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180 By daisho - Watpac & Dashio Co. ······························································································ 88 TNT Express Logistics Facility - Qanstruct ·············································································102 Gardens Riverside - Pradella Developments and Constructions ············································ 110


Camden Valley Way UPGRADE - BMD Group ··········································································· 126 EVOKE APARTMENTS - Meriton Group ·······························································································134 Broke Road Realignment - Daracon Group ··············································································· 142 Skyline Tower - Billbergia ················································································································· 150 Central Coast Highway Upgrade - Seymour Whyte Constructions ····························· 158


Southbank Grand - Central Equity ······························································································· 160 Ringwood Station & Bus Interchange - John Holland ················································ 168 Oxley Apartments - Urban Inc ········································································································· 176 RAAF BASE EAST SALE - Leighton Contractors ················································································180 NEW PRESTON DEPOT - Coleman Rail ······························································································ 184 VIC Uni Student Accommodation - ADCO ·········································································· 192 Smith & Co Apartments - Banco Group ···················································································· 204

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NEWS ································································································································································ 06 CHAIRMAN INTERVIEW - Hutchinson Builders ··················································································· 16 SPECIAL FOCUS ············································································································································ 18 COOL COMPANIES ····································································································································· 36 WASTE MANAGEMENT - Dial A Dump Industries ············································································· 48 KINGS OF CONCRETE ······························································································································· 50

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Cove construction The Mayor of Lane Cove, Councillor Deborah Hutchens, has praised the sophisticated design and architecture of the $200 million Bay Pavilions – the most significant residential development in the suburb’s history. The 273 apartment complex, which nestles on an elevated 12,800sqm site overlooking Burns Bay at Lane Cove, replaces a collection of old factories. “This is a wonderful use of the site,” said Clr Hutchens, as she toured the development. “It is a sophisticated home for our newest Lane Cove residents and has added great amenity to the suburb. Many of the apartments gain picturesque views of Burns Bay Reserve, and residents will soon be able to take advantage of the new park and community centre being built right next door.” Bay Pavilions is the first project completed by PietyTHP, a joint-venture between the Sydneybased Piety Investments and Malaysian-based TH Properties to create Shariah-compliant developments in Australia. The Chairman of TH Properties, Dato’Azizan Abd Rahman, said Bay Pavilions marks a significant milestone in the relationship between Malaysia and Australia. “Many wonderful things have come out of this project and we are ready to expand our development footprint across Australia,” he said. Currently PietyTHP has more than $500 million of projects under management. It is about to start The Imperial at Hurstville and ONE The Waterfront at Wentworth Point.



Insert: Bay Pavilions, Lane Cove residential development.

Bay Pavilions has been designed by award-winning architects Marchese Partners, who blended five pavilion-style buildings into the contours of the waterfront landscape. Interiors are cool and contemporary with a natural edge. Inspired by the native flora and rock formations, tones of blue-green and pale greys infuse the living spaces, animated with the changing light. PietyTHP is run by a team of professionals who are experienced in investment banking, property construction, development and real estate funds

management. It was established in 2013 and is supervised by eminent Shariah advisors. The Malaysian partner is the TH Properties Group. This integrated group of property, construction, asset and facilities management companies is wholly owned by the Pilgrims Fund Board. Its flagship project is the 5,000acre Bandar Enstek township being developed close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It also is undertaking and managing construction projects exceeding RM (Ringgit Malaysia)1 billion in value. Bay Pavilions marks its first foray overseas in property development.

Improving Worksite Safety BMD Constructions reaffirmed their position on Zero Harm worksites, by hosting safety hazard identification initiative with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). The venture included RMS and BMD Senior management share ideas and insights on safety risks and hazard identification on construction sites.

better preventative strategies once work starts on site. “The results from the day demonstrate BMD’s continued, unwavering commitment to Zero Harm by sharing our knowledge and expertise to improve industry standards,” said BMD Constructions General Manager for NSW/ACT, Craig Smith.

The process helped to identified potential issues to worker safety and how early knowledge of these hazards during the planning and design phases can help lead to

BMD continues to invest in the safety of their people through training opportunities, regular audits, analysis of trends and the adoption of preventative strategies.

victorias new state architect Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has announced the appointment of Jill Garner as Victoria’s Government Architect. Ms Garner is a co-founder of Garner Davis Architects, a St Kilda based studio, and has been the Associate Victorian Government Architect since 2010. With more than 25 years’ experience, Ms Garner has also taught design, architectural history and contemporary theory at RMIT and the University of Melbourne. “Jill Garner’s wealth of experience in advocating for architectural design and innovation will drive best-practice design in Victoria’s projects, which is what the community needs for the future,” said Mr Wynne. Earlier this year, Mr Wynne announced the Office of the Victorian Government Architect had been moved from the Department of Planning, to the Department of Premier and Cabinet, to give the role the

status and importance it deserves across the Government. The Office will play a key role in providing design advice on Victoria’s critical infrastructure projects, informing government decision-making on the built environment in Melbourne central city and across the state. Mr Wynne also announced the OVGA’s Design Review Panel will be given a stronger role in the development of Melbourne, and will be responsible for providing independent advice as part of significant development assessment. The OVGA’s assessments will be made publicly available as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to greater transparency in permit approvals. “Elevating the role of the state architect and OVGA means we will have independent expertise across major government projects,” said Mr Wynne.

Hutchinsons Healing Hand Hutchinson Builders announced their appointment as builder for the State’s first co-located hospital and emergency hub at Alpha in the Central West. The $17.5 million project will provide better integrated emergency responses and services for the Alpha community and region, boosting the economy and generating local jobs. With the creation of approximately 80 jobs at Hutchinson Builders’ modular yard in Toowoomba and up to 90 on the project site at Alpha during peak construction, the builder’s Managing Director, Greg Quinn is proud that Hutchies will be contributing to the local region through the project. “To deliver a facility of this scale, that truly gives back to the local community is deeply rewarding. We’re very pleased to be continuing our great

relationship with Queensland Health and excited to be involved in such a ground breaking project.” The Alpha project will draw on Hutchies’ recent successful completion of the Moura Community Hospital, Queensland’s first community hospital built utilising modular construction. Significant support will be provided through the health care construction expertise of technical consultant Harm Hollander, Director of Conrad Gargett; and architectural design by Toowoomba consultants, StruXi.

comment By Chris Kakoufas General Manager Development at Cbus Property

Priorities and Passion? It’s the golden age of development yet there is so much room for improvement and that awareness needs to be acknowledged as a catalyst to propel our industry forward. Our industry is constructing more than ever before, but it seems there is a greater emphasis on the mundane rather than pursuing excellence. Whether it be labouring over the PI terms of a consultancy agreement or re-establishing the best method for an integrated fitout, our industry seems to too often get bogged down in rehashing the same stuff that generates no value. Have we got our priorities right or is this a reflection of valuing risk mitigation over striving for excellence, or worse, is it a complacency to do anything other than rush to the finish line? The need to refocus also extends to the workplace. Emphasis needs to be applied to improving work place safety, not just accept that it is what it is. We need to all take the responsibility to strive for excellence in every aspect, whether it be site safety, design or process. A conscious effort needs to be applied to ensure developers efficiently move through the tiresome noise to focus on the legacy we are leaving behind. How do we achieve this? Start by encouraging developers to express their passion, and raise their eyes from the abstract risk management to pursue genuine and meaningful improvement.

Hutchinson Builders has a strong track record in delivering remote and regional health facilities in Queensland, including the Longreach and Biloela Hospitals, together with the Toowoomba Critical Care Units, the Toowoomba Cura Day Hospital and the Oncology Ward at Toowoomba Base Hospital.



comment By Rosemary Smithson Chief Executive Officer Property Industry Foundation

Building on our strengths The conventional wisdom is that charity begins at home, however we’re finding that it also thrives in the workplace. Twenty years ago, the Foundation was founded with the aim to unite the entire national property and construction industry in an independent initiative to support community programs aimed at homeless and at-risk young people; our vision remains the same however our goals to improve the lives of homeless youth grow each year. The Foundation has grown affectionately to be known as the property and construction industry’s charity of choice. With the support of our Corporate Donors and industry supporters, we raise circa $2 million net each year to help at-risk young people. Substantial donations are distributed to a number of grass roots charities to fund councillors, learning and development programs, and building accommodation. Among the charity building projects the Foundation completes, are dedicated homes – fondly known as “PIF House”, especially for homeless young people who are ready to enter the workforce. The “PIF House” projects are attracting a lot of interest in our industry; companies are more likely to give when they can see the tangibility of building a structured learning environment and a place where experienced councillors can directly rebuild young lives. As the property and construction industry continues to build on our commitment to supporting at-risk and homeless young people, the connection between home, work and charity has never been stronger.

loyal benefits Western Australia’s leading apartment developer, Finbar Group, has taken the innovative step of launching a Loyalty Club to provide a range of unique rewards to their customers. In a first for the industry in WA, the Finbar Loyalty Club – run from a purpose-built facility in central Perth – provides benefits to repeat buyers as well as those customers who refer friends, family and colleagues who purchase a Finbar apartment. This exclusive incentives program is designed to reward customers for their loyalty. Loyalty Club members can benefit primarily in two ways: through a purchase discount rebate of 1 per cent when acquiring a second Finbar property, and a 1 per cent referral fee when referring a new buyer to Finbar. Membership is automatically granted once a person has acquired a Finbar property with a 1 per cent discount rate off the purchase price of a second and subsequent Finbar property purchase. A member is also entitled to a referral fee of 1 per cent of the purchase price of a Finbar property acquired by the person referred. Finbar recently completed a $600,000 fit out of their Loyalty Club member showroom at the entrance to the company’s corporate office in East Perth, celebrating with an official launch of the program which attracted many of their loyal customers. The real and may

“We believe this new loyalty scheme is a win-win for everyone as our customers benefit from future rebate discounts and referral fees. In return, we get to know our customers better, have the opportunity to engage with them more regularly and ultimately reward their loyalty,” Ms Norris said. Insert: Finbar Loyalty Club facility.

Teched out A new “tech hub” designed to deliver a slice of Silicon Valley to south-east Queensland is expected to be operational in October next year, with construction underway of the $14 million Gold Coast building. Located at 120-122 Siganto Drive at Helensvale, the threelevel, 4,491sqm building will be primarily home to one of Australia’s fastest growing private equity firms, AMMA Private Equity.

AMMA Private Equity Global CEO Paul Jansz said he hoped the building would inspire the ANCR CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION NEWS

Finbar’s Loyalty Club Executive Manager, Samara Norris, joined Finbar as a full time staff member in March this year to set up and run this exclusive incentives program from the new showroom. She believes collating all the information on Finbar property buyers over the past couple of decades will provide the company with valuable information for future marketing purposes and allow previous buyers to take advantage of the purchase rebate and referral schemes should they purchase another Finbar apartment.

new showroom is open to members, estate agents selling Finbar properties potential property buyers so they drop by for a coffee, view Finbar’s

The building will also house the head offices of AMMA’s key investments: Guvera, Sportkix, Tapp Commerce and App Investments, as well as serve as an incubator for tech start-ups by providing serviced office space.


latest projects, introduce their friends, and make any enquiries during business hours. The facility, which features high tech displays, is quickly becoming the company’s new marketing headquarters and will provide further assistance in promoting Finbar’s record pipeline of new projects which are primarily located in the Perth metropolitan area.

industry by bringing together local tech leaders and entrepreneurs. “The tech hub has a very funky tech look and feel – both inside and out. It will provide our team with state-of-the-art technology that will allow them to work on delivering the next generation of mobile innovations,” he said. “With plenty of light and colour, and large collaborative working spaces, we’re hoping our hard-working team members will be suitably inspired. Helping to get the creative juices going will be the building’s roof-top bar and entertaining area, golf simulator and indoor cricket pitch. “It will be the ideal space for creatives, technologists, designers and developers to generate new ideas, experiment and bring innovations to market.”


A Perfect Blend Insert: Yorkshire Brewery, VIC.

By Antony Sprigg CEO Infrustructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA)

Yorkshire Brewery in Collingwood Victoria has undergone a major transformation, the heritage listed building blending seamlessly with prestigious modern day living thanks to the expert team at SMA Projects.

of inner city living. Car and bike share facilities, communal rooftop entertaining areas, a private rooftop dining room and exclusive guest suites add to the special features of this innovative development.

With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses and loft style living available, Yorkshire Brewery offers handcrafted Melbourne living and fuses the historical character of the old, with the style and grace of the new.

With the historic brew tower as the centrepiece, Yorkshire Brewery is a communal hub, with a business centre, café, gym and convenience store at residents’ fingertips.

Sustainable design principles and sophisticated finishes make Yorkshire Brewery the epitome

Using creative architectural thinking, SMA Projects have revitalised a Melbourne icon, ensuring its rich history will not be forgotten.

Revitalising Cathedral Square

Insert: Cathedral Square, QLD.

Cathedral Square is situated in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD and is home to the city’s oldest and most visited Anglican Church, St John’s Cathedral. The Square is an important community space frequented by workers, residents and tourists. Working with Box & Co Construction, Glascott Landscape and Civil were contracted to revitalise the Square for Brisbane City Council. Work commenced on the site in August, consisting of upgrades to landscaping and trimming of existing vegetation, improved

lighting and the creation of a new entry pavilion at the entrance of the park. “We’re thrilled to be working with Box & Co Construction to revitalise Cathedral Square. Our priorities are to maintain the site’s integrity whilst ensuring we working safely in this busy public space,” said Mr Joel McDonald, State Manager, Glascott Landscape & Civil. The refurbishment will provide for an improved park experience and enjoyable public space, and ensures another CBD green space is secure.

celebrations for infrastructure October was a month of celebration for infrastructure sustainability in Australia and New Zealand. At ISCA’s annual Gala Dinner six projects/assets were acclaimed for being awarded with Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) ratings, three winners commended with Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards and ISCA were excited to receive the first applications for ISCA New Zealand Founding Membership. The Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards recognise projects, organisations and individuals who demonstrate leadership in advancing infrastructure sustainability. The winner of the 2015 IS Project or Asset Award was Sydney Metro Northwest Tunnel and Station Civils project. The winner of the 2015 Organisational Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award was Aurecon Australasia, with a Highly Commended also awarded to Icon Water. The winner of the 2015 Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award was Scott Losee, with a Highly Commended also being awarded to Hollie Mapson. Downer was recognised for their leadership in piloting the IS rating scheme in an Operational context with the Yarra Park Recycled Water Treatment Facility receiving an Australian first ‘Excellent’ IS Operations Pilot rating. Three Transport for NSW projects were recognised for achieving IS ratings. Thiess was recognised for being awarded ISCA’s ninth IS rating in August 2015, a ‘Commended’ IS Design rating, for the Wynyard Walk project. Thiess, John Holland, Dragados were awarded a ‘Leading’ IS Design rating for the Sydney Metro Northwest Tunnel and Station Civil project. Also, Salini Impregilo Joint Venture were awarded a ‘Leading’ IS Design rating for Sydney Metro Northwest Surface and Viaduct Civils project.



comment By Kevin Driver Associate Director of Turner

The Case For Urban Housing During the last decade a paradigm shift towards new medium and high density housing has occurred in Sydney. Although the suburban sprawl continues at the fringes of the city, urban housing has become a dwelling choice for much of Sydney’s population, estimated to be growing at 1,800 people a week. Unsurprisingly, such a significant change in housing has drawn criticism. Two that regularly arise are urban housing carries a real risk of creating future urban ghettos. The other is the rise of urban housing is really the product of self-interested developers and investors. Given that urban housing is now widespread it is an opportune time for the urban housing industry to respond to these criticisms. Such terminology thrown at quality urban housing in Sydney as ‘ghetto’ or ‘future slum’ is a paradox. The reality is this built form creates a diverse social mix. Residents of recent developments tend to come from a wide social background, due to the range of offerings within the one building from less expensive small studios to exclusive 3-bedroom penthouses. One only need wander through open spaces in Victoria Park at Zetland to see the range of people seldom found in older Sydney suburbs, and to understand the care and pride they take in their surroundings. This is not the catalyst for urban degradation, but for urban regeneration.

Built Outside the Box Built has won a Site Safety – Commercial Projects $50,000,001 & Over award for the second year running at the Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony held in October 2015. The award is recognition of the company’s work on the refurbishment at 20 Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD. The $110 million valued refurbishment presented numerous unusual, project hazards during its demolition and construction stages. Built assembled a specialist team of experienced engineers, designers and site personnel to analyse, identify, install, monitor and maintain the necessary engineering controls and temporary works to ensure the project would be safely delivered, for the public and those working on site. One of the most challenging aspects of the project was the necessity to retain the building’s structural steel frame to ensure the developments commercial viability, achieve it’s environmental objectives and preserve 20 Martin Place’s 21-storey stature in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Built chose to fully wrap the concrete encased steel columns in a protective mesh and ply surrounding, which provided certainty that any concrete fragments that might be dislodge during the top down demolition would be securely restrained. This approach, eliminated the risk of falling debris which had the potential to result in significant harm to workers and the public below. This is Built’s fourth MBA Site Safety award, and the third award recognised in NSW.

1000 Green Stars October 2015 saw the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) certifies its 1000th Green Star project. Since Green Star was launched in 2003, the GBCA has certified more than 14 million square metres of building and precinct space. “This is an extraordinary achievement – one that no other industry in Australia has been able to achieve. Through a commitment to collaboration, we worked together to create a voluntary industry standard that sets a high bar. And then, through innovation, technology and knowledge sharing, the industry has delivered 1000 remarkable, sustainable Green Star projects all over Australia,” says the GBCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew.



Insert: Refurbishment at 20 Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD.

More than half a million Australians now work in Green Star-rated offices – equating to 4.5 per cent of Australia’s total workforce. More than 4,400 people now live in Green Star-rated apartments and upwards of 16,800 students learn in Green Star-certified schools. “The environmental benefits of this achievement are clear. These 1000 Green Star certifications save the equivalent of 128,000 average households’ electricity use, and 625,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each and every year. This is equivalent to removing 175,000 cars from our roads,” says Romilly.


Edge of reality Insert: Virtual photo of EDGE 28, St Leonards.

By Jamie Shelton Principal & Senior Structural Engineer at Northorp

Innovation driven by high performance culture

Ground breaking virtual reality technology enabling buyers to experience top floor views of a building yet to be constructed is just one reason EDGE 28, the newest luxury address in St Leonards, is standing out from the crowd. EDGE 28 is being marketed exclusively by Laing+Simmons Projects on behalf of a private developer and is set to redefine luxury urban living on the North Shore. Situated at 28 Albany Street in St Leonards, EDGE 28 will combine an ultra-modern urban design focus with charming communal features such as access to a private, residents’ only rooftop garden that offers breathtaking, uninterrupted views. And anyone interested can experience these views now - from anywhere in the world - before works even get underway. “In today’s market, agents and developers need to change tack and provide a more personal experience to buyers,” explains Jason Salter, Director - Project Marketing at Laing+Simmons Projects. “The virtual reality technology we’ve made available to everyone interested in EDGE 28 is the first of its kind to be employed by a real estate agency in Australia. It creates a portal

for buyers to visually transport themselves into an actual EDGE 28 apartment, creating a more tangible and realistic experience.” The EDGE 28 / Laing+Simmons Projects Virtual Reality App is free to download and available on both iPhones and Android phones. By simply clipping your smartphone into Google Cardboard or any other headset, you can instantly find yourself in a finished and lived-in apartment – complete with magazines on the table, the sounds of the outdoors and views in each direction right over the district. Construction of EDGE 28 is expected to commence in 2016 with completion slated for 2017, but Mr Salter encourages people not to wait until then to experience EDGE 28. “Recent changes to laws surrounding sunset clauses has shone the spotlight on one of the major barriers quality developers have in selling apartments off-the-plan – that buyers can’t visualise the finished product,” Mr Salter says. “Display apartments play a role but there are natural limitations. There’s no way of experiencing actual views, quantifying the actual sights and sounds of the apartment relative to its place in the development. The virtual reality technology we’ve made available for EDGE 28 fills this gap.”

On Track with John Holland John Holland has shown once again their quality of work on rail systems with the Permanent Way Institute (PWI) Steve Maxwell Platelaying Award (Major Project) recognising the North Strathfield Rail Underpass project, with the Glenfield to Leppington Rail Link project the runner-up, and the Woolloomooloo project taking out the Minor project category, during PWI’s annual conference. Executive General Manager for Rail, Richard Stewart, said the PWI awards recognise

excellence in rail track work construction and renewal works. “The entries for 2015 were of a high standard showing strong skills in planning, innovation and the safe delivery of quality track work,” he said.

Innovation is not something you can hire, adopt or buy - it needs to be grown and nurtured from within. In our view, engineering innovation comes from our focus on a high performance culture. Risk aversion can promote conservative, process-driven approaches to engineering design, in which the opportunities for great outcomes through great engineering are overshadowed by the fear of stepping outside the box. We have worked hard to transform our workplace into one where people can work without the constraints of procedures but are guided by their understanding and alignment of the company and project objectives. Capturing and extracting the value of good ideas can bring about extraordinary project outcomes, and be particularly rewarding for the project team. At Northrop we believe good ideas can come from anyone at the table. We thrive in an open and collaborative design process in which good ideas belong to the project, not an individual, and that recognising, appraising and improving on an idea requires teamwork. Flexibility is an important trait for engineers in the current environment, as the nature of project delivery is changing rapidly. Engineers need to be more and more flexible in how they work and who they work for. Smart engineering firms respond by investing in people and seeking opportunities to improve service delivery through innovation. They hire good staff, promote innovation within and focus on good client service.

“It is a significant achievement for our team to take out both award categories [major and minor projects], demonstrating our industry leading expertise in rail construction,” said Richard Stewart. ANCR CONSTRUCTION NEWS



Excellent innovators Insert: Baragaroo, NSW.

By Scott Williams CEO Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA)

Reform Has Arrived Times certainly have changed. It wasn’t long ago the notion that governments would take up issues of non-compliant building products would have been laughable. Yet today we have multiple government inquiries into just that issue. In VIC, hundreds of buildings in Melbourne are being investigated for non-compliant cladding products at precisely the same time that a new Building Act is being drafted. Due to these high profile issues it is not facetious to imagine that the new Act may pave the way for state-based accreditation or licensing of building practitioners. NSW faces its own upheaval. The recent review into the Building Professionals Act has recommended sweeping changes to the way individuals are recognised for their skills and competence. At the same time a Coronial Inquest into the death of Pinkang (Connie) Zhang in the tragic Bankstown apartment fire of 2012 has echoed many of the sentiments of the Act Review. A Federal Senate inquiry into non-conforming products will soon conclude and will likely recommend changes to the way building products are approved and sold in Australia. At the same time, a recent meeting of federal, state and territory building ministers voted to consider changing the way evidence of suitability is demonstrated in the Building Code. What we can do as an industry is to get prepared – because change is coming. In the future, all individuals working on fire protection systems and equipment will require some form of accreditation. It is absurd that this is not already the case. In addition, the nature of building design and approval will change so that only trained, competent and accredited individuals will be able to design, install, commission and certify safety measures. We can be certain of these changes, because the community already expects they are in place. The media interest in the safety crisis highlights community disbelief that these safeguards do not exist. In the new built environment the most successful companies and individuals will be those that saw this writing on the wall early and responded, before their hands were forced. 14


Each year, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) Awards recognise excellence in the HVAC&R industry. The Excellence in Innovation Award recognises significant Australian improvements in the areas of HVAC&R achieved through innovation, including new or significantly improved systems, plant and equipment, or processes. The single biggest safety risk identified by Lendlease at Barangaroo was the installation of services risers in the high-rise towers. Previous methodology involved piecemeal installation, with multiple trades working on cantilevered scaffold over the riser void. This entailed risks from working-at-height (up to 42 storeys at Barangaroo’s Tower Two International Towers Sydney) and debris from above along with other risks associated with manual handling and multiple trades. At Barangaroo, Lendlease appointed specialist contractor A.G. Coombs to introduce an innovative way to install services risers – one that had not been applied before to very tall buildings in Australia. By prefabricating them in three-storey sections, well in excess of 4,000

hours of complicated site installation per tower are transferred into a controlled factory environment and the need to work at height is almost eliminated. This new approach to HVAC and building services installation has very significantly reduced construction risk and provided significant other benefits, including design and quality improvements, better testing and maintenance regimes and programme scheduling benefits, on this landmark project. The use of prefabricated risers in high-rise buildings is set to become an industry standard in Australia. Earlier this year, A.G. Coombs and Lendlease were presented with the KONE Award for Innovation at the national Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards, for the Barangaroo risers. Once again, A.G. Coombs and Lendlease have been formerly recognised for their innovative prefabrication initiatives and methodologies, and are proud to have received the 2015 AIRAH Excellence in Innovation Award.

Plan Ahead Australian-developed SiteBook has added a game changing project scheduling tool to its affordable construction safety App allowing builders to plan tasks, maximise work schedules and identify conflicts and downtime with ease. First released as a WHS tool, SiteBook now let’s builders schedule and track tasks across multiple projects, maintain safety compliance and stay in touch with

subbies and suppliers, keeping your project under control. SiteBook not only lets you monitor your project status from wherever you are on your laptop, Smartphone or tablet but it takes away the pain of managing subcontractor WHS compliance and pre-qualification. For more information about SiteBook, visit

BIG POWER IN A SMALL BOX The Energy Power Systems Australia (EPSA) Power Cube™ provides more power and greater fuel economy. A compact design that is easy to install and transport. With fast and flexible delivery nationwide – the Power Cube™ is quick to mobilise and can be installed in a day or two. It is designed with flexibility in mind, the modular design of each unit means that you can add to them as your power needs grow. The ComAp InteliSys Synchronising Controller offers paralleling of multiple units and load sharing. The advanced control system uses standard communication protocols to integrate easily with other monitoring equipment to track engine health and substitution performance. “This type of monitoring system puts the power back into the user’s hands and is ideal for remote or commercial power installations,“ says Kim Howlett, Business Line Manager at EPSA. “The Power Cube™ is a more cost effective solution, ideal for remote applications because it starts and stops without human intervention. It has remote monitoring and

start-up features including configurable alarm and shut down features. The size of the package and thickness of the enclosure provides protection in even the harshest environments and creates excellent noise attenuation –85dB@ 1m at 100% load. It is also ideal for use in data centres, hospitals, banking facilities, and other locations where space is at a premium.” The EPSA Power Cube™ has a 1,400kVA power output using the 3512 Genset, the robust design provides market leading reliability and lower operating costs. Powered by the Cat® 3512 Genset the EPSA Power Cube™ has a large output, 1,400 kVA in standby, yet sits in a standard 20 ft High Cube ISO shipping container. The on-board fuel system has a fuel tank of 900 litres and includes a spill containment within the Genset compartment, designed to contain all liquids. For more information and specifications contact EPSA – 1800 800 441 or

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comment By Mick Boyle Executive Chairman of Abergeldie Complex & Infrastructure

Improving design Process Historically, infrastructure owners would engage a designer and then go to market with a developed design. A construction contractor would then be selected based on capability, delivery timeframe and price. Occasionally, this model has failed to satisfy requirements as the designer may have provided an inefficient or flawed design, causing the client to pay the contractor additional variation claims for costs incurred to modify the design during the construction process. In an attempt to mitigate this risk, many clients now deliver infrastructure projects using design and construct (D&C) contracts where it is the contractor, rather than the infrastructure owner, that pays and manages the designer.  Paradoxically, the move to D&C projects, prompted by perceptions of poor performance by designers, has increased almost threefold the work opportunities for design companies. On many tenders three or more teams will prepare a D&C price, each team led by a contractor who pays the design company to provide a design detailed enough to enable an accurate price proposal. This makes tendering costs in Australia among the highest in the world and puts a strain on the design capability, as two thirds or more of the country’s best designers are designing projects that will never be built.  

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BMT JFA Consultants provides niche engineering services for port and maritime developments. Specialising in consultancy they employee passionate staff who are focused on strong client relationships to deliver solutions in a timely and efficient manner. BMT JFA Consultants has provided services to clients throughout Australia, as well as overseas assignments in the Pacific, SE Asia and throughout Africa. Together with their sister company BMT Oceanica, subsidiaries of BMT Group (BMT), have announced that the Western Australian Department of Transport (DoT) has taken up the Contract option to extend its current contract for a further two years.

BMT will continue to provide a range of project management services for the Department from the early stage review of hydrographic survey data to assess the maintenance dredging requirements, through to the project planning process leading to the management of the project execution and site supervision. Tim Green, Managing Director of BMT JFA Consultants explains: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with the DoT and look forward to working with the team to further understand its requirements and provide an integrated and comprehensive service the DoT has come to expect of BMT.”

Rather than transfer the design risk to contractors, it would be better for infrastructure owners to improve their own design management capability, engage the best design firm for each project type and return to construct only delivery models. This would reduce the cost of tendering, ensure the best design and ensure engineers are applying themselves to projects that will actually be built. In a construct only environment, infrastructure owners should remain open to alternative designs which tendering contractors may put forward, having reviewed in detail and costed the design offered with the request for tender.




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By Will Chapman National New Business Manager Built Environs

Building good relationships Across the industry, projects are seeing the benefit of early contractor and subcontractor involvement. Project delivery has been well-served by traditional contractual models. Arguably, it will continue to serve private-sector clients well. What we are seeing now, though, is that as projects become increasingly complex, the ways in which we set projects up for success is often better served by relationship-based contracting models. In Australia, relationship-based contracting has been embraced on large infrastructure projects and by government-sector clients for some time now, and for good reason. From clients, to builders, to subcontractors, and suppliers, relationship-based contracting can provide significant benefits. It ensures the best-skilled parties are brought together at the right time to collectively solve problems. It results in generous flows of information. It allocates appropriate levels of risk. It builds trust between parties as well as a sense of ownership in the wider process. Importantly, it also leads to better project outcomes. By integrating people and business structures into a process that utilises the talents and insights of all parties we see optimised results, delivery of increased value to clients, reduced waste and inefficiency, and maximised efficiency through all project phases, from design through to construction, and ongoing operation. For me, relationship-based contracting presents a more balanced view of what success look like for all parties involved. Vitally, it recognises the value that each party has to bring to the table and has the potential to foster industry innovation and produce excellent project outcomes. I believe commercial construction companies have the ability to lead the way in relationship-based contracting and positively influence both clients and subcontractors by bringing an open, collaborative spirit to all of our industry interactions. We have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in leading positive industry change. As the conduit between client and supply chain, we can set the tone for collaborative, mutually-beneficial relationships industry-wide.



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Innovative developer Michael Lindsay from Manahan Property Group has created ‘Live-Work’ apartments at his eclectic new residential development called The Junction Newtown. Prominently positioned on the corner of Gladstone and Phillip Streets, The Junction Newtown provides a selection of twostorey apartments that are specifically designed to combine living with a professional workplace. The Junction Newtown’s cleverly-conceived ‘Live-Work’ apartments provide: • Dedicated ground-floor work spaces ranging from 44 to 70 square metres • Direct street access into the business • Corporate branding opportunities at the front entry • A clear and secure separation of work areas from the upstairs living quarters • Employees and clients can access the business but not the owner’s home • Full connectivity to the latest technology • Taxation advantage

The Australian Bureau of Statistics state that almost one million people run businesses from home in Australia. Of these, 60% have employees. Mr Lindsay, whose family business specialises in boutique-size developments in inner-Sydney suburbs, embraced the ‘Live-Work’ concept after seeing the struggle faced by many entrepreneurs. “There are thousands of people eager to start a business who don’t have the funds to lease commercial premises,” he explained. “This means they either abandon the dream to work for themselves or they try to look professional while working from home, often among dirty dishes and unmade beds.” Other challenges for owners include staff, contractors and suppliers having access to their home when they are away. “Our ‘Live-Work’ apartments allow owners to live above where they work – not simply try to work from where they live.”

A welcomed announcement The Australian Constructors Association (ACA) has welcomed the announcement by Andrew Constance, NSW Transport and Infrastructure Minister, of the establishment of Projects NSW as a specialist unit within Infrastructure NSW to manage the procurement and delivery of the state’s infrastructure priorities. ACA Executive Director, Lindsay Le Compte, said that the decision is the right response made at the right time to ensure that the Government maximises the value to the community of the benefits that will flow

from the number of mega-projects now being planned for delivery in NSW. “This decision will benefit all stakeholders connected with infrastructure projects. It will enhance the effective coordination of those projects in a way that supports their funding and financing. The early involvement of the construction sector and its supply chain will achieve greater innovation in project development and delivery and, importantly, result in the maximisation of social and economic benefits to local communities.”

BROOKFIELD’S LINK TAKES OUT Brookfield Residential Properties' Link at Portside Wharf has taken out the award for consultant's excellence at the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Queensland Awards for its innovation to overcome engineering challenges. Link is the fifth residential building to be completed the $1.3 billion mixed-use development located on the Brisbane River in the blue chip suburb of Hamilton. Link, which sold out before its completion in March 2015, comprises 32, one bedroom and one bathroom apartments over four levels with 522sqm of retail space on the ground floor, which integrates with Portside Wharf ’s 7,500sqm of retail occupied by 40 retailers including fine dining restaurants, cafes, eateries, boutique fashion, health and beauty, an IGA supermarket and Dendy Cinema.

"The development of the structural solution by Bornhorst & Ward for Link allowed Brookfield to overcome the constraints of the site to deliver a building that added significant value to Portside Wharf," he said. "Without the innovative solution proposed, the project would not have been viable and may not have gone ahead, so we are absolutely thrilled the team has been recognised for the crucial role they played in the development of this project." "The UDIA Awards set a benchmark for the industry each year and to win such a highly regarded award is testament to the engineering brilliance of Link at Portside Wharf."

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Located at the entrance to Portside Wharf, Link proposed significant engineering challenges, with the site originally only approved for a two-storey construction height.

City Pods; the modern office space The design of commercial spaces is evolving in-line with changing work cultures. Modern businesses are increasingly looking for a workspace that makes them stand-out to potential customers and, as a result, we are experiencing increasing demand from small and medium sized businesses wanting their own stand alone space.

Developed around the concept of an office ‘pod’, the project has appealed to a broad range of companies, including IT and design professionals, real estate offices and engineering firms wanting a unique office alternative. Each two-level pod offers a turn-key headquarters for businesses wanting the branding, street exposure and accessibility of a drive up office.

Brookfield Residential Properties General Manager Lee Butterworth said the prestigious award from the UDIA was a much deserved recognition of the achievements of Brookfield’s key consultants which was crucial in developing the building that stands today.

Aurecon launches Sustainability

Aurecon’s Global CEO, Giam Swiegers, says “An exciting feature of this year’s report is the electronic magazine component, which features projects that demonstrate how we have realised sustainability for our clients. We have been deeply touched when interviewing the people whose lives have been enriched through the enhanced environments and economic value created by these projects.” Our aim for the third annual Sustainability Report is to highlight the continuing momentum of Aurecon’s sustainability journey gained through meaningful engagement with our

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Our latest office development, the $14 million CityPods at the heart of CBDRobina in Gold Coast City, has been purposely designed to fill this niche.

Bornhorst & Ward were tasked with designing a structural engineering solution that would allow Link to reach four-storeys, making the project commercially viable and allowing for the provision of the ground floor retail precinct, connecting the latest stage with the wider Portside Wharf precinct.

Aurecon has released its FY 2015 Sustainability Report ‘One World. Their Future’. The report includes sustainability information as per the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines.


stakeholders, ensured continued transparency across corporate governance structures and continued support of the environment. The report and electronic magazine showcase how Aurecon has brought engineering, innovation and expertise together in order to create sustainable solutions with our clients. The stories within the electronic magazine are testament to the important role we each play in protecting the world for the future. Our passion for sustainability lies in our commitment to growing a sustainable business; and a sustainable and resilient world around us. We strive to make a positive difference by embedding sustainability into every aspect of our operation and project delivery.

The commercial spaces are designed with striking dynamic forms and vibrant colours, to give each individuality. This is enhanced by a blank canvas openplan to the interior, allowing companies to customise around quality inclusions such as high ceilings, polished concrete floors, a concrete and timber reception desk, feature timber staircase and kitchenette. While there will always be demand for more traditional office spaces, in an increasingly global, competitive and fast-paced business environment, the market for commercial property that makes a statement is only going to continue to grow.



Chairman Interview Scott Hutchinson Chairman - HUTchinson Builders

With over a century of operational experience, 14 offices around Australia, 1500 staff and a turnover in excess of $1.5 billion for financial year 2015, it’s no wonder that Hutchinson Builders is Australia’s largest privately owned building and construction company. Headquartered in Brisbane their multi award winning projects are as diverse as the locations—from commercial, residential high-rise, mining and resources infrastructure, industrial, sporting, health, government, retail, education, hotels, clubs, tourism, civil works and modular construction in most major capital cities to the Pilbara in remote north-west Western Australia. Chairman, Scott Hutchinson discusses Hutchinson’s uniqueness within the construction Industry.

TOP RIGHT : Hutchinson Honey Bee’s Bottled Honey BOTTOM RIGHT : The Milton, constructed by Hutchinson Builders FAR RIGHT : Scott Hutchinson, Chairman for Hutchinson Builders and Hutchinson Honey Bees

Hutchinson is now 103 years old, how and why do you think you’ve remained so successful? Our flexibility. We can change very quickly. We’re decentralised and our people are empowered, meaning people at the coalface can make large decisions and not be afraid to try things. Often these decentralised teams set their salaries and position titles. They can write whatever on their business card. We also don’t have profit or turnover targets —the very opposite to publicly listed companies who can’t do that. It’s relationships that count with our employees and our clients. How did the Hutchinson Builders begin? In 1912, when my great-grandfather won a government project at Fort Lytton in Brisbane. Through our centenary there’s been six major phases: 1. My great-grandfather starting it. 2. My grandfather and his brother expanding in the 20’s and 30’s. 3. My grandfather running it down in the 1960’s. 4. My father rescuing it and consolidating it in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. 5. Me expanding it in the 80’s, 90’s and early centenary. 6. And the last 14 years belong to current Managing Director, Greg Quinn. He’s taken it from a turnover of $170 million and a balance sheet around $60 million to a turnover in excess of $1.4 billion and balance sheet of $250 million, and made us a national constructor. What did you do prior to taking over as Managing Director from your father in 1992? From age 13 I worked during my school holidays in the family business. 18

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Due to school results, Dad insisted I study civil engineering. I worked for a civil and structural engineering design office for three years after university. When I had finished my three years’ experience in a design office I went overseas and worked as a scaffolder. Then did my masters in Business Administration, returning to work at Hutchinson Builders in 1986. What’s your area of expertise? Human resources, company culture and people. What’s influenced your style of leadership at Hutchinson Builders? Studying organisational behavior as a subject while doing my MBA. It was two years full-time and quite intense. The ideas I got from there have stayed with me. Do you consider your style different to your family forbearers? I’ve known all of them, even my great grandfather. Personally, I considered my grandfather and great grandfather dictators, but Dad just had an amazing way, a charm with people and they just followed him naturally. My style came from a more theoretical base but Dad and I agree on most things, so he and I are more similar. What’s your approach to retaining good staff ? Retaining good staff is the whole game. My job now is to try and make Hutchinson Builders a place where people want to work. If it’s not a place I’d like to work then I wouldn’t expect anyone else to either. We have an open and friendly culture at Hutchinson Builders and it’s our goal that AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

staff can talk to other staff at anytime about anything. All our numbers are available including Greg’s and my mobile and home numbers. We try to have no secrets. Anyone can communicate to anyone without going through anyone else. It’s a completely open organisation. Hutchinson Builders is a different organisation, a very family oriented place. We are very nepotistic. If you work at the company and have a relative that wants a job, we’re happy to give them a start. What are your and Hutchinson Builders proudest achievements and most notable projects? My proudest achievement is helping to produce our open culture. As for the projects, we’ve done some amazing work all around Australia and it’s difficult to pinpoint just a few. I’m proud of all of them. Some of these include our expertise in building modular homes for Australia’s outback resource industry with a world first creation for university accommodation in Tasmania, a variety of residential high-rise or multi-use developments in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, such as The Pacific — the redevelopment of the former Swiss Grand Resort into a mixed use development, The Milton — a 31-storey residential tower and also two new retail developments currently under construction in Darwin — the $11.6 million expansion of the Jape Homemaker Village and the first stage of the $300 million Gateway Shopping Centre development at Palmerston. Our training is unique too. We own and run our own school (Gold Coast School of Construction) for over 150 apprentices. Due to WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

this we were named Employer of the Year by the Department of Education and Training in 2012. What is your long-term vision and strategy? At Hutchinson Builders we’re extremely opportunistic rather than strategic. We’re running about 180 projects at present and we’re very flexible, looking at where we can serve our clients. We don’t have any grand plan for expansion, if it happens it happens, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. We are proudly overcapitalised. We (the shareholders) leave all the money we earn in the company and that gives us more opportunities. We’re very client focused. Some of our clients have been with us for 20, 30 and even 40 years. We’re focused on what we can do for them. We’re not going to turn into developers, or compete with clients, we’re more into the building technology. We’ve had projects in New Zealand, Canada and Japan but we were following our clients, it wasn’t a geographical decision. Clients stick by us because we don’t rip them off. Everything we do is long-term, not short-term. We’re in the relationship for the long haul and just want to make it over the next 20 years, for our clients, our employees, their families and ourselves.

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Buoyant Future for Construction Industry Cordell Information, the leading authority on project activity and building cost information in Australia, has teamed up with Housing Industry Australia (HIA) to deliver a prognosis on the future trends in construction. The forecast for the construction industry took place at the HIA-Cordell Construction Outlook Breakfast Series, an annual event held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The Breakfast series that boasts presentations by Michael Hughes, Chief Executive Officer from Cordell Information and Harley Dale, Chief Economist from HIA, is a highlight in the Construction Industry year, and is well respected as can be seen by the high attendance rates at each venue. With the addition of VIPs and special guests in each state, attendees come away with a wealth of knowledge and a greater understanding of current trends and what lies ahead in the construction industry. The HIA-Cordell event brings together services from different aspects of the construction industry. Contractors, builders, suppliers, service providers, manufacturers and distributers all attended with one thing in common, and that was to hear what these experts had to say.

construction stage showing NSW at 68%, VIC at 62%, and QLD at 61%. All these figures displaying that there is still a boom happening in the construction industry. Cordell then broke the information down further, focusing on the specialised area of flats and units. The great Australian dream of owning a home is still alive, with a 57% conversion rate from Development Approval to construction stage happening on a national scale. Each state showed great promise with NSW coming in at a DA to construction stage conversion rate of 63%, QLD at 57% and VIC at 55%. These figures are very positive despite the tumultuous financial climate experienced over the past 10 years. The Global Financial Crisis, thriving Mining market and subsequent decline, China boom and bust, fluctuating interest rates, the rise then fall of the Australian dollar as well as the change in Australian Government, have all impacted on society, yet despite these factors the construction industry has remained buoyant during this time. The outlook is good, with the construction industry set to continue on a positive note

over the next year or so. Due to the increasing prices of single dwelling homes, along with the growth in population, there has been an escalation in construction of high rise residential buildings. With single-dwelling property prices skyrocketing on the Eastern Seaboard doubling in the 2014/2015 financial year, this trend looks set to remain strong and continue for the next 12 to 18 months. The same can also be said for aged care facilities and retirement homes. As society is faced with an increasing aged population, there has been an upturn in construction of Aged Care and Retirement homes, and this looks set to continue well into the next year. The forecast for the future certainly looks strong, as can be indicated by the amount of current projects sitting in the Cordell database. This, teamed with their conversion formula, reinforces that the future is certainly looking bright for those involved in the construction industry.

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Looking at data spanning the past 10 years up until 30 June 2015, conversion rates regarding Development Applications to Development Approval, and Development Approval to construction stage were examined. The range of data researched included aged care and units, commercial, community, industrial and civil engineering. The results showed that nationally there was a 68% conversion rate from Development Application to Development Approval, with 61% then converting from Development Approval to construction stage. Individual states were also examined, with conversion rates from Development Approval to 20

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In good hands Western Australia’s largest ever building project, worth $2 billion, the 783 bed Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) is amongst the best in Australia. FSH includes the 140 bed State rehabilitation service, a 30 bed purpose-built mental health unit and the State burns service. FSH is a teaching and research facility and is the major emergency facility for Perth’s southern area and for regional Western Australia. The facility is now fully constructed and it opened in stages from October 2014 to February 2015. ArjoHuntleigh’s project engagement included working extensively with WA Health, Serco (Project Managers), Clinical User Groups, Associated Major Hospitals, Clinical and Hospital Management, and Display Offices along with dedicated Contract Managers. WA Health sought to provide a state of the art facility that included the latest medical products and hospital beds. The ArjoHuntleigh Enterprise 8000X Medical/Surgical Bed was chosen as the ward bed of choice with nearly 500 purchased for the hospital. The Enterprise 8000X medical bed meets the latest global IEC60601- 2-52 medical standard and is of the lowest height range of current acute beds which assists with patient transfers. Other features which made this bed the perfect choice include under bed lighting, split safety sides that move with the bed's positioning, inbuilt bed extension and integrated control functions for both the clinician and the patient. ArjoHuntleigh also supplied the dynamic powered pressure mattresses, the Nimbus Dynamic Powered Therapeutic Mattress Systems, which were also selected for use across the facility. The Nimbus is considered the gold standard in pressure management in the hospital environment, assisting patients that are considered at high risk of pressure injury and also those with existing pressure injuries. Siemens, a partner with Serco in the project also selected a broad range of ArjoHuntleigh’s Vascular Dopplers. In order to broaden the product offering, ArjoHuntleigh engaged with third party 22

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medical supply companies to allow for consolidation of invoicing and enhanced communications, and provide a full suite of products for the hospital’s needs. This improved the overall process and created efficiencies for Serco. Some of the third party products ranged from CSSD Trolleys and Adjustable Height Seating to Medical Carts and Hygiene Commodes. ArjoHuntleigh’s organisational resources and collaborative team approach were cited as contributors to this successful outcome. These resources include ArjoHuntleigh’s large reserve of personnel with clinical and project management experience, major warehousing facilities in Perth, and their own maintenance team and locally based sales and support staff. In combination, these assisted the Fiona Stanley Hospital Project Management team in ensuring equipment supply and deployment was managed and executed in a timely and professional manner.

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Rich with strategies They say “necessity is the mother of invention” – a quote that can readily be applied to the evolution of the construction industry. This is particularly highlighted by the industry’s rapid embrace of new technologies – making the construction process smarter, safer, faster and more efficient. At the forefront of the use of this technology is Victorian company Richstone Group, which four years ago began to focus on prefabrication and the benefits it can bring in streamlining the construction process. Richstone Group’s Shannon Egglestone says the company now prefabricates 80 per cent of apartments in their factory, which are then shipped to a site to be built in kit form. “We are continually looking at the manufacturing principles of our factory and how our manufacturing can bring the best possible savings to the client, and how we can then manage our installation on site,” Shannon says. “Because so much of the construction has been built off site, knowing that the majority has already been manufactured and made in some form of kit, allows us to streamline the building process for contractors.” The manufacturing and prefabrication process is based around CAD design at the start of a job and survey set out on site. “The whole kit is prefabricated in the factory and everything that is manufactured is from a CAD drawing – we have our own designers who specialise in CAD,” Shannon adds. “Everything is then shipped to the site in floor or crane lots.” Shannon says the use of prefab has also meant a change of culture and thinking. “It has meant a cultural change in the industry and among builders to realise the benefits of prefab, to look at the strategy in which they build and maximising prefab strengths. For example prefab lets builders and contractors to organise their flow much better. I know exactly how long a job will take thanks to prefab.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The company has been using its prefab technology across a number of projects including • 70 & 74 Queens Rd Equiset Constructions • Epic Apartments Built Constructions • South Bank Grand Apartments Multiplex • Melbourne 1 Apartments Multiplex • V6 Concavo Lend Lease • 883 & 889 Collins St Lend Lease • Marina Apartments and Hotel Probuild • And a substantial number of Projects under a 100 apartments the benefit here is that the apartments are constructed with only a few men. Richstone Group is also employing the use of digital technology to make their construction operations even more efficient. “We’re looking at an existing app that will be adapted to track each manufacturing modules to be built,” Shannon explains. “The app will enable us to track the modules through to delivery and installation on site. The app will let us track work flow, so we can see if something is on hold and why. For example, is it due to us or is it because of an external element? “The adaptation of this app to this application is an innovation from Richstone Group, and it was came about due to the time in the building industry getting less and less. Therefore, as a company we have to look at ways that we can become more efficient. Direct senior managers can log on, see which aspects of a job that aren’t done – such as materials. It then allows the manager to reprogram and improve so we can achieve our estimate.” Shannon says the app is currently being trialled on a major construction project. “We expect that the app will be used by the company across all jobs – including building and manufacturing – in the new year.”

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Custom EMI Solutions 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 Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth. “Faraday completed a suite of 6 EEG, EMG rooms for neurophysiological testing and two MRI suites for the Radiology department,” said Managing Director, Kingsley McRae. 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.

Faraday profiles and delivers solutions for problematic sites. In one case it was a large magnetic field generated by Melbourne’s trams, 50 metres 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. From Faraday’s humble beginnings in 2002, the Directors 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.

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Prodema at Riverpoint SGI Architectural the distributor of quality building façade products, supplied their premium Prodema ProdEx (ProdEx) product to the prestigious Riverpoint Apartments in Queensland’s West End. The result is not only aesthetically pleasing it is also environmentally sound. The ProdEx panels are manufactured with authentic 100% natural timber veneer encompassing a high density bakerlite core. They are coated with a proprietary coating that is based on synthetic resins and PVDF. This protects the panel from the effects of sunlight (UV), chemical attack and damage caused by atmospheric pollutants. As such the ProdEx panels were ideal for the Riverpoint Apartments location and its proximity to the river front and exposure to the harsh Queensland elements. The natural beauty, softness and warmth which the ProdEx panel provides contrast beautifully with the copper and zinc elements on the façade of the apartment complex. Their unique features marrying with the precast concrete panels. “Prodema provided a depth and richness of form that complimented the contrast of the zinc and copper materials. Prodema’s durability and minimal maintenance features, has ensured the success of the façade,” said Sharon Waddell, Development Manager, Stockwell Developments WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

By utilising the ProdEx panels, clean straight lines were produced representing a simple modern look. The fixing details, material stability and quality of the ProdEx panels all helped achieve an outstanding result. The development, construction and installation teams appreciated the consistency of the product which resulted in a vibrant and fresh look. “The product is faultless when it comes to the manufacturing side given the consistency of core and its perfect factory edges. As it is a natural product in theory there can be some expectation of diversity in colour vs batches, however we have installed large quantities of this product and the consistency speaks for itself over the numerous projects,” said Tim Molloy, Director, Skypanel “We are extremely happy with the end result and it shows that the Prodema is certainly in a class of it own.” It’s easy to see why SGI Architectural take pride in their specialised building façade products. Products that assist architects and developers to achieve levels of design capabilities previously thought impossible as well as providing unique and long lasting solutions to combat the elements.

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Norfolk blinds Suppliers of premium quality blinds and curtains. Norfolk Blinds was established as a premium manufacturer and supplier of premium quality blinds in 2003. Since then Norfolk Blinds have become a nationally recognised major player in the supply of blinds to commercial projects. With a dedicated team of experienced consultants, Norfolk Blinds can provide Builders, Developers and Architects with sun control solutions to meet any budget. With offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania, along with mobile teams of specialists in all other Australian states, Norfolk Blinds are ready to partner with you on any project.

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University Hospital Geelong is a major tertiary facility in regional Victoria. STH has been associated with the campus for over 10 years. In 2009, STH was commissioned by Barwon Health to undertake a Master Plan review, resulting in a series of campus expansion projects valued in excess of $127M. Amongst these projects was a new Supportive Care Centre, to be co-located with the existing Andrew Love Cancer Centre and involved the expansion of outpatient functions. The Supportive Care Centre was intended to be a dedicated support facility, providing consumers and cancer support groups with a resource and drop-in centre. The facility provides support and information resources in a non-clinical, non-threatening environment where cancer care consumers can seek respite from the stresses of their day to day care regime and thereby, relax and regroup. Features include discrete informal seating pods, a domestic style kitchen and north facing balcony. The interior concepts were developed around a strong evidence base suggesting that nature fosters a nuturing and supportive environment. The interior design features a very organic and tactile environment, utilising a palette of natural materials, textures, colours and graphics influenced by local geographical features including the Otway Ranges.





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smart energy MDA Consulting Engineers is a leading multi-discipline building services and consultancy practice who were engaged by Watpac as the Green Star Accredited Professional to oversee, advise, and document, a 6 Green Star Design Rating, and a 6 Green Star As Built Rating, for Sir Samuel Griffith Centre at Nathan Campus at Griffith University. The Sir Samuel Griffith Centre Nathan Campus has just been awarded a rating of 85 (out of 100) Green Star As Built Rating Points. It was possible to Target and achieve all the innovation points for the hydrogen fuel cell system. The building is one of its kind in the world employing 340Kw PV system on the roof which offsets the building’s Greenhouse Gas emissions by 136%. The Centre recently installed a large Hybrid Renewable Energy System, the largest, innovative, renewable, energy system of its kind in Australia and parts of the world. This system consisting of a PV system, fuel cells, electrolysers, battery back up, and hydrogen storage, enables the Centre to export a large part of generated electricity to the grid. By using innovative construction methods they were able to engineer and achieve an enviable 6 Green Star Design Rating. Forming the grounds for points in design excellence and innovation is the extensive Renewable Energy system in conjunction with several


points (over and above Green Star's minimum achievement levels) awarded in categories such as peak demand reduction, and large reductions in Green House Gas Emissions. Rigorous and thorough workshops took place with the builder, design team and client, to establish feasible and cost effective measures to achieve a 6 Green Star rating well before design completion. The target points were reviewed systematically, many times before they became design policy. Design documentation was carefully verified to ensure the Green Star submission was fail proof. Points from the 6 Green Star Design rating were pursued in the 6 Green Star As Built rating also to facilitate the pursuit of an As Built rating. A pilot study was also offered by GBCA to streamline the documentation of a 6 Star Education building pursuing a 6 Green Star As Built rating. In consequence of the high point score achieved the result of the As Built rating is the highest for an As Built Education rating in Australia. For more information contact MDA Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd, Level 11, 10 Market Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, phone 07 3252 9560, email, website

Flow chart establishing the matching of limitations of the PV generation system with the projected energy load of the building.

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close cooperation and coordination between the IJF Australia and Brookfield Multiplex Site Teams.

Tier One interior joiners, IJF Australia Pty Ltd recently completed its largest student accommodation project todate at Monash University’s Clayton Campus in Melbourne comprising the manufacture, placement and installation of 1000 kitchenettes, wardrobes, desks, shelves and pinboards.

IJF Australia employed the same degree of management and expertise as it uses on all its multiple unit/room projects which currently include the new Royal Adelaide Hospital for Hansen Yuncken-Leighton, 888, 889 and 883 Collins Street Apartments for Lend Lease, Marina Tower Apartments and Sheraton Hotel for Probuild Constructions and Forge Apartments for Mirvac Group.

All the items were produced locally utilising IJF Australia’s Adelaide and Brisbane factories in combination with associated partners. All work was managed and coordinated by IJF Project Managers and Supervisors with up to 30 personnel on site. Installation was spread over four buildings running concurrently which required

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Bremick has expanded its range of high quality construction products to include an innovative selection of high performance chemical injection products.

These products have been developed and manufactured in our European labs to the highest international approvals and standards.

Consulting with engineers and contractors, Bremick’s new range features larger cartridges, styrene free options, highest load performance and fast curing times resulting in faster, stronger and more reliable fixing for rebar, stud and other chemical anchoring applications.

Bremick has a long history in the Australian Industrial and construction industries. This new range compliments an already superior range of construction products.

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THE RIGHT DRESSING Nabeel Allkoud, head of Construction Services at Aameen Rendering, believes that rendering is not just a skill but an art. He describes rendering as like “dressing a house” in the same way as people choose clothes, rendering provides protection and conveys a style through the use of colour and texture.

Based in Canberra, Aameen Rendering provide services to all of the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales, with their large team of experienced renderers, allowing Aameen to offer all types of rendering services. These include cement based, acrylic cement based and polymer paste.

Nabeel reflects that a natural palette is a popular trend for current building projects and this is reflected in the use of earthy colours and tones. Aameen Rendering's familiarity with contemporary trends in construction coupled with their commitment to high quality workmanship ensures that Aameen Rendering are able to provide clients with a high quality product and a service.

They specialise in polymer rendering and can also apply all kinds of finishing pastes to cement rendering. Aameen Rendering can also supply heritage cement for an antique looking finish. In addition, the team is experienced at working on interior surfaces where plaster is used more often.

Traditionally render is comprised of a mixture of sand and cement and is used on exterior surfaces. It improves the appearance of walls and provides superior weather resistance to outside surfaces.

For more information contact Aameen Rendering & Construction Services Pty Ltd, 13 Blane Court, Nicholls ACT 2913, phone 02 6253 8960, mobile 0430 003 434, email



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ning Chatfield OzCool specialise in air-conditioning, refrigeration and electrical services maintenance. Having been in operation for 23 years with 12 employees; Chatfield provides prompt, competent and friendly service to all their customers. Backed with a team of expert technicians who frequently upgrade their skills, they constantly aim to get the job done on time and at the best possible price. Chatfield have recently added Coles Express stores to their customer base after building an unbeatable reputation in refrigeration maintenance by servicing 7Eleven and McDonalds stores for over 10 years. “The fact that customers keep coming back is evidence that our company is delivering great service to our clients,” says Russell Chatfield, company founder. Having customers highly recommend them saw Chatfield win an Achiever Award in 2013. Chatfield OzCool work with all types of air-conditioning systems and a comprehensive range of commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment. They are now currently installing air-conditioning and ventilation for the new Medical Centre in Malvern. For more information contact Chatfield OzCool, Fact 5/1156 Burwood Highway, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, phone 1300 361 186, website ANCR AIR-CONDITIONING FEATURE 39


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BSA is one of Australia’s leading providers for air-conditioning (mechanical services) and fire protection, specialising in mechanical and fire contracting with offices in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, ACT, WA and NT. Operating in a demanding, technically complex and competitive industry, BSA aim to be the best in the industry; being equipped with a ‘team you can trust’ of talented, committed and intelligent people, they strive for successful outcomes on each project. We have large numbers of experienced, qualified professionals spread across our business and can mobilise project teams anywhere in Australia. Having the capability, capacity and depth of personnel enables BSA to undertake large technically complex projects with confidence and our clients can expect consistent service of a high quality. BSA put safety first on every engagement, each time. BSA prides themselves on the quality of their employees seeing them as the company’s most valuable asset and their health and wellbeing as their upmost priority. BSA are experienced in all aspects of heating, ventilation and airconditioning systems and fire protection and detection within Commercial (Office and Retail), Data Centre, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Institutional, Infrastructure, Industrial and Residential sectors. BSA have complete in-house design and engineering capabilities and sophisticated manufacturing facilities (pipework and sheet-metal) using state of the art technologies. Partnering with leading engineers and designers, BSA invest in industry related research, and promote technological and mechanical/fire advancement. To this end, BSA have specialised in 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) since 2006. BSA has a strong commitment to the continuing development and improvement of our practical approach to BIM and sees it as an essential skill in constructing major projects, including offsite prefabrication. All BSA companies utilise a full suite of 3D software including Revit, CADMep, ESTDuct, FABMep, Autosprink, Navisworks and Trimble. Our platform is based on a commonly shared design, estimating and manufacturing database to enable sharing of our design and production nationally.


At BSA, each and every one of their staff adheres to the highest professional and ethical standards. They preserve client confidences and reputations and seek to improve their clients’ performance and bottom line significantly through effective management of both their clients and their own resources. BSA have created an unrivalled environment for exceptional people by developing one another through education, mentoring and situational exposure and recognising and rewarding their ability and talent. Importantly, BSA provide a single point of contact during the planning, design and construction phases and work closely with our Service Division to provide ongoing maintenance services for the systems they build. Backed by a ‘go-getting’ attitude and in-house ability in cost planning, energy management, pre-fabrication and modularisation, their innovative, cost-effective solutions have the client’s bottom line constantly in view. Whether you are planning a new building or refurbishing an existing structure, BSA has the capabilities, size, strength and reliability to complete any project. For more information contact BSA Ltd, Quad 2, Level 3, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, phone 02 9763 6200, website Triple ‘M’ Mechanical and Fire Services, NSW and ACT, Quad 2, Level 3, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, phone 02 9763 6200, website Triple ‘M’ Mechanical and Fire Services, QLD and NT, 56 Overlord Place, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110, phone 07 3272 117, website Allstaff Airconditioning and Fire Services, VIC and SA, 379-383 Lower Dandenong Road, Dingley VIC 3172, phone 03 9551 3066, website Triple ‘M’ Mechanical and Fire Services, WA, 30 Hector Street West, Osborne Park WA 6017, phone 08 9200 0470, website


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Design & Construct Mechanical Services Pty Ltd (DCM Services) provide quality, innovative, engineered, airconditioning, mechanical services, refrigeration and cool room solutions and installations. The management work as part of a team offering a comprehensive set of services including design, value engineering, Revit Modelling (BIM), prefabrication, construction, commissioning and preventive maintenance within the Commercial and Industrial industries. Central to business operation is the in-house, design, engineering and drafting services of all air-conditioning, mechanical services and refrigeration Cool Room installations. Irrespective of job size they have the expertise and experience to deliver all types of projects. They provide cost-effective, energy-efficient, quality solutions which are simplistic yet innovative, to match client budgets. The earlier DCM Services are involved in the project the better the outcome for the client. DCM Services strive to be the best in all facets of what they do, including value adding. They listen to their clients and strive to make sure their projects, and their people, stand out in the industry as market 42


leaders. DCM Services have a skillful team of 60 plus are in their fourth year of operation. Having started in tough times they understand how to manage all areas of projects to stakeholder’s satisfaction. At DCM Services safety is a serious business. We understand the importance of planning, coordination and adopting an open communication approach to provide superior project safety and delivery. If we can be of assistance for your next project please do not hesitate to contact us below.

For more information contact DCM Services, DCM Services (SA), 2/107 Hayward Avenue, Torrensville SA 5031, phone 08 8462 9700, email DCM Services (WA), 6/91 Leach Highway, Kewdale WA 6105, phone 08 8462 9700, email website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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Seeley International is Australia’s largest and most awarded air conditioning manufacturer with a history spanning more than 40 years. Renowned for ingenuity and innovation, Seeley International leads the market in the design and manufacture of smart, energy-efficient, cooling and heating systems, with award winning brand names including Breezair, Braemar, Climate Wizard, Convair, Coolair and Coolerado. For more than 50 years, Braemar has been Australia’s number one choice for industrial and commercial evaporative cooling. Now, Braemar systems can combine direct evaporative technology with the new Indirect Evaporative Cooling technology, creating systems which meet more stringent performance and budget requirements, while balancing capital costs, efficiency and bottom-line cooling capacity. From small retail outlets, to enormous factory floors, Braemar direct evaporative systems work by drawing 100% outside air through a filter pad system, which is saturated by a curtain of water. This cools the air, and removes unwanted dust, odour and pollens. The indoor air is renewed every few minutes with clean, cool outside air. Braemar direct evaporative coolers, combined with Seeley International’s hyper-efficient indirect evaporative cooling solutions, WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

add less moisture to the indoors. The unique Climate Wizard and Coolerado indirect evaporative cooling technology, uses up to 80% less energy than an equivalent refrigerated system, while performing the same job. Whether you operate a retail store, a factory, warehouse, nursery centre, workshop, sporting complex, restaurant or even a school, Braemar offers a tailored solution for each commercial need. Braemar is the chosen brand by mechanical services contractors, specifiers, architects and engineers, offering low maintenance running costs year round. Seeley International’s people are the company’s foundation. Set with a lofty goal to be a $1 billion dollar company within the next five years; their innovative product development, smart acquisitions world-wide, and an increasing network of supportive, loyal dealers, will see them reach their target. For more information contact Seeley International Pty Ltd, 112 O’Sullivan Beach Road, Lonsdale SA 5160, phone 08 8328 3850, email, websites:;;; ANCR AIR-CONDITIONING FEATURE



One thing’s for sure – Aira Pty Ltd’s locally manufactured heating and cooling products are built to last. “We still receive enquiries for spare parts for coolers installed since 1965,” says Peter Churchill, Sales and Marketing Manager, Aira Pty Ltd. “Our products are durable, some with a 30 year plus life span.” Specialising in the manufacture and supply of commercial and industrial heating and cooling equipment, boilers and tanks, Aira is backed by the expertise developed from over 50 years in the industry. Aira’s manufacturing roots stretch back to 1948 when, as Crockford and Robertson, the company commenced designing and making heating and cooling equipment in Fairfield, Victoria. Over the years, Aira has kept pace with advancing technologies and a changing marketplace to offer a diverse range of products for any commercial and industrial situation. Now located in Bayswater North, Aira’s manufacturing facilities boast state of the art technology and utilise the most up-to-date production methods. “We use the latest production technology such as a plasma cutter,” explains Peter. “We are using 3D software in the engineering department and offer flexibility in design through our CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) facilities.” The benefits of local manufacture are tangible throughout Aira’s extensive product range of heating and cooling units, tanks, boilers and accessories. “We offer a fast turn around, flexibility in that we can build to specific designs and are competitively priced,” Peter says. “One of the advantages that our company has is that we look for innovative solutions – we work to solve unique problems using engineering skills.” Aira’s ability to design for special applications was recently demonstrated at the new Post-Entry Quarantine Facility in Mickleham (VIC). “We put in 40 specialised heating and cooling units for glasshouses and the animal facilities,” Peter explains. In addition to developing solutions for specific projects, Aira offers a variety of unique products that offer long-term cost-effectiveness



through their durability, energy efficiency and reduced running costs. Aira’s FTC Titan Condensing Hot Water Boiler is the only locally manufactured condensing boiler made of heavy-duty DUPLEX 2205 stainless steel. Possessing superior strength and corrosive resistance compared to the standard 304/316 stainless steel variants commonly used in imported condensing boilers, the Aira FTC Titan features DUPLEX 2205 stainless steel throughout the entire condensing section to guarantee durability. Boasting up to 97% efficiency and a 5-year heat exchanger warranty, the Aira FTC Titan ranges in size from 100kW to 4000kW with a choice of burners and range 1:5 to 1:15 turndown ratio. For increased energy efficiency when heating, cooling and ventilating common areas of high-rise buildings, Aira’s Lobby Pressurisation System delivers exceptional results for less. Aira’s System uses “half the energy, half the space and is cheaper than conventional units,” as Peter says. Where a standard method for controlling the climate of lobbies, hallways or foyers would involve a large air conditioning plant, Aira’s alternative is an Indirect Lobby Heating Cooling Ventilation system that utilises two airstreams in an energy recovery system to reduce the plant footprint and plant load. Beneficial to building owners seeking a higher Green Star rating, Aira has installed this system in the Grand Central Apartment at Southbank Grand, as well as six other apartment towers around Melbourne. Aira’s diverse range of mild steel and stainless steel buffer tanks for chilled or hot water storage has served some exotic purposes. “We supply the Australian Antarctic Division with krill cooling tanks,” says Peter. Necessary with today’s smaller, high efficiency low mass boilers, buffer tanks increase system capacity when heating or cooling. Along with the standard 500-25000L capacity tanks, Aira can supply special tanks on request. Supplying Australia wide, Aira have recently supplied boilers to the University of Western Sydney and Royal Pines Resort in QLD and evaporative coolers to Penfield winery in SA.

For more information contact Aira Pty Ltd, 144 Colchester Road, North Bayswater VIC 3153, phone 03 9839 8000, fax 03 9761 4732, email, website







A new Business Model reduces cost for Air Design. The company is recognised as having the best quality/service and the people in the business, but they also recognise that they need to be cost competitive as well. With this in mind, Air-Design developed a new business strategy that saw it retain its Australian sales, procurement, engineering, customer service and quality control teams, as it has relocated its assembly operation into Malaysia. This reduction in their cost base means that they are now able to pass this on to their customers, effectively ticking all four boxes; cost, quality, service and people. What made this transition seamless was that their Malaysian operation uses exactly the same components, from exactly the same suppliers, to build exactly the same units that they always assemble in Australia, the only difference is where the assembly occurs.

As a contingency, should a component be damaged in transit, Air Design have strategically retained their AHU manufacturing infrastructure in Brisbane, as well as all component’s required to build and or recover a AHU unit. This service is available to all of their customers and ensures that a component could be replaced in Brisbane within 48 hours, as opposed to 12 weeks ex Asia. Air Design puts the success of its company down to the following: • 36 year servicing the Australian Market • 8 Weeks lead-time door to door • Market leading Quality • Market leading Customer Service • Now Competitive on Price • Facility to recover AHU units within 48 hours

All sales, design, procuring, technical services, quality control and logistics functions are driven out of their operations in Brisbane. Air Design’s Quality Control Manager oversee’s the entire QC program out of Australia, and all final Quality Control Inspections are performed by their Malaysian sister company “ELTA’ before shipment occurs. This ensures that Air Design maintain their stringent quality control standards at all times. 46


For more information contact Air Design, 45 Nestor Drive, Meadowbrook QLD 4131, phone 07 3299 9888, fax 07 3299 9800, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Thermaline Mechanical Services prides itself on being the commercial and industrial pipework specialists, together with a number of individuals that collectively hold over 120 years of experience within the commercial mechanical plumbing industry. With their combined knowledge and capabilities across all aspects of the trade, Thermaline are confident and extremely capable of handling any Hydraulic or Mechanical request in any size or scope. “If we haven’t already done it, we know the right questions, the right people and the right avenues to proceed along to solve all specific requirements.” Thermaline Mechanical are the go to company for speed, efficiency and quality for mechanical pipeline projects. They pride themselves on their ability to work in close partnership with customers to achieve a successful result. By adhering to this ethos it has earnt them a reputation for quality, technical expertise and innovative solutions. Their experience and expertise combined with an established network of preferred suppliers and partners ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget. Abilities include chilled and heating water systems, steam boiler and pipework systems, hot and cold water/refrigeration systems, plumbing, drainage, lubrication systems, tank fabrication, general light to medium WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

fabrication, LPG and Natural Gas pipework systems, industrial refrigeration and AC systems and Medical/Laboratory/Workshop gases. Some of the projects they have delivered and ones they are currently working on are as follows: • AGL’s Hayman Island Great Barrier Reef LPG gas reticulation Upgrade and the Hot Oil Upgrade • University of Newcastle’s Tamworth UDHR, NIER Building, Greenhouse Building and the Central Steam Plant • Sanitarium Berkley Vale’s Plant Upgrade • Australia Post Alexandria Plant Room Upgrade • CSIRO’s Mayfield West and Vales Point Power Station • Hurstville Private Hospital’s Theatre Upgrade Thermaline Mechanical Services adheres to a strict and comprehensive WHS system and is also CM3 accredited. They pride themselves on having a safe and productive workplace, with the paperwork, training and procedures in place to handle all work requests. For more information contact Thermaline Mechanical Services, 8/24 John Hooker Street, Islington NSW 2296, phone 02 4961 1128, email admin@, website ANCR AIR-CONDITIONING FEATURE






Mitsubishi Electric is a world class leader in the manufacture of electronic equipment used in communications, information processing, space development, satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, transportation and building equipment. Mitsubishi Electric Australia - employing 230 people, have been supplying air conditioners nationally for over 30 years on an extensive scale of projects from large multi-storey buildings, hotels, office buildings, to shopping centres, to residential homes.

The Campsie Medical Centre features Mitsubishi Electric’s use of Hybrid VRF - eliminating the need for refrigerant leak detection and alarms as there is no refrigerant in the conditioned space. Showcasing large open plan waiting rooms, with small private doctor’s suites, clients have reported exceptionally comfortable air conditioning without feeling too cold or hot. Applications that must comply with AS1677 (refrigerant concentration levels) benefit from Hybrid VRF.

Reliable, continually providing the highest level of comfort through quiet operation, and optimal energy efficiency - Mitsubishi Electric’s products are highly engineered to a standard that exceed others on the market. Mitsubishi Electric developed the unrivalled Hybrid Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system. Hybrid VRF is a simultaneous heating and cooling 2-pipe system that uses refrigerant - connecting the outdoor unit, the Hydro Branch Controller (HBC), and water from the HBC to the indoor units. A world first, HBC allows heat exchange between refrigerant and water providing simultaneous cooling and heating, offering heat recovery between indoors running on opposite modes.

Mitsubishi Electric consistently delivers innovative technology from the Diamond Vision stadium screen at Parramatta Stadium, to the Real Black Superscreen at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne one of Australia’s highest resolution outdoor LED displays.

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Quickly following the successful execution of the Campsie Hybrid VRF installation, Primary Health Care is now planning to set up the system in more of its centres.

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Waste Management feature Dial a dump - market leaders in waste management

Dial A Dump Industries provides a complete Waste Management & Recycling Service Waste is removed from sites by Dial A Dump Skip Bins and services.

The waste is sent to the Genesis Waste Transfer Facility in Alexandria for it’s first round of processing and material recovery.

The pre-screened/sorted waste is transferred from Alexandria to Genesis, Eastern Creek for further processing

Utilising state of the art technology, waste that can be recycled is separated to produce recycled products for landscaping and civil works.


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Residual waste after the recycling process will be used to generate Clean Energy in The Next Generation Energy from Waste Facility.


Established in 1984 by Managing Director Ian Malouf, Dial A Dump Industries Pty Ltd (DADI) has a long standing history within the Construction and Demolition Industry. Over the last 30 years they have innovatively expanded their services to meet the changing needs of customers, focusing on unequalled service, competitive rates and strong environmental practices. DADI offers a variety of services at convenient locations:

Dial A Dump Skip Bins – Servicing Sydney with a vast variety of bins all designed to meet the needs of both householders and the construction industry. Our skips and bins come in a wide range of sizes from 1m³ to 49m³.

Genesis Waste Transfer Centre – Located at 76 Burrows Road, Alexandria, services the Sydney area for waste disposal. Conveniently located near the city, clients can tip their construction and demolition waste with us, without having to travel to a Landfill.


Genesis Recycling and Landfill Facility – Located at Honeycomb Drive, Eastern Creek is a state of the art construction, demolition and commercial waste recycling/recovery centre and landfill.

Dial A Product – Recycled and Quarried products for all of your landscaping and civil needs, available for pick up from Honeycomb Drive, Eastern Creek or delivered directly to your site. By recovering or recycling a large percentage of the waste we receive, we can provide some quality products like road bases, bedding sand and aggregates and many more.

Transport Division – Contracted to remove large volumes of waste from all over Sydney.

The Next Generation (TNG) – An Energy from Waste (EfW) plant is

planned for construction alongside the Genesis Recycling and Landfill Facility. It will dramatically reduce the generation of greenhouse gases and will help to solve the energy and waste needs of Western Sydney over the next 50 years. Comprehensive details are available at the TNG website

DADI employs approximately 220 staff. The expert, hands-on management team consult with clients to find cost effective solutions and assist in the development of personalised waste management plans. DADI is a member of the Green Building Council of Australia and the Landscape Association of NSW & ACT. For more information contact Dial A Dump Industries Pty Ltd, 32 Burrows Road, Alexandria NSW 2015, phone 02 9519 9999, fax 02 9516 5559, email, website

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For the 9th year in a row James Hardie was recently honoured with the AA Partners of Choice Award for achieving the highest possible rating in both quality and service. James Hardie is a leading international company specialising in the manufacture of fibre cement building products. Over 95% of James Hardie’s fibre cement products sold in Australia are Australian made, and as a result of sustained growth, James Hardie is investing more than $89 million expanding manufacturing operations in Carole Park, Queensland. Much of the company’s growth comes from it’s premium range of Scyon™ cladding and flooring products. “These innovative products were developed locally, in James Hardie’s research and development facility in Rosehill,” said Christian Hansen, Marketing Manager for James Hardie. “Innovation is vital to maintaining our pre-eminent position. We invest heavily in research and development, with a special emphasis on product quality and production efficiency,” The company’s fibre cement products are used in new residential construction, renovations, manufactured housing and a variety of commercial and industrial applications. “James Hardie is a trusted trade brand with a reputation for product quality and technical expertise,” said Christian Hansen. “Fibre Cement is a great building material because it’s WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

durable and resists damage from moisture, rot, fire and termites, and can easily be cut with a circular saw. This suits the frame construction, the dominant way to build in Australia.” One of these products, ExoTec® is a commercial façade panel made from 9mm and 12mm compressed fibre cement which makes it impact resistant and low maintenance. Unlike many of the aluminum and timber cladding products, it’s non-combustible. A wide variety of designs can be achieved with ExoTec’s express joint fixing system and it can be site-painted or pre-finished in almost any colour. The panels come sealed on all sides to minimise expansion and contraction in changing weather. The fixing system can also absorb building movement to reduce the likelihood of cracking. James Hardie products can be seen enhancing these developments — Robina Community Centre, QLD; Putney Hill, Sydney; New Terminal 4 Melbourne Airport; 888 Collins Street Melbourne – Commercial and Residential Tower.

For more information contact James Hardie Australia Pty Ltd, 10 Colquhoun Street, Rosehill NSW 2142, phone 131 103, website ANCR Kings of concrete FEATURE


“In collaboration with Leighton, BKH Group and PERI Australia we were able to develop a system which suited our requirements. With PERI engineering support and site team we were able to successfully deliver a safe and economical solution to complete this unique and challenging structure. We look forward to the next project.”


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Established in 2004, recruitment solution specialists Design and Construct have made a name for themselves as being leaders in identifying and sourcing building, construction, engineering and architectural professionals. Soon to celebrate their 12th anniversary, Design and Construct have built strong relationships with their clients and candidates, and are the first choice when it comes to finding a role across assorted building related industries. With a personalised approach to recruitment, Design and Construct cater for all levels of employment from tradespeople and labour, to architects, project managers and engineers, offering both contracts and permanent placements. As members of the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association, the Civil Contractors Federation, Master Builders Association and the Housing Industry Association, Design and Construct have valuable knowledge of the industries that they recruit for. This adds an extra dimension to the service that Design and Construct can offer, as they have a deeper understanding of what is needed within the industry. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

It is this knowledge and passion to deliver quality service which keeps their customers returning time and time again. Further setting them apart from their competitors is Design and Construct’s 12 month replacement guarantee on all permanent placements made. This has helped foster long term relationships with clients and an astounding 94% of company revenue results from return business. Using an extensive database, along with relationships with international, national and regional main contractors, surveying practices, construction consultancies, specialist sub contractors and architectural practices, Design and Construct have the resources to find the right roles in the construction, architectural and engineering industries. Offering unique and tailored solutions, Design and Construct are committed to operating under the highest standard of ethics and confidentiality. As they move into the next phase of their business, they will continue to excel at what they do, recruiting the future of the design and construction industry. For more information contact Design and Construct, 2/213 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, phone 1300 365 078, email info@, website ANCR Kings of concrete FEATURE



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When it comes to innovative solutions in formwork, International company Doka are at the top of their field. With a rich history that spans 150 years, Doka have had a presence in Australia for the past four years, and are becoming well known for their reliability, trustworthiness and experience. Providing vertical formwork for walls, columns and lift shafts, and horizontal formwork for slabs, Doka work with their clients to ensure the best possible outcome for a project is achieved. With a very high emphasis on safety, ease of handling and ergonomic design are among the key characteristics of Doka products. All of Doka’s innovative products are manufactured in Austria, in a strict quality controlled environment, and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they are dependable for every project that they are used on.

fall risk on site, and their vertical formwork systems can be operated with ease by even semi skilled crews. Customer service is extremely important to Doka, and they ensure that all of their clients receive the “Doka Experience”. This entails tours of the facility, presentations, meetings with key staff members and demonstrations of products, along with in depth discussions as to how the best needs of the client can be met. Doka’s formwork is advanced engineering at its best and its design features, along with versatile performance and a low number of system components, means a reduction in overall construction time and costs, making it a favourite amongst those in the construction industry. “Our customers are the centre of our business, and we are 100% committed to working with our customers to achieve the results that they need,” Doka’s Christian Unger said.

The efficient way in which Doka formwork can be placed also means cost savings for their clients, as labour costs are cut down significantly. With streamlined erection and dismantling processes for both vertical and horizontal form work, Doka ensure safety is paramount. Their floor slab formwork can only be installed from floor level, eliminating 56

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Hebel autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) is consistently used in intertenancy and corridor walls by many of Australia’s most recognised builders and developers including Meriton, Mirvac, Crown Group and Lend Lease. These industry leaders turn to CSR Hebel systems for the extent of benefits they provide including quality value-add, faster installation and risk minimisation. The ease and simplicity of the Hebel wall systems mean minimal risk points and less opportunity for defects or non-compliance. For instance individual apartments are fire sealed as you go because the Hebel PowerPanel, which extends from slab to close to the soffit, requires only one fire sealant position. Peter Cotton, National Practice Director for Mirvac Design agrees Hebel is a superior system for ensuring simple fire-rating compliance. “The advantage lies in the fact that, in relation to the internal walls, the Hebel product has the firerating and is the first thing that goes in. It’s sealed and tested on site before we then apply plasterboard,” he explained. Complimenting Hebel’s risk minimisation is the speed at which Hebel walls are installed. Delivered to site to specified sizes, the Hebel systems are simple and easy to install to BCA compliance. In an all plasterboard system fire sealing needs to be done on both sides of WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

the wall using three plasterboard sections – a time-consuming process. With the Hebel systems there’s just one fire sealing position and no need for a third section of plasterboard. Another benefit of using Hebel is that the systems don’t require fire-rated GPOs, a factor often unnoticed when looking at the cost and time efficiencies of a wall system. A further benefit with the Hebel system is the ease of service penetration compliance and reduction in rework due to non-compliance. Meriton Apartments, Australia’s biggest apartment developer and builder always uses Hebel on its internal party wall projects. In relation to speed, Meriton’s Chief Architect, Alan Johnson said “We know we can rely on it going up quickly, which contributes to getting the overall project finished on time.” Quite simply, Hebel intertenancy and corridor wall systems deliver quality value-add, speed and risk minimisation no other systems can match. Very good reasons why leading builders choose Hebel. For more information contact CSR Hebel, phone 1300 443 235, email, website ANCR Kings of concrete FEATURE



With over 40 years of experience in all areas of formwork, since 2003 Oneform has produced more than 1,000,000m2 of formwork for many major projects around Queensland. Their reputation for providing large-scale high quality formwork solutions able to cater for the most complex building designs is unsurpassed. “With our own in-house engineering, drafting, and fabrication team we can customise and cater for the most difficult and intricate formwork requirements, as well as increase productivity onsite,” said Paul O’Sullivan. “Our formwork services include but are not limited to self-climbing ACS-R wall systems, self-climbing jump form systems, self-climbing perimeter screens, material hoists, custom wall and column shutter fabrication, precast panels and all suspended slab requirements. We also specialise in award winning off-form concrete finishes.” Oneform’s innovation and continual improvement and development of formwork systems and practices by their in-house teams gives them a competitive advantage and provides their customers with the very best advanced formwork solutions. Also having their own steel fabrication department, precast yard and concreting crew ensures they’re at the forefront of their field. Oneform’s ability is showcased in the recently completed Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) at the University of Queensland. Winning 58

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nine Australian Institute of Architects Awards in 2014, this building is a state-of-the-art engineering education building incorporating a vast array of off-form coloured concrete, raking and angled soffits and columns with a highly intricate auditorium wall design. “We’ve had great success with our custom table forms which, when combined with our own material hoist or forklifts depending on the site requirements, can produce an accelerate production rate without the dependence of a tower crane,” added Paul. “Our custom designed and fabricated handrail system which attaches to the table forms can also eliminate the need for perimeter scaffold saving the client both time and money while maintaining the highest levels of onsite safety.” Completely privately owned and operated, Oneform strives to deliver proficient and professional formwork solutions to high-end commercial developments including award winning off-form concrete finishes, self-climbing jump form and screen systems, cantilever slabs and highly intricate and complex formwork designs. For more information contact Oneform Group Pty Ltd, 396 New Cleveland Road, Tingalpa QLD 4173, phone 07 3890 0249, fax 07 3890 0217, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Innovative anti-tracking, pre-applied waterproofing system for below-ground waterproofing The Proofex Engage waterproofing system has successfully waterproofed millions of square metres of below-ground structures. It can be found in projects in many countries around the world and is quite simply one of the best performing cost-effective below-ground waterproofing solutions available today. Parchem have introduced the innovative Proofex Engage system, which incorporates a unique cell mesh that mechanically bonds to freshly placed concrete giving a tenacious waterproof seal, preventing water migration even if ground settlement occurs. It is installed rapidly with no need for blinding concrete, priming or protection and can be trafficked immediately after application. It is also gas resistant and highly durable and is unaffected by contaminants within the ground. Quality is assured through BBA and EN13967:2004 and the system is suitable for use in accordance with BS8102:2009 Grades 1, 2 and 3.

PROOFEX ENGAGE - SAVES TIME AND MONEY !!! NON WATER-TRACKING In the unlikely event of damage to the membrane during installation, the smart anti-tracking mesh design of Proofex Engage will prevent water tracking between the membrane and the concrete. Proofex Engage has been tested to ASTM D5383 and shows no lateral water migration when tested at 70m hydrostatic water pressure.

STRONG MECHANICAL BOND The unique mesh design of Proofex Engage gives a permanent tenacious mechanical bond to freshly placed concrete. This bond is not dependent on any chemical reaction and can be assured each time concrete is cast. The heavy-duty mesh design and properties result in a robust, proven membrane which is ideally suitable for project conditions.

PERMANENTLY BONDS TO STRUCTURAL CONCRETE PVC membranes, self-adhesive and torch-on membranes can collapse where ground settlement takes place. This can lead to stretching and tearing of the membrane and can result in leakages. Proofex Engage however, will remain in place fully bonded to the structural concrete assuring complete waterproof integrity even if ground settlement occurs.

NO BLINDING CONCRETE REQUIRED Blinding concrete is preferred, however Proofex Engage can be placed directly on top of a well compacted smooth granular fill substrate. A broadcast of damp sand on top of the granular material is useful.

Parchem offers the most comprehensive range of below-ground waterproofing product systems, manufactured to the highest quality standards backed by independent test certificates. Our wealth of experienced technical experts and specification managers will help you find the best system solution for your project.

Removal of the blinding concrete means less concrete and less labour time but also means less concrete truck movements which not only saves time and money but is more environmentally friendly.

NO MEMBRANE PROTECTION REQUIRED Proofex Engage is a robust, heavy duty membrane with millions of square metres in projects throughout the world. The structural steel reinforcement is laid directly on top of the membrane ready for the structural concrete placement. There is no requirement for screed protection which saves valuable time and money.

BENEFITS TO OWNERS / DESIGNERS An ever increasing level of importance is being placed by owners and designers with regards to structural integrity, costeffectiveness and durability. Parchem recognise this, and Proofex Engage with its proven history, excellent holistic cost benefits and independent certification offers an unparalleled system solution for below-ground structures to combat these demands. It provides owners, clients and designers with a high performance system backed by excellent customer/technical service delivered through a comprehensive international network.

BENEFITS TO CONTRACTORS / INSTALLERS Proofex Engage is designed for typical site conditions. It is heavy duty, robust and can be rapidly installed with easy to apply jointing ancillaries which are system-compatible. The system has a long track record; however Parchem can offer on-site training assistance for specific projects, delivered through teams of local experts. Contact your local Parchem office for more details. 1300 737 787


Regarded as one of the largest providers of formwork solutions in Victoria, I & D Group are committed to delivering high quality projects to ensure their clients’ needs are met.

owned business has developed a can do reputation, partnering with large scale building and construction companies in both the private and public sectors.

Specialising in formwork and concrete structures, I & D Group use form systems such as table forms, frame systems, scaffold systems, column forms, purpose design and fabricated core wall systems.

Working closely with their builders, I & D Group work to streamline and refine the build process from the start, and have worked on numerous landmark projects, improving their delivery mechanisms constantly.

With experience to manage a project from start to finish, I & D Group cover all ground works, formwork, reinforcement, post tensioning, precast installation and concrete placement, utilising their specialist concrete crews and professional management team.

Recent projects undertaken include MLS Carpark and Terminal 4 at Tullamarine Airport Melbourne, Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Caulfield Village, and Eporo Tower in Melbourne.

Established 22 years ago by owner Ivan Filipovic and his wife Kathy, I & D Group have grown from humble beginnings to now employing hundreds of full time staff. Their passion and commitment to getting the job done safely and economically has been a major factor in their success in the industry, and has seen them grow from strength to strength.

Built on three core principles governing engineering, design and construction, I & D Group continue to open up new horizons for their clients in Melbourne and beyond.

Using the latest frames, tables, screens, pans, scaffolds and equipment, I & D Group are able to complete jobs quickly, efficiently and to a very high standard. Customer service is paramount and the family

For more information contact I & D Group Pty Ltd, 4/3 Faigh Street, Mulgrave VIC 3170, phone 03 9560 1812, fax 03 9560 1912, email, website


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ANCON Beton has provided specialist concrete construction and concrete materials advice to infrastructure and major construction projects since commencing operations in Australia, 1996. “It is exciting that next year ANCON Beton will celebrate 20 years of concrete consultancy services in Australia and the surrounding regions,” says Managing Director Ian Burnett. “Our diverse client base and flexibility to work on projects small and large anywhere in the world continues to challenge and maintains the concrete construction industry as an exciting industry to be involved with,” Ian says. Concrete and construction technology services are provided at all project stages from feasibility and specification advice, trial works inspections, on-site verification and through to defect and forensic investigations. ANCON has a focus on work within Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East. With all consultants having prior experience in either an on-site concrete construction environment or concrete materials technology or supply ANCON is a unique and practical consultancy company and maintains a very ‘hands on’ approach to assignments. ANCON operates in the fields of general concrete construction, concrete materials and mix designs, industrial and commercial WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

pavements and specialist construction with concrete. ANCON provides concrete durability plans and mass concrete thermal analysis. Typical services ANCON provides include; • Concrete materials • Concrete Floor Services (including Super-flat) and internal/external pavement tolerances, joints and detailing • Floor measurement for free movement and VNA • Specialised concrete development • Concrete construction techniques and technology • Forensic investigations, expert witness services and concrete testing, support and advice • Management of concrete production, compliance and products • Supervision and asset management advice for concrete structures • Concrete and construction specification development • Concrete plant audits and operations support and advice • Concept design and commissioning of aggregate crushing circuits and concrete plants For more information contact ANCON Beton, Level 1, 66 Rundle Street, Kent Town SA 5067, phone 08 8362 4540, email sales@, website ANCR Kings of concrete FEATURE



Specialist in concrete placement and finishing, CPS Concretors pride themselves on completing large projects within tight deadlines and cost restraints whilst meeting the highest standards of safety and workmanship on every job. The company are currently playing a key role in The Wayfarer Apartments, a high-end, residential building located in Belconnen, Canberra. The Wayfarer will be the tallest residential building in the ACT and aims to be the epitome of first‑class inner city living.

the company has built a strong reputation and have completed many major projects throughout Canberra including; • Canberra Airport Multi User Terminal • Canberra Hospital Car Park • Canberra Region Cancer Centre • Centenary Hospital for Women and Children Offering the highest quality concreting expertise, CPS work closely with their clients and provide professional services no matter how big or small a project.

“We look after the concrete pours, we make sure everything runs smoothly,” says CPS Director Tony Costanzo. “We are just coming out of the ground at the moment, we have 24 levels to go, and so far so good.” CPS has been in business for over 30 years. “We are easy to deal with,” Says Tony, an aspect which the company prides itself on. “Whether the job is big or small we come up with concreting solutions. We have a commitment to excellence.” CPS run a fleet of four mobile concrete boom pumps and three tower placing booms ranging from 28m – 52m. With over 18 employees, 62

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For more information contact CPS Concretors Pty Ltd, Unit 7, 63-65 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609, phone 02 6228 1552, fax 02 6228 1529, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Brokk is the world’s leading manufacturer of remote controlled demolition machines. Since 1976 the company has developed demolition and maintenance solutions for the construction, cement, mining, metal process, tunnel and nuclear industry, as well as a variety of demolition solutions for special assignments and projects worldwide. Brokk head office is located in Sweden and the products are marketed, sold and serviced through a global network of subsidiaries, distributors and agents. Brokk brings more demolition power, functional versatility and safe operation to the worksite. This method out performs traditional methods used like hand held concrete sawing and jack hammers. The Brokk’s compact size makes it agile providing easy access to confined spaces. It will easily climb over debris or up a staircase, due to its light weight compact design it can even be taken floor to floor in an elevator. The three part arm system provides great flexibility and reach, it can also be equipped with a variety of attachments. The Brokk range offers a solution whether it be big or small, our range expands from 500kg to 11 tonne machines. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The Brokk concept is “power in a small package” no matter which model you choose, every Brokk machine has unique characteristics that have made Brokk famous and trusted around the world with 6000 units in operation. Brokk Australia prides itself on their customer service and the ability to offer 24hour technical support. The team’s knowledge of the machines and industry helps to find the right solution to all customer’s, giving peace of mind that Brokk operates with the best practice measures at the forefront of their business procedures. Safety, efficiency, quality and reliability is what a Brokk Machine provides to customers in both Australia and New Zealand. Brokk Australia can help lead your business into the 21st century.

For more information Brokk Australia, 9 Colorado Court, Morphett Vale SA 5162, phone 08 8387 7742, fax 08 8387 7743, email, website ANCR Kings of concrete FEATURE



Diverse Concreting offer a range of premier concreting services throughout Canberra, specialising in Concrete Pump, Place and Finish, as well as Reo Fixing. Established in 2005, Diverse Concreting has a team of over 40 people who take their vast experience in the industry onto each project ensuring high quality workmanship is delivered time after time. Meeting client requirements is of the upmost importance and the concrete specialists have developed close relationships with builders, developers and trades people, ensuring the best possible service is delivered at each and every project. Working on multiple projects with total ground floor areas over 50,000m2, Diverse Concreting deliver all projects on time, on budget and to the standards builders expect, with strict Quality assurance procedures being adhered to on every project. Their expert team has completed work on commercial buildings, warehouses, laboratory buildings and clinics, hospitals, manufacturing facilities and factories. A site manager is assigned to each project to organise and delegate tasks on a day to day basis, and correspondence is looked after by the operations managers. This division of tasks allows for the client to have a constant point of contact guaranteeing all trades are coordinated and that the client is essentially able to continue on with project tasks as efficiently and smoothly as possible from conception through to closeout. Building 64

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a high level of trust and integrity into all client relationships, Diverse Concreting truly value their role in the success of their client’s projects. Diverse Concreting also has its own plant, including mobile and tower pumps which allow for ease of organisation from the Principal’s perspective. In conjunction with the pump, place and finish aspects of its business, Diverse have added a reo-fixing operation to its arsenal, with an experienced staff base that is currently working on multiple sites of varying size. Bringing these key trades together allows for seamless integration through the structure phase of any project. Currently Diverse Concreting are working on the Tuggeranong Office Project, the Trilogy Apartments, Wayfarer Belconnen, the Prince project at Kingston foreshore, as well as the Greenwhich and St. Germain projects in the new Campbell5 Development. Their professional, friendly and excellent customised service makes Diverse Concreting a concrete pump, place and finish, as well as reo-fix service provider of choice in the Canberra region and beyond. For more information contact Diverse Concreting, 2/72 Townshend Street, Phillip ACT 2606, phone 0404 152 152 or 0406 168 894, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW





Beton Pumping Group has gained a reputation as one of Victoria’s principal concrete pumping entities, their team using combined experience of three decades in the industry to deliver quality services to projects across the state. Beton Pumping Group specialise in pumping for high rise buildings up to 120 floors, as well as mobile pumping services for concrete slabs, factories, precast fabrication, civil works and large scale projects such as shopping centres and government infrastructure. Beton Pumping Groups skilled team use their vast knowledge and advanced equipment to provide high quality service every time. Utilising concrete placing booms without cantilever weights is just one of the advantages that they hold over their competitors, and the use of self lifting placing booms save crane time and ensure greater efficiency on the job. The use of a high pressure line that has capacity for over 100 floors along with a fleet of over 20 pumps is a major drawcard for Beton Pumping Group who ensure that the best methods for their clients are used at all times. Great care is taken with regard to environmental factors, and safe water wash systems are incorporated into everyday practice. The 66

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only pumping company with an ISO Certification for Safety, Quality and the Environment, Beton Pumping Group is the first choice for many projects. With a purpose built holding yard to accommodate all engineering requirements for site specific concrete pumping solutions and in house mechanical support for their equipment, Beton Pumping Group are committed to service excellence. No matter the size of the project, they stand to deliver on their services and can provide solutions to any unexpected challenges that may arise. Currently working with building industry heavyweights such as Probuild, Leightons and Hutchinson, Beton Pumping Group are ready to offer their exceptional service for all manner of concrete pumping jobs.

For more information contact Beton Pumping Group, 1 Adam Court, Sunshine West VIC 3020, phone 03 9311 7575, email info@, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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Established in 2009, Pro Concrete Pumping specialises in concrete pumping for a myriad of projects across Queensland. Integrating over 18 years of concrete pumping experience, they offer solutions to both the mobile and high rise market. Pro Concrete Pumping uses its vast skills on Government works, shopping centres, roads and bridges as well as performing specialised works in the mines and long distance concrete pumping. Whilst Pro Concrete Pumping covers the Queensland market, they enjoy a strong affiliation with subsidiary company Hunter Valley Concrete Pumping Service, recognised as the largest concrete pumping company in the Hunter Valley region of NSW. With 34 staff at Pro Concrete Pumping and 36 operating out of Hunter Valley Concrete Pumping Service, these family operated companies strive to be the pumping contractor of choice in their respected regions. Pro Concrete Pumping utilises a range of technologically advanced equipment that is both durable and reliable, giving them a clear advantage over their competitors. With a substantial fleet of 16 mobile concrete pumps, 8 trailer pumps and 15 placing booms, Pro Concrete Pumping has the solution for all jobs big or small. To ensure all equipment operates at an optimum level, highly trained fitters are employed to maintain their fleet, and old equipment is constantly replaced with new state of the art equipment to ensure a reliable service is offered. Pro Concrete Pumping operates under strict Work Health and Safety procedures whilst still ensuring maximum productivity on jobs is maintained. Safety is a top priority and clients and employees are provided with safe working environments on all job sites with their highly skilled and experienced staff working under the guidance of a WPHS officer. Pro Concrete Pumping’s ‘safe company’ status can also be attributed to the type of equipment used. To ensure their high safety standards are maintained, Pro Concrete Pumping only


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use Schwing equipment. Schwing are known internationally for their experience and up to date technology, their highly efficient and low wearing pumps ideal for long term use under severe conditions. Added to this is their reputation as industry leaders in the manufacture of premium quality concrete pumping equipment and supplies. Excellence in customer service is another factor that Pro Concrete Pumping prides itself on. Continually expanding, the family run business makes sure it maintains personal contact with its staff and clients. All levels of the organisation are involved on a daily basis, with Company Directors working alongside experienced management staff, pump operators and administrators. The system is streamlined, and customers receive the very best service from the dedicated staff. Having developed successful corporate affiliations and boasting an impressive clientele base, Pro Concrete Pumping is continually attracting large scale major projects across the state of Queensland. One of the major projects that Pro Concrete Pumping have worked their magic on is 300 George Street Brisbane. This $800 million Brookfield Multiplex development is Brisbane’s largest integrated CBD development, consisting of three towers catering for hotel, residential and commercial facilities. Other projects that have experienced the skill of Pro Concrete Pumping’s staff are Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast, and Broadway on Ann Apartments, a luxury residential tower by Hindmarsh in the heart of the Fortitude Valley. Lend Lease project ‘The Yards’ has also benefited from Pro Concrete Pumping’s expertise with work carried out on the two residential towers that atop cafes, bars and retail on the grounds of the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Associations Brisbane Showgrounds. Pro Concrete Pumping’s vision for the future embraces the ongoing growth of Queensland and they look forward to a continued active involvement in their State’s economic success. For more information contact Pro Concrete Pumping, 4 Ern Harley Drive, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, phone 07 5593 7860, fax 07 5593 5786, email, website




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Established in 2006, Summit Concrete Pumping Pty Ltd is at the height of their game. Specialising in placing and finishing concrete on civil, industrial and commercial projects, including slab on ground, multi storey developments, bridge decks, and rails, Summit Concrete Pumping offer professionality and experience second to none. With two separate divisions of the business operating, Summit Concrete Pumping offers concreters to place and finish concrete, as well as offering a concrete pumping service. The majority of their team of 15 having been in the industry for over 25 years.

Group in Melbourne, they are removing level crossings and building bridges in their place to help ease congestion on the roads. In addition to this, they are working with Cut and Fill Civil Engineering contractors to pour bridge decks on the Princes Highway in Werribee, and are working in conjunction with Civilex Victoria, Buildcept, MPA Constructions, Hansen Yuncken and Summit Formwork on various developments in and around Melbourne. Whether it’s working on apartments, bridge decks or retail developments, railway projects or schools, Summit Concrete Pumping are building solid foundations for future generations to enjoy.

Working on projects across Victoria, Summit Concrete Pumping can utilise their concrete pumps to get the job done more efficiently, saving valuable time and cost. This clear advantage over their competitors makes them a company of choice within the industry. Their fleet of concrete boom pumps include 34m, 37m, 46m, and 55m, in addition to a line pump available for hire. Having a good work ethic and working to a very high standard, Summit Concrete Pumping is currently working on a major Victorian State Government project. Working in conjunction with John Holland 70

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For more information contact Summit Concrete Pumping Pty Ltd, 47/266 Osborne Avenue, Clayton South VIC 3169, phone 03 9551 1411, fax 03 9558 2639, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Ausreo is Australia’s leading independent manufacturer and supplier of concrete reinforcing products to the building and construction industry. The Ausreo expansion in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland has delivered an enviable footprint boasting manufacturing facilities in all capital cities along the east coast with seven facilities in NSW, five facilities in VIC and one facility in QLD. It has been a rapid growth for Ausreo on the back of a professional, reliable and experienced team delivering confidence and value adding solutions to customer projects. The Ausreo ‘Can Do’ approach has contributed to their state of the art prefabrication facility in Wetherill Park NSW which works parallel with their manufacturing and production team. Ausreo prefabrication delivers accurate and economical reinforcing elements as well as providing a programme saving through the benefits of off site production. In addition, prefabrication in a controlled factory environment improves WH&S outcomes and ensures that construction is not delayed from inclement weather conditions. Engineers certified lifting details can also be included as part of the prefabrication service. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

To date, Ausreo has supplied a number of key infrastructure projects including the Brisbane Airport Link (one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken), Sydney Opera House Upgrade and other major arterial roads in Sydney. Ausreo’s professional schedulers with engineering experience and utilising 3D modelling systems can identify opportunities pre-construction to provide prefabrication solutions. This ensures that critical paths are met and can result in early completion of the structure providing significant cost savings for the constructor. With the declining availability of steel fixing trades you can be assured that partnering with Ausreo in different reinforcing solutions including prefabrication will ensure delivery of your project on time and within budget. Early involvement with Ausreo maximises the value of our expertise and ensures that you can ‘Build With Confidence.’

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Since its establishment in 1984, Aus Pits has grown to become the largest pit manufacturing company in Australia. Commencing as an earthmoving and contracting company, they have evolved to specialise in custom precast pits for the construction industry. Employing over 120 people nationally, Aus Pits core products include storm water, electrical and communication pits. A leader in innovation, they have a patent concrete mix design that allows them to reduce the reinforcement of the pits, reducing the impact on the environment and increasing productivity. The versatility of their moulding system allows Aus Pits to custom manufacture pits to suit on site requirements, and the installation of the precast pits means contractors can complete the job faster.

that focus on road, rail, port, airport and water infrastructure. With their head office in VIC, Aus Pits have major manufacturing facilities in Penrith and below the QLD border in Murwillumbah. Their services heavily stretch across NSW, VIC, ACT and QLD markets, as well as having successfully delivered significant major projects in SA and have supplied to projects on both Christmas Island and Papua New Guinea, demonstrating the companies strong presence throughout surrounding regions. Having completed a lot of redevelopment work in ports, Aus Pits has developed innovative products such as the Aus Pits Fast Trench. This system is suited to 900kN loads which are the highest capacity loads to Australian Standards. The Fast Trench system ensures run off and capture of water is effective and ensures a safer surface level for the container forklifts that are loading and unloading ships.

Working with their clients to produce the best possible solutions, Aus Pits has a ‘Solve, Develop, Deliver’ motto, that they proudly stand by. They work hard to develop products, strategies and methods that bring about the best outcome for their clients.

Aus Pits stand by their motto ‘service is our business’, working closely with their customers and exploring new technologies that will assist their clients moving into the future.

Pouring over 100m3 per day in pit manufacture, in the past year Aus Pits has delivered around 20,000 pits into the civil industry. This also demonstrates their strong association with major infrastructure projects across the country

For more information contact Aus Pits Pty Ltd, PO Box 9168, St Albans Park VIC 3219, phone 1300 408 883, fax 03 5222 1914, email, website


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Wagners has cemented itself as one of Australia’s leading concrete innovators. The family-owned business started 25 years ago and has paved its way as a market leader in concrete production, construction materials supply and logistic services with health, safety, environmental and quality the forefront management objectives. With more than 500 staff working throughout Australia and overseas, Wagners’ core capabilities include ready mix concrete, cement, quarries, transport, precast, steel reinforcing and its award-winning Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) and Composite Fibre Technology (CFT) businesses.

carbon, cement-free geopolymer concrete. More than 50,000m3 of EFC was used to build Wagners’ Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.

Currently on a major LNG Project, Wagners has two onsite 120m3/hr wet mix batch plants which have so far produced more than 300,000m3 of concrete. Additionally, Wagners has produced more than 2.2 million tonnes of various high specification concrete aggregates and quarry materials as well as reinforcing steel supply to support this project.

More recently Wagners Precast manufactured the precast TBM tunnel segments and precast tunnel floor units for two coal mine drifts in QLD’s Bowen Basin totalling 64,680 tonnes of pre-cast. Prior to this project, Wagners Precast manufactured the precast tunnel segments for a tunnel in Brisbane totalling 324,000 tonnes. Wagners continues to supply innovative, effective and economic solutions for its clients.

To further support the Australian and Global mining and industrial sectors, Wagners provide computerised mobile concrete batch plants and mobile crushing solutions. In addition to traditional concrete manufacturing, Wagners has developed a cutting-edge pre-mix Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) product. Containing no Portland cement, EFC is the world’s lowest WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Wagners’ complete supply chain solution includes Queensland’s only independent cement grinding plant at Pinkenba - a manufacturing and despatch outlet for bulk and bagged cement, fly ash and lime. Wagners’ assets also include one of the highest capacity precast suppliers in Queensland, manufacturing to a wide range of design specifications including TMR, RMS and tunnelling specifications. Products include girders, beams and piles as well as precast concrete columns, stairs, wall and floor panels.

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Euro Precast will celebrate a major milestone in January 2016 with the opening of a new Queensland facility offering the Queensland market the same exceptional service the company will continue to provide from its Victorian-based headquarters. Experts in the manufacture, delivery and erection of precast concrete elements, Euro Precast remains at the forefront of the ever-expanding precast concrete industry. For efficiency and ease of construction, the precast method has the edge over the more traditional site casting of concrete. A high performance construction material, precast concrete offers significant advantages across a number of critical areas including quality, flexibility of design, construction, strength, safety and sustainability. Renowned for its versatility, precast concrete products can be produced to fulfill an extensive array of sizes, functions and finishes. Currently, Euro Precast manufactures precast concrete panels to project specifications from a state of the art fabrication workshop in Dandenong. Working closely with their clients, Euro Precast pride themselves on developing the most efficient and cost effective solutions for designing, building and erecting the job at hand. “Our mission is to manufacture high quality concrete precast panels by integrating first class materials and exceptional workmanship,” explains George Spiropoulos, Director of Euro Precast. “We aspire to build our reputation and successively build our relationships into partnerships.” Euro Precast’s range of precast concrete elements includes standard concrete panels, architectural finishes such as rubber moulds, brick and featured, structural panels, façades, lift shafts and stairwells plus columns. Services include delivery, caulking, grouting, patching, welding and on site erection. Euro Precast’s highly skilled construction professionals ensure the highest quality products are delivered on time to satisfy the individual needs of each project. Across the team of production management, skilled concreters, carpenters and steel fixers to the trained on site erection crew, Euro Precast remains focused on providing its clients with a reliable and efficient service from the initial phases of the design process right through to completion. “Euro Precast has built its foundation upon 4 key values: honesty, reliability, quality and service,” says George. “We are proud and stand by these values right from the initial meeting through to producing and erecting the panels on all our projects. We are dedicated to our customers and can assure you the job will get done in an efficient manner with only the best quality panels.” Founded on a managerial philosophy of mutual respect, Euro Precast takes its responsibility to its clients and employees seriously. One important aspect of the company’s operations is maintaining a safe working environment. As a structural Engineer, George Spiropoulos founded Euro Precast in 2006 following his experience in the manufacture and erection of precast concrete on a range of projects across the


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construction industry. Setting out to provide precast concrete products that fulfill clients’ visions for their projects, Euro Precast has rapidly expanded to enjoy an enviable reputation for their workmanship and quality service. Holding a qualification in Occupational Health and Safety, the Director is well positioned to ensure all Euro Precast management and employees are committed to providing a safe workplace from the workshop to the supply of a safe product to clients. Only employing trained personnel, Euro Precast’s equipment and procedures meet the highest possible safety standards. From single dwellings to prestige multi-level residential developments, office towers and boutique commercial developments, Euro Precast’s completed projects include the iconic headquarters of the Australian Institute of Architects, 41X, in Melbourne, the Transport Accident Commission Headquarters in Geelong, GTV9 Residential development in Richmond, the Hub Apartments in Richmond, Central South Yarra and Barwon Prison High Security Unit in Lara.

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When it comes to concrete cutting, sawing and drilling in Canberra and surrounds, Complete Cut is leading the way. Established in 2002, owner Duane Clark has built a solid reputation on his ability to carry out detailed and precise work on all manner of projects.

The colossal 74 hp road saw is included in Complete Cut’s arsenal of equipment, providing highly efficient cutting solutions to get the job done quickly. This, along with owning the biggest drill bit in Canberra, gives Complete Cut an edge over their competitors when deep and precise work is required.

With six fully equipped vehicles, Complete Cut is the largest concrete cutting business in the region. Offering fast efficient service, their expert staff can deliver specialist services that include diesel sawing, electric floor sawing, hand sawing, inverted drilling, hydraulic ring sawing, hydraulic wall sawing and flush cutting.

Also catering for concrete expansion and joints along with grinding services, Complete Cut’s array of capabilities is expansive offering professional high quality workmanship on each project.

Priding themselves on their ability to work on difficult and challenging projects, Complete Cut use the most advanced technology and their expertise in the industry to provide the deepest cutting and drilling techniques across the Canberra region. One such piece of equipment that enables them do to this is the Dragon saw. Complete Cut is the only company in the ACT to own this specialised tool, making them a much sought after provider for this powerhouse of ring saws, with depths of 400mm achievable when used in the right hands. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

With work completed on high profile developments such as Canberra’s Metropolitan Apartments, Anzac Park West and the Sydney Hotel in Barton, Complete Cut prove time and time again that they are the forerunners in Concrete cutting services in the Nation’s capital.

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When it comes to the concrete industry, Shotcrete Australia and Lis Con have built a solid reputation for delivering quality service time after time. With over 40 years’ experience in the industry, Shotcrete Australia was established primarily to offer services in the preparation and application of shotcrete, performing work on basement walls, drain linings, slope stabilisation, rail cuttings and canal linings. Using the latest technology and machinery, Shotcrete Australia is capable of delivering a wide array of disciplines on varying size projects. With an experienced team behind them, they can contribute to tendering, design, implementation and management of projects as well as develop cost effective alternative designs. Working in conjunction with their engineers, they deliver redesigned projects with shorter timescales and reduced costs, whilst still working within strict Work Health and Safety guidelines. To ensure that the quality of shotcrete is high, a great deal of preparation goes into the initial stages. This can include the installation of strip drains, reinforcement mesh, rock bolts, dowels, expansions and construction joints. The precise work carried out in the preparation stage enables the team at Shotcrete Australia to provide a very high end shotcrete finish. Shotcrete Australia can offer a variety of shotcrete finishes including Gun Finish, Float Finish and Steel Trowel Finish. In addition, Shotcrete Australia’s skilled team have worked on a number of piling projects that range from residential and commercial developments to large scale rail, bridge and road infrastructure. Experts in bored piers, slope stabilisation, confined spaces and low headroom spaces, Shotcrete Australia have worked on a myriad of projects across the country. Working to strict Australian Standards AS 4678-2002 Earth Retaining Structures, Shotcrete Australia ensure that work on ground anchors is signed off by their qualified engineers. The anchoring process is a vital structural element of the shoring works and great care is taken to ensure that it’s installed with absolute precision. Established in 1998, Lis Con specialise in the construction of civil projects across Australia. With a skilled workforce of over 400, Lis Con supply highly skilled personnel for labour hire and contract work, and this has enabled them to develop strong relationships with leading


construction companies. Lis Con currently have a workforce that includes foremen, form setters, steel fixers, concreters, boilermakers, scaffolders and labourers as well as managers and supervisors, engineers, Safety Officers and First Aiders. Due to their multi skilled workforce, Lis Con can provide contract services for work on concrete slabs, retaining walls, sewer treatment plants, road pavements, jump form, bridges and abutments, pump stations, dish drains, balanced cantilever systems and culverts. Lis Con’s aim is to work with their clients to provide outstanding service ensuring that projects finish within budget and on time. In addition, Lis Con also have a fleet of vehicles that include Hi-Abs, trucks, mini buses , utes and Four Wheel Drives, that are available to be hired or to assist on work sites. Whether it’s working under a client’s quality control system or their own, Lis Con is able to work effectively and efficiently, their foremen and engineers having a high level of competency in implementing either system. Examples of Lis Con’s work can be seen across Australia, with recent projects including the Nyngan Solar Power Plant; North West Rail Link, Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project; the Ballina Bypass Emigrant Creek South Creek Project and Ichthys LNG Onshore Project in Darwin. Shotcrete Australia and Lis Con are working towards constructing a better tomorrow, their expertise and wide range of services gaining them a solid reputation in the building and construction industry across the country.

For more information contact Shotcrete Australia, 2 Pilcher Street, South Strathfield NSW 2136, phone 1300 SHORING, email admin@, website For more information contact Lis Con, 8-10 Pilcher St, South Strathfield, NSW 2136, phone 1300 LISCON, email admin@lis-con., website

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In the field of on-site concrete tilt panel construction, Allcon NSW Pty Ltd sets itself apart with an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction. “The team are dedicated to the job,” explains Adam McBride of Allcon NSW. “Each site has its own project manager who will liaise with the client.” “We have also designed our own method of production that increases productivity, to meet or exceed the expectations of the client.” Tiltup concrete construction is widely regarded for time saving and cost effectiveness in the construction of retail centres, call centres, office buildings, warehouses and distribution centres, manufacturing facilities and other commercial/industrial structures.

Priding themselves on professional and quality service, the team from Allcon undertakes all projects with equal dedication. As Adam explains, “We will do any job, large or small, from service stations to multi-unit industrial developments.” Allcon can also quote for a range of concrete applications including piers, ground slabs and all concrete associated works. Established in 1998, Allcon’s fast, reliable service has seen the business expand from a self-employee to ten permanent staff and ensured the development of close working relationships in the industry, particularly with specialist industrial and commercial builder, Apex Building Systems.

Building the panels onsite eliminates transport costs, is environmentally friendly and their speedy installation outstrips traditional wall construction methods. Allcon ensures its clients receive the full advantages by offering a range of services to deliver a project from concept to completion.

Allcon’s current projects include Action Aluminium and Reece Plumbing in Carringbah, industrial units in Rouse Hill and new factories in Arndell Park and Eastern Creek.

“We offer a full package service from design to the finished product,” Adam says. “We can assist with all engineering purposes and offer a firm, fixed price without any variations, if required.”

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Apex Building Systems Pty Ltd deliver complete, ready-to-occupy warehouse, factory, office and commercial developments across Sydney and beyond. Experts in site-cast, tilt-up industrial construction, Apex Building Systems has the edge in providing a total design-and-construct package with its own fully-equipped, structural steel manufacturing facilities. “One of our key strengths has always been the fact that we design and fabricate the structural steel for our buildings in-house,” explains Luke Franks, Manager of Apex Building Systems. “This results in a smooth and fault-free interface between our site-cast tilt panel concrete wall construction and the structural steel elements within the building. By controlling these aspects we ensure that timing, quality and fit are correct and there is no ‘blame game’ between third parties.” In addition to 15 permanent staff, Apex Building Systems engage tried and trusted subcontractors who work closely with the company. The company Allcon, is Apex’s primary contractor for concrete panel casting. Originating in 1988 as a fabricator of structural steel-framed rural and industrial buildings, Apex Building Systems has evolved into the full WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

design and construction of concrete tilt panel industrial developments. Commencing with the client’s vision, Apex’s services include obligation free consultation and quotation, in-house architectural design facilities plus all council and authorities applications. Fully equipped to deliver any project, Apex maintains a modern excavation equipment fleet and a modern crane-equipped transport fleet as well as its structural steel manufacturing capabilities. Servicing greater Sydney, Apex Building Systems extends its services to other NSW areas including Newcastle, Goulburn, the Central Coast and South Coast. Apex Building Systems is currently completing a number of industrial facilities, including Tilt Up Factories in Arndell Park, Eastern Creek and Ingleburn, the Heritage Shopping/Commercial Precinct at Southridge Street, Eastern Creek and Warehouses with Corporate Head Offices at Wurrock Circuit, Caringbah. For more information contact Apex Building Systems Pty Ltd, 32 Walker Street, South Windsor NSW 2756, phone 02 4587 7166, fax 02 4587 7139, email, website ANCR Kings of concrete FEATURE



Boasting Australia’s only locally-produced, 100% pure colloidal silica concrete treatment systems, DuraCore Pty Ltd is the number one choice for commercial and domestic concrete repairs, moisture proofing and protection. “We have been manufacturing DuraCore for four years,” explains Andrew McLeay, Director of DuraCore. “We have been involved with the product for the past 15 years, initially in installation, and in the past 10 years in distribution. We are Australian owned and operated, offer fantastic customer support and back our products 100%.” Flagship products Densi Crete and Moisture Proof are just two from DuraCore’s extensive range delivering permanent waterproofing solutions for new and old concrete. Environmentally friendly, 100% colloidal silica, Densi Crete seals concrete from contamination with exceptional results in the polished concrete industry. A one-coat, spray-on application, Densi Crete cures, waterproofs, densifies and purges impurities without adversely affecting the concrete’s visual appearance, physical characteristics, surface traction or bond quality. Single-part colloidal gel Moisture Proof forms a non-destructive internal moisture barrier, replacing messy and time-consuming two-part epoxy systems. Able to withstand hydrostatic pressure, Moisture Proof is odorless, user-friendly and non-toxic. 82

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Densi Crete and Moisture Proof offer the advantages of easy application and minimal site disruption. Other trades can work in the area within one hour of installing Densi Crete without compromising the product. Similarly, Moisture Proof is trafficable within an hour of application and, in a majority of a cases, floor coverings or preparation work can be undertaken 24 hours later. Manufactured locally in Australia, DuraCore products are available nation-wide from state-based distributors. The cost advantages of local production, ease of application and the permanent effectiveness of DuraCore products guarantee unbeatable results for clients. DuraCore products have recently been utilised on a number of projects including the Logan Hospital Expansion Project, Paronella Park in Cairns, Cbus Super Stadium and the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, a future Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games venue.

For more information contact DuraCore Pty Ltd, Unit 11, 80-82 Township Drive, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, phone 1300 044 625, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

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Established in 2009, OZZ CRETE Pty Ltd has firmly established themselves as a leader in the concrete industry due to their attention to detail and the meaningful relationships they build with their clients. Based in Queensland, OZZ CRETE provides concreting services to industrial, civil and commercial developers. Specialising in domestic, industrial, civil and commercial concreting and decorative finishes, OZZ CRETE offer expert advice on all jobs, whether big or small. From general concrete slabs to footpaths, eye catching new age form work and civil projects, OZZ CRETE has it covered. Utilising a team of 10 employees, they engage the work of contractors and labour hire agencies when the need arises. The exceptional team of dedicated tradespeople have years of experience between them and it is this wealth of knowledge that they take to every single job undertaken. Building clients relationships is vitally important to OZZ CRETE, and they take time to ensure they understand and adopt their clients’ project requirements via means of thorough consultation from project inception to completion. The result is a strong client relationship that evolves into a successful project partnership. OZZ CRETE firmly believes the quality of product and service provided is a result of these strong client connections. Holding a Building Services Authority for concreting, steel fixing and form working, OZZ CRETE Pty Ltd is headed by Managing Director Joseph O’Brien, who personally oversees all projects undertaken. This instils a culture of collaboration and communication throughout the company and ensures their client’s priorities match their own. OZZ CRETE has not only gained a great reputation for their concrete work, but has gained respect for the labour provided on all projects, with all employees delivering a high end quality service.


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Hand in hand with their superior labour is quality workmanship, and OZZ CRETE’s skill in concreting can be seen in completed projects not only across Brisbane but also in Canberra, Townsville and Darwin. Major projects completed by OZZ CRETE include the Gas Works in Brisbane City, Defence housing projects in Darwin and the North Shore Housing development in Townsville. Another specialty of OZZ CRETE’s is their ability to transform concrete into works of art, with their new age form work giving projects a unique feel. Stunning examples of OZZ CRETES new age form work is on display in Riverheart Parklands Ipswich, and the Robelle Domain Parklands and Orion Lagoons in Springfield. From terraced water zones to zero depth pools, water cascades and exhibition gardens, the craftsmanship of this modern and intricate form work shines through. With all form work completed on site, OZZ CRETE can ensure the best possible finish to fit in with the theme of the project. Currently working on the Beenleigh Town Centre, OZZ CRETE is creating yet another visually appealing area to fit in with Logan Councils vision for the area. A large communal area outside the Courthouse is currently being transformed, and the area will see shop frontages appear to cater for the community’s needs. The concrete finish in this respect will be exposed and honed. OZZ CRETE’s work will soon be on the world stage, as they are exceptionally proud to have been awarded the concrete works for the Athletes Village for the Commonwealth Games in Southport in 2018. Work completed will include parklands, water features, access ways and pathways, seating and chairs. One thing for sure is that the athletes from both Australian and overseas will benefit and enjoy the world class facilities provided by the experts at OZZ CRETE Pty Ltd. Building solid foundations is OZZ CRETE’s speciality, and one that they will continue across our wide country. For more information contact OZZ CRETE Pty Ltd, PO Box 1130, Park Ridge QLD 4125, phone 0422 591 721, email joe.obrien@




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Sydney-based Plaza Waterproofing and Services Pty Ltd builds its reputation as “not just another contractor” on solid years of experience and a “10 Point Quality Plan” that makes a unique commitment to the needs of its clients. “The experience that I and our employees have is over 80 years worth of experience – we understand waterproofing,” explains Leslie (“Peach”) Montgomery, Director of Plaza Waterproofing. “We understand what products are used for different applications, about visiting the site and talking with the site manager, finding out what they want and picking what product would be best for their project.” Specialising in all aspects of waterproofing in the domestic and commercial building industries, Plaza Waterproofing are the experts for concrete repair, remedial and rectification works. Services range from residential repairs and remedial work for homes, apartments/ unit blocks to civil works such as retaining walls. All waterproofing needs are covered with Plaza Waterproofing the experts for all flashing work, liquid and sheet membranes, expansion joints and repairs to brickwork. Plaza Waterproofing also undertakes façade refurbishments including the cement rendering of existing brick façades, the removal and replacement of roof systems, the installation of protective 86

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coatings including all Epoxy floor systems as well as offering a full range of industrial coatings systems. Plaza Waterproofing operates under a “10 Point Quality Plan” that ensures its employees and contractors always deliver the best possible results for clients. Covering aspects of process, including the guaranteed completion of work within the contracted timeframe, the Plan also makes clear communication with and respect of its clients remains the company’s priority. “We pride ourselves on our work from the first enquiry all the way through to when the job is done,” says Peach. All Plaza Waterproofing jobs are completed by fully qualified waterproofers and comply with waterproofing AS 3740. Recent projects include Campbelltown Hospital for Donnelly Constructions, Newcastle Brewery Conversion for Trimont and Miranda Aged Care for Farindon Constructions. For more information contact Plaza Waterproofing & Services Pty Ltd, PO Box 379, Pyrmont NSW 2009, mobile 0406 356 734, email peach@, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Proudly Australian owned and operated, for the past 10 years Online Concrete Cutting Services has been carving a niche in the concrete cutting industry. Acquiring Concut NSW in 2012, this leader in the industry has the necessary knowledge, equipment and experience to undertake any project. Focusing on quality and professionalism at all times, Online Concrete Cutting Services has achieved ISO9001 Quality Management Systems accreditation, NSW Government WHSMS certification and CSDA Level 1 Certifications. Their focus on safety, along with their skilled staff and extensive range of machinery, makes them sought after on jobs across Australia. Adapting the latest technological advancements, Online Concrete Cutting Services offers the complete solution, with the specialist service of Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) Scanning available prior to sawing and drilling. Their ability to incorporate GPR Scanning into the project plan means loss of time on the job is reduced as all trades are aligned and scheduled to run to time.

importance to Online Concrete Cutting Services, and they are proud to have perfected silent demolition modes to get the job done effectively. These modes include hydraulic bursting and splitting, diamond wire sawing and wall sawing, each designed to cut down on noise, yet can still be used in high traffic areas such as shopping centres, residential buildings and office blocks, with work carried out without vibration or disturbance to the general public. These methods are gaining popularity in that they can be used in a variety of scenarios with precise outcomes, creating not only less noise and vibration, but also less dust and debris. Experts in fast, accurate and cost effective concrete cutting, Online Concrete Cutting Services ensure quality service on the job, from start to finish. For more information contact Online Concrete Cutting Services Pty Ltd, 6 Prince William Drive, Seven Hills NSW 2147, phone 02 9620 5555, fax 02 9620 7111, email, website

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When you’re passionate about your work, it shines through in your creations, and this is certainly the case for Concrete By Design. Based in Sydney, Concrete by Design are masters in their field specialising in customised furniture, benchtops, wall panels and floors, all constructed from their medium of choice, concrete. Using their vast technical knowledge, Concrete by Design are leaving competitors in their wake with their innovative designs and supreme quality finishes. Using high tech materials such as fibreglass and polymers in their concrete mix, Concrete By Design create customised furniture such as dining chairs and tables that have a sculptural beauty and quality. Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete results in higher flexural and tensile strengths than normal concrete, making it suitable for numerous applications such as splash backs, vanities and lightweight façades for shopfronts. Unique as well are the concrete benchtops and countertops, each individually crafted to suit customer requirements. Flooring solutions are also provided, with polished concrete flooring and micro trowel finishes available. The specialised micro trowel 88

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technique is also available for use on vertical faces, creating a truly contemporary look and feel. With experience spanning 30 years, Principal Dallas Mexon’s advice is well respected, appearing regularly on 702 ABC Sydney’s ‘The Homies’ show as well as being retained as a consultant to Home Beautiful magazine. In addition, Concrete By Design run an educational series for architects and builders for Continuing Professional Development, passionate about sharing their skills and knowledge with others in their industry. Winners of three international awards, Concrete By Design carry out highly precise work and take on each project with dedication and enthusiasm. Whether it be working on major stadium projects or intricate work at a Penthouse complex, Concrete by Design strive to be the best at what they do.

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When it comes to great water storage systems, you can’t go past Terry Miller Concrete Tanks Pty Ltd. Building high quality concrete water tanks in NSW, VIC, QLD and SA, owner Terry Miller is passionate about using the best quality concrete and steel to produce the best possible tanks. Established in 1983, Terry Miller Concrete Tanks specialise in heavy duty concrete water tanks, which can be used for effluent, molasses, sewerage and domestic water consumption. The high quality concrete tanks can also be found on wineries, piggeries and dairies as well as in the mining and agricultural industries. Using a general concrete, Terry Miller Concrete Tanks adds Glenium 8100 plasticiser and Dribond crystals, pouring at 40 mpa and 80 slump, which cures to around 48 to 52 mpa after around 28 days. Using this technique, each tank is individually poured on site, creating a very strong tank that will last a lifetime. Terry Miller believes the methods he uses to construct tanks are conducive to their effectiveness and durability. The inner formwork is supported by wooden blocks which are removed as the concrete is poured, allowing for a perfect seal between the floor and wall join. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

This technique is way ahead of their competitors who use concrete blocks or bricks that remain and form a part of the tank, therefore creating a ‘cold join’ and potentially creating a future leak. We use proper tank mesh designed for concrete tanks. Y12 starter bars are tied to the tank mesh, and are bent so that they follow the wall and floor in one length, called L Bars. This, combined with the separate floor and wall meshes, bonds the wall and floor together, resulting in an extra strong tank. The results speak for themselves, Terry Miller Concrete Tanks using their expertise to build and repair concrete tanks Australia wide for clients that include Transgrid and numerous Australian Government Departments.

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A shining example DEVELOPER : Daisho Co. Ltd MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Watpac Pty Ltd ARCHITECT : Crone Partners PROJECT VALUE : $300 million

Located at 180 Ann Street, 180 by Daisho is a striking 34-storey commercial tower that signals Brisbane’s arrival as a global business centre and will lead the rejuvenation of Queensland’s economic future. For more than four decades, Daisho Co. Ltd has developed and managed a selection of the most desirable commercial buildings throughout the Asia-Pacific. The organisation now holds a portfolio of iconic property assets worth in excess of US$1.5 billion. Headquartered in Japan, with offices in Malaysia and Brisbane, Daisho acquires and develops select properties for long-term retention. Its philosophy is founded on outstanding corporate citizenship and building positive relationships based on mutual respect within the communities Daisho serves, and with its partner clients and contractors. So when Daisho announced the construction of a new $300 million, 34-storey Brisbane CBD commercial building in 2013, it signaled a resurged confidence in Queensland’s economic future. Situated at 180 Ann Street, 180 by Daisho is the first commercial high-rise to be built in Brisbane on-spec (without pre-commitments) since the Global Financial Crisis. It is also the first building in Brisbane to achieve a 6-Star Green Star Design Rating and 6-Star Green Star As-built Rating by the Building Council of Australia, and is targeting a 5.5 Star NABERS Energy rating. Designed by renowned architects Crone Partners, 180 by Daisho will set a new benchmark for city buildings. Its eye-catching façade showcases the Brisbane River, and it features exceptional smart technology and environmentally sustainable design features. “180 by Daisho has progressed well and will influence future commercial tower design and construction in Australia,” Daisho Co. Ltd Founder Mr Tada said. “The project is a unique opportunity for us, combining a development of outstanding quality with a central precinct that provides amenities and services tailored to our tenants’ needs.” Daisho’s confidence in the Brisbane CBD property sector and in Queensland has been 90


rewarded with the recent commitment of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia as an anchor tenant, leasing six floors and the building’s sky signage rights. A high-quality addition to the city, 180 by Daisho will also rejuvenate the CBD by forming a new hub linking key parts of the city’s centre, from King Edward Park and Central Station to Ann and Turbot Streets. Daisho has owned the neighbouring property at 192 Ann Street since 2001, and its Brisbane Head Office which will be linked to the new tower by pedestrian walkway. 180 by Daisho has been constructed by Australia’s Watpac Limited. Watpac’s Managing Director Martin Monro said; “This has been an exciting project for Watpac on many levels. We’re proud to have played a major role in delivering this for Daisho. It’s marked a turning point in Brisbane’s building industry and one that has also raised the bar for environmentally sustainable design. Watching the project take shape is exciting, it’s becoming a new landmark tower for the city and worthy of its prime location.” The high rise tower offers 57,000m2 of A-Grade commercial space, a ground and podium level retail precinct, 200 car parking bays, 192 bicycle racks for tenants, shower and locker facilities and a pedestrian thoroughfare connecting Ann Street with Turbot Street.

The building’s orientation and side core maximises the excellent views over the Central Business District, Southbank and the northwest and mountains. The creative use of glass also ensures an abundance of natural lighting. Currently the Daisho Group portfolio includes: • 192 Ann Street office building developed in 2000 and acquired by Daisho in 2001 • A 510 room hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia managed by the Hilton Group completed in 2004 • The AO retail complex in central Tokyo developed in March 2009 • The Park Hyatt Sydney, acquired in February 2008 and fully refurbished in 2011 • 180 by Daisho, is due for completion late 2015 For more information contact Daisho Co. Ltd, Lobby Level, 192 Ann Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, phone 07 3004 1300, fax 07 3229 8890, email, website For more information contact Watpac Pty Ltd, Level 1, 12 Commercial Road, Newstead QLD 4006, phone 07 3251 6300, website

It boasts superior office space design with key features that promote a healthy work environment including floor-by-floor fresh air intakes and stepped ceilings to encourage natural light and a sense of spaciousness. The distinctive and eye-catching river-shaped graphic wrapping around its exterior stamps the tower as an iconic landmark. The design and location of the building core to the southwest side of the building, coupled with the large floor plates provides consolidated uninterrupted office floor space ideal for agile and active workplace design. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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Below Permasteelisa designed, engineered and installed the curtain wall glazing to the 180 By Daisho

Permasteelisa Group’s facade work on Daisho’s 180 By Daisho project mirrored the Client and architect’s intent whilst maintaining the core requirements in façade performance. Designed by renowned architects Crone Partners, the facade includes a vast artistic imprint of the Brisbane River, a ‘white river against’ a ‘green wall’ and a public plaza to integrate the ground plane with the neighbouring buildings. Established as ISA in Italy in 1973 and merging with Permasteel in Sydney in the 1980’s, Permasteelisa expanded internationally during this period and today their architectural projects implement new energy saving strategies, custom made intelligent facades that filter light, abate acoustic pollution and actively and passively save energy. Permasteelisa’s building designs are capable of generating power through photovoltaic cells and resisting the strongest seismic events or blast explosions. “Our façade work on 180 By Daisho included specially created design and engineering considerations, and the acoustics on 180 By Daisho where also unique to the area and location” said Nathan Burchell, Permasteelisa’s Chief Operations Officer. Situated at 180 Ann Street in Brisbane’s CBD, on the busy Turbot and Ann Street junction and next to Brisbane’s Central train station, the high acoustic rating required a specifically designed high performance façade system that could accommodate unique glazing solutions whilst maintaining consistent façade lines. A unique Brisbane River graphic in a fritted and illuminated configuration spans levels 4 to 34 ensuring the eastern façade captures the public’s eye across the Brisbane city skyline. “To accommodate this design we incorporated the fritting into the glass layers and ran LED lighting through the sun-shading devices,” Nathan informed. Permasteelisa have been supplying premium facade systems globally for over 100 years and more than 30 years locally. “Our Australian operations commenced with the iconic Sydney Opera House project where we pioneered the first use of structural sealant glazing systems,” continued Nathan. “Our group consists of leading facade suppliers such as Gartner Facades and Scheldebouw. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

This gives Permasteelisa the capacity to draw on experience at a level globally that is unmatched in the industry.” All Façade projects require effective coordination and communication from the design phase through to the final installation to ensure a suitable and reliable product meets the Client’s expectations and performance criteria. “180 By Daisho was no exception. From acoustic performance, thermal performance, structural movements and key aesthetic requirements this project has been challenging and rewarding simultaneously,” admits Warwick Thomas, Permasteelisa’s Project Manager. “With 20,000m2 of unitised curtain wall within our scope of works, the façade contains over seven façade types with 20 various glass makeups and features both horizontal and vertical external sunshades and a glass feature which makes up the patterned river design including lighting elements within particular sunshades which enhance the feature on the eastern elevation.” The end façade product promotes high level thermal, visual and acoustic comfort for its end-users, and is one that Permasteelisa can be truly proud of. It will be a key feature on the Brisbane skyline and will enhance Permasteelisa’s future capabilities and portfolio. Permasteelisa has led the industry in the development of free and fluid form structures with the successful completion of numerous prestigious projects worldwide. Their research has focused on providing technology that can be extended and applied to high end project standards and specifications, not simply one-off ad-hoc products. Locally Permasteelisa is currently working on Mirvac’s prestigious 200 George St in Sydney where the first mfree-S (Closed Cavity System) high performance façade system is being used; VCCC Victoria for Grocon, 567 Collins St Melbourne for Leightons, Old Treasury Building Perth for Mirvac and Hobart Parliament Square for Hansen Yuncken. For more information contact Permasteelisa Pty Ltd, 13-15 Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton NSW 2170, phone 02 9755 1788, fax 02 9755 1418, email, website QLD PROJECT FEATURE 180 by daisho


Below Oneform Group provided all formwork, including suspended slabs, column and walls forms as well as providing perimeter screens, cantilever slab and a self-climbing jump form to the main core and stair core of the project.

Since 2003 Oneform Group has become a top tier 1 form work company specialising in major projects around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and surrounding areas, successfully completing over 100 projects and formed well over 1,000,000m2 of formwork. Oneform delivers proficient and professional formwork solutions to high-end commercial developments through their own in house engineering, drafting, and fabrication team, including award-winning exposed off-form concrete finishes, self-climbing jumpform and screen systems, cantilever slabs and highly intricate and complex formwork designs. On Daisho’s new 180 By Daisho development, Oneform designed and fabricated the external self-climbing perimeter screens for the building, ensuring the safety of all personal on the project. Oneform also designed and fabricated sloping circular column forms up to 1500mm in diameter. The 34-storey office tower features over 140,000m2 of A-grade commercial office space, ground floor and podium retail and basement parking. “On this project we utilised our own material hoist to minimise crane time and accelerate production,” informs Paul O’Sullivan, Oneform Company Director and Construction Manager on 180 By Daisho. “It featured self-climbing screens and a cantilevered slab all designed and fabricated in-house. The project has two jumpforms one of which totals a massive 30,000m2.” Oneform has over 40 years experience in all areas of formwork, with a fulltime staff of around 200 formworkers, 50 of them worked full-time on 180 By Daisho. “Our senior key personnel are vastly experienced in large multilevel projects with varying degrees of difficulty,” said Paul. “Even senior management have a hands-on approach and we have the experience and qualifications to provide a professional service to ensure projects are completed in a timely and efficient manner within budgets and deadlines, whilst delivering the highest quality formwork possible.” Oneform also has a steel fabrication department, precast yard, concreting crew and structural engineering and drafting department. “With such resources we are able to custom design and fabricate formwork 94


systems specifically catered to individual projects such as 180 By Daisho.” On the 180 By Daisho project the Level 13 northern eastern perimeter face slab steps out almost 6m from the floors below and 56m above ground level. “In order to form this soffit we designed and fabricated specialised platforms that connected and braced from the two lower levels below. This design was engineered to take the full weight of the cantilevered soffit and the perimeter screens enabling us to construct this design feature in a swift and safe manner,” stated Paul. “We also supplied self-climbing screens for perimeter protection.” Currently Oneform are working on the $300 million construction contract to redevelop the Grand Central Shopping Centre in Toowoomba, their largest project to date. Oneform are also providing the formwork for Mirvac’s 20-storey Unison project at Newstead, Hutchinson’s 20-storey ‘Soda’ residential tower located in South Brisbane, Hindmarsh’s 12-storey ‘Zest Apartments’ in Kelvin Grove and Icon Constructions 25-storey “Haven” project in Newstead. Oneform has established a reputation for providing large scale, high quality formwork solutions to cater even the most complex building designs. A project that showcases this is their recently completed Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) at the University of Queensland. This building is a state-of-the-art engineering education building incorporating a vast array of offform coloured concrete, raking and angled soffits and columns with a highly intricate auditorium wall design showcasing some of the most difficult formwork in SEQ. In 2014 the building was awarded nine Australian Institute of Architects Awards. Oneform believe through innovation and continual improvement and development of formwork systems and practices by their in-house engineering team they can provide customers with the very best advanced formwork solutions. For more information contact Oneform Group, 396 New Cleveland Road, Tingalpa QLD 4173, phone 07 3890 0249, fax 07 3890 0217, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW




Below Civic Showerscreens & Wardrobes provided screens, wardrobes, splashback and mirrors for the bathrooms at 180 By Daisho.

Since 2008, Civic Showerscreens & Wardrobes have been providing Brisbane and surrounding South-East Queensland from Toowoomba to northern New South Wales with shower screens, wardrobes, splashbacks and mirrors. A family owned and operated business Civic’s reputation has been established through their many happy customers, both big and small. “Lance Styles has been in the industry for over 40 years — since his football days when he did part time installing of shower screens in the off season,” informs Stefan Styles. “The family were part-owners of Regency in Queensland, prior to the establishment of Civic.”

com), meaning quicker turn around times and cheaper prices for the consumer. In the glass world, there are two types of ‘clear’ glass, Clear and Low Iron. “Using our state-of-the-art water jet and CNC machine we are able to produce almost any type of cutout, for power points, light switches and any shape to suit a splashback or mirror design,” says Stefan. “We can also provide painted glass panels to match any colour a client desires. Glass doors can be made to any colour, either by giving us a sample or specifying the colour or brand.”

With the resurgence of building in Brisbane, Civic Screens has more than 100 staff and contractors providing their renowned services and products on a variety of commercial projects from 180 By Daisho, 1 William Street, 480 Queen Street, Icon constructions, Hindmarsh and Alex Perry in Fortitude Valley and Unison in Newstead. Civic custom manufacturers to a site measure all of its products ensuring the best possible fit. They also own and operate their own glass toughening plant, Hypersonic Glass (www.hypersonicglass. 96


For more information contact Civic Showerscreens & Wardrobes, 93 Burnside Road, Stapylton QLD 4207, phone 07 3441 7777, fax 07 3441 7711, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Cooke & Dowsett provided hydraulic services to 180 By Daisho.

Founded by Scott Dowsett in 1992 and joined by Chad Cooke in 2008, Cooke and Dowsett has completed numerous prestigious and innovative projects across Australia from Melbourne’s Crown Towers, Hindmarsh Square in Adelaide to Barrow Island in the remote North-West. The 180 By Daisho project constructed by Watpac Limited for international property developer Daisho Co. Ltd, towers 34-storeys above Ann Street in Brisbane’s CBD. The $300 million project is built to maximise energy and water efficiency, and will create a healthier working environment. The tower features 59,100m2 of A-Grade commercial space, ground floor and podium retail, and basement parking.

and has stepped up and met every challenge that has come his way. There would not be another person onsite, regardless of trade, who knows this building better than Chris.”

“On 180 By Daisho we designed, supplied and provided installation testing, commissioning, maintenance and defects liability service of materials, labour and equipment for Hydraulic Services, including but not limited to, domestic water reticulation, fire service reticulation, hot water, gas, sanitary, trade waste, storm water, and drainage. We installed the upper plant rooms and solar hot water plant, plus drainage and water risers,” said Queensland Manager for Cooke and Dowsett, Justin Pitt.

Multi award-winning Cooke and Dowsett is also a part owner of NUDJ Plumbing Services Pty Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation based in Broome. NUDJ trains and develops indigenous youth through apprenticeships at Cooke and Dowsett. Many have returned to the Kimberley region to improve sanitation, water supply and the mentoring of other Aboriginal youth, including Australia’s first Indigenous female plumber.

“I want to acknowledge the exceptional work by Chris Mutimer on 180,” said Justin. “He was introduced to the project halfway through WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Building on their dedication to deliver quality design and construct, project management and all plumbing services, they have experienced continuous growth and now have offices in most Australian states. Approximately 60 of the Cooke and Dowsett staff work in Queensland. “Our portfolio includes major hospitals, apartment complexes, mine camps, shopping centres, major hotels, prisons, desalination plants and commercial developments.”

For more information contact Cooke & Dowsett Pty Ltd, 4/525 Lytton Road, Morningside QLD 4170, phone 07 3899 3519, fax 7 3399 6407, email, website QLD PROJECT FEATURE 180 by daisho


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Below DECC completed precision demolition work to prepare the site for the construction at 180 By Daisho.

In the demolition and asbestos industry for over 18 years, DECC has vast experience in demolition of a large array of building and structure types. Their excellent reputation has ensured outstanding relationships with some of Australia’s largest builders and projects. “We began on the 180 By Daisho site on Ann Street for Watpac in November 2013,” stated DECC Queensland Manager and Company Director, Vince Di Falco. “There was a 6-level heavily reinforced pre-stressed and conventional concrete framed structure directly over train tunnels leading to Central Station (Roma Street) including stair links and escalator structures that we had to demolish and clean up before the preliminary site works could begin.” This was almost second nature for DECC experts who hold an Unrestricted Demolition Licenses in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. They’re specialists in conventional, induced collapse and plastic hinge techniques, deflagrating and implosion, dismantling and salvage of structures, as well as façade retention and temporary structural steel systems. “Our planning and risk management analysis considers detailed programming, works staging project feasibility (cost) studies, materials 100 QLD PROJECT FEATURE 180 by daisho

handling logistics, corporate level health and safety risk plans, pedestrian and traffic management,” informed Vince. In addition to demolition/hazmat projects, DECC has experience in civil/earthworks and remediation projects either as the principal contractor or subcontractor capacity for Tier 1 builders, government authorities, developers or project managers. Some of DECC’s completed projects in Queensland include: • Brendale Connect remediation • QUT, Kelvin Grove • King George Central, demolition and enabling works • Icon Apartments, demolition and excavation • 80 Albert Street, strip-out demolition • Former Brisbane Law Courts • AJ Willie Bridge demolition (Lawnton)

For more information contact DECC, Unit 14, 15 Corporate Place, Hillcrest QLD 4118, phone 07 3393 2025, fax 07 3393 1534, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Pega Australia installed, maintained and dismantled two high-speed personnel and materials hoists at the 180 By Daisho project.

Pega Australia is uniquely placed and dedicated to assist in a variety of rack and pinion vertical transport needs in the construction, commercial or mining fields around Queensland. At the 34-storey 180 By Daisho building Pega installed, maintained and dismantled two high-speed personnel and materials hoists. “These hoists carried all the workers up and down the project for almost 12 months, operating 6-days a week, 12-hours a day without any major breakdowns. The hoists were extremely reliable and serviced the live deck and jump form at every level.

The high-speed construction hoists provided by Pega Australia safely transport both workers and equipment day and night at speeds of up to 100m/min up and down these prestigious projects while reducing both their power consumption and energy costs. “Our Czech Republic engineering, design and assemble partners will custom build a construction hoist or industrial lift to suit a client’s requirements using German designed SEW-Eurodrive motors, Vacon variable speed drives and Telemecanique switch gear,” informs Pega’s Operation Manager.

Pega hoists and industrial lifts are fitted with a centrifugal over-speed brake designed and manufactured to activate automatically if the hoist or lift should over-speed. Pega combines safety and technology with their unique ‘load sensing, safe green’ device that allows automatic power reduction consumption. As the load in the hoist or lift decreases so does the power consumption, saving money while looking after the environment by reducing power consumption.

This combination of reputable European manufacturing allows us to provide a safe and reliable product specially designed for Australian conditions. These hoists are the most reliable and sophisticated hoist on the market today.

This green feature is now allowing us to work with many major construction companies who are dedicated to reducing their impact on the environment.

For more information contact Pega (Australia) Pty Ltd, 10 Motorway Circuit, Ormeau QLD 4208, phone 07 5549 2144, email, website


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Below Excel Lockers provided and installed lockers for the basements one and two at 180 By Daisho.

For almost 10 years Excel Lockers have been manufacturing, delivering and installing timber laminate lockers and fixed or free standing bench seating suitable for any application from corporate offices, hotels, sporting clubs, fitness centres, healthcare or industrial facilities, as well as specially designed school lockers. All timber lockers are manufactured from resilient MR board. “We presently service Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, with a custom project destined for Papua New Guinea,” said Director, Tony Downes. For Watpac’s 180 By Daisho Excel have been engaged to manufacture, deliver and install the Evolve range of lockers, seating and towel stations for the male and female lockers located in basements one and two. “We’re very proud of our unique Evolve locker range. It’s dynamic, functional and was designed to add a new dimension to locker room appearances. The unique reverse curve increases hanging length whilst maintaining good storage capacity for shoes, bags and personal items,” informed Tony. 102 QLD PROJECT FEATURE 180 by daisho

“The Evolve range can also be fitted with a variety of lock options and extensive colours range. It’s available in two standard widths, and there are also two high base models available, to allow for optional fixed bench seating.” Although relatively small, Excel Lockers 15 staff members all play a role in the locker manufacturing, from those who complete the paperwork, order board, program the machines, edge the components and fit the fixings, to the final assembly through to delivery and installation. Excel’s lockers are designed and built with an attention to detail most businesses can only aspire to. Excel’s range of lockers and seating are manufactured using the latest in computer controlled machinery and installed by staff who believe in the importance of how the product looks, functions and works for the user. Making Excel’s designs favoured for their versatility, durability and outstanding quality.

For more information contact Excel Lockers Pty Ltd, 17b Rosa Place, Richlands QLD 4077, phone 1800 019 266, fax 07 3217 0131, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below RISSAFETY provided safety access systems at the 180 By Daisho project.

With the market place becoming increasingly aware of the need for employee protection when working at heights, RISSAFETY are ideally positioned to provide local and overseas industries with practical solutions for any height safety, confined space or rope access application. At Daisho’s 180 By Daisho, RISSAFETY installed the façade access system to allow for building cleaning and maintenance. RISSAFETY employs more than 70 people, with branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin and Mackay. RISSAFETY is Australia’s largest height safety provider, able to meet a client’s needs anywhere within Australia or overseas.

systems, aluminum and fiberglass ladders and walkway systems, fall arrest retractable blocks (inertia reels), tripods and winches for confined space, as well as having its own range of Standards approved personal protective equipment (PPE). “We also have a comprehensive engineering workshop and are able to design solutions and construct complex structures to address height safety access issues,” Daniel stated. “As such, we able to offer our clients a product and service portfolio that will satisfy our industry’s stringent hierarchy of control.

“We pride ourselves on the most practical, cost effective and compliant fall protection, confined space or rope access systems in Australia and overseas,” says Queensland State Manager, Daniel Light. “We recognise that safe design means the integration of access control measures early in the design process to eliminate or, if not practicable, minimise safety risks for the life of a construction project.”

RISSAFETY is truly the solutions provider with internal management capabilities and national infrastructure, allowing for effective management of large-scale projects with many major Australian clients. As such RISSAFETY are truly able to provide the Complete Height Safety Solution, with a fully integrated solution approach to the management of height safety and the protection of people when working at any height.

RISSAFETY designs, manufactures and distributes an extensive range of tested and Standards-compliant range of products, including permanent anchor points, horizontal and vertical fall protection

For more information contact RISSAFETY Pty Ltd, 3 Bushells Place, Wetherill Park NSW 2164, phone 02 8781 2100, fax 02 8781 2111, email, website


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A speedy delivery The $85m TNT Redbank Logistics Facility project aims at providing space for fast and innovative processes including new sortation technologies with capabilities of processing 15,000 parcels per hour. World logistics giant TNT has just opened their new regional headquarters and distribution hub at the Goodman owned Redbank Motorway Estate, near Ipswich. Thirty minutes southwest of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, the $85 million, 27,850m2 facility is designed and constructed by award-winning Australian company Qanstruct Pty Ltd and replaces TNT’s existing Salisbury facility to meet the increasing needs of its south-east Queensland customer base.

are all very focused on building long-term relationships and have a large number of repeat clients.

TNT Director of Operations Peter Gutsche stated the new centre was a significant investment in the region. “It represents TNT’s growth in the Queensland region and also signifies our intention to continue that growth. TNT is delighted to be working with Qanstruct, the Ipswich Council and local suppliers in making this investment in jobs and the future of transport and logistics in this vital supply chain corridor.”

“We’re renowned for our value and personal service,” informs Joshua Horan, a Qanstruct Director and Project Manager on the TNT project. “We work closely with all our clients to ensure we design and create personal environments, not just a work space. This has also resulted in our multiple design and construction awards over the years.”

Established in 1986, Qanstruct now has five Company Directors, Mark Ruff, Damien Toppi, Clem Perin, Charlie Rico and Joshua Horan, who

Qanstruct specialises in the design and construction of large industrial warehousing and commercial buildings, from cold storage facilities, manufacturing plants to low-rise office blocks and provides complete design, construction and project management services.

The TNT facility at Redbank Motorway Estate was a completely new design for Qanstruct. The impressive complex has taken 11 months from start to finish to complete and features

MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Qanstruct Project Management : APP Corporation ARCHITECT : Watson Young Architects Project Value : $85 Million

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state-of-the-art and innovative parcel sorting technology. The new facility is capable of processing 15,000 parcels per hour — 500% more than the old facility — and will improve the operational efficiency and security of customers’ shipments. 300 new full-time local jobs will also be created at the facility. The 78,000m2 site includes 25,000m2 of warehouse space to allow for future growth. The building will also reduce TNT’s CO2 emissions by 20 per cent. The expansive and clever design includes truck refuelling stations and workshop with inspection pit, plus large trusses that open up traffic flow. “Our biggest challenge involved the integration of the state-of-the-art parcel sortation system and the fully self contained fleet maintenance facilities, with truck refuelling and truck wash facilities,” claimed Josh. “But our detailed upfront design coordination process with TNT and the specialist contractors ensured the seamless delivery of a custom built facility.” The Redbank Motorway Estate depot forms a part of TNT ’s wider investment in Australia, with two other ‘super hubs’, one in Sydney and the other in Melbourne, also completed in 2015.


And not surprisingly, Qanstruct is also involved in the Melbourne development at Tullamarine Airport in Victoria. The new Melbourne depot is TNT’s Victorian head office and a hub for other TNT regional depots in Victoria and Tasmania. It also has a state-of the-art automated parcel sortation system able to process up to 18,000 parcels per hour. “The 38,000m2 state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne is big enough to house more than five soccer fields and occupies nearly a third of the 121,000m2 site,” informed Josh. “It’s exciting working on both new TNT facilities.” Qanstruct are focused on building long-term relationships, evident in their large number of repeat clients. Today their professionals are working on projects in almost every Australian state.

For more information contact Qanstruct Pty Ltd, 500 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122, phone 03 9810 8300, fax 03 9810 8399, website

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Leigh Baker Plumbing TNT's new regional headquarters and distribution centre at Redbank features state-of-the-art parcel sorting technology which will process 15,000 parcels per hour. The 78,000m2 site includes 25,000m2 of warehouse space to allow for future growth – a significant increase on their former depot, which was 15,000m2 of warehousing on 62,000m2 of land. Leigh Baker Plumbing's work on the $85 million project included plumbing, drainage, fire systems, sewer drainage, water mains and fit out of the toilet blocks. The Queensland based company provides professional service throughout Central and South East Queensland and specialises in all aspects of commercial plumbing and civil drainage. Their client portfolio includes new and refurbished Hotels and Motels, mining projects, new restaurants and houses, commercial buildings, schools and child care centres, retail and warehouses and shopping centres. They have been involved in a number of large civil drainage projects and the company are now concentrating on continuing to grow more in the civil space. Leigh Baker Plumbing is a family owned and operated company registered in 2006 with their mission statement being to provide their clients with the highest standards of service in a personalised, professional manner. Their company director, Leigh Baker has been 106 QLD PROJECT FEATURE TNT Redbank Logistics Facility

working in the plumbing and drainage industry throughout Australia for over 20 years. Current projects include a 96-room aged care facility in the Queensland suburb of Fairfield, the Goodman Shed in Lytton and a 57-unit residential project in Woolloongabba. They have also been announced as the preferred contractor for Gambaro's Hotel in Brisbane, Mango Hill Tavern, Bellbowrie Tavern and Masters in Parkinson. “We would like to thank Qanstruct for allowing us to be a part of this project.” Fiona Baker of Leigh Baker Plumbing commented.

For more information contact Leigh Baker Plumbing Pty Ltd, 5/12-16 Robart Court, Narangba QLD 4504, phone 07 3204 9685, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

A STRUCTURAL STEEL SUCCESS STORY Central Engineering is one of the leading structural steel fabricators in Queensland and the largest on the Gold Coast. Commencing operations in 1974, the family owned business supplies fabricated structural steel for warehouses, distribution centres, factories, shopping centres, schools, hospitals, government, mining and defence projects.

Previous major projects have been for corporations including CEVA Logistics, Heinz, Blackwoods, Vinidex, Kimberly Clark, API, VIP Pet Foods, Dexus, Goodman, Australand, CIP Properties, Masters, Bunnings, Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, BP, Caltex, United, Puma, 7-Eleven, Logan Hyperdome, Robina Town Centre, Varsity College and many others.

Central Engineering was awarded in 2014 a contract for the supply and erection of structural steel on the new $85 million TNT Redbank Logistics Facility in the regional Queensland suburb of Redbank. The 78,000m2 site will act as the new global headquarters of TNT and was opened in 2015. The contract was awarded to Central Engineering because the builder, Qanstruct had experienced the performance capabilities of Central Engineering on past projects and trusted them to deliver this large structural steel project on time and to a high quality standard.

Central Engineering’s success is based on relationships, honesty, fairness, performance, quality and safety at a competitive price. “We believe our employees, suppliers, customers, subcontractors and community should share in the success and goodwill of our activities. We strive to treat all persons with true dignity and respect in all our interactions.”

Central Engineering was able to fabricate and deliver to site from their Gold Coast workshop around 100 ton of structural steel per week. The project contains 1,200 ton of fabricated structural steel and 320 ton of purlins for the 37,000m2 warehouse and other structures. This project provided no challenges for Central Engineering as they described it as being ‘typical work’ for their business operations and workshop.


For more information contact Central Engineering Pty Ltd, 19 Traders Way, Currumbin QLD 4223, phone 07 5534 0600, fax 07 5534 3155, email, website


Civil Commitment The Queensland based Ryan Civil Contracting were engaged to complete the entire bulk earthworks, drainage and pavement preparation on the TNT Logistics Facility in Redbank. Their work onsite included 8,500m3 topsoil strip, 20,000m3 cut to fill, 1.6km of stormwater drainage varying from 1200mm – 225mm diameter and depths up to 4.5m, installation of 62 stormwater pits, 72,000m2 sub-base preparation for concrete slabs and 70 per cent of their works were completed within six weeks of project mobilisation. The $85 million TNT Redbank Logistics Facility is a state-of-the-art parcel facility and the new global headquarters of TNT. It contains some of the most technologically advanced and innovative parcel sorting technology available and is located on a 78,000m2 site which will likely achieve a 20 per cent in CO2 emissions.

Ryan Civil Contracting is committed to providing outstanding quality services in the civil contracting industry. From humble beginnings in 2006, their business has grown to a team of over 30 staff and a fleet of earthmoving equipment. Their management team brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and skills to the business, from over 20 years experience in the civil contracting industry, including DTMR and major civil projects throughout Australia. The Ryan Civil Contracting team is dedicated to meeting customer expectations, time and budget requirements and pride themselves on building effective and lasting relationships with their customers. They have developed a policy that identifies their commitment to quality and continuous improvement. The policy provides Ryan Civil Contracting’s framework for the maintenance of their objectives for their approach to quality. Ryan Civil Contracting also has a commitment to occupational health, safety and the environment which is achieved by complying with statutory requirements, codes, standards and guidelines, setting up objectives and targets with the aim of eliminating work related incidents and defining roles and responsibilities for these areas. For more information contact Ryan Civil Contracting Pty Ltd, Level 1, 240 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove QLD 4060, phone 07 3300 0731, fax 07 3105 7307, email, website



Hydraulic Solutions The $85 million TNT Redbank Logistics Facility will be a stateof-the-art parcel facility and the new global headquarters of TNT. It is located on a 78,000m2 site and will likely achieve a 20% improvement in CO2 emissions.

Hydraulic Designs Queensland was contracted to provide the Hydraulic Services Design inclusive of Trade Waste treatment for the truck wash and vehicle workshop at the new facility. Hydraulic Designs Queensland offer a comprehensive design and consulting service for government, property development, construction and engineering client bases with a hands-on director who is available for all project phases.

For more information contact Hydraulic Designs Queensland, PO Box 2409, Wellington Point QLD 4160, phone 0401 595 857, email, website


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express covering TNT has committed themselves even further in regional Queensland with the construction of a new regional headquarters and distribution centre at Redbank in the Ipswich Council area. The $85 million investment is expected to bring more than 300 full-time jobs and the new depot’s parcel sorting technology will process 15,000 parcels per hour, up from the current facility’s capacity of 3,000 per hour.

Contract Floor Coverings are an Australian owned company and have been in business for 38 years. Their commercial flooring business sees them work all over Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Completion of their works on the TNT Logistics Facility in Redback, Contact Floor Coverings are now concentrating on their current projects which include Coles, Bunnings and works at the Department of Housing’s Building and Asset Services and Department Housing projects around Queensland.

Contract Floor Coverings were contracted to provide vinyl in the walkways of the new headquarters and to put down carpet tiles into offices and main areas.

“We have a great crew here at Contract Floor Coverings. People work here because the owner cares about everyone, from the office to the contractor. This is not a job, but a lifestyle choice. We are happy here because we are given the opportunity to be a part of someone’s family.”

“Working with Qanstruct was amazing. We worked closely with the Contracts Administrator and Site Foreman and the whole experience was efficient, effective and easy,” Rei Joseph of Contract Floor Coverings stated. There was eight people in total that worked collectively from Contract Floor Coverings on the construction of the TNT Redbank Logistics Facility.

For more information contact Contract Floor Coverings Pty Ltd, 3 Westerway Street, Slacks Creek QLD 4127, phone 07 3290 1422, fax 07 3808 5647, email, website

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Garden of life Developer : Pradella Developments Pty Ltd MAIN Construction company : Pradstruct Pty Ltd ARCHITECT : Nettletontribe Partnership Pty Ltd Structural Engineer : Hyder Consulting CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $65 million

The first stage of the Gardens Riverside development encompasses two buildings both of 12 levels with a total of 232 “parkland” style apartments. Gardens features a lifestyle precinct of retail and dining facilities set amongst leafy streets, laneways and parks overlooking the Brisbane River. Gardens Riverside West End is a superb riverfront lifestyle development, in an exclusive pocket of Brisbane, less than 3km from the CBD. The Gardens Riverside release has been designed as a complete lifestyle precinct. Here, the facilities are an extension of the apartments. Residents can chill out, work out or just take time out in their own specially designed backyard. Backed by more than 55 years industry experience, Pradella is one of Queensland’s most awarded property groups and has earned a reputation for quality, innovation and service. “Being both a developer and a builder means seamless control over every aspect and the 112 QLD PROJECT FEATURE gARDENS rIVERSIDE

application of only the highest standards of quality,” informs Pradella’s Brett Lentz. “Each development is rigorously researched and designed to enhance its location and the lifestyle of its residents.” Pradella’s record of designing and developing specialised residential and commercial property ahead of market demands is reflected in a variety of outstanding developments and awards from industry bodies such as UDIA, QMBA and HIA. Since inception, the company has developed more than 100 hectares of industrial land and built over 5,000 homes, including major residential apartment projects throughout South East Queensland, earning them the reputation of one of the regions leading development and construction companies. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

“Gardens Riverside is taking shape with View and Rise now complete,” said Brett. “It is a vibrant community, centred around 5,500m² of lush tropical landscaping and modern resort style amenities. The next exciting chapter in the Riverside West End story is Arbor, followed by the final release, Parc.” These four unique buildings will offer a stunning collection of stylish one, two and three bedroom apartments with a choice of river, city and garden views. Facilities include 300m² of private resort pools including 25m lap pool with adjoining Palm Lagoon, Health Oasis gymnasium, The Belvedere recreation/private function room includes theatre, lounge, meeting room and outdoor dining room and active lawn spaces with several BBQs. A formal Porte cochère entry allows for drop off and pick up and direct access to street-front retail facilities on corner of Duncan and Rogers Streets. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The precinct occupies part of the largest remaining parcel of riverfront land within inner Brisbane. It’s also one of the city’s largest mixed-use developments. “Gardens is just 3km from Brisbane’s CBD and within walking distance of more than 300,000m2 of commercial office space that provides an average of 2,200 new white-collar jobs per annum,” Brett said. “West End offers an extensive public transport network including buses, trains and the CityGlider to connect you with virtually every part of the city and beyond.” “As developer, builder and property manager, Pradella oversees a project from inception to delivery and beyond to ensure our exceptionally high standards of quality are continually surpassed,” Brett said. For more information contact Pradella Developments and Constructions Pty Ltd, PO Box 3301, South Brisbane QLD 4101, phone 07 3115 0300, fax 07 3115 0399, email, website QLD PROJECT FEATURE gARDENS rIVERSIDE 113

Below Brisbane Pre-Cast provided extensive pre-cast concrete solutions to the Gardens Riverside project.

Brisbane Pre-Cast are able to create a precast concrete solutions from design right through to installation. Renowned for their offsite manufacture of precast concrete products, Brisbane Pre-Cast was a perfect choice for this stunning development. “Unlike some others, we don’t create a mess on site,” said Arthur. “We don’t have casting beds or building panels on site. Our clients can do their pre-slab preparations such as footings, drainage and storm water, while we’re manufacturing the panels off site.” Brisbane Pre-Cast specialise in precast panels, walls and columns for commercial, industrial and residential projects including offices, apartments, factories, shops, shopping centres, mines, houses, elevator shafts, basements and retainer walls. Brisbane Pre-Cast also utilise tilt up construction and the fabrication of tilt up concrete panels and precast concrete products. “We manufacture and deliver the precast panels, on time and on budget, so the client can focus on their projects progress on site,” said Arthur. “We offer the complete package — cutting edge design, manufacture, prompt delivery and installation. We have consulting engineers and a design engineering team that will help manage any project.” 114 QLD PROJECT FEATURE gARDENS rIVERSIDE

Brisbane Pre-Cast also assists in the delivery, site erection and any post erection works. They understand the time constraints on construction projects and do everything they can to help the project run smoothly. Whether you need panels for architectural, structural, retaining, dividing or noise reduction purposes, Brisbane Pre-Cast will work with you to find the most suitable design for your project. Originally established in 1988 by Arthur Taborsky in Victoria, the company moved to Brisbane and in 2007 to create Brisbane Pre-Cast Pty Ltd, servicing all of Queensland and northern New South Wales.

For more information contact Brisbane Pre-Cast, Factory 2, 94 Lipscombe Road, Deception Bay QLD 4508, phone 07 3204 7181, fax 07 3204 7182, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Cogent Scaffolding provided the scaffolding and specially designed, branded and printed mesh on the project.

Both the Pradella Group and Cogent Scaffolding have outstanding reputations for quality, innovation and service. On the Gardens Riverside project Cogent met with Pradella and determined the requirements. The design team drew up plans and timelines, ensuring the project ran smoothly and seamlessly.

Cogent Scaffolding is the creation of Directors Steven and Daniel O’Brien. In 12 years their projects have included high-rise towers, hospitals, Government projects, apartment buildings, silos, tunnels, bridges and shopping centres across Queensland and New South Wales, each strengthening their reputation.

“We built the perimeter scaffolding from the ground up, along with some specialised stretcher stairs, handrails and cantilevering,” said Erryn. “As a developer and builder Pradella are proud of their achievements and conscious of their brand. So on this project we also supplied specially designed, branded and printed mesh that was applied to the scaffold during construction.”

Cogent is now one of Queensland’s largest 100% Australian, privately owned scaffolding companies, providing specialist scaffolding for the commercial, industrial, civil and resource sectors. Working with some of the biggest names in the construction industry, Cogent are known for their incomparable knowledge and technical skills even on the most challenging projects.

“Erecting scaffold is an integral part of any construction project,” said Erryn Glew. “The scaffolder is very much an ‘advanced party’ on any site. If there are hold ups there, everything else falls behind, so we have to be on time, every time.”

Cogent Scaffolding adorns many other projects including the Belise Apartment Building in Bowen Hills, Jade Apartments in Albion, Broadway on the Mall, 155 Queen Street, plus another with Pradella —the Liberte Apartments.

From design specifications through to safety management, Cogent Scaffolding will deliver a professional service. If you have a project that requires safe, quality and cost-effective height work, contact Cogent Scaffolding and get your project off the ground, on time and on budget.

For more information contact Cogent Scaffolding, Unit 3, Building 302, 6-12 Boronia Road, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008, phone 1300 550 149, email, website



Gardens Riverside, QLD



Below Sarri Painters completed the exterior and interior paintworks on the Gardens Riverside project.

Since 1951 the Sarri name has been synonymous with painting excellence, quality and workmanship. Working on Pradella Groups avante garde Gardens Riverside development in Brisbane’s West End, it was the company’s creativity and colour that Sarri Painters delivered. Sarri Painters has proudly developed a reputation for quality workmanship, professionalism, outstanding outcomes and on-time delivery. By using their own fully qualified applicators and only the best materials and equipment, it has always ensured client satisfaction. “On each project we strive to achieve close working relationships with our clients, employers and employees so that it becomes a successful partnership with an outstanding outcome,” said Aaron Sarri. “Our team has over 50 years experience. By using our own workforce it means everyone has a genuine interest in the success and growth of the company. Our clients expect the best, we demand it.” Over the decades Sarri Painters have worked with major construction companies, government, and large commercial and corporate organizations. Their name has earned them an enviable reputation of providing a level of professionalism that impresses their clients and leaves a mark on the world in a highly visible way. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“We are particularly proud of our work in the public sector including on high profile projects such as the Brisbane International Airport, Gallery of Modern Art, State Library and the Southbank Cultural Centre Precinct,” Aaron commented. “And now we’ve left our mark on Gardens Riverside.” The exterior coloured triangular art pieces certainly fit with the trendy surrounds and will make a visual statement for years to come. Sarri Painters services include painting on major construction projects, texture and decorative coatings, spray painting,
new work,
specialist coatings,
2-pack, floor coatings, concrete sealers,
wall papering, wall talker, vinyl wall coverings, high pressure water blasting, decorative finishes and artwork preservation.

For more information contact Sarri Painters, Unit 12, Windsor Business Park, 104 Newmarket Road, Windsor QLD 4030, phone 07 3861 1166, fax 07 3357 3155, website QLD PROJECT FEATURE gARDENS rIVERSIDE 117

way of the future The $65M Camden Valley Way Upgrade transforms 3.5km of the existing two lane road into a four lane divided dual carriageway. This also includes the creation of a shared pedestrian and cycle path as well as upgrades to surrounding arterial roads. Developer : Roads and Maritime Services MAIN Construction company : BMD Group design Engineer : AECOM and SMEC Australia (C2C Alliance) CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $65 million

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Camden Valley Way is a major arterial road linking the Hume Highway, M7 and M5 interchange at Prestons, near Liverpool, Camden, Narellan and Harrington Park in Sydney's south-west. New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading 3.5 kilometres of an existing two-lane road—Camden Valley Way from the Cowpasture Road - Bringelly Road intersection to Ingleburn Road at Leppington. This work, being carried out by BMD Constructions (BMD), will create a four-lane divided dual carriageway with a shared pedestrian and cycle path on the northbound side. Local road connections are also being upgraded, including a major 600m greenfield realignment of Denham Court Road to a dual two-lane carriageway. The project will ultimately increase road system efficiency, improve safety and reduce road congestion in line with the predicted traffic levels in the area created by the development of the South West Priority Growth Area. The NSW Government has committed $280 million to complete the remaining section of Camden Valley Way between Oran Park Drive, Harrington Park and Bringelly Road, Leppington by the end of 2015. BMD’s vast scope of work involves clearing, grubbing, earthworks, pavement construction, stabilisation, select material placement, lean mix concrete and asphalt, as well as constructing five new signalised intersections, reinforced soil and masonry retaining walls, storm water drains and major box culvert structures. They’re also responsible for three bridge structures including new twin, three span plank bridges over Bonds Creek, a single span land bridge over the eastern gas (EGP) and trunk main and demolition of the existing bridge over the Sydney Catchment Authority’s (SCA) Upper Canal, enabling the installation of a new super ‘T’ girder single span bridge. The Upper Canal is heritage listed and remains in service today. It supplies domestic drinking water to Prospect Reservoir. By constructing a bridge over the sandstone block structure BMD will satisfy SCA’s strict guidelines of ensuring there’s no damage to the WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

historic structure. A complete catch deck under the new structure during construction ensures no construction contaminates will enter the potable water running through the canal. Other restrictions BMD face surround three high-pressure gas pipelines running through the project and constructing a land bridge over the EGP and trunk main road crossing. An ethane gas pipeline owned and operated by APA-Gorodok runs along the eastern side of Camden Valley Way from the Cowpasture Road - Bringelly Road intersection before turning away from the road alignment at the SCA Upper Canal. Jemena also own two high-pressure gas mains, north of the SCA Upper Canal on Camden Valley Way and BMD are constructing a land bridge structure, comprising precast, pre-stressed concrete planks on concrete headstocks supported by cast-in-place concrete piles, over these pipelines. Not only are these gas mains high pressure, they play a significant and pivotal role in supply to the major industry. This has resulted in a high level of interaction with the asset owners and securing a range of approvals for specific works in close proximity to the high-pressure gas services exclusion zones. BMD Constructions has carried out a number of significant road works adjacent to the operating Forest Lawn Cemetery (FLC). Maintaining access and managing work activities around the cemetery’s needs include managing noisy activities around their service schedule aided by daily communications between BMD and FLC. To date, there have been a number of major project milestones achieved by the team, including: • the switching of traffic onto the first two sections of new pavement in Areas 1A and 1B; • the realignment of a section of 132kV overhead high voltage Endeavour Energy main in Denham Court Road • completion of southbound bridges and traffic switch to 3A / 3B new pavement. • commencement of wearing course asphalt in Areas 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B.

Throughout the project, BMD has worked closely with the client, New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services, employing a ‘one team’ focus, to further strengthen the existing client relationship. BMD have achieved this project through positive communication and the demonstration of commitment to safety, quality and programs. Having recently secured 47th position in The Australian’s Top 500 Private Companies list for 2015, it’s no surprise that the wholly Australian owned and operated BMD Constructions was awarded the $65 million Camden Valley Way upgrade - Stage 3. BMD has grown from a small Queensland family business in 1979 to become one of Australia’s largest private construction, consulting and urban development company’s today. Their broader geographic footprint and expansion into new capabilities has positioned them as a major player in the national construction and property industry. The Camden Valley Way upgrade is one of the company’s largest contracts in NSW to date. It recognises the capability and strength of their New South Wales team. With approximately 1,700 staff throughout Australia, BMD has the resources and experience to deliver projects ranging in size from $1 million to over $1 billion with an impressive track record. BMD’s strength lies in the quality of their staff and genuine relationships with clients, partners and communities, with success linked to their ability to deliver certainty through consistent performance. The private ownership of the BMD Group facilitates a speed of decision making, when coupled with their financial strength and capability, provides outcomes of the highest possible mutual benefit. For more information contact BMD Group, 25 Cambridge Parade, Manly QLD 4179, phone 07 3893 7000, fax 07 3893 1006, email, website

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Below Boral Asphalt supplied and laid the asphalt pavements for the Camden Valley Way project.

Boral Asphalt is a leading producer and applicator of bituminous products in Australia and was a significant contributor in the final construction of the NSW Government’s upgrade of Camden Valley Way to create a 4-lane divided road. “We can produce road surfacing materials and place them through our contracting operations to meet the design specifications of councils and major road operators,” advises Boral Asphalt’s Sydney Contracting Manager, Simon Colton. Boral is a leader in the asphalt industry, and the business offers a range of products and services related to bitumen including the supply and placement of asphalt, application of sprayed seals and the provision of road maintenance services. This is backed with a high standard of engineering expertise, road technology, product quality and technical service. The Asphalt business is proud to be part of Boral Limited, a multinational building and construction materials company with extensive operations across 13 countries, and which employs over 13,000 employees. The largest division of Boral Limited, Construction Materials has a national structure that operates over 400 quarry, concrete, asphalt, technical and transport sites throughout Australia. 128 NSW PROJECT FEATURE Camden Valley Way Upgrade

“An asphalt road surface has to provide a safe and comfortable driving experience,” Simon says. “It also has to withstand the extremes of weather and traffic wear and tear over its working life.” To meet these exacting requirements Boral Asphalt has developed a broad range of products, each specifically tailored to the job specifications. Our experience ranges from placing asphalt at major facilities such as airports and harbour precincts, and alliance contracts on some of the biggest road projects in capital cities, to work on local residential streets. We have applied spray seals throughout Australia’s rural road network and have also delivered many multiple year term network maintenance contracts to state road authorities across the country. Simon summarises the success of the project around engagement. “Working with BMD on this job we have overcome environmental and strategic problems with a strong and proactive team approach through solid planning and organisation. This has enabled us to deliver a quality product with safety at the forefront of every decision made.” For more information contact Boral Asphalt NSW Head Office, Greystanes House, Clunies Ross Street, Prospect NSW 2148, phone 1800 555 445, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Barrowar landscaped the wide central median strip for the upgrade.

A major arterial road, Camden Valley Way links the Hume Highway, M7 and M5 interchange at Prestons near Liverpool, Camden, Narellan and Harrington Park in Sydney’s south-west. In 2005, Roads and Maritime Services upgraded Camden Valley Way to a four-lane divided road from the M5/M7 interchange to Bernera Road, Prestons. The NSW Government has committed $280 million to complete the remaining section of Camden Valley Way between Oran Park Drive, Harrington Park and Bringelly Road, Leppington by the end of 2015. Construction on the final section of Camden Valley Way commenced in late November 2013. “Barrowar landscaped the wide central median, consistent with the other upgraded sections of Camden Valley Way,” said Barrowar’s Mitchell Bell. “It’s been constructed so that it will eventually allow for the future widening to six lanes when required.” Established in 1988, Barrowar Pty Ltd has become synonymous with creating landscapes for the commercial and domestic markets. Today Barrowar services New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Many of the large commercial projects are in the $2 million range. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“We’re proud to be associated with a variety of RTA projects including Nace Civil Central Coast Highway - Nace Civil Powers Road Seven Hills – RMS Princes Highway South Nowra - Nace Civil ANZAC Parade - RMSA.” Other projects Barrowar are involved in include: • Bunnings at Mittagong and Prestons, NSW • Art Gallery of NSW, Lilyfield, NSW • New student residences at UWS, Campbelltown, NSW • F3 widening from Wahroongah to Berowra, NSW. Barrowar’s success and achievements are demonstrated through their ability to provide excellence service to any client, with their friendly staff who focus on producing work effectively and on time.

For more information contact Barrowar Pty Ltd, 1a Denham Road, Kenthurst NSW 2156, phone 02 9654 3071, mobile 0418 284 134, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE Camden Valley Way Upgrade 129

Below Guardrail Installations Australia provided Wire rope safety fencing as well as Guardrail and Tracc crash cushions on the Camden Valley Way upgrade.

For the past seven years Guardrail Installations Australia has become known as a specialist supplier and installer of safety barrier systems who deliver superior products and service to all clients. They’ve also invested heavily in the latest European technology. “We have specialist, hydraulic, guardrail installing machines from Italy providing greater reliability, efficiency and service,” informed Sean. “Plus we provide technical and engineering advice on all job sites and equipment.” On the Camden Valley Way upgrade their guardrail, wire rope safety barriers, TRACC crash cushions and transitions were used, even their down the hole hammer when solid rock was encountered. Wire rope safety fencing is aesthetically pleasing, environmentally friendly and widely used on Australian roads, highways and motorways due to its unique features of easy installation, ideal for narrow medians, quick low repair and maintenance costs, competitive purchase cost and an unrivaled safety record for over 30 years in over 30 countries that have it installed, including Australia. For more information contact Guardrail Installations Australia Pty Ltd, Sean Holmes, mobile 0411 956 442, email, website 130 NSW PROJECT FEATURE Camden Valley Way Upgrade


Below Allroad Traffic designed, installed and facilitated necessary temporary traffic arrangements on the project.

Minimal traffic disruption and safety were major priorities on the Camden Valley Way upgrade project. Creating a 4-lane highway from the current 2-lane road along a 3.5km stretch takes more than simple engineering planning. Allroad Traffic were called upon for the designing, installation and facilitation of the necessary temporary traffic arrangements. With a passion for changing the way in which Traffic Control training was delivered Lee Vossen founded Allroad Safety and Training back in 2002. It has since changed the way newly trained Traffic Control people enter the industry. It has equipped the traffic controller with the most up to date information and technical expertise, subsequently producing some of the best Traffic controllers in the industry. Since that time, the Allroad brand has expanded to offer a comprehensive range of traffic management products. Today there are three business units: Allroad Academy (for training), Allroad Traffic (for traffic management) and Allroad Alliance (for Road Safety Audits, planning and site establishment). “We put the client first,” explained Lee. “This includes onsite workers and the motorist. They need to be able to negotiate the setups we put on the road.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Fundamentally Allroad redesign the carriageway to create the work area, at the cost of the travel path for the public. It’s for this reason Allroad believe they’re accountable. Lee’s foundations are in the training space and his company has a learning culture centric, with every member focusing on what they can learn from today’s shift. Allroad’s technical strengths stem from this, compliance and procedural accuracy. With over 20 years of combined traffic control expertise, experienced plan designers, support from a traffic engineer, a fleet of fully equipped vehicles and highly experienced traffic controllers, Allroad Traffic is your one stop shop for all traffic management needs.

For more information contact Allroad Traffic, 4/5-7 Wiltshire Street, Minto NSW 2566, phone 02 8795 0834, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE Camden Valley Way Upgrade 131

Below Sydney Cranes supplied mobile cranes and riggers on the Camden Valley Way Upgrade.

Sydney Cranes have been working with BMD Constructions on the $60 million Camden Valley Way upgrade project for over two years supplying a variety of mobile cranes and riggers around the movable site. Award-winning Sydney Cranes is a family owned and operated business with an unblemished record for safety and reliability on every job. “Our dedicated safety committee meets with clients prior to commencing any job,” explains Sydney Cranes Managing Director Enrico di Grande. “They prepare the working procedures required on-site to ensure everyone’s safety.” “Our Operations Manager, Chris Turner is a specialist in creating the job plans, providing job site work method statements and risk analysis,” Enrico says. “With 30 years experience in the construction and crane industry he ensures all mobile crane jobs and franna wet hire is carried out safely and professionally.” All Sydney Crane crews are licensed by Workcover and have construction industry OH&S training, as well as any relevant site specific training. Sydney Cranes also has the latest in European and Australian equipment and technology, that’s maintained to the highest standards. 132 NSW PROJECT FEATURE Camden Valley Way Upgrade

“To ensure customer satisfaction and the best quality service on every job I’m constantly upgrading my fleet of mobile and franna cranes,” said Enrico. Sydney Cranes has recently expanded its fleet with the addition of the awesome, big-lifting LEIBHERR LTM 1300-6.1 and on Camden Valley Way they also used the new TEREX FRANNA AT22. “A major on-the-job challenge at Camden Valley Way was overcoming the close proximity of passing cars to the crane — sometimes just one metre or less clearance,” exclaims Enrico. “But we achieved another perfect safety record. Not a single incident or near miss occurred. A result of the close liaison between my team and our working partners.” Enrico prides himself on teamwork, safety record and professional results and this saw Sydney Cranes also being utilised by John Holland Constructions on the South West Rail Link.

For more information contact Sydney Cranes Pty Ltd, 1 Hill Road, Lidcolme NSW 2140, phone 02 8765 4999, email info@sydneycranes., website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below ACO Polycrete supplied heavy duty roadway grated trench drains and kerb inlet drains.

ACO has serviced the Australian market for over 20 years. The company’s Australian manufactured drainage products and free Sydney based design service ensured the road designer specified the correct water management system for the Camden Valley Way project. “For Camden Valley Way, we supplied heavy duty roadway grated trench drains and RMS approved kerb inlet drains,” said Brad Ryan, New South Wales ACO Sales Manager. “These special drainage systems eliminate the need for excessive pits and pipework. The drainage excavation is kept shallow to avoid conflict with other services. The drain’s effectiveness also leads to a reduction in gutter flow widths, aquaplaning and pedestrians from getting splashed.” ACO’s trench drains comprise of Polycrete® Channels. These are precast drainage channels manufactured from polymer concrete in a variety of widths and depths for all applications from shopping malls to airport runways. Polymer concrete is a versatile material produced by mixing a variety of mineral fillers with a resin-binding agent to produce a very durable material. ACO’s trench drains are available with grates in various materials and finishes and comes with a full range of accessories for seamless underground pipe connection. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

ACO is dedicated to achieving the highest standards in quality and is a company with intelligent solutions for civil engineering, construction, building services, environmental technology, landscaping and sports grounds; as well as agricultural buildings. An innovator of polymer concrete tunnels, ACO is also at the forefront of wildlife and environmental preservation to help amphibians cross under roads and fencing systems to keep small animals off roads. With northern European roots, ACO was established in 1946 for manufacturing mineral building products such as terrazzo concrete, concrete window frames and pipes. Today ACO is renowned for the pioneering development and mass production of polymer concrete products. ACO, a global organisation, is committed to increasing its Australian capabilities of polymer concrete drainage products at its Sydney based facility in Emu Plains to support other road infrastructure projects like Camden Valley Way. For more information contact ACO Polycrete Pty Ltd, 134-140 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains NSW 2750, phone 1300 765 226, fax 02 4747 4060, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE Camden Valley Way Upgrade 133

Evoking emotion The $200 Million waterfront Evoke Apartments have been designed to capture the finest features in a premium residency and offer a lifestyle to match, with four medium-rise buildings set in landscaped gardens and overlooking the Parramatta River.

MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Meriton Apartments Pty Ltd ARCHITECT : Architectus Sydney Pty Ltd ENGINEER : Solutions Consultants Pty Ltd PROJECT VALUE : $200 million

The Evoke Apartments complex has 4 medium-rise buildings set amongst landscaped gardens in Sydneys northwest. Meriton Apartments initially bought the development application for the project, which overlooks the Parramatta River and saw the whole development through to the sale of the apartments. In all, the complex houses 278 apartments, with a mix of one, two and three bedroom configurations. The apartments will also have their own retail and childcare operations, as well as a lap pool, a spa and sauna, as well as a fully-equipped gym. “The addition of the childcare centre on the site required the installation of specialised glasswork,” notes Chief Architect Alan Johnson. The project was built on the site of a defunct factory, which was demolished. Despite its industrial history, Meriton did not have to rehabilitate the land but it did encounter one small problem in 134 NSW PROJECT FEATURE EVOKE APARTMENTS

constructing the basement car park. It had to divert a stormwater drain with an 1800mm outside diameter so that it would not cross the development’s subterranean floors. Apartments on the higher floors have been designed to provide views of the waterfront and the city skyline, with some incorporating views in both directions. All of the units feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows to take full advantage of the views and the breezes. “All in all, the Evoke Apartments looks pretty good with the appearance of a modernist design,” says Johnson. Meriton has added sustainable energy and water features to this development which will reduce energy consumption of the complex by 22%, and watersaving fixtures should reduce consumption by as much as 40%. There is also ample space for bicycle storage and the project is close to major public transport links, also adding to the green footprint of the buildings design. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Johnson also says the rooms are well-sized and include built-in wardrobes, reverse cycle air-conditioning and a media room that could also be made into a study or a bedroom as required. Buyers also had a choice of courtyard, enclosed or external balconies. The kitchens are equipped with stainless steel appliances and have stone benchtops and glass splashbacks. Ensuite bathrooms feature a freestanding centrepiece bath and frameless glass showers. They are finished with tiles from floor to ceiling with wall-mounted floating basins. Meriton is Australia’s largest builder of apartments having constructed some 68,000 since it began operations nearly 51 years ago with 100% completion rate. It currently has approximately 500 employees in the construction division. Of that number, 27 worked on Evoke together with numerous subcontractors. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The company’s recent projects include Acacia Gardens, which is a luxury apartment development at Ultimo near the central business district. Additionaly they have completed the masterplan community at Epping Park. It consists of several medium-height buildings surrounded by gardens and bushland replanted by Meriton. The company is also building apartments throughout inner Sydney at Green Square, Zetland and Waterloo, and a luxury high-rise apartment building on the riverfront at Parramatta (Altitude Apartments).

For more information contact Meriton Group, Level 11, 528 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 9287 2888, fax 02 9287 2777, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE EVOKE APARTMENTS 135

Below OK Developments supplied and installed the plasterboard for all the walls at Meriton’s Evoke Apartment complex.

OK Developments supplied and installed the plasterboard for all the walls at the Evoke Apartment complex. 20 years of business experience is demonstrated through the company’s excellent performance and attitude. Omri Katz, owner of OK Developments, began working at his father-in-law’s company where he gained his experience in mounted plasterboard. “I worked there for seven or eight years,” he remembers. “And then I started my own company – OK Developments.” OK Developments job consisted throughout all 278 apartments, with the most complicated part of the process being the construction of the walls within the Evoke Apartments Childcare Centre. “There are special shapes and requirements for those centres,” says Katz, “and we had to work with the engineers and get additional approvals for the work there.” Even with the difficulty of the space, it was no trouble for OK Developments. It was a “routine job, we’ve done this kind of work before and we know how to do it.” OK Developments has been in business for 12 years, currently with 15 employees. In all, OK Developments had 20 workers on the 136 NSW PROJECT FEATURE EVOKE APARTMENTS

Evoke Apartments project, some of which were sub-contractors. It took eight months for them to complete their role in the project. With certain parts of the building scheduled for completion at different times, OK Developments had to complete their work at different stages throughout the construction. OK Developments have recently worked on other apartment projects around Sydney, such as the Symphony Apartments in Zetland and the multi-stage Mascot Central, which has more than 1,200 apartments. “I wouldn’t say it’s easy but we do know what we’re doing when we install plasterboard,” says Katz. “And we’ve done it at Evoke.”

For more information contact OK Developments Pty Ltd, 79 Military Road, Dover Heights NSW 2030, phone 02 9371 6708, fax 02 9371 9885, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below National Height Safety & Access Solutions installed its unique anchoring system at Meriton's Evoke Apartments.

National Height Safety & Access Solutions has installed its unique anchoring system for façade access and roof safety at Meriton's Evoke Apartments. The system known as Cast-In provides access for painting, window cleaning and any minor repairs to the facades. “The system differs from traditional anchoring systems,” explains National’s Managing Director Richard Sheppard. “The old way was to drill holes into concrete and add a chemical solution to ensure that the anchor points were properly secured. With Cast-in, though, we install the anchor points when the roof is being constructed. They’re installed and attached through the reinforcing bars so they’re connected in. Then the concrete is poured and that makes them much stronger and safer.” “That also saves money,” Sheppard continues. “With the traditional method, the anchor points have to be inspected and tested every year. With the Cast-in system, they only need to be checked every five years, which is a big saving.” Designing systems for Apartment buildings such as Evoke are always something of a challenge, they key is to work with the Architects and designers at an early stage. “Cast-in anchor points have to be built into the original construction but it is the safest and most efficient way of doing it,” Sheppard says. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Over the six months the project took to complete, National Height Safety & Access Solutions had a team of four to six workers who were required at the Evoke Apartments every time a new roof was being poured. The company employs 32 people and is celebrating it’s 15th year in business in 2016. National Height Safety & Access Solutions has installed the Cast-in system for many of Meriton’s projects, including; the apartment project in Lewisham, and the high-rise complex on Albert Street in Chatswood, and provide skilled trade technicians to undertake repair works via rope access when required by the site team, and are licensed painters. The biggest project to use the integrated anchoring system is Mascot Central. A 1,220 apartment complex Meriton is building at Green Square.

For more information contact National Height Safety & Access Solutions Pty Ltd, 3/31 Chapel Street, Marrickville NSW 2204, phone 02 9519 5122, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE EVOKE APARTMENTS 137

Below Perfect Tiling completed the interior tiling and the outdoor paving at the Evoke Apartments complex.

Perfect Tiling completed the interior tiling and the outdoor paving at the Evoke Apartments complex. The interior tiling included the kitchens and floors to ceiling tiles in all the bathrooms, throughout the 278 apartments. It was a major job. “The tiled interiors basically used two colour schemes,” says Perfect’s owner Linh Tran. “They were either beige or grey and we were using 30 x 60mm tiles. The walls were mostly white ceramic glass.” The company used granite pavers to make the walkways around the complex and completed the work right up to the street. It was that outdoor work that created some problems for Perfect Tiling. The sand used in mixing the concrete foundations had too much salt. “Calcium was leaching out every time it rained,” says Tran. “We had to find something that would seal it.” Before installing the pavers, the concrete had to be finished with Efflock – an adhesive that prevented further leaching from the concrete. With that sealing completed, Perfect was able to lay the pavers which are now secure on all the walkways. 138 NSW PROJECT FEATURE EVOKE APARTMENTS

Tran has operated a tiling business since 2000 but formed Perfect Tiling in 2008. It now has 30 employees, 15 of which worked on the Evoke Apartments. In addition, Perfect Tiling hired subcontractors to help them complete the job. It took 10 months to complete their part of the project, as they came in at different times to finish particular parts of the building. Perfect Tiling has worked across the Sydney area, recently doing the tiling work on other big apartment complexes, including Epping Park and Acacia Gardens in Ultimo. With 15 years’ experience Tran is confident about the quality of Perfect Tilings finished outcomes and he always stands by the company’s work.

For more information contact Perfect Tiling Pty Ltd, 50 Ace Avenue, Fairfield NSW 2165, phone 0402 160 766, email AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Rinnai Australia installed the latest hot water technology in the Evoke Apartments.

The latest in hot water technology by Rinnai Australia Pty Ltd has been installed at the Evoke Apartments, using a centralised system to service the whole building, unlike a traditional hot water heater for each dwelling. “The Demand Duo, consisting of Heavy Duty continuous flow units coupled with a single tank, is one of the most efficient ways to deliver hot water to large residential and commercial complexes,” says Rinnai’s NSW and ACT Commercial Manager Michael Van Twest. A Demand Duo uses a stainless steel high grade 444 hot water tank and offers more energy efficiency than some traditional hot water systems. The water is recirculated throughout the building so that occupants are not waiting for long periods of time to receive hot water at the tap. For this project the Rinnai Demand duo is made up of six Heavy Duty continuous flow units in a manifold and the hot water is stored in a single stainless steel tank, saving space within the building because the co-axial flue system is more compact than providing an outlet to every apartment. “As well as space, it also saves money in high-rise buildings,” says Van Twest, “because much less plumbing and installation are required to deliver hot water to every apartment. Large up front cost savings can be achieved on a 100-apartment building for example. In all, it is the best solution for any building with say more than 20 apartments.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The Rinnai Warm Water Valve System is suitable for commercial applications such as Apartments, Hotels, Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Mining, Agriculture, Food Processing etc. where multiple tempering or thermostatic mixing valves can be replaced with a Rinnai Centralised Hot Water System. The Rinnai package installed at the high quality Meriton Evoke apartments has many benefits: improves the aesthetics; improved maintenance scheduling with reduced interruption; maintenance can be fully managed at the hot water plant room; reduces the cost and inconvenience of having to service multiple units; in addition it reduces the cost of multiple valves and associated heat loss. The Meriton Evoke Apartments utilises best planning strategies, to set a very high quality benchmark with an excellent consideration towards the occupants/owners. Rinnai Australia offers a tailor made hot water system can be designed and ordered to suit many applications such as the Evoke.

For more information contact Rinnai Australia Pty Ltd, 100 Atlantic Drive, Keysborough VIC 3173, phone 1300 555 545, fax 03 9271 6605, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE EVOKE APARTMENTS 139

Evoke Apartments, NSW



Below Toyesi installed the heating and dehumidification equipment for the lap pool and spa at Evoke Apartments.

Toyesi, makers of commercial water heaters and chillers, made and installed the heating equipment for the lap pool and spa at Evoke Apartments. Meriton delivers energy efficient and economically run Apartments by partnering with key manufacturers across all of its design and construction considerations. The pool and spa heating was one such area of consideration. To reduce the associated energy foot print, and to improve its overall star rating, Meriton used Toyesi to manufacture and install their highly efficient Heat Pump system into the pool and spa heating area. An energy efficient solution that takes into account both current and future beneficiaries as well as tenants of their apartments by reducing high energy use and associated running cost. “Toyesi’s system is far different from the conventional gas-heating or coil resistance equipment used in most commercial and residential pools” says Toyesi Director Peter Savtchenko. “The heaters we make can sustainably be anywhere from 400% to 700% more efficient in energy usage. Our systems have been engineered to provide one of the most flexible Heat Pump solutions in the industry for specific plantroom and outdoor applications. We also offer technical WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

advice, and customise our systems with the individual complexity of the end-customer requirements in mind.” Australian Owned, Toyesi was established in 1989. The company manufactures commercial heat pumps for pools, spas and other assorted aquatic and water heating/chilling projects. Their solutions range from simple Heat Pump applications through to complete unified solutions. These don’t just heat the pool, but also circulates the air and de-humidifies the atmosphere in the pool environment, creating higher energy efficiencies. “It is also the space-saving choice,” says Savtchenko. “They are uniquely designed in a slim line and compact units suitable for limited plant space areas for either indoor or outdoor locations.” Meriton has previously used Toyesi’s Heat Pump Technology across many of its sites including Zetland, Epping Park, and other up and coming projects. Toyesi other projects include the upgraded of the heater at Broken Hill YMCA Aquatic Centre, and installed heating equipment at Cobar, Oberon and Muswellbrook Aquatic Centres. For more information contact Toyesi Pty Ltd, 2/27 Binney Road, Kings Park NSW 2148, phone 02 9679 9400, fax 02 9679 9402, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE EVOKE APARTMENTS 141

the road much travelled The Broke Road Realignment is a critical aspect of the Bulga Optimisation Project which incorporates the construction and realignment of the existing Broke Road and associated works to accommodate the expanding complex. Client : Glencore MAIN Construction company : Daracon Group CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $35 million

The Bulga Optimisation Project (BOP) was initiated to optimise and consolidate open cut and underground mining operations at Glencore’s Bulga Mine Complex, securing current production levels until 2038. Daracon Group were awarded the $35M Broke Road Realignment project, a critical facet of the BOP, that required the construction and realignment of the existing Broke Road and numerous ancillary works to accommodate the expanding complex. “There are five or six components to the project,” explains Bob Murphy, Group HSEQ Manager of Daracon. In addition to shifting and reconstructing Broke Road itself, the project necessitated the relocation of power infrastructure and construction of new water management systems. Adding to the complexity of the project were the stringent environmental standards applicable to the mining industry. The realignment of Broke Road was, as Bob reports, “from a construction point of view, a straight forward road construction project.” It did, however, present situations particular to its location. “Around 40% of the road was built over piles of over burden put there for the purpose of the mine,” explains Daracon’s Justin Foot, 142 NSW PROJECT FEATURE Broke road Realignment

Project Manager of the Broke Road Realignment. Heavy impact rollers were required to work the dirt and develop a surface appropriate for construction. The new 9km stretch of road was attacked, as Justin describes, “on multiple fronts” with a large plant of up to 50 items of heavy earth moving equipment from Daracon’s own fleet. With access to over 230 items of up-to-date, fully maintained plant owned by the company, Daracon’s ability to supply its own earth moving equipment offers a valuable time- and budget-saving advantage compared to companies relying on equipment hire. In addition to leveling mine overburden, Daracon’s quarry division, Daracon Quarries, was required to undertake a major crushing operation to reuse the material throughout the reconstruction of Broke Road. “Significant quantities of mine overburden was to be processed and used in the road formation,” explains Justin. “And for other contractors – i.e., the construction of arch structures, overland high voltage lines and various other civil works packages, the material comes from this source.” Daracon’s extensive crushing facilities processed 400,000 tonnes of crushed product that was repurposed in these various facets of the project. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

A significant aspect of the Broke Road Realignment involved securing and upgrading the water supply for the Private Irrigation District (PID) landowners and the town of Broke itself. A consortium of landowners drawing water from the Hunter River for private use, the PID’s supply system was relocated. “When we moved Broke Road, we had to supply the PID with new pipeline for 9-10kms on the new alignment,” explains Bob. Daracon also upgraded the Broke town water supply, constructing a new water main supply and a new reservoir tank. Subject to the most stringent environmental standards as applied to the mining industry, Daracon’s best-practice approach ensured they were the best company to undertake the Broke Road Realignment project. With the scope of environmental regulations lost on some contractors, as Bob explains, “Daracon recognized the constraints and degree of control we had to make and factored the cost accordingly.” A significant portion of the project’s budget was allocated to sediment and erosion control, this higher order spending was WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

required to comply with mandated environmental standards. Taking its social contract seriously, Daracon strives to meet the highest degree of environmental obligations throughout its operations. Leaders in civil construction, Daracon Group is also winning highly specialized and technically challenging infrastructure construction work through its fully-owned subsidiary Arenco. As one example, Arenco is currently completing the Museum Station Easy Access Upgrade, incorporating the installation of three elevators into the working train station, to improve customer accessibility. For more information contact Daracon Group (Head Office), 17 James Street, Wallsend NSW 2287, phone 02 4903 7000, fax 02 4951 1070, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE Broke road Realignment 143

Below Quintec Survey Solutions provided erosion and sediment control plans for the realignment.

The Broke Road realignment was particularly environmental sensitive and required the surveyors from Quintec Survey Solutions plan ahead for potentially damaging sediment erosion. To assist in the construction of Broke Road and eliminate any rain water runoff from the construction running into natural water courses. “This assessment is generally completed in the office utilising 3d software and a preliminary water control design is then created and submitted for approval,” explains Andrew Quinn, Director of Quintec Survey Solutions. “Surveyors these days have to not only complete standard survey practices but also think about how the project will be constructed – assisting supervisors, assisting leading hands by basically ‘painting a picture’ of what we see on our computer to the field staff.” “We had to design erosion and sediment control plans to capture all water run-off during construction using the existing surface terrain contours along with the future road contours and shape,” Andrew says. “During rain the sediment has to be contained in a temporary dam that has been designed to strict catchment and runoff calculations, before it goes towards a creek or offsite.” 144 NSW PROJECT FEATURE Broke road Realignment

After investigations of the natural terrain, solutions are devised to capture the water with the use of diversion bunds and drains. However, as the landscape was reconstructed to incorporate the new road design, the catchment area changed, requiring the temporary dams to be designed to accommodate rain fall at the start of the project and after the new road is completed. Since commencing operations nine years ago technology has rapidly evolved and the onsite role of surveyors needed to evolve with it. With the common use GPS machine controls systems Quintec is now required to complete more computer modelling and less “pegs in the ground.” The decreased use of physical markers has led Andrew to a more holistic approach. “At Quintec, we look at ourselves as not just surveyors but try to assist our clients with practical solutions during the construction of the whole project to achieve a more productive and efficient outcome,” Andrew says.

For more information contact Quintec Survey Solutions (NSW), 22 Pine Ridge, Denham NSW 2328, mobile 0438 215 393, email AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Rocla provided extensive drainage pipes and culverts for the Broke Road Realignment project.

Purchasing products for major infrastructure projects can be a complicated process. Dealing with multiple suppliers can require significant contact hours and increases the opportunity for things to go wrong. Rocla is one company looking to make this process a little more manageable by increasing the range of products they can supply to customers. For the recent Broke Road Realignment project, Rocla demonstrated their commitment and ability to fulfill this goal by not just supplying their regular ‘bread and butter’ products. “In addition to the supply of concrete pipes, headwalls and box culverts, we also agreed to supply Hel-Cor corrugated steel pipes where required,” mentions sales engineer, Nino Devitis. On the surface, corrugated steel pipes may not seem like much of a deviation from their core product range, but from a manufacturing perspective, the difference is like chalk and cheese. Daniel McMillan, Sales and Marketing Manager, provides commentary on this fresh approach. “Right now we are reassessing our product range to identify where we can add value for our customers. For instance, we are in the process of expanding our range of custom stormwater pits, which will dramatically increase the sizes we can offer customers. In addition we will supply these pits with entry and exit WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

holes pre-drilled to the specification requested by our customers, to save them time onsite”. Rocla’s expansion of their custom pit range came as a result of recent talks with customers, which identified the need for larger diameter precast pits that offered time or cost savings in comparison to in-situ installations. Their desire to involve customers in the innovation process coupled with substantial investment in the design and manufacture of new products should see Rocla become even more relevant in the years to come. As well as additional contracts within the Bulga Optimisation Project, Rocla are currently supplying numerous civil engineering projects across Australia. Two big NSW road projects recently in the works for Rocla are the Fredrickton to Eungai Pacific Highway Upgrade and the Berry Bypass.

For more information contact Rocla Pty Ltd, Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains NSW 2750, phone 02 4702 0800, fax 02 4702 0898, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE Broke road Realignment 145

Below Greenaway Sediment Control provided silt fencing and delineation flagging for the Broke Road Realignment.

Erosion control specialists Greenaway Sediment Control provided 18,000m of delineation flagging and 8,000m of silt fencing to the Broke Road Realignment project. As the largest providers of erosion control services in NSW, Greenaway Sediment Control are the undisputed experts in the field. “No one can beat us for service, price and capabilities, Paul explains. “We have the machinery in place to rapidly respond to client’s needs and the capability to install 3,000m of silt fencing per day.” With over a decade’s experience working on mining projects, including the Ravensworth North upgrade, Greenaway Sediment Control possesses the capabilities for overcoming the challenges of a mining environment. Greenaway Sediment Control is particularly focused on upholding a safe workplace that Paul Greenaway, the company’s Managing Director/Owner, describes as one of mining’s ‘daily challenges’. “Greenaway Sediment Control have had zero incidents, zero serious safety matters, in 15 years,” Paul says. “We have a culture of safety in the company.” For more information contact Greenaway Sediment Control, U2/46d Mileham Street, Windsor NSW 2756, phone 02 4577 8858, mobile 0414 691 276, email, website 146 NSW PROJECT FEATURE Broke road Realignment


Below OZArk EHM completed Aboriginal site salvage on the natural areas surrounding Broke Road.

OzArk EHM undertook Aboriginal archaeological salvage excavation to locate and conserve artefacts from potential destruction. Over the area of the Bulga Optimisation Project there are, as Dr Jodie Benton, Director of OzArk Environmental & Heritage Management, describes, “100s of Aboriginal sites to collect artefacts and data from.”

make sure we interacted carefully with the construction teams. There was stuff happening everywhere but we were impressed by the level of coordination.”

“Since 2010/11, we have been undertaking survey to identify every Aboriginal site,” explains principal archaeologist Jodie. “We then had to work out which sites will be impacted by the project. We had three years to do initial assessments before the project was approved and we are now in the salvage operation phase.”

OzArk EHM worked in partnership and with the full involvement of the Wonnarua people who are the traditional custodians of the area. OzArk EHM provides a full range of archaeological and heritage services including site survey and recording of Aboriginal sites, liaison with Aboriginal communities, Land Councils and legislative/ planning authorities as well as broad-based regional planning studies. Environmental management services include full ecological assessments of flora and fauna.

Retrieving artefacts through a rigorous methodology of digging 50cm x 50cm squares in 5cm layers, Jodie and the team sieve each layer to retrieve Aboriginal artefacts so as to build up a picture of Aboriginal prehistory prior to European settlement.

A regional NSW small business, OzArk EHM adopts a grass roots approach to heritage and environmental management. “In rural NSW you have to find practical solutions that work in the landscape,” Jodie says. “We provide a flexible, tailor-made approach.”

During the realignment of Broke Road, OzArk EHM was required to work in the midst of the action. “We often do our work just ahead of other construction crews,” Jodie explains. “We are usually finished and gone by the time construction begins, but on this project we had to

For the more information contact OzArk EHM, 145 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo NSW 2830, phone 02 6882 0118, fax 02 6882 0630, website


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Below Guardian Traffic Services provided tailored traffic management plans for the Broke Road project.

Guardian Traffic Services provided traffic control and traffic control signs to the Broke Road Realignment project. With 20 years experience in the traffic management industry, it is not surprising that Kelly Groen, Co-Owner/Director of Guardian Traffic Services, reported that the project presented “no challenges.”

Guardian’s Traffic Services’ personal and reliable service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. The team of experienced and dedicated traffic personnel, including supervisors and traffic controllers, are all RMS accredited and operate with standard RMS approved signs and equipment.

A family owned and operated business, Guardian Traffic Services was established in 2011 and now boasts a team of over 60 traffic professionals. Servicing Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions, Guardian Traffic Services are equipped to provide tailored traffic management plans for any scale of construction work. No matter how major the project, Guardian Traffic Services will deliver the highest standard of traffic control at competitive rates.

To ensure the highest possible levels of onsite safety, Guardian Traffic Services implements a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety management system. All of Guardian Traffic Services’ traffic professionals are trained in risk management processes and safety procedures to comply with the traffic management industry’s legislative requirements.

Guardian Traffic Services specialise in supplying traffic control crews with signs and equipment for any type of situation including daily crews for construction, event management and emergency work. Experienced in all facets of the traffic industry, Guardian Traffic Services are the experts in supplying traffic management needs such as computer generated traffic plans, traffic control audits and site inspections. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

As well as the Broke Road Realignment project, Guardian Traffic Services have been involved in further work at Bulga for Downer EDI. Farther a field, Guardian Traffic Services is currently completing work for the Sancrox Interchange Pacific Highway Upgrade, and recently completed work for the Nelson’s Bay Road Upgrade. For more information contact Guardian Traffic Services, U2/4 Friesian Close, Sandgate NSW 2304, phone 02 4967 5033, email admin@, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE Broke road Realignment 149

birds eye view MAIN Construction company : Billbergia ARCHITECT : SJB Structural Engineer : Bonacci Group CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $500 million

Skyline Tower is a 25-storey residential tower offering one, two, and three bedroom apartments, demonstrating the attention to detail that Billbergia is known for and is the final stage of the Village Quay project.

Skyline Tower is the tallest of five buildings that make up the new residential development of Village Quay at Rhodes along the Parramatta River. Originally an industrial site, the $500 million development provides some much needed remediation to the area. A total of 760 apartments makes up the five buildings of the Village Quay development, ranging from 5 to 25-storeys high. Stunning views of the Blue Mountains and Sydney’s central business district can be seen from the building, and due to a bend in the river, also provides residents with water views on all sides. The development also includes 1348m2 of retail space and a basement car park over three levels with a total of 789 car spaces. A striking feature of the Skyline Tower is the pair of 20m high V-shaped columns, which support the upper 20 storeys of the building. “These columns would usually be made of structural steel, but Billbergia set itself the challenge of constructing the two columns that meet at ground level from 1.2m diameter reinforced concrete,” says Senior Project Manager Chris Kelly. “They were made on site and set at a 73-degree angle.” “The columns were formed and poured in four sequences using steel formwork shutters with a series of lateral bracing to restrain the column and control the initial movement and deflection,” he explains. “That supported the building design criteria but it was a bit more complex than the usual construction process. The engineering was the real construction challenge, and that was mostly driven by the design goals. We wanted the V-columns to provide a real gateway for pedestrians coming into the development from Walker Street to Homebush Bay. The council also required this kind of architecture in the design process.” The contemporary look of Skyline Tower was designed by SJB Architects, who also 150 NSW PROJECT FEATURE Skyline Tower

assisted in providing landscaped gardens which residents will be able to enjoy across the three hectares. A mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments have double-glazed windows and doors which enhance the energy efficiency of the building, along with acoustic dampening which will reduce noise from neighbouring apartments. “The engineering, surveying, and formwork challenges were overcome with collective input from the designers, engineers, industry suppliers and specialised contractors to produce a space that will change the landscape of the Rhodes area,” says Kelly. “It demonstrates the attention to detail that Billbergia is known for.” Billbergia continued to use in-house expertise across all stages of the development process. This included; investment management, acquisition, development management, planning and design, construction, project marketing and sales. Approximately 150 Billbergia employees worked on the project. Overall 4,000 workers were involved in the project with 200 workers on site everyday. It took roughly 20 months for Skyline Tower to be complete. Established in 1988 Billbergia has become one of the largest developers of waterfront apartments in Sydney and more recently they have undertaken large apartment projects in Brisbane and other cities. This includes apartments at Wentworth Point along the Parramatta River and the Brisbane Skytower. They also offer professional engineering and project management services to other sectors of the construction industry. For more information contact Billbergia, Suite 101, 25 Angas Street, Meadowbank NSW 2114, phone 02 8878 6900, Email info@billbergia., website





Below Hyrise completed formwork for the main tower construction and the structural landscaping elements for Skyline.

Skyline Tower required specialised concrete casting and Hyrise Pty Ltd carried out that formwork on both the signature tower and landscaping. “The bulk of the work was fairly ordinary, says Supervisor Harry Karaiste. The work on Skyline included not only the floors and walls but the unusual gardens in the grounds and the V-shaped towers that form the front of the building. “The gardens were all curved, shaped like snakes,” says Karaiste. “They were more difficult to get done. We had to use plywood to get the specific shapes that were included in the plans. And we had to create each one separately because there’s no system for that kind of thing. It’s not hard but we just don’t do it that often.” Time was also an issue. The unusual forms took time to shape and set and, according to Karaiste, time is always at a premium for the landscape construction. “But that being said, we were really pleased with the way it came out,” says Karaiste. “It looks really interesting and unusual when you’re looking at the landscaping from the apartment tower.” The 20m high columns that form the gateway to the building also presented something of a challenge for the formwork team. “That process lasted for five weeks and we just ran the scaffolding up as we went,” says Karaiste. Hyrise used Fowler equipment to complete the unusual towers. “We don’t usually get too involved with the engineering but they developed a pretty good system to construct the two columns,” Karaiste says.

The more mundane floor and wall formwork was done with RMD’s Airodek system. “That’s pretty standard for what we do,” says Karaiste. “It’s a form system for flat decks and just a standard screen system with 1800mm by 900mm forms,” he explains. Hyrise typically uses such a system to complete the formwork on a high-rise with the striking architectural features of the Skyline Tower. The company is increasingly also using precast concrete to build the walls on its projects. “It’s much easier to use and it saves an enormous amount of time,” says Karaiste. On most jobs, he says a precast wall can take as little as 30 minutes to install compared with a day or even two to use the traditional scaffold and screen method to build concrete walls. Whatever the efficiencies of the formwork system, Skyline Tower was no small job. It took 75 Hyrise employees working on site at the peak of the project, Karaiste estimates. That also included work on one of the low-rise buildings in the Village Quay complex at Rhodes as well as the Skyline Tower, which is the development’s signature building. One measure of the formwork done on Skyline is the amount of concrete that Hyrise’s work contained. Karaiste estimates that, in all, 20,500m3 was poured to build this project. Erick Rochford, who is also a Supervisor at Hyrise, oversaw the completion of the concrete work. He says putting the roof on the tower was the easiest part of the project. From his point of view, the only challenge came with the changing profile of the building that occurred during construction. “But it wasn’t anything we couldn’t handle easily,” he says. Hyrise is currently working on a handful of projects. Apart from the Skyline project, Hyrise is also doing all the formwork on the Wentworth Point apartment complex, another Billbergia project creating a series of higher-density apartment buildings just along the Parramatta River from the Skyline Tower.

For more information contact Hyrise Pty Ltd, 72 Arcadia Road, Galston NSW 2159, phone 02 9653 2554 WWW.ANCR.COM.AU


Below Raines Commercial Flooring provided high quality Axminster carpet throughout the development.

A luxury high rise needs the red carpet treatment to ensure buyers feel the opulence of the project. That was exactly how Raines Commercial Flooring approached their work in providing and installing the carpeting for Skyline Tower.

This new division can provide “a complete end-to-end flooring solution” that includes initial design, complete project management, supply and installation of the floor covering as well as any subsequent work to maintain the flooring.

The waterfront apartment building was the fifth project the company has completed for Billbergia. Raines has worked with the developers of the Village Quay project (which includes the Skyline Tower) for a number of years says Director David Raines. “In fact, they’re one of our VIP clients,” he adds.

Raines Commercial Flooring is highly unusual in the floor covering industry in that it employs all its own installers. “That means we’re responsible for the product and have real control over its quality,” notes Director David Raines. “We minimise joins and seams to give a streamlined look to the finished floor,” he adds.

“Our brief from Billbergia was for a high-end product,” says Raines. “Billbergia wanted to be sure that the fixtures and fittings in the building exemplified the luxury of the complex. They wanted to be sure that people felt that high quality throughout.”

Raines Commercial Flooring is constantly searching for carpet products that will offer builders and developers real value in both quality and appearance for new projects.

To ensure they were able to create the visual impact required at Skyline, Raines chose a floor covering that suggested truly sumptuous quality. “We used a pure wool loop pile because it gives you that luxe feel underfoot,” says Director David Raines. The loop pile has a very distinctive texture owing to its thickness.

The colours at Skyline Tower were earth tones and a simple black but Raines offers a complete palette and a wide range of designs to work with any building design, whatever the purpose – office buildings, apartments, hotels, schools and colleges, hospitals and aged care facilities, or even an airport terminal. Raines did the flooring for Virgin Australia’s terminals at Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin and Canberra airports.

“The carpet used throughout the residences are earth tones, in keeping with the other finishes in the building,” notes David Raines. “The mix is really very eye-catching.”

“We know that developers have to be sure that the carpet will last well beyond the initial sale period,” says David. “It’s the best way to avoid hassles down the track.”

“In the common areas, the developer really likes to create a wow factor,” says Raines. “So we used an Axminster carpet with a combination of black and cream. It’s visually very striking,” he adds. Axminster is a heavy duty carpet that is often laid in lobbies and similar public spaces as it is able to withstand heavy foot traffic and maintain its high quality appearance.

Beyond the Skyline project on the Waterfront at Rhodes, Raines is also providing the flooring for the series of apartment buildings Billbergia is building at Wentworth Point in Western Sydney. The company is also working on the Primus Hotel in Pitt Street, the Aqua Apartments in Bondi Junction and Skye by Crown in North Sydney.

Raines began operations in 1980 selling and installing carpets in homes and apartments. More recently, the company has moved into the commercial space and has developed a reputation for working on large scale commercial, industrial and residential projects.

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







Below Supplied Holdings supplied and installed all the windows and doors for the project.

Supplied Holdings specialise in the supply of aluminum glass windows and doors in the residential high-rise sector. The NSW based company was established by three directors who between them possess very different skillsets that complement each other and they boast over 50 years’ experience in the industry. The directors are still actively involved in the day to day running of the business and looking to take it to the next level. Supplied Holdings also have an affiliated company known as Installed Holdings who work in tandem with them, who specialise in the installation of the high-rise aluminum and glass facades in both the residential and commercial sectors. Installed Holdings was established in July 2014 and Supplied Holdings was established exactly 12 months later. Both Supplied and Installed Holdings pride themselves on their ability to build relationships and to exceed expectations. By using proven systems which have been pioneered by the two companies, they have been able to increase productivity by maximising labour efficiency allowing their teams to create a seamless installation which replicable on every job. Between the two companies, they offer an end to end service for building and construction companies and have a strong workforce of around 50 staff and regular subcontractors. The Skyline Tower at Village Quay Rhodes is far from the typical steel and glass highrise building. In fact, its curved corners required unique metal work to be attached to the building and on its debut, Supplied Holdings provided a one-of-akind façade for this luxury building. They supplied and installed all the windows and doors for the project as well as the customised work on the façade. “They are vertical fins on the corner of the building,” explains Supplied Holding’s Director of Operations Brian Mobbs. He added that they were unique because of the oval shape of the building’s northern end. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The glass and aluminum windows and doors as well as the custom-made metal work was all sourced from Chinese manufacturers. “It’s the way we have to go to stay competitive.” Whilst their works on the project were done with careful planning and a polished execution, they were held up with by a number of logistics mishaps, but overcame them in the end. “The tricky part for us was the time constraints and co-ordinating with all the trades, but we pulled together as a team and managed to exceed both ours and the client’s expectations,” Mobbs said. “With any project, particularly with tight programs, problems always arise which are caused by variables that we can control and many that we cannot. Being our first project with Supplied, expected teething problems come with any new business, but we are proud of what we have achieved in such a short time.” The company and its sister, Installed Holdings, had a narrow window to complete their works before the building’s scaffolding disappeared. The two companies had around 30 people, which included employees, subcontractors and window installers working on Village Quay Skyline over the 14 weeks it took to complete the job. The two companies are now working on a number of tenders for 2016 that they are optimistic about winning. They also commenced another large project in December in Clempton Park for the construction group, Parkview as well as some smaller projects around the city. Mobbs sees more high and medium density apartments being built in the near future. “People want the high diversity and low maintenance living. We’ll be working on those for some time to come. It’s a great time to be launching a new business.”

For more information contact Supplied Holdings, 1/4 Skyline Place, French’s Forest NSW 2086, phone 0402 329 095, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE Skyline Tower 157

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DEVELOPER : NSW Roads and Maritime Services MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd ENGINEER : Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd PROJECT VALUE : $170 million

The $170M Central Coast Highway upgrade has realigned the existing intersection into a single signalised intersection easing congestion. The upgrade included the construction of a new connecting road and a system of shared pedestrian and cycle paths. As a principal gateway to the New South Wales Central Coast, the Central Coast Highway transports visitors and residents to the region’s thriving beaches, national parks and retail attractions. More than 70,000 vehicles pass through the critical intersection at Manns Road and Brisbane Water Drive per day, creating one of the Highway’s busiest traffic junctions. The Central Coast Highway upgrade is a major infrastructure project initiated by NSW Roads and Maritime Services and funded by the NSW government, to ease current congestion and plan for future increased traffic volumes by completely realigning the Manns Road and Brisbane Water Drive offset intersections into a single signalised intersection. Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd provided the infrastructure expertise to manage and complete the $170 million upgrade at West Gosford. A complex and challenging location, the Central Coast Highway upgrade entailed a detailed number of component works to accommodate the expanding highway. These included the formation of 158 NSW PROJECT FEATURE CENTRAL COAST HIGHWAY UPGRADE

a new connecting road with the construction of a three staged bridge on the Central Coast Highway and an adjacent two staged bridge on Debenham Road. Other new construction activities included roads/ cycle ways, various retaining walls, a noise wall adjacent to the new westbound Central Coast Highway exit ramp, drainage and subsurface drainage as well as ancillary works incorporating street lighting, safety barriers plus new kerbs and gutters. The work also included upgrading five signalised intersections in total. Some of the project’s largest challenges, as explained by Seymour Whyte’s Brad Binns, Contract Project Manager of the Central Coast Highway upgrade, arose from the complexity of utilities that required relocating. “Pretty much everything you can think of ” is how Brad summarises the number and type of services that required strategic planning to relocate without causing disruptions to residents and local businesses. Water, sewer and gas reticulation systems were relocated, as well as major electrical assets including 66KV Sydney Trains and 66KV, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW











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New road pavement Concrete median Shared pedestrian/cycle path Area to be landscaped (indicative only) Indented bus bay

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33KV, 11KV and LV Ausgrid power lines. Telecommunications networks servicing Telstra, Optus and Nextgen customers also required relocating in what is a critical services and utilities hub for the busy residential and commercial location. “A lot of work went into staging the relocations to make sure people were still connected while work was underway,” Brad says. “There was also a lot of staging due to constraints on the available space to put the utilities.” Seymour Whyte’s meticulous sequencing of the Central Coast Highway upgrade works was also an important strategy in the management of the intersection’s heavy traffic flow. “There were a lot of construction stages to allow each section to be built,” explains Brad. Working closely with Roads and Maritime representatives on site, Brad and his team from Seymour Whyte have successfully negotiated the trickiest aspects of the project with nothing but praise from their clients. “Part of the success of the project has been the Seymour Whyte team and Roads and Maritime working collaboratively,” says Brad. “We have overcome a lot of issues with utilities and staging through WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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working together as one.” Not only creating a safer and more efficient infrastructure solution for one of the Central Coast’s busiest portals, the Central Coast Highway upgrade has enriched the local community through its support of the Metal for Mobility program. Donating revenue raised from onsite metal waste, the project team is supporting local kids and adults with a disability through this exciting initiative. Specialising in infrastructure construction, civil engineering group Seymour Whyte was recently recognised a winner in The Australian Business Awards 2015 for Innovation for ‘fully mobile, fully integrated’, industry leading construction management solutions. Since commencing operations in 1987, Seymour Whyte has completed over $5 billion worth of complex infrastructure and building projects throughout Australia. Current projects in NSW include the Great Western Highway Upgrade, Hartley Valley to Forty Bends, Sydney Airports Northern Airport Precinct and the Maitland Railway Station Roundabout Upgrade.

For more information contact Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd, L8, 182-186 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point NSW 2060, phone 02 8908 7400, fax 02 8908 7499, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE CENTRAL COAST HIGHWAY UPGRADE 159

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DACH Constructions Central Coast based Dach Constructions Group is the direct result of two well established concrete and building businesses joining forces four years ago. Directors Danny Farag and Chris Young combined their extensive experience into one superior construction group specialising in building new homes, extensions and renovations, property development along with civil and commercial projects. Participating in the revitalisation of their local region, Dach Constructions supplied teams of carpenters and concreters to the upgrade of the Central Coast Highway. The carpenters completed the fitout of Seymour Whyte’s office used to run the project and the concreters poured the pathways, driveways and median strips. Dach Constructions Group relied upon their expertise and professionalism to manage the tight timeframes of the project. Working on the Central Coast Highway Upgrade presented no particular challenges for a company who pride themselves on delivering stress-free projects from start to finish. With a team of qualified and reliable employees and contractors, Dach Constructions offers high quality results across its specialist areas of building and concreting. Dach Constructions are the experts for new home builds, renovations and extensions as well as commercial, office and shop fitouts. Supplying civil, commercial and residential concreting services, the concrete crew is experienced in all aspects of concreting including WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

road works, walls, footpaths and driveways. Across all its work, the company prides itself on providing innovative design, attention to detail and “good, old-fashioned service.” Servicing the Central Coast and Newcastle areas, Dach Constructions has a genuine commitment to strengthening their local community and employing local tradespeople and apprentices. Dach Constructions have a number of projects on the go including eight new build homes at Murrays Beach, Lake Macquarie. The company is also due to start various new homes and renovation projects around the Central Coast in the coming months.

For more information contact Dach Constructions Group, 6/210 The Entrance Road, Erina NSW 2250, phone 02 4365 0054, email, website NSW PROJECT FEATURE CENTRAL COAST HIGHWAY UPGRADE 161

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a grand impression DEVELOPER : Central Equity Ltd MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Brookfield Multiplex ENGINEER : Rincovitch & Partners PROJECT VALUE : $130 million

The $130M Southbank Grand is the newest piece to the Southbank precinct, offering the prestige of modern Melbourne living in a central city location. Southbank Grand, a brand new 43-level apartment tower, is located within close proximity to the Melbourne CBD and fits seamlessly in with the upmarket look of the area, yet has historical roots, incorporating a two level Victorian building at its base. Great care had to be taken whilst working on the restoration of the existing heritage façade as not only did it have to meet with strict criteria, but is situated on one of the busiest intersections in Melbourne. Located on the corner of City Road and Power Street, Southbank Grand presides over the intersections south east corner, opposite Central Equity’s Award winning Southbank One apartments. With a stunning glass exterior, Southbank Grand is home to 515 apartments, seven ground floor tenancies and carparks. The sophisticated apartments consist of one, two and three bedrooms all with comfortable living space. A single bedroom apartment measure up to 56m2, two bedrooms up to 89m2 and three bedrooms up to 114m2. It’s not just the façade and apartments that make Southbank Grand special. Venture past the spectacular façade of Southbank Grand, and you enter into a world of sophisticated


design and convenient living. The dramatic entry greets you with its oversized light fittings and metallic style panelling. A concierge will also be available along with a waiting area for guests. Another special feature of Southbank Grand is the addition of three bedroom skyhomes, townhouse like apartments that make city living even more appealing. The skyhomes measure up to 196m2 and add a classy touch to the prestigious building. All apartments and skyhomes are fitted out with quality finishes, offering floor to ceiling windows, balconies, stone benchtops, a choice of colour schemes, quality European appliances, and concealed reverse cycle air conditioning in the living areas. Bathrooms in the apartments are fitted out with semi frameless shower screens and stone vanities and a combined washer dryer will serve as the residences laundry facilities. All apartments are fitted with low voltage recessed downlights. With car parking available for many of the apartments, and an average 7-Star energy rating, the Southbank Grand offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle that is second to none. Its close proximity to the Melbourne CBD,

retail, cultural, entertainment and dining precincts as well as, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Yarra River Promenade, make it a perfect choice for city dwellers. Southbank Grand houses a heated indoor pool and a gym. A communal bbq area has also been provided in the apartment block. Respected as both developers and property managers, over the past two decades, Central Equity have sold and successfully completed nearly $4 billion worth of inner city homes and apartments in Melbourne. Central Equity has made a name for themselves with premium estates in popular Melbourne suburbs. There estates have an emphasis on open spaces, water features and community facilities. They are experts at delivering quality residential properties in exceptional locations, catering for the communities housing needs. Central Equity have created around 60% of the residences around Southbank, and have been credited as being pioneers of the area. For more information contact Central Equity, Level 4, 32 Power Street, Melbourne VIC 3006, phone 03 9278 8888, fax 03 9278 8800, website

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Rich in ideas Richstone Group are changing the way that builders and developers think about multi storey construction projects and their work on the Southbank Grand apartments in Melbourne is testament to this. Using innovative plumbing techniques, Richstone Group were able to streamline the installation process, cutting down bathroom fit out times significantly. With 515 apartments in the $120 million Southbank Grand, Richstone Group certainly had their work cut out for them. Utilising a new prefabricated modular plumbing solution, Richstone completed the fit off for all apartments in record time. With 20 employees on the job, they were able to create a cycle that saw a full floor of the building completed every three days. This was achieved consistently throughout the project, leaving their competitors in their wake as this had never been achieved before in Melbourne. This new modular approach challenges regular plumbing installation procedures, yet it delivers a perfect result, streamlining delivery times and logistics whilst still delivering a high quality product. The prefabricated cost effective product has developers and builders excited, as up to 30% of build costs can be saved by using this new method of installation. Labour costs are reduced, as is material waste on site and the need for site supervision and defect rectification is significantly reduced. As the plumbing components are pre-assembled prior to installation on site, construction programs can be accelerated by 50%, once again saving not only time, but money. The prefabricated plumbing modules are produced to a consistently high standard which in turn leads to high quality installation. The quicker, more reliable plumbing installation impacts positively on other aspects of the project, as there are less hold up times for other trades, and multi floor fit outs can be scheduled with greater overall efficiency. Richstone Group are justifiably proud of their work with prefabricated plumbing modules and have just received certification for AS/ NZA ISO 9001, the International Quality Management Standard. This is testimony to Richstone Group’s ability to provide high quality 164 VIC PROJECT FEATURE southbank grand

service and their commitment to continuous improvement in the plumbing industry. To add further value to their product, Richstone Group will soon be able to offer their prefabricated plumbing modules with a 15 year manufacturer’s warranty, rather than the standard 7 years. This change is imminent, and Richstone Group look forward to providing their innovative product on more projects throughout Australia. Richstone Groups foresight and ability to think like project managers has enabled them to deliver faster and smarter, making them a leading partner with some of Australia’s top level construction and property companies. Being experts in streamlining work processes, they have even used their fit out program to assist other subcontractors working on projects, so they too can increase their productivity. Although Richstone Group has been established for over 12 years, it is their move into the manufacture of prefabricated plumbing modules that has people talking. Their recent nomination for an award in the 2015 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame cemented the fact. For more information contact Richstone Group, 17B Nathan Drive, Campbellfield VIC 3061, phone 03 8339 0100, fax 03 8339 0300, email, website



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the correct code for construction When it comes to building code regulation and code advisors, there’s no going past du Chateau Chun. The established firm of specialist building regulation and building code advisors operate out of Melbourne, Sydney, and Canberra, providing clients with a wealth of knowledge that cannot be matched. du Chateau Chun deliver building code compliance and design certification services including fire life safety, accessibility, DDA and essential safety measures, consulting to both the property development and building construction markets. It was this unparalleled knowledge the team at du Chateau Chun took to the Southbank Grand development in Melbourne. Southbank Grand, a prominent 43-storey residential project located in Southbank Melbourne, relied on the consultancy services of du Chateau Chun to assist with meeting compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) regulations. du Chateau Chun were appointed to assess the proposed design for compliance with the BCA prior to the issue of a building permit and conducting mandatory inspections over the two and a half year construction period. At the completion of the Southbank Grand WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

project, an occupancy permit was issued by the project’s Director and Relevant Building Surveyor, Greg du Chateau. With years of incomparable experience, du Chateau Chun prove time and time again that industry knowledge and expertise combined with the appropriate level of innovation will result in a successful project, as it certainly did in the case of Southbank Grand. du Chateau Chun pride their success on the loyalty and integrity of their team, ensuring they remain at the forefront of building regulation and code compliance consulting. They continue to lead the industry with unmatched experience and knowledge in the regulation, code and specialist consulting markets. Providing authentic service, combined with true core and cultural values, innovation, integrity experience and excellence, du Chateau Chun continue as the preferred consultant for major residential and commercial developments in Australia. For more information contact du Chateau Chun, Suite 218/ 838 Collins Street, Docklands VIC 3008, phone 03 9081 1688, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE southbank grand 167

masters of transportation DEVELOPER : Public Transport Victoria MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : John Holland PROJECT VALUE : $66 million

The upgrade to Ringwood Station includes the reconstruction and expansion of the bus interchange, creation of a new landscaped station forecourt with improved lighting, secure bicycle facilities and CCTV, as well as preservation of heritage-listed station buildings with upgrades to allow for continued use. Utilising the multi award winning skills of John Holland was a natural choice for the $66 million Ringwood Station and Bus Interchange redevelopment. John Holland Group is Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and service provider company who is well recognised for the quality of its infrastructure and engineering solutions. They’ve grown from humble beginnings back in 1949 when the founder, Sir John Holland commenced engineering field operations in Victoria. Over the years they’ve diversified and delivered a range of significant projects in every Australian state and territory, working in all environments – ranging from remote environments to densely populated urban areas producing such highlights as Canberra’s Parliament House, the Sydney Entertainment Centre, the Onshore LNG Facility in the Northern Territory and Australia’s largest road infrastructure project EastLink in Melbourne. 168 VIC PROJECT FEATURE Ringwood station and bus interchange

Many of theses projects have necessitated in overcoming complex technical, physical and logistical challenges across the full spectrum of infrastructure, construction and engineering works for both public and private clients. And the major upgrade of Ringwood Station and Bus Interchange is no different. “Like the EastLink project we’re aiming that this one will also set a new benchmark in safety and environmental management, cost-efficient delivery and with limited disruption to surrounding communities and stakeholders. By being involved early in the project we can reduce risk exposure and maximize the rate of return for projects.” said Executive General Manager, Rail, Richard Stewart. John Holland’s services extend across the project life-cycle spectrum and they work collaboratively with their customers to  define and develop concepts, validate, fund and deliver a full range of engineering construction and operations services. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

“One of the key points of differentiation from our peers is the extent, depth and breadth of our service offering,” said Richard. “Coupled with the strength of our internal collaboration model, it allows us to effectively and efficiently deliver infrastructure and engineering solutions.” The Ringwood Station and Bus Interchange upgrade began in September 2014 with the demolition of the disused shops in Railway Place. The project is expected to be completed by early 2016 and includes: • a major upgrade of Ringwood Station to provide full accessibility and improve amenity and shelter • a pedestrian concourse providing 24-hour access over the railway line • stairs, ramps, lifts and an escalator to provide access to the platforms and concourse • preservation of the heritage-listed station buildings with upgrades to allow continued use • reconstruction and expansion of the bus interchange • new toilet facilities and waiting rooms • creation of a landscaped station forecourt • improved safety with additional lighting and CCTV • a new signalised pedestrian crossing of Maroondah Highway, with more frequent crossing opportunities • vastly improved pedestrian and cycling facilities along the Maroondah WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Highway and Station Street improvements to the road environment to create a ‘boulevard’ between Ringwood Street and Warrandyte Road.

“By utilising our in-house engineering expertise we are able to create value for our customers and provide services through the entire project lifecycle,” said Richard. “This work will compliment our earlier award-winning work on the EastLink too.” John Holland’s operations span a large range of diverse sectors. This means that they often bring experience and skills acquired in one sector to another to create innovative, enduring and cost-effective solutions for customers. The sectors they operate in include: Civil and Buildings; Electrical and Instrumentation; Energy; Marine; Mechanical and Process; Rail Construction; Operations and Maintenance; Tunneling and Water and Wastewater. No doubt, John Holland will continue to strive to intensify their efforts to reach new frontiers of ingenuity and innovation in every project they deliver in the future. For more information contact John Holland Corporate Head Office, Level 5, 380 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004, phone 03 8698 9400, fax 03 9696 1873, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE Ringwood station and bus interchange 169

Below KBR provided engineering and project management services for the project.

KBR is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of engineering and project management services. For decades it has been the company that customers turn to for their most challenging assignments and the $66 million major upgrade of Ringwood Station and Bus Interchange redevelopment is one such project. Beginning in September 2014 with the demolition of the disused shops in Railway Place, the project will be completed by early 2016. As the lead design consultant, KBR undertook engineering design, management and documentation for the construction of the new and upgraded facilities including track, overhead traction, civil structures, road design and utilities services. “We have been supporting Australian clients across the transport, water and resources industries for almost 50 years,” said Ray Mahony, Director, Transport and Buildings, Engineering & Construction Australia. “We are proud of our involvement in the Ringwood Railway Station and Bus Interchange Upgrade which delivers a safe, reliable and efficient transport hub for commuters.” 170 VIC PROJECT FEATURE Ringwood station and bus interchange

KBR’s portfolio also includes engineering solutions for some of the nation’s most complex urban and regional rail projects including Sydney Metro Northwest, Melbourne’s Regional Rail Link and the Goonyella to Abbot Point (GAP) Expansion Project in Queensland. “At KBR, we have the experience and technical expertise to safely deliver projects on time and within budget, with minimal disruption to the community and existing operations,” added Ray. “Whatever the assignment, no matter how complex or demanding, KBR can marshal resources to respond quickly and effectively to changing markets and customer needs.”

For more information contact KBR, Level 3, 441 St. Kilda Road, VIC 3004, Australia, phone 03 9828 5333 fax 03 9820 0136, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Safeworking Solutions provided a safe and efficient work environment on the project.

Significant ongoing changes in the rail industry during the past 20 years allowed Safeworking Solutions (SWS) to create a premium niche service that was nearly lost in the privatisation process. Built on the experience and contacts of dedicated staff, SWS now provides clients with a safe and efficient work environment on rail reserves with minimal disruption to the rail network. “We’ve demonstrated the capacity to operate as effective team members, often under the most difficult and challenging circumstances,” informs Romney Talbot, Manager of Business Operations. “This has proved to be of great value on construction and maintenance activities across the Suburban and Regional Victorian rail networks.” Since the beginning SWS have been working closely with John Holland, providing rail safety protection for all workers, plant and equipment around the train lines. SWS also hold electrical permits for the overhead and underground electrical services when isolations are required. “When we design a work method safety plan for a project there are no surprises. It will work as we have described,” Romney explains. “Learning about the traps of working in the rail environment can be devastatingly expensive and no one wants mistakes like this on a project. We ensure WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

friendly, open discussion at the tender stage and have the experience to successfully implement.” SWS are a responsive, action oriented and dynamic organisation. Their personnel have up-to-date competencies and deliver industry best practice results. They understand that clients need assurance and that critical suppliers have appropriate systems in place for the management of safety and quality. “We plan the implementation, monitoring and review process for working on the rail passage. Our skills allow minimal disruption to the rail network while allowing the client to get the job done. We listen to the clients needs and design the best possible plan. We also provide Level 1 TTSA training for various project members throughout the project.” Simply put — Safeworking Solutions are your one stop shop for your rail safety requirements. They are the experts when it comes to safety on the Victorian, South Australia and New South Wales Rail Network. For more information contact Safeworking Solutions Pty Ltd, 3 Ryland Avenue, Croydon VIC 3136, phone 1300 720 934, fax 1300 720 935, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE Ringwood station and bus interchange 171

Below Close Commercial Services provided and installed panel roofing systems for the Ringwood Station.

Operating in Australia for 21 years Close Commercial Services Pty Ltd (CCS) now specializes in metal roofing, Askin, Kingspan, Multicell polycarbonate roofing systems and Ortech installation and Panel Roofing Systems. CCS has grown to service the commercial sector, building a solid reputation for performance and professionalism and are well recognised and respected within the construction industry — hence their involvement in the $66 million upgrade of the Ringwood Station and Bus Interchange. “At Ringwood we used Kingspan and Everbright roofing systems over all roof areas, ramps, platform canopies and cross concourses,” informed Director Jason Close. “The Everbright roofing system is relatively new to Victoria. This is one of the first major projects we’ve used it on.” “We pride ourselves on our quality of workmanship within the building industry. We can ensure that all work conforms to industry approved standards, Occupational Health and Safety standards, as well as regulatory requirements,” said Jason. For more information contact Close Commercial Services Pty Ltd, Factory 4/30 Network Drive, Carrum Downs VIC 3201, phone 03 9770 8416, fax 03 9770 8419, website 172 VIC PROJECT FEATURE Ringwood station and bus interchange


Below Granite Works provided paving for walkways on the Ringwood Station and Bus Interchange project.

Granite Works has provided extensive Granite and Bluestone to the Ringwood Station and Bus Interchange redevelopment. This high profile project required hard surfaces for the new pedestrian concourse, landscaped station forecourt and pedestrian crossing. Granite and Bluestone (Basalt) were selected for this premier project as they are two of the hardest wearing and durable paving products available. As this project was considerable in size and subject to public scrutiny in the future the key to its success was in the supply and that’s where Granite Works came in. “This was a massive undertaking; we had to supply over 650 tonnes of Granite and Bluestone to this project.” says Simon Leslie of Granite Works. “With very limited time frames as some areas were open to our client for construction on very specific days. We were able to produce it and have it stored and ready for delivery when called upon inside three months for the entire project. With zero delays we have still maintained a quality product without compromise” Granite Works have their our own quarries and also work closely with other manufacturers to benefit their customers. Most granite WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

is quarried in huge blocks, making it possible for Granite Works to achieve sizes that are otherwise unfeasible with other natural stones. Granite Works has an enormous range of Natural Stone. “Our basic range consists of colours from white, grey, black, green, yellow, orange, burgundy and much more. There’s a colour to suit almost every need” There is also a vast range of textures and partnered with the colour range the options are endless. Granite Works have been supplying natural stone for over 15 years. Whether it’s a large scale commercial project, such as the Ringwood Station and Bus interchange, or a highly detailed small scale project, Granite Works are the leaders in the industry. Granite Works experience and knowledge really does set it apart from its competitors.

For more information contact Granite Works Pty Ltd, 53 Renver Road, Clayton VIC 3168, phone 03 9813 5999, fax 03 9813 5399, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE Ringwood station and bus interchange 173

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Below Trafficca provided traffic control services to the Ringwood Station redevelopment.

Since 2006 Trafficca has been managing significant traffic and event management projects for key businesses across Victoria. On the $66 million Ringwood Station and Bus interchange upgrade 60 professionally trained Trafficca employees provided expert traffic and pedestrian management, while also interfacing with local business and the many public transport users. “Our major challenge was maintaining productivity and public transport client access to a major railway station without compromising the safety of the public and workers,” said Trafficca General Manager, Anthony Simmons. “Our companies success on this project can be directly attributed to our employees high level of Major Project experience.” Trafficca is a VICROADS pre-qualified traffic management company that has grown to become one of the leading traffic management and solutions services in Victoria. Employing 105 fully trained traffic controllers they provide quality, dedicated services with a focus on safety and risk control for a variety of clients. “Your risk on the road is our concern,” said Anthony. “At Trafficca we work to minimise that risk through staff training, resources and technical expertise.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Trafficca is an innovative service provider that occupies a niche market with a focus on Major Projects. Using professional traffic management plan software Trafficca tailors each management plan individually to their customer’s requirements taking into account local Council and Government traffic control requirements. “Our combination of technical expertise, flexibility and innovation is a key differentiator from our competition,” Anthony ensured. “We pride ourselves in meeting strict quality, environmental and safety guidelines in line with our 3rd party certified management system. It’s now reflected by our repeat clients.” Trafficca has the solutions for all road, rail transport traffic management projects and also event traffic management solutions. If you need to protect long or short term work sites, events or if you have an emergency situation, Trafficca has the ability, equipment, experience, knowledge and dedicated staff to assist in every way.

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Aesthetic elegance The $175M Oxley Apartments feature 234 apartments within four buildings. The energy efficient structure places an emphasis on thermal energy management whilst the intricate moulded precast façade incorporates complex metalwork.

Developer : Urban Inc ARCHITECT : Elenberg Fraser Pty Ltd DEVELOPMENT VALUE : $175 million

Committed to great design and architecture, one of Australia’s most progressive developers, Urban Inc, has hit the mark again, this time with the $175m Oxley apartments in Collingwood, Victoria. Known for their innovative inner city apartments, Urban Inc has created Oxley to be a liveable and sustainable neighbourhood, catering for the communities needs in this cultural hub. Sitting on a 4000m2 block, Oxley is made up of four individually designed buildings, aptly named Tailor, Mason, Foy and Gibson for the heritage listed buildings in the area. Sitting at the junction of Oxford and Stanley Streets, Oxley is at the heart of Collingwood, where rich history blends seamlessly with creations for the new era. Designed by renowned architects and interior designers Elenberg Fraser, Oxley welcomes residents with its unique and elegant style. Inspired by the heritage that surrounds it, Oxley’s exterior is character filled and indigenous planting, internal and external courtyards and vertical gardens highlight the complex. 176 VIC PROJECT FEATURE Oxley apartments

To add to the contemporary experience, clean, simple lines were used throughout the apartments, creating an open feel throughout. With light and dark colour schemes available, buyers of these pristine properties also had the option to upgrade to the Oxley colour scheme, with natural stone and tailor made timber joinery adding to their homes appeal. The theme of timeless beauty continues throughout the apartments, the bathrooms boasting quality European fittings, and custom basins and large format tiling making for a very chic finish. Add to this a semi frameless glass finish on the showers and the stylishly modern look is complete. The elegance doesn’t stop there with designer kitchens waiting to be explored. The feeling of light and space have been incorporated into this culinary area and slim lined draws and shelving compliment the island bench tops and European Miele appliances. Energy and water saving techniques have not been overlooked in Oxley, Urban Inc displaying their environmental consciousness and respect AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

for future generations to come. Factoring in the variable weather conditions that Melbourne offers, reverse cycle air conditioning has been included in all apartments along with double glazing on windows. Oxley offers 234 residential apartments in 1 and 2 bedroom configurations, with a Penthouse as its crowning glory. Varying in size, all apartments have been designed to optimise space, the one bedroom residences measuring from 54 to 68m2, two bedrooms from 80 to 85m2 and the Penthouse over 100m2. In addition, each residence is complimented with a spacious balcony, secure access and most with a car space. Communal space abounds, the ground floor shared area framed by gardens acting as a peaceful retreat or entertaining space. Custom seating is nestled between the flourishing green landscape, the smooth stone and wooden materials used not only paying homage to Collingwood’s rich history of furniture production, but also complimenting the buildings appeal. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

A fusion of steel, masonry and glass has been utilised in the pool terrace on Level 4. The result is spectacular and contrasts with the lushness of the surrounding gardens and heritage buildings. BBQ facilities have been included in this area, residents able to experience the best of inner city living against a spectacular back drop. To add to the micro neighbourhood feel, retail facilities on the ground floor have also been appointed, a café awaiting to serve the needs of residents and the community. Recognised by The Australian Institute of Architects for its commitment to quality craftsmanship and design excellence, Urban Inc has proven itself as one of Melbourne’s most accomplished developers, incorporating every aspect of a great urban experience in their work, that of design, people and place. For more information contact Urban Inc, 162 Williams Road, Prahran VIC 3181, phone 03 9654 6222, fax 03 9654 2225, email website VIC PROJECT FEATURE Oxley Apartments 177

flowing fresh Boasting over 100 years of combined experience, Coldflow Mechanical Services is one of Melbourne’s most recognized providers of quality Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) installations. Equipped with unbeatable technical skills and expertise, it is not surprising that installing mechanical systems to service the 234 Oxley Apartments. Coldflow Mechanical Services were responsible for the installation of air conditioning and mechanical services, including apartment air conditioning, basement supply and exhaust systems as well as miscellaneous exhaust systems.

Coldflow Mechanical Services work to provide HVAC solutions for their clients from the commencement of a project and beyond. From tender quotations and submissions, to the production of shop and as-built drawings by their own team of mechanical engineers, Coldflow ensure the right solutions for their customers’ needs. For the ongoing control and maintenance of their supplied mechanical services, Coldflow provide building management and Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems, 24 hour service and routine maintenance.

Specialising in delivering end-to-end HVAC mechanical services to commercial and industrial complexes, Coldflow’s work on the Oxley Apartments represents only a selection of the services they offer for design and construct projects.

Coldflow has expanded since being founded in 1967 to become a highly successful and award-winning provider of commercial and industrial mechanical services with a strong commitment to their clients. Led by a management team with expert technical skills, Coldflow continue to succeed in an ever-changing commercial and industrial market by embracing an innovative and competitive approach.

Coldflow Mechanical Services are the experts on heating and chilled water systems, energy-saving heat recovery systems, Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) air conditioning systems, and the installation of rooftop package units and split-ducted systems. They also supply a range of exhaust and fresh air systems.

For more information contact Coldflow Mechanical Services, 6 Torteval Place, Clayton VIC 3168, phone 03 8572 1250, website

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up, up and away The $185.6M upgrade of the RAAF Base East Sale will improve functionality and capability for the future and includes training facilities, accommodation and a air traffic control centre. CLIENT : The Department of Defence MANAGING CONTRACTOR : Leighton Contractors PMCA : Aurecon Group STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Bonacci Group PROJECT VALUE : $185.6 million

The Department of Defence, Aurecon and Leighton Contractors (formerly Thiess) have collaborated to deliver a $185.6m upgrade of the RAAF Base East Sale, replacing ageing infrastructure with a world-class air base featuring state-of-the-art training facilities. The upgrade has installed a large number of new amenities and operational facilities including 180 accommodation units (6 x 2 storey blocks), physical fitness training facility, air traffic control facility, flightline maintenance, chapel and community support building, commercial facilities (2 buildings), School of Air Warfare, environmental stormwater works, 25m firing range, new bore water treatment plant and a new fuel farm. The collaborative working environment from all involved assisted in successfully delivering the project. All project stakeholders worked together to develop and deliver state-of-the-art facilities for the RAAF. Leighton Contractors operated as managing contractor for client Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence, Estate and Infrastructure Group and Project Manager/Contract Administrator, Aurecon. Leighton Contractors was engaged as the Managing Contractor in December 2009 and managed the design development of the project from a Strategic Business Case developed by Defence and Aurecon, along with assistance for the presentation of the project to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works. Following Government approval, Leighton Contractors completed the design and undertook all of the construction works. 180 VIC PROJECT FEATURE RAAF BASE EAST SALE

Along with 25 of their own employees working on the upgrade, Leighton Contractors engaged over 1000 subcontractors from neighbouring communities in a significant boost for the local economy. Having a procurement strategy to maximise local content, surrounding Gippsland subcontractors and suppliers played a critical role in the successful delivery of the project. The Assistant Minister for Defence and Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester also acknowledged the economic benefit to region. He has said, “As the local Member, I have had great personal satisfaction in witnessing the local construction industry directly benefiting from this extensive project.” RAAF Base East Sale remained operational throughout the duration of the upgrade. With infrastructure works encompassing the entire Base, a significant challenge for Leighton Contractors was to deliver the works whilst not impacting on the RAAF’s training requirements. This was achieved via very close collaboration between all project stakeholders, particularly those at the Base level. Constructing a new air traffic control tower in a live airfield environment proved equally challenging. Sighting was undertaken to ensure the most appropriate location for visibility of the airfield but also so that the new facility could be built whilst not interrupting the ongoing flying requirement of the RAAF. Collaboration with the RAAF and utilisation of their 360o simulator overcame this challenge, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

however potential risks to the project team working in a live airfield environment remained a challenge. Leighton’s solution was to provide a design so that they could prefabricate the roof structure on the ground. Having installed all roof and wall cladding, permanent handrails and roof access, and also the framing for the 38mm thick glazing panels, the entire structure could then be lifted up in one go. This approach significantly reduced hazards to both the project team and the RAAF. A success for both the RAAF and the local community, the upgrade has also delivered benefits to the surrounding environment, having invested in upgrading environmental controls that will ensure the ongoing and future protection of the downstream RAMSAR listed wetlands. This includes erosion control and multiple stormwater quality improvement devices. “These new and improved facilities will serve the Air Force and our dedicated men and women for many years to come,” states Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies AO Leighton Contractors deliver infrastructure projects including roads, railways, tunnels, airports, buildings, social infrastructure, water, energy and resources. Current projects include CityLink Tulla Widening: Bulla Road to Power Street, New Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Melbourne Water Capital Works Program. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

JML Engineered Façades was awarded the subcontract to design, detail, install and certify the cabin glazing to very stringent standards and requirements. The job required very close collaboration between the JML Engineered Façades team along with the client and of course the Thiess project team. A key design issue was the movement of the roof structure which is only supported on the central column, meaning the outer edges move up and down in certain weather conditions. This required the actual glass wall panels to be installed and supported independently from the roof structure, which was achieved by designing custom aluminium extrusions for the top and bottom edges of the glass, with the top section being made such that when joined at each facet using custom connector plates, it effectively formed a continuous and therefore ridged ring which was then temporarily supported from the roof frame. Once all glass was installed it was disconnected allowing the glass walls to be completely independent of the roof structure. This was a successful project that is testament to the ingenuity of the JML Engineered Façade teams, to undertake a complex installation in a remote location to the exact standards set by the client. For more information contact JML Engineered Façades, Unit 3/2 Frost Drive, Mayfield West NSW 2304, phone 02 4967 1199, fax 02 4967 3666, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE RAAF BASE EAST SALE 181



Below Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting installed the roofing material to the RAAF Base East Sale project.

The new Chapel and Community Support Building, constructed as part of the redevelopment of East Sale RAAF Base, is one of the base’s most significant sites for maintaining the wellbeing of serving men and women. The building accommodates a multi-denominational chapel, a mental health and psychology section plus the Defence Community Organisation. Bairnsdale-based Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting installed the roof as well as supplied the roofing material on this important building, overcoming the challenge of the roof ’s large size without any difficulties. “We hadn’t used sheets that long before,” explains Danny Moorhouse, Business Manager at Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting. “We used extra long sheets of tin that needed to be rolled onsite. For that we had to organise a mill onsite and crane to lift it.” Adapting to the strict security procedures of the Australian Defence Force was another novel experience for the team from Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting. “Initially the security protocols on the RAAF Base and getting into the habit of organising gate passes was a challenge,” says Danny. “But we got that sorted out.” Over all, the team from Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting found the East Sale RAAF Base redevelopment to be a rewarding project that benefited the local community and provided the company with valuable experience for larger projects in the future. “It was really good that a project of that size used local trades rather bringing them in,” Danny explains. Importantly, the local workers were taken care of throughout the project with the implementation of comprehensive Occupational, Health and Safety strategies that impressed the Frith’s team. “There was a good amount of OH&S that was enforced,” Danny reports. “The guys in the safety department were very helpful. It is good to see that safety was a major priority.” Danny credits Thiess with providing a positive and inspiring work environment throughout the project. “The Engineer and Project Supervisor were really good to work with,” Danny says. “We enjoyed developing WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

a new relationship with the team at Thiess and look forward to being involved in similar projects in the future.” For Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting, the East Sale RAAF Base redevelopment is representative of the type of projects the company aspires to undertake more frequently. “We do want to do larger commercial contracts,” Danny explains. “That is the direction we want to head in, working with an A1 builder.” Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting has grown remarkably since Director Adrian Frith established the company 10 years ago. “Originally Adrian was working for himself and has grown it upwards to 30 guys,” says Danny. The professional team now comprises qualified plumbers, 1st to 4th year apprentices, experienced machine operators and high quality labourers. The range of works and services offered by Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting encompasses the needs of Government, industrial, commercial and residential projects. These include mining industry and commercial hydraulics, new and re-roof plumbing, commercial plumbing, water main extensions, drainage works and the unblocking of sewers. Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting also provide residential new house plumbing and gasfitting as well as plumbing maintenance. Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting are equipped to handle the largest of jobs with a fleet that includes various excavators from 2.5 to 13.5 tonne, tip trucks from 6-10 tonne, skid steer, 45f boom lift and scissor lift, rollers and various floats up 20 tonne capacity. Currently, Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting are completing all underground, internal and roof plumbing for the new Spotlight building in Bairnsdale as well as work on the HMAS Albatross Base in Nowra.

For more information contact Frith’s Plumbing and Gasfitting, 2/30 Rovan Place, PO Box 1832, Bairnsdale VIC 3875, phone 03 5152 1925, fax 03 5152 5654, email, website


Class of its own The $190 million New Preston Depot is part of the Victorian Governments $809 million Tram Procurement Program, delivered by Yarra Trams.

Principal Contractor : Coleman Rail Pty Ltd DELIVERY PARTNER : Yarra Trams Architect : Kyriacou Architects ENGINEER : AECOM and Geotech Engineering PROJECT VALUE : $190 million

The biggest tram depot redevelopment in Australia’s history is taking place in Melbourne with Yarra Trams managing the delivery of the project on behalf of Public Transport Victoria. Yarra Trams appointed Coleman Rail as the Principal Contractor to help make the vision a reality. Established in 2002, Coleman Rail is an integral part of the Geotech Group, and are known for their Metro, Freight, Heavy Haul and Light Rail infrastructure work. The comprehensive redevelopment project will see the current facility transformed into a state of the art maintenance workshop for 50 next Generation E-Class trams, as well as the entire Melbourne fleet. Tram stabling, operational and maintenance facilities are also being catered for in the new facility. The 18-acre New Preston Depot site on St Georges Road is a heavy maintenance and servicing facility and as such has remained open during the redevelopment project, causing a few challenges to arise along the way. Coleman Rail is working closely with Yarra Trams to maintain their 182 VIC PROJECT FEATURE New preston depot

workshop and depot functionality, uninterrupted use of services and continuity of fleet access throughout the many stages of the project. Specialised teams on site ensure fencing and walls are placed appropriately to ensure maximum safety at all times. Using their expertise in the delivery of projects in live rail environments, Coleman Rail has a large scope of works for the major tram workshop redevelopment. Included in this is the laying of 7km of tram tracks within the workshops themselves. Coleman Rail reconfigured the heavy maintenance facilities, as well as creating new tram servicing and sanding facilities. Storage buildings on site were extended to assist with housing the new E-Class trams, and new administration, operations and training facilities along with workshop amenities. A new substation and a project workshop were also constructed and an automatic wheel measuring facility was installed, to ensure AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

proper maintenance of wheels. The redevelopment also included the installation of a tram wash. As the original Preston Workshops were constructed in the mid 1920s, careful attention has to be paid to integrate heritage listed features into the redevelopment, and Coleman Rail are using their extensive experience to ensure this is occurring. The work that Coleman Rail is completing on the New Preston Depot is complex, and entails a series of coordinated and staged sub projects, with some work being completed outside the site in surrounding streets. Each stage has a progressive handover of agreed ideas along with transferring of existing maintenance and operational functions. Yarra Trams carries more than 180 million tram passengers a year in Melbourne. The redevelopment of the site will provide state-of-the-art maintenance facilities to help improve service and support the ongoing introduction of the new E-Class trams. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The New Preston Depot complements the $1.7 million world-class full-cabin tram simulator that will be used in the E-Class tram driver training program. This 2.5 tonne, full-cabin replica simulates 25km of the tram network in high detail and allows trainees to practice driving and situational awareness techniques before progressing to on-road training. Coleman Rail is proud to be associated with this major historical redevelopment, one which is steering the trams of Melbourne towards a brighter future. For more information contact Coleman Rail, 174 Turner Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, phone 03 9335 1644, fax 03 9335 4633, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE New preston depot 183

Below Sayfa Group provided access and fall protection systems for the New Preston Depot.

When it comes to workplace safety and compliance, Sayfa Group is reaching new heights with its innovative modular height safety and fall protection systems. Established in 2002, the Australian owned company ensures its products and services support construction and building maintenance safety compliance, in line with Occupational Health and Safety Standards. With their knowledge of workplace safety and compliance Sayfa Group has been able to establish itself as the leader in roof access and fall protection systems across industrial, commercial and domestic markets.

Work on the project was not without its difficulties, with the steep skillion roof pitches creating challenges for the install teams. Incorporated in the installation were fall arrest static lines, fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders. With Sayfa’s hallmark modular systems, delivery and installation whilst challenging was able to meet tight construction lead times. In addition to the roof access and fall protection systems, Sayfa Group also provided the Raptor overhead rigid rail fall arrest system, which is designed as a fall arrest system for workers engaged in the maintenance of trams and trains whilst working at heights.

The tram depot redevelopment saw Sayfa Group provide a range of access and fall protection systems for ongoing roof maintenance. The Sayfa Group team, customised and provided the equipment needed for the large scale project.

Other projects Sayfa Group are currently working on include, SE Water Frankston, Victorian Comprahensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) in Parkville, City West Police Complex in Melbourne and Werribee Plaza.

Equipment used on the project included harness gear and accessories, static line systems, guardrail and walkway systems, modular ladder systems, roof access hatches as well as signage, fixings and hardware. Sayfa design consultants worked in with the construction team and were available to assist with the documentation of a compliant roof access and fall arrest system.

For more information contact Sayfa Group, 1029 Mountain Highway, Boronia VIC 3155, phone 1300 301 755, fax 03 8727 9099, email, website

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Below BVCI supplied over 150 precast concrete stormwater pits for the New Preston Depot.

With BVCI’s expertise in design and engineering, and an extensive product range, supported by three manufacturing facilities and distribution networks, BVCI was the obvious choice when it came to supplying stormwater pits for the $190 million New Preston Depot in Melbourne. The company established in 1967 as Ballarat Vibrated Concreted Industries, has grown to become a trusted industry leader and one that can be counted on to supply a wide range of electrical and communication pits, including precast concrete and rotationally moulded plastic products. Working closely with Coleman Rail, the construction and design company for the project, BVCI supplied over 150 precast concrete stormwater pits for the major tram depot redevelopment. The pits, supplied in both 450mm x 450mm and 600mm x 600mm sizes, also included concrete risers as well as featuring multi fit entries for pipes. Cast iron frames and cast iron class D covers were also supplied for the stormwater pits, the heavy duty covers enabling trucks and trams to travel safely over them. In addition to supplying the stormwater pits and covers from their standard range, BVCI WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

also provided custom made concrete bases for the electrical control panels that will be used at the tram depot. BVCI’s ability to design and manufacture a variety of products certainly sets them apart in the field. Other specialisations include plastic cable pits; precast concrete cable pits and manholes; precast concrete cable pit covers; galvanised pit covers; large HV and LV cable pits, and SCEC endorsed special pit designs and cover assemblies. BVCI Pty Ltd are continuing to work on large scale projects, currently carrying out significant work in the telecommunication (NBN), rail, infrastructure, defence, ports and high security fields.

For more information contact BVCI Pty Ltd, 73 Carngham Road, Ballarat West VIC 3155, phone 03 5335 8741, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE New preston depot 185

Below Terra Firma Industries installed their signature Fibreglass composite pit lids and covers on the project.

Innovative Smart Covers from Terra Firma Industries are helping our trams run to schedule. As part of network wide improvements to the Melbourne tramways, all trams are now fitted with RFID tags to electronically identify and track trams, allow automatic track allocation and streamline maintenance and stabling. At the Preston Workshops redevelopment in Melbourne this brings massive operational efficiencies by identifying trams before they reach the workshop and automatically routing them to the correct track or stable. This eliminates queuing and traffic congestion and removes the need for tram identification personnel. The equipment to read the tags and transmit the information to the control system, the TransCore AA3233-004 915 MHz Heavy Rail Antenna, needs a safe place to be housed. As a result, the antennas were placed in pits between the tracks. However traditional metal or concrete pit covers could not be used as they interfere with the transmission of the radio signals. A cover was required that was both strong enough for traffic but also transparent to radio signals. Terra Firma Lightweight Composite pit lids provided the solution. The composite structure is transparent to radio waves allowing transmission of signals between the ID antennas mounted on trams and the readers in the pits below. 186 VIC PROJECT FEATURE New preston depot

Another exceptional quality of the pit lids is their high structural performance. Independently tested up to Class E load ratings, they have also been endorsed by VICROADS, their strength and durability long outlasting their concrete counterparts. Their light weight structure also means that installation, maintenance and removal can be done by a single person presenting a much better work health and safety solution. As well as being secure and lockable, there’s no need for additional lifting equipment. Established in 1994, Melbourne based, Terra Firma Industries have created an alternative to heavy concrete and metal covers that is not only lighter, safer and stronger but smarter as well. The composite materials’ radio transparency allows smart devices to transmit and receive signals from within the pit removing the need for cabling. These clever covers are now being utilised together with a new generation of smart devices doing everything from monitoring water quality and flow to directing trams. Terra Firma’s Composite Pit Lids provide brilliant solutions for a myriad of projects around the country making them a transparent choice. For more information contact Terra Firma Industries, 257 Holt Parade, Thomastown VIC 3074, phone 03 9464 6169, fax 03 9464 0522, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below K & P Dean Distributors supplied essential tools for the New Preston Depot.

A large scale project such as the New Preston Depot calls for quality tools, and K & P Dean Distributors were on hand to deliver exactly this.

Welding equipment was also supplied for the extensive redevelopment project, comprising electrodes, aprons, gloves and helmets, all meeting the strict safety standards needed for this particular type of work.

With over 35 years of experience, K & P Dean Distributors used their expertise and specialised knowledge to provide an assortment of essential tools to the biggest tram workshop development in Melbourne’s history.

Keeping in line with work, health and safety requirements, K & P Dean Distributors also supplied safety equipment to the workers on the New Preston Depot site. This equipment included safety glasses, hardhats and vests, ensuring that the workers Personal Protective Equipment needs were met.

Established in 1984, K & P Dean Distributors is one of the leading distributors of industrial supplies to industry in and around Melbourne, having a vast knowledge of products along with supreme customer support services. With a fleet of in house service vehicles, K & P Dean Distributors can offer efficient delivery therefore keeping projects running smoothly without loss of work time.

K & P Dean Distributors objective is to achieve total customer satisfaction in all areas of their business, and they are certainly achieving this. With their ability to offer competitive pricing, a vast product range, reliable product distribution and elite customer service, their service vehicles will sure to be seen in and around Melbourne for a long time to come.

It was this exceptional service that they delivered to the New Preston Depot. Specialised tools such as sledgehammers, shovels, cold chisels, grinders, crowbars, drills, and specialised rail cutting blades all made their way to the site, care of the prompt K & P Dean Distributor delivery service.

For more information contact K & P Dean Distributors, 104 Miller Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003, phone 03 9328 1977, fax 03 9326 5496, email, website


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Below Advanced Plumbing and Drainage provided hydraulic services for the New Preston Depot.

Advanced Plumbing and Drainage have used their expertise in hydraulic design and installation on the New Preston Depot in Melbourne. The company, located in Bacchus Marsh and formed in 2012, used a team of tradesmen on the project that has transformed the New Preston Depot into a state of the art facility for new E Class trams. Advanced Plumbing and Drainage performed specialised hydraulic work both below and above ground including gas lines, sewage (including installation of the HDPE drainage pipes), trade waste, potable and non-potable water, pumps, chambers and interceptors.

options, completing tasks ahead of schedule, sound communication and high quality workmanship. Hydraulic, civil and architectural roof and cladding work can all be provided by Advanced Plumbing and Drainage. All work is completed to Australian standards, following strict Work Health and Safety procedures, and with the latest tools and techniques. As well as large scale jobs and residential developments, Advanced Plumbing and Drainage have used their expertise in the medical, sport, school, fuel, food and entertainment industries, with work also having been carried out in warehouse and factory environments.

Work was also carried out on the fire services, comprising of the fit out of suction lines, hydrant lines, sprinkler links and booster lines. All these specialised services were integrated into the project and met with the strict specifications of the developers. Whilst Advanced Plumbing and Drainage completed these essential services on the New Preston Depot, they also offer a lot more in their company portfolio, servicing the state of Victoria. They provide plumbing services with an emphasis on complete customer satisfaction including but not limited to design and implementation of cost saving 188 VIC PROJECT FEATURE New preston depot

For more information contact Advanced Plumbing & Drainage, 8 Smith Street, Maddingley VIC 3340, phone 0421 370 317, email, website www. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Earthtrack Solutions provided excavating equipment and services for the New Preston Depot.

Earthtrack Solutions has been providing rail and civil maintenance and construction services since 2007. Starting as a small business with just one truck and a small excavator, today the company has grown to boast 15 excavators in its fleet, working on numerous rail projects in Victoria and New South Wales. One of the latest projects that Earthtrack Solutions has lent it’s expertise to has been the $190 million New Preston Depot, the biggest tram depot redevelopment in Melbourne’s history. Working closely with Coleman Rail, Earthtrack Solutions supplied state of the art excavators for the project, ranging in size from 5 to 22 tonnes. Earthtrack Solutions were also on hand to supply operators for the specialised machinery as required. With proven expertise in track maintenance and restoration, rail construction, project management and engineering, earthworks and civil and pipe works, Earthtrack Solutions has fast become a leading name in the Australian rail industry. For more information contact Earthtrack Solutions, 12A Newry Drive, New Gisborne VIC 3438, phone 03 5420 7833, email admin@, website WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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top of the class Client : Victoria University MAIN Construction company : ADCO ARCHITECT : Nettletontribe STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS : Bonacci Group CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $47 million

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The $47 million VIC Uni Student Accommodation project provides students with high quality affordable on campus housing with a collegiate lifestyle. ADCO were awarded the contract to construct the $47 million Victoria University Student Accommodation project, with 508 student accommodation beds in 245 apartments with a variety of single and multibedroom apartments across 13-storeys. Decorated coloured glass and aluminium fins provide visual interest and highlight common areas including the lift and lobby study areas. A ground floor common room which is surrounded by hard and soft landscape works including recreational courtyards and roof terraces presents to visitors and students alike areas for study and play. “As the Managing Contractor we undertook the design and construction works for Unilodge and Victoria University,” said Vytas Brazaitis ADCOs Senior Contract Administrator. "We successfully completed the design and construction works within project confines of small building footprint, local government residential noise restrictions, in ground contamination remediation works and adopted an accelerated program to meet completion dates." One of the keys to the projects success was adopting a partnership approach with the client and consultants. This has resulted in ADCO securing a second student accommodation project in QLD for $80 million. Up to 1,500 workers were employed by ADCO on this project.  ADCO has established a reputation as a leading Green Building company within the Australian market. ADCO is a member of the Green Building Council and we have successfully delivered 4, 5 and 6 Star Green Star buildings over the past few years.


ensure there is a continual focus on sustainability both on site and within ADCO's office locations. An example of ADCO's dedication to sustainability is the design and construction of Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star education project at Bond University on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The Bond University School of Sustainable Development building was awarded the 2009 Environmental Protection Agency Sustainable Industry Award for the Built Environment Category by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in London. This award recognises the project as one of the world’s best examples of sustainable building practice. ADCO Constructions are a commercial construction company in both the private and public sectors. Major sectors include health, aged care, education, community facilities and emergency stations (police facilities and fire and rescue stations). They are a leading construction company successfully delivering projects across Australia. ADCO was established in 1972 and since this time has completed over 3000 projects valued in excess of $8 billion. With annual revenues in excess of $800 million and 400 direct employees, ADCO is rated as one of Australia’s top 100 private companies. What makes them stand out above their competitors is their consistent record of 80% repeat business from these clients. A service based culture and a non-adversarial approach to project delivery are key to ADCO’s success in the market place. Their projects are delivered on time, on budget and without fuss. ADCO's services include and not limited to early contractor involvement, Design & Construct, Managing Contractor services, Construct only, cost planning and design management.

To assist their clients with sustainability principles, ADCO has developed specific in house expertise with a range of Green Star accredited professionals employed within the organisation. These skills assist in identifying and implementing sustainability principles which can be effectively utilised on their projects.

Other projects that ADCO are working on include the Robert Bosch Head Office in Clayton, Victoria, the $33.5 million Bunnings store in Gungahlin, ACT, the Carey Baptist Grammar School in Kew and the $46 million build of the Pensinsula Private Hospital on the Mornington Peninsula.

ADCO’s sustainability commitment extends through all aspects of their business including their extensive environmental management systems which are certified to ISO 14001. These systems set benchmarks and targets to

For more information contact ADCO Constructions (VIC) Pty Ltd, 455-459 Auburn Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122, phone 03 9832 1400, email, website

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designer living The Victoria University Student Accommodation is a project designed to provide Victoria University students with high quality affordable housing on campus with a collegiate lifestyle. Accommodation offerings include a range of single and multi-bedroom shared apartments, some of which are accessible, to suit a variety of student living preferences and budget price points.

demand for car parking. Weaknesses include hostile street frontage on noisy Ballarat Road.

nettletontribe were contracted to provide architectural services for the project with a brief in designing a modern, accessible building that serves functionality, fits the environmental standards and provides a home away from home feeling.

The Victoria University Student Accommodation project is a clever, functional designed building that is also aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Coloured glass fins were used to highlight common areas including the lift lobby, studies and ground floor common room. A number of façade types were used for the various massing elements, which are differentiated using various sun shading devices, cladding elements and change of window positions.

The project scope included 508 student accommodation beds in 245 apartments, in a variety of single occupant students and multi-occupant apartments across 13-storeys with associated resident recreation facilities and administration facilities. The building design allows and encourages daily interaction between staff and student interaction through the design of the entrance, reception and circulation spaces. To enhance the student experience, nettletontribe designed a residential commons area with outdoor recreation spaces and some ancillary retail spaces. There are further communal areas throughout the building, including study rooms, theatrette, laundry, landscaped roof terraces and kitchen gardens. Safety was paramount when designing this building with a high level of security to be offered to students and staff on campus. The building was designed in accordance with Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles as well as incorporating active access control and surveillance systems. Preparing the brief before the construction of the building, nettletontribe identified the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that the building and location presented. Strengths included being close to the campus, close to facilities and green space along the Maribyrnong River and car parking already provided in existing adjoining car park and with future campus developments. On-campus accommodation will reduce

Opportunities included the definition of a university precinct with a new gateway building whilst increasing the vibrancy of the area with student life and adopting an "Up not Out" built form strategy to increase the vibrancy of the area and to preserve growth opportunities for the campus.

nettletontribe has been involved in the development industry since 1971 throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. They specialise in residential design, commercial design, master planning/urban design, interior design, industrial and health/education. nettletontribe believe that the key to their clients success is knowledge and understanding. They value the relationships that they have formed over the past 40 years with their clients. Relationships are based on providing honest reliable information, and delivering results through their experience. The national company have the ability and proven track record to be able to provide high quality architecture while balancing design with commercial realities. From the initial master planning and feasibility analysis, nettletontribe works with their clients to achieve a result that responds to their specific needs. nettletontribe are a customer-focused organisation, recognised in the development industry as a firm, which delivers innovative solutions on difficult sites.

For more information contact nettletontribe, Suite 415, 838 Collins Street, Victoria Harbour VIC 3008, phone 03 9620 5588, email, website

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the right fit GETC was awarded the entire FF&E contract on $47 million Victoria University Student Accommodation project, including manufacturing and supplying all joinery and furniture. The works included the kitchens, wardrobes, bedding, seating, desks, loose furniture, shelving, blinds and all other loose-fit FF&E requirements. All of the Australian office staff had input on this project with Senior Engineer Huafeng Li driving the product element, QA and compliance locally – in conjunction with the drafting, production and QA teams based in the Shanghai Head Office. As GETC supplies some of the world’s largest companies globally and has done so for many years, most of the items required by any client have typically been produced for previous projects although rarely ever being identical items. When working on projects such as these, the most important aspect is ensuring that any of the common issues and challenges are pre-empted and communicated to the client, so that they can make the most appropriate decisions ahead of time. The control of large-scale and wide-ranging manufacturing is exactly what GETC does, so producing the required physical items is actually the simple part of most projects.

The most important, and detailed component in any client dealings are ensuring that the brief is clearly communicated, the client is fully informed and that they receive the highest level of quality and timeliness possible. GETC Consolidated is a specialist division within the GETC Manufacturing Group (China). GETC Consolidated Industries specialises in supplying complete FF&E solutions for mediumlarge projects. The most common inputs are full joinery packages including kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes and general joinery, furniture, curtains and blinds, floor-coverings and light-fittings. They are a relatively new division, formed by the GETC Group – who have been supplying large global clients for over 15 years. With a client-base spanning all major markets including Europe, Australia/New-Zealand, the Middle-East, GETC proudly counts many of the world’s largest companies as clients. The Australian office acts as a Sales and client support office for GETC Consolidated (China), dedicated to offering the GETC Group’s suite of products and services to the local Australian market. GETC Consolidated has offices in China, Thailand, Cambodia, New Zealand, Italy, Hong Kong, America, Philippines, Indonesia and India with others opening in coming months. The Australian office has approximately six staff supported by a very large team at the China Head Office, located in Shanghai. The manufacturing facilities collectively employ over 6,000 staff and ship approximately 4000 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent) containers to clients globally, every year . GETC Consolidated’s team in Australia are aiming to form strong working relationships with a small amount of mid-large clients to ensure they receive the full benefit of the global group’s resources. They are highly confident that within the next two to three years, GETC Consolidated will ground itself in Australia as the primary FF&E and Project Supply partner to many of the country’s best builders, developers and project owners.

For more information contact GETC Consolidated Industries, 89 Strezlecki Avenue, Sunshine VIC 3020, phone 03 9312 0812, fax 03 9311 3633, email, website WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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PLASTERING X-PERTS X-Press Plastering were contracted to do all the metal framing, suspension ceiling and plasterboard for this project. The accommodation building incorporates 12-levels and will not only feature rooms of a high standard, but also contemporary landscape works including courtyards and roof terraces along with modern studies and common floor ground rooms. As the Victorian Government have a strict policy for fire rate systems, X-Press used the Armstrong Dry wall grid system for the suspended ceiling and CSR fire rate plasterboard along with Prostuds fire rate metal studs. Their exceptional services ensured that their product finish complies with Australian standards, especially for the fire and acoustic ratings. With construction sometimes comes challenges and for X-Press Plastering their challenges included time and quality issues along with health and safety controls. X-Press Plastering were asked to complete the job within a short timeframe, meaning their team worked overtime and on Saturdays to meet the program deadline. Finishing on time, the builder was happy with their work. With the short program, quality was at the forefront for the company. “My site foreman followed the company rules and checked all the work after we finished to ensure that we don't make any mistakes and that our works were to the highest standards,” said X-Plastering Director, Andy Yin. More than 20 employees came together to work on this project at the same time and as X-Press Plastering have a strong commitment to health and safety, the staff's wellbeing was looked after.

purchasing materials, they use high quality products which also deliver cost savings for their projects such as the new Armstrong ceiling system that they used on the Victoria University Student Accommodation project. Quality control is backed up by their experienced team of quality assured supervisors and strict policies, enabling them to deliver works to a high quality standard for their clients. Their extensive OH&S control policy keeps their working environment safe and works within their clients requirements. Providing quality service and works of a high standard, clients are left satisfied and X-Press Plastering are seeing repeat business. Past projects for X-Press Plastering include: • Westbourne Grammar School (2013/14) • Keilor East Leisure Centre (2013) • Royal Melbourne Hospital (2013) • University of Melbourne BIO building (2013/14) • Edgewater project (2012/13) • Reservoir Library and Community Centre (2014/15) • Keon Park Children Hub Centre (2014) The Victorian based company are currently working on the Vermont South Medical Centre project and the Deakin University Building M and Atrium Project in conjunction with ADCO Constructions, who they also worked with on the Victoria University Student Accommodation project. For more information contact X-Press Plastering, 22 Guildford Drive, Doncaster East VIC 3109, phone 03 9842 0254, email

Thirty highly skilled and fully experienced Carpenters and Plasterers are employed by X-Press Plastering and the company have experienced fast growth over the half a decade. X-Press also have three full-time site foremen, an estimator and a project manager employed to ensure that a project is seen from start to finish. Apart from delivering high quality works, the Victorian company uses the latest technology when it comes to tools and materials. When 198 VIC PROJECT FEATURE VIC Uni Student Accommodation


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clean, Quick and easy Add-A-Bathroom is the bathroom products marketing division of Fibre Composites International Pty Ltd, companies both independently owned and started by John Arnold. Fibre Composites is the manufacturing division that Mr Arnold started over 16 years ago to produce fibreglass components for the Australian commercial and domestic markets. The company started making modular bathrooms and shower cubicles ten years ago and has supplied these units into the Australian market across the domestic and commercial sectors ever since.

Over the past four years the company has undertaken an extensive development program and has developed their modular bathroom system to incorporate flat packed assembly techniques and has introduced the new Tiled Look finish, taking the product to a new level of feel and finish. In recent years, the company has also exported both the modular bathrooms and showers into a number of countries throughout the Pacific Islands. It has recently started to export the modular bathrooms to New Zealand. The manufacturing division has its primary factory based in a 3,000m2 facility in Adelaide, has also been producing the flat packed modular bathrooms and shower cubicles in their new factory based in Batam, Indonesia. This has enabled the company to offer better price structures to its many clients. With 30 staff working for Fibre Composites, 10 people were seconded to working on the $47 million Victoria University Student Accommodation project. The South Australian company supplied bathroom pods in the 173 apartments. Their pods have been used in a number of other student accommodation buildings. Other projects that Fibre Composites are installing their bathroom pods include are an apartment building in New South Wales’s Port Macquarie, and two apartment buildings in Brisbane. For more information contact Fibre Composites International Pty Ltd, 34 Gum Avenue, Dry Creek SA 5094, phone 1300 559 121, fax 08 8260 2699, email, website

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PAINTED PERFECTION South Melbourne Building Services is based in the Victorian suburb of Glenroy and provides commercial and residential painting services. What distinguishes them from other companies is that they provide quality and on time painting services with very competitive prices. They are proud to offer any kind of painting services and willingly able to work with any company with their painting needs. They were established in 2007 as a company but have over 15 years of experience in painting. South Melbourne Building Services employ 12 staff who have worked with a number of different builders, home owners and construction companies in Melbourne. The company was contracted to fulfill the painting aspect of the Victoria University Student Accommodation project and utilised 6-10 employees for this job. Whilst companies take the opportunities to experiment with new products on projects in a bid to cut costs, introduce sustainability or to trial new products, South Melbourne Building Services opted for traditional products on this project, but their biggest challenge was to finish the job on time. Time was tight for practical completion and WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

handover, but they kept to their strict schedule and finished the job with professional poise. “This project was one of the biggest painting jobs that we have done. We are aiming to increase our turnover and the number of employees to do bigger sized works. We are fully capable and able to complete painting projects up to $3 million now,� said Devrim Kilic, Director of South Melbourne Building Services. South Melbourne Building Services are completing a number of projects at present including Padua Secondary College, the Victorian Police Training Facility in Craigieburn, Keon Park Childcare Centre, Arcadia Apartments in Hughesdale, HUB Apartments in Ascot Vale and Bond Street Apartments in South Yarra. For more information contact South Melbourne Building Services Pty Ltd, 23A Grandview Street, Glenroy VIC 3046, phone 03 9304 3735, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE VIC Uni Student Accommodation 201

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ALL LINED UP Zhushen Pty Ltd who trade as Aikon Interiors have been in business since 2009 and have worked with premium companies such as Australand, Burbank Homes, AHB Homes, Fynnan Constructions and a number of small domestic residence builders. Aikon Interiors are specialists in their field and are known for their reputation in delivering high-quality works and being professional in their approach. Their main line of work is interior lightweight wall framing (using metal studs) and all types of suspended ceiling including all types of wall and ceiling lining along with plastering. Forty-five people are employed with Aikon Interiors, including 16-20 subcontractors for non-EBA works. Whilst their profile and portfolio is growing, their main clientele are from within the Victorian metropolitan area. Aikon Interiors were contracted to provide all plastering works on the Victoria University Student Accommodation project. The collaboration included wall framing, suspended ceilings, the entire wall and ceiling lining, door frames and the supply and install of insulations. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The plastering, framing and lining works were straight forward for Aikon Interiors, but due to confined spaces, the company had suggested and introduced a fire rated shaft wall lining system. This was due to being unable to get to the other side to hang plasterboard and to do fire caulking. Aikon Interiors have had above $7.8 million worth of work in 2015. Current projects include the finishing stage of Olympic Park Community Facilities at the Westpac Centre in Melbourne and new works on the Carey Baptist Grammar School in Kew and the Porsche Centre in Collingwood. They were also successful in winning the contract for works at the Peninsula Private Hospital. For more information contact Aikon Interiors, 79 Elgar Road, Burwood VIC 3125, phone 0401 873 528, email VIC PROJECT FEATURE VIC Uni Student Accommodation 203

The gold standard Developer : Banco Group and Freeman Developments MAIN Construction company : Hacer Group ARCHITECT : JAM Architects CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $60 million

Smith&Co.’s finely crafted residential and retail development, designed around capacious resident gardens, expresses Collingwood’s distinctively eclectic aesthetic, sense of community and embeds the site’s proud history. It’s inner northern location is enviable and the livability - palpable During the 1850’s Victorian gold rush era Smith Street, Collingwood in Melbourne transformed into a major retail shopping precinct. Originally home to a variety of smaller traders, the street soon welcomed a succession of larger emporiums and department stores. The Smith & Co Apartments site was originally home to the first Coles variety store, as well as the original Foy and Gibson premises. With over 50 reputable years in the industry Banco Group has been investing in Smith Street since 1983. Designed by innovative architects Jam, the Smith & Co Apartments achieve solutions and techniques that deliver interiors that are commercially grounded and environmentally conscious. Accessed via Smith Street, one will find not only a selection of spacious one, two and three bedroom luxurious Collingwood apartments available in a range 204 VIC PROJECT FEATURE SMIth & Co Apartments

of layouts, with a variety of view aspects, private balconies, designer kitchens and timber engineered floorboards, but three private courtyard gardens at the podium level, two rooftop entertaining terraces, a library lounge and ground floor retail shopping. Plus three luxurious top floor penthouses in a range of layouts, all with stunning views. Carlton and Fitzroy Gardens, the Yarra River Bike Trail, numerous local gymnasiums, the Fitzroy pool, Melbourne University, RMIT University and Australian Catholic University all surround Smith & Co apartments. “We found buyers now place a large emphasis on outdoor living space, rather than pools and gymnasiums,” said Jake Eisen, Director of Eisen Property, marketing agents for Smith & Co.

“The Banco Group and Jam Architects cleverly addressed this recent shift by providing approximately 1,000m2 of garden space including a European Garden, Indigenous Garden and an edible herb and vegetable garden, all appealing to a variety of buyers.” At Smith & Co, the developer and builder have delivered a first-class project in an ideal location. The site has over 100m of frontage in one of Melbourne’s best locations and an abundance of amenities including vegetable gardens, rooftop entertaining areas, large internal gardens, versatile and practical floor plans with impeccable finishes and also the convenience of a supermarket on the ground floor. “We began working with the Banco Group on this project in late 2013 and in September 2014 the retail marketing campaign was launched, selling out by November 2014 — a fantastic result,” beamed Jake. “With Hacer due to achieve practical completion October/November 2015, ahead of schedule, settlement should occur in late November 2015. During our sales campaign for Smith & Co, we had fantastic support from the Banco Group, Merbo Project Management and the team at Hacer. Nat and I love WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

working in-house as it certainly streamlines the processes and has provided us with great results to date.” Eisen Property offered the following services to Smith & Co: • Sales and marketing services • Floor-plan layouts / product mix • Pricing of apartments • Sales strategies • Purchaser final inspections and facilitating defect rectification • Coordinating valuer inspections and settlements

For more information contact Banco Group, Level 1, 333 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3053, phone 03 9347 5055, fax 03 9347 0287, website For more information Eisen Property Pty Ltd, 381 Punt Road, Cremorne VIC 3121, mobile 0408 051 785, email jake@eisenproperty., website VIC PROJECT FEATURE SMith & Co Apartments 205

Below Plinius Engineering provided architectural and pre-fabricated steel for the Smith & Co Apartments.

When it comes to pre-fabricated steel structures and architectural metalwork products for the commercial and domestic markets Plinius Engineering are the experts and were the perfect partner on Banco Group’s Smith & Co Apartments in Melbourne. From large steel structures to handrails, balustrades, staircases, fences, gates windows and doors, their capabilities have no boundaries. “With over 50 years in the business our expertise and knowledge of everything steel is where we have the most to offer our customers,” stated Director Andrew Vandebyl. “Quite simply, if it can be fabricated, we can do it.” The highly skilled staff of draftsmen, fabricators and riggers at Plinius is not only capable and versatile professionals, they have a diverse range of skill sets and abilities. At Smith & Co they completed the structural steel, steel plate balustrade framing, perforated sheeting, steel gates and fencing, steel staircases and glazing to courtyard roof. “Our production systems allow us to produce both large and small projects with industry leading efficiencies, never compromising quality and always meeting the toughest of construction schedules,” added Andrew. 206 VIC PROJECT FEATURE SMIth & Co Apartments

“Our ongoing innovative ideas and plans have seen our fabrication times reduce significantly and our quality reach new heights. We’ve invested heavily in manufacturing technology and we continue to innovate our current systems and work practices to enable us to be the best we can be for our customers.” Established in Ballarat East in a small workshop during the late 50’s, Plinius moved to new premises in 1998 in Canadian, Ballarat. Their other director, Wayne Squire, started as an apprentice in the early 80’s and become a director in 1991. Plinius Engineering master craftsmanship can also be seen on the Ararat Prison Project, Platinum Tower, JBS Australia Abattoir, Ballarat West Police Station and T+G Deakin Geelong.

For more information contact Plinius Engineering Pty Ltd, 5 Elsworth Street East, Ballarat VIC 3350, phone 03 5332 1038, fax 03 5332 2338, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Premier Door Systems range of EFAFLEX Type S Series high speed security doors for the development.

Premier Door Systems installed EFAFLEX HIGH SPEED DOORS for the Smith & Co luxurious residential apartments and fine retail development in Collingwood, Melbourne. Originally Premier Plastics, for over 25 years Premier have been supplying industrial door solutions. 100% Australian owned, they are a leading manufacturer and installer of smart door solutions. “On the Smith & Co developments we installed a range of EFAFLEX Type S Series high speed security doors with various installation configurations in the basement car park, loading bay and supermarket loading bay,” said Premier’s Andrew Bykersma. “Key to the project was the installation of the specialised Low-Lintel clearance high speed doors that can be installed with minimal head clearance — as low as 250mm — making them ideal for maximising space and also for retrofit to existing applications were space in limited.” The EFAFLEX high-speed doors are safe, open and close quickly, ultra secure with low noise and vibration levels, creating an ideal environment for apartments directly above the doors. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“Even despite an already low Db operating level rating, Premier worked extensively with SLR Consulting acoustic engineers to ensure those levels were reduced further. Then we fitted Australian designed and manufactured acoustic mounting systems to the door frames and fixtures, effectively isolating the doors from the actual building itself with great success,” enthused Andrew. “The doors come in a variety of configurations and on this project we’ve provided both clear vision sections for safe two-way vision, while others have ventilation to provide airflow.” Premier Door Systems EFAFLEX doors provide sole access and security to key areas of the Smith & Co development. The high levels of traffic to the major supermarket, apartments and designer shops with no on-street parking means that the five car park doors will exceed 100, 000 cycles per annum.

For more information contact Premier Door Systems Pty Ltd, 69 Killara Road, Campbellfield VIC 3061, phone 03 9357 8477, fax 03 9357 8938, email, website VIC PROJECT FEATURE SMith & Co Apartments 207

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A highly intelligent hub

CLIENT : Flinders University MAIN Construction company : Lendlease ARCHITECT : Woods Bagot PROJECT MANAGER : Mott McDonald Structural Engineer : Wallbridge & Gilbert SERVICES ENGINEER : WSP CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $63 million

The $63M redevelopment of Flinders University aims to provide students with state-of-the-art facilities. This includes a Student Hub with the latest technologies and study spaces, along with a Student Plaza consisting of food venues, an amphitheatre and conference rooms.

With over 55 years' experience, Lendlease is a leading international property and infrastructure company with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Founder of Lendlease, Dick Dusseldorp, was an extraordinary visionary when in 1973 he stated, “Companies must start justifying their worth to society, with greater emphasis placed on environmental and social impact rather than straight economics.” “This approach to business underpins everything we touch, and can be seen in nearly everything we do,” said Matt Gooding from Lendlease’s Adelaide office. “Especially Adelaide’s Flinders University Plaza and Student Hub major redevelopment project.” Commencing in September 2014 the $63 million project is due for completion prior to the beginning of Semester 1, 2016—just in time for the University’s 50th Anniversary—and will create a new heart for the University’s Bedford Park campus. 210 SA PROJECT FEATURE Flinders uni plaza and student hub

Designed on sustainable principles by global award-winning architects Woods Bagot, the Hub is a contemporary space where the University community can interact, engage and learn in a stimulating and supportive environment. It’s a modern evolution of traditional university communal spaces such as cloisters, plazas, common rooms and halls. The centrepiece includes a 2,000-seat terraced amphitheatre for outdoor concerts and night cinema screenings, a rooftop garden and a variety of study spaces. The new Plaza will be a vibrant place to learn, connect and play, focusing on student interaction, engagement, services and community events. There’ll also be a new food court, a retail precinct with a pharmacy, post office and travel agent, free secure wi-fi access, improved access to the Central Library, group study lounges, student kitchen facilities and a wide range of function venues, plus a new professional office building for University administration and executive staff. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

During construction it was important that students had access to a variety of food choices. The new Flinders Laneway is now home to a variety of food vans plus a café in the Central Library and the retail precinct, now open in its new position on the edge of the new Plaza. Collectively 26,000 staff and students attend the University on a weekly basis and traverse through and around the project site. “The biggest challenge for the 190 subcontractors and 15 Lendlease staff has been the necessary staging, coordination, daily planning and interface with University personnel to facilitate construction within a fully operational University,” informs Matt. “There were many staged handovers and working time restrictions due to noise or vibration through adjoining occupied buildings. In fact Stage 2 didn’t commence until after Semester 2, 2015 exams finished to avoid noise and detour disruptions for the students.” Lendlease’s greatest challenge was gaining knowledge and understanding of the University’s existing security, access control, WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

ITC and BMS (Building Management Systems) and interfacing and integrating these into the new project. An aggressive procurement schedule was also necessary to align with construction requirements. “Other challenges included tight construction time frames, issues with coordination and ensuring that trades are not overloaded or needing to stack resources, overlapped design and construction process. But it’s all come together well and we’ve welcomed the opportunity to build relationships with a number of new subcontractors.”

For more information contact Lendlease, Level 4, 30 The Bond, 30 Hickson Road, Millers Point NSW 2000, phone 02 9236 6111, website SA PROJECT FEATURE Flinders uni plaza and student hub 211

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Below Ceiling and Wall Contractors provided and installed steel framed walls, suspended and tiled ceilings for the project.

Ceiling and Wall Contractors supplied and installed a number of their products for the Flinders University Plaza Redevelopment and Student Hub Project. These products included all the steel framed walls, suspended and tiled ceiling, glazed aluminum partitions and doors.

aluminum windows and doors and general fit outs in the commercial construction market.

Designed by Woods Bagot, the refurbishment of Library and Union Buildings will include a new mall and a 4-storey registry building. It will become the vibrant heart of the University’s Bedford Park campus.

“We have extensive experience in a wide range of clientele. We’re able to tailor various procurement strategies to meet the specific needs of our clients and their projects. We’re committed to a corporate philosophy of quality, integrity, hard work, and teamwork,” Ceiling and Wall’s Contracts Manager, Luke Hoyle said.

The area will include student support and services as well as social and relaxation spaces with a variety of food options, group study lounges, a terraced amphitheatre for live performances and screenings, plus conference and function facilities. Established in February 1992 and proudly Australian owned and operated, Ceiling and Wall Contractors specialise in the supply and installation of suspended ceilings, steel stud partitions, fire-rated systems, acoustic systems, insulation, Barrisol ceilings, internal

With their head office in South Australia, award-winning Ceiling and Wall Contractors take pride in constructing high-quality facilities in a timely and economical manner.

Ceiling and Wall Contractors project Site Manager, Ian Howell has done an outstanding job on the Flinders University Plaza and Student Hub project. Ian and his 35 professional team members erected the ceilings and balustrade openings to voids in new mall and quite detailed interfacing between existing Union Building and new mall extension, but they’ve also had many challenges. “Working on a still operational educational site means we needed to be extra mindful of noise,” said Ian. “The short work timeframe required extensive planning to ensure we completed our part on-time for others.” Numerous new products had been utilised on this project too. These included USG Boral Sheetrock, Knauf Stratopanel, Rondo and Armstrong MetalWorks ceiling tiles. Construction Glazing Pty Ltd was also used for all internal glazing.

For more information contact Ceiling and Wall Contractors, 32 Maple Avenue, Forestville SA 5035, phone 08 8292 6600, fax 08 8297 0895, email, website WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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Below A J Baker & Sons provided commercial refrigeration services and catering equipment to the Flinders Uni Plaza and Student Hub project.

Kitchen, Hilton Hotel, Adelaide

Bar, Hilton Hotel, Adelaide

Kitchen, Hilton Hotel, Adelaide

Bar, Hilton Hotel, Adelaide

AJ Baker & Sons Pty Ltd South Australian office is providing their expertise in the supply, installation, service and maintenance of commercial refrigeration, catering equipment, display cases and ice machines on the Flinders University Plaza and Student Hub. “With the complete suite of capabilities from design, costing, engineering, project management, installation, commissioning, maintenance and service our expertise is at your disposal,” states Mark Turner from the Adelaide office. “AJ Baker & Sons has the management, financial, technical skills and resources to undertake all works within the refrigeration and commercial catering equipment fields.” Baker Refrigeration is also recognised Australia-wide for delivering a superior level of after sales service and support to all its customers. “Our technical service and extensive spare parts division operate around-the-clock with a network of highly qualified personnel to ensure you get the optimum performance out of your refrigeration equipment,” said Mark. In December 2013 the Directors of AJ Baker & Sons Pty Ltd acquired South Australian based business Hill Equipment and Refrigeration Co Pty Ltd. This acquisition completed a ten year period of expansion 214 SA PROJECT FEATURE Flinders uni plaza and student hub

by AJ Baker & Sons Pty Ltd from a solely Western Australian based Refrigeration Contracting Company to one with a national presence in all five mainland state capital cities. AJ Baker & Sons Pty Ltd is a fourth generation family owned company based in Perth, with branches in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Bunbury and are also the sole Australian supplier for brands such as Bonnet Neve, Manitowoc, Euro’Cryor, Criocabin, Iarp, Tecfrigo, Ubert and SES electronic ticketing. AJ Baker & Sons reputation is built on providing decades of quality services and products, the latest in technological and ecological products with passion and a focus on their customers.

For more information contact AJ Baker & Sons Pty Ltd, 26 Cavan Road, Dry Creek SA 5094, phone 1800 423 626, fax 08 8368 2399, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Programmed Electrical Technologies provided Audio Visual services for the Flinders Uni redevelopment.

Flinders at Tonsley Building.

Flinders at Tonsley Building.

As the front door of Flinders University campus, the Plaza and Student Hub represents the University’s brand and identity with technology playing a crucial role in delivering an impressive first impression to students, staff and visitors. In particular, audio visual technologies (AV) will be paramount to student experiences and satisfying the diverse range of student needs. Programmed Electrical Technologies understands the importance of AV technology in enhancing social and learning environments and aimed to provide maximum value. With a tight time frame, close co-ordination was required with key stakeholders and other construction trades to ensure timely delivery and installation of AV equipment without imposing on other services. Student spaces include an Xbox, Blu-Ray player and a custom 98” touch screen with 9.2 surround sound system spruced up the multimedia lounge. Revamping the function room using dual 98” video conferencing setup with flexible multi-screen event spaces allowed for joinable rooms. Foxtel, a media server, multiple screen and zoned audio, WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

independent audio and video switching were also implemented, livening the student bar. These rooms showcase a different design to those in the Flinders at Tonsley. To simplify the management of all the recent additions, a single control system with a standard GUI was developed which has now been deployed across the entire university. Providing a streamlined solution, Programmed Electrical Technologies were pleased to work together with Flinders University to transform their Plaza and Student Hub into an integrated environment for learning, socialising and relaxing. Programmed Electrical Technologies is Australia’s leading provider of integrated audio visual, communications and electrical services. They’ve built a reputation for providing quality audio visual services and innovative business solutions to workplaces across all industry sectors.

For more information contact Programmed Electrical Technologies, 28 Sunbeam Road, Glynde SA 5070, phone 08 8406 3400, SA PROJECT FEATURE Flinders uni plaza and student hub 215

Below Dickson Glass provided the windows and doors for Flinders Uni Plaza and Student Hub.

With almost 25 years experience for supplying quality products and honest and reliable service, privately owned Dickson Glass and Aluminum is the window and door manufacturer for the Flinders University Student Hub project. Including a revamped central plaza, the project will be the biggest development at the Bedford Park campus since it opened in 1966 and will be completed in time for the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2016. Designed by award-winning Woods Bagot Architects it includes an outdoor terraced amphitheatre for movies and concerts for up to 2000 people that will entice students to spend more time on campus and engage in university life outside of classes. The multi-storey building features a glass-fronted food hall and new bar that looks out to the grass-covered amphitheatre terraces, a range of function and event spaces, 24-hour study areas, centralised student services and better access to the central library. The curtain wall for the Registry Building of this project was supplied by Sunvast International located in Shanghai, China and installed by Load 28, an Adelaide based curtain wall installation company, in a professional and timely manner. Additional to this is the new Mall Building where the XIR High Performance glass was supplied 216 SA PROJECT FEATURE Flinders uni plaza and student hub

by Viridian and installed by Australian Glass Install, moving the old-school plaza into the 21st century. Based in Lonsdale, Adelaide since 1991, Dickson Glass and Aluminum currently employ a total of 52 full-time employees, including directors. “Our company has a wide range of experience in commercial aluminum fabrication and glass installation,” said Director, Brenton Keogh. “We are also active members of the Glass Merchants Association.” Dickson Glass and Aluminum is also the South Australian systems and commercial windows representative for G.James Group of Companies. G.James commercial window division has an annual turnover of $150 million and is supported by its own engineering division, extrusion plant, anodising/paint plant and glass manufacturing division. Some of Dickson Glass most recent projects include the Tonsley Tafe, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and we are also currently working on The Royal Flying Doctors Service, the VUE Apartments and 115 King William Street. For more information contact Dickson Glass and Aluminum, 1 Lindsay Road, Lonsdale SA 5160, phone 08 8387 0600, email AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below Poly-Tech supplied Polyurea waterproofing for the Flinders Uni Plaza and Student Hub.

For over 30 years Poly-Tech have been providing Australian builders, architects and business owners with practical solutions for the preparation, repair and protection of concrete and steel against corrosive effects. Poly-Tech’s waterproofing, concrete repair and protective industrial coatings suit any commercial application.

Concrete waterproofing from Poly-Tech can be applied to all new and existing concrete and applied almost anywhere — indoor, outdoor, rooftops, stadiums, podiums, plazas, car parks or retaining walls — using the latest world-wide seamless and fast curing concrete waterproofing membrane technology.

“We only use quality leading products from an array of different suppliers,” advised Sam O’Neill, Poly-Tech’s Business Development Manager. “In addition we offer professional material consultation, technical expertise and quality assurance to meet the various requirements of each project to ensure the application of these products is carried out in such a manner as to guarantee their long-term performance.”

“All products we recommend offer excellent durability and low maintenance,” said Sam. “At Flinders University we spray applied the polyurea and while ambient temperatures and inclement weather delayed the project slightly, we maintained the program by working weekends.”

Poly-Tech supplied the polyurea waterproofing membrane for the $63 million Flinders University Plaza Redevelopment and Student Hub project. Polyurea is an excellent waterproofing membrane system and is essential to protect infrastructures from water damage.

Whether you are located in South Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory, or elsewhere in Australia and require surface preparation, fibre-glassing, polyureas, epoxy coating, waterproofing, floor-leveling, grinding, self-leveling screeds, or non slip; Poly-Tech Industrial Services has the solution to your flooring needs, concrete repairs and restoration. Poly-Tech provides free technical advice, prompt, cost efficient service with a high quality of workmanship and a warranty on all work.

“Because concrete soaks up water like a sponge, it’s imperative to have high quality concrete waterproofing to stop the ingress which creates cracking and far more severe problems,” states Sam.

For more information contact Poly-Tech Industrial Services, Unit 1, 100104 Hayward Avenue, Torrensville SA, phone 08 8346 4111, fax 08 8346 4333, email, website


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Building quality with care Main Construction company : Coombs Barei Constructions ARCHITECT : Pruszinski Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : PT Design Project Value : $30 million

Built adjacent to the existing historical Martin Family building the $30M Martindale Aged Care Facility offers 126 beds, dining facilities, recreation rooms and lounges to cater for seniors. The facility also includes services to assist in the day to day functioning, including a full-service kitchen, laundry and office spaces. Construction managers Coombs Barei have finished work on the 126 apartment Martindale Aged Care Facility. The building used a hard money tender process and the company beat out four other bidders, says Project Manager Sam Goode. The fixed budget was around $18 million for construction only.

Building into the hillside meant considerable excavation at the beginning of the project. Goode says “the project required 10m of fill to be moved to level out the construction site. Then to ensure the stability of the building, 100 bored piers were built with steel caging. These piers were then filled with concrete.”

The company managed the construction of the 4-level project with numerous teams of sub-contractors. The site itself presented the biggest challenge because of local zoning requirements. Regulations dictated that the facility could not exceed the height of the existing Martindale Home – a nearby historic 2-story residence. That set height requirement meant the project had to be designed so that the lower stories were built into the hillside. As a result, the basement carpark and laundry are underground.

The facility includes 126 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms and their own TVs. The home for seniors also includes lounge and recreation rooms, dining facilities and a café on the ground floor. The basement laundry is connected to every other floor by a chute to deliver dirty linen and clothing from the floors above.


The ground floor contains a full-service kitchen and a separate dishwashing room, as well as offices for the facility’s administrators.

Each floor of the memory-care facility consists of 40 rooms, each are secured with glass doors at precise specifications to accommodate for dementia patients. “The security doors are recessed into the wall,” notes Goode. Aged-care facilities require specific kinds of construction to cater to a wide range of needs for the residents. “For example, the kitchen has stainless steel tops so all the cabinetry had to be built to ensure that the two materials fitted together precisely. Electrical outlets have to be placed in the kitchen precisely where the specialised equipment will be set up.” The only problem facing Coombs Barei was the three-week delay caused by rain, that prevented excavation of the underground spaces until the ground had dried out sufficiently to ensure stability. Coombs Barei has been in business for more than 45 years and has 40 employees, five of who had worked full-time on the new Martindale senior home. Goode has recently joined the firm and is helping out with construction of other senior facilities such as the expansion of St. Basil’s Aged Care Facility, which was also won via hard money WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

tender. Coombs Barei have also commenced the construction of The Storeys – a new luxury apartment building on Surflen Street in Adelaide’s central business district. Coombs Barei began its life providing formwork to both builders and civil engineers, working on bridges, football stadiums, high-rises and entertainment venues. In 1980, the firm progressed as a major construction outfit in its own right and in 2009 it was purchased by the owners of WUNDA Projects Australia to complement its exclusive fit-out background within the construction sector. Coombs Barei plans to take on more work like the Martindale facility in the growing senior living sector of the construction industry and will continue to use their expertise towards future jobs. For more information contact Coombs Barei Constructions Pty Ltd, 39 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007, phone 08 8340 9666, fax 08 8340 9699, email, website SA PROJECT FEATURE MARTINDALE AGED CARE FACILITY 219

A Stainless reputation Superior Stainless Australia manufactured and installed all of the custom-made stainless steel fit out items required at the Martindale Aged Care Facility. The work included the servery, the dishwasher stations, sluice sinks, laundry sinks and benches, kitchen shelving, benches and sink units. The Martindale project was a substantially large job, much bigger than the average aged care fit out. Approximately double the size according to Superior Stainless Australia Managing Director Neil Chappell. Superior Stainless Australia supplied six sluice sinks – waste disposal sink units required in hospitals and other medical care facilities – at the Martindale facility. The company is able to undertake the complete stainless steel fit out process starting from design and technical drawings to suit the customers available area and requirements to the fabrication and installation of a final finished product. Time management is important to the company and a superior standard must be upheld. “We’re always on time as if not it can hold up the whole project,” states Neil Chappell. The operation took approximately 12 –15 weeks to make the equipment and install at the Martindale Facility due to the staging of the fit out. Superior Stainless was founded six years ago when Woodroffe Equipment ceased manufacturing, taking over key staff members and equipment.


Current management took ownership of the company in July 2013. The company consists of seven staff who collectively have over 100 years specialised experience in stainless steel fabrication and installation, all of whom were involved in the Martindale Aged Care project. Apart from the Martindale Aged Care Facility Superior Stainless Australia has completed stainless steel fabrication and installations for a number of hospitals, other aged care facilities, restaurants, hotels and pubs in South Australia. Examples of work that has been done includes The Calvary Hospital, The Regis Playford Aged Care Facility, The Republic, The Moseley and The Cathedral Hotel to name a few. Superior Stainless have also recently completed the stainless requirements at the new Salisbury Command Fire Station and are currently working on The Golden Grove Tavern and The Modbury Hotel.

For more information contact Superior Stainless Australia Pty Ltd, 1/23 Pentland Road, Salisbury South SA 5106, phone 08 8250 3583, fax 08 8250 1583, email, website


Supportive Care PT Design is a structural and civil engineering practice that designs, documents and supervises the building of innovative structures and related site works. A number of factors associated with the slope and zoning of the Martindale site had to be taken into account when planning the actual structure. The Facility was cut into the slope to counter the height restrictions associated with the zoning in the area and PT Design had to engineer a fill buttress to contain the deep fill material under the building. “We had to address slope stability issues and lateral forces on piles in the fill materials,” said Managing Director Andre Vreugdenburg. The design incorporated as much precast material as possible to speed up the time required for construction. “Precast walls were used as external cladding as well as loadbearing and bracing elements. Precast flooring was also used to achieve large spans with minimal depth,” he says. PT Design was established in 1986 and is comprised of a highly motivated and talented team of engineers and draftsmen who are able to bring their extensive experience to their clients needs. PT Design are currently working on a number of projects in and around Adelaide, some of which include the Ibis Hotel recently completed, Mayfield Stage 1 under construction, Verde Apartments WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

and East End Apartments both about to start construction and Merchant Apartments in Bowden. Details of these projects can be found on the internet. The company’s project repertoire also includes designs for education facilities, industrial and commercial spaces, community buildings and medical facilities. Residential projects are key. “There appears to be a steady rollout now of apartment projects being taken up by investors and owner occupiers,” says Vreugdenburg, with many in key redevelopment sites such as Bowden and St. Clair and well as new projects along urban transport corridors of Prospect, Norwood and Unley.

For more information contact PT Design Pty Ltd, 141-149 Ifould Street, Adelaide SA 5000, phone 08 8412 4300, fax 08 8232 4311, email, website SA PROJECT FEATURE MARTINDALE AGED CARE FACILITY 221




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A Clear outcome Clearview Windows were contracted to provide the windows and door solutions, architectural glass features and the security doors on Martindale Aged Care Facility, in Gawler SA. The Martindale project exudes the quality and high end finishes typical for Clearview’s specialty residential and commercial work. This facility has extensive courtyard spaces to allow residents to feel connected to the surrounding environment. To maximise the view for residents, large high performance double glazed facades were required for the space. Clearview manufactured 9.1m tall windows in two separate sections which were then installed into a sub frame system. While this process was challenging, it allowed Clearview to reduce the need for external equipment onsite during the windows installation. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Aside from the courtyard windows, Clearview also provided AWS window and door suites throughout the facility. Security requirements for memory-care patients required Clearview to install cavity sliding auto doors in the building’s interior to allow residents to be secure without feeling shut in. Clearview started operations in 1977 and currently employs 14 employees of which half were involved on the Martindale project. The company are able to offer a complete range of AWS-tested window and door systems to meet all site requirements, as well as an extensive collection of door products, to which they are soon to add a new product line incorporating full glass folding door systems. Clearview are currently installing architect-designed products on a number of projects including St. Basil’s Aged Care Facility, Riverview Aged Care Facility as well as Hendon Primary School, Burc College campus, and the Avenue Appts in St. Clair.

For more information contact Clearview Innovative Window Solutions, 3/74 Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082, phone 08 8258 8770, fax 08 8281 4027, email, website SA PROJECT FEATURE MARTINDALE AGED CARE FACILITY 223

A world class icon The Icon Complex is a multi-staged Hotel and retail precinct situated in Hobart’s CBD. The project will feature trendy fashion and lifestyle stores as well as a 4.5 star luxury hotel with conference facilities and roof top restaurant. Kalis Group and its subsidiaries are a privately owned diversified property development and management business that have successfully traded for over 40 years, with significant investments in retail, hospitality, office and industrial property holdings and provide a broad range of property solutions for tenants. They are the developers behind the ICON Complex in Hobart, which in itself is an iconic building. Situated on the footprint of the historic 1836 building, the ICON Complex is set to become a stylish shopping destination for both locals and tourists to the capital city of Tasmania. The ICON Complex will not just feature fashion and lifestyle stores, but also a 235 room 4.5 star hotel, which will have conference and ballroom facilities and a roof top bar and restaurant with 360 degrees view. Claiming to be the only new first class retail offering, visitors will be able to visit over 20 premium stores spanned over three levels of shopping galleria and housing the only flagship Myer store in Hobart. Based in the Hobart CBD, the ICON Complex links Liverpool Street to Murray Street as the major artery of the city. The majority of the retail floor space in the Hobart CBD is located within a small retail core and the ICON Complex occupies the very heart of this area. The much-talked about ICON complex will not only feature key retail brands, but will also mark InterContinental Hotels Group’s entry into the Tasmanian market with the brand new Crowne Plaza Hobart. The hotel’s close proximity to major government and commercial offices will be a drawcard for business guests. Hobart’s renowned Salamanca Place and Constitution Dock are also a stone’s throw away from the ICON Complex, providing easy access for guests during their leisure time. “In expanding into new markets we always look to work with Owners who understand our brands and are familiar with the city we’re entering. We are delighted to be establishing our presence in yet another key Australia city with The Kalis Group,” said Karin Sheppard, COO of Australasia, Japan, Korea and Asia, 224 TAS PROJECT FEATURE THE ICON COMPLEX

Middle East and Africa (AMEA) Franchising, InterContinental Hotels Group. Myer is the only major department store operator in Tasmania and will continue to be the major drawcard for Tasmanian shoppers. Two levels of Myer will sit above the speciality stores with linkages and openings encouraging the seamless movement of customers between speciality stores and Myer. The construction process underwent a variety of challenges, however all of which were overcome with ease. The compressed timeframe and integrated fit-out works bought about a cost-effective change to the design. Workers had to battle with the coldest winter in about 25 years, with wet weather provisions exceeding, in particular the loss of crane time due to wind. The whole back half of the building is suspended over the Hobart Rivulet so the design needed to include steel megatrusses; these trusses were installed to very fine tolerances to adjacent structures and had a pre-camber designed into them that was calculated by the engineers to deflect back out once fully loaded. All adjacent buildings were extremely old and in some cases did not have any foundations as we know them today so support was required when excavating the basements. Several of the buildings also were across the title boundaries and thus the design had to be amended as work progressed. While the Icon Project was going on, Hobart City Council upgraded the adjacent Liverpool Street. Kalis Group were rewarded as the contractor to undertake this work also. As a result this prevented the process of liaising with another contractor and any disruption upon the Icon works. Retail is retail and as such is a never ending moving target in terms of design and marketing resolution; late changes were inevitable. For more information contact Kalis Group, 75 Liverpool Street, Hobart TAS 7000, phone 03 6231 3993, email info@kalisgroup., website

DEVELOPER : Kalis Group BUILDER : Hutchinson Builders ARCHITECTS : Architects Designhaus & Peddle Thorp Architects SERVICE ENGINEERS : JMG Engineers & Planners STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Gandy & Roberts Pty Ltd PROJECT VALUE : $60 million



Below All Brick Tasmania provided brick and carpentry services to The Icon Complex project.

All Brick Tasmania and Carpentry focus on providing brick and carpentry services to the construction industry, working on commercial jobs throughout all of Tasmania and occasionally residential projects, namely unit developments. General Manager Colin Barratt has had 38 years’ experience in brick and block laying and over the last two years All Brick have provided their clients a one-stop shop carpentry division. All Brick is a family business with Colin and Debbie Barratt and their five sons, Ben, Luke, Matt, Tom and Sam – all of who run their own teams. Both office and warehouse are located in Mornington, with another branch in Launceston. With approximately 50 employees made up of supervisors, bricklayers, carpenters, apprentices, labourers and truck drivers, the Tasmanian company provide the skills and expertise needed to complete any job. For The Icon Complex, All Brick supplied and laid blocks throughout. At least 20 employees were involved across various stages of the construction. The carpentry division carried out all carpentry works including installation of up to 100 doors and frames, supply and install 600 lineal metres of oak buffer rail and supply and install of the curved oak ship-lap awning. 226 TAS PROJECT FEATURE THE ICON COMPLEX

All Brick came up against a number of challenges which they dealt with in a professional and calm manner. One of these challenges was building the goods lift shaft from Hebel block as it was a very confined space to work in. Another was working to the deadlines with other tradesman on site which proved to be quite hectic and crowded at times, but was easily manageable by All Brick. All Brick are also currently working on Parliament Square, KGV Sports Facility, GPO Hobart, the rebuild of Dunalley School having been burnt down in bushfires two years ago, Penny Royal Hotel extensions in Launceston, new buildings at St Patrick’s School in Launceston and a variety of unit developments as well as other smaller projects. All Brick Tasmania and Carpentry continually demonstrate their professional services in Tasmania’s building industry, showcasing their clients trust through their quality, policies and work ethics.

For more information contact All Brick Tasmania Pty Ltd, 28 McIntyre Street, Mornington TAS 7018, phone 03 6244 2220, email colin@ AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below JMG provided engineering design for mechanical, electrical, fire sprinkler and detection and hydraulic services at The Icon Complex.

JMG are a professional engineering, town planning and environmental management consultancy practice who have a strong reputation in Tasmania. They have practiced continuously since 1960 providing consulting and planning for both the building and infrastructure sectors. Their portfolio of works include mechanical, electrical, data communications, fire hydraulics, civil, structural and environmental engineering expertise. The Tasmanian based company have a specialist team that not only provide engineering design services, but also provide ongoing technical and contract administration in the areas of building compliance, building maintenance, NABERS assessments and performance optimisation of building engineering systems to minimise both costs and environmental footprint. Their 60 plus staff are based across offices at Hobart and Launceston. Ten people were seconded to work on The Icon Complex project where JMG provided engineering design for mechanical, electrical, fire sprinkler and detection and hydraulic services, including construction phase administration services. In undertaking the detailed design task, JMG faced a number of challenges. The Icon Complex was a multi-stage project on a very WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

constrained site, with major upgrading of site services infrastructure required (sewer, water, power, fire), whilst maintaining existing services to the Stage 2 building. JMG also had the arduous challenge of working to tight and fixed timeframes, but their professionalism and experience overcame any problems. JMG are working on a number of large profile projects, which include the UTAS Academy of Creative Industries and Performing Arts project, Crowne Plaza Hotel (Stage 3 of The Icon Complex), the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment and the UTAS Sandy Bay Campus Heating Infrastructure Upgrade. JMG also offer expertise in structural engineering for buildings, and civil engineering for subdivisions, roads and infrastructure generally, together with town planning services including feasibility assessments, master planning, community consultation and development applications.

For more information contact JMG Engineers and Planners, 117 Harrington Street, Hobart TAS 7000, phone 03 6231 2555, fax 03 6231 1535, email, website TAS PROJECT FEATURE THE ICON COMPLEX 227

Below Crisp Bros. & Haywards provided steel fabrication and engineering services to The Icon Complex project.

Crisp Bros. & Haywards are a premier steel fabrication and engineering company who were formed in 1995 from two long established engineering firms dating back to the early 1950’s. A highly successful business, they are owned and operated by a team of passionate shareholders and managers, with a total of 252 dedicated and loyal full-time employees. Hard work, professionalism and dedication to their extensive portfolio paid off as they were awarded the contract to provide basement trusses spanning the Hobart rivulet, entry architectural framing, steelwork for six upper level floors and the roof steel on The Icon Complex project. Crisp Bros. & Haywards had a crew of 6-8 employees on site working on this project.

at Western Junction, in Kings Meadows Launceston, at Wynyard in the north west of the state and at Margate in the south of Tasmania. Crisp Bros. & Haywards’ reputation for delivering high quality work continues as they are involved in a number of projects around Tasmania, which include the Macquarie Wharf No.1 Hotel, the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment, accommodation huts for the Three Capes Track, Huon Aquaculture hatchery, Grain Corp Melbourne Terminal, Sulphuric acid tanks for McArthur River Mines in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Tasmanian Alkaloids Waste Water Treatment Plant, three feed barges for Tassal and a Catamaran for Huon Aquaculture.

The Tasmanian company’s portfolio consists of heavy engineering, structural steel, architectural steelwork, wind towers, steel bridges, oil and water storage reservoirs, as well as work boat and feed barges for the aquaculture industry. Diversity is a part of who Crisp Bros. & Haywards are and they have shown this by providing workshops around Tasmania to deliver to their clients. The workshops are located near the Launceston airport 228 TAS PROJECT FEATURE THE ICON COMPLEX

For more information contact Crisp Bros. & Haywards Pty Ltd, 160 Hobart Road, Kings Meadows TAS 7249, phone 03 6344 4144, fax 03 6343 1667, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below 20th Century Plumbing provided plumbing services to the Icon Complex project.

The Icon Complex in Hobart will be the new lifestyle hub for locals and tourists. The impressive building will feature over 20 stores, three levels of shopping galleria, 4.5 star hotel with 235 rooms, conference and ballroom facilities, rooftop bar and restaurant with a 360 degrees panoramic view and the only flagship Myer store in Tasmania. 20th Century Plumbing were contracted to provide sanitary plumbing, reticulated water, sewer and storm water pump stations, fire hydrant systems, fixtures and fitout as well as a Tasmanian water sewer diversion. The company consists of qualified, experienced and carefully selected technicians that provide clients with the skills and expertise needed for any job, no matter if it is big or small. A workforce of 20 people, seven of which were dedicated to working on The Icon Complex project. The company, now over 40 years old, offers clients a 24-hour emergency call out service and work 365 days a year. It is their commitment to providing the best service to their existing and future clients. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The 20th Century Plumbing philosophy is simple; arrive on time looking neat and respectable, do a professional job, clean up and charge a realistic price. Their impressive portfolio of work consists of hot water cylinder repair, installation and replacement, clearing blocked drains, rain water harvesting, stormwater drainage installation and repairs, installation of onsite waste water systems, unblocking septic systems, solar installations, heat pump and evacuated tubes. Current projects for 20th Century Plumbing include the Royal Hobart Hospital, Mitre 10 in New Norfolk and the Mary Ogilvy Homes Society in New Town.

For more information contact 20th Century Plumbing Pty Ltd, 69 Lampton Avenue, Derwent Park TAS 7009, phone 03 6272 5633, email, website TAS PROJECT FEATURE THE ICON COMPLEX 229

Below Nu Tech Tiling provided tiling services to all floors for the Icon Complex.

With over 20 years of tiling experience, the crew at NuTech Tiling has been able to consistently provide impeccable industry standard products and services. The Victorian based outfit have successfully delivered a wide-array of projects ranging from the shores of Australia to the dense cities of Europe, which has given provision to becoming a leader and well-known figure in the industry. Taking pride in providing a professional service, using premium products, and applying a personal touch is what drives and motivates NuTech to always deliver an outstanding service whilst meeting all relevant environmental standards. In order to ensure projects are delivered on time, there is a key focus on the importance of developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with all clients both during a project, and after its completion. Over the years NuTech has diversified and flourished into an organisation that never passes up the opportunity of a challenge as no project is too big or too small. Their portfolio has a broad and diverse spread ranging from new builds, refurbishments, alterations and fit-outs, which extend throughout the health, commercial, educational, entertainment, hospitality, residential and retail sectors. Some services that NuTech specialise in is the supply and installation of floor and wall tiles, screed works, waterproofing membrane 230 TAS PROJECT FEATURE THE ICON COMPLEX

applications, stone bench tops,and outdoor exterior cladding. From intricate mosaic application, to gigantic stone slab installation, NuTech have evolved to offer a huge variety of works utilising various world class materials and textures. NuTech’s impressive scope of completed projects include: Crown Casino Atrium Bar, Hume Global Learning Centre, the Icon Complex, Bacchus Marsh Shopping Centre, and the QANTAS Chairman’s Lounge. These examples exhibit NuTech’s appreciation of practicality, class, and elegance, as they regularly import their materials from likes of Europe and Asia in order to ensure their clients receive a cost effective and superior product. The Victorian company expect to see out 2015 and the start of 2016 with a number of projects in-hand including theV2 Apartments, The Royal Elizabeth, Decco Apartments, and Sandy Hill Apartments just to name a few. NuTech derive their success from an ability to provide an unappalled level of service to its clients where they aim to create an environment and culture from which all members are focused on a common goal – to achieve and surpass expectations. For more information contact Nu Tech Tiling Pty Ltd, Unit 3, 6 Ovata Drive, Tullamarine VIC 3043, phone 03 9338 8955, fax 03 9338 9532, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below United & City Lifts and Access Solutions designed, supplied and installed eight escalators and three lifts in The Icon Complex.

The new Icon Complex is a multi-staged commercial and retail tower situated in Hobart CBD that is set to become Tasmania’s premier retail destination. Stage one of this exciting new project involves the construction of a 5-level Myer store with direct Liverpool Street frontage, and a boutique 235 room 4.5 star hotel situated above with a rooftop bar and 360 panoramic views. Other stages will include Myer frontage on Murray Street, food court and more premium retail tenancies. Access Solutions in conjunction with United & City Lifts were contracted to provide design and specification resolution for the supply and install of three lifts and eight escalators in The Icon Complex. The builder welcomed their unique ability to provide customised options for the elevator’s pit depths, overhead clearances and bespoke design. With a extremely tight critical path programing schedule and the debilitating Tasmanian weather, Access Solutions and United & City Lifts had their work cut out for them. Working in with Hutchinson Builders, they craned in eight escalators, despite scaffolding interference and the immediate proximity of many pedestrians. Due to their ability to offer an altered installation process, Access Solutions and United & City Lifts were also able to reduce the expected industry standard lift install of eight weeks, to just three weeks. The Icon project benefited from their total flexibility, local capacity, broad technical knowledge, national experience and compliance. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Access Solutions and United & City Lifts have been in business for over 21 years, with 100 people currently employed. Being experienced in their field, the two companies are working on a number of large lift modifications and install projects in Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania and Western Australia. Access Solutions and United & City Lifts ensure satisfaction with their clients by offering flexible and alternative solutions - such as pre-commissioned lift crane in options up to 3-4 levels, which significantly reduces onsite lift installs to 1-2 days. Current projects involve the Alfred Hospital, 27 Terry St Apartments which included 4 lifts servicing 50 floors at 5m/s in Melbourne, Linear Park Apartments, Parliament Square, the Macquarie Wharf 5 star hotel in Hobart, Pinjarra Shopping Centre, and Parliament House in Perth. With their willingness to be flexible in all aspects of design, Access Solutions and United & City Lifts are able to adjust to the constraints and conditions that are present with all projects, offering a unique solution for the best outcome. For more information contact Access Solutions, phone 03 6229 2476, website United Lifts, phone 03 9687 9099, website City Lifts, phone 08 9418 4222, website TAS PROJECT FEATURE THE ICON COMPLEX 231

Below Spectran Group provided demolition and civil, traffic management and transportation services for The Icon Complex.

Spectran Group is a business built on excellence and dedication. For more than 15 years, Spectran Group's management have been working hard in the environmental services, civil construction, transport and traffic control services. The Tasmanian company and their employees have made the commitment to provide their customers with dedicated and loyal service, which is backed by their extensive experience and desire to meet any of their customer's service requirements. With 85 people working for Spectran Group, 35 people were seconded to The Icon Complex project in Hobart. Their works included demolition and civil works, transport of elevators, traffic management and the transport of the crane used on the project. Whilst works went smoothly, their biggest challenge was undertaking the demolition work around existing properties and the public without interference. Their next project includes the demolition and excavation work at the Fragrance Hotel in Hobart's CBD. For more information contact Spectran Group, 6 Birdwood Avenue, Derwent Park TAS 7009, phone 03 6272 9377, website 232 TAS PROJECT FEATURE THE ICON COMPLEX


Below The Carpet Company provided and installed carpet, resilient floor and wall coverings to The Icon Complex.

The Carpet Company are a locally owned business which was established 20 years ago by Greg Plunkett. The 16 full-time staff, and sub-contract floor covering installers, are based in Hobart’s CBD, providing central access to new and existing clientele.

They installed Shanhua Axminster carpet using the dual bond method of installation and installed Polyflor Expona Vinyl Plank, all to Myer’s specifications. They also undertook floor preparations prior to installation of both carpet and vinyl plank to specifications.

The Tasmanian company are specialists in the supply and installation of carpet, resilient floor and wall coverings on commercial projects. They also work closely with their clients with project specification and pre-project cost estimating. With their extensive knowledge and experience, they provide Green Star, fire certification and slip rating certification advice for floor and wall coverings prior to being specified by architects, designers and clients.

They coordinated and completed the works to high standards expected by the end client, even with a tight timeframe and working with other subcontractors onsite. The Carpet Company who has a reputation for delivering quality works have an extensive portfolio of future works which include the early works on Royal Hobart Hospital, Barossa Park Wellness Centre, Taroona High School and Tasmania's Ombudsman's Office Fitout.

The Icon Complex project will soar from the ashes of the historic 1836 Myer building to reach new heights and designed to house the very best of fashion, cuisine and lifestyle products on Liverpool and Murray Streets in Hobart’s CBD. The Icon Complex will become a style hub for shoppers from Hobart and beyond. The Carpet Company had 12 staff involved with The Icon Complex project, including an estimator, project manager, installations managers, site foreman and tradesman. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact The Carpet Company, 105 Harrington Street, Hobart TAS 7000, phone 03 6234 3242, fax 03 6231 1312, email, website TAS PROJECT FEATURE THE ICON COMPLEX 233

a smooth landing

Developer : City of Karratha MAIN Construction company : Woollam Constructions ARCHITECT : Saunders Turner Ellick Architects Pty Ltd CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $34.5 million

The complete upgrade and refurbishment of the existing regional Karratha Airport includes a new International lounge in preparation for international flights, as well as a new baggage system and atrium arrival and departure lounges. The $34.5 million Karratha Airport Terminal Building Redevelopment Upgrade improves the functionality of one of regional Australia’s busiest airports. Serving approximately 850,000 passengers per year through over 70 domestic flights per week, the upgrade prepares for the possibility of accommodating international flights. With a strong history of airport design and construction, Woollam Constructions delivered the new terminal building without disruption to the airport’s daily operations.

and external works that include new bathrooms, a new façade and the tiling and painting of existing areas.

The heavily staged upgrade of the Karratha Airport Terminal commenced in June 2014 and saw the construction of approximately 4100m2 of new building over two floors. Designed to increase the size and amenity of the terminal, the upgrade included the development of an atrium, courtyard, associated mechanical plant areas as well as improved baggage claims. A new arrivals and departures area features increased food, beverage and retail options while new spaces are provided for airlines to operate frequent flyer lounges. The overall ambiance of the terminal has been updated through internal finishes

The strategy of constructing of new facilities to accommodate each airport activity before the decommissioning of its old facility safeguarded the continuance of normal trading and functional operations. As a result, demolition and construction was ongoing throughout the project without downtime. “The site ran 24 hours a day,” says Mick. “There was a day shift and a night shift.”

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“The main challenge was maintaining the function of the airport and ensuring there was no disruption to its facility,” explains Mick Cadzow, Woollam Constructions’ Project Manager of the Karratha Airport Terminal Building Upgrade. “It was a co-ordinated, staged programme with constraints in place to ensure everything went to plan.”

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boom, Karratha Airport supports the high volume of fly-in fly-out workers to this remote area. The outlying nature of the airport, in addition to the potential for cyclone events, added another layer of complexity to its upgrade. “The remoteness of Karratha meant we had to factor the logistics of getting suppliers to the site into our planning as well,” Mick explains.

industry, Woollam Constructions prides itself on causing zero impact to flight schedules, maintaining the continuity of airport operations and developing strong working relationships with stakeholders.

Despite these potentially taxing conditions, Woollam Constructions completed the project ahead of the contract completion date. This remarkable achievement is, as Mick describes, “the direct result of planning.” He further attributes the project’s success to the high level of collaboration amongst those involved in the upgrade.

As a leader in the commercial construction industry, Woollam Constructions specialise in the design and construction of aged care and health facilities as well as public and private infrastructure projects. Headquartered in Brisbane, the multi-award winning Commercial Builder of the Year operates offices across New South Wales and Queensland with a strong presence in Western Australia. Originating in 1884, Woollam Constructions is one of Australia’s oldest privately owned construction companies.

“It was an exceptional team effort,” Mick says. “Not only the builders but the subcontractors, the client, the client’s project manager, the architect, the consultants – it was a real collaborative effort on behalf of everyone.”

Current projects for Woollam Constructions include the Good Shepherd Home, a 3-storey residential aged care facility in Townsville, the design/ construction of Townsville Private Hospital and the design/construction of new Onslow Shire Council Chambers in Western Australia.

The Karratha Airport Terminal Building Redevelopment Upgrade adds to the 13 regional airports Woollam Constructions have delivered since 2005. Experienced in overcoming the challenges of working in remote locations and negotiating the complexities of the heavily regulated aviation

For more information contact Woollam Constructions, 71 Lytton Road, East Brisbane QLD 4169, phone 07 3456 1600, fax 07 3456 1650, website


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Below KSD-Demolition completed all the demolition work for the Karratha Airport Redevelopment.

For the family team at KSD-Demolition, work on the Karratha Airport Redevelopment has produced some big changes. A new company name and Karratha location are two of the project’s exciting outcomes, as KSD-Demolition, in the words of office administrator Jamie Hunter, keeps “getting bigger and better.” “We used the project as a springing board for the company,” Jamie explains. “We were not fly in, fly out. We moved the whole family from Kalgoorlie and were hoping to branch out. We will have been here 18 months by the time the job finishes and are now part of the community.” Formerly Kalgoorlie Salvage and Demolition, the re-branded KSDDemolition remains the same specialist business servicing all of WA and backed by over 30 years experience in demolition and asbestos removal. Now operating from Karratha in addition to their established Kalgoorlie Head Office, KSD-Demolition got off to a flying start in their new location, completing all the required demolition work for the Karratha Airport Redevelopment. “It was five months of nightshift at the still operational airport,” says Jamie, describing the project’s enormity. “We had to work nights straight through to get the demo completed.” 236 WA PROJECT FEATURE Karratha Airport Redevelopment

Specialising in large projects for over 15 years, KSD-Demolition had no difficulties meeting these challenges. A fitting welcome to their new city, the Karratha Airport Redevelopment has been a success for the company. “The Council has been great, the contractors have been great,” Jamie reports. “Everything has gone smoothly. The new airport is going to be a great thing for the community up here.” WorkSafe-accredited demolition and asbestos removal experts, KSDDemolition’s services include commercial, residential and large-scale industrial demolition, all aspects of asbestos removal and block clearing. Dedicated to providing high quality service, KSD-Demolition, as Jamie says, “accomplish the best outcomes for our clients.” KSD-Demolition is currently completing demolition works at RAAF Exmouth, the Department of Housing Onslow, the Dampier Community Hub and Library as well as the Large Fuel Station (Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie). For more information contact KSD-Demolition, 1 East Street, Kalgoorlie 6340 WA, PO Box 515, Kalgoorlie 6340 WA, phone 08 9021 5899, fax 08 9091 2787, email, website AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

Below The City of Karratha initiated the redevelopment to modernise and expand the airport.

As client, project manager, funding body and key stakeholder of the project, the City of Karratha was involved from concept stage through to design, tender and construction of the $35 million Karratha Airport Redevelopment. The City of Karratha initiated the redevelopment to modernise and expand Western Australia’s second busiest airport to cater for its growing community. The project included incorporating new arrival and departure areas, increased food, beverage and retail options, as well as increasing floor space and the overall ambiance of the facility. “The first objective was to draw in all the terminal elements together as one modern building,” says City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long. A lack of previous documentation detailing the airport’s evolution, hid potential complications to the unification of new and old parts of the development. The design for a new building spreading over two floors, was developed by STEA Architects, who produced a holistic design which flowed well into the existing airport buildings and unified the whole structure. Managing the Karratha Airport project was not without its challenges, as the airport is located in the heart of the Pilbara and a highly cyclone prone area. The project team of 15 had to plan for unanticipated extreme weather events in their construction schedule. The area also has a history of heavy rain fall which could have disrupted the installation of key concrete steel WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

posts which form the main supports for the new structures, and therefore delayed the project. “This year we were fortunate as there was no heavy rain and wind but we had to plan that it would happen.” Mayor Long explains. Additional planning was also required to limit disruption to the airport’s daily operations. The City of Karratha’s Airport General Manager Mitchell Cameron and his team liaised constantly with the project team and all others on the build to safeguard against disruption to the airport’s working environment and maintain normal trading and functional operations. Woollam Constructions provided extensive logistical planning for the construction of the multi-staged approach, with contractors working around the clock. This tightly constrained schedule resulted in a well-managed and efficient worksite, and a final completion occurring ahead of schedule. The City of Karratha is currently undertaking a number of other community initiatives including the $18 million Wickham and Dampier Community Hubs, $11 million Effluent Reuse Scheme upgrade and is in the planning for a new Karratha Arts and Community Precinct. For more information contact City of Karratha, PO Box 219, Karratha WA 6714, phone 08 9186 8555, fax 08 9185 1626, email, website WA PROJECT FEATURE Karratha Airport Redevelopment 237

Karratha Airport Redevelopment, WA

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Below Fielders manufactured the roof sheeting and wall cladding suitable for cyclonic conditions at the Karratha Airport.

Roofing, cladding and flooring specialists Fielders delivered roof sheeting and wall cladding to the Karratha Airport Redevelopment specially designed to withstand the extremes of the cyclone-prone region. To ensure maximum protection, Fielders supplied the HiKlip®630 from its range of watertight, concealed fixed-roofing products. “Fielders supply a range of profiles to suit these climatic conditions,” explains Fielders Business Development Manager Geoff McInnes. “These are the HiKlip®630, the KingKlip®700 and the Wideklip®760. When clip fixed, the HiKlip® system has no fixings through the sheet so it provides a watertight solution for the end client.” The HiKlip® system is an economical alternative to screw-fixed roofing as it’s designed to provide optimum holding strength without penetrating the sheet. The concealed clip system accommodates thermal expansion and eradicates the need for expansion joints. With large span capabilities, Hi-Klip®630 suits major commercial, industrial and domestic projects and is covered by Fielders’ unique Watertight Installation Guarantee, when installed by a Fielders Approved Contractor. Fielders can guarantee the watertightness of the product using one of their concealed fixed systems (KingKlip®, HiKlip® and WideKlip®) for up to 20 years. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Hi-Klip®, like all of Fielders’ concealed fixed-roofing profiles, can be produced using the Fielders Mobile Mill service. The Karratha Airport Redevelopment was, as Geoff explains, “an onsite Mobile Mill job.” Using their Mobile Mill, Fielders roll-form steel roofing and decking to meet a project’s specific requirements. “As part of the Mobile Mill service we run a continuous sheet onsite up to 100m,” Geoff says. “The client can get a continuous sheet and the best water-tight product as a result.” Fielder’s Mobile Mill option can be a cost effective solution compared to transporting long length ready-made sheets. Fielders are currently supplying the Meriton Serviced Apartments development, North Sydney, with 20,000m2 of KingFlor® CF210 SlimFlor decking. A “game-changer” as the first Australian high-rise residential building constructed wholly from structural steel, Fielders’ KingFlor® flooring system contributes a reduction in construction time and costs. For more information contact Fielders – Wangara (Sales Centre and Factory), 35 Prestige Parade, Wangara WA 6065, phone 08 9303 1400, fax 08 9303 1496, email, website WA PROJECT FEATURE Karratha Airport Redevelopment 239

Contractors Directory AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING & REFRIGERATION Air Design Page 44 | 07 3299 9888

Chatfield OzCool Page 37 | 1300 361 186

Coldflow Mechanical Services Page 176 | 03 8572 1250


Aira Page 42 | 03 9839 8000

BSA Ltd Page 38 | 02 9763 6200

DCM Services

Ceiling & Wall Contractors

CPS Concretors

Urban Inc

Page 210 | 08 8292 6600

Page 60 | 02 6228 1552

Page 174 | 03 9654 6222

Diverse Concreting


Page 62 | 0404 152 152

Page 88 | 07 3251 6300

Pro Concrete Pumping

Woollam Constructions

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Page 232 | 07 3456 1600

CIVIL CONTRACTING Ryan Civil Contracting Page 106 | 07 3300 0731

CONCRETE (ALL CONCRETE PRODUCTS) Apex Building Systems Page 79 | 02 4587 7166

BVCI Page 185 | 03 5335 8741

Boral Construction Materials Page 65, 126 |

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CONCRETE CUTTING Complete Cut Page 75 | 02 6294 3495

Online Concrete Cutting Services Page 85 | 02 9620 5555

Dach Constructions Group


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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT INFORMATION Cordell Information Page 02, 18 | 1800 806 060

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Page 40 | 08 8462 9700

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Mitsubishi Electric

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Page 70 | 1300 408 883

Page 47 | 1300 280 625

Neilsens Concrete

Concrete By Design

Seeley International

Page 122 | 07 3205 5599

Page 86 | 02 4733 0199

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Thermaline Mechanical

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Page 82 | 0422 591 721

Page 98 | 07 3393 2025

Page 45 | 02 4961 1128


Terry Miller Concrete Tanks


Page 76 | 1300 SHORING

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Euro Precast Page 72 | 03 8787 8991


Page 99 | 07 5549 2144

Sydney Cranes Page 130 | 02 8765 4999


Page 88 | 07 3004 1300

Page 190 | 03 9832 1400

Kalis Group

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Banco Group

Page 222 | 03 6231 3993

Brokk Australia

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Page 61 | 08 8387 7742


CSR Hebel

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Page 55 | 1300 443 235

BMD Group

Design & Construct

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BATHROOM EQUIPMENT Fibre Composites International

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Central Equity

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Page 198 | 1300 559 121

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James Hardie Australia

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Daracon Group

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nettletontribe Page 192 | 03 9620 5588

Silver Thomas Hanley Page 30 |

BRICK WORK All Brick Tasmania Page 224 | 03 6244 2220

BUILDING CERTIFICATION & Consultancy du Chateau Chun Page 165 | 03 9081 1688

Floth Sustainable Building Consultants Page 119 | 07 3252 0977

CARPETS Raines Commercial Flooring Page 152 | 02 9316 8030

CEILINGS/WALLS/CLADDING/ ROOFING Aikon Page 201 | 0401 873 528

FORMWORK Doka Formwork Australia Page 54 | 02 8796 0500

Hyrise Page 150 | 02 9653 2554

I & D Group Page 58 | 03 9560 1812

Max Frank Australia Page 63 | 1300 853 235

Page 140 | 02 4903 7000

John Holland Page 166 | 03 8698 9400

Leighton Contractors (Theiss) Page 178 | 08 8132 1044

Lendlease Page 208 | 02 9236 6111

Meriton Group Page 132 | 02 9287 2888

ELEVATORS/LIFTS Access Solutions Page 229 | 03 6229 2476

United Lift Services Page 229 | 03 9687 9099

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING Faraday Pty Ltd Page 24 | 03 9729 5000

ENGINEERS JMG Engineers and Planners Page 225 | 03 6231 2555

KBR Page 168 | 03 9828 5333

MDA Consulting Engineers Page 31 | 07 3252 9560

PT Design Page 219 | 08 8412 4300

Webber Design Page 177 | 03 9614 7155

Oneform Group


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Page 110 | 07 3115 0300


Peri Australia


Page 145 | 02 6882 0118

Page 52 | 02 8805 2300

CONCRETE PUMPING Beton Pumping Group Page 64 | 03 9311 7575


Page 102 | 03 9810 8300

Seymour Whyte Page 156 | 02 8908 7400

EXCAVATION & EARTH MOVING Earthtrack Solutions Page 189 | 03 5420 7833

FABRICATIONS Richstone Group Page 22, 162 | 03 8339 3777

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Urban Art Projects Page 26 | 07 3630 6300

FLOORING Contract Floor Coverings

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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ArjoHuntleigh Page 20 | 1800 072 040

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GLASS & GLAZING (windows) Clearview Innovative Window Solutions


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Dickson Glass and Aluminium


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Supplied Holdings Page 154 | 0402 329 095

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS & COUNCILS City Of Karratha Page 235 | 08 9186 8555

INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES K & P Dean Distributors Page 187 | 03 9328 1977

INTERIOR FITOUTS (JOINERY, FURNITURE,A FABRICATION) GETC Consolidated Industries Page 194 | 03 9312 0812

JOINERY & KITCHENS IJF Australia Page 32 | 08 8349 7400

LANDSCAPING Barrowar Page 127 | 02 9654 3071

LIGHTING AND VISUALS TES Electrical Page 28 | 08 9434 1514

LOCKS/LOCKERS Excel Lockers Page 100 | 1800 019 266

MARBLE & GRANITE Granite Works Page 171 | 03 9813 5999

REINFORcement Ausreo

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Page 69 | 02 9765 2100

Page 35 | 02 6253 8960

South Melbourne Building Services Taubmans


Page 94 | 07 3441 7777

Page 115 | 07 3861 1166

The Carpet Company

Page 179 | 02 4967 1199

Page 48 | 02 9519 9999

PAINTING Sarri Painters

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JML Engineered Faรงade

SHOWER SCREENS & MIRRORS Civic Showerscreens & Wardrobes

RENDERING Aameen Rendering & Construction Services

Page 108 | 07 3290 1422

Page 214 | 08 8387 0600


Page 143 | 02 4702 0800

PIPES & FITTINGS (HYDRAULICS) Advanced Plumbing & Drainage Page 188 | 0421 370 317

Cooke & Dowsett Page 95 | 07 3899 3519

Hydraulic Design Queensland Page 107 | 0401 595 857

PITS (CONCRETE & FIBREGLASS) Terra Firma Industries Page 186 | 03 9464 6169

PLASTER OK Developments Page 134 | 02 9331 6708

X-Press Plastering Page 196 | 03 9842 0254

PLUMBING 20th Century Plumbing Page 227 | 03 6272 5633

Leigh Baker Plumbing Page 104 | 07 3204 9685


ROAD SAFETY SOLUTIONS & PRODUCTS Guardrail Installations Page 128 | 0411 956 442

ROOFING & CLADDING Close Commercial Services Page 170 | 03 9770 8416

Fielders Page 237 | 08 9303 1400

Friths Plumbing & Gasfitting Page 180 | 03 5152 1925

SAFETY SYSTEMS & MANAGEMENT National Height & Safety Page 135 | 02 9519 5122

RISSafety Page 101 | 02 8781 2100

Sitebook Page 25 | 1300 736 316

Sayfa Group Page 184 | 1300 301 755

SCAFFOLDING Cogent Scaffolding Page 113 | 1300 550 149

SHEET METAL & STAINLESS STEEL Superior Stainless Australia Page 218 | 08 8250 3583

Page 144 | 02 4577 8858

Quintec Survey Solutions Page 142 | 0438 215 393

STEEL (STRUCTURAL/ FABRICATION) Central Engineering Page 105 | 07 5534 0600

Crisp Bros. & Haywards Page 226 | 03 6344 4144

Plinius Engineering Pty Ltd Page 204 | 03 5332 1038

TILING Nu Tech Tiling Page 228 | 03 9338 8955

Perfect Tiling Page 136 | 0402 160 766

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT Allroad Traffic Page 129 | 02 8795 0834

Trafficca Page 173 | 03 8750 0920

Guardian Traffic Services Page 147 | 02 4967 5033

Spectran Group Page 230 | 03 6272 9377

WATER Products & Services Rinnai Australia Page 137 | 1300 555 545

Toyesi Pty Ltd Page 139 | 02 9679 9400

WATERPROOFING DuraCore Page 80 | 1300 044 625


Plaza Waterproofing & Surfaces

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Page 215 | 08 8346 4111

Premier Door Systems

Page 84 | 0406 356 734

Poly-Tech Industrial Services

Page 205 | 03 9357 8477

Page 33 | 1800 800 441

PROPERTY MANAGERS Eisen Property Page 202 | 0408 051 785

RAIL SAFETY Safeworking Solutions Page 169 | 1300 720 934

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