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particular focus on providing pathways for the Indigenous population, the strategy is outlined in the CSQ Western Cape Construction Skilling Action Plan. Brisbane resident Ben Morris is one of many young indigenous apprentices making his mark in construction. Ben is in his fourth year of a carpentry apprenticeship and was named the Construction Indigenous Person of the Year Award at the 2015 CSQ Excellence. Having overcome difficult times in his own life, Ben is making it his mission to help others build a brighter future through a trade.

The number of Indigenous apprentices in Queensland’s construction industry has grown by more than 30% over the last decade according to a new report from Construction Skills Queensland. Data from the CSQ 2016 Apprentice Annual shows that in 2006 there were 1,000 Indigenous apprentices undertaking training in the industry. In 2015, this figure rose to 1,310 apprentices in training. During the same period the proportion of indigenous apprentices in the industry has increased from 3.7% to 5%. CSQ CEO Brett Schimming said the industry deserved praise for supporting the Indigenous workforce. “It is great to see the construction industry is building a diverse and highly skilled workforce,” he said.

“Employers across Queensland have implemented a number of programs to help Indigenous persons to find a pathway into the construction industry. These initiatives have been particularly successful in regional areas where major resource projects have provided opportunities for nearby Indigenous communities.

“I recently went to the Townsville Detention Centre to be a motivational speaker to young guys there. I turned my life around, and I wanted to show them they can too,” he said. “My apprenticeship has opened many doors. I went to Canada on a work scholarship as an Apprentice Ambassador and it was an amazing learning experience.”

As the mining boom comes to an end and engineering construction work returns to normal levels, CSQ is working with employers to ensure skills are retained in the industry.”

Aspiring tradies can find a pathway into the construction industry through Trade Start. The CSQ program is open to those who have left school and offers a blend of theory and practical experience. After completing Trade Start, participants receive a Certificate 1 in Construction which is the ideal qualification for beginning an apprenticeship.

CSQ is launching a series of new initiatives to help build the capacity of the Western Cape construction workforce. With a

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PAVING THE WAY FOR SMARTER CITIES The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) welcomes the release of the Australian Government’s Smart Cities Plan, which outlines a vision for enhancing liveability, sustainability and productivity in our urban communities.

to tangible action. The City Deals model, involving a compact between all spheres of government, reflects a form of planning and infrastructure investment that supports jobs and more liveable, healthy, productive and sustainable communities.”

ASBEC President Prof Ken Maher said “The building sector, through ASBEC, has long called for a whole-of-government approach to planning, energy efficiency measures, infrastructure investment and urban design, to create better long-term outcomes for cities. We congratulate the Federal Government for their focus on the future of our cities, and look forward to this process leading

Of course, sustainable cities are vitally underpinned by sustainable buildings. “Australia’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement binds us to meaningful action on reducing emissions. A major element towards meeting this objective includes a long-term metropolitan-scale approach to city planning, essentially underpinned by efforts to improve the environmental performance of buildings.”


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A bold new landmark at the Canberra Airport has taken out the prestigious Project of the Year at the 2016 Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards. Construction Control was presented with the award for its work on the $44 million Vibe Hotel – the third time the company has won Project of the Year in just four years. Kirk Coningham, Executive Director of Master Builders ACT, says the judges were impressed with the architecture, design and construction of the Vibe Hotel, which reflect Canberra’s history, urban setting and natural surroundings. “Construction Control’s expert delivery has resulted in a new destination that will attract visitors and residents with its timeless design, attention to detail and high quality finishes,” Coningham says. “Importantly, the Vibe Hotel was an economic driver for our city at a time when the construction sector was slowing, and created 600 jobs during the construction phase. “The Vibe Hotel adds strength to the case for direct international flights into the ACT, and demonstrates the enduring value our industry delivers to the Canberra community.”

Construction Control’s work on the Vibe Hotel was also recognised with the award for a commercial project valued between $20-$50 million, while J & J Interiors got the gong for the interior finish in the Vibe Hotel’s striking black and white atrium. Project Manager of the Year went to SHAPE’s Kevin Hodson for his work on the complex and challenging refurbishment of Canberra Hospital. Woden Contractors was applauded for its civil construction work on the new shared pedestrian and cycling system around Bowen Drive at Lake Burley Griffin. “Our awards celebrate some of the best commercial builders not only in the ACT, but in Australia, and showcase our industry’s integral role in building the nation’s capital,” Coningham adds. The largest black tie event in Canberra, the awards were held on Friday at the National Convention and Exhibition Centre. MC Shane Jacobson, the Black Sorrows and Vika and Linda Bull kept the 1,500-strong crowd entertained. A full list of winners and finalists is available online

comment Greg Hughes Chief Executive Officer Australian Institute of Building (AIB)

NON-CONFORMING (BUILDING) PRODUCTS As the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) continues to evolve into a dynamic organisation, a sharp eye remains on a myriad of key issues that keep our senior members and other stakeholders focused on delivering from an advocacy perspective. Some of the issues and initiatives include: Headway being made with representation of our members with regulators at a number of state and territory levels. This liaison includes discussion with the separate regulators to represent our members in an attempt to raise the standards to be licensed and/or registered as builders in each jurisdiction. Continuing the debate on non-conforming (building) products, clearly the issues are both complex and multifaceted. An issue of note is 'external cladding' which was used in the construction of the Lacrosse Apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct was found to have fuelled a fire that broke out, causing more than $2 million worth of damages. Following a review of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade’s (MFB) report on the incident, which found that the cladding had not been tested to comply with Australian standards, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) launched an investigation. Poor building product compliance is a major issue in Australia, with evidence showing that the market penetration of non-conforming products in key construction product sectors may be up to 50%. A recent survey by the Australian Industry Group found that 92% of builders surveyed had been offered faulty materials or products to buy. Another key issue is continuing to liaise with relevant Federal and State Ministers on all matters building related.



comment Brett Nilsen Infrastructure Market Director Aurecon

THE RELATIONSHIP FACTOR Successful businesses have traditionally operated with defined organisational structures, commonly involving some form of regional and market interaction. However, businesses that achieve outstanding results are the ones where the management teams take as much pride in supporting the success of others as themselves, irrespective of reporting lines or personal KPIs,. Our industry is evolving – most noticeably with significant changes in ownership among tier one contractors where restructures will be inevitable. One of the only constants in a period of organisational change will be solid professional relationships. Those businesses that most successfully ride the restructure rollercoaster will do so through the strength of internal relationships; individuals driving shared success and a strong culture, irrespective of hierarchy and position. Research indicates that those organisations moving ahead faster than others are the ones forming teams with less reliance on formal structures. These changes provide opportunity to explore ways to shift structures from traditional, functional models towards interconnected, flexible teams for better discussions around ideas, innovation and connectivity. Like many, Aurecon has recently navigated structural change and our active promotion of relationships and working in partnership with clients remains imperative. We judge success on the strength of those interactions, and continue to drive a culture of genuine interest in helping each other, our peers and clients. The opportunity to build strong networks, share issues and solutions, and start conversations is right now; take time to build and nurture quality relationships – they are essential to an innovative, globally collaborative construction industry of the future.



‘MUST-HAVE’ APP TAKES THE GUESSWORK OUT OF CONCRETE PLACEMENT A free, user-friendly app that provides concrete placers with real-time local weather info to ensure conditions are right for pouring and curing has just been released. Available from iTunes and Google Play, the Smart Concrete App from industry group Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) is a ‘musthave’ tool for anyone working with concrete. It’s designed to take the guesswork out of determining the best environmental conditions for placing concrete to avoid weather-related cracking. The app utilises GPS positioning technology to provide localised temperature, wind speed and humidity data, enabling a more accurate calculation of evaporation rates on site. This, in turn, allows site personnel to

make informed decisions up to a week ahead on when to place concrete to get the best results. The app also contains tips and best-practice guidelines for concrete placement, making it a handy, mobile reference library on the job. CCAA says the Smart Concrete App will potentially save concrete placers and builders time and money by helping prevent costly mistakes and remedial work. The app is also easy enough to use and understand by ‘do-ityourselfers’ undertaking small concreting jobs around the home. For more information about the new app and best practice guidelines for concreting, visit the CCAA website

DOKA CAMPUS – CROWD PULLER AT BAUMA With its presence at the Munich trade fair (Bauma 2016) the formwork experts proved once more that Doka is the top player in the formwork industry. Regardless of size and complexity of the construction project, Doka delivers a precisely fitting formwork solution for any requirements. Doka presented its new-look Doka Campus, a new trade fair concept designed to meet the criteria of customer proximity, authenticity and building-site flair. In the three theme worlds “Product”, “Project” and “Components” Doka not only addressed the needs of small and medium-sized companies, but also spoke

out to big-build clients who set great store by Doka's engineering and consulting capabilities. Doka inspired with forming speed and quality in a new dimension and welcomed visitors from all over the world – from Canada through Chile to Africa and Australia. “The trade fair (Bauma) is definitely the industry highlight – there's nowhere else that we can present our products, solutions and services to so many existing customers and potential leads concentrated in only a few days at one place”, enthuses Jürgen Obiegli, Chairman of Executive Board Doka Group, looking back on Bauma week.

INNOVATION THROUGH DESIGN: NEW HEIGHTS FOR HUNTER DOUGLAS Westfield Chatswood, Perth Airport’s Qantas Terminal 4 and Mirvac’s stunning new Harold Park residential redevelopment have one significant thing in common. They’re all recent projects of Hunter Douglas Architectural Products Australia. One of the core philosophies of this global success story in architectural ceilings, façade cladding and sun control profiles, is ‘innovation through design’. They consistently embrace new methods, materials and designs, and this strength, coupled with over 50 years experience in Australia, helps Hunter Douglas tackle some of the country’s unique environmental and architectural challenges. For the Westfield Chatswood extension, they supplied large quantities of their versatile Luxalon® Linear Ceiling 130B in a woodgrain finish, ‘Curly Birch’, with curved carrier rails, and Luxalon® V100 and V200 in Monument, curved to meet six different radii. The Mirvac Harold Park redevelopment, in Glebe’s ‘secret backyard’, will be a vibrant residential precinct in Sydney’s inner west. Hunter Douglas used its single skin facade system, to provide a Luxalon® cladding solution, with MPF200 (Multipanel). MPF 200, 300 and 400 is a system with a grooved

extruded facade beam, fixing brackets and cladding profiles of up to 6.5m. The designing architect of the refurbishment of Qantas Terminal 4 at Perth Airport specified Luxalon® 84B in Polar White to follow the curved contour of the substructure. The ability to curve and contour Luxalon ® linear ceilings has made the range a firm favourite with architects and designers. Working in partnership with the building and design community, Hunter Douglas is helping to breathe new life into some of the most high-profile and exciting buildings in the country. And as a worldwide leader (with operations in over 80 countries), they can provide the resources to manage projects of the grandest scale. Their profiles are made in Sydney from lightweight aluminum or steel, and protected by their own HD COLOR-COTE® coating process. They provide effective acoustic  performance, and all façade profiles have undergone testing to meet Australian Standards for combustibility. Innovation by design really is at the heart of the Hunter Douglas Luxalon® range of ceilings, façades and roll formed sun control.

PRODEMA PRODEX BCA COMPLIANT WITH CODEMARK CERTIFICATION SGI Architectural is pleased to announce that Prodema PRODEX IGN has been officially presented with CodeMark Certification as a Group 1 material and is compliant with the Building Code of Australia. This certification ensures confidence in the choice of PRODEX for both the interior and exterior of buildings of Type A, B or C construction.     Offering the environmental advantages of a ventilated façade, Prodema PRODEX is a composite panel façade faced with a natural wood veneer and coated with a proprietary coating, which protect the panel from the effects of UV sunlight, chemical attack, and the damage caused by atmospheric agents.


compliance with the requirements of the building codes of Australia and New Zealand. The scheme provides confidence and certainty to regulatory authorities and the market through the issue of a Certificate of Conformity.

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DATA: MORE THAN JUST A BUZZWORD For an industry that contributes to our everyday lives, the property sector has been slow to take up the opportunities that ‘big data’ delivers. Industries such as retail, banking and entertainment have been quick to adopt the benefits of accessible data and the associated analytics and collection tools they provide. The property industry however has been slower with this uptake. Whilst some good work has been embraced by the property industry, it has typically been undertaken on a limited proprietary basis without utilising the full benefits of consolidated data. Engineering is, by its nature, an exact art. But data analytics is an exercise in pattern recognition and probabilities. So as engineers we need to embrace the shift required to embrace new skills including data analytics and visualisation. This presents a significant opportunity for the property industry. As we continue to design and commission increasingly complex integrated and connected systems, the data available for decision-making will continue to increase exponentially. The value drawn from such information will depend on the industry’s ability to adjust to this new paradigm. NDY recently contributed to a major shopping centre where designs were influenced by the use of available data. The designs, and subsequent infrastructure, also include advanced ICT and security measures that provide ongoing data to the centre owners and retailers, enabling future decisions to be based on data and analysis, rather than intuition. Logic would suggest that decision-making based on science and the broadest available information will provide big payoffs in productivity and innovation in the property sector. We are only just beginning to see what is possible.

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PARRAMATTA’S ‘VERTICAL VILLAGE’ REACHES HIGHEST LEVEL OF CONSTRUCTION potential of Parramatta. This is one of the fastest growing areas of Australia and key infrastructure and construction projects here will shape the future of the entire of Greater Sydney,” Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito said. “Parramatta has seen dramatic change since we began construction of V by Crown Group four years ago, and this project addresses the growing demand for high-quality apartments with resort-style facilities in Sydney’s second CBD,” Mr Sunito added.

Mark Van Den Enden Managing Principal GHD Woodhead (VIC)

COMPLEXITIES OF CITY-SHAPING PROJECTS Across Australia there is a renewed focus on large-scale and complex projects that are ‘city-shaping’ in their significance. With the establishment of peak infrastructure bodies, projects are increasingly measured on their capacity to reduce congestion and improve cities. Governments recognise that tackling congestion has a material impact on the efficient functioning of cities, which also translates to enhanced liveability and a feeling of belonging. Traditionally the edge of the city has often been referred the engine room of growth with new housing and infrastructure provision. However, the hearts, lungs and arteries of our cities are also being renewed, rewired and sometimes even transplanted as part of the ongoing infill urban regeneration. Evident on projects such as the Sydney Metro, Melbourne Metro, Brisbane River Crossing and the Newcastle Light Rail, each of these, significant in capital and complexity, will also have far reaching impacts in rejuvenating the surrounding precincts and providing further, and subsequent, opportunities for commercial, retail and residential ‘over-site’ development. This level of project complexity will demand greater skills in design management and project negotiation, transcending the traditional discipline boundaries of design and engineering. New fields of expertise are also emerging around design management, behavioural informatics in space and integrating digital technologies. At GHD Woodhead, we believe that solutions for project complexity will emerge from bringing together multiple design and planning disciplines to offer imaginative solutions that go beyond single and specific discipline boundaries. The future is ‘open source’, collaborative and led by design thinking. Architects and designers working within the new paradigm will still be asked ‘Where can I get good coffee?’ or ‘What’s the user experience?’ as ultimately what we do is make places for people that inspire, uplift and shape our cities. 12


Lord Mayor of Parramatta Paul Garrard together with Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito today marked the ‘topping out’ of Parramatta’s highlyanticipated development V by Crown Group. Positioned in the heart of Sydney’s second CBD, the landmark 29-storey tower reached its highest level of construction this week. V by Crown Group will be home to hundreds of new residents and will feature Parramatta’s highest bar with sweeping 270 degree views of Sydney. To mark the occasion, Cr Garrard and Mr Sunito placed the first hand-written notes into the official V by Crown Group Time Capsule. “We have long believed in the strength and

Designed by Sydney-based Allen Jack + Cottier and Koichi Takada Architects, this 590-apartment development includes a private pool, gym, sauna, conference facilities, music room, theatrette, library, stateof-the-art archaeological showcase and rooftop sky bar; plus a boutique hotel and ground level retail-and dining plaza. A plaque acknowledging the time capsule will be placed on the ground floor of the 29-storey building located less than 300m from Parramatta Square; Parramatta City Council’s $2 billion redevelopment precinct; and a short walk from Parramatta train station, Heritage Parklands and Westfield Parramatta.

ELITE SURVEYS NEWEST ADDITION TO ITS MARINE SECTOR Elite Surveys marine sector discovered the need for a safe and effective way to provide its clients with an understanding of what was present below the water’s surface. A few problems that were raised in using conventional survey methods on particular projects were: • Access in shallow areas where a standard boat was not possible. • Potentially toxic or dirty water which should not come into contact with human skin. •  The speed in which the task could be completed. • Reliable data which could be referenced

quickly to real world coordinate systems (GPS Enabled). Through much research Elite Survey decided on a remote control battery propelled boat, fitted out with a sounder and GPS system to allow us to “map” out our newly constructed projects, mining dams, water catchment facilities etc. without having to actually enter the water providing ultimate safety to our employees and a speedy turnover on projects to our clients. For more information contact Elite Survey, website

MELBOURNE’S NEWEST LANDMARK: 567 COLLINS STREET Melbourne’s newest landmark, 567 Collins Street, is the largest Premium Grade office building developed in the CBD during the past 25 years. The 26-level tower is owned and managed by Investa. Designed by architects SpowersCox and constructed by CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors) the building was completed on time and on budget in July 2015. 567 Collins Street incorporates NLA of approximately 55,000m2 of office and retail space. The design of its first 10 floors permits a campus-style tenancy which provides a podium for the upper 16 levels. It offers flexible floor plates and a wide range of premium grade services and amenities, encouraging a communal approach to doing business.

provides tenants with a unique workplace that encourages openness and transparency. At the juncture of Melbourne’s CBD, Southbank and Docklands, 567 Collins Street is located 100 metres from Southern Cross station, providing direct access public transport and major arterial roads. The building has achieved a 5-Star Green Star Office Design v3 rating and is targeting a 5-Star NABERS energy rating. 567 Collins Street

MIXED OUTLOOK FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING Continuing the trend of recent years, nonresidential building in Australia is expected to hold to a relatively flat profile out to 2020. While this may be an uninspiring outlook, significant variation is anticipated by industry and by state.

Nationally, public capital investment in buildings like hospitals and schools has weakened and is expected to remain subdued over the next few years. Coming off a period of relatively elevated public building investment in the wake of the GFC, the current budget deficit position of the federal government and some of the state governments is constraining new investment.

567’s eye-catching glass encased foyer comprises a lobby, café and popular retail destination, ‘The Grid’. A vibrant laneway-style environment, The Grid gives both tenants and members of the public an opportunity to hold informal meetings or simply enjoy the atmosphere. The building features end-of-trip facilities that encourage tenants to adopt a healthy lifestyle and actively commute to and from work, or exercise during the day. The overall design philosophy


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Triggered by a burgeoning middle/upper class in Asia and a sizeable deprecation of the Australian Dollar, student accommodation and hotels are running hot. Strong growth in overseas student and tourist numbers coming to Australia is underpinning a surge in investment which should have a couple more years to run. Aged care too is booming, underpinned by a rapidly growing 80+ population as the baby boomers transition into old age and an industry that is seeing rapid consolidation.

Mark Tait, Head of Commercial Developments, Investa said, “The building has set a new benchmark for tenants at the resurgent western end of the CBD, attracted a high quality customer base and achieved a strong occupancy rate by completion. These elements, combined with the timing of our acquisition, have resulted in an exceptional investment result for our unitholders,” he said.

Over the last five years, Raines Carpets has brought its philosophy of serving the residential market for 50 years, to commercial developments. As the business has grown, a separate brand has been created to reflect the dedicated service offering.


to using their own staff to complete installation. Raines Commercial Flooring has an impressive portfolio of work of its own, ranging from large scale apartment developments, to hotels and public spaces like airports. A new website has just been launched outlining their unique offering and framework for success, alongside examples of their work.

New South Wales will be a stand out, with an outperforming economy supporting private investment and allowing it to bankroll a strong public works program. Current momentum and the depth of Victoria’s economy should see the states non-residential building profile holding okay. Western Australia and Queensland are now feeling the hangover of the mining boom, with oversupplies evident in some market segments and a weaker public investment outlook.

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comment John Georgiou Chief Executive Officer Georgiou Group

VALUING EVERY EMPLOYEE: THE DIVERSITY CHALLENGE It’s not often that a subject is so emotive it gets the whole world talking. Diversity, a topic often discussed in boardrooms and on the political agenda was thrust into the global spotlight at this year’s Hollywood awards season. More than just headline fodder, diversity has, and continues to be, one of the pressing challenges facing the construction industry as we strive to optimise the strength and capacity of our workforce, engage employees and operate sustainably. Studies continue to tell us that there is not only less women in the workforce (less than 30% of employees in the mining, agriculture and tourism industry and just 11.9% in construction) but that women are paid almost 18% less as a national average. Ask why and the reasons are diverse, individual and complex including workplace culture, politics, family roles and education.

BONNACI CELEBRATES 35 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Bonacci Group was established in 1981 and has earned a reputation as a highly respected provider of specialist structural and civil consulting engineering services; with 120 technical staff located in offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Parramatta, Adelaide, Brisbane and Auckland. 35 years of commitment to the industry has gained Bonacci Group an enviable track record for providing outstanding and consistent client focused service, producing buildable design solutions. Bonacci Group is proud to have delivered many prestigious projects which have been acknowledged and awarded by our peers for their creativity and innovation including: • UDIA Rivergum Homes Group National Awards for Excellence 2016 for Best Master Planned Development (Discovery Point, NSW) •  Victoria Engineering Excellence Award 2014 for High Density Residential Development (RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building); • Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Award 2014 for High Density Residential Development (Infinity Tower, Brisbane), and the International Property Awards 2014 for Global Award for Best High Rise (Infinity Tower, Brisbane);

We have work to do in this area and we will continue to do this work for the betterment of not only our workforce and our business but the broader industry. 14


 aster Builders Association of Victoria M Award 2014 for Excellence in Construction of Commercial Building over $80M (Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre); Property Council/Rider Levett Bucknall  Awards (PCAA) 2014, Gough Recruitment Award for Best Residential Development (Soleil Apartments, Brisbane), and the EA Queensland Engineering Excellence Awards 2013 – High Commendation for Building Structures (Soleil Apartments, Brisbane) Property Council/Rider Levett Bucknall  Awards (PCAA) 2014, Woods Bagot Award for Best Public Building (RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building); and Sir William Hudson Award 2007 for  Engineering Excellence (Council House 2).

Bonacci Group's mantra of 'Simplicity Delivers Economy' accurately describes our approach to the consideration and implementation of creative structural design solutions. This approach, and a thorough understanding of commercial building systems, is fundamental to achieving an economical, innovative and readily buildable structure. To learn more about Bonacci Group please visit our website:

PROBABILITY AND CONSEQUENCES varied yet specific skill sets unlike tiling or plasterboard. Mistakes are costly and can delay projects. BG&E Façades have found that builders, due to pricing pressures, have sought to procure façades directly (generally employing staff with façade background as coordinators) to be more competitive.

Is it time to stop asking ourselves why? It’s time to understand the issues and ask ourselves as business leaders – what we can do about it? Diversity is more than introducing policies or of setting KPIs or quotas. It’s about changing culture, it’s about finding solutions and it’s about making changes now to reap future benefits. At Georgiou Group, we are consciously looking at our gender makeup. For the first time, in 2014, we had an equal mix of males and females in our Cadet and Graduate Program. We are identifying and supporting flexible work arrangements in key construction roles. Our current percentage of female employees is 18 as opposed to the national average of 11 for the industry – something I am proud of but acknowledge is not high enough.

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Due to the complexity mentioned above and now that the façade delivery risk sits with the builder, BG&E Façades have the in-house capability and resources to assist builders in this process.

A building façade, be it unitised, window wall or stone cladding, is an ‘engineered solution’. Simple or complicated façades normally require a high level of design and engineering, skilled fabrication and installation workers, sophisticated processing machinery and procurement flexibility.

BG&E Façades do things differently and have a wide range of expertise to commensurate with today’s challenges. In catering for the needs of builders, we now have a permanent façade engineer in Qatar looking after the emerging markets in the ME Region.

Add QC, time pressures and changes on site and you will quickly figure out that delivering a compliant façade requires a company with

We always remember that although the probability of a ‘major’ façade failure is low, the consequences are often drastic!


comment Sarah Hogan President NAWIC


Kingspan Insulated Panels is on track to become a Net Zero Energy business by 2020, according to its recently released 2015 Sustainability Report, Walk the Talk – Our Responsibility and Performance.

global commitment to best practice within its own operations and the broader construction industry. “Locally, we continue to improve the way we engage with customers and stakeholders to construct energy efficient buildings.”

The third party report discloses Kingspan Insulated Panel’s sustainability practices for its operations in Australasia, Western Europe and the United Arab Emirates between 2012 and 2014. It maps the company’s progress towards running all facilities entirely on renewable power by 2020, an initiative embarked upon in 2011 by its parent company, the Kingspan Group.

Key Australian initiatives include energy modelling for both specific projects and generic building types to help customers find ways to optimise energy usage that use Kingspan products, as well as the provision of life cycle assessment and environmental product declarations at the building design stage.

Dr Mark Tatam, technical director at Kingspan Insulated Panels Australia said: “Sustainability is at the core of Kingspan’s agenda and the findings in this report are testament to the company’s

The 2015 Sustainability Report includes research to inform new building techniques and holistic design principles for the development of high performance, energy saving buildings.

2016 INFINITE VALUE AWARD NOMINATIONS The Australia Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) has announced that nominations are now being accepted until 15 July 2016 for the fifth annual Infinite Value Awards. With the support of its partners, the annual awards program discovers, rewards and promotes a variety of National and International professionals and projects. Award winners will receive public recognition at the annual Infinite Value Awards Gala Dinner. The awards highlight how a collaborative approach can drive a successful project, build industry confidence and develop industry professionals. This is demonstrated by this years’ theme Partnerships in Construction. AIQS chief executive officer Grant Warner said “Success in the built environment is achieved through collaboration between a number of construction partners, and this years’ Infinite Value Awards provides an ideal

opportunity, not only for member firms, but other nominating companies and organisations to celebrate outstanding achievements across the broader construction industry.” “This years awards recognises the contribution the broader construction industry and funding partners have made to the built environment. Nominating firms are encouraged to bring their clients/nominees to the awards evening to celebrate all those successes. These awards recognise the people, the skills in design, engineering, sustainability, innovation, and community development, which have resulted in a built environment we can all be proud of,” Said Mr. Warner. The Infinite Value Awards winners are announced and celebrated at the Infinite Value Awards Gala Dinner which will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour on Thursday 27 October 2016.

The NAWIC New South Wales Awards recognise the inspirational women who play crucial roles in what has traditionally been a male-dominated field. As President of the New South Wales chapter, it’s extremely rewarding to witness the elevation of women in our industry. We raised the bar in 2015 with a record number of attendees and award submissions, and hope to top that figure in 2016. Acknowledging the upward trends of women in the industry, there is certainly still work to be done. There are currently only 149 women undertaking construction apprenticeships in New South Wales representing 10% of the total figure (SMH, 3 December 2015). Our challenge – and goal – is to shift the cultural stereotype and equalise opportunities for both men and women. The latest figures show that women now account for 20% of the construction workforce, but despite the growing number of women at the top level of construction, there is still a lack of women in grassroots jobs. “Women hold just 2% of all manual worker jobs, a figure which has only risen by 1% in 10 years, indicating stereotypes still persist.” ( The NAWIC Awards allow us to raise the profile of women across all sectors of the industry, and showcase their outstanding achievements and contributions. Award categories include Innovation in Design, Achievement in Construction, Refurbishment and Fitout, and Business Woman of the year, to name a few. Nominations for the 2016 Awards are open until Friday 8th July, with the Awards night on Thursday 25th August at The Star, Sydney. To nominate and purchase tickets, visit





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

and we are struggling to find the talent we need in Australia.” “Health architecture is changing. The future will see hospitals and healthcare become more integrated with our lives as the traditional models of care evolve.

CRUCIAL LEGISLATION FOR THE ABCC July’s Federal Election is a litmus test for Australia’s Building and Construction sector and future prosperity for Australian families.

Already a hospital is made up of a mixture of complex healthcare, hotel, retail, and airport flow design. The trend is for these aspects to improve in their own right, so that you have the same convenience and care with your health needs as you might in a retail or hotel environment.

The Prime Minister has called a double dissolution, following the rejection of the Australian Building and Construction Commission Bill (ABCC) and Registered Organisations Act. These pieces of legislation are critical to ensuring that illegal work site activities are curtailed and that the rule of law is upheld. We’ve been long-term advocates for the ABCC’s return, consistently calling upon the Senate to pass this crucial legislation. The ABCC will be a positive catalyst for change in the building and construction sector ensuring greater levels of transparency, encouraging lawful activity through harsher penalties and the reduction of corrupt activities that ultimately leads to a more efficient delivery of key infrastructure projects, greater economic productivity and the creation of more employment opportunities. In the lead up to the Election, NECA members are reporting spikes in illegal workplace activities such as bullying and harassment on building sites – this is clearly unacceptable and harmful to working families. We call on regulators and the Police to enforce lawful activity on construction sites across Australia. We also think the time has come for appropriate onthe-spot fines to be issued to those individuals found to be breaking the law, including those continuing to strike after being ordered back to work by the Fair Work Commission. It is clear that the reported behaviour and tactics, echoed by the findings of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption provides further evidence for the return of the ABCC and we are hopeful that the outcome of the Federal Election settles this matter once and for all.



It’s about improving the experience of being in a hospital by introducing light, views, balconies and landscape as well as retail and visitor facilities.” Ronald Hicks, Principal of Health at HDR Rice Daubney, has been appointed a judge at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards for the second year in a row. HDR Rice Daubney has won in the health category for the past two years. It is the only Australian architectural practice to have achieved this. Ronald said, “It is great to see Australia recognised as a contender on the international architecture scene. It is particularly good to see complex healthcare projects awarded for their architectural merit. This recognition is key to attracting young talent into this sector. It is a growing sector,

“The design profile of the health sector is growing and changing. And it’s an area that is increasingly recognised by award panels as demonstrated by our wins over the past two years. I’m delighted to take part in the judging panel in Berlin and I look forward to seeing the work that is submitted this year.” Ronald Hicks led the winning team from HDR Rice Daubney that won in 2014 for its inspirational work designing the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse hospital in Sydney (Winner, Completed Building, Health). HDR Rice Daubney also won in 2015 for the Al Maha Centre in Qatar (Winner, Future Projects, Health).

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BRINGING THE FOCUS BACK TO SAFETY With the shocking November 2014 Docklands high-rise fire still at the forefront of industry consciousness, new information about non-compliant building materials, now almost ubiquitous in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, continues to come to light. We already know that suppliers from China have been selling highly flammable cladding (aluminum over a polyethylene core) without significant government impediment or consequence. A May 2016 VBA report revealed that no less than 50% of all new high-rises are out of compliance. Certain structures, like The Exo in Docklands, have been placed on high alert with local firefighting forces. Meanwhile, the current election process has magnetised attention towards affordable housing. It’s time to bring the focus back to safety. All of Stryüm’s Australian-made cladding profiles have been independently tested by the CSIRO according to AS1530.1 and declared non-combustible. With so much at stake, it becomes clear which option represents the ethical choice. For more information contact Stryüm, website

FAIRVIEW ARCHITECTURAL'S VITACORE G2 PRODUCT: MAKING COMPLIANCE EASY Manufactured by Fairview; Vitracore G2 is a composite panel, proven non-combustible when tested to AS1530.1 as per the BCA requirements.

work on replacing the non-compliant façade in early 2016. The old cladding was removed, and Vitracore G2 was machined onsite and installed within a period of two weeks.

The panel is fast becoming the go-to product for many installers, builders and architects within the industry and continues to be installed for both new projects and as the compliant replacement for a series of noncompliant projects across Australia.

Whilst traditional ACP will continue to have its place within the industry, the use of DtS, BCA compliant non-combustible aluminium composite panels, much like Vitracore G2, remove the concerns regarding façade compliancy and fire risk.

Monash House Private Hospital in Clayton proved to be one such non-compliant project, after the Monash Council in conjunction with the project’s Building Surveyor identified that the original ACP cladding installed was required to be removed in order to bring the building into compliance.

The product also provides substantial cost savings for builders and developers, given G2 can be used as 'part of the wall', which eliminates the need for an additional non-combustible layer, unlike traditional Fire Resistant (commonly known as FR or PLUS) aluminium composite panel which requires the non-combustible layer, so that it is considered as an 'attachment' for compliance.

Naturally, Vitracore G2 was selected as the replacement solution. SJ Higgins commenced

comment Frank Marra Chief Executive Officer LandCorp

GREENING WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S INDUSTRIAL ESTATES In years gone by industrial estates were seen by many as necessary but potentially unsightly additions to the landscape. Fortunately, those days are long gone. Today, they are built to exacting environmental and design standards which deliver innovative and sustainable developments and ensure people can enjoy attractive workplaces which offer great services. All of LandCorp’s modern industrial estates now feature parks and public open spaces, quality infrastructure and services for all users and design guidelines which promote sustainable power and water initiatives. We want our developments to become places of employment that are more than merely functional. They should provide safe opportunities for recreation and social interaction in spaces that are designed at the human scale not just at the mechanised industrial scale. These can be places where people are proud to work in, and proud to live nearby. LandCorp’s Enterprise Park Estate set in Perth’s burgeoning northern corridor was an innovator introducing land development practices that had never been seen before in Western Australia. When the first stage at Enterprise Park was released in 1989, Design Guidelines were not widely used, and their introduction was met with resistance. However, by working closely with purchasers, the guidelines were accepted and have helped to create the high standard of development that is evident throughout the estate. Even looking at the older stages of the estate, the landscaping and green streetscapes are still there today. The working environment for employees is clearly enhanced through requirements such as north-facing buildings to improve energy efficiency, water efficiency measures and sustainable landscaping. Today, Design Guidelines are commonly used throughout the State to improve the amenity of new land developments – both industrial and residential. ANCR CONSTRUCTION NEWS



DROPPING IN FROM ABOVE When it comes to the installation of large, heavy equipment on a significant development – particularly large air-conditioning units on a roof, this is not a simple, every day task. It inevitably requires extensive coordination, including transporting equipment to site, which can mean road closures and obtaining the required permits to close roads. Once the equipment is delivered to the site, a crane is required to lift the equipment onto the roof. These requirements alone can often lead to down times. Contractor PTAC was awarded for the full design and construct of the air-conditioning system for the Bunnings Kingsgrove, they are also responsible for coordinating products on-site delivery, on-time for the helicopter lift to ensure no resources or time was wasted. As a supplier of the KX series for this job, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) liaised with PTAC meticulously to ensure the KX series was delivered in-full and on-time for the helicopter lift. “The use of a helicopter allowed for multiple drop points on the roof for the various items required. Besides the air-conditioning systems, fans and platforms were also lifted,” MHIAA’s Ross Ayden explains. “Using the helicopter eliminated road closures and the added down times of relocating and resetting the crane. The helicopter drop also provided greater flexibility for the installer teams and less impact on the local environment.” In arranging the helicopter drop, an application to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for air space permits was required. Notification to police and local residents was also required prior to the day of the drop. “As part of the CASA permit, a ‘ditch point’ was required in case of engine failure and such,” adds Ross. “Given proximity of residents and the freeway, this was solved by clearing the store’s carpark area.” MHIAA was thrilled to be part of this project and worked tirelessly and determinedly to ensure MHIAA provided PTAC the right system required for this specific job. “The satisfying result was that all equipment was in place ready for the contractors in quick time with no interruptions to the local traffic or residents,” Ross says. “MHIAA’s head office is only a stone’s throw from this building, so we watched the progress of its construction with a keen interest and desire to be on the roof!” Ross adds that the contractor PTAC have had many construct and design projects experienced like this job and MHIAA is confident that the KX series (VRF) system is the best solution for the Bunnings Kingsrove site requirements. “The operating conditions, connection capacity, flexibility and extensive pipe options (of the equipment) suited the format required to temper the air in the building to the design criteria,” he says. A wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, MHIAA was formed in 2009 following extensive growth of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ air-conditioners, which first entered the market in the 1970s. 18


Q-ton – New to MHIAA Further demonstrating the company’s commitment to solutions, the MHIAA team has launched the Q-ton, an air-to-water heat pump which uses carbon dioxide gas as a refrigerant. Combining rotary and scroll technology (making it the world’s first two-stage compressor), the Q-ton can be used across a variety of applications for the supply of sanitary hot water – from medium to large demands. This includes commercial buildings such as hotels, apartment blocks, hospitals, care homes and more. This innovative and unique air source heat pump allows for maximum efficiency and low electricity consumption. Via the user-friendly touch-screen panel, the system can be set up to meet specific requirements and monitor hot water production and availability. Q-ton’s use of safe and highly-efficient carbon dioxide (a natural gas), is environmentally friendly compared to other products using standard refrigerants. It also meets the stringent requirements of the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system BREEAM. The Q-ton is an example of MHIAA’s continual commitment to superior technology that outlasts and outperforms. For more information contact Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners Australia Pty Ltd, 9C Commercial Road, Kingsgrove NSW 2208, phone 1300 138 008, fax 02 8571 7992, website or AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW






POSITIVE MOVES FOR THE FASTEST PANEL SYSTEM Dokadek 30 Panel system sets a new benchmark in formwork performance. With the first images of the new Darling Harbor Development in CBD Sydney, interest in this multi-million dollar development is growing rapidly. Darling Square is the new residential and creative quarter that takes its place in one of Sydney’s most economically and socially potent precincts. It will be considered a hotbed for innovation; future living that weaves its way into the fabric of the city, attracting a bustling community that can work, live, shop and play in a great new city neighbourhood. The project’s formwork contractor Dalma Form Specialist Pty Ltd selected the newly developed Dokadek 30 Panel System for this remarkable north west plot carpark project at Darling Harbour. Doka Australia provided a total of 4,500m2 of Dokadek 30 Floor Panels for the project. Innovative Design - Up to the Challenge. Developed with a focus on speed, safety and versatility, the Dokadek 30 system sets a new benchmark in panel formwork systems. Dokadek 30 is the result of over five years Research and Development work - including numerous field trials – and the Darling Harbour Development is benefitting from all advantages this system has to offer. One of the key benefits of the Dokadek 30 system is that it only has three main components, namely: the prop, the head and the panels. As well as streamlining logistics and on-site component storage, Dokadek 30’s minimal inventory can help to eliminate on-site confusion with incorrect parts. For maximum versatility, the panels are available in a choice of two sizes (2.44m x 1.22m or 2.44m x 0.81m). The panel sizes have been specifically designed to deliver the ideal combination of large



area (thereby minimising the number of panels required) with easy handling - an ergonomic design incorporating largest possible area whilst still remaining a practical and easy-to-handle size. The panels feature Doka’s high performance Xlife sheet, which combines excellent durability for maximum reuse capability with a good quality off-form finish. “The Darling Harbor North West Plot Project presented a number of challenges in the design stage, thanks to the seamlessly integration of formwork system for the slab areas with conventional formwork under the beams,” said Stephen Lake, Project Engineer. “Importantly, we were able to overcome these challenges by using Dokadek 30 Panel system, which forms large slab areas quickly and safely from ground level. The use of the Dokadek infill beams around the perimeter of the Dokadek area allows the panels to merge effortlessly into the conventional formwork under the beams.” The Dalma Form Specialist team was also pleased with the safety features of the panel system. Dokadek 30’s unique design means that it is erected from below; it cannot be put together from the top down. This not only means that the formwork crew can see that they’re putting it together correctly; it also eliminates the risks associated with crews standing on an unstable surface or working from above. Jason Andrijic Operations Manager for Dalma said, “The reasons why we like the system is because of the speed, it’s quick up and down, good quality off-panel finish, easy to manoeuvre around site, equally effective for high strutting floors, easy to transition from panel to conventional formwork with the use of the infill beam, prop centres allows excellent, easily delineated access under formed deck, not many component so easy to manage on site.”

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SPECIALISTS IN THEIR FIELDS Faraday Pty Ltd design, install and test electromagnetic shielding systems for major medical, commercial, industrial, and defence projects throughout Australia and New Zealand. One facility to benefit from Faraday’s expertise was the New Royal Adelaide Hospital. “Faraday completed a suite of 5 MRI suites for the Imaging Departments’.” said Managing Director, Kingsley McRae. Faraday profiles and delivers solutions for problematic sites. In one case it was a large magnetic field generated by Melbourne’s trams, 50m from the proposed site of Peter Doherty Institute’s sensitive electron microscope. Faraday calculated the electromagnetic field from the tram’s electrical supply to determine the required solution “We installed a complete shielding solution, incorporating a Magnetic Active Magnetic Compensation System (MACS) which produces a counter-veiling magnetic field, in addition to an EMF shielded enclosure, which enabled the microscope to work in an environment it otherwise would not” said Kingsley.

The Melbourne Brain Centre in Parkville, Victoria was another project which highlighted Faraday’s expertise. From a bespoke engineered steel structure to support 20 + tonnes of magnetic shielding, through to a high performance copper radio frequency (RF) shield, Faraday successfully designed and constructed the first 7 Tesla MRI suite in Australia. Faraday invested considerable time working with everyone from the head contractor, Brookfield Multiplex, to the electrician, mechanical services contractor, fire services contractor, MRI supplier and end users to produce a complex design solution. From Faraday’s humble beginnings in 2002, the Directors were determined to have a national focus. By employing full-time Australian staff, we maintain quality control and timely customer service. Faraday Pty Ltd is proudly Australian owned and operated.

For more information contact Faraday Pty Ltd, PO Box 555, Bayswater VIC 3153, phone 03 9729 5000, website

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Supplying premium quality façades to the Australian building industry since 1988, SGI Architectural’s speciality is quality, environmentally-friendly and innovative buildings that stand out from the crowd. This evidence of this can be seen on the 12,000m2 Newcastle Courthouse complex. SGI supplied the exterior cladding products, working with the architects during the planning, design and specification stages through to project delivery. These products included Prodema PRODEX wood panels and Alpolic VMZINC Composite panels. Both use natural resources (wood and zinc), providing sustainable choices in building cladding. “Prodema PRODEX panels offer a high level of durability as their composition renders them resistant to continuous exposure to sunlight and sharp changes in temperature and humidity,” explains SGI CEO Stephen Geddes. “The panels are virtually maintenance free as the exterior PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) film provides a maximum level of care for the timber veneer, ensuring panels are protected from moisture, rain, sunlight, and even the build-up of dirt on the panel’s surface.” “PRODEX panels also offer maximum resistance to vandalism as the outer chemical non-stick layer impregnated into the panels prevents aerosol paint from sticking permanently to the surface.” Additionally, Prodema has a PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).“This is the guarantee the products have been


manufactured with raw forest materials managed in a socially and environmentally responsible way,” adds Stephen. The use of Alpolic Zinc Composite Material also provided an extremely durable material for the courthouse. While a zinc roof can last up to a century in an urban setting, a zinc façade, which is not exposed to the same amount of UV and rainfall, can last even longer. As well as being cost effective and ecologically-friendly, the material, which is specifically designed for the construction industry, complies with worldwide fire codes. With its use of sustainable and durable products, SGI continues to go from strength to strength, including forming new relationships with suppliers, builder and architects worldwide. For more information contact SGI Architectural, Unit 31/5-7 Inglewood Place, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153, phone 02 9620 7988, email info@, website




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In conjunction with the Pacific Fair Stage 3, SEQ had staff completing Builders and Final Cleans in H&M and David Jones store fitouts for Hansen Yuncken. The company was also working on the Blackwatch Alto Apartments, Hutchinson SNP and Watpac 180 Ann Street projects. “SEQ prides itself on our ability to work with our client to deliver a high-quality job every time,” adds Jeremy. “We were particularly excited that our relationship at Pacific Fair opened opportunities with Hansen Yuncken. We are always excited to work with new clients.”

The work saw up to 30 SEQ staff work rotating day and night shifts to ensure they met the scheduled opening deadline. The work also involved a significant amount of organisation with other onsite trades to ensure a quality job was signed over by the scheduled opening. “We were pleased to provide high-quality cleaning using a number of different methods,” says SEQ’s Jeremy Bell. “We were pleased that we were able to hand over to the client in time for the opening. “We were also able to work in with the foreman to complete additional works when required. There are always challenges working when other trades (are) present, however all trades were able to work together as a team to reach the desired outcome.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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Australian National Construction Review spoke with Andrew Noble, Director of Vaughan Constructions, to discuss the past, present and future direction of the 60 year old national construction company.

HOW DID VAUGHAN CONSTRUCTIONS BEGIN? There are few national construction companies that can point to an iconic building such as Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance and count it as a part of their heritage. But, we can do just that. The classic landmark was built in a Joint Venture with the Lodge Brothers. Considered as one of the pioneers of ‘Design and Construct’ K.A. Vaughan established Vaughan Constructions in 1955. Current joint Managing Directors, Ken and Matthew started with Vaughan in 1981 and 1982. Ken aged 20, Matthew aged 18. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY? I started out in 1988 at Vaughan, 28 years ago now and worked my way from there.

HOW DOES VAUGHAN CONSTRUCTIONS UTILISE TECHNOLOGY WITHIN DAY TO DAY BUSINESS? I love the efficiency that technology can bring. Some technologies offer some amazing things or tricks but aren’t exactly what you need. You’ve got to start with the question: What do you need?

‘Building Customers for Life’ is the essence of everything we do – it has been for years, and will continue for years to come.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS TO BEING SUCCESSFUL? Surround yourself with people that are great at what they do, and develop those that have potential to get there. And always have a fully charged iPhone! WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER VAUGHAN CONSTRUCTIONS PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENTS AND MOST NOTABLE PROJECTS? Building highly specialised distribution facilities for the three largest retailers in Australia; Woolworths, Coles and Aldi, all at the same time. Other notable projects include 32m high, fully automated high-bay warehouses for Coca-Cola Amatil (NSW), PepsiCo (SA) and Diageo 32

(NSW). Currently under construction is Woolworths’ Melbourne South Regional Distribution Centre which will operate 24 hours without limitation.


About 10 years ago we found our needs couldn’t be answered by the software market. We had seen many companies buy existing technology and shape their business around it, which made absolutely no sense to us at Vaughan.

So, we wrote a detailed brief, sought out the best software developers from around the world and got to it. We now have SOS which is a complete project management, procurement and financial suite, which has automated most of our labour draining processes. SOS beats everything off-the-shelf and simply makes us more efficient – just one of our competitive advantages and we’re always seeking to create more. We continue to invest in our software year on year. DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR MANAGEMENT STYLE DIFFERENT TO THE VAUGHAN FAMILY FORBEARERS? Fundamentally, our management styles are the same. Matthew, Ken (Vaughan) and myself are all driven by our commitment AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Vaughan Constructions Head Office, Victoria

to outperform customer’s expectations, every time. As a result, this focus is instilled within our company’s culture. Our team will do anything to make our customers lives easier. We call it the “Vaughan Way.” We understand that any building is a major capital expenditure for any business. Whether the business is emerging private or an ASX listed company, each build is just as important to the end user. At the end of the day, their business relies on our success. We ensure each project is delivered on time, to allow our customers a smooth transition between facilities and un-interrupted operations.

prosperity. This has allowed for sustainable long term growth and reliability in tough times. WHAT IS YOUR LONG TERM VISION AND STRATEGY? We aim to remain flexible in everything we do. Moving forward, we will organically grow our existing National Business Platforms including highly specialised facilities for the food/beverage, transport/ logistics and manufacturing sectors as well as residential, commercial, and retail facilities. We will continue to service our national customers developing broad acreage and key located infill sites around Australia.

Our team will do anything to make our customers lives easier. We call it the “Vaughan Way.”

VAUGHAN CONSTRUCTIONS IS NOW 60 YEARS OLD. HOW AND WHY DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE REMAINED SO SUCCESSFUL? ‘Building Customers for Life’ is the essence of everything we do – it has been for years, and will continue for years to come. We are very proud that two out of every three projects comes from a returning customer.

Like us, some of our customers are now multi-generational and continue to support Vaughan. But it’s not just our commitment to our customers that has allowed us to remain so successful, it is also our wider team, dedicated staff, suppliers, subcontractors and consultants. Many, having been part of our team for decades, with numerous subcontractors having grown from humble beginnings along the way with Vaughan. Conservative financial gearing has allowed us to securely operate in challenging economic times as well as in times of economic WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

WHAT ARE YOU PROJECTIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY NATIONALLY? Currently, we have projects in all States around the country (excluding Tasmania) and we’re noticing a distinct upward trend line for our long-term growth objectives. Businesses are thinking beyond the first lease term or their immediate requirements and ensuring their longevity is not constrained by poorly designed or inflexible facilities. This logic, whilst not ground-breaking, shows confidence in the mid to long-term economic outlook. Vaughan has supported our customers across Australia and will continue to grow as our customers grow. For more information contact Vaughan Constructions, 880 Lorimer St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, phone 03 9347 2611, fax 03 9347 6130, email, website ANCR IN FOCUS – VAUGHAN CONSTRUCTIONS






For more than six decades, Vaughan Constructions has been leaving its mark on Australian architecture and buildings. Its work spans Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory and includes some of the largest structures in the Southern Hemisphere. It is proven to be one of the most respected and customer-focused construction companies in the industry with its main drawcards being design and innovation. Vaughan Constructions have an impressive client list including the big brands of Coles, Woolworths, ALDI, Coca34




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Cola Amatil, Sakata, Cadbury, Parmalat, Linfox, Bunnings, Toll and Dulux to name a few.

all aspects of land transaction. The service includes sourcing the best sites to suit client’s projects and offering advice on site selection, planning, zoning needs and what services are available. This reduces planning delays as well as enabling efficient design and construction costs.

DIVERSE SERVICES The company’s services include feasibility analysis, site acquisition, pre-leasing, land and building packages and development management. Vaughan’s process is straight forward, Consult, Plan, Design and Construct. Underpinning that are well-honed approaches highlighting efficiency, cost-saving, innovative solutions, functionality and enhancing seamless communications between all parties. As Vaughan own and manage significant land holdings, they can also act as an adviser on WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Interactive Data Centre, VIC Asciano Linfox, WA Aldi Distribution Centre, NSW Argyle and Bravo Apartments, VIC Diageo High-Bay Warehouse, NSW Woolworths Meat Company, VIC Smiths High-Bay Warehouse, SA

thirsty industrial laundry into an environmentally responsible operation notching the 4 Star Green Star – Industrial Design v1 ranking. That laundry was the largest industrial user of recycled water in the Southern Hemisphere. FINISHING TOUCHES AND PROJECTS

GREEN CREDENTIALS Vaughan has Environment ISO 14001 certification and has worked with the Green Building Council of Australia to help set up the Green Star rating system for industrial buildings. The company has completed many five-star green-star-rated projects. Most striking was transforming a resource-hungry and water-

In May, Vaughan Constructions was putting finishing touches on refurbishments works to the iconic hotel, the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, Queensland. Very soon, Vaughan will be “breaking dirt” on the $200 million rail infrastructure and business parks across Ettamogah and Widgelli Rail Hubs in the NSW Riverina.




Melbourne-based structural and civil engineering consultancy Wayne Spencer & Partners has built its enviable reputation on 23 years of demonstrated capability and reliability. Employing nine professional engineers and a supporting staff of specialist CAD draftspeople, Wayne Spencer & Partners offer high quality engineering services Australia-wide. Wayne Spencer & Partners has delivered solutions across most facets of structural and civil engineering with over 4,000 completed projects to its name. Firmly focused on maintaining a leading industry position, the company remains at the forefront of developing advances for large industrial complexes, warehouses and manufacturing plants. Current logistical warehousing projects include CEVA Logistics Warehouse (VIC), Target Distribution Centre (VIC) and Kmart Distribution Centre (WA). The firm also possesses the expertise to deliver high quality results for large, open planned retail and shopping centre developments with completed projects including Coburg North Shopping Centre (VIC), The Links (VIC) and Mango Hill Retail Development (QLD). On projects of varying sizes and complexity, Wayne Spencer & Partners has also completed work across the health 36


and aged care, manufacturing, educational, food and cold storage, commercial, hospitality, community and residential sectors. Clients seeking significant cost savings often engage Wayne Spencer & Partners to re-document projects originally designed and tendered by others. This was the case with the new Vaughan Constructions Epping Distribution Centre where the firm was brought in after a previous tender design was too expensive. “Our design was more cost effective,” explains Michael Spencer, Associate, Wayne Spencer & Partners. Within the more economical design, Wayne Spencer & Partners provided expert solutions for the project’s most challenging aspects including an elevated mezzanine. Delivering more than innovative design, Wayne Spencer & Partners provide the best outcomes for clients via clear communication throughout a project’s duration. The firm’s high volume of returning clients has proven the success of its outstanding customer service.

For more information contact Wayne Spencer & Partners Pty Ltd, Suite 2, 1 Cook Drive, Pakenham VIC 3810, phone 03 5940 2361, fax 03 5941 7347, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Watson Young Architects, experts in the master planning and design of industrial, commercial and residential developments, has displayed its strength in overcoming significant challenges on the Vaughan Constructions Epping Distribution Centre project. John Harvey, Brona Reel, Aaron Scicluna and Marc Raffaele completed the design and documentation for the Epping Distribution Centre. John Harvey, Associate at Watson Young Architects, identifies the scale of the project as its most challenging aspect. “It’s a massive new warehouse development with extensive offices,” John describes. With the enormity of the project influencing the types of building materials and construction processes used, Watson Young Architects had multiple flow-on challenges to overcome in a short time frame.

length – spanning the breezeway,” John describes. “It is to get staff from one office to the other so they don’t have to interact with the traffic.” Rapidly expanding, Watson Young Architects is renowned for exceptional service and delivery that is reflected in the high volume of repeat business. Committed to meeting and exceeding client expectations, Watson Young Architects prides itself on nurturing a close and communicative relationship between parties. “We make sure our clients receive the information they need in an efficient and quick manner,” John says. Watson Young Architects’ current projects include warehouses, several high rise apartments and suburban office buildings. The company has also commenced work on Stage 3 of the Bay Road Apartments (Victoria), having already completed the first two stages.

“It was a fairly tight build in terms of time allowed to construct it,” says John. “One warehouse was occupied while the other was being completed. We worked with the builder to program the documentation and building works so the move was integrated into the program.” An impressive feature of the new Epping Distribution Centre is an elevated walkway showcasing a sign with the Mainfreight logo. “It is an elevated walkway between two offices – three levels in the air, 40m in WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact Watson Young Architects, 8 Grattan Street, Prahran VIC 3181, phone 03 9516 8555, email, website ANCR IN FOCUS – VAUGHAN CONSTRUCTIONS





The dazzling showpiece of Vaughan Constructions Epping Distribution Centre is a giant stainless steel globe towering above the breezeway. Architectural engineers Ivanoff Design Consultants and its team of subcontractors designed and constructed the globe as well as achieving its successful installation. Signifying Mainfreight’s business of global logistics, the structure consists of a stainless steel and galvanised column supporting a globe of stainless steel tube and pipe. “It’s a big ball on top of a column,” describes Peter Ivanoff, Principal, Ivanoff Design Consultants. The hollow stainless steel tubes curved to create latitudes and longitudes, contain LED lights to illuminate the globe at night while the equator of the globe consists of inclined stainless steel bands laser cut to read “Mainfreight” when lit. “It was most interesting to design and erect,” says Peter who, along with a team of subcontractors, designed, fabricated and installed the globe. The primary subcontractors engaged by Ivanoff Design Consultants included structural engineers Lambert and Rehbein, Advanced Fuel Tanks for fabrication of the ball, Future Steel for base structure and WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

site fabrication, Smithwell for section rolling and bending, and Custom Cut Metals for laser cutting. With an overall height of 9.5m, the globe itself measures 3.3m in diameter with a band diameter of 4m. The longitudes feature 50mm diameter tube, the latitudes 32mm diameter and the central column measures 324mm diameter. Completing the effect are 72 LED lights custom made in New Zealand by Virtualight, Auckland. Due to the globe’s size, installation was coordinated between Ivanoff Design Consultants and the project engineers. “Our engineers worked with the engineers who designed the building to ensure they weren’t overstressing the structure.” We specialise in the complex and out-of-the-ordinary, and apply engineering principles and technology to building design and construction. “All our projects are one-off, different and challenging.” For more information contact Ivanoff Design Consultants, PO Box 6007, North Collingwood VIC 3066, mobile 0412 969 430, phone 03 9419 9733, email, website ANCR ANCRININ FOCUS FOCUS – VAUGHAN CONSTRUCTIONS



PacifiCO Structural Steel has proven its capabilities by delivering complex projects with ease. The Epping Distributon Centre is the latest project showcasing PacifiCO’s expertise for meeting extraordinary requirements. They provided shop-detailing, fabrication, surface preparation and corrosion protection, delivery and installation of all structural steel components for the freight building and office plus all ancillary buildings. The facility’s size required, unusually long “spine beams” to support the roof. “These spine beams span 33m over three bays,” explains Ovi Constantin, Director, PacifiCO. “We have not manufactured such long and large beams before.” PacifiCO fabricate structural steel for projects across a number of different sectors. “We are a medium-sized fabricator, however some of our projects are quite large,” says Ovi. “We work smartly and efficiently and because of this, we can compete with companies several times our size.” PacifiCO is currently completing Dulux’s 20,000m2 manufacturing facility, which will be the largest coatings plant in Australia and New Zealand. For more information contact PacifiCO Structural Steel, Factory 2, 7A Kitchen Road, Dandenong South VIC 3175, phone 03 9768 2878, email, website 40




Solar energy systems increasingly feature in the scoping stage of new builds. Solgen Energy Group leads the delivery of tailored solar energy solutions across the commercial, industrial and government sectors. Most recently, Solgen provided its exceptional customer service and high performance products to the Vaughan Constructions Epping Distribution Centre project. “We designed and constructed a 100kW solar power system capable of producing a large portion of the warehouse’s energy needs,” explains David Naismith, Executive General Manager Commercial, Industrial and Government. Solgen’s project management team and on site team coordinated their work throughout the build to consistently deliver to the project’s specifications. “As a new build, there was a lot of communication with the main contractor to ensure we were working in with their program in parallel with the construction of the building. The luxury of a new build allowed us to assure all cabling was hidden during the design stage of the solar power system,” says David. Again satisfying requirements, Solgen provided the cable tray for the rooftop panels in Mainfreight’s signature blue. As David describes, the WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

installation of the inverter station was kept as compact as possible. “We used the latest SMA solar inverters which convert power from the panels to the building,” David says. “They run at 98% efficiency.” In addition, Solgen fixed the system without the need for new penetrations to the building. “The solar panels were secured on the roof using a clamping method specifically made for its roof type,” David explains. Solgen’s specialist CEC accredited engineers and installers ensure every project receives its ideal system. “Our engineers create a bespoke design specific to the site we’re dealing with and ensure it is rolled out according to the specifications,” David says. “Once we have designed and installed the solar power system we complete maintenance and ongoing service on every project.” Recently achieving South Australia’s largest rooftop installation with a 1.2MW system at Adelaide Airport, Solgen is currently completing major works for Uniting Care and Gosford City Council. For more information contact Solgen Energy Group, Level 1, 33 Herbert Street, St Leonards NSW 2065, phone 1300 660 704, fax 1300 660 370, email, website ANCR IN FOCUS – VAUGHAN CONSTRUCTIONS



Woolworths Merinda Village Shopping Centre Under Construction, Victoria


EBS’s range of industrial doors set the benchmark for performance, thermal efficiency, reliability and durability. Committed to meeting the needs of individual project requirements, EBS brought its client focused approach to the Vaughan Constructions Epping Distribution Centre project.

Unlike some of its competitors who only service the bigger regions, EBS guarantees after-sales support in every area. “There is nowhere we don’t go,” Darren explains. “We install where our customers need them and service them when required.” Second to none after-sales support is only matched by the outstanding quality of its products.

“We installed two of our THERMOspeed insulated rapid roller doors for the cool room; the THERMOspeed was specifically designed to operate in extreme temperature environments. In addition, we also installed three FASTfold rapid rise doors for the warehouse entrances,” explains Darren Zimsen, Managing Director of EBS.

Alongside the THERMOspeed, Australia’s most thermal efficient rapid roller door for cold stores and freezer applications, EBS has door solutions to suit any industrial or commercial situation. Across its range of insulated high speed roll-up doors, high speed aluminium roller-shutters and sectional panel doors, EBS prides itself on safety, cost effectiveness and low maintenance.

The Epping Distribution Centre was a straight-forward project for EBS and presented no particular challenges. Only one aspect of the installation differed from the usual and this point of difference will contribute to the ongoing safe operation of the new warehouse. “We implemented extra traffic lights on all of the doors we installed,” says Darren. “This ensures forklift drivers in reach trucks can tell the doors are fully opened and won’t hit them with the masts.” Since 2007, the Australian manufacturer has been producing, supplying and maintaining German quality industrial doors all across Australia. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

EBS is currently working on the new Martin Brower distribution centre in New South Wales, retrofitting doors for Swire Cold Storage and installing doors for DB Schenker.

For more information contact Envisage Systems Pty Ltd, 4/83 Boundary Road, Carrum Downs VIC 3201, phone 03 8787 7877, fax 03 8787 7899, email, website ANCR IN FOCUS – VAUGHAN CONSTRUCTIONS


A NEXUS FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE DEVELOPER : Plenary Health consortium MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Grocon / PCL joint venture ARCHITECTS : Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan

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The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is a purpose-built facility to support and deliver integrated treatment, research and education, facilities dedicated to the next generation of cancer research, education, treatment and care. The $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) will deliver a state of the art facility for the treatment and care of patients affected by cancer, as well as cancer research and education.

“The North project required the extension be completed while the existing four level hospital remained in operation – literally, as this area accommodates the operating theatres,” Andrew adds.

Located in Parkville, Victoria, the project co-locates the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre with new cancer research and clinical services for Melbourne Health and The University of Melbourne. In addition to the new facilities, a powerful partnership of 10 success organisations have come together to share knowledge, resources and guide the next generation of cancer research, education, treatment and care.

As with any project the size and calibre of the VCCC development, challenges were to be expected. “For a PPP project, once delivery begins, documentation, user group meetings, design development and the construction delivery are managed concurrently and in a very high degree of detail,” Andrew says.

Jointly funded by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, the VCCC development is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Plenary Health, part of leading infrastructure developer Plenary Group, and the Victorian Government. Australian construction giant Grocon and Canadian construction company PCL were awarded the contract for design and construction of the project working for Plenary Health.

“The pressure to achieve sign off of the various processes requires a highly dedicated and focused team. There is a further advantage if that team has control of the journey from the beginning of the process until the end.”

“Given the scale and complexity of the project, Grocon formed a joint venture with PCL, who have extensive PPP and health infrastructure construction expertise, to create an aligned joint venture team to ensure delivery was second to none in Australia,” Grocon’s National Construction Manager, Andrew Merriel explains.

Andrew explains that given the highly technical nature of the research and treatment facilities, there are several new systems and medical facilities. One of the most complex pieces of work has been the development of the basement “bunkers” that enable radiology treatment in a safe atmosphere while ensuring the highest level of containment.

“Construction started in December 2011 following an extensive period of concept design, competitive assessments and presentations to the state government and health providers.”

“While the spaces are located below ground level and surrounded by the massive structure, they have been designed with lots of lights and space to feel anything but constraining.”

After more than four years of construction the VCCC opened to staff and patients, on time, in June 2016. The VCCC is effectively two separate projects running concurrently, the first being the South site that involves the creation of a new clinical and research facility for Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The University of Melbourne. The second being the North site, which includes a four level clinical and plant room extension of The Royal Melbourne Hospital. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“The long term interest of the facility manager, Honeywell, makes the design and decision making processes unusual compared to traditional design and construction delivery. When all of those are complete, the process of testing then begins.

Andrew acknowledges the value of Grocon’s joint venture with PCL on the project. “Without the participation of our joint venture partner PCL, this project may never have been built as safely and efficiently as it has,” he adds.

For more information contact Grocon, 3 Albert Coates Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, phone 03 9631 8833, fax 03 9631 8840, email, website



Below Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan (STHDI+MCR) worked collectively to design the VCCC.

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is the new $1 billion facility purpose-built for cancer research, treatment, education and care, part of the Parkville Biomedical Precinct in Melbourne. The project includes the main 13-storey building bordering Grattan Street, Flemington Road and Elizabeth Street, and also includes a 4-storey extension atop the existing Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). The two facilities are linked by covered bridges across Grattan Street that allow patients, visitors and staff to move between the buildings. Opened to patients in June this year, the VCCC provides a new home for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), new cancer research and clinical services for Melbourne Health, new research facilities for the University of Melbourne and education facilities for all partners. In addition, 10 leading cancer organisations have come together to form the VCCC Alliance to share knowledge and resources and drive the next generation of cancer research, education, treatment and care. The Architectural Response The building needed to inspire hope, courage and shared belief that progress will come readily if a centre of excellence is created to bring the right people together. The architectural response engages with the city and community across a number of levels; from the pedestrian scale through to the iconic civic building that signifies the entry to the Parkville Biomedical Precinct. The key was to provide a welcoming environment for patients, families, students and visitors and a sense that on arrival, you can see the researchers, see what they are doing, and get a strong sense that you are in the best possible


place to have cancer treatment. It also will provide an inspirational place for clinicians and researchers. The spiralling design of the external ribbon represents the nexus of partners all coming together into the building – the spiral continues into the atrium, representing a collaboration of minds. Innovation and Creative Accomplishment We used the unique triangular shape of the site to our advantage. The apex worked for the inpatient wards, the other corners worked well for larger departments. Light, air and views were key in our design. Three key zones per floor with “destination hubs” around a central atrium were created. It’s also unique in its accessibility, and its connections to a critical care acute hospital across the bridge links. The centre’s final design and layout was derived from the vision of the facility, to be one of the top comprehensive cancer centres (CCCs) in the world, and: • to include individualised treatment plans; • to increase clinical trials; • to foster collaboration; • to support translational research; and • for the patient journey to be seamless and comfortable. Integration of research and clinical is not a new concept, nor is translational research – Peter Mac had been practising it for 40 years (developed in the US). Translational research transforms scientific discoveries arising from laboratory, clinical, or population studies into clinical applications to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality (Source: National Cancer Institute A study tour informed us that collaboration occurred best in centres that had a mix of informal and formal “bump” spaces where









Below STHDI + MCR handled the unique requirements of the VCCC.

clinicians and researchers could literally bump into each other, discuss a case, and create new clinical trials and improved outcomes for the patients. Building Form and Planning The building form and planning, combined with the creation of a central atrium, supported this collaboration. Basement B1 to level 6 co-located clinical floors, for patient centred-care, are linked by open stairways, dedicated lift cores (public, research, inpatients and services) and separate inpatient and public travel, all creating a smooth patient journey. The central atrium was a key wayfinding tool that orientates you on the floor, and allows light throughout the building. Clinical trials and pharmacy are embedded in clinical floors – fostering translational research. Dry research is embedded throughout and as a floor between the clinical floors to encourage researchers out of their office and into the clinical environments. The research laboratories are all located from level 8-12, housing up to 1,200 researchers. The placement of the education floor and cafe in the centre of the building creates a ‘mixing floor’ – where researchers, clinicians, staff, educators, students and public can come together. Collaboration among patients was an important driver in the design – fostering places that give people choice of socialisation or reflection, of sharing their experiences with other patients, for example a mix of single and double rooms, bays for outpatient areas, lounges, patient support, gardens, and food and beverage offerings. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Atrium The atrium is a key feature of the design for the VCCC – acting as the centrepiece of a simple and functional wayfinding strategy. The atrium is the heart of the facility and brings a sense of light, air, space and movement into the building. Given the deep floorplate and the proposal of one cohesive building, this was essential to reinforcing connections to nature and light through the centre of each level. It also facilitates for patients and visitors a visual connection to researchers working on the upper floors as they circulate around the atrium. A pedestrian bridge spanning the atrium at Level 7 also doubles as a gathering space outside of the facility’s lecture theatre that will help to facilitate training for the next generation of cancer specialists, clinicians, researchers and educators in Australia and beyond. The Project and Architectural Partners The project created a buzz in the industry and many architects wanted to work on it. This building, due to the aspirational brief, had a sense of social importance. All hospitals have a community importance about them, as an architect you feel a sense of accomplishment of creating buildings that encourage and foster healthcare treatment for people. This project though, was unique, first in the sense of scale, and secondly, in the combination of clinical, research and education pillars coming together in the one building. CCCs are unique facilities that require a sensitive approach. They should inspire hope, reduce fear, and encompass care for the physical, mental and social wellbeing of

its occupants. CCCs should be facilities that are accessible to all, have a connection to nature, provide choice for the client and have an overall ambience of reassurance. A joint venture partnership brought together STH and DesignInc (STHDI) with the addition of McBride Charles Ryan to collectively create a vision for this new endeavour. All architectural teams were in the same project office for the duration of the project, and worked together in their respective disciplines with the Department of Health and Human Services, users of the building and the builders, to complete the design. STHDI + MCR had up to 65 staff across the design phases. The whole project was documented using Revit which at the commencement of the project was unique at this scale. To be fully committed and involved in a project of this scale and social importance for over six years is a huge achievement and one that the team is very proud of. We believe we have met the vision of creating a facility that should foster translational research and ultimately be in the top CCCs in the world.

For more information contact Silver Thomas Hanley (VIC), 3 Glenarm Road, Glen Iris VIC 3146, phone 03 9885 2333, fax 03 9885 2455, website DesignInc, Level 2, 350 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, phone 03 9654 9654, fax 03 9654 4321, website McBride Charles Ryan, 13 Wynnstay Road, Prahran VIC 3181, phone 03 9510 1006, fax 03 9510 0205, email, website






Below ShapeShift Design Technologies created the cladding and colonnades, and covers 2,700m2 of the new building.

ShapeShift Design Technologies, a 15-year-old Australian business that is now a worldwide concern, constructed the impressive façade on the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC). The company provides all elements of concept to delivery in-house, from initial concept development, through design, engineering, documentation, manufacture, installation and certification. The practice specialises in collaborations with architects, artists and builders to deliver the most challenging structures within agreed quality, budget and timeline parameters. Co-founder of ShapeShift, Toby Whitfield, said his staff started working with the architect on the project three years ago. “We began collaborating with the design team in the very early stages even before they went to tender – that’s quite normal for us. We worked with the architects, help them find a built solution for their façade design,” he said. “[The VCCC project] was definitely a new challenge. Extensive R & D investment was required to deliver the design intent without compromise.” ShapeShift’s façade work was delivered in two finishes over 5,700m2. The upper section features over 100 different complex curving panels in a high gloss finish. The lower section forming a perimeter colonnade was originally specified as GRC however the high complex and organic shape was unbuildable in more traditional materials. “We had to demonstrate the materiality of concrete, the random look, the texture and solid sound of concrete, while combining it with the light weight strength of structural composites. It had to sound solid when you tapped it,” said Toby. ShapeShift, through its bespoke digital manufacturing company, mouldCAM, developed the façade material called ShapeShell – an advanced composite material of structural fibre held in a polymer matrix. ShapeShell was able to guarantee gloss retention for the VCCC project for 25 years. ShapeShell has also recently been tested to the new Australian standard AS5113 (limiting the spread of fire across external walls) and the British standard 8414 (fire performance on external cladding). The large panels span up to 12m between fixings, engineered WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

for minimal deflection. ShapeShell uses a monocoque build system where by the skins of the structure take the load so it doesn’t need an internal steel skeleton. “We did the weight studies and engineering calculations and designed all of the brackets and were there to supervise the installation. Because the panels are light weight compared to concrete, there’s a theme of increased safety,” said Toby. Through our manufacturing arm mouldCAM we have access to some of the largest CNC machines in the world, with working envelopes of 45m x 5 m x 3 m. The complex curve panels come to site in sections up to 12 meters in length. The accuracy of the CNC manufacturing method means panels are literally jig sawed back together to deliver a seamless finish. “It’s a complex job to reassemble the more organic shapes, but with 15 years of experience we know that it’s all going to fit once on-site.” ShapeShift and its manufacturer, mouldCAM, employ 220 people in Australia, the UK, USA, Indonesia and Holland. MouldCAM, a 3D CNC manufacturing business, can deliver millimetre accuracy across even the most organic shapes. About 55 staff worked on the VCCC project. Iconic projects ShapeShift and mouldCAM have completed include the Penrose Façade at RMIT University in Melbourne and the Sydney Cricket Ground’s Bradman & Noble stand. They’re currently working on a 22m-diameter, 2-storey disc to feature at the Commonwealth Games village in Brisbane. There’s also developing an ornate complex arch structure to celebrate Vietnamese culture in the City of Maribyrnong, Melbourne. Also in Melbourne, ShapeShift is working on a luxury apartment block in St Kilda on a balustrade structure which “enables the whole building to be lighter,” said Toby. “It will have a concrete look and be similar to the colonnades of the VCCC project.” For more information contact ShapeShift Design Technologies Pty Ltd, Limestone, Suite 107, 33 Longland Street, Newstead QLD 4006, phone 07 3666 0007, fax 07 3666 0035, email create@shapeshift. tech, website or



Below Bonacci Group provided structural and civil engineering services to the VCCC.

Having been involved with a number of prestigious challenges and rewarding projects for more than 30 years, Bonacci Group, whose philosophy is imagine, design, deliver was always going to be a fitting choice for the revolutionary Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).

accommodation on the lower levels and research in the upper levels. “Following intensive planning, an 8.7m by 8.7m building grid was adopted in the lower levels and basements with an 8.7m by 10.2m grid in the research levels,” explains Stephen.

Bonacci Group Director Stephen Payne explains that the VCCC’s main facility adopted a fairly conventional solution involving post-tensioned band beams and one-way slab construction. This provided speed and material economy.

This required a transfer structure at level eight in one direction, with the building also to be transferred over the large, clear span underground loading dock – requiring a second significant transfer structure. “This latter transfer structure was eliminated by re-planning and re-locating the nine radiotherapy bunkers to the first basement level and utilising the thick concrete dividing walls to carry tower columns over the loading dock,” says Stephen. “This effectively delivered another large section of floor which would have otherwise been lost with transfer beams.”

“As this type of construction is common in Melbourne, it reduced the risk of material procurement and allowed large teams of construction personnel familiar with the solution, to work on multiple areas concurrently,” says Stephen.

The project saw a number of Bonacci Group’s technical team working on individual phases. This varied from two project directors at the pre-bid phase, expanding up to 15 technical delivery staff and two project directors during the design and documentation phase.

“The ‘inherent’ strength and stability of the triangular building shape was taken advantage of in the design by using deep narrow-edge beams around the full perimeter, rigidly connected to blade façade columns.”

The VCCC’s northern facilities, located above the adjoining Royal Melbourne Hospital, was originally designed with the capacity for three additional concrete-framed levels. “By adopting a composite steel-framed solution, the self-weight saving allowed five additional levels to be constructed,” says Stephen. “This strengthened the business case proposition and eventual outcome for the Royal Melbourne Hospital – Bonacci Group were the original designers for the Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Building.”

The award-winning company provided full structural and civil engineering services for the building’s main facility and the north facility through all phases of the project – from pre-bid to construction.

“The beam elements and the perimeter columns were constructed as precast elements to increase the pace of construction and was also utilised as part of the perimeter safety screen. This perimeter frame system provided a significant portion of the total building’s lateral stiffness with the lift and stair cores making up the balance,” he adds. This design and construction approach resulted in reduced reliance on the lift and stair cores to resist lateral earthquake and wind forces, and produced material cost savings of the cores and other lateral resisting elements. “The deep beams also provided marked response improvement to the vibration performance of all the adjoining internal slabs compared to a shallow band beam edge support.”

In addition to the VCCC, Bonacci Group continues to work on projects across Australia and New Zealand. Their current projects include the Epworth Hospital Richmond Redevelopment, Flinders Street Station, Defence Force Projects nationally, a number of Victorian schools and residential developments at 420 Spencer Street (Melbourne), Hopkins Street (Footscray), 85 Spring Street (Melbourne) and 300 George Street (Brisbane).

The triangular shape of the building’s main facility site did present some challenges to the company in terms of the grid arrangement, which was dictated by basement car parking and ground plane layout, clinical and

For more information contact Bonacci Group, 50 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067, phone 03 9418 4000, fax 03 9418 4001, email, website







Below Permasteelisa provided exterior wall glazing, purple glass, aluminium curves and curved sunshades to the VCCC.

It’s rare companies are granted permission to utilise the image of such a prestigious world landmark as the Sydney Opera House. However for Permasteelisa, after completing the building’s 6,500m2 of bronze extruded custom made curtain wall in 1973 – which showcased the use of innovative and futuristic design, the Sydney Opera House Trust gave its consent for the company to depict the building on its logo. Serving as a reminder of one of Permasteelisa Group’s first ground-breaking projects, the company has since gone on to feature its technology on some of the most renowned buildings across the world, including the Guggenheim and The Shard. The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is an example of Permasteelisa’s exceptional use of technology and its ability to provide innovative architectural and design solutions. The company completed all the exterior wall glazing for the building from the ground to the roof. This included supplying custom made purple glass, completing the building’s unique aluminium curved and double curved sunshades. Permasteelisa also provided the steel connection plates for the building’s outside curved fibre-reinforced plastic panels. Permasteelisa also supplied and installed the large, jockey sash’s and supplemented components for the curtain walls and the cladding glazing for the centre’s link bridges. In terms of its works on the VCCC, Permasteelisa oversaw the entire process from start to finish – including the design, testing, manufacture, assembly and installation. The result is high performance, double glazed and custom body glass with double curved external sunshades on the building. “The sunshades on this project were very unique,” Project Manager Matthew Wickens explains. “They varied in size from 150mm, 450mm and 600mm in depth, which was created using one large die. These were then able to be curved and double curved to achieve the required architectural intent. “The sunshades were a difficult component of this project, both in types, size, complexity and being able to curve and double curve these sunshades to achieve the design 54

intent. This was overcome by carrying out many trials, samples and testing to achieve the required outcome. “In addition to this, we had to come up with an actual fixing method for these sunshades that would cater for all the varying scenarios and types of sunshades on the project, which took months of design and development to achieve the desired result.” Matthew adds that the glass on the building’s façade is another unique aspect of the project for Permasteelisa. “The purple glass used on the FT4 façade was developed specifically for this project to obtain the purple colour required externally and also provide the performance criteria specified by the client, as well as colour neutral light internally. The overall façade system, both strip window and curtain wall systems, was a thermally shielded system to provide a more energy efficient façade system to assist in the overall efficiency of the building.” Permasteelisa’s advanced technology can also be seen at Sydney’s 200 George Street by Mirvac, which features the first use of a closed cavity façade in Australia. Achieving a double skin performance with traditional single skin section depth has resulted in extremely transparent triple-glazed glass, traditionally a European technology. Modified to suit the Australian market, the Permasteelisa system pumps a very low volume of air into the cavity, eliminating the risk of condensation. Integrated timber blinds have also been incorporated into the cavity – another first for a building in the world. The result is a warm timber building in the middle of Sydney’s CBD that provides a successful energy efficient system during hot and cold temperatures. As can be seen by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, 200 George Street and its many landmark buildings across the globe, Permasteelisa continues to push exceptional technology into the world market, benefiting its clients, architects and developers. For more information contact Permasteelisa Pty Ltd, 13-15 Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton NSW 2170, phone 02 9755 1788, email, website








Below SBS Group provided a number of pre-fabricated elements throughout VCCC including the 13-storey atrium feature.

SBS Group is a forward thinking innovative manufacturing company, creating smarter alternative solutions for conventional construction methods. By manufacturing off site utilising lightweight steel and aluminium, SBS strives to remove the traditional construction limitations associated with many projects. Potential designs costs, flexibility and time savings are evaluated, with the common goal of improving productivity for builders and contractors alike.

tracing the as built concrete edge. Frames were detailed into manageable sections for install, enabling quick and easy fixing by the carpentry trades. The curved end wall sweep modules were fabricated off-site ensuring precise layouts. Plasterboard linings were simply fixed directly to the framing, increasing on site productivity. This included isolation mounting of the frames to stop vibration and accurate cad shop detailing and layouts.

SBS Group’s expertise continues to grow with each new project taken on. Of unique standing to their vast list of projects was the successful re-design, re-engineering and pre-fabrication of curved lightweight balustrade frames for the VCCC.

SBS also completed the Place of Peace elliptical 3D coffered ceiling framing and façade/ladder cladding support for the VCCC’s bridge link using powder-coated aluminium engineered framing.

The project scope included pre-fabricated curved framing and 3D end infill wall sweeps, forming part of the stunning sun filled 13-level atrium feature. As a one-piece smart frame construction, SBS utilised lightweight durable cold formed sections, creating balustrades of engineered structural capacity.

SBS is fully committed to providing ongoing innovative and smarter building solutions for their clients and has again invested in the latest new production equipment and in house cad technology. This will further benefit customers with smart frame design capabilities and greater competitive solutions.

Incorporation of glass, rebates, mountings and other fixtures were also part of the streamlined design. With over a dozen or so radiuses per floor and each floor subtly different, this proved a formidable feat as

For more information contact SBS Group VIC, 3 Bessemer Road, Bayswater North VIC 3153, phone 03 9761 7095, fax 03 9761 7035, email, website







THE HEIGHT OF MODERN LIVING DEVELOPER : Goal Property Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hacer Group Pty Ltd ARCHITECT : Bruce Henderson Architects Pty Ltd STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : 4D Workshop PROJECT VALUE : $30 million

This $30M project is comprised of 82 sophisticated and stylish apartments with open-plan living all set within a striking, sculptural façade over 14-levels with extensive sustainability features and a spacious resident terrace featuring an outdoor dining area and interconnected lounge and media room. Located on the highest point in St Kilda, the Ascent Apartments offers uninterrupted views, coupled with stylish interiors and a quality lifestyle that comes with living in this piece of Melbourne. Ascent was designed by leading architectural firm Bruce Henderson Architects and features 82 one bedroom and two bedroom apartments of various sizes over 14-levels. Inside Ascent’s striking sculptural façade, its designer apartments feature sophisticated open-plan living and are bathed in natural light. Two levels of residential basement parking are also available as are common facilities for residents at the building’s ground level. These facilities incorporate an internal lounge space (featuring state-of-the-art AV facilities) and a landscaped external courtyard area with bespoke-designed fixed and loose external seating, and cooking facilities.

While from an architectural point of view incorporating a high tower onto a constrained site adjacent to a low-scale heritage building was always going to be a challenge, the result has been a high degree of amenity. The smaller nature of the site and relatively small floor plate for a tower of Ascent’s scale, enabled the apartments on each level to achieve excellent exposure to natural light and ventilation in all rooms. Performance-rated double-glazing has been used on the building’s north façade, which is complemented by the solid projecting balconies, which passively shade the building. Smaller glazed openings on the east and west protect against the summer heat from low-angle eastern and western sun.

“The building resides on a small site between The Manse, a mid Victorian heritage residence at 42 Barkly Street, and the St Kilda Road frontage,” explains Goal Property Group’s Managing Director, Daniel Birner.

Thermally-massive materials are incorporated throughout the building as insulation-to-wall assemblies, resulting in excellent passive and active energy performance. Rainwater is captured from all roof areas for re-use in the building, while stormwater drainage from the balconies is treated through a rain garden, forming part of the public space at ground level.

“Architecturally the building presents as a tripartite vertical division (reflecting the proportions expressed on the front façade of the heritage building) over a dynamic sculpturally-expressed podium form.”

Providing a dramatic, yet sympathetic backdrop to the existing heritage building when viewed from Barkly Street, the Ascent development acts as a transition between surrounding buildings on St Kilda Road.

“A major driver of the design has been the deliberate decision to set the building back considerably from the northern boundary,” explains Daniel. “This further exposes the visual link to the heritage building from St Kilda Road (bringing it into the streetscape) but also creates an east-west promenade linking St Kilda Road and Barkly Street.” “This actively incorporates the heritage building into the design concept by the creation of a ‘precinct’ involving the two buildings being linked by open public space.” Goal Property Group is a progressive development company that partners with leading planners, architects and builders, to ensure that its projects are among the very best. “We are extremely proud of our Ascent development and attribute the smooth build and quality finishes to the professionalism and craftsmanship of the builders, Hacer who worked in collaboration with the project architect, Bruce Henderson,” adds Daniel. Goal Property Group is currently marketing the Parkside development site in Essendon’s Keilor Road. Conveniently located opposite a parkland, the development comprises 67 apartments and two group floor retail outlets. Although in the final stages of its marketing and sales campaign, a mix of one and two bedroom apartments remain for sale, as does one of the retail spaces. The on site display suite is open from 2-3pm on Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. Further information can be found at

For more information contact Goal Property Group, 42 Barkly Street, St Kilda VIC 3182, phone 03 8598 0600, fax 03 9525 5587, email website WWW.ANCR.COM.AU



PRECAST POWER Having been installing precast panels since 2011, Force Precast Australia has already gained a solid reputation within the building industry, working on a number of significant projects across Melbourne. “We are experts in our field, our clients tell us that we take the pressure away as we do the complete installation package including welding, grouting, patching and caulking,” says Force Precast Australia Director Shane Mitchell. This expertise saw Force Precast Australia work directly for building company Hacer on the Ascent Apartments project, undertaking the complete precast panel installation. “Obviously Ascent Apartments is an architecturally designed building, we were quite pleased with the final product,” says Shane. “For us it was a really good project. It expanded our skills as far as the way we had to install the panels.” The panels themselves were secured on specially designed brackets; this suspended the precast so that the concrete slab could be poured to incorporate them, requiring a different method for installation. “As a result of taking on more complicated installation processes and achieving really good results, we were able to not only improve our knowledge base, but developed stronger Quality Management and ITP processes,” adds Shane. “This provides clients greater confidence when contracting Force for installation of precast.” 60


Originally, Force Precast Australia started out installing panels for smaller builders, before moving on to larger projects. “We now primarily focus on high rise, tower-crane buildings. Of course, we are not limited to this type of building, we also do small, medium and large buildings,” explains Shane. “We pride ourselves on good communication and exceeding our clients’ expectations throughout the job.” Force Precast Australia is about to commence works on the 22-storey apartment complex Royal Como in South Yarra for Hacer and is currently working on the Ikebana residential building in West Melbourne for I&D Group. They have also been contracted by ADCO Constructions for the Greensborough Regional Aquatic Centre (Watermarc). For more information contact Force Precast Australia Pty Ltd, 8/37-39 Little Boundry Road, Laverton North VIC 3026, phone 1300 036 723, fax 03 9314 1329, email AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

A MARKET LEADER Offering the widest selection of timber doors, commercial timber doors, metal frame, steel frames and partition doors in Melbourne, Access Industries has become a market leader in door manufacturing. Established in 1992, the company is committed to delivering quality products that are competitively priced, while providing excellent service. In working on the Ascent Apartments development, Access Industries supplied all the doors to the apartment entries, stairwell and lobby. The company provided service doors and fire doors as well as metal door frames. “We had to breakdown the door schedule, submit shop drawings and work closely with site managers to establish the required outcome on the project,” says Project Manager Paul Dallinger.

The company previously worked on the Marne Street Apartments, Her Majesty’s Apartments and Living Carlton Stage 4. Paul adds that Access Industries’ role on the Ascent Apartments saw the company build upon its connection with Hacer Group and sub-contractors. “Through the duration and completion of this project, we were able to reinforce our relationship with Hacer Group and build new relationships with sub-contractors,” he says. For more information contact Access Industries Pty Ltd, 10 Barrie Road, Tullamarine VIC 3043, phone 03 9335 2266, fax 03 9335 6433, email, website

In addition to Paul, involved in the project was Access Industries’ Estimator, Sales Manager as well as seven factory staff. Understanding that one size doesn’t necessarily fit all, Access Industries operates its own factory and employs highly-skilled staff, and ensures that every job is purpose built to a customer’s needs. Additionally, it provides an on-time delivery service. Access Industries is also PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified. Given their extensive selection and ability to manufacture doors to suit requirements, it’s no surprise that Access Industries is being kept busy with a number of projects across Melbourne. “We are currently working on Victoria One Apartments, Aspect Apartments, Gardenhill Apartments, Jaques Apartments and Rialto Towers,” adds Paul.


MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Kane Constructions ARCHITECT : Silver Thomas Hanley PROJECT VALUE : $120 million Photos this page by




A NEW BENCHMARK The $120M Epworth Richmond Lee Wing Main Works maximises the opportunities presented by technological advancements within the new 13-level building. The redevelopment has more of a luxury hotel feel than a hospital. The project includes a 34-cubicle emergency department, intensive care unit, cardiac care unit, six operating theatres, consulting suites and acute inpatient facilities. Designed to maximise opportunities in advancements in medical technology, communications and equipment, the $120 million Epworth Richmond Lee Wing Main Works has set a new standard in health and patient care. The project has seen the construction of a 13-storey new hospital facility (Lee Wing), comprising of 119 acute inpatient rooms, six operating theatres, 26-bed intensive care unit, 34-cubicle emergency department consulting suites and 5-levels of basement car parking. Through effective program and project management, Kane completed the latest works at the hospital three months ahead of schedule. “During mid-2015 Kane agreed with the client to accelerate the program. This enabled the client to plan for the commencement of operations in their new facility earlier than previously expected,” says Kane Constructions’ Peter Constantinou. Kane adopted innovative methodologies around the site’s unitised façade, procurement of stone, service risers and structural build. This innovation addressed budgetary and site constraints including spatial restrictions and the adjoining operational hospital. “Kane embraced these innovations, not just due to the requirements of the project, but also a desire to innovate and do things as efficiently as possible,” explains Peter.

“Kane elected to prefabricate the main vertical service risers. This involved design and fabrication of a steel frame which was then internally fitted out with mechanical, electrical and hydraulic services. “In three floor sections (12m), the service risers were then lifted into position and fixed in place. Services were then connected onsite at the junctions between the prefabricated sections.” The use of prefabricated service risers had significant advantages, including speed of construction, improved OH&S (due to reduced manual handling and working from heights risk), less weather delays (due to less onsite fabrication time) and reduced access requirements. Working in close proximity to an operating hospital and getting acquainted with the existing hospital to make sure interfaces ran smoothly did pose challenges on the construction. “The hospital is a sensitive environment and we had to carefully manage our construction. We ensured a close working relationship with our client,” says Peter. A privately-owned commercial construction company, Kane Constructions works across all sectors of the industry. Since it was founded in 1973, Kane has successfully completed more than 1,800 projects, has a turnover of $600 million and

over 300 full time employees. The company operates along Australia’s east coast and overseas from offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. “Our organisation brings the knowledge, experience and financial stability of a large, well-established construction company that has been delivering projects for over 40 years,” explains Peter. “All company directors are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the business. A flat management structure sees a Project Director allocated to each project. Teams are based on site from where the contract administration is managed. “As a company we adopt a team approach – collaboration is key. We ensure our goals are aligned to deliver a successful project outcome for our clients.” The second contractor in Australia to be accredited after the introduction of the Australian Government Building and Construction OH&S Accreditation Scheme, Kane has long-established, tried, tested and proven management systems, ensuring a safe working environment and first-class quality delivery. “Our track record and experience in delivering health care projects is second to none. We understand the unique challenges and the best approach to working within operational hospital environments. We have the management systems in place to ensure successful outcomes,” Peter adds. Kane currently has over 50 projects under construction Australia-wide including Simonds Stadium Stage 4, RACV Cape Schank Resort and Brimbank Community and Civic Centre in Victoria, Moore College and Magnolia Luxury Apartments in Sydney, and Main Beach Apartments Gold Coast and Caloundra Private Hospital in Queensland. For more information contact Kane Constructions Pty Ltd, 658 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121, phone 03 8420 1200, fax 03 8420 1201, website







Below Silver Thomas Hanley provided interior and exterior design solutions for Epworth Richmond Lee Wing.

When embarking on a project of such calibre as the Epworth Richmond Lee Wing, having an architectural consultant that can provide design solutions to match modern (and future) hospital user needs is critical. As an international architecture health care design practice with nearly 40 years of experience, Silver Thomas Hanley are more than qualified to deliver these solutions. The company, as Principal Consultant on the project, provided all of the Architectural services, including Façade design, Functional and Hospital Planning, and Interior Design. Additionally, it ensured the building’s external design met the strict criteria of the local council and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). “We commenced work on the Epworth Richmond Lee Wing project back in 2010 with the full re-design of their site wide masterplan, which has now morphed into the construction stages of the Erin Street redevelopment – the first being the new Lee Wing building,” explains Silver Thomas Hanley Director Mark Saunders. “We undertook the full health facility design and planning of the Lee Wing building, attending and running all of the executive and user group consultation meetings with Epworth HealthCare, as well as the design of the building both externally and internally.” “We have had a core group of personnel working on the Lee Wing building over the past three and a half years, with a total number of 15 staff over the course (of the project). These range from myself as Project Director, to Health Planning Architects, Project Architects, Interior Designers and Architectural Technicians,” Mark adds. The Epworth’s façade and the hospital’s interior design are distinctive features of the redevelopment. “The façade design was unique and has not been used anywhere else in Australia,” says Mark. “It was developed and documented extensively in-house prior to construction, then worked through with the builders and the façade contractors to achieve the design intent whilst maximising any and all efficiencies available.” “The interior design was based around the client brief of a hotel-like experience, WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

which promotes a welcoming experience for patients and their families and improves recovery.” As expected when delivering such an extensive project, multiple challenges were encountered. This includes the excavation for the 25m deep basement carparks that are situated beneath the new Lee Wing building, all whilst continuing full operations of a busy inner city Private Hospital. As the building is part of the larger development, planning and allowing for future connections upon completion was also essential. Additionally, creating a functional design that met the needs and requirements of staff and clinical operations within state-of-the-art facilities and matching the client brief of creating a “hotel-like” experience for patients and staff was a further challenge. From these challenges there have been many positives for both the redevelopment and hospital users now and into the future. “There are a number of positive outcomes for the project, as well as the future work at Epworth Hospital to complete the remainder of the redevelopment,” Mark adds. “These include meeting all of the challenges while delivering a new state-of-the-art facility unmatched in the private hospital sector in Australia. The collaborative work by all of the Consultant Design teams, Project Managers, builders and client to achieve the end result (and) creating a 5-star energy rated building.” Silver Thomas Hanley is working on a number of hospital projects around Australia and internationally for private and public sector clients. This includes the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Bendigo Hospital, The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Epworth Geelong Hospital and South Western Regional Cancer Centre (Warrnambool).

For more information contact Silver Thomas Hanley, 3 Glenarm Road, Glen Iris VIC 3146, phone 03 9885 2333, fax 03 9885 2455, email, website



Below No Fuss Construction Fixings provided the site supplies for Epworth Richmond Lee Wing.

Service and speed is what No Fuss Construction Fixings prides itself on – a family-based business that has been operating throughout Melbourne and Victoria for over 15 years. With three full time drivers, no job is too big or small for this one stop supplier for construction companies. This includes working with Kane Constructions during the Epworth Richmond Lee Wing. No Fuss Construction Fixings provides an extensive range of products including and not limited to: site shed amenities (such as coffee, sugar and cleaning products), first aid and safety supplies, signage, shade cloths, hand and power tools, fixings and sealants. “We aim to provide our customers products at competitive prices, delivered the same or next day anywhere in Victoria,” says the company’s Steve Nicola. “We take all requests from our clients, it’s what we are known for and sets us apart from our competitors. Our number one priority is to ensure we maintain customer satisfaction.”

For more information contact No Fuss Construction Fixings, 17 Bronzewing Street, Williams Landing VIC 3027, phone 03 9931 0663, mobile 0404 441 003, email 66



Below Façade Treatment Engineering provided the stone façade system for Epworth Richmond Lee Wing.

Since it was established in 2002, Façade Treatment Engineering has gained a very good reputation for its delivery of the highest quality results. This quality can be seen through its work on the Epworth Richmond Lee Wing, where it supplied the façade curtain wall panels for the hospital’s new building. This included the north, east, south, partial west elevations and courtyard, from the lower ground floor to the consulting suites at level 7. “Although the building looks like a square hospital, the level of skill required to manufacture such a delicate stone façade system is extremely high and rarely seen in Melbourne,” explains Façade Treatment Engineering’s Wiliam Liew. The curtain wall panels comprises aluminium frames, steel frames, glass, aluminium composite panels, louvres and stone granite. The louvres and stone granite was supplied directly by Kane to our factory for manufacturing. “We designed a new customised unitised curtain wall system to accommodate the weight of stones of 1.5 tonnes, which is six times heavier than an ordinary curtain wall, and anchor point fixings system for the stone, together with special steel system to create the multiple projection required by the façade. This panel has special double cavities for high waterproofing performance.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The weight of the panels posed a challenge for the company, particularly around production, handling, packing and installing, as did the multiple projection on the façade of 30mm to 500mm. The company also had to make sure the incorporation of the stone granite panel into the specialised unitised system maintained a high consistency in the stone finish, size and gap, and that it all aligned and matched. However the company’s Project Manager, 10 draughtsmen and 40 skilled labourers have ensured the resulting façade is a work of art. Façade Treatment Engineering is working on a number of projects across the globe, including several projects in Malaysia, such as 3 Towers Kuala Lumpur, IOI City Shopping Mall and Mercedes Benz HQ Malaysia Phase 4. For more information contact Façade Treatment Engineering Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Office, Lot 755, Jalan Subang 3, Sg. Penaga Industrial Park, Subang Jaya 47610 Malaysia, phone +60 3 5633 3999, fax +60 3 5633 5999 Australian Office, 79 Lexton Road, Box Hill, VIC 3129 Australia, phone 03 9899 4328, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE EPWORTH RICHMOND LEE WING


Below Johnstaff Projects were the project managers for all aspects of the Epworth Richmond Redevelopment.

Johnstaff Projects (VIC) Pty Ltd is proud of the many and varied community infrastructure projects its staff have helped successfully bring to completion. Delivering high-quality, successful project outcomes, Johnstaff continues to actively work on a variety of complex and challenging developments in the health, aged care, research, education, commercial, justice and retail sectors. This includes the company’s appointment as Epworth Health Care’s external Project Manager for the Epworth Richmond Redevelopment. Johnstaff was engaged to undertake project management on all aspects of the redevelopment, including management of design consultants, building contractor and ongoing liaison and reporting with the client. Johnstaff was also superintendent of the building contract. “Johnstaff has been involved in all facets of the management of the project, from site master planning, through all phases of design, tendering and appointment of a building contractor and construction administration,” Johnstaff Project Director David Russo explains. “Johnstaff also developed the procurement strategy for the project, which included an Early Works to demolish existing buildings, divert services and complete the site retention and excavation.” 68


“This allowed the detailed design of the main works to occur in parallel and also de-risked the site with respect to in-ground latent conditions. The Main Works was separately tendered to the market. This procurement approach delivered significant programme advantages and minimised the cost risk exposure to Epworth Health Care.” The project was delivered under budget and ahead of time – a result of a collaborative project environment between all project stakeholders. “Johnstaff and the rest of the project team are looking forward to commencing and successfully delivering the remaining stages of the Epworth Hospital Richmond Redevelopment," David adds. "This will finalise the Master Planned upgrade and expansion of the hospital to provide more services, reach more patients and exceed patient expectations of private healthcare.”

For more information contact Johnstaff Projects (VIC) Pty Ltd, Level 8, 21 Victoria Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, phone 03 9663 4044, fax 03 9639 4118, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below LCI - LEHR Consultants International provided the building services engineering for Epworth Richmond Lee Wing.

The evolution of a firm that began in the United States in 1969, LCI – LEHR Consultants International (Australia) was started in the country in 2007 by two local engineers. That firm has now grown into a company employing more than 80 staff in Victoria and Queensland – with another office recently opening in Sydney.

Baxter, Tony Butler, Mark Pearson and Gareth Day. LCI is a truly international practice that specialises in large scale health projects. This is demonstrated by its recent involvement in the $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne and the $2 billion New Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Specialising in Building Services Engineering, the company aims to challenge the standard approach to all aspects of building services including mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, fire protection, and fire engineering. LCI is also committed to providing expertise, engagement and high levels of service to utilising the latest engineering and Revit software to provide optimised solutions. It was this expertise and commitment that saw LCI engaged to carry out its services on the Epworth Richmond Lee Wing.

LCI’s health project specialisation is further evidenced by the large number of developments the company is currently working on within the sector. This includes the Epworth Hospital Geelong, St John of God Geelong ICU, Epworth Freemasons Hospital and Epworth Eastern Hospital.

“We carried out the design, documentation and contract administration for all services,” explains LCI’s Ciaran Mooney. “We provided a 21st century services solution in the hospital using existing floor-to-floor heights. LCI also used its in-house tools to minimise plant space.” In addition to Ciaran, seven staff worked on the project, namely Ross Doolan, Paul Mulquiney, Frank Lombardi, Tim WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Additionally, LCI is working on the Epworth South Western Radiotherapy Centre in Warrnambool, Epworth Camberwell Consultancy Suites, Holmesglen Healthscope Hospital, Frankston Private, Bethlehem Hospital and various projects for the Cabrini Hospital in Malvern. For more information contact LCI – LEHR Consultants International (Australia) Pty Ltd, Level 1, 80-88 Greville Street, Prahan VIC 3181, phone 03 9230 5600, fax 03 9533 2199, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE EPWORTH RICHMOND LEE WING




Below Ingal Civil Products fitted out the Epworth Richmond Lee Wing's new care park facility.

As a leading manufacturer and supplier of safety barrier systems, Ingal Civil Products prides itself on having made a significant contribution to the safety of Australia’s roads. The company, which is a market leader in safety barrier systems, supplied the crash barrier for the Epworth Richmond’s new car park as part of the hospital’s redevelopment. Ingal Civil Products provided its standard Spring Steel Buffa car park barrier system. This system includes an integrated anti-climb mesh panel and handrail (required under the Building Code of Australia). The system can also be customised if required. “The supplied Ingal Spring Steel Buffa car park barrier system is Australian made and manufactured and galvanised at our Minto, New South Wales facility,” Ingal Civil’s Product Manager Peter Pavey explains. “The car park barrier system is fully compliant with AS/NZS 1170.1, AS/NZS 2890.1 and Building Code of Australia. The installation was accomplished with minimum disruption to the other construction activities on site during the redevelopment.” The works had to take into consideration the available space in the car park for the barrier system installation and was designed accordingly. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“Challenges included designing the installation to maximise the available space for vehicles to navigate the car park,” Peter adds. “This was solved in some locations by careful consideration of the layout of the car park, from the parking spaces to the interconnecting ramps.” Since the installation of the Spring Steel Buffa car park barrier system at the Epworth Richmond Lee Wing, the company has developed a new range of high-strength, semi-rigid car park barriers. “The new ZEE Park range augments our Spring Buffa system and uses the same anti-climb mesh and handrail. We often work with architects and designers to tailor car park barriers to suit their projects,” says Peter. Ingal Civil Products is currently working on a variety of projects, including hospital developments, freight and logistics facilities, CBD multi-use developments, railway station upgrades and cold-storage facilities.

For more information contact Ingal Civil Products, 35-37 Lakeside Drive, Broadmeadows VIC 3047, phone 03 9358 4100, fax 03 9358 4110, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE EPWORTH RICHMOND LEE WING


Below Hume International designed, manufactured and installed a range of window and wall coverings on the hospital.

Hume Internationale’s customised and efficient solutions on the Epworth Richmond Lee Wing have revolutionised the hospital’s interior fitout, bringing its environment a new look and feel. The company supplied and installed a range of customised wall coverings and glass films for use in the hospital’s surgical and non-surgical environments.

Hume Internationale also supplied the hospital’s window film treatments including safety decals, high level frost treatments and a myriad of other window treatments. “For the digital wall coverings in non-surgical areas, we again worked closely with Silver Thomas Hanley and Epworth Health Care, and then designed, manufactured and installed them,” said Mitch.

Working in conjunction with project architects Silver Thomas Hanley, Hume Internationale developed efficiently-priced custom wall coverings for use in the surgical theatres, including specialty digital prints and customised glass.

Covering walls, windows, furniture and floors across Australia and New Zealand, Hume Internationale was founded 45 years ago and engages the services of over 30 personnel across the two countries. “Our company has evolved over the years to present a full interior fitout product suite from walls to floors and specialise in customised solutions,” Mitch adds. “We will go further than anyone else to find a solution to a problem.”

“The glass and print coverings in the surgical areas had to pass the Epworth Geelong Betadine test, where you throw Betadine (antiseptic liquid) at the products, leave for a week and then scrub off,” explains Hume Internationale Sales and Marketing Director Mitch Walters. “We worked to design a product that was tough and aesthetically pleasing. Together with Silver Thomas Hanley, we developed a gum leaf design for the wall covering and a protective outer layer made by Du Pont that is easy to clean and Betadine proof.” 72


The company has recently been working on the Epworth Geelong, Emirates and Air New Zealand First Class lounge fitouts, Royal North Shore Hospital, Burnie’s North West Regional Cancer Centre, Forbes and Parkes Hospitals and many more. For more information contact Hume Internationale Pty Ltd, 2/5 Ovata Drive, Tullamarine VIC 3043, phone 03 9335 6711, fax 03 9335 6788, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Cellular Asset Management provided the In-Building Coverage solution for Epworth Richmond Lee Wing.

A leading provider of wireless solutions to some of the world’s most exciting and architecturally-challenging buildings, Cellular Asset Management (CAM), works with mobile operators to ensure coverage is available wherever and whenever it is needed. CAM was engaged to design and construct a carrier grade In-Building Coverage (IBC) solution for the new hospital wing. The IBC solution needed to be compatible with all mobile operator frequencies and technologies (3G and 4G voice and data services). “Works involved the initial Radio Frequency (RF) design of the solution in conjunction with all carriers to ensure that their technical requirements were met before they agreed to connect their equipment to the system,” explains Cellular Asset Management’s (CAM) Jim Hazelden.

“All products and methods used were in compliance with Multi Carrier Forum (MCF) guidelines for Mobile Operator connectivity,” adds Jim. “The system was designed with expansion of the hospital pods in mind for both coverage and capacity – the system needs to be easily expanded as these areas are built. This included provision of sufficient main equipment space to facilitate this. Works were completed on time and on budget including a temporary signal repeater solution for the underground carparks for emergency calls during construction.” CAM is engaged on approximately 100 projects, providing new and upgrade solutions for indoor mobile coverage. This includes the Epworth Healthcare Geelong Hospital, which is nearing completion.

“CAM then completed the full installation, testing and commissioning of the system, which had to be co-ordinated with the builder (Kane Constructions) at an advanced stage of building construction.”

“CAM is an approved supplier of IBC services to the mobile industry and in addition, provides turnkey solutions to developers, builders and landlords across all indoor environments such as commercial buildings, stadia, hospitals, shopping centres and transport links, to name but a few,” says Jim.

Working on the project was Jim, Construction Supervisor Lucas McDonald and RF Design Engineer Ravi Bobbadi. CAM engaged Lanec Services Pty Ltd as the construction sub-constructor.

For more information contact Cellular Asset Management Pty Ltd, Unit 17, Lot 4, 390 Eastern Valley Way, Roseville NSW 2069, phone 02 9417 3385, email, website





The $110M Bouverie Street Apartment's cascading waterfall inspired façade houses 225 apartments across 22-levels. Featuring a colourful finned facade, Bouverie Street has five boutique retail outlets, a rooftop garden with outdoor cinema and shared entertaining areas providing expansive views. Bouverie Street Apartments is the second consecutive project completed by national tier-one builder Probuild at Grocon’s Swanston Square Precinct in Melbourne. Located in the former Carlton United Brewery site at the top end of Swanston Street, this unique project has quickly become an iconic addition to the city’s landscape. Retaining and refurbishing the historical bluestone walls of the former Ale Store on Bouverie Street, the apartments have been built to enhance city lifestyle for the newest residents to the precinct. The 22-level apartment building is a mixed-use development comprising of 225 one, two, three bedroom apartments, two large townhouse apartments and five retail tenancies across Levels 1 and 3.

two buildings. The Winter Garden is a feature of the precinct and pointed with nine architectural glazed steel portals that interconnect to create a cellular like structure covering the hidden yet active space below. The recent completion of this project further solidifies Probuild’s continued relationship with the site’s developer Grocon and provides another dramatically striking addition to Melbourne’s skyline. For more information contact Probuild, Level 10, 580 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004, phone 03 9539 5063, fax 03 9693 8233, email, website

The architecturally daring façades of the building touch each individual apartment providing them all with their own identity. The west-facing apartments sit behind a cascading waterfall-inspired façade, made up of coloured aluminum fins affording shade and a refuge from the hot afternoon sun to the residents inside. The east-facing apartments are delivered with a bright and playful selection of colours and patterns to animate the façade while also providing stretching views down Swanston Street to the Shrine of Remembrance. A rooftop garden with outdoor cinema and a shared pavilion allows for a functional and entertaining lifestyle, while also providing expansive views to the Docklands and across the west of Melbourne. Finally in order to appropriately integrate the Bouverie Street Apartments into the wider Swanston Square precinct, Probuild built a bespoke glazed steel Winter Garden to connect into the previously constructed Swanston Square building and provide a beautiful hidden garden between the 74









one seamless piece with no visible joins. It measures 14m high and 12m wide and butts up between the two buildings.

Steelvision is a Victorian business offering a whole solution from design-to-install architectural metalwork and glazing, secure architecture for prisons and structural steel.

Steelvision manufactured the steel, sourced the glass and used their labour and expertise to install the structure. Challenges included the patience and logistics to bring in the pieces and fit them together using a crane.

“We specialise in the impossible, very unique designs in steel and glass,” said David Gooley, who co-founded the company five years ago with John Chaponnel. Steelvision was responsible for the large structure over the Winter Garden section of the Bouverie Street Apartments in Carlton, inner Melbourne. It is a large glass canopy flanking a steel structure that links the two buildings beautifully.

David said it’s one of the most iconic projects Steelvision has created to date. “The Winter Garden was our third project for Probuild. We’re moving onto our fourth project with them now, they are an excellent client,” David said.

The company began working with the designers early in 2015 and installed the work last year.

Steelvision also offers services for the prison system including prefabricated prison cells, blast-proof doors and windows, and cell doors and windows.

The structure is made up of individual portals that are in effect welded steel boxes and each portal weighs 10 tonne. “We made each form in segments with effective spigot and socket connections. All the fixings were countersunk, covered and the base bogged and grounded smooth,” David says. The effect is a smooth structure that looks like

For more information, contact Steelvision, Unit 3, 270 Lower Dandenong Road, Mordialloc VIC 3195, phone 03 9580 8700, email, website




THINKING OUTSIDE THE SQUARE Squarecon Pty Ltd specialises in all type of acrylic render/solid plaster and polished plaster. Having worked in construction for 20 years their knowledge and hands on attitude made them take charge of rendering works on the heritage listed Carlton & United Breweries Bluestone façade on Bouverie Street and 22-level high-rise apartment building with 225 apartments.

persistence and checking in with the architect and the builder ensured a great results. “The builder was very organised and that helped us achieve the results for the job on time and on budget,” said Vukan.

“Eight of its 13 staff worked on Bouverie Street Apartments in the six months to January 2016,” said Squarecon Director, Vukan Jarcevic.

Squarecon also recently completed rendering works on a neighbouring building at Swanston Square and, at Docklands, the Tower 6 project. It’s now working on Tower 10.

His staff repaired and replaced render, intricate cornicing and mouldings, up to 15m long x 300mm wide, on the heritage façade and interiors to match the profiles and colours. That was tricky, but

For more information, contact Squarecon Pty Ltd, 22 Myross Avenue, Ascot Vale VIC 3032, phone 03 9326 0995, mobile 0409 937 831 email



JOINING THE PIECES TOGETHER Continuing its long relationship with Probuild Construction, Tier One Interior Joinery manufacturer IJF Australia collaborated on Bouverie Street Apartments comprising 225 units over 20 levels.

IJF recently completed manufacturing and installing extensive joinery for Royal Adelaide Hospital for HYLC and is currently working with Mirvac Group in Melbourne and Sydney and numerous projects for Probuild Constructions and Lend Lease in Melbourne.

Established in 1964, IJF is privately owned and operated and concentrates on large scale apartments, hotels, hospitals, aged-care, student accommodation and office fitouts nationwide. Ten installers and support team were engaged on Bouverie Street which included kitchen cabinetry, shaving cabinets and vanities, front-framed wardrobes as well as feature joinery to lift lobbies and roof-top BBQ areas manufactured from IJF’s factory in Adelaide and associated overseas manufacturing partners.


For more information contact IJF Australia Pty Ltd, 41-43 Cormack Road, Wingfield SA 5013, phone 08 8349 7400, Peter Liebmann email, website


Architecture byVIC ARM Architecture/Landscape Design by Rush Wright Associates 79 PROJECT FEATURE BOUVERIE STREET APARTMENTS

DEVELOPER : Walker Corporation MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Brookfield Multiplex ARCHITECT : Hassell Group PROJECT VALUE : $340 million 80



TOWERING 2 THE SKY The $340M Tower 2 Collins Square Project delivers 38-stories of office accommodation along with unprecedented on-site amenities on lower levels creating a thriving social hub. The hand-cut stone, woven carpets and European furnishings are designed to impress, and leading environmental technologies not only to reduce the carbon footprint but also encourage positive staff productivity. Australia’s largest private diversified property developer, Walker Corporation, has unveiled its latest masterpiece, Tower Two at the $2.58 billion Collins Square development – one of the biggest commercial developments in Australia. Designed by award-winning architects and with a construction value (including fitouts) of around $340 million, Tower Two provides 38-storeys of office space ranging from 2,100m2 to 2,700m2, offering a flexible and agile working environment for the modern workforce. Constructed by Brookfield Multiplex, the building makes an immediate impression (and sets the tone) with its spacious light-filled lobby. With soaring voids and breathtaking ceiling detail, the building’s attention to meticulous design has resulted in a luxurious and modern hotel approach. This includes hand-cut stone, woven carpets and European furnishings. All this is capped off by the 6m x 8m artwork by artist John Olsen. Titled “King Sun,” the piece, draws inspiration from images of solar flares, provides a dramatic focal point within the lobby. Beyond the lobby, Tower Two incorporates the Collins Square Business and Events Centre (known as The Suites and The Assembly), enhancing professional services, while reducing capital and operating costs for tenants. The Suites provides rooms

for hosting meetings, seminars and group presentations for tenants, while The Assembly offers functional and flexible spaces for a range of events. In bringing Collins Square to Melbourne’s CBD, Walker Corporation has also provided a remarkable collection of amenities, creating a retail precinct (known as The Village) at the lowest level of Tower 2 and Tower 4. This 10,000m2 area provides a range of dining, retail and service outlets, from specialty provedores and producers, through to everyday essentials, health, wellness, beauty, gifts, pharmacy, travel agency and more. Further complementing this development is a strong commitment to sustainability. Tower 2 has been designed to achieve a 5-Star NABERS energy rating, rating highly for indoor environment quality, energy, transport, water material, ecology and innovation. These sustainability and technology measures reduce the carbon footprint and improve staff productivity and overall health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the measures reflect Walker Corporation’s ambition to deliver facilities that incorporate leading technologies that positively improve the overall impact on the environment, while also encouraging workplace efficiency. With expertise across all areas of the property spectrum from commercial through to residential, master-planned communities, retail, industries and resorts,

Walker Corporation has been in business for more than 50 years. Founded by Lang Walker and his father Alec in 1964 as A&L Walker, the company specialised in earth moving and excavation, delivering foundation materials for major infrastructure projects. Once the business was established, the father and son team became involved in small-scale residential development. From these beginnings, the company expanded into all areas of property, taking on a range of new and different projects across Australia. Employing 232 staff, Walker Corporation lives by its motto of “we can take on any property challenge.” This is evidenced by the company’s completion of projects that have been put in the too-hard basket by others. Walker now has around 1,000 projects under its belt. This includes a number of iconic, well-known and award-winning projects such as Woolloomooloo (Finger) Wharf, Hope Island, King St Wharf and Broadway Shopping Centre. Walker Corporation’s future development and construction outlook includes the delivery of 40,000 lots of land across numerous communities by 2020, 11 commercial towers, 25,000 new homes, 6,000 apartments and 300 hectares of industrial land across Australia. Its current active projects include Stages 4, 6 and 8 of Parramatta Square (a mixed used commercial, residential and retail development) and Kokomo Island Resort. It is also developing Senibong Cove (a master-planned community in Malaysia), North Sapphire Beach master-planned community and Toondah Harbour (a mixed use residential and retail development).

For more information contact Walker Corporation, Sydney Head Office, Level 21, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 8273 9600, website WWW.ANCR.COM.AU



Below Signal & Hobbs provided roofing and gutter solutions for Tower 2 Collins Square.

A feature of Signal & Hobbs roofing installation on the Collins square project was the modulation of the upper level plant room roofs. Signal & Hobbs in coordination with Brookfield Multiplex and other contractors arranged for the Steel framing and metal roofing to be installed at GDP’s fabrication yard in Melton outside of Melbourne’s CBD. The frames where then transported on trucks and lifted in place in modular units by the tower cranes. Wayne Mclean, Signal & Hobbs Project manager describes some difficulties, “a significant challenge was the need to reverse the sequence of the installation. Box gutters are typically installed prior to the roofing, but on this project and due to the modulation, the roof cladding preceded the box gutters.” “This challenge was overcome by revising the detailing to allow for a retrospective installation of the gutters while maintaining the vermin and waterproofing integrity of the project,” Wayne said. “In my view Tower 2 was a very progressive in the way it was constructed, the site team were very forward in their thinking and dynamic in their approach to solving issues and achieving program success,” Sam Curnow, Signal & Hobbs Managing Director added “Many Principle contractors are aware that the roof is a key in unlocking the critical path, but usually we adopt more traditional built up methods of installation. With traditional roofing methods there us a large reliance on labour to achieve program deadlines, on the Tower 2 project the modulation certainly allowed Brookfield Multiplex to advance their roofing program.” These are good examples of how early coordination can achieve individual success with multiple trades to working together to achieve project success. Signal & Hobbs also provided solutions for roof safety systems and the VM zinc cladding to the buildings Atrium. 82

Signal & Hobbs have strong relationships and industry partnerships with specialist contractors for these installations. It is these partnerships that allow Signal & Hobbs to coordinate works for their Principle contractor while protecting the product, workmanship and overall roofing warranties. It just works. Signal & Hobbs is a quality endorsed company and has a strong commitment to quality control; this commitment ensures all specialist contractors are covered by our Quality Standards as well. Sam Curnow explains, “The completion of Quality control inspection and test reporting by our site teams makes sure that defect management is kept to a minimum. It is this process of self-reporting and rectification that means defects are identified early and remedied before they make it to the principles checklist, it also makes sense, because as the specialist contractor we feel we are best placed to identify any problems in workmanship or any defective product issues.” At Signal & Hobbs their philology is this. “We are challenged every day to improve in what we do, if we do not meet this challenge we do not improve, if we do not improve then we are heading in the wrong direction.” Signal & Hobbs are an long established business that have provided metal roof plumbing and cladding solutions for almost half a century, evolving from a small garage in Dandenong in the late 1960’s to working on many of Victoria’s major projects today. Signal & Hobbs are proud of their history.

For more information contact Signal & Hobbs, Unit 11, 6/12 Airlie Avenue, Dandenong VIC 3175, phone 03 9791 5355, fax 03 9794 0587, email, website






Below CoxGomyl provided the monorail system and SAM cradle for Tower 2 Collins Square.

CoxGomyl is the leading manufacturer worldwide of Building Maintenance Units (BMUs), with more than 50 years experience in providing innovative and complete façade access solutions.

glass panel from the ground with support from the operators in the cradle and the panel is moved to the replacement location where the BMU operators install it.

Employing over 400 staff globally, CoxGomyl is the largest full-service provider and offers engineering, design, project management, implementation, safety and maintenance solutions. The company works directly with architects, consultants, developers, constructors and others.

The BMU travels around the roof area on a steel twin track system, much like a railway track, this guides and stabilises the machine. The BMU’s distinguishing feature is the special cradle (SAM Cradle) – ‘Self-Approaching Mechanism’. The cradle is equipped with a scissor- type mechanism and stabilising counterweight.

Brookfield Multiplex engaged CoxGomyl to provide a solution to access all façades of the building. Many solutions were considered with the challenge being the shift in floor plan for levels below Level 27 stepping in on two of the four elevations.

The operators initially descend the façade from roof level with the cradle in the collapsed position. Once they have passed the step in, the cradle system is “opened” effectively reaching in underneath the step and providing access to the façade below this step in.

To access the façade below this step, the BMU cradle must reach in towards the building underneath this step in the building. For the elevations without the step, the BMU also works to replace glass with a dedicated glass-changing hoist built into the BMU.

CoxGomyl have developed a wide range of solutions to suit all building challenges and requirements, working with the architect and builder to find the right solution which is always project specific.

To change glass to the areas below this step in, a monorail system was installed to the underside of the ceiling at Level 27. A winch lifts a 84


For more information contact CoxGomyl, 182 Normanby Road, Southbank VIC 3006, phone 03 9673 4444, fax 03 9673 4400, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Fabmetal Specialists provided the stainless steel and black TiVox finishes for Tower 2 Collins Square.

Fabmetal are one of the leading fabricators of architectural metal works in Melbourne. Specialising in complex geometric fabrications, unique finishes, Fabmetal design, construct and install, balustrades and cladding in specialised finishes. The Tower 2 Collins Square project provided the opportunity for Fabmetal to once again showcase their experience with architectural metalwork. The team at Fabmetal installed steel mullions cladded with mirror stainless steel sheet, as well as stainless steel handrails to the helical stairs, glass and stainless steel balustrades to circular voids across the ten flights of stairs located on various different levels within the tower. Fabmetal also installed an impressive black TiVox satin stainless steel finish on the North Wall of the project, along with mirror clad door frames, mirror stainless steel bulkheads and columns throughout the development. Fabmetal used TiVox to create the distinctive black satin finish on the rectangular stainless steel columns throughout Tower 2 Collins Square, as well as the black mirror stainless steel circular columns. TiVox is a PVD process that adds a micronic layer of titanium to the surface of stainless steel making it tougher and ten times more scratch resistant. The process also provides the opportunity to add WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

a colour of choice – metallic only – to the product and gives it a glass-like monolithic finish. Fabmetal pushes the boundaries in what can be achieved in steel, driving the acquisition of a machine called the V-Groove. This is one of only two machines in Australia and the only one in Victoria. The machine grooves out 50% of the base material in the stainless steel and when folded it provides a sharp looking finish like a solid flatbar. “This enables us to clad various objects and it replicates solid stainless flat bar, except at a lower cost and providing sheet finishes that cannot be achieved on flat bar and thicker materials,” explains Gordon. Fabmetal are also working on the façade for the Arts West building at the University of Melbourne. The façade spans seven floors and 250 tonnes of hot dip galvanised mild steel, featuring individually plasma cut steel fins that bring an additional 3D element to life from multiple angles. For more information contact Fabmetal Specialists, 18 Brunsdon Street, Bayswater VIC 3153, phone 03 9720 2177, fax 03 9720 3277, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE TOWER 2 - COLLINS SQAURE


Below Signcraft produced the illuminated sky signage for Tower 2 Collins Square.

Partnering with businesses to create brand presence. With a distinct mission to ensure their clients stand up above the noise, Signcraft worked closely with long-term national partner, Brookfield Multiplex to coordinate and deliver this high-profile project for global leader, KPMG. Utilising their unique project management division, Signcraft engineered, manufactured and installed the impressive illuminated sky signage, spanning a massive 11.5m x 4m on all four sides of this remarkable development. Each letter was fabricated individually and each component was developed and tested for quality and sustainability before being strategically installed. Drawing on their 45-years of expertise and industry knowledge, Signcraft offer complete brand implementation services from consultation, strategy, design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance. With over 300 projects constantly in action across all six facilitiesAustraliawide, Signcraft epotimises what a modern business should and could be, when you innovate to support the evolving needs of the customer. For more information contact Signcraft Pty Ltd, 580-598 Kororoit Creek Road, Altona North VIC 3025, phone 03 9360 6222, fax 03 9931 0811, email, website 86



Below Access Industries provided the internal and fire doors for Tower 2 Collins Square.

Family-run business, Access Industries supplied more than 500 fire doors plus over 400 internal doors for the Tower 2 Collins Square project. General Manager Ken Mead said the doors were custom made in Access Industries’ factory in Melbourne. “Everything is made here in Tullamarine. We work closely with clients to produce custom-made doors.” Access Industries supplied three products for the project – internal doors, fire-rated doors and pressed-metal fire door frames. Finishes were MDF skin on the internal doors and hardwood ply on the fire doors. The company employs 14 staff and about nine of them worked on the development for about 12 months to April this year. It was one of the largest projects the company had worked on. The mainstay of the business is smaller scale, commercial office fitouts and now steadily moving onto large scale jobs. “One of the challenges of the development was a pretty tight time frame, so we had a good look at the production schedule and put in some WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

overtime shifts to ensure we delivered on time and on budget,” he said. Set up almost 25 years ago, the company is now a market leader in door manufacturing. “You will find that we offer a range of doors and associated products, but we understand that ‘one size will never fit all,’ says Ken “That is why we operate our own factory, employ our own highly skilled staff, and work that bit harder to make sure every job is purpose built to your needs.” Access Industries used only Australian timber for the project. The company has certification from the Forest Stewardship Council. This means that environmental sustainability is a core principle of Access Industries’ business mission. It also has third-party accreditation through the Australian PEFC accredited scheme – the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. This certification highlights that the company sources its wood from sustainably managed forests. For more information contact Access Industries, 10 Barrie Road, Tullamarine VIC 3043, phone 03 9335 2266, fax 03 9335 6433, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE TOWER 2 - COLLINS SQAURE



The $665M Eastland Retail Destination is a world class shopping, entertainment and leisure destination, blending striking architecture and innovative design. Eastland sets a new standard in community services, amenities and facilities. The $665 million expansion of Eastland in Melbourne’s east, delivers a world class urban renewal project that sets a new benchmark in Australia for the consumer experience. Developed by QIC Global Real Estate, Eastland epitomises the future of retail experience in Australia. It is the culmination of years of shared planning in partnership with the Maroondah City Council and State and Federal governments. Featuring a blend of landmark architectural design, a state-of-the-art cultural and library facility, generous public space and new-to-market retail concepts, Eastland’s tenancy rivals the finest shopping centres in Australia. “Eastland brings together the best of Melbourne’s epicurean spirit, leading Australian and international fashion, food and lifestyle brands, and world-class art to eastern Melbourne,” explains Managing Director of QIC Global Real Estate Steven Leigh. “Eastland has moved beyond the traditional retail model. Just like leading retail brands, we are establishing a relationship with our community and have created an authentic community space that will draw people to it.” 88


Alongside world-class dining, Eastland is the only retail destination in eastern Melbourne featuring every major Australian retailer and supermarket in one place. This is alongside international brands H&M and Uniqlo, and coveted fashion brands Scanlan Theodore, Camilla and Sass & Bide. “These exciting retail and culinary offerings complement the landmark architecture, art work by David Bromley and creates engaging experiences for a vibrant and evolving urban community, bringing together the finest in contemporary gastronomy, fashion, style and design,” says Mr Leigh. Developed in partnership between QIC Global Real Estate, Maroondah City Council and the State Government, Town Square is a vibrant cornerstone of the community. A future hub for tourism as the gateway to the Yarra Valley, Town Square is a meeting place, encompassing restaurants, bars and specialty stores. Situated above David Jones, a large digital screen brings the CBD to Melbourne’s east. Here community members can throw a AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

rug down on the grass, enjoy a picnic and watch major events including the Australian Open tennis finals, Melbourne Cup or the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. The screen also communicates news, weather, social media content and opportunities for product advertising.

Stage two, launched in May this year, brought another 80 iconic Australian and international brands to Eastland bringing the total number of retailers to 350. It also saw the launch of ‘The Arcade’, a dedicated boutique space for crafted accessories and up-and-coming designers.

Interacting with Town Square is Realm – a future-forward library, cultural, knowledge and innovation centre which houses the nationally-significant Centre for Regional Knowledge and Innovation. The centre also includes a Council Customer Service Centre and regional information services, contemporary Artspace with exhibition spaces and an interactive local history display.

The final element of Eastland’s transformation saw the launch of a unique beauty brand experience called ‘The Beauty Garden’. Set beneath a canopy of floral artistry, the Beauty Garden provides new beauty experiences to Eastland’s retail mix.

Construction on the new Eastland began in late 2013 with Stage one launched in October 2015 – almost two years to the day construction commenced. It’s estimated 1,600 jobs were created during construction. Stage one saw the launch of more than 100 new international and local retailers, new-to-market food concepts from local celebrity chefs and the unveiling of Town Square and Realm. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

By moving beyond the traditional retail model, Eastland have created an authentic community space and a world-class built environment the region can embrace as its own.

For more information contact Eastland, 175 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood VIC 3134, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE EASTLAND RETAIL DESTINATION


MELBOURNE’S LARGEST, MOST SUCCESSFUL CONSTRUCTION EXPERTS Currently building over 400,000m2 of retail space in Australia.


Probuild’s recent delivery of the $525 million expansion over 40,000m2 signals the evolution of Eastland Shopping Centre into a progressive and exciting urban shopping, entertainment and leisure destination for Melbourne.

Working with QIC Global Real Estate, the project delivers an exceptional retail experience through the introduction of David Jones and 150 new national and international brands, a town square of restaurants and public spaces and a new library, learning and cultural centre for the community.

Constructed in an operational environment, the Eastland Shopping Centre Redevelopment is the latest addition to Probuild’s unrivalled portfolio of retail centres delivered nationally.

Below UAP fabricated and installed The Shard at the Eastland Retail Destination.

Urban Art Projects (UAP) is acknowledged as a leader in the field of public art and design solutions, with an impressive list of awards and clients on a global scale.

which cantilevers to create the effect of a floating ceiling, was fabricated in the Brisbane workshop. Construction materials included structural steel, roof cladding, ceiling services and curved glazing.

Offering a unique turn-key approach to commissioning large scale artwork and creative design solutions, UAP provides lowrisk solutions for clients through their three streams of Factory, Studio and Supply.

The Shard required the expertise of more than 30 staff from the design, documentation, project management, workshop and managerial teams at UAP.

Working closely with architects, the factory team assists the design and construction of unique architectural elements such as façades, foyers and interiors. Brothers Matthew and Daniel Tobin established the company in 1993, creating a studio and workshop that facilitates collaborations with architects, as well as artists and designers. UAP provides the space for creatives to extend their practice, develop ideas, investigate materiality and deliver projects. Today, UAP has offices in Brisbane, Shanghai and New York, working with clients Australia wide, in China, Europe, the Middle East and North America. With over 100 staff, UAP has the capability to deliver bespoke public art projects across the globe. UAP shared this expertise and experience through their involvement with the Eastland project in Ringwood. The $665 million development is Melbourne’s most progressive and exciting shopping, entertainment and leisure destination, blending striking architecture and innovative design to create a world class urban precinct. The centre’s design, undertaken by ACME and The Buchan Group, included an iconic entrance feature, transitioning clients from the ordinary world into one of discovery. Collaborating with QIC, Probuild, The Buchan Group and Inhabit, UAP fabricated and installed this spectacular feature, the showpiece of this major development. The Shard, a 24m by 12m steel roof structure, 92

The specialised team used their vast knowledge, experience and skills in welding, insulation, water proofing, laser cutting and powder coating, as part of the fabrication process. Also vital to the project were the skills of tiling and glazing installation professionals, ensuring the finishing touches to The Shard were of an exceptional standard. Construction of The Shard did not come without challenges. The complex, compound curves of this unique feature were achieved by creating prefabricated aluminium sections, which connect to the steel structure. This created the curved form and ensured the roof remained watertight. UAP’s holistic design approach ensured the 6m high curved glazing integrated seamlessly with the bespoke roof structure. Installed in November 2015, The Shard has generated immense interest and has become a talking point of this exceptional retail, entertainment and leisure destination. UAP is currently engaged to design and construct landmark projects in Docklands, Perth and the Middle East. The team are also working on creative strategies in Brisbane, China and the US.

For more information contact Urban Art Projects, 41 Holland Street, Northgate Brisbane QLD 4013, phone 07 3630 6300, email, website



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Below Best Balustrades Group completed glass and glazing works for Eastland’s shop fronts and façades.

Best Balustrades Group were responsible for completing the Eastland Retail Destination’s façade works and glass shop fronts, as well as the glass feature canopy at the front of the centre.

“Working in a confined space with hundreds of people at the same time was a challenge,” says Farid. “However we were pleased with the final results.”

With each glass panel for the canopy weighing nearly 500kg, Best Balustrades used hydraulic lifting equipment to get each panel into place. This feature canopy stretches from the Warrandyte Road side to Maroondah Highway.

“We achieved exactly the look that the architecture envisioned,” says Farid from Best Balustrades

Additionally, Best Balustrades completed glass display boxes along the Maroondah Highway promoting Eastlands to tens of thousands of commuters. “We also completed works on the shop fronts for Town Square – 72 of them,” adds Farid. “This involved the framing and glazing for these shop fronts, which are single and double glazed, and made from glass that has a special coating.” At the top of the shop fronts are thick glass panels (which also had to be elevated to the height) of a distinct colour, while the company also installed exclusive hand rails for all the doors. A dark bronze colour for the framing completes the look. 94


Best Balustrades has recently completed works on Werribee Plaza, the Emirates Lounge at Melbourne Airport as well as works for the Airport’s Terminal 4. Among its other projects, Best Balustrades is working on the Quest Apartments at Melbourne Airport, Garden Square in Richmond and St Joseph Mews in Hawthorn.

For more information contact Best Balustrades Group Pty Ltd, 76 Berkshire Road, Sunshine North VIC 3020, phone 03 9311 2888, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Arup provided fire and acoustic engineering services for the Eastland Retail Destination.

Providing a broad range of engineering, consulting and specialty services, Arup are making a positive difference in the world, delivering a wide range of projects for public and private sector clients. Arup established a presence in Australia in 1963, when entrusted with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House. Since then, they have evolved to employ over 1,000 staff working from eight offices around Australia.

resistance using a performance based approach, detailed egress strategies utilising the connection between the carpark and the retail centre and places of safety using smoke zones; fire, smoke detection and alarms; smoke hazard management; fire suppression systems such as sprinklers, fire hydrants and fire extinguishers; and providing egress advice provisions during construction.

Providing services for every stage of a project, from inception to completion, Arup undertake jobs of all sizes, their core role as engineers to the building and infrastructure sector enhanced and complemented by their extensive range of consulting services.

Due to the design philosophy of total fire engineering, Arup were able to provide a high level of flexibility, allowing the town square, city council library, cinema complex and high rise hotel tower to be successfully integrated into Eastland. The high rise hotel tower design also included distinct design work by Arup’s Acoustic Engineers.

Due to their vast experience in fire engineering of major retail properties, Arup were contracted to the Eastland project in Melbourne. Utilising a large team of fire engineers, Arup adopted the philosophy of ‘total fire engineering’ which allowed for an integrated fire engineering solution to be provided for the centre.

All fire engineering solutions provided by Arup provided flexibility for the architectural and services design, and allowed for the implementation of new products such as glazed separation and bare steel structures. Arup provide consulting and building solutions across numerous building sectors across Australia.

Implementing cost effective and efficient design, Arup provided numerous fire engineering aspects on the project, including fire compartmentation and fire separation; rationalised structural fire

For more information contact Arup, Level 17, 1 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002, phone 03 9668 5500, email melbourne@, website




Below Taylors completed extensive surveying and data collection for the Eastland Retail Destination.

Taylors have been working with QIC for more than 10 years on their long term vision for Eastland Retail Destination.

of columns and steps. Using this technology was the most practical and cost effective solution.

When Taylors first began, they conducted a full survey of the centre to get a solid database to work from. That data became a foundation for all architectural design and construction that has been conducted since, and Taylors essentially act as custodians for maintaining the integrity of that data.

Taylors were able to deliver a point cloud of the food court within hours of conducting the survey which is far more useful to QIC than just sending them the raw survey data, as it can be easily slotted into existing project plans, and can be turned into 3D models, which then helps the client and the architects to visualise the existing structure.

When plans to double the size of Eastland started to ramp up a few years ago, Taylors began work on subdividing the site. The centre was comprised of several titles from a range of different businesses, so before the redevelopment could begin, that aspect needed to be dealt with. It was very challenging due to the number of different owners as well as a range of other stakeholders, all with varying interests.

Taylors will now facilitate the subdivision of Eastland’s newly constructed library and town square, which are designed to become a central activity hub for locals.

Taylors had to be innovative in their thinking so they could future-proof the site and maintain maximum potential for future subdivision. Taylors has also delivered the survey of the existing food court using laser scanners to deliver a conditions survey of storefronts, counter levels, changes in floor elevations, vertical clearances, and the locations 96


For more information contact Taylors, 8/270 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill VIC 3168, phone 03 9501 2800, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Endeavour Ceilings provided plaster solutions to The Shard at Eastland Retail Destination.

With over 30 years experience in the plastering industry, Endeavour Ceilings have made a name for themselves with their can do attitude and quality work. Specialising in projects with tight programs, Endeavour Ceilings are able to achieve professional results working to strict timelines time and time again. Incorporating a variety of trades, Endeavour Ceilings has a team of 80 employees including carpenters, light structural steel workers, plasterers, painters and joiners. Having such a diverse scope of talent means that coordination issues are eliminated, and handover dates are expedited. Utilising around 40 of their 80 strong team members, Endeavour Ceilings recently performed work on the $665 million Eastland Retail Destination. Endeavour Ceilings provided extraordinary plaster solutions on this major project, working on the iconic entrance feature known as The Shard. The Shard, a 3D geometrical feature, was assembled on site, part of its structure formed from prefabricated plasterboard bulkheads provided by Endeavour Ceilings. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The Shard was a major undertaking at Eastland requiring a significant amount of time to construct this urban art. Using traditional methods, the curves and domes needed to be manufactured in small segments using moulds and cast plaster glass, and would of taken around six months to achieve. With this in mind, the builder turned to Endeavour Ceilings for an alternate and quicker solution. Taking a completely different approach, Endeavour Ceilings substituted the plaster glass moulding with plasterboard, thereby completing The Shard in a 12 week period with exceptional results. Not only was the work completed in half the time, this meant that other critical trades could also complete their work without delay. Endeavour Ceilings proving again that they are experts at performing professional services in minimal timeframes, whilst achieving fantastic results on very complex structures. For more information contact Endeavour Ceilings, 456 Hammond Road, Dandenong VIC 3175, phone 03 9796 3722, email admin@ VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE EASTLAND RETAIL DESTINATION


Below Formium provided the landscaping for the centre and its surrounds.

The outstanding ‘Sense of Place’ of the Eastland Town Square, and the project surrounds, is the result of an inspired brief from QIC. The final design is the outcome of ongoing QIC ‘hands-on’ workshops with Probuilld, Maroondah City Council, Turner & Townsend Thinc Project Managers, Buchan Group Architects, Acme London, FORMium, Public Realm Artists, ANL Landscape Contractors, De Fazio Paving and the whole Consultant Team. The new Town Square urban precinct is the focal centre of the newly developed world class Eastland Retail Destination. It is strategically located opposite the new Ringwood Station public transport hub; the Public Library Community Hub; and the vibrant restaurant café precinct and its outdoor dining forecourts. Some of the Key Landscape design features include: • A canopy of super advanced leafy trees, with a reference to the nearby Victorian Yarra Valley environs. The trees were preselected and grown-on specifically for the project. • A lush understorey of fresh herbs and produce plants which surround the alfresco dining terraces with a fragrant sensory carpet, where passers-by are encouraged to pick and sample the leaves. 98


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Sunny turfed slopes for sitting on sunny days. Extensive solid bluestone planter edge plinths for sitting and meeting. A quality palette of sawn stone paving with a vibrant contemporary pattern. Leafy streetscape laneway links to the Ringwood Market and future key commercial precincts. Surrounding streetscapes which integrate with Ringwood’s new suite of urban design elements. A super advanced landmark ‘Tree of Knowledge’ meeting point outside the Library. Extensive use of sustainable green walls which are integrated into the architectural elevational treatment.

The tremendous success, and the ready adoption of the precinct by the local community is a credit to the whole Client, Contractor, and Consultant Team.

For more information contact Formium, 23 Budd Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, phone 03 9416 1755, fax 03 9416 0508, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Aglo Systems engineered and manufactured the architectural chandelier at Eastland Retail Destination.

Eastland Retail Destination has been elegantly updated thanks to the expert team at Aglo Systems, specialists in all aspects of custom manufacturing and engineering. Aglo Systems specialise in custom manufacturing and engineering for retail and commercial projects. The work completed for the Eastland project is nothing short of spectacular, Aglo was successful in Probuild’s competitive tender process to manufacture the stunning chandelier that is featured in the main mall area of the centre. Designed by Buchan Group, the architectural ceiling feature spans over 500m2 and is 90m in length. Stretching gracefully across the ceiling, the chandelier features suspended alternating anodised aluminium blades which reflects sunlight filtering through from the overhead skylights, transforming it into a natural light feature. The engineered design, manufacture and on site installation support was performed by the expert team at Aglo Systems, engineering the chandelier structure so that all pieces were manufactured from lasercut and folded aluminium sheetmetal. This process ensured that all locations were precise and consistent before the welding stage. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Thanks to Aglo, large cost reductions were obtained by using Solidworks CAD with several engineering design iterations. The design priorities were manufacturing automation, light weight, fast assembly and installation, driving the price down. Aglo are justifiably proud of the exceptional work performed for the Eastland project, the finished product destined to become a talking point amongst visitors to the popular destination. Since opening in 2004, Aglo Systems has undergone continuous growth and is on track to become a leading custom manufacturing and engineering specialist. Currently working on some spectacular luminaries for a large holiday resort operator (WA), Aglo is at the top of its field, using experience and skill to produce stunning results.

For more information contact Aglo Systems, 10 Plane Tree Avenue, Dingley Village VIC 3172, phone 03 9551 3748, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE EASTLAND RETAIL DESTINATION


Below D-Tech, Pro-Tech and CCL used their expertise and skills to deliver their stages of the project on time and within budget.

D-Tech Ground and Overhead Services (D-Tech), Pro-Tech Hoardings and Construction Contract Labour (VIC) recently took their team of experts to the Eastland Retail Destination in Melbourne, delivering a high level of service across their specialised areas.

All work sites require additional staffing at times, and this is where Construction Contract Labour (VIC) stepped in, providing back up labour services when the need arose. The company, known for its expertise in screening potential employees, are committed to providing efficient customer orientated labour hire across Victoria.

Using qualified staff to ensure accurate results for their client, D-Tech Ground and Overhead Services performed underground and concrete scanning services on the $665 million project. Using a GSSI Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to depths of 7m, and RD8000 wands designed to locate cables and pipes, D-Tech produced detailed reports outlining the location of utilities on the site. Once scanning had been completed and the results calculated, cutting, coring and excavating around the site could commence without risk of interfering with utility services.

Working on such a large project did not come without its challenges, yet D-Tech, Pro-Tech Hoardings and Construction Contract Labour (VIC) used their expertise and skills to deliver their stages of the redevelopment on time and within budget.

When it came to hoarding around Eastland Shopping Centre, Pro-Tech Hoardings used their experience to secure the building site with traditional hoarding methods. A more flexible and efficient system in the form of Titan Hoarding was used for the tenancies within the Centre. This fully engineered system provided a safe means of providing freestanding temporary fencing for the retail outlets, and had the added benefit of being able to be modified or relocated whilst still maintaining engineer certification. 100 VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE EASTLAND RETAIL DESTINATION

D-Tech are also pleased to now offer all Hydro Excavation services as part of D-Tech for all your non-destructive digging requirements. As part of our normal service, we are able to pothole/prove the services that we locate as we scan the area. This virtually eliminates the risk of underground utility damage. Hydro excavation is a non-mechanical, non-destructive process that uses pressurised water and industrial strength vacuum to simultaneously excavate and evacuate soil. For more information contact D-Tech Ground & Overhead Services, 5/26-30 Howleys Road, Notting Hill VIC 3168, phone 03 9544 8933, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below APS provided timber and steel structural panels to Eastland Retail Destination.

Established in 2005, APS specialise in providing cost effective solutions for the construction industry. Incorporating temporary and permanent access divisions as well as an architectural feature division, APS Group prides itself on the diversity of services it offers. Utilising around 60 of their 100 strong staff, APS carried out a range of works on the Eastland Shopping Centre redevelopment project in Melbourne.

Ramp and in the South West Mall, where APS not only designed, but fabricated and installed the stunning wave ceiling feature. The Mall skylight also took shape under APS knowledgeable hands, with all glazing, assembly and installation falling to them. To assist in its upkeep, a skylight BMU was designed, manufactured and installed by these authorities in the industry.

Using GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) façade paneling, APS performed work on the library, installing the façade structural steel as well as glazing the buildings skylight.

Cost effective methods were used throughout the project, with aluminium panels that resembled timber utilised. Honeycomb aluminium, with its light yet strong properties was another innovative product used, APS pulling out all the stops for this progressive and exciting urban centre.

APS manufactured and installed the shop front steel work, installed the chandelier (manufactured by Aglo Systems) which runs the full length of the mall. APS also erected all of the support steel work for the chandelier.

APS is at the top of their game, and continues to provide expert services to the construction industry Australia wide.

Designing, manufacturing and installing timber ceiling panels also fell to APS, the end result complementing the overall look of the area. The use of APS’s support steelwork continued throughout Eastland, utilised at the shopping centre entry, the Warrandyte Road Horse Shoe WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact APS, 32 Northgate Drive, Thomastown VIC 3074, phone 03 9466 1887, fax 03 9465 2670, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE EASTLAND RETAIL DESTINATION 101

Below Best Digital Signs provided wayfinding services and artwork hoardings at Eastland Retail Destination.

Best Digital Signs is living up to their name, producing exceptional signage for the Eastland project. Specialising in commercial and corporate signage, Best Digital Signs have been serving their clients for 25 years, priding themselves on designing and fabricating signage solutions for businesses of all sizes. Experts in large format digital printing, Best Digital Signs lent their talents to the Eastland Retail Destination, producing a variety of signage for the $665 million development. As well as providing functional wayfinding signage for Probuild, Best Digital Signs fabricated marketing and hoarding signage for the centre itself. Best Digital Signs, working in conjunction with Melbourne based artist David Bromley, produced high resolution full colour digital prints of this renowned artist’s work, melding print with hand painted embellishments. Industry technology meets art to create a spectacular result. The hoardings themselves became massive artworks that accurately and with precise clarity portray David Bromley’s unique style and flourish. Due to the immense scale of the project, the size of hoarding 102 VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE EASTLAND RETAIL DESTINATION

wraps varied throughout the centre. In some areas this reached up to 30m high x 20m wide whilst in others it covered the front of shops that were still in the renovation stage. No matter what the size, Best Digital Signs used their skill and expertise to produce high quality results time after time, rolling out the unique hoarding wraps in multiple locations across the centre in a minimal time frame. With the Eastland project covered in fine art, many patrons of the centre took tours to experience this visual treat. Best Digital Signs and David Bromley can be assured that this stunning alternative to the usual bland hoarding was much appreciated by all. Best Digital Signs continue to work their prowess on various projects throughout Australia.

For more information contact Best Digital Signs, 9 Argent Place, Ringwood VIC 3134, phone 03 9872 5911, fax 03 9872 5922, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Clean City Services are well equipped to tackle hard to reach and difficult construction cleaning projects.

For over a decade, Clean City Services has been providing Melbourne with high quality industrial, commercial, private and retail cleaning services. With a reputation for exceptional service and commitment on all jobs they undertake, Clean City Services is the first choice when it comes selecting a cleaning team for projects of all sizes. Commencing as a commercial cleaning company franchise with one employee, Clean City Services has evolved to have 40 full time staff on board. Committed to providing the most efficient, consistent, reliable and cost-effective cleaning services to their clients, Clean City’s staff take a hands on approach, with all staff from management level through to onsite personnel actively involved in the development and implementation of their quality practices. Taking their skilled team of experts to the Eastland project, Clean City Services performed a variety of tasks including internal and external window cleaning, buffing and scrubbing hard floors, polishing floors, steam cleaning carpets, cleaning tiles with acid wash as well as carrying out cleaning in the car park. Well versed in cleaning for major projects, Clean City Services also carried out general construction cleaning for the Eastland project, in WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

addition utilising the BMU (Building Maintenance Unit) to effectively clean hard to reach areas of the development. Experts in their field, Clean City Services were also able to recommend additional services that were pertinent to the job, ensuring that their clients’ needs were met at all times. Working within strict Work Health and Safety guidelines, Clean City Services is at the forefront of their industry, with their experienced staff excelling at their job. Clean City Services continue to provide their exceptional services to major projects across Melbourne. Their service continually impresses their clientele, and their reputation for quality is well known by those in the construction industry.

For more information contact Clean City Services, 14 Water Road, Preston VIC 3072, phone 03 9416 9699, fax 03 9416 9399, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE EASTLAND RETAIL DESTINATION 103

Below MC Labour Services provided labour hire and traffic management during the construction on the Eastland project.

With a holistic approach to personnel hire, MC Labour Services can tailor solutions for specific requirements and a range of budgets. Specialising in employment services for both temporary and contract labour hire, MC Labour Services is the preferred labour hire provider in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. With a database of over 20,000 skilled and qualified workers, MC Labour Services is committed to providing effective labour solutions across a range of industries including building, civil and rail construction; traffic management and control; security services and mining and resources. Founded in 1995, MC Labour Services is committed to understanding the unique needs of their clients and their projects, and since its establishment has expanded to provide traffic management, security and edge protection in its portfolio of services. As a forerunner in their industry, and with the capability to mobilise hundreds of workers at short notice, it was only fitting MC Labour Services provided trade, labour and traffic management services for the Eastland project in Melbourne. Supplying approximately 150 fully qualified and skilled personnel, MC Labour Services worked with Probuild to ensure that all the 104 VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE EASTLAND RETAIL DESTINATION

labour and trade needs were met for the $665 million redevelopment. Essential traffic management services were provided, helping to effectively manage the influx of regular shoppers and work vehicles into the centre. Working closely with Probuild, MC Labour Services were able to cater for their precise requirements, ensuring an efficient and cost effective hiring solution. Continuing their relationship with Probuild, MC Labour Services are currently working on projects including the Chadstone Shopping Centre Redevelopment, Caulfield Village, Empire Apartments, Bouverie Apartments, the ABC Project and Werribee Shopping Centre. MC Labour Services strive to be the best people for the job every time, any time. Delivering experienced professionals, tradespeople and skilled labourers continuously to a myriad of projects across the country is their aim, and something that they do exceptionally well.

For more information contact MC Labour Services, 433 Smith Street, North Fitzroy VIC 3068, phone 1300 101 214, fax 03 9661 0510, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below SBS Group provided framing solutions for The Shard and portal entries at The Eastland Retail Destination.

Manufacturers of custom lightweight pre-fabricated framing systems, SBS Group is leading the way with its smart time saving construction alternatives. Removing design and traditional construction restrictions, SBS Group makes it easier to deliver projects faster and more efficiently.

Portal wrap framing was also redesigned by SBS Group to save on expensive structural steel, and to expedite and create ease of construction on site. As a high end finish panel was applied, it was important that frames were critically manufactured within strict tolerances, enabling sheets to be directly fixed to sub-straights.

When it came to the $665 million Eastland Retail Destination, SBS Group supplied the iconic feature known as The Shard.

Glazing channels were also incorporated to assist the glazing contractor. Once prototypes were installed and minor adjustments made, SBS went into production, resulting in a quality and accurate lightweight engineered alternative enabling direct fix of cladding.

The Shard, a 3D elliptical sweep void geometric shape eclipses the entrance, designed to transition visitors from the town square into the architecturally featured centre.

SBS Group ‌. providing solutions to assist builders and contractors alike for efficient project savings.

SBS Group were engaged to shop detail, design and fabricate all levels of The Shard’s elements to support curved plasterboard, a challenging task due to the complexities of the structure and the high end finishes required. As construction and installation on site commenced, an area of framing become constrained due to on site concrete edges. However with skilled tradesmen involved, this was quickly overcome, resulting in an outstanding finished result. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact SBS Group VIC, 3 Bessemer Road, Bayswater North VIC 3153, phone 03 9761 7095, fax 03 9761 7035, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE EASTLAND RETAIL DESTINATION 105


The $60M St. Joseph Terraces Project transforms the former St. Joseph’s Technical School into a boutique residential masterpiece of 78 luxury dwellings including six heritage apartments, 61 terrace homes and 11 rooftop warehouses. It incorporates the sites rich history with the façades displaying images from the 1930s and 40s. St. Joseph Terraces are a fine example of innovative thinking and an intelligent response to the property market’s need and craving for beautiful terraces and warehouse style-living. Domain Hill’s ingenious vision and planning saw them develop and build the $60 million project: converting and integrating the 1893 St. Joseph’s Schoolhouse and Victorian cottage into 78 modern and luxurious dwellings, with six heritage apartments, 61 terrace homes and 11 rooftop warehouses. A prominent and innovative feature of the terraces is the distinguished homage paid to the old school where photographs of former pupils are laser-etched onto metal screens which form two of the three street façades that wind around the building like a shell. The building also portrays, in respect of Maurice Buckley, a cleverly designed, engineered and manufactured podium level boulevard, as a tribute to the St. Joseph’s student who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his heroic services in World War 1. 106 VIC PROJECT FEATURE ST. JOSEPH TERRACES

Operating for over 20 years Domain Hill has an established reputation as boutique developers encompassing a broad range of residential and commercial projects.“As a developer one has to be very multi-skilled,” says Peter Cahill, Managing Director of Domain Hill. St. Joseph Terraces saw Domain Hill take charge of an extensive and programme: starting from identifying the site, negotiating acquisition and arranging funding. They went on to engage and lead the foremost consulting teams, conceptualising the development scheme right through to overseeing a build – from demolition to construction – making sure all constituents remained true to the original design. Domain Hill has demonstrated ability in recognising and producing a product that is commercially viable with an end result that meets market acceptability. They facilitated town planning, communicated with major stakeholders, set up all required approvals and agreements with Council and Departmental authorities. In the final stages of the programme, they lead the sales team and implemented marketing plans and branding strategies, ensuring all prospective buyers were 100% satisfied. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

A significant challenge of the construction programme was integrating a selection of old images of past students into the façade. Domain Hill worked with Architects Kavellaris Urban Design (KUD) to incorporate an element of history with a strong emotional content into the design. Bespoke finishes, timber cabinetry, full-height glazing, and filtered light through the perforated metal screens from the photographic façade – all masterstrokes in design. The Maurice Buckley Boulevard, an upper level circulation area acting like a private elevated laneway was tricky, trying to conceptualise this very abstract component was both rewarding and testing. Town planning was scrupulous as Domain Hill had to handle and negotiate several heritage buildings on the site referred to as ‘notable’ under the local planning scheme. By working along with Council and providing extensive consultation with the local community they gained approval and support to remove the buildings and replace them with a moderate low rise development of terrace homes rather than furnish another development of high rise apartments. “If we tried that then the likelihood of getting the approval without going to VCAT would have been slim and even then a positive VCAT result was not assured,” said Peter. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Setting themselves apart from other companies by focusing on an owner occupier type product rather than an investment grade product Domain Hill offer an alternative, “we like to think we can provide a point of difference to every project and offer a high level of desirability.” Peter adds, “we call it real estate integrity, everyone says they offer a point of difference but it’s often just marketing speak. In our case the buying public tend to embrace that we do in fact deliver a point of difference.” The impressive and outstanding response to St. Joseph Terraces and Warehouses is a commendable achievement, a success which now sees Domain Hill set their sites on further commercial projects. For more information contact Domain Hill Property Group Pty Ltd, Level 1, 49 Smith Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, phone 03 9419 8588, fax 03 9417 3820, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE ST. JOSEPH TERRACES 107

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES As Australia’s largest specialist bath, spa bath and shower manufacturer, Decina constantly push the boundaries in bathroom design by supplying and manufacturing products that are both functional, innovative and suit our Australian lifestyle. St Joseph Terraces saw them add to an already unique building by enhancing a clever construction with bathrooms that are relaxing and beautiful. Founded in 1989, Decina is an established name and has an outstanding reputation in the building community for bathroom ware and products that are unique, practical and aesthetically appealing – making Decina frequently on top of the list by builders looking for quality bathroom products. St Joseph Terraces saw Decina supply and fit 24 Novara baths. The Novara bath was chosen by the project’s builder and Decina’s team for its angled design, which maximised space, usability and provided optimum reclining comfort. The Island Style could be set away from the adjoining walls to give a simple, elegant feel – a perfect fitting in St Joseph’s fresh and modern bathrooms. A large majority of buyers of the apartments took up the option of having a bath put in, quickly snapping up an offer on a long-lasting product at an affordable price.

the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. All of their products are tested and made to strict Australian Safety Standards. Decina use premium, sanitary grade acrylic, which is the highest quality acrylic on the market today – providing high gloss finish, scratch and chemical resistance. Decina baths come with one of the longest warranties on the market, all their inset baths include an extensive 15 year warranty, proof of Decina’s quality and conviction in their manufacturing processes. Fully Australian owned Decina manufacture approximately 90% of their products in Australia. Beginning over 26 years ago they have manufactured over one million baths in their Queensland factory. Employing up to 89 people, with all manufacturing done in Brisbane, their sales distribution offices, and warehouses are found in most major cities nationally: testimony to a company trusted by architects and builders.

Decina’s Victorian sales team were employed on St Joseph Terraces at the early specification and selection process up to and including the final stages of construction. They ensured the Novara bath, assigned by the project’s builders, was the right size and shape for the bathrooms in the terraces, and that it was installed to meet and exceed their client’s needs. Decina managed the production schedule efficiently; being in charge of all product orders, making certain each bath was delivered on-time and installed properly.

Decina are currently being considered for the following construction programs: • Skytower – Brisbane Sky Tower, planned for completion in five years at 270m, with 90 floors it will be one of the tallest residential towers in Australia. • Cornerstone Living – Queensland’s largest suburban renewal project costing $600 million will create almost 1,200 homes over a ten year period. • Spire – $200 million Residential Tower located with 42-stories and 340 Units, at 451-461 Ann Street, Brisbane known as Spire. • Jupiter’s Casino – $345 million complete transformation of the existing 592 room Gold Coast Hotel & Casino and facilities, including a 6-star luxury hotel tower.

Entirely manufactured in Australia, Decina were confident that product quality and delivery would not be a concern. Decina products use

For more information contact Decina, phone 1300DECINA, email, website




St. Joseph Terraces, Queensland

MACRO MANAGERS Nash Project Management were engaged as the clients project managers on St Joseph Terraces. After an established and successful relationship with Domain Hill Property Group Nash provided all project management services to the construction programme. This $60 million project saw Nash oversee the design of the old school house into 78 modern terraces, all builder negotiations and manage the construction on behalf of the developer. The design involved liaising with the local community to protect and maintain several heritage buildings on the site, all approvals with respective authorities as well as meeting the needs of the developer in terms of the product they wanted to deliver to the market. The construction started with a complex demolition and excavation process due to public access and safety issues, that are apparent to a three street frontage project such as this. Nash Project Management have commercial acumen. They communicate and understand that a project is not just about individual aspects of a project but the project needs in its entirety.

For more information contact Nash Management Group, Suite 5, Level 5, 627 Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC 3141, phone 03 9866 7702, email, website 110 VIC PROJECT FEATURE ST. JOSEPH TERRACES


BEST FOOT FORWARD Vayco Structures provided structural engineering consultancy on St Joseph Terraces, administering design, documentation and engineering solutions for the project. Starting with a positive recommendation from KUD Architects, and a competitive fee proposal, they went on to win the contract for the construction and conversion of the 1893 St Joseph’s Schoolhouse and Victorian cottage, into 74 modern terrace homes, and 11 rooftop warehouses. In partnership with KUD and the builders, Vayco were in charge of all structural design aspects, their components, managing all the technical, economic, environmental, aesthetic and social aspects of the building. With three dedicated employees assigned to the program, beginning with the design and concept phase, Vayco were engaged throughout the construction, providing regular inspections, stability checks, monitoring and maintenance.

Another innovative element of the structure was a cleverly engineered podium level boulevard, offering a ‘wow’ factor to the terraces. “Maintaining an original structure, and incorporating this respectfully into a modern design, required thorough consulting,” continues Con. Vayco have been in business for five years, employing eight people they run a small to medium firm working steadily on $5 million to $10 million constructions encompassing: • Structural Design and Documentation. • Site inspections and Reporting Services • Storm-water design and documentation (retention system OSD and WSUD) • Certification of Structural/Civil Design For more information contact Vayco Structures, 330D South Road, Hampton East VIC 3188, phone 03 9553 1376, email, website

Vayco designed all the footing, stacker pit, ground floor slabs, retention systems, conventionally reinforced suspended slabs coordination with the Post-Tensioning contractor, reinforced concrete columns, reinforced walls, all steel, timber framing and retaining walls. “We had to re-design the slab and footing as the ground conditions were problematic due to the number and size of BASALT boulders needing excavating, to a fully suspended slab.” explains Con, the Managing Director.





AN INSTINCTIVE VISION DEVELOPER : Michael L Yates & Co Pty Ltd ARCHITECT : Bird de la Couer Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Webber Design Pty Ltd PROJECT VALUE : $38 million

The $38m Yarra House project is a luxury apartment development comprising 26-stories, encompassing 88 apartments. Apartments are fitted with high end appliances and provide phenomenal city views. The roof top is a shared space and includes an infinity pool, gym, open deck and barbeque. The name Michael Yates epitomises Melbourne’s South Yarra district, the former industrial area transformed in both landscape and lifestyle thanks to the vision and passion of this expert.

It is what sits atop this building that is now drawing attention. The crowning glory at Yarra House would have to be the North East and North West Penthouses, the ultimate in luxury living in this trendy suburb.

Heading up Michael L Yates & Co Pty Ltd, Michael Yates has lived and breathed South Yarra throughout his 50 year career, using his instinct and insight to help create an environment that is much sought after.

Designed by Bird de la Couer Architects and with interiors by Hassell, the penthouses are nothing short of spectacular. Great attention to detail has been paid and the elegant interior schemes are highlighted with marble benchtops and European timber floors. Gaggenau appliances have been used throughout to give an extra touch of style, and walk in robes, designated studies and bespoke ensuites are all standout features of these prestigious three and four bedroom penthouse apartments.

One of Michael L Yates & Co’s biggest achievements is the regeneration of the Forrest Hill precinct. Working with Stonnington City Council on his vision to enhance the liveability of the area, Michael Yates has been instrumental in transforming numerous properties to turn Forrest Hill into one of Melbourne’s most sought after suburbs. One such property is Yarra House. Located at 18 Yarra Street, the stylish 26-storey apartment block is home to 88 dwellings, all of which have been sold due to the immense popularity of the area and the high quality of the project.

The North West Penthouse offers 220m2 of expansive luxury, and includes a 17m wide balcony that provides panoramic views that stretch across the city, Botanical Gardens and Port Phillip Bay. Like its counterpart, the North East Penthouse also offers sweeping views, with beautiful aspects towards

Melbourne’s East and the Dandenong Ranges as well as the City, Yarra River and the Botanical Gardens. At 152m2, the North East Penthouse with its 14m balcony offers spacious living areas, and with bustling city life just a few minutes walk away, both Penthouses are sure to be popular with those with their finger on the urban pulse. Michael L Yates & Co has ensured that these spectacular living spaces are second to none in the South Yarra area. Sitting atop Yarra House is another touch of genius. A gymnasium, steam room and entertaining deck have been appointed, along with a spectacular rooftop edge lap pool that shimmers against the inspiring city backdrop. Yarra House has been built with superb luxury in mind, and the additions of a lavishly appointed library lounge, lobby and business centre on the ground floor give it a community hub appeal. Fashion, entertainment, culture and shopping are literally at the residents’ doorstep. Yarra House is a jewel in Michael L Yates & Co’s crown, and to ensure the Penthouse apartments won’t lose their spectacular views, Michael Yates managed to secure air rights by buying into an apartment in an adjoining building. The views of these majestic apartments are thereby safe, with residents set to enjoy their panoramic views for a long time to come. Winner of numerous Victorian awards for their development projects, Michael L Yates & Co has established themselves as the forerunner in the property development industry in Melbourne. With projects like Yarra House and its prestigious penthouses, it’s easy to see why Michael Yates is committed to delivering architectural legacies that serve not only individuals, but communities and the broader environment. For more information contact Michael L Yates & Co Pty Ltd, 7 Claremont Street, South Yarra VIC 3141, phone 03 9827 3440, fax 03 9827 3441, email



PAUL WEBBER AND THE WEBBER DESIGN TEAM Structural Engineers for Yarra House would like to congratulate Michael Yates & Co Pty Ltd on their landmark project.

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ALL DECKED OUT Commercial carpentry sub-contractors Creden Construction completed the fit out of the Yarra House project. Their works to the common areas included the rooftop decking and pergola, the acoustic rated gym floor, the entry lobby ceiling batten feature, cladding to the street level entry canopy and fire rated, service and back of house doorframes, doors and door hardware. Works to apartments included pre-hung split jamb, cavity sliding, corner sliding and bi-folding internal doors, door hardware, sanitary fixtures, bath hobs and skirting. “The design and construction of rooftop items was our main challenge on this project,” says company Director Dylan Cresp. “Structural and waterproof integrity were of upmost importance, while supplied finishes had to be fit for outdoor use and satisfy the builder, client and architect.” After much consideration recycled Ironbark re-cut from redundant power poles was chosen as the pergola material; a durable and environmentally friendly selection supplied by Kennedy’s. Decking is Pacific Teak supplied by Woodform Architectural, with all sub-frame members supported on Buzon pedestals to allow efficient water drainage. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Cresp pays tribute to team members who under trying conditions “worked with large sections of heavy timber in tight confines on level 26 in a safe and proficient manner.” The high quality finish confirms Creden Construction were up to this test. Creden Construction has operated since 2011 and has worked on several high-rise projects as listed on the companies website. They have 30 employees, of which up to 12 spent the last nine months working at Yarra House. Regarding builder ICON Co, Cresp says, “ICON are an industry leader whom we thank very much for their continued support” also complimenting ICON’s site team on their professionalism. For more information contact Creden Construction Pty Ltd, 3/21 Simms Road, Greensborough VIC 3088, phone 0403 195 115, email dylancresp@, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE YARRA HOUSE 115

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LOCKER GROUP – ICON APARTMENTS Only the best of the best could be relied upon to produce the expanded metal façade panels that give The Icon St Kilda its unique character. Locker Group Pty Ltd, industry leaders in the manufacture of expanded and perforated metal products, demonstrated its exceptional capabilities to deliver perfect panels within a challenging time frame. A bold, avant-garde apartment building, The Icon features a dazzling multi-coloured façade across 17 levels. Working closely with the architect and builder, Locker Group manufactured to specification the aluminium façade panels using expanded metal product Sun 919A. Locker Group also manufactured and supplied products for the building’s soffits, eaves, ceilings and sliding doors. Manufacturing the expanded metal façade panels was a complex undertaking. The unique architectural design demanded every panel be a precise replica of the master sample. “All of the profiles of the panels needed to line up exactly vertically and horizontally – all the waves needed to line up,” explains Ian Dunstan, Southern Regional Manager at Locker Group. “Every panel needed to be exactly the same.” Equally challenging was producing the panels to showcase the 40 different colour hues as designed by Melbourne artist Matthew Johnston. “For the powder-coating, the panels had to be made without any scratches, flaws or blemishes,” says Ian. Not only did Locker Group successfully deliver flawless panels, they achieved their manufacture and supply within an exceptionally tight time frame. “There was an extremely short lead time due to the nature of the project,” Ian explains. Managing the challenging time frame required a combination of technical expertise and a collaborative approach to installation. Joe Berkelmans, Architectural/Commercial Representative at Locker Group, describes the first step as “having the master sample made and ticked off.” Once the panels were able to be perfectly replicated, Locker Group maintained, as Ian describes, “absolute close contact with the installation company and worked closely with the engineer, who was able to negotiate the quickest possible outcome to keep installing them.”


For over 55 years, Locker Group has continuously expanded through acquisition and amalgamation to become Australia’s leading manufacturer of high quality metal products. Working out of several manufacturing facilities and branch offices across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, Locker Group supplies the architectural and construction industries with expanded and perforated metal panels, handrails, screening and grating, wire mesh curtains, stainless steel mesh products, woven wire products, mesh fittings and conveyor belts. Suited to both industrial and architectural applications, Locker Group’s products are commonly utilised in the construction of façades, balustrades and screenings as well as interior decoration. “The key to our success is we can design, manufacture and install in some projects,” explains Ian. “We design for cost-efficiency and install-efficiency.” Locker Group’s market reaches beyond the architectural to the engineering and infrastructure sectors where its extensive range of industrial flooring products and systems aid in the provision of safer workplaces. Developed by in-house design teams, Locker Group’s industrial flooring products cater for a diversity of situations and structures including walkways, platforms and stairways. Workplaces advantaging from Locker Group’s industrial flooring solutions include mining and gas, quarries, food processing, water treatment facilities and theatres. A recent focus for Locker Group has been on creating solar shading systems. Designed to increase energy efficiency, Locker Group’s range of screening media reduces the impact of solar heat gain which significantly lowers the initial and ongoing costs of HVAC. Used extensively throughout the resource sector, Locker Group’s new range of poly modular screening systems have recently been launched into the mining market. Currently, Locker Group is involved with a number of large-scale projects including Riverside Quay for Mirvac, Warragul Aquatic Centre and Parkville Freeway Apartments.

For more information contact Locker Group, 2 Cojo Place, Dandenong VIC 3175, phone 1800 635 947, fax 03 8791 1099, email, website


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Innovative solutions from Hunter Douglas Architectural Products Australia have been leveraged to enhance a range of groundbreaking projects across the country. Perth Airport’s Qantas Terminal 4, Westfield Chatswood (NSW) and Mirvac’s new Harold Park residential redevelopment (NSW) have all harnessed solutions from Hunter Douglas Architectural Products to achieve leading edge outcomes, Wolfgang Hemmer, Hunter Douglas Commercial General Manager - Australia & New Zealand, confirmed. “The designing architect of the refurbishment of Qantas Terminal 4 at Perth Airport specified the Luxalon 84B ceiling solution in Polar White to follow the curved contour of the development’s substructure. The ability to curve and contour Luxalon linear ceilings has made the range a firm favourite with architects and designers,” said Wolfgang.

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For the Westfield Chatswood extension, the company supplied large quantities of its Luxalon Linear Ceiling 130B in a woodgrain finish, ‘Curly Birch’, with curved carrier rails, and Luxalon V100 and V200 in Monument, curved to meet six different radii. Meanwhile, for the Mirvac Harold Park redevelopment, in Glebe, set to be “a vibrant residential precinct in Sydney’s inner west,” Hunter

Douglas used its single skin façade system to provide a Luxalon cladding solution, with MPF200 (Multipanel) profile. MPF 200, 300 and 400 is a system with a grooved extruded façade beam, fixing brackets and cladding profiles of up to 6.5m. The concept of ‘innovation through design’ was a core philosophy driving Hunter Douglas’ strong global profile in architectural ceilings, façade cladding and sun control profiles, Wolfgang said. “We consistently embrace new methods, materials and designs, and this strength, coupled with over 50 years experience in Australia, helps Hunter Douglas tackle some of the country’s unique environmental and architectural challenges.” “Working in partnership with the building and design community, Hunter Douglas is helping breathe new life into some of the most high Westfield Chatswood - Luxalon Linear B in Curlyleader Birch profile and exciting buildings in the country. And as a 130 worldwide with operations in over 80 countries, we can provide the resources to manage projects of the grandest scale.” “Our profiles are made in Sydney from lightweight aluminum or steel, and protected by our own HD Color-Cote coating process. These provide effective acoustic performance, and all façade profiles have undergone testing to meet Australian standards for combustibility.”

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FAIRVIEW – PARKROYAL PARRAMATTA Façade compliancy within the architecture and construction industry has certainly been a contentious subject over the past year and a half. The 2014 Lacrosse fire highlighted not only the limitations of traditional aluminium composition panel, but also influenced comprehensive audits across each state which raised more questions than answers in respect to external cladding of commercial, multi-residential and residential buildings and National Construction Code conformance. Throughout this, the Victorian Building Authority’s extensive investigation into the Lacrosse incident deemed that the original cladding used was not fit for purpose and as such, all damaged panel was required to be removed and replaced with a compliant solution. After a comprehensive vetting and approval process involving Melbourne City Council, the Victorian Building Authority, the Metropolitan Fire Board, independent fire engineers, a building surveyor, and the strata community management, that compliant solution was determined to be Vitracore G2. Manufactured by Fairview; Vitracore G2 is deemed non-combustible when tested to AS1530.1 as per the requirements set out by the BCA. Visually, Vitracore G2 is the same as traditional composite panel; but what makes it different is the technology of the core, which is constructed from a 100% aluminium structure rather than combustible material. Vitracore G2 has quickly become the go-to product for many installers, builders and architects within the industry given that the use of DtS, BCA compliant non-combustible aluminium composite panels, much like G2, remove the concerns regarding façade compliancy and fire risk. The product also provides substantial cost savings for builders and developers, due to its ability to be used as ‘part of the external wall’, which eliminates the need for an additional non-combustible wall lining, unlike traditional Fire Resistant (commonly known as FR or PLUS) aluminium composite panel which requires the non-combustible wall lining, so that it is considered as an ‘attachment’ for compliance. However, Lacrosse Towers is just one of many non-compliant projects across Australia where cladding

was required to be removed to bring the project into compliance. Fairview recently supplied Vitracore G2 for Monash House Private Hospital in Victoria, when the Monash Council and Building Surveyor identified that the original cladding was ACP, and as such was required to be replaced immediately with a non-combustible, compliant solution. Additionally, Vitracore G2 is increasingly being sought after for new projects across Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Victoria. The newly completed $25 million extension to Parkroyal Parramatta features over 3,000m2 of Vitracore G2. Designed by award-winning Architectus and constructed by Infinity; the Parkroyal extension project involved the construction of a new 7-storey tower with a Club Lounge, as well as 40 Club Rooms and 50 Premier Rooms that offer views of the Parramatta skyline; rendering the hotel the largest in Parramatta which is a timely response to growing business demands in the city. The team at Fairview worked collaboratively with Infinity to not only ensure that a compliant, aesthetically pleasing product that was reflective of Parkroyal’s professional corporate image was delivered, but assisted in maintaining low levels of wastage; Infinity providing Fairview with panel sizes which the company then optimised for the façade installer to obtain the best possible sheet usage. Fairview’s motivation regarding façade compliancy extends beyond just providing non-combustible solutions. The company has continued to address the issue of combustible façades through an extensive collaboration with industry experts and governing bodies to assist better understanding and help dispel the myths within the market. The company has since joined forces with Mecca and Dulux Acratex to deliver a series of Formal CPD Presentations featuring two of the country’s leading authorities on the issue; Dr Jonathan Barnett and Benjamin Hughes-Brown. For more information contact Fairview, regarding seminars or to obtain the comprehensive test reports and assessments for both Vitracore G2 and the complementary Vitradual solid aluminium product, phone 1800 007 175, email, website


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THE FACTS ABOUT RENDER FINISHES As demand for permanent polymer formwork building systems booms, confusion and misunderstanding about the rendered and painted finishes that can be applied to PVC formwork’s surface may be holding it back from being specified for external façade walls. The Australian manufactured and engineered Dincel Construction System is an innovative new building system that delivers cost effective and speedy construction, while at the same time addressing a range of building quality and certification requirements for waterproofing, acoustics, fire retardancy, site safety and the environment. According to Burak Dincel, inventor and chairman of Dincel Construction System, “The perception that renders cannot be applied to Dincel Construction System’s PVC polymer surface is incorrect and negative perception is generated purposely to prevent unstoppable growth of Dincel. A significant number of Dincel Construction System projects have been applied with a wide

range of finishes, including acrylic renders that have endured the test of time over many years.” Dincel Construction System works closely with leading paint and render supply companies including Dulux, Taubmans, Astec, Novatex, and STO European Construction. These organisations have undertaken independent testing of their respective acrylic render and paint finishes, providing warranties of up to 15 years on a range of approved finishes for application on Dincel Construction System walls, provided they are correctly applied by an approved applicator. These renders are available in a variety of colours and textures, latex and polymer based paints, offering architects, builders and developers flexible and durable design options for exterior façades. In addition to acrylic render, latex and polymer paints, a range of lightweight wall cladding materials such as timber, aluminium, metal or fibre cement may be mechanically screwed to Dincel wall surface. Even stone and brick can be applied by using concealed ties which are mechanically fixed before or after the concrete filling of the Dincel wall forms.


Mr Dincel states, “Only 100% acrylic render finishes are suitable for polymer wall surfaces. “The key issue for rendering polymer surfaces is to use minimum 10mm render thickness. The dark coloured surfaces can reach a temperature of 88 degrees centigrade, particularly on the western facing façade walls.” If this temperature is directly allowed to transfer onto any underlying wall surface, the underlying wall material will expand. The render will then crack at random centres if the elasticity of the render is not approximately equal to the expansion of the underlying wall material. “The render material’s expansion and base surface’s thermal expansion has to complement each other. The thicker render works as an insulation material to reduce the transfer of the heat to wall surface below the render. Therefore, a successful finish depends on elasticity and thickness of the render, a heat reflective top coat finish, articulation of render (particularly around window and door openings), and the choice of colour. In addition to all the above factors, workmanship skills and ambient conditions play a major role on the performance of the render.

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“Some acrylic render manufacturers have made the application process even easier by adding small polystyrene balls to increase the applied render thickness of 10mm to 20mm at each application, which is an important performance and labour-cost consideration irrespective of the base wall surface”. For conventional sand-cement based renders or modified acrylic renders which consist of considerable sand and cement, which makes the render porous and brittle, cracking is inevitable. This is because conventional render absorbs moisture into the body of the render, causing shrinkage and temperaturerelated cracking. Water/moisture ingress through the cracked sand-cement render can build up moisture between wall surface and render causing render delamination and paint bubbling. This is not an issue with Dincel, highlighted by the fact that render suppliers provide 15 years warranty on the Dincel wall. Dincel render with significantly less brittle nature applied on a non-porous surface such as Dincel will always provide better performance than the conventional sand-cement render.

The hydrophobic qualities of Dincel Construction System polymer and panel joints, tested by the CSIRO, confirm Dincel walls and forms are 100 percent waterproof. As a completely non-porous surface, Dincel boasts many benefits over other commonly used porous formwork materials, such as fibre cement board, eliminating any risk of concrete cancer and façade delamination. According to Mr Dincel, “Some building professionals are failing to recognise water and moisture will penetrate into a façade wall unless the base wall is waterproof like Dincel or the wall incorporates an applied membrane system, which requires regular maintenance. However, the AS 3600 Concrete Structure Code’s current commentary for concrete walls clearly states that wall systems relying on the applied membranes instead of adequate concrete cover are outside the scope of AS 3600. This means specifiers and certifiers can be held liable for those walls reliant on the applied waterproof membranes and displaying problems such as mould and mildew, air voids, and corrosion. Dincel always maintains adequate concrete cover

This photo shows the failure of the membrane system on an alternative wall system using porous boards as a permanent concrete formwork. The designer/certifier who is ignoring AS3600 Commentary must satisfy themselves that the claimed membrane system life is at least equal to the structural wall’s life which is a minimum of 40 years since there is no legislation or consumer awareness to enforce the requirement of ongoing maintenance with such systems.

to any metal within the wall which complies with the AS 3600 durability requirement. For more information contact Dincel Construction System, phone 02 9670 1633, website





The newly completed $9 million Mary’s Mount Centre at Loreto College, Ballarat (Victoria), is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility set within a historic school precinct. This contemporary centre, designed by architectural firm Gray Puksand and built by S.J. Weir, features a 500 seat auditorium, multimedia laboratory as well as spacious music and dance studios. With its proximity to heritage buildings, the Centre is an example of modest, respectful design that coexists harmoniously with heritage structures, including the adjacent school chapel. One of the Centre’s most important design features is the Exsulite® – Kooltherm® Thermal Façade System by Dulux® AcraTex®, which incorporates the Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board. This unique CodeMarkTM certified façade system, noted for its visual impact, developed jointly by Kingspan and Dulux AcraTex, is a masterpiece of ‘two-in-one’ multifunctionality: not only does the walling of the façade provide superb thermal insulation, but its slimline profile also maximises functional interior space. High-performance insulation is a necessity at the school, where winter temperatures frequently fall several degrees below zero and summertime temperatures can soar well above 40°C. The Exsulite-Kooltherm Thermal Façade System achieves its peak performance from Kooltherm’s unrivalled practicality, safety and resilience. Exsulite Kooltherm K5 External Wall Boards, available in either 50mm or 80mm configurations, are CodeMark certified and fire rated to rigorous international and Australian standards and produce exceptional thermal conductivity values. The Mary’s Mount Centre is a welcome modern addition to a school of great tradition, featuring high-quality construction, world class-performance and great affordability compared with alternative façade systems. For more information contact Dulux AcraTex, 1956 Princess Highway, Clayton VIC 3168, phone 1300 662 841, email, website 128 ANCR FAÇADES CLADDING & CURTAIN WALLS SPECIAL FEATURE



ATELIER JV – PERTH AIRPORT Atelier JV are an award winning Perth based, Australian owned company specialising in the full spectrum of Façade Engineering design. Atelier JV have worked with Perth Airport since 2013 in a number of major Façade Engineering roles. The expansion of Arrivals at Terminal 1 saw Atelier JV design 8.5m tall glazing around the staircase atrium as well as glazing along the front elevation extension of the original façade. The Atelier JV team worked closely with Built Environs on the expansion of the Terminal 1 (T1) International Departures area and the T1 Domestic Pier. There were a number of elements within the project needing to be addressed including the secondary steel support for the façade, cladding and glazing, Aerobridge links and all glazed façades on the pier. The team worked both internally and externally on the Pier including the steel mullions, glass walls, gates and mechanical service pods, the west extension, glazed link bridge to Terminal 2, and the cladding trusses that wrap around the eaves of the Departures area. Working in airport spaces present a number of challenges when designing façade elements. When completing external works, the team had to contend with high design wind loads prevelant at airport sites due to the open spaces, together with blast loading for façades, a criteria that is very unique in airport designs. Internally, high security, impact loading and crowd loads were constant criteria to factor in, monitor and overcome throughout intelligent design on the project. “Atelier JV demonstrated a vast knowledge base and engineering skillset on this project, understanding the needs of a Contractor by providing practical and economical engineering solutions, I look forward to working again with Atelier JV in the future on the next construction challenge.” Sam Reinboth, Senior Project Manager, Built Environs. Atelier JV continue to work with Perth Airport and have recently joined with Built to complete works on the Virgin Australia Check-in counters and guest lounges. They have also been commissioned to work on the retail expansion currently under construction,

altering the existing façade and canopies, and introducing new shop fronts for the upcoming new retail stores. Atelier JV’s experience with façades started with the director, Simon Jewell’s glass design work in London in 2000 on the international rail terminal at St. Pancras, and has expanded to include all aspects of façade structural design in materials from timber to stainless steel and plastics to aluminium. They have the capacity to complete the design of a wide range of façades, artwork and other architectural elements. Atelier JV are equipped to design for the full spectrum of project types in façade design that range from glass floors, fin and beams to aluminium panels, screens and extrusions. Atelier JV are also able to complete storefronts and shop fit-outs, secondary steel work, façade acoustic and thermal performance design façade inspections and suggest materials to use for different elements for the design however diverse or unusual.

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Atelier JV get involed in a wide variety of projects and are currently involved in or have recently completed work on; • 202 Pier Street, East Perth • Screens for Karratha Quarter, Channel 9 and the award winning Sanwell Office Building •  Roy Hill Operations Centre at the Airport precinct • NAB, ANZ and Coles Fit Outs and shop fronts • Yagan Square • Forrest Chase •  108 St. Georges Terrace glass lobby artwork On 140 St. Georges Terrace, a recent façade inspection project, Atelier JV used their unique skills of rope access façade inspection to inspect and report on the condition of the precast concrete shrouds to the buildings main exterior columns. Over five days, staff from Atelier JV abseiled the 140m tall tower in the city to record all defects and create a detailed report on the condition of the façades, which they could then tender for the client. For more information contact Atelier JV, 123 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge WA 6003, phone 08 9228 9120, email, website



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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, fake bamboo and metal. 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, commercial and domestic markets. Texture Panels supply to both local and overseas markets. Texture Panels’ best selling product is their brick designs, with all products famous for their lightweight, easy installation. There are both interlocking and non interlocking panels available depending on the design. Texture Panels are specifically engineered to be saw or CNC cut, drilled, routed, glued and fastened with ordinary tools, so you don’t need specialised masons or tradespeople, equipment or tools to fit the interlocking or stand alone pre fabricated panels. They are easy to install for DIY and trade professionals alike and are safe for children and adults as they are produced with all water-based chemistry, with no VOC and do not “off gas” any formaldehyde. 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. There are corner pieces to match some designs, alternativly the panel can miter cut to produce corner columns. 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 finish, 50 year material manufucturers warranty. There are fire proof and non fire proof designs available. 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. They are used widely in a variety of indoor and outdoor building applications including store and franchise fitouts and multi-level constructions by homeowners, architects, designers and retail stores. The panels can be used as wall coverings, for retail, commercial or creating natural shadows limited to your imaginations, true depth and realistic effects to finish off your space with class. Once installed, signs, wall displays and pictures can be screwed into Texture Panels without fear of splintering or cracking. The panels can be seamlessly arranged vertically or horizontally to enhance designs and creativity and made to order 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. There is no minimum order. Texture Panels ship in cartons for small orders and containers for large orders by common carriers. You can order two free 15cm² random samples by calling Texture Panels.

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A 1,000 car capacity multi-deck car park at Penrith Station. ARCHITECT: HBO + EMTB. The rectilinear shaped building features a striking façade which has taken cues from the nearby Blue Mountains. The design team took inspiration from the shapes and colours of the eucalyptus tree by referencing the many colours of the leaf throughout its lifecycle. The façade is made of perforated powder coated aluminium, while the main structure is formed using a pre-stressed concrete system which facilitates exceptionally large spans. Aambianz design team gave this concept shape and using its state of the art manufacturing facility in South Western Sydney which includes laser, turret and cnc machines, fabricated the leaves and the paps which when combined gave the final feature of the façade. Aambianz design, engineer, manufacture and install architectural façade screens, louvres and sunshades, working closely with the architects on the design. Aambianz was established in 2004 by a group of engineers and façade designers and has grown to a company employing 40 staff across engineering, design, manufacturing, installation and project management. The company’s capabilities include aluminium architectural, acoustic and ventilation louvers; fixed, operable and motorised sunshades; perforated and laser-cut aluminium panels; and custom-made sun-control systems. Every project they undertake is a customised solution, with 3D modelling used during the design process to enable meshing of their engineered designs with the architectural plans. Aambianz Pty Ltd 1300 88 3011 | email 5/16 York Road, Ingleburn NSW 2167 | 2/52 Shelly Street, Sunnybank QLD 4109

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John Wardle Architects worked with Designer Panel Systems (a company of Design Group) to find a solution to a cladding system never before used on Australian construction. This cladding system involved complex custom perforating and pressing of VM Quartz finish Zinc panels. After two years and a plethora of prototypes, the panels were produced and now adorn the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture building. “This innovative panel withstood the rigors of wind tunnel testing and was subjected to stress tests to determine how far the product could be pushed to achieve an engineered solution to architectural intent, explains Design Group’s Dennis Rigoni. The cladding not only forms a truly remarkable and lace like feature on the building, providing sun screening and a fabulous façade. It was anticipated the screens would be subject to detailed scrutiny from its end users. “The panels themselves, whilst they were of an ingenious design, once fabricated they needed to be mounted and installed by specialists,” adds Dennis. “So the successful builder of the development, Brookfield Multiplex, engaged the services of Fabmetal Specialists As experts in large commercial bespoke metal work projects Fabmetal Specialists Pty Ltd brings the added expertise required when WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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providing solutions in design, construction and installation of the most complex geometric applications in a commercial environment. “The joint venture of Designer Panel Systems and Fabmetal Specialists proved to be a winning combination for the project,” says Dennis. “Fabmetal’s attention to detail, coupled with their in house design team, and the employment of innovative process ensured that the finished product was completed on time to the highest architectural standards A market leader within Victoria in the fabrication and supply of unique market leading products, Design Group comprises the companies Design Sheet metal, Designer Panel Systems, Design Bonnet Storage and Polycarb Roofing Supplies. Fabmetal Specialists located in Bayswater in Victoria and founded in 1993, provide specialist metal solutions employing around 30 people they are the fabricator of choice by Melbourne’s leading construction companies For more information contact Design Group, 196 Colchester Road, Bayswater VIC 3153, phone 03 8720 8900, website Or contact Fabmetal Specialists Pty Ltd, 18 Brunsdon Street, Bayswater VIC 3153, phone 03 9720 2177, website ANCR FAÇADES AND CURTAIN WALLS SPECIAL FEATURE 139

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KDK Designs International is an experienced contract drafting team specialising in the design of commercial façades. KDK have been operating for 17 years and have completed nearly 100 complex projects in Australia and the United Kingdom. KDK strive to excel under pressure to meet programme requirements and have the resources available with a 24 hour design office, With a new design office located in Prague specialising in 3D.

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Auzmet Architectural have been in business for over seven years, have 40 employees here in Australia and 20 in the USA with over 30 years experience. They started a factory in Dallas Texas a year ago to maintain quality assurance and abide by timelines on particular products like glass and aluminium curtain walls, as they were finding it hard to keep products consistent and on time from the majority of façade products that were coming out of China. The feasible low labour rates in Texas was also a contributing factor to keeping product costs down. Auzmet Architectural have recently completed an unique, elaborate Kaynemaile (architectural mesh) external façade finish at the Pacific Shopping Square on the Gold Coast, Queensland and are also working on two, 40-level student housing buildings in Buranda, Brisbane. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Shane from Auzmet Archictural said, “One of the most challenging components of the façade industry is being the last trade on the building site, which usually makes times constraints a real issue, especially with other trades also trying to finish their part of the project on time.” Auzmet Architectural continue to evolve and develop new products and systems to keep up with the ever evolving façade industry worldwide.

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BG&E FAÇADES CONSULTANTS “The challenge in managing today’s façades is the risk which comes through the design, procurement and monitoring of quality,” said Practice Manager Oliver Ng. BG&E Façades provide innovative façade solutions, specialising in façade designs that are aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient and cost effective. They develop strong relationships with builders, collaborating with them to produce outstanding results that benefit both client and the project. A lot of their work comes from remedial and expert witness work, where their experience helps recognise and pinpoint problems in existing structures usually from sub-standard contractors and imported products. Every project has a team led by a senior advisor with at least 15 to 20 years experience, so you know the job will be done expertly the first time. BG&E Façades successfully serviced the $3 billion contract for the Royal Adelaide Hospital over four years and have also worked on Medibank and AGL building above the Southern Cross station in Melbourne. They have recently expanded in QATAR and plan to open up a new office in Singapore soon to service Thailand and Vietnam more closely.

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StoneClip is an Australian business with four decades of experience in the construction industry. We specialise in the fabrication of engineer certified stainless steel forms of mechanical fixing for the cladding of natural and manufactured stone in the local and global market. StoneClip is patented and engineered certified including five systems that have been designed to interact with natural and manufactured stone of all weights and dimensions. Our smallest clips work with a direct fix application and our system ranges to our larger adjustable clips with extended cavities of above 200mm. The weights and loads withheld by our system can range up to the 400kg mark and above with a range of clips as displayed in the ANZAC Walk memorial by Commercial Ceramics which was completed this April. StoneClip has been designed to provide the solution to the installation of natural and manufactured stone in both an internal and external situation. Its stainless steel form meets the extended life requirements placed on products to be used commercially and its certification meets the demands placed by architects and engineers to meet specification requirements. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

StoneClip has been involved in numerous Australian Government buildings both locally and internationally, as well as many public sector developments including hospitals, casinos and resorts. As a company we are constantly researching and developing ways in which to improve, and have recently involved our systems to create a ‘Ventilated Façade System’ which is essential in obtaining a 5 star green rating for any government project. StoneClip is the recognised industry standard for Mechanical Fixing, we provide a detailed consultation and offer advice on any project. Being able to provide the correct product for the situation every time, as well as being able to help realise the vision of the industries’ leading architects and provide reduced labor costs for the contractor makes the product the first choice and the right choice every time.

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KALEIDOSCOPE OF CARE DEVELOPER : Department of Health and Human Services MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hansen Yuncken ARCHITECT : Billard Leece Partnership STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Irwin Consult PROJECT VALUE : $65 million

Built on the existing Albury Hospital site, the $65M Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre is comprised of a new 3-level building of approximately 8,000m2 floor area plus, internal courtyards and covered entries with a radical new design set to transform the concept of radiology clinics forever. The new state-of-the-art Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre (AWRCC) will provide the region with the best possible medical care and facilities in the treatment of cancer. With unparalleled expertise and experience in the delivery of healthcare facilities, it was only fitting that Hansen Yuncken was in charge of bringing this vital development to life. “We were engaged as the head contractor to construct the new Regional Cancer Centre,” explains Jason Cox, Regional Manager, Hansen Yuncken. “The works were managed by the Hansen Yuncken Victorian regional office which operates from Albury and Shepparton and construct works throughout Central/Northern Victoria and Southern New South Wales.” Adjacent to Albury Hospital, the AWRCC is a distinct address that eschews the conventional hospital layout. The AWRCC combines functionality with light-filled, inviting spaces to comfortably support patients during their treatment. Facilities comprise a day oncology unit for chemotherapy, three radiotherapy bunkers, a 30 bed inpatient

ward, a “Wellness Centre”, dedicated children’s treatment space, 17 consulting rooms plus a pharmacy. While the operational AWRCC benefits the region with access to advanced cancer treatments, Hansen Yuncken’s Victorian regional office ensured the project advantaged the local community throughout its completion. “This project was constructed using mostly local trade contractors which is a great boost to the local economies and something Hansen Yuncken aspires to when we construct our regional works,” Jason says. “The quality of the build is testament to those trade contractors and the pride that they take in presenting a feature building such as this.” Local trade contractors also strengthened their skills through innovative construction processes undertaken during the project. These included the use and installation of Bubbledeck, a recently developed prefabricated suspended flooring system. “This system realised both time and cost savings in construction through a combination of off site fabrication and a reduced need to fully prop



the structure as the works progressed,” Jason says. Hansen Yuncken overcame the challenges of installing the system while simultaneously increasing productivity and cost-effectiveness for the client. “Lifting the Bubbledeck panels was quite challenging,” Jason explains. “Our team managed to sequence the lifting requirements around the building structure which negated the need to provide a tower crane.” Hansen Yuncken’s client-focused approach saw atypical construction methods achieve superior outcomes. The façade feature cladding, for instance, was produced through a process of colour anodising the cement sheet cladding. Numerous test samples and die-casts were required to get the perfect result. “This type of anodising is not usually undertaken on building materials and represents a much improved quality and warranty for the client,” says Jason. An integral component of the AWRCC’s treatment capabilities, three radiology bunker facilities were constructed with roof structures of 1m thick concrete and over 16km of steel reinforcement. Pouring the concrete was a monumental task over seven hours that was carefully managed to avoid the heat of the day and prevent cracking. With construction taking place alongside an operational health facility, Hansen Yuncken collaborated with the client to reduce the impact of WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

service disruptions and cut-overs. “Our team managed this process by working closely with the client to undertake these works in low risk operation periods i.e., overnight, on weekends,” Jason explains. “The team implemented risk mitigation strategies during these works to ensure that the planned outcomes were achieved without disrupting the hospital operations.” Not just a capital city builder, Hansen Yuncken is at the forefront of delivering exciting projects in regional centres such as Newcastle and Cairns as well. The Victorian regional office is currently completing a number of works including the Echuca Regional Health Redevelopment, Euroa Aged Care, Rules Club Wagga Wagga Redevelopment, RACV Cobram Resort, Bunnings Yarrawonga and Deniliquin Police Station. For more information contact Hansen Yuncken, Level 1, 639D Dean Street, Albury NSW 2640, phone 02 6057 0900, fax 02 6057 0999, email, website


LOCAL LIFTERS Dunn’s Twin City Cranes, a local company, has had considerable input into the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre. The company has a high profile in the area and its cranes and equipment are a familiar part of the twin city skyline. They have a wide variety of equipment and are capable of tackling any project in the local area. The company is very proud of its contribution to the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre. The architects have designed a unique building that has sometimes proved a challenge to the equipment available, but by careful management and improvisation Dunns have overcome all the problems. “We have a versatile staff who can approach any problem and find a solution. It is always a pleasure to work with Hansen Yuncken and the result of this project is something of which we as sub-contractors and the whole community can be proud” said Dunn’s Twin City Cranes spokesperson.

For more information contact Dunn’s Twin City Cranes, 9 Bradford Street, Wodonga VIC 3690, phone 02 6056 4123, fax 02 6056 4164 email, website



ALL CISTERNS GO A major contributor to the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre has been Cooke & Dowsett (Albury) Pty Ltd, servicing regional Victoria and throughout NSW. A national company with projects all across Australia to their credit, they are leaders in the field of commercial and industrial plumbing. They have a history of cooperation with Hansen Yuncken and are also working together on the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Redevelopment, a full design and construct contract. They employ forty people in the local region and play a valuable part in the economy of the area. Their highly qualified and experienced team work closely with relevant authorities, architects engineers and clients to ensure a seamless design that is responsive to all relevant plumbing and drainage issues.

tank is constructed to the highest standards to guarantee safety and reliability. All of this is not possible without a high degree of cooperation between the sub-contractors and Cooke & Dowsett are happy with the spirit in which they have been able to work with the authorities and other sub-contractors. The company is very proud of its latest contribution to the Albury Wodonga area and is determined to maintain its reputation for producing a product which always conforms to industry best practice. For more information contact Cooke & Dowsett (Albury) Pty Ltd, 23A/39 Bennu Circuit, East Albury NSW 2640, phone 02 6043 2910, fax 02 6043 2549, email, website

Cooke & Dowsett have had considerable input into the new centre, installing general hydraulic services, pumps and tanks, in-ground fire and syphonic drainage of a high standard. The unique design of the centre has posed a challenge to the company but they were up to the challenge, and the installation here is of the highest quality and will serve the community for years to come. Of particular interest is the high-tech below ground water retention tank, which is particularly large compared with others in the area. Albury Wodonga is of course situated on the banks of the river Murray and water retention is an important consideration. Cooke & Dowsett have considerable experience in the field and the new







TRANSFORMING THE WATERFRONT One of the largest developments in Sydney, the Wentworth Point Marinas precinct incorporates the reconstruction of the foreshore along Parramatta River, as well as a library, park areas and a shopping centre. Regatta is the eagerly anticipated third stage of Billbergia Group’s $1.6 billion master-planned, Wentworth Point Marinas precinct. This development includes the construction of Bennelong Bridge, which spans 330m across Homebush Bay, connecting the Rhodes and Wentworth Point Communities.

The façade has a variety of mixed elements being curved double-glazed windows, zinc cladding, precast concrete, sandstone cladding and conventional windows with integrated balcony systems. “The building’s unique façade did pose a challenge,” according to Billbergia’s Construction Manager Chris Kelly.

Regatta consists of four buildings with 8-16 levels and a total of 330 apartments. This includes a mix of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments and six retail units.

“It does have an interesting façade with areas of curved glass, which makes the façade quite striking. It has zinc cladding along with precast


traditional windows and sandstone, which made it challenging due to its irregular shape.” The raised carpark created an elevated landscaped podium on level 7 which allows good solar access to the apartments and courtyard areas. “It’s also quite clever in the way the car park is set out – the Regatta building has a raised car park, instead of


an excavated basement. This means it was quicker to build, as there was no need for deep excavation. It gave us great time advantages and significant cost savings.” Piling methods predominately included displacement piles to reduce the impact of acid sulphates in spoil and impact of materials handling on site. “We created an artificial terrain to the streetscape by raising the street level up to 6m above the natural ground,” explains Chris. “It came with its own challenges, but certainly eliminated the issues of construction into the water table – this took the job out of the water table completely.” Building durability was a key construction focus with material selection such as precast concrete predominantly used to eliminate long term cracking and integrity issues.

Like all Billbergia projects, the apartments are finished to the highest quality with 30mm reconstituted stone benchtops, 100% wool carpet and Italian made appliances. The high quality finishes to the lobbies provide hotel luxury to residential living. “It’s the first building in the precinct at that height. It opens up spectacular views of the Parramatta River and Sydney Olympic Park,” adds Chris. The Wentworth Point Marinas development is now looking towards its fourth and fifth stages, which are currently under construction. These being ‘ZEN’ with 450 Apartments and a community library and ‘Sirius’ with 700 Apartments. Both projects have a combined total construction value of $375 million. These buildings will again redefine the Wentworth Point skyline.

Billbergia is a private, integrated Australian property group dedicated to developing quality living waterfront environments through the creation of well-planned, accessible communities that promote a healthy lifestyle, sustainable living and vibrant areas for stimulating social interaction. With more than 28 years experience Billbergia conducts business across every stage of the property life-cycle including investment, acquisition, construction, planning and design, project marketing and sales. Billbergia’s latest developments include, Rhodes Central, Marina Square at Wentworth Point and Brisbane Skytower located in the Brisbane CBD. For more information contact Billbergia, Suite 101, 25 Angas Street, Meadowbank NSW 2114, phone 02 8878 6900, fax 02 9808 5989 email, website DEVELOPER : Billbergia and AMP Capital Australia MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Billbergia ARCHITECT : Scott Carver Pty Ltd PROJECT VALUE : $86 million





Below Raines Commercial Flooring supplied and installed all of the flooring solutions for Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta.

With extensive experience across many large-scale projects and an ability to offer a complete flooring solution service, it’s easy to see why Raines Commercial Flooring has been the trusted name in flooring since 1980. Whether it’s carpet, laminate, vinyl, timber or carpet tiles, Raines has an extensive selection of floor covering options for any development and works in all aspects of commercial flooring. The company is continually contracted for its expertise and capabilities across a variety of substantial development projects, including the Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta development. Raines supplied and installed 100% Boston wool twist carpet throughout the facility in light and dark shades, with a detailed design in the lobby area. Executive Director of Raines Commercial Flooring, David Raines, says the luxurious carpet was of the highest quality. “The quality of flooring is absolutely critical in a development,” he says. “In fact, the quality can make or break a development.” With a team of 12 working on the project, the flooring took five months to complete, with the company installing flooring in six apartments per day. Raines is also working on other stages of the Wentworth Point Marinas development.


traffic it will need to withstand,” adds David. Further distinguishing Raines Commercial Flooring from its competition is the fact the company is wholly independent and therefore not obligated to promote particular brands or suppliers. This ensures the advice clients receive is based solely on expertise and completely free of any bias. “The Raines difference is that we provide independent advice,” says David. “We can provide independent advice because we are not restricted to using a select group of suppliers. At Raines we source the best product solution to suit each clients’ needs.” Additionally, the company works with customers throughout the entire flooring process, offering a complete end-to-end flooring solution. “We deal with the client throughout the whole process; from the beginning to end, while most others subcontract,” says David. Given its long-held reputation for their extensive industry knowledge and independent advice, it is no surprise that Raines is often called upon to provide their invaluable guidance when it comes to the best commercial flooring solutions. The business’s exceptional reputation is further complemented by its staff, who advise clients on a daily basis and have a combined experience of more than 225 years.

Although it is often one of the final works to be completed, the right flooring choice not only complements a building’s internal environment, it also serves a practical purpose. There are a large range of options to consider when it comes to floor coverings before arriving at price and installation. “Carpet can change the way you feel about a space – it can have a significant impact. If the wrong carpet is installed for example, it could have a negative effect on the surrounding environment,” says David.

Raines also guarantees that the installation of floor coverings is not outsourced. In fact, Raines Commercial Flooring own installers collectively have 250 years of installation experience. “All Raines installers are the company’s own and all staff are trained extensively. It gives our clients an extra level of trust, knowing we are not relying on sub-contractors.,” adds David. “We have successfully applied the residential mentality of flooring installation into the commercial world, which is what sets us apart.”

Along with its extensive selection, Raines works in partnership with clients to ensure they achieve the best flooring options that are suited to their specific needs. “Raines advise from the beginning of the process and will style to meet the environment, such as who the flooring will be catering to and what

For more information contact Raines Commercial Flooring Pty Ltd, Unit 8, 3 Exell Street, Banksmeadow NSW 2019, phone 02 9316 8030, fax 02 9666 6170, email, website


Below Sterland Roofing manufactured and installed the specialist zinc cladding system on Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta.

Since it was founded 10 years ago by Director Mathew Sterland from his parents’ garage, Sterland Roofing has quickly gained a deserved reputation as a well respected and trusted company. This reputation of the company is shared among Sterland Roofing clients and industry peers alike. Specialising in zinc and copper roofing and wall cladding, and architectural façade systems in a variety of finishes, Sterland Roofing has grown to employ 35 staff plus contractors. In fact, the company has grown by 20% per year since its inception. “We now produce some of the largest specialist works projects in the country and have Australia’s largest VM Zinc installation team,” says Mathew, who founded Sterland Roofing when he was 24 years old. The company’s vast experience in various methods of applying copper, zinc, stainless steel, Colorbond roofing and wall claddings, combined with its solid reputation, saw the company engaged on the Wentworth Point Marinas project. Sterland Roofing employees manufactured and installed a specialist zinc cladding system on the development. The cladding system had to comply with the strict fire rating of the large multi-residential development. “The product was VM Zinc point eight gauge Quartz-Zinc angle standing seam. It was installed over a galvanised substrate to support the softer zinc material,” explains Mathew. “In regard to the fire rating situation and the cost of the product, we worked very hard to adapt the system to comply with the Development Application (DA) and fit in with the developer’s budget. We managed to do this on all levels. “We also specially constructed a locker-style perforated screen to fulfill the privacy requirements of the DA. This was done by perforating the zinc and then installing it into a window track.” From planning, to design and completion, Sterland Roofing’s wide-ranging industry expertise means it can offer professional advice and suggestions for all customers. This includes a range of structures, be it large commercial claddings through to Colorbond homes. What’s more, regardless of whether

it’s heritage, architectural, commercial or the enhancement of an existing structure, Sterland Roofing sets a high quality standard of work and delivers every time. The company recognises that a skilled team of professionals is its most valuable asset. Sterland Roofing therefore employs only the most experienced staff, including tradesmen. This ensures the company can provide clients with an exceptional level of service and quality. Sterland Roofing’s solid reputation has been further endorsed by its winning of several industry awards. In 2013, Sterland Roofing won three awards from the Metal Roofing and Cladding Association of Australia (MRCAA) including Specialists Works Project under $300,000 Single Residential Building – New Structure and Wall Cladding. In 2014, the company won two awards, including the prestigious Rex Blackwell Award (the MRCAA Gold Award) for Excellence in Metal Roofing. Awarded for the highest consistent standard, Sterland Roofing was the youngest company to take home the coveted prize. Last year saw the company take home two awards – again winning the Specialists Works Project under $300,000 category and the award for Unique Metal in the Installation of Roofing or Cladding. In addition to working on significant projects such as the Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta, Sterland Roofing has been engaged to work on The Oaks Farm Stay and large developments in Randwick, Ultimo and Newcastle. Mathew acknowledges the exceptional internal and external support Sterland Roofing received on the Wentworth Point Marinas project. “We had a great team of workers on site and support staff in the office,” he says. “I’d also like to say a big thanks to our sister company Prestige Roofing and Cladding Supplies for producing all the panels for the project.” For more information contact Sterland Roofing Pty Ltd, 25 Ethel Avenue, Brookvale NSW 2100, phone 02 9939 0841, fax 02 9939 4809, email, website





Below Sydneywide Cement Renderers applied cement render services to the walls of Wentworth Point Marina – Regatta.

An Australian owned and operated company, Sydneywide Cement Renderers Pty Ltd (SWCR) has developed a reputation for its ability to perform above and beyond expectations, while delivering exceptional results. Providing superior cement rendering services and specialising in acrylic render and texture coatings, SWCR is involved in projects across the residential, commercial, government and retail construction sectors. Given the company’s extensive skills and outstanding results, the company was a natural choice to provide its specialist rendering services and expertise for the Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta development.

The company services a wide variety of clients across Sydney, including Hansen Yuncken, Richard Crookes Constructions, Grindley, Built, Cockram, Fugen and Becton. The company attributes its success to its wealth of experience, quality workmanship and SWCR’s ability to build long term and successful relationships with its clients. The company’s management has a combined background of more than 30 years within the construction industry. Further building upon the experience of SWCR’s management, the company employs only expert tradesmen that demonstrate and value quality workmanship in all areas of the cement rendering trade. SWCR’s staff has also had extensive involvement in the building and construction industry, with most of their principal skills gained in Europe.

SWCR provided an Astec render system and cement render to the building, which also included the application of an Astec render system to the development’s Dincel walls. The Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta development saw 20 of SWCR’s 25 staff work on the project.

Given its reputation, SWCR continues to be a first choice for a number of projects across the greater metropolitan area. Their current projects include residential developments for Park Rise Waitara for Richard Crookes Constructions and Lumina in Ashfield for Ceerose Pty Ltd.

Although it has been in business for less than a decade, SWCR already boasts an impressive portfolio of projects, including significant aged care and residential developments.

For more information contact Sydneywide Cement Renderers Pty Ltd, 408-410 Canterbury Road, Canterbury NSW 2193, phone 02 9787 5830, fax 02 9787 5829, email, website



Below Marble Design produced and installed all of the kitchen and vanity stone benchtops, and lift surrounds.

When it comes to working with stone, having the right skills is a must. It is these skills, combined with decades of experience that ensures Marble Design’s high-quality stone work is certainly in demand. With an experienced team, including directors who have all been in the stone industry for more than 20 years, Marble Design produces superior stone work. This is evident by its exceptional results on larger developments such as Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta. Here the company completed kitchen and vanity benchtops, and lift surrounds. The project saw Marble Design installing 30 to 40 benchtops per week, in addition to working on other projects and private work. The company’s $2 million factory ensures the company is able to keep up with the demand of producing its quality workmanship for its clients. “Our factory is extensively well equipped to deal with a high amount of work and customers,” says Marble Design’s Farrah Rowell. “We have state-of-the-art machinery and state-of-the-art equipment. The majority of the stone work is completed in the factory, then taken to site to be installed. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“We complete work on a number of residential buildings, including large, multi-residential developments such as Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta.” Marble Design also complete stone works on a range of high end apartment developments, which often require high-veined stone to be matched properly, including on walls. “This is where having the right machinery and tools to work with, for that stone is essential.” In addition to working on a number of projects, including Discovery Point in Wolli Creek and shortly to start works on Macquarie Park Village, Marble Design completes quite a lot of countertops for restaurants, including McDonald’s. The company also continues to complete around 90% of Billbergia’s stone work for their developments. “It’s positive to know what we are doing, we’re doing right,” adds Farrah. For more information contact Marble Design Pty Ltd, 51-53 Claremont Avenue, Greenacre NSW 2190, phone 02 9708 6088, fax 02 9708 6066, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE WENTWORTH POINT MARINAS - REGATTA 159

Below Hypostyle designed and installed all of the wardrobe fitouts for the Wentworth Point Marina – Regatta project.

With 330 apartments, including studios and one, two and three bedroom apartments, fitting out the Regatta at Wentworth Point Marinas with wardrobes was always going to be a substantial job. This is, however, where commercial wardrobe fitout company Hypostyle comes in. Designing and fitting out wardrobes is the centrepiece of the company. “Hypostyle specialises in custom design and installation of wardrobes, and any kind of commercial fitout,” explains Hypostyle’s Ryan Solomon. It was this specialty that saw the company contracted to work on the latest stage of the waterfront development. “Hypostyle was involved in the form works and the design and installation of wardrobes on the Regatta project. We mainly fitted out bedroom wardrobes for the building,” says Ryan. “We used architectural products from Hettich – German technology for the drawers. These were a multi-tech single wall steel drawer system for the wardrobes.”

Hypostyle was established in 2010 when Ryan was undertaking construction management while working in building construction. The company now employs 16 staff. Four of Hypostyle’s employees worked on the Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta project. As well as Ryan (Project Manager), working on the project was Site Foreman Rene Garcia and Fitout Installer Alejandro Velasquez. Having previously worked with Billbergia for nine years, Ryan has a very good understanding of working on building projects for the company. This understanding, combined with practical experience, ensures Hypostyle continues to maintain a strong relationship with the company. The future for the company is looking bright, with Hypostyle planning on expanding into interior design before the end of this year.

Hettich, which has been around for nearly 130 years, is renowned for its range of drawer systems for bedrooms, kitchens, offices, bathrooms and living areas.

For more information contact Hypostyle Pty Ltd, 5/19-21 Chapel Street, St Marys NSW 2760, mobile 0430 378 198, email



Below GC Panels manufactured and installed the architectural cladding (Tresna panels).

GC Panels Pty Ltd is a cladding company located in South West Sydney which offers superior architectural cladding solutions for retail, commercial and industrial products. With over 15 years installation experience, GC Panels Pty Ltd specialises in aluminium composite panels, including but not limited to Vitrabond, Alucobond, Trespa, Kinspan, Vitrapanel as well as wall insulation and steel framework. GC Panels fabricates all material in the fully equipped factory and offers manufacturing only services to other cladding companies.

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Adelaide’s Myer Rundell Mall (Candetti Pty Ltd) Harvey Norman Maroochydore (ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd).

GC Panels is also currently working on Norwest Hospital (Buildcorp Pty Ltd), Baptist Aged Care (Lipman), The Chelsea Apartments (Piper Pty Ltd). The GC Panels team installed Trespa panels to the Wentworth Marina – Regatta Project. Front fix to soffit areas, concealed to specialised aluminium extrusions on columns as well as support framing.

GC Panels has eight permanent staff and a large number of subcontractors that have worked on their projects for many years and with which the company has a long-standing professional relationship. The company’s dedication, experience and guarantee to use only the best materials, most reliable and professional installers is evident in their projects across Australia. These include: • The Australian Federal Police Station in Darwin (Sitzler Pty Ltd) • Tempo Apartments Mascot (Casumo Pty Ltd) • Sydney International Airport (Buildcorp Pty Ltd) WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact GC Panels Pty Ltd, 17/264-272 Hoxton Park Road, Prestons NSW 2170, phone 02 9607 0923, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE WENTWORTH POINT MARINAS - REGATTA 161

Below Golden Eagle Painting was responsible for painting the entire interior of Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta.

As the preferred subcontractor for Billbergia for the past 20 years, the ability of Golden Eagle Painting when completing large construction projects is evident through its long track record with the development company. This solid working relationship with Billbergia has continued, with Golden Eagle engaged to carry out all the painting on Billbergia’s latest development at Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta. “We started in August last year, and all up the job has taken 10 to 11 months to complete. Overall it was a pretty straight forward job and working on projects such as Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta further enables us to grow as a company.” Specialising in painting and decorating, Golden Eagle Painting has been in business for 25 years. Of those 25 years, 20 of them have been in the construction industry.

apartments. We now have 30 employees and work on large construction jobs such as Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta,” says Mohammad. “In fact, as a company we are used to completing works on big construction projects. This is shown by our work on Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta and the many large projects we have worked on for Billbergia for the past 20 years.” “Our expertise has developed rapidly through our work with Billbergia on the Z.E.N. development, also at Wentworth Point Marinas.” “Golden Eagle is proud to be a preferred subcontractor of Billbergia and looks forward to working with them for decades to come,” adds Mohammad.

The company works solely on construction projects. Golden Eagle has dozens of employees, 22 of whom worked on the Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta project. “My father started the business back in the mid 80s by himself painting

For more information contact Golden Eagle Painting Pty Ltd, 296 Nobel Avenue, Greenacre NSW 2190, mobile 0410 541 429



Below Proglaze manufactured, supplied and installed all of the splashbacks, shower screens and mirrors in all of the units.

Specialising in all types of glass applications including shower screens, splashbacks, mirrors, balustrading and pool fencing, Proglaze has more than 25 years experience in the toughened glass industry. This comprehensive experience and expertise saw Proglaze contracted to measure, manufacture, supply and install internal splashbacks, shower screens and mirrors in all the Regatta building’s units at Wentworth Point Marinas – Regatta.

Marinas – Regatta project, it’s a full glass service. “No job is too big for us,” adds Dean. “Most of our works consists of large scale residential apartments, we also focus on exclusive architectural homes. The more the merrier. Our commitment includes: exceptional products and service, responsive and reliable service, prompt manufacture and installation and competitive pricing.” Proglaze will continue to serve commercial properties, builders, developers, architects, designers, merchants and home owners with perfection.

Proglaze’s Dean Michael explains, “the work included splashbacks in the kitchens, bathrooms and laundry. The splashbacks in both the kitchens and bathrooms included two different colour schemes: spring and autumn incorporating both bronze and grey.” “We also installed frameless shower screens throughout the building which consisted of 10mm safety glass, channel fixed to the wall.” Four Proglaze employees worked on the project, commencing construction on site November 2015 and finished May this year. As a company Proglaze continues to lead the market with its high quality glass products. As shown by its work on the Wentworth Point WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact Proglaze Pty Ltd, 121-123 Cowapsture Road, Wetherill Park NSW 2164, phone 1300 776 459, fax 02 9756 1030, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE WENTWORTH POINT MARINAS - REGATTA 163

SUBURBAN OASIS DEVELOPER : B1 Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Icon Construction Australia Pty Ltd ARCHITECT : AJ+C (Allen Jack + Cottier) Pty Ltd INTERIOR DESIGN : WMK Architecture PROJECT VALUE : $110 million

B1 Square Burwood brings the tranquil landscape and stunning views to the hub of Burwood, with three residential towers above a mixed-use podium level with retail and dining facilites. Positioned in the heart of Burwood, the $110 million B1 Square is the latest upscale mixed-use development from Australian-based property development company B1 Group Pty Ltd.

eco-friendly and responsible practices looks to the wider benefits of sustainable building. The company’s philosophy is supported by qualifications, experience and a proven track record of achievement.

Designed by renowned Sydney-based architects Allen Jack+Cottiers, B1 Square features 210 apartments across three towers. The apartments rise above a retail and commercial complex conveniently served by a 6-level subterranean public car park. B1 Square also incorporates entertainment venues, resturants and eateries, as well as direct links to the adjacent Burwood Plaza.

A people-driven company, B1 Group’s success is attributable to its professional team. Their dedicated personnel work together to provide only the highest quality service throughout every stage of a project. Whether it be construction, development, marketing or sales, B1 Group’s priority remains the needs of its clients.

B1 Square seeks to create an urban oasis for residents with lashings of carefully designed greenery and access to natural views. The trio of residential towers enclose a central podium garden that provides a tranquil landscaped space within bustling Burwood.

Upon the completion of each project, B1 Group continues to provide follow-up services to make sure clients are completely taken care of. The dedicated and integrity of the B1 team has ensured B1 Group always delivers to the highest satisfaction of its clients.

Continuity with the outside world is emphasised throughout the design where spacious interiors merge seamlessly into external terraces or indoor-outdoor loggias. Floor to-ceiling glass optimises the panoramic views from the mountains to Sydney Harbour while the well-appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments offer optimal amenity and inspire urban resort living at its finest.

In addition to B1 Square in Burwood, B1 Group’s recent projects include the iconic B1 Tower in the heart of the Parramatta CBD. The tallest building in Parramatta, the 28-storey B1 Tower combines innovative design with outstanding workmanship.

A challenge was facilitating continuous public vehicular access into the shopping centre on the adjoining block. A number of highly engineered temporary structures were constructed to ensure traffic flowed smoothly through the site. B1 Group is an Australian-based development company specialising in high quality residential, retail and commercial mixed-use developments. Backed by over 20 years experience, they have successfully delivered a variety of projects across Sydney. A forward thinking, design oriented construction company, B1 Group remains committed to Chairperson Annie Bi’s vision of delivering projects that will stand proudly into the next century. B1 Group’s operations are underpinned by a philosophy of sustainability. Seeking to enhance quality of life through its developments, their focus on

Another recent project, the CASA Residences in Erskineville, takes its inspiration from old-world glamour with an emphasis on contemporary practicality. Architecturally designed to create a grand sense of scale, the CASA Residences feature a curvaceous exterior and stately bronze façade to compliment the luxurious apartments within. Enhanced by floor-to-ceiling glass doors and wood and stone finishes, the CASA Residence’s elegantly appointed interiors are showcased in the stylish CASA Terraces and boutique CASA Apartments. Currently, B1 Group is completing B1 Chester Epping, a development that promises to deliver an innovative architectural edge to the suburb’s landscape.

For more information contact B1 Group, Level 8, Suite 11, 229 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 8262 8688, fax 02 8262 8686, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE B1 SQUARE BURWOOD 165

RAISING IT UP The impressive heights of multi-storey developments could never be achieved without the temporary structural works that ensure their safe and successful construction. Industry leaders Formtec Group met the challenges of constructing B1 Square Burwood with the expertise only experienced formworkers can provide.

innovative formwork systems that ensure safety, speed and reliability on all projects.

Formtec Group provided all formwork for the B1 Square Burwood project including formwork structures for the car park levels and three towers. Limited site access and working adjacent to an operational shopping centre presented significant challenges to the construction of B1 Square. Highly experienced in multi-storey work, Formtec knew exactly how to overcome these challenges from the beginning. “There was substantial planning in the early stages of the project,” explains Peter Placanica, of Formtec Group. “Working together with the head contractor, we worked out the most cost effective solution for the site.”

Always focused on delivering to the highest benefit of every project, Formtec offer a wide range of formwork solutions to meet the specific needs of its clients. The types of formwork offered by Formtec include conventional and system table formwork, metal decking systems and prefabricated stair forms, custom design shuttering, hydraulic and crane operated jump forms, hydraulic and crane operated safety screens as well as forklifts, lift trucks and formwork hoists. Servicing the New South Wales construction industry, Formtec continues to strengthen its reputation on a wide variety of projects throughout the Sydney metropolitan and into regional New South Wales areas.

As a mixed-used residential development, B1 Square Burwood incorporates a number of levels that required Formtec Group to implement a variety of formwork solutions. Consisting of 6-levels of underground car parking, 4-levels of retail and three residential towers, Formtec utilised its expertise to develop formwork strategies for each of these aspects whilst overcoming the specific difficulties of the site. “Formtec implemented a mixture of varying formwork systems, crane and hydraulic operated jump form systems together with crane and hydraulic perimeter safety screens,” Peter explains. “With various work fronts due to the staging of the works, Formtec built a temporary vehicle access ramp to allow unimpeded access to the shopping centre whilst the basement levels were being constructed,” Peter describes. “Completion of the car park and three towers took approximately 12 months.” It was this careful staging of the works that was critical to the project’s success. Since commencing operations over two decades ago, Formtec Group has remained at the forefront of Sydney’s formwork market. Setting Formtec apart is its commitment to exceptional customer service and to introducing

Specialising in major commercial and residential high rise developments, shopping centres, hospitals and all large scale projects, Formtec Group build in excess of 500,000m2 of formwork per year.

“Through successful planning, experienced management and dedicated workforce our team can work with any builder or developer to implement the most efficient and cost effective structural solution for any sized project,” says Peter. Formtec Group’s vast and experienced workforce undertake every project with the same high degree of commitment and professionalism. In addition to upholding the most efficient work practices, Formtec is dedicated to maintaining a safe worksite. “Safety is paramount,” Peter explains. Formtec Group is currently engaged on a number of projects across Sydney. These projects include the $200 million Narellan Town Centre redevelopment, the 20-storey multi-residential development Skye by Crown Group in North Sydney, as well as the $115 million redevelopment of St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Sydney.

For more information contact Formtec Group, PO Box A146, Enfield South NSW 2133, phone 02 9784 3900, email formwork@


A SECOND LEASE ON LIFE DEVELOPER : Anglican Care MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hansen Yuncken ARCHITECT : Jackson Teece Architects PROJECT VALUE : $32 million

The $32M Toronto Aged Care Facility comprises of 5-levels, 147-bed facility including lounges, communal open spaces and an internal courtyard. The lower levels include administrative services and basement car parking with the upper three floors providing high care accommodation for residents.

Anglican Care’s $32 million redevelopment of its residential aged care facility in Toronto, New South Wales, has resulted in a state-of-the-art facility that caters to a range of special care needs. Contracted to carry out the bulk area excavation and construction of the facility was Hansen Yuncken, who started on the project in early August 2014.

“The facility also has a fully functioning back-of-house commercial kitchen and laundry, and a café downstairs.” Residents have access to a number of communal facilities, such as sitting and dining rooms, lounge and activity areas. Many of these areas have extensive views of Lake Macquarie or the mountains, including from a number of communal balconies.

“The facility comprises 147 beds with the first floor catering for dimentia patients and the second and third floors providing high care services. Each floor features a number of opened balconies capturing views of the mountain ranges to the west and beautiful Lake Macquarie to the East,” explains Hansen Yuncken Project Manager Patrick Barry. The remaining levels of the building includes two administrative levels and basement car parking.

At the peak of the project around 220 Hansen Yuncken personnel were involved in the development and Patrick adds that the construction of the facility was not an easy task. “During the excavation phase, ground conditions were found to be more unstable than anticipated which required us to re-think our construction methodology,” he says. “We took 150m of the sewer and diverted it around the site to a depth of about 8.5m at its deepest point.”

Located close to Lake Macquarie, Toronto Private Hospital, retail and other community amenities, the Toronto facility has been designed and built to offer an environment that focuses on wellbeing and happiness. This includes opportunities for social interaction and spending time outdoors in the facility’s internal courtyard. 168 NSW PROJECT FEATURE TORONTO AGED CARE FACILITY

Following the completion of works in June, Patrick says the resulting facility will be impressive. “The level of finish is more likened to a high end motel rather than an aged care facility, I believe the Toronto Aged Care Facility will really raise the benchmark for providers in the Newcastle and Hunter area” he adds. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

The Toronto residential aged care facility is just one of many significant projects undertaken by Hansen Yuncken within the commercial and senior living sector. The company’s commitment to excellence, which puts the needs of its clients at the core of its business decisions, ensures Hansen Yuncken continues to be in demand for significant construction projects. Hansen Yuncken carries out a plethora of major projects across various sectors including commercial, community, health, defence, education, hotel and entertainment and more. With projects being undertaken across eastern Australia, Hansen Yuncken, which is celebrating 100 years in the industry, has offices in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia. In the Newcastle area alone, Hansen Yuncken is working on the $95 million University of Newcastle NeW Space education precinct development and the Newcastle Private Hospital redevelopment, valued up to $26 million. Citing innovation as one of its distinguishing qualities, Hansen Yuncken fosters a forward-thinking culture which encourages WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

initiative and project creativity among its staff, resulting in smarter solutions across design, construction and environmental sustainability. The company also prides itself on being honest and accountable in all business dealings, valuing strong and productive relationships, and views these relationships as central to its project success. Recognising the risks when it comes to the delivery of major projects, the company’s dedication to quality delivery of sustainable outcomes, means a project is in safe hands, including guidance, advice and options. This is drawn from Hansen Yuncken’s extensive experience and commitment to industry leading practices. It is these values and innovation that ensures Hansen Yuncken continues to be uniquely placed as one of Australia’s leading construction companies, and will no doubt continue to be for the next 100 years. For more information contact Hansen Yuncken, 50 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle NSW 2300, phone 02 4908 6300, fax 02 4908 6301, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE TORONTO AGED CARE FACILITY 169

Below Coffey Geotechnics undertook the site investigation and provided geotechnical guidance for the facility.

For international technical services company Coffey, trust is the cornerstone of all its projects. This is achieved through its expertise, global experience, commitment to innovation and collaborating with project partners. Demonstrated by Coffey as it undertook geotechnical site investigation and design and ground model development for Toronto Aged Care facility, Coffey’s Stephen Board says the project’s success was largely due to the close working relationship between Hansen Yunken, project manager APP, structural engineer Northrop and Coffey. “We pride ourselves on developing close working relationships with our clients and project partners to develop the best for client outcomes,” explains Stephen. “Coffey offered out of the box solutions to several temporary works requirements that otherwise would have increased the construction cost and time.”

platforms for piling rigs and cranes, and shoring design,” Stephen adds. “We also provided design advice for soil nail wall stabilisation for rock cuttings into the extremely weathered rock materials at the eastern and southern boundaries.” The work required the company to carry out detailed subsurface investigation works in the form of borehole drilling. The use of engineering geological observation reduced the need for temporary shoring during deep excavation works, while the detailed stability analysis of slopes evaluated the appropriateness of the retaining works. “This assessed the suitability of soil nails versus conventional concrete retaining walls. The soil nail wall solution reduced a considerable amount of construction time and cost,” says Stephen.

Providing geotechnical design guidance and parameters for foundation design, working alongside Stephen on the project was Coffey’s Sasi Sasiharan and Iain Turner.

Coffey is also working on the NeW Space Building for the University of Newcastle (CBD campus), Wickham Interchange, New Air Combat Capability (NACC R8000) and Williamtown Stage 2.

“We provided construction phase verification works and recommendations. This included temporary batter stability assessments during deep excavations and temporary works designs such as working

For more information contact Coffey, 19 Warabrook Boulevard, Warabrook NSW 2304, phone 02 4016 2300, fax 02 4016 2380, website



Below Engineering Fabricators Newcastle provided steel fabrication advice and services to the Toronto Aged Care Facility project.

The strong relationship that Engineering Fabricators Newcastle have with Hansen Yuncken was strengthened even more after the completion of the Toronto Aged Care Facility project.

Due to the complex shape of the building and the interface between as built concrete and structural steel, Engineering Fabricators Newcastle had to undertake detailed planning and consideration with their works, but succeeded with what they set out to achieve.

“It is important that you have a good relationship with the Principal Contractor and for us, working with Hansen Yuncken was already a formidable partnership, but made stronger with the job in Toronto. For Engineering Fabricators Newcastle, we have the ability to think outside the square, have a can-do attitude and deliver on time and within budget,” stated Andrew Dewar from Engineering Fabricators Newcastle.

A full range of steel detailing services in structural and miscellaneous steel and precast concrete is offered and by using TEKLA 3D technology, they are able to provide detailed drawings for all parts along with 3D sketches. Working closely with structural engineers and architects, Engineering Fabricators Newcastle will help bring any construction project in on time and on budget – with no compromise in quality.

Engineering Fabricators Newcastle are a relatively young company, having only been in operation for five years, but the management team and staff have strong knowledge and experience when it comes to design, fabrication and installation of structural steel. At present, 25 dedicated staff are employed with the Newcastle firm.

Engineering Fabricators Newcastle have a number of projects on the go in the Hunter region, which include University of Newcastle - ATC Building; University of Newcastle – New Space Project; Newcastle Private Hospital.

Fifteen staff worked on the Toronto Aged Care Facility project where they provided the fabrication and installation of the structural and architectural steelwork.

For more information contact Engineering Fabricators Newcastle, 56 Forbes Street, Carrington NSW 2294, phone 02 4023 4578, website



Below Frontline Aluminium provided the windows, doors and glass façade for Toronto Aged Care Facility.

Undertaking projects ranging from architecturally-designed homes to multi-level apartment buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, Frontline Aluminium was a natural choice as the contractor for the Toronto Aged Care Facility project. Frontline Aluminium supplied and installed all the windows and doors for the project, and the glazed façade for the facility’s café/foyer. The works saw the company manufacture all the windows and doors as well as install all the products. Frontline Aluminium had a small team of four to six installers on site under the supervision of its Project Supervisor, with Frontline Aluminium’s specialised team of fabricators manufacturing all the window and door products in its Beresfield factory. “The project had quite diverse installation requirements and required the use of many different window suites including awning and sliding windows, hinged and sliding doors – including automatic doors, and louvre windows,” explains Frontline Aluminium’s Steve Davies. “The louvre windows incorporated the Breezway proprietary Stronghold System as well as utilising power louvres for some openings. 172 NSW PROJECT FEATURE TORONTO AGED CARE FACILITY

“The café/foyer area required special attention to enable the glazing to meet the Building Code of Australia Section J thermal design requirements,” Steve adds. “As an Architectural Window Systems (AWS) licensed fabricator we utilised AWS’ Thermal Heart system of thermally broken window suites, in combination with insulating glass units (double glazing) to meet the stringent requirements for such a large area of glazing. “Frontline Aluminium was proud to consult with the architect and the Hansen Yuncken project team to refine the window design for the project and to facilitate a functional and aesthetic outcome for the fenestration.” The company’s next major project is the Edition Apartment building in the heart of the Honeysuckle Urban renewal area of Newcastle.

For more information contact Frontline Aluminium, 10 Arunga Drive, Beresfield NSW 2322, phone 02 4964 1977, email AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Godbee Electrical provided electrical services and cabling assistance to the Toronto Aged Care Facility.

Established in 1974, Godbee Electrical are leaders in their field in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley. Providing electrical services to the Commercial and Industrial sectors, their aim is to deliver excellent workmanship paired with quality service to their loyal customers. With over 40 years in business, Godbee Electrical’s customer base of reputable and national clientele is a testament to their ability to meet their specific needs. Godbee’s services include General Electrical, Data Communications, MATV, Audio Visual, Security and CCTV Systems. A major part of their business is Commercial Construction. Spanning nearly four decades, the business has been involved in many award winning projects predominantly through their association with MBA registered builders. They have also twice been awarded the Newcastle MBA Subcontractor of the Year, winning the award in 2013 and 2015. This comes down to their project management systems, quality of workmanship and strong forged relationships with quality builders. Their wealth of experience has seen them involved in projects which have included hospitals, hotels, motels, clubs, retail shops and aged care facilities. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

On the Toronto Aged Care Facility project, Godbee Electrical worked closely with the Principal Contractor, Hansen Yuncken with their general electrical needs along with data cabling, MATV and Foxtel systems and they also managed the subcontract works which included security CCTV, nurse call and fire detection systems. They were recently involved with works as part of the expansion of Newcastle Airport with a number of other projects in the mix. Godbee Electrical is committed to providing a safe workplace through implementation of management systems to comply with WorkCover requirements. The Newcastle-based company believe that no job is too important that it cannot be done safely. Safety has become a major part of the electrical industry and Godbee Electricals are leaders in promoting safe practices into every task they undertake.

For more information contact Godbee Electrical, 25 Moate Street, Georgetown NSW 2298, phone 02 4967 5277, email info@godbee., website NSW PROJECT FEATURE TORONTO AGED CARE FACILITY 173

Below de Witt Consulting provided surveying and town planning services for Toronto Aged Care Facility.

de Witt Consulting is a mutli-discplinary consulting firm who were engaged by Anglican Care and Jackson Teece Architects for the Toronto Aged Care Facility to provide high quality surveying and town planning services. From inception, de Witt Consulting completed detailed surveys of existing site conditions through to provision of in-depth understanding of planning policies and guidelines whilst working within tight timeframes. This included an objection to a development standard for an additional 5m, which was prepared to assist with reduced approval times. The firm also had to consider specialist reports including acoustic, social, visual, bushfire, traffic, arborist and access to provide a high quality final product for their client. de Witt Consulting prepared various detail surveys for detailed design including site generally, road and access, services and profiling and restructuring of easements on titles. To streamline titling and reduce costs these items were addressed within the stage one plan of consolidation to consolidate numerous parcels into one title as required by the consent conditions. For more information contact de Witt Consulting, phone 02 4942 5441, email 174 NSW PROJECT FEATURE TORONTO AGED CARE FACILITY


Below North Coast Commercial Doors provided all the frames and doors for the Toronto Aged Care Facility.

Established in 2002, North Coast Commercial Doors was created to service the north coast of New South Wales, supplying doors for commercial facilities. Installers were soon coming across jobs where doors were required to meet special specifications. North Coast Commercial Doors slowly built up its machinery to assist in the manufacture of doors to these requirements. “Our Biesse Rover B overhead router allows us to produce all doors to size, router numerous designs and cut vision panels, grilles and door seals into the face and edges of the door,” says Director Barry Drewitt.

“We were able to router the required depth into the face and edges of the doors then contact. All door hardware was cut in and around the PVC facings,” he said. All bedroom doors were 2,350 x 1,170 x 40mm Solid Core doors, while the facility also had a mix of semi-solid (polystyrene core) doors, fire doors and solid core doors. “The final product has opened our eyes to another range of door designs,” Barry adds.

“We have two door presses – one to suit 3,000mm long doors and the other to assist in the volume of doors. This is a six daylight heated press, which allows North Coast Commercial Doors to press six doors every 20 minutes.”

Projects for the company include Tamworth Hospital Stages 1 and 2, Coffs Harbour Court House, Walgett Police Station and Liverpool Police Station. Other projects are Strathearn Village in Scone, West Tamworth Leagues, Evermore Retirement Village in Forster, Nelson Bay Woolworths and Lisarow Woolworths.

Working on the Toronto Aged Care residential development, the company supplied all steel frames, doors and installation on the project, which had many different designs and sizes. Barry says the project required the doors to have PVC routered into the faces and edges of the door.

For more information contact North Coast Commercial Doors, 10 Production Drive, Wauchope NSW 2446, phone 02 6585 3332, fax 02 6585 3302, email, website



Below Richard Jay provided industrial washers and a dryer for Toronto Aged Care Facility.

When it comes to facilities such as the new 147-bed Toronto Aged Care Facility, ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the site is obviously essential. This includes the things that happen behind the scenes of a busy aged care facility – the huge amount of laundry that requires washing and drying being one of them. This is where commercial industrial laundry machinery specialist Richard Jay comes in. The company won the tender to supply and install laundry machinery for the new aged care home. Established in 1969, the company, which employs 48 staff, is Australia’s only nationally-represented importer and supplier of commercial and industrial laundry solutions.

Libby explains that they were successful with the tender because of the Electrolux Professional washers and dryers machinery technology. “The machines were chosen for the technology behind the Electrolux range, for example, Auto savings which weighs and adjusts the load to provide the most efficient washing cycle, every time,” says Libby. “The equipment also complies with Australian laundry standards AS4146 2000, which was a requirement.” With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, Richard Jay is often favoured by national companies such as Anglican Care due to the company’s national representation.

“We offer Australia’s largest range of laundry equipment for commercial applications and are the only national company in this field,” says Richard Jay’s Marketing Manager Libby Baldwin.

“National companies that we supply know they will receive important support for back up machine service and maintenance across Australia,” Libby adds. Richard Jay is currently supplying industrial laundry products for a number of projects in the aged care and hospitality industries.

Richard Jay supplied two 35kg Electrolux washers and a 28kg Electrolux washer as well as two 60kg gas dryers and a 37kg gas dryer, also from Electrolux.

For more information contact Richard Jay Pty Ltd, phone 1300 RICHARD (742 427), fax 1300 668 515, email care@richardjay., website



Below Acculine Architectural Systems provided the louvres, screens and handrails to Toronto Aged Care Facility.

Victorian Ash Handrail

Horizontal Batten Screens

For over 40 years, Acculine Architectural Systems has been offering turnkey packages for both external screening and internal door and wall protection to the construction industry, nationally. The team at Acculine was proud to offer a turnkey package to Hansen Yunken by supplying and installing eye-catching louvres, vertical Grange sunscreens and horizontal Taunton batten screens, as well as internal door and door frame protection and handrails on the Toronto Aged Care Facility. The finished product is a tribute to the in-depth design that went on behind the scenes.

Vertical Grange Sunscreens

Door Frame Protectors

Acculine’s Interior team supplied and installed custom-made door frame protectors, rigid vinyl rebated door panels, Victorian Ash Handrails and polycarbonate corner guards. Having an involvement in both the interior and exterior of the project means Acculine has the opportunity to protect it with its products, ensuring it remains in great condition for years to come. Acculine is currently working on: • Bendigo Hospital, Lend Lease – VIC’s largest Regional Hospital • Ravenhall Prison, John Holland – VIC’s largest construction project • Macquarie Park Village, Parkview Constructions

Acculine’s Electro Subtle Blue and Copper Pearl Grange fins adorning the window openings were individually located with exemplary precision. The various angles of the fins counter the sun’s glare.

Acculine’s Research and Development team is relentless in pushing boundaries to maintain the company’s position as industry leaders. Look out for Acculine’s new systems to be launched during 2016.

The plant on the rooftop and fire stairs was screened by Acculine’s Diamond Series swaged grating, shielding it from view. Its robust design is able to withstand high wind loads of the coastal location and span greater distances than any other product. Acculine also helped the builder cut costs by spanning a greater distance between supports, enabling them to eliminate additional steel structure.

For more information contact Acculine Architectural Systems Pty Ltd, Head Office 135-139 Northcorp Boulevard, Broadmeadows VIC 3047, phone 03 9334 5911, fax 03 9359 5008, email the Business Development Team, Ian Williams, website



HUB OF ACTIVITY DEVELOPER : Liverpool City Council MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Kane Constructions Pty Ltd ARCHITECT : DWP|Suters STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Costin Roe Consulting PROJECT VALUE : $33.5 million

The Carnes Hill Recreation & Community Precinct provides social and recreational facilities for the local community and includes an indoor recreation centre, library, public plaza, skate park, playground, multi-purpose sports courts, community centre, picnic area, café and walking paths. Winning multiple MBA awards yearly, it was easy to see why Kane Constructions won Liverpool Council’s contract to develop the $33.5 million sports centre, library and community centre at Carnes Hill. Approximately 38km south west of Sydney, Carnes Hill is located 7km from the Liverpool City Centre. The state-of-the-art Carnes Hill Community Library and Recreation project facility is currently ahead of schedule and should be completed in a matter of months. Situated on the corner of Kurrajong and Cowpasture Road, a new bus route will also link Carnes Hill to the Liverpool city centre. “Since March last year approximately 100 tradesmen have been working daily on the site,” advised Matt McPhee, Kane’s New South Wales Business Development Manager. “The recreation precinct stretches across 70,000m2 and includes: a library, community centre, indoor recreation centre, skate park, parkland for a children’s play area and picnic space, outdoor gym, walking and cycling tracks, public

plaza, water feature, public art displays, café, 165 car parking spaces, and eight motorcycle parking spaces all on site to cater for a variety of needs and age groups.” The multi-storey library itself features under-floor air conditioning, multiple conference rooms and the indoor sports centre has change rooms, a gym, café and has two full-sized basketball courts to cater for a variety of sports including basketball, netball, badminton, volleyball and indoor soccer. The community centre will cater for more than 200 people and has five functions rooms, which can be configured numerous ways. Each building is about 2,500m2. With the population of Carnes Hill expected to grow to around 100,000 residents, this new facility will create a community hub where residents can gather to live, learn and play. Liverpool is building a new city in and beyond the CBD, with Carnes Hill as one of these projects.



It will ensure residents have modern, state-of-the-art community facilities and infrastructure that will further enhance Liverpool’s status as the capital of the Great South West. “The Carnes Hill project is a 5-star Green Star building,” said Matt. “The surrounding area has remained fully operational during our Design and Construct operations. “The team on site redesigned the structural façade, concrete structure and structural steel in order to overcome design coordination issues that were foreseen to become a potential problem. The re-design creates workable spaces in the buildings as well as providing internal cooling and natural temperature control.” The Kane team on the Carnes Hill project is Thomas Taylor (Project Manager), Chris Kelly (Senior Site Manager) and David Lee (Contracts Administrator). Kane Constructions is a multi-award winning, privately owned commercial construction company that’s been successfully delivering quality client projects across all industry sectors since 1973. Their 300 full-time employees operate throughout the Australian east coast from offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Other Kane projects around Sydney currently include; Rockdale City Library; University of Sydney Oval 2 Grandstand; Moore College Resource and Research Centre; Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre; Paramedic Response Centres (SAMIS); Rhodes Community Centre, The Connection; Gregory Hills Child Care and Sports Centre; Taronga Zoo, Centenary Theatre; and Primary Health Care Medical Centre, Corrimal.

Fore more information contact Kane Constructions Pty Ltd, 2 John Street, Waterloo NSW 2017, phone 02 9930 5555, fax 02 9930 5566, email, website


THAT'S WASTE MANAGEMENT SORTED Since 1978, the team at Grasshopper Environmental have been providing responsible waste management for the Sydney construction industry.

Grasshoppers comprehensive waste data reports have been said to be the best in the industry and they are currently servicing many Green Star projects that can require up to 90 percent diversion from landfill.

“Servicing projects and sites of all sizes we’ve learned the importance of timely service, on-site efficiency, environmental responsibility and detailed waste data reporting,” said Sales Manager Bob Doven. “Our primary operating base is at Arndell Park, near the junction of the M4 and M7” added Bob. “This provides an excellent central location for fast turnarounds across the Sydney metro area. Our large fleet of modern trucks are on the go six days a week removing waste & recyclables as we’ve been doing for the Carnes Hill project. Our continuous investment in modern equipment and processing, has enabled us to become a trusted waste management partner to a quality builder like Kane Constructions”

“Vehicle movements, concrete pours, crane slots – we know that project coordination runs down to the hour on large intensive construction projects, where time really is money and even short delays can cost thousands” added Bob. “So we ensure that waste management is one thing you don’t have to worry about. Our innovative & positive approach delivers excellent results for our customers and we really have Waste Management sorted!” Other current projects include Sydney Light Rail, North West Rail, M5 King Georges Road Interchange and many other large residential high-rise and civil projects in the fast growing Sydney Commercial and Construction sectors.

Once the waste is removed in skips it’s taken to Grasshopper’s inhouse recycling facility for sorting and processing. The various waste types are segregated and reported on, then processed through their specialist EPA licenced Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for recycling and separation ready for entry back into the circular economy.

For more information contact Grasshopper Environmental Services, 12 Penelope Crescent, Arndell Park NSW 2148, phone 1300 147 277, fax 1300 147 299, email, website



SETTING THE STANDARD Based in Sydney, SetPoint Group is a well respected building services, management and engineering company that’s been achieving successful projects nationally including community and commercially based energy systems and efficiency upgrade packages since 2007. SetPoint specialises in design, site and project management, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), through to installation and servicing of system control efficiency of building management and control systems (BMCS) monitoring the internal environmental conditions of commercial buildings, as well as the fire management and electrical services and all aspects of mechanical services of the building, focusing on customer and market based solutions and creating long-term customer value through the advancement, development and provision of innovative customer and market-focused solutions. “Daniel Stojanovic began SetPoint back in May 2007,” said SetPoint’s Office Manager Sarah Stojanovic. “Today we employee eight fulltime and four part-time staff, plus two apprentices through MIGAS.” Daniel has a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering HVAC+R and trade background as a fitter and machinist, and has experienced every aspect of the industry, gaining the knowledge and skills to overcome a variety of challenges and obstacles. The team focussing on Energy Saving solutions is headed up by Alius Sukys, a Master Technician who has been providing solutions to the building automation and energy usage sectors of the industry for more than 10 years.

Hill Community Library and Recreation project facility for Kane Constructions. With the mechanical industry now driven to become more ‘sustainable’ and ‘carbon neutral’ SetPoint Group has met this with enthusiasm and new technology. “We’re using a new BMCS component at Carnes Hill, that will assist with the smooth running of the air conditioning system and the louvres,” Sarah stated. “We’re committed to a long-term strategy of investing in low-cost, world-class, expandable and client focused operations.” SetPoint are also currently completing the upgrade of the old building plus a new building at Forbes Hospital, along with an upgrade at Griffith Base Hospital, with further projects in Sydney including Centrepoint Tower. For more information contact SetPoint Group Pty Ltd, Suite 2, 5-7 Erskine Road, Taren Point NSW 2229, phone 02 9525 6500, fax 02 9526 5400, email, website

SetPoint had five expert professionals installing the HVAC component of the community centre at the state-of-the-art Carnes



South Street, Grange Avenue, Vine Street and Garfiled West Intersections (Photo Supplied by RMS) DEVELOPER : Roads & Maritime Services MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Burton Contractors Pty Ltd PROJECT VALUE : $135 million

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading Richmond Road from Bells Creek Bridge, Colebee to the South Creek floodplain so it can meet the future transport needs of the North West Priority Land Release Area. The road is being widened from two lanes to four lanes with provision for six lanes in the future. The development of the North West Priority Land Release Area means Richmond Road needs to be upgraded as precinct development occurs. Benefits • Increased capacity for future traffic growth • Improved safety for motorists by the construction of a central median to separate opposing traffic • Improved safety for cyclists and pedestrians with an off-road shared path • Improved travel times for motorists and access for road freight in Sydney’s north west • Improved public transport links with bus priority measures at traffic lights • Improved access to the future North West Priority Land Release Area precincts along Richmond Road 182 NSW PROJECT FEATURE RICHMOND ROAD UPGRADE

Stage 1 – Complete The $39 million Richmond Road Upgrade to widen the ride from two to four lanes, with the capacity to expand to six lanes in the future. Richmond Road between Bells Creek and Townson Road was opened to traffic by the New South Wales Minister for Roads and Freight, Duncan Gay in July 2014. Roads and Maritime constructed new traffic lights at Townson Road and Alderton Drive located at the new intersection for Colebee and the Sydney Business Park to reduce traffic congestion. Designated turning lanes, as well as bicycle and pedestrian crossings at traffic lights have also been installed to improve safety. A 3m wide, off-road shared pedestrian/cyclist path on the western side of the road has also been built with space on the eastern side of the road for another path in the future. Stage 2 – In Progress This $96 million project between Townson Road and Elara Boulevard will see Richmond Road widened to four lanes with an off-road shared path AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

for pedestrians and cyclists on the western side of the road. Northbound lanes were opened to traffic in November 2015 between Townson Road and Elara Boulevard. Construction is now focused on Southbound lanes between Garfield Road West intersection and Elara Boulevard.

Grange Avenue Intersection (Photo Supplied by RMS)

Roads and Maritime is constructing new traffic lights at Quarry Road, South Street, Vine Street and at Garfield Road West intersections to reduce traffic congestion. Designated turning lanes, bus priority lanes as well as bicycle pedestrian crossings at traffic lights will also be installed to improve safety. Stage 2 is expected to be completed by late 2016. Stage 3 – In Planning The future upgrade of Richmond Road Stage 3 is from Elara Boulevard to the South Creek floodplain at Marsden Park. Stage 3 will take place as neighbouring development progresses. Roads and Maritime will keep the community updated as detailed design progresses and advise when work is planned to start on Stage 3. Proposed Road Network Strategy: North West Priority Land Release Area The New South Wales Government is funding the development of a road network strategy in response to the North West Priority Land Release Area which is expected to expand by about 200,000 residents in the next 20 to 30 years. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The proposed strategy identifies the need for five grade-separated crossings of the Richmond Railway line at Burdekin Road (north of Quakers Hill Parkway), Westminster Street Bridge, Garfield Road, Bandon Road and Schofields Road. For more information contact Roads & Maritime Services, 27 Argyle Street, Parramatta NSW 2150, phone 1800 631 531, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE RICHMOND ROAD UPGRADE 183

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For more information contact Total Steel, 46 Anzac Avenue, Smeaton Grange NSW 2567, phone 02 4648 8111, fax 02 4647 8011, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE RICHMOND ROAD UPGRADE 185

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ABOVE THE REST The Sundale Apartment's stunning tower consists of spacious and luxurious apartments with spectacular views and 5 star resort style facilities inside which includes an aquatic centre and an outdoor resort podium pool with sundeck and broadwater views, gym, childcare centre and Sundale Retail Precinct with Woolworths. Australia’s largest residential apartment developer, Meriton, has built up an enviable business over 50-plus years. It has developed and built more than 70,000 apartments across Australia’s eastern coast including some of the tallest residential towers in Sydney, Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. Meriton Founder and Managing Director, billionaire property entrepreneur Harry Triguboff is passionately involved in the design and construction of all projects, which set the benchmark for sophistication and high quality. Meriton offers a superior choice of residential apartments for sale and rent, along with luxury serviced apartment accommodation. Each apartment development is an evolution in quality and design, driven by an understanding of the way people want to live. The Meriton’s latest Gold Coast development, Sundale’s sculptural form can be seen for miles. The glass building design of 25,000 sqm of windows and metal louvres were designed with inspiration from the One Hyde Park, London, UK. Sundale has 551


apartments, rising 55-levels to showcase the magnificent views of the ocean, the marina, Hinterland and the Surfers Paradise skyline. The elegant podium tower base makes a stunning statement and features a grand lobby entry, retail specialty stores and exclusive resort facilities. Sundale boasts two indoor aquatic centre’s with heated lap pool, spa and sauna; outdoor resort swimming pool and sun deck overlooking the Broadwater and a fully equipped gymnasium. Sundale Retail Precinct comprises of a full line Woolworths supermarket, medical centre and pharmacy, as well as an assortment desirable dining options. Childcare also rises to new heights with on site childcare centre on Level 5 which overlooks the central park. Coordination between the architectural and engineering teams allowed Meriton to design the building without transfer slabs. A unique site specific form work system was developed onsite so that the building and columns were poured at the same time, whilst the main deck was trailing one floor below. This innovative system enabled finishing trades to be

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Below Infinity Constructions QLD provided a versatile self-climbing formwork system for the 57-levels Sundale Apartments.

Infinity Constructions QLD is an established commercial formwork company working on high-rise developments in and around South East Queensland. Their implementation of new and innovative construction structural systems sees them associated with some of Australia’s leading developers and construction companies. “At Infinity Constructions QLD we’re committed to safety, value-adding and unique fast tracking systems that deliver,” said Managing Director Hugh Owen. “Our highly professional team are focused on setting new formwork benchmarks and ‘lifting the bar’ and delivering successful structural outcomes on all projects.” “The company was established by experienced, like minded, talented individuals who have worked together for 25 years, playing varied key roles on many major landmark commercial projects,” continued Hugh. “We focus on suitable projects where along with the developer or builder we can collectively deliver successful results.” At Sundale Apartments Infinity Constructions QLD delivered all the formwork structure. “On Sundale, we used the Meva-Dec horizontal floor system, along with OM Engineering Formwork Jump System, where we maintained 5-day floor cycles,” said Hugh. “We have the largest self-climbing vertical system operating in Queensland.” Self-climbing formwork is highly efficient for high-rise construction. It’s versatile, flexible, fast and capable of adapting to different geometries. Being technically more complex self-climbing formwork requires specialised handling, something Infinity Constructions QLD is renown for. The self-climbing system is a formwork support structure for the construction of walls and other vertical structures without a crane and operates on a electric screw jack or mechanical mechanism. The climbing process consists of successive electric screw jack being climbed simultaneously. It is also equipped with components for horizontal and vertical plumbing and positioning of the formwork. Sundale on Broadwater is situated at 2 Como Crescent, Southport on Queensland’s Gold Coast and is another quality Meriton Group project. When complete there will be 57-levels

above ground, three basements below street level, 464 luxury apartments with outstanding views and a mixture of commercial and retail. “Successful project outcomes never occur by good fortune or chance, at Infinity we continually observe, recognise and believe all good development outcomes start with the structure and the positive performance of the formwork company,” stated Hugh. “Our Infinity team includes in-house engineers and experienced builder/developers. Together with the client they assist with the design, specific project structure detail, and offer alternative structure system options to value-add to the project. Once we have fully understood and analysed the project thoroughly, including client requirements, we finalise the methodology and the formwork system to be used. Then lock-in and set our key philosophy — ‘Intention, Commitment, Deliver’.” From the initial design process through to structural delivery, safety considerations are always Infinity Constructions number one priority and focus. Infinity’s Safety Manager, Chris Cassar said their objective is to maintain an accident free workplace. “In all planning and work activities health and safety is our first consideration. We provide a continuous program of education and learning to ensure that our employees work in the safest possible manner. We ensure potential accidents or incidents are controlled and prevented by undertaking an extensive hazard identification and risk analysis of the workplace prior the project commencing and then we ensure the work team is totally committed to achieving our objectives.” Infinity Constructions QLD also worked with Meriton Group on the 74-level Soleil Tower and 81-level Infinity Tower in Brisbane. Other projects include the 91-level Skytower and Laguna Newstead Central and St Tropez Newstead Central for Hutchinson Builders, The Beach Apartments for Brookfield Multiplex and The Qube and Tallahassee Boardwalk Apartments for The Morris Property Group. For more information contact Infinity Constructions Pty Ltd, 3/191 Sandy Creek Road, Yatala QLD 4207, phone 07 3287 2724, email, website





Below ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Oceania provided the locks and external readers for Sundale Apartments.

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality (formerly VingCard Elsafe) is the global leader in hotel security technology. Its products have been installed in more than 42,000 properties worldwide, securing eight million hotel rooms. The company is part of ASSA ABLOY Group which has 44,000 staff, owns operations in 70 countries (even Australia brand Lockwood) and works in about 170 countries including through its business partnerships. The hospitality division’s security and technology solutions include, VingCard electronic locks, Elsafe in-room safes and Orion energy management systems. VingCard locks were invented in 1974 when lock maker, Tor Sørnes, heard that an intruder had attacked his favourite singer, Connie Stevens, in her Dallas hotel room. He resolved to and succeeded in inventing a security system that changed the hotel lock industry – a unique key for every guest. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s Brisbane office was responsible for the installation of 291 Signature RFID electronic locks and 30 VingCard RFID external readers for the Meriton Sundale Apartments development in Southport, South Queensland, over six months starting late 2015. “A unique part of the installation was integration to Kone destination control lifts where on check in the cards given to the guests were programmed to access the VingCard locks as well as the destination control lifts installed by global lift and escalator provider, Kone,” says ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s Sales Director Michael Benikos. “In most hotels and serviced apartments you call a lift and take the one which comes to your floor. Once in the lift you swipe your card on the reader in the lift to enable you to select your floor but the ones installed at Sundale work differently. There’s a landing point on each floor where you badge your card. It then selects a lift for you and tells that lift to stop at the required floor once you get inside.” Meriton Sundale is the first site in the world installed with this unique integration between the two companies and will quickly be followed by Meriton’s new developments at Parramatta and North Sydney.

“Meriton Serviced Apartment Operations Division specifically requested the integration to increase efficiency on the front desk and therefore improve the guest experience while they were at the hotel. To do this we had close cooperation with both our and Kone’s research and development teams,”said Michael. Meriton Serviced Apartment Operations Division selected RFID technology locks rather than the traditional magnetic stripe cards as card reading is better these days smart phone’s are affecting the magnetic stripe on the cards which causes problems for guests using the cards to access their rooms. The RFID locks installed at Sundale can be activated for use with mobile phones meaning the guest’s will not require a card at all. If activated guests staying at the hotel will be able to download an app on their mobile phone, book a room and estimate their arrival time, then a couple of hours before they check in, a room is made available and a key is sent to their mobile phone. They use the key to skip the front desk and go straight to their room – secure, convenient and time-saving. “This maximises operational efficiency, guest loyalty and convenience, as well as reducing costs and driving revenue.” Other benefits include a better guest experience, streamlined front desk operations and adding value to the hotel’s mobile telephony strategies. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Oceania has worked closely with Meriton for 15 years and have installed products for iconic projects such as the World Tower, Rialto, Kent Street, Campbell Street, Bondi Junction, Westport in Parramatta, Danks Street, Zetland in Sydney and Hershelle Street, Adelaide Street, Broadbeach and Southport in Queensland. Current projects besides Sundale are Parramatta, North Sydney and Mascot in Sydney. ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in door opening solutions, has earned the mantle of innovator. It’s on the Forbes’ Worlds’ Most Innovative Companies list since 2014. For more information, contact ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Ground Floor Unit 5, 37 Brandl Street, Eight Mile Plains Brisbane 4113 QLD, phone 1300 796 223, email, website





Below Element Rope Access provided and installed the abseil system for Sundale Apartments.

Since February 2010 Element Rope Access & Safety Pty Ltd has become South-East Queensland’s premiere rope access company providing all rope access services to a wide range of trades and services such as industrial painting, height safety, window cleaning and asset maintenance for high-rise buildings and installation of height safety systems. “At Sundale Apartments on the Gold Coast we installed the abseil system on level 56 and also provided the builders clean,” informed Element’s Managing Director, Allen Rafter. “Through our professional abseiling techniques our technicians provide a variety of services such as Anchor Installation and Testing, Safety Systems, Auditing, Inspection works, Building Maintenance, Bird Proofing and Window Cleaning, plus our two specialist divisions — Height Safety Solutions and Commercial Painting.” Element’s Commercial Painting division provides professional commercial and residential painting services for high-rise buildings in Queensland. “Our dedicated professional painting team takes pride in delivering a high end product that not only makes a building look exceptional, 194 QLD PROJECT FEATURE SUNDALE APARTMENTS

but adds substantial value. We have over 30 qualified painters who can also do remedial repairs prior to painting,” added Allen. “We use a variety of methods including rope access, swing stage, mast climbers or EWP. The method we use depends on what will give the best result for a building.” Element’s Paint division is currently painting the Mantra Broadbeach on the Park, Sunland and ANZAC Square building in Brisbane. “However safety has changed considerably over the past ten years and rightly so considering that in our line of work, there are no second chances,” Allen continued. “Our Height Safety Solutions division ensures that our highly skilled rope access technicians are professionally trained and equipped with the latest requirements to ensure that WH&S policies and procedures are strictly adhered to, ensuring the highest levels of safety for the public.”

For more information contact Element Rope Access & Safety Pty Ltd, 47/28 Burnside Road, Ormeau QLD 4208, phone 1300 353 635, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below OK Developments were responsible for the extensive plasterboard fixing for the walls and ceilings throughout the apartments.

Since 2003 OK Developments have been specialising in the supply and fixing of plasterboard walls and ceilings for a range of domestic and commercial projects. At Sundale Apartments, OK Developments is responsible for all the wall and ceiling plasterboard fixing.

“Our greatest challenge was constructing the specially designed ceiling in the main foyer,” said Omri Katz, Managing Director of Ok Developments. “But our team are experts at their game and the outcome is truly stunning.” OK Developments are also working on large projects in New South Wales at Mascot, Bondi Junction and Lewisham.

Sundale Apartments will comprise 551 oversized one, two and three bedroom units over 55-levels, with 343 reserved for residential use and the remainder as serviced apartments. The best apartments of the DBI-designed tower will feature uninterrupted 360 degree water and district views, with most units enjoying a north or east aspect. The stunning tower will be Southport’s tallest residential tower and the final project in Meriton’s Brighton on Broadwater project, featuring luxury apartments, first class facilities and a shopping centre below to cater for retail, dining and entertainment needs. Beginning in April 2015, 20 of OK Developments professionals, along with ssub contractors worked on Sundale Apartments to supply and fix all the plasterboard to the walls and ceilings for the 551 units and commons area. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact OK Developments, 79 Military Road, Dover Heights NSW 2030, phone 02 9371 6708, fax 02 9371 9885, email QLD PROJECT FEATURE SUNDALE APARTMENTS 195

Below Auscoast Fire Services provided extensive fire protection services for the Sundale Apartments.

Privately Australian owned and operated by the directors Haydn Mackie and Murray Vandak, Auscoast Fire Services is focused on the design, supply and installation of fixed fire protection and detection systems. Auscoast's work on Sundale Apartments required extensive fire protection and service knowledge to cover all aspects of the complex. “We had to cover a 5-star resort with an aquatic centre, outdoor podium pool and sundeck, gym, child care centre, medical centre, tavern and retail precinct as well as luxury apartments with spectacular marina views.” “Our major challenge was the six day per level turnaround and working across two 56-level towers simultaneously as the building is divided in the middle,” added Haydn. “But our professional team handled it perfectly.” The entire project has 111 sprinkler control valves, 157 isolating valves, 11 pressure reduction stations, 3,400m of 150mm connecting mains and over 3,000 smoke detectors and speakers. The services Auscoast Fire provide include: automatic sprinkler installations to commercial, residential and special risk systems; combined hydrant and sprinkler installations; hydrant and hose reel 196 QLD PROJECT FEATURE SUNDALE APARTMENTS

installations; fire pumps and tanks; fire detection and alarm system; and extinguishers. “We currently employ 35 permanent staff that provide our clients with cost effective reliable service,” said Haydn Mackie. “Our own in-house design engineers have over a 120 years experience in the industry and are capable of assessing and preparing complete fire protection systems, tailor made to suit any requirements.” As a specialist fire protection company, Auscoast Fire offer a 24/7 maintenance and emergency service specifically for automatic sprinkler systems, fire pumps, fire detection and associated equipment. Auscoast Fire Services are committed to providing quality service, products and control, guaranteeing client satisfaction. They’ve been proudly associated with the Meriton Group for several years and also completed the 76-level Herschel Street project for them. For more information contact Auscoast Fire Services Pty Ltd, PO Box 37, Paradise Point QLD 4216, phone 07 5557 6788, Haydn 0419 756 151, Murray 0412 463 192, fax 07 5500 6875, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below TDM Constructions elite team completed the blockwork and internal shop level and lobby Hebel walls.

Since January 2003 TDM Constructions has been specialising in a broad range of general construction and concrete masonry projects including luxury homes, multi-storey apartment buildings and commercial developments. As one of the largest and most respected block laying companies on Queensland’s Gold Coast they’ve built an unsurpassed reputation for producing quality work, completed in a timely manner at a competitive price. Sundale Apartments is TDM’s 10th project working with Meriton.

environmentally sustainable building material. It’s BCA compliant and creates beautiful façades. Hebel can be used for internal walls, external walls, flooring and fencing in quality residential, commercial, industrial and civil projects.”

“Our large in-house team of qualified tradesmen and management personnel have over 75 years industry experience,” informed Theo, owner/operator and director of TDM Constructions “And our diverse range of in-house services allows us to tailor our approach to suit the needs of each individual client.”

TDM’s services include design and construction works; lump sum general construction contract works; project management services; renovations, extensions and alterations; Joint Venture construction works; sub contract masonry works; sub contract Hebel works; sub contract Formwork.

TDM has a Construction Division that specialises in a broad range of masonry based projects. The team of blocklayers, formworkers and operators ensure TDM achieve their goals and speed up programs when and where required.

TDM have successfully completed hundreds of projects over the years and have enjoyed repeat business from their many major clients.

“At Sundale our team was responsible for blockwork and internal shop level and lobby Hebel walls,” said Theo. “Hebel is an exceptional WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Besides Sundale Apartments, TDM’s other current projects include 97 units at Carl Street Woolloongabba and the second building at Sage Merrimac.

For more information contact TDM Constructions Pty Ltd, 23 Timberlea Court, Helensvale QLD 4212, phone 07 5529 4963, 07 5529 8486, email, website QLD PROJECT FEATURE SUNDALE APARTMENTS 197

Below Albert Smith Signs manufactured and installed all of the signage elements for Sundale Apartments branding.

Below Naturelink Landscapes and Design provided the hard and soft landscaping for Sundale Apartments.

Founded in 1873 in Brisbane, Albert Smith Signs are pioneers of the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of exceptional quality signage. Known today as ‘the brand behind the brands’ their combined specialist skills, resources and seamless management from design concept through to manufacture and installation was the perfect choice for the required signage and branding at Sundale Apartments.

Naturelink Landscapes and Design have been a part of the commercial landscape scene since 1999. Whilst they have been involved in the overall Sundale project almost since its inception, they were delighted to be involved in the final stage. That portion of the whole site is the largest and most difficult stage of the project and occupies the most prestigious location.

All products are illuminated with ASTech technology, Albert Smiths’ own purposely developed lighting solutions, and uniquely designed in accordance with Meriton guidelines. Level 54 is glass and 5,500mm high logos are installed there. The coordination between various trades for fixing the letters was paramount. (Proprietary to Albert Smith Signs) 3D letters and graphics were used on this project, and is cutting-edge technology for the manufacture of individually illuminated graphics is internationally inspired, Australian designed, manufactured and warranted, and internationally competitive. For more information, contact the Albert Smith Signs team, phone 07 3395 9888, email, website 198 QLD PROJECT FEATURE SUNDALE APARTMENTS

The hard landscaping required the creation of unique products which were completed with Naturelink Landscapes working closely with their team of loyal and trusted suppliers and Meriton’s on-site team. Probably the most unique and challenging aspect of the building was the construction of the outdoor areas on Level-5. This area has brilliant panoramic views and Naturelink were able to help create a fantastic setting by supplying and installing paving works around the pool, precast concrete seating and also a children’s play area. Mature ex-ground trees were craned up to this level to add the finishing touches. For more information, contact Naturelink Landscapes and Design, Lot 70 Crane Crescent, Nerang QLD 4211, phone 07 5502 0881, fax 07 5596 0073, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Heavy Duty Plastics (HDP) installed Sundale Apartments with brass fitted wall hung toilets and a range of other unique products.

Australian owned Heavy Duty Plastics (HDP) is an independent plumbing supplier and wholesaler of high-end bathroom products, PVC and PEX pipes and fittings for both gas and water.

“Our focus is to provide wholesale prices to tradesmen and to the public,” added Kerry. “With no middle man and our branding, it allows us to provide factory direct prices without compromising on quality.”

HDP supplied and installed a range of their premium products throughout the complex and with their unique designs are a perfect fit for Meriton’s Sundale Apartments.

Sundale Apartments is the first project HDP has undertaken outside New South Wales, and although challenging for the relatively small team their work was exemplary.

“Our exclusive wall hung toilet system is like no other on the market,” said Kerry Zeng, Sales and Technical Support for HDP bathroom products. “The superior frame comes preassembled, so there is no need to measure or assemble the system. At HDP all our products are WaterMark approved and of the highest quality.”

HDP are also working with Meriton on Sydney projects at Chatswood, North Sydney, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, Mascot and Waterloo, along with JQZ/SPC Constructions at Homebush and Parramatta.

The wall hung toilets have all been installed with brass fittings. “This is new and innovative as most competitors still use plastic fittings,” continued Kerry. “Brass fittings hold longer over time and unlike plastic, the thread cannot be damaged.” Established in 2010, HDP has developed from their core product of PEX pipes and fittings, into PVC, free standing wall hung toilets systems, wall hung basins and free standing bath tubs. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“At HDP we also supply and install PVC pipes and fittings, brass fittings, a range of additional bathroom products and bathroom PODS (prefabricated bathrooms)," said Kerry. “Our team is committed to providing expert knowledge and personal service.”

For more information contact Heavy Duty Plastics, 31 Moxon Road, Punchbowl NSW 2196, phone 02 8005 2311, fax 02 8005 2341, email, website QLD PROJECT FEATURE SUNDALE APARTMENTS 199

THE ART OF LIVING MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Maxcon Constructions ARCHITECT : Capital Commercial Architecture & MIMM Design STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Adams Consulting Engineers PROJECT VALUE : $70 million



Named for renowned Australian abstract artist Michael Johnson, the $70M Johnson Apartments offer 180 statement residences above unique hotel accommodation in the vibrant Brisbane suburb of Spring Hill. The Johnson Apartments are the most recent addition to the Art Series Hotel Group. The Art Series Hotels and residences, located in Melbourne, Bendigo and Adelaide, each pay homage to a namesake contemporary Australian artist through exterior and interior styling. Along with Michael Johnson’s artworks, The Johnson Apartments immerse residents and guests in the world of the aesthetic through in-house art libraries, a dedicated arts channel and arts tours.

Maxcon’s management of projects is undertaken to a rigorous benchmark that has earned the company prestige amongst its clients and industry competitors. Every project is lead by a founder of Maxcon with a carefully selected team of personnel.

Maxcon was trusted with the task of revitalising a heritage-listed building to bring The Johnson Apartments to life. Originally designed in the 1960s by eminent modernist architect Dr Karl Langer, the former Mains Roads Department building was, at its completion, the tallest concrete office building in Queensland.

Intimately involved at every stage of the project, Maxcon’s approach to management ensures a host of benefits including stringent construction programming, precise planning and goal setting, quality control measures and standards, budget control, strict and thorough coordination of trades, development of affiliations and the building of positive rapport with consultants, local municipal authorities and vendors.

As Maxcon Project Manager Aris Margaritis explains, one crucial focus of the design phase was “maintaining the original design intent and working with multiple stakeholders whilst embracing the original heritage of the building.” Spanning 16-stories and 20,000m2, The Johnson Apartments comprise a combination of concrete structure and curtain wall façade. The 180 residences are fully furnished and serviced, offering the luxuries of a hotel to long-stay residents. The development includes 19 penthouses, 82 open-plan apartment style hotel suites, conference and events facilities, retail office precinct, gymnasium, a 50m Olympic pool designed by Michael Klim, an outdoor entertainment area and heritage landscaping. “The biggest challenge was suspending a 50m Olympic Swimming Pool on the 5th floor,” Aris says. The open-air lap pool, known as “MK50”, spans almost the length of the building and is complimented by a recreation deck with spectacular northern views over Spring Hill. A family owned and operated company, Maxcon has specialised in the commercial and residential construction sector for over 10 years. The company’s diverse portfolio includes apartment complexes, hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping centres and serviced apartments on projects ranging from $15 – $180 million. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

As a result of its project management practices, Maxcon’s projects are delivered prior to the scheduled date of completion and under budget.

Maxcon delivers to the highest standards on both Design & Construct and Construct Only projects. Possessing the depth of knowledge and experience to develop innovative solutions for clients, Maxcon’s in-house design facility also facilitates cooperative liaison with external consultants to ensure the efficient evolution of problems into outstanding results. Integral to all of Maxcon’s operations are the values of integrity, diligence and virtue. These values are upheld throughout the Maxcon team and instill clients with security and confidence during the construction of their projects. Regardless of a project’s size, Maxcon guarantees an equal commitment to ensuring a client’s needs are met on time, to specification and within budget. Currently, Maxcon is delivering The Chen, a $172 million mixed-used twin tower development in Box Hill. The Chen features 516 apartments, 100 hotel rooms, a gym, Level 24 pool recreation deck, four restaurants plus a high-end Yum Cha restaurant on Level 1.

For more information contact Maxcon Pty Ltd, Level 1, 164 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, phone 03 9650 9580, fax 03 9650 9960, email, web


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GLAZED TO PERFECTION Specialising in performance and commercial façade glazing, Yatala-based Queensland Façade Systems delivered on The Johnson Apartments project with custom solutions from innovative new products. Queensland Façade Systems completed the glazed aluminium windows and doors on the façade of The Johnson Apartments. “As it was an established building, once the internals had been demolished we installed a new façade on the building,” describes Gavin Budd, Co-Director, Queensland Façade Systems. “We used a number of new products we hadn’t used before.” The Johnson Apartments feature larger than normal opening windows that utilised a new product by Aluminium Industries distributor Edge Aluminium. “It is a single panel 1,600mm x 1,600mm,” Gavin explains. “The product uses multi-locking and is heavier, allowing it to open.” Queensland Façade Systems also made use of a new swing door system by Capital that contributed significant benefits to the project. “The method of putting it together reduces labour and cost,” says Gavin. Queensland Façade Systems specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of custom designed external façades, shopfronts and glass and aluminium projects. Experts in performance façade glazing, the experienced team from Queensland Façade Systems can produce the ideal solutions for high rise residential projects constructed in high acoustic zones or with high wind loads. “We look at all sorts of WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

criteria with respects to performance – wind loads, acoustic levels, thermal and water resistance,” Gavin explains. “We are very good at knowing those things.” As well as manufacturing high quality products, Queensland Façade Systems prides itself on delivering to the satisfaction of its clients. “As a Tier-2 fabricator, we are able to offer a more personalised and specialised service,” says Gavin. Queensland Façade Systems is recently working on Rhapsody at Surfer’s North, a 40-storey residential development, and is currently completing FV Gurner, two residential towers of 25-stories, featuring 27,000m2 of glass with glazing inside and out. For more information contact Queensland Façade Systems, 36 Computer Road, Yatala QLD 4207, phone 07 3380 1000, fax 07 3380 1001, email, website QLD PROJECT FEATURE THE JOHNSON APARTMENTS 203



SET IN STONE The floor and wall tiling experts from Set Tiling pride themselves on delivering a professional and client-focused service. Specialising in all aspects of commercial tiling, they recently displayed their capabilities for delivering high quality results within challenging time frames on The Johnson Apartments project. Contributing a team of 22, Set Tiling tiled all the bathrooms in the 180 residential and 82 hotel apartments of The Johnson Apartments as well as the patios and the contemporarily-styled ground floor entry. With the development consisting of the refurbishment of an existing building, the primary challenge facing Set Tiling was the restricted time frame imposed by the project. “We got it over the line pretty quick given the time restraints,” says Daniel Wilson, Project Manager, Set Tiling. Delivering outstanding results within a demanding schedule requires the high level of professionalism and skill that Set Tiling brought to the project. “We had expertise and managerial experience on site – an experienced foreman and high quality workers,” Daniel explains. Expertise and experience were the foundations upon which Daniel Wilson and co-founder Steve Baird established Set Tiling in 2011. Over the past five years, they have successfully expanded and now maintain a team of 55 high calibre employees. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Set Tiling delivers to the needs of every project with a focus on strengthening client relationships with builders. “We work well with the principal contractor,” says Daniel. “And we do everything we can to meet budget and time restraints.” Set Tiling has recently completed works for the Moreton Bay Rail Link as well as for the award-winning Stella Maris Church in Broadbeach. They are currently working on the Belise Apartments, a residential tower of 228 apartments in inner city Brisbane and is about to commence on Stage 6 of the Hamilton Reach in Hamilton, Queensland. For more information contact Set Tiling Pty Ltd, Unit 3, 1424 New Cleveland Road, Capalaba QLD 4157, phone 07 3823 1482, email QLD PROJECT FEATURE THE JOHNSON APARTMENTS 205

A PLACE TO CONNECT DEVELOPER : Curtin University of Technology CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Georgiou Group ARCHITECTS : GHD Woodhead PROJECT VALUE : $40 million



Curtin University’s new Medical & Teaching Facility incorporates a mix of formal and informal learning areas highlighted by state-of-the-art audio visual, communications, IT and security services, encased in a unique curved precast concrete façade. With an established reputation for high quality commercial and residential developments, Georgiou were charged with the construction of Building 410 – The Curtin University Medical and Teaching Facility on the Bentley Campus in Western Australia in June 2014. The $40 million contract involved the construction of a 5-storey learning complex with a total of 6,350m2 of floor area of conventional and informal learning areas. Scope of works involved extensive landscaping and public art to provide a comfortable and attractive environment for students and staff. This complex, intelligent and challgning architectural design was finished with exposed concrete and in-situ beams with feature textured surfaces specified in keeping with the high quality finishes of surrounding buildings on the campus. They also present a careful choice and consideration of materials as this building, once finished, will set a precedent for the ongoing development of the campus. The external façade will also feature curved precast wall panels, manufactured using coloured concrete and a high class surface finish, providing vertical fins on the building façade for shading purposes. This extensive and tight build saw large beams propped up and walls tied in temporarily until the roof was installed. The build required detailed planning and forethought as the precast beams were held in place for significant amounts of time, often taking up most of the room on the work site. This required management to be stringent and work portions arranged carefully to avoid any delays to the construction porogramme. Project Manager James Burrows says, “we had the experience and efficiency to handle different trades working concurrently where everything had to come together and fit precisely before we could move to the next stage of the program. This involved managing precast elements, the conventional in-situ and the precast hollow core slab.” The main characteristic of the buildings’ interior is the atrium, spanning five levels. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

A modern and elegant element, bringing the outside teaching space in. One of the most innovative and striking features of the interior is the substantial amount of timber finish used to line the main entry, stretching the full height of the atrium. Timber fractal lining, 3D wall paneling was used with numerous peaks, returns and troughs as opposed to a traditional flat wall paneling. The treatment and finish to the external walls was a modern take on the off-form concrete found on existing buildings on campus, using precast concrete panels with an ultra white coloured concrete. The curved, precast wall panels featured in the wrap section of the building come with peel back, silver shading, manufactured using a high class surface finish, providing vertical fins on the building edges for shading. The landscaping was broad, showcasing unique elements such as public art fabricated to provide a comfortable, attractive and inclusive environment for students and staff. Additionally, outdoor teaching pods highlight the central theme of the main building – creating a unifying space. Established in 1977, Georgiou Group is one of Australia’s leading building and civil construction companies, delivering a wide range of engineering services across Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Specialising in earthworks, roads and bridges, building construction, precast, land development and water infrastructure, Georgiou believes in working alongside their clients and partners to achieve the best possible results. They’re ability to provide a competitive price point to building programmes and their reputation for delivering quality developments will see Georgiou continue to solidify their position as ‘the best people to work with’.

For more information contact Georgiou Group Pty Ltd, 68 Hasler Road, Osborne Park WA 6017, phone 08 9200 2500, fax 08 9200 2300, email, website


Below Place Laboratory provided landscape design services to the Curtin University Medical and Teaching Facility.

Place Laboratory are the landscape architects in charge of the design and development of the public realm for Curtin University’s Medical and Teaching Facility known as Building 410. Curtin University had a strong investment and value on place activation. PLACE Laboratory’s brief was to build upon the University’s desire for places and spaces within the campus that are people focused, welcoming, and vibrant learning and work places for students, teachers, and staff. Place Laboratory’s Anna Chauvel states, “the architecture is quite exciting, there was the challenge of bringing that design language into the public domain and making it read as one integrated space.” The planned building originally was located at the northern edge of the campus in an old carpark which meant Place Laboratory had to create a new road network in order to give the facility a street address. The adjoining street is tight, with a strong pedestrian focus and a city character and scale. Careful consideration was given to the choice of materials. The final material palette had to meet aesthetic, functional and value for money requirements “As they will set a precedent for the ongoing development of the campus,” adds Anna.

“We asked Georgiou to construct a sample panel of all the streetscape materials so they could understand the expected quality of finish and how the different materials worked together.” A range of activities have been accommodated in the courtyard adjoining Building 410 including a learning pod with free wifi access and recharging stations, sheltered gathering spaces for students to hang out and meet friends, space for a food van and access to a cycle hub. The design of the outdoor environment is a dynamic and inspirational place for people to gather and use. Place Laboratory have been practicing since 2010, with a team of eight qualified landscape architects have built up an impressive portfolio of people focused public realm projects. “We ensured a strong rapport with the university as we specialise in place activation: it is one of our core values and one of the things that defines us.” Creating, thriving places for communities. For more information contact Place Laboratory Pty Ltd, 3/120 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003, phone 08 9227 9313, mobile 0402 706 162, email, website



Below GHD Woodhead provided architectural services to the Curtin University Medical and Teaching Facility.

GHD Woodhead was engaged by Curtin University to provide architectural and interior design services for the new Building 410 incorporating the recently announced Curtin Medical School.

at Level 2 is under one of the largest cantilevers in Perth... It is an integrated design, with the atrium as the focal point of the interior space and all dedicated spaces flow around the building’s core“.

GHD Woodhead, through a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process, has provided a design that responds to the needs of the users, the local environment and beyond in line with the ambitions of the Curtin University Masterplan.

“At GHD Woodhead we aim to get the best outcome for our assignment by bringing in the right team, communicating clearly, constantly, and by providing weekly feedback meetings. Good communication is the key to GHD Woodhead’s success,” adds Mike.

GHD Woodhead’s design has been developed with an iterative process that was developed through constant feedback and communication with the client and the user groups. Receptive to, and influenced by other buildings on the campus, the design integrates and complements the University’s vision to build a city, not only for students but residents as well.

Building 410 is the first project built in the northern precinct of the Bentley campus as part of the Curtin Masterplan and is critical to the future development and ongoing construction programme of the University.

Taking Curtin University’s vision forward into reality, the GHD Woodhead design team researched, developed and provided intelligent solutions to meet the brief and create a challenging and adventurous building at the forefront of design. GHD Woodhead’s Mike Buttery adds, “We challenged the structure and pushed the boundaries and capabilities of the form. The entry WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

GHD Woodhead specialise in architecture, interior design, planning, urban design and landscape architecture.

For more information contact GHD Woodhead Pty Ltd, 999 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000, phone 08 6222 8222, website


Below CHW Consulting provided solutions for the univerities audio/visual set ups throughout the facility.

Curtin University demanded a world class audio visual and unified communications equipment solution to meet the University’s exceptionally high standards. CHW Consulting was engaged by Curtin University to design, document and manage the delivery of the integrated solution, a total investment in technology across the facility of $3 million. The outcome is a state-of-the-art teaching facility that will place Curtin University at the forefront of medical learning and clinical skills development. The new building has 5 floors consisting of 11 teaching spaces, 24 clinical spaces and 4 internal meeting rooms that meet the vast needs of the School of Medicine, with the largest space highlighting a fully featured video conferencing suite serviced with an automated camera tracking system. The ground floor showcases the architecturally stunning mosaic video wall incorporating Planar tiles whereas the third level features the bulk of the teaching spaces, including a 72 person flexible distributed learning Space. With the University’s distance and collaborative teaching program in mind, this space allows for learning material to be presented and distributed through video conferencing facilities.

The building is also home to a huge 180 person collaborative teaching space that is now the largest on campus, featuring video conferencing hardware and auto-tracking cameras to capture student participation. Teachers have the ability to zoom in and focus on students in the classroom as they speak and present. CHW Consulting’s background in the design and integration of technology in teaching spaces supported Curtin University’s project team by closely coordinating the solution with the Architect and other engineering services. The greatest challenge was to successfully implement high quality audio and interactive video in large, flexible teaching spaces, which allowed both traditional content presentation and collaboration between students and teachers.

For more information contact CHW Consulting, 20 Kensington Street, East Perth WA 6004, phone 08 9221 1533, fax 03 9670 0898, email, website



Below Arup provided fire engineering services and management to the Curtin University Medical and Teaching Facility.

Arup provided fire engineering services for the Curtin University School of Medicine. Project leader and Senior Engineer Darren Horan, was responsible for the fire engineering design, development, documentation, building permit issue, and certification on completion, for the new School of Medicine. Their design had to realise the architectural vision for the development, and achieve an acceptable standard of fire and life safety to meet the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and approval authorities requirements. This was achieved by a combination of compliance with the prescriptive provisions BCA, and a performance based approach. A challenging feature of the building was the central open atrium connecting the ground and four upper levels. In terms of fire safety the central atrium presented an open route through which fire and smoke could potentially spread to multiple levels. BCA provisions required fire separation between the atrium well and the adjacent areas. Arup worked to realise the client’s vision, using a performance based approach to address and reduce this risk. They used a fire sprinkler system, automatic fire detection, an alarm system and a dedicated smoke exhaust system as part of the building solution. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

A strategy was developed to facilitate the open atrium connecting all five levels and the open stairway so it could be used as an exit. Arup Engineer, Yue-ci Zhao, undertook a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. Modelling was also undertaken to simulate smoke movements under different fire scenarios to determine if the open stairway would be suitable for egress. Arup provided extensive, un-paralleled, expertise and knowledge to the project which ran over three years. With over 13,000 professionals working from 12 offices across Australia, Singapore, Indonesia and New Zealand, from which they offer a range of services. Arup currently has over 35 fire engineers across the Australasia region. The company’s core objective is their commitment to their clients, recognising each project is unique, and using a proactive and innovative approach to each construction project.

For more information contact Arup Pty Ltd, Exchange Tower, 2 The Espanade, Perth WA 6000, phone 08 9327 8300, email, website



The $1B Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project saw upgrades to one of the states busiest transport hubs. The project included road and bridge improvements, more than 21km of shared pedestrian/cyclist paths, noise walls and landscaping. Providing an iconic gateway to the state, Gateway WA is one of Western Australia’s largest road projects. It was jointly funded by the Federal Government ($676 million) and the State Government ($310 million). The project caters for the expected doubling of passenger air travel within the next decade and anticipated doubling of freight and container transport within the Kewdale Industrial Precinct by 2030.

Highway and Roe Highway). Leach Highway has also been upgraded to expressway standard (between Orrong Road and the Perth Airport). New grade separated interchanges were constructed at Tonkin Highway/Leach Highway, Tonkin Highway/Horrie Miller Drive/ Kewdale Road, Leach Highway/Abernethy Road and Tonkin Highway/Dunreath Drive. Additionally, the Tonkin Highway/Roe Highway interchange was upgraded.

Completed ahead of schedule and under budget, work on the infrastructure project began in 2013. The project incorporates road and bridge improvements, local road modifications and facilities, and connections for pedestrians and cyclists. Noise walls, landscaping and the use of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Technology has also been integrated.

Other works include the construction of an on-ramp at Abernethy Road to Tonkin Highway (southbound), installation of improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities and local road improvements through the Kewdale Industrial Precinct.

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Several upgrades and modifications took place on the local road network, including the Abernethy Road/Noble Street intersection and intersections along Kewdale Road. Bell Street was extended (providing a direct connection between Miles Road and Orrong Road) AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

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and existing driveway access on Leach Highway and its intersection with Belmont Avenue closed. Traffic access measures (left-in and leftout turns) were also implemented at Abernethy Road/Glassford Road, Kewdale Road/Aitken Way, Leach Highway/Miles road and Leach Highway/Acton Avenue. It was important to create a gateway to the city, that left a lasting impression for road users, residents and visitors to Western Australia. With this in mind, the project has a “Ribbons through the landscape” themed journey which includes coloured way-finding indicators pointing to Perth landmarks.

habitats, and salvaged plant material for re-use following project completion. Around 55,000m3 of waste was diverted from the landfill. Extensive community engagement with stakeholders and community members was a priority during the project’s master plan, the project team also worked with Main Roads, the City of Belmont, Shire of Kalamunda and Perth Airport, to ensure all expectations for the project were met.

The theme draws from the natural landscape, representing earth, sky and vegetation. The functional aspects of the road, such as noise walls (around 7km of new noise/screen walls were constructed), bridge retaining walls and abutments, highway lighting and landscaping, were incorporated into the theme to create public art pieces.

The project was delivered on behalf of the Federal and State Governments by Gateway WA – the alliance partner of the state’s roads authority Main Roads. The Alliance consisted of CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton), Georgiou, GHD, AECOM and BG&E.

Gateway WA worked to minimise any harmful impacts on the environment during the works. Where possible, the project conserved vegetation and established trees, protected native flora and fauna

For more information contact Gateway WA, 651 Abernethy Road, Forrestfield WA 6058, phone 08 9263 8300, email, website



Below Westforce Construction completed all aspects of civil and structural construction on Gateway WA.

A multi-disciplined construction company focusing on major construction, infrastructure and resource projects across metropolitan and remote Australia, Westforce Construction aims to deliver projects using the most cost-effective and safety-conscious methods. The extent of the company’s work and its abilities is further highlighted by its engagement on the Gateway WA project. “Westforce Construction completed all aspects of civil and structural construction,” Westforce’s Paddy Kearns explains. “This involved completing the concrete, formwork, earthwork, steel fixing and noise wall installation.” The company’s quality of work on the development was acknowledged through its winning of a project award. “We won the Gateway WA Quarterly Alliance Director Award in early 2015 for the January to March quarter, for the high standard of work delivered,” says Paddy. Given the overall project saw more than 100 contractors on site and only one award per quarter, the recognition was a significant reflection on Westforce Construction’s crew, the overall attitude of the company and its ability to perform. 214 WA PROJECT FEATURE GATEWAY WA

Having been around since 2007, Westforce has 100 staff, 25 of whom worked on the Gateway WA project. Westforce sees its staff as the company’s number one asset and firmly believes that “a safe workforce is a happy workforce”. Its management team have more than 50 years experience in the construction industry, 15 of which are from the mining and resource sector. Having both construction and labour, and plant hire division enables Westforce to offer its clients a range of options, from a design and construct lump sum project, to once off trade and plant placements. Contracting to all aspects of the construction, infrastructure and resource sectors, the company continues to expand and adapt to suit the industry – evidenced by its extensive project portfolio. Westforce is also working on projects for Roy Hill, BHP, Water Corporation, Perth Transit Authority and Defence Forces.

For more information contact Westforce Construction, 27 Moojebing Street, Bayswater WA 6053, phone 08 9279 1900, fax 08 9279 1422, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below EXP Resources completed grading and trimming of road base coarse materials for the new road surfaces.

With more than 40 years combined experience in heavy haulage and earthmoving, EXP Resources has the equipment, ethics and knowledge to get the job done right, safely and on time. The company conducted the lane, on/off ramp and intersection roadworks grading for the entire Gateway WA project. It was also entrusted to complete heavy earthmoving equipment transportation to, from and within the Gateway Project itself. “Using our fleet of modern GPS-guided graders, dozers, tracked loaders and water carts, EXP Resources successfully completed grading and trimming of road base coarse materials to beyond the expected standards,” explains EXP Resources Business Development Manager, Steve Deane.

accurately graded materials in and around the existing services. “Our GPS/LPS-guided graders used millimetre GPS systems to consistently produce excellent quality grades under bridges and new road services,” adds Steve. “We also expanded our work portfolio by producing clear, level working pads for large cranes and elevated working platform contractors to install appropriate concrete bridge sections. Once completed, we reworked the area to prepare for the road to be constructed,” said Steve. “Our grader operators were instrumental in completing a tear drop interchange at Tonkin Highway/Leach Highway to ensure free flow of traffic movements with no need to stop.” EXP Resources is proud to be part of the Gateway project’s success.

“EXP also provided road building works simultaneously across separate project areas including laydown and compound areas. It provided safe, secure and timely transportation of plant assets and mobile equipment, and engaged in several night works to ensure minimal interruptions to traffic.” For the first time, EXP used GPS-guided grader blade machinery attachments, fitted to John Deere E329 tracked loaders. The equipment WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

EXP Resources is currently engaged on the Mitchell Freeway Northbound extension and Kwinana Southbound duplication works. This is in addition to many civil projects in Perth and regional WA. For more information contact EXP Resources, U3/71 Bushmead Road, Hazelmere WA 6055, phone 08 9274 7455, email, website WA PROJECT FEATURE GATEWAY WA 215

Below CGH Civil provided plant hire and drainage solutions on the Gateway WA project.

Specialising in earthworks and drainage, CGH Civil’s extensive experience speaks for itself when it comes to works on major construction projects across Western Australia. It was this expertise that was contracted for the Gateway WA project. “CGH installed more than 14km of storm water drainage, carried out final trim in various areas of earthworks with GPS excavators and supplied small plant for verge works,” says CGH Civil’s Glenn Hooton. “We also successfully trialled and used a pipe lifter and a rotating tilt hitch on an excavator during this project.” With the number of CGH Civil employees varying from project to project, 12 of its staff worked on the Gateway WA project. Having been in business for 14 years, the company has a solid track record throughout this time, including the ability to specialise in more complex and difficult earthworks. The company continues to be in demand to construct earthworks and drainage for projects across road and rail transport, civil infrastructure, ports and major dam works. All its employees are highly skilled operators and have years of experience in the civil construction industry. CGH Civil always carries 216 WA PROJECT FEATURE GATEWAY WA

out its work with a steadfast commitment to accuracy, reliability and a high level of safety. CGH Civil’s substantial experience when it comes to civil construction and earthworks is demonstrated best by its comprehensive project portfolio. These projects include the Great Eastern Highway upgrade, Kwinana Freeway widening, Mandurah Entrance Road and Perth to Bunbury Highway. As well as being contracted to work on the state’s main roads, CGH Civil continues to undertake a range of other civil works. It previously worked on FMG Rail, Roy Hill Rail, expansion of Ord River Irrigation Stage 2 and Sampson Brook Dam remedial works. CGH Civil is currently working on the Roe Highway Expansion.

For more information contact CGH Civil Pty Ltd, Unit 3, 70-72 Discovery Drive, Bibra Lakes WA 6163, email AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below BGC Quarries supplied 850,000 tonnes of quarry materials for the Gateway WA project.

Supplying more than 850,000 tonnes of quarry materials for the Gateway WA project, BGC Quarries has again demonstrated why it is a major provider of aggregates for the manufacture of concrete and asphalt.

An example is the company’s BGC Voyager II Quarry which started production in 2010. The quarry produces more than one million tonnes of aggregates annually and is designed for low environmental and social impact.

The product supplied by the company for the project was primarily used as a sub base in the road construction as part of Gateway WA’s pavement design.

BGC Quarries’ products are designed to fulfil both local government and Main Roads WA requirements. Product testing is carried out by the BGC laboratory, which is accredited by Australia’s National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

Specialising in the supply of quarry materials for commercial and private uses, BGC Quarries has been in business for just over 35 years and has 75 employees. The operation of the company’s own quarries highlights its integrated strengths and benefits when supplying crushed aggregate to the civil engineering industry and government sectors. When it comes to quarry design, BGC Quarries’ primary objective is to ensure safe, efficient and profitable extraction of the maximum usable material from the minimum area of land. Furthermore, this extraction should result in minimum environmental disturbance and result in beneficial final restoration and land uses. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

BGC Quarries also provides crucial raw materials for the BGC Group’s ready-mix concrete, wall and paving products as well as for its road construction and maintenance divisions. Prior to the Gateway WA project, BGC Quarries supplied more than 188,000 tonnes of product to the Great Eastern Highway Sawyers Valley to The Lakes project in Western Australia for the duplication and widening of the highway. For more information contact BGC Quarries, 1881 Great Southern Highway, The Lakes WA 6556, phone 08 9442 2388, fax 08 9442 2389, website WA PROJECT FEATURE GATEWAY WA 217

Tonkin WA Horrie Kewdale – Gateway WA VISION WA 218 PROJECT FEATURE GATEWAY





DEVELOPER : The Department of Education CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Cooper & Oxley PROJECT VALUE : $36 million

The $36M Byford Secondary College is an expansion of the existing high school and includes additional facilities including a new Year 8 and Year 9 block, a performing arts and sports centre, an extension to the Technology and Enterprise Building as well as a hydrotherapy pool. Award-winning West Australian builders, Cooper & Oxley have just finished constructing Stage 2 of the $36 million Byford Secondary College project. Cooper & Oxley, which is more than 60 years old, now specialises in education, health and industrial construction and has a strong culture of offering cost-effective project delivery solutions. What keeps the company powering ahead are teamwork, strong leadership and consistent high standards. “For more than 60 years, Cooper & Oxley have constructed a lot of different buildings throughout Perth and the regions. We have great experience in regional and metro areas including apartments, hospitals, retail, education, aged care, heritage and commercial projects,” said Phil Durston, the company’s Project Manager. For the Byford project, Cooper & Oxley were contracted to construct six buildings. They included a Year 7 and 8 building, a hydrotherapy pool in another building, a sport centre, a large 220 WA PROJECT FEATURE BYFORD SECONDARY COLLEGE

under-cover area to join the new and existing buildings, a 2-storey performing arts building and extensions to the existing building. “The works would have at least doubled the capacity of the existing building,” said Phil. The school was originally built for 443 students, but the expansion means it can accommodate up to 1,190. The project’s due to be completed at the end of this year culminating in a year of construction. The approach has led to minimal disruption to students, staff and the general school community with Cooper & Oxley tweaking its schedule to work in well with the school. “One of the biggest challenges for us was having a base for our sheds, but the rest of our materials had to be stored at satellite sites around the school. We had secure fences around our materials, too, so did not have a problem with curious students or thefts.” “We always had to be mindful of working in a school environment with its drop off and pick up times, so we had programmed our AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

deliveries and works around that,” Phil said. What helped was having our Senior Site Manager Adrian Hackett on this project, who had recently finished a similar school expansion project. He was “key to the Byford project,” said Phil. “It’s important to have good lines of communication with the school. If the school had an issue, they would simply speak to our site staff who would action the issue immediately and resolve the problem. We resolved any issues swiftly so managed the project well and one building we even completed months ahead of schedule.” Cooper & Oxley scooped the 2015 Best Regional Project award from the Master Builders Association for the Kununurra Courthouse. Finalists for this award must have won Best Commercial Building in one of the MBA regional awards in the past – the company had distinguished itself previously in the Kimberley-Pilbara region. In addition, the 2-storey $41.8 million courthouse won the overall 2015 MBA Best Project Award.

The company is transforming The Goods Shed in Claremont, Perth. Built in the early 1900s, it’s one of Perth’s oldest railway station buildings and will have a new life as a cultural and community hub.

Cooper & Oxley’s recent projects include 1309 Hay Street, West Perth. It’s a 14-storey boutique hotel within an existing 2-storey brick and iron Federation Queen Anne heritage building.

For more information contact Cooper & Oxley, 9 Bishop Street, Jolimont WA 6014, phone 08 9387 9000, email, website


Next, the company is partnering with Brookfield Multiplex on the new Karratha Health Campus. It is the largest hospital infrastructure investment undertaken in regional Western Australia.




Below Mills & Hassall installed all of the steelwork fabrication for the frame and roofing of Byford Secondary College.

Mills & Hassall shop detailed, fabricated, treated, supplied and erected more than 500 tonnes of structural steel for Byford Secondary College project in Perth. We worked closely with builders Cooper & Oxley to complete the frame and roof for the project to a high standard on schedule and to budget. Our scope was to provide structural and shop drawings, fabricate including surface treatment and then erect the structural steel. We were able to deal with the technical complexities of the project during the drawing stage. We were also able to solve all the problems during erection process by providing suitable alternatives whilst keeping the cost to a minimum for the client. Mills & Hassall is a family owned business, operating for more than 60 years. The company offers design and construction services such as turnkey project to completion, submissions to governing authorities, engineering and architectural design, shop drawings, steelwork fabrication and steel and panel erection. For more information contact Mills & Hassall, 67 Excellence Drive, Wangara WA 6065, phone 08 9302 4800, fax 08 9302 4733, email, website WWW.ANCR.COM.AU



The $30M Gilles Plains Shopping Centre Expansion includes a 12,000m2 extension and refurbishment to the existing centre which will accommodate new large format stores, 40 specialty retailers, along with a number of services for the local community. Located approximately 15km northeast of Adelaide, the Gilles Plains Shopping Centre Expansion occupies a high exposure area with easy access, convenient parking and is well positioned, surrounded by new housing developments.

destination within the Gilles Plains area. The complex is expanding north across Milbank Avenue. It’s a complete refit, very modern, very consumer friendly with a far greater array of tenancies, which will provide more services to this particular part of the northern districts.

The redevelopment is a 12,000m2 extension and refurbishment project. It includes a new large format Woolworths store, an Aldi supermarket and Dan Murphy’s along with around 40 specialty stores. Additional new shops include Flight Centre, Vodaphone and Wok in a Box. New cafés, outdoor dining spaces and a doubling of the car parks to 530 spaces is also included in the expansion.

With the implementation of Hansen Yuncken’s award-winning platform HYway in 2010, project management has been simplified significantly.

The existing centre was in need of revitalisation due to its age and loss of market position to other centres close by. The external façades, mall spaces and secondary entry were refurbished to further enhance and position the centre’s presence as the main neighbourhood shopping 224 SA PROJECT FEATURE GILLES PLAINS SHOPPING CENTRE EXPANSION

The adoption of BIM is very strategic across Hansen Yuncken's whole business. It has involved the introduction of Smart Systems to capture business intelligence on projects. Using these latest technologies has enabled the whole design and construction team to work smarter, faster and more efficiently to improve co-operation across their whole supply chain and provide a more engaged environment. Hansen Yuncken’s commitment to excellence puts the needs of the clients at the core of their business decisions. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Working collaboratively, client relationships are built upon an open and honest approach allowing Hansen Yuncken to deliver on promises regardless of the scale or complexity of the project. Through early involvement, they offer innovative design and construction solutions and ensure the best people are on hand to achieve the required time, cost, quality, safety and environmental outcomes. Hansen Yuncken’s values define who they are: what we offer, what makes us special, it’s the way we do business. Hansen Yuncken is one of Australia’s leading, privately owned construction companies, at the forefront of change and innovation in the building industry. Founded in Victoria in 1918 by Lauritz Hansen and Otto Yuncken, the company has been in continual operation for over 90 years and has grown steadily in stature as a respected builder of major construction projects. Over the century Hansen Yuncken has become a proven long-term partner of choice in the commercial contracting arena. The company has retained the tradition of quality and business integrity WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

established by the founding partners, although the faces and methods have changed over the years. Hansen Yuncken believe in creating a unique, challenging and safe culture for their people, as well as delivering superior value to their clients. Hansen Yuncken's ability to consistently deliver projects that exceed their clients’ expectations is shaped by their commitment to supporting the best people with innovative market-leading processes focused on building value. Gilles Plains Shopping Centre Redevelopment is just one of their many projects currently underway. Hansen Yuncken has extensive experience in a wide range of project delivery methods and can tailor various procurement strategies to meet the specific needs of their clients and projects. Delivery methods are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated. Hansen Yuncken is positioned at the forefront of such innovation. For more information contact Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd, Level 1, 191 Fullarton Road, Dulwich SA 5065, phone 08 8229 7300, fax 08 8229 7301, email, website SA PROJECT FEATURE GILLES PLAINS SHOPPING CENTRE EXPANSION 225

EQUIPPED EXCELLENCE With over 15 years experience, Fieldquip is a well-established and reputable family business servicing the South Australian market with a broad range of fencing and security gate solutions. From civil, mining, government, commercial, industrial, retail and school sectors their team offers a vast range of expertise.

closely with many other trades on site to successfully complete this job on time,” added Russell. “The sliding gates needed to be controlled from all three loading docks, Woolworths, Aldi, Dan Murphys. This was achieved through a long range wireless system mounted in each dock to control each gate.”

Fieldquip specialise in high security fencing including; chainwire, tubular and anti-climb fencing, palisade, colorbond fencing, weldmesh gate automation, sports fencing, electric fencing, sound walls and retaining walls, handrails and balustrades.

With security becoming increasingly significant, it is important that the gate component of a project be designed and constructed to the highest possible standard. Fieldquip have been involved in many large projects throughout South Australia installing high security fencing for the ultimate in asset protection. “Our experienced project managers can complete the whole project including demolition and earthworks, power and communication trenching and connections, automation systems, concreting and bitumen works.”

“With our in-house fabrication facilities in Adelaide it allows us to design, manufacture and install a wide range of quality fencing, walling and gates solutions customised to suit most projects,” informed Russell Wright, Fieldquip Project Manager on the Gilles Plains Shopping Centre project. “Our dedicated sales and project team are committed to providing the ultimate fencing solution from design and tendering stages to complete supply and installation and project management.”

For more information contact Fieldquip, 2 Mons Avenue, Edwardstown SA 5039, phone 08 8293 2299, fax 08 8293 2260, email, website

Currently undergoing a $30 million expansion, the revitalised Gilles Plains Shopping Centre will comprise a 12,000m2 extension anchored by an expanded Woolworth’s, new Aldi supermarket and a Dan Murphy outlet, plus 22 additional specialty shops. Fieldquip manufactured and installed large architecturally designed automatic sliding gates for the loading area of the shopping centre. “This project involved working



A HIGH ACHIEVEMENT AGL & Son Crane Hire is a service-orientated company established in 2000 by the Owner, Adrian Lees. They’ve grown from a single 16 ton crane to a fleet ranging in capacity from 3-160 ton, supported by ancillary lifting equipment, transportation and service vehicles. Today AGL & Son provide services to the residential, commercial, industrial and domestic construction industries. “Our service is tailored to meet each customer’s specific project and engineering requirements and we have the capability to adapt and respond to the challenges of each individual job,” proudly states Adrian Lees. “Our team of 12 include crane operators, truck drivers, rigging staff, business development, administration, technology and management personnel.” On the Gilles Plains Shopping Centre project AGL & Son were engaged by multiple contractors including Zinctech Cladding for the installation of the roofing components, lifting and placing insulation blankets and 52m iron roofing sheet. “This was accomplished by our team using the 160 ton Liebherr Crane, utilising it’s long telescopic boom, exceptional maneuverability, accuracy and safety monitoring systems,” informed Adrian. “We also worked for Correct Safety for the lifting and placing of electrical control and distribution boxes throughout the shopping complex.” For Hansen Yuncken we moved site huts and containers around to meet the changing needs of contractors and crews as construction progressed.“Safely lifting and placing 52m long roofing sheets on WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

an active construction site, with multiple obstacles, such as high voltage power-lines, other trades, plant and machinery are challenges we frequently encounter. Our pre-site analysis, development of a SWMS and Lift Studies guided us in selecting the relevant equipment, personnel and work methods suitable for this high-risk work. A specialised lifting method using a 46m spreader bar was used to securely support, lift and place the load.” Amongst a multitude of projects AGL & Son continues to be involved in the NBN rollout throughout regional South Australia, managing the logistics, transportation and installation for Downer Utilities Australia substantial upgrade of substations and distribution lines. Annually AGL & Son is contracted to various companies involved with the Clipsal 500 and their 20 and 25 tonne Franna Cranes are frequently seen moving around the race track, lifting, moving and placing infrastructure required for the event. For more information contact AGL & Son Crane Hire, 8-10 Turin Place, Salisbury South SA 5106, phone 08 8263 1581, fax 08 8263 1584, mobile 0419 826 247, email, website SA PROJECT FEATURE GILLES PLAINS SHOPPING CENTRE EXPANSION 227

ELECTRIFYING DESIGN Privately owned and operated, Tad-Mar Electrical has become one of the largest and most reputable electrical contractors in South Australia. Tad-Mar Electrical are experts in shop refurbishments, shopping centre upgrades, aged care facilities and new large commercial construction projects. On the $30 million redevelopment of the Gilles Plains Shopping Centre refurbishment Tad-Mar were responsible for the installation of lights, power, high voltage underground infrastructure, transformers, C-BUS control, CCTV, access control, security and communications including the fitout for Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s and The Reject Shop. “Our biggest challenge was having to maintain the operation of existing services to the shopping centre including McDonald’s and Woolworths Petrol Plus service station during the multiple stages and tight project time frames,” said Travis Munchenberg, Tad-Mar’s Project Manager. Tad-Mar Electrical has been delivering quality electrical infrastructure to major landmark projects around South Australia and interstate for some of Australia’s largest organisations. Their broad range of commercial customers and builders include: Woolworths, Big W, Coles, K-Mart, Hansen Yuncken, Built environs, Badge Constructions, Sarah Constructions, Kennet Builders, Marshall & Brougham, Savills Project Services and Unley Property Developments to name a few. For more information contact Tad-Mar Electrical, 2 Dundee Avenue, Holden Hill SA 5088, phone 08 8261 4144, fax 08 8261 4390, email, website



SAFE AND SECURE Visible Temporary Fencing, an Australian-owned company with state companies servicing across Australia, has patented its innovative product worldwide. Entrepreneur and Founding Director, Michael Nestorovic, spent about 12 years researching and developing the product, before starting manufacturing in 2013. The light-weight hot-dipped galvanised steel portable fence features 42 microns high intensity reflective tape meaning it’s guaranteed to be visible during the day, night (up to 235m away), in stormy weather and harsh sun. Plus it meets the Australian Standard AS/NZ 4687-2007 and has won awards. “Our fencing has been designed to withstand Australia’s harsh weather conditions and provide security, safety and visual appeal. It looks quite shmick,” said Marketing and Operators Manager, Anna Pinneri. The fencing comes in three sizes; for pedestrian, tall or security fencing – and is ideal for work zones, construction sites, hazard areas, community events, crowd control, to cordon off potholes on roads and more. Another bonus is the design reduces trip hazards; the panel feet have holes moulded into the feet so they can be securely placed within the structure’s footings. Visible Temporary Fencing also loan out sound-blocking barricades with attachments for their fencing for extra safety and security, which is ideal for major road works or high traffic areas. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The Gilles Plains Shopping Centre expansion project hired about 60m of their fencing to create a pedestrian walkway. “We delivered it when they needed it; brought it in by crane and because it was lightweight they were able to quickly and smoothly install it, then later move it as needed,” described Anna. Visible Temporary Fencing has hired their products to local government authorities, Westfield Shopping Centres, Hansen Yuncken among others, as well exported sales to New Zealand and Saudi Arabia. For more information contact Visible Temporary Fencing Australia Pty Ltd, 208 Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082, phone 1300 766 097, fax 08 8269 7145, email, website SA PROJECT FEATURE GILLES PLAINS SHOPPING CENTRE EXPANSION 229

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