.” Auscut Concrete Drilling and Sawing cater to all types of concrete sawing and drilling including scarifying and pattern cutting as well as brick and paver cutting. They also have a range of specialised tools to provide soff cut early entry sawing, hand sawing, ring sawing and wire sawing as well as hydraulic and electric sawing for fumeless work. Auscut Concrete Drilling and Sawing has worked on some major infrastructure projects including previous work at Mitcham, Nunawading and Springvale for the Level Crossing Removal Authority. Currently, Auscut Drilling and Sawing are working for Lendlease on the construction of the Tullamarine Freeway.

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Below Rangedale Drainage Services facilitated asphalting, backfilling and relocation of underground assets for the project.

Rangedale Drainage Services specialises in underground asset location and all aspects of civil and drainage work. In February 2017, Rangedale Drainage Services started work at the Mernda Rail Extension with up to 10 workers onsite each day locating electricity and gas lines, as well as carrying out civil works including hydro excavation, saw cutting and reinstatement works.

Rangedale Drainage Services, established in 1998, employs over 160 staff to provide construction of industrial drainage and civil works, as well as remote, trenchless inspection of sewer and storm water pipes for repair. They also provide jet cleaning and root cutting, pipe relining, line replacement, impact cutting and high volume vacuum suction services.

“We used GPR and mobile CCTV equipment to locate underground utilities,” said Business Development Manager, Michael Polwarth. “The position of the services was then marked up on the ground and we carried out relocation, backfilling of trenches and asphalting.”

Previous Level Crossing Removal Authority projects for Rangedale Drainage Services include asset location at the Kororoit Creek Road for McConnell Dowell and at Buckley Street in Essendon for John Holland. “Rangedale has been working on successful projects with John Holland for the past eight years,” said Michael.

“At Rangedale Drainage Services, the challenge of our work involves supplying solutions for unique situations,” continued Michael. “We have experienced operators and the right equipment for accessing tight work sites or especially long trenches.” Rangedale Drainage Services offers the Smart Lock system, a major advancement in point repair for damaged pipelines. The no-dig solution uses an expanding stainless steel tube to fix a silicate or epoxy impregnated blanket to damaged pipes. The material hardens within 10 minutes, translating to great cost and time saving. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Currently Rangedale Drainage Services are working at the Melbourne Metro Tunnel and West Gate. Other projects include capital works projects for Melbourne Water and maintenance contracts for City West Water and South East Water in Victoria.

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Below E & J Septics facilitated waste management services to the portaloos onsite at the Mernda Rail Expansion.

E & J Septics specialise in waste management services, desludging septic tanks for temporary buildings and portaloos at construction sites, events as well as for residences. They supplied sewage pump out and removal services at the Mernda Rail Extension project from the beginning of site works in early 2017. E & J Septics provided two trucks with the capacity of 12,000L and one 8,000L truck to visit the site three times a week until work was completed in late October 2018. Four operators emptied 12 tanks that serviced the 35 portable toilets and site buildings. “The challenge of the job involved the size of the site,” said General Manager, Ryan Sockett. “The works were spread out over 6km and the rain made it a very muddy site. We also had to keep track of which roads were available, as the construction work progressed, access routes changed.” E & J Septics are a family run business and have over 35 years experience desludging septic tanks and both construction and domestic sites across Melbourne, the South Eastern Suburbs, the Mornington Peninsula and Dandenong Ranges. They employ 11 operators and have a fleet of seven pumping trucks including 144 VIC PROJECT FEATURE MERNDA RAIL EXTENSION

a smaller truck to service restricted access sites. E & J Septics’ services also include emptying storm water, greywater pits and domestic grease traps. E & J Septics provide after hours emergencies service for sewer blockages with repeat work for South East Water and Yarra Valley Water. They also service events. An event of mention is the Deni Ute Muster at Deniliquin, where they desludged septic tanks over the week long festival. E & J Septics have been working for John Holland for more than 10 years including supplying septic pumping services at Spencer Street Station in 2006 and Bentleigh Rail in 2015. Currently, E & J Septics are working at the Caulfield to Dandenong Skyrail for Lendlease.

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Below AGFAB Engineering assisted in the manoeuvring of heavy machinery onsite and provided steel fixtures throughout the project.

AGFAB Engineering are a general engineering company specialising in mechanical and civil construction. At the Mernda Rail Extension the company manufactured, supplied and installed steel components. They also supplied transport for moving heavy equipment and materials around the site. In March 2017, AGFAB Engineering started the manufacture of steel fixtures for the platforms of the three stations, with two boilermakers fabricating galvanised walkways, stairways and handrails for use by station staff. Mild steel powder coated brackets for fitting security cameras and lights were also manufactured. Onsite work included a large amount of welding of steel reinforcement cages for concrete pours around the bridge. AGFAB Engineering also provided two drop deck semi-trailers and a crane tilt tray truck to move bobcats, excavators and road barriers around the site. “The challenge of the job was the tight programme,” said Director, Joseph Frattin. “However, the Mernda Rail Extension was one of many jobs AGFAB Engneering has done with John Holland and they are a well organised company. We have been working with John Holland over the last 15 years and appreciate their professionalism, especially their commitment to work WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

place safety including their training on working at heights and semi-trailer movements,” continued Joseph. Established in 1991, AGFAB Engineering has a fully equipped workshop of 5,500m². They provide project management services as well as design and drafting for specialist items, including carbon steel and stainless steel pipe. AGFAB Engineering has many years of experience in mechanical services fabrication and installation. They are experts at complex maintenance, overhaul and repair projects where continuous plant operation is vital. The company also work across the construction, petrochemical, agricultural, water and waste water industries. In March, AGFAB Engineering started work on Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel supplying welders/trade assistance working on 9-storey deep shoring. In June, they commenced work at the Westgate Tunnel transporting piling equipment.

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Below Scaffold Logistics installed the fitting edge protection arond the U-troughs onsite at the Merdna Rail Extention.

Photo supplied by Level Crossing Removal Authority

Scaffold Logistics specialise in design engineering, rigging and scaffolding solutions. At the Mernda Rail extension, the company designed the steel components for the station buildings, supplied rigging services for the construction and provided scaffolding services across the site. Scaffold Logistics started design work for the project in late 2016 which was soon followed by the manufacturing of steel framing elements, after which they began developing sweeping platform roofing and signage. Onsite work started early 2017, with riggers fixing the steel and scaffolders fitting edge protection around the U-troughs, piers and crossheads for the elevated rail line, as well as fitting stretcher stairs, handrails and fall protection equipment. “The challenge is always delivering a well engineered design. Onsite we focused on providing scaffolding solutions for the changing needs of the build. The Gabion wall at Middle Gorge station required a quick response scaffolding design that allowed safe access for workers as they constructed the 6m high feature wall,” said Sales Manager, Ian Douglas. Scaffold Logistics has a strong culture of cooperation with all trades and stakeholders. They endeavour to work closely with WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

clients at the planning phase to improve site logistics and maximise efficiency. Safety is a priority for Scaffold Logistics with regular staff training and reviews of systems procedures to reduce incidents of workplace injury. Scaffold Logistics work across the industrial and commercial sectors as well as in the hazardous environments of oil and gas resources. Large scale infrastructure projects include previous work for John Holland Group in strengthening the Westgate Bridge where Scaffold Logistics provided the design engineering as well as over 3,000 tonnes of scaffold equipment. Scaffold Logistics also has extensive experience installing scaffolding around the delicate fabric of heritage buildings for restoration projects including the cleaning of the sandstone façade of the State Library of Victoria and creating a temporary dry environment for restoration works of Swanston Square.

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CHILLED TO PERFECTION DEVELOPER : NewCold Advanced Logistics MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hansen Yuncken ARCHITECT : EMKC & SBA Architects CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $72 million

The $72M NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics Facility #2 involved the construction of an equivalent 12-storey insulated cold storage high bay warehouse facility for storing pallets of cold food with a level of automation not previously seen in Australia. The development includes an automated pick and pack order system, oxygen-reducing fire safety technology, and a state-of-the-art design which will deliver a significant reduction in electricity consumption. In June 2016, Hansen Yuncken was awarded the Design and Construct contract by NewCold, a Dutch cold storage service provider, to build a high bay cold storage warehouse and associated facilities at Truganina in the western plains of Melbourne. The $72 million NewCold warehouse is the first of its kind in Australia, featuring a fully automated system of robotics for storage of 120,000 pallets and eight double satellite stacker cranes. The warehouse, with a footprint of 18,500m², has a low bay dispatch building to the rear, with 19 loading docks. “A significant challenge was integrating the space required for materials handling equipment with the structural grid,” said Senior Project Planner, Paul Stiglich. “As NewCold refined their design, we had to respond to the changes while moving ahead with an accelerated build.” Warehouse facilities are usually low rise, however, NewCold is 36m high. The boom lifts Hansen Yuncken used were the biggest available in

Australia, and once the frame and cladding were up the structure caught the wind. Hansen Yuncken had to stabilise it with almost $1 million worth of steel propping until the structure could be self-supporting. “We had to preassemble the enormous roof trusses which were 2m deep and spanning 22m in both directions. We constructed them in 12m sections, taking three lifts to place each one,” explained Paul. “Over 13 weeks we had 13 concrete pours from 12m³ trucks with each pour of 525m³. The on ground concrete slab required heavy reinforcement and fixing with rock anchors through clay to basalt foundations. It was critical to make the slab level and keep it secure as any movement would have translated to the material handling machinery and interfered with the smooth operation of the facility. Overall the building had to be well sealed, not just to maintain the temperature for cold storage but to keep the air at a reduced oxygen level. This was an innovative approach to eliminating the risk of fire and we didn’t need to put sprinklers in the building.

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The design challenge involved the movement of materials handling machinery between five separate areas, each with different temperature requirements. “With NewCold we developed the concept of an air curtain to separate the spaces,” said Paul. “The success of NewCold #2 led to the awarding of the $60 million NewCold #1 on a Construction Management contract, the two projects being completed concurrently.” Hansen Yuncken is a company that embraces innovation, seeking creative solutions for new building types like the NewCold high bay warehouse. Hansen Yuncken strives to implement practical technologies to increase efficiencies for their clients. Such a project was the $32 million Australian Container Freight Services Logistics Terminal in Queensland where Hansen Yuncken pioneered the Combi-Slab, a unique concrete hardstand system utilising a combination of fibre reinforced concrete and heavy reinforcing, allowing the construction of a relatively thin slab and increased cost savings over the project. Hansen Yuncken’s expertise is not limited to industrial developments. The company works across a range of sectors including commercial, defence, health, hotel and entertainment and education sectors. Recently completed projects include Hansen Yuncken’s largest job to date, the $2 billion new Royal Adelaide Hospital and the spectacular $83 million New Space building at the University of Newcastle. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Hansen Yuncken work throughout Australia, focusing on the East Coast offering ECI, D&C, development packaging, relationship contracting, project and construction management as well as turnkey solutions and fixed price contracts. For more information contact Hansen Yuncken, Level 3, 479 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004, phone 03 9831 6500, email melbourne@ hansenyuncken.com.au, website www.hansenyuncken.com.au

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Below NewCold Melbourne 1 Facility WAGNER Fire Safety implemented an OxyReduct® fire prevention system.

OxySens® field oxygen sensors, measures the oxygen level and monitored by the OxyControl system that controls the OxyReduct® nitrogen supply.

Oxygen reduction system protects NewCold high-bay warehouses in Melbourne, Australia

OxyReduct® equipment room, where nitrogen is generated from the natural air, through an ecological friendly process.

At the NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics Facilities, a fire prevention solution is installed that uses an oxygen reduction system to prevent damage from both fire and sprinkler water, as well as ensuring time sensitive logistical processes are protected. The solution comes from WAGNER Group GmbH based in Langenhagen Germany, realised with its local subsidiary WAGNER Fire Safety Pty Ltd. The challenge for every fire protection solution in cold storage and deep-freeze warehouses are low temperatures and dry air. OxyReduct® is an active fire prevention system designed to prevent the development of fire rather than fighting an outbreak. The systems reduce the oxygen concentration to a level below the ignition thresholds of the materials stored or used in the warehouse. Reduced oxygen levels mean an increase in the percentage of nitrogen, a safe and non-flammable gas. The high purity nitrogen is distributed via pipes towards the cool air distribution inside the warehouse. Multiple oxygen sensors measure points positioned at different heights to monitor the oxygen concentration and control the production of nitrogen. The OxyReduct® solution offers maximum protection to property, product and the time sensitive supply chain through active prevention 24 hours a day seven days a week.

In 2015, the international projects team at WAGNER Group, detailed the design for the NewCold Melbourne 1 facility and subsequently for the NewCold Melbourne 2 facility. “Our solution requires less installation man power and time, being less invasive on the perimeter of the warehouse, which meant we could continue to work along with the other construction elements,” said Michael Hart, WAGNER Fire Safety’s Managing Director. “We designed a custom engineered solution for the NewCold warehouses, supervised the installation and commissioning to ensure optimal operation of the system. This includes service support, system monitoring and preventative maintenance beyond solution delivery. We stand by our OxyReduct® solution as well as our customers to ensure ongoing mutual satisfaction.” The WAGNER Group GmbH, has been operating for 42 years with more than 540 employees worldwide. The company’s Australian and New Zealand branch, operates at the forefront of fire prevention technology focusing on both temperature controlled and ambient automated storage warehouses where tall and densely packed racking is difficult for sprinkler systems and firefighters to access. For more information contact WAGNER Fire Safety Pty Ltd, email info@wagner-australia.com, website www.wagnergroup.com

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Below SBA Architects developed the design and prepared detailed construction documentation for the extensive NewCold facility.

SBA Architects are experts in the design and documentation of industrial facilities, specialising in refrigerated warehousing and distribution centres. In mid-2016 SBA Architects were engaged as consultants to develop the design and prepare detailed construction documentation for the NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics high bay warehouse. Over 18 months, five members of SBA Architects’ team worked with Hansen Yuncken and other consultants to ensure the structure and services worked within NewCold’s design parameters. “The project involved a complex and highly specialised design. The automated systems for fire safety and the robotics for stacking are a new technology for Australia, integrating the technology within the building fabric was a challenge. The design called for extensive coordination between mechanical services engineers as well as specialist services and trades,” said Project Architect, David Chin. “We focus on the refrigerated market, Australia imports and exports substantial quantities of food and there is an increased need for storage and distribution centres, especially high bay warehousing. As the price of industrial land skyrockets it’s more cost effective to go WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

up rather than use large footprint low level warehousing,” explained Greg Baird, Director of SBA Architects. SBA Architects are experts in the design and documentation of cold warehouse facilities and designed the 12,500m² Coles chilled distribution centre at Minchinbury. “We understand cold storage,” said David. Established in 2003, SBA Architects offer full or partial architectural services tailored to client needs from schematics to full design development, documentation, project management and contract administration. Additional services include interior design, feasibility assessment and value management as well as presentation perspectives and 3D visualisations. SBA Architects works across the industrial, commercial, and retail sectors in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland with the greater part of their work focused on the industrial sector.

For more information contact SBA Architects Pty Ltd, Suite 702, 83 Mount Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, phone 02 9929 9988, email info@sbaarch.com.au, website www.sbaarch.com.au

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Below Retracom and SBP Australia, joined forces to insulate the impressive NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics Facility #2.

Retracom and SBP Australia, both specialist insulated panel installers, worked together at the NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics Facility #2, one of the largest cold stores in the Southern Hemisphere. “The project had its challenges, mainly due to the harsh environment we encountered in Truganina, but overall, was a success for all involved” said Retracom Project Manager, Martin Bony. “Combining the industry knowledge and resources of Retracom and SBP Australia in a joint venture certainly contributed to the overall success of the project.” In September 2016, both companies started the design and the production of detailed construction drawings with work onsite commencing in November 2016. A team of 20 installers fitted a total of 65,745m² of insulated panels over a 40 week period. The size and specifications of the project presented some unique challenges. The entire facility had to be air tight, water tight and temperature regulated. The team were able to design a system, using insulated PIR panels in conjunction with a waterproof, flexible membrane to achieve the seal that the structure required. This system also enabled NewCold to save energy, as well as reduce oxygen levels to enable the optimal conditions for the fire suppression system. The project consists of a state-of-the-art, fully automated temperature controlled selective racking system, which required the construction WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

of multiple rooms in the high bay (storage) building, with link tunnels to the low bay building, which incorporated receiving docks, loading docks, offices, battery charge rooms, freezer and cheese rooms. The sheer size and complexity of a temperature controlled facility of this nature, required Retracom and SBP Australia to draw on their extensive knowledge in the construction of cold storage facilities to enable the project to be successfully completed. SBP Australia has five divisions: registered builders for the industrial, commercial and residential sectors; insulated panel construction specialists; manufacturer and installer of heavy duty specialist racking systems; steel fabricators; and building and coldroom maintenance. The Retracom Group of Companies has three divisions: the supply and installation of insulated wall and roofing panels to the coldstore, manufacturing and construction industries; the manufacture of modular buildings for the construction, mining and domestic markets; and a substantial transportable building hire fleet. For more information contact SBP Australia, phone 1300 272 254, email info@sbpa.com.au, website www.sbpa.com.au For more information contact Retracom Group of Companies, phone 07 3489 4444, email sales@retracom.com, website www.retracom.com.au

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MOVING ON UP DEVELOPER : TLC Healthcare MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Kane Constructions ARCHITECT : Baldasso Cortese STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Mordue Engineering CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $33 million Photo by Kane Jarrod Photography

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Located in the heart of Fitzroy North, Clifton Views is Melbourne’s first high rise residential aged care home. This welcoming facility is specifically designed to promote a sense of style, sophistication and urban living. Clifton Views is Melbourne’s first high rise residential aged care home. The 10-storey building comprises 123 high end aged care rooms with built in wardrobes, wall mounted televisions, height adjustable beds and ensuite bathrooms. Each room is fitted with emergency call buttons to ensure round-the-clock assistance. Resident’s safety is assured with a modern security system on each floor. Providing a lifestyle that is supportive of residents care requirements, while promoting independence and dignity is a priority at Clifton Views. A range of dining options are available, including a private dining room, ground floor café, and outdoor terraces on Levels 1, 2 and 8 allowing easy access to sun drenched seating areas with spectacular views of the city. Clifton Views has set a new benchmark for aged care facilities, promoting healthy living with the provision of places for physical activities and social interaction including areas for gardening, outdoor entertainment, a state-of-the-art gym, hair and beauty salon, virtual reality cinema and café. Located on the fringe of Melbourne’s CBD, Fitzroy North showcases TLC’s innovative approach to modern residential aged care. A development in a densely populated area helps to accommodate the ageing population, providing easy access to established services, like restaurants, shops and public transport, allowing residents to be actively engaged in the local community. The $33 million Clifton Views project was awarded to Kane Constructions in November 2016 under a Design and Construct contract. Clifton Views is constructed of precast concrete panel walls and post tensioned slabs with aluminium louvres and a glazed curtain wall on the upper two levels. Excavation of the 920m² site started in February 2017. Construction progressed in stages while the design was finalised. Up to 120 tradesmen were based onsite during peak periods and the project reached practical completion in August 2018. From levels three to seven the façade comprises vertical blades set at staggered

angles to control the distribution of natural light and heat. Kane Constructions’ design managers changed the clay blades to a textured matt finish powder coated aluminum, contributing to a quicker build and cost savings for the client. “We are thrilled to have built one of Melbourne’s first vertical aged care facilities. Our early involvement in the design working together with architects Baldasso Cortese and our client TLC Healthcare resulted in a state-of-the-art design for this type of facility which provided value for money back to our client. We are very proud with the high end finish of the build and our clients overall satisfaction with their new home,” said Project Manager, Ben Barrett. Kane Constructions’ first project for TLC Healthcare has been highly successful. The high density design of Clifton Views has won international praise and an award for ‘The Most Innovative Aged Care Housing Design Globally’ at the Over 50’s Global Housing Awards. Commencing operations in Melbourne in 1973, Kane Constructions’ annual turnover now exceeds $800 million. With over 450 full time employees, Kane Constructions has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra. Backed by nearly 50 years of experience, the company has grown to provide services in sectors including commercial, residential, health, community, education, aged care and defence. Kane Constructions are also involved in detailed heritage restoration work and have a large presence in Geelong, Victoria. The company have delivered multiaward winning projects nationally with projects including the Geelong Library and the Heritage Centre which won Kane Constructions the 2016 Master Builders Australia National Commercial Master Builder of the Year Award. For more information contact Kane Constructions, 658 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121, phone 03 8420 1200, email viccontact@kane.com.au, website www.kane.com.au VIC PROJECT FEATURE CLIFTON VIEWS 157


Below Sayfa Group provide innovative modular height safety and fall protection solutions, some of which were implemented at Clifton Views.

Sayfa Group specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of access and fall protection systems for a diverse range of commercial projects throughout Australia and New Zealand. Sayfa Group were engaged to design and document systems for safe access to the roof and façade at Clifton Views, as well as fall protection equipment. The project required systems that would work with the existing structure using products to suit the unique situation. Quantum Access, a Sayfa Accredited Installer, were contracted to install Sayfa’s access and fall protection systems. “As the building was surrounded by glass curtain walls and a lightweight louvre system, designing a system that would not be obtrusive nor damage the façade was a challenge,” said Project Team Leader, Adrian McAlpin, who coordinated the design process. “The systems we employed had to be easy to use and allow freedom of movement for the workers, as well as have the ability to handle multiple users at one time.” Rick Voss, Projects Coordinator sums up the experience of the installation and construction phases. “We trialled two new products at Clifton Views. We installed a stationary davit system over the glass balustrades and a rolling davit system on the roof top. Both systems allowed safe access for workers.” Australian owned Sayfa Group has been working across Australia since 2002, and has acquired years of experience supporting building maintenance safety in compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act and relevant industry standards. Sayfa Group provides design and consultation services to assist installers, building designers and businesses in order to fit safe and functional access equipment with standard products and individually designed components. With a combined staff of over 70, and marketing leading productivity due to their lean processing, Sayfa Group manufactures their proprietary products and systems at their new facility in Boronia, Victoria. Sayfa Group supply easy to fit and cost effective modular access and safety systems that include step ladders and bridges, modular ladders, rigid rails, davit systems 158 VIC PROJECT FEATURE CLIFTON VIEWS

skylight protectors, walkways, guardrails and signage. They also provide harness gear and accessories for maintenance crews working at heights. “Sayfa Group supply safety access equipment. We also conduct auditing and upgrade work for exiting systems. We liaise with builders, building owners and facility managers to ensure their buildings are compliant with Australian Standards and our design team provides system designs for installers, architects and building designers,” said Technical Manager, Murray Voss. Sayfa Group regularly completes work for Scentre Group, Owner and Operator of 40 Westfield shopping centres across Australia and New Zealand. Major projects for Scentre Group include the installation of roof mounted access equipment at shopping centres across Australia including Plenty Valley, Casey Central, Doncaster, Fountain Gate, Chermside, Coomera, Carousel, Miranda and Whitford City. Products supplied include ladders, walkways, guardrails and anchors for maintenance crews to use during regular servicing. Sayfa Group recently completed the supply and installation of safety access and fall protection equipment for BMW Cars office headquarters in Mulgrave, Victoria. “The RaptorTM rail system was the major product installed for façade maintenance at BMW. We also supplied and installed height safety equipment, a similar design to that which was installed at Clifton Hill,” added Murray. The RaptorTM rail system, manufactured with high grade aluminium and stainless steel components, delivers rope access and effective fall protection for multiple operators to access façades, atriums and ceilings for cleaning and maintenance work. Sayfa Group also work across the education sector including installations for the University of Melbourne, as well as for industrial projects such as the Flinders Street Station upgrade and the HCMT Pakenham Rail Depot. In 2016, Sayfa Group was voted Architecture and Design Magazine’s Most Trusted Brand. For more information contact Sayfa Group, 1029 Mountain Highway, Boronia VIC 3155, phone 1300 301 755, email sales@sayfa.com.au, website www.sayfa.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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Below V&C Commercial supplied and installed all food catering equipment, all food warming, refrigeration and all dishwashing and stainless steel benching.

V&C Commercial Catering Equipment (V&C) specialises in the kitchen design, manufacture and installation of commercial kitchens. A more recently completed job was that of Clifton Views, the TLC Healthcare high rise aged care home in Melbourne. V&C were contracted to manage the shop drawings for the kitchen, to supply all the catering equipment, oversee the coordination of service connections and the manufacture of stainless steel items. From their facility in Heidelberg, a small team worked on the project, which included the main production kitchen, the food serveries along with the clean and dirty utility rooms on each level of the 120+ bed facility.

When asked about the project, Managing Director, Vince Liuzzi said, “The challenge of the job was the tight programming schedule; we won’t measure our bench’s until the services are in and plastering is complete. This can put pressure on us to deliver, but the builders were good to work with and ultimately understand what’s required to end up with a good result.” With 30 years experience, V&C specialise in kitchens for aged care, healthcare and hospital sectors but also complete numerous jobs in childcare, hotels, pubs and clubs across Victoria and southern New South Wales. V&C can provide expert design and specification construction documentation for tender and are happy to look at any manufacturing and stainless steel needs.

V&C fabricate their own range of custom made food warmers, plate dispensing benches and transporters of which many were supplied at Clifton Views. V&C only use top grade stainless steel to ensure a first class finish which is both hard working and long lasting. V&C will not compromise manufacturing standards to compete with some of the cheaper imported overseas items. Not aligned to others, V&C offer industry knowledge without preference to certain brands. 160 VIC PROJECT FEATURE CLIFTON VIEWS

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Below Baldasso Cortese provided a well planned and thoughtful design for the first 10-storey aged care facility in Australia.

Baldasso Cortese is an architectural and interior design practice working across the care, education and lifestyle, and community sectors. The Baldasso Cortese Care sector specialises in creating caring and functional design solutions for social and community infrastructure projects such as residential aged care facilities, seniors/retirement living facilities, primary and acute health care and child care centres. Baldasso Cortese acted as a novated Principal Consultant and the Superintendent for the Design and Construct contract for the TLC Clifton Views Integrated Care Hub. The dual role started in mid-2015 with a team of five working for 18 months on the design, planning and documentation phases. It was a priority for Baldasso Cortese, that the project’s design incorporated the physical, emotional and social needs of residents. “We are particularly skilled at translating a client’s often difficult brief to a building solution. We do this by research into lifestyle, listening and absorbing information to create a comprehensive brief,” said Neil Christensen, Baldasso Cortese Director of Care and Superintendent for the TLC development. “We aim to design environments that are rich in experience and opportunity as well as being safe, sustainable and cost effective.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

TLC Clifton Views is Australia’s first 10-storey high rise aged care and integrated primary health care facility and it involved particular design challenges. “The BCA prescribes fire safety regulations concerning Class 9c aged care facilities currently set to a 25m maximum height. Clifton Views went beyond that and considerable efforts were made by working collaboratively with our fire engineering consultant, the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and the CSIRO adapting building regulations to work with our design which produced a case study example for future high rise aged care projects to follow” Baldasso Cortese were careful in selecting the buildings fabric, wanting to ensure that all safety measures were met. A precast concrete frame was selected with cladding of bluestone panels on the podium. The upper storeys feature exposed precast elements with carefully placed vertical louvres as an outer skin to create a balanced counterpoint to the building’s façade.

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CRAFTED WITH CARE CLIENT : Aultun Property Group CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $33 million

The $33M Clarindale Apartments comprises of 137 contemporary one and two bedroom apartments with an alluring design. The project includes grand windows, premium finishes, stone benchtops, bamboo floating timber floors, stainless steel appliances, generous showers, stone vanity tops, air conditioning, built-ins, BBQ area and a playground, across three individual zones connected by private courtyards and landscaped gardens. Oakleigh South has maintained its unique charm amongst expansive green parklands and golf courses just 30 minutes from the CBD and 15 minutes from the bay. This is why Developers, Aultun Property Group saw the value in securing the enviable address at Centre Road in the heart of Oakleigh South; offering residents convenience, lush parklands and sophistication all at the one address. The stunning collection of contemporary one and two bedroom apartments at The Clarindale will place residents within walking distance of shopping, schools and bustling South Oakleigh. Overlooking the Huntingdale Golf Course, home of The Australian Masters Golf Tournament and next door to Talbot Park, complete with BBQ and playground this location speaks to families and outdoor enthusiasts alike. To create apartments that nestle carefully within these green surrounds, Aultun Property Group ensured each building was low rise 164 VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE CLARINDALE

and boutique in nature. The Clarindale is split across three individual zones – West, North and East – connected by private courtyards and landscaped gardens. These subtly link each zone and add further space for residents to relax and kids to safely play. Attention to detail sees Aultun Property Group achieve alluring designs that are timeless in nature. From the bold pops of colour on The Clarindale’s exterior façade to the spacious and thoughtfully selected interiors, Aultun Property Group have produced elegant stature and authentic design intent. Grand windows capture sweeping views and allow natural light to fill your home, while achieving a seamless flow onto generous balconies ideal for entertaining to your heart’s content. Classic high ceilings and warm, durable bamboo flooring combine to give your home a welcoming feel, while the neutral palette acts as a blank canvas for your preferred aesthetic creating a space that is AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


truly yours. For those times where you want to enjoy a hearty home cooked meal, you’ll be pleased to know the luxury continues in the kitchen. Choose from a light or dark scheme accented by the modern stone bench tops, quality stainless steel appliances, 2-pac joinery and glass splash backs come as standard, not to mention there’s plenty of cupboard space at hand. Enjoy bathrooms that feature generously sized showers, stone vanity tops and overall tranquil aesthetic. If you know South Oakleigh, you’ll know finding a favourite place to eat won’t take long. Centre Road offers a wide selection of restaurants and cafés from casual to fine dining, all with a touch of local flavour. Always abuzz on a weekend, Clayton Road shopping precinct is also handy and has been a hive of fresh fruit and veggies and quality meats for decades. Education institutes are in abundance close by with a choice of renowned private and state schools. Directly opposite The Clarindale is Clarinda Primary School, with a short walk talking you to South Oakleigh Secondary College. There’s also plenty of further education with Monash University’s Clayton Campus not too far away. Transport is taken care of with Clayton and Huntingdale Stations nearby, not to mention the bus stop out front. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Aultun Property Group have a solid portfolio of more than 30 completed developments and a healthy pipeline of future developments in progress with projects lined up in Keysborough, Chelsea Heights, Mitcham and Mulgrave. Aultun Property Group are committed to adding value to existing communities whilst forecasting key growth areas and new and desirable project locations. For more information contact Aultun Property Group, Suite 106-108, 424 Warrigal Road, Heatherton VIC 3202, phone 03 9551 7959, email admin@aultungroup.com.au, website www.aultungroup.com.au VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE CLARINDALE 165


CLASS IN STEEL FRAME INSTALLATION Dynamic Developments most recent install contract at The Clarindale saw them adding to an already visually stunning collection of dwellings. A low rise project designed across three zones – north, east and west – stand out features including floor to ceiling windows, a boldly coloured exterior façade and spacious interiors. Although comprising 137 one and two bedroom units across all floors, Dynamic Developments saw to the penthouse level, installing the steel frames to over 25 generously styled apartments. “We have recently started putting a real focus on the install side of light guage steel frames,” explained Brad Cull, Managing Director of Dynamic Developments. “With the recent shortage of structural timber in the local market and the quick install times of steel, we have seen a real trend growth towards prefabricated steel frames,” and it’s a trend he doesn’t believe will slow down either. Whilst not seen as traditional carpentry, it still requires the skills and knowledge of specialised tradesman to install the frames in such a manner that doesn’t effect follow on trades. With over 40 qualified carpenters in the company and with over seven years of experience in the commercial carpentry sector, Dynamic Developments is well positioned to commit experienced resources to the quick turnaround times on projects. “The Clarindale project was marvellous to be a part of,” and he considers it was a project that highlighted the company’s capabilities. Of course there were varied and the usual challenges to overcome. “The project featured very tight time lines and we needed to carefully coordinate the sequencing of deliveries to site to ensure that there was no work space bottleneck for us. All in all this was accomplished to everyone’s satisfaction,” said Brad. Having worked on a variety of both conventional carpentry and steel frame 166 VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE CLARINDALE

install projects, Dynamic Developments at Clarindale had the edge when managing timelines effectively. Dynamic Developments always make an effort to try and work as closely as possible with the steel frame fabricators to ensure that they are well prepared once the frames arrive at site. Founded in 2010 as a small domestic carpentry team of only three staff, they are now recognised as one of the larger commercial carpentry companies in Victoria. Specialising in prefabricated steel frame installation as well as all other aspects of commercial carpentry, the company now shows off an established operational structure of estimators, carpenters, apprentices, leading hands and projects managers. Dynamic Developments has invested extensively in creating systems and processes that assist clients from start to finish of any project. “We are one of the few companies that assist clients right from the tender stage on projects with our estimating team quoting on around $4 million worth of tender work into the industry every month,” commented Brad. Once the installation of steel frames is complete, Dynamic Developments offers the full package of fitout, fix, cladding and decking. Offering their services as a ‘one-stop-shop’ and with the resources to perform gives their clients the peace of mind that all areas of their scope of been captured by the one subcontractor involved. Some notable projects completed to date include North Fitzroy Community Hub, Abberfield Aged Care, Northcote Hill Apartments, Baptist Aged Care and the Frankston Yacht Club.

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COLOURS OF LIFE SG Cladding is a Melbourne based cladding specialist with expertise in the design and installation of external wall cladding systems for the domestic, commercial and industrial markets. The company have many high quality projects already in their portfolio, with one of the latest achievements being the The Clarindale, a low rise boutique apartment development in South Oakleigh. Chosen to provide the external cladding, SG Cladding installed Alpolic aluminium composite sheeting manufactured by Mitsubishi. Simon Green, Managing Director of SG Cladding, said that Alpolic was renowned for its high fire retardant qualities as well as its attractive, long lasting range of colours. “We installed almost 3,000m2 of Alpolic at The Clarindale in beige, green metallic and light brown shades, all chosen to meld the building into its beautiful location surrounded by parks and golf courses.” One of the outstanding features of the development from SG Cladding’s perspective was the highly organised manner in which the project was managed. “We had weekly meetings so that all trades and contractors were aware of the timetable. There was a high level of coordination so that everything ran very smoothly for our team,” said Simon. 168 VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE CLARINDALE

SG Cladding has a team of 20 full time staff, most of which were engaged at The Clarindale at one stage or another. All cladding was measured and produced onsite by the SG Cladding team. The company focuses on high end apartment projects like The Clarindale, and also specialise in car dealerships and quality domestic building contracts. Previous projects which utilised SG Cladding’s expertise include the Jaguar and Lexus dealerships in Berwick – Alucobond products were installed on Jaguar and Alpolic was installed on Lexus. As an authorised installer of Alcadex, Equitone, Alucobond, Alpolic, Vitracore G2, Compressed Sheet and Alucoil products, SG Cladding is committed to compliance with the highest industry standards in all their work. For more information contact SG Cladding, 39 Emo Road, Malvern East VIC 3145, phone 0425 746 999, email info@sgcladding.com.au, website www.sgcladding.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


ROLLED ON SMOOTH Victorian based Jagged Edge were chosen to provide all painting services to The Clarindale in South Oakleigh. Responsible for all internal finishes to the north, east and west zones of the one, two and three bedroom residential project, Jagged Edge services show coordination with floor to ceiling windows, high ceilings and natural bamboo flooring.

Past and current projects show Jagged Edge to be a growing business, working across sectors from commercial, to residential, interior, exterior and new construction. Largely associated with high end residential homes, Jagged Edge are currently involved with a 26 Townhouse development in Brunswick.

At The Clarindale, Jagged Edge saw to the painting of all internal ceilings, doors, frames, soffits and exposed steel. Although largely a neutral palette in keeping with the site’s natural leafy surrounds, The Clarindale’s colour scheme also offers clients a choice between light and dark for the bathroom and kitchen pallet. With extensive experience in painting on a range of internal surfaces either for commercial or residential contracts, the application of finishes to The Clarindale were high quality and professional. “The Clarindale project was key for both ourselves and our clients. Construction-wise it was of a high standard and finishing the job on time we were all extremely happy with the outcome,” said Jagged Edge Director, Tony Allen.

For more information contact Jagged Edge, 2310/163 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006, phone 0403 166 669, website www.jaggededgepainting.com.au

Jagged Edge’s Directors have the combined experience of 45 years and a 25 person employee base, eight of which were associated with The Clarindale development. Specialising in commercial, high end projects, Jagged Edge work to any scale and budget, promising long lasting results. Aside from the consistent use of high quality products, they also provide accurate quotes to manage projects from start to finish. They have strict WH&S regulations and all their Dulux Accredited Painters are licensed in the use of Dulux Premium Paints.

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MOTORING ON CLIENT : Brisbane City Council MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Georgiou Group CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $38.8 million

The $38.8M Telegraph Road upgrade – Stage 2, has been designed to improve safety, travel times, facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, and reduce congestion. The development saw the road widened to incorporate a four-lane median divided carriageway, removal of the existing roundabout to allow for a new signalised intersection, as well as parking areas, shared pathways and dedicated turning bays, and a four-lane three span bridge. Brisbane City Council awarded the Stage 2, $38.8 million Telegraph Road corridor upgrade to Georgiou Group in April 2017. A major upgrade involving the widening to four-lanes of one of north Brisbane’s busiest arterial roads which links the Gateway motorway to Gympie Road, the project improves travel times and supports the growth of the northern suburbs, as well as improving infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. With three main legs of the project, Telegraph Road, Lemke Road and Depot Road, the existing roundabout was replaced with a signalised intersection, with the existing single span bridge on Lemke Road replaced with a three span bridge which will improve the flood immunity along the corridor.

138 deck units, reconstructing the pedestrian underpass under Depot Road, decommissioning old services and programming re-diversions and diversions of drainage channels. There was extensive landscaping undertaken which also included reinstatement of part of an AFL field.

Due to the widening of the existing corridor, a significant amount of utilities (PUP) through the project were required to be relocated. In the first six months of the project, Georgiou focused on the relocation of these utilities, while undertaking the contaminated land remediation works, the construction of the new three-span bridge consisting of

“The area of contamination was beside a tidal creek and was below the water table. The inflow of water into the excavation needed to be managed and treated prior to discharging offsite,” explained Matt. “We built a series of reinjection trenches and pumped the water into them, allowing the water to naturally filter. A testing regime was

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“The project was not without its challenges,” says Project Manager, Matt Christensen. With some of the first works being the removal of ash and old rubbish, approximately 30,000 tonne of material was removed, up to 7m deep and replaced with an engineered fill. The removal of the material to a licensed facility had to be carefully planned and executed.

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adopted, which showed the trenches were filtering the water and the creek experienced no impacts as a result. It was a great outcome for all involved.” The project further adopted a complex staging programme that limited the impact on an already busy road network. By creating temporary switches, and completing a lot of the works offline, the impact to motorists was significantly reduced. Switching from a roundabout into a signalised intersection was something that Georgiou worked closely with the Council and their Congestion Reduction Unit to ensure the best for project outcome was achieved. Georgiou offer a range of civil, engineering and building construction services across Western Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland. With a sizable team of over 600 people, they are currently delivering close to 30 projects across Australia. Their services include building construction in feasible and cost effective ways; earthworks and site preparation for building, mining and infrastructure; land development such as earthworks and remediation; precast facilities specialising in bridge spans, retailing structures etc; roads and bridges; water infrastructure and marine construction. With a project portfolio spanning the project sectors of building, civil and precast, the Georgiou collection is extensive. Current examples WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

include the Green Camp Road Upgrade in Queensland and the Northern Road Upgrade project between Mersey Road, Bringelly and Eaton Road, Luddenham and M1 Weakleys Drive Intersection Upgrade in New South Wales. Across the board, Georgiou show a commitment to reducing their impact on the natural environment and diversity in company culture. Their very own Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was the first in Australia’s construction industry to gain endorsement. For more information contact Georgiou Group, Level 5, 757 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, phone 07 3319 4500, fax 07 3319 4545, email qld@georgiou.com.au, website www.georgiou.com.au QLD PROJECT FEATURE TELEGRAPH ROAD – STAGE 2 171


QUICKCELL TECHNOLOGY Quickcell Technology Products recently supplied all bridge beams to the Stage 2 four-lane bridge at the Telegraph Road upgrade. Stretching across Cabbage Tree Creek, the three-span bridge includes a full-lit pedestrian and cyclist underpass and stands higher to withstand any probable flooding. “It was a delight to work with Georgiou and we delivered the project to the full satisfaction of both ourselves and the client,” said Hossein Shamsai. The Lucinda Bridge located at the Port of Brisbane utilises a world first, Australian owned and Queensland designed, Quickcell Wide Flange Super I-Girder innovation with a span of 46m. This innovation has been recognised for its sustainability within the project and is receiving excellent ratings for its design by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA). Trading since 1993, Quickcell Technology Products service the building industry in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Quickcell Technology Products Pty Ltd, 2613 Beaudesert-Boonah Road, Bromelton QLD 4285, phone 07 5541 4838, fax 07 5541 4819, website www.quickcelltechnology.com

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A SUNBURNT COUNTRY South Qld Soils recent contract at Brisbane’s Telegraph Road corridor upgrade, saw to a range of material and geotechnical engineering testing services. With Stage 2 completed in late 2018, the upgrades see to a higher capacity for new and upcoming traffic incursions, and an overall improvement in safety, flood immunity and travel efficiency. It was South Qld Soils’ task to ensure that all geotechnical testing was preformed in a timely manner. “Telegraph Road required extensive material testing of the new pavements and concrete bridge. These compaction tests helped us assess material density and subsequent durability. With the project close to waterways the pavement assessment had to also consider material permeability,” said Project Manager, Ray Hicks. “Our geotechnical tests using a nuclear densometer also helped us assess all site related earthworks which included nature strips.”

With over 80% of their projects coming from repeat business, they have a strong reputation for smart solutions in methodology and reliable testing services. They work with a team of 50 staff across Queensland and New South Wales. The South Qld Soils’ expert testing services provide for a range of projects from roadworks to siteworks, aerodromes, mining/resources, building structures or other related fields.

The project had the usual challenges found on road projects, particularly those relating to traffic flow. “Generally the hold ups were due to wet weather and heavy traffic. Telegraph Road is a popular traffic route and although Georgiou installed traffic signals, peak hour was busy.”

With a range of clients across a range of diverse projects, South Qld Soils’ offer services both through their fixed laboratories and throughout Australia with their NATA accredited onsite mobile laboratories. Other projects include Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade, Logan Enhancement Project, Warrego Highway Passing Lanes and many more.

South Qld Soils’ were established in 1994 and are specialists in geotechnical services throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

For more information contact South Qld Soils Pty Ltd, 15 Malduf Street, Chincilla QLD 4413, phone 07 4668 9716, fax 07 4668 9449, email chinchilla@sqs.net.au, website www.sqs.net.au

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ALWAYS DELIVERING DEVELOPER : Charter Hall and Consolidated Property Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hutchinson Builders ARCHITECT : John Wardle Architects (Base Build) Hassell (Fitout) STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : ADG Engineers CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $130 million

The $130M 900 Ann Street – Aurizon HQ is an incredibly designed 15-level building with a prestigious ground floor entrance, expansive and airy foyer with double height ceilings, and a 10-storey atrium stretching between Levels 5 and 14. The project also consists of a brick annexe to the building as a sensitive visual transition between the heritage and modern structures. Hutchinson Builders joined with long standing partners Consolidated Properties Group (CPG) and Charter Hall to design and build a new home for freight company Aurizon at 900 Ann Street in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The 900 Ann Street – Aurizon HQ project is an office tower designed to integrate commercial activities with the garden setting of the historic Holy Trinity Church Precinct. 900 Ann Street – Aurizon HQ is a 15-level structure comprising a glass canopy at the ground floor entrance, an expansive double height foyer and a 10-storey atrium. The development boasts 18,991m² of office space and 200m² of retail tenancies. Two levels of basement provides 103 car parking spaces, 153 bicycle parks and End-of-Trip facilities with lockers and showers. Solar panels on the roof and rainwater collection tanks for irrigation of landscaping have contributed to the Aurizon building achieving a 5 Star Green Star Office Design v3 rating. A brick podium and walkway connect the new building with 280m² of open community space with bench seating. Landscaping surrounding the church, rectory and parish hall has been extended to flow around the base of the 900 Ann Street – Aurizon HQ building creating a link to the green areas. Set backs to the glass curtain wall façade allow views from busy Ann Street through to the church gardens and buildings.

achieving a typical floor plan of 1,445m². The architecture of the building focuses on connection between users as well as with the outside. The entrance foyer is a light and airy double-storey space with glazed exterior walls and powder coated aluminium blade walls inside.

The heritage listed church buildings and surrounding landscaping had to be protected during the construction process and Hutchies engaged a consultant for this job. The success of the 900 Ann Street – Aurizon HQ development led to a separate variation to upgrade the landscaping for church.

“Between Levels 5 to 6 we built a bleacher staircase where people can sit and give presentations; it opens up the space and leads to the main communal area,” said Nik. “The massive atrium extends through Levels 5 to 14 with a changing form as it rises, it presented some unique technical challenges in terms of the construction and the mechanical services design.”

Hutchies’ expertise in energy efficiency measures earned 900 Ann Street – Aurizon HQ building a 5 Star NABERS rating. At nearby 310 Ann Street, the company completed $57 million worth of works bringing outdated building technologies into the line with some of the most advanced in the industry.

The contract called for a base build with a fitout component delivering seven cold shell levels for future tenant fitouts. “Originally Levels 3 and 4 were to be delivered cold shell but we had to return to do a fitout, Levels 10 to 14, planned for fitout were to be left cold shell. This should have caused delays to the programme but we managed to complete the work on time and the Aurizon offices are now located at Levels 2 to 9,” said Nik.

The 900 Ann Street – Aurizon HQ building is another addition to Hutchies portfolio of over 400 commercial projects Australia wide, with a combined value of $3 billion.

For more information contact Hutchinson Builders, 684 Milton Road, Toowong QLD 4066, phone 07 3335 5000, email info@hutchinsonbuilders.com.au, website www.hutchies.com.au

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Below Tate Access Floors supplied and installed the access floors allowing easy access to building services and rearrangement of offices.

Tate Access Floors Pty Ltd specialise in the supply and installation of access floors for commercial buildings and data centres. Tate Access Floors provides modular flooring solutions that allows easy access to building services and responds to changing needs of modern technological installations. “Our access floors allow tenants to change the arrangement of their offices,” said General Manager, Gavin Lee. “This translates to higher rental returns due to the flexibility provided.” In July 2017, Tate Access Floors began work at the 900 Ann Street – Aurizon HQ installing access floors across 7-levels for the Aurizon offices. With a team of six, the job was finished by October including a supply only contract for Levels 10 to 14 for installation by tenants. “Aurizon wanted a lot of different floor coverings in their offices including CFC (compressed fibre cement), carpet tiles and vinyl, we worked with Hutchinson Builders to detail and simplify the design, standardising the floor heights for greater long term flexibility,” said Gavin. Tate Access Floors offers design assistance to architects and installation contractors, creates shop drawings and provides cost 178 QLD PROJECT FEATURE 900 ANN STREET – AURIZON HQ

analysis and project support. Access floors are particularly useful for data centres and Tate provides detailed Airflow Management solutions for the general office and data centre environments. Tate Access Floors is a leading global provider in the Asia Pacific region with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. Tate Access Floors have been in business for 50 years with Kingspan becoming its parent company in 2004. “We are a proud Kingspan company with a strong relationship with Hutchinson Builders,” said Gavin. “Previous projects for Hutchinson Builder’s include the Global Switch Data Centre in Sydney, completed late 2017 and offices at the Southern Cross Unviersity in Lismore in 2015.” Currently Tate Access Floors are working on the supply and installation of 56,000m² of access flooring for the prestigious Mirvac development, 477 Collins Street, Melbourne. For more information Tate Access Floors Pty Ltd, 3 Herbert Place, Smithfield NSW 2164, phone 02 9612 2300, email info@tateaccessfloors.com.au, website www.tateaccessfloors.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Below Sarri Painters completed the internal painting of the foyer, common areas and atrium, as well as epoxy coating for CFC boards.

Sarri Painters specialises in painting and decorating for commercial projects including the application of protective and texture coatings. At 900 Ann Street – Aurizon HQ, Sarri Painters applied finishes to the interior as well as ground level exterior works.

“For 36 years we have been providing quality work for commercial projects. We are experienced and professional and excel at high end work for major construction companies, large commercial and corporate organisations and government projects,” said Owner, Aaron Sarri.

Starting in late 2017, 10 tradesmen were on the job for eight months painting the common areas, the foyer and the atrium. Sarri Painters also applied a clear epoxy coating to the CFC boards of the access floors across all 7-levels of Aurizon offices.

Recent projects Sarri Painters have completed include high profile developments for Lendlease, such as the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre.

The project had a challenging fitout involving high atrium walls. This required Sarri Painters to draw on their vast experience working on high end projects to complete their work within the programme schedule.

Previous work for Hutchinson Builders includes Brisbane 1, Ivy & Eve apartments and the Callie Hotel. “We have been working consistently for Hutchinson’s, for the past 15 years and have a close working relationship,” said Aaron.

Sarri Painters is a 3rd generation family business evolved from AF Sarri Painting which was established in 1982. Today the company employs 135 tradesmen supplying painting and decorating services, spray painting, specialist coatings, wallpapering, render, polished plaster finishes and high pressure water blasting. Sarri Painters has their own equipment for high rise work: ropes and an abseiling equipment, and also hire out their specialised services.

For more information contact Sarri Painters, Unit 12 Windsor Business Park, 104 Newmarket Road, Windsor QLD 4030, phone 07 3861 1166, fax 07 3357 3155, website www.sarripainters.com.au

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RETAIL THERAPY Western Australia’s first world class Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) contains over 110 specialty shops, parking for 1,500 cars and a range of dining options. Close to Perth Airport, the outlets provide a premium shopping experience of international grade finishes. Georgiou was awarded the $69 million design and construct project of the DFO in Perth in July 2017, drawing on their experience of the Western Australian market to manage the entire building process, from design and value management, buildability to delivery, tenancy fitout and handover. “This marked Georgiou’s first steps into the retail sector and with a short 13 month construction programme, the project team was determined to engineer solutions that resulted in cost and time savings for the client,” said Georgiou’s Project Manager, John Parry. “A pivotal timesaver was to construct the steelwork from both ends to meet in the middle.”

DEVELOPER : Vicinity Centres MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Georgiou Group DESIGN ARCHITECT : Taylor Robinson CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $69 million

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The team had to manage the steel expansion due to the high summer temperatures, with the structural tie-beams expanding at a rate that resulted in the columns moving out of level. “To restrain the movement, we incorporated a slotted friction plate connection detail at the joint line. With a tolerance of just 2mm, this proved challenging at times, but produced a successful outcome,” explained John. The DFO project includes 113 speciality fashion outlets, food and beverage retailers and stores across 24,000m2 of gross lettable space with parking for over 1,500 cars. As the project is located on Federallyowned Perth Airport land, the team was required to consider stringent environmental restrictions and work within the airport’s management requirements, particularly for crane boom heights and lighting control. Additionally, extensive dewatering was undertaken when the team was required to work 4m below the water table during winter.


Georgiou’s sound project management systems for safety, quality, environmental and risk mitigation ensured a seamless transition between project phases, providing excellent outcomes at completion. “With more than 600 fitout contractors working within the tenancies and another 400 plus stocking the shelves during the completion phases, we were required to conduct multiple site inductions to ensure all subcontractors integrated into our OHS policies,” added John. Established in 1977, Georgiou has grown to become one of Australia’s leading building and civil construction companies with offices in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney and a reputation is one of collaboration, of working with the best people in the industry to achieve outstanding results for their clients. Focusing on iconic projects that are innovative, commercially viable and sustainable, their extensive portfolio showcases Georgiou’s experience in delivering a wide range of complex projects to their clients across a variety of sectors including retail, commercial, non-process infrastructure, public infrastructure, defence, residential and health. “Encompassing a complete design management capability, our commitment to efficiency and innovation in managing complex projects is underpinned by our experienced and well resourced team,”

said John. “With the benefit of owning and managing more than 800 plant items, we can easily and readily undertake any degree of forward works required onsite, combined with our internal precast capability – we offer a whole-of-project solution to our clients.” As well as managing Perth’s first DFO, Georgiou has commenced on the lobby and end-of-trip upgrades for Dexus at 240 St Georges Terrace, an industrial facility for Logos in Hazelmere, the Marina East Apartments for Blackburne and the recently secured PAPL Skybridge between the rail station and airport terminal, plus ECI’s with Ramsay Health Care at Hollywood Hospital and Brightwater’s Beaumaris Beach project. Georgiou’s building business provides design, building construction, and project management services for commercial, retail and government building projects, either individually or as combined services. They are expanding their operations, working with defence in Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory, while also exploring other areas, further diversifing their offerings. “Our network of quality subcontractors and strategic procurement model enables us to provide significant supply chain value for our clients,” John said. “Using various contract delivery models including design and construct, construct only, construction management and cost plus has afforded us a comprehensive and complex grounding for delivering premium construction services.” For more information contact Georgiou, 68 Hasler Road, Osborne Park WA 6017, phone 08 9200 2500, email wa@georgiou.com.au, website www.georgiou.com.au

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Below Diverse Shopfitters were responsible for fitting out the communal spaces and nine tenancies at DFO Perth.

Founded by John Gullotto in 2002, Diverse Shopfitters offers award winning commercial joinery and fitout services across all industry sectors. The Western Australian based company’s experience in retail shopfitting and commercial joinery made them the perfect choice for Perth’s first Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) project. “Our success is built on our ability to understand our client’s unique requirements and deliver practical, cost effective fitout solutions,” said Diverse Shopfitters Marketing Manager, Nathan Reid. “We work with brand development managers, store owners, franchisees, architects and retail designers across Australia.”

ensured all ten DFO projects were delivered on schedule for the grand opening. The company completes approximately 180 fitout and joinery projects each year, and is currently working on projects at Westfield Carousel, Karrinyup, Innaloo and Garden City shopping centres along with several fitout projects in the Perth CBD area. They have recently expanded their Welshpool workshop by 1,000m2 to boost production capacity.

“Between January and September 2018 we’ve completed ten projects at Perth DFO including retail fitouts for nine retailers plus the base build joinery,” Nathan explained. “The base build project included the manufacture and installation of bench and pod seating, reception counters, kitchenettes, amenities, parenting rooms and storage cabinets in common areas and offices throughout the DFO.”

“Since 2012 we’ve won eight national Australian Shop and Office Fitout Industry Association Awards including two consecutive WA Interior Fitouts of the Year,” proudly stated Nathan. “We also won the 2017 Best Commercial Project from the Cabinetmakers and Designers Association of Australia for our work at the WA Supreme Courts. Our processes and methodologies, refined in the fast moving retail space have now been proven to deliver a competitive advantage in large scale commercial joinery. We’re actively chasing opportunities in the market and believe we can offer something new.”

To ensure multiple projects remain ontrack Diverse have developed a proprietary technology called Replik8 that eliminates the bottlenecks typically encountered during complex fitouts. Replik8

For more information contact Diverse Shopfitters, 68 McDowell Street, Welshpool WA 6106, phone 1300 969 449, email info@diverseshopfitters.com.au, website www.diverseshopfitters.com.au

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Below Proven Project Management lent their expertise to the project to ensure everything ran smoothly from inception to completion.

Proven Project Management’s experience across multiple sectors, wealth of expertise and focus on every aspect of a project made them a natural choice to project manage the massive $70 million construction of the DFO Perth. “Every project has challenges, opportunities and risks, and while we have a wealth of retail experience, the DFO Perth construction had additional aspects of working within the Perth Airport Corporation framework,” said Proven Project Management’s Senior Project Manager, Chris West. “But our skilled professional team worked lead by Gavin Tucker with the authorities and other teams to deliver the best outcomes.” Proven Project Management has played a vital role in the design and development of many prestigious retail projects across Western Australia, and they are known for their professionalism, project scoping, planning, informed risk mitigation, accurate project budgeting, quality control, efficient time management and successful project delivery. “Our multi-disciplinary teams have proven expertise in managing designers and seek design solutions that are creative, sustainable, WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

cost effective, safe, and fit for purpose,” explained Chris. “Our people are experienced, innovative, commercially attuned and passionate about exceeding client expectations.” Proven Project Management believes great minds define outstanding projects. Proven Project Management not only work across retail but also residential, multi-storey residential, residential land development, commercial development, industrial land development, industrial development, public sector projects and more. Proven Project Management is part of Rowe Group which also offers town planning services bringing unique insights about the conceptualisation of urban development projects. Other Proven Project Management projects include the shopping centre redevelopments at Karrinyup, extension to Rockingham Centre, various Woolworths Centres, Anglican School upgrades and various Seven Eleven stores. They also have extensive experience in land subdivision with over 600 residential lots currently under project management. For more information contact Proven Project Management, Level 3, 369 Newcastle Street, Northbridge WA 6003, phone 08 6467 8200, email info@provenm.com.au, website www.provenpm.com.au WA PROJECT FEATURE DFO PERTH 183


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Below Centigrade provided extensive air conditioning services to the world class shopping precinct, DFO Perth.

The oldest mechanical services companies in Western Australian, Centigrade, were tasked to keep shoppers cool at DFO Perth. With more than 110 speciality fashion outlets, food and beverage retailers and stores across 24,000m2, it was an impressive task. “We’ve been providing air conditioning and ventilation services to Perth’s commercial and industrial sectors since 1973,” said Project Manager, Greg Gundy. “We have the resources, experience, and personnel to undertake projects of all sizes. Our inhouse capabilities include project management, engineering, advanced design software, Revit modelling, commissioning, service and maintenance. We deliver the most cost effective, timely, and professional services to our clients.” The Centigrade team are some of the most experienced in Western Australia’s mechanical services industry, and even the tight construction programme didn’t faze them. “We’re also working on a variety of other projects at HMAS Stirling and Curtin University Midland Campus,” Greg added. For more information contact Centigrade, 7 Macadam Place, Balcatta WA 6021, phone 08 9240 1992, fax 08 9240 1525, email info@centigrade.com.au, website www.centigrade.com.au WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME DEVELOPER : Minda Inc MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Sarah Constructions ARCHITECT : Cheeseman Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : WGA CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $80 million

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The $80M Minda Brighton Dunes luxury retirement living development Stage 2 and 3, includes 70 new apartments with spacious layouts and an exclusive resort-style feel. The project features four penthouses, two residential apartment buildings, 18 new self-contained residential dwellings, and new lifestyle precinct with new roads and extensive landscaping. Sarah Constructions specialises in commercial construction including new build projects, refurbishment and fitout. With a continuous trading history of almost 60 years, Sarah has built a network of strong relationships throughout the subcontractor and supplier chains that ensures certainty in their delivery to achieve time, quality and cost objectives. Minda Brighton Dunes was a highly collaborative fixed price project for Sarah Constructions, with a number of key deliverables. These included 18 stand-alone houses for people living with disabilities, two 3-level apartment buildings comprising a total of 36-apartments for people with medium care needs, as well as a 5-storey and 7-storey high end residential buildings, containing 70-apartments, for retirees. A new lifestyle precinct was also constructed which included four single storey commercial buildings to accommodate existing Minda services, and additional space for external providers to set up commercial businesses within the facility. The site has a fully Integrated Building Management System (IBS) which monitors and enables central control of services across all buildings. This is highly beneficial on a large campus style site and provides efficiencies in service and facilities maintenance. The site is also equipped with a highly advanced Assistive Technology System that enables residents to be passively monitored through sensors and programmed workflows. In support of the new structures, a significant infrastructure works package was also installed, along with extensive remodelling of the existing internal Minda road network. New roads were constructed, while some of the pre-existing roads were removed. This was complemented with substantial landscaping, including new pathways and public spaces. Sarah had 26 direct Minda employees and an excess of 240 contractors onsite at peak construction. Minda remained fully operational while the construction work was undertaken, WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

this included residents with disabilities living onsite. The safety and security of these individuals, along with Minda staff and members of the public was a top priority for all those involved on the project. Sarah worked closely with Minda to plan and schedule work onsite to ensure good communication existed between all parties throughout the building programme. “The success of the Minda project was founded off the back of strong relationships developed with Minda directly, the project stakeholders and designers, as well as the great number of subcontractors and suppliers that delivered the project,” said Adrian Esplin, CEO, Sarah Constructions. The size of the site, and the varying ranges and types of construction involved, allowed Sarah to draw on internal strengths and deploy individuals with specific skill sets to manage the individual precincts of the site. This overall management enabled each precinct to be completed in a very short time frame. Environmental challenges of working on a site so close to the coastal dune zone resulted in the engagement of a dune replenishment programme. 1,600 tonnes of sand was deposited on the beach to reinforce the dunes in front of the Minda site. The sand was excavated from the site itself during construction and was able to be repurposed for this, eliminating the need to import additional sand. The Minda Brighton Dunes site undertook an initiative which saw the engagement and employment of Minda individuals with disabilities on a part time basis in varying roles from traffic control, general labouring and office administration support roles. “Minda is a unique environment and client. Sarah are committed to building strong relationships and this was at the forefront of everything we have done onsite,” said Adrian. “This has been rewarding for all involved and a fantastic initiative to have been a part of.” For more information contact Sarah Constructions, 49 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood SA 5063, phone 08 7129 8888, fax 08 7129 8900, website www.sarah.com.au

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THE RIGHT SUPPORT Gant & Sons Engineering recently won the tender to the Minda Brighton Dunes retirement development, which entailed extensive steel fabrication and installation. “We fabricated the steel in our workshop working off of an external drafting company’s drawings (although we do have inhouse drafting),” explained Darren Turnbull, Gant & Sons Site Operations Manager. The company transported the steel to site on their own trucks before erecting the roof steel, window header frames and ground floor canopy steel on BD5 and BD6. Gant & Sons utilised their 55 tonne Leibherr crane and erected 80% of the BD5 apartment building (east side). The remaining 20% was erected using a hammerhead tower crane supplied by the builder, Sarah Constructions. The BD6 (western apartment building) steel was erected using the hammerhead tower crane for 70% of the roof build and Gant & Sons 55 tonne crane installed the remainder.

Gant & Sons also fabricated and installed four lifestyle precinct buildings, BD3 dining pavilion (dining area extension), two double storey apartment style buildings MA5 and MA6 (mainly roof steel), walkway and entrance canopies at the Minda Café and external canopies for Sarah Constructions on the same building site. “Traffic management personnel helped control pedestrians and vehicle movement to get the steel delivery trucks into the site delivery yard. There were issues with the tower crane and our crane possibly colliding. Frequent communication between both crane operators prevented this from occurring,” said Darren. “A crane coordination meeting was held daily with the use of a scheduling whiteboard.” In spite of these difficulties, Gant & Sons were pleased with the project and the outcome of the build. Other projects by Gant & Sons include the Faith Lutheran College, Prince Alfred College – Boarding House, St. Mary’s College – West Terrace Development, and Saints Road Shopping Centre. For more information contact Gant & Sons Engineering, 7 Palina Court, Smithfield SA 5114, phone 08 8284 5460, email tenders@gantandsons.com.au, webstie www.gantandsons.com.au

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A PERSONAL TOUCH Adelaide based Motyl Interiors, manufactured and installed all joinery components to the new Minda Brighton Dunes development. Responsible for the joinery fitouts to each of Stage 2 and Stage 3’s one, two and three bedroom apartments, Motyl’s contemporary touch was carefully curated for each of the apartments kitchens, bathrooms, ensuites, laundries, outdoor kitchens and studies. Motyl are experts in custom joinery and at Minda this was reflected not only in the workmanship but in the estimating and fundamental planning of the production process. Motyl like to understand the intent of any given project and by working with the architects, clients and builder, they were able to convert design elements into buildable items. Using an intelligent management system called BASENINE, Motyl were able to estimate detailed costs of quality products and finishes as well as develop a realistic timeline. “Although it is always exciting to be a part of something as substantial as this project, it was not without its challenges. Getting high end products manufactured and installed in any given timeframe needs planning but the schedule at Minda was tight,” explained Company Founder and Director, Tomasz Molczyk. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“Ultimately, the issue at Minda was that it was a fast tract fitout progress and the demand for multiple fitouts at one time,” said Tomasz. There were also issues with ease of access for site deliveries and coordinating labour with the project’s other subcontracting companies (e.g. glaziers, stone fabricators, painters, overseas suppliers). “We overcame the issues as they arose. Our project planning is detailed at the start of production but generally caters for loopholes such as these.” Other projects by Motyl show a cross section of talents with custom joinery fitouts in entertainment developments, hospitality, residential, office, finance, sport and education and many other sectors. For more information contact Motyl Interiors, 46 First Street, Brompton SA 5007, phone 08 8447 7877, website www.motyl.com.au SA PROJECT FEATURE MINDA BRIGHTON DUNES 189


ANCHORED IN PLACE Positioning Structure Anchors offers reliable services to accurately position dowels for precast concrete panels, holding-down bolts and cast-in plates in concrete footings and pads, and single or multi-storey concrete slabs. For the Minda Brighton Dunes project, Positioning Structure Anchors were responsible for the installation of steel plates and dowels that were cast into the concrete and used to secure the precast concrete panels. Each plate and dowel was precisely positioned before the concrete was poured using equipment similar to that used by surveyors, to reliably determine the exact location of each structural anchor. For Minda Brighton Dunes, cast-in plates with vertical legs were not suited to the thickness of the slab. Instead, plates with legs that protruded at a 20 degree angle were used to meet the needs of the project. Positioning Structure Anchors designed and fabricated special brackets to hold the plates in place. They positioned over 600 precast dowels and plates with 100% success rate.

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The team at Positioning Structure Anchors are proud that they met all deadlines within the project’s demanding programme. “The work done on this project is the core of my business which is to accurately and reliably place structural anchors. Because of the nature of what we do and the consequences if you get it wrong, we take service and reliability very seriously. It’s not just lip service. They’re the keys to our ongoing success,” said Positioning Structure Anchors Director, Paul Petherick. Positioning Structure Anchors are the only company in South Australia specialising in these services and have been in business for over 10 years. They focus their work in South Australia, and have other projects with Sarah Construction including St Francis de Sales College in Mt Barker, St Mary’s College in Adelaide and Pembroke School in Norwood. For more information contact Positioning Structure Anchors, phone 0408 838 603, email paulpetherick@icloud.com

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QUALITY PAINTING SERVICES AT MINDA South Australian based PLG Painting Services Pty Ltd were tasked with bringing the Minda Brighton Dunes development to life with their quality painting services. The luxury project features 70 apartments, four penthouses, two 3-storey residential buildings, and 18 self-contained residencies. The internal and external painting across all buildings on King George Avenue, had variable internal colour schemes, which meant alternating between the three colour schemes (The Samphire Coast, Seamist and The Rocks), according to individual owner/occupier selection. PLG dedicated a team of 10 to the project, with the Director’s son Apostoli Giamarelos appointed Project Manager and Stamati Papastamati acting as Site Foreman. “As a company we are well-equipped to manage projects of this size. However, at Minda, the deadlines were very tight. We had to always ensure our staff resources were adequate and committed to the job to complete on schedule. This management plan had to also guarantee WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

the fast tracking did not compromise our quality standards and the finishes required,” said Peter Giamarelos, Founder and Director of PLG Painting Services. “Ultimately, we were delighted to be able to showcase our workmanship and are very proud to be associated with Sarah Constructions.” PLG Painting Services have been trading for over 25 years and specialise in interior and exterior painting across a range of sectors including residential, commercial and industrial. Other recent and ongoing projects include the Holiday Inn, Bohem, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park, Regis Aged Care Facility and Barossa Retail Centre, Minda Apartments and Life Style Precinct.

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TILING EXCELLENCE G & G Tiling Co. Pty Ltd are tiling specialists who focus on servicing commercial builders and corporate clients looking for a professional, forward thinking team. For Minda Brighton Dunes, G & G Tiling were responsible for the tiling package to wet areas, balconies, apartments and common areas to architect’s specifications. Quality 600mm x 100mm rectified gloss white tiles were selected for the walls creating a seamless look and practical 300mm x 300mm and 300mm x 600mm porcelain floor tiles were selected for both wet areas and living areas, creating a sophisticated finish. Meanwhile, the penthouse apartments had luxurious Italian made tiles installed. Due to the project consisting of two multi-storey apartment buildings being constructed simultaneously, it created a challenge to move the tiles and materials to various locations. G & G Tiling overcame this by using their crane truck to give them an advantage which reduced labour demand. Another challenge was access to difficult to reach areas and manual transporting of screed to upper levels. G & G Tiling used a screed pump with a 100m hose, that enabled effective and efficient screeding. This project was one of the largest they have worked on, and they enjoyed the challenge of coordinating resources and seeing the team rise to the occasion.

facilities, numerous multi-storey apartments, as well as retail and recreational facilities.

In partnership with many leading tile suppliers G & G Tiling offer a selection of tiles; design and/or standard improvement and an experienced site team for complete installation. The project management team ensure safety and administration requirements are met, with project specific manufacturer and workmanship warranties. G & G Tiling predominantly work in South Australia, with successful projects including the Adelaide Womens’ Prison, several aged care WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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CLASSIC MEETS FRESH Living City Devonport is the largest urban renewal project ever undertaken in regional Tasmania. This benchmark project transforms the Devonport skyline with the creation of new retail, business/service and waterfront precincts. DEVELOPER : Devonport City Council MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Fairbrother ARCHITECT : Lyons Architecture CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $54 million

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Fairbrother’s contract for Stage 1 of Living City Devonport is the first part in a wider strategy to revitalise the city’s economic and cultural heart. A highly articulated project, Living City involved the delivery of three different, but functional buildings as well as associated infrastructure and public realm linkages. Located in the centre of Devonport, the project connects with Rooke Street to the East, Oldaker Street to the North and Best Street to the South. “As managing contractor for Stage 1 of Living City, Fairbrother delivered a food pavilion (Providore Place), a new civic building (Paranaple Centre) and a multi storey carpark all located around a new public area called Market Square. The project also required the relocation of the Devonport Regional Gallery and upgrades to the existing Devonport Entertainment Centre (DEC),” Project Director, Darryn Smith explained. “The Market Square integrates the old restored foundations of a previous police house in the centre of the square as an informal stage and events space. The Paranaple Centre is a 5-level structure housing the library, Service Tasmania, the convention centre and local government offices and shared meeting rooms.” “The entry to the Paranaple Centre is highly glazed with the vertical circulation to the upper community meeting rooms and Convention Centre readily apparent. Voids are included in each floor space. All external finishes in Living City were selected to meet a broad range of project criteria, including the aspirations within the brief to have a highly transparent building. The challenge was to introduce colour within the urban realm, to have high quality finishes, and to minimise long-term damage.” The Living City development undertook extensive planning to create a cohesion

between the multiple uses, and to ensure the four key ideas for the building’s purpose were realised. The south and west side of the building utilises a ‛side core’ concept, which allowed the floor plates to be open continuously. These side cores are not completely ‘solid’ and include various breaks to provide views and visual connections to the city to allow natural light to flow through. It was also imperative to maximise the opportunity to see the view of the Mersey River and Spirit of Tasmania when it is in port, the river head and Bass Strait, as well as views to the Market Square with the mountains beyond and down Rooke Lane on the south side. These views bring the surrounding landscape into the development and open the interior spaces to the natural light. Creating active spaces within the development was another key focus for the interior layout of the buildings and was created by locating the Library and Service Tasmania on this easily accessible level. Likewise, the convention hall was ‘lifted’ to the third level of the new building to become highly visible throughout Devonport and even from the Spirit of Tasmania when it comes into port. First established on Tasmania’s North-West Coast in 1973 as a family owned and operated business, Fairbrother has grown to become Tasmania’s largest construction company with offices throughout Tasmania and regional Victoria. With a strong reputation for excellence across all facets of the construction sector, they have delivered many iconic and award-winning projects around Australia and overseas. Maintaining a team of more than 500 people, Fairbrother offers a comprehensive range of services to its clients, including construction, joinery, facility management and developments. Other select projects by Fairbrother include: the $60 million Lion Project Frost in Burnie, a current joint venture with Kane to upgrade the Malmsbury and Parkville youth justice centres, the University of Tasmania’s $70 million NRAS student accommodation, Hobart and a current joint venture with John Holland to deliver the $689 million Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment. For more information contact Fairbrother Pty Ltd, 12 Stony Rise Road, Devonport TAS 7310, phone 03 6420 7000, website www.fairbrother.com.au

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Below Plastering Solutions Tasmania showcased their product and service expertise throughout this project.

Plastering Solutions Tasmania’s recent contract at Living City Devonport saw them supplying and installing all the interior plaster walls and ceiling details. Each of these elements provided multi-functional attributes such as noise-reduction, moisture/humidity control and complete privacy to the 4-level multi-purpose civic building. The dynamic range of rooms within the building, which includes a 2-storey LINC library, facilities for Service Tasmania, Council offices and an 800-seat multi-purpose function space, allowed Plastering Solutions Tasmania to showcase their product range.

successfully on time and on budget, with the company working closely with their client’s complete agenda. Specialising in all aspects of commercial plastering, partitions and internal linings, Plastering Solutions Tasmania have been operating state-wide for over 10 years. With a team of over 30, they custom manufacture and supply their plasterboard products across the board of most commercial projects. Their elegant yet complete solutions ensure nothing is too difficult when it comes to acoustic, temperature control and room segregation. The company also meets all current fire safety regulations.

For Plastering Solutions Tasmania’s Director, Mitchel Turner, the Living City Project presented an opportunity for the company to exhibit their product and service excellence. “The commercial plastering of walls and ceilings to the Service Tasmania area presents our product to its best advantage due to it being such a light filled space.”

Currently, other projects Plastering Solutions Tasmania are involved in include Riverside Primary School, the South Launceston McDonald's, the Treasury Department Refurbishment, Masonic Peace Haven Nursing Home and the 10-bed addition to the Mercure Hotel in Launceston. They are also working on the Rosary Gardens Nursing Home and the Hedberg Performing Arts Centre in Hobart, the St Helen’s Holiday Park & Restaurant in St Helens.

“There is also the open plan office area of Level 2 which features a raking pelmet window detail and a large meeting room with perforated ceilings and walls.” The project was completed

For more information contact Plastering Solutions Tasmania, PO Box 9028, Norwood TAS 7250, phone 0400 053 470, email admin@pstas.com.au, website www.pstas.com.au

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Below The high end timber laminate and acoustic fabric moveable panels featured in the Level 3 conference area were installed by Wedds.

Wedds Launceston are the Tasmanian distributors of Hufcor Operable Walls and Kyissa partitions, specialising in access ladders and mobile scaffolding. Hufcor operable walls offer a wide range of flexible space solutions, finished in an extensive range of durable finishes to suit all applications. Wedds involvement with the Living City Devonport redevelopment allowed them the opportunity grow their skills and experiences well as the opportunity to be involved with a truly innovative project, unique to Northern Tasmania. The two large walls at Living City Devonport involved 42 panels, each over 5m tall and weighing 340kg. This required some innovative teamwork and maneuvering solutions. The high end timber laminate finish required close consultation with the skilled design team at Hufcor in order to match the high specifications of timber joinery adjacent to our walls. Wedds has operated in Tasmania since the early 1950’s and was purchased by Rankin and Bond, (a brass and copper supplier), in 1988. Currently employing 12 locals, eight were directly involved in the ambitious Living City Devonport redevelopment project. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The Wedds team have been involved with the Living City Devonport project from the early stages and were responsible for the supply and installation of the operable wall package. Wedds are currently pleased to be involved with numerous other projects across Tasmania, including the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment, Rubicon Aged Care Facility at Shearwater and Queechy High School in Launceston. Wedds are proud to be a locally owned and managed Tasmanian company. They relish the opportunity to work across the state on new and innovative developments. Wedds have developed close working relationships with clients and suppliers to ensure they can provide the best solutions and services possible.

For more information contact Wedds Launceston, 20 George Street, Launceston TAS 7250, phone 03 6331 9191, email wedds@rankinandbond.com.au, website www.rankinandbond.com.au TAS PROJECT FEATURE LIVING CITY DEVONPORT 197


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Below Ausrise Aluminium supplied and installed the framing for all of the external glass panels featured throughout this project.

Ausrise Aluminium specialises in the supply and installation of aluminium and glass façades. For Living City Devonport, the Aurise Aluminium team were able apply their expertise to a number of project specifications that were truly unique. “The sloping to the glass façades to one corner of the multi-purpose building meant the façades featured a dual slope. Due to this, we had to create new dies to facilitate different directions,” explained Director, Paul White. “The project also featured a curtain wall façade to the multi-purpose building which was a little more complex than usual due to the inbuilt glazed soffits.” Although these thin, aluminium framed walls are commonly used in construction, the combined details of sloping and inbuilt soffits meant the façades to both facilities could blend practical style with streamlined functionality. The end result is a striking building, which showcases the overall design to its ultimate potential Aesthetics aside, the Ausrise Aluminium façades at Living City Devonport include limited air leakage, rain-proofing and thermal strengths. To work efficiently, a curtain wall must be able to let light in without letting heat out. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The company facilitated this by using two directional sloping, a system which worked effectively without creating any new mechanical stresses. New South Wales based Ausrise Aluminium have been trading since 2002. Of their team of 50 staff, 10 played a part in the Living City Devonport project. Their glass and aluminium façade specialty has seen them contracted Australia wide, with a strong reputation for product knowledge and expertise as well as tight scheduling and budget conscious offers. Other projects that Ausrise Aluminium are working on include Arthur Philip High School and Royal Far West, Manly.

For more information contact Ausrise Aluminium, 6/5 Clerke Place, Kurnell NSW 2231, phone 0422 803 933, email kevin@ausrise.com.au, website www.ausrise.com.au TAS PROJECT FEATURE LIVING CITY DEVONPORT 199


Contractors Directory ACCESS EQUIPMENT All Lift Forklifts

CARPENTARY Dynamic Developments

Page 60 | 1300 729 700

Page 164 | 03 9568 2333

ACCESS FLOORING ASP Access Floors

CEMENT / FIBRE BGC Fibre Cement

Page 38, 124 | 02 9620 9915

Page 128 | 03 9392 9444

Tate Access Floors Page 176 | 02 9612 2300

CLADDING Architectural Glass & Cladding

ACOUSTIC ENGINEER Embelton

Page 37 | 07 5523 2335

Page 101, 107 | 1800 339 638

Page 166 | 0425 746 999

AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, REFRIGERATION & MECHANICAL SERVICES Ark Air Solutions

SG Cladding CLEANING SERVICES SPB Cleaning Page 64 | 0402 635 458

Baratech

COLD ROOMS Retracom Group of Companies

Page 49 | 02 9875 3088

Page 151 | 07 3489 4444

Centigrade

SBP Australia

Page 183 | 08 9240 1992

Page 151 | 1300 272 254

Page 116 | 0406 992 338

Comfort Heat Australia Page 39 | www.comfortheat.com.au

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Skyview Aerial Photography Page 8 | 0431 931 910

ARCHITECTS Archer Design

COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT V & C Commercial Catering Equipment Page 158 | 03 9459 6111

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Gencom

Georgiou Group (WA) Page 178 | 08 9200 2500

Growthbuilt

Top Pacific Group

Hansen Yuncken (VIC)

Page 74 | 02 9283 7111

Page 30, 146 | 03 9831 6500 Page 42 | 02 8344 2400

DOORS & WINDOWS Belco Aluminium

Hutchinson Builders (QLD)

Page 69 | 02 9602 0022

Hutchinson Builders (NSW)

Page 174 | 07 3335 5000

Icon Co Page 90 | 03 9429 6099

Page 106 | 02 8116 1500

Page 84 | 02 9930 5555

ELECTRICAL SERVICES Intellectrical Pty Ltd

Kane Constructions (VIC) Page 154 | 03 8420 1200

Novati Constructions Page 66 | 02 8436 9000

Richard Crookes Constructions Page 104 | 02 9902 4700

Sarah Constructions Page 184 | 08 7129 8888

TQM Design & Construct Page 110 | 02 9556 1046

CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE / DOCUMENT/PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CoreLogic Page 2 | 1300 734 318

Page 97 | 02 9698 9754

SAFE Integrated Systems

Page 201 | www.viewpoint.com

Baldasso Cortese

Page 36 | 1300 723 326

DEM Page 87 | 02 8966 6000

SBA Architects Page 149 | 02 9929 9988

BATHROOM PRODUCTS Stormtech

Page 81 | 0411 467 248

Cogent Constructions Page 62 | 0401 992 462

Page 130 | 1300 653 403

Deflecta

Sunny International

Page 122 | 03 9318 9315

Page 79 | 02 9787 3385

BLINDS No Bull Blinds

CONCRETE CUTTING Auscut Concrete Drilling and Sawing

Page 120 | 1300 132 129

Page 140 | 1800 287 288

CARPETS Inline Floors

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES & ALLIANCES Fairbrother Pty Ltd

Page 63 | 1300 707 035

Page 192 | 03 6420 7000

Georgiou Group (QLD) Page 168 | 07 3319 4500

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ELEVATORS/LIFTS Easy Living Home Elevators

Kane Constructions (NSW)

Viewpoint Construction Software

CONCRETE, CONCRETE SERVICES & CONCRETE PRODUCTS BFB Concrete Pumping

Page 162 | 03 9551 7959

Page 56 | 02 9212 7811

Page 46 | 02 9790 6305

Page 159 | 03 9417 7555

DEVELOPERS Aultun Property Group

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Ssangkom Page 127 | 07 5537 7979

United Fasteners Australia Page 119 | www.unitedfasteners.com.au

CONSULTANTS Frazer-Nash Consultancy Page 138 | 03 9037 2200

Victor Lin & Associates Pty Ltd Page 89 | 1800 884 199

CRANES/HOISTS & RIGGING (ALL CRANE PRODUCTS & SERVICES) Transformer Cranes Page 77 | 0407 205 467

Page 80 | 0416 599 917

ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE Alliance Network Infrastructure Page 76 | 1300 361 314

Mackex Services Page 109 | 02 4774 9967

WINconnect Page 78 | 02 9098 1219

ENGINEERS (GEOTECHNICAL) South Qld Soils Page 171 | 07 4668 9716

FAÇADES Lindner Facades Page 38 | australia@Lindner-Group.com

FAÇADES, WINDOWS & GLAZING Ausrise Aluminium Page 197 | 0422 803 933

FIRE SAFETY (ALL FIRE PRODUCTS & SERVICES) EBSA Australia Page 94 | 1300 327 200

WAGNER Fire Safety Page 148 | www.wagnergroup.com

FLOORING (ADHESIVES AND COATINGS) MAPEI Australia Page 1 | 1800 652 666


GLASS & GLAZING Proglaze

PAINTING Jagged Edge

Donald Cant Watts Corke

Page 61 | 1300 776 459

Page 167 | 0403 166 669

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GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS & COUNCILS Level Crossing Removal Authority Page 134 | 1800 105 105

PLG Painting Services Page 189 | 08 8352 8180

Sarri Painters Page 177 | 07 3861 1166

GYPROCK PLASTERBOARD CSR Gyprock

PITS (CONCRETE & FIBREGLASS) Terra Firma Industries

Page 131 | 1300 306 556

Page 129 | 03 9357 1230

HEIGHT SAFETY Sayfa Group

PLASTER & INTERNAL CLADDING Goal Interior

Page 156 | 1300 301 755

HERITAGE ADVISORS Extent Heritage Page 35 | 02 9555 4000

IMPORT LOGISTICS KTL Australia Page 96 | 03 9383 9600

INTERIOR DESIGN & FITOUTS DMS Interiors Page 86 | 02 9597 9924

GETC Consolidated Industries Page 4 | 03 9312 0812

JOINERY & KITCHENS Joinery Group Page 65 | 02 8722 2900

mii Kitchen Page 68 | 02 4648 0099

JOINERY & CABINETRY Motyl Interiors Page 187 | 08 8447 7877

LANDSCAPING Fresh Landscapes Group Page 92 | 02 9674 5131

LIGHTING (LUMINARY) H & C Technology Page 58 | 02 9264 2894

PARTITIONS (FIRE RATED, ACOUSTIC PARTITIONS, WALLS & CEILINGS) Hippo Building Pty Ltd

Page 28 | 03 8662 1111 Page 53 | 02 9270 1000

WT Partnership Page 139 | 03 9867 3677

REFRIGERATION Channon Refrigeration Page 52 | 1300 657 977

SAFETY SYSTEMS & MANAGEMENT Checkpoint Group Page 102 | 1800 273 473

Plastering Solutions Tasmania

SCAFFOLDING Instant Access Australia

Page 194 | 0400 053 470

Page 100 | 1300 102 050

POWER GENERATORS & SYSTEMS Aggreko

Page 70 | 0416 609 497

Page 71 | 0449 183 868

Page 126 | 1300 929 031

PRECAST CONCRETE Quickcell Technology Products Page 170 | 07 5541 4838

XL Precast Page 44 | 02 8724 5100

PRECAST PRODUCTS Positioning Structure Anchors Page 188 | 0408 838 603

PROJECT & DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS Cerno Management

J & I Scaffolding Scaffold Logistics Page 145 | 1300 857 293

SECURITY Thompson Bros Page 103 | 1300 501 337

SHOPFITTING Diverse Shopfitters Page 180 | 1300 969 449

STEEL REINFORCING Active Steel Page 58 | 02 9673 3422

Modun Page 115 | 0420 436 273

Page 99 | 02 8019 7475

STEEL (STRUCTURAL/ FABRICATION) AGFAB Engineering

Proven Project Management

Page 143 | 03 9369 5577

Page 50 | 02 8246 6500

DEDICO Development Services

Page 181 | 08 6467 8200

QUANTITY SURVEYORS Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Page 22 | 02 8234 4009

TILING G & G Tiling Co. Pty Ltd Page 191 | 08 8336 1431

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AGD Systems Page 34 | 02 9653 9934

UNDERGROUND ASSET LOCATION Rangedale Drainage Services Page 141 | 03 8368 8888

WALLS PANEL SYSTEMS AFS Systems Page 113 | 1300 727 237

WASTE MANAGEMENT (SEPTICS) E & J Septics Page 142 | 03 9729 6844

WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES Haulaway Page 136 |1300 660 838

WATERPROOFING Adseal Group Page 117 | 1800 010 233

GCP Applied Technologies Page 33 | 1800 334 444

WINDOWS, BLINDS, FRAMING & GLASS FACADES RJS Aluminium Page 112 | 02 9790 3445

Gant & Sons Engineering Page 186 | 08 8284 5460

SUPPLIERS (PRODUCTS/ EQUIPMENT) Blackwoods Page 26 | 13 37 79

Wedds Launceston Page 195 | 03 6331 9191

Page 83 | 02 9642 8536

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