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BRISBANE’S NEWEST RIVERFRONT TOWER, Banc Apartments, SET TO START CONSTRUCTION Developer Ideal Property Australia is charging ahead with construction on its $70 million Toowong-based luxury riverfront building, Banc Apartments, in a show of confidence in the Brisbane apartment market. Ideal Property has engaged McNab as preferred contractor to commence operational works and design of early works, paving the way for the 15-level tower to come out of the ground around mid year, with 65% of the 33 luxury residences already sold.

McNab is a leading Brisbane-based construction company with 21 years experience in delivering high end residential, retirement and commercial developments. Key projects include the University of Queensland Global Change Institute which was awarded best sustainable development in Australia by the Property Council in 2016 and the Village at Coorparoo, awarded best Seniors Living in Australia by the Property Council earlier this year. Banc’s remaining apartments include a Garden Home with a private 227m2 riverfront terrace and three bedroom River Homes and Sky Homes with prices starting from $1.39 million. Those in the market for a penthouse-style residence can secure the full-floor, 455m2 Sky Mansion atop the building, with the option to work with award winning WMK Architecture and SJB Interiors to customise the abode at no additional cost. Ideal Property has recently released a second full floor option as an alternative to the Sky Mansion, priced from $4.45 million. Ideal Property Director, John Li says the timing is right to push ahead with the project, which is the only new tower being developed along the riverfront Coronation Drive and one of only a handful in Brisbane to offer half and full floor residences in a boutique building. “I believe the Brisbane market still has a lot of potential and there evidently is solid demand – for the right type of property,” Mr Li said. “Banc has been successful because it represents a return to the golden age of riverfront luxury

development, with apartments equivalent in size to an average home, complete with top shelf finishes and panoramic views that can never be built out.” “That’s what we are delivering at Banc and we have found that most of our purchasers have been people who already live in Toowong or surrounding suburbs and have been waiting for a project like this to come along. They have been waiting to downsize but didn’t want to sacrifice space or lifestyle. Banc’s Sky Homes offer up to 231m2 of living space and residents will have exclusive access to a pool, barbeque terrace and winebanc – a purpose-built wine cellar with a 195 bottle wine storage fridge for each apartment.” Mr Li says he anticipates the final residences in Banc will sell on the back of the Federal Governments’ new incentive for downsizers, which allows those aged over 65 to sell the family home and inject up to $300,000 into their superannuation account. The timing is ideal for downsizers considering making the move to an apartment at Banc. The new superannuation incentive sweetens the deal, and the fact that work is underway onsite, with a reputable builder, should give purchasers confidence that the project is moving ahead. “Banc buyers are securing a space in arguably one of the best locations in the city, right on the riverfront and within easy reach of the emerging Queen’s Wharf precinct, which will soon be home to world class dining and entertainment.”

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Inherent constraints stimulate superior outcomes for cox architecture

comment Anthony Roberts Minister for Planning and Housing (NSW)

Tackling housing affordability The NSW Government has made it our top priority to tackle housing affordability. New measures to respond to this challenge announced in our Housing Affordability package on June 1 focus on boosting housing supply, stamp duty concessions for first home buyers and ensuring we have the right infrastructure. We inherited a shortfall of 100,000 homes when we took office in 2011 and with our population set to grow by 2.1 million people in NSW over the next 20 years, we need to fast-track housing supply in the right areas. The government’s new measures will expand priority precincts to include more areas of Sydney to accelerate rezoning to deliver more new homes. Left: Ramin Jahromi, Senior Associate, Cox Architecture, Inset: Hyatt Regency, Sydney

With minimal availability for brown or green field sites in our increasingly dense capital cities, both in Australia and around the world, the contemporary practice of Architecture relies on the creation of buildings and developments over legacy sites. These sites are often deeply constrained by infrastructure, whether it be transport, civil or services. They are often considered less favourable due to these inherent restrictions and associated challenges. The redevelopment of the Hyatt Regency Sydney demonstrates this concept but also how such inherent constraints can stimulate superior outcomes. This project has revitalised Sydney’s western fringe, connecting the CBD to Darling Harbour whilst restoring and revealing lost heritage on Sussex Street. The project is located and built over the live Western Distributor freeway – and by cleverly burying the dividing infrastructure it has connected the Sydney city centre with its western waterfront.

By achieving this, the project has created a new, people-focused development in an area which was previously a no-go zone for pedestrians and a ‘hard border’ which artificially separated, two complementary parts of the Sydney civic experience, transitioning urban centre to harbourside. The erection of the building over a live freeway system relies on innovative construction technologies and working closely with the ECI Contractor, Multiplex. Multiplex’s stakeholder engagement and management successfully delivered a complicated mixed use project with no freeway shut downs. The resulting convention and function facilities with no unhindered views, facing Darling Harbour, is a first for Sydney. To summarise, apparently negative site constraints have led to the creation of a new building typology – one that allows the formation of a new and valuable ground plane for the community and much-needed hotel room-stock for the city, in what can be considered as an ‘architecture of left over spaces.’

Priority precincts are generally located around transport corridors or strategic centres, helping provide housing and jobs close to public transport, shops and services. The Department of Planning and Environment is already actively managing eight priority urban renewal precincts and a further four state significant precincts that have a strong housing supply focus. We have now increased this to investigate 15 new precincts. Before these precincts were declared, the Department forecasted over 184,000 new homes would be completed across Sydney over the next five years. But we’d like to see a higher number. The NSW Government will provide access to around $3 billion in infrastructure funding to accelerate the delivery of housing including more direct infrastructure funding; support for councils to borrow funds so they can bring forward capital works, and reforms to infrastructure contributions to ensure that developers make a fair contribution towards the costs of establishing communities. We will contribute $1.6 billion for the Housing Acceleration Fund. An additional $1 billion from the state capital program will be redirected towards priority projects to support housing.



comment Kenny Ingram Director of Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure IFS Group

BRISBANE TAKES NEXT STEP ON WORLD STAGE WITH SKYNEEDLE PROJECT START Brisbane is taking the next step in its emergence as a ‘new world city’, with developer Pradella starting construction on the first stage of a $125 million dual tower community centred around the city’s iconic SkyNeedle.

The move to a data-driven asset lifecycle is hugely disruptive. Building Information Modelling (BIM), 4D scheduling, 3D printing, drones, mobility, laser scanning and the Internet of Things are all impacting how assets are constructed and maintained.

SkyNeedle, an 88m pillar, was a key feature of Brisbane’s World Expo in 1988, and today remains a prominent marker on the city skyline. Pradella Director, Kim Pradella, joined Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk to officially launch the start of construction on the first tower, comprising 110 of the total 237 apartments in the project, which will incorporate a refurbished SkyNeedle as part of its design.

Digital technologies collect vast amounts of data and require big data solutions. Most companies, however, are struggling to manage the information they have. Business and IT solutions are often not integrated and many projects are managed on spreadsheets.

Pradella has appointed RCC Builders to build SkyNeedle Apartments, which will be delivered in two stages, complete with a café at the base of the second tower and a tropical garden oasis with a pool and barbeque terrace, for the exclusive use of residents.

Organisations that embrace change are likely to be winners in an industry that is changing dramatically. Clients now expect companies to have detailed information at their fingertips. Many traditional players will go out of business and new entrants will take the initiative.

The RCC Builders construction team has a combined 100 years of industry experience, and has been responsible for the successful completion of numerous Pradella projects, most recently including The Gardens and Light + Co. in West End.

We should not be too focused on the term big data. It is more about having all of the relevant data that you need to design, procure, subcontract, construct, install, commission, operate, maintain and dispose of an asset to maximise its benefit at the optimal cost.

More than 70% of apartments in the first stage have already sold for a total of $38 million, with remaining one bedroom apartments priced from $428,000 and two bedroom abodes available from $544,000. Mr Pradella says SkyNeedle will add to the developer’s


significant portfolio of projects in West End and South Brisbane, and continue its transformation of the city’s ‘legacy’ landmarks. Pradella’s Light + Co. Apartments project, which was completed in late 2016, was built to include elements of Brisbane’s old gas and light station, which was originally established in 1885. “SkyNeedle will be a transformative project for Brisbane. We are taking an internationally recognised symbol of Brisbane’s foray onto the world stage with Expo and making it the hero of a project that will be a marker of Brisbane’s next ‘coming of age’,” he said. “Brisbane is evolving into a new world city and it’s important that as we usher in this next chapter of growth, we recognise the foundations this fantastic city was built on by preserving monuments of the past, like the SkyNeedle and the old gas and light station. In doing so, Pradella is creating world-class communities which embrace the city’s heritage while setting a bold benchmark for future ready design.” “SkyNeedle has already attracted strong interest from both owner occupiers and investors not only from Brisbane, but also nationally and internationally, who are ready to be a part of what will undoubtedly be one of Australia’s most unique and identifiable addresses. Next year marks the 30 year milestone since SkyNeedle made its debut at Expo 88, which is fitting as we expect the first 11-level tower to reach completion by late 2018/early 2019.

Most companies have poor analytical data on project performance, so there is significant room for improvement. The first step is to have a solid project lifecycle business software solution. Then you need to embrace digital technologies to achieve the very tough goals demanded by asset owners. Organisations with a digital strategy will be able to drive down costs, reduce time-intensive tasks and increase the quality, reliability and performance of an asset through its life – ultimately securing a competitive advantage.

Director of Pradella, Kim Pradella & Brisbane Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk



georgiou lands $57 million contract

comment Bruce Harper General Manager Queensland AVID Property Group

There’s more to housing affordability than size

Roads & Maritime Services has awarded Georgiou Group a $57 million contract to construct the Northern Road Upgrade Stage 1 Project in New South Wales, due for completion in October 2017. This is the first contract award for our New South Wales office since opening in North Sydney in early 2015, and is a big plus for Georgiou’s expansion on the East Coast. The project involves the construction of roadworks, bridge works, and associated activities to upgrade 3.3km Northern Road between Old Northern Road, Narellan, and Peter Brock Drive, Oran Park. Works include the conversion of the existing single lane carriageway to a two-lane dual carriageway

with dedicated bus lanes, and the construction of two new 46.5m long three-span bridges over Narellan Creek. The project is funded by the Australian and New South Wales Governments, and is part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, a 10 year road investment program. Once complete, Northern Road will provide a range of benefits including: improved safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists; improved travel times and increased capacity to accommodate future population growth and development needs in the area; and improved access and travel times for road freight in Sydney’s south west.

Adaptable, changeable building parts and products delivered on a cloud UniSA researchers have secured one of only eight prestigious ARUP Global Research Grants to further a project that aims to deliver an innovative product-service system business model to provide changeable, adaptable parts of buildings via a ‘cloud data platform’ linking physical components to virtual models. The one year research project is expected to revolutionise the building industry, not only creating new business opportunities in the service sector, but also deriving more value from built resources by their reuse, adaptation and life cycle stewardship. A research driven international firm of designers, planners, engineers and technical specialists, ARUP stages its Global Research Challenge as part of its mission to ‘shape a better world’ by developing and supporting great ideas that will stand the test of time. This year’s two themes – including adaptation of circular economy principles on, or in

built environment projects – attracted 120 applicants worldwide. Led by Adjunct Associate Professor David Ness, the multi-disciplinary team comprises Dr Ke Xing, Dr Ki Kim, John Gelder, Adam Jenkins and Dr Xing Ma from UniSA, in association with Dr John Swift, head of Prismatic Architectural Research (and inventor of some core concepts). Associate Prof Ness says the concept for the project arose from the team’s previous research on smart, reusable components, product-service system solutions and resource efficiency. “We have clear goals to reduce building waste, greenhouse gas emissions and create new business opportunities; this research aims to develop a cloud enhanced system that will be able to be adopted widely across the building industry and focus on waste reduction and appropriate re-use of materials,” Associate Prof Ness says.

With the ‘Great Australian Dream’ of home ownership creeping further away for many Australians, developers are starting to introduce some innovative housing products that aren’t just about block size. Gone are the days of the quarter acre blocks and even blocks half that size are becoming increasingly rare. We’re now seeing some lots as small as 50m², and some attached terrace apartment buildings with frontages as small as 6.5m, and this is not only happening for inner city developments. Developers are increasingly responding to changes to local council planning laws with small block options and fixed price house and land packages. Skillful designs are needed to produce small lot homes that are attractive, sustainable and affordable. High ceilings create a sense of space and encourage ventilation and the use of light materials not only make a room feel bigger, but also minimise the carbon footprint of the homes and reduce their thermal load. But while small block sizes and innovative house design are the key to lower cost, lifestyle factors remain important to all buyers and developers. To cater for our attachment to the Aussie backyard, developers also need to offer sophisticated public spaces. Close access to public parks, neighbourhood playing fields and investment in high-end playground equipment means buyers are much more comfortable with a small backyard.




TILT gives developers the edge in residential design

Suresh Manickam Chief Executive Officer National Electrical Communications Association (NECA)

Security of payments reforms are critical The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has constructed a detailed submission to the Federal Government’s review of security of payments laws in the building and construction sector. The review, announced by the Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash in December 2016, is led by John Murray AM and seeks to address the significant differences in approach to present laws across Australia’s states and territories that impact upon protections for subcontractors. NECAs Chief Executive Officer, Mr Suresh Manickam said that Security of Payment legislative reforms are critically important to NECA members and the wider electrical contracting sector. “We have called for the harmonisation of the creditor line process across Australia for many years, so that our electrical contractors are not disadvantaged from the collapse of a construction company. Our members are typically small and medium-sized electrical contractors who can be susceptible to cash flow issues. As a finishing trade, electrical contractors are often the last in the line of credit to receive payment for work completed in the event of a construction company collapse, yet arguably provide the highest value inputs of all subcontractors by way of fixtures, fittings and labour.” “Harmonisation of the various Security of Payments regimes around Australia should be beneficial, particularly in terms of reducing administrative and compliance costs imposed on businesses.” “NECA also believes that appropriate penalties and enforcement are also essential to address the present, widespread practice of subcontractor intimidation to deter them from exercising their rights under existing Security of Payments laws,” Mr Manickam said.



With increasing urbanisation, comes the rising need to open up inner city roof terraces to gain access to views, and take advantage of Australia’s temperate climate. TILT Industrial Design is giving developers the tools to do just that. The team has designed automated Skylights and Hatches that open up opportunities for roof terraces to become seamless extensions of the home, and for new (often spectacular) vistas to be unveiled and heights maximised. The Skylights and Hatches enable developers to differentiate their properties and secure their Return On Investment (ROI), beyond the constraints of traditional construction methods. Tim Phillips, Managing Director, TILT, recognised a gap in well-designed skylight products that give developers a point of difference. “We wanted to create beautifully designed Skylights and Hatches that would add value to properties by maximising building heights,

and opening up opportunities to access a roof terrace,” Tim says. The Skylights and Hatches are an automated system created for architecturally-designed projects of high quality and beauty. As the only operable glass skylights available that can be utilised with a standard staircase, they greatly increase light and ventilation in a space. TILT has already delivered a vast array of innovative projects with developers and architects, using the latest technologies, innovative manufacturing and project maintenance. The design team is responsible for the revolutionary heliostat technology of One Central Park in Sydney, named the World’s Best Tall Building in 2014. TILT has collaborated with top developers including Frasers Property, and architects BVN, Techne and more recently, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer on the Sydney Opera House.

NDY appoints global head of Residential, Hotels and Entertainment Sean Treweek joins Norman Disney & Young (NDY) with an international remit in the newly created role of Director – Residential, Hotels and Entertainment.

Sean Treweek, NDY Director – Residential, Hotels and Entertainment

comment Greg Vann Director Buckley Vann, JBA & Planisphere

Sean joins NDY with over 20 years experience, with the past eight years at WSP in senior roles. Don't let the nimby's be right “I had a strong focus on management, risk and governance responsibilities there, and in joining NDY I wanted to move forward into an influential role across the whole business – one that allows me to relate directly to clients on projects that make a real difference to them.” With client-centric outcomes a key component of NDY’s strategy, Sean is looking forward to the client focus of his NDY role. “I commenced my career at NDY and have always held the business in very high regard. As NDY continues to focus on client needs, an opportunity presented itself to drive these key markets globally, in a business with a strong cultural alignment with my own values. The focus on client relationships and stakeholder engagement is a distinguishing feature of NDY when compared to many larger competitors.”

Sean says there are exciting opportunities in the Residential, Hotels and Entertainment sectors particularly as the benefits of big data and ‘the internet of things’ becomes increasingly apparent, with NDY ideally placed in delivering this to the market. “We are only now just scratching the surface of the potential benefit for technology and digital integration, as we seamlessly incorporate automated systems to add value to both the asset owner and occupant experience.” Sean is based in Melbourne and reporting to Patrick Fogarty, NDY’s global head of markets.

Doka’s drive for safety Testing formwork is crucial – not only at set up, but at design and manufacturing stages, says Doka’s Managing Director, Christian Unger. That’s why the company rigorously tests its products before release. “We’re serious about our testing procedures to ensure safety is maintained when our customers install their Doka Formwork Systems,” he says. Doka’s drive for safety has also prompted Doka Australia to release its “Stay Safe for Moments that Matter” campaign in April. Saving construction companies time, money and reducing their risk of stiff penalties for unsafe workplaces and injured workers has become a quest of formwork designer and supplier, Doka Australia. Workers’ falls from height accounted for one in eight workplace accidents in 2015, according to WorkSafe Australia. In fact, formwork failures on high rise projects led to the most injuries and deaths, says the US site, Concrete Construction. The issue is poor planning, design and checks of what workers have set up.

Doka is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork technology for use in all fields of the construction sector. With more than 160 sales and logistics facilities in more than 70 countries, the Doka Group has a highly efficient distribution network, which ensures that equipment and technical support are delivered swiftly and professionally. The Doka Group is part of the Umdasch Group, which employs more than 6,000 people worldwide.

Across our cities, the NIMBY (not in my back yard) syndrome is alive and well as city dwellers resist increased density. Urban residents often fear that their homes will become the “slums” of the future with more congestion, noise pollution, loss of vegetation and a general deterioration of neighbourhood amenity. The race to the city is being driven by overseas investment, migrating aging baby boomers and echo boomers, who are also fleeing their suburban origins. The trend can be witnessed by the RLB crane index, with Sydney proving world leader with 334 cranes. Melbourne and Brisbane are also developing rapidly, with 146 and 81 cranes respectively. It is not only about high rises. The migration is also generating more housing diversity, causing many states to focus on the ‘missing middle’ – ground oriented housing which fills the gap between detached houses and high rises. These include town houses, ‘plexes’, manor houses and walkup flats, which support more walkable communities in inner and middle ring areas where more people want to live. Unfortunately, the burgeoning demand has also spurred ill designed developments. Overdevelopments can be sighted, where sites are too dense and lack of attention to detail has meant factors such as privacy and access to sunlight have been neglected. The standard of living for occupants is also affected by the buildings’ interaction with neighbouring lands and amenities. Such deficiencies have given rise to a renewed focus on design throughout Australia, with new measures such as; the SEPP 65 Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development in NSW, the Victorian Better Apartments Design Standards, and the regional plan for south east Queensland with a strong design focus. The challenge is, as my colleague Brent Toderian from Vancouver says, to ensure we “don’t let the NIMBYs be right.” Good design is vital to the future liveability and function of our cities, not a mere luxury. ANCR CONSTRUCTION NEWS


comment Mark Vass Director DCWC

innovative practices help clients achieve capital delivery programs The Australian retail sector has in recent years struggled with a shift in buying trends; however we are still waiting on the effects of international online retailers. Department stores are ramping up their presence, focusing on refurbishing existing stores as well as opening new stores to increase their brand and successful return on investment. This has also influenced other retail and national food chains, who have been busy developing ambitious programs for increasing their number of stores across the country over the next five years; particularly in light of UK brands such as Debenhams, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, anticipating to hit our shores in the near future. At Donald Cant Watts Corke, we have a strong retail portfolio across helping clients achieve their capital delivery programs providing a solid understanding of both landlord and tenancy requirements.

HDR | Rice daubney is now HDR Name change reinforces commitment to provide clients deeper, specialised knowledge. From 13 June 2017, award-winning Australian architecture firm HDR | Rice Daubney becomes simply HDR. HDR has one of the world’s largest architecture practices, with a well-regarded design portfolio in health, education, science and technology. The global firm also provides engineering, environmental and construction services. Since it acquired Rice Daubney in 2013, HDR’s Sydney office has expanded its health and science work within Australia and internationally. Its bench of retail/mixed use and commercial expertise has grown by drawing on HDR’s experience worldwide. A Melbourne office has also recently been opened, led by expansion of its defence work. “As an integral part of the expansion strategy for HDR’s architecture practice, the time is right to move forward with the HDR name and the brand values it represents,” said Stephen Auld, Managing Director, HDR Australia. “In truth, these values – such as listening to our clients, pushing boundaries, assembling the right experts for every project – are values that have informed the way we have been

“With over $4 billion worth of retail project experience across Australia, our team of professionals are highly equipped to service your needs,” said Mark Vass, Victorian Director and retail sector expert for Donald Cant Watts Corke.



Reflecting on the success of the acquisition, he said, “In becoming part of a global business, the leadership group saw great opportunities to provide our clients access to a deeper specialised knowledge, capabilities and expertise from within our business globally, and to give our people the chance to develop their skills locally and globally. We’re delighted this has proven to be true.” Now, “It’s time to look to the future and explore how we can use design to improve the human condition, not just here in Sydney, but throughout all Australia and beyond our borders. We’re excited to continue expanding the firm’s core talent and design competencies, and working with our valued clients to achieve their visions,” added Auld. The firm has delivered award-winning designs for the Australian Defence Force Academy, Novartis headquarters, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA, Westmead Hospital, and Wollongong Central. Its recently completion of Sunshine Coast Hospital won the Australian Institute of Architects’ Sunshine Coast Regional “Gabriel Poole” Award for Building of the Year 2017.

David Pearson appointed as new ceo Announcing David’s appointment, Paul Janes, MBM Chairman said, “David is an exceptional leader and has been working in the growth of MBM’s Advisory practice. David was chosen in a competitive selection process and is an impressive talent known for his collaborative leadership style. I look forward to continuing to work with him.

There is a focus on introducing innovative practices to ensure improved project results, such as a specifically designed application software that gathers data to track cost, time, quality and benchmarking for successful capital delivery programs. WebCert is ideally suited to clients who have a portfolio of projects and require information consolidation. The results encapsulate those critical areas required by all stakeholders at all levels, from highlighting functional space overviews through to project trade-specific data.

practising architecture in Australia for more than 40 years.”

David Pearson has been a key member of MBM’s leadership team since 2004 and will take over from Founding Director, David Madden, who has led the firm since its inception 15 years ago. David Pearson has over 25 years experience advising clients on the procurement and management of their built assets. Prior to joining MBM, David worked in Sydney, Canberra, London and Washington DC for Ernst & Young and the UK government as an asset manager in central London. His work at MBM has been leading a team in consulting on private and public sector partnerships.

Founding Director, David Madden, will be staying with MBM in its national Quantity Surveying division leading specialised projects and taking on a greater mentoring and training role. David Madden said, “David Pearson is very talented and a good friend and I am personally delighted to be handing over the reins to him. MBM is celebrating 15 years this year and it is an exciting time as MBM delivers on its expansion strategy across other sectors including Infrastructure and Advisory.” Reflecting on his appointment, David Pearson said, “I am honoured and excited to have been selected to lead MBM the next stage of its growth.”

Stacked construction site solution for the Towers at Elizabeth Quay

comment Mario Paglia Project Delivery Solutions Hexagon PPM

Best practice cost control can solve the construction productivity crisis

With one residential tower and a new branch of the world-famous Ritz-Carlton Hotel chain, new developments like the $500 million The Towers at Elizabeth Quay will come to define Perth’s glitzy new skyline. Following a lengthy tender process, Probuild, the primary contractor of The Towers, commissioned Royal Wolf to create onsite offices. Serving as the nerve centre of day-to-day operations, the site for The Towers needed to provide facilities for more than 300 administrative and construction staff, in a 48m long by 5m wide plot while still being compliant with the relevant industry standards and safety legislation.

Probuild, primary contractor of The Towers, commissioned Royal Wolf to create the site offices. Royal Wolf ’s modular shipping containers were adapted to meet the stringent space requirements, while maintaining the necessary safety standards. The 240m2 site office development was constructed using a triple-decker stacked building solution, saving space while still providing an open-plan office. This required several engineered concrete strip anchoring solutions at the base of the structure, along with a number of other footings and tie-downs to ensure it would withstand the outdoor elements and its own weight. The site offices included 7 x 40ft office space, 6 x 40ft lunchrooms, toilets and showers created from four modified 20ft containers with cantilevered platforms, balustrade, support poles and stairs. A 40ft first aid room and change room were also included in the installation. All levels were connected internally and externally. Two 40ft containers were connected, creating a space twice the width of a standard shipping container, but still within the parameters of the site. Construction was completed in just under three months, with the containers modified in Royal Wolf ’s Bassendean branch and assembled at Elizabeth Quay over the course of 3-4 days using a mobile crane. Royal Wolf was subsequently commissioned to add a fourth storey meeting room.

With the latest figures from the McKinsey Global Institute suggesting that fewer than 6% of all projects fail to deliver planned financial returns, leaving up to $1.6 trillion on the table globally, there is no doubt that the construction industry is facing a productivity crisis. It’s also no coincidence that our industry is one of the least digitised in the world – ranking last or close to it in most countries. However, the situation is not hopeless – other industries facing similar crises have transformed by going digital and embracing technology, and we can do the same. We hear a lot about BIM – and that is one part of the solution – but what is not so widely discussed is the importance of best cost control practices and the technology that underpins this. Given the complexity of today’s construction projects, it is no exaggeration to say that it is quite simply impossible to deliver on an organisation’s financial imperatives without a robust project controls solution in place – managing data in an Excel spreadsheet simply doesn’t cut it anymore. Public and private organisations alike must embrace technology that can provide a single source of project truth, enforcing standards to ensure accurate, real-time project reporting. We believe that the financial gains that can be realised by removing silos of information and integrating all systems and processes during project execution run into the millions – if not billions – of dollars.

Modified container buildings are easy to transport and assemble, reducing logistics and installation costs. The durable nature of shipping containers means they can be expected to last for decades, if necessary. ANCR CONSTRUCTION NEWS


comment Matthew Knight Vice President, Head of Australia Prembroke Real Estate Australia

THE RISE OF ACTIVITY BASED WORKING Workplaces typically group employees into one of two traditional working environments; offices or open plan workstations. However, when executed correctly, Activity Based Working (ABW) takes into account the way employees like to work and provides a variety of workspaces to accommodate these different needs. More than just the latest buzz-phrase, ABW has the power to create a sense of community within the workplace, encouraging the personal and professional choices of employees through a mix of diverse workspaces. Developers and landlords can create a space suitable for ABW by incorporating flexible and high-quality features into the building’s construction, e.g. the provision of an open floor plan not impacted by lifts or risers, and with limited columns, to create an office environment optimised for employee movement and collaboration. It’s also important to cater for unique tenant fitouts as well as incorporate exceptional heating, cooling and extraction to provide fresh air throughout. Studies show employees take more pride in the work they do and the workspace they spend their time in when they have access to a versatile approach to working and a broad mix of amenities. Pembroke Real Estate’s T&G Building in Melbourne is an ideal example of ABW, carefully designed with the varying needs of tenants and their employees in mind. Once the building’s refurbishment is complete in early 2018, each floor – which boasts high ceilings and expansive floorplates of up to 4,000m2 – will feature portable walls to accommodate changes in tenants’ business requirements and employee targets. The plans maximise light across all ten floors while reducing glare, and will provide open space in the form of balconies and terraces overlooking the atrium, to further facilitate ABW. The T&G Building will offer tenants exceptional food and beverage options and a lounge for casual meetings on the ground floor, together with an activated atrium and premium end-oftrip facilities. 16


preparing young australians for jobs The Australian Government has recently announced a new approach to encourage small businesses to provide internships and placements to help prepare young Australians for work. The program called “Youth Jobs PaTH or Prepare-Trial-Hire” helps small businesses by allowing them to trial a young person in a work-experience placement (called a PaTH internship) to find out their suitability for ongoing employment. At the same time, employers receive an incentive payment to help cover the costs of hosting an intern.

The program has three sets of objectives: Prepare, Trial and Hire. “The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) supports this program wholeheartedly. We believe it will encourage our members, and other employers, to take advantage of these incentives in order to help get more young people struggling to find a job into the workforce. It’s a great initiative,” said CEO, Mr Suresh Manickam. Further details about the Youth Jobs PaTH program may be found at https://jobsearch. gov.au/path

SYNC PROVIDES A PREFAB SOLUTION FOR THE STUDENT Accommodation SECTOR Did you know that Australia is the fifth most popular study destination for international students behind the USA, the UK, Germany and France? With demand for an Australian education at unprecedented levels, the need for more purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) beds has sky rocketed, with a development pipeline of more than 20,000 beds to be completed over the next four years across the Eastern seaboard. Research has shown developers to cut as much as 30% from their project programme by using prefabricated bathroom pods, which are manufactured offsite while onsite works progress in parallel. With replicated floor plans, student accommodation projects are an ideal candidate for bathroom pods, where economies of scale in manufacturing can lower construction

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costs while improving the quality of finishes. Using bathroom pods also provides numerous benefits in trade coordination, materials receiving, project management, vertical transportation and safety by removing up to 12 bathroom trades from the site and the project critical path. SYNC offers flexible solutions, adaptable to any architectural specification. Unlike other modular products, our bathroom pods are made to your design, using your chosen fittings and produced according to your schedule. Once completed, the pods are delivered and simply installed on the building site and commissioned in under an hour. As well as student accommodation, the SYNC solution extends to include luxury boutique apartments, hotels, and high-spec hospital and aged care projects. Follow us on social media to learn more.

METRON wins Sydney Metro design contract with joint venture part of Stage 2, the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project. The METRON design consortium includes global architecture house Foster + Partners, local architect Architectus, and engineers Arcadis, Mott MacDonald and Robert Bird Group. Anthony Venturini, Managing Director Building and Urban Development, Arcadis Australia Pacific, “Sydney Metro will be one of the most transformational projects in New South Wales since the Sydney Harbour Bridge and we are very excited to bring our combination of global experience and Australian intel to the project. Arcadis and joint venture partner Mott MacDonald as joint lead designers in the METRON consortium have won the Underground Station Design and Technical Services (USDTS) contract as part of Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro project. With 31 stations and 66km of new metro rail, Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project. Stage 2 will include a 30km extension of metro rail under Sydney Harbour and through new CBD stations. METRON will lead the engineering design of six underground metro rail stations as

“This win reinforces the strength of the Arcadis Australia Pacific business and continues our strong growth through winning nation-building projects.” Stephen Giblett, Built Environment Sector Leader, Mott MacDonald Australia and New Zealand, “We are very proud to be the joint lead designers on a key part of Australia’s largest public transport project and continue to apply our global metro expertise to Australian projects. “The Sydney Metro will truly transform this great city and the underground station design services role METRON will perform is critical to this.”

AUzmet bt 150mm proprietary system Our AUZMET BT 150mm proprietary system has been designed and developed over the past 18 months and is both tested and manufactured in Curtain Wall and Window Wall systems that also links both glazed windows and glazed panels (aluminium, spandrel glass and other composite materials for cladding) with the movement and expansion requirements of small to large scale major construction projects. The system is currently being manufactured and installed in both a 25 and 13-storey development in a high wind load area in Brisbane. The AUZMET BT system can handle very high wind loads (over 5kpa +/-), span up to/over 3.3m high between slabs (subject to +/- Wind Loads) can carry vertical fin/sunshade details, is fully non-combustible and can have acoustic ratings of up to 65rw (dependent upon system composition/makeup). It is also thermally efficient and visually has mostly blind mullion/ transom details for majority exposure of glass

or finished panel and minimal exposure of the structural system elements. The system has been designed to also scale down from these various high rating requirements to meet lesser specification requirements, therefore also providing a more cost efficient system. Further benefits of the AUZMET BT system are the minimal 150mm overall thickness glazed windows or clad panels, thus saving valuable floor plate space. It can also have further visual benefits of having the internal panel faces being fitted with many different variety of internal material finishes (finished color aluminium sheet, plaster, pre or post finished CFC, etc) to achieve a ‘finished’ internal wall that again eliminates both the space and cost required to build and finish typical plaster stud walls. Post elements would allow for internal room wall dividers if necessary.

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THE DECLARE LABEL: A NEW INDUSTRY STANDARD IN PRODUCT DISCLOSURE Consumers have traditionally had little opportunity to engage with the building materials industry. Only the most dedicated have been able to see past the marketing hype to understand the real human health and ecological impacts a product might have. This knowledge gap has been a barrier to a more responsible building materials industry and a better property industry generally. Bridging this gap has the potential to not only encourage the building materials industry to develop ‘healthier’ products, but enable manufacturers of ecologically sound products to demonstrate market leadership in the growing movement towards product transparency and toxic chemical avoidance. This has motivated the development of the Declare label which, like the ingredients list on a food label, helps to bridge the gap between industry and consumers in an easy to understand, credible way. Declare means developers, architects, builders, consumers and other stakeholders can clearly see what is actually contained in a building product. The Declare label answers three questions: where does the product come from, what is it made of, and where does it go at the end of its life? It’s a voluntary, affordable self-disclosure program and once a product obtains a Declare label, it is listed on a database which is free for everyone to scrutinise. Already, more than 1,000 products have been registered worldwide, including everyday building products such as concrete, flooring, paint and furniture. It’s now up to industry to embrace the platform and, as more and more consumers demand transparency when it comes to what products are made of, those that can demonstrate leadership can use Declare as a powerful marketing tool.




Stryum non-combustible cladding adds shine to Perth Stadium

David Shaw Head of Visualisation & Drafting Fleetwood

Virtual reality: taking the world by storm Virtual Reality is currently taking the world by storm with many of the world’s largest companies such as Facebook, Microsoft and HTC investing billions of dollars into this emerging technology. VR has been defined as ‘...a realistic and immersive simulation of a three-dimensional environment, created using interactive software and hardware, and experienced or controlled by movement of the body.’ The rapid emergence of VR has led to an explosion of VR hardware and software offerings that are designed to make the entry into VR as easy as possible but before you make the leap into the virtual world, you need to define the exact output your company is expecting. Are you expecting a fully photo rendered interactive world that cannot be distinguished from the real world? Do you need to be able to move or interact with your VR content? Is it important to be able to walk around your world?

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The soon to be completed 60,000 seat Perth Stadium is set to be a world-class sporting venue. With an innovative design by WESTADIUM, a consortium of three architectural teams: HASSELL, Cox Architecture and HKS Sport + Entertainment, the fans will be guaranteed an exceptional visitor experience complete with an unrivalled event atmosphere.

The stadium features over 16,000m2 of Stryum in six different anodised colours: five variations of bronze and one of red. In total, 200 tonnes of local aluminium cladding were manufactured for the development of which 20% is perforated and 80% is solid. There are also an impressive 15 custom extruded profiles being used on the façade.

Contributing to the success of the development is the use of the Australian-made, non-combustible façade system, Stryum, which was chosen to provide a unique and customised finish to the project.

In addition to its high performance Stryüm’s cladding profiles are all independently tested by the CSIRO according to AS1530.1 and deemed non-combustible making it a safe choice for any development.

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The answers to these types of questions will determine your workflow for VR authoring and enable you to quickly and easily determine your hardware requirements. While VR content will run on most computers, using top of the range VR certified hardware and 3D content specifically authored for VR will always provide a more immersive experience. Fleetwood Urban’s Inhouse VR applications are all generated through a gaming engine authoring system which gives us the best possible visual outcomes whether we are publishing for PC, Android or HTC Vive VR headsets. Contact Fleetwood for more information about our Fixed Point Virtual Reality (FPVR™) and Dynamic Virtual Reality (DVR™) offerings.



Due to the WestConnex acquisition of the ‘Swadling Timber and Hardware’ family business land in Rozelle, Swadlings is relocating to a new facility in the inner west. Having been timber specialists for over 150 years, Swadlings is taking a direction of investing extensively in Australian Hardwood species.

good trade relationship with suppliers such as Parkside Timber that is a big supplier of Spotted Gum, Boral Timber who carries KD Blackbutt timbers and DTM Timber supplies Swadlings with all boutique Australian Hardwoods which is used to do our milling, joinery on demand and an oiling service for decking is available.

In conjunction with his Company, Mark Swadling’s brother, Christopher Swadling, runs a recycled and green timber mill trading as Ironwood and is based in Taree giving Swadlings direct access to a range of quality Australian hardwoods. Swadlings also has a

Swadlings specialises in a wide range of exotic timbers and laminating to wide size requirements by customers. Our one stop shop is renowned for servicing the Trade users and take advantage of our specialised services we offer.

PETER CROSBY WAY OPENS THE GATEWAY TO HARMONY Sunshine Coast Division 1 Councillor, Rick Baberowski and AVID Property Group celebrated the official opening of Peter Crosby Way – the gateway to Palmview’s largest masterplanned community, Harmony on June 26. The road will be used by 12,000 future Harmony residents, as well as those in neighbouring communities. Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the event was a landmark day for residential development in Palmview. “The opening of Peter Crosby Way is a significant milestone

demand in the region, as well as generating 9,000 jobs through the delivery of the project. Steady and sustainable growth in developments like Palmview continues to support our vision, as we focus on delivering Australia’s leading healthy, smart and creative region – for today and for generations to come.” AVID Property Group General Manager, Bruce Harper said the road’s name pays homage to the site’s Crosby family history. “The Crosby family’s relationship with the Sunshine Coast spans over a century and there

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for this area of the Sunshine Coast,” Cr Baberowski said. “This is a particularly significant moment in the creation of the future community of Harmony, which will bring an important expansion of choice in housing styles in a new location on the coast.” “Council is pleased to have helped to accelerate the delivery of key infrastructure for the community by providing up to $9 million for the main road, which will be repaid to council as lots are sold off. Harmony’s main entry road – Peter Crosby Way – will not only service future Harmony residents and those in neighbouring communities. It will also acknowledge the site’s connection to the Crosby family.” “With the Sunshine Coast’s population continuing to grow over the next 20 years, the masterplanned community of Harmony is delivering much-needed housing to meet

is no more fitting name for the road than Peter Crosby Way,” Mr Harper said. “As the gateway to the community, the opening of the road is an exciting day for Harmony and this is just the beginning of a number of major construction milestones coming up this year. Over the next 15 to 20 years, Harmony will deliver more than 4,800 quality homes, 100 hectares of parklands and a new Town Centre.” Peter Crosby’s son Ben Crosby said it is an honour to have the main road named after his late father. “My father was known for his hard working values, connection to the land and humble community leadership,” Mr Crosby said. “He was actively involved in serving the community and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship through the Rotary Foundation. He was also an active member of the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show Society. We are humbled that the road has been named after him and this is a great way to honour his legacy in Palmview.”

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Non-compliant and non-conforming building products The work addressing non-conforming and non-compliant products in the building and construction sector continues unabated, with industry product associations’ working together in an unprecedented and cooperative manner. In June 2015, the Senate referred an inquiry into non-conforming building products to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report. The Committee is now set to report by 31 October, 2017. This report will include reference to the economic impact of non-conforming building products on the Australian building and construction industry; the impact on industry supply chains, including importers, manufacturers and fabricators, workplace safety and any associated risks, costs passed on to customers, including any insurance and compliance costs and the overall quality of Australian buildings. It will also examine possible, independent verification and assessment systems, surveillance and screening of imported building products and restrictions and penalties imposed on non-conforming building products. Non-Conforming Building Products are products and materials that claim to be something they are not; do not meet required standards for their intended use; or are marketed or supplied with the intent to deceive those who use them. It is essential to minimise the risk of non-conforming building products entering the supply chain. The AWA NATA accreditation scheme is held in high esteem with regulators and industry alike and conforms to all of the international standards necessary to meet the potential emerging requirements under discussion. The AWA continues to work relentlessly, representing the industry in as many forums and on as many work groups and committees as they practically can in order to drive change on this issue. ANCR CONSTRUCTION NEWS




Damian Long Chief Executive Officer Civil Contractors Federation

Mr Ahern said the official recognition would translate to greater general acceptance of the Blueline technology and also reassurance for Nuflow’s franchisees and customers. “In the past when we tried to use the Blueline product, councils could refuse because it didn’t have WaterMark approval,” he said. “Now that it meets the Australian Standard it can be used anywhere in Australia and New Zealand.”

shifts in economic development Both Queensland State and Federal governments are focusing on a northern shift of economic development. This is also being translated as regional development with an emphasis on local content and local jobs. The problem with this narrative is that procurement policies at both levels are required to address free trade and other agreements and as such, local is defined as Australia and New Zealand. As long as you operate in Australia and New Zealand you are local. There is no doubt that creating economic activity in regional areas will go some way in the survival and development of regional communities. The best economic activity for your buck is to build infrastructure. Construction companies in regional areas of Queensland are used to battling the weather, lack of government investment and skills shortages. From time to time it would seem that their fortunes are reversed, as was seen during the last mining boom coupled with the reconstruction of infrastructure damaged from subsequent cyclones. It is questionable whether there was a positive legacy left in the wake of such activity. The local contracting community and supporting business were often overshadowed by multinational firms who exported profits from the regions, drove the prices of local suppliers to unsustainably low levels and imported work forces. There was little evidence of a positive legacy left after their departure. In order to engage local companies an environment needs to be fostered which does not discriminate local firms. Procurement processes need to be inexpensive, fair and transparent. Project delivery needs to be sympathetic to regional issues. Support is as simple as providing a consistent pipeline of projects and providing training as required. Planning and truly recognising that local construction companies can deliver the infrastructure for local communities will go a long way to accomplishing the northern Australian and regional policies.



drainage pipe relining product being widely used throughout both countries.

Gold Coast pipe repair manufacturer and franchisor, Nuflow Technologies, has broadened its horizons after its innovative pipe relining product gained the prized WaterMark certification. Nuflow’s Blueline technology is the only pipe relining system in Australia that has achieved the Australian Building Codes Board certification and means it now meets the highest regulatory standards in Australia and New Zealand including AS3500, which governs the plumbing industry. Nuflow Technologies Director and Founder, Ed Ahern said achieving WaterMark status meant there was now no barrier to the

Mr Ahern said the certification opened up new markets and strengthened franchise opportunities for Nuflow, which has more than 50 franchisees across Australasia. “Now that the product has received the official tick of approval we’re expecting wider usage and more franchise interest, especially in areas like South Australia and Sydney where councils were previously less accepting of it,” he said. The Blueline technology joins Nuflow’s Redline product, for drinking water pipes, in achieving the WaterMark standard. Mr Ahern said the certification process for the Blueline product had taken more than three years of testing and documentation. “It was a less arduous process than the Redline certification, which took five years because it involved a product for drinking water pipe,” he said. Founded in 2004, Nuflow Technologies has established its place as Australasia’s leading pipe repair and unblocking specialists, providing cost-effective solutions to fix cracked, leaking and corroded pipes without digging.

CHEAPER, FASTER INSURANCE GIVES BUILDERS A BETTER DEAL Homeowners and builders in Victoria will have access to cheaper Domestic Building Insurance (DBI) thanks to a new service model being introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Finance, Robin Scott announced today that, from July 1, a new system managed by the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority will see insurance premiums reduce by an average of 20%. The model will also give customers access to up-to-date information, and enable them to purchase cover online. It slashes red tape and gives greater certainty for regulators and customers. The changes respond to the

Victorian Auditor-General’s 2015 report into Victoria’s Consumer Protection Framework for Building Construction, which found there were excessive costs associated with accessing DBI. There are more than 15,000 builders insured by VMIA who will benefit from the premium reductions and improved services. Customers will also benefit from the elimination of an additional estimated $5 million annually in brokerage commissions and fees. Visit dbi.vmia.vic.gov.au or call 1300 363 424 for more information.

Brisbane based drones event helps businesses soar As Australia’s epicentre for drone technology, Brisbane is flying onto the radar of innovators and manufacturers looking for a commercial edge as the city prepares for the world’s drone experts to descend in August this year. The inaugural three day Congress is being held from Thursday August 31 and focusses on the business application of drones, with speakers, exhibitors and delegates expected to come from China, the US, Canada and the UK. Leader in the field and World of Drones Congress Convenor Dr Catherine Ball (PhD Spatial Ecology) works across projects using robotics and new technology that meets environmental protection. She sees the Congress as the catalyst needed to take Australia forward. “For businesses, drones are a game changer, and they have the potential to help solve some of Australia’s biggest challenges,” she said. “We are recognised internationally as a breeding ground for world-leading drone technology and the congress is our opportunity to strengthen Australia’s hold on an innovation future.” Queensland’s first Chief Entrepreneur, Mark Sowerby is speaking at the Congress and said there is huge potential for drone technology in the state. “Queensland has everything it takes to be a leader in drone technology – the researchers, tech talent and startups that can get drone technology into sectors that are ready to test and use it like mining, agriculture and film,” he said. “The Congress is our chance to prove it and get our tech into global markets.”

A world-first Congress of its kind, the speaker line up includes Dr Karen Joyce, Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing, James Cook University; Romeo Durscher, Director of Education at DJI (Chinese drone manufacturer); Lucy Turnbull AO, Chief Commissioner of Greater Sydney Commission and Tracey Vieira, CEO Screen Queensland. Presented in four segments – conference, expo, tournament and outreach program – the Congress will focus on four themes including Business and Education, Creative Industries, Industry Applications and Regulation, and Environment. Tickets to the Congress give delegates access to the exhibition a showcase of the latest innovations in drone technology, and the ideal platform for business matching, industry development and commercialisation. The Congress is being held from Thursday 31 August to Saturday 2 September 2017 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, with tickets available at www.worldofdrones.com.au

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Lowering carbon in concrete Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle. But concrete can become a significant source of carbon. Andy Spencer, Sustainability Director for CEMEX UK and Chair of the UK Sustainable Concrete Forum, knows how to change that. “Within CEMEX we have a carbon simulator system where we can work with clients to design carbon out of construction projects. We need to collaborate a great deal more in terms of starting at the design stage of construction projects, working together to specify available solutions that can save carbon, time and overall cost within the construction process,”

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building information modelling (bim) streamlining our processes Construction technology is becoming more and more advanced every day. It is exciting to see the new things we are able to achieve electronically, to improve and streamline our processes. This has benefits across the entire supply chain through delivering improved outcomes. We are increasingly turning to digital engineering to deliver high quality, sustainable results in an optimal manner on projects. Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been deployed on a wide range of John Holland projects. It enables our teams to ‘experience’ a project in cyberspace. BIM has often assisted us in developing solutions to complex challenges more efficiently. We see great opportunities in leveraging the visualisations in Virtual Reality software that this technology makes possible to engage stakeholders. It can allow our customers to more comprehensively understand design; it can also assist us in more efficiently completing workplace risk assessments. This enables us to rethink and modify various aspects of a building, infrastructure asset or business. Through digital engineering, the production of a detailed data-driven model allows us to design, engineer and price projects to an unprecedented level of accuracy much earlier.

says Andy Spencer in the latest episode of Construction Climate Talks. Typically, around 80% of the embodied carbon within concrete is cement. Therefore this has to be a key focus in terms of carbon reduction initiatives. One main area of importance that we’ve been working on is substituting fossil fuels within our cement kilns with waste-derived alternative fuels.

The benefits of deploying BIM technology throughout a project’s lifecycle means effective capture and management of the information relating to the asset, be it a hospital or a rail spur. This asset information can then be utilised for efficient operation and ongoing maintenance of the asset.

In CEMEX UK we have replaced over 50% of our kiln fuel – saving carbon through the biomass content of the locally sourced fuels. At the moment CEMEX is also doing research around the industry supply chain and is looking at novel and breakthrough projects relating to lower carbon cement manufacturing.

John Holland is looking beyond the concept of Building Information Management as a software interface for producing better geometric information, and focusing on utilising multiple models and data sources to enable robust and real-time decision-making, unlocking greater value across the entire lifecycle of an asset. ANCR CONSTRUCTION NEWS


building commercial Over the past 12 years, Growthbuilt has established its strong position in the industry by adding value through the management of the planning, design and construction process for public and private clients. Founding Directors and joint CEO, Colin Rahim and Peter Sukkar, drive the company to deliver construction projects with passion, expertise, innovation and integrity. Growthbuilt employ over 145 people and their experience spans commercial new build, hotels and hospitality, adaptive reuse, refurbishment and fitouts, government, aged care and seniors living, multi-storey residential, and eduction What is the story of Growthbuilt? “Back in 2005 working in different roles and different companies within the industry, we identified a gap in the market where we felt we could add the most value, and thus setup Growthbuilt,” Colin recalls. “We’ve built our business on value management and engineering, innovation and integrity,” says Peter. What are your areas of expertise and how does this complement the business? Colin specialises in business development and client retention, while Peter focuses on safety and the operational side of the business, thus continually delivering in full on the project and design intent, on time and within budget. What have been the drivers behind Growthbuilt’s success? “Key to our dynamic culture is focusing on quality and transparency. Apart from shrewd capital and balance sheet management, our integrity and collaborative approach to projects and business is also key. These ideals underpin the principles and procedures of value management and value engineering that we apply in our business. We continually strive to create value-engineered alternative designs, review construction methodology, undertake risk assessments from conception through to design and delivery.” “We understand the key to the success of a project is collaboration with our clients, their 22

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funders, consultants, subcontractors and all other stakeholders. That’s why we handpick our employees with the right balance between operational outputs and client service, for their expertise, communication skills and commitment. This is key to maintaining our integrity as a business and a builder. We are unique in that we have a dedicated post-completion customer care team who ensures that long after subcontractors and labourers have left, we continue to take care of our projects, and our clients.” This is the Growthbuilt way. It is this value proposition that allows us to really connect with our clients. How important is innovation? “Innovation is at the heart of our business along with value management and value engineering, both key concepts to innovation in our industry. Innovation is key to each of the design and construct projects we undertake. It’s this mindset of innovation that allows us to exploit new ideas, create additional value for our clients and projects as well as provide us with a competitive advantage,” says Peter. “There’s nothing set and forget about the way we do business. The construction industry, and the current market is too dynamic for that.” How does Growthbuilt respond to new markets? We have a process of introspection, “do we have the resources and risk appetite to take

Colin Rahim and Peter Sukkar, Founding Directors and CEO

on a new project or market, and maintain our quality, brand and reputation of delivering on time that we have become known for? This approach to strategic and sustainable growth has worked well for us, an example being the senior living and aged care sector, where we have completed numerous projects and in doing so have expanded our team capabilities and focus on this sector. We’ve found that working this way means we’re well-positioned to move into new markets to present improvements, alternatives, savings and functional solutions at all stages of a project,” says Colin. Tell us which projects Growthbuilt has recently completed. We’re proud of our recent work including the adaptive reuse and redevelopment of City of Sydney's commercial asset Juanita Neilson AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

CEO Interview Colin Rahim and Peter Sukkar, Chief Executive oFFICERS – gROWTHBUILT

From left to right: (back row) Glenn Johnston (Estimating Manager), Carl Duggan (General Manager Operations), Jeremy Pidcock (Commercial Manager), Peter Sukkar (Founding Director and CEO), Paul Maher (Head of Business Transformation), (Front row) Shane O’Brien (Head of Safety), Colin Rahim (Founding Director and CEO), Melanie Kurzydlo (Head of Business Development), and Ewan Van Zyl (CFO)

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Centre at Woolloomooloo, Centuria's high end residential building Monarch at Mosman with Bates Smart, Dougherty Apartments Seniors Living Facility with PTW Architects, Battique and Aston Boutique Apartments in Lane Cove for Central Element, Ashlar Apartments in Surry Hills, and the commercial redevelopment of Windeyer Chambers in Sydney’s CBD with Architectus. What is the future of Growthbuilt? “Growthbuilt has its sights set on becoming an upper Tier 2 design and construction builder by 2019, particularly in New South Wales. We will continue to build on our strengths in fitout, refurbishment, aged care and commercial sectors. We are also about to complete some landmark developments being high end apartments and retail at Griffiths Teas on Wentworth Avenue WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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for CornerStone, and 140 apartments over 18-storeys at The Carl in Carlingford. We are also currently in the process of working through an Early Contractor Involvement role for Zone Q Investments on Aqualuna at 30 Alfred Street, Milsons Point.”

as experts in their field with over 100 years experience between them. The leadership team draw upon strategic partners such as EY, EY Sweeney, PWC and are continually driving improvement initiatives throughout the business on a daily basis.

What else would you like people to know about Growthbuilt? We’re on the cusp of transforming from a medium to a large business with our point of difference being our approach to value engineering whilst delivering in full on the design intent, on time and on budget. This has led to a steady stream of repeat work from our clients, thus allowing us to build meaningful and lasting partnerships with our clients over the years. Over the last few years, we have also appointed an executive management leadership team who we see

These are exciting times for us, and we hope, the industry.

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

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LEADING THE INDUSTRY FROM THE GROUND UP MOITS continue to go from strength to strength, growing from a small family owned business to become one of NSW’s largest excavation and civil works companies.

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Now working directly with Tier 1 contractors and developers, a strong leadership structure in place, and over 35 years of experience, no project is too large or too complex for the MOITS team to deliver outstanding results.


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Our recent internal company restructure includes the appointment of a General Manager, Construction Director and HR Manager. These key executives, Nick, James and Amy will be supporting the rest of our people to get the best results for our clients. At MOITS we work solidly as a team. All our management staff and directors are hands on and bring a wealth of experience to every project we do. It’s this approach to working together that sets us apart from our competitors and underpins our success as industry leaders.

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BKH Group Case Study:

Ryde Gardens Project The BKH Group was called on to supply more than just the formwork for the Ryde Gardens Project. They constructed a large podium and three residential towers for Watpac Constructions. BKH provided the formwork, structural screens, jumpforms, concrete services, pump and tower booms. They had three separate crews and up to 140 staff onsite. “We also have dedicated project engineers, surveyors and managers to look after the coordination of our involvement with the project with multiple teams and works being coordinated efficiently and to a tight programme,” said Ben Geisker, Director. Ryde Gardens is one of 12 key projects they’re running in the Sydney market. That development started in July last year and their work there will finish in October. BKH Group opened for business in 1996 and is now one of the largest formwork and concrete contractors in New South Wales. “We’re unique in offering formwork, scaffolding and concreting services with our own direct labour under one roof. We also fabricate and design various formwork solutions in house for projects,” he said. They also offer a new form of jump form system to the market and have a large stock of specialised formwork equipment such as screens, shoring systems, scaffolding, high strutting shoring, tables and screens. “Our new ‘Jacking System’ jumpform system is faster and more accurate because it uses electronic screw jacks and runs via a computer, not hydraulics. With our joint venturer, we’ve actually patented this technology for use with formwork,” said Ben. The company works mostly in Sydney for commercial, infrastructure and industrial sectors, but has also branched out to the ACT, regional New South Wales and Adelaide. Their key clients are Tier 1 contractors doing high rise developments.

For more information contact BKH Group Pty Ltd, 32 Tattersall Road, Kings Park NSW 2148, phone 02 9672 8700, fax 02 9671 2981, email ben@bkhgroup.com.au, website www.bkhgroup.com.au WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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TIGER BUILDING SYSTEMS; a cool room revolution When Roger Fahl from Fruitico chose to use cool room building company Thermal Installations to build their new cool room facility, little did he know just how much money he would save. Thermal Installations WA source their cool room panels from new-to-Perth company Tiger Building Systems, who are setting up to produce the most cost effective and efficient, made-to-measure cool room panelling available in Perth.

Tiger Building Systems’ Refrigeration Boards deliver multiple benefits including: reduced building costs, significant shorter build time frames, and excellent energy efficiency. The cost of building this facility was the same as a year’s rent and, as Tiger Building Systems’ product is fire retardant, Roger didn’t have to install fire sprinklers, saving huge additional costs. Possessing Efficient Panel 5 rating, the insurance costs were also significantly reduced, and Roger chose Thermal Installations WA to install Tiger Building Systems panels to build their new offices. By using Tiger Building Systems’ energy efficient and versatile products, further savings were made on air conditioning and energy costs. The panels require no painting and can be made in any Colourbond colour, while the competitor’s, panelling requires rendering, cleaning and painting. Thermal Installations WA completed the build within three weeks, and completed the cool room within 2 months. Tiger Building Systems’ building panels have many advantages over traditional precast panels, they are lighter and thinner than many others, making it the ideal construction material for numerous projects. Excited to be the primary manufacturing plant in WA, Tiger Building Systems are committed to investing in the Western Australian community by use of local labour, trades and suppliers. Roger says, “Tiger Building Systems supplied all panels for our new cold-store warehouse project recently completed in Pinjarra by Thermal Installations WA with great success, on time and below budget.” Thermal Installations WA said, “The project has been completed above my expectations and we are excited to be the pioneers for using Tiger Building Systems’ products.” Look out Perth, Tiger Building Systems are here.

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High performance glass helps deliver inspired study spaces in South Sydney city library Regarded as an essential hub that brings communities together, libraries perform a critical function in cities and towns throughout the country. Rockdale, a Sydney suburb 17km from the CBD, is home to one of the city’s finest libraries. Spread over 2,200m2, this captivating civic building uses clever design and material selection to create a series of exciting and engaging spaces. Describing their work on the library as a ‘real privilege’, the team of Brewster Hjorth Architects used glass as one of the key materials to deliver this inspired building. Thanks to the technology behind high performance glass, the team were able to achieve an incredible venue brimming with beautifully lit, peaceful study spaces in the midst of a bustling suburb.

To create a connection with the outside world, ensure maximum natural light but also maintain a comfortable indoor temperature – Viridian’s PerformaTech™ glass was used expansively in the western façade. “If you’re going to achieve a light transparent building the selection of the glass becomes fundamental to the decision process,” explains Andrew Hjorth of Brewster Hjorth Architects. Viridian’s PerformaTech™ provides a perfect balance between high light transmission and low levels of solar heat gain, low reflectivity and exceptional levels of thermal insulation, helping deliver illuminated and comfortable spaces. Emerging as one of the heroes of the design, Viridian’s performance glass works hard thermally and acoustically to deliver a connected and thoughtful communal space in this South Sydney suburb.

The reality of the library’s location underneath a flight path and beside a highway meant that noise was always going to be a challenge. To ensure a peaceful space, the team chose Viridian’s acoustic performance glass products ComfortHush™ and VLam Hush™ in double-glazed units to prevent any outside noise from disturbing the internal study areas.

Reinforcing the design team’s mantra that libraries should be ‘fun, exciting, dynamic places,’ Rockdale library presents a vibrant, engaging hub and haven for locals to come together to work, study and socialise.

The building’s east west orientation was also a consideration as it meant that the only option was to introduce glass in the western or eastern façade which are exposed to excessive sunlight in summer.

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The Formwork Experts.

Doka brings home the safety message An emotional heart tug is what formwork company, Doka Australia, is harnessing with a new safety campaign to be launched in time for the World Day of Safety on 28 April. The innovative campaign, Stay Safe – For Moments that Matter, features a series of safety videos to be posted on social media and sent via email link to Doka Australia’s customers. “This campaign aims to put safety firmly on the radar for our customers’ every waking moment. The video shows a ‘real’ Australian family going about a typical working day from the morning to the evening in a real Aussie location,” says Marketing Professional for Doka Australia, Nelli Hegi.

There are 14 common hazards and risks in formwork and falsework, according to the authority, Worksafe Australia. In fact, formwork failures on highrise sites lead to the most injuries and deaths in the construction sector, says US site Concrete Construction. Those rates have prompted Doka to get the message out that safety on site is paramount and that Doka, “has your back, too, with its approach to safety,” says Nelli. Doka’s General Manager, Christian Unger, said the campaign aims to get to the core of Doka‘s business – to make sure its formwork systems keep people safe on site. We are keen to create an emotional connection with the audience and continue our conversations with our customers that Doka offers a safer system and we care about the people onsite.”

The series follows the story of the family as they wake up together, drive their child to preschool, then go to work and return home safely. “In a split second that scenario can change and not for the better. A work accident, even a near miss, perhaps not even involving that family member brings the message home that safety is paramount,” says Nelli. This campaign is a first for Doka Australia and highlights the heart of what the company does – bringing people home safely. It does this through rigorously developing and refining its formwork systems through trials to ensure they meet stringent safety standards. 32

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Panel impersonations Texture Panels are industry leaders in façade panels with incredibly realistic natural textures across a variety of designs including wood, stone, brick, and fake bamboo. The panels are approximately 600mm by 1,200mm and can be applied to any flat surface, weigh between 2-4kg each, are affordable, easy to install, interlock seamlessly and can be used in all climates. The product has been on the market for 25 years and is becoming increasingly in demand for both indoor and outdoor building applications with customers across the retail and commercial markets, hospitality industries, trade shows, theme parks, portable buildings, modular homes, and the residential and sign industries. Texture Panels supply to both local and overseas markets.

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High density polymer composites are moulded from natural products to produce the realistic, high quality, unique finished panels that come in a variety of pre fabricated sizes and over 200 designs and colours that are added to constantly to keep up with market trends. Texture panels are very hardy and durable and come in 15-45mm thicknesses depending on the design. The panels won’t rot, crack or warp, are impervious to insect attacks and moisture, insulate and sound proof (with a 5 R rating), are waterproof and can withstand extreme weather, direct sunlight (UV protected) are environmentally sound and are backed by a 25 year manufacturers warranty. Texture Panels even outlast real wood and interestingly, Boeing use the same material on their aircraft.

Texture Panels can produce custom colours and prototypes for design/architects/clients on request. Since Texture Panels are so easy to handle, lightweight and cost less, they can be used in place of many traditional building materials at a fraction of the price and in a fraction of the time without compromising on quality. Texture panels are a wholesaler not a retailer and are continuing to grow across multi-level constructions in any sector having just finished the 7-storey Western Street Apartment complex in Rose Hill, that has used the brick and slate panels. For more information contact Texture Panels, 2 Wesley Place, Geelong VIC 3220 (by appointment only), phone 03 5278 2588, mobile 0414 746 345, fax 03 5278 2588, website www.texturepanels.com.au

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Premier FIRE PROTECTION Premier Fire is one of Australia’s largest privately owned fire protection companies. It has offices in New South Wales and Queensland and employs over 250 people. Most of its staff has worked for the company for a decade or more. “We are truly a one-stop-shop. We provide everything that’s required to suit the fire protection compliance needs of a building”, said Gordon Stalley, Managing Director and Founder. The company specialises in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and servicing of fire protection systems. They are best known for creating fire protection systems for Tier 1, high end projects, particularly in commercial and residential high-rise buildings and shopping centres. Premier Fire has design and engineering expertise in automatic fire sprinkler systems, drencher systems, fire hydrant and hose reel systems, gaseous fire suppression systems, fire detection and alarm systems, emergency warning and evacuation systems, extinguishers, passive fire protection systems, access and egress requirements, emergency lighting, fire and smoke doors and Council Compliance Certification Requirements. 34

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“In New South Wales, designers and installers at this stage do not need to be licensed or accredited. Our company however, employs only skilled tradesmen who understand and apply the relevant codes and standards”. Premier Fire has developed that expertise since setting up almost 30 years ago, with its first project being the iconic Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour. “The senior staff at that time all came from one of the major fire protection companies. The Sydney Aquarium project allowed Premier Fire to gain a reputation for excellence in its own right which has led to countless iconic projects including Aurora Place in Phillip Street Sydney, Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and as a joint venture partner on the Barangaroo Commercial precinct in Sydney. Gordon Stalley is one of the National Councillors of the National Fire Industry Association, mostly representing the Association on New South Wales issues. During that time the NFIA has opened fire industry training colleges across Australia. For more information contact Premier Fire Protection, Unit 2/3 Gibbes Street, Chatswood NSW 2067, phone 02 8422 6888, fax 02 8422 6899, email gordon.stalley@premfire.com.au, website www.premfire.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

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Building the future Advance Cranes specialise in hiring tower cranes for the construction industry in New South Wales. They have streamlined their process so they can erect or dismantle a 5-tonne crane in three hours or double that for a 16-tonne crane. “This is our major selling point for the construction industry. We also have a fleet of more than 30 cranes and our smallest crane is a 4-tonner. We do small to big jobs,” said Jay El-Mir, the company’s Managing Director. Advance Cranes has enjoyed phenomenal growth since it was set up five years ago, in Western Sydney. They have several divisions including a partnership with brother company, Advance Recruitments, which supplies staff to the lifting industry. Advance Recruitments employs more than 80 trained and licensed dogmen, crane operators and riggers who are experts in tower cranes. Advance Cranes also sells tower cranes, services them, sells spare parts, as well as design and fabricate accessories to Australian standards. These include man cages and concrete kibbles. They have inhouse design, engineering and servicing teams. “Our design team allows us to see beforehand how we would overlay the jib extension and how the crane would look on the site. Our non-destructive testing (NDT) and inhouse testing, mean we can foresee any issues on a site and deal with them before a crane leaves our depot,” said Jay.

The company’s innovative approach means they invest in the newest technology and most current equipment. They also have a stringent system for ensuring their cranes are always in tip-top condition. The company has supplied two cranes to the Papermill project in Liverpool involving climbing over 100m and in a very tight construction site. For more information contact Advance Cranes Pty Ltd, phone 1800 TOWERCRANE, email info@advancecranes.com.au, website www.advancecranes.com.au

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Kingspan Tanks Australian Made & Over 80 Years of Experience Kingspan pride themselves on their longevity, experience, continuing innovation and unrivalled customer service. They are the market leader in the manufacture and supply of quality steel water tanks and a trusted source of advice when it comes to rainwater harvesting and storage solutions for the residential, commercial and rural sectors. Kingspan’s range consists of Australian manufactured tanks, made to measure, in quality AQUAPLATE® steel in the full range of COLORBOND® colours, with capacities from 500 litres to 29,000 litres. Recently, Rhino Water Tanks joined Kingspan, strengthening the existing commercial and rural offering with custom manufactured ZINCALUME® steel tanks, ranging from 26,000 litres up to 2.3 million litres. These tanks have a reinforced, food grade, 5-layer polyethylene liner and are fabricated locally, meaning Kingspan controls and ensures the quality of every tank.

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the natural solution Cumberland Ecology is a boutique ecological consultancy, and for 14 years has been specialising in contentious ecological projects, based from their offices in Sydney and Brisbane. Director, Dr. David Robertson, has a PhD in grassy rangelands and has given expert evidence – written and verbal, for the Land and Environment Court for more than 20 years and has been cross-examined. His team of staff have expertise in flora and fauna as well as aquatic biology and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping. “We often work on problematic, specialised or challenging ecological projects and help solve those issues,” said David. “We do high-level negotiations on behalf of our clients to represent them and their projects to help obtain approval from government agencies.” Cumberland does pre-feasibility inquiries, where people are considering buying land and keen to identify any flora or fauna issues, right through to post-approval where approval has been granted to construct a large complicated project. At that point they might have to mitigate that project’s impact on flora or fauna, or set up a biodiversity offset. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The company’s projects range from southern Victoria to the Philippines, from western New South Wales to the Solomon Islands spanning small single-house redevelopments in Sydney to large residential developments, wind farms, mining and infrastructure projects. People working in the construction sector commonly misunderstand native vegetation, said David. “They think flora and fauna generally are protected by strong Commonwealth and State laws. It’s purely a constraint to development and in some sites can be used as an asset. You can take advantage of the intrinsic value of such vegetation on site to enhance your site and its value.”

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Firequip is a major supplier of an extensive range of specialist products to the fire protection and plumbing industries.

Firequip and MECH have a close working relationship, with Firequip currently initiating registration of a number of products on the CSIRO ActivFire Scheme of Fire Protection We pride ourselves on product compliance, being Equipment.  committed to providing high quality certified products that meet with or exceed Australian Firequip and MECH are committed to educating and other global standards. within the fire industry and the wider construction industry as to the importance of using compliant and certified products which To ensure the products we supply are certified ultimately are designed to protect people and and of high quality, we partner ourselves with manufactures that also have a culture of quality property.  Firequip is currently in discussions and compliance.  with a fire industry organisation to provide MECH products to a new training facility for fire One of our biggest partners/suppliers are Meide industry practitioners.   Group , who  are a well-known manufacturer of a complete range of roll grooved pipe fittings Our Commitment to quality is backed by the and couplings. malleable iron fittings and valves Firequip Customer Service Promise, ensuring under the MECH brand. our customers get unrivalled customer service from inquiry through to delivery and after sales support. MECH products have been distributed in over 130 countries and regions. Quality assurance of For more information contact Firequip Pty Ltd, 2 the products is verified through a number of global certification bodies including UL and FM Pike Street, Rydalmere NSW 2116, Phone 02 including periodic audits of the modern 9638 1300, email sales@firequip.com.au, website manufacturing facilities. www.firequip.com.au


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the perfect combination Architectural Glass & Cladding has teamed up with Melbourne based Cladding Systems to create a whole system that complies with fire rating AS1530.1. The WC-185 Window Wall System becomes compliant when combined with AG&C’s non-combustible, double-skinned aluminium Reynodual® cladding product. Designed, developed and fabricated by Cladding Systems, the WC-185 Window Wall System features a versatile mullion design, enabling non-directional installation, while improving the system’s modular configurations and factory fabrication capabilities. Tested by the CSIRO, the system delivers superior acoustic performance, producing values upward of +60Rw. Façade modules can easily adapt a large range of single and double glazed vision/colour backed units. Meanwhile, the unique subframe design integrates seamlessly with Cladding Systems’ hook-on Slab Edge Cover connections, creating a sleek, complete façade appearance as used on Lendlease’s Toorak Park development. The use of cladding materials in high rise, commercial and industrial buildings has recently come under the spotlight following fires at Grenfell Tower in London and the Lacrosse high rise apartments in Melbourne. Architectural Glass & Cladding, a leading supplier of customised, high performance façade products, provides a WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

solution to the threat of fire with Reynodual® the first coil-coated, double-sheet aluminium panel for façades with high technical, visual and environmentally-friendly requirements. The 2 x 1.5mm skin is stronger than previous aluminium composites and can be manipulated to produce creative and appealing shapes. “We are especially excited about the Reynodual® product,” said sales and Marketing Manager, Paul Nipperess. “It has been tested and approved by the CSIRO to meet all current fire safety standards including AS1530.1.” In addition to adhering to the stringent fire protection requirements of AS1530.1, EN-13501-1, class A2, Reynodual® also guarantees good wind resistance, making it suitable for high rise, industrial and public buildings.

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Introducing the Alpha range from Geberit.

Swiss quality with competitive pricing The quality of Geberit concealed technology is now available at a price specially designed to appeal to developers, builders, architects and specifiers working with medium and high density residential and commercial developments. With the introduction of the new Alpha range of concealed cisterns and buttons, Geberit now offers a competitively priced option without compromising on quality, function or design. The Alpha range consists of a concealed cistern suitable for back to wall pans with a range of contemporary button designs and finishes. The Alpha range offers exceptional value for residential projects through bundled packages of cistern button and pan. Concealed cisterns deliver greater design freedom and flexibility for architects and interior designers, leading to a more streamlined look in the bathroom. Concealed cisterns save space, so the focus can remain on designing larger living areas. Alpha buttons and concealed cisterns are designed and manufactured in Switzerland using precision engineering that the Geberit brand is renowned for. It’s your guarantee of reliability. If any maintenance is required it can be done quickly and easily via the access panel behind the buttons. Geberit concealed cisterns offer an industry 46


leading warranty of up to 15 years on the cistern with spare parts availability for up to 25 years. Geberit has an Australia wide sales and support team on staff. We don’t use agents. Our representatives are available in each state and our centralised service support staff offer on the ground expertise, with someone to speak to or meet. Alpha Button range for Alpha concealed cisterns

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GLass with style Proglaze is a specialist glass installation company with a focus on multi-storey residential, exclusive apartments and private homes. The company operates out of its own facilities in Wetherill Park, Sydney. Proglaze specialises in the supply and installation of shower screens, splashbacks, mirrors, balustrading, pool fences and the soon to be released Vividink™ digitally printed glass, suitable for all of the above applications.

Smart-Builder software to improve order accuracy and processing time. It has experienced significant growth since it began operations in June 2012. “Smart-Builder is a cloud-based system that can quickly draw, price and order single or multiple items of glass with completed CAD drawings being provided direct to the glass processing equipment without delay. This software helps eliminate any margin for error of site dimensions and ensures accurate dimensioning of all aspects of work in glass,” said Dean.

“Vividink™ allows patterns and images in any size and colour to be digitally printed on glass using ceramic-based inks. The finished glass can be used internally or externally with no loss of colour saturation due to exposure to the elements,” said Proglaze Managing Director, Dean Michael. “You can also use Vividink™ on trafficable glass floors in a multitude of patterns. Stock patterns have been tested and approved to meet Australian Standards for surface slippage.”

To meet the demands of today’s market, Proglaze operates a fleet of delivery vehicles which can access any site conditions. Proglaze staff are also fully trained in all aspects of commercial and residential glazing, operating under glazier licence #305652C. All projects are completed to Australian Standards AS2208:1996 ‘Safety Glazing Materials in Buildings.’

Proglaze will coordinate all aspects of the glass supply including site measure, artwork for client approval and final installation for both domestic and commercial projects. Proglaze also operates as a progressive installation company and has recently introduced the

For more information contact Proglaze Pty Ltd, 121-123 Cowpasture Road, Wetherill Park NSW 2164, phone 1300 776 459, email dean@proglaze.com.au, website www.proglaze.com.au





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The perfect solution for temporary fencing around excavations, gates, worksites, pedestrian barriers, hazards, crowd control, traffic and parking control, and erosion control is the Protecta Panel™ system.

The perfect product for perfect formwork every time is without a doubt PECAFORM. If it’s good enough for the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project, then make it your first choice for your next project and save time, effort and money.

Highly visible, rigid barrier panels complete with star pickets, ReoSok® protective caps and retainer clips form a complete site protection system completely tailored to your needs. Protecta Panel™ is robust galvanised steel mesh shrink-wrapped in polyethylene film.

Pecaform is the faster, stronger, more cost-effective way of forming up your all important foundations and is superior in every way to slow, heavy, labour intensive timber-based formwork. A reduction in excavation, labour costs and stripping means vast improvements in cost and time-effectiveness. Pre-fabricated drop-in cages make life even easier – just drop it and pour! Whilst old fashioned timber formwork is weather-dependent, Peca ‘Fast’ Form System can work in all types of weather meaning you save money. Less time on site, less labour costs and the fact that the formwork stays in the ground means your project finishes faster. Less time means you save money!

The high visibility UV-protected orange film makes Protecta Panel™ the perfect choice for important hazard warnings and pedestrian barriers. Top flange fitted with protective PVC cap. Full-length band of reflective safety tape. Panels are 1,070mm high 1,050mm, 1,500mm and 2,250mm lengths available. Supplied with star pickets, ReoSok® protective caps and retainer clips. Available in a range of colours to suit your branding requirements. Protect it, Secure it, High-vis it – Protecta Panel™ it! 48


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Drainage systems for multi-residential design A common error in specifying linear drains on balconies is to itemise a standard linear drain for threshold areas where a specific threshold drain is required. This oversight can lead to delays in the whole building project because of the wrong drainage specified, as well as to costly variations. Threshold drainage is an ideal solution for protection against water from the outside while still providing a continuous accessible path between the inside and outside. A threshold drain consists of an external linear grate which sits externally beside the door track. An integrated, concealed, sub-sill collects water and condensation around the doorway and conveys it to the external drainage system.

With 25 years experience in architectural drainage, Stormtech have all products certified by Greentag and Level 2 Watermark. The Australian, family-owned business works closely with regulators, legislators, end users, trades and distributors to develop problem-solving products. Their experienced team welcomes any questions about product selection and compliance. Stormtech offers the largest variety of threshold drainage options in the market, including curved options to cater to any design needs. With an unrivalled range of grates, doortracks and sub-sill configurations, Stormtech can help tailor a customised threshold solution for any building project.

As the door systems drain the water to the outside of the building at the sill, the linear drain can be positioned on the outside of the door to capture that water while not impacting the water performance of the door system. Popular placements for standard linear drains is at the outer edge, or across a balcony in cases of extreme water exposure or for design considerations. Stormtech drains are fully compliant with a number of building codes, in particular Plumbing Code AS3500. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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Hunter Douglas is a world leading manufacturer of sun control solutions, suspended ceilings and ventilated facade systems. At Hunter Douglas we help bring ideas to life; collaborating with architects to bring ideas off the drawing board and into reality. Through this collaborative approach we are able to develop new, smarter ways of tackling the most stubborn of real-world obstacles by innovating high-performance architectural materials with proprietary characteristics in design, comfort and sustainability. PROJECT : Werribee Plaza, Victoria (L) PROJECT : Ronald McDonald House, Brisbane (R)





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Bridgewater Security Products Bridgewater Doors is a locally owned business in the Canberra region that manufactures Fire, Security, and Solid Core Doors primarily within the commercial sector. Bridgewater Security Products are designed specifically to be user friendly and to meet the ever-increasing physical security requirements on new and existing Security Door Sets within the industry. We provide products to meet a variety of needs from the installation, adjustment, concealment and upgrading of Security Hardware and Door Sets. Our products are suited to be compatible with existing Electric Strikes, Micro Switches, Mortice Locks and Lever Sets.

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Making an impression Australian company Ezytube has attracted attention across the globe with its impressive concrete column forming products. Since its inception about 20 years ago, the company has become a leader for innovative formwork solutions, creating bespoke formwork for buildings, shopping centres, sporting stadiums, carparks and more. Ezytube Managing Director, Kevin Adams says the current range, released in 2004, has proved to be a real hit for the company. “We first came into the market to offer a new way of doing things,” he explained. “Initially, we came up with a lightweight, strong tube to make round columns that had a lot of safety advantages. We started off with a patented idea and got patents approved in Australia and 15 countries around the world.”

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On home ground Victoria’s third national multi-purpose stadium and the home of Geelong Football Club is taking shape with Stage 4 Redevelopment of Simonds Stadium at Kardinia Park, Geelong. Victorian Minister for Sport John Eren said Kardinia Park has been the home of sport and the heart and soul of Geelong for many decades, and redevelopment of Simonds Stadium would lift capacity from 29,500 to 36,000.

Geelong, the AFL and the Geelong Football Club. The stadium has been home to Geelong Football Club for more than 60 years. The world class facilities will give Cats players and the community a state-of-the-art home and create 90 jobs during construction, with a further 320 jobs once complete.

Stage 4 Redevelopment includes a complete transformation of the Brownlow and Jennings stands on the western side, a new Geelong Football Club social club, a 100-seat café, a 1,000-seat multi-purpose function room and new facility for media and broadcasters.

The minister said the redevelopment made Kardinia Park the largest stadium in Australia outside of a capital city and currently the only venue outside of Melbourne hosting AFL premiership matches.

The Victorian Government contributed $75 million to the $89 million Simonds Stadium Redevelopment Stage 4 in partnership with the City of Greater

“This is a great project for Geelong and for Victoria. It doesn’t just shore up our status as the sports and events capital of the world, it creates jobs for locals and boosts the economy.”

Owner : Geelong Football Club mAIN Construction Company : Kane Constructions Architects : Populus STRUCTURAL Engineer : Aurecon CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $74 million



“An important component of the Simonds Stadium upgrade is a new rehabilitation centre the whole community can use. It will promote and facilitate recovery from injury or illness, and help people return to work through specialist programs.” The Victorian Government manages Simonds Stadium, while the City of Greater Geelong manages and maintains other facilities within Kardinia Park such as the park, ovals, netball courts and pool. During 2016, there was a temporarily reduced stadium capacity but the stadium remained in action and daily tickets were still available to Cats home games. The stadium has also managed to keep media coverage and television broadcasts operational during the construction period, through a temporary 3-storey structure which housed a football department and media gantry facilities. The structure contained a TV broadcast studio, radio boxes and press boxes, as well as the Cats’ coaches and stats boxes.

In line with other major state venues the Victorian Government appointed a Trust for the venue. Kardinia Park Stadium Trust oversees the stadium, surrounding grounds and has the job of attracting more world class events to the city. The 7-member trust is led by former Victorian Premier and Geelong Cats supporter, Steve Bracks, who earlier led the committee that consulted stakeholders on the development.

As well as the Simonds Stadium Redevelopment Stage 4, Victorian Government major sport infrastructure projects include the Eureka Stadium upgrade at Ballarat, the Victorian Cricket and Community Centre at Junction Oval,

St Kilda, transformation of Melbourne Park including Rod Laver Arena, and a contribution to Moorabbin Oval Redevelopment. For more information contact Minister Eren's Office, Minister of Sport, Level 36, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, phone 03 8392 2151, website www.premier.vic.gov.au

Mr Eren said big AFL games were just the start. “Geelong can look forward to even more A-League, Big Bash and international blockbusters when the state-of-the-art upgrade is complete.�




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kicking goals Kane Constructions carried out the Design and Construct contract for the Simonds Stadium Stage 4 Redevelopment for the Geelong Football Club in Victoria. “Kane were engaged under an ECI framework for the project and shortly after, delivered an early works package. While delivering the early works, and after an extensive VM (Value Managment) process, Kane were appointed as builder for the main works contract,” said Project Manager, Marco Bonadio. Kane Concrete provided the insitu concrete footings, columns, walls, stairs and platforms. A total of 25 staff from Kane Constructions worked on the Simonds Stadium project. Works started in January last year and were completed in time for the Geelong Cats vs Western Bulldogs game on the 19th of May. The stadium has been revamped three times since 2001. The current stage (Stage 4), included demolishing the Brownlow and Jennings Stands on the western side of the ground. The new Charles Brownlow Stand is the stadium’s main entrance and has a wider range of new facilities aimed at improving spectator experiences. This includes more seating, particularly under cover, a new Geelong Football Club (GFC) Social Club, new training, administration and players’ facilities for the GFC, new facilities for the media and broadcasters and a large multi-purpose function room. There is also The Sunrise Centre, which will help people with a disability return to work. 60



The main challenges for Kane were working around the temporary media gantry, the main roof installation, the tight programme and delays due to the design being three months late, the Level 4 media centre, the Oval RLs – its shape and access – as well as contaminated spoil. Construction works had to stop during several AFL events held last year. “Kane has a strong history working with the Geelong Football Club, having delivered the award-winning Simonds Stadium Players’ Stand and Light Towers and the Reg Hickey Stand. About Kane Constructions Kane Constructions is a multi-award winning privately owned construction company that’s stood the test of time commencing operations in 1973. It was the 2016 National Commercial Master Builder of the Year – having scooped the award for its work on the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre in Victoria. All up that project has netted more than 13 awards. It’s just one of more than 1,900 projects that Kane Constructions has completed. Kane is active in all sectors of the industry and turns over in excess of $600 million annually, employing more than 340 people throughout its Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra offices. “Our company has expanded organically, not through acquisitions. We’ve grown through both the scale of projects we undertake and WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

by expanding our geographic footprint,” said Tristan Forster, Joint Managing Director. The key to the company’s success is a flat management structure as well as directors being shareholders working in and on the business. “We don’t have a tier of mid management between the directors and the operational teams within the business,” he said. Other initiatives to ensure a high standard of service to our clients include hiring graduates and delivery staff from engineering and architectural backgrounds as opposed to a pure construction background. “This brings inhouse capability and a better way to manage the process. Under D&C contracts, we’re responsible for managing the design team and it’s of immense benefit to have staff well versed in these fields.” Tristan is part of the ‘next generation’ at the helm of Kane that took the reins earlier this year thanks to a seamless succession process six years in the planning. “The next generation of directors have all been in the business for 12 to 22 years which provides a level of confidence to our clients,” he said. “We will continue to deliver for our clients and provide a stimulating and exciting working environment for our staff.” For more information contact Kane Constructions Pty Ltd, Level 1, 658 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121, phone 03 8420 1200, fax 03 8420 1201, website www.kane.com.au VIC PROJECT FEATURE SIMONDS STADIUM


setting up the play Survey services for Stage 4 of Simonds Stadium were provided by TGM Pty Ltd, specialist consultants in land development, building, construction and infrastructure. TGM have offices in Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne’s Hawthorn. Their expertise includes town planning, project management, civil, structural and hydraulic engineering and surveying. “The elliptical shape of the stadium redevelopment was interesting to work with as projects are usually rectilinear,” said TGM Manager, David Rendle. “The grid system used on the site was an elliptical grid system. Traditionally you’ll set out a gridline for others to work with but on this site, owing to the configuration, we set everything out. Another challenge were the strict timeframes with project deadlines based, of course, around the AFL season,” David said.

“We came in at the start of construction about November 2015 and were engaged while key aspects, from an architectural and construction point of view, were in progress. We were busiest at the outset, especially during excavation, getting everything right.” David said the stadium project required prompt responses with site surveys, often with little or no warning. Equipment included current robotic total stations, a 3D laser scanner and CAD Survey software. TGM also provided structural and civil engineering services for Simonds Stadium undertaking, on behalf of the City Council, the annual Structural Conditions Inspection on grandstand structures and light towers. TGM also assisted Barwon Water design and Manage Works, for relocating stormwater and sewer infrastructure. TGM employs over 100 people and the Group has received an Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIDA) award for sustainable development practice for work on a housing estate. For more information contact TGM Group Pty Ltd, Level 1, 27-31 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220, phone 03 5202 4600, fax 03 5202 4691, website www.tgmgroup.com

leading the field Project management for the Simonds Stadium Stage 4 Redevelopment in Geelong was provided by RCP Victoria Pty Ltd. Anthony McLaughlin, RCP Victoria Associate and Project Manager, said timing for the redevelopment was critical. Through managing contractual arrangements concurrently, impacts of the redevelopment were minimised in 2016 and were minimised again leading up to completion in May 2017. “Very early works arrangements meant temporary media facilities were constructed prior to commencement of stadium construction, so events and media went ahead during 2016 and during construction. All media facilities were suitable and met AFL guidelines for broadcasting,” Anthony said.

“An interesting aspect of this redevelopment is the four clients – so, while we were engaged with the Geelong Football Club, we reported to all the funding partners. We’ve done this successfully before, including North Melbourne and Carlton Football Clubs, it’s about managing user groups’ expectations and design briefs, and it’s about open communication.” Anthony said. Highlights of the redevelopment included the new Charles Brownlow Stand, which replaced the former Brownlow and Jennings Stands, and the media facility on Level 4 of the new stand. “There is brand new state-of-the-art football training facilities, such as equipment and training technology, and new administration and office space for the coaching and football department.”

RCP Victoria was appointed Project Manager in March 2015. The RCP Victoria team of three comprised Project Director, Robert Bergers, and Project Managers, Antony McLaughlin and Aileen Ma.

RCP Victoria provides independent development and project management services to the property and construction industries.

The project control group for the $91 million redevelopment comprises the AFL, the City of Greater Geelong ,Geelong Football Club and the Government of Victoria, which contributed $74 million.

For more information contact RCP Victoria Pty Ltd, 312 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004, phone 03 9038 1772, fax 03 9038 1768, email rcp@rcpvic.net.au, website www.rcp.net.au




Strong and Flexible support AUSREO supplied 400 tonnes of reinforcing steel for the Stage 4 Redevelopment of Simonds Stadium in Geelong. The local steel supplier, based in Breakwater, Victoria, cut and bent reinforcing bar and prefabricated reinforcing elements for the Brownlow and Jennings stand replacement.

Sunshine North. This offsite manufacturing method eliminated many of the risks associated with construction projects, such as inclement weather, site access and safety hazards.”

The experienced AUSREO team demonstrated their flexibility by delivering the project in time for the 2017 football season.

The Simonds Stadium Redevelopment completes the transformation of the venue into Victoria’s third national multi-purpose stadium. The redeveloped stadium is now able to attract national sporting and entertainment events, providing a big boost to the Geelong economy.

“We kept up with short notice design changes, and solved potential reinforcement design issues before they became a problem,” said Paul Lowden – General Manager, Victoria. “To meet the demanding schedule we prefabricated reinforcing elements at our facility in

“We’re big supporters of the local community, sponsoring the local football, netball and baseball teams in Geelong,” remarked Paul. “Supplying the reinforcing steel for the construction of Simonds Stadium is another way we are contributing to the development of Geelong.” In March 2015, AUSREO proudly opened its new purpose built Geelong Service Centre to provide local builders with a flexible and reliable reinforcing steel supplier. The local team pride themselves on being able to find ways to help builders pour concrete with greater speed and accuracy. As a 100% Australian owned and operated business with 14 service centres along the East Coast of Australia, AUSREO takes pride in supporting their local communities. The entrepreneurial spirit that founded the company in 2000 is as strong as ever today, with AUSREO investing in automation technology and new service centre locations across Australia. For more information contact AUSREO Pty Ltd, (Melbourne) 45 Bunnett Street, North Sunshine VIC 3020, (Geelong) 32 Leather Street, Breakwater VIC 3219, phone 03 9313 2700, email sunshinenorth@ausreo.com.au, website www.ausreo.com.au


the best seats in the house Worldwide seating designer, manufacturer and installer, Camatic, is putting the finishing touches on decking out the Simonds Stadium, in Geelong. The company is reportedly Australia’s first in manufacturing commercial and venue seating from design concept to finished product in a single location. They employ 170 people and started work on the Simonds Stadium project in January 2017. “We provided about 5,000 strong and durable seats – the patented Alpha Chair, which is made in our factory in Wantirna. They’re the same seats as used in the AAMI Park in Melbourne, home ground to several major football clubs including the Melbourne Storm (NRL), Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City (A-League Soccer), and Melbourne Rebels (Super Rugby),” said Nicholas Flinos, Camatic’s Global Sales and Marketing Manager. “We’re also installing 86,000 of these seats into the Malaysian National Stadium in preparation for the Southeast Asian games,” said Nicholas. For more information contact Camatic Pty Ltd, 93 Lewis Road, Wantirna South VIC 3152, phone 03 9837 7777, fax 03 9887 3485, email sales@camatic.com.au, website www.camatic.com WWW.ANCR.COM.AU



mixing it up Geelong company, Local Mix Concrete, carried out concrete supply and delivery and concrete batching for Simonds Stadium Stage 4 Redevelopment. In the lead up to the Simonds Stadium opening, Local Mix Concrete supplied the bluestone aggregate and white aggregate concrete for decorative concrete work – the stadium’s external pavement in Cats’ colours. General Manager, Stuart Richardson said Local Mix concrete has also completed a range of works on previous stages throughout the development. “We have done work here spanning back a couple of decades. As a local company we’ve enjoyed working on the stadium. We are part of Geelong, being established here since 1971 – and we are Cats supporters!” The job involved a team of 20 from Local Mix’s 65 employees, for the early work in April 2016, involving the footings for the temporary media facility at the stadium. “Later we did all the footings, ground slabs, columns, and stairwells for the stadium redevelopment. As the stadium went up around the temporary media facility, sometimes


the work was in small areas. It also involved supply of a specific strength concrete. We supplied normal strength concrete, from 32-50 megapascals, and for the columns a special strength concrete, 65-80 megapascals.” Usually, a greater strength of concrete is requested for a structure that’s not excessively high. As technology and higher strengths give engineers latitude with overall structure, spans can be increased between columns. Regionally, Local Mix Concrete worked on the major new Epworth Geelong Hospital serving Greater Geelong and South West Victoria. Redevelopments at two other hospitals and the redevelopment of Barwon Water’s Geelong head office were also recently completed.

For more information contact Local Mix Concrete Pty Ltd, 10 Hays Road, Moolap VIC 3221, phone 03 5248 2434, fax 03 5248 6088, email stuart@localmix.com

playing to their strengths Eric Jones Stairbuilding Group has designed, manufactured and installed approximately 1.2km of balustrading and handrails on the Simonds Stadium project. “The materials are mostly glass and galvanised or powder coated steel,” said Director, Daniel Auld. “We haven’t outsourced any of this. It was all made in Australia.” 25 of his 60 staff worked on the Simonds Stadium project including from design to installation from October 2016 to April this year. “The architect comes up with an initial design intent, which we then make workable in the real world and have it approved by engineers. The majority of the work is manufactured in one of our six factories. A design challenge was taking the crowd loading into account, being compliant with the building code but ensuring the design didn’t obstruct people’s view” Another project challenge for Eric Jones Stairbuilding was the tight time frame from when they started onsite to get their work approved, with the job already being behind before they started. The company’s main clients are builders and developers working on houses, townhouses and apartment blocks as well as the commercial WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

sector. “Our company’s edge is our ability to combine steel and glass – we do that all inhouse,” said Daniel. The Eric Jones Stairbuilding Group is EBA compliant and has designed, manufactured and installed quality staircases for the past 70 years. It also supplies kits and the following styles for balustrades: flared, open string, cut string, geometric and external. For commercial stairs they offer a range of materials such as steel, stainless steel, glass, wrought iron, or timber and advise which would best suit your project. They work with more than 20 timber species including Victorian Ash, Ironbark, European Oak and Blackbutt. They work for a large number of Australias best commercial builders including Mirvac, Multiplex, Probuild, Lendlease, Monaco Hickey, Hamilton Marino and many others. For more information, contact Eric Jones Stairbuilding Group Pty Ltd, 8 Beech street, Nunawading VIC 3131, phone 03 9874 0411, fax 03 9874 0211, email sales@ericjones.com.au, website www.ericjones.com.au VIC PROJECT FEATURE SIMONDS STADIUM


got you covered Oasis Tension Structures has installed a teflon-coated, glass fabric that will last a quarter of a century on the Simonds Stadium project. The company installed 13 highly translucent fabric elements to act as skylights and form part of the stadium roof. Each element is approximately 60m2 in area and is held in position by an adjustable floating mast that’s suspended in space by stainless steel cables. “As a specialist contractor we brought together a highly skilled team experienced in this unique form of architecture. All aspects of design, engineering, manufacture and construction were carefully considered and managed from commencement to final commissioning and handover” said Darryl Thomson, Managing Director. Oasis is an Australian-owned company that has worked internationally in architectural fabric structure design and construction. The 20 year old business specialises in complex tension structures. Oasis has expertise in creating inspirational concepts through to precision construction. For more information contact Oasis Tension Structures (Australia) Pty Ltd, Unit 1, 22-24 Jarrah Drive, Braeside VIC 3195, phone 03 9588 1444, email oasis@oasistensionstructures.com.au, website www.oasistensionstructures.com.au 68



the finishing touch Westcoast Windows won the contract to supply the glazed curtain wall façade, glass floor and internal glass for Simonds Stadium. They started design work on the project last August and completed it in March. “Approximately 11 of the company’s 50 staff worked on the project,” said Managing Director, Ross McGregor. “The main feature is a four-sided structurally glazed curtain wall which has lots of rakes and peaks across the whole façade. It covered about 900m2 and had high performance requirements for energy efficiency. To achieve this, we used a 6mm/12mm/6mm Viridian PerformaTech insulated glass unit which is an Australian product.” Westcoast Windows also supplied the glazed partitions and doors internally throughout the project and external glazed butt-joined windows facing the football oval. Another highlight is a glass floor area of 28 panels measuring a total of 6.5m by 7.5m of glass 39 mm thick, which also forms the ceiling of the player warm up area below. Once the retractable blinds open, viewers upstairs can watch players do their drills below, but the players won’t be able to see the spectators. The company is a commercial manufacturer of windows ranging from small to large façade work across a range of project types including WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

commercial buildings, schools, hospitals and architecturally designed residential developments. “Manufacturing and installing standard commercial aluminium windows is the core of what we do. But we also like to tackle the more difficult jobs, the kind of jobs our competitors tend to not want to get involved in such as the façade seen in this project,” said Ross. Westcoast Windows is a family owned company that’s 30 years strong. They work throughout Victoria focusing on the Geelong, Melbourne and Western Victoria regions, and add this project to a portfolio that also includes the Geelong Hospital, Deakin Cadet Building and the Barwon Water head office in Geelong, which is nearing completion. For more information contact Westcoast Windows Pty Ltd, 20-22 Lambert Avenue, Newtown VIC 3220, phone 03 5221 6999, fax 03 5221 8880, email admin@westcoastwindows.com.au VIC PROJECT FEATURE SIMONDS STADIUM


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Raising the roof Faulkner Roofing completed supply and installation of the new state-of-the-art roofing and soffit package for Simmonds Stadium. Most of the company’s 40 staff worked on the project, completing the roofing in April. “Safety was a key challenge on this project,” said Chris Malouf, Director of Faulkner Roofing. “We managed the risks by providing safe access to roof bays and coordinating lifting with crane crews.” His staff worked daily with the project engineer and architect to achieve goals and mitigate potential safety issues onsite due to the high complex design. “This was the key to the success of this particular project for us. Due to the D&C build, we were left with the responsibility to overcome design issues or rectify areas,” said Chris. Faulkner Roofing was formed in 2004 by two domestic plumbers who saw an opportunity in their area to provide roofing to the commercial sector. “We wanted to achieve high standards in the field based on, efficiency, effectiveness, quality and safety. We also provide opportunities to apprentices,” said Chris. “We deliver quality works on time and we’re different because we provide our clients with a pain-free build.”

They’ve also worked on iconic projects such as Barwon Prison, Geelong Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Geelong Police Station, Notre Dame University, Margoneet Prison, Loddon Prison in Castlemaine as well as multiple jobs for Deakin University and the Port Phillip Prison. They have also worked on many multiple shopping centres, high schools, primary schools as well as childcare centres.

The company works across Australia including building sporting facilities and basketball stadiums in Indigenous communities. They’ve donated their labour to charities in their region plus have completed the longest refrigerated panel roofing system in the southern hemisphere.

For more information contact Faulkner Roofing Pty Ltd, PO Box 1372, Geelong VIC 3220, mobile (Chris) 0417 038 357, (Scott) 0418 292 633, email chris@faulknerroofing.com.au, website www.faulknerroofing.com.au




a stunning coronation mAIN Construction Company : Hickory Group DEVELOPER : MAB Corporation Architect : McBride Charles Ryan STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Webber Design Project VALUE : $75 million

The $75M Banksia Apartments is an 18-level residential tower highlighted by striking architecture inspired by the native Australian Banksia flower, replicated in the curved structure and circlet-crown façade. It comprises 108 high end apartments configured across penthouses, sky-homes and classic apartments and features rooftop amenities complete with an infinity pool and ground floor tenancy. Destined to become Melbourne’s next iconic building and situated in NewQuay Docklands, the Banksia development has been planned to complement and contribute to its surrounds.

Hickory was also contracted to provide the extensive upgrade to the surrounding landscape. As part of the local planning provisions, the Banksia project is subject to achieve 5 Star Green Star equivalence.

Designed by McBride Charles Ryan, Banksia comprises 108 apartments, configured across penthouse, sky-home and classic apartment iterations and available in four different schemes. Common areas include rooftop function rooms and gymnasium complete with outdoor plunge pools and spa. Additionally, the building incorporates a ground floor tenancy and basement car parking, and will be connected to Docklands Drive by a purpose-built access cul-de-sac.

To meet this criteria, a range of ecologically sustainable development initiatives have been implemented, based on the Green Star multi-residential rating tool developed by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Surrounded by a lush parkland on the edge of Victoria Harbour, Banksia’s unique position ensures panoramic 360 degree park and water views back-dropped by Melbourne’s city skyline. The tower itself is highlighted by striking architecture, which has been inspired by the native Australian Banksia flower, replicated in the curved structure and circlet-crown façade. Contracted to build the project for developer MAB Corporation was innovative construction company Hickory Group. Its scope of work included the demolition of the existing promenade plaza, followed by construction of the 18-storey high end residential waterfront apartment tower with basement carpark and rooftop amenities.


The expansive public park, which adjoins the development, further creates an attractive space for enjoyment between the waterfront and the Docklands shopping precinct. “The park will provide an inviting, highly adaptable area of public open space that will be able to be utilised for community events such as markets and art exhibitions, while also providing space for family enjoyment,” says Project Manager, Morrie Bahri. Its underground car park, just metres from the sea and below high tide, meant works had to be completed in accordance with tide times. “Construction works were required to coordinate with the tides of the sea,” explains Morrie. “The carpark structural shell was also required to be fully membraned to ensure a complete water-tight system.” “The design, fabrication, transit and installation of the intricate FRP façade system [also] posed many challenges. Particularly,

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achieving the visual intent while respecting engineering constraints such as wind pressures, thermal expansion and contraction and general constructability. “The use of 3D modelling and double curved fabrication techniques assisted in achieving the intricate FRP façade system that emulates the curves and peaks of an elegant Banksia flower.” Hickory started work on site in April 2016, with an expected completion date in December 2017. The Banksia project has seen approximately 250 people working onsite at the construction’s peak. “With an emphasis on safety and quality, we continuously invest in developing our people and systems to improve the way we build and deliver the best outcome for our clients,” says Morrie. In addition to the Banksia development, Hickory constructed the adjoining Aqui Promenade residential towers for MAB Corporation. Other current projects for Hickory include 50 La Trobe Street Student Accommodation, Conservatory, The Fifth, Lakeside, Collins House and Opera. For more information contact Hickory Group Head Office, 101 Cremorne Street, Richmond VIC 3121, phone 03 9429 7411, fax 03 9428 7376, email info@hickory.com.au, website www.hickory.com.au



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Cooking with style When it came to selecting the appliances for the Banksia development’s kitchens, one high quality, innovative brand stood out – Gaggenau. Forged in the Black Forest, in Germany, the internationally acclaimed Gaggenau, whose history dates back to 1683, is renowned for its design and technology. The company is also credited with revolutionising the domestic kitchen. Gaggenau was therefore a natural choice for Banksia’s three-bedroom residences and the Sky homes, plus purchaser upgrades. The mixture of appliances included ovens, combination steam ovens, microwave ovens, gas cooktops, induction cooktops, ventilation and dishwashers. “Gaggenau offered a flexible package to the apartment purchasers to personalise their own kitchens to suit their cooking style,” explains Regional Commercial Sales Manager, Adam Price. “The Banksia therefore showcases a range of Gaggenau appliances across the upper levels of this project – luxury appliances for these luxury apartments. A Gaggenau kitchen exists only to offer the best cooking experience,” adds Robert Warner, General Manager Gaggenau. “The cook can trust that deep thought and restless nights have gone into each function and every nuance. Nothing is there just because it is possible, it is there because it improves the complete experience. An important part of that experience is visual. Design has been WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

integrated into our processes since we made beautiful bicycles in the 1890s – it is no afterthought. There is a designer at every meeting, debating with the engineer whose role it is to make the impossible. The avant-garde design is renowned through all Gaggenau appliances.” Gaggenau are involved in multiple luxury projects across Australia. This includes Capitol Grand by LK Property (Victoria), ABC Site by Stockwells (Queensland), and Opera residence (New South Wales). These are just a selection of the many projects Gaggenau are involved in. “Gaggenau is the perfect partner for developers looking to differentiate themselves in the market and looking for luxury home appliances to match their luxury apartments,” adds Robert. For more information contact BSH Appliances, 1555 Centre Road, Clayton VIC 3168, phone: 03 8551 1103, email corporate.communications@bshg.com, website www.bsh-group.com VIC PROJECT FEATURE Banksia Apartments



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On time. On call. On site. With 17 years in the business, you can be assured NationWide Concrete Pumping have the experience when it comes to working on significant construction projects. As the name suggests, NationWide Concrete Pumping specialise in concrete pumping for all pumping needs. The company has more than 100 employees, all whom are highly skilled in pouring concrete for various projects. Working on the Banksia Apartments, NationWide Concrete Pumping used its satellite placing boom, static concrete pump and mobile boom concrete pumps. The company’s Chris Tillman, Garry Gelevski and Joel Brown worked on the project. The project went smoothly for the company which was run expertly by Hickory Group. NationWide Concrete Pumping says that “being part of such an iconic project on the waterfront of our city” was one of the positive aspects of its work on the Banksia Apartments. “NationWide Concrete Pumping were able to complete their works, in conjunction with Hickory Group, maintaining and building our strong relationship in the building and construction industry.” In addition to the Banksia Apartments development, NationWide Concrete Pumping is currently working on multiple high rise projects WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

within Melbourne’s central business district, with more scheduled for the future. This includes a number of projects for Hickory such as Union Towers, Lakeside Apartments and Conservatory. The family-owned and operated company has dedicated itself to providing exceptional customer service, aiming to meet every need. “We have the largest range of concrete pumping machinery and equipment in Melbourne, ranging from line pumps, up to our high rise satellite concrete placing booms.” In continuing to set new standards and innovative methods in the concrete pumping industry, this has translated into success for NationWide Concrete Pumping. “NationWide Concrete Pumping pride themselves on being the biggest concrete pumping company in the industry. It’s all thanks to our amazing management team and workers.” For more information contact NationWide Concrete Pumping Pty Ltd, 14A Tullamarine Park Road, Tullamarine VIC 3043, phone 03 9023 6927, email bookings@nwcp.com.au, website www.nationwideconcretepumping.com.au VIC PROJECT FEATURE Banksia Apartments





Eminent luxury DEVELOPER : Lechte Corporation Pty Ltd & Abacus Property Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Crema Constructions PROJECT MANAGER : Point Polaris ARCHITECTS : Plus Architecture INTERIOR ARCHITECTS : Mim Design STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Robert Bird Group SERVICES CONSULTANT : Wood & Grieve Engineers CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $56 million

Coming in at $56M, The Eminence is the pinnacle of modern living. Featuring 194 spacious and highly considered one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments, including penthouses over 15-levels, floor-to-ceiling glazing, expansive balconies, fantastic views, a communal rooftop terrace which includes a private dining room, and ground floor retail. Featuring 194 high end luxury apartments, The Eminence in Carlton offers the epitome of modern, quality living combined with spectacular views of the Melbourne skyline. The Eminence incorporates one, two and three bedroom apartments. It boasts 14-storeys of multi-residential capacity, including ground floor retail, three basements, two large retail spaces, a communal lobby area and a rooftop garden with an entertaining area. Crema Constructions engaged on a ‘Design and Construct’ contract to deliver The Eminence project, including external hard and soft landscaping. Proving to be one of many examples where Crema Constructions has built repeatedly for clients during its 65-year history. Construction Manager, Daniel Zammit says The Eminence brings a higher quality building and level of living accommodation to Carlton. Its neighbouring area has traditionally been a student and investor market. “The design features include larger apartment areas, 2,700mm ceilings as

standard and 2,800mm ceilings to premium apartments, floor-to-ceiling glazing, and extensive use of stone and custom joinery throughout the apartments.” “The external skeletal structure consisting of 3-storey precast columns and fins broken up by precast halo beams are the main feature of the building’s façade. The intent of the façade design is for the vertical precast elements to replicate the Victorian Terrace structures in Carlton’s adjacent neighbourhood streets,” explains Daniel. Inside, the main entry foyer features a gas fireplace, with a lounge area and premium finishes, including bronze and stone cladding to the walls and stone flooring. At the top of the building, the rooftop garden has been mindfully designed to include an outdoor barbecue area surrounded by lush planting housed in landscaped planter boxes. “Also on the same level is an indoor roof lounge and dining area that includes a fully functional kitchen. Residents can be entertained by the spectacular view of Melbourne’s city skyline and the Royal Exhibition Building,” adds Daniel. With completion in early June, the project saw more than 200 workers onsite during the construction’s peak, including 20 Crema Constructions’ project team members. Achieving structure completion before the Christmas break was a great achievement, particularly with weather constraints faced in 2016. Daniel explains that the installation of The Eminence’s 3-storey precast columns required a number of considerations. “The 3-storey precast columns are unique to this project. The architects’ vision was to have seamless columns over 3-levels,” he says. “The intricate structure of the halo beams and 3-level feature precast angular columns


designed by Plus Architecture were the most challenging aspects of the project. The installation required considerations including installing and propping columns – both load bearing and non-load bearing over 3-levels until the structure was poured and tied into them.” He adds that the staggered nature of the columns and their protrusion of around 400mm past the slab edge required a complicated and flexible perimeter safety screen design. “This was required to be jumped every 3-floors so that catch decks were located against the halo beam levels.” The rotation of the columns and beams off the delivery truck and their installation also took considerable crane time. Combined with complex safety screens, significant coordination of crane and program requirements was needed for all other works to efficiently progress to maintain the construction program. “Any delays including unforeseen weather and wind delays required changes to construction sequences and deliveries for the days to come.” Daniel praises the work of SG Formwork on the development, as well as the Crema Constructions’ team who were able to overcome the project’s complexities. “The project site team did a fantastic job in working through design and construction complexities to achieve a great result.” Crema Constructions is also working on 661 Chapel Street in South Yarra, Doncaster’s Nest At The Hill, Fabric at 399 Little Lonsdale Street, Derby Place at 369 High Street, and Kew and Kubix in Wantirna South. For more information contact Crema Constructions, 262 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, phone 03 9646 2188, email info@crema.com.au, website www.crema.com.au



Below CWI Vic Completed all of the windows and glazing for The Eminence Apartments.

As well as offering high-end, modern and luxury living to its residents, one of the most outstanding features of The Eminence Apartments is its spectacular views across the Melbourne skyline and the Royal Exhibition Building.

is also about to start work on another major residential project for the construction company – Nest at The Hill in Doncaster. The $83 million development includes 259 apartments, four townhouses and six retail spaces.

These eye-catching vistas have been made possible through the building’s use of floor-to-ceiling glazing throughout its apartments. This ensures occupants of The Eminence Apartments can experience a seamless interaction between the indoor and outdoor environment.

CWI Vic regularly completes window and glazing works on major projects around Melbourne, ranging from 5,000m2 to 10,000m2. The company has just finished work on the Caulfield Village development’s first residential precinct, comprising a mixture of townhouses and one, two and three bedroom apartments. CWI Vic is also working on The York residential development in Brunswick West, located in Olive York Way. The project consists of 315 apartments located across four buildings.

Helping achieve this striking feature of the development was Melbourne’s CWI Vic, which completed all of the windows and glazing for The Eminence Apartments. CWI Vic’s, Carl Steele, who brought 20 years of industry experience to the project, explains that their work saw the installation of approximately 5,500m2 of windows and glazing. “It was a good project to be involved in, Crema were a good builder to work for, they were pretty helpful.” Further demonstrating CWI Vic’s relationship with Crema Constructions and its ability to handle major projects, the company 80


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Below Sherwood conducted their work using high quality materials, global cabinetry and joinery technology.

With a reputation for operating with quality materials, the latest in global cabinetry and joinery technology, Sherwood conducted their work (with these assurances) on their latest project The Eminence. Established in 1995, Sherwood has come a long way in the joinery industry. Completing a project for Crema Constructions for The Eminence Apartments allowed the company to showcase their ability to work on large-scale projects and demonstrate their proficiency in providing high quality finishes. Using artistically conceived designs and the use of integrated technology, Sherwood completed the kitchens, bathrooms, studies, wardrobes and common areas for The Eminence Apartments in Carlton Victoria.

company’s use of the latest global design software, state-of-the-art CNC manufacturing technology and tracking provides Sherwood and its client with a large number of advantages. “[The technology] gives us accuracy in what has been manufactured, assembled and installed, and the time taken to do so. It helps us keep up with purchaser changes, defects and other general site/project conditions,” he explains. “It has enabled us to analyse data to levels of detail that we could never do before. We have our onsite team locked in on our mobile app that delivers information of site progress back to the design team and coordinators in real time and vice-versa – from our design/assembly teams back to our site project manager and installers.”

The kitchen and dining space embellishes statement premier style, with a bold treatment of dark-textured panels framing white 2-Pac cabinetry, textured veneer timber panelling, metal handles and other bespoke finishes. Soft greys, textured cabinetry and polished surfaces create a tranquil bathroom area, with contrasting surfaces adding depth and volume to refresh the space and bring a hotel living aesthetic to the room.

The Eminence project is one of a long list of high quality projects Sherwood has completed for Crema Constructions who are now also building a reputation for one of Australia’s premier building companies, constructing high quality living spaces without any compromise on finishes and attention to detail. Sherwood is currently working on Nest at the Hill in Doncaster, the largest apartment development in the area.

The company’s use of technology during this project also enabled an efficient manufacturing process with unprecedented detail and progression time. General Manager, David Maricchiolo says the

For more information contact Sherwood, 10 Kurnai Avenue, Reservoir VIC 3073, phone 03 9469 3606, email info@sherwood.com.au, website www.sherwood.com.au




Forging innovation DEVELOPER : Mirvac Group Architect : Mirvac Design CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $200 million

Forge Tower, a landmark 30-level tower within the Wharf’s Entrance precinct at Yarra Edge precinct in Melbourne Docklands, features luxury finishes, winter gardens and state-of-the-art facilities for each of the 228 light filled apartments and leads the innovative design at Wharf's Entrance. Making a stunning architectural statement, Mirvac’s $200 million Forge Tower welcomes residents into the first chapter of the Wharf ’s Entrance precinct at Yarra’s Edge, which also includes Stage 1 of the Wharfside Residences and Cargo Homes. Located at the western end of Yarra’s Edge, the 228-apartment tower boasts notable views of the city skyline, including the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay. Standing approximately 100m tall, Forge’s distinguishing sculptural façade is one of the first residential towers gracing the city skyline to greet commuters when entering Melbourne’s CBD from the Bolte Bridge. Mirvac’s General Manager of Residential, Victoria, Elysa Anderson, said the completion of Forge marked a significant milestone in the development of Wharf ’s Entrance, which is the final precinct in the Yarra’s Edge community. “As the first completed tower in Wharf ’s Entrance, residents of Forge will benefit from a range of amenities including a private dining room and cinema room for entertaining, as well as the vibrant community that is already established at Yarra’s Edge.” One of the outstanding features of Forge Tower is the deliberate use of silver glass and steel designed to bring a lightness to Yarra’s Edge, with expressive architecture



alluding to the movement of the surrounding Yarra River. Mirvac also commissioned internationally renowned environmental artist and sculptor, Ned Kahn to create an urban art installation, ‘Fluid Lines’, on the Lorimer Street and Regatta Way podium façade, an eye-catching masterpiece that creates movement on the building with a ripple-like effect that responds to the natural phenomena of wind. “Wharf ’s Entrance transforms what was once an old wharf and follows the success of Yarra’s Edge to date in creating one of Melbourne’s most culturally vibrant and liveable communities with unparalleled waterfront access, a realisation of Mirvac’s purpose to reimagine urban life,” Elysa said. The superbly designed apartments have flexible and spacious floorplans that create outstanding living spaces. Next generation interiors feature gourmet kitchens complemented by SMEG appliances, reconstituted stone benchtops and reflective colourback glass splashbacks. The designer bathrooms have been finessed with chic fittings and luxe matte and metallic finishes. Mirvac utilised expansive glazing, balconies and a plethora of winter gardens to create light filled living environments and sweeping vistas of the city, the Yarra River, the Bolte Bridge and Port Phillip Bay.

The 100m tall Forge building sits atop a 5-storey podium that also includes 302 parking spaces, 84 bike spaces and 229m2 of retail at ground level, which interfaces with the new Wharf ’s Landing park. Forge Tower has attracted a broad range of residents through a mix of apartments that appeal to different interests. “We tasked the Mirvac team with designing something quite different to what was traditionally offered in the residential market at Yarra’s Edge. The success of Forge demonstrates the team’s achievement in developing concepts that appealed to people who wanted to embrace the riverside lifestyle.” Mirvac is renowned for creating exceptional living environments in the best locations. Established in 1972, Mirvac is a leading brand in Australian property, consistently delivering innovative and high quality products. “The completion of Forge is a momentous event for Yarra’s Edge, which is now home to a lively community of more than 3,000 people,” Elysa said.

For more information contact Mirvac, Level 5, Building Q3, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3004, phone 03 9695 9400, website www.mirvac.com



Below Cardno were responsible for the traffic management, and pedestrian movements during construction.

Below IJF Australia manufactured and installed extensive joinery for apartments and public spaces.

Cardno’s traffic team specialise in the management of traffic during construction of high rise developments, with demonstrated expertise on several key projects in Melbourne.

IJF Australia Pty Ltd is a proud Australian family owned business with a long established reputation for producing, installing and project managing high quality interior fitouts for multi-residentials, hospitals, hotels, student accommodation and office fit-outs. It enjoys a close, valued relationship with all Australian Tier 1 builders as well as selected Tier 2 companies.

Cardno has played an integral role in the construction traffic management design services for the Forge Tower providing an exhaustive traffic management plan (TMP) detailing temporary line marking, signage, pedestrian routes, hoarding lines and barriers. High rise developments demand careful consideration of the needs of various parties, including the general public, developers, operators, contractors and public transport providers. Often these developments are constructed within high pedestrian and activity zones, requiring our solutions to address the movement of pedestrians, vehicles, public transport and bicycles, while providing appropriate access and dedicated zones for construction vehicles.

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IJF Australia completed work on the 231 apartments at Forge Tower 10. The company manufactured and installed kitchen cabinetry, wardrobes, linen cupboards and storage facilities including joinery for lobbies, corridors and offices. The finishes were Laminex laminates and 2-pac polyurethane. Up to 15 IJF personnel were engaged onsite and the company successfully completed its commitments within Mirvac’s program. The Forge project highlighted the close long standing collaboration between Mirvac and IJF, with all parties well pleased with the final product which is a major contributor to the overall impact of this landmark Mirvac development.

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Below Sync installed 366-luxe bathroom pods of various designs on the project.

Hickory Group knows bathrooms. As one of Australia’s largest multi-unit builders, they’ve built thousands of them. Their expert team knows that the smallest room in the apartment can pose the largest risk to the construction process. The company’s solution is Sync Building Systems, a technology to manufacture high quality, modular bathrooms offsite on a sub-assembly line which can be simply installed and connected on arrival to site.

Remarkably, the bathroom pods can be transported great distances without damage. Current projects include a 2,000-bathroom order for the Watpac development at Ryde Garden in Sydney and a 224-bathroom project in Brisbane.

This technology has been employed at Mirvac’s striking Forge Tower apartment development at Docklands in Melbourne. Sync installed 366 luxe bathroom pods with a number of variations in design and fitout.

The Sync solution extends from luxury accommodation to hotels, student accommodation and high-spec hospital projects. Sync’s bathroom pods fit seamlessly into any large-scale design and build projects.

Commercial Director, Chris Ong, explained that Sync pre-assembles all its bathroom pods at its Brooklyn facility in Melbourne. The pods are completed with all finishes and PC items, then moved to the installation location where they are craned and wheeled into position. Electricians and plumbers then complete the connections.

“Our patented structural design guards against leaks,” Chris said. “All pods are fully tested and signed off before they leave our factory. Finishing bathrooms to completion offsite whilst onsite construction works progress in parallel can cut the project programme by up to 30%. It is a win-win solution.”

“The finishes at Forge Tower were high end as per the architect’s specifications,” Chris said. “While this posed some challenges, the fact is that many of the finishes could not have been installed in the conventional way. It was a very successful project.”

For more information contact Sync Building Systems Pty Ltd, Shed D, 413 Francis Street, Brooklyn VIC 3012, phone 03 8329 4113, email info@hickory.com.au, website www.hickory.com.au/what-wedo/our-systems/sync-bathrooms/ or follow us on social media


Chris said the company also assembles laundry pods and from time to time will incorporate kitchens as required.



connecting communities DEVELOPER : VicRoads mAIN Construction Company : Fulton Hogan CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $40 million

The West Gate Distributor is one of the Victorian Government’s major investments in improving transport in Melbourne, and includes the widening of Moreland Street to a four lane divided road, the widening and strengthening of the Shepherd Bridge over the Maribyrnong River to provide six lanes, and a new crossing over Maribyrnong River for pedestrians and cyclists. The $40 million project, provides a safer environment for road users in Melbourne’s west by improving traffic flow and freight access and creating safe areas for non road users. Fulton Hogan, brought 80 years experience in transport, water, energy, mining, civil construction and development infrastructure to the project. The shared use path bridge reflects the mission of Fulton Hogan in that it creates, cares and connects communities. The new SUP bridge is the first bridge in Victoria to utilise weathering steel as the main structural element. Weathering steel is a group of steel alloys, developed to eliminate the need for painting and create a stable rust-like appearance after exposure to the elements after several years. The chemical composition of these steels provides an increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion compared to others as it forms a protective layer on the surface during the influence of weather. Rust therefore 86


forms a protective coating. Enhanced corrosion performance can result in improved service life and can provide a cost advantage over other materials. The company’s international team builds roads, ports, airports, infrastructure and property with a strong Australian footprint with their own asphalt plants, quarries and precast plants that work with Australian people for the Australian community. Their innovative approach sets them apart as Fulton Hogan invests time and money into material research including the development and application of progressive techniques that work with the environment such as sustainable pavement mixes and their pressure watercutter. Fulton Hogan’s enduring strategic framework is centred around their clients and the community. Their work on The West Gate Distributor project showcased their ability to provide solutions in terms of construction and traffic movements. “Whilst the project was completed, work had to allow bicycles and large trucks through in line AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

with public safety and relocate services so that local businesses could continue to trade,� said Matt Coe, Project Manager. The community was cared for during this process so that each person could stay connected. Fulton Hogan is also working on the EJ Whitten Bridge and the Monash Freeway upgrade, whilst always maintaining community networks. Fulton Hogan spans across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands, supported by a leadership team in all states and regions across Australasia. Their independence and collaborative approach provides customers with a wide variety of contracting arrangements including construct-only, design and construct, alliances, joint ventures and public-private partnerships working closely with local and national governments and local authorities. Their unique, vertically integrated business model provides clients with value-for-money solutions through an internal supply chain for earthworks, site works, road construction, road marking, surfacing, drainage, concreting, soil stabilisation, metaling, kerbing and channeling. Clients deal with one supplier through all material, design services and construction results. Fulton Hogan produces over half a million tonnes of asphalt for constructing safer, stronger and reliable roads. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Fulton Hogan has constructed small, simple bridges to technically challenging examples of community connections such as freeway overpasses through to the major award winning structures on both sides of the Tasman. Community connection is reflected in every project Fulton Hogan completes. With over 5,500 people on their team, they are also a big part of the communities they help build, providing both employment and a unique family-based culture. For more information contact Fulton Hogan, Australia Corporate Office, Botanicca Corporate Park, Building 7, Level 1, 572 Swan Street, Richmond VIC 3121, phone 03 9340 6200, email info@fultonhogan.com, website www.fultonhogan.com VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE WEST GATE DISTRIBUTOR


Below 1300TempFence provided up to 1.5km of temporary fencing on the West Gate Distributor project.

1300TempFence provided temporary fencing to the West Gate Distributor project. The company’s key role on the project was to provide a service that protects both the site workers and the general public whilst major works were undertaken on the busy road. “We provided all the temporary fencing for the project, to protect the site and the public, as well as the large volume of vehicle traffic in the area. We had to provide bracing solutions as well to ensure the fencing didn’t fall into the traffic and cause issues,” said Director of 1300TempFence, Bruce Fouracre. Using high quality, highly engineered fence systems, and with robust OH&S procedures in place, Bruce said that the project is running smoothly. “The project is still underway. At peak, we had 1.5km of fencing onsite. Now we’re down to only 250m.” Working in a high-traffic area has presented difficulties, but 1300TempFence has had no incidents to report. “Through our 24/7 capability we were able to support Fulton Hogan to minimise disruption to traffic flow, and meet their construction program. The bracing design we used meant the fence stood strong and safe, and that traffic was not affected,” Bruce said. 88


Having operated since 1999, 1300TempFence’s multi-disciplinary team of 60 have experience in both the construction and event sectors, specialising in key infrastructure projects and civil construction. Eight of the company’s employees were assigned to the West Gate Distributor project, while other members of staff worked on several other key infrastructure projects. With branches along Australia’s Eastern Sea Board, ACT, Perth and Darwin some of the exciting projects 1300TempFence is currently servicing, include the M80 Ring Road upgrade, the Victorian Level Crossing Removals projects, as well as the B-Line project in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade in Brisbane.

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Below iDig Developments provided civil construction services on the West Gate Distributor project.

iDig Developments who were established in 2010 and specialise in civil construction, were recently contracted to work on the West Gate Distributor project. It involved the widening of Moreland Street between Footscray and Whitehall Street to a four lane divided road, the widening and strengthening of the Shepherd Bridge over the Maribyrnong River to provide six lanes and a new crossing over Maribyrnong River for pedestrians and cyclists.

The company are also working on the EJ Whitten Bridge in Melbourne that aims to deliver a wider freeway from two lanes to four lanes in each direction towards Sunshine Avenue, an upgraded shared path and public safety barriers and a wider overpass from three lanes to five in each direction across the bridge to the Calder Freeway.

iDig Developments are experienced in a wide range of civil duties such as earthworks, rock placement, machine operating, drainage installation, conduit installation, demolition and rail installation. Over the years iDig Developments have formed a team of hard working, experienced and highly sought after workers including tradesman, operators and highly skilled labourers. With their reliable safety culture, iDig Developments has formed a strong relationship with industry leaders, Fulton Hogan, and has worked with them to successfully complete some of their more challenging projects across Melbourne. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact iDig Developments, PO Box 1627, St Kilda South VIC 3182, mobile 0420 995 669, email josh@idigdevelopments.com, website www.idigdevelopments.com VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE WEST GATE DISTRIBUTOR


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a window into australian quality and manufacturing Leda Aluminium Pty Ltd is an independent, family owned design and fabrication company with over 35 years of industry experience. Having operated under the title Leda Aluminium for the past seven years, the company has a number of large scale apartment builds to its name, as well as experience on major commercial projects and luxury homes. Leda Aluminium specialises in the manufacture and installation of aluminium windows, doors, curtain walls, shop-fronts, louver systems, bi-folds and slump glass. Manufacturing its own products at Greenacre in Sydney’s south west, the company takes projects from start to finish. “Our projects start with giving the right quotation. We achieve this by working directly from the plans and referring to all relevant reports. This ensures our work complies with the report specifications and requirements as well as the Australian standards,” said Leda Aluminium Chief Financial Officer, Joseph Sabella. Passionate about innovative design and installing glass for a range of applications, the company is excited about the opportunities it has recently gained in commercial projects, particularly as it looks to shift towards this market. “In reference to one of our recent projects; Lantana Palace Reception Hall in Bonnyrigg New South Wales, we had the opportunity to work closely with the clients’ architect and our preferred structural engineer to deliver a building with an elegant feel and a stand out appearance. This is something that we want to continue to offer, to be a company that produces specialised finishes achieved through various techniques – something that not many companies can offer,” Joseph said. Being a unique project, Leda Aluminium engaged a structural engineer to ensure correct sizing for the glass, framing and structural steel for Lantana Palace reception hall. The company also worked alongside the architect to cater for their vision and appoint the safest and most suitable products. “Even though the Lantana Palace was a design and construct project with custom finishes, special glass and extensive detail; we were able 92

to complete the project on schedule,” Joseph said. Product and installation safety has always been a priority for Leda Aluminium, which undertakes extensive inhouse testing at the Greenacre manufacturing facility. “We also conduct testing onsite to make sure that all our products meet the right standards in terms of weight load, wind pressure and water resistance. We use a range of testing methods, and at some stages we have outsourced various companies to conduct the testing on our behalf,” Joseph said. As one of the Australian Window Association’s members, Leda Aluminium is part of a third-party independent accreditation scheme, providing the company with credibility and compliance materials. With a keen dedication to safety and quality, Joseph said that cheap imports, over pricing, and a lack of quality control is one of the biggest threats to the sector for 2017. “We are a family operated company that prides itself on our quality of work, we only use the best products on the market and this is reflected in our pricing. Unfortunately we risk the chance of losing new projects as many developers and builders focus on saving money and not adhering to specifications. It is tough competition but we won’t risk our company’s reputation by using inferior products that will not comply so we can achieve builders’ budgets and win projects,” he said. Leda Aluminium has 62 employees, with up to 20 employees manufacturing and 15 employees installing at any given time. The company also employs subcontractors for some major projects. Some of the company’s other commercial projects include the Streets Ice Cream Factory in Minto, the Salem Power offices in Seven Hills, the International Grammar School in Ultimo, and the Kingsway building in Miranda. Its apartment builds include the Merhis Gateway in Bankstown, the Allure in Dee Why, the Auralia in Greenwich, and the Atria in North Sydney. For more information contact Leda Aluminium, 2/4 Naughton Street, Greenacre NSW 2190, phone 02 9642 8588, fax 02 9642 8743, website www.ledaaluminium.com.au

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BUILDING PRODUCTS windows curtains blinds |& ← louvres Khazma aluminium windows and doors

Quality is our first priority Khazma Aluminium Windows and Doors is a proudly Australian owned and operated company that has built a reputation for the design, manufacture and installation of windows and doors of the highest quality. The company specialises in high-performance products in both the commercial and residential sectors. Founder and Managing Director of Khazma Aluminium Windows and Doors, Michael Khazma, said that he began the company 20 years ago with the vision of not necessarily being the largest aluminium window producer in the business, but definitely to be the best. “We are totally committed to an Australian designed, manufactured and installed product. We only use 100% Australian aluminium supplied by Capral Aluminium and all our inputs are sourced locally. This ensures our product range is of the highest quality and integrity.” Michael said that another outstanding strength of Khazma Aluminum Windows and Doors was its team of dedicated, professional staff who thrive on giving expert, honest advice to all its clients and prospective purchasers about their project requirements. Commercial grade products produced by Khazma Aluminum Windows and Doors include entry doors, glass roofs, curtain wall, 94

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hinged doors, bi-fold doors, double-hung windows, shop fronts and sliding and bi-fold windows. In the residential market, products supplied include sliding windows, awning windows, sliding doors, double-hung windows and Amplimesh screen doors. Khazma Aluminum Windows and Doors has four modern showrooms across Sydney with a wide geographic spread so that customers can have easy access to displays of windows, doors and louvres within the product range. Showrooms are located at Crows Nest, Prestons, Rockdale and Campbelltown which is also the corporate head office and manufacturing centre. There is also a new showroom located in the ACT. “At Khazma Windows we are committed to ensuring our customers’ journeys with us are a rewarding experience,” Michael added. “We want our customers to be as excited about the design and quality of our products as we are.” For more information contact Khazma Aluminium Windows and Doors Pty Ltd, 36 Mount Erin Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560, phone 02 4628 2727, email info@khazma.com.au, website www.khazmawindows.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

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Reaching new heights Establishing itself as one of Sydney’s premier designers, manufacturers and installers of aluminium windows, doors and window walls, AMA Windows + Glass Façades is reaching new heights with its involvement in the Opal Tower project at Sydney Olympic Park. Opal Tower has 36-levels with 369 apartments plus ground floor commercial and retail spaces. By the time the project is complete in early 2018, AMA Windows + Glass Façades will have provided 22,000m2 of glass and cladding, including window walls, commercial sliding windows and doors, slab covers, louvres, winter gardens and garden slot windows. AMA Windows + Glass Façades Director, Andrew Con Micos said Opal Tower is an award-winning design for architects Bates Smart and makes an emphatic statement of how residential apartment buildings can make a beautiful and spectacular impact on the environment in which they are located. “The appearance of the building is greatly enhanced by window walls which give a three dimensional effect, through the use of vertical mullions offset at floors 4, 10, 16 and 26. AMA Windows + Glass Façadesworked through the concept design with Bates Smart to bring the design to life.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Andrew said the façade colours change as you move around the building, much like the bark on a tree. This is our biggest design and construct windows and window wall project to date and we are very proud to be part of the team that is building this iconic tower.” AMA Windows + Glass Façades can trace its history back to Micos Aluminium which commenced in 1958. It now has state-of-the-art production facilities in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and, to ensure it is able to supply the volumes of quality products required by its expanding customer base, AMA Windows + Glass Façades has maintained this by its established production capacity in China.

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Clean and green DEVELOPER : Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) mAIN Construction Company : OHL York JV CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $235 million

The Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek section is part of the $4.36 billion Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade and is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments. The Pacific Highway Upgrade is one of the largest infrastructure projects in New South Wales. The highway upgrade spans over 657km from Hexham to the Queensland border. The Woolgoolga to Ballina section is the final 155km of upgrade and is expected to be open by 2020. The Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade starts about 6km north of Woolgoolga and involves the construction of about 14km of new four lane dived road. This section of the upgrade is mostly to motorway standard (Class M) and to some arterial standard (Class A). The upgrade of the Pacific Highway is about improving safety by providing a four lane divided road. As a result of the upgrade travel times will be reduced, with improved transport efficiency and more consistent and reliable travel. 96

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The highway upgrade supports regional development and provides improved amenity for local communities. The key features of this section of the upgrade include providing a new rest area near the Arrawarra Interchange, to encourage drivers to take a break while driving long distances, a new twin bridge over the Corindi floodplain, a new interchange at Range Road and improved intersections for local roads including new overbridges at Sherwood Creek Road and Kangaroo Trail Road. OHL/York(Joint Venture) has been contracted by Roads and Maritime to deliver the infrastructure works for this project that also involves environment, traffic and community management. Construction started in June 2015 and involves working to a Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) and associated plans, which ensure compliance with the Minister for AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Planning’s Conditions of Approval for the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade. The purpose of the CEMP is to provide a structured approach to the management of environmental issues during construction of the project. Implementing the CEMP effectively will ensure that the project team meets regulatory and policy requirements in a systematic manner and continually improves its performance. The project also has a Threatened Flora Management Plan for the protection and management of flora species and a Threatened Frog Management Plan and Threatened Mammal Management Plan for the protection of management of species like the Rufous Bettong. In December 2016, the projects environment team successfully assisted three Spotted-tail Quolls that were discovered living near the existing highway, by relocating them further away the road to a safer location within their range. As part of the projects Fauna Connectivity Strategy, structures are being installed across the project to assist animals to cross under or over the highway safely. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

York Civil was established in 1990 with only ten employees and is now a prominent engineering and construction company delivering major infrastructure projects throughout Australia for government and private sector clients with over 360 personnel. The company offers multi-disciplinary project delivery for local, national and international companies working within Australia. For more information about the project go to www.rms.nsw.gov.au/ pacific or call 1800 063 092. For more information contact York Civil, The Binary Centre, Building 1, Suite 1.04, 3 Richardson Place, North Ryde NSW 2113, phone 02 9919 0200, website www.yorkcivil.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE Pacific Highway Upgrade


Below Protrim battled coastal weather to provide trimming operations to the Pacific Highway Upgrade.

Protrim was contracted to work on the initial change over and realignment of the Pacific Highway Upgrade from Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek. The company was responsible for decreasing the time frame of the trimming operations during Stage 1 of the realignment. Their involvement and efficiency was critical for the first 3km of the project. Protrim began work on the Pacific Highway Upgrade in July and finished in September 2016 with three people allocated to the site. Despite their small team, Protrim achieves large results. Projects span nationally from Western Australia to New South Wales including Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads, Pacific Highway Upgrade and Mining Hall Roads in Weipa.

The project became a well oiled machine with management providing daily tasks for Protrim to ensure that each aspect was completed on schedule. Protrim has a Terex fine grade trimmer and have utilised this machine on various road, rail and pond projects nationally. Typical results are better than a 5mm average tolerance with standard deviation of 3mm with a surveyor’s conformance and operator included. The Terex can trim to a very fine tolerance and is most suitable to trimming at least 20mm of material and up to 150mm whilst producing a consistent resulting conformance. Furthermore, Terex removes trimmings and conveys into trucks for placing forward or can be used as conditional backfill thus reducing waste material.

Protrim was challenged during their work on the Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek upgrade as the project required the achievement of accurate tolerances. Additionally, the company had to battle coastal weather including large amounts of rain. Fortunately their use of Topcon Machine Control allowed them to reduce the time frame for trimming operations and progress the project within allocated timelines. 98

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For more information contact Protrim, PO Box 499, Ormeau QLD 4208, mobile 0414 227 901, email john.m@prosurv.com.au, website www.prosurv.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Ingal Civil Products supplied Flexfence WRSB TL4 road safety barriers to the Pacific Highway Upgrade.

Ingal Civil Products is the leading manufacturer and supplier of safety barrier systems for the Pacific Highway Upgrade from Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek. The upgrade involved the construction of approximately 14.7km of roadway to median separated dual carriageway and a 300m long twin bridge. Ingal Civil Products is part of a large network of companies that specialise in engineered steel products and galvanising services that employ over 8,000 people in more than 20 countries, making a large contribution to the safety of our roads. The company supplies road safety barriers, carpark and industrial barriers, and workzone safety products to a variety of projects including the Pacific Highway, Halfway Creek to Glenugie, Oxley Highway to Kundabung and Kundabung to Kempsey. Flexfence WRSB TL4 was supplied specifically to the 14.7km of roadway from Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek to ensure the safety of road users. The clean lines and superior design of Flexfence Wire Rope Safety Barrier, Test Level 4, has increased popularity in median applications to prevent cross median accidents with some of the lowest occupant impact severities for any type of safety barrier. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Easy installation and tensioning is achievable from the straight alignment of the cable barrier ropes. Installation was carried out by Protection Barriers Pty Ltd, one the leading dedicated installers of road safety barriers in New South Wales. Working with the designers, Head Contractor and Installer, Ingal Civil Products, provided the type of quality products and service the industry has come to rely on from Australia’s number one supplier of road safety barriers. The company also supplies Ezy-Guard 4, a product recently accepted by RMS, New South Wales, it is the first W-Beam barrier system in Australia to receive acceptance at NCHRP-350 TL4 and MASH TL3 containment levels, this is containment and redirection of an 8,000kg truck and an 2,270kg utility. Ingal Civil Products develops, designs and manufactures quality assured road safety barrier systems including the Ezy-Guard range of innovation for improving safety on roads throughout Australia and the world. For more information contact Ingal Civil Products, 57-65 Airds Road, Minto NSW 2566, phone 02 9827 3333, email sales@ingalcivil.com.au, website www.ingalcivil.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE Pacific Highway Upgrade


Below Mageba (Australia) manufactured the custom bridge bearings for the Pacific Highway upgrade. Australia


Manufacture, supply and testing of laminated elastomeric bridge bearings, attachment plates and accessories in accordance with AS5100.4 RMS B281, for the Pacific Highway Upgrade from Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek was handled by Mageba Pty Ltd. As global specialists and manufacturers of high end structural bearings, expansion joints, seismic protection and structural health monitoring systems, Mageba offers high quality solutions and systems economically that are both technologically advanced and customer orientated.

that consistently maintains quality under Australian/New Zealand and all relevant major international Standards and quality certified to ISO9001:2008, supplying to Australia, New Zealand and the surrounding Pacific Islands.

Mageba (Australia) commenced work on the Pacific Highway Upgrade in April 2016, manufacturing and testing of the non Standard bridge bearings within their factory and NATA accredited testing facility and supplying to the site by November 2016. The company has also worked on prominent structures such as the Swan River Bridge in Western Australia, M2PP in New Zealand and the Toowoomba 2nd Range Crossing in Queensland.

Mageba (Australia) is equipped with the necessary resources and experience for designing and developing the key components of bridges in Australia and would like to assist the designers and construction companies involved in such projects. Mageba (Australia) offers high quality solutions and systems that are optimally engineered to reduce lifecycle costs by fulfilling Australian Standard requirements.

During 2015, Mageba (Australia) took over the manufacturing and National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA) accredited testing facilities at St Marys in Sydney. The company now has a purpose built and one-of-a-kind laboratory in Sydney 100 NSW PROJECT FEATURE Pacific Highway Upgrade

Mageba was established in Bulach, Switzerland in 1963 and today has approximately 800 employees worldwide. The Australian Subsidiary company recently established in Blacktown and integrated the Ludowici Engineer Rubber Products into the group.

For more information contact Mageba (Australia) Pty Ltd, Unit 8, 42 Peter Brock Drive, Eastern Creek NSW 2766, phone 02 8188 5850, email info@mageba.com.au, website www.mageba.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Supercut Concrete Services provided soff cutting and joint sealing services on the project.

Supercut Concrete Services is a Sydney based company with first hand experience working on several highway upgrades within Australia.

Supercut Concrete Services have been the major contractor for soft cuttng and joint sealing on road projects for the last 10 years, and for traditional sawing and sealing for the last 30 years.

With many large commercial projects to its name, Supercut Concrete Services has recently provided soff cutting and joint sealing services in association with York Civil for the Pacific Highway Upgrade from Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek section.

Supercut Concrete Services is committed to providing a complete and professional service to the construction industry by using their expertise and industry knowledge. They can cut to a depth of 800mm with their hydraulic equipment, 625mm with their road saws and drill up to 1,000mm diameter core holes.

Supercut Concrete Services are one of the original and larger companies in New South Wales Core Drilling and Concrete Sawing Industry with 18 specialist operators who are fully equipped to handle the smallest to the largest project required.

The company is also working on the Pacific Highway Upgrade for Lendlease, namely the Oxley Highway to Kindabung and also for CMC on the Glenugie to Halfway Creek project.

Michael Holdsworth of Supercut Concrete Services said that the company has been working on this project for the last six months. Soff cut machines are used on concrete pavement to prevent random cracking. Soft cutting allows for the concrete to be cut earlier than traditional wet cutting. It is also cut dry, so slurry is not a problem or water use. Then once the concrete has enough time to cure, the joints are cleaned and the joint sealant applied. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information, contact Supercut Concrete Services, 2B Brunker Road, Greenace NSW 2190, phone 02 9707 3088, website www.supercut.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE Pacific Highway Upgrade 101


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Below BPE Contractors constructed trimming and catchment drains on the Pacific Highway Upgrade.

BPE Contractors provided excavators, cut and fill works, heavy haulage fleet and paving equipment for the Pacific Highway upgrade from Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek. The company is based on the north coast of New South Wales and began working on the project at the beginning of the upgrade. Since 1988, BPE Contractors have specialised in heavy haulage fleets and trailers with a focus on the eastern seaboard and south east Queensland. The company strongly focuses on sustainability and the environment and utilises Komatsu Hybrid excavators to provide fuel efficient and environmentally friendly earthmoving machinery. The hybrid’s have also been used on the Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade that was completed in early 2014.

with a fleet of low loaders, wheel loaders, dozers, side trippers and concrete agitators. As a family run business, Brad Pemberton and his son Tyler specialise in the civil construction industry. Tyler finished his heavy vehicle plant equipment apprenticeship before becoming the maintenance coordinator and now holds the position of operations manager. Each situation, each route, each road is unique and that’s why a heavy haulage fleet is required that’s multi-purpose, consistent and manufactured for harsh conditions. BPE Contractors can provide heavy haulage, cut and fill works, excavators and paving equipment solutions for any requirement and are heavy haulage specialists that can assist you with your civil construction needs.

Batter trimming and catchment drain construction were completed by the hybrid which is also able to complete work on steep inclines, due to the power in its electric slew. BPE Contractors was established in 1988 with a crawler loader and then began working in government funded projects. The company is now involved in a variety of road construction projects throughout northern New South Wales from Sydney to southern Queensland 104 NSW PROJECT FEATURE Pacific Highway Upgrade

For more information contact BPE Contractors, 6 Alex Pike Drive, Raleigh NSW 2454, phone 02 6655 7600, fax 02 6655 3027, email office@bpecontractors.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Saferoads have supplied over 200km of T-Lok concrete barriers on Australian projects to create safer roads and work zones.

Saferoads was contracted to provide the safety barriers for the Pacific Highway Upgrade from Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek. As a safety equipment specialist with more than 15 years experience, the company has developed, tested and supplied road safety barriers to the Australian market.

T-Lok barriers are manufactured in 5.4m and 3.6m lengths to provide the client with solutions for bends, curves, logistics, maneuvering and deployment ease. Since 2006, 40,000 T-Lok barriers have been deployed across all states and territories in Australia, with excellent safety results reported.

From humble beginnings in Warragul, Saferoads has grown to a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange with an extensive national sales network.

Each barrier must adhere to specific criteria in accordance with A53845.1 and set out by the road authorities and the Australian Safety Barrier Assessment Panel, which include dynamic deflection, occupant impact velocity, ride down G-forces, redirection of errant vehicles and vehicle stability during impact.

Over 200km of T-Lok concrete barriers have been supplied to Australia by Saferoads for local government, small to large contractors, hire companies and joint ventures. The T-Lok barriers they installed can stretch for 7-10km, such as north and south of the Clarence River. This precast concrete barrier is a well-established, versatile system with a range of applications for the wider Australian infrastructure market. The Triton water filled barrier, the Ironman and Ironman Hybrid steel barriers are also examples of the substantial contribution Saferoads has made to the Australian Road Safety market. Saferoads’ products have significantly improved work zone safety and have reduced work zone related accidents and fatalities. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

T-Lok is a sought after crash protection device that can be manufactured within tight project deadlines and time constraints to ultimately create safer roads and work zones where more lives will be saved.

For more information contact Saferoads, PO Box 2030, Pakenham VIC 3810, phone 1800 060 672, email sales@saferoads.com.au, website www.saferoads.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE Pacific Highway Upgrade 105

Below Techni-Clean, with 26 years of experience, provided soft wash and graffiti protection on the project.

Techni-Clean Australia were engaged by OHL York on the Woolgoola to Halfway Creek Pacific Highway Upgrade to provide their specialised service of soft washing and application of graffiti protection to bridge columns, parapets and sound walls. Established in 1994, Techni-Clean provides asset maintenance services to a variety of clients, ranging from residential, commercial developers and large government agencies including the City of Sydney Council and the ACT government. The company services the east coast of Australia from Brisbane to Melbourne and Bondi to Bourke. With their 26 years of experience, specialising in hard surface cleaning and protection, they have been involved in the Darling Harbour and Barangaroo redevelopments and the Liverpool Macquarie Mall upgrade. Their most renowned graffiti removal was the ‘No War’ slogan on the Sydney Opera House. Techni-Clean is focused on providing a universal solution for all public domain and asset cleaning, sealing and graffiti management requirements within the community. For more information contact Techni-Clean, Unit 1/89 Derby Street, Silverwater NSW 2128, phone 1800 465 732, fax 02 8088 6050, website www.techniclean.com.au 106 NSW PROJECT FEATURE Pacific Highway Upgrade


Below Coffs City Cranes provided drainage, pits and pipes, framework shutters, culvert rotation and installation.

Coffs City Cranes specialise in mobile cranes, rigging, crawler crane operators, trucks transport and Hiab Operations. They worked on the Pacific Highway Upgrade from Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek and were involved in all craneage aspects throughout the project from drainage, pits, pipes, formwork shutters, culvert rotation and installation, twin rail, parapets and supply or crawler crane operators.

Lendlease NH2U, Civil Mining Constrution (CMC), HWC2G, ZinfraGroup Power Exchange, General Hire Tilt Up Panel Installation, Big Banana Slides, Local Council Works, RMS Direct Works, Essential Energy Sub Works, Vision Stream Communication Towers and Glen Innes Wind Farm are just a few examples of Coffs Cranes’ ability to provide safe quality and efficient services.

Coffs City Cranes installed various culvert systems where the culverts were transported on their lids which required a single slew crane and unidirectional rud lifters to rotate the culverts in a three step rotational process for the final installation position.

Offering rotating shift work with day and night crews are available to assist with the clients’ programme delivery.

The company’s crane fleet consists of 20t – 28t Franna’s, 55t up to 220t mobile cranes, Kenworth prime movers, various semi-trailers, B-doubles, extendable trailers for either wet or dry hire. With projects varying between infrastructure, civil works and structural building developments. Working with local engineering companies, local tourism industry and the National Broadband Expansion, they pride themselves on being open and honest in their relationships and communication with their employees, clients and suppliers, consistently delivering on commitments. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Established in 1999, the family owned and operated company has more than 40 years experience in the crane industry. Coffs City Cranes support their community by employing locals and provide honest, reliable, safety improved management systems and can assist all of their clients with cost forecasting for all project requirements with a number of depots to suit customer requirements.

For more information contact Coffs City Cranes & Rigging, 4/10 Industrial Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, mobile 0407 531 487, fax 02 6651 1448, email emma@coffscitycranes.com.au, website www.coffscitycranes.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE Pacific Highway Upgrade 107

Below Gosling Electrical relocated power lines, installed intelligent transport solutions and constructed fauna crossings and glider poles.

Gosling Electrical was contracted to work on the Pacific Highway Upgrade from Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek, as part of the four part upgrade that stretches to Ballina, New South Wales.

Gosling Electrical were required to work around highway traffic and to negotiate vegetated areas in a safe manner that strictly adhered to EPA requirements.

The company is family orientated and has serviced the mid-north coast area for over 40 years as a Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Authorised Service Provider. Gosling Electrical specialises in design, supply and installation of electricity infrastructure for overhead and underground, subdivisions and transformers, power poles, street lights and metering.

The company delivered, installed and commissioned over 10km of overhead and underground cable, numerous power poles and transformers, street lighting and connections with Essential Energy.

The Pacific Highway Upgrade has involved the electrical relocation of high and low voltage power across existing and future highway routes, installation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS and VMS) and the construction of fauna crossings and glider poles.

Gosling Electrical covers a foot print from Taree in the south, the Queensland border in the north, and as far west as Moree. Our strength is open communication, integrity, problem solving with creativity, and achieving deadlines‌every time.

Roads and Maritime Services research has shown that animals including koalas, potoroos and other arboreal species use a range of structures to successfully cross upgraded sections of the Pacific Highway. Working with OHL/York Joint Venture, the Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek Upgrade contained some extremely challenging terrain that includes swamp and both hilly and lowland terrain. 108 NSW PROJECT FEATURE Pacific Highway Upgrade

For more information contact Gosling Electrical, 62 Industrial Drive, North Boambee Valley NSW 2450, phone 02 6652 3283, email matt@goslingelectrical.com.au, website www.goslingelectrical.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Environdata Weather Stations have installed 28 weather stations across the Pacific Highway Upgrade project.

One of Australia’s leading designers, manufacturers and installers of commercial weather stations, Environdata Weather Stations Pty Ltd, is helping contractors and subcontractors improve their bottom line on the Pacific Highway Upgrade project. “Particularly in the road construction industry, weather impacts what activities can be undertaken on a day-to-day basis. There’s clauses in contracts for rain delays as there’s obvious impacts on construction programs and safety, heat stress for human capital on the project, or to monitor potential runoff, for erosion and sediment control,” said Matthew Probets, Environdata Weather Stations’ Sales and Marketing Manager.

The weather data can be viewed on a web-based browser on a laptop, desktop or mobile device and users can customise the format, and receive alerts and notifications. With updates from each weather station every minute, your ability to respond to the weather is truly immediate. Importantly, the data has to be accurate and be relied upon to stand up in court if there are environmental issues.

By the end of June his company installed 28 weather stations across the Pacific Highway Upgrade project, under a number of contracts for several different construction firms plus directly to the Principle. Most stations have a 10m mast and they all meet Australian standards and the RMS QA Requirements for these works. “The contractors can’t just go down to a local hardware store to buy these. They have to be supplied by a verified weather station panel member, so the device and its sensors meet exacting standards for quality, accuracy and reliability. We’re totally Australian made – that means we are in the best position to provide ongoing support and maintenance,” said Matthew.

Environdata Weather Stations was established in 1982 and currently employs 11 people from its Queensland base but operates across Australia and overseas. They have a service department with staff constantly on the road installing weather stations and calibrating equipment around the country for construction, industrial and mining clients.


“We pride ourselves the web interface is very user friendly and intuitive. It’s not written for a techie. It’s designed to be easy to use for all of our users. We provide your weather data where you need it, when you need it and how you need it and it’s very secure,” Matthew said.

For more information contact Environdata Weather Stations Pty Ltd, 42-44 Percy Street, Warwick QLD 4370, phone 07 4661 4699, email sales@environdata.com.au, website www.environdata.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE Pacific Highway Upgrade 109

A STIRLING DEVELOPMENT The Mint is a $95M development and includes 99 apartments boasting intelligent modern architecture and high-end features, two commercial offices, and a striking façade over two buildings linked by a central open-air atrium. Ceerose, a developer/builder which has won international as well as national and state awards, recently completed its Willoughby, Sydney project, The Mint. The 5-level development has 99 units with “cracking city views”, said Managing Director, Edward Doueihi. There are 58 layouts for buyers to choose from and no two floors are alike. The Mint also has four commercial suites and 120 parking spaces. Approximately 15 of Ceerose’s direct staff and up to 150 subcontractors worked on the project from November 2015 right through to completion this year. “From when we bought the site in early 2014, until we got the development application, it was over a year. Challenges included a lot of red tape,” said Edward.

“We were doing something new – putting a dual void in to allow natural fresh air to flow through and into the buildings, so you don’t feel like it’s a hotel. The authorities had concerns about the voids, but we showed them a similar building we had done in Pyrmont so they could understand it better. They were quite impressed about it.” The void has grills on the top so no water may come in. We have installed glass roofs instead of using hard material tiles, Ceerose used soft materials with acoustic ratings so it wouldn’t become an echo chamber. Without the voids more units could have been added, however this would have compromised quality.

Developer : Ceerose Pty Ltd Architects : Mayoh Architects (Stage 1) Gilles Tribe Architects (Stage 2) STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Ace Engineers CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $95 million



In the kitchens, there are stone benchtops, polyurethane cabinets, Smeg appliances and the ducted rangehoods which helps to extract cooking smells and reduces condensation. That and the natural ventilation means residents won’t have stale air in corridors. It’s a sensible and quality finish which actually has longer-term effects. “If you don’t ventilate a building well, it needs to be painted internally every year. The Mint won’t need repainting for five years. That’s a quality edge to the maintenance,” said Edward. Aluminium louvres are placed strategically to be moved allowing natural light in, while controlling glare and heat. Substantial storage space, an internal laundry, wool carpet and video/audio intercom security are standard for each apartment. The overall design is also bespoke. It’s more of a village square than a tower and there will also

be a children’s area, walkways and landscape terraces for residents to use. The rooftop features two communal terraces with barbeque facilities and outdoor seating to enjoy the city views. “The building’s design is curved on the corners. It’s a bit more funky, not a typical brick job – we’ve used a zinc product with some natural stone. It’s a gateway site so we made sure finishes were superior. We only build high quality jobs and often win awards.” Overall, The Mint project used 10,500 tonnes of concrete, 350 tonnes of reinforcement concrete and has 5,400m2 of glass (including 400m2 just for the atriums). Over the past year, Ceerose has experienced tremendous growth, expanding its staff by 40% . They continue to do contract and client work, a mix of developing and construction, said Edward. “We’re a top Tier 2 builder so we’re doing projects $100 million plus at the moment. Our quality is at a different standard because we have very strong quality assurance throughout the company. It takes a bit more micro managing than usual so we’re very hands on. Our staff are trained and coached well.” Edward founded the company in 1998 and has extensive experience as a property developer and residential builder. Other iconic projects which Ceerose has created include the Harbour Mill, Eliza and The Urban Ryvita. For more information contact Ceerose Pty Ltd, 580 Parramatta Road, Petersham NSW 2158, phone 02 9571 9999, fax 02 9571 9900, email info@ceerose.com.au, website www.ceerose.com.au





Below Apollo Kitchens supplied and installed complete kitchens and bathroom joinery on the project.

High-end kitchen designer and manufacturer Apollo Kitchens supplied the streamlined and functional cabinetry for The Mint’s 100 apartments, which included the kitchens, wardrobes, linen cupboards, plus the cabinetry in the laundries and bathrooms. “We work closely with Ceerose and they have a strong understanding of quality as well as a strong insight into the kitchen’s place in homes,” said Peter Bader, Apollo Kitchen’s CEO and Managing Director. The Apollo Kitchen’s team worked with the Ceerose design team to “make their concepts a reality and help bring the project together.” “We are finding people are focusing more on their kitchens and realising they are spending more of their home time in the kitchen and using their culinary creativity. A great kitchen is one that allows a chef to be confident and daring. A great kitchen brings loved ones together to entertain and connect.” The Mint’s fixed joinery features practical stone benchtops, sleek soft-close cabinetry with gorgeous mood lighting with an LED lighting set between the hanging cabinets and the smoky mirror splashbacks. They created a timber-veneer look with Polytec Ravine and polyurethane stained doors. Apollo Kitchens work closely with clients to select the most suitable material to allow the design concept carry through into product and to ensure the longevity of the finish. This project required a satin finish on the kitchen island and upper cabinetry. Satin finishes have the potential to easily spoil and the Apollo Kitchens team worked hard to ensure the finish was durable and protected throughout the project. In every kitchen, there is a high degree of customisation and double-checking every measurement during installation to assure the joinery is seamless and proportional. The company celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It designs and manufactures WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

kitchens and has four manufacturing plants as well as showrooms in New South Wales. Apollo Kitchens will open a new high tech factory to boost their capacity by an additional 400 kitchens a week. The new Smart Factory and Head Office will allow the company to continue its high quality and highly customisable offering for larger-volume projects. “The new facility will complement our stone, paint and other cabinet manufacturing plants in New South Wales. This is an exciting new chapter for Apollo Kitchens and the industry will benefit immensely from this project as it will be able to produce customisable joinery at high volumes. We are embracing the next generation in manufacturing and taking the next step into the Industrial 4.0. The Smart Factory will set a new benchmark for Australian manufacturing and the joinery industry,” said Peter. Apollo Kitchens are currently manufacturing and installing joinery for Jewel at the Ferry Terminal, Skyrise in Parramatta, Lake Promenade in Rouse Hill Town Centre, Ashfield Central in Ashfield and Arlington Grove in Dulwich Hill. The company has completed Urban Apartments in Camperdown, Savannah in Wenworth Point and Lumina in Ashfield. With a reputation built on innovative and flexible design, expert craftsmanship and exceptional service, Apollo Kitchens have become the kitchen company of choice for countless home owners, interior designers, builders and commercial developers.

For more information contact Apollo Kitchens, 120 Long Street, PO Box 2558, Smithfield NSW 2164, phone 1300 908 090, email sales@apollokitchens.com.au, website www.apollokitchens.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE THE mint 113

Life meets style Featuring exquisite views over Canada Bay and Storey Park, the $62 million Bosco Apartments by EG Funds Management Group promises its future residents a vibrant and unique lifestyle. Situated at 186 Great North Road in Five Dock Village, the development has been inspired by the characteristics of Mediterranean towns with its striking façade and comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments plus two-storey residences within four buildings. There will be a total of 152 dwellings over a two-level basement carpark and landscaped podium level. Site works commenced in May 2015 and the development saw 230 people working onsite at its peak. Five Dock in Sydney’s inner west is an older Italian-style suburb with face brickwork prominent throughout the existing dwellings. Bosco’s brick façade has been designed by Bates Smart to integrate into the surrounding area to complement its heritage. Within the high-end apartments are timber floors, stone benches, recessed LED lighting, an abundance of storage, ducted air-conditioning, quality Smeg appliances and Parisi sanitary ware.

Other stand out features which further add to the luxurious surrounds include spotted gum timber to floors and ceilings on balconies, bi-fold window screens, mosaic tiled bathroom floors and glass reinforced concrete planter boxes. Outside, the development includes a paved podium area with face brick planter boxes, manicured lawn area and lush magnolia trees, with private paths leading to the adjacent Storey Park. Icon Co’s NSW Director, Julian Doyle, says the development has rejuvenated the area, transforming the previously dormant site of the former Five Dock RSL Bowling Club. “The Bosco Apartments have resurrected this neglected area and have become the talking point of the community,” he says. “Prior to being occupied by the Five Dock RSL Bowling Club, the site was originally part of the Five Dock Quarry in the early 1900s. Hawkesbury sandstone was quarried from the site and used to construct many of Sydney’s now heritage listed signature sandstone buildings in the Rocks and CBD. Following closure of the quarry, the site was used as a dumping ground and then capped.”

DEVELOPER : EG funds Management BUILDER : Icon Co Pty Ltd Architect : Bates Smart Pty Ltd CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $62 million 114 NSW PROJECT FEATURE bosco apartments five dock


“The team has worked closely with EG Funds throughout the project and have maintained an excellent relationship. The product being provided to purchasers is exceptional and we are proud to have been involved in this development,” Julian says. For more information contact Icon Co, Level 1, 135-153 New South Head Road, Edgecliff NSW 2027, phone 02 9327 8444, email infonsw@iconco.com.au, website www.iconco.com.au


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Below Toppco manufactured architecturally designed planter boxes using GRC for the Bosco Apartments.

Toppco manufacturers of GRC (Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete) have been producing quality items for both the commercial and domestic market for over 31 years proudly manufacturing in South Australia. Toppco won the chance to manufacture architecturally designed planter boxes for the state-of-the-art Bosco Apartments Five Dock. “The planters were especially unique for this project with the bulk of the planter box sitting on the outside of the balconies creating a spectacular display from the street and also providing the individual apartment owner with a spacious balcony with the floor space not taken up by a huge planter box,” Toppco’s Ian Barden explains.

This direction change has been very exciting, putting Toppco in a unique field creating diverse items which have unlimited possibilities. This is the second time Toppco have worked alongside Icon Co, recently completing ‘Garden House’ in Waterloo providing 300 planters for the project. Other significant projects completed in the last couple of years include the famed MONA Museum in Hobart (heated polished stone seats for the roof top seating area), V8 Supercar race kerbs, also the ‘removable’ Britannia roundabout (Adelaide) to name just a few. Toppco is proud to be manufacturing in Australia delivering the job on time and within budget.

Over the last 30 years Toppco has changed direction from initially supplying statues to retail outlets, slowly growing the product lines. The introduction of dining, console and bar tables proved to be a very successful move for the company. Today Toppco works alongside landscapers, garden designers and architects to create custom designs which now involves over 90% of their business. 116 NSW PROJECT FEATURE bosco apartments five dock

For more information contact Toppco, 140 Mooringe Avenue, North Plympton SA 5037, phone 08 8295 5500, fax 08 8295 5503, email mail@toppco.com.au, website www.toppco.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Swadlings Timber & Hardware supplied bespoke milling using ‘Accoya’ timber for the Bosco Apartments.

Swadlings Timber & Hardware’s reputation stretches back more than a century, with the Swadling name sharing a rich history in timber since 1863. As a major supplier of timber and timber-related products, today the family company continues to enjoy an enviable reputation in the building and construction industry. Be it bespoke milling for DIYs to heritage mass commercial exclusive fitouts, its products continue to be integrated within many landmark developments, including the Bosco Apartments. With one of the largest milling operations in the Sydney metropolitan area and all of its work completed onsite, it’s no wonder Swadlings Timber & Hardware is the tradies’ choice. Priding itself on its custom wood machining and joinery services that draw quality timbers from Australian hardwoods and exotic species, and an extensive range of recycled and reclaimed timbers accessible through association with Ironwood Australia. Adding to Swadlings Timber & Hardware’s huge range of common and exotic timbers, is the company’s newest product Accoya, one of the timbers used in the Bosco Apartments. Swadlings Timber & Hardware’s, Mark Swadling explains that the timber product is making a big impact on the market, due to its unique characteristics and WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

range of applications. “Accoya outperforms and outlasts other timber species, and has some incredible properties,” he says. “It has the Class 1 durability of a hardwood, is waterproof and extremely resistant to termites. This is due to the unique molecular structure of the timber that provides no food source. “Swadlings Timber & Hardware has become certified specialists in Accoya, so we have confidence in the product and its capabilities,” Mark adds. With 30 employees, Swadlings Timber & Hardware is continuing to expand, with a planned inner-city relocation in 2018 and an exciting launch of its new state-of-the-art milling service. Swadlings Timber & Hardware is currently working with major contractors at Barangaroo – Promena, AVA and Novell, and on a number of new, exclusive restaurants throughout Sydney.

For more information contact Swadlings Timber & Hardware, 92-94 Lilyfield Road, Rozelle NSW 2039, phone 02 9810 4177, email swadlings@swadlingstimberandhardware.com.au, website www.swadlingstimberandhardware.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE bosco apartments five dock 117

Gateway to convenient living mAIN Construction Company : Growthbuilt Pty Ltd CLIENT : Bridgeland Investment Architects : Aleksandar Design Group STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Australian Consulting Engineers project VALUE : $50 million


The Carl is a $50M luxurious residential development that presents an enviable combination of practicality and suburban tranquillity. All apartments are prime examples of luxury apartment construction and value engineered excellence undertaken by Growthbuilt. An expansive suite of building features was unable to deter the Tier 2 builder from delivering the ambitious design and construct project on budget and 3 months ahead of schedule. Growthbuilt provides solutions for design and construction projects across a diverse range of public, private, corporate and institutional sectors. Specialising in project management, design and construction services, including new developments, refurbishments and fitouts, and adaptive re-use, Growthbuilt have been in the industry for over 12 years and have a reputation for completing projects of a highest quality, on time and within budget.

management, competitive pricing, value management, custom engineering, innovation, diversity and collaboration, and integrity with the community. It is policy at Growthbuilt to challenge the status quo, creating value engineered alternative designs for our clients, determining innovative construction methodologies, as well as undertaking appropriate risk assessments, commencing at conception, then carried out through to design and delivery.

Growthbuilt were engaged for the design and construction of 140 apartments with four basement levels that would make up The Carl. Demolition commenced in June 2015 and work continued through to mid-2017. At the job’s peak there were approximately 150 subcontractors onsite across a variety of trades.

Growthbuilt has undertaken numerous other complex and award-winning projects in Sydney’s CBD and surrounding suburbs. A selection of these include: the $70 million residential development One Avon in Pymble consisting 174 apartments; the renowned Griffiths Teas redevelopment including two levels of high end retail, housing the infamous Chin Chin restaurant and 37 Luxury Apartments; the redevelopment and additional level at Windeyer Chambers, a commercial asset on Macquarie Street, including a high end commercial fitout; The Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, heritage building upgrade for the City of Sydney; Ashlar in Surry Hills, a 6-storey mixed-use development with 25 residential units and two commercial tenancies and basement parking; The Majestic at Petersham, an adaptive re-use of a performance space; and the award winning Red Lantern restaurant in Darlinghurst.

“Growthbuilt prides itself on providing intelligent and cost-effective solutions for construction complexities,” says Growthbuilt Joint-CEO, Peter Sukkar. The building design at The Carl consists of two buildings, the tallest being 18-storeys high, with four underground carpark levels and the other 6-levels of residential apartments. Being one of Carlingford’s tallest and most complex apartment buildings, the project involved numerous subcontractors, consultants and suppliers onsite at any one time, as such risk management was of paramount importance to Growthbuilt. This was compounded with added complexity to the construction logistics caused by an existing incomplete excavation adjacent to the basement of The Carl. According to Construction Manager, George Bitar, “The development next door came to a complete stand still whilst our construction methodology was adapted to include the management of any risk associated in undermining the adjacent development’s piles. Test pits were excavated to determine depth of piles and a design was carried out and executed to ensure no piles were undermined, compromising the adjacent development.” This is just one example of how Growthbuilt have built their reputation as a specialist organisation in the construction industry, placing their focus on solutions driven project WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Growthbuilt’s clients come from across all sectors and are as varied as the project they deliver. With a commitment to consistently deliver quality service that adds tangible value to a project and the client, Growthbuilt has a client-centric philosophy and delivers best-practice construction management for a diverse range of projects. This is combined with a dedicated front-end bid, brand, marketing and business development team that have built an extensive network of reliable supply chain partners.

For more information contact Growthbuilt, L9, 100 William Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 9212 7811, email a.miskovich@growthbuilt.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE THE CARL 119


Precision is key Precise Windows & Doors created a modern, unobtrusive design to the humble window in keeping with the building’s aesthetics. The Carl is comprised of two buildings, with 140 high end apartments, all featuring generous balconies with aluminium doors and windows overlooking landscaped courtyards and gardens. “We did all the glazing at The Carl” reports Dani Alzened, Managing Director at Precise Windows & Doors. “The size of The Carl was a nice challenge as it presented new opportunities to work on a building of this size and scale. It was a smooth installation from start to finish and we enjoyed working with Growthbuilt.”

says Dani. Precise Windows & Doors brought a skilled team to The Carl engaging 14-16 professional tradespeople on the job over a nine month period. Precise Windows & Doors provides superior windows and doors, louvers, bi-fold doors, storefronts and insurance work for residential and commercial construction across Sydney and further afield. With over 25 years experience, Precise Windows & Doors offers customised aluminium and glass solutions to complement and enhance architectural elements.

Precise Windows & Doors installed double hung, special casement and louvre windows above the doors maximising ventilation and interior comfort and provided all the hardware for installation.

Precise Windows & Doors is a locally owned and operated company with an expanding portfolio in designing, customising and installing windows and doors for high rise, multi-unit apartment buildings in Sydney, including work at The Thornton Stage 2 with St Hilliers and installation for Hamilton Marino in Erskineville.

In high end residential and commercial construction projects, professional glazing creates the interface between the apartment and the surrounding landscape. The need for innovative and stylish glazing solutions is paramount to the overall design. Elegant, slim sightlines mean residents can enjoy the views rather than look at the framing features of doors and windows.

The company has ongoing work with Growthbuilt at Avon Road in Pymble, extending the good working relationship developed at The Carl. Previous work includes a residential project in Enmore, work at Strathfield Aged Care Centre, French School at Maroubra, the Ikea building in Tempe and work for the Department of Housing NSW.

At The Carl, expert glazing by Precise Windows & Doors was designed to provide protection from the elements in an urban environment, as well as enhancing the sense of tranquility and flow between apartments and balconies.

Offering reliable products made with quality materials, customised design and precision installation for windows and doors, Precise Windows & Doors tailors its service to suit their clients’ budget and specific requirements. Products can be brought from overseas to reduce budgets and help clients with investor preferences.

To combat noise concerns from the surrounding roads and public transport, Precise Windows & Doors offers acoustic and thermal window and door products that are ideal for inner-city settings and suit the Australian climate. In this resort-style living where there is an exceptional amount of community space and gardens, secure and professional installation of windows and doors is an essential part of the craftsmanship and design. “We are specialists in this type of installation. All products for The Carl were made in Australia at our factory in Smithfield where our office and showroom are also based,”

In multi-unit, high rise commercial developments, residents and investors need to ensure comfort, reliable insulation, minimal maintenance, and enhanced security. These are the qualities that Precise Windows and Doors bring to large builds courtesy of a friendly work team of professional and experienced designers and installers. For more information contact Precise Windows & Doors, 99 Percival Road, Smithfield NSW 2164, phone 02 9756 5882, fax 02 9757 1330, email sales@precisewindowsanddoors.com.au, website www.precisewindowsanddoors.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE THE CARL 121

Joining the pieces together The fitout of 140 luxury apartments at The Carl was undertaken by Joinery Group. Winning awards for precision manufacturing, professional installation and quality service, Joinery Group brings finesse, reliability, and unparalleled professionalism to cabinet making for high end residential and commercial projects.

manager to every site and achieve a luxury finish in a professional and timely manner. The Carl apartments had a nice feel, a classy yet homely feel, through the use of textured laminate with polyurethane. All the doors and drawers had a soft close mechanism for quiet living,” described Abdul.

At The Carl, Joinery Group was involved from original design and drafting to installation and follow-up on all kitchen, vanity and shaving cabinets and laundry and storage components.

Joinery Group has expanded its business in the last few years, enjoying a relationship with one of the most reputable building companies in Sydney for over 8 years and are proud to be working on award winning projects such as the adaptive re-use of the 150 year old Griffiths Teas building in Surry Hills with 37 high end apartments and the 5-storey mixed-use development at Monarch in Mosman.

Over a period of 6 months, installers and maintenance crew from Joinery Group installed their Australian made products at The Carl. Abdul Alameddine explains, “Our automated CNC machinery cuts to less than 1mm precision. We use high quality hardware and materials and give the same service, attention to detail and precision to a commercial property like The Carl with 140-units as we would to a luxury residential home.” Joinery Group has been in the industry for close to a decade. Located in Regents Park, the company employs 21 people including inhouse draftspeople and installation teams. “We dedicate our own project


Joinery Group is a member of the Kitchen and Bathroom Design Institute (KBDI) and Housing Industry of Australia (HIA) and is fully accredited. For more information contact Joinery Group, Block N, Unit N3 391 Park Road, Regents Park NSW 2143, phone 02 8722 2900, email enquiries@joinerygroup.com.au, website www.joinerygroup.com.au


Giving the green light Building Certification at The Carl was undertaken by Building Control Group P/L. Approaching construction with an understanding of the need for efficient progress of developments and thorough application of the Building Code of Australia, Building Control Group P/L offers consultation, guidance and certification to the Australian construction industry. With over 25 years of experience, Ivan Boulle of Building Control Group has the highest level of accreditation available to certifiers and can work across the full spectrum of construction work from single dwellings to multi-storey mixed-use buildings, commercial, retail, hospitals, hotels, sporting arenas and schools. Building Control Group began certification work on The Carl in October 2014. “The Carl is an 21-storey, high rise residential apartment building and as such there were aspects of the design that didn’t comply with traditional building code requirements,” explains Ivan. “Once the BCA non-compliances had been identified and reviewed, we had to get a Fire Engineer involved where the design could not meet the deemed-to-satisfy provisions of the BCA. Given the size of the project, three staged Construction Certificates were issued allowing for staged work to progress easily and ensuring that WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

there were no delays in the flow of the work. Growthbuilt have been very good to work with as they are thorough and made the process smooth.” Building Control Group offer professional private certification for all types of construction work and operate with a team of experienced certifiers (four A1 Building Surveyors) and office staff from their premises in Eastgardens, New South Wales. They have just completed certification on numerous large-scale developments including a 100-bed hotel in Alexandria and working on the Kogarah Golf Course redevelopment and the Sydney MotoX racetrack development (first of its kind in Australia). Offering advice and unbiased guidance to building designers across Australia, Building Control Group P/L take pride in their reputation for innovative application of the Building Code of Australia and practical working knowledge within the construction industry. For more information contact Building Control Group P/L, Suite 402, L3, Westfield Eastgardens, 152 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens NSW 2036, phone 02 8347 0211, email reception@buildingcontrolgroup. com.au, website www.buildingcontrolgroup.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE THE CARL 123

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adding the final touches Bringing aesthetic balance to 18-floors of residential apartments, the landscaping of courtyard and gardens at the Carl in Carlingford, was undertaken by the innovative landscape architecture company, Landscaping by Design. Led by Landscape Architect, Michael Ryan, Landscaping by Design offers a complete landscape architecture service that works with clients from concept to implementation and beyond. Landscaping by Design has worked on numerous projects across Sydney, including Treehouses in Beaconsfield, the Baxter Hotel in Mascot, and Forest Grove apartments in Epping. According to Michael, “We usually offer an inclusive service and although we came on board after design at The Carl, we were impressed with the use of space created by Melissa Wilson Landscape Architects. They put aside some big areas for people that allow residents to feel as if the common spaces are their own.” “The precinct in Carlingford has a lot of towers going up and the way the spaces, courtyard, gardens and pool area is used at The Carl opens up the living space with greenery and pathways. There is a nice use of open public space and common areas,” added Michael. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Landscaping by Design had 6-8 people working onsite at The Carl over a period of a month and half. Michael explains, “We worked alongside the build program to create all the landscaped areas and were responsible for planting in common areas, soil mix and drainage in planter boxes, building retaining walls, crafting sandstone paving and turfs and installing the irrigation system.” The complete integrated service offered by Michael and the team at Landscaping by Design means clients are assisted from interpretation of the plan to implementation of the gardens. “We have inhouse landscape architects and this allows us to take a project from design to construction and because we implement it, we can find the best way to utilise resources. We also carry out maintenance,” said Michael. Landscaping by Design works across a wide range of projects in Sydney, including multi-unit buildings, aged care facilities and schools. For more information contact Landscaping by Design, 4 Colwell Crescent, Chatswood NSW 2067, mobile (Michael) 0412 338 571, email michael@landscapingbydesign.com.au, website www landscapingbydesign.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE THE CARL 125

a real gem Main construction company : Dasco Australia Pty Ltd Architect : Stanistic Architects project value : $88 million


The $88M unique and beautiful development, Jewel Wentworth Point comprises 256 luxurious apartments, supermarket, child care, retail and dining facilities, with magnificent water views, right next to Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf. Dasco Australia Pty Ltd undertook the design and construction contract for this stunning mixed-use development. As the head contractor on the exclusive Jewel Wentworth Point development, Dasco set about fulfilling its mission to build a better future for the people of Sydney. Commencing onsite in June 2015, Dasco led the 250 strong team of construction experts to bring this landmark development to life. Site Manager, Sel Ragonesi said that the site and construction management team have orchestrated innovative solutions to overcome the challenges involved in delivering a project of this scale and standard. “Due to its premier waterfront location, Jewel Wentworth Point presented specific challenges, with the excavation of a 3-level basement on the banks of the Parramatta River through marine mud and harbor soils requiring specialised resources and creative thinking to keep the project on track,” said Sel. “We worked together with Citywide Civil Engineering and Avopiling to create an 18m deep diaphragm wall to prevent water coming into the site. By doing this, we created a secure and a sealed foundation from which construction could commence.” As part of the desired visual outcome, Dasco was also responsible for the installation of the gold sheath external louvres, which will be a unique feature of Jewel Wentworth Point. “Jewel has been designed so that it appears to be draped in a shimmering veil of gold and my guys have been responsible for installing the louvres to create the vision of a glittering beacon on the harbour,” said Sel.

“We’ve employed some ‘outside the box’ thinking to complete this part of the job, designing material and personnel hoists for each tower to enable the safe and efficient execution of work. Safety is paramount on every project we undertake. Our comprehensive Quality Assurance (QA) systems ensure that safety is a top priority and this was applied across all aspects of the Jewel Wentworth Point project, including the louvre installation.” Innovative design and construction solutions have become Dasco’s trademark on all projects since its establishment in 1993. “Our successful track record is built on our team’s strong experience and our reputation to provide creative and affordable solutions that result in quality outcomes,” said Sel. “Jewel Wentworth Point is an interesting and innovative development that required strategic thinking to create something of this standard – and that’s probably why Dasco was chosen to lead construction on this project.” “We understand that simple solutions are not always achievable, but our good relationships across all areas of the construction industry and our ability to overcome challenges through creative thinking helps us deliver benchmark projects every time.” “We’re currently wrapping up the construction phase and putting the finishing touches on the Jewel development, including some extensive landscaping along the site perimeter to promote better access and take full advantage of the magnificent views Jewel offers,” said Sel. “Jewel Wentworth Point has certainly been a gold-standard development – and one that we are proud to have been a part of. “We see each project as part of the fabric that builds our quality reputation. It is critical to us to continue to build that reputation and that’s how we plan to build a better living environment for all of our developments.” Dasco will employ these same principles on more pioneering residential projects in the future. For more information contact Dasco Australia Pty Ltd, Unit 19, 6-20 Braidwood Street, Strathfield South NSW 2136, phone 02 9758 7100, fax 02 9758 7255, email info@dasco.net.au, website www.dasco.net.au

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heart of the home Apollo Kitchens is renowned for innovative kitchen design and excellent manufacturing standards, backed by nearly 50 years experience in the field. Apollo Kitchens was commissioned to manufacture the kitchens installed in 256 apartments over three towers at the spectacular Jewel development at Sydney’s Wentworth Point. “We greatly value our relationships with leading builders including Dasco and developers including Payce with Sekisui House,” Peter said. “It is very rewarding for our staff to hear that new home owners love their Apollo Kitchens and the contribution it makes to their lifestyle.”

manufactured from solid polished stainless steel and added a real touch of elegance to the kitchens.

The new facility will complement Apollo Kitchens’ stone, paint and cabinet manufacturing plants in New South Wales.

Other highlights included angled joinery, splayed smoke mirrors overhead, a 32mm curved feature panel to the island bench, a mirrored shadow line and coloured interior cabinetry. The kitchen designer allowed for three colour pallettes to be selected for the project. The penthouse’s kitchen and fixed joinery were enhanced by a natural timber veneer.

Apollo Kitchens provide fixed joinery solutions for projects ranging from high rise developments and to home renovations. Apollo Kitchens known for producing high quality and innovative kitchens. There showroom’s commercial success are a testament to home owners wanting an Apollo Kitchen in their house. Apollo Kitchens is currently manufacturing and installing joinery for Skyrise in Parramatta, Lake Promenade in Rouse Hill Town Centre, Ashfield Central in Ashfield and Arlington Grove in Dulwich Hill. The company has completed Urban Apartments in Camperdown, Savannah and Taiga in Wentworth Point and Lumina in Ashfield.

Apollo Kitchens’ responsibility extended beyond the superb kitchens to include the vanities, laundry cabinetry and shaving cabinets. Managing Director for Apollo Kitchens, Peter Bader, said that all elements were designed, manufactured and tested to the most rigorous standards.

Peter said Apollo Kitchens has worked on projects neighbouring the Jewel. Apollo Kitchens produced and installed fixed joinery for Wentworth Point’s Savannah and Taiga developed by Sekisui House. “Nevertheless we fully committed our resources to ensure the Jewel project met deadlines and our high quality standards. We had several dispatch teams onsite at all times to receive, allocate and protect the kitchens and joinery, plus our installers and a dedicated Apollo Kitchens site manager.”

“Jewel is a prestigious development in a unique setting on the Parramatta River, right on the ferry wharf and sitting on top of a new shopping precinct. We were committed to exceeding the expectations of all stakeholders in the project with the quality and presentation of Apollo Kitchen’s craftsmanship.”

Apollo Kitchens celebrates its 50th anniversary next year and has four manufacturing plants and an additional four showrooms in New South Wales. They have also proudly announced that they will soon commission a new high tech factory to meet industry demand for the future.

To facilitate customer access to the company’s kitchens, Apollo Kitchens has a spread of its showrooms from Smithfield in Western Sydney, Waterloo closer to the city centre, Beresfield in Newcastle and Erina on the Central Coast.

To achieve this goal, Apollo Kitchens produced detailed and specialised finishes for the Jewel apartments. Unique handles were designed and sourced to highlight the symmetric shape and angled joinery for the pantries. The handles were

“We intend to set a new benchmark for Australian manufacturing,” Peter said. “The new Smart Factory and Head Office will allow the company to continue its high quality and highly customisable offering for larger volume projects.”

For more information contact Apollo Kitchens, 120 Long Street, PO Box 2558, Smithfield NSW 2164, phone 1300 908 090, email sales@apollokitchens.com.au, website www.apollokitchens.com.au

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Apollo Kitchens also has a substantial business in the project home building and home improvement market, with many builders and renovators choosing an Apollo Kitchen installation to add real value to their homes.



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holding all the aces “Recognised as the market leaders in value engineering whilst providing excellence in customer service,” Australian Consulting Engineers (ACE) provides unique services and solutions in structural, civil/stormwater, post-tensioning, temporary works and building services disciplines, with offices located across Australia and overseas. Since 2015 ACE has been involved with the Jewel Wentworth Point providing expert advice across structure, formwork, drainage, erosion and sediment control. “ACE, in collaboration with the architect, developer and ACE personnel tailored an innovative design that fulfilled all the project vision and objectives, by providing creative engineering solutions to ensure that environmental sustainability and budget requirements were achieved without compromising integrity,” Dr. Anthony Hasham, Managing Director of ACE said.

The Jewel Wentworth Point project is located in a growing Inner West Sydney waterside suburb. This posed challenges whereby ACE had to design the building that endured high ground water levels and highpressure winds. The ACE team designed a “diaphragm wall that included two rows of anchors supporting the earth and ground water pressures.” The building was modelled as one-way slab and walls to achieve 170mm slab thickness where the load bearing walls were designed to support the lateral forces caused by wind and earthquake. Our professional and qualified team attended regular meetings with the client, architect, developer, building services consultants and others. We conducted regular inspections of the projects, reviewed all steel and post-tension shop drawings in order to ensure the quality of construction was achieved. By offering unique solutions, individually tailoring designs and performing comprehensive inspections from initial conception right through to the final project delivery, ACE has played an integral role in transforming this inspired vision into reality. For more information contact Australian Consulting Engineers, Suite 2, 141 Concord Road, North Strathfield NSW 2137, phone 02 9763 1500, fax 02 9763 1515, email info@aceeng.com.au, website www.aceeng.com.au

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unearthing a jewel When selecting an organisation to take on the challenge of preparing the Jewel Wentworth Point site for construction, Citywide Civil Engineering (NSW) Pty Ltd were called in. With a reputation as experts in the delivery of inner city developments entailing complex earthworks and shoring requirements, Citywide Civil Engineering (NSW) Pty Ltd was the ideal choice for the hard work and heavy lifting required to get the site in tip-top shape for construction. Spending around nine months onsite with a 20 person team, the company carried out works including the extensive bulk excavation of hard rock shale and haulage of bulk materials.

accordance with Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) guidelines to quite literally get this project off the ground on time and on budget.” Citywide Civil Engineering (NSW) Pty Ltd operate and maintain a comprehensive fleet of construction plant and equipment, supported by a fully equipped workshop and inhouse maintenance team to ensure the highest standards of safety and reliability. This equipment, which is diligently maintained to ensure compliance with all operational safety requirements, was used to lay the groundwork for this benchmark development.

Director, Bill Mihalopoulos said his team was responsible for literally getting Jewel Wentworth Point off the ground. “We have a proven history of completing some of the most complex and iconic civil projects in Sydney and Jewel Wentworth Point falls into that category.”

In addition to its high standards of quality control, Citywide Civil Engineering (NSW) Pty Ltd prides itself on its strong client relationships – and counts airports, councils and large-scale developers among its trusted clients. Getting this project off the ground, Citywide Civil Engineering (NSW) Pty Ltd is supremely responsible for the strong foundations upon which Jewel Wentworth Point was established.

“Our role was to undertake bulk excavation works for the site and arrange for the construction of civil works including anchoring and piling, roads and driveways, as well as the haulage of material. This was all done through our exceptional Quality Assurance (QA) systems, and in

For more information contact Citywide Civil Engineering (NSW) Pty Ltd, 10 Jayelem Crescent, Padstow NSW 2211, phone 1300 552 505, fax 1300 552 507, email admin@citywidecivil.com.au, website www.citywidecivil.com.au


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trash to trEASURE Providing reliable and efficient waste management for the iconic Jewel Wentworth Point development was an appropriate way for Cheap & Quick Waste Bins Pty Ltd to celebrate 30 years service to the Sydney Metropolitan building and development industry. This privately owned, independent company has grown to become a market leader in waste management, priding itself on its strong client relationships and 100% compliance record with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for the past three decades. Working onsite since the beginning, the company’s strong environmental focus saw more than 85% of the project’s building waste recycled. General Manager, Pierre Norha, said reuse of resources was a priority for this project. “We take our environmental responsibilities seriously and Jewel Wentworth Point is no exception. Our company has been responsible for collecting and transporting all building waste for this development and has ensured most of the building waste materials have been recycled at an authorised local recycling station. Our exemplary environmental record shows that we always adhere to EPA guidelines and we hold an EPA license to transport general waste, contaminated waste and asbestos – all of which we have done safely and effectively for this site,” said Pierre.

consistently delivers competitive, safe and effective waste management for all clients. While still onsite at Jewel Wentworth Point, the company is also providing waste management to the Kirawee South Village project – a landmark luxury living development in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire. With a custom fleet and the capacity to expertly manage waste across multiple sites, Cheap & Quick Waste Bins are helping to ensure the Jewel Wentworth Point development not only impresses investors, but also reduces its environmental footprint for future generations to enjoy. For more information contact Cheap & Quick Waste Bins Pty Ltd, 25-27 Governor Macquarie Road, Chipping Norton NSW 2170, phone 02 9755 2888, fax 02 9755 3557, email pierre@ghossayn.com.au, website www.ghossayn.com.au

Cheap and Quick Waste Bins has worked together with many of the major construction companies across Sydney for the past 30 years and

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crystal clear AMA Windows + Glass Façades has once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence and exceptional performance with the design, manufacture and installation of all aluminium and glass components at the Jewel Wentworth Point. The project demanded an emphasis on aesthetics as well as functionality across 256 apartments. AMA Windows was able to meet these objectives by drawing on its wide experience across Greater Sydney in both residential and commercial projects. The company is a specialist in the design and manufacture of architectural commercial grade aluminium windows, doors, curtain walls, and frameless glass entries. AMA Windows + Glass Façades’ Director, Basil Micos said that the company began its involvement with the project some 18 months prior to its completion. “We did our design work in conjunction with the shop drawing process so that there was great coordination between all parties from the earliest stages.” The company had ten of its staff committed to Jewel, including draftsmen, project managers and factory personnel. AMA Windows + Glass Façades has expanded over the last 18 months, giving particular emphasis to medium to large projects in what has been a period of high activity in the building sector. “AMA is currently managing 12 projects simultaneously that involves both offshore and local production to meet demand,” Bill said. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

As well as its impressive eastern suburbs manufacturing facility, AMA Windows + Glass Façades has established manufacturing under licence in China. “This has given us greater capacity to service our clients with no reduction in lead times or quality,” said Director, Andrew Con Micos. It has been a great pleasure to work with Dasco on the Jewel project. “We have had a long business relationship and we regard them as an excellent client that always deliver a quality project within the timelines required.” For more information contact AMA Windows + Glass Façades, 9 Byrnes Street, Botany Park NSW 2019, phone 02 9666 9992, fax 02 9666 9994, email info@amawindows.com.au, website www.amawindows.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE Jewel Wentworth Point 133

First of its kind DEVELOPER : Empire Global ARCHITECT : Kasparek Architects PROJECT VALUE : $99 million

The $99M sleek and modern SQ1 Southquay, represents a new definition of living within urban environments, offering its residents a place to grow, be inspired, unwind and enjoy. The development comprises 276 luxury apartments with new innovative floor plans, that provides an elegant solution to maximise space and connect to the natural environment. SQ1 Southquay is an ageless yet contemporay mixed-use residential and retail development on Lake Tuggeranong. The timeless exterior of the building is replicated through the high quality internal finished and leading edge floor plans.

SQ1 offers one bedroom apartments, through to three bedroom penthouses. Large outdoor areas, full sized kitchens and flowing living areas, maximise each apartments available space. “The building offers a place for residents to unwind and a location that can be enjoyed,” Ken said.

According to Empire Global’s Development Manager, Ken Ip, SQ1 not only offered quality, innovative design and high end construction but also the opportunity to live in Canberra’s newest and emerging waterfront precinct at Lake Tuggeranong.

The SQ1 interiors take on one of three colour schemes that offer a modern aesthetic that is cohesive with the architectural design of the buildings exterior, while allowing the apartment owners to individualise their space.

Construction began in late 2015 on Stage 1 of the project with 133 high quality apartments, the first of three buildings, with completion expected mid 2017. Stage 2 which comprises a further 143 apartments is also currently under construction and due for completion end of 2017.

“Our focus is on design, development and construction, and our vision is to recognise potential opportunities and realise them. From the beginning to the end of our projects we commit to customer focus and are dedicated to deliver on time and within budget,” Ken said.

Canberra’s Kasparek Architects, were responsible for the SQ1’s distinct architecture. The company is known for designing buildings with end user satisfaction in mind, as well as positive impacts on the surrounding urban area.

Empire Global has over 20 years experience in the construction industry. It is a privately owned company with diversified interests and experience in all property sectors.

“Their brief was to deliver a design that combined luxury living that was ageless, with apartment living that would suit every type of resident,” Ken said. “The building also achieves a strong connection between the urban landscape and its natural surroundings.” External building materials were a combination of compressed fibris cement and precast concrete. An aim of the design was to provide maximum natural light and views, and high energy ratings in apartments. “SQ1 has modern and engaging external elements which connects the surrounding urban and natural landscape to the building, and provides residents with some of the most innovative floor plan layouts seen to date in the marketplace,” Ken said. 134 ACT PROJECT FEATURE SQ1 Southquay

Recognising that staff is integral to good construction outcomes, Empire Global employs a professional team with diverse qualifications. “We have a committed team that has a passion for delivering exceptional design which is highlighted by the strong partnerships we share with leading Australian contemporary architects, engineers and interior designers,” Ken said.

Empire Global are currently involved with a number of high end apartment developments including; • Jardin Terrace at Southquay, adjacent to Lake Tuggeranong • Marquee Amaroo which offers 107 residential apartments along with approximately 3,000m2 of retail commercial space • Northpoint at Wright – apartment living with spectacular views over the entire Molonglo Valley in the ACT The company recently announced construction of the new proposed development Air, in the Gungahlin Town Centre, which is located in one of Canberra’s fastest growing outer suburbs. “We are proud to be associated with all our construction projects. We have a proven track record and strong reputation in the construction of innovative and high end residential and commercial projects,” Ken said. For more information contact Empire Global, Po Box 340, Gungahlin ACT 2912, email info@empireglobal.com.au, website www.empireglobal.com.au

“We also have a strong focus on environmental sustainability, and always endeavour to reduce any adverse impacts on the environment.” “Safety is also our highest priority and we look after our staff, as they are our biggest asset. We respect and value their contribution, including the input from subcontractors and suppliers. Our success depends on working collaboratively and efficiently together.” AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW



Below Green Cladding provided an ExpressWall solutuion for the SQ1 Southquay project.

External walls are the most important part of insulating a building after the roof and their construction needs to create a balance between being comfortable, reducing energy bills, helping the environment and keeping the building budget at a minimum. Green Cladding provided an external lightweight façade for the elegant SQ1 Southquay apartments to target a 5-8 Green Star energy rating. Green Cladding is the Australian expert in energy efficient external wall alternatives made from environmentally friendly products and has developed a relationship with Cemintel to provide a high level of creative freedom for architects and designers. “Cemintel manufactured CSR Cemintel ExpressWall, a modern, expressed joint aesthetic with a fast and economical top hat installation system for commercial applications such as the modern and environmentally friendly SQ1 Southquay apartments,” said Mick Batterham, Director of Green Cladding. Vertical top hats provide a structurally sound façade with two fixing points that can even withstand cyclonic conditions. Vertical and horizontal joints allow for building movement whilst having 136 ACT PROJECT FEATURE SQ1 Southquay

the flexibility of being arranged in a variety of patterns and being pre-sealed to accommodate a range of decorative finishes. “We would like to highlight our relationship with Cemintel as we are working with them to provide Cemintel ExpressWall, a product designed for office buildings, apartment buildings, supermarkets and shopping centres, that provides a complete engineered system that is lightweight and low maintenance,” said Mick. “The first stage of the building will be finished in April with a 10-12 week break before we start on the 2nd and 3rd buildings for the project. The project has been well coordinated and has run quite smoothly.” Green Cladding is a family run business, providing beautifully insulated homes and commercial premises in the ACT and surrounds for over 13 years.

For more information contact Green Cladding, 4 Pirie Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609, phone 02 6239 2993, website www.greencladding.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Ignis Solution provided fire safety mapping to ensure building certification and compliance.

Ignis Solutions was contracted to provide performance based design ensuring fire safety measures for SQ1 Southquay, a new era of modern living containing 272 stylish living units. The company offers approaches to accomplish safe, effective results where standard code plans reduce cost, design and operational constraints. “Ignis Solutions assists in the mapping of fire safety measures through performance solutions for specific buildings to ensure that compliance is achieved through the most cost effective method,” said Benjamin Hughes-Brown, Managing Director and Fire Safety Engineer. The company now has had dedicated designers providing detailed fire safety work to complement performance solutions and six dedicated engineers presenting Canberra’s largest specialist fire engineering company. “SQ1 Southquay was intricate in its design as the upper levels incorporated timber construction, providing appropriate structural design through the collaboration with the structural engineer. Buildings are generally built with steel but the incorporation of timber provided an elaborate and buildable design,” said Benjamin. The building is a new step for the valley as it incorporates a carpark, retail and residential space. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“Ignis Solutions expanded the brand internationally during the build to Dubai and Toronto, so we could experience methods of construction in Dubai and incorporate international designs into the project. The carpark itself was a challenge as the common basement carpark was under two different tower heights of less than 25m and more than 25m,” said Benjamin. “Ignis is known for rising to the challenge for tall and complex buildings and each task is business as usual for our now international company.” Ignis Solutions specialises in unique challenging projects of complex fire safety which is reflected in a number of their current projects including Gungahlin Cinemas, Gungahlin Medical Centre and Sky Towers being one of the tallest buildings in Canberra.

For more information contact Ignis Solutions Pty Ltd, PO Box 674, Civic Square ACT 2609, phone 0402 433 236, email mail@ignissolutions.com.au, website http://ignis.solutions/ ACT PROJECT FEATURE SQ1 Southquay 137

Below Classic Scaffold put up 200 tonne of scaffolding around the SQ1 Southquay project.

Classic Scaffolding has been involved in a variety of building projects over the years but, their work on SQ1 Southquay was the company’s biggest job to date. 200 tonne of scaffolding was required for the SQ1 Southquay project which was erected and maintained by Classic Scaffolding staff and subcontractors. “Scaffold was needed for the perimeter of the whole building and it's internal access,” said Managing Director, Ned Aleksic. “Safety was the number one priority – as is always and working with the client to get the result required.” A total of 30 employees worked on the project and scaffolding was needed for three separate buildings on the site and it was a simple process without any challenges. “We have good systems in place and can meet tight deadlines. We also have experienced and capable staff,” Ned said. The company prides itself on its reliability and risk management, so that safety remains a top priority. Classic Scaffolding has sustained a good reputation within the industry, since opening in 2006. “We get the job right with our builders and we have good relationships with them. I think our reliability from the start to the finish of every 138 ACT PROJECT FEATURE SQ1 Southquay

job is also a big reason why our reputation is good in the industry, and putting our clients at the front and centre of everything we do,” Ned explained. The Fyshwick based company works across all areas in New South Wales – including Sydney, and the Australian Capital Territory. “We have been in business for over 10 years and have over 20 years experience in scaffolding. We have jobs all over Canberra and it’s surrounds including New South Wales,” Ned said. Current projects include high end apartment developments in Canberra: Northshore at Kingston, The Gallery at Braddon and Horizon at Coombs.

For more information contact Classic Scaffolding, 32 Maryborough Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609, phone 02 6280 4164, email ned@classicscaffolding.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Herzog Steel provided 10-12 tonnes of steel each week to the SQ1 Southquay development.

Inset images show the Reo Production floor at Herzog Steel's Fyshwick factory

Herzog Steel’s new quality control system resulted in greater efficiency and reliability on the SQ1 Southquay apartment development. The company was contracted to provide concrete reinforcement products for the project.

Herzog Steel is a family owned business, established in 1966. It is the largest independent structural steel and reinforcing provider in the Canberra area. According to Tony, Herzog Steel is going from strength to strength.

“Supply of steel and reo fabrication is our core business, though we do offer limited installation,” said Tony Hurditch, Herzog’s Reinforcing Co-ordinator and Product Supervisor. Specialising in commercial grade structural steel and reinforcing, Herzog introduced the new system which allowed the design, supply and dispatch of the products to be consolidated within one database.

“We really are competing successfully with larger companies and are delivering on projects ahead of time,” Tony said. “We deliver quality products and have considerable expertise to offer.”

“This meant we could track the project more effectively and this also resulted in a reduction in wastage,” said Tony. Herzog Steel spent around 18 months on the SQ1 project and supplied 10-12 tonnes of steel each week. “We have the capacity to supply in excess of 50 tonne a week,” Tony said. SQ1 was a large project for Herzog Steel and the new QA system meant the company gained valuable insights that it can apply to future contracts. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

With a staff of 50 located over two depots and warehousing, the company is able to provide products that are designed and engineered to specification. The company is involved in a number of other large scale projects in Canberra City and the SQ1 development is the first to be undertaken with builders, Empire Global. “It’s been a very rewarding project for us and we’ve developed a fantastic relationship with Empire Global as a result,” added Tony. Fore more information contact Herzog Steel, 19 Barrier Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609, phone 02 6171 1611, fax 02 6280 7768, email enquiries@herzogsteel.com.au website www.herzogsteel.com.au ACT PROJECT FEATURE SQ1 Southquay 139

Below Capital Doorworks installed the security shutters for the carparks on the SQ1 Southquay project.

Below Complete Cut worked on SQ1 Southquay completing a number of crucial cuts throughout the development’s construction.

Capital Doorworks is Canberra’s largest provider of commercial and residential garage doors. We specialise in the supply, installation and maintenance of roller doors, panel doors, tilt doors, roller shutters and a variety of custom-made gates. “We understand that every project requires specific solutions to meet our customers’ expectations,” Capital Doorworks’ Business Manager, Michael Forsyth said. “Therefore, we pride ourselves on supplying the best product for each client’s specific needs.”

Complete Cut were on the SQ1 Southquay project on and off for two years, and undertook the expansion cut on the first slab poured on the development. The large scale development wasn’t a challenge for Canberra based Complete Cut; the right machinery provided the company with the capacity to get the job done.

The company began 10 years ago and services the ACT and surrounding areas in NSW across a variety of residential, commercial and industrial projects. Expertise and experience have established the Capital Doorworks’ strong reputation for reliability, quality and customer satisfaction. “Our significant capacity and depth of experience allows us to serve the needs of a diverse customer base,” Michael explains. “From our large government and private sector clients to our residential customers who are simply looking to improve the look and convenience of their homes. Capital Doorworks really does have you covered.” For more information contact Capital Doorworks, 42 Raws Cresent, Hume ACT 2620, phone 02 6260 2252, fax 02 6260 2258, email info@capitaldoorworks.com.au, website www.capitaldoorworks.com.au 140 ACT PROJECT FEATURE SQ1 Southquay

“We specialise in concrete cutting and drilling, in large and small commercial and residential projects. Our machinery is the largest in Canberra,” said Duane Clark, Complete Cut owner. “Our Wall Saw is able to cut to 920mm thick and our Road Saw, 680mm deep.” Duane established Complete Cut in 2002 and over the years the company has grown to employ seven fulltime staff. The company is currently working on the Law Courts for builders Laing O’Rourke, the Infinity apartments at Gungahlin and Southport apartments also at Southquay for Geocon. “We’re flat out right now,” Duane said. “We’d also really like to thank Empire Global for the opportunity to work on SQ1.”

For more information contact Complete Cut, mobile (Duane) 0417 485 771, fax 02 6294 6618, email completecut@grapevine.com.au, website www.completecutcanberra.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Sohos Aluminium Framing custom designed the commercial windows and doors for the retail spaces.

Sohos Aluminium Framing supplied residential and commercial aluminium windows and doors for commercial tenancies for the SQ1 Southquay apartments. Sohos Aluminium Framing is Canberra’s leading supplier of commercial and domestic aluminium window and door frames, recently supplying these for the elegant and energy efficient SQ1 Southquay project. Aluminium is flexible, durable and stylish, a product that can meet or exceed energy efficient standards. Aluminium windows and doors improve heat gain and loss through windows by 60%.

of projects including the Casey Marketplace and Amaroo shopping centres. For projects such as these, aluminium windows and doors provide low maintenance, cost effective solutions to reduce heating and cooling costs and commercial sized framing options for greater architectural design scope. With over 30 years of experience and professional relationships with the same builder for the last 30 years, the company is the best choice for all aluminium frames.” Architecturally designed aluminium windows and doors with durable, high performance and stylish solutions are custom made by Sohos Aluminium Framing for any project.

Aluminium is also corrosive resistant, providing a low maintenance frame resistant to weathering under a range of harsh environmental conditions and will not split or warp over time to ensure an external product life. Aluminium frames are also cost efficient and provide a strong yet economical window or door solution for residential and commercial construction. “Sohos Aluminium Framing custom designs all of our products to specifically meet each clients’ needs, which is reflected in our range WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact Sohos Aluminium Framing, 1/25 Dacre Street, Mitchell ACT 2911, phone 02 6255 6133, fax 02 6255 6122, email sohosalu@bigpond.com ACT PROJECT FEATURE SQ1 Southquay 141

Below Canberra precast designed, installed and manufactured the precast façade for the SQ1 Southquay.

Canberra Precast was involved in all aspects of the design, planning, manufacturing and installation of the precast concrete façade panels on the SQ1 Southquay project. “The precast panels were a complex mixture of wall panels, balconies and structural beams,” Canberra Precast Director, David Hall said. “They had to be installed using the site tower crane, as well as mobile cranes located at the perimeter of the construction site.” The company began work for SQ1 Southquay builders Empire Global in January 2017 with design and drawings which was followed by panel manufacture in February 2017. “We had around 12 people working on this project and involved in the manufacturing, transportation and installation stages,” David said. The family owned and operated business has over 60 years combined knowledge and experience in the construction industry, including 30 years of manufacturing and installing precast concrete products. It is a ‘hands on’ managed business with a team of highly qualified staff including supervisors, carpenters, steel fixers, concrete fixers and welders who are involved in all stages of the manufacturing of precast products. 142 ACT PROJECT FEATURE SQ1 Southquay

Installation crews are experienced tradesmen and staff, including supervisors, carpenters, riggers, dogmen, crane operators, grouters, mastic jointers and welders who manage the onsite deliveries, handling, lifting, positioning, and finishing trades. Experienced transportation crews ensure a smooth and safe delivery of precast panels and products to construction sites. According to David, safety is a priority for Canberra Precast. “We are committed to providing our customers with a healthy, safe, environmentally friendly and efficient service,” he said. “We offer a high quality value for money service which focuses on innovative creative design, and professional workmanship combined with consideration of project budgets and program schedules.” Canberra Precast undertakes residential, industrial, civil and commercial work and has recently been involved in the Linq Apartments at Belconnen. For more information contact Canberra Precast, 62 Sawmill Circut, Hume ACT 2620, phone 02 6260 1139, mobile 0401 694 028, email enquiry@canberraprecast.com.au, website www.canberraprecast.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below ACT Insulation provided high density batting and Thermobreak products for a high quality insulation finish on the project.

Family owned ACT Insulation provided the wall and ceiling insulation for the SQ1 Greenway building, as well as insulation for the concrete slabs.

This client focus, reliability and creation of trust has led to more work in a competitive commercial industry in the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding regions in New South Wales.

“The builders, Empire Global, wanted a high end insulation product with a good energy rating, and one that also provided a sound barrier,” said Jake Housley, ACT Insulation’s Site Manager.

“We began in residential but we’ve now managed to pull in the commercial work. We try and eliminate the stress for the builder, as they have enough of that on a busy construction site. We don’t want insulation to be another source of concern for them,” Jake said.

“We provided an absolute barrier, double sheeted wall insulation – it was a high density bat and top of the line. We also used Thermobreak which is a type of sarking with an adhesive backing on the concrete slabs to ensure the cold would be cancelled out.”

“It’s sometimes not an easy product to work with but I’ve been raised in the industry and it’s what we know best. The SQ1 Greenway project has been a turning point for us because we now realise we can handle the larger commercial work well.”

Jake believes their expertise in installation is the factor that makes the difference. We have over 20 years experience in the industry and that expertise has an impact on the final outcome.” “As a family, we have a strong investment in ACT Insulation’s success. We have a high priority on the relationships with our builders. We want them to say at the end of a job, ‘this is fantastic’,” said Jake. “As we are a family owned business with a strong reputation, we work hard onsite to deliver good outcomes for our builders.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact ACT Insulation, 33 Daley Crescent, Fraser ACT 2615, mobile (Marc) 0412 631 318, (Carl) 0408 625 688, email mrsfredo@bigpond.net.au ACT PROJECT FEATURE SQ1 Southquay 143

Simply in-spired Developer : Consolidated Properties Group Pty Ltd mAIN Construction Company : Hutchinson Builders Pty Ltd Architects : John Wardle Architects Pty Ltd STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : ADG Engineers (AUST) Pty Ltd project VALUE : $190 million

The $190M Spire Apartments are a 40-storey residential tower comprising 340 luxury apartments, a unique veil-like façade, a stunning vertical garden, a rooftop leisure deck with infinity pool, state-of-the-art gym, sun lounges, outdoor alfresco barbecues and private dining areas. Undertaking the design and construct of the Spire Apartments for Consolidated Properties Group was Hutchinson Builders. With a construction cost of $90 million, Hutchinson Builders started work at the 550 Queen Street site in March 2015, with the building scheduled for completion in late 2017. The development, which is bordered by Queen Street, Ann Street and Clark Lane (with rear access from Ann Street), is the first major residential building located at the entrance to Brisbane’s central business district from Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill. The 40-storey mixed residential and commercial building is destined to bring a work of art to Brisbane’s CBD and will offer a new element in urban living. From its stunning 360-degree views of Brisbane city to an inspiring location providing effortless access to the very best of Brisbane, the luxury development has sparked great interest, with its units completely selling out. Spire’s veil-like façade around the tower will also act as both a privacy and sun shield. This façade expands around balconies and living areas, opening up views, and contracts around bedrooms for privacy. Inside, the building’s grand and luxurious main lobby will not only provide an elegant and welcoming space, but will house cafés, library and casual meeting areas. Stylish gold tubes provide a graceful separation of these spaces, while a grand polished concrete staircase completes the lobby’s deluxe surroundings. “The development provides three basement levels and two ground levels spilt over Queen Street and Ann Street,” adds Hutchinson Builders’, Patrick Kortum.“The Queen Street entry consists of the main lobby, atrium and one retail space [while] the Ann Street entry

provides for a secondary lobby and two large retail spaces.” In addition to continuing its theme of promoting openness and a seamless flow, the Spire’s apartments themselves provide a modern and deluxe setting. This continues to the kitchen, with elegant benches and leading appliances. “There are 4-levels of car parking above the Ann Street lobby, with the first level of units located on Level 6,” adds Patrick. “The typical floor plate replicates from Level 7 to Level 39, providing for five single bedroom units, and five double bedroom units, on each level.”

For those with a taste for the finer things in life, Spire’s proximity to several major CBD shopping precincts is sure to please. A range of global luxury labels are located just minutes away, as is the Queen Street Mall. For more information contact Hutchinson Builders, 584 Milton Road, Toowong QLD 4066, phone 1300 HUTCHIES (4882 4437), email info@hutchinsonbuilders.com.au, website www.hutchies.com.au

Level 40 of Spire features a rooftop leisure deck, providing a stunning infinity pool, state-of-the-art gym, sun lounges and outdoor alfresco barbecues. The area also encompasses private dining areas which have been designed by the award-winning Urbane restaurant. Expansive views from Spire also ensure the very best vistas of Brisbane including Saint John’s Cathedral, the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and further afar. “Spire also includes a podium level,” says Patrick. “[This is] designed to embrace the surrounding heritage by incorporating folded brickwork to unite the heritage values of the neighbouring Saint John’s Cathedral and ensure the view of the steeple remains uninterrupted.” Billed as “part home, part residential playground,” Spire has already become one of the most sought-after addresses in Brisbane. The building’s Queen Street location ensures residents will revel in the very best of city living and take advantage of Brisbane’s weather to enjoy all the favourite spots of the area. This includes its riverside arts and culture precinct, parks and gardens and Eagle Street Pier.

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Below Auzmet Architectural designed, engineered, fabricated and installed the metal façade on The Spire Apartments.

Courtesy of Auzmet Architectural, the façade of The Spire Apartments presents an attention-grabbing yet relaxed narrative to the city with its staggered design of columns varying from level to level throughout the building. This feature softens the visual aesthetic allowing Brisbane’s tallest tower to sit artistically in the inner city sky-space between Queen and Adelaide Streets. The fabrication of the face that a building presents to the world is essentially the specialised art of Auzmet Architectural, providing custom design, fabrication and installation of building façades and working on a wide range of major projects in Australia and in the United States. “The Spire was a design and construct project for us. We were engaged by Hutchinson Builders very early on in the project to work with the architect and the builder to bring the design intent for the secondary metal façade – which sits in front of the glazing, bringing it to life,” said Auzmet’s, Shane Tucker. Auzmet Architectural constructed the façade in sequence with the formwork, working 2-storeys below the lead construction works. They seamingly worked the design, engineering, fabrication, and installation of the metal façade columns and metal fascia plate – that conceals the concrete slab edge and creates a seamless finish with the columns, with the structural building elements. “The contoured slab edge on each level, needed to be concealed. So we designed the unique metal face cover to follow the curvature of the building, creating a seamless finish, integrating the façade columns and the slab edge with a sleek concealed fixing solution,” explains Shane.

Auzmet Architectural specialises in glass and metal façades, from ACM panel through to unitised curtain wall products. Auzmet Architectural have the ability to design and supply U.S. manufactured façade products from their Dallas TX facility, exporting them for the Australian commercial construction market and offering a turn-key design/supply/install package all inhouse. Engaged as a façade partner on a wide range of projects, Auzmet Architectural has been involved in several projects in Brisbane, including the unique and colourful parking garage façade on The Milton. Auzmet Architectural are currently working on another ‘design and construct’ brief in Buranda for student accommodation. The project is situated right next to the south-east bus-way and Cleveland railway line, which requires specialised acoustic specifications, that are above those normally seen. “The façade was required to reach extremely high acoustic ratings of Rw60 for cladding panels and Rw50 for glazing panels. We managed to achieve this by designing a window wall and curtain wall façade system that is fully non-combustible, whilst far exceeding the acoustic ratings required,” explains Shane. The system is also structurally adequate to perform as part of a building façade under ultimate wind load pressures of well over 8kpa, as well as having the ability to install from the inside of the structure. As contemporary architecture pushes the expectations of high rise design, innovative façade design and construction continues to reach new engineering achievements. Auzmet Architectural brings 30 years of experience in façade fabrication and installation to match the challenge of any project. “We are extremely proud of the metal façade on Spire Apartments. We have an excellent team that worked on the project and continue to have a fantastic working relationship with Hutchinson Builders,” Said Shane. “We look forward to many more design and construct projects with them in the near future.”

For more information contact Auzmet Architectural, 2/8 Freight Street, Yatala QLD 4207, phone 07 3801 8911, email admin@auzmet.com, website www.auzmet.com WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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Below Corporate Construction Cleaning’s experienced team provided quality cleaning services to all 340 luxury apartments.

Corporate Construction Cleaning has a solid reputation for getting the job done. An experienced, hardworking team meant cleaning the 40-storey Spire Apartments after the construction crews finished, was completed on a tight schedule and to a high standard. “We have quality cleaners and we work as a team. We don’t over think things; we just get in there and get the job done. We have a strong reputation in the industry,” said Corporate Construction Cleaning Manager, Adam Lumsden. Corporate Construction Cleaning serviced all 340 luxury apartments as well as cleaning outside louvres and glass. “We followed the builders as they finished their job. We’ve had between 8-15 staff on the job. I guess our strong reputation is down to the fact that we know the best way to clean on a newly finished construction project.” The company began in 2008 cleaning offices and branched out into construction. Adam is a former project manager who worked on the fitout of interior units and brought his knowledge of the construction industry to Corporate Construction Cleaning. They now specialise in commercial construction cleaning on large, multi-storey buildings. 148 QLD PROJECT FEATURE the spire apartments

“We solely clean brand new buildings. Being in the construction industry has helped because I know the programmes and schedules that the crews have got to keep.” Corporate Construction Cleaning is located in Meadowbrook, Queensland and currently services Brisbane and the Gold Coast. “We can go anywhere the builders want us to go. Australia-wide if there is the demand.” Corporate Construction Cleaning are working on a number of multi-storey apartments across Brisbane and the Gold Coast including the Abian Apartments in Brisbane for the Sunland Group, Newstead Central in Fortitude Valley for the Capri Group and the Ibis and Pullman at Brisbane’s Airport for the Accor Hotels. Adam puts it down to the hard work and dedication of their team that has them winning tenders on these multi-level developments.

For more information contact Corporate Construction Cleaning, 8 Lohr Court, Meadowbrook QLD 4131, mobile 0434 394 894, email a.lumsden@corpclean.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below T.A.T Tiling installed all of the floor and wall ceramic tiling throughout The Spire’s bathrooms, ensuites, entries and foyers.

Although Queensland company T.A.T Tiling is a relatively young business, the company has already proven its commercial capabilities, undertaking tiling on a number of big projects. Its work on the 340-unit Spire Apartments is yet another example of T.A.T Tiling’s commercial construction abilities. The company is installing all the floor and wall ceramic tiling throughout the building’s bathrooms, ensuites, entries and foyers. The project has been going pretty smoothly and is further enhancing T.A.T Tiling’s reputation for quality of work, knowledge, reliability and overall customer experience.

waterproofing aspect of the company comes as a complete package with its tiling installation. “We are very experienced,” adds Tim. “All our tilers are qualified tilers and all our waterproofers are certified waterproofers. We are a licensed QBCC floor and wall tiling company.” As well as holding a Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing, T.A.T Tiling offers an extended warranty on all tiling and waterproofing completed by the company.

“We are a young, fast-growing company in Queensland,” explains T.A.T Tiling’s, Tim Trollope. “T.A.T was founded in November 2015, but we’ve had a sister company in Victoria since 2007. We base our company on the big residential builds and shopping centres.”

With four projects currently on the go, T.A.T Tiling’s strong reputation in commercial construction is definitely taking hold. This includes the Ivy Apartments development in South Brisbane and Grand Central Toowoomba shopping centre. T.A.T Tiling is also about to finish work on Mode Apartments in Newstead. T.A.T Tiling works right across Queensland and the east coast of Australia, including Victoria.

Specialising in all forms of tiling, including ceramic, porcelain, vitrified and stone, T.A.T Tiling’s staff of around 55 employees ranges from tilers to waterproofers to admin support. As can be seen by its staff ’s skills, the company also specialises in waterproofing. In most cases, the

For more information contact T.A.T Tiling, 6 Cedar Place, Broadbeach QLD 4218, mobile 0438 087 028, email timqld@tattiling.com.au, website www.tattiling.com.au


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Below Damtec® Australasia Pty Ltd supplied the superior acoustic underlay, which was installed by T.A.T Tiling.

Providing a combination of convenience and quality, Damtec® Australasia Pty Ltd offers the best in German-manufactured engineered solutions against impact sound.

with the joint warranties of quality adhesives companies, it provides a ‘total warranty system’ that assures the construction and installation of the recommended system eliminating any ambiguities,” says Bill.

It was this world-recognised, quality product that Hutchinson Builders decided to install in the Spire Apartments to combat impact sound. Complying with the builder’s requirements, Damtec® Australasia supplied the superior acoustic underlay, which was installed by T.A.T. Tiling.

“With warehouses throughout Australia and New Zealand including Melbourne and locally on the Gold Coast, you have a good chance of finding us wherever you see a crane and on most major quality high rise constructions.” He adds that having open lines of communication with Hutchinson Builders as the purchaser and T.A.T. Tiling as the installer, meant the project ran smoothly.

“As a supplier it was our responsibility to communicate and educate the personnel relating to the installation of our product and also to make sure stock would arrive onsite on time,” explains Damtec® Australasia’s, Bill Galanis. “These steps enable the installing team to complete their works without complication.” Bill praised the decision from Hutchinson Builders to use the product and the “terrific work T.A.T. Tiling did with the install.”

“We were able to take the necessary steps in the early stages of the project to counter any possible complications or challenges that may have arisen. It was a pleasure to work with Hutchinson Builders and T.A.T. Tiling on Spire Apartments and we look forward to more projects to come.”

“Patrons of the Spire Apartments can rest easy that the construction of this building is of a highest quality and workmanship,” he adds. In fact, Damtec® Australasia is renowned for its specialised one-on-one services that simplifies the whole experience. “Together

For more information contact Damtec Australasia Pty Ltd, Unit 1, 32 Harrington Street, Arundel QLD 4214, phone 07 3117 0999, 1800damtec (1800 326 832), email enquiries@damtec.com.au, website www.damtec.com.au


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plethora of possibilties The Eatons Hill Village development is a one-stop-shop for all, bringing inner city living space to the area, and features over 20 specialty stores, a Woolworths supermarket, 87 state-of the-art hotel rooms and secure car spaces. It also boasts a 4.5 Star rating for its guests. The $35 million Eatons Hill Village project is a sophisticated and exclusive development on the slopes of Eatons Hill. The development has been designed to provide essential accommodation and retail to the area’s rapidly expanding population.

“The development will provide a much needed quality motel accommodation on the north side of Brisbane, servicing Brendale Business Park, one of Australia’s largest business parks, and catering for the fast growth in the Moreton Bay region,” says Comiskey Group’s, Robert Comiskey.

Developed by the family-owned and operated Comiskey Group, the project is a mixed use development including a 4.5 Star, 87-room state-of-the-art hotel with 91 secure parking spaces, in addition to a 3,200m² Woolworths supermarket and 20+ retail tenancies.

Work commenced onsite at Eatons Hill Village in February 2016 and has created a venue to house many services and retail options not available unless local residents traveled into Brisbane.

Eatons Hill Village is also the location of the Comiskey Group’s award-winning pub, Eatons Hill Hotel.

“As well as providing jobs, both during construction and long term, the project is providing much needed retail services for the

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fast growing residential population of the area,” says Robert. “Apart from bringing jobs to the area and much needed accommodation for North Brisbane and the Moreton Bay area, it will also be an attraction for north-siders to get excited about.” Founded by Paul Comiskey, the Comiskey Group is a private family developing company that builds, owns and operates its own developments. The group is behind a number of landmark buildings in south-east Queensland, developing projects within the Moreton Bay region for more than 40 years. The group first started to expand into the hotel and hospitality industry in the mid 90s, setting a new standard in Queensland leisure and entertainment. This included a focus on establishing upscale design standards, from the architecture and highend fittings to providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere and leading dining and gaming facilities. This has resulted in Comiskey Group’s pubs and bars being recognised as some of Queensland’s best.

With a philosophy of ensuring it controls projects from the ground up, by being so closely involved in their developments, Comiskey Group guarantees it creates only quality buildings. This philosophy also makes certain that a development will have a positive impact on the visual amenity of the area and will stand the test of time. With an ambition to always build on its success, the Comiskey Group continues to be in prime position to explore the extensive opportunities within Australia’s Sunshine state. For more information contact Comiskey Group, 1 Parkside Lane, Bald Hills QLD 4036, phone 07 3261 7333, email info@comiskey.com.au, website www.comiskey.com.au.

While its strategic operations and specialisations are within hotels and retail centres, around 10 years ago, Comiskey Group started to expand into the child care sector. The company has continued to find success in this industry, and has since developed more than 35 child care centres. In further acknowledgement of Comiskey Group’s innovation and respect, a number of its projects have received multiple awards for their design and construction. Comiskey Group is also currently involved in Sandstone Point Holiday Resort, Burpengary Shopping Centre and Licensed Club. From identifying potential opportunities, overseeing design and construction, and running the resulting enterprise from the development, the Comiskey Group has gained wide respect in commerce and government.

DEVELOPER : Comiskey Group Main Construction Company : Comiskey Group Architect : Cox Architects Structural Engineer : BG Group Engineers CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $35 million


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Below Zico Formwork provided a total of 24,000m2 of formwork, for the Eatons Hill project.

Zico Formwork’s commitment to quality and the expertise that goes with providing solutions to challenging projects enabled the company to deliver within tight timelines on the Eatons Hill Village development. Zico Formwork was established six years ago and now employs around 120 people at its Carole Park head office in Ipswich. Specialising in complex formwork, the company delivered the Eatons Hill Village project on schedule using market leading technology. “We were responsible for the formwork on the project, in total 24,000m2 of formwork consisting of feature columns, a carpark, retail slabs and a 5-level hotel,” Zico Formwork’s Quality Surveyor, Nathan Lehman said. “A significant contribution to the speed of construction was the use of the Dokamatic table system. This system provides formworkers with either a 2m x 4m or a 2m x 5m preassembled and sheeted deck, and it meant we were able to complete the 750-1,000m2 carpark and podium decks in a seven day cycle.” Between 25-30 employees worked on Eatons Hill Village from May to December 2016. The project’s design included complex shaped columns and changing lift and stair core combinations. To meet the 154 QLD PROJECT FEATURE Eatons Hill Village

challenge, Zico Formwork used Doka Framax panels which could be quickly adjusted to various shapes onsite. “We do take on complex formwork and there is generally some type of constraint we will work around on a project. We specialise in complex buildings and we get the job done. It comes down to the systems we use, such as the Doka engineering system,” Nathan said. Zico Formwork works across Queensland and has a sister company in Melbourne – Ardreagh Formwork, which services Victoria. Its three core values are Safety and Environment (zero harm), Quality (highest standard every time) and Schedule (on time and budget). The company is currently subcontracted for large scale and complex construction projects at the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, including the Gold Coast Cultural Centre and Sunland Group’s, The Marina Apartments (Stage 2).

For more information contact Zico Formwork, 200 Cobalt Street, Carole Park QLD 4300, phone 07 3271 1764 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Australian Energy Solutions developed and installed a large-scale commercial grade solar solution for the project.

In what started out as electrical construction on the Eaton’s Hill Village development, ended up being a much larger project for Australian Energy Solutions (AES). The experienced electrical contractor has a talent for saving clients’ money on their energy bills. It therefore comes as no surprise that AES’s energy saving solutions are being sought after. “We eventually developed and proposed a large-scale commercial grade solar project that allows Comiskey Construction to on sell the power to all tenants,” explains AES Managing Director, Scott Graham. “The solar system is a 450kW system and feeds both the Novotel, common areas and tenancies with sustainable power. AES has also designed and installed Power Factor Correction Systems for the project.” Scott says the solar project will add great value to the Eaton’s Hill Village development and Comiskey Construction. “The advanced Power Factor Correction systems will save money in electricity costs for all of the tenants,” he adds. As one of the most advanced electrical companies, AES is a rebrand of NBC Electrical, which has been in business for around 30 years. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The company’s business model enables businesses to plan for energy cost increases, avoiding the impact on a business’s bottom line. “AES runs all energy saving calculations inhouse and develops a comprehensive phased approach to energy reduction initiatives,” says Scott. “We specialise in turnkey maintenance and overall turnkey building efficiency project design and implementation.” Every maintenance client of the company has its own login to the AES proprietary maintenance portal. “Here they can electronically request maintenance on anything in their facility from air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical and lighting, solar, power factor correction, air compression systems, etc.,” Scott explains. While any products used on the Eaton’s Hill Village project by AES remain “secret squirrel stuff,” the company is currently working on several energy reduction projects across South East Queensland – mainly shopping centres, pubs, clubs, hotels and industrial facilities. For more information contact Australian Energy Solutions Pty Ltd, 18 Matthew Crescent, Burpengary QLD 4505, phone 0401 901 810, website www.australianenergysolutions.com.au QLD PROJECT FEATURE Eatons Hill Village 155

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Below Neilsen’s Concrete supplied around 13,000m3 to the project of variable grade strength.

From the opening of its first concrete plant in 1993 at its Brendale quarry site, Neilsen’s Concrete has rapidly and successfully expanded, with a continuing demand for its quality products. Working on the Eatons Hill Village project, the company supplied all the concrete to the development, this included structural concrete as well as decorative concrete. “We supplied around 13,000m3 to the project with the strength grades comprising of 25MPA through to 50MPA concrete, including spray mix as well,” says Neilsen’s Concrete’s, Arthur Walton. “It was a great job. It was located fairly close to our Brendale concrete plant, which is situated within our quarry, just 10 minutes from the site. So it was a great project for us.”

Brendale plant, supplemented by our Windsor plant. There’s a lot of volume in both these projects.” “A lot of the time during the project we dealt directly with Paul Comiskey. We don’t often deal with the principal of a builder – in fact dealing with the principal is very unusual,” Arthur explains. “In this case Paul was ordering and supervising the placement of the concrete. Paul is very much a hands-on operator and we think the communication was very good. We also think we provided a reasonable service.” Arthur adds that Neilsen’s Concrete had previously worked on the first stage of the Eatons Hill development – the construction of the Eatons Hill Hotel. “We were pleased to be considered for Stage 2,” he says. “As far as we’re concerned it has been a very successful project for us and a successful project for Paul Comiskey.”

The Brendale plant is one of Neilsen’s Concrete’s five concrete plants, along with Beaudesert, Carole Park, Windsor and Stapylton. “Coinciding with the Eatons Hill Village project, our Brendale concrete plant was also supplying the Westfield Shopping Centre extension in Chermside, which is a very high profile project,” adds Arthur. “Supply for the project predominantly came out of our WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact Neilsen’s Concrete Pty Ltd, PO Box 5319, Brendale QLD 4500, phone 1300 2662 7383, email sales@neilsens.com.au, website www.neilsens.com.au QLD PROJECT FEATURE Eatons Hill Village 157

Community of care The $1 billion AVEO Springfield, offers fully-integrated care within a tailor made senior community. The project features a variety of living options including 2,500 new independent and medium care living units, dementia-friendly aged care and respite facilities, a boutique child care centre and a world-class wellness facility. Aveo Springfield, is a master planned community situated in Springfield Central, Queensland and located less than 25km from Brisbane city centre. The ambitious and far-reaching enterprise comprises multiple stages of construction extending over 20 years, including 2,500 dwellings with a mix of apartments, assisted living, and aged care facilities. Stage 1 was completed ahead of schedule one year after, Premier Annastacia Pallaszczuc turned the first sod of soil. The conceptually advanced design of Aveo Springfield offers fully integrated care within an age friendly retirement community. Different types of living options within the one retirement community offer a post-traditional opportunity for aged people to benefit from connected living within an extended and supportive neighbourhood. “This community’s location together with our onsite amenities truly demonstrates Aveo’s commitment to grow with older Australians by ensuring good health, providing greater living choices and giving a peace of mind not only to our residents but the wider community,” said Geoff Grady, Aveo Group’s Chief Executive Officer. Policy goals based on current research about ageing have motivated Aveo Springfield to plan around international guidelines of ‘ageing in place’, ‘active ageing’ and ‘productive ageing’ to bring about a future looking retirement community combining a variety of living options, including independent and medium care living units, dementia-friendly aged care and respite facilities, and a wealth of additional resources such as a child care centre and a purpose built wellness facility.

from the suburb’s inception in 2006. Aveo Springfield’s inter-generational retirement village with its cross-section of age groups is located within Springfield’s 52ha Health City and is adjacent to the Mater Private Hospital, for additional levels of care. Stage 1 consists of 66 units for independent residential living and took 46 weeks to build. Design considerations include soft and hard landscape producing a construction that is easy on the eye and comfortable to live in as residents move through the stages of ageing. Aveo Springfield allows for mobility throughout retirement from active lifestyle to assisted care. The ground floor of the building places emphasis on the Aveo Springfield ethos of connectedness and a sense of community with a communal lounge, hairdresser, and café area. An ambience of wellbeing is enhanced by the extensive public pathways, ponds and landscaped features that allow residents to enjoy the lush green surroundings. The shared interior spaces are subdued and refined with soft furnishings, moderated lighting, and wide open vistas through generous use of glass and, on higher levels, individual units have substantial balconies with room for patio settings. Aveo Group has been managing retirement facilities in Australia for over 25 years and now operates over 90 senior living communities. Aveo’s ‘Live Well’ philosophy

is brought to bear at Springfield. Alongside an in depth and experienced knowledge of the needs of ageing residents, Aveo Group brings decades of development experience to the design table. As service providers and developers, a balance is achieved between lifestyle and cost effectiveness. Issues of resident’s mobility, the need for activity throughout the ageing process, and the importance of community to spiritual wellbeing, faith, art and nature are dealt with alongside meeting construction requirements and building regulations. The Aveo Springfield model is designed to address ease of access. Features include stress-free navigation from street level to building entrances, comfort of movement through internal doorways and corridors as a primary design element, continuous hand rails on stairs over a metre, hobless shower recesses and a spatial design that ensures safety of residents. Cost effective measures include reinforced walls around toilets and baths so that installation of grab rails at later stages of life are not a major undertaking.

For more information contact Aveo Group, Level 1, 76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead QLD 4006, phone 13 28 36, website www.aveo.com.au

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ADCON forming new foundations Since conception, Adcon Group of Companies, which commenced in the South-East Queensland Market, has forged a reputation for delivering large multi-level high density residential and commercial structures on time and budget, for its repeat builder clientele. With this success Adcon has now commenced works in the New South Wales and Victorian Markets, with offices and yards in all three states.

Flex Slab System would be the most effective formwork system for the project. This system has 48% less components than the traditional formwork frame system which provides significantly less crane time which was critical to achieving the 10 week structure programme. For the columns we used Adcon wall system which due to its design strength requires minimal propping and a reduced of number tie bolts, which in turn provides a superior finish.”

Adcon’s approach to the Aveo Springfield project was no different, after its first meeting with the Hutchinson Builders team lead by Sean Lees, it was understood that the fastest program possible was the aim. Adcon immediately committed to achieving the accelerated program as it focuses on working with its clients to achieve their target programs. Adcon together with Hutchinson Builders delivered the project’s structure in 10 weeks, some 8 weeks faster than the original already tight program.

Whilst Adcon Group used the Flex System for the Aveo Springfield project our business has an extensive range of structure systems to deliver any project; • Doka Slab/Wall Systems • Ulma Slab/Wall Systems • Airodeck • Meva Slab/Wall Systems • Hydraulic Self-Climbing Screens • Steel Shutter Systems • Hydraulic Horizontal Slip Forms • Self-Climbing Complete Structure Slip Forms • Top Down Formwork Systems • Hydraulic Vertical Slip Forms • Hydraulic Self-Climbing Jump Forms • Adcon Jump Formwork • Capping Beam Retention Supports • Metal Wet Area Setdowns • Vertical Systems • Table Form • Prefabricated Stairs and Handrails • Metal Fabrication/Paint Facilities • Formwork Hoists • Access Equipment • Mobile Vertical Lift Equipment • Crane Sale/Hire

From project conception Adcon Group of Companies’ design manager, construction manager, programmers and draftsmen work together to provide a complete structure proposal which includes; • Preliminary Designs • Formwork System Proposals • Screen and Jump Form Proposals • Staging Plans • Adcon’s Structure Programmes (taking into consideration pour sizes, complexity of works and durations) The intention of this approach is to reduce the structure program, without compromising quality and safety, whilst utilising the latest internally developed and manufactured formwork and structure systems. “Based on the building’s layout, Adcon’s construction and design team determined the


During the design phase, Adcon’s engineering team completed a RPEQ engineering analysis on qualifications on loads, reactions and the like on all proposed elements, whilst working with their construction department, programmers and safety manager. For complex

and specialised project solutions Adcon’s design team, will then finalise shop drawings for their manufacture department to fabricate the project specific solution for access and edge protection screens, jump form, cantilever or spanning formwork systems or high strutting table forms/systems to the specific requirements/constraints of their clients. This matches with all relevant staging plans and proposed construction methodologies, which are taken into consideration when developing the structure programme. As part of the design process and with the utilisation of the variety of our formwork systems, Adcon’s focus is to increase the efficienceies by proposing the right formwork system for each specific task we will work with your company to maximise project productivity whilst maintaing quality and safety. Adcon’s management team has extensive structure delivery experience both nationally and internationally, delivering world class facilities such as hospitals, stadiums, highrise hotels, residential and commercial buildings as well as rail, infrastructure, and underground works. Adcon allocates their site teams based on proven and measured previous project performance to deliver our proposed construction programme. “Hutchinson Builders and Aveo are important clients to Adcon. We greatly enjoyed being part of this project. From this project Adcon went on to secure a number of further contracts with Hutchinson Builders and formed a great working relationship with Project Manager, Sean Lees and his team, and look forward to working together on future projects.” For more information contact Adcon, Level 1, 33 Longland Street, Newstead QLD 4006, phone 07 3118 1717, fax 07 3340 5119, website www.adcongroup.com.au


classic luxury Technistone gave Aveo Springfield a professional, high-end finish to its interiors, matching smooth, durable, state-of-the-art surfaces with Aveo Springfield’s philosophy of providing comfortable living options to retirees and those requiring assisted living. Technistone worked for four months on Stage 1 of the Aveo project with the builder and Aveo team, to create a contemporary look for Aveo Springfield’s interiors. They supplied reconstituted stone for the apartments amenities, communal areas and cafés. “The unique feature at Aveo Springfield was the spaciousness of each unit. It is certainly luxury living with each apartment – a pretty decent size,” says Techistone’s, Jay McMillan.

Technistone uses advanced technology to produce high quality quartz surfaces. This luxurious European stone is a non-porous material made from four high quality raw materials; resin, filler, grits and pigments to produce a smooth resistant finish. “We have been in the business of manufacturing an advanced compressed stone product for many years,” says Jay. “Technistone has a background in masonry. This enables us to optimise large jobs like Aveo Springfield, saving our customers on materials and consequently reducing budgets.” Working with Technistone’s products, North Coast Stone who have been in the fabrication business for 10 years, was responsible for the offsite manufacture and the installation of bench tops for the vanity units, bars, cafés and reception areas. Technistone is a national company distributing to the east and west coast of Australia, with a depot on the Sunshine Coast and Cairns. With a network of distributors in over 75 countries, it is not surprising that Aveo Springfield would place Technistone benches in its commercial and domestic kitchens. “We were pleased to move with the Aveo Springfield build, from Stage 1 onto Stage 2,” says Jay. For more information contact Technistone, 20 Hi-tech Drive, Kunda Park QLD 4556, phone 07 5476 7636, website www.technistone.com


the tick of approval The scope and vision of the Aveo Springfield retirement village is extensive involving a network of relationships amongst planners, architects, builders and certifiers over a period of years as the construction proceeds. Building Certification Group, offered consultation from concept to completion and they have been involved at Aveo since the beginning of construction in 2016. One of the unique aspects of this project is the integrated nature of the different types of living environs and the way the design brings together services and facilities for the various groups of residents from retirees looking for an active lifestyle to dementia care occupants. This means that building classifications change throughout the plan and that certification has to be particular to each class of building, explains Rodney Retell, Building Certification Group. The Class 9c buildings that are specifically built for aged care have a higher level of fire protection compliance, for example. The interconnectedness of buildings and lifestyle options is achieved through walkways, gardens, ponds and thoughtful landscaping. Whole families are catered for at Aveo Springfield with resources for visiting grandchildren, a wellness centre and a range of medical, beauty and therapeutic amenities. Professionalism in building certification comes down to customised service, integrity in practice and, in the case of Building Certification Group, the benefits of being a medium sized company. This means the WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

process of certification is streamlined for clients by a well established system while remaining manageable and personalised. Building Certification Group has worked on over 40,000 projects and grown with Queensland through its expansion in residential and commercial development. Rodney Retell recounts, “building certification in Queensland was privatised in 2001 and we’ve been around since the beginning. We offer the expertise of nine highly experienced certifiers, with experience ranging from 10 and 25 years. Some of our certifiers were working for council prior to privatisation.” BUILDING CERTIFICATION GROUP

For more information contact Building Certification Group, 47 Manilla Street, East Brisbane QLD 4169, phone 1300 130 168, fax 07 3872 2406, email bgaccounts@buildingcertificationgroup.com.au, website www.buildingcertificationgroup.com.au QLD PROJECT FEATURE AVEO Springfield 163

A new hotel experience Developer : BGC Development BUILDER : BGC Construction Architects : Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Fozdar

Described as open and upbeat with an industrial urban aesthetic, sophisticated design, coupled with a savvy use of space, Aloft Perth is bringing a new kind of hotel experience to the city. Situated in Springs Rivervale, near the Swan River, in 2012 BGC Group were selected as the preferred proponent to undertake the development of a mixed-use project over two adjacent sites. In addition to Aloft Perth, the development included a 7-level commercial office building with a 5-level, 10,000m2, 509 bay car park (25 Rowe). Located just minutes from the Perth Central Business District, Crown Perth and Perth Airport, Aloft Perth is a landmark project that ensures guests are always close to the action. Providing a boutique hotel experience, the contemporary and luxurious 4.5-star hotel has 224 rooms over 15-levels, a number of business facilities and 350 pax rooftop ballroom with spectacular views of the Swan River. Boasting an exceptional design throughout, Aloft Perth’s rooms are stylish and technologically intelligent with 2.7m high ceilings, platform beds, free, high speed WiFi, 55 inch LCD television screens and rainfall shower facilities. Four corner suites provide guests with extraordinary views of the city, Swan River and Perth Hills. Aloft Perth’s architecture encompasses clean, contemporary open spaces, designed to promote vibrant activity and a lively social scene. Feature art by local artists, a restaurant with locally-sourced produce, high performance unitised curtain wall and integrated music and lighting systems are all part of the Aloft Perth experience. As well as guests, its meeting, conferencing, retail, leisure and dining amenities are available to 25 Rowe office tenants and local residents. These include the signature W XYZ® bar, one-stop café Re:fuel and the Re:mixsm lobby lounge. Aloft Perth’s Springs Kitchen also offers guests, residents and tenants a full-service a la carte restaurant and outdoor terrace. Additionally, an impressive retail space includes sushi bar The Sushi and specialty coffee roasters Humblebee. The building’s Re:charge fitness centre is open day and night (also available to 25 Rowe 164 WA PROJECT FEATURE aloft perth

tenants), while the hotel also features an 18.5m outdoor heated swimming pool. With its location just 5km from Perth’s Central Business District and just 10 minutes’ drive from Perth domestic and international airports, Aloft Perth has been designed with the global traveller in mind. Not only does its position offer a range of transport options, guests can enjoy numerous local attractions, including Elizqabeth Quay, Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Perth Mint and the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Work on Aloft Perth commenced in 2015 and received occupancy on 26 April this year. The hotel was officially opened by the Federal Finance Minister, Senator Mathias Cormann on 26 May 2017. At its peak, the development saw 250 people working onsite, while the resulting hotel has provided a source of local employment, hiring hundreds of new workers. According to BGC, the development did involve a few challenges, including coordinating the works adjacent to one of Perth’s main arterial roads and international procurement for the building’s stone and façade materials. Incorporating the hotel’s detail/high level of finish in a limited timeframe was also challenging. The Aloft Perth development is certainly another feather in the cap for BGC Group, with many aspects of the hotel incorporating BGC products, including concrete, cement, insulation and building supplies. With its origins as a property developer in the 1960s, the family-owned BGC Group has evolved into one of Australia’s top 10 private companies. In addition to other projects, BGC is currently involved in the development and construction of Westin Perth, a 5-star hotel located in the Perth CBD, which is due for completion in early 2018. For more info contact BGC Development, L5, 22 Mount St, Perth WA 6000, phone 08 9261 5871, email enquiries@bgcdevelopment. com, website www.bgcdevelopment.com


Salutations Greeting each and every hotel guest who enters one of the 224 rooms at Aloft Perth is a colourful and attractive mural within its lobby, complementing the building’s overall retro upbeat design. Designed by a local artist and featuring Perth hot spots, the four different murals were produced and installed by signage company Art vs Science. “Being involved in turning the architect’s vision into a reality has been challenging, exciting and seeing the end result, very fulfilling,” says Art vs Science Director, Richard Knights. Art vs Science used its latest equipment purchase – a solvent-free, large format digital printer (the latest in Latex ink technology from Hewlett Packard) to produce the colourful artworks. “This has meant we were able to produce faultless, high-resolution artwork with beautiful bold colours while ensuring a completely green, chemical free environment,” explains Richard. Art vs Science also created and installed directional level numbers in Aloft’s multi-level carpark, with Richard painting more than 570 numbers on all 5-levels of the carpark. The numbers are representative of the art form of traditional hand-painted signwriting, a tradition being overwhelmed by computer-generated sign systems, such as

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digital printers and vinyl plotters. “It’s great to use an age-old art form in a new contemporary development with such outstanding results,” says Richard, who has 32 years experience as a traditional signwriter. Art vs Science also created the Aloft’s hotel room numbers and directional lobby sign, using computer-generated masks positioned to the side of each room door and hand painted with each levels colour codes. “The masks are then removed leaving a perfect finish,” says Richard. “This is yet another example of the extra detail and vision shown by the architect, taking this hotel to the next level.” While Art vs Science is a relatively new company, its directors, Nick Dyer and Richard Knights, share more than 65 years combined experience in the commercial painting and signwriting industries. “We like to view it as an old head on young shoulders,” adds Richard. “Working on the Aloft development for BGC has been yet another highlight for Art vs Science as well as a great platform to showcase our work, skill and experience as craftsmen within our field.” For more information contact Art vs Science, 46 Berry Drive, Maida Vale WA 6057, mobile (Richard) 0459 210 000, email quote@artvscience.com.au, website www.artvscience.com.au


Layers of perfection With their motto “not how, but when we complete the job” has seen painting and decorating specialists New Direction Painting Services establish strong, long-term relationships within the construction industry. Always delivering a quality finish on time and without fuss, the company has been working in the industry for 30 years, 20 of them with BGC Construction, the company who built Aloft Perth. New Direction Painting Services worked onsite at Aloft Perth for 16 weeks towards the end of the project. The company’s Nick Dyer, explains they completed the epoxy floors to Aloft Perth’s kitchen and bar areas, steelwork to the carpark and wallpaper to the complex’s rooms and mezzanine. “This involved organising three different crews from within our company,” he said. “Different flooring epoxies were used from roll-on in the carpark to trowel on products with coving in the kitchens. The wallpaper from [the company] Baresque was used as a feature wall in all WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

rooms, it was also used in the mezzanine floor meeting rooms,” explained Nick. “The challenge was hanging the heavy duty vinyl in very humid conditions within the building.” Nick adds that one of the positives of working on the Aloft Perth project was seeing the original hotel transform from a shell to the finished product. “[There is also] a gratification of being part of the project,” said Nick. With 20 employees, New Direction Painting Services has generally always worked in the commercial construction sector. While it’s predominately involved in projects across Western Australia, the company is willing to travel interstate or even overseas if the opportunity presents itself. New Direction Painting Services has just completed two apartment blocks for BGC Construction (with BGC Development as the client); Tribeca East and Tribeca South. It is also working on the St Ives Retirement Village Carine project. For more information contact New Direction Painting Services, 46 Berry Drive, Maida Vale WA 6057, mobile (Nick) 0415 148 890, email newdirectionpainting@hotmail.com WA PROJECT FEATURE aloft perth 167

From concept to realisation At Melchor, we challenge the notion that cost, time and quality are the core factors of project success. We believe that our people operating with integrity, open communication and respect is just as crucial when defining project success. It’s fundamental in our project delivery. Whilst delivering our projects we encourage our staff to innovate, challenge the typical approach to project delivery yet fully embrace our client’s requirements with a multi-disciplinary approach.

Melchor is new, but rapidly growing. We are a multi-discipline contractor with experience across a diverse range of industry sectors. Our Commercial and Service team offer you end-to-end, combined or an individually tailored range of services in Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic and Fire. At Melchor, we have proven successes with a range of high profile builders, across an array of industries. This includes industrial, hospitality, renewable energy, retail, residential, transport, marine and offshore oil sectors. The growth of Melchor continues with the recent addition of our Contracting business and our capabilities now extend to offering you full end to end structural concrete package services with our Civil division. The latest technologies from CAD through to BIM are standard and we have excellent relationships with our offsite fabrication and modularisation suppliers. Our highly experienced team understands your project requirements and deliver detailed earthworks, reinforcement fixing, formwork and concrete placement with OHS and quality at the core of our decision making. With Commercial, Contracting and Service divisions, Melchor delivers your project regardless of sizes and complexity. Our commitment to providing you a custom-built service encompassing all facets of project design, construction and maintenance is backed by our newly awarded ISO9001: 14001: AS/NZS 4801 & OHSAS 18001 accreditation. For more information contact Melchor, Level 1, 89 Burswood Road, Burswood WA 6100, phone 08 6110 1988, email admin@melchor.com.au, website www.melchor.com.au

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fast-track engineering Fozdar Pty Ltd was commissioned by BGC Development to provide civil and structural engineering services for the Aloft Perth complex based on its considerable experience in fast-track commercial building structures in Australia and overseas. The Aloft Perth complex is made up of two buildings; a 15-storey hotel and a 12-storey office with a podium carpark. The builders, BGC Construction, required a number of alternative structural arrangements to be studied during the concept design stage in order to determine the fastest and most cost-effective construction method. The structural arrangement BGC selected is based on international best-practice fast-track concrete construction methods. The in-situ flat plate floor slabs on this project use a rational arrangement for main reinforcement steel and shear ladders for punching shear. As the structural frames went up BGC Construction were able to reduce striking times by studying early-age strength of the GGBS-blended self-compacting concrete supplied by BGC Concrete. Fozdar took a flexible approach to the structural design of the Aloft Perth complex to ensure it was sensitive to the design intent of the architect, Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland. The Fozdar design team makes use of the most sophisticated structural analysis and design tools and pays careful attention to all details to ensure that it produces practical and cost-effective designs for even the most complex projects. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Fozdar are also working on another major BGC Development project, the Westin Perth. For more information contact Fozdar Pty Ltd, 4/369 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000, phone 08 9221 6606, email admin@fozdar.com, website www.fozdar.com WA PROJECT FEATURE aloft perth 169

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Before: Hydronic underfloor heating elements

After: The completed room

Plumbing the environmental depths Commencing their business 30 years ago as a general plumbing company, it was 15 years later that EnviroPlumb WA Pty Ltd saw an opportunity to branch out and extend its suite of services to its customers. This came in the form of hydronic underfloor heating and environmental plumbing – hydronic underfloor heating offers a more energy efficient and sustainable heating solution than standard floor heating. It was EnviroPlumb’s advice and solutions that were employed on the Aloft Perth project, where six of the company’s nine employees completed works on the development. EnviroPlumb supplied and installed the hydronic underfloor heating system to Aloft Perth’s reception and bar areas on the building’s ground floor. The company are now specialists in hydronic underfloor heating and architectural plumbing. EnviroPlumb is also focused on ensuring its customers are provided with the most efficient and effective heating. This is combined with the best environmental solutions available on the market. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Additionally, these qualities are integrated with the company’s pride in providing the best in customer service. This includes making sure EnviroPlumb gives its clients the right advice when it comes to the best environmental option for a project, whether it’s a commercial or residential development. As Western Australia’s premier floor heating business in the state, EnviroPlumb’s Director, Gordon Stimson explains that the company is becoming busier as the uptake in floor heating expands. “The market is steadily growing in Perth as people start to realise that this is the most effective and efficient way to heat buildings,” Gordon says. Having completed its work on Aloft Perth, EnviroPlumb continues to be contracted to a number of significant projects across the city. The company is currently working on a number of large residential projects and aged care developments. For more information contact EnviroPlumb WA Pty Ltd, Unit 4/35 O’Malley Street, Osborne Park WA 6017, phone 0418 954 488, email envirowa@bigpond.net.au, website www.enviroplumb.com.au WA PROJECT FEATURE aloft perth 171

redefining the skyline The $220M Concerto Tower is the tallest building in East Perth and includes 227 luxury resort style apartments with panoramic city and river views, a five and a half storey carpark, 25m lap pool, cabana, gym, games room and a theatrette. Described as one of Perth’s tallest apartment blocks, Concerto Tower’s 44-storeys including basement and roof levels, redefines the Perth Skyline. With sweeping views across the Swan River and to the south, Concerto Towers lives up to its reputation. Developed by Finbar Group, the Concerto project combines the Concerto Tower building with restoration of the two ABC buildings located on Perth’s Adelaide Terrace. To build Concerto Tower, Hanssen began construction in January 2016 and delivered the luxury apartment development within Finbar’s tight timeframes and to high construction standards. “Concerto Tower is a high end apartment building,” Hanssen Site Supervisor, Denby Jackson said. “It uses quality materials in all the fitouts and the view is unique. It’s fair to say that we built around that view, so that those living in the apartments would have an unobstructed view.” The project was complex, due to the tight timetable and because Hanssen had to build around the heritage section of the ABC buildings – Concerto Heritage, combining the old with the new. Concerto Tower represents the new – high end, luxury living while Concerto Heritage blends history and innovation, offering 17 New York style apartments.

Hanssen used the Bubbledeck™ system for the precast floor panels on the Concerto development. The company was the first to use this system in Australia in 2010 and it has been used in its subsequent construction projects. “Delivery logistics had to accommodate the existing buildings and we had to establish a clearway out the front. Adelaide Terrace is a busy area, and we had to deal with a one way street and a median strip on the roadway.” Up to 368 construction workers were onsite during construction peak times and the result was that Concerto was the fastest building that Hanssen has constructed. Perth’s weather provided additional challenges. “The high winds, known as the Fremantle Doctor, generated by the cooling afternoon sea breeze, meant that when winds were above 45kmph construction had to stop.” “We strive for excellence and we invest heavily in the training and development of our staff,” Denby said. “Over 60 apprentices worked on the Concerto Towers project. Hanssen has a strong ethic of ‘giving everyone a go’ and training people to help them develop their skills in the construction industry.” The Perth based company is known for its expertise in building large scale mixed residential and commercial apartments. It’s headed by Managing Director, Gerry

Hanssen who has more than 40 years experience in the construction industry. Hanssen began operations in 1992 and has grown to lead the way in high rise apartment block construction, with its name on more than 3,000 apartments across Perth and north west WA. It now has an inhouse design team and engineering consultants, and also manufactures precast panels, steel fabrication and windows for all its projects. “We have been involved in most of the large scale commercial construction of apartments in Perth’s CBD and surrounding districts because that’s what we specialise in,” Denby said. Hanssen is currently constructing the Aurelia Apartments in South Perth and the Aire Apartments in West Perth, for the Finbar Group. Its construction projects are usually located in the Perth district however it has completed a development in Karratha in Western Australia’s, Pilbara region. For more information contact Finbar Group, L6, 181 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004, phone 08 6211 3300, fax 08 9474 4458, email info@finbar.com.au, website www.finbar.com.au For more information contact Hanssen, 271 Stirling Crescent, Hazelmere WA 6055, phone 08 6218 3800, fax 08 6218 3899, email admin@hanssen.com.au, website www.hanssen.com.au

Developer : Finbar Group Limited BUILDER : Hanssen Pty Ltd Architect : SS Chang Architects Project VALUE : $220 million

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more than an orange box Pope Electrical’s specialisation in custom designed switchboard manufacturing, made the company an obvious choice for Perth’s 38-storey Concerto Tower project. Pope provided electrical switchboards for the multi-level carpark exhaust fans and for stairwell pressurisation. “There were 11 exhaust fans over six carpark levels, using an Eliwell Evolution Control System, and 23 Dwyer carbon monoxide detectors over the 6-levels, controlling the fans,” Pope Electrical owner, Bradley Pope said.

Pope manufactured a pressurisation control system with four pressurisation fans which controlled the central pressure of the stairwell, as well as regulating two smoke spill exhaust fans. “The system used ABB variable speed drives, the Eliwell system and four Dwyer static pressure transducers,” Bradley said. The systems are highly regulated, with stairwell pressurisation required by Western Australia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Pope leads the way in the manufacture and design of the switchboards and is testament to the quality and reliability of the company’s work. The Concerto Tower project did represent a challenge when it came to fine tuning the pressurisation of the building’s stairwell. “We had to get the pressure right so smoke wouldn’t escape into the stairwell in the event of fire. Getting the air pressure levels right is always difficult, particularly when there are multiples of fans per stairwell” Bradley said. Specialised staff were onsite at various times throughout construction, while they worked on the manufacture of the switchboards. Once completed, the Pope team returned to assist the main construction company’s electricians with commissioning of the systems. Pope Electrical was established 21 years ago and has grown to employ a staff of 20. It is currently working on a number of projects including the BHP Warehouse at Port Hedland and the Aire and Aurelia apartment developments in Perth. For more information contact Pope Electrical, Unit 3, 4 Yelland Way, Bassendean WA 6054, phone 08 9379 2781, fax 08 9379 2755, website www.popeelectrical.com.au

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Leading innovation Innovation and quality are two words that best describe leading specialists in furniture fittings and architectural hardware, Hafele Australia. As a supplier and manufacturer with such a broad scope of products such as Access Control, Sanitary Hardware, Furniture Fittings, Architectural Hardware, Appliances and Sliding Systems, Hafele was sought as a partner to supply all joinery hardware and sliding systems for Concerto Tower. This complemented the high end apartment development in Perth’s Adelaide Terrace. “It was an attractive project in the apartment sector” Western Australian State Manager, Sean Vadala said of the Hafele product supply to the development’s 227 apartments. “Hafele is well known for its innovation and service when it comes to supply and manufacture, and that is why the project’s builder, Hanssen, deal with us. We are at the forefront of technology, and our brand is renowned for quality.”

CBD. “It will be one of the tallest residential buildings in the City, if not the tallest and we are proud to have our brand associated with this project. We’ve worked extensively with Hanssen on a number of projects. They are a very efficient builder who are well organised. This helps us maintain the standard Hanssen expect when it comes to accurate and efficient delivery of our product to site,” he said. Hafele began in 1923 in Germany and was established in Australia in 1982. Hafele is a leader in its field and manufactures and supplies products in most parts of the globe. Its main office is located in Melbourne, Victoria, with headquarters in Germany.

Hafele supplied products used in the apartments’ joinery, particularly in the kitchens, as well as sliding and bi-fold systems. Innovative storage solutions that used space efficiently suited Concerto Tower’s high end apartment design. “Supplying these products for this type of apartment development is one of our niches,” Sean said.

“We pioneer the way when it comes to design trends and functionality. As we are also an international company, we can incorporate the latest European trends into our manufacturing technology and product design for the Australian market, and we also listen and act on customer feedback,” Sean said. Hafele is currently working on numerous apartment and hotel developments, including those built by Hanssen such as VUE Tower, Aire, Aurelia, Arbor South, Unison and more.

Hafele was proud to be associated with the Concerto Tower development, describing it as a flagship building in the apartment space of Perth’s

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unobstructed views To preserve the stunning views across Perth’s skyline, Freedom Retractable Screens was the choice to provide flyscreens and blinds for the high rise Concerto Tower apartment development. Freedom Screens provided 875 screens for the project with dimensions of 2.4m in height and from 900mm to 2.4m in width. All screens were manufactured using quality Australian Aluminium, powder coated to match the door and window frames and utilising a UV resistant glass fiber mesh. “Freedom Screens have a patented brake system which enables the screens to stop in any position, preventing unsafe springbacks, making them unique to the market. The reason our products are preferred is that the screens roll up into their housing when retracted, meaning residents get unobstructed views, offering style and innovation for modern Australian living.” Concerto Tower has been the largest job for the company to date and was straightforward due to the established relationship over five years with the project’s builders, Hanssen. Freedom Screens is an Australian owned company established in 1999 on the Gold Coast. They have over 15 distributers nationwide, with two manufacturing facilities, one in the Gold Coast, Queensland, and the other in Osborne Park, Western WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Australia. “Everything is custom made and manufactured as per the customer’s requirements. We offer quality products that are engineered to last with a full back up service. We can manufacture screens at 4.5m wide for a single screen and go to 9m for a double screen. This provides our customers with a huge, open expansive view, unobstructed by permanent screens.” The company has also manufactured and installed retractable screens in 10 other apartment blocks around Perth and is currently in talks with developers on new and upcoming projects. For more information contact Freedom Retractable Screens, 5/18 Hector Street, Osborne Park WA 6017, phone 08 9244 7436, email info@flyscreensperth.com.au, website www.freedomscreens.com.au WA PROJECT FEATURE concerto tower 177

one-stop-shop DEVELOPER : Peet Mandurah Syndicate Ltd mAIN Construction Company : Focus Building Company Pty Ltd ARCHITECT : The Buchan Group STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS : Wood & Grieve Engineers CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $50 million

The $50M Lakelands Shopping Centre is located 65km south of the Perth CBD and is set to form the Town Centre of the Lakelands Private Estate. The Shopping Centre will comprise a Kmart, ALDI and a 5,000m2 Coles supermarket; and the three popular retailers will also be joined by 47 specialty stores and service providers, a childcare facility, medical centre and a pharmacy. Undertaking the centre’s construction was Focus Building Company – consisting of a full fitout of the mall (including ceilings, walls, skylights, glazing and tiling), Aldi, a childcare centre, Centre Managements’ office and a library. Additionally, the company completed fitouts for Coles and Kmart and shop shells for 47 specialty tenancies (for fitout by the lessee’s contractors). It also completed pad sites – installing main services and earthworks prior to the lessee’s building works (McDonalds, KFC and Coles Express). Focus Building Company also undertook all external works, including construction of carparks, Main street (which will also feature a number of food outlets and a restaurant), the townsquare and landscaping. “The shopping centre is a conveniently-sized centre,” explains Focus Building Company Director, Shaun Hughes. “Unlike the larger centres, the residents will be able to park close to the centre and have easy access to all of the stores – quick drop-ins to Coles on the way home from work will be possible.” “The mall itself is open and full of natural light, provided by the skylights on either side of the mall and feature skylight cones dotted 178 WA PROJECT FEATURE LAKELANDS SHOPPING CENTRE

throughout. The mall bulkhead is made of a curved wood grain Trespa panel feature. This meanders down the mall which has quite a visual impact, while raw materials such as concrete timber and galvanised steel have been used as finishes through the external façades of the building,” describes Shaun. “Aluminium fins are being installed in a random pattern along the Mandurah Road Coles elevation. These fins will have LED backlighting which will be able to be lit up in different colours – that is, the whole wall could be backlit green for St Patrick’s Day or red and green for the festive season,” he adds. The presence of limestone throughout the site and proximity of an established residential community (including a school) have posed some challenges. Service relocations along Mandurah Road also held up works on the western elevation area of the site, while access for overlength deliveries was an issue. “We had to arrange an access track through the adjacent subdivision to get the overlength deliveries to site – roof sheets, steel, etc,” explains Shaun. “The mall roof sheets were in some cases over AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

30m in length, we had to roll these sheets on site.” He also cites the erection of high-level pylon panels (up to 19m high) to the north and south elevations and design changes to the Coles supermarket as other challenges. “The store design was considerably changed during the construction period to bring it in line with Coles current design standards,” says Shaun. Even with design changes and a number of variations, Focus Building Company have hit all contractual dates and surpassed expectations in meeting programme schedules. “We acknowledge the support from our clients Peet Limited and NS Projects in winning this project over some of the more well-established Tier 2 builders in Perth as competition,” adds Shaun. Focus Building Company is also working on Our Lady of Grace Primary School in North Beach, Mother Teresa Catholic School Stage 3 in Baldivis and Geddes Street Light Industrial Units with Mezzanine Offices in Balcatta for AGEM Property Group. As can be seen from the Lakelands Shopping Centre development and its current projects, Focus Building Company is being awarded contracts of significant calibre – even though it is just three years young. For more information contact Focus Building Company Pty Ltd, L1, 102 Stirling Highway, Nedlands WA 6009, phone 08 9386 4240, email admin@focusbuilding.net.au, website www.focusbuilding.net.au WWW.ANCR.COM.AU


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The first defence As an innovative provider of security and fire safety solutions, Australian Fire Industries (AFI) has the technology, industry leading equipment and highly-skilled workforce to protect people, property and assets. With more than 35 years of industry and commercial asset protection experience, AFI has quickly become the first choice for businesses looking for a reliable and hassle-free, customer-focused commitment. “AFI utilises new technology and actively seeks efficient ways of completing tasks. We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to deliver a modern, first-class installation service to our clients,” says AFI’s Managing Director, Ray Johnson. “AFI prides themselves on completing projects on time and remaining within budget, something paramount to keeping our strong relationship with our customers.”

completed several commercial projects for builders we have strong relationships with,” explains Ray. “Word quickly spread to other builder’s that AFI completed projects to an exceptionally high standard, and they now engage us to perform similar-sized projects, such as Singleton Shopping Centre, Meath Aged Care Facility and Coles Mandurah.” Employing approximately 30 staff, AFI work across major areas in Western Australia, however they are also looking at opportunities within other states in Australia. The company continues to ensure they are friendly, focused and efficient, whilst providing a professional service.

AFI’s recent project saw their expertise called upon for the Lakelands Shopping Centre, a new development located in the northernmost suburb of Mandurah. The company has worked onsite at the development for the past 10 months, installing fire sprinkler systems, pumps and water tanks. AFI’s work on Lakelands Shopping Centre has further showcased their capabilities to work in the commercial sector.

Their inhouse capabilities ensure AFI offer a complete fire protection service – including design, installation, inspection, maintenance and optimisation. The company remains in high demand for projects in both mining and commercial sectors, and are currently working on the Belmont Shopping Centre redevelopment as well as many others around the state.

The company has predominantly been involved in the mining industry since conception, before also moving to projects within commercial industry. “AFI has a great reputation within the mining sector and have

For more information contact Australian Fire Industries, 34 Colin Street, West Perth WA 6005, phone 1300 958 657, email enquiries@ausfire.com.au, website www.ausfire.com.au



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CLADDING Architectural Glass & Cladding

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ALUMINIUM FRAMING Sohos Aluminium Framing Page 139 | 02 6255 6133

APPLIANCES BSH Appliances Page 73 | 03 8551 1103

Harvey Norman Commercial Page 35 | 07 3297 3700

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CLEANING SERVICES Corporate Construction Cleaning Page 146 | 0434 394 894

Techni-Clean Page 104 | 1800 465 732


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CIVIL ENGINEERING Citywide Civil Engineering

Gosling Electrical Page 106 | 02 6652 3283

Melchor Page 166 | 08 6110 1988

Pope Electrical Page 172 | 08 9379 2781

TES Electrical Page 178 | 08 9434 1514

TGM Group

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Custom Formwork Ezytube

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Ceerose Pty Ltd Page 108 | 02 9571 9999

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Empire Global Page 132 | www.empireglobal.com.au

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Crema Constructions (VIC)

DOORS & DOOR Accessories Bridgewater Door Manufacturing

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Capital Doorworks

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Focus Building Company Page 176 | 08 9386 4240

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Growthbuilt Page 20, 116 | 02 9212 7811

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Hickory Group Page 70 | 03 9429 7411

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Bridges (expansion joints & seismic loads Mageba (Australia) Pty Ltd

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ELECTRICAL Australian Energy Solutions

Coffs City Cranes & Rigging


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Building Control Group

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Page 168 | 08 9208 2900

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York Civil (NSW)

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BUILDING CERTIFICATION Building Certification Group

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Mirvac (VIC)

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BLINDS Norfolk Blinds

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Neilsen’s Concrete Pty Ltd

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Kane Constructions (VIC)

Page 75 | 03 9023 6927

NationWide Concrete Pumping


Sync Building Systems

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Hutchinson Builders


DOORS & DOOR FRAMES Access Industries Page 34 | 03 9335 2266

DOORS & WINDOWS Khazma Aluminium Windows & Doors Pty Ltd Page 92 | 02 4628 2727

Leda Aluminium Page 90 | 02 9642 8588

ENGINEERING CONSULTING Australian Consulting Engineers

Page 167 | 08 9221 6606

Environmental & Sustainability Consultants Cumberland Ecology Page 37 | 02 9868 1933

FAÇADES AMA Windows + Glass Façades Page 93, 131 | 02 9666 9992

Auzmet Architectural Page 144 | 07 3801 8911

Hunter Douglas Architectural Page 48, 51 | 1300 651 968

Stryum Page 1 | www.stryum.com

FAÇADES (CURTAIN WALLS) Westcoast Windows Page 67 | 03 5221 6999

FENCING 1300TempFence Page 86 | 1300 836 733

FIRE SAFETY (ALL FIRE PRODUCTS & SERVICES) Australian Fire Industries Page 181 | 1300 958 657

GN Consulting Page 27| 02 9874 9488

Firequip Page 40 | 02 9638 1300

Ignis Solutions Page 135 | 0402 433 236

Premier Fire Protection

Joinery Group


Page 120 | 02 8722 2900

Page 103 | 1800 060 672

IJF Australia Page 82 | 08 8349 7400

Sherwood Interiors Page 79 | 03 9469 3606

LANDSCAPING Landscaping By Design

Page 82 | 03 8415 7777


ROOFING Faulkner Roofing

Page 96 | 0414 227 901

Page 69 | 0417 038 357

Speciality Trees Pty Ltd

SCAFFOLDING Classic Scaffolding


Page 74 | 03 9796 8308

Page 136 | 02 6280 4164

Page 130 | 02 9755 2888

Page 123 | 0412 338 571

LOUVRES & SCREENS Freedom Retractable Screens

Page 32 | 02 8422 6888

Page 175 | 08 9244 7436

FORMWORK Adcon Page 158 | 07 3118 1717

METAL FABRICATION & PRODUCTS Wrightstone Trading Pty Ltd

Zico Formwork

Page 46 | 07 3823 4405

Page 152 | 07 3271 1764


PAINTING Art vs Science

Global Scaffold

WATER & WATER STORAGE Kingspan Insulated Panels

Page 55 | 1300 208 766

SEALANTS Gripset Industries

Page 36 | 1300 736 562

WATERPROOFING Kwikseal Waterproofing Solutions

Page 29 | www.gripset.com/gcrange


Page 54 | 0499 244 033

Page 63 | 03 9837 7777

Page 164 | 0459 210 000

STAIRCASE Manufacturer Eric Jones Stairbuilding Group

Page 25 | 02 9672 8700

New Direction Painting Services

Page 65 | 03 9874 0411

Doka Formwork Australia

Page 165 | 0415 148 890

FORMWORK & SCAFFOLDING BKH Group Page 30 | 02 8796 0500

GLASS & GLAZING Proglaze Page 45 | 1300 776 459

Viridian Glass Page 28 | 1800 810 403

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS & COUNCILS Minister Eren’s Office, (Minister of Sport) Page 56 | 03 8392 2151

GUARDRAILS Ingal Civil Products Page 97 | 02 9827 3333

HARDWARE Hafele Australia

PITS (CONCRETE & FIBREGLASS) Terra Firma Industries


Page 52 | 03 9357 1230

Page 137 | 02 6171 1611

PLUMBING EnviroPlumb WA Pty Ltd


Page 169 | 0418 954 488

Page 160 | 07 5476 7636



Page 47 | 1300 653 403

PRECAST CONCRETE Canberra Precast Page 140 | 02 6260 1139


Page 173 | 08 9209 8000

Page 61 | 03 9038 1772


REFRIGERATION Tiger Building Systems

Page 141 | 0412 631 318

Page 26 | 0406 651 122

JOINERY & KITCHENS Apollo Kitchens


Page 110, 126 | 1300 908 090

Page 62 | 03 9313 2700

WATERPROOFING & FLOODTESTING ILD Australia Page 36 | 1300 453 453

WEATHER SYSTEMS Environdata Weather Stations Page 107 | 07 4661 4699

WINDOWS CWI Vic Pty Ltd Page 78 | 03 9318 0999

Precise Windows & Doors Page 118 | 02 9756 5882

Page 66 | 03 9588 1444

TILING T.A.T Tiling Page 147 | 0438 087 028

TIMBER & TIMBER PRODUCTS Swadlings Timber & Hardware Page 115 | 02 9810 4177

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