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COUNTRY GARDEN AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PROJECT ‘RYDE GARDEN’ REACHES COMPLETION IN NORTH RYDE Country Garden Australia’s first project, ‘Ryde Garden’, in Sydney’s North Ryde, has officially reached completion, with buyers now moving into the first of three towers, with settlement of the other two towers also recently announced.

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The $580 million Bates Smart Architects designed residential high rise project includes 830-apartments across three towers, which range in height from 12 to 28-storeys, set around a 4,000m2 park. The 17,580m2 site is positioned within the North Ryde Station Urban Activation Zone. Resident amenity includes parking for 730 cars and 336 bikes, a private 30m lap pool, gymnasium, childcare facility, street level retail and concierge, as well as Aspect Studios, designed rooftop gardens with BBQ’s and other landscaped ground plane areas. Ryde Garden’s one, two and three bedroom apartments will ultimately become home to around 2,500 residents, who will enjoy uninterrupted views to the city and the surrounding district. Ryde Garden also boasts close proximity to Macquarie Centre, restaurants, cinemas and other lifestyle facilities and with the North Ryde (underground) Station right next door, Macquarie University and Chatswood are just one or two stops away. Dr Guotao Hu, CEO of Country Garden

Australia, said the completion of Ryde Garden was a very important milestone for the company. “It’s incredibly exciting to see a labour of love come to fruition after a lot of hard work from our internal team and all of our project stakeholders,” said Dr Hu. “We are extremely proud of this project, especially given it’s our first in Australia. It’s proof of our capabilities in delivering masterplanned communities that locals are proud to call home.” “It’s also testament to our versatility and capacity to deliver across various asset classes, as we are better known for large scale house and land communities featuring

major infrastructure and amenity, such as our ‘Windermere’ project outside Melbourne, which has just commenced site works.” “We are really looking forward to the Ryde Garden community developing as all three towers become inhabited. For us, it’s not just about building houses, but more about developing engaging communities... that’s why we build,” added Dr Hu. Construction of Ryde Garden commenced in May 2016 with national contracting group, Watpac, delivering the expansive residential development. Watpac Managing Director, Martin Monro, said the group was delighted to have been part of Country Garden Australia’s first project.

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projects) in Queensland, will be delivered through a Public Private Partnership (PPP), enabling ARTC to harness innovative design solutions and efficient construction methodologies. The Expression of Interest for the PPP is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2019. Our procurement team has been engaging with industry and undertaking market testing to determine preferred models for contract packaging for the ten non-PPP Inland Rail projects, which are a mix of greenfield and brownfield sites. The next project to reach the construction stage will be the Narrabri to North Star section. Meanwhile, government at all levels, along with the private sector, are exploring opportunities and planning for complementary developments, freight hubs and intermodal facilities. The Parkes to Narromine project is only the start of the extensive opportunities to flow from this transformational infrastructure programme. By Richard Wankmuller, (Inland Rail CEO) website www.inlandrail.com.au

GREEN BUILDING LUMINARY TO LEAD INFRASTRUCTURE AUSTRALIA The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) welcomes the appointment of Romilly Madew as Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure Australia. In her time as leader of the Green Building Council of Australia, Romilly has been a longstanding champion of ASBEC and served as ASBEC’s Vice President for several years. In her former role as Chair of ASBEC’s Cities Task Group, Romilly led a strong agenda for more sustainable, resilient, liveable and productive cities and regions. “Romilly has driven a movement in sustainable buildings that has paved the way for better Australian cities, precincts and communities,” said ASBEC President, Professor Ken Maher AO. “As a change agent advancing a better built environment, Romilly has brought

international acclaim to Australia’s green building sector. Her deep engagement across the built environment sector will also contribute greatly to the necessary integration of infrastructure and urban development.” ASBEC is a strong supporter of Infrastructure Australia’s role as independent advisor to the Australian Government. “With the right level of engagement and transparency, Infrastructure Australia’s mandate to prioritise and progress nationally significant infrastructure can help to deliver greater productivity, increased resilience, better environmental outcomes and a higher and more equitable standard of living for all Australians,” said Prof Maher. “With her outstanding vision, drive and expertise, Romilly is exquisitely positioned to lead this endeavour.”

comment Ken Slattery CEO Cement, Concrete & Aggregates Australia

RECORD CONCRETE PRODUCTION SPARKS REFLECTION ON SUPPLY LINES The national boom in infrastructure has been good news for our industry - and for the more than 110,000 Australians employed directly or otherwise in the heavy construction materials sector. Recent figures commissioned by CCAA from Macromonitor showed that more than 30 million meters cubed of pre-mixed concrete were produced across Australia in the 2017 calendar year – a record. And we expect demand to continue to grow as a result of a buoyant building and construction market, especially in the eastern states, stimulated by population growth and further investment in infrastructure – from new schools and hospitals to roads and transport hubs. While the industry continues to welcome and meet this growth, the fact is that the demand for greater volumes can put pressure on even the most established and efficient of supply chains. This is particularly important when it comes to delivered concrete, which given its nature, has a strict use-by time, calculated from the moment water is added to the mix in the batching plant to the time the mix is poured onsite. It explains why in the past, concrete batch plants have been located close to where the major works are, usually within 5-6km from the central business districts of our major cities. As the peak industry body, CCAA has always worked closely with governments at all levels – Local, State and Federal – to ensure we can deliver heavy construction materials in the most convenient, safest and most cost effective manner. Now, we need governments across Australia to support our industry and in the process, ensure continued uninterrupted supply. A starting point would be to support the industry’s urgent need to ensure that the concrete batching plants remain within close proximity to the centre of our major cities, where much of the work is being (and will continue to be) undertaken.

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AUSTRALIA EMERGES FROM AN ‘AGE OF INNOCENCE’ Australia has always felt distanced from threats common to the rest of the world, mostly due to our physical distance from it. But in the digital age, people can more readily share information on how to harm people and infrastructure. It has become clear in Europe and the USA what can happen when a person bearing a workplace, or political grudge decides to take revenge and enters businesses, schools and public spaces. Construction companies, therefore, have a greater responsibility to safeguard workers and buildings. This applies both during the construction phase and after completion, where appropriate security technologies need to be installed for the safety of workers and visitors. Safety compliance is also becoming a huge insurance issue for these companies. It isn’t just about safeguarding against terrorism issues since 9/11, although these are part of the bigger security picture we are increasingly dealing with locally. There are also huge and growing security issues emerging, including safeguarding of data and information and prevention of theft or criminal damage. So how do we protect ourselves against this wide variety of threats? In our experience, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. It’s important to fully assess its security needs before recommending the right technology. As the supplier of choice for security entrances for government bodies and Fortune 500 companies, we find that the right technology should effortlessly blend in with the surrounding architecture, provide functional security, and have minimal impact on the building’s users.

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IFS solution will be deployed at 20+ sites to provide real time data access, property lifecycle management, CRM and mobility capabilities as part of a multi-million dollar technology investment. IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Brisbane, Australia based property development company, QM Properties, will deploy IFS Applications™ to transform its business with customer experience improvements enabled by real time data access, CRM and mobility features, and robust property lifecycle management capabilities. Key to the business transformation of QM Properties is the consolidation of business systems across finance, HR, sales and customer relationship management, project management and property management into a single unified system. This will streamline many business processes and provide access to integrated, real time information and reporting. The addition of CRM and mobile functionality will drive customer experience improvements, as will the deployment of mobile ready capabilities for property lifecycle management, including purchasing, construction, marketing, sales and maintenance activities.

configuring standard solutions with little to no code development was a decisive factor. IFS was able to demonstrate a prototype solution before other ERP suppliers, giving QM added confidence in not only IFS’s ability to deliver but also their understanding of QM’s business needs. IFS’s ability to provide an on-premises solution enabled QM to leverage its existing IT infrastructure with the flexibility to transition to a cloud solution in the future. “We didn’t want a heavily customised solution that would require significant effort to upgrade to new technology,” said Kane Davis, CFO for QM Properties, citing IFS’s ongoing investments in mobile solutions such as the IFS Aurena interface as another major factor. “We are looking to deliver a better customer experience and mobility is a key enabler of that. Whatever device we use, we know IFS will be able to support it. Partnering with local suppliers is also extremely important to us, so having an IFS office located in Brisbane is fantastic.”

The solution also allows for management of all property related documentation including contracts and agreements. The latest information about properties available for sale, for example, will be automatically delivered online, and staff will be able to retrieve and provide information relevant to customers via mobile devices, enabling a more sophisticated and personalised experience.

Warren Zietsman, IFS Sales Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, added, “IFS shares many values with QM Properties, which is known for its expertise, industry experience and a commitment to exceeding customer and community expectations. Our local team is using its own expertise and industry experience to exceed QM’s expectations, helping to transform their business so QM becomes just as well known for its innovative use of technology.”

In a competitive purchasing process, IFS’s ability to meet QM’s requirements by

For more information; www.ifsworld.com/ corp/solutions/ifs-applications/.


GOLDEN PLAINS WIND FARM GRANTED PLANNING PERMIT One of Australia’s largest wind farms is a step closer to construction, with Acting Minister for Planning Lily D’Ambrosio today announcing planning permit approval for the Golden Plains Wind Farm. The Golden Plains Wind Farm, about 60km north-west of Geelong, would create hundreds of jobs and generate nearly 3,000 gigawatt hours of electricity per year – enough to power more than 400,000 homes. Once complete the $1.5 billion project would span up to 17,000 hectares and stop more than 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from being emitted to the atmosphere each year. The planning permit approval follows the conclusion of the Environment Effects Statement (EES) by the minister at the end of 2018. The Minister’s assessment of the EES supported the project, subject to increasing the turbine-free buffer area to ensure

breeding wetlands used by native birdlife are adequately protected. The decision reflects advice from an independent expert planning panel and may result in a reduction of up to 47 turbines, from 228 to 181, with the number depending on how the proponent chooses to meet environmental restrictions. The project must now be considered by the federal government for approval. Proponent WestWind Energy will take around four years to build the project if approved. The wind farm industry is powering ahead in Victoria with projects under construction at Lal Lal, Moorabool, Murra Warra, Bulgana and Stockyard Hill, delivering thousands of jobs to regional Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government has increased Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target to 50% by 2030, putting more clean energy into the grid, increasing investment and driving down energy prices.

I-MIX CONCRETE REVOLUTION

comment Trevor Hardie Director Intergen Property Group

PROPOSED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAX CHANGES WILL HIT INDUSTRY The property and construction industry should be aware that the Federal Government is proposing tax changes which will jeopardise the student accommodation sector. The Treasury Laws Amendment (making sure foreign investors pay their fair share of tax in Australia and other measures) Bill 2018 is currently the subject of a Senate Inquiry. If passed, the Bill will result in offshore capital providers to the education sector facing a 100% rise in their withholding tax rate, as the meaning of the words “residential dwelling asset” will include tertiary off campus student accommodation. Intergen Property Group and many other leaders in the property industry have made submissions to the Senate Inquiry that if passed, the Bill will severely hurt the international student accommodation sector as almost all of the investment in this area is coming from overseas.

XL PRECAST from XL GROUP is the national leader in the precast industry, with more than 20 years of experience and more than 700 projects built throughout the country. We push ourselves constantly in regard to customer needs, hence the reason XL GROUP is always seeking new technologies such as our new I-MIX CONCRETE Mobile Plant. XL I-MIX CONCRETE is the new company of XL GROUP and uses a revolutionary way to mix and supply concrete. The Mobile Mixing System can mix and produce the concrete in our own truck at your construction site as per your specifications, whenever you need (24/7). I-MIX CONCRETE allows for flexible project schedules and if you hire our blending machine you can produce your own concrete with

your own materials. You do not need to rely on concrete supply from batching plants and can pour concrete to suit your own schedule including out of business hours. I-MIX CONCRETE is a great option for projects, such as infrastructure works and highways far from batching plants, where concrete waiting times for typical agitator trucks is higher and can lead to loss of material. The concrete produced by our I-MIX CONCRETE trucks fulfils all the modern market demands with the high quality and efficiency. The final product optimisation and minimum loss of raw material is the main feature. For more information about XL PRECAST and XL I-MIX CONCRETE, head to their new website www.XLGROUP.com.au or email ab@xlprecast.com or contact them by phone 02 8724 5100

Foreign investors have effectively created this property asset class, with over 30,000 beds predominantly for international students have been supplied or being developed by them to date, supporting substantial local jobs in the design, construction and hospitality industry. The Property Council of Australia has also made a submission to the Senate stating the higher tax rate would have “unintended consequences for the tertiary education sector, which relies on international capital to provide purpose built student accommodation.” Not only will the proposed tax changes damage an important export earner for Australia, they will also inflate the rents in the broader rental market as students will be competing for a more limited supply of accommodation.

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comment Antony Cooper Product Engineer and Asia-Pacific Marketing Manager Enerpac

THE MOVE TO SAFER, TRIP-FREE CONSTRUCTION SITES New long life battery technologies are helping to remove slip and trip accidents resulting from electrical cords in crowded or confined workplaces. The advent of more powerful and portable battery tools is very welcome, because construction sites don’t need the additional risk of cords as a trip hazard. Construction sites already have tools, debris, rubble, uneven surfaces and raw materials to contend with, and safety conscious Australian companies are always looking at ways to reduce hazards. Technology has reached a point where cordless alternatives (such as hydraulic pumps) can now offer the same performance as their corded counterparts, with a sufficient charge capacity to last whole shifts without needing to replace or recharge the battery. An additional bonus is that they can be used in locations where there’s limited or no access to power, such as underground or remote sites. Another risk curtailed by cordless tools is electrocution. Despite being preventable, electrocutions occur on Australian construction sites every year, mostly due to equipment cords or extension leads lying in water and someone accidentally stepping on them or otherwise touching them. Worker and visitor safety are top priorities for Australian construction companies, and there’s also legal and insurance liabilities if they don’t ensure a Standards-compliant and totally safe environment. It’s also important to be practical about tool selection. There are many situations where a corded tool is totally safe, and the cords are completely out of anyone’s way. It’s when they become a trip hazard to construction workers or site visitors that a cordless option greatly enhances safety.

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MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES NAMED BEST BRAND FOR AIR CONDITIONERS FOR 2018 Standing tall against the ‘best of the best’, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) has been selected by CHOICE® as the Best Brand of Air Conditioners for 2018. This highly regarded stamp of approval by Australia’s Consumer Group CHOICE® is based on test reviews of 140 split-system air conditioners and 7,738 respondents in the annual reliability and satisfaction survey completed by CHOICE® annually. Furthermore, the findings are weighted on brand reliability, overall average test score, recommendation ratios and overall customer satisfaction. According to CHOICE®, air conditioners are reviewed twice a year – in May and October respectively, to ensure the most accurate results for both the winter and summer seasons. Data is then cross checked against the Government registration database for complete accuracy. Adrian Brown, National Sales and Planning Manager for MHIAA says that receiving the Best Brand recognition by CHOICE® cements its commitment to quality, technology and customer service. “Against tough competition, we scored a Best Brand score of 79% and a satisfaction rating of 91% with a high reliability rating of 88%. This talks to high performance,

quality, exceeding customer expectations and ultimately improving lives.” In addition to this, MHIAA has licenced three CHOICE® recommended products in the small, medium and large capacity categories in October 2018 for its Bronte® SRK71ZRA-W and Avanti PLUS™ SRK25ZSXA-W and SRK50ZSXA-W units. “At MHIAA we pride ourselves on global research and development. Our products are designed and engineered inline with local and international standards while keeping the Australian consumer needs top-of-mind” says Adrian. “We believe in creating long lasting relationships with our customers and in walking this exciting journey with them – from finding the perfect AC solution right through to installation and after sales services.” “We would like to thank CHOICE® and the Australian consumers for this esteemed recognition. It is an honour and it further validates our commitment to our customers,” concludes Adrian. This acknowledgement of merit will continue to help Mitsubishi Heavy Industries grow and develop in the consumer market and increase awareness of our quality and technological advancement across residential and commercial applications.

LORD MAYOR OF SYDNEY OPENS OMNIA On Monday 26 November, The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, joined Greenland Australia’s Managing Director, Sherwood Luo, for the official opening of Pott’s Point’s striking new landmark, Omnia.

At the Grand Opening, stakeholders including construction partners Probuild, architects Durbach Block Jaggers, SJB, Studioaria and other project consultants, were on hand to see the Lord Mayor and Mr Luo perform a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark this important milestone for Greenland Australia. The $320 million, 20-storey Omnia apartment building features 132 residences, and is uniquely located between Victoria Street and Darlinghurst Road, with the development already gaining widespread attention for its curvaceous hourglass angles, atop a unique sculptured retail podium. Omnia marks Greenland Australia’s fourth completed project since commencing in Australia in 2013.


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comment Nicholas Burt CEO Facility Management Association of Australia

NEW STANDARDS FOR FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Despite its low profile, facilities management (FM) is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. For most organisations, FM accounts for the second highest cost, with the global market for outsourced FM services projected to reach well over $1 trillion by 2025. The national science agency, CSIRO and energy market operator, AEMO today announced a new report on costs of electricity generation. The inaugural GenCost report, prepared collaboratively with a range of industry stakeholders, updates estimates of the cost to generate electricity from new power plants in Australia; GenCost 2018 found solar and wind technologies to be lowest cost. CSIRO Chief Energy Economist and report lead author, Paul Graham said GenCost 2018 was an essential annual benchmark to guide strategic decision making, given technology costs change significantly each year. “Electricity generation costs are a key ingredient into the electricity sector modelling which underpins much of the sector’s strategic planning and policy analysis,” Mr Graham said. “Our data confirms that while existing fossil fuel power plants are competitive due to their sunk capital costs, solar and wind generation technologies are currently the lowest cost ways to generate electricity for Australia, compared to any other new-build technology.” “At a global level, the investment costs of a wide range of low emission generation technologies are projected to continue to fall, and we found new-build renewable generation to be least cost, including when we add the cost of two or six hours of energy storage to wind and solar.” “This also holds when the cost of fossil generation technology is adjusted for climate

policy risk or not. “Data from GenCost 2018, combined with some of our previous research, indicates we may need additional flexible technologies – such as energy storage, demand management, and peaking gas plants – if the share of variable renewables increases beyond 50%.”

In April 2018, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 41001 – Facility Management – Management System Standard. This was preceded by its publication of three supporting standards that articulate exactly what FM is. Together, these standards are known as the ‘ISO 41000 series’.

The collaborative process involved consultation with a broad range of industry stakeholders, including release of draft estimates and projections for review and industry workshops and briefings.

By bringing a standardised global approach, these standards will improve understanding of FM as a professional discipline, and provide practitioners with practical guidance to enhance their value.

AEMO Group Manager, Forecasting Nicola Falcon said AEMO looked forward to using the GenCost figures.

With ISO 41001 now adopted as an Australian standard, organisations will soon be able to be accredited to this standard. Certification will provide independent verification that an organisation meets the criteria that demonstrate the requirements to have an accredited management system in FM.

“The reports will act as the foundation for initial discussions with stakeholders when we commence our modelling inputs and scenario consultations for the next Integrated System Plan,” Ms Falcon said. Authors largely based analysis on levelised cost of electricity (LCOE), which includes operating as well as investment costs, and is the best way known to compare the costs of different technologies, like fossil fuel plants (which require relatively low capital costs, but higher operating expenses) and wind and solar (which require high capital outlays but low operating expenses). Research in 2019 will identify in more detail the least cost set of balancing solutions required by variable renewables once they represent a significantly larger share of the generation portfolio.

Thus, FM companies will have an opportunity to improve their marketability and gain a competitive advantage. And organisations wishing to outsource FM services will have a formal mechanism through which to assess FM companies. Given the broad scope of FM, the standards are predicted to deliver a wide range of benefits, from improving the health, safety and productivity of the workforce, to reducing organisational costs through more efficient services. The introduction of ISO 41001 is a landmark event that will place the FM industry on the international stage.

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comment Samit Sen Digital Solutions, Asia Pacific Johnson Controls

NEW APPROACH TO SMART BUILDINGS USING FLEXIBLE AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS As more Australian architects and designers incorporate intelligent technologies into new building designs, the ability to capture and utilise building data is becoming increasingly important. Integrating operational building information with predictive data analytic networks and artificial intelligence applications can facilitate visibility and improvements by leveraging data from utility pricing, energy storage, social media tracking and weather forecasting. The challenge for the building solutions industry will be keeping pace with rapidly developing technology and responding to market demand by introducing new products to market as quickly as they emerge. To meet the growing demand for intelligent interconnected building management systems, Johnson Controls has created a Digital Solutions division to harness the myriad innovations and technologies within the greater Johnson Controls business portfolio, following its merger with Tyco in 2016. The division’s growth is fueled by the enhancement of products to help simplify the integration of building management systems. An example of this is the updated Johnson Controls cloud based digital application, Enterprise Management, which is an agnostic product that can integrate into any automation platform to support an entire smart building ecosystem. Enterprise Management analyses data in real time to identify issues, faults and opportunities for improved performance and operational savings within a building. Information is translated for building owners, helping to inform them of energy usage, security breaches or building equipment performance. Importantly, Enterprise Management also optimises building safety, efficiency and productivity using sensors and smart devices to monitor a building’s floor space and room occupancy. Having already been successfully installed in 20 Australian buildings, Enterprise Management can deliver cost and environmental efficiencies to benefit developers by helping them to future proof their asset. 20

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YANDHAI NEPEAN CROSSING: TRIUMPH OF ENGINEERING After 28 months, Seymour Whyte successfully delivered Australia’s longest single clear-span bridge, measuring 284m in total length with a 200m main span across the Nepean River. The clear-span allows for the 170m required for the river’s heritage rowing course to operate, while providing a safe, shared user path for pedestrians and cyclists between Penrith and Emu Plains. The bridge was officially named the Yandhai Nepean Crossing and opened by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres last month. In opening the bridge, Minister Ayres thanked the project team from Seymour Whyte, “who have set a new standard in construction and engineering excellence.” Seymour Whyte Regional Manager – Southern Steve Lambert acknowledged that constructing a bridge across such a wide expanse, with just one permanent pier, had presented unique challenges throughout the project duration. “The bridge was designed as a triangular steel Warren truss with curved steel concrete composite box approach spans and includes viewing platforms and balconies along the structure.”

“To deliver such a distinctive structure, we worked closely with our client – the NSW Government through Roads and Maritime Services, steel fabricator CIVMEC and launching specialists Freyssinet,” he said. “It was no easy feat to design, manufacture, transport and incrementally launch all eight 25m x 8m sections of the main span truss, but I am pleased to say the project team did an excellent job.” Seymour Whyte Project Manager, Greg Anderson said the specially designed truss segments were partially manufactured in NSW’s Hunter Region, using 700 tonnes of steel. “Then, the 25m long segments had to be safely transported across almost 200km to Penrith in Western Sydney. The 8.2m wide loads were the widest ever transported through metropolitan Sydney,” he said. “The complex traffic management arrangements to the site required months of planning and indepth coordination with numerous public and private road authorities and logistics providers.” The truss segments were delivered to a 60m long x 21m high workshop on the eastern bank of the Nepean River for re-assembly and onsite painting works.

THE WORLD’S FIRST VIRTUAL INTELLIGENT BMS Blue IoT developed and commissioned the world’s first IoT Virtual intelligent BMS as well as Asia Pacific’s first private LoRaWAN Class C (Full Duplex) network. “It’s been nothing short of miraculous that in such a short space of time and with a great small team, we were able to develop the world’s first Virtual Intelligent BMS,” said Bob Sharon, Founder and Chief Innovation

Officer for Blue IoT. “With buildings and facilities getting hacked and corporate networks being attacked through building sensors and BMS systems, our selection and integration of technologies allowed us to greatly minimise cyber risks.” Blue IoT also took pride in receiving the award of “The best Smart Building Management Company” in 2018. Phone 03 9566 7288


COMMITMENT TO AUSTRALIAN CONSTRUCTION QUALITY AND SAFETY Procore, a leading provider of cloud based applications for construction, held its inaugural Australian Innovation Lab in Sydney in August 2018. Through a collaborative innovation process, Procore invited representatives from Gartner Rose, Duffy Kennedy, Shape, Probuild, McNab, Edgecorp, and Hutchinson Builders to work closely with engineers, designers, and product managers to develop creative solutions to common problems faced in construction management. Over three days, the Australian Innovation Lab focused on helping construction firms and workers manage the quality and safety requirements of a building site using a cloud based, mobile first platform. Attendees came up with a range of recommendations, including the development of a collaborative real time

Joe Morello Principal Chifley Securities

ROYAL COMMISSION CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR BUILDERS AND DEVELOPERS site log and improvements to incident response capabilities, permit management, inspection and test plans (ITPs), and quality control documentation.

While the Royal Commission is exposing the dark underbelly of traditional lenders and finance brokers in Australia, the result may represent bad news for developers and building companies.

Procore is committed to constantly improving its platform with feedback from industry, and following the Australian Innovation Lab, will be focusing on enhancing its platform to help the local industry meet its objectives and legal requirements.

The recommendations of the Royal Commission to be presented to the Federal Government next year could well see even tighter controls being placed on the major banks and brokers’ practices.

NEW GEELONG TIMBER MANUFACTURING FACTORY AN ‘INDUSTRY GAME-CHANGER’ Quintessential Equity has hailed the opening of a new Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) processing and offsite manufacturing factory at Avalon Airport’s new industrial precinct, as a major win for both the City of Geelong and the building industry’s march toward more sustainable methods of construction. Executive Chairman of Quintessential Equity, Shane Quinn, said the launch of Cross Laminated Offsite Solutions’ (CLOS) factory will create local jobs, support sustainable development and bring significant potential to grow an advanced manufacturing industry in Geelong. “Green design is no longer an option, it’s an expectation. We believe every new building in Australia from today onwards has to be designed with sustainability top of mind. “The CLOS factory in Geelong will be a game-changer for the construction industry in Victoria and beyond. Local, accessible mass engineered timber will help put Australia in contention to meet and exceed global standards like WELL Ratings and the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. “We’re excited about CLOS because Quintessential Equity wants to use CLT technology – we’d love to construct our first

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CLT building in Geelong. What’s more, it will support local advanced manducating and we’re big supporters of that.” “Building with CLT is sustainable and efficient. Eight times the amount of carbon is emitted to produce a tonne of concrete compared to a tonne of timber, and building costs can be reduced by up to 20% during construction,” said Mr Quinn. Quintessential Equity has a strong track record of green design and supporting local economies. “One of our earlier projects in Parramatta set the benchmark for exemplar sustainability winning the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project. “We’ve also halved the carbon footprint of the NAB’s headquarters building in Adelaide and recently achieved global best practice at 1 Malop Street right here in Geelong, which also created hundreds of local jobs,” he said. The CLOS factory, set to open mid-2019, will “pre-fabricate” engineered timber products into walls, floors, roofs and other building components, adding the necessary cladding, insulation and plasterboards.

This will lead to a more conservative approach to risk and lending, with the result that property developers and builders could be hit with higher charges and tougher hurdles to jump in gaining a loan. However the industry is responding to the tougher conditions by going to non-banks, like Chifley Securities, who are currently experiencing strong demand from developers who are now holding residual apartments that have not sold or settled on completion. Many more apartment buyers are not settling on their off the plan purchases and developers across the East Coast have decided to hold the stock and rent out the apartments instead of selling them at a discount. While in many cases non-bank lenders charge a higher interest rate than traditional loans, they are more amenable and quicker to settlement than banks, as well as having access to onshore and offshore funds. Many of the loans, which commonly run for six to 12 months, do not require monthly repayments but upfront fees with full payment of the loan satisfied at the end of the agreed period. By then the development project has usually entered a new stage and the loan can be refinanced in the non-bank or traditional lender.

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comment Paul Miller Business Development Manager BPM Industries Australia

IT’S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO THINK LONGTERM Construction is a multi-billion dollar industry in Australia, and due to the nature of the game some people try to cut corners when it comes to delivering projects on time and on budget. Due to this there is a great deal of responsibility on both the suppliers of building products as well as principle contractors and architects to ensure we’re providing fully compliant high quality products that will provide the greatest long term value for clients by lasting the test of time. Louvres and architectural façade features are often the final product to be placed on a building. However, the longevity of their aesthetic finish can make all the difference to a façade. At BPM Industries Australia, we place a strong emphasis on ensuring that our products are made to last and only work with accredited applicators to apply finishes to our products so that the quality our clients receive on hand over is to the highest standard years and decades later. It’s all too common in the industry where suppliers will provide non-compliant finishes to clients in order to secure the contract and meet the required budget. This is unprofessional behaviour, and leads suppliers giving the industry a bad reputation as well as enforcing the false perception that commercial grade finishes are no different to common house paint and will start to show signs of fading in just a few short years when properly applied commercial finishes can provide film integrity warranties up to and exceeding 25 years.

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST INDUSTRY SHOWCASES GOOD GROWTH WITH PROPERTY AWARDS From timber towers to high tech distribution centres, from luxury living to sustainable hotels, and from retirement developments to remote housing, Australia’s best projects and top talent are in the hunt for prestigious property awards. This year, 153 finalists in 20 categories have been named ahead of the 2019 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards in May. The awards programme, now in its 37th year in partnership with RLB, showcases innovative projects, pioneering solutions and inspiring leadership in Australia’s property industry. “Property is Australia’s largest industry, and these awards honour the projects shaping our skylines, our cities and our communities,” says the Property Council’s Chief Executive, Ken Morrison. “As Australia’s cities and communities continue to grow, these projects showcase the contribution our industry makes to designing, building and managing great places where Australians live, work and play.” “It is a great testament to the depth and diversity of talent across Australia that we have finalists in each state and territory this year,” Mr Morrison adds. “Each of the 153 finalists this year has a story to tell – whether it’s a building that brings new life to a city or an inspiring property Ballarat Community Health Primary Care Centre (Photo by Dianna Snape)

professional getting on with the job of creating great places for Australians. This is what good growth looks like.” Among the finalists is Lendlease’s International House Sydney, the first commercial office building in Australia to be built using engineered timber. In Brisbane, Lucent Gasworks is a finalist in two categories for a luxurious take on apartment living that demonstrates how downsizing can mean upsizing lifestyle. In Tasmania, the ibis Styles Hotel – Hobart’s largest hotel and the first in Australia to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating – is vying for the coveted Hickory Award for Best Tourism & Leisure Development. The gleaming Brookfield Place Tower 2, which incorporates game changing sustainability and 5,000m2 of public realm, is up for two awards for breathing new life into a forgotten corner of Perth’s CBD. The Royal Flying Doctors Service Adelaide Head Office has also been acknowledged for bringing operations under one roof in purpose built facilities have enhanced efficiency and fostered a unified culture of people devoted to patient care. Also up for awards is the 70,000m2 $560 million Woolworths facility in Dandenong, the largest and most technologically advanced grocery distribution centre in the southern Ballarat Community Health Primary Care Centre (Photo by Dianna Snape)

Everyone in construction including suppliers, fabricators, contractors and architects should renew their focus on understanding the benefits and risks involved with protective commercial architectural finishes. Search out and endeavour to work with contractors who have a good company ethos, invest in the suppliers with a commitment to supplying high quality products compliant with Australian Standards, and reap the rewards. Westfield Chermside Brisbane 22

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And in the ACT, The Central by Goodwin reimagines retirement living and demonstrates how local shopping centres can better accommodate ageing in our community.

Ten rising stars have also been shortlisted for the du Chateau Chun Award for Future Leader of the Year. Innovation is recognised in two sub-categories: the Kone Award for Development Innovation and the PEXA Award for Project Innovation. Diversity is also recognised in two categories: the FDC Award for Diversity for larger companies, and the PwC Award for Diversity for companies with less than 250 employees.

All development national finalists are in the running for the industry’s most coveted prize – the Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of the Year award. Developments are also vying for the State Development of the Year award in their state.

National award winners will be announced at the 2019 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards Gala Dinner, to be held at the ICC Sydney Convention Centre on Friday 17 May 2019. Tickets are now on sale: www.propertycouncilawards.com.au

hemisphere. The North Territory Remote Housing Program, a finalist in the government leadership category, harnesses the power of local participation to promote economic and skills development.

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As the Managing Director of Sparks+Partners Consulting Engineers, a multi-disciplinary consultancy with it’s origins in hydraulic and fire design. Boasting a hydraulic division that makes up more than half our workforce. We always try to ensure that any designer we employ is thoroughly trained, qualified and certified. We don’t limit our education to external tertiary qualifications and often incorporate on-the-job training, inhouse workshops, knowledge sharing and mentoring. We have introduced this suite of internal learning strategies to keep our team skilled and primed. We have also introduced these strategies because we are worried. We are worried about the state of tertiary education. We think you should be worried too. TAFE enrolments have been on a gradual decline since 2012, and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research figures shows that in 2016-17 NSW VET programs saw a 6.8% fall in enrolments. For five years I have observed an acute erosion of education funding and options for hydraulic designers. The industry is in the midst of a talent drought due heavily to the indefinite closure of TAFE NSW's Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design course. Graduates, lucky enough to have completed the course, available at the North Sydney campus only, are entering the workforce ill-prepared and lack the experience and professionalism demanded by employers. In our office alone we have six junior designers enrolled or awaiting enrolment at TAFE. However, there is a collective apprehension that they may never be able to complete their studies. Compounded by a concern that the content of the Diploma will lack relevance, practical application and competent teachers to deliver it the longer it remains suspended. This skills shortage is a point of frustration and disappointment for us, designers and the industry as a whole. In past TAFE has been the primary source responsible for supplying the industry with skilled people. The state of hydraulic design is now in jeopardy. ANCR CONSTRUCTION NEWS

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MICHAEL MARTIN DAKHOUL Managing Director | Construction Consultants In 2010, Michael Martin Dakhoul had one employee, a small rented office in Parramatta, and a vision to revolutionise his profession. Eight years later, Construction Consultants has offices in three states, employs 42 people, and has overseen projects in excess of $50 billion. ANCR spoke to Michael about his road to success. How has your experience shaped the direction Construction Consultants has taken? I’ve worked in construction and development for 35 years, and in 2010, I could see an opportunity to create a new kind of quantity surveying business that focused on client service and relationship building. My vision was to offer the most personalised service in our industry by employing the right people, offering the right services, and valuing relationship-building. I believed that with this approach, everything would fall into place and the business would grow organically. And it did. Has your personal history impacted your approach to business? Very much. I didn’t have it easy in my early years in Lebanon or Australia, but along the way, I learned some invaluable life lessons that I’ve carried me. I was the oldest son of a single mother in a war-torn country, so I was responsible for myself from a young age. As a teenager, I built a new life in Australia after arriving with practically nothing. My early life taught me how to turn setbacks into opportunities. You value relationship building. Why is this important? When I was a new immigrant, I met a lawyer, George Shad, who presented the perfect example of a humble, honest approach to building relationships. He’s an amazing role model. I now believe that creating a successful business is 80% relationships and 20% knowledge. I treat clients like part of my wider family, make the effort to meet them often and demonstrate I have their interests 24

at heart. Clients work with us because they trust me and, by extension, my team. Since the early days of Construction Consultants, how has the industry changed? In 2010, construction was recovering from the GFC, and it was becoming obvious the dynamics of our industry had changed. It was a wake up call that highlighted the importance of credibility, reputation and proven experience.

That was my grandfather’s belief and it’s been a motto for my life and my business. I was also lucky enough to meet a young businessman, Norman Sarraf, who taught me the true value of abundant giving and its effect on relationships. I was supported by many people when establishing myself, and now I’m in a position to pay it forward. Generosity of all kinds is an important part of what I stand for personally and professionally.

Nowadays, builders, developers and banks only want to partner with quantity surveyors and project managers like Construction Consultants, companies that are known to be stable, honest and experienced.

I’ve been associated with Western Sydney for more than 35 years and we are involved in local fundraising events and support community institutions like Westmead Medical Research Foundation. We also contribute to national and international causes.

Another event that changed our industry was the property boom that began in 2012. It was good for the industry and for us. Today, we employ five times more people than we did in 2014.

In the day-to-day workplace, generosity is a core value that manifests in how we treat each other. We have an employee profit sharing scheme, support staff development and more.

How are you helping your clients in the current market?

You recently won the Small Business Category at the 2018 Ethnic Business Awards. What does the Award mean to you?

With so much development underway, builders who are used to building 10 or 15 units are now building 100 plus. They’re great builders, but their management capacity is nowhere near what is required to run a professional business, especially as compliance becomes more complex. Construction Consultants is creating a virtual construction industry hub. We are well positioned to provide the full suite of construction management services, affording the builder all the mechanisms to run a successful project while they focus on their core skills. You believe that ‘The more you give, the more you make’. Tell me more.

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I’m humbled to have been in the company of such an inspirational group of finalists. I’m lucky enough to have family, friends and mentors who have always believed in me, but without belief in yourself, you cannot succeed. I want to prove that you can succeed while staying true to yourself, and winning the Award was a great way to do that.

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DEVELOPMENT FEASIBILITY, GENERATIVE DESIGN AND FLOOR PLATES WITHIN MINUTES ARCHISTAR’S GENERATIVE DESIGN ENGINE (AND THE BENEFITS FOR PROPERTY DEVELOPERS AND ARCHITECTS) - Dr. Benjamin Coorey

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Archistar is a world-first property intelligence platform that benefits both developers, investors and architects. Its Generative Design Engine gives developers and architects the power to generate the feasibility of sites in minutes. Archistar combines Big Data, generative design and artificial intelligence technologies to great effect. Users benefit from this in a number of ways.

That’s all very impressive. But it’s the Generative Design Engine that is the platform’s key feature which now includes Floor plate designs together with a new clear and easy to navigate interface.

Archistar uses up-to-date NearMap aerial imagery and Corelogic/Cordell data to help developers find and assess suitable sites. Moreover, it provides useful information about these sites. For example, you can see if the site already has a development approval in place. Plus, you can validate any local regulations that you’d have to consider when developing on the site. The platform can also identify development hotspots. This cuts down on the amount of time that a developer has to spend on finding and analysing sites. You can create a shortlist of potential sites in a matter of minutes. Then, you can use the platform to dig deeper into those sites – the platform also generates feasibility reports to help you make your decisions. 26

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For example, let’s say that you have a lot that you want to fill with townhouses. You can enter your requirements into Archistar. This includes metrics such as dimensions and proposed density. The engine combines these inputs with the property intelligence that the platform collects. The end result is a set of conceptual designs from which you can base the rest of your work.

What Is the Generative Design Engine? Archistar’s Generative Design Engine is a world-leading technology. At its most basic level, it allows you to create conceptual building designs and floor plates to spec. You can select a lot within the Archistar platform. Then, you have Archistar generate building designs based on your requirements.

The Generative Design Engine creates designs in a matter of seconds. In fact, it’s possible to generate dozens, even hundreds of designs using the engine. Better yet, each of these designs offers a different take on how you could optimise the land. It would take weeks of effort to produce the same number of concepts manually. Each of these conceptual designs also uses the most up-to-date information available. That means that each design meets the current regulations in your chosen location. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


You also get information about potential costs and yields for each design. The platform also allows you to examine each design in more detail to check other metrics. Even more impressively, the next release of the engine can also detect external factors, such as sunlight. The designs it generates take these factors into account as well. It’s also important to note that the Generative Design Engine will continue to improve over time. While already impressive, it has the capacity to absorb more data for use in its designs. Over time, this will lead to even more accurate and varied design ideas. This technology benefits both developers and architects. Let’s look at developers first. The Benefits for Developers Archistar proves most useful for developers during the planning stages of a project. The reports that the platform generates can help with decision-making. However, it’s the Generative Design Engine that provides the best idea of how the development will look in a real-world scenario.

site that you identify. This saves both money and time. You can impress potential investors right off the bat with well formed floorplans. These also have the backing of accurate data. Benefit #3 – It Uses Up-to-Date Data You can’t just create building designs and assume these are compliant. A conceptual design also must take local regulations into account. Each state has different regulations in place when it comes to building. Moreover, you have to consider the zoning restrictions that your chosen location has in place. Traditionally, this led to a lot of time spent on research. Developers might have to contact local councils to learn what they can and can’t do. The Generative Design Engine handles all of the legwork for you. It pulls the important information from the Archistar platform. Then, it creates building designs that take all local regulations into account. The Benefits for Architects The conceptual phase is only one piece of the larger development puzzle. Developers

Here are some benefits for developers. Benefit #1 – Instant Conceptualisation

Benefit #2 – Saving Time and Money on Preliminary Designs Imagine that you’ve found several potential sites that look primed for development. You need to create preliminary designs for all of them. That means spending even more money and time on having somebody create those designs for you. The Generative Design Engine can create initial design concepts for every potential WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Benefit #2 – Architects Can Use the Platform to Attract Work It’s possible that a developer will come to you with an opportunity that they discovered outside of Archistar. Architects can use the platform themselves to create conceptual designs. But instead of spending weeks creating manual concepts, you can leave it to the engine. It automates the process for you and gives you results that you can deliver back to developers on the same day – that means you’re more likely to land the contract. Benefit #3 – Enormous Time Savings The main benefit of the Generative Design Engine is that it saves you huge amounts of time. Creating concepts has always been a back and forth process. You get a request from a developer and create the concepts. They come back with more requests and you get back to work. You may go back and forth several times before coming up with something that works. The Generative Design Engine creates designs in just seconds. A developer will usually accept at least one of these, which means you can move straight into the next design phase.

Developers are not designers by nature. While they’ll have a good idea of what they want to achieve, they often can’t visualise it themselves. The Generative Design Engine creates thousands of concepts in an hour. That means developers get near instant conceptualisation, which saves huge amounts of time.

In the end, you operate a more efficient business because you get paid for everything that you do.

still need architects’ services when they move beyond this stage.

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Benefit #1 – No More Unpaid Work

The Archistar platform allows you to leverage property intelligence. In doing so, you can create better built environments and give you the edge in identifying developments and designs with speed to market. It saves you time you’d otherwise spend on research and planning developments.

Many architects create building concepts for free. The idea is that working on the concept means that you’ll get the contract if the development receives approval.

The Generative Design Engine is the platform’s standout feature. Whether you’re a developer, investor or architect, you can use it to create building concepts almost instantly.

The downside is that the development may not go any further. Also, it’s always possible that a developer could choose to use a different architect.

For more information contact ArchiStar, Suite 601, Level 6, 1 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 9899 5247, website www.archistar.ai

Better yet, the Generative Design Engine offers benefits to architects too. They include the following.

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SITE-TO-OFFICE CONNECTIVITY TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Over the past 20 years, labour productivity in construction has increased just 1%. Manufacturing, on the other hand, has made gains of 3.6% over the same time period. A 2017 McKinsey & Company report concluded that if construction sector productivity were to catch up with that of the total economy, this would boost the sector’s value added by an estimated $1.6 trillion, adding about 2% to the global economy.

management platform which brings the project’s people together. It gives all stakeholders, whether onsite, in the project management team right through to the client, a constantly open, unimpeded conduit for information sharing and problem solving. Procore’s digital tool suite, from budgeting to transmittals and everything in between, neatly populates an actionable, intuitive dashboard that operates from everyone’s mobile device.

One of the most significant factors impacting productivity in construction has been identified as the communication channel between the site and the project office. This channel is often the source of major miscommunication, expensive replication of data and paperwork and slow paced information sharing. Yet as the industry moves away from manual paper processes, it is becoming more critical than ever that companies employ top tier technology to help improve and upgrade communication between the job site and the project office, saving a lot of frustration, time and money.

Procore’s construction software has been adopted by over two million users around the world and the company provides unlimited support for the local construction industry through their Australian office. With 56% of clients reporting a reduction of up to one week on a six month project, real and measurable productivity gains are available now to the Australian construction industry through Procore’s all-in-one software solution.

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THE 2019 FINALISTS Barangaroo South – Sydney NSW by Lendlease Barangaroo is Sydney’s largest urban regeneration project in a generation. A city-defining development that continues to transform a former heavily contaminated container wharf into a dynamic new part of Sydney, it aims to be Australia’s first large scale Carbon Neutral Precinct.

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With first stage residential, commercial and retail completed, Barangaroo South is a thriving and sustainable destination where Sydney-siders work, live and play in a place offering the highest quality public and private spaces. This waterfront city precinct will eventually accommodate 23,000 office workers, 2,000 residents, an international 6 Star hotel and more than 80 cafés, bars, restaurants and retail outlets.

For the past 22 years, the Australian Constructors Association and Engineers Australia have promoted the Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA) to celebrate the best of the best in Australian construction. There can only be one winner, so to take possession of the unique 60kg trophy, the projects that make the Finalist round have to be seriously good. The projects are not only judged on whether they were completed on time and on budget, they must also be exemplars of safety standards, and environmental and energy efficiency. They must be innovative, and unique in terms of design, the construction must be well planned and managed and they must add value in many other ways.

Bridge over the Clarence River – Harwood NSW by (AFHJV) A joint venture between ACCIONA Infrastructure and Ferrovial Agroman is working with NSW Roads and Maritime Services and Pacific Complete to deliver this new bridge over the Clarence River at Harwood. The bridge is a 1.5km, four lane structure about 20m east of the existing Harwood Bridge and rises to a height of 30m above the Clarence River at its apex. It will form part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade (W2B). The 155km upgrade between Woolgoolga and Ballina is the last Pacific Highway link between Hexham and the Queensland border to be upgraded to four lanes.

Chith Export Facility – Weipa FNQ by McConnell Dowell

The 2019 Finalists were announced late last year and we showcase them here prior to the final judging. Total project value for the finalists is around $4 billion.

This new marine export facility comprises a 650m long access jetty, a 350m long wharf and an onshore conveyor system that will service Rio Tinto’s expanded bauxite mine.

The Winner will be announced in Sydney on 23 May.

The facility has revolutionised the design and construction of large scale wharf infrastructure, setting new benchmarks for safe, smart and efficient marine construction.

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Designed by Jacobs, constructed in 10 months by McConnell Dowell, and with constructability input and oversight by Bechtel; a “best for project” philosophy was fostered across every aspect of the development.

Toowoomba Secon Range Crossing (TSRC) – Toowoomba QLG by Nexus Delivery

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This $1.6 billion project is a 43km road bypass route to the north of Toowoomba. When finished, the project will connect the Warrego Highway at Helidon Spa in the east to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west via Charlton. The route is designed to increase freight efficiency and significantly improve driver safety and community amenity by removing heavy vehicles from Toowoomba’s Central Business District (CBD). The TSRC is the largest Australian Government funding commitment to a single road project in Queensland’s history.

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TRUE BEAUTY EXPOSED The team at DeMartin & Gasparini (DMG) have played an integral role in the development of many iconic buildings in Sydney. Just recently the team were involved with the DUO Central Park construction. This captivating project features two 18-storey, interconnected towers sitting on a combined five level basement carpark. The DUO is a mixed use residential, commercial and hotel development which embraces the recently refurbished, heritage listed, Australian Hotel. The $290 million joint venture between Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House forms a key part of the ongoing Central Park masterplan. DMG were contracted to supply, pump, place and finish concrete for this significant project. With over 37,000m3 of concrete supplied by Boral, DMG used two stationary high pressure concrete pumps and four concrete placing tower booms on the job. Renown architectural firm, Foster + Partners incorporated exposed concrete as part of the unique theme. Some of these exposed concrete elements were the lift and stair walls to the lobbies, the concrete truss with Y shaped columns and exposed façade columns. DMG utilised Boral’s self compacting concrete to assist in achieving this high level of finish to these exposed concrete elements. This enabled the consistency in concrete compaction and colourisation was maintained. The use of self compacting concrete provided a significant reduction in manual safety risks and also added value for the client. The exposed concrete finish is a true highlight of the project giving the building a unique, timeless look. DMG’s distinction is in their people. All their project managers are registered with professional bodies and our continuous education programme ensures that they are on the cutting edge of construction management. For more information contact DeMartin & Gasparini, 16 Hill Road, Homebush Bay NSW 2127, phone 02 9748 5100, fax 02 9748 0041, website www.demartinandgasparini.com.au

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BLACKWOODS: SUPPORTING CULTURAL DIVERSITY Blackwoods is the leading provider of industrial supplies including tools, safety gear and workwear to businesses of all sizes across Australia. They are a household name in the building, manufacturing, construction and mining sectors and have been implementing a pro-active Indigenous strategy to ensure that Blackwoods is a place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel welcome as customers, team members, suppliers and visitors. Blackwoods is the largest operating unit of Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety, a division of the Wesfarmers Group which is one of the largest employers in Australia. Barry Hoare, Blackwoods Indigenous Engagement Manager, said that as of June 2018, the Wesfarmers Group had over 5,000 people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. “Blackwoods is playing a role in the Group’s overall programme with our own custom designed strategy to ensure we engage with all members of the communities in which we operate across metropolitan and regional Australia.” After nearly 10 years executing its own Indigenous strategy, Blackwoods is now contributing to Wesfarmers’ 7th Reconciliation Action Plan. Barry said that fulfilling the Plan is a work in progress, however it was rewarding to have over 3% of the Blackwoods full time staff identifying with an Indigenous heritage and that figure was continuing to build. “It is also of significance that 52% of our Indigenous team members are female,” Barry said. “There is also a sound geographical spread of Indigenous employees across the country. We have a range of ages amongst these team members starting at 16, and going through to those with many years experience, and in roles at all levels of the business.” The Indigenous strategy has a strong emphasis on building connections with Indigenous communities at a local level where Blackwoods has operating businesses. Team members undertake cultural training, which often involves face-to-face interactive sessions, and engagement with local Indigenous organisations and leaders. Team members also participate in branch and community activities during National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC week. “We aim to create a safe cultural environment for Indigenous trainees and full time team members so that they feel their culture is respected and acknowledged,” Barry said. “This is mutually beneficial as local Indigenous communities can often be a great source of new employees if they believe their young people are entering an employment environment which is respectful of cultural diversity.” Blackwoods works closely with Indigenous organisations like The Clontarf Foundation which is dedicated to improving the education, discipline, self esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society. Blackwoods, as part of the Wesfarmers Group, has supported Clontarf since its inception, and working closely with the organisation as Clontarf seeks to expand its programme nationally. 32

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The first Academy for 25 boys opened in 2000, and the Foundation has since grown to cater for about 4,700 boys in 84 schools across Australia. In 2017 Blackwoods established its first School Based Training programme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander senior high school students who are paid as they work and learn one day per week. It also has internships available to university students through CareerTrackers to provide three months paid employment over the summer university break and one month in winter in order to provide valuable work experience. Another important aspect of the Indigenous strategy is support for the growth and development of Aboriginal enterprises as suppliers and service providers to Blackwoods. With many of their own customers also committed to supporting Indigenous enterprises, Blackwoods actively sources products from ‘Supply Nation’ accredited enterprises which serves the dual purpose of meeting their own goals for sourcing products and services from Indigenous enterprises but also enables them to offer those products to their customers. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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“We are committed to our social, community and business related Indigenous programmes and believe we will know that we have succeeded when we have all our workplaces reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve, and with appointments based on merit and strong personal development programs in place for team members, we are on that journey already,” Barry said. Blackwoods’ customers have also embraced the Indigenous programme, where 10% of the purchase price of the Blackwoods prosafe range of eye and face protection products in Australia, goes directly to The Fred Hollows Foundation to support hygiene, eye and women’s health in remote Aboriginal communities. In just over 12 months, the donation generated has added over $750,000 to fund the crucial Indigenous programmes of the Foundation. For more information contact Blackwoods, 4/26 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, phone 02 8873 4800, email info@blackwoods.com.au, website www.blackwoods.com.au WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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Why is EstimateOne Australia’s most popular tender noticeboard? Over 50,000 construction professionals use EstimateOne to find, win and deliver more work. And since we’re ranked number 1 as the easiest to learn and use in Australia, it’s no wonder over 30% of our members use EstimateOne every single day.* That’s why we’re the most popular noticeboard for commercial construction. That’s working smarter. That’s EstimateOne. * based on a sample of 4711 commercial construction professionals who completed the EstimateOne commercial construction industry survey in 2018.

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REDEFINING LUXURY Engineering excellence and market leading technology characterise the quality products manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA). With over 130 years of experience, MHIAA delivers air conditioning systems to the commercial and residential market specifically designed for the extremes of Australia’s climate. A recent successful project for MHIAA was the supply of air conditioning systems at The Dorset apartments in Ashgrove, 4kms north of Brisbane’s CBD. Completed in April 2018, the boutique apartment block was developed by Cloud10 Property Group and built by Hunter Constructions. It incorporates a variety of modern, penthouse size three and four bedroom apartments, all of which required a high quality air conditioning solution suitable for the luxury developments. The challenge was to meet the heating and cooling requirements of 14 modern apartments, each with at least four rooms and wall-to-floor glass windows. The project required a total of approximately 175kW of air conditioning to ensure reliable year round heating and cooling of all areas. The solution needed to reflect the high end style of the

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building and the contemporary approach of the apartment interiors. The systems also had to be discreet and blend seamlessly. The apartments were designed with high ceilings so ceiling space for lower level apartments was at a premium, presenting another challenge for the project. Additionally, the outdoor units had to be installed on balconies so needed to produce minimal noise to ensure the comfort of occupants and neighbours. Also requiring attention was the scheduling of deliveries, as the project was located in a built up area with limited corridors for trucks. With other construction materials constantly being delivered, it was important that all air conditioning units were delivered and installed during specific windows of the project, ensuring no delays to other trades onsite. Taking into account all these factors, including the technical requirements, MHIAA selected its SRR series of slim profile, ceiling concealed indoor units for the project, with a total of 56 being installed. These units come in a variety of capacities, ranging from 2.5kW up to 6.0kW and are designed to be completely concealed within the ceiling.

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With only the outlet grilles visible and a slim profile of 200mm, the SRR series represented the ideal solution for The Dorset apartments. The SRR series also has extremely quiet operation levels of only 25db when functioning on low. The option of WIFI control is an added bonus. MHIAA selected their SCMZM-S multi-split systems for the outdoor units, with a total of 14 being installed. The SCM condensers, which incorporate MHIAA’s highly energy efficient components, deliver a high output while remaining super quiet, allowing them to be installed on balconies. The SCM125ZM-S systems are also extremely versatile, boasting a maximum pipe run of 90m which can be connected to up to six indoor units from the one balcony unit. All systems were fitted with easy to use, infrared wireless controls as standard.

on time and in line with the construction programme. This ensured all parties were aware of delivery dates for the various system components, allowing onsite managers to coordinate other trades and easily manage the delivery and installation of MHIAA products. MHIAA worked closely with Hunter Constructions throughout the project, enabling any challenge or issue that arose during installation to be successfully managed. The end result was a high end and reliable climate control solution for all 14 apartments that reflected the building’s contemporary and luxurious design. The MHIAA systems will guarantee residents a high level of comfort for many years. For more information contact Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia Pty Ltd, 9C Commercial Road, Kingsgrove NSW 2208, phone 1300 138 008, fax 02 8571 7992, website www.mhiaa.com.au

MHIAA developed a project draw down schedule prior to the commencement of the project to ensure all products were delivered

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STEPPING UP Icon Custom Projects Pty Ltd specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of architectural products ranging from custom stairs and balustrade systems to independent structures and building features. During 2018, the company completed a series of major Tier 1 projects across the commercial, retail and residential construction sectors, continuing a tradition of excellence in contract management, design, execution and compliance. These projects were managed in conjunction with Sewell Engineering Pty Ltd which provided the additional technical expertise and infrastructure to ensure the successful completion of these complex undertakings. Integrating a broad range of materials and trade disciplines including structural architectural steel, protective coatings, glass glazing, carpentry and aluminium, Icon Custom Projects and Sewell Engineering have produced custom engineered products of world class standard. Managing Director, Paul Sewell said that Icon Custom Projects has an extensive local and overseas supply chain network and works only with trusted specialist subcontractors and material suppliers. “In addition, all site work is carried out by experienced, highly trained employees ensuring timely, safe and accurate completion. All the company’s products and systems are engineered and certified to meet all relevant codes, standards and specifications.”

DUO An example of this is at the successful mixed commercial development, DUO – built by Multiplex, where the stand out element provided by Icon Custom Projects was the hotel’s architectural steel feature stair (shown above). Fully wrapped in beautiful American Oak, with low-iron glass balustrade and LED lighting. Stocklands Greenhills Stockaland’s retail development at Greenhills, again built by Multiplex, saw cross-Mall feature stairs and Mall façade elements designed and installed by Icon Custom Projects to stunning effect. Harold Park 5 Working with Mirvac at the Harold Park 5 Residential Apartments, Icon Custom Projects installed over 1.35km of welded aluminium façade panels to the building interior, creating a major feature of this project. Paul said that Icon Custom Projects’ focus on safety and compliance, their uncompromising approach to design and quality, combined with the dedication of team members, ensures finished products of the highest possible standard on every contract undertaken. Key Personnel include Shara Quinn (Administration), Paul Sewell (Operations), Steve Moule and Andy McCann (Site Management) and Greg Leyden (Production).

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ACCESS IN THE DESIGN Indesign Access is a specialist consultancy in the important area of disability access. The company plays a leading role in the planning and design of buildings to ensure full compliance with all legislative requirements for persons with a disability. Indesign Access recently worked alongside Hutchinson Builders on The Calile Hotel Resort development in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The Calile represented a $63 million project extending over 7-storeys comprising 178 luxury suites plus 2,600m2 of retail and hospitality space.

“By working with builders and architects at the earliest stages of a development, Indesign Access can ensure all access requirements are understood by the design team,” Rhys said. “Expensive mistakes can be avoided at both the construction stage and those relating to on going maintenance by ensuring all disability access requirements are built-in to the project.” For more information contact Indesign Access Pty Ltd, Unit 18/14 Ashtan Place, Banyo QLD 4014, phone 0410 559 196, email info@indesignaccess.com.au, website www.indesignaccess.com.au

Managing Director of Indesign Access, Rhys Tappenden, said that he and his team worked alongside the Hutchinson project managers to provide expert planning and advice on disability access to and within all rooms and public areas to ensure The Calile met all BCA requirements and Australian Standard 1428.1. In particular, as the Building Code designates a ratio of sole occupancy units which have to be accessible for people with a disability, Indesign Access had a specific input into the design of those units to ensure compliance with the code. “We were always on hand to help resolve any construction issue or constraint,” Rhys added. “From time to time situations arise on a project where it can be difficult to meet standards, so our advice can bring an appropriate solution on which the builder can act.” Headquartered in Brisbane, with offices in Sydney and Canberra, Indesign Access services a range of industries, including public housing, transport, hospitality, education, commercial offices and retail areas. The company’s team of four accredited and qualified disability access consultants is always up-to-date with the latest requirements and amendments to all regulations and requirements relating to disability access.

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STACKS OF SPACE Australian leading library and education sales and consulting company, RAECO; tendered successfully for the supply and installation of learning spaces to the library at Living City Devonport. Tasmania’s latest development, Living City reinvents the regional area of Devonport across a broad footprint, incorporating new retail with business/service precincts. Housing the library in the multi-purpose civic building, Living City connects the state-of-the-art LINC (library), with Service Tasmania, community meeting rooms, Council offices and an 800 seat conference and convention centre.

With respect to the wide range of shelving styles designed by RAECO, the shelving to Living City was Linea mobile in style. This premium steel shelving has been used and recommended by Libraries throughout Australia for more than 20 years. Highly versatile with numerous options for shelving and display of collections, it comes with a clip lock fitting to allow easy installation, alteration and a wide footplate for stability. Further to this, RAECO supplied a range of seating and tables from their contemporary range; and magazine units with flexible lift-up doors.

For RAECO, the project involved provisions for shelving, furniture and magazine units. Although working for the most part to their specialty, one particular component required a customised design.

Trading for over 56 years, RAECO’s current team of 50 are defined by a quality and proud heritage of high end design. Specialists in 21st century learning spaces for public libraries, schools, universities and corporate education spaces, their project portfolio shows recognition nationally and internationally.

“One particular unit required single sided shelving with a double sided shroud to house a filing cabinet and computer at back. It was special fit and custom designed by us accordingly. A second challenge was the 7 bay-unit to the first floor which again needed to be custom designed and fitted,” explained Project Manager, Lisa Sharp.

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TRAFFIC LIGHTS VEHICLE DETECTION VEHICLE COUNTING SYSTEM VEHICLE ACTIVATED WARNING SYSTEM LOADING DOCK MANAGEMENT LOADING DO C CAR SPACE

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AGD SYSTEMS Traffic volumes are increasing exponentially in our major cities, not just on our roads but also in centres of high density living, retail centres and carparks where the management of traffic movements and the safety of pedestrians, drivers and passengers, vehicles and other assets in this environment is posing challenges for regulators, the building industry and the community. AGD Systems Pty Ltd is a specialist in delivering custom built traffic and pedestrian management systems using non-invasive methods such as radar and infrared instruments. The scope of AGD Systems’ ranges from inter-urban arterial routes where it can provide systems for the counting, monitoring and reporting on vehicles travelling on roads, moving through key intersections and approaching major centres, through to apartment buildings and major retail and office 44

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

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

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

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

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LIKE NEW AGAIN Rejuvenation Solutions are Sydney’s tile and stone restoration specialists for commercial and residential projects. Their services include cleaning, polishing, grinding, sealing of tiles and stone, as well as epoxy grouting. They are also experts in treating and restoring every type of stone, including the restoration of stone. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, they have always been passionate about offering a customised service that no other restoration service can provide, going above and beyond to deliver on their promises. Dean started the business with the aim to be the best, offering 100% customer satisfaction on every job. “From the very first step of quoting, I like to spend a lot of time with the client to find out exactly what they like and customise the service. Always working with them to accommodate whatever the project requires. Throughout the job, I am always onsite, on every single job, every single day, ensuring the project is thoroughly completed,” explained Dean Stevens, Director of Rejuvenation Solutions.

The company works closely with leading brands including Klindex floor treatment specialists for their machinery advanced specialised equipment for their machinery as well. Rejuvenation Solutions are also the only Miracle Sealants licensed and accredited business in New South Wales. The company also use Aquamix for their professional solutions, Lithofin cleaning, protection and maintenance products and Actichem for their mould and specialist treatments. All of the company’s personnel are ITI trained and certified. Rejuvenation have recently launched a yearly cleaning and maintenance package and are looking to expand on it in the future. For more information contact Rejuvenation Solutions, phone 0411 698 617, website www.rejuvenationsolutions.com.au

Rejuvenation Solutions set themselves apart from everyone else by ensuring the highest standard of service and quality, being able to restore luxury homes, luxury yachts, intricate architectural designs and unique pieces. The 100 year old marble floors, walls and ceilings of one of the most significant heritage buildings – 2 Martin Place, which was deemed unrepairable did not stop Rejuvenation Solutions who were able to restore it with great success. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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THE EPITOME OF HEALTH CONSTRUCTION

DEVELOPER : Northern Sydney Central Coast Health and Healthshare NSW MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : CPB Contractors ARCHITECT : BVN Donovan Hill STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Aecom Cost Consulting CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $600 million 48

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The $600M Northern Beaches Hospital is the first 4 Star Green Star hospital in New South Wales. The modern, 9-storey world class development contains 488 beds, a 50-space emergency department, support infrastructure, a helipad and 1,400 carpark spaces. In December 2014 the NSW State Government contracted Healthscope, one of Australia’s leading private healthcare operators, to deliver the Northern Beaches Hospital. The development is a ground breaking project for New South Wales as the state’s first healthcare operator led public-private partnership, and the state’s the first 4 Star Green Star hospital. The building project is a joint venture between Healthscope and major construction company CPB Contractors. Set on a 6.5 hectare site at Frenchs Forest in the northern suburbs of Sydney, Northern Beaches Hospital is a 9-storey building providing clinical and non-clinical support services for both public and private patients. It comprises 488 beds, a 50 space emergency department, 14 operating theatres and six surgical suites as well as modern intensive care and critical care units, and inpatient mental health and training facilities. Northern Beaches Hospital also houses state-of-the-art digital technology solutions including equipment for modern medical imaging; real time location systems for medical equipment and utensils; a microwave line-of-site link for transfer of large medical imaging files as well as wandering technology for mental health patients. The hospital is set to use 15% less power when compared to other facilities of the same size and function, due to the integrated Energy Management System put in place. A cogeneration base load plant was installed, with the capacity for modular expansion,

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In January 2015 CPB Contractors started the concept design of the $600 million development which included 70,000m² of hospital space along with 40,000m² of parking and a rooftop helipad. The complex also boasts campus wide roads and bike paths, retail tenancies, café and outdoor eating areas. The main building, surrounded by landscaping, has a spectacular light filled atrium at the entrance, natural wood panelling throughout the interior and individual rooms that offer sweeping views across Middle Harbour to the city. During the three year build CPB Contractors set new benchmarks for large scale construction projects across many fields. The project required negotiation with a network of infrastructure authorities; considered planning of the environmental features of the greenfield site; and the integration of stakeholder and local community needs. A major challenge of the construction involved identifying and segregating hospital works from RMS works and continuing coordination with the RMS. Road building projects were in progress at three of the site’s boundaries and site access and egress had to be coordinated with existing infrastructure. CPB Contractors worked with the RMS to finalise the design of boundary levels, road geometry and stormwater paths as well as the concurrent upgrade and connection of sewage, telecommunications, water and natural gas supplies and high voltage electrical upgrades. Existing public roads around the site carry 130,000 cars per day and a high school on the western boundary contributed to flow of vehicular and pedestrian movement. CPB Contractors dealt with this challenge by creating a signalised intersection at the entry to the site, including digging 4kms of trenching through an RMS site to match established traffic switching methodology. Significant traffic movement within the construction zone was dealt with by

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Below Northern Beaches hospital is set on 6.5 hectares in Frenchs Forest and contains 14 operating theatres and six surgical suites.

constructing loop roads for the movement of materials around the site and establishing an offsite truck staging area. Planning the deliveries was a key factor too, especially for the movement of many concrete trucks To minimise traffic impacts CPB Contractors employed the innovative solution of using two concrete plants, one to the east and one to the west of the site, so that concrete trucks travelled against the peak hour flow of traffic. CPB Contractors scope of works also included obtaining environmental approvals which involved working closely with the local council as well as the Department of Planning and Environment. A concern at the greenfield site involved the control of stormwater and a comprehensive stormwater management plan was devised early in the project. CPB Contractors constructed a stormwater system with permanent detention tanks to act as sediment basins to minimise flooding risks to the local area. The critical interface with the high school on the western boundary of the site was dealt with by CPB Contractors by monitoring and controlling noise and air quality. Acoustic hoarding was put in place, construction work scheduled around school exam periods and a final configuration of roads allowed service vehicles to use the hospital road infrastructure. CPB Contractors used cutting edge technology to improve design collaboration between stakeholders using BIM and introducing the room data sheet system dRofus which has since become standard practice on all NSW Health building projects.

and training achievements are also of note. Over the three year construction period a peak workforce of 780 personnel worked over 2.5 million hours and CPB Contractors achieved an outstanding level of onsite safety performance with no serious incidents or injuries. Particular attention was paid to the operation of mobile EWPs. By introducing new operating procedures and implementing an innovative riser construction sequence, CPB Contractors was able to minimise the major safety risks associated with mobile EWPs and virtually eliminate fall risks for workers. CPB Contractors also exceeded targets for workplace participation in training by achieving a 23% worker involvement and by creating over 700 jobs. The construction project employed six undergraduate builders, engineers and architects and contributed to two post graduate studies, 44 apprenticeships and traineeships as well as undertaking 62 vocational courses. Mental health training was provided to over 1,000 people to deliver mental health awareness objectives and access to mental health professionals. CPB Contractors also provided additional training for onsite workers to maximise safe working procedures in regards to mobile plant, working around services and working at heights.

Another significant factor of the development was the comprehensive stakeholder and community relations strategy put in place. Over 130 meetings were held to determine specific requirements of end users and implement their needs. The CPB Contractors team had to determine clinical functional requirements within the design, especially in relation to fittings, furniture, fixtures and equipment. Site tours were offered to over 2,000 people including community groups, local health professionals and nursing staff who were considering transfers to the new hospital. CPB Contractors became involved with the local high school, participating in fundraising events as well as providing career advice and work experience placements for students. The Northern Beaches Hospital opened to great acclaim in October 2018. The outstanding building, one of six nominees for 2018’s Australian Construction Achievement Award, is a highly considered addition to NSW healthcare services. For more information contact CPB Contractors, Level 18, 177 Pacific Highway, North Sydney NSW 2060, phone 02 8668 6000, fax 02 8668 6666, website www.cpbcon.com.au For more information contact Healthscope, Level 1, 312 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004, phone 03 9926 7500, fax 03 9926 7599, website www.healthscope.com.au

For such a large project a major logistical challenge was the limited number of workers available. Concurrent excavation of the hospital and carpark was scheduled and the sequential construction which followed ensured maximum efficiencies. Yet the construction of the Northern Beaches Hospital exceeded all expectations with major programme targets and an Interim Occupancy Certificate achieved months ahead of schedule. CPB Contractors’ contribution to the construction industry’s safety standards 50

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Below Star Group provided the electrical and communications infrastructure including lighting, security systems and the Distributions Antenna System.

Star Group specialises in the delivering of electrical engineering and installation services. Star Group was contracted by CPB Contractors to design and construct detailed, state-of-the-art electrical, high voltage and communication services throughout the Northern Beaches Hospital complex. In early 2015, Star Group’s team of 10 started designing the electrical infrastructure that included the lighting control, nurse call, audio/visual and security systems as well as the Distribution Antenna System (DAS), lightning protection, diesel generator and co-generation systems and high voltage services. Onsite work started in June with 130 tradesmen excavating trenches, laying cables and installing electrical hardware inside the new building. Star Group completed the contract by the end of July 2018. “The challenge of the job involved the installation of the high voltage cables,” said Construction Manager, Anthony Greenaway. “There was 1.6km of cabling to be laid for connection to a nearby substation and we had to dig trenches alongside roads with a high volume of traffic.” “We also developed a new method for constructing the Medical Service Panels (MSPs) that were fitted behind patient beds,” Anthony explained. “Our inhouse engineers worked with our suppliers to design a modular system so the panels could be prefabricated. With 2,500MSPs required we certainly reduced the amount of onsite work, especially as 45 different types of panels were needed to service the different wards.” Founded in 1957, Star Group is a privately owned company employing 350 personnel. They offer consultation, design engineering services and construction of new systems and upgrades as well as ongoing service and maintenance. Star Group is a Sydney based company with six regional offices located along the eastern seaboard of Australia and is accredited with both Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy to deliver both high and low voltage electrical infrastructure services nationwide. Star Group provides design and installation for infrastructure cabling, with both fibre and copper, for active network systems, carrier lead ins services, wireless access points and Ethernet installations. They also carry out infrastructure audits, testing and certification and offer IT support. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For substations Star Group offers supply, installation and commissioning including excavation, conduit and cable jointing for double and triple chamber substations, construction of underground and overhead cables and cable support systems as well as high voltage switchgear, street lighting and power upgrades. Star Group’s work for water and treatment plants covers the design and installation of earthing systems and low voltage switchboards, comprehensive thermographic testing and instrument calibration as well as maintenance of switchgear and pumps. The company adheres to stringent national health regulations to ensure their construction and maintenance processes don’t impede the plant’s ability to treat and deliver water and sewerage services. Star Group works across a range of sectors such as the communications and data industries, educational, commercial and residential developments as well as rail infrastructure. The company install electrical hardware for road networks, power and gas utilities, industrial and manufacturing plants and materials handling facilities. Health care projects for Star Group include a four year long contract for CPB Contractors at the Royal North Shore Hospital started in 2008. “We’ve been working for CPB Contractors for over 15 years,” said Anthony. “Star Group are one of their preferred contractors.” Star Group recently completed the electrical and communications infrastructure including the lighting and switchboards at Wynyard Walk, a tunnel running between Barangaroo and Wynyard station. Within the mining and resources industry Star Group work at quarries, coal, oil, gas and metalliferous mines. In 2015 they completed a 15 month long job at Boggabri Coal Mine installing electrical infrastructure, lighting for tunnels, controls for conveyors, crushers and feeders, ventilation fans and air flow monitors.

For more information contact Star Group, 46 Harley Crescent, Condell Park NSW 2200, phone 02 9708 7555, email info@star-group. com.au, website www.star-group.com.au

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Below Cherrie Civil Engineering completed the initial excavation as well as concrete pours and road works, laying the kerbing, pavements and roads.

Cherrie Civil Engineering is a diverse civil engineering contractor specialising in large scale projects. At the Northern Beaches Hospital project, Cherrie Civil Engineering carried out over 100,000m³ of bulk and detailed excavation for the main hospital building, carpark, roadworks and landscaping. In late June 2015 Cherrie Civil Engineering commenced the contract for the main structure with detailed excavation for the drainage layer, footings, basement and lift cores as well as excavation shoring of over 5,500m² of bored piers, shotcrete, anchors and soil nails. The company also carried out concrete works, forming and pouring of 320 structural piles with integral column footings, capping beam and integral structural walls. Cherrie Civil Engineering returned to the site in September 2017 to start the road works contract and, over the following 30 weeks, laid 10,000m² of kerbing and asphalting for roads and pavements. Other work included the formation of natural swales, shaping the wetland area and the supply and installation of an onsite water retention system, retaining walls, fencing and exposed aggregate 54

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footpaths. Other concrete and structural works included the construction of signage and plinth slabs and excavation for stormwater, power and irrigation. “It was a very busy site with the challenge of working around other trades, especially providing access for them while we were doing the roadworks, but CPB Contractors had organised everything really well, there was a good integration of the different contractors and the whole job ran very smoothly,” said Managing Director, Stephen Cherrie. “The challenge we set ourselves is to work efficiently and deliver a result ahead of schedule,” said Stephen. “We achieved this at Northern Beaches Hospital, handing over for construction of the lift cores months before the expected completion date. Finishing the basement excavation and structural work early meant other contractors were able to start without delay. We were able to contribute to CPB Contractors delivering the project ahead of schedule.” With 20 years experience in civil engineering projects Stephen Cherrie, along with his father Glenn Cherrie and Bob McKinnon, established AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Cherrie Civil Engineering in mid 2015 with the Northern Beaches Hospital as their first job. “Our relationship with CPB Contractors stretches back well over 20 years. CPB’s policies and safe work practices translated to a well run workplace for the 40 men we had onsite,” said Stephen. With a reputation for delivering on time and an excellent safety record, Cherrie Civil Engineering have established themselves as a reliable and efficient contractor. In October 2018 the company was named 3rd in BRW’s top 100 fastest growing start up businesses in Australia with an annual turnover of approximately $40 million. Cherrie Civil Engineering works across New South Wales with the bulk of their work in the greater Sydney area. Their services include demolition, site remediation and asbestos removal as well as concrete works for the construction of bridges, foundations and structural works. Cherrie Civil Engineering also recently achieved their RMS Prequalification of R2, F20 meaning Cherrie Civil can tender on RMS projects up to $20 million in value. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Other work for CPB Contractors includes Nepean Hospital where Cherrie Civil Engineering carried out earthworks, remediation, excavation and construction of in ground components for the carpark. In March 2018 the company commenced work at Green Square Aquatic Centre for CPB, carrying out ground remediation and constructing in ground structural concrete elements for stormwater and base slabs for swimming pools. Cherrie Civil Engineering have completed a number of jobs for major subdivisions including a $10 million project at Sparks Road, Wyong excavating for services and roadworks for 140 house lots including the construction of a wetland sediment basin with sandstone retaining wall in June 2015. Recently Cherrie Civil Engineering completed the early enabling works at Westmead Hospital for Multiplex at a value of $28 million which included asbestos works, structural works, services, bulk and detail excavation. For more information contact Cherrie Civil Engineering, 407/29-31 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153, phone 02 8824 8225, email admin@cherriecivil.com.au, website www.cherriecivil.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE NORTHERN BEACHES HOSPITAL

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Below Fredon Air designed and constructed the HVAC services for the project, including steam sterilising systems and pressure controlled environments.

Fredon Air NSW is the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) division of Fredon, a leading provider of engineering, construction and maintenance solutions. Fredon Air NSW specialises in the design, supply and installation of mechanical services for large scale commercial, industrial and healthcare developments. The company’s four other areas of expertise are electrical and communications, security, technology and asset services. Fredon Air NSW started the design for the Northern Beaches Hospital in May 2015 with a team of mechanical engineers and drafters engaged to design and construct the mechanical services for the project, including steam plant for surgical equipment sterilisation. Early engagement in the design process allowed Fredon Air NSW to implement several value engineering initiatives, provide experienced input into the Safety in Design process, and produce a detailed construction programme. “The aggressive programme and the large scale of the job presented a challenge,” said Project Manager, Ben Clarke. “We had to utilise some innovative procurement strategies, contracting a number of subcontractors and suppliers for the installation.” Fredon Air NSW was a key member of the design team leading the multi-services BIM coordination process. “Our work on the hospital certainly showcases our inhouse design and drafting capabilities,” said Ben. “Fredon Air NSW took the design from an outline briefing document to a fully coordinated workshop drawing. The production of an efficient, fully coordinated design, paired with a very experienced inhouse site management team resulted in a high quality mechanical services installation. This was all done while keeping a keen eye on providing value for the client.” The three year design and installation job had 140 installers at work during peak periods, and with such a large workforce on site, Fredon was a key member of the site safety walks. “Ensuring everyone gets home safe after a day’s work is key to what we do here at Fredon,” said Ben. Fredon Air NSW has designed and constructed HVAC systems for some of the 56

largest scale and most complex projects in Australia. They also work for state and federal government including the Department of Defence on highly sensitive and mission critical environments. Fredon Air NSW has extensive experience working for highly rated NABERS Green Star projects and has Green Star qualified engineers on their staff. They have worked on large scale innovative environmental projects, including 161 Castlereagh Street and 50 Martin Place, the largest heritage listed building in Australia to achieve a 6 Star NABERS Green Star certification. The Barangaroo development in Sydney was designed to be the largest carbon neutral commercial precinct in Australia. Fredon Air NSW designed and installed mechanical services at the $47 million Lendlease building, a three tower development with 80,000m² of commercial tenancies, achieving a 6 Star NABERS Rating for its use of advanced heat reclaiming systems. Fredon Air NSW also designed and built the central plant, a vast 62MW central chiller plant with the largest seawater cooling system in Sydney, servicing all buildings in the 22 hectare precinct. The use of seawater saves 100 million litres of potable water per year. Recent healthcare projects for Fredon Air NSW include Royal North Shore Hospital, Westmead Hospital, Blacktown Hospital and Mount Druitt Hospital Stage 1. They are also currently engaged on a major healthcare development at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick. Fredon is an active member of the Green Building Council of Australia and aims to reduce their carbon footprint by increasing recycling, reducing packaging travelling to site and by using preassembled project fixtures made at their premises. Fredon was established 1968 as a privately owned electrical construction company and today has offices across Australia’s capital cities and New Zealand to provide maintenance and building services across the commercial and industrial sectors. For more information contact Fredon Air NSW, 123 Wetherill Street, Silverwater NSW 2128, phone 02 9475 9400, email contact@ fredon.com.au, website www.fredon.com.au

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Below Peter Kelly Flooring laid the vinyl for the wards and surgeries, as well as the carpeting for admin and fitted Bolon feature walls.

Peter Kelly Flooring (PKF) is one of the largest providers of flooring services to the health care industry in Australia. In January 2017 PKF started onsite at Northern Beaches Hospital with 30 tradesmen installing vinyl and carpet. Carpet was laid in the administration areas and vinyl for the many wards, surgeries and operating theatres. PKF also fixed carpet and vinyl to walls and fitted Bolon, a woven vinyl material, to the 3.3m high walls of the lift lobby and atrium as well as to a ground floor feature wall. PKF are expert at delivering commercial floor and wall solutions to meet many specific requirements such as for safety and fire compliance, abrasion and stain resistance, infection control and ease of maintenance as well as for anti-static environments.

importance of delivering commercial floor and wall solutions to meet specific building requirements,” said Owner, Peter Kelly. “We’ve completed many large projects over the years including a three year job at Royal Adelaide Hospital installing carpet and vinyl floor coverings for the entire hospital,” said Peter. “We’ve completed similar work at Blacktown Hospital.” PKF also works across the aged care, education, sports and transport, commercial, retail, and high rise residential sectors. The company have recently completed the installation of carpet and vinyl flooring across all the units and common areas of Opal Tower in March 2018.

With offices in both New South Wales and Queensland PKF provides high quality products and installation services throughout Australia and New Zealand. “We have over 30 years experience in the supply and installation of vinyl, carpet, timber and rubber flooring and we understand the WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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VILLAGE LIFE CITY STYLE DEVELOPER : Denwol Group and La Salle Investment DEVELOPMENT MANAGER : Oakstand MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Parkview ARCHITECTS : Chrofi and KANNFINCH CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $104 million

The Mezzo’s five towers containing 188 luxury apartments, penthouses, and 19 affordable apartments captures the stunning views of Sydney’s CBD, ANZAC Bridge and Wentworth Park and features an incredible rooftop garden with select retail and commercial offerings on the ground floor. Parkview is a multi-award winning company committed to integrity, excellence and innovation in residential and commercial construction and development. They have an extensive portfolio of projects to their credit, with Mezzo residential and commercial project the newest addition.

Avenue and Bay, have access to outstanding landscaping located on the podium Level 5 and Level 9 of Parc. The strong ‘podium framework’ design follows the curvature of Wentworth Park Road. Four separate tower pods rise to 10-storeys, creating a distinctive architectural presence, reinforcing the park edge and providing the wonderful view lines across the park to the city.

The innovative and thought provoking design of Mezzo by award-winning architects, Chrofi and KANNFINCH has been brought to fruition by Parkview which was awarded role of head contractor for design and construct in 2015. Mezzo delivers a distinctive architectural presence on the edge of Wentworth Park and Blackwattle Bay, fusing the essence of Glebe’s historic terrace housing with a modern European style.

There is public communal space located between both Stage 1 and 2 of the project with seating and thoroughfare from Wentworth Park Road to Wentworth Street. There is also a commercial space totalling 4,000m2 in Stage 1 of the development which Parkview completed to cold shell stage while Stage 2 has five retail shops totalling 740m2.

The $104 million project has a total gross floor area of 20,889m2 with five residential towers comprising 174 units, 14 terrace units and 19 affordable housing units. Each tower has access to 2-levels of basement carpark and four of the towers, named Cowper, Parc,

Over the last three years, Parkview has supervised an average daily onsite presence of 95 construction personnel including up to 16 of their own staff. At the peak of the project from May to July 2018, there were 198 personnel onsite.

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Parkview General Manager, Simon Gobbo, said Mezzo had a number of special challenges. “The project is located well below the local water table so the site was ‘tanked’ in Bentonite with shotcrete basement walls. In addition, the location on the main road in Glebe meant the coordination of material deliveries in limited work zones and traffic management were high priorities. The approved hours of work under the DA were 7.30am to 5.30pm.” Simon added that the logistics were made more complex by the construction of two nearby major projects, so Parkview had to coordinate with two other builders. “We were also handing the building over in stages, with Stage 1 and the commercial area handed over while we worked on Stage 2. Owners had moved into Stage 1 with a shared basement while Stage 2 was constructed.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“[The projects] success is a tribute to the tireless and dedicated efforts of all our team at Parkview, as well as the open and collaborative approach to the process with our clients.” Parkview continually strives to set new benchmarks in design and construction. Current projects include Lakeview, Shellharbour and developments at Woolooware Bay near Cronulla, Crowne Plaza Sydney CBD and Pagewood.

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Below Multiglaze installed the impressive ground floor glass façade, and the doors and glass for the project.

Glass façade specialists Multiglaze, are responsible for the sweeping wall of glass that runs along the ground floor of the Mezzo Sydney development in Glebe. The team installed the floor height glass façade enclosing the 4,400m2 of street level commercial and retail space, all of the automatic entry doors on the ground floor and the glazing for the commercial space on the third floor. Multiglaze started onsite in November 2016 and completed the first phase of work by September 2017, with phase two completed at the end of 2017. Installing a glass façade is intricate work and the company’s approach to every project is customised to that building. “Each job has to have a bespoke engineered approach, we will go back and forth with the architects and façades engineers for almost two months to craft and revise shop drawings and engineering reports before finalising the installation method,” said Ned Rizqallah, Managing Director of Multiglaze. “This is a crucial part of our work and a detailed plan is required to ensure the job is completed successfully and on time. There’s very little room for errors.” The impressive but complicated architectural design of the nine storey Mezzo Sydney development added a layer of complexity to Multiglaze’s remit. “It wasn’t a standard glazing build. On the street level there are three standing frames stacked on top of each other and 8m openings,” said Ned. “Working within those constraints impacted all of our logistics including transportation and manufacturing, it was a very specialised section along the ground floor that required a well planned approach. Our experience across a range of complicated façade designs was of great benefit on this project, it demanded a high level of expertise and knowledge from our team.” Overcoming the logistical issues required a collaborative effort from Multiglaze’s team, who collaborated with their façade engineer and the architects to design a solution. As a team Multiglaze needed to establish how all the components would fit together and the best installation method for the building. Multiglaze work with the same engineering 66

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company, Eureka Façade Engineering, across almost all their work and this ensures a smooth and efficient process each time. Established in 2010, the team work on an average of 1,500 units a year and are considered experts in specialised façades. Their portfolio spans residential and commercial sectors, with projects ranging from one-off luxury homes to 600-unit developments. Multiglaze have also completed work on the Canterbury Leagues Club in Belmore. The $100 million revamp of the current club will transform the building and add a 6 Star hotel to the facilities. The architectural design features a complex external glass façade that requires a specialised provider like Multiglaze. The company have also just completed work on 1,000 units throughout Sydney CBD. The Sydney based outfit assigned eight employees to Mezzo Sydney and have a full time team of 25. The company offer a full service from design through to manufacturing and installation. They have the ability to manufacture the window systems for multiple projects onsite. “We’re growing quickly and we recently upgraded our facilities to a modern new factory space in south west Sydney. We have our own inhouse presses for manufacturing individual pieces. This type of capacity grants us, and in turn our clients, a high level of quality and control. We can guarantee that across every job,” said Ned. For more information contact Multiglaze Pty Ltd, 9 Fitzpatrick Street, Revesby NSW 2212, phone 02 9543 0324, email info@multiglaze.net.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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Below Leda Aluminium provided windows, sliding doors and louvre systems and internal partition doors across the whole project.

Leda Aluminium Pty Ltd has earned an enviable reputation for designing, manufacturing and installing windows and sliding doors which possess the essential qualities of proven performance, reliability, style and security. One of the company’s latest major projects was at Mezzo Glebe, an iconic residential and commercial development in historic Glebe offering expansive views of Sydney’s skyline and Wentworth Park. Senior Project Manager for Leda Aluminium at Mezzo Glebe, Andre Kastoun, said Leda provided windows, sliding doors and louvre systems in commercial grade glazing on Level 3 through to Level 11. Internal partition doors were also part of the contract. “All the windows and sliding doors had to be measured onsite and manufactured to fit each location exactly,” Andre said. “Fabrication took place at our Sydney factories and then were transported to site and lifted by crane onto each floor. The location of Mezzo on a major arterial road and the general level of local traffic made the coordination of transport and site delivery quite demanding.” Also challenging was the necessity to ensure all sliding doors and windows provided a water-tight seal. The type of construction with floating Alucobond panels depended on a back pan for moisture security and Leda’s products had to be integrated into that system. During the measuring and installation process, Leda Aluminium had six experienced teams of two onsite, plus the Project Manager, factory staff and an internal engineer involved. Specialist subcontractors were also involved in cutting the aluminium for manufacturing. Andre described it as a great team effort at every stage of the project. “Mezzo Glebe was on a tight schedule so we made sure we had allocated the necessary resources to meet the builder’s programme,” Andre said. “We had every cooperation from the Parkview team especially the Project Manager and the Site Manager, which made all the difference in overcoming any issues which arose.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

One of the many highlights of Mezzo Glebe is the louvre windows manufactured and installed by Leda Aluminium. They not only provide functionality but also contribute to the heritage style of the building in keeping with the terrace house style of the Glebe environment. Leda Aluminium has over 35 years experience in the aluminium business in the greater Sydney area, specialising in the manufacture and installation of commercial and residential aluminium doors, windows, curtain walls, louvre systems and inhouse warrenty powder coating. Their clients value the performance, value for money and structural integrity of Leda’s products, resulting in regular repeat contracts for the company. Leda Aluminium proudly produces all their products from the company’s manufacturing base in Greenacre in western Sydney. The aluminium used is all sourced from local suppliers, extruded by Leda and certified by the Australian Window Association. The Leda Aluminium HP system is used for all commercial standard sliding doors and windows. “We remain a family-based business with many family members occupying key roles in the company,” Andre said. “We make it a priority to support Australian suppliers and to maintain our friendly but professional approach in every aspect of our business.” While Leda Aluminium is mainly focused on the greater Sydney region, they have recently won contracts in Gosford and Ettalong Beach on the Central Coast, and are able to undertake work across all segments of the building industry including residential, apartment developments, commercial and retail. Currently, Leda is supplying windows and sliding doors for 550 units for Deicorp’s Stage 2 development of South Village at Kirrawee in the Sutherland Shire and a potential Deicorp building in Refern. They are also working with Nucorp on a 20-storey development in Parramatta. For more information contact Leda Aluminium, Unit 2, 4 Naughton Street, Greenacre NSW 2190, phone 02 9642 8588, fax 02 9642 8743, email admin@ledaaluminium.com.au, website www.ledaaluminium.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE MEZZO

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Below Conform Designs created unique concrete signs for the buildings that operate as art and wayfinding throughout the project.

Amongst the outstanding features of the Mezzo Glebe development in inner Sydney are the very detailed concrete signs for the exterior entry points of the apartment complex. Designed and built by Conform Designs, an innovative ornamental concrete design studio, the building signage adds an impressive and masterful architectural element to the streetscape. “The placement of the lettering and the vertical faces of the signage posed a particular fabrication challenge,” said Founder and Managing Director of Conform Designs, Alberto Crocco. The signs are over 3m tall and took four weeks to fabricate and install onsite. “Each one has individualised lettering inset into the concrete specifying either the building name or street on which it is located. By night, LED lights illuminate the sides of the concrete signs, giving them a very elegant and modern appearance.” “The size of the lettering posed a particular fabrication challenge because it was vertical,” Alberto added. “We had to devise a method to keep the concrete in place during manufacture. Each piece of signage also weighed around 140kgs, so handling and installation presented some issues. Now that the signage is in place, it is attracting very favourable comments.” 70

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After an eight year career in the stone and concrete flooring industry, Alberto completed a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design and established Conform Designs in 2014, integrating his trade experience with his academic training. “We tailor-make works of art that are durable, functional and elegant, striving to exceed the expectations of our clientele. Our signature artisanal concrete blend infuses colour variation with organic patterns that give pieces character and individuality.” Collaborating with high end architects and interior designers, Conform Designs aims to create pieces that push the boundaries of functional art. “We can create timeless pieces of any shape or size to give a sense of mass while cultivating architectural delicateness,” Alberto said.

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Below Orion Mechanical Services designed and installed all air conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems for the Mezzo Sydney.

Orion Mechanical Services has established an outstanding reputation as a reliable, dependable, organised and innovative specialist delivering top-end heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions. The company’s scope of competency and experience covers multi-storey residential developments, hotels, commercial and mixed-use projects, and also luxury private homes. Managing Director, Justin Phillips, said that Orion Mechanical Services had a design and construct role at Mezzo Sydney and installed all air conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems to all apartments, the retail area and the carpark in Stage 1. “We were onsite for a period of 14 months, utilising 12 of our skilled staff. It was an excellent project for Orion, enabling us to show our ability to manage issues like very limited ceiling space and concealing the horizontal discharge vents from kitchens and toilets in the special brick façade,” explained Justin. Orion Mechanical Services is always at the forefront of HVAC technology. The Mezzo project’s design utilised flat-pack PVC ductwork for apartment ventilation systems. “We also used Daikin VRV-4S air conditioning systems in the multi-level terraces and 3-bedroom WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

apartments in lieu of installing a single ducted FCU as specified,” said Justin. “This latest technology optimises comfort and control whilst delivering significant energy efficiencies.” Justin established Orion Mechanical Services in 1999 and since that time has focused on delivering high quality, high finish results that fit with end-user specifications and expectations, including meeting deadlines and budgets. This approach has ensured Orion Mechanical Services has enjoyed a high percentage of repeat business from its clients, including Parkview, the builders of Mezzo Sydney. Orion Mechanical Services has also recently completed work at the Travelodge Hotel at Mascot and Macquarie Park Village also for Parkview Constructions, along with works commencing on Stage two of Mezzo Sydney about to start comprising of another 118 apartments and 8 terraces.

For more information contact Orion Mechanical Services, Unit 40, 34-36 Ralph Street, Alexandria NSW 2015, phone 02 9669 1404, fax 02 9669 2404, email info@orionmechanical.com.au, website www.orionmechanical.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE MEZZO

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FRONT AND CENTRE DEVELOPER : Fife Capital Pty Ltd MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Watpac Limited ARCHITECT John Wardle Architects Pty Ltd CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $130 million

The $130M York & George development by Fife Capital weaves the luxury of residential spaces with the theatre of inner city living. Flanked by two beautifully restored heritage buildings, Carlton House and Spiden House, the elegant tower is delicately knitted into York Street’s prized historic streetscape. Fife Capital are an independent real estate investment and advisory firm with specialist capabilities in construction projects involving the restoration of historic buildings. Fife Capital acquired the four properties that constitute the York & George site in 2008. Planning approval for the amalgamation of the site and construction of a mixed use development was achieved in 2013. Designed by John Wardle Architects, the York & George development is a 39-storey residential tower above a 7-storey podium with a shimmering faceted façade that articulates the changing floor plans. The building comprises 15,200m² of 199 spacious, light filled designer apartments with floor-to-ceiling double glazing providing panoramic views across the city. Residents have access to an outdoor sky garden on Level 5, a 20m lap pool, gym, yoga space and BBQ facilities. The podium provides retail tenancies and 6-storeys of office space seamlessly integrated with two heritage listed warehouses, Spiden House and Carlton House. York & George showcases the consolidation of heritage values with contemporary design. A public pedestrian walkway (an historic cartway), connects York and George Streets. There is also a 7-storey atrium right in the centre of this pedestrian link which allows light to flood in and highlight both the historic face brickwork and the modern public art centrepiece. The two heritage buildings were meticulously restored to be fitted as modern offices. Historic restoration features include pressed metal ceilings, original timber windows, cast iron columns and sandstone blockwork of the façades and footings. Watpac Limited were awarded the $130 million D&C contract and onsite work commenced in 2015. “The location of this project is by far its biggest asset but also its biggest challenge. 72

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The busy CBD site provided limited access for the construction team as they had to contend with the light rail construction on George Street as well as bus lanes on York Street,” said Michael Wiseman, Fife Capital Development Director. Three basement levels were excavated on the George Street side of the site while the two heritage buildings were protected and underpinned by 80 concrete piles on the York Street side. Acoustic and vibration isolation had to be put in place to prevent any damage to the old sandstone cottages. “A 12 tonne vehicle lift was installed to provide car and truck access to the basement carpark and loading dock. The vehicle lift has a vertical drop of 18m which was similar in depth to the rail tunnels running under York Street. The end of the vehicle lift was only a few metres away from the closest tunnel,” said Michael. “Fife Capital are proud to have managed, from concept to completion, such a complex and intricate development as York & George.” Fife Capital recently completed the restoration of the 100 year old sandstone heritage building, 414 George Street in Brisbane. The company fitted modern offices, bathroom amenities, a gym and basement car parking, achieving a 4.5 Star NABERS power rating for the development.

Fife Capital undertakes sourcing, management and value enhancement of real estate investments on behalf of institutions, retirement funds and private capital. Fife Capital has over 50 years combined experience of domestic and international know-how in property acquisition, investment funds management and corporate finance. The company’s executives have a broad range of professional experience and academic qualifications with specialist expertise in real estate investment, funds management, construction, development, planning, banking, finance, accounting, economics and tax. Established in 2006, Fife Capital operates from offices in Sydney, Melbourne, New York and Singapore and currently manages residential, office, retail and logistics investments as well as development projects with a cumulative completion value exceeding $4 billion. For more information contact Fife Capital Pty Ltd, Level 12, 89 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 9251 2777, email info@fifecapital.com.au, website www.fifecapital.com.au For more information contact Watpac Limited, Level 10, 155 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000, phone 07 3251 6300, website www.watpac.com.au


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Below The Australian Pressed Metal Group consulted and carried out the ceiling restoration of Carlton House at York & George.

The Australian Pressed Metal Group specialises in the restoration of pressed metal elements and are the leaders in fabrication, supply and installation of pressed metal products in Australia.

name in South Australia’s pressed metal fabrication dating back to the 1890’s. As a result the company now has Australia’s largest range of traditional pressed metal dies making them uniquely equipped for restoration projects.

In late 2014 Phillip Cooymans, Owner of The Australian Pressed Metal Group, prepared a scope of works for the restoration of the pressed metal in Carlton House, a heritage listed building integrated into the York & George development.

The Australian Pressed Metal Group fabricates pressed metal wall and ceiling panels as well as cornices, rails and vents from aluminium, soft zinc, copper, brass, lead and perforated steel. The company works across Australia and New Zealand offering technical support as well as supply only or full supply and installation services.

From April 2015 Phillip worked with up to 16 tradesmen over eight months removing the damaged ceilings from all 7-levels. “It was a challenge to remove the ceilings without damaging them,” said Phillip. “It was very time consuming. There was a lot of rust due to roof damage and the rain was pouring in while we worked.” The team returned to install the restored ceilings, cornices, friezes, rails and mitre leaves, completing the job in September 2018. The Australian Pressed Metal Group was formed as the demand for a quality pressed metal product increased. The opportunity arose for Phillip to acquire the original dies used by TW Inghams, a prominent 74

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In June 2018 The Australian Pressed Metal Group completed work on the $3.7 million external restoration of Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, restoring and replacing heritage pressed metal elements. After successful completion of the project, the company were contracted to complete additional internal restoration work.

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Below SIPM’s specialist skills were utilised and implemented throughout the entirety of the project.

SIPM’s expertise has been demonstrated recently by their role on the York & George development in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. SIPM is a Sydney based advisor and project management firm specialising in the planning and delivery of complex and challenging property development projects of all scales. Engaged through Fife Capital, the investment and development manager for the York & George development, SIPM were involved from commencement of the project through all phases to completion. The project itself has entailed delivery of a 39-storey tower housing 199 designer apartments situated above a 7,500m2 multi-retail and commercial podium incorporating a through-site public access way. SIPM’s Michael Sidoti explains, “The nature of a project such as York & George requires a careful balance of commercial, planning, and delivery skill sets, together with an outcome focused approach.” Significant considerations for successful delivery of this project included the new building covering and combining four mid-city sites fronting two main CBD streets, staged completion to enable early occupation and use of retail areas during tower delivery, retention and WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

incorporation of two existing 7-storey heritage buildings facing York Street, rail tunnels in close proximity, and the concurrent closure of George Street for Sydney Light rail works. “We are proud to have worked closely with the developer through all phases, achieving great outcomes from the competitive design and approvals process through to successfully navigating the complex delivery environment,” said Michael. Established in 2011 by Michael Sidoti, SIPM prides themselves on representing well respected clients and driving optimal outcomes through all stages of a project; from early concepts, through approval processes, to procurement, delivery of building works and final use. SIPM’s current and recent undertakings include various high end residential and aged care developments, and significant prestigious heritage building projects in the Sydney area.

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Below Dynamite Electrical supplied and installed all electrical systems throughout the project.

Dynamite Electrical are the specialist electrical contractors awarded the D&C contract for the design and commissioning of the electrical, security and communication systems at York & George. At the 39-level tower Dynamite Electrical installed the complex electrical, security and communications systems for all 199 apartments, the roof top gardens, communal pool and gym as well as in the 6-storey retail podium shopping area.

Master Antenna Television Systems and NBN infrastructure were also facilitated by Dynamite Electrical. Dynamite Electrical has over 20 years experience working on medium and large scale residential and commercial projects. A family business with a commitment to taking care of all stakeholders on any given project, the company has a reputation for exceeding expectations. They have an impressive high end client base, long standing expertise in a range of communication systems and a strong record in seeing projects through to final completion.

“The project demanded a complete 6 Star, electrical installation. Dynamite Electrical provided quality work from the time of excavation,” explained Director, Theo Theodorou. “With this project the challenge was to work within strict heritage regulations as there were two old sandstone cottages integrated into the tower development. Electrical hardware and systems were installed to meet modern standards and codes for offices and public use.”

Dynamite Electrical designs and installs the electricals for major construction companies including Richard Crooks, Watpac, Parkview and Mirvac. Continuing projects throghout 2018 include the huge 5-tower development Macquarie Park Villiage, for Parkview, Ryde Garden, for Watpac and The Pavillions, 705 units at Sydney Olympic Park for Mirvac.

At York & George, Dynamite Electrical installed the main switchboard and distribution boards to service extensive architectural and public domain lighting. The company also installed emergency and exit lighting, general lighting and power. CCTV Systems as well as

For more information contact Dynamite Electrical, 900 Botany Road, Mascot NSW 2020, phone 02 9669 3311, email admin@dynamitegroup.com.au, website www.dynamitegroup.com.au

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Below Calibre Group meticulously engineered the ground retention and core transfers through the podium and supplied the structure designs for York & George.

Calibre Group are a diversified team of professionals offering design and engineering services with expertise across structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, planning and civil sectors. At the York & George development, Calibre Group supplied the structural and civil engineering design for the residential tower and podium as well as the integration and structural renovation of two heritage listed buildings, Spiden House and Carlton House. The development required significant excavation. This proved to be a complex task at the Sydney CBD site, with neighbouring buildings on the boundaries, five operational underground rail tunnels adjacent to the site and a fault zone within the rock foundations. The Calibre Group team used Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to determine how to minimise any impact the excavation would have on the masonry rail tunnels. “We continued to audit the area throughout construction. We also had to consider the affect the railway would have on the residences and we installed dampers to minimise any vibration from trains being transferred to the apartments,” said Calibre. Excavating under the heritage listed buildings was a challenge due to the delicate fabric of the old buildings. “We had to stabilise the structures WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

and satisfy modern building codes to fit new offices and shops while maintaining and enhancing the historic value of the buildings. The structural design was very interesting too. The core in the residential tower was off-set from the core in the podium” said Calibre. The tower core is supported by the lower core and outrigger walls which are supported by raking columns at the residential podium. These raking columns transfer loads from the core to the podium columns below. Calibre Group have years of experience of structural engineering solutions and complex excavation methodologies across a range of sectors including building, manufacturing, mining, utilities and infrastructure. The company provides consulting, engineering, construction, project delivery and management services across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Calibre Group focuses on the revitalisation of urban centres and has contributed significantly to redevelopments such as Sydney’s Barangaroo and the Queen’s Wharf precinct in Brisbane. For more information contact Calibre Group, Level 7, 601 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065, phone 02 9004 8855, email tony.kean@calibregroup.com, website www.calibregroup.com NSW PROJECT FEATURE YORK & GEORGE

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Below RJC Stonemasons carefully and painstakingly repaired the façades of both heritage buildings onsite.

RJC Stonemasons are the leading restoration and remedial specialists for work on the sandstone components of heritage buildings. At York & George RJC Stonemasons were contracted for the external and internal restoration work of the two heritage listed buildings that were incorporated into the commercial section of the development, Carlton House and Spiden House. At Carlton House, RJC Stonemasons restored the sandstone façade by cleaning the stone, replacing 20 tonnes of damaged pieces, repairing pointing and replacing lead flashing to external stonework cornices. At Spiden House, the work comprised restoration of the brickwork façade, new render and painting. RJC Stonemasons’ team of 10 also restored leadwork to the sandstone cornice and parapets, fitted slate steps and replaced 86 aluminium framed windows with timber framed windows of an original design. “Beginning in mid-2016 I visited the site to take measurements and determine which pieces could be restored and what should be replaced. I then submitted a dilapidation report to the heritage consultant and spent the next eight weeks producing shop drawings 80

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and templates.” Explained Director, Jaimie Cookson. “Once the sawn blocks arrived onsite we commenced the bankerwork: carving the mouldings to match the original design. The challenge of the job involved placing the pieces. These weighed over a tonne each and had to be slotted into place with a 3mm gap either side of stone.” With 10 years experience, RJC Stonemasons understand heritage buildings and their delicate fabric. The company works throughout Australia supplying comprehensive and expert restoration services to sandstone and other masonry, glazing and timber as well as cleaning and restoring metal work. RJC Stonemasons focus on large scale commercial and government projects. The company recently completed a four year sandstone restoration job that included 14,000 linear metres of pointing at the John Gorton building in Canberra. They were also contracted to work at Kincoppal School, Rose Bay, restoring metal gates and a convict built sandstone tunnel. For more information contact RJC Stonemasons, Unit 17, 108 Dunning Avenue, Roseberry NSW 2018, phone 02 8322 1832, email info@rjcgroup.com.au, website www.rjcgroup.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Below Southwell Lifts & Hoists supplied and installed the triple scissor truck hoist for York & George.

In the picturesque semi-rural township of Camden New South Wales, Southwell Lifts & Hoists have been manufacturing since 1945. Since 2000 they have designed, built and installed over 1,000 hoists across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Southwell have a proud history of crafting a wide range of lifts and hoist solutions for commercial and retail businesses as well as for substantial industrial applications throughout the decades. In 2010, Southwell were approached by consulting engineers ARUP to provide a truck hoist solution for the York & George project. The company were awarded the truck hoist subcontract by Watpac Limited in mid-2015 after some minor design alterations to fit the project requirements. The work involved the design, manufacture, delivery and installation of a triple scissor lift to give high vertical travel to two basement levels and a York Street level. Southwell constructed a hoist with a whopping 10m long x 3.5m wide platform. The mechanism has a massive 15m vertical travel and a remarkable lifting capacity of 15 tonne. The unit was installed in components from street level utilising Southwell’s vast experience in these specialised tasks. Southwell organised delivery on a week night to negate any delays WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

due to the city traffic while complying with all manufacturing and site work health and safety requirements. Southwell provide 12 months warranty and are so confident in the robust strength of their design they provide a 10 year structural warranty for all weld fabricated components. A preventative maintenance programme is available to ensure optimum operation and life of the equipment. The Southwell product range of vehicle hoists also provides solutions for smaller sites as a space saving alternative to unsuitable old fashioned concrete ramps. These hoists are ideal for apartment fitouts and car show rooms, Southwell vehicle hoists are reliable and cost effective. Southwell have been designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing quality custom industrial scissor lifts for over 35 years with many of their older scissor lift units still in service. Goods lifts are Southwell’s specialty with standard units supplied to shopping centre’s as well as industries and commercial outlets. For more information contact Southwell Lifts & Hoists, phone 1800 244 787, mobile 0418 966 282, email sales@southwell.com.au, website www.southwell.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE YORK & GEORGE

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NATURE INSPIRED LIVING DEVELOPER : Aoyuan International MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Novati Constructions ARCHITECT : PBD Architects CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $30 million

The $30M Mirabell Turramurra project is an innovative boutique residential development comprising of 75 incredibly designed one, two, and three bedroom open plan apartments. The project includes a private central courtyard, a lush communal greenspace as well as BBQ and entertaining pavilions. Mirabell Turramurra is a boutique residential development offering contemporary suburban living inspired by the North Shore’s lush woodlands. Designed and constructed by Novati Constructions, Mirabell Turramurra’s neutral tones and raw materials reflects the surrounding beauty.

“Hammertech is an online safety management system that has multiple key features allowing personnel to be inducted faster without compromising our high quality standards. It’s wonderful that our team embraced this and some other new technologies for the future of onsite building.”

The residential development comprises of two separate buildings partitioned by a central communal greenspace which features BBQ entertaining pavilions and seating. There are 75-apartments throughout the two buildings with 2-levels of basement parking for 116 vehicles.

The Hammertech features include Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS), management, injury and incident management, and inspections. Functions within the programme also allow both site management and subcontractors to use it for their inspection reports.

Each of the apartments boasts luxurious open plan living spaces which accentuates the views, nourishing the soul and mind. The layout and orientation of the one, two and three bedroom apartments also makes the most of natural light throughout the day, which is in keeping with other award-winning projects completed by Novati.

“Everything is documented within the system from Inspection Test Plans (ITP) to weekly site safety walks,” said Lenny. “Site diary is a great feature which helps to keep everyone in the loop. It provides daily activities and the current status onsite. Photos can also be added.” Novati also used drones onsite at Mirabell Turramurra.

“It’s all thanks to our team of professionals and our state-of-the-art systems such as Hammertech that we introduced on this project,” said Novati Constructions Operations Manager, Lenny Pugliese.

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and trained the various people and trades to these new procedures, it ensured successful results all around.” Novati began work on Mirabell Turramurra in March 2017 and completed the project in October 2018. Novati have operated under the same builders license for over 47 years. A family owned business, they specialise in delivering superior building projects in residential, commercial, aged care, education, community, and student accommodation, as well as refurbishment and heritage restoration within the Sydney basin. Novati have won multiple MBA Excellence in Construction and MBA Excellence in Housing Awards over the years. The latest MBA Excellence in Construction Award was presented to the company in 2017. Other projects Novati Constructions are currently working on include: • The 5-storey, 21-unit residential development, Harris Park; • The Wharfside mixed use development set in the centre of Manly; • The 12-storey, Edge mixed use development in the heart of St Leonards; • The Clyde, a residential development at Cronulla; • 18 at Chatswood, a residential development comprising of 32 boutique one and two bedroom apartments. “We are proud of our heritage, and we focus on building long term relationships with clients, consultants and subcontractors. Most of WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

our projects come from repeat clients,” said Lenny. “Our professional team provide building solutions before issues arise, thereby ensuring that we find an innovative and proactive solution throughout all stages of a project. This is reflected in our delivery, our team and how we conduct business.”

For more information, contact Novati Constructions, Level 1/99 Alexander Street, Crows Nest NSW 2065, phone 02 8436 9000 email info@novati.com.au, website www.novati.com.au For more information contact Aoyuan International, Level 30, 420 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 9267 7456, email sydney@aoyuangroup.com, website www.aoyuaninternational.com NSW PROJECT FEATURE MIRABELL TURRAMURRA

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F.B MASONRY PTY LTD BUILDING STRENGTH FB Masonry Pty Ltd has been owned and operated for over 18 years by the Barbalace family. Frank, Rosa and their three sons, Anthony, Mark and Robert have been providing professional brick and blockwork for a variety of projects around Sydney. “It was exciting for our team working on the Mirabell Turramurra residential development,” said Robert. “The unique design of the 77

one, two and three apartments showcases our high quality block and brickwork wonderfully.” The success of the strong team at FB Masonry is based on their expertise, adhering to quality craftsmanship and work processes. “Over the years we’ve gained the vital insights and knowledge needed for the specific requirements of building around Sydney,” Anthony added. “Clients enjoy working with us on their projects, as they know our work will be tightly controlled and coordinated to minimise time onsite, with milestones achieved and communication between all parties maintained.” FB Masonry offers a comprehensive range of masonry works and superior customer service. Some of the projects their teams is also working on include Burwood Grand, One the Waterfront at Wentworth Point, The Diocese of Parramatta Stage 3 at Harris Park and Bankstown RSL.

For more information contact FB Masonry, 54 Orchard Road, Brookvale NSW 2100, phone 02 9939 0467, fax 02 9939 2641, email admin@fbmasonry.com.au

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BUILT ON REPUTATION The fact that Moits are one of New South Wales largest demolition, excavation, remediation and civil works organisations with an excellent safety record, it’s no wonder their services were used on the unique Mirabell Turramurra project. Moits are still owned and operated today by the founding brothers Michael, George and Tony Moit, who began in 1983 with one bobcat and a truck. “Fifteen members of our expert team worked on the Mirabell Turramurra site for three months completing the demolition, shoring, excavation, traffic management and remediation for Novati Construction on the Mirabell Turramurra development,” said Joe Vinci, Moits CEO. “It was a tight residential site, with demolition and remediation works occurring between existing dwellings with heritage status was challenging and required specific skills our people are renowned for,” continued Joe. “The team also had to manage pedestrian and vehicle access around the site as it bordered both Womerah Street and the Pacific Highway.” Moits have an outstanding reputation for ‘getting the job done effectively and safely’ which makes their services highly sort after. The Moits construction, civil and build teams are currently working on a range of large projects, such as SHOR Hospital (St Leonards) with Multiplex, Edmondson Park Town Centre with Frasers, O’Dea WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Avenue (Waterloo) for Crown, Christie Street (St Leonards) for JQZ and Rhodes Central for Billbergia, plus many more. Moits are now New South Wales’ leading industry geotechnical specialists who employ over 300 staff throughout a wide range of roles. “We not only invest in people but also in equipment. We have over 250 of specialist machinery and equipment at our disposal to meet project requirements of any complexity and scale,” said Joe. Moits core services include demolition, excavation, remediation, shoring and civil infrastructure. Moits have the experience, equipment and expertise to deliver outstanding results on your next project. For more information contact Moits, 142 Wicks Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, phone 02 8026 1700, email joe.vinci@moits.com.au, website www.moits.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE MIRABELL TURRAMURRA

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INNOVATIVE DOOR SOLUTIONS When the unique and innovative Mirabell Turramurra residential development required a cavity door specialist, they used Australia’s premier manufacturer, CS Cavity Sliders. Specialists in the design and manufacturer of innovative door solutions, CS Cavity Sliders produces Australasia’s premier cavity sliding systems. “Our cavity sliding systems run smoother, are easier to install and are longer lasting,” said General Manager, Timothy Allen. Their outstanding quality now has them ranked as Australia’s number one cavity slider manufacturers. “At Mirabell Turramurra, we supplied an innovative solution to meet the requirements of the architects and builder,” added Tim.

“Like all our projects, we customise solutions to meet the needs of the design specifications. Because our doors are often hidden out of sight in cavities within walls, you may not be aware of quite how many places they are used.” The small family owned business was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 1986. In 2008 they opened their Australian operation and factory. The Australian operation employs 30 people in all facets, from design and estimation through to manufacture and delivery. CS Cavity Sliders have a vast range of cavity sliders and related door systems to choose from, which are suitable for both residential and commercial applications. Their product range includes unique systems for disabled access and healthcare, featuring automatic or self closing cavity sliders. CS Cavity Sliders’ doors are found in a wide range of markets including education, aged care, shopping centres as well as commercial and premium residential developments. Over the years their range has grown to include aluminium doors and handles that suit their cavity sliders. The company has also developed track systems that can allow a door to seamlessly slide alongside walls and even hinged aluminium door jambs. For more information contact CS Cavity Sliders, 7/11 Rodborough Road, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086, phone 02 9935 9601, email info@cavitysliders.com.au, website www.cavitysliders.com.au

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A NOURISHING LIFESTYLE The Orchards is a residential masterplanned community designed to rejuvinate Norwest. Stage 1, called Imperial, comprises 121 luxury one, two, three and four bedroom apartments across two buildings with premium interiors, a rooftop dining area, an outdoor lagoon pool, an indoor lap pool, a fitness centre, an outdoor rooftop cinema, a music room, and a function centre with picturesque views of the Castle Hill Country Club Golf Course. Sekisui House has been working with architects Turner Studio and landscape architectural firm McGregor Coxall to create Sydney’s newest residential precinct called The Orchards. Starting in late 2015, the Sekisui House team spent 12 months developing a masterplan for the 8.8 hectare site that included residential apartment blocks, shared facilities and extensive recreational and landscape features. Sekisui House has a successful history of developing large residential projects that are not just places to live, but thriving well-serviced communities. The Orchards showcases the company’s design approach that includes some traditional Japanese concepts. The principle of satoyama – meaning ribbons of green – can be seen at The Orchards in the 2 hectares of protected green space that form a linear park of preserved Cumberland Plain trees and heritage listed Bunya Pines, as well as over 100 mature Eucalyptus trees that have been maintained. Michi, translating to a rich pedestrian experience, has been achieved with landscaping and walking paths around an outdoor lagoon pool; and Gohon no ki, conserving existing ecosystems, is enacted through the ‘Five Tree’ project. “In Japan, where Sekisui House is involved in building homes on small blocks, the Five Tree project means that for every house built we plant

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five trees to maintain the existing environment, create shaded areas and attract birds and butterflies,” said Project Director, Edward Natour. “New developments often involve the loss of important environmental features and we translated the idea of the Five Tree project to our apartment building by maintaining and strengthening the existing vegetation and planting five trees per apartment.” Sekisui House has incorporated the cultural history of the area in the development. The Orchards is built on the site of the Hills District’s first commercial orange orchards, hence the project’s name. To honour the area’s pioneering history, Sekisui House has established a new orchard.


Sekisui House has a long and fruitful working relationship with Parkview Construction and awarded the building company the design and construct contract for Stage 1 of The Orchards, Imperial, in June 2017. Approval of the masterplan was granted in July 2017 and onsite work commenced in August 2017. With up to 170 tradesmen onsite, Imperial will be finished by early 2019, with the rest of the 1,300 apartment precinct to be completed by 2025. Interior fixtures and fittings include quality European appliances, air conditioning and built-in wardrobes. The residential blocks have rooftop dining, a fitness centre and an indoor pool as well as access to an outdoor cinema and youth facilities including a music studio and a games room. “Traditionally the north-western suburbs have been made up of free-standing houses on separate blocks,” said Edward. “Sekisui House’s apartment developments are new for the area. The design challenge involved research to discover what the market wanted, what sort of apartment design and what sort of facilities people living there would enjoy.”

In Australia, Sekisui House offers a variety of home designs including free-standing houses, apartments and townhouses as well as house and land packages. Sekisui House’s most recognised residential development is One Central Park, Broadway. It has become Sydney’s most internationally recognised residential project, receiving the MIPM Best Innovative Green Building Award in 2015. In 2008 Sekisui House built Japan’s first Zero Emission house with a design and construction that not only addressed how energy is consumed, but also took into consideration the building’s durability, liveability and the future of sustainable living. For more information contact Sekisui House, The Orchards display apartment on Fairway Drive in Norwest, phone 1800 606 808, email sales@the-orchards.com.au, website www.sekisuihouse.com.au For more information contact Parkview Construction, Level 6, 235 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009, phone 02 9506 1500, fax, 02 9506 1599, email enquiries@parkview.com.au, website www.parkview.com.au

With a focus on building communities, Sekisui House has set new standards in housing with over 2.4 million homes delivered worldwide.

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Below Fresh Landscapes completed the landscaping, water feature and planted orange trees at every level of The Orchards Norwest.

Fresh Landscapes Group is a specialist landscape company with capabilities across landscape construction, civil works, irrigation, water management, horticultural services, large scale sports field and turf management. Founded in 2009, Fresh Landscapes Group have multiple divisions within both the landscape construction and maintenance teams. The maintenance division provides irrigation and water management, horticultural services, sports field and turf management. The company has qualified irrigation technicians to deliver a diverse range of irrigation and water management outcomes for water efficient and sustainable projects. The Horticultural Services Division offer the development of sustainable maintenance programs and deliver maintenance services throughout New South Wales. Some of their clients include Sydney Olympic Park, Norwest Business Park and Goodman Property Services. The sports field and turf division have years of experience around Sydney at various golf courses, prestigious private schools, universities, sports fields and NRL training grounds. Specialising in sports field and turf management which includes the construction of golf courses, upgrades and renovations. In December 2017, Fresh Landscapes Group worked with Probuild Constructions at the Lachlan Street development in Waterloo. This project consisted of landscaping, civil and public domain works. The company carried out geotechnical reporting for the project and supplied and installed the surrounding extensive natural stone paving as well as the construction of Thread Lane carpark. The garden beds on multiple levels included irrigated mass planting leading to the roof top garden which included expansive hardwood decking within a communal area overlooking the city. Fresh Landscapes Group construction division have completed many successful landscaping and civil projects at major apartment developments across Sydney. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

They are currently working alongside Parkview Construction, at the multi-million dollar project in Pagewood, which consists of luxury apartments and townhouses with two rooftop gardens, and extensive hard and soft landscaping throughout the grounds. They are also currently working with Parkview Construction at Castle Cove completing the landscaping, including granite and sandstone paving, as well as the civil works for the project. At Orchards Norwest, Fresh Landscapes Group were contracted in August 2018 to construct both hard and soft landscaping, including a podium reflection pond, rooftop garden, entertaining areas and extensive gardens throughout. “The team have produced a fantastic result,” said Project Manager, Ben West. “Interfacing with the large number of varying trades is always a challenge on these types of projects and the team managed this extremely well.” “An interesting part of our scope of works included the re-use of existing site citrus trees to the building facade creating vertical orchards,” said Ben. “A sure point of interest on this project is the reflection pond, located on the podium level between both apartment buildings. The pond is 600mm wide and spanning 15m in length.” Fresh Landscapes Group is a privately owned company catering to all aspects of hard and soft landscaping projects. With an abundance of landscape, architectural, construction and commercial management experience, Fresh Landscapes Group have an expert team to ensure that every project is delivered to its full potential.

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Below Apollo Kitchens fitted out all apartments with kitchen cabinetry, benchtops and shelving as well as bathroom vanities.

Apollo Kitchens is the leading manufacturer, supplier and installer of custom made kitchens, cabinetry and joinery items for contemporary interiors. For The Orchards, Apollo Kitchens manufactured, supplied and installed cabinetry across all 121-apartments. They fitted detailed joinery including kitchen cupboards, shelving for butler’s pantries, wine racks, TV units, book shelves, vanities for the bathrooms and laundry cabinets. Apollo Kitchens also supplied and fitted linen and storage cupboards as well as joinery to the studies. The large job had two installation teams working simultaneously over two buildings. The kitchen cabinets are finished with a bright, polyurethane, natural white gloss and have mirrored splashbacks. Benchtops have a neat shadow line and bench cupboards have conveniently inset kickboards with a metal finish. Apollo Kitchens’ onsite team coordinated with all trades to ensure joinery was installed to high specifications. In particular, the bathroom vanities were installed in two segments to protect the mirrored doors from potential damage. Apollo Kitchens provided a complete joinery solution for The Orchards including bi-folding doors for each apartment’s ‘Flexi Room’. Flexi Room is an additional room that can be easily utilised as a study, nursery, recreational room or even a guest bedroom. Apollo Kitchens had the capability to finish the specialty doors in polyurethane via their automated paint line. The majority of the items were manufactured over three months, in keeping with the builders’ tight schedule, in Apollo Kitchens’ new Smart Factory. “We have recently commissioned a new high tech factory to meet industry demand for the future,” said Apollo Kitchens’ Managing Director, Peter Bader. “We intend to set a new benchmark for Australian manufacturing. The new Smart Factory and Head Office will allow us to continue our high quality offerings for larger volume projects.” The new facility will complement Apollo Kitchens’ stone, paint and other cabinet manufacturing plants in New South Wales, each with an inhouse paint line. “The Smithfield Smart Factory and Head Office have increased our ability to offer WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

highly customisable kitchen, laundry and bathroom joinery for any project, whether it is a residential property or a larger project,” said Peter. “In addition, we have showrooms at Smithfield as well as in Waterloo near Sydney’s city centre, in Beresfield and Erina on the Central Coast.” The transition to the Smart Factory has represented a substantial investment in research, leadership time and capital for Apollo Kitchens as they prepare for the future. “With a successful 50 years as an industry leader, we recognise that for the next 50 years we need to harness world leading technology and best business practice,” said Peter. Apollo Kitchens provides pre-development consulting services to architects, surveyors and builders and has become the kitchen company of choice for countless interior designers, builders and commercial developers. Apollo Kitchens has a reputation built on innovative design and expert craftsmanship. Apollo Kitchens is also rolling out a transformative new online management system to make all their projects run more smoothly. The automated system provides live status updates on all joinery milestones and streamlines the ordering, production and installation process. Apollo Kitchens have previously worked with Sekisui House at Wentworth Point. Apollo Kitchens manufactured and installed cabinetry and joinery to over 700 apartments across the three tower blocks, Savannah, Taiga and The Address. Other successful projects for Apollo Kitchens include large scale high rise residential kitchen and bathroom installations at the recently completed joinery for Billbergia’s Marina Square at Wentworth Point, Ceerose’s Arlington Grove for at Dulwich Hill and Deicorp’s GrandH in Hurstville. Apollo Kitchens also fabricated high end joinery for Platino Properties’ luxury development, Niche, in Cremorne and are appointed to deliver joinery for Stage 3 of Woolooware Bay Town Centre.

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Below Chalouhi completed the bulk excavation works in preparation for The Orchards Norwest development.

With The Orchards Norwest being in close proximity to the prestigious Castle Hill Country Club, an effective traffic and operation control management plan was critical in managing the complexity of general public access as well as the extensive traffic in particular trucks entering and exiting the site. Bulk excavation begun a week after site commencement, with an average of 74 loads per day, giving Chalouhi the time to focus on achieving engineering sign off on their remediation works. Coordination with Parkview Constructions and their skilled personnel, assisted with the ease of operational flow, and Chalouhi overcoming all obstacles with the assistance of our professional design team, and consultants working alongside Parkview Constructions. Chalouhi’s aim was to satisfy Parkview Constructions with the completion of their contract works two weeks ahead of project schedule and under budget, while also assisting in preparing the future staged works. For more information contact Chalouhi, phone 02 9790 3799, email admin@chalouhi.com.au, website www.chalouhi.com.au 94

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Below Comber Consultants discovered cultural plantings of Hoop and Bunya pines growing onsite and included their preservation into the masterplan.

Comber Consultants specialises in archaeological and heritage assessments and the formulation of management plans for the design and approval of new developments. The company researches and assesses the cultural landscape features of a site and provide reports and recommendations for heritage management during the design and construction process. In 2012, Comber Consultants started archaeological investigation of The Orchards Norwest site first carrying out research into the history of European settlement in the area. On council’s heritage register they found that early cultural plantings of Hoop and Bunya Pines grew onsite. Recommendations incorporated into the masterplan included protection of the pines during the construction process and consolidating the stand of trees by removing damaged vegetation and replanting. “We also advised that the significance of the planting be recognised by enabling public visits to the area and by installing interpretative signage,” said Director and Archaeologist, Jillian Comber. “We recommended that the planting not be overshadowed by the built forms and specified the use of a colour palette that wouldn’t clash with the muted greens of the trees.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Comber Consultants’ next task was to discover if there was any evidence of Aboriginal settlement. The Orchards Norwest includes a registered Aboriginal site and the company recommended further assessment and the preservation and display of any Aboriginal artefacts found. Comber Consultants employs 15 staff, including archaeologists, historical experts and a photographer, and work across New South Wales assessing sites and preparing reports for construction work and development assessments. Comber Consultants also provide Statements of Heritage Impact, Conservation Management Plans, Aboriginal community consultation as well as alternative dispute resolution. Previous projects for Comber Consultants include the archaeological assessment of Parramatta Square where thousands of Aboriginal artefacts and convict built structures were found. Comber Consultants won the National Trust Heritage Award 2014 for the spectacular heritage restoration of their offices in Croydon. For more information contact Comber Consultants, 76 Edwin Street, North Croydon NSW 2132, phone 02 9799 6000, email enquiries@ comber.net.au, website www.comber.net.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE THE ORCHARDS

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Below PK Cleaning Services carried out the final clean of The Orchards Norwest.

PK Cleaning Services Australia Pty Ltd specialises in construction cleaning for new developments and ongoing cleaning services for strata cleaning. A family owned company, PK Cleaning Services was established 2007 and currently employs 40 personnel working across a range of sectors including residential and commercial buildings, retail spaces, pubs, clubs and hotels as well as nursing homes, gyms and function centres. They also provide tile buffing, floor polishing, waste removal, high pressure cleaning and steam cleaning of carpets and offers a sweeping machine for hire that is suitable for road and carpark sweeping.

“We have worked for Parkview consistently over the last five years. We have also worked on many apartment blocks at Wentworth Point The Address including Taiga, Savannah and Yukon,” said Director, Dianne Krayssi. “The challenge of our job is that we are the last to come in before handover,” said Dianne. “Any delays on the construction site from other trades can reduce the time available for cleaning work. At the Orchards we worked in a timely manner to get the job done properly.”

PK Cleaning Services’ construction cleaning transforms newly built residences to sparkling clean homes ready for new owners, ensuring the highest quality. For strata cleaning, the company carries out regular cleaning of common areas as well as garden maintenance. At The Orchards Imperial Stage 1 Norwest PK Cleaning with their highly trained staff started initial and final cleaning work in May 2018 for 121 units. PK Cleaning has provided construction cleaning for Parkview (builders of The Orchards) for other Sekisui House developments. 96

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CENTRE OF ATTENTION Ashfield Central consists of two residential towers with a total of 101-apartments offering truly a multi-dimensional, with three retail units, 88 secure car parking and 20 visitor parking spaces, and includes generous indoor-outdoor living spaces and fluid interiors, wide terraces, garden courtyards and abundant light filled spaces which impart a feeling of flawless comfort. The Ceerose name is synonymous with prestige property design and construction. Ashfield Central is one of the latest outstanding properties delivered by this innovative and dynamic building group.

Building B, the largest of the buildings, was constructed over the loading dock of one of the adjacent shopping centres, Ashfield Mall. This was a major challenge for the project. The loading dock had to

Located in the heart of a revitalised and thriving inner western suburb of Sydney, Ashfield Central comprises 101 apartments and three retail units in three buildings ranging from 3 to 10-storeys. The apartments include 2-storey terrace style duplex units as well as luxurious single level one, two or three bedroom apartments. The apartments are characterised by generous indoor and outdoor living spaces with abundant glazing ensuring light filled interiors and expansive views across the iconic Sydney skyline. Managing Director and company Founder, Edward Doueihi said that Ceerose was responsible for the design and construction of Ashfield Central from the demolition stage through to completion. “Demolition on the site commenced in August 2016 and the property was completed on 21 May 2018. We had nine of our professional staff engaged full time throughout the project and at the peak of activity had 150 workers per day onsite. On average, there were around 90 people per day working on the job.” The lower levels of buildings A1 and A2 were constructed using the conventional slab on ground system with post tensioned suspended slabs. The upper levels of these buildings used the AFS Logicwall® system as load bearing walls in lieu of columns followed by a post tensioned concrete slab.

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remain operational on a round the clock basis during construction. The building was suspended over structural steel columns and beams above the loading dock entrance. Subsequent levels were post tensioned concrete slabs supported by AFS Logicwall®. It was necessary to complete high scaffold strutting and falsework scaffold to support the transfer slab over the structural steel. It also had to be carefully engineered and poured and post tensioned in stages so the falsework could support the weight. This was completed with multiple day/night shifts and concrete strength of up to 90MPa was used for fast curing.

extending 2-levels above Ashfield Mall was constructed connecting the Mall to the new Central building.

Perimeter walls were constructed using AFS Logicwall® and were either clad in compressed fibre concrete or rendered. Other building features include Vitrabond windbreaks on rooftops and frameless glass balustrading or rendered concrete up stands on balconies.

Edward added that Ceerose has a depth of expertise which ensures every project is financially successful with minimal stress. “Feasibility is a core focus of our design team and is one of the most significant management services we offer. We visit every site proposed by a client to fully understand the building design and construction objectives before completing a comprehensive feasibility analysis.”

A further challenge was the requirement to construct a pedestrian walkway and vehicular crossing between the building site and Ashfield Mall. Major structural upgrade works were completed on the Ashfield Mall while maintaining 24 hour per day accessibility to the Mall. This included a bridge link suspended 5-levels above ground. A structural steel feature screen

Edward said that the Ashfield Central development was an excellent example of Ceerose’s proven track record in exceeding international benchmarks with its inspirational design and construction approach. “Our property developers are specialists in Australia’s prestige property market, drawing on best practice principles, a wealth of knowledge and true innovation to create residential, commercial and retail property developments.”

Ceerose has a number of other significant projects underway, including Aqualuna at Milsons Point, Atelier at Leichhardt and Oxford Central at Epping. For more information contact Ceerose, 580 Parramatta Road, Petersham NSW 2049, phone 02 9571 9999, fax 02 9571 9900, email info@ceerose.com.au, website www.ceerose.com.au CLIENT : Abacus Property Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Ceerose ARCHITECT : MHN Design Union STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Calibre Consulting CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $71 million

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Below Apollo Kitchens completed the supply and install of the kitchens, laundry bi-fold doors, shaving cabinets and storage cabinets.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Apollo Kitchens manufactured and installed kitchens, shaving cabinets, storage cabinets, laundry bi-fold doors and commercial kitchens for Ashfield Central. Adding to their reputation as the kitchen company of choice.

laundry and bathroom joinery for any project, whether it is a residential property or a large volume contract like Ashfield Central,” said Peter. “In addition we have showrooms at Smithfield as well as in Waterloo near Sydney’s city centre, Beresfield in Newcastle and Erina on the Central Coast.”

Managing Director of Apollo Kitchens, Peter Bader, said that Ashfield Central highlighted the company’s capability to provide complete joinery solutions. “We pride ourselves on designing innovative cabinetry to suit every project. Our team are experienced in manufacturing high quality kitchens and flawless installation. Ashfield Central is a premier development in one of the most sought after locations in Sydney’s inner west, so we were determined to provide our clients with outstanding cabinetry which would exceed their expectations.”

The transition to the Smart Factory concept has represented a substantial investment in research, leadership time and capital. “With a successful 50 years as an industry leader, we recognised that for the next 50 years we needed to harness world leading technology and best business practice,” said Peter. “Technology is moving at a rapid pace and so we undertook a fact finding mission to Europe and Asia to source the latest systems. We have implemented world leading technology at Smithfield and will continue to monitor developments on an international basis to ensure we keep up-to-date.”

Over the course of approximately six months, Apollo Kitchens allocated a competent team to deliver Ashfield Central at different stages. “We ensured we had ample resources to meet expectations and our clients schedule,” said Peter. Highlights of the Ashfield Central joinery include specialist finished finger pull doors with polyurethane coating. Timber woodgrain finishes were used for feature panels and open shelves. Apollo Kitchens incorporated additional support for the kitchen island stone top to create a defined shadow line. Large mirror shaving cabinets were a feature in the bathrooms. Ashfield Central is a busy retail and residential hub, and Peter said that one of the major challenges Apollo Kitchens had to manage was the large amount of traffic surrounding the building as well as working above a shopping centre which had to remain operational throughout the project. “Particular attention had to be paid to delivery logistics and the movement of our team during the installation phase. We successfully managed these issues.” Apollo Kitchens has extensive manufacturing capacity at its new Smithfield plant which utilises the most up-to-date production methods and sets a benchmark for Australian manufacturing. “The Smithfield Smart Factory and Head Office has increased our ability to offer highly customisable kitchen, 100 NSW PROJECT FEATURE ASHFIELD CENTRAL

Apollo Kitchens offer a pre-development consulting service for architects, surveyors and builders to assist them in cost effectively producing kitchens and joinery to meet their requirements in planned developments. The Apollo Kitchens design team is also available to work with interior designers, individual homeowners who are planning new kitchens or bathrooms as well as small business operators requiring retail or commercial fitouts. Reflecting Apollo Kitchens’ established reputation with major builders, they are currently working on projects including Fairwater at Blacktown for Frasers Property, 121-apartments for The Orchards for Sekisui House, 384-apartments for GrandH by Deicorp in Hurstville and currently producing high end joinery for Platino Properties’ boutique development in Cremorne. They have also recently completed 767-apartments in Marina Square for Billbergia at Wentworth Point and 252-apartments in Arlington Grove for Ceerose at Dulwich Hill.

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A SHINING STAR DEVELOPER : Element Property MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Parkview ARCHITECT : AJ+C CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $89.3 million

Polaris is a high-rise tower that combines luxury and style within 228 superbly crafted apartments. Within 24-storeys, Polaris is encased in a unique crystalline facade which allows natural light to cascade into the interior spaces. Founded by Executive Chairman, Tony Touma, who remains in touch with all facets of the company, Parkview has come a long way since the company’s humble beginnings.

“Polaris’s signature tower continues the crystalline theme with a metallic rain screen sheath and folded metal canopy. The canopy shelters and defines the residential and commercial entries,” added Simon.

“Our experience ranges from the delivery of master planned communities and urban renewal projects to affordable housing, hospitality, aged care and hotels, giving us industry and peer recognition as leaders in construction over the past 21 years,” said Parkview General Manager, Simon Gobbo. “We are regarded as an industry leader in the delivery of high quality residential developments and living spaces, completing over 8,000 dwellings during our 21 year history.”

“During the design stage, there was a shading requirement by North Sydney Council. So Polaris was sliced at Level 13 to Level 24 on a 45° angle, along with splaying of the hood of the building and the curtain wall to meet this requirement.

Beginning as a small family business, Parkview has evolved to become one of Australia’s leading and most trusted construction companies with over 250 staff. Initially focusing on private, residential buildings and industrial projects, they have grown to complete high rise hotels, aged care facilities and large scale masterplanned communities.

“The internal structure was also manipulated to cater for the angled façade and commercial style detailing. Because of the 45-degree angle from Level 13, there is a combination of canter-levered structure, reinforced concrete blade walls, slab thickenings and even a section of the lift core having to be stopped short for two floors and the lift overrun to be poured on an angle.

On the Polaris project, Parkview staff managed the entire construction process from conception to completion, including all safety requirements, the construction programme, entire design from the DA approval to the completion of the project, plus quality assurance and management of all subcontractors. Polaris, on Berry Street North Sydney, is a unique, elegant crystalline designed building with light filled sophistication and harmony. There are 228 one to three bedroom residential apartments from Level 3-24 and two top level penthouses. The common area residential terrace on Level 11 has a sitting, dining and common entertainment area, and Level 21 also has a dining and sitting area. A 5-level basement and 3-levels of commercial complete the building. 104 NSW PROJECT FEATURE POLARIS

This dramatic re-design lead to a complete change in façade systems that consisted of a curtain wall as well as the incorporation of complex structural steel within the façade system.

Parkview addressed these problems with design by using detailed 3D modeling and onsite by addressing a high standard safety requirement within the build, specifically height safety and quality assurance in the choice of construction materials and systems to ensure longevity.” Other projects Parkview are working on include Seniors Living projects for Uniting, Shellharbour, and Catholic Health Care, Warhoonga, as well as a hotel development for Crowne Plaza Sydney, two high-rise residential developments in Bondi Junction and a luxury 40-story tower, West Village, in Parramatta. Parkview excels in project management from design to completion of complicated and high end residential builds and works in with their stakeholders to achieve all required goals to please all stakeholders with a successful build. For more information contact Parkview, Level 7, 60 Union Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009, phone 02 9506 1500, email enquiries@parkview.com.au, website www.parkview.com.au


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POWERING IT UP Electrical Contractors, NOS Group, have the experience and the resources to manage all facets of multi-dwelling residential, large retail and multi-storey commercial projects. NOS was cofounded in 1991 by Jim Katsikas and Bill Lianos, who have over 60 years of combined experience within the industry, and they, along with the qualified NOS team, have completed a vast number of projects to a high and exacting standard. “Our qualified team can arrange power connections, liaise with energy providers, and meter premises and developments,” said Bill. “We also provide electrical installations to large factory and commercial premises where substations are required. There is no project that NOS Group is unable to undertake.” NOS Group are Accredited Professional Integrators and implement this service into all their projects to meet BCA requirements and the

Energy Efficiency levels that are expected by clients. “This is now part of our inhouse service to enable us to provide the right solutions for the luxury, high end, multi-dwelling market, such as on Polaris,” said Bill. NOS supplied and installed all the power, lighting, communication and MATV services for Polaris’ 24-levels, 228 luxury apartments, 21 commercial and retail units and the 5-level basement carparks. “The sites small footprint, along with labour coordination, storage and the developments unique structure were challenging for our Project Manager, Steve Cvetanovski, our Site Supervisor, Omar De Souza and our professional team met all the clients expectations and deadlines,” continued Bill. “At NOS we pride ourselves on the high standard we produce. NOS consistently work on the development of our internal procedures to build and maintain strong relationships with our client’s which enables us to become a valuable part of their team in all aspects of the business to complete projects in a timely, efficient and professional manner.” NOS Group is currently working on various multi-dwelling unit developments including Quartet at Lane Cove, Woolooware Shores stage three, Vantage Apartments in North Sydney and Park One Apartments at Macquarie Park. For more information contact NOS Group, 11/22 Northumberland Road, Caringbah NSW 2229, phone 02 9531 1232, email info@nosgroup.com.au, website www.nosgroup.com.au

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CRAZY BUT COOL Australian owned Austech Façades was established in 2003 and specialise in the design, fabrication and installation of aluminium curtain wall and window wall façade systems to commercial and multi-story high rise residential buildings. Austech Façades is the only façade company in Australia that has their own factory in China – all other façade companies use third party fabricators. “Austech Facades was challenged by Parkview to design a façade system for the Polaris apartments unique vertical pyramid façade wall, dubbed ‘the crazy wall’.” “With no middleman, this makes our work cost effective and ensures we can monitor and maintain our high product standards. We also look beyond the façade and provide innovative and cost effective initiatives just as we did for Polaris, where we designed, fabricated, supplied and installed all the window walls, curtain walls, raked Kite Skylight, the crazy wall including a kink in the wall, and continued into roof cladding over the concrete structure.” The glazed façade includes a combination of window wall, sliding balcony doors and clear operable glazed podium to winter gardens culminating in a slanted glazed roof from Levels 12 to 24. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Offsetting the glazed façade is a solid aluminium 3D feature curtain wall spanning the length of the tower. Austech Façades believe amalgamation of building structure and façade design is extremely important. The Austech design team has over 40 years experience in unitised curtain wall, window wall and glass façades and over 55 years combined experience in the construction industry, thus providing a holistic approach to the system design. Other outstanding projects utilising the unique Austech Façades include Arc By Crown Sydney, Embassy Project St Leonards, King & Phillip Sydney, 477 Collins Street Melbourne and Eastbourne in Victoria. For more information contact Austech Façades, Level 3, 1753 Botany Road, Banksmeadow NSW 2019, phone 02 9316 7888, email info@austechfacades.com.au, website www.austechfacades.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE POLARIS 107


SOMEWHERE OVER THE HEDGELEY DEVELOPER : Little Projects MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hutchinson Builders ARCHITECT : SJB Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Rincovitch CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $100 million

Hedgeley Malvern East comprises of 117 luxurious one to four bedroom superbly crafted apartments with premium finishes and sophisticated living and lifestyle amenities including a landscaped atrium garden, a splendid lounge and a rooftop sanctuary, a state-of-the-art private cinema and a fully equipped gym. As Australia’s largest high rise residential builder and multi-award-winning construction company, Hutchinson Builders were the natural choice as the Design and Construct builder for the Hedgeley Malvern East development for Little Projects, who partner with only the best people in the industry. Since 1912, Hutchies has been building structures for Australians to live, work, study, shop and relax in. From their early Brisbane beginnings, they have grown into a dynamic and diverse construction company, delivering sophisticated projects across a comprehensive portfolio. “While we are Australia’s largest privately owned construction company, our core values remain embedded in our relationships, taking care of each other and the community, and working towards a common goal. Relationships are everything to us – whether it’s with our people, our clients, or the local communities in which we live and work,” said Construction Manager, Graham Spence. “We work across many sectors, including commercial and residential high rise, 108 VIC PROJECT FEATURE HEDGELEY MALVERN EAST

health, education, retail, and aged care – to name a few. Our role on the luxury Hedgeley development was to both manage the design from preliminary documentation to the successful handover of the project.” Hedgeley delivers all of Little Projects’ hallmarks for design, quality and location. The 117, one, two, three and four bedroom luxury apartments with a lush landscaped atrium garden, a sumptuous lounge and a rooftop sanctuary offer sophisticated living and lifestyle amenities like no other. The $100 million project’s mix of rigid and curved architecture also incorporates seven street level shops. “As experienced Design and Construct builders, we recognise the vital role design plays in our projects,” said Graham. “We work closely with some of Australia’s best design consultants to ensure delivery of extraordinary craftsmanship that maximises value and outcome.” With teams around Australia, Hutchies always source suppliers and products that are local to their projects whenever possible. They also care about keeping the smallest possible environmental footprint. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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they are getting the best possible value, ensuring buildability without compromising quality or design.” Unlike most builders, Hutchies own and maintain their own equipment, which means it’s available on demand, plus they can offer better prices and know that it works and is safe. With over 1,700 employees, 10,000 plus subcontractors and 17 offices Australia wide, no job is too big or too small for 5th generation Hutchies. They have a national presence that stretches from Darwin to Hobart and Cairns to the Pilbara in the West. Their philosophy is to follow their client’s needs, building not just in big cities but also in the most remote regions of Australia. For more information contact Hutchinson Builders, 170 - 172 Cecil Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205, phone 03 9282 9500, email melbourne@ hutchinsonbuilders.com.au, website www.hutchinsonbuilders.com.au VIC PROJECT FEATURE HEDGELEY MALVERN EAST 109


Below GETC Consolidated supplied and installed all of the joinery for the project, which included several kitchen types.

Since 1998, the team at GETC Consolidated have been providing large scale FFE and joinery fitout solutions, with full logistics and installation to support contract delivery around Australia, and globally. “GETC specialises in the supply of furniture, fittings and equipment (FFE), including joinery packages and high volume project procurement services,” said Executive Director, James Scuderi. “We typically engage with clients globally to supply a wide range of project inputs, including, but not limited to, joinery packages, flooring, loose fit and inbuilt furniture, and other high volume and high value project inputs.” “We supplied and installed the full joinery package at Hedgeley Malvern East development. This particular project included a focus on naturally toned finishes and some beautiful timber veneers, laminates and 2-pac finishes,” said James. Headquartered in Shanghai, GETC China provides dedicated resources in Hong Kong, Thailand, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Cambodia. For the last five years, GETC’s Commercial/Construction Division has experienced considerable growth. The GETC Consolidated Australia business operates a stand alone, separate entity, dedicated to servicing the local Australian market exclusively. “The China office is primarily focussed on global retail clients and providing shopfitting and fitout solutions,” said James. “The group also has an Industrial division, specialising in metal fabrication, storage and warehousing systems and structural components.” Even though the Hedgeley Malvern East project had several different kitchen and joinery types, GETC handled all in their stride. “We experienced some of the typical challenges, only due to a typhoon in the Asian shipping lanes, effectively shutting down all transit, but again, it didn’t pose any considerable issue to the project delivery,” said James. “Hutchies are a pleasure to work with, and are very professional operators knowing how to best work with their supply partners to ensure a great end result. Hedgley is a testament to this, I’m sure”

metres and employs over 7,000 workers collectively. GETC Consolidated has recently completed several interstate projects with five more underway. Another four are scheduled to begin within the next three months in Victoria, along with a significant project pipeline for the year ahead, including some exciting developments in New Zealand. GETC’s unique manufacturing and project control model allows them to deliver concurrent projects of varying types, across a range of disciplines. “We form strong partnerships with clients over the long term, rather than a simple ‘supplier agreement’ arrangement,” said James. “Our clients find great value in engaging GETC across a broad spectrum of project inputs, allowing them to realise significant capital savings with a single point of contact.” For most GETC developments and refurbishment projects, joinery, furniture and general furnishings play a primary role in the achievement of a specified design and budget. The extensive manufacturing facilities available to GETC clients ensure that absolutely any joinery or furniture/FFE design and specification that can be imagined, can be delivered. This approach has earned GETC’s China office ‘Supplier of the Year’ several times, and a rapid rate of growth for the Australian business. The client focussed GETC approach, coupled with a focus on sustainability, quality assurance and specification accuracy ensures clients achieve significant capital savings while enjoying the peace of mind that global standards are met or exceeded at every step. For more information contact GETC, 245 St Kilda Road, St Kilda VIC 3182, phone 03 9312 0812, email info@au-getc.com, website http://au-getc.com

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Below Pro Dynamic Tiling completed over 7,000m2 of tiling and stone work for the Hedgeley Malvern East project.

When history, nature and brilliant architecture meet, talented workmanship is an essential element. When it comes to tiling and stone, the new residents at the Hedgeley Malvern East luxurious apartments can rely on the Pro Dynamic Tiling team for a quality job on their development.

“The building design is a mix of rigid and curved architecture,” said Chris. “Precision cutting was paramount on the circular balconies facing the courtyard. Our professional tilers also had to be careful with the unique imported Spanish ceramic tiles used on the shower walls. They’ve done a beautiful job.”

“We specialise in waterproofing, tiling and stone services for the residential and commercial sector,” said Pro Dynamic Tiling Director, Baqer (Chris) Ahmadi. “We’ve been undertaking Tier 2 and 3 projects for the last three years.”

A huge thank you goes to Arif Shafaie and Hadi Naseri from Pro Dynamic Tiling for great work on this project. “I would also like to thank the staff at Hutchinson Builders,” said Chris. “Graham Spence, Ashley Webster and the management team onsite for giving us the opportunity to complete all the tiling and stonework. We’re so proud to be a part of the amazing Hedgeley Malvern East project.”

Currently employing over 70 staff, Pro Dynamic Tiling has a trusted name within their industry. “Our staff include estimators, project managers, waterproofers and tilers,” said Chris. Up to 18 tilers, labourers and a full time supervisor worked at Hedgeley Malvern East. The project had over 7,000m2 of tiling and stonework, with the majority being external. The singular Hedgeley development incorporates seven shops at street level, 117 luxurious apartments over four levels, an atrium garden and a green space on the rooftop which includes dining tables, BBQ areas and outdoor fireplaces. 112 VIC PROJECT FEATURE HEDGELEY MALVERN EAST

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Below Euro Precast manufactured and installed the internal walls and external façade precast panelling.

Euro Precast has expertly executed the striking singular design mixture of rigid and curved architecture of Hedgeley Malvern East. Since 2006 Euro Precast have been providing the manufacture, delivery and erection of precast concrete elements to the construction industry in Victoria, and Queensland since 2015. “We work closely with our clients to develop the most efficient and cost effective way to design, build and erect the job at hand,” said Euro Precast Director, George Spiropoulos. With over 100 employees in both states, their skilled team of concreters, carpenters, steel fixers and production management ensure quality products are manufactured and delivered on time. Euro Precast provided all the precast concrete façade, internal walls and columns for the Hedgeley Malvine East development. “The precast concrete is produced by casting concrete in a reusable mold or form that is then cured in a controlled environment in our specially designed factories,” said George. “Then the concrete is transported to site and lifted into place. At Hedgeley custom steel profiles were created for the selected façade panels with an oxide concrete finish.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Euro Precast manufactures a variety of precast panels for single dwellings, high rise residential, large office towers and small to large industrial buildings. “Along with our advanced precast concrete manufacturing procedures, the company implements stringent Quality Assurance and Occupational Health and Safety Policies,” said George. “This makes us a major competitive player in the growing construction market.” With over 20 years industry experience, Euro Precast assures each job is completed to the highest quality efficiently for their customers. Euro Precast are also working on Melbourne Village West, 568 Collins Street Melbourne, 33 King Street Melbourne, UAW Aged Care Hawthorn and Preston, Botanic Apartments and The Principal.

For more information contact Euro Precast, 2-10 Arkwright Drive, Dandenong South VIC 3175, phone 03 8787 8991, email info@ europrecast.com, website www.europrecast.com.au VIC PROJECT FEATURE HEDGELEY MALVERN EAST 113


BUILDING QUALITY WITH CARE DEVELOPER : BlueCross Community Care Services MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Buxton Construction ARCHITECT : Billard Leece Partnership STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : O'Neill Group CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $50 million

Continuing their success in the building of aged care facilities, Melbourne based construction company Buxton Construction has recently completed the $50 million 3-storey aged care residence, BlueCross Box Hill, for client BlueCross. The project comprises 171 generously sized bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom and outdoor terrace. Inside, the building is split into three interlinking areas for ease of interaction. Dementia units are available and the development includes places for community services, a café and a cinema for resident’s entertainment. Landscaped gardens and paths surround the building. Buxton Construction worked closely with architects, Billard Leece Partnership to ensure a design that would reflect modern preferences and support the changing needs of future residents and the result is a contemporary and inviting building that combines aged care with modern living. The BlueCross Box Hill development is yet another addition to Buxton Construction’s portfolio of quality retiree residences. Construction of BlueCross Box Hill began in September 2016 with excavation of a basement carpark for 80 vehicles and the project was completed in August 2018. At peak times Buxton Construction had an average of 200 tradesmen onsite. “The most challenging aspect of the 114 VIC PROJECT FEATURE BLUECROSS BOX HILL

BlueCross development was the variety of finishes on the façade,” said Commercial Manager, Stephen Baker. “Coordination for the installation of the window boxes was also a complex task, fixing them to brickwork as well as to render finishes and coordination with scaffold access. And of course, a building site in the middle of a residential area has its own complexities. The work had to be done during hours set by council and the needs of the local residents considered. At one stage, during excavation, there were between 40 and 50 truck movements a day.” Buxton Construction has successfully completed a number of retirement and aged care developments including the 4-storey aged care facility, Emerald Hill, for Claremont and Southport Aged Care Ltd and the $30 million Regis Aged Care in Malvern East, $36.5 million St Josephs Mews in Hawthorn and $28 million The Benson Retirement Village & Parish at St Peters Church in Toorak developments. Buxton Consolidated was established in 1968 and grew to become Buxton Construction in 1988. “We have now evolved into a Tier 2 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


construction company,” explained Stephen. “We are in a controlled growth stage at the moment and beginning to increase our staff expertise. We are a family oriented company and our staff are critical to the success of the business. We’ve been in operation now for around 50 years and have achieved respect in the industry, yet throughout our evolution we have remained committed to embracing new technologies, fresh thinking and maintaining strong ethical client relations.” Buxton Construction has an experienced team that works in collaboration with clients and partners to ensure their projects are completed on schedule, within budget and to the highest quality standards. As a result Buxton Construction is consistently recognised and rewarded for its professionalism and excellence. Buxton Construction works across the commercial and educational sectors as well as on sporting and leisure projects including Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club, Village Cinemas Plenty Valley, North Fitzroy Library & Community Hub (Bargoonga Nganjin) and the RSPCA redevelopment in Burwood East. With quality as the hallmark of their projects, it’s not surprising that Buxton Construction has won numerous industry awards for WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

a diverse range of building types including Sandy Hill Apartments which in 2015 was awarded both state and national awards for highrise apartment buildings, 2016 MBAV Excellence in Construction Award for the Eastern Golf Club, 2018 MBAV Excellence in Construction for Commercial Buildings for the North Fitzroy Library & Community Hub (Bargoonga Nganjin), and the Australian Institute of Building Victorian Chapter Award for the Rylands of Hawthorn in 2009. For more information contact Buxton Construction, Level 1, 262 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, phone 03 9644 7000, fax 03 9644 7044, email admin@buxtonconstruction.com.au, website www.buxtonconstruction.com.au VIC PROJECT FEATURE BLUECROSS BOX HILL 115


NOW YOU’RE COOKING V & C Commercial Catering Equipment is an Australian owned company specialising in manufacturing high quality stainless steel commercial kitchens and equipment. With a combined total of over 30 years experience in the industry, Managing Director, Vince Liuzzi and his team offers expert advice in the design and manufacture of all commercial kitchen requirements. The BlueCross Box Hill aged care project is in progress and for V & C Commercial Catering Equipment it represents yet another major contract with Bluecross. “We have a great relationship and recently completed projects for Bluecross at Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe and Livingstone Gardens,” Vince said. “Aged care centres are one of our specialty areas.”

At BlueCross Box Hill, V & C Commercial Catering Equipment manufactured and installed all the stainless steel requirements for the kitchens, serveries, cafés and the bar. They had an element of design input into the project before they started. V & C Commercial Catering Equipment custom build to the specific requirements of every customer and can advise on kitchen layout and necessary equipment to suit all venues. As well as the aged care sector, the company undertakes restaurant fitouts, hospitals, child care centres, canteens, take away food shops and mobile food stands. Products include stainless steel benches and sinks, mobile food warmers, Bain Marie hot food cupboards, overhead exhaust canopies, dish and glass washers, cooking equipment, refrigeration cabinets and cool rooms, contract site management, kitchen layout and design, installation, domestic benches, splashbacks and hand rails, as well as BBQs and outdoor benches. Vince has a background in manufacturing and brought all his skills to the company which he established with his wife Cathy over 17 years ago. V & C Commercial Catering Equipment now employs ten people and has established an outstanding reputation. One of their key offerings to its clients is expert advice to achieve the most efficiency from any commercial kitchen layout. For more information contact V & C Commercial Catering Equipment, 3 - 5 Crissane Road, Heidelberg West VIC 3081, phone 03 9459 6111, fax 03 9459 7711, email sales@vnc.com.au, website www.vnc.com.au

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HELPING HANDS With a pool of more than 20,000 professionals, tradespeople and skilled labourers on the books, the BlueCross Springfield project is one of many MC Labour Services has supplied valuable resources to. MC Labour provided labour and traffic management to BlueCross Box Hill in February 2017. Not only did they ensure the project ran smoothly, but also that the residential traffic and pedestrians flowed around the development. Founded in 1995, Marc and Cath Lunedei saw the need for skilled, trained and qualified labour that could be supplied hassle free and often at short notice. Also covering security services and height safety, MC Labour Services is built around Service, People and Sustainability.

said John Morris, MC Labour’s Relationship Manager. “Our focus is on building lasting relationships, and we have partnered with some clients for more than 20 years.”

From their humble beginnings in a tiny office in Epping Victoria, today MC Labour has a large head office facility in Bundoora VIC and state offices in Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia.

MC Labour is working on several major projects including shopping centers, hospitals as well as large scale city infrastructure developments. Strong quality assurance processes underpin MC Labour’s services including AS 4801 OH&S, ISO 9001 Quality, and ISO 14001 Environmental accreditation, full and current professional indemnity, enterprise bargaining agreements, industry awards and WorkCover insurance. There really is a person for every job.

“The way we attract and retain the most qualified people and find tailored solutions for businesses, is a key strength. Our knowledge of how the industries we support work, means we can place the best person for the job every time, even on short notice,”

For more information contact MC Labour Services, 2 Scholar Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083, phone 1300 10 12 14, website www.mclabour.com.au

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RISK FREE WATERPROOFING CETCO Australia leaves nothing to chance when it comes to waterproofing technologies. With a 20 year warranty on manufacture, supply and installation it was the natural choice for the BlueCross Box Hill aged care development.

which seals minor cracks and holes in the concrete,” said Mark. “This ‘self healing’ means that you don’t get the installation or workmanship problems associated with traditional ‘peel & stick’ membranes, which can so often lead to failure.”

“We provided waterproofing of the slab to the habitable areas of the building,” said Mark Curwood, General Manager of CETCO Australia. Using CETCO’s Voltex membrane which combines the superior qualities of a swelling type of clay known as bentonite with the flexibility of polypropylene geotextiles, the membrane provided robust protection for the aged care development, stopping any potential seepage or influx of groundwater into the building.

CETCO supplies environmental and waterproofing solutions for high end residential apartments through to commercial and infrastructure developments. A subsidiary of Minerals Technologies Incorporation (MTI), the company was established in Australia in 1972, and its headquarters is located in Geelong, Victoria. Aside from the uniqueness of the product it offers, CETCO is well known for its quality assurance processes.

“Our active waterproofing membrane was used in around 700m2 of habitable areas, including lift overrun pits,” said Mark. The Voltex membrane is easily and quickly installed and offers significant savings when compared to traditional waterproofing systems.

“Our HydroShield Quality assurance and warranty program provides protection and peace of mind for our customers. Our warranty is with the building owner and we are involved in key points during construction and sign off,” said Mark.

“We use bentonite in our waterproofing products and it has unique properties, in that it can swell or expand to 15 times its volume

Our extensive experience allows us to develop unique solutions for unique projects, all backed by the industry leading HydroShield Quality Assurance Program. CETCO operates nationally and in New Zealand, with MTI being located in 26 countries across six continents. For more information contact CETCO Australia, 101/432 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004, phone 03 5278 2555, fax 03 5278 5833, email mark.curwood@cetco.com, website www.cetco.com.au

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HELPING HANDS MP Interior Linings is a specialist plastering company with particular expertise in the apartment and government sectors, servicing contracts in aged care facilities, schools, hospitals and universities. The redevelopment is spread across 3-levels and MP interior Linings were responsible for completing the plastering for 171 rooms. Working within a set programme schedule with some unavoidable construction delays resulted in an accelerated installation pace. “We had to provide a team large enough to accomplish our schedule without sacrificing the quality work for which we are renowned,” explained General Manager, Mag Wong. “At different stages of the job we had 20 to 30 of our people onsite.” Mag also said that being an aged care facility, there were very high specifications on the project particularly with respect to the fire ratings on the top levels. Established 15 years ago and working from Dandenong South in Melbourne, MP Interior Linings has 100 employees, the majority of whom are permanent staff. The company is part of the MP Group which has two other arms, one being a building products wholesale distributor specialising in plastering supplies and a specialist plastering contractor in the domestic housing market. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“Being part of the MP Group allows MP Interior Linings to provide a highly competitive price and service as we purchase large volumes of local products giving us substantial buying power,” said Mag. “Our team is highly skilled in all aspects of large scale plastering work which is another reason we are successful in our market segment.” MP Interior Linings welcomes the opportunity to provide quotations on projects of any size and is always proud to showcase its work to prospective clients.

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BlueCross Box Hill, Victoria

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FULLY FILTERED Waterfix Delivers Uninterrupted Sustainable Water Supply Waterfix recently delivered a sustainable and cost efficient water supply for BlueCross Box Hill. With a reputation for quality and excellent customer service, Waterfix provided a bore water solution for the 221-bed complex that includes dementia units, private ensuites for each room, a café, cinema and resident community services.

As with all clients, Waterfix thoroughly consulted with BlueCross to provide a long term water solution customised to their specific needs, including strict health and safety requirements. Combining innovation and technology with decades of experience, Waterfix offers a turnkey solution delivering every stage of the process including consultation, design, installation, servicing and maintenance of a system.

An Australian company specialising in premium customised water solutions for residential, commercial and industry use – Waterfix helps clients maximise their water potential in the most energy efficient manner.

“Our team achieved a 100% pure filtered water supply for BlueCross using desalination and reverse osmosis,” said Stuart. “These solutions are effective, cost efficient, reliable and sustainable. We completed a similar project that resulted in a cost benefit to the client where they were spending about one sixth on water usage by using a bore solution.” Waterfix helps clients across the country achieve significant savings by maximising their water solution, while also benefiting the environment.

Operations Director, Stuart Ayer, said the project was critical in helping BlueCross meet their sustainability policy targets. “We’ve being working with BlueCross for many years and this marks our tenth project together. We ensure optimal design by tailoring the water system to meet BlueCross’ specific conditions and requests. We provided a sustainable water supply to benefit the environment and provide significant costs savings,” said Stuart.

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For more information contact Waterfix, 47 Elgin Street, Carlton VIC 3053, phone 03 9036 6999, email sales@waterfix.com.au, website www.waterfix.com.au

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LEADING THE WAY DEVELOPER : Bensons Property Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : ABD Group DESIGN ARCHITECT : Fender Katsalidis DOCUMENTATION ARCHITECT : CHT Architects CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $96 million

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The $96M Vanguard Apartments is currently the tallest building in Malvern. The exquisite contemporary design features impecable style which carries on throughout the individually designed one, two and three bedroom residences and sets a new benchmark in luxury. The Vanguard Apartment building is an precast concrete structure with 18-levels above ground and 3-levels of basement. The complex comprises of 322-apartments across 12 tower floors above a 6-level podium with landscaped terrace areas. There are two retail spaces, including a gym on the ground floor, as well as a spa, sauna, media rooms, VIP lounge and dining areas on Level 4. ABD Group were awarded the Design and Construct contract for the $96 million Vanguard Apartments at Malvern in mid 2015. The design team at ABD Group worked with architects, engineers and other building consultants for 12 months refining the design. The result delivered is an impressive articulated structure with depth and texture to the façade. Precast concrete feature panels and prefabricated black aluminium shrouds on the façade, further enhance the look of the building, as well as contributing to a quicker build in a resilient monolithic element that will stand the test of time. A highlight of the apartment’s façade is the gold coloured aluminium balustrades. Attaching these elements to the slab was a complex procedure that involved creating templates for the fixing. The location of the build was a challenge too. The Vanguard site is in the middle of a residential area with local council restrictions on the times available for parking and unloading materials. Timing was crucial to keep the project moving and to enable delivery by late 2018.

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below the water table,” explained ABD Group’s site team. ABD Group has over 10 years of experience in the design and construction of mid to high rise residential developments and have acquired a reputation for industry leading delivery. The recent successful completion of the 102 apartment Burgin project in Brunswick and the 140 apartment Reflections project in North Melbourne, were finished earlier than expected. The company’s continued great success in completing medium and large scale residential construction projects is based upon ABD Group’s detailed design management, their innovative construction techniques and the resultant cost savings for their clients. ABD Group also work successfully within the commercial sectors with the $30 million commercial development, the Hub@Sunshine, completed in January 2018 for tenant VicRoads. The 7-storey building was constructed of in situ and precast concrete elements and comprises above ground parking, offices, ground floor retail tenancies and a striking façade. Services provided by ABD Group include assistance with creating a project brief, concept planning and design services, through to completed architectural, engineering and structural drawings. The company also provides construction management, project management and development services within a range of contractual arrangements.

ABD Group started work on the 4,000m² site in early May 2016 with the demolition of an existing factory and then excavation. A diaphragm wall was used to circumvent the water ingress, with approximately 26,000L pumped per week during construction, until the weight of the concrete structure counterbalanced the hydrostatic pressure.

ABD Group, founded by Raffaele Aiello in 2006, is now a successful medium to large scale builder across commercial, industrial, residential and multi-residential projects. Scott Leslie and Andrew Christou have now joined ABD Group as Directors of the business with a focus on delivering complex projects from design through to construction.

With up to 300 tradesmen at work during peak periods, the Vanguard project was a very busy and demanding job. “It was a struggle to get the basment 3 level hydrostatic slab down because of the groundwater, we were digging

For more information contact ABD Group, 73 McGregors Drive, Keilor Park VIC 3042, phone 03 8336 1504, email enquiries@abdgroup.com.au, website www.abdgroup.com.au

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Below Eco Airconditioning designed and installed the air conditioning and mechanical ventilation services at Vanguard Apartment.

At Vanguard Apartments, Eco Airconditioning designed and installed the air conditioning and ventilation systems for the 323-apartments, the carpark, gym and other tenancies. Eco Airconditioning supplied exhaust units for all bathrooms, wall mounted air conditioning units for the first 4-levels of the Vanguard Apartments and in the upper levels, where higher quality finishes were required, more sophisticated air conditioning systems were installed. From Level 5 up, multiple units were added which included ducted air conditioning and separate ducted systems for different rooms.

Eco Airconditioning works with builders, developers, facilities managers and contractors on commercial projects throughout Victoria and Australia. The company has extensive experience managing projects across diverse industries including the construction industry, commercial and retail sectors and aged care. Eco Airconditioning is especially experienced at providing air conditioning designs and installations for multi-level residential developments. Eco Airconditioning also design and install bespoke energy efficient ventilation and heating systems and offer drafting services, complete project management and on going technical advice and support.

A design team of six worked on the project for 18 months before installation began in June 2017. With 12 tradesmen onsite for 14 months, the job was finished by August 2018.

Recently Eco Airconditioning completed another project with ABD Group, Holmes Hill, fitting wall mounted air conditioning units to a residential apartment block of 212-units and the supermarket.

“There was some complex design work to do to customise the components and fit them in to the building structure, the installation also had to be implemented in a timely fashion,” said Craig Ingram, who established Eco Airconditioning in 2008. “We did value engineering to give more cost savings for the project, without compromising the comfort of the end users.”

For more information contact Eco Airconditioning, 49/47 Frankston Gardens Drive, Carrum Downs VIC 3201, phone 03 9770 8081, email admin@ecoaircon.com.au, website www.ecoaircon.com.au

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Below VAST Electrical supplied a comprehensive lighting, communication and electric package to the development.

VAST Electrical offers the full suite of service solutions in electrical contracting and maintenance for residential and commercial building projects. The company focuses on providing smarter electrical solutions that meet the needs of their clients including budget, services and completion schedule. This consistent approach has been the reason for VAST Electrical’s success and for their long lasting relationships with clients. VAST Electrical’s impressive portfolio of projects includes high rise developments, office towers, retail installations, shopping centres, and educational institutions. At Vanguard Apartments, the amenities include extensive underground parking, an executive lounge, a media room, a spa, gym and an outdoor roof garden. In addition, Vanguard Apartments has three entrance lobbies, a 24-hour concierge, BBQ facilities, a fridge and freezer temporary storage for deliveries of perishable goods, central solar boosted gas hot water and central solar panels to generate electricity. A major challenge for VAST Electrical was to ensure that the indoor and outdoor lighting in all these communal areas was installed meticulously and flowed in line with the overall design aesthetic of Vanguard Apartments. These zones were to be fitted with keyless entry systems for tenants, smoke detectors, fire panels, phone lines, WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

switchboards, data cabling, CCTV systems, access control and lift control. The project provided VAST Electrical with a unique opportunity to work alongside Fender Katsalidis Architects for valuable input into the design of the communal BBQ area on Level 4, which features dining facilities, a spa and a sauna that rely on lighting to convey a cohesive design aesthetic. The VAST Electrical team was also responsible for ensuring all 320-apartments were pre wired with NBN and Foxtel. Every apartment was to be fitted with a video intercom system and each kitchen with Miele appliances. For the successful completion of this project, VAST Electrical maintained continuous correspondence with the client, architect and product suppliers to ensure all parties were satisfied with the completed features. The team’s work has been instrumental in Vanguard Apartment’s immaculate execution, which was carried out with precision and completed on time. The end result is an exquisite design that makes use of beautiful lighting to realise the desired architectural and visual style. For more information contact VAST Electrical Services, 6 Dilop Drive, Epping VIC 3076, phone 03 8401 4940, email office@vastelectrical.com, website www.vastelectrical.com VIC PROJECT FEATURE VANGUARD APARTMENTS 125


RESERVED FOR LUXURY CLIENT : Blueprint Projects MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Buxton Construction ARCHITECT : Watson Young Architects BUILDING SURVEYOR : Adams Consulting Engineers CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $135 million

Port Melbourne based Buxton Construction has been on the scene since Sandringham’s $135 million Bay Road apartment development Sandy Hill first received town planning approval. A three-stage development more commonly known as Sandy Hill, Buxton have seen through the successful completion of Stage 1 in 2014 and Stage 2 in 2016, with Stage 1 winning both state and national awards for the MBA Excellence in Construction. Their work on Stage 3, The Reserve, completes the 450-apartment project, comprising 121 beautifully appointed one, two and three-bedroom apartments complete with stone benchtops, timber flooring, reverse cycle air conditioning, eco-friendly lighting across 5-levels, two basement level car parks, rooftop pool, cardio room, sundeck, and extensive landscaping. For Buxton Construction and their project specific team of 13, the design, construction and management of The Reserve was not set in stone, with frequent reviews to design necessary as purchaser requirements changed. This called for constant cost planning to ensure the project stayed on budget, a vigil which was maintained 126 VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE RESERVE

throughout construction as purchaser requests continued. In spite of this, Buxton stayed level headed, wanting purchaser satisfaction before project efficiency. As Buxton Construction Director/Cost Planner, Andrew Hume puts it, “our approach was to help purchasers wherever possible.” Aside from this practical challenge, Buxton Construction also had to focus on ensuring all external cladding met the new 2016 BCA requirements for fire rating. This meant new or alternative products had to be sourced and that further cladding was stalled until these were resolved. However, with minimal delay Buxton were able to introduce vitracore aluminium panels in conjunction with Nasahi panels for the fascia’s. Both meet the new fire rating requirements with the aerated Nasahi panels offering a unique light weight yet solid feature. Founded in 1968 and with a current employee quota of 78, Buxton Construction specialise in construction for commercial buildings, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


education centres, landmark hospitality and sport developments, innovative retirement living spaces, high end residential projects and high rise apartments. Trading for over 45 years Buxton Construction has completed over 250 projects over the past 25 years. With this company longevity and high tally of successful project deliveries, Buxton Construction has established a solid reputation for professionalism and excellence.

Street Multi Deck Car Park in Box Hill and GSA Queensberry Street a student accommodation development, Carlton.

A company which values fresh thinking and new technology as well as strong ethical client relations, they are highly regarded for the quality and diversity of their construct and design services. On top of this is their extraordinary portfolio of awards stretching from 1996 to the present day.

With recently completed projects consisting of The Benson Retirement Apartments, St Joseph Mews Retirement Apartments, Village Cinemas Lower Plenty, BlueCross Aged Care Box Hill, Hidden Valley Golf & Country Club and North Fitzroy Library & Community Hub.

In addition to undertaking the $113 million CV apartment development in Hawthorn East with the same developer, Blueprint Projects, other current Buxton projects include Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club, Nelson Bourke Aprtments in Ringwood, Harrow

For more information contact Buxton Construction, Level 1, 262 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, phone 03 9644 7000, fax 03 9644 7044, email admin@buxtonconstruction.com.au, website www.buxtonconstruction.com.au

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AS SIMPLE AS AMA AMA Precast Pty Ltd supplied precast wall panels to Sandringham’s new residential development The Reserve. The large scale project features 121 one, two and three bedroom apartments across 5-levels with basement carparks, a rooftop pool, sundeck and extensive landscaping.

AMA’s precast panels are manufactured offsite at their New Gisborne facility – a production base which has helped establish AMA’s reputation as an industry leader – before being delivered to site for installation. Transporting the panels on specialised trailers and installing them onsite with cranes, AMA precast were able to supply all precast materials on schedule and on budget. “The Reserve was a project with a large footprint, a large quota of panels were required at each cycle of construction. To stay ahead, AMA worked closely with the drawings and the project schedule. This ensured all in all it, was great project which ran smoothly,” said Project Manager, Gabriel Zampierollo. With over 45 employees at AMA Precast, 40 were involved in the manufacture and installation of panels to The Reserve development, with the management team drawing from their experience working as part of United Precast Victoria. AMA Precast has undertaken a number of projects which utilise their expertise capable across a range of sectors from commercial to residential to civil precast applications. Other current projects include, Brady Hotel (Brady Constructions), Quest Apartments (Crema Group), Urbanest on Berkeley Street, Urbanest on Swanston Street, and Leicester Student Apartments (Icon Co). For more information contact AMA Precast Pty Ltd, 34 Sauer Road, New Gisborne VIC 3438, phone 03 5428 1023, mobile (Andrew) 0412 764 904, email amcloughlin@amaprecast.com.au, website www.amaprecast.com.au

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A WORLDLY WINDOW Relatively new to the business of window supply and installation, Sino in Australia (SIA) have set a high bench mark in acquiring The Reserve project so early in their career. A premium residential development bringing 121 timeless apartments to Sandringham, the complex is luxuriously large in size and has wonderful design aesthetic. For SIA, supplying and installing windows to the project was “an opportunity to complete a larger commercial project for the first time,” said Director, Yudi Doyle. Sourcing their aluminium windows from JMA, is an outstanding drawcard for SIA. “As the second largest aluminium manufacture in China, JMA regularity supply some of the tallest buildings globally. With a typical production capacity of 600,000m2 per month, SIA has an exclusive agreement to supply aluminium into Australia with them,” said Yudi. Among JMA’s extensive and impressive project list is the world’s current tallest construction K118 in Malaysia, the two tallest buildings in Shanghai and Hong Kong and multiple buildings of similar size throughout the world. See www.jma.cn/en/ SIA sourced JMA’s custom extruded aluminium windows to service the complex across the board from individual apartment living to the rooftop pool area and access/views of extensive landscaped surrounds. SIA had a team of 12 onsite to install all of the aluminium windows, ensuring the project was delivered on time. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Operational since December 2016, SIA have developed a rapidly growing business in suppling and installing curtain wall, aluminium windows and shop fronts. The current workload is more than 30,000m2 of windows in hand including securing three projects for Tier 1 Builder L.U. Simon including Mason Square Stage 2 which is 10,000m2 of windows. SIA has two assembly plants that are able to produce up to 10 containers per week exclusively for Australia, already completing 20,000m2 in the last 12 months. For Sino in Aus, the partnership with JMA is continuing to grow with ambitions to move into other markets interstate. For more information contact Sino in Aus, 6/3-4 Anzed Court, Mulgrave VIC 3170, phone 0400 555 344, email yd@sinoinaus.com.au VIC PROJECT FEATURE THE RESERVE 129


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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS| FRONTEK AUSTRALIA

CERAMIC CLADDING THE FUTURE OF BUILDING FINISHES The Australian construction industry has a new and exciting source of innovative cladding products delivering sophisticated and competitive building solutions. Frontek Australia Pty Ltd, part of the international Spanish group Greco Gres Internacional, is now offering extruded ceramic cladding panels in vitrified porcelain quality with excellent technical and aesthetic properties to the local market. Sales Director of Frontek Australia, Bernat Minana, said that the Frontek porcelain products were extremely hard, highly weather resistant and long lasting, even in the most demanding environmental conditions. “One of the great features of our ceramic cladding is that it is totally maintenance free. Unlike timber or stone cladding, Frontek ceramic panels do not require repainting or resealing at regular intervals, nor does it scratch as aluminium cladding can do.” Another unique feature of Frontek ceramic panels is that they are mechanically fixed with brackets and rails, not wet fixed or glued. This makes them easy to install in challenging situations such as inclined surfaces and soffits. Frontek has developed highly efficient installation systems to cover all building environments. One outstanding advantage is the ability to assemble modular units off site at a curtain wall factory, then transport to the building site and crane the units into position, providing economies of scale and production efficiencies.

Frontek’s ventilated façade systems guarantee improved thermal insulation as they allow the installation of a continuous coating between the outer support of the bearing wall and the façade cladding. The insulating material applied on the exterior face of the wall and floors eliminates thermal bridges. This prevents heat loss to the outside of the building in the coldest months of the year and avoids heat transfer from outside in summer. The estimated energy saving is between 15% and 35% in both heating and cooling. Additionally, the ceramic cladding provides acoustic advantages by reducing outside noise between 10% and 20%. “The proof of the effectiveness of Frontek’s products and their versatility in any environmental conditions is the fact they have been installed in climates ranging from Russia with its freezing winters to the +50°C temperatures of Dubai in summer,” Bernat said. Architects are also attracted to Frontek’s products because they can be manufactured in a complete range of colours and have a high level of finish. Frontek offers a variety of pieces in different sizes, textures and colours that can be combined in different ways to give each façade a unique and original design. Added to that, the product is non-combustible. The aesthetic qualities and versatility of Frontek products can be seen in projects like 477 Collins Street, Melbourne and the Miranda Dental Hospital. Internationally,

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recent major projects include the Seoul Seo Han building in South Korea, Marriott Bloom Abu Dhabi in UAE and in Madrid, the Carril del Conde. Frontek Australia has been in operation for three years. Their parent company Greco Gres Internacional is established in 153 countries and has a longstanding ceramic tradition dating back to 1940. The experience gained over decades in the manufacturing of high tech ceramic products has positioned the company internationally as a benchmark of quality in the manufacturing of extruded porcelain tiles and ventilated façade systems composed of unique extruded pieces. Importantly, Frontek’s ceramic cladding is highly competitive in what is already a very competitive market. “When all the unique features and advantages of the Frontek product are weighed against all competitors, the benefits are clear,” Bernat said. “Frontek always emerges from any comparison as very competitive.” Bernat is focused on spreading the word about Frontek’s qualities and advantages, particularly amongst the architectural community. “We aim to make Frontek a highly recognisable and trusted brand in the building industry right across Australia.” For more information contact Frontek Australia Pty Ltd, Suite 1.03A, 1753 Botany Road, Banksmeadow NSW 2019, phone 02 9316 6818, email info@frontek.com.au, website www.frontek.com.au


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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS| ARCHITECTURAL GLASS & CLADDING

INNOVATIVE FAÇADE FINISHES Architectural Glass & Cladding (AG&C) is a supplier of stylish, boutique, eco-efficient façade solutions which achieve that perfect balance of form and function on every aspect of a building’s façade.

Their portfolio of boutique façade products delivers both aesthetically and technically, with a range of options that offer sustainability, noise insulation, daylight and sunshade control, as well as thermal and solar properties, also combining significant energy savings.

“With our wealth of knowledge and experience in the glass and façade industries, our team partners with architects, designers and façade consultants throughout the Asia-Pacific region, to tailor a solution for your needs, working in a true partnership with you from concept to completion,” said Brad Woods, AG&C Executive Director.

Working closely with FDC Construction & Fitout, Hi Tec Windows and Architectus, AG&C provided the unique bronzed SEFAR Façade for The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). This project was the first large scale curtain wall project in Australia to utilise SEFAR fabric.

“We provide the highest quality glass and cladding products from around the globe. We select our innovative product range from international suppliers who meet our stringent quality and service standards.”

The 4,642m2 of glazed curtain walls with SEFAR fabric interlayer takes on a shallow V-shape as it contrasts against the 122 year old Heydon-Laurence building and 101 year old R.D. Watt building.

Strong relationships with their supplier group along with extensive experience in both project management and international logistics means the AG&C team diligently oversee every aspect of a project ensuring delivery of goods from door-to-door, stress free. AG&C is renowned for providing unique, tailored solutions to meet design aspirations within budget and project specifications.

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“SEFAR creates a dynamic backdrop to the campus’ historic buildings,” explained FDC’s Design Manager, Marco Salvati. “SEFAR is a new product and had not been applied at this scale in Australia. FDC identified this as a challenge during the tender period. Utilising our expertise in façade and curtain wall systems, we were able to formulate a quality system to help streamline the procurement, manufacturing and delivery process. The SEFAR was combined with a Triple Low


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E-glass in an IGU build-up to provide optimum performance and meet stringent façade requirements.” Unlike any other façade material, SEFAR is a non-homogenous product. It has unique characteristics providing a 3D façade as it changes colours in the sunlight. “Delivery was a combination of many processes both in manufacturing and logistics,” Brad added. “It was our long standing relationships with our partners GnT Glass and SEFAR, along with valuable input from FDC Constructions & Fitout and Hi Tec Windows that brought this project together.” Graham Dummett from Hi Tec Windows (the façade contractor) agreed it was an amazing team effort. “The goals we’ve all achieved have outweighed the earlier challenges. We’ve paved the way for the future Australian projects.” The 6-level FASS building design encompasses sustainable material selections, optimum solar orientation, daylight harvesting, potential for solar energy capture, potential for water harvesting for grey-water recycling and optimum acoustic orientation. Financially, the building

is efficient and cost effective, delivering value for money, with low maintenance costs. Other buildings utilising AG&C’s portfolio of products include Monash University Learning and Teaching Building, The Peter Doherty Institute at University of Melbourne, The Melbourne Conservatory of Music, Hong Kong Art Museum, The Shard Entry Eastlands Shopping Centre Ringwood and more. Together, AG&C are building a more innovative, energy efficient Australia. For more information contact Architectural Glass & Cladding, Level 1, 75-77 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485, phone 07 5523 2335, email admin@agcproducts.com.au, website www.agcproducts.com.au

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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS| JRL ALUMINIUM

COST EFFECTIVE DESIGN AND FUNCTIONALITY If you’re looking for something different, then look to JRL Aluminium (JRL). For over 15 years JRL have been manufacturing and supplying top quality, aluminium glazed windows, doors, louvres, shopfronts, awnings, façades and much more to both residential and commercial clients throughout the Sydney metropolitan area. All JRL products are manufactured to precise specifications in their modern factory and installed by fully trained tradespeople. “We oversee the entire process. Nothing is left to chance, ensuring complete customer satisfaction,” said JRL Director, George Charestan. For the past 15 years, George has overseen all JRL large commercial window and door installations. He and the team proudly provide cost effective solutions for the creation of beautiful, but functional architectural buildings without the exorbitant costs. The team recently applied their creativity to the Atmosphere towers in Castle Hill. Unique in design, Atmosphere at Castle Hill offers high quality, precision built apartments and retail areas surrounded by subtle and spacious green and communal areas. “This is what JRL are renowned for,” continued George. “For the two Atmosphere towers in Castle Hill, we worked with the architects, engineers and Toplace Construction, the builders to design and create solutions for the window walled façade, plus glass roof covered walkway between the two towers and the glass

enclosed escalators to the podium shops.” Although the towers appear to have curved walls they are designed and created by the JRL team with an aluminium stick framed wall that provide lateral resistance while allowing thermal movement as it curves to up to six degrees in or outwardly as required.

weather protection. “At JRL we’re producing and installing glazed curtain walls that are not actual curtain walls, but are structural walls created with the windows and doors,” George explained. “Our creative and clever designs are both functional, effective and reduce construction costs.”

“Because the glazed curtain wall can be installed in any size and design, you can create unique and visually stunning exteriors. All without having to sacrifice cost or efficiency. The JRL curtain wall system allows for an extensive variety of designs to suit performance, operational, aesthetic and glazing requirements. Glazing options can be either inside, outside, or structurally. You can also choose between a variety of face covers to have maximum control over the aesthetics of the building,” added George.

The versatility of the JRL curtain wall system also means it can be installed in small or large units, depending on the needs and preference for the project – from floor to ceiling or across multiple levels, allowing for greater flexibility in design.

Another project that the JRL team worked on recently is Latitude, a 162 residential apartment building with six retail outlets for Aland Developments in Liverpool.

JRL products are suitable for high rise residential and commercial buildings, hotel developments, institutions and industrial complexes. JRL’s aluminium windows, doors and external façades are found on many of Australia’s landmark buildings including the prestigious Platinium Towers, at Victoria Park, Zetland for Dasco, and the award-winning Alara Apartments building with operable louvre curtain wall for Eastern Pacific in Liverpool.

“JRL supplied all the windows and sliding glass doors at Latitude,” said George. “And although the building design has a fabulous ‘V’ effect from Level 10-22, it has been created by the architectural concrete structure. All our glazing is standard to suit the builders budget, but the result is remarkably stunning.” A curtain wall is usually an outer non-structural lightweight covering on a building that adds design and sometimes

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JRL also take into consideration the design requirements such as thermal expansion and contraction; building structure sway and movement; water diversion; and thermal efficiency for cost effective heating, cooling and lighting in the building.

For more information contact JRL Aluminium, 48 Alfred Road, Chipping Norton NSW 2170, phone 02 9728 9402, email info@jrlnsw.com.au, website www.jrlaluminium.com.au


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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS| NAWKAW

ALL THE COLOURS OF THE FAÇADE Nawkaw is a unique colouring system technology that can change any type of concrete, cladding and masonry to virtually any colour imaginable for both domestic and commercial properties. The Nawkaw colour system penetrates porous concrete, cladding and masonry walling surfaces and will not crack or peel like paint. The product is UV resistant and withstands rain and extreme temperatures, which gives it long lasting results backed by a 25 year warrantee. The Nawkaw colour system is applied to the surface by a trained applicator, which permeates the concrete, cladding or masonry, integrating into its structure. The result is a smooth, even finish that complements the surface textures for a spectacular, yet natural look. This allows cost effective simulation of high end architectural finishes with visually stunning results. Nawkaw pride themselves on their ability to collaborate with architects and building professionals to hit aesthetic targets in a buildable way on exterior walling. They further protect those aesthetics by applying self cleaning and eco-friendly invisible ecotio2® photocatalyst coatings to the surface that is finished, which enables self cleaning and pollution reduction by actively purifying the air. The Nawkaw system is also non-combustible, non-flammable, low VOC and requires minimal to no maintenance.

The range of Nawkaw finishes include opaque solid colours, weathered metallics and oxides, translucent and vivid colours, as well as realistic finishes of concrete masonry, timber cladding, and bricks and mortar. Furthermore the Nawkaw system can be used for colour matching and restoration. “One of the beneficial applications of Nawkaw is its ability to provide long life guaranteed surface colour finishes to solve construction mishaps, batch variation, disguise repairs seamlessly and also to provide the prowess of a chameleon on a variety of substrates for architectural finishes. Colour and form reach even higher standards,” said Nawkaw Director, Tony Watling. With one of their recent projects on 889 Collins Street, Nawkaw had the opportunity to demonstrate their products and application in which they painted a brick pattern effect on glass reinforced concrete as well as a timber effect on the fibre cement cladding façade. The timber effect is relatively new, with a number of timber look finishes which can be achieved including Dark Jarrah, Stonewood, Charcoal, CharBrown, Cedar and Walnut. Nawkaw is capable of an authentic timber match to a specified sample on locally produced compressed fibre cement, allowing a real look timber cladding to be achieved with the advantage of no ongoing costs such as reoiling maintenance compared to real timber.

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The natural look of timber created by Nawkaw is fire resistant, passing the AS/NZS 1530.3-1999 fire testing criteria. A specialised process with Nawkaw’s five stage application is involved to achieve this realistic timber finish which includes the use of base colours, translucent coatings, and special brushing techniques applied board by board. There were a couple of challenges involved in this job including the typical physical challenges of the amount of labour involved with processing the timber boards offsite in the factory, as well as typical time frame constraints and ensuring on time delivery. Nonetheless Nawkaw developed a process of doing a significant amount of the work in their inhouse factory which expedited completion. The resulting outcome was highly satisfactory, with a very happy client. More so, it was received with very positive feedback from other sources and has become a reference site for other projects. Nawkaw works internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and Canada. In the future they are looking at servicing prefabricated construction factory made and also site applied finishes and solutions. For more information contact Nawkaw, 39/195 Prospect Highway, Seven Hills NSW 2147, phone 1300 629 529, email sales@ nawkaw.com.au, website www.nawkaw.com.au


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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS| LEDA ALUMINIUM

LEDA ALUMINIUM ABOVE PAR Leda Aluminium Pty Ltd specialises in custom design, manufacture, fabrication and installation of commercial and residential aluminium windows, doors, curtain walls, shop fronts, louvre systems, bi-folds and warranty powder coating. As an independent, family owned company with over 35 years of design, manufacturing and installation industry experience, Leda is indeed leading the way in innovative and stylish custom aluminium, glass doors and windows for a wide range of applications. Leda Aluminium is renowned for supplying quality, locally manufactured products at affordable prices. “Our customers, who range from residential homes to large architectural properties, trust the strength and reliability of our products and our professional, friendly team and personalised service,” said Jalal Asfour, Leda Project Manager. “We have 65 full time employees now and over 50 subcontractors working for us.” “On our latest project, the new multi-million dollar Strathfield Golf Club Event Centre we used commercial centre glazing section

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throughout, with a combination of straight runs of fixes and segments to achieve the curved design,” added Jalal. “We also had to allow for automatic doors, aluminium louvres for ventilation, hinge doors, Leda commercial heavy duty sliding doors and internal glazing as per the design to create a few enclosures.” The highly sculptural Strathfield Golf Club building mimics the curvature of the rolling golf course greens, the undulating edges of the sand bunkers and the elliptical shape of the ‘driver’ golf club.  As golf is very much a game of connection to the course and surroundings, the building design maintains a strong sense of connectivity to the course itself. The architectural form creates drama and excitement within the space by the clever juxtaposition of spaces forming a dynamic backdrop for the interior experience. The combined area of the golf club and function centre is approximately 5,300m2 with a capacity for 300 guests.


“We achieved the curved façades required in the design by utilising segments. This also kept costs minimal for the builder,” said Jalal. “We did the same curved segmented design at Merhis Gateway on Chapel Road. There, we created a segmented fixed façade and a curved bi-fold 9m wide door. Photos of this project are on our website. The new Leda heavy duty commercial sliding door is also being used on Stage 2 of the South Village in Kirrawee, as previously used at Mezzo Apartments in Glebe. We use our commercial centre glaze on the majority of our projects.” All Leda Aluminium products provide functionality, value for money and structural integrity with the essential qualities of proven performance, reliability, style and security. They are also durable, easy to maintain and clean. Leda Aluminium designs are available in a wide choice of colours, sizes and configurations, powdered coated Dulux Duratec and Interpon colours. “Customers can choose from many different colours and designs, plus we’ll help them find the best product to suit their requirements

and guidelines,” Jalal said. Leda Aluminium has already won awards for their work at the International Grammar School in Ultimo. Leda always provides custom quality products that comply with Australian Standards. “As a local manufacturer we are saddened to see our industry suffering because many of the projects are importing products that lack quality and Australian Standards simply to cut costs,” Jalal added. “At Leda, we work with our clients to create the desired outcomes and finishes within their budget while ensuring quality Australian Standard products are always used.” For more information contact Leda Aluminium Pty Ltd, Unit 2/4 Naughton Street, Greenacre NSW 2190, phone 02 9642 8588, email admin@ledaaluminium.com.au, website www.ledaaluminium.com.au

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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS| PEARL FACADES

QUEENSLAND FACADE SYSTEMS BRING PEARL FACADES TO THE AUSTRALIAN MARKET In reply to intense pricing pressure from Chinese suppliers and the unease over the quality and compliance of native Chinese product, Queensland Facade Systems (QFS) has brought to the Australian market a supply chain for Alspec aluminium windows and doors manufactured in Southeast China. In the last few years there has been an avalanche of low cost Chinese building products into the Australian market. Some good, some not so good. To be fair, quality can be an issue from anywhere, but ensuring that a product meets our stringent codes and regulations when the entire responsibility falls to the importer is critically important. Many have tried to source out of china with mixed results but the failures have only amplified a negative sentiment towards the practice. QFS is among a growing number of Australian companies to conclude the solution to offshore competition and compliance is to insure that Australian designed, tested and approved product, manufactured in China, is part of their offering. Pearl Facades with the support of Alspec, Australia’s market leader in aluminium systems, is now offering manufactured supply of Alspec high performance commercial windows and doors throughout Australasia.

specialised hardware can be delivered from within Australia. The service offers a full array of shipping and management options (FOB, CIF & FIS) and shop drawings if required. Australian certified and delivered in steel stillages (lift tested) ready for site, the entire procurement process and programming is managed here in Australia. Pearl Facades are currently supplying high quality Alspec product to several projects in Australia glazed with glass provided by two of the best China has to offer in XYG and ASG. Brisbane 1 at South Brisbane – comprising 23,000m2 of Grey and Grey Low-E double glazed sliding doors, fixed glazing and awning windows to three residential towers the tallest in South Brisbane at 34-storeys. Portside Gallery House at Hamilton – comprising 11,800m2 of Grey Low-E double glazed sliding doors, fixed glazing and awning windows to two residential towers 18 and 19-storeys. Utopia at Fortitude Valley – comprising 12,200m2 of Blue Laminated 63Hrz Closed Cavity Twin fixed glazing and awning windows, sliding doors, folding doors and sliding balcony enclosures with built-in balustrade that incorporates an operable maintenance panel to 25-storeys.

Hunter Evo, Altitude, ProGlide, Swan and Hawksbury are just some of the Alspec systems Pearl Facades can provide. All with NATA testing and WERS data by Alspec. In 2019 Curtain wall is expected to join the product line along with the ability to provide ancillary products like sunshades and façade feature extrusions, folds and bracketing.

For more information contact Pearl Facade Systems, mobile (Peter Collishaw) 0421 454 628, email enquiries@pearlfacades.com, website www.pearlfacades.com

Australian designed, Australian tested, Alspec approved hardware and manufacturing procedures. The Pearl Facades bonus here is that replacement parts and materials, if needed, are readily available from any of Alspec’s facilities around Australia and

Or contact your local Alspec branch office.

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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS| TRINITY WINDOWS

THE IDEAL BALANCE Trinity Windows is a highly experienced manufacturer and installer of top quality doors, framings and windows across the commercial building market. They have earned a proud reputation for workmanship and professionalism, with many large scale projects to their credit. The company’s product offering ranges from design and construct projects including glass roofs, façade curtain walls and glass wall façade-spider fittings, to the supply and installation of commercial aluminium doors and windows including privacy and sunshade louvres, as well as refurbish projects and office partitions. An outstanding feature of the Trinity Windows team is that all members have a minimum of fifteen years experience in all aspects of the window industry. This extensive level of experience is backed by the company’s quality assurance programme which ensures the highest quality products and workmanship in keeping with all relevant BCA and Australian Standards. Trinity Windows utilises the latest technology and machinery throughout their manufacturing processes. A recent substantial project undertaken by Trinity Windows was Block E at Wentworth Point in Sydney for Billbergia Group, a mixed use, high rise development comprising of three towers – each ranging between nine and 28-storeys in height. The site includes several levels of retail space, together with a Coles supermarket and is an integral part of the prestigious Wentworth Point precinct offering high end finishes in one of Sydney’s most vibrant and picturesque suburbs. Directors of Trinity Windows, Robert Betrous and Rene Revano, said that Trinity Windows manufactured and installed a curved curtain wall, metal cladding and treated glass for the exterior of the building. “We also provided windows, sliding doors and louvres for apartments. The shopping centre component of the project was also supplied with Trinity Windows’ aluminium windows and doors. The project involved up to 40 of Trinity Windows’ employees.” The company will undertake any project irrespective of the size and type. “We will

design, fabricate and install all window and door systems,” said Robert. “We always coordinate with the project architect and builder to ensure all specifications are met in a timely manner and within budget.” Trinity Windows begins any project by accurately measuring windows and doors to ensure they are manufactured for a perfect fit. Every window ordered is individually made for the client. Their products offer the ideal balance between style and function, using a versatile frame which provides a modern slimline look. The products are low maintenance, easy to clean and will enhance any home or apartment with its modern, sleek lines. The commercial range includes single glaze and double glaze framing systems designed to meet the ever growing requirements of the building sector for sustainable and energy efficient window systems which also reduce exterior noise entering the building. Available in 100mm and 150mm platforms Trinity Windows aluminium framing incorporates strong, bold profiles enabling large expanses of glazing to be achieved. Aluminium doors are available in a range of designer colours and can be installed with folding, stacking or sliding movements, whichever best suits the application. The offered doors are designed using quality approved metal procured from trusted vendors in the market and sophisticated machines in compliance with set industrial norms. Trinity’s doors are widely appreciated by clients due to their sturdiness and durability. In recent years, Trinity Windows has completed several projects at Wentworth Point for Billbergia. They also worked with Billbergia on Australia Tower 1 at Sydney Olympic Park. Parkview Constructions has also contracted Trinity Windows on a number of its major projects including Australia Towers 2 and 3 at Olympic Park, The Gantry in Camperdown and Quay Street, Haymarket.

For more information contact Trinity Windows Pty Ltd, 91 Mandoon Road, Girraween NSW 2145, phone 02 9631 5577, email info@trinitywindows.com.au, website www.trinitywindows.com.au

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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS| COLLMILL GROUP

SOLVING ALL YOUR CLADDING SOLUTIONS Collmill Group has been providing Melbourne with bespoke architectural cladding, lightweight modularised façade framing and prefabricated solutions for high end domestic builds, shopping centres, apartment towers and commercial construction projects since 2009. “The skills of our expert tradesmen can be seen on a range of Melbourne landmarks including more recently the Melbourne Convention Centre, where we modularised the façade cladding and prefabricated the wall modules offsite,” said Collmill Group Director, Andrew Mitchell. “This process allows us to get a head start on fabrication and to keep up with a tight construction programme onsite. We can install approximately three times the amount in a day compared to tradition installation methods.” Collmill Group design, engineer, fabricate and install the entire façade for all of their projects. The company’s up-to-date manufacturing techniques and offsite manufacturing minimise time onsite, creating efficiency and productivity. “Our goal is to provide cost effective cladding solutions for our clients and effectively deliver the desired project outcomes and aesthetics for the architects and head contractors,” said Andrew. 146 ANCR FAÇADES CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS

Collmill Group are experienced in working with a range of façade cladding materials and prefabricated modularised façade cladding panels. “Our materials range includes a wide variety of solid aluminium cladding, non-combustible aluminium composite panels and any other metal cladding systems typically associated with architecturally designed buildings. The Collmill Group team are specialists when it comes to working with architectural perforated aluminium, adding an extra element to our installation capabilities,” added Andrew. “We also manufacture lightweight steel framing behind the cladding to engineering specifications using Australian made steel, TRUECORE® by BlueScope. Our professional team prides themselves on premium workmanship, customer service and efficiency.” For all your modular walls, architectural cladding designed for exterior façades and prefabrication building solutions talk directly to the Collmill Group professionals today. For more information contact Collmill Group, 70 Endeavour Way, Sunshine West VIC 3020, phone 03 9315 2660, email admin@collmillgroup.com.au, website www.collmillgroup.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS | FABMETAL SPECIALISTS

FUSING BEAUTY AND FUNCTIONALITY Fabmetal Specialists have a motto which beautifully describes their work; ‘Our edge is quality and craftsmanship’, however it’s their ability to design, value manage and draft in 3D, solving complex metal work, managing, fabricating and installing on some of Melbourne’s iconic landmark projects that sets them apart. The evidence of the company’s success in bringing architectural form to life in a striking and functional manner can be seen at the University of Melbourne’s Art West building, designed by ARM architects.

The University of Melbourne’s Art West building has won multiple International and National awards including both the Australian and World Galvanisers Association Awards – the first to ever be awarded outside Europe, earning Fabmetal the Victorian Subcontractor of the Year with Kane constructions 2017. Kane won the prestigious award of Master Builder of the Year to 40 million (Commercial) and Arts West was awarded the AIA Educational Architecture Award.

“Fabmetal manufactured the outer skin of the building from 8mm steel plate fins curved in plan and elevation weld fixed to a structural RHS frame modules complete with a hot dip galvanised finish Fabmetal Specialists Managing Director, Gordon Heald. Commented “In total, there were around 250 tonnes of steel used in the project, which featured individually plasma cut and rolled curved steel fins in 480 modules forming a louvered facade. creating a stunning 3D visual feature when the building is viewed from below and above.

Fabmetal Specialists are great advocates for incorporating metalwork into the designs of building façades, feature walls doors and balustrades. The company has built a reputation for providing design and construct solutions for many architectural projects, delivering complex geometric products of the highest quality finish. Fabmetal Specialists’ metal cladding work is featured in many of Melbourne’s best-known landmarks, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, the State Library, Melbourne Docklands, Crown Casino, University of Adelaide, Star Casino Sydney and major shopping complexes.

This outstanding façade has delivered functionality as a protective screen from the impact of rain and sun, whilst presenting as an architectural statement unique to the Melbourne skyline

For more information contact Fabmetal Specialists, 7 Jersey Road, Bayswater VIC 3153, phone 03 9720 2177, email enquiries@ fabmetal.com.au, website www.fabmetal.com.au

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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS| FAÇADE CONCEPT PTY LTD

FROM CONCEPT TO A REALITY Façade Concept has an extensive record of achievement in the design, supply and installation of all types of commercial façades. Established in 2008 the company was created to deliver quality façade solutions at competitive prices with an unprecedented safety reputation. Façade Concept provides curtain walls, commercial windows, fixed and mechanical louvres, stainless and glass balustrades and toughened glass assemblies. They pride themselves on their capacity to keep the majority of contract works inhouse. Director Jordan Moyle said that Façade Concept has their own team of qualified glaziers, carpenters, riggers, dogmen and crane operators. “We can fabricate and install without needing to use secondary contractors, ensuring the highest quality control and delivery.” Jordan added that all Façade Concept’s window systems and hardware are Australian designed and have been certified in Australian NATA testing laboratories. “We only use hardware sourced from trusted Australian brands such as Doric and give full locally-backed warranties on all products and services.” 148 ANCR FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS

Façade Concept is able to offer clients large savings with their extensive experience in the international importation of quality glass and aluminium products manufactured to the highest standards. The company has undertaken many complex projects around Sydney and Canberra, including Bankstown Gardens which features a spectacular curved façade incorporating all apartment windows. Jordan said that Façade Concept unitised the components offsite then delivered to site for faster installation. In fact, the total façade was installed in just three weeks. “We have the skills and experience to design, engineer, manufacture and install all façades, ensuring a cost-effective solution to meet all types of environmental energy ratings,” Jordan said. “We welcome the opportunity to quote on any façade project.”

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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS | CUSTOM CLAD

QUALITY TAILORED CLADDING After moving to Australia from Ireland, Michael Slowey established Custom Architectural Solutions six years ago seeing the potential for a customer focused, quality façade production and installation company.

Recently Custom Clad have been contracted to complete both internal and external works on the Rod Laver Arena. “The Melbourne Park redevelopment is a highly complex design of curved elements and geometric shapes,” explained Michael.

Trading as Custom Clad, the company specialises in high end residential and commercial architectural façade cladding. “We provide a full range of façade composite cladding, commercial windows, louvres, privacy screens, and balustrading for new and existing buildings,” explained Michael.

“We have produced the façade through a mixture of factory and site built modular aluminium elements. The majority of the cladding is powder coated aluminium panels that have been manufactured directly from our drafting teams 3D models on our CNC machines.”

“Today we employ around 50-60 personnel comprising of professionally qualified estimators, designer/drafters, project managers and highly skilled commercial carpenters and factory manufacturers.” It’s Custom Clad’s excellence in a variety of projects that now sees them as one of Australia’s most highly regarded façade companies. “By taking on unique projects, such as Melbourne Park redevelopment, it pushes our team to utilise their skills and professionalism and think outside the box to bring a design to fruition and one they, and our clients can be proud,” said Michael. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Custom Clad powder coated solid aluminium can be seen on the Rod Laver Arena redevelopment, 477 Collins Street (Mirvac), Sunshine Hospital (Cockram). The future is looking promising for Custom Clad’s young, dynamic team as they work with Mirvac, Probuild, Icon, Hutchinson Builders and others.

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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS| AMA WINDOWS + GLASS FACADES

BOOMERANG AMA Windows + Glass Facades commenced in 2005 and their industry experience combines to a total of some 50 years of knowledge in the façade industry.

39-storeys tall in Homebush next to our last project in the precinct,” said Basil Micos. “We look forward to sharing with you all the successful completion of yet another impressive tower completed by AMA in the precinct over the coming months.”

The company have aligned themselves with some of the best professionals, designers, engineers and manufacturers that the market place has on offer. They are specialists in the design and manufacture of architectural commercial grade aluminium windows, doors, curtain walls, and frameless glass entries. The highly experienced AMA team are committed to producing vast products of the highest standard, and has a combined knowledge base that varies from managing multi-density/high rise to complex commercial buildings. Boomerang is testament to that! This project has over 25,000 individual pieces of terracotta baguettes in a vast array of colours. Each level of the low rise has over 180 different angles to reflect the complex design intent of architect, Bates Smart. “Our impressive team headed by Wayne worked tirelessly with everybody to come up with this magnificent outcome that will stand 150 ANCR FAÇADES CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS

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FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS | TOMARK GROUP

HOT STUFF Tomark Group is a leading architectural cladding supplier specialising in fabrication and installation of aluminium composite panels and all other forms of cladding for building façades and interior feature works. They offer consultancy, project management, design and installation of any façade system with consistent quality. “Tomark is about detail and complex projects. We assist any architect on any project to find a solution and complete their vision. We work with the biggest construction companies in Sydney, and always aim for client satisfaction. Our way is different to other companies and we have a determined approach to planning, fabricating and installing. That is why we have lasted so long in the industry and still getting more clients every year,” said Zvonimir Kurtovic, Managing Director at Tomark Group. Recently completing the Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy in Orchard Hills, Tomark Group supplied and installed the external façade cladding. The job was architectural complex and used the cassette panel system involving various dimensions that required a high amount of skill. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Tomark used the new generation Larcore A2 aluminium honeycomb panels (supplied by Alucoil Composites Pty Ltd a Global Manufacturer), on this project and several other projects around Sydney, which offer outstanding properties compared to traditional architectural materials. It is lighter, offers greater moment of inertia and rigidity, and has high fire-proof rating and acoustic insulation, as well as the added benefit of reduced assembly time and cost. The new standards on cladding and façades means that traditional materials are no longer up to par, however Tomark Group ensures to use the latest innovative products that exceed certification standards and benchmarks. Tomark Group is based in Sydney with nationwide service. Other projects they currently have include the Westconnex in inner city Sydney for John Holland, The Emanuel Private school in Randwick for Ichor construction, as well as working on major private developments in Sydney covering up to 6,000m2. For more information contact Tomark Group, Suite 508, Henry Lawson Building, 19 Roseby Street, Drummoyne NSW 2047, phone 02 9719 8690, email info@tomark.com.au, website www.tomark.com.au ANCR ANCR FAÇADES, FAÇADES CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS 151


FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS| KEYSTONE INSTALLATIONS

KEYSTONE SINCE 1987 Establishing Keystone Installations in 1987, father and son team, Rudy and Robert Callipari have been providing professional façade services for some of the most significant construction projects in Australia.

are in place,” Robert continued. “All staff are fully licensed to meet industry standards and use the latest façade installation methods and machinery to erect unitised curtain walls onsite, ensuring our continued excellent reputation with clients.”

Today their highly experienced team provide a range of design, fabrication, supply and installation of commercial aluminium façades.

Before installation, all Keystone curtain wall systems are subjected to full scale mockups for performance tests to verify the performance of new designs.

“Using the latest machinery and façade installation techniques to suit industry standards, Keystone is now recognised in the Melbourne market as a contractor of high quality work,” said Keystone Director, Robert Callipari. “We are façade installers for some of the best global and Australian aluminium curtain wall manufacturers.” Keystone specialise in aluminium curtain wall installation, architectural cladding, windows and doors, shopfronts, atriums, planar glass walls and any specialised façade work and labour hire services to the façade installation industry. “Our highly skilled team consists of site managers/supervisors, licensed crane operators, dogmen, carpenters, labourers, OHS and first aid representatives, ensuring workplace façade installation methods 152 ANCR FAÇADES FAÇADES, CLADDING CLADDING AND AND CURTAIN CURTAIN WALLS WALLS

Some of their more recognisable projects around Melbourne include Vogue and The Avenue in South Yarra, ANZ and Myer buildings in Docklands.“Our latest projects include EQ Tower at A’Beckett Street, Marina Tower at Docklands, Victoria One CBD, Shadowplay at Southbank, 271 Spring Street, 599 Swanston Street and 16-32 Leicester Street, Carlton,” added Robert. “And we’re now working on Melbourne Quarter R1, M2Q Docklands, 350 Queens Place and 601 St Kilda Road.” For more information contact Keystone Installations, Factory 2/35 Northgate Drive, Thomastown VIC 3083, mobile (Robert) 0412 407 775, email info@keystoneinstallations.com.au, website www.keystoneinstallations.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


FAÇADES, CLADDING AND CURTAIN WALLS | RJS ALUMINIUM

LEADING EDGE SOLUTIONS From a small aluminium window business servicing single storey buildings in 2004, RJS Aluminium has soared upwards and is Sydney’s leading supplier of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walls for domestic and commercial highrise applications. RJS Aluminium recently completed the 32-storey Skyhaus apartment building in Liverpool and also the 18,000m² Equinix Sy3 facility at Alexandria, the largest data centre storage facilities in inner South Sydney for John Holland. When RJS Managing Director, Robert Sarkis arrived in Australia from Lebanon, he originally wanted to be an architect. Today, he now works at creating architectural glass masterpieces with builders. “We used RJS Aluminium, Architectural Frameless Glass and Spider Patch Fittings at the Equinix facility. In a first for Australia, the building not only looks spectacular but it also achieves a US Green Council Gold LEED rating,” said Robert. All RJS products are tailor-made and manufactured in Australia to Australian Standards. “Unlike most aluminium companies, we also provide high quality architectural glass right here in Australia,” explained Robert. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

RJS Aluminium Architectural Glass was used at the Auburn Carpark (1 Susan Street), Eden Residencies (Wolli Creek), 88 Kensington on Anzac Parade, The George (Burwood) and in many other projects. RJS Aluminium custom designs and manufactures products for a range of outstanding projects, including the EDO project by award-winning architects Stanisic Associates, the luxury SOHO Residential Apartments and Cote d’Azur Apartments. “Our unparalleled customer service also means that when you choose RJS Aluminium, your satisfaction is assured,” added Robert. “You’ll also gain the benefit of working with a team that encompasses a broad knowledge base from architecture through to building. Having such expertise on board enables us to easily communicate and implement your plans, resulting in the outcome you desire.”

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A CALILE MOMENT DEVELOPER : Calile Malouf Investments MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hutchinsion Builders ARCHITECT : Richards & Spence STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : ADG Engineers CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $63 million

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The Calile is an iconic hotel resort consisting of 175 luxurious rooms and suites over 7 levels. The project includes a mix of ground floor boutiques, restaurants, cafés and a podium level ‘urban oasis’ with pool, poolside cabanas, a poolside restaurant, day spa, fitness centre, and business centre. Hutchinson Builders has earned an outstanding reputation as one of Australia’s finest construction companies, with over 7,000 projects to their credit with a value exceeding $32 billion. A recent addition to this impressive record has been the completion of The Calile, a hotel complex designed with a subtropical theme, set to become a Brisbane icon. The Calile combines 7-storeys of luxury hotel rooms and suites, with over 2,600m2 of retail and hospitality space. The hotel features curved ceilings and arches, a unique blend of contemporary materials, various mezzanine levels with suspended floors and delivers an oasis resort ambience in a city fringe location, setting a new standard in design. A mix of ground floor boutiques, restaurants and cafés gives way to the podium level, complete with a pool, cabanas, a poolside restaurant, day spa, fitness centre and business centre. The podium level also includes a function room with capacity to host banquets for up to 300 seated guests. Basement parking accommodates 220 vehicles. Hutchinson Builders Project Manager, Tim Ferguson said that The Calile will delight guests and visitors to the hotel and its hospitality outlets. “Hutchies is proud of the finished product which epitomises Brisbane’s relaxed, subtropical lifestyle. The $63 million project was completed in 78 weeks and is a credit to the Hutchies team, our subcontractors and the architects and designers.” Hutchies worked closely with the developer of The Calile, Calile Malouf Investments, to ensure that the design concepts and objectives were brought to full realisation. Tim said that the special form and structure of the hotel involved a unique combination of materials and finishes. “We laid white brickwork on all façades and there were long elevated walls with framed arched openings. The large arches were constructed using temporary structural steel form supports which streamlined replication and installation.” There were vast areas of concrete which were Ashlar patterned to provide a seamless and WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

raw appearance. Reckli concrete patterning was also utilised on precast panels to highlight the exposed concrete façade. The patterning concept was carried through to ‘crazy pave’ porphyry in the ground floor lobby reception and throughout the arcade, walkways and hotel set down. “The pattern theme was carried through to the curved bathroom walls and floors where we used 100 x 100 ashlar-patterned ceramic tiles,” said Tim. “To provide contrasting warmth, American white oak timber doors and panelling were installed in ground floor retail spaces, hotel reception and set down, as well as on ledges, bedheads, TV reveals and robe tops in the hotel rooms.” High end finishes were used throughout the project. Hutchinson Builders provided Calile Malouf Investments with flexibility to progressively select the finishes throughout the retail and hotel room areas while construction was in progress. This required meticulous coordination to ensure the project continued without delay to the building timetable. There were many items to select and install, including custom brass PVD finishes in the hotel rooms for door handles, tapware, shelving, tables, mirror and robe framing and fittings. Hutchinson Builders is based in Brisbane but has operations throughout Australia, currently employing over 1,700 staff and using 10,000 subcontractors and suppliers. Their areas of activity include civil and infrastructure, commercial, community, education, health, residential and retails. The company is moving into their second century as a vibrant, contemporary and innovative construction company, recently completing the redevelopment of the Howard Smith Wharves on the Brisbane River, which has been described as a game changer for Brisbane. For more information contact Hutchinson Builders, 584 Milton Road, Toowong QLD 4066, phone 07 3335 5000, email info@hutchinsonbuilders.com.au, website www.hutchies.com.au QLD PROJECT FEATURE THE CALILE 155


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Lamberts completed the fitout for Hellenika, The Lobby Bar, The Function Kitchen & Bar as well as numerous coldrooms & Brass items throughout the hotel. Lamberts specialise in the design and construction of food outlets and commercial kitchens and have previously worked with the owners of the Calile.

as the custom lettering on the bottom of the pool which is bronze leaf.

The project was extremely satisfying and we are proud of our contribution, which also included custom made Brass Bedside lamps to the 175 units, the poolside custom made daybeds, aswell

Other recent and completed projects are E’cco Bistro, Fish factory, Tatsu, Spicers Retreats, detour, The Stores, Espresso Engine, Brisbane Convention and exhibition centre and Dominos.

Lamberts have the expertise to see their client’s vision through to the end product. The factory has its own stainless steel manufacturing shop, joinery shop and inhouse design team.

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Below Embelton supplied and installed their Supershearflex Pad Isolators to the swimming pool for The Calile.

Nationwide flooring and isolation specialists Embelton provided the vibration isolation system to the swimming pool for The Calile. The company liaised with the builder and worked closely to the pool engineer’s design. Embelton provided a layout indicating the locations for different pad types and their sizes based on the engineer’s drawings.

to ensure everyone was on the same page. The pool base had variable levels built into the formwork which resulted in a more complex set of calculates to ensure correct defection was achieved with minimal deviations. Embelton’s experience with pools at height allowed them to work seamlessly with the builder and other contractors to alleviate any issues that arose during installation.

“At The Calile we used 4-Layer Embelton Supershearflex Pad Isolators with metal shims in between layers,” said Project Engineer, Rajeev Nand. “Multiple pad sizes were used due to the changing shape and features of the pool, which correspond to different weights carried at different locations. These included Embelton Lateral Restraint Pads with metal backings for restraint against horizontal loads and seismic conditions, as well as 20mm Embelfoam Closed Cell Foam, which de-coupled the concrete pool shell from surrounding structures, and further assisted with concrete pool shell construction.”

Embelton’s team fabricated and delivered all the required products to site within a very short time frame, allowing for the build to progress according to the building programme.

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A SEASIDE GEM CLIENT : The Ralan Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hutchinson Builders ARCHITECT : DBI Design STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : ADG Engineers CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $87 million

The Ruby Collection in Surfers Paradise development is a ‘game changing’ transformation of the Paradise Resort Gold Coast into the first multi-tower master planned community. Stage 1 comprised of a stunning residential tower consisting of 243 apartments, incredible views. Hutchinson Builders was awarded the Stage 1 build contract for the $1.5 billion development known as The Ruby Collection for Sydney’s largest land owner, Ralan Group. Stage 1 comprises of 243 one, two and three bedroom apartments across the 30-storey tower, combining family appeal and 5 Star facilities. The project also includes 13 ground floor villas and a 3-level underground carpark with a holding capacity of 273 vehicles. For Hutchies, the contract was an exciting achievement. “We were delighted to have the tender accepted at Ruby Surfers Paradise. Ralan Group are huge developers with properties across Sydney and the Gold Coast, so this was a thrilling project to be a part of,” said Jay Chinthana, Hutchinson Builders Contract Administrator. The Hutchinson Builders contract to Stage 1 of Ruby Surfers Paradise included 10,710m2 of parking space, 3,850m2 of podium/ground floor and 38,860m2 of residential units. Located at the corner of Norfolk Avenue and Oak Avenue, Ruby Surfers Paradise site

accessibility was effortless. “There were no issues with Ruby’s construction site. It faces a very quiet street, but with Ralan Group purchasing the adjacent carpark and material yard, we had complete and untroubled access 24/7,” said Jay. The main challenge of the project was severe weather. High winds and heavy rain looked to create unexpected setbacks during early stages of construction, however, Hutchies was able to find a tailored solution inhouse, to successfully develop processes and support changes in the construction schedule.

Green Star Rated building in Australia is a Hutchies project, which surpasses any other industry record. Hutchies also owns and maintains their own machinery, which is uncommon for a builder. This means they have machinery available on demand while hiring internally, which saves money for the company and client. The company works across a variety of sectors including civil and infrastructure, commercial, community, education, health, hospitality and tourism, industrial, mixed use, residential and retail.

For over 105 years, Hutchies has held a presence across Australia with 17 offices and employing over 1,700 staff. Their long standing reputation has been built from a client focused value system, with the community and partnership growth embedded in their day-to-day practice.

Other projects by Hutchies include the impressive Lume Apartments, Brisbane 1 Towers, Walan Apartments and 900 Ann Street – Aurizon HQ, all in Queensland. As well as the stunning Arc by Crown in Sydney, New South Wales.

Hutchies’ extensive industry knowledge of safety and adept navigation of building codes and regulations, has allowed them to deliver more than $1.3 billion of Green Star rated buildings. One in every 12

For more information contact Hutchinson Builders, 584 Milton Road, Toowong QLD 4066, phone 07 3335 5000, email info@hutchinsonbuilders.com.au, website www.hutchies.com.au

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Below Select Stone manufactured and supplied all the porcelain tiles used throughout the apartments of the project.

Awarded the manufacture and supply contract for an extensive tile fitout to Ruby Surfers Paradise, Select Stone contributed high quality porcelain tiles and marble to complete the transformation of the existing Paradise Resort into a vibrant living community. “The Ruby contract involved the manufacture and supply of porcelain tiles for apartment floors and walls throughout living, dining, kitchen and balcony areas. When it came to wet areas and lift lobbies, we used marble and had it specially quarried for this purpose,” said Select Stone Managing Director, Derek Anderson.

Select Stone’s vast experience in the tile industry allows them to apply their extensive product knowledge and quality assurance to each project. The company manufacturers their own high quality tiles and supplies direct to the projects they work on. Select Stone work across a range of sectors, with floor and wall tiles supplied to residential, commercial and public developments both nationally and internationally.

“The original balcony tile selected did not meet Australian Standards for slip resistance. Select Stone was able to manufacture the same tile in an antislip finish that exceeded the requirements under AS/NZS 4586, meaning that the architect did not have to reselect a new tile, so the original design intent stayed intact of the same tile flowing from the internal to the external (natural finish internally and antislip finish externally),” said Derek. Select Stone have been trading for 30 years. They specialise in the manufacture and supply of porcelain and natural stone tiles. 160 QLD PROJECT FEATURE RUBY SURFERS PARADISE

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Below Auscoast Fire Services completed all the fire pumps, hydrants, hose reels, automatic sprinklers and fire alarm systems.

Auscoast Fire Services is one of Queensland’s leading fire protection companies. With more than 60 years of industry knowledge at the forefront of the business, Directors Haydn Mackie and Murray Vandak have continued to ensure their company remains competitive and modern, adapting to the ever changing industry practices. The reputable high working standard Auscoast Fire has been able to deliver has earnt them the right to place their craftsmanship on some of Queensland’s highest profile buildings, working alongside some of Australia’s most sought after builders. One of these premier Australia wide builders is Hutchinson’s Builders. Hutchinson Builders has been at the pinnacle of the building industry for decades. Demanding a high level finish, they seek out only the most professional contractors to help them remain among the top. Auscoast Fire Services is privileged to have a long standing working relationship with Hutchinson Builders, currently working together on two of their high profile buildings on the Gold Coast, Ruby and Northcliffe. Placed in the heart of Surfers Paradise, these two buildings climb a combined 57-stories and provide more than three hundred twenty apartments. Auscoast Fire Services were employed in a design and construct role to provide hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler protection for wet-fire, as well as detection for dry-fire. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“It was a high quality project and we have worked closely with Hutchinson Builders previously, so professionally, we were ready to exceed their high expectations,” said Director, Haydn Mackie. Auscoast Fire Services specialise in a range of fire protection systems. Auscoast Fire will design, supply and install fixed fire protection and detection systems, alongside hydrants, hose-reels, fire pump sets, water storage tanks as well as inspection, testing and maintenance. What makes Auscoast Fire Services sought after is the additional services they can provide alongside the more typical services such as, special rink installations which can include LPG tank cooling systems, transformer protection, conveyor protection, foam and gaseous suppression systems as well as concept proposals. Auscoast Fire Services offer 24/7 maintenance and emergency services for automatic sprinkler systems, fire pumps, fire detection and associated equipment.

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HITTING FOR SIX DEVELOPER : ACT Government MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Kane Constructions ARCHITECT : Populous CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $14 million

The Manuka Oval Media and Function Centre is a state-of-the-art four level, multi-purpose media and broadcast facility that meets the International Cricket Council’s media standards for hosting international test match cricket and provides a functional hospitality space for AFL fixtures. The project includes covered outdoor seating, commercial kitchen, service bars on levels one to three and world class media space inclusive of TV commentary, radio suites and TV studios. The Manuka Oval Media and Function Centre is a four level, 1,500m2 media and broadcasting facility with multi-purpose capabilities designed to meet the International Cricket Council’s media standards for hosting International Test Match Cricket, with further capabilities of covering the four annual AFL fixtures during the year.

bar and kitchen support facilities, indoor corporate seating and function space, as well as the addition of covered outdoor seating. The biggest design element of the project was the cantilevered structure which protrudes towards the oval.

The ACT Government awarded Manuka Oval Media and Function Centre to Kane Constructions at the end of 2017. Kane Constructions had eight staff members and over 100 subcontractors working on this project. Commencing construction in February 2018 with the project reaching completion in time for the first ever International Test Match to be held at Manuka Oval on 1st February 2019.

The use of a hollow core slab system was adopted. This innovative technique has added advantages over conventional concrete manufacture, allows for rapid construction, flexibility in design and durability while still being light weight. For the façade, extruded aluminum cladding was used as the main cladding whilst the south, east and west elevations were wrapped in curved anodized aluminum battens. The addition of full height structurally glazed windows were utilised on the northern elevation to maximise the viewing experience.

Kane Constructions worked with Populous to make necessary design adjustments to suit the requirements of the facility. The scope of works involved the construction of a four storey building including

The building supports both cricket and AFL. Areas of the floor have the ability to be reconfigured and room layouts to be adjusted. Many aspects of the building were designed with multiple purposes

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in mind, allowing the building to be modified to suit different events throughout the year. The radio room can be converted into fully functional corporate boxes during the AFL season. Taking into account both the scale and complex design elements of the project, numerous challenges arose. In working collaboratively with all project stakeholders, Kane Constructions successfully applied both their expertise and design coordination processes to achieve optimal project outcomes. In order to meet both the International Cricket Council and AFL Guidelines, space requirements were a key focus during the design phase. The multi-purpose design of the building presented challenges, however, in applying a high level of attention to detail, Kane Constructions were able to fitout the building with an innovative and adaptable approach. All stakeholders were extremely pleased with the final project outcome. “It has been a pleasure working with the ACT Government on the construction of this world-class facility. The new Media and Function Centre will be heavily utilised for years to come. Thank you to all stakeholders, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants for your efforts,� said Jon Anastasov, General Manager ACT from Kane Constructions. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Kane Constructions is a multi-award winning, privately owned construction company with an annual turnover in excess of $800 million. With over 450 full time employees, Kane has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra. Kane are currently delivering a range of projects nationally, including the $36 million Stromlo Leisure Centre at Stromlo Forest Park, Australian Capital Territory, $75 million Cabrini Health Gandel Wing in Malvern, Victoria, $20 million Hume Apartments in Crows Nest, New South Wales and the $35 million Springfield Health City One project in Springfield, Queensland. For more information contact Kane Constructions, Level 1/24 Bougainville Street, Manuka ACT 2603, phone 02 6203 4200, email actcontact@kane.com.au, website www.kane.com.au

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Below Canberra Mechanical Services designed the complete climate management, installing a Daikin VRV system on the project.

Canberra Mechanical Services (CMS) is an expert in thermal management, going beyond a focus on air conditioning. Employing the latest in thermal management technology, they aim to provide total climate control solutions for clients in both the domestic and commercial markets. Director, Chris Wilson said that new technology in the climate control industry was constantly emerging and CMS was committed to being at the forefront of the new technology. “We have established an Research and Development section to integrate the new developments into the systems that we install for our clients. The Research and Development team worked out a system to integrate smart thermostats into inverter based ducted split and high wall split systems. This means clients can benefit from all the advanced functions of smart thermostats whilst gaining energy savings that the inverter technology provides.” The work by CMS at the Manuka Oval Media Centre illustrates their skill in designing and installing an integrated total thermal management system. The company installed a Daikin VRV system ensuring the Centre enjoyed a climate management solution optimising comfort and control whilst delivering significant energy efficiencies. This was coupled with an Armcor DX heat exchange outdoor air processing

unit which has high energy efficiency values to maximise savings and minimise environmental impact. Chris said the project required careful planning as there were high quality finishes in the building including exposed timber ceilings and other architectural elements that had to be incorporated into their design. “Our experienced team of nine employees were onsite from March to November 2018 and we completed the project in a timely and efficient manner.” As well as providing design and installation services, CMS also undertakes air conditioning repair services, utilising their knowledge and experience of working with all major brands so that they can quickly assess problems and restore systems to full working order.

For more information contact Canberra Mechanical Services, 1A Shropshire Street, Queanbeyan East NSW 2620, phone 02 6284 4221, email admin@cmservices.net.au, website www.cmservices.net.au

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Below JCL Electrics provided a complete electrical system package for the Manuka Oval Media and Function Centre.

JCL Electrics Pty Ltd is an electrical and communications installation contracting company with a proven track record committed to the local business community with a reputation of providing competitive pricing, performance, quality and ability to deliver projects on time and on budget. Established in 1986, John Castrucci, Founder and Managing Director began operating in the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding region providing service for both commercial and residential projects. The company have 35 staff including in-house designers and draftsmen which enable them to provide an end-to-end solutions. JCL Electrics were contracted to provide the entire electrical system for the Manuka Oval Media and Function Centre located in Canberra. The company worked closely with Kane Constructions and Venues Canberra to deliver a comprehensive building with a vast range of electrical systems. To ensure complete integration of all requirements both technically and visually were achieved, a considerable level of collaboration was undertaken to produce stunning results. JCL Electrics commenced work in early March 2018, providing temporary power works. The company then proceeded smoothly in WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

co-ordination with the broader building programme completing the electrical package in mid December 2018 on time and within budget. This facility required some creative thinking as the electrical system is intended to facilitate numerous events, each with specific requirements from the broadcasters and hosts. This required JCL Electric’s years of experience and knowledge to design a detailed solution to produce a building with a unique multi-faceted electrical network. The electrical package included a new onsite substation, the redesign and supply of the lighting system incorporating an automated lighting control system for general, landscape and enticing feature lighting. Installation of specialty power supplies and outlets both within and remotely from the structure, all while maintaining sleek and modern aesthetics. The prestigious nature of the project meant that high end systems were required, as was energy efficiency, which was delivered through the use of LED and high performance light fittings. For more information contact JCL Electrics, 11/86 Sheppard Street, Hume ACT 2620, phone 02 6260 2488, email admin@ jclelectrics.com.au, website www.jclelectrics.com.au

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Below Contemporary Plumbing completed upgrades to the fire hydrant boosters, civil sewer and storm water drainage.

Contemporary Plumbing are market leaders amongst Hydraulic contractors within the commercial sector. They are qualified specialists, fully licensed and insured, with the aim to provide cost effective solutions in all commercial plumbing services including New builds, Office fitouts and refurbs, base building upgrades and civil works.

back in line with the building codes, and enabled the project to run smoothly and be delivered successfully to client specifications. “It was a great collaboration between us, Kane Constructions, NDY, and the Architects, to overcome various challenges and deliver the project on time and within budget,� said Contemporary Plumbing Director, Ryan Gransden.

Contemporary Plumbing completed a range of work and upgrades for the Manuka Oval Media and Function Centre. They fitted out hydraulics to the bathrooms and kitchens as well as hot and cold water reticulation. The company also fitted the gas supply to the hot water units and commercial kitchen. Additionally, Contemporary Plumbing added upgrades to the civil sewer and stormwater, pumping stations, and grease arrestors. They also upgraded the fire boosters to provide better fire protection to the building.

Contemporary Plumbing provide their service mostly within the Australian Capital Territory and surround. Other projects the company are working on include the IP Australia Building Upgrade in Woden, the Geoscience Australia building upgrade in Symonston, and the R7 Defence building in Russel.

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For more information contact Contemporary Plumbing, 64 Bayldon Road, Queanbeyan NSW 2620, phone 1300 988 773, email admin@contemporaryplumbing.com.au, website www.contemporaryplumbing.com.au

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TO INFINITY AND BEYOND DEVELOPER : Geocon MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Geocon ARCHITECT : peckvonhartel CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $120 million

The Infinity development is the first of its kind in Gunahlin, consisting of two towers at 20-storeys and 22-storeys, they are currently Canberra’s highest residential buildings. The sophisticated and luxurious apartments feature a sky park, pool and gym, BBQ and alfresco dining areas and a landscaped podium for residents to relax and entertain friends and family. Geocon’s Infinity Towers provides innovative residential opportunities in the traditionally low rise Gungahlin Town Centre. Geocon were the head contractor for Infinity Towers, managing design, procurement, construction and finalisation of the entire project. “Two underlying factors drove the concept for Infinity,” said Geocon’s Senior Project Manager, Damian Rumball. “Firstly, our overall vision for ‘Building Canberra’ and secondly, our passion for creating truly unique living experiences that offer quality while still remaining attainable.” While the design was not overly technical, the size of the project and the build time was the biggest challenge for this project. Managing 300 subcontractors onsite at any one time, as well as deliveries and materials, handling for such a large project can be quite demanding. “The use of prefabricated acoustic drainage pipes made the hydraulic installations a lot more efficient on the project enabling framing and drywall trades to access floors sooner,” said Damian. The sky park on Level-5 podium has a 25m infinity edge pool that is designed around a permanent movement joint running through the podium levels. “This required a lot of pre-planning and thought as well as specialist trades to execute the design correctly,” added Damian. Geocon’s Infinity Towers won the 2018 MBA Building and Excellence Award for Apartments and Units – High Rise Living, and the 2017 Master Builders Excellence in Building Awards for Work Health and Safety. As one of the only fully integrated development and construction businesses in Canberra, Geocon can increase efficiencies to deliver a higher level of sophistication in the affordable sector. “Our inhouse sales, conveyancing and customer care teams provide a personalised buyer experience, 172 ACT PROJECT FEATURE INFINITY TOWERS

guiding our clients through all stages of the development, sales, leasing and settlement process,” explained Damian. Established in 2007, Geocon typically specialised in free standing cottages until developing the Abode Hotels brand in 2010. Their first multi-unit residential development was established in 2012, with the 227 unit Vue Apartments in Tuggeranong. Their Abode Hotels division includes apartment style properties in Gungahlin, Woden, Tuggeranong, Narrabundah and Murrumbateman, with new hotels in the pipeline for the city, Belconnen and Kingston. “A cutting edge 5 hotel brand will be launched soon under the Abode Group umbrella,” said Damian. “Further expanding the group’s portfolio of restaurants, cafés, bars and conferencing facilities.” Geocon have come a long way since their inception. “Our hallmark is architecturally stunning buildings that deliver a new standard of contemporary living,” continued Damian. “We work in partnership with leading architects and landscape designers to achieve our goals. On the Infinity Towers project, we had 35 of our 100+ direct staff working and over 1,500 contractors.”

The company are known as powerhouse property developers with unparalleled expertise in construction, sales and hotel management. In 2014 Geocon began work on Wayfarer, the tallest residential building in Canberra with 331 units. In 2016 the company commenced two of the Australian Capital Territory’s most significant residential projects; Infinity Towers at 426-units and Southport at 360-units. Geocon are also working on several other exciting developments in the Australian Capital Territory including; The Republic Precinct in Belconnen, the Australian Capital Territory’s largest development to date; Midnight in Braddon, an exciting new mixed used development; Grand Central Towers with joint venture partner, Zapari, to deliver a $200 million residential and retail project in Woden Town Centre and others such as West Block, Metropol and Garema Place in the pipeline. For more information contact Geocon, Unit 18 Level-1, 24 Iron Knob Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609, phone 02 6255 0430, email admin@geocon.com.au, website www.geocon.com.au


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Below Elite Heating and Cooling supplied and installed the ventilation and air conditioning for Infinity Towers.

Residents of Gungahlin’s newest mixed use development, Infinity Towers, will be able to relax knowing their heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) services are the best technology available. Infinity Towers’ 426 residential apartments, 600m2 of ground level boutique commercial space and undercover carpark, is fitted with the highest quality and most reliable equipment on the market today by locally owned and operated Elite Heating and Cooling.

Elite Heating and Cooling have been providing energy saving HVAC solutions for over 11 years to Canberra residents. “We specialise in all HVAC, but particularly for multi residential projects,” said Fabian. The heating and cooling industry is ever changing, and the company are committed to continually educating customers of the cutting edge technology available to them for energy savings. Elite Heating and Cooling stand behind the products they install and believe they offer the highest quality, reliability and greatest efficiency on the market today.

Between July 2017 and February 2018 five of Elite Heating and Cooling’s 25 expert installers fitted ventilation systems, stair pressurisation systems in the basement carpark. The company also installed all apartment air conditioning units and bathroom ventilation. “We are very proud to be part of this iconic development. We are also enjoying working with Geocon on Midnight, Republic and Grand Central projects in Canberra,” said Director, Fabian Muscat. “Our goal is to provide the highest level of thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality. All products installed have been designed down to every detail and rigorously tested for reliability and durability.” 174 ACT PROJECT FEATURE INFINITY TOWERS

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Below D Group carried out the bulk excavation, civil works and demolition, and also provided extra staff for ancillary works.

Canberra’s highest residential development has the best foundations due to the skills and experience of D Group. Since founded in 1999 by Dino Jugovac, D Group has grown from a local hydraulics company into Canberra’s market leader in integrated civil, hydraulics and management projects. Beginning in September 2016, D Group completed a variety of civil works and demolition preliminaries for Infinity Towers. The company also provided crew to Geocon for ancillary works, ensuring a quick turnaround for project hand over. “The core component of our work on the project was the bulk excavation of nearly 20,000m3 of material for the basement, detailed excavation of footings, and preparation of the ground slab,” said D Group’s, Lincoln Corkill.

Specialising in bulk excavation, haulage, detailed excavation and shoring works, as well as pavement, kerb construction, stormwater, sewerage and gas, D Group consistently deliver the highest standard of workmanship. They also manage budgets and timelines effectively, leveraging their network capabilities and connections with local and interstate suppliers. Other projects they are currently working with Geocon include Republic (Section 200), in Belconnen and the Midnight project in Braddon. Both projects consist of bulk and detail excavation, as well as varying shoring packages and other supporting works.

The company has over 110 full time employees from apprentices to foremen, engineers to licensed builders and drainers. All are skilled, qualified and professional with a wealth of combined experience. The company is founded on the belief that the growth of their client’s business is of mutual interest and works with their clients to discover the best project outcomes. Over 90% of their business comes from repeat clients. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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Below CPS Concrete Group provided two placing booms to complete the concrete pumping for the project.

Locally owned and operated CPS Concrete Group (CPS) has been providing concrete services to the construction business industry within Canberra for over 40 years. Their proven track record made them a natural choice to complete the works on residential development, Infinity Towers in Gungahlin.

mobile concrete pumps from 36m to 52m, placing towers ranging from 28m to 36m. “In addition to our large plant, we also have a vast inventory of compaction, finishing and surface treatment equipment to complete all of our projects efficiently and to a high standard,” said Tony.

Starting work in August 2016, CPS engaged 45 of their staff for Infinity Towers, completing the work in February 2018. “We had two placing booms in place for the two towers to pump, place and finish all the concrete,” said Director, Tony Costanzo. “The tallest tower is 70m high and has 22-storeys.”

CPS’s plant and equipment are serviced regularly following the manufacturer’s specifications and any legislative requirements. All the company’s operators are fully trained and qualified for each plant and equipment.

CPS has excellent working relationships with many large builders around Canberra and has been involved in many major profile projects in the area. “We have a proven track record for having the skill sets, know how, innovative solutions and experience to complete large projects within budget and tight deadlines,” said Tony. “We have quality systems in place to ensure that our projects are completed efficiently, safely and to the highest standards each time.” CPS has a large and well maintained fleet of equipment to suit all projects, including a 28m Schwing mobile concrete pump, Callaghan WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Other projects CPS have worked on include Midnight Apartments, Republic Dusk also for Geocon, Civic Quarters for Construction Control, the Dickson Interchange for Bloc, Manuka Oval for Kane Constructions and Founders Lane for Chase.

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THE RIGHT AIM DEVELOPER : Doma Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Bloc ARCHITECT : Stewart Architecture CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $30 million

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The Archer is a luxurious residential development comprising 97 one, two and three bedroom apartments, which combine contemporary styling and quality finishes. Boasting sweeping views across the city, The Archer includes spacious outdoor living areas, enclosed courtyards and beautifully manicured gardens which exude a sense of opulent luxury. Within walking distance of the Kingston Foreshore lifestyle, The Archer is a premier residential development in Canberra boasting 97 lavish one, two and three bedroom apartments with high end finishes, spacious outdoor living areas, enclosed courtyards and sweeping views towards the city.

partnership with developers and organisations of all levels to produce buildings of the highest standards on budget, on time and target.”

Designed by award-winning architects Stuart Architecture, The Archer is another superior development collaboration between the nationally award-winning Doma Group and Bloc. Doma Group is one of the most significant investment and development companies, and private hoteliers in the Australian Capital Territory and Bloc are their preferred builder.

Originating in Canberra, Bloc is a project delivery, planning and construction firm specialising in high end residential, commercial and retail projects with operations in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Queensland. With a reputation for consistent excellence in design management, Bloc is renowned for their brilliant, experienced people, including their four hands on directors who are precise and diligent in performing to the highest standards and delivering thousands of residences, retail spaces, renovations and commercial buildings.

“For the past decade we’ve proudly constructed multiple Doma projects,” said Bloc Director, Andrew Redwin. “We work in successful

“Accuracy of execution and precision to task means our buyers can rest assured their project will be delivered to the highest standards,

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ensuring our extremely successful clients, both big and small, keep coming back,” said Andrew. “Our repeat business with local clients demonstrates our ability to consistently manage the design, procurement and construction process and consistently achieving outstanding results.” Bloc has the soul of a small company with the capacity to do high profile national projects, bringing value to developments from procurement to delivery. Working closely with a variety of property developers has led Bloc to develop the systems, procedures and programmes they need to deliver their many quality projects successfully. “Our principled approach to management means risks can be anticipated and managed to ensure a successful outcome,” said Andrew. “As well as our strong reputation for quality craftsmanship and diligence in commercial construction, each director has unsurpassed residential experience, particularly in the Canberra region. This experience spans custom designed luxury dwellings, townhouses and units together with extensive construction of high end and high density apartments.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Bloc’s unique experience in residential design allows for construction and design management to fit any environment, budget and scope. “We also have extensive project procurement experience and can provide strategic advice to our clients throughout the construction process to ensure they have the best advice and outcome,” said Andrew. A vital service provided by Bloc is early stage design input to ensure low cost design elements including layout, structural systems, building fabric and finishes. Clients work with the Bloc design management team from the pre-design approval stage to ensure that the end product is as efficient as possible. Their inhouse knowledge of the costs and benefits associated with construction materials and techniques allow the design process to progress while achieving the best value for money. For more information contact Bloc, Unit 9, Ground Floor, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600, phone 02 6260 6362, email info@bloc.com.au, website www.bloc.com.au ACT PROJECT FEATURE THE ARCHER 179


Below Nawkaw completed the wood grain concrete panel walling application to the precast façade of The Archer.

Designed by award-winning architects Stewart Architecture, The Archer will stand the test of time due to the unique exterior finishes produced by Nawkaw. Since 1998 Nawkaw has been manufacturing, supplying and applying specialist long life colour coatings for external walling, bringing concrete façades to life, while also producing stunning results that are weather resistant, long lasting, cost effective and environmentally friendly. “Our expertise is in matching any colour or effect. At The Archer we transformed the appearance of the moulded grey precast walling to look like real timber walling on the external façades of both buildings, said Nawkaw New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Operations Manager, Adam Wearing. The vertical precast panels in the timber look finish on The Archer doesn’t just add warmth and improve the aesthetics of the previously bare concrete faces they’re also attractive and long lasting. The natural look of timber created by Nawkaw on these structural elements is fire resistant, passing the AS/NZS 1530.3-1999 fire testing criteria. In addition, there will be no ongoing costs for preserving timber. “Our professionally trained façade coating applicators created an excellent layered finish, even with the difficulty of marrying up the

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seamless wood finish from scaffolding across the building,” said Adam. Nawkaw’s layered colour process ensures an impressive finish that withstands the elements. With no painting involved, the company’s finishes don’t crack or peel. Nawkaw colours aren’t just superior they are unique. “The range of colours we offer are far wider than traditional concrete colouring methods, and that means we can ensure your concrete walling matches your desired effect perfectly,” said Adam. Nawkaw offers up to a 30 year guarantee on all their finishes. Besides supplying and applying architectural specified finishes, the company can also correct poorly finished raw concrete. Nawkaw, with their penetrating concrete stains and skilled technicians, have a reputation for restoring the desired fair faced concrete look. Nawkaw also recently worked on the Australian National University SA6 Student Accommodation buildings; Arc by Crown in Clarence Street, Sydney; Opal Towers Olympic Park and the Sydney Metro North West Rail Link. For more information contact Nawkaw, 39/195 Prospect Highway, Seven Hills NSW 2147, phone 1300 629 529, email sales@nawkaw.com.au, website www.nawkaw.com.au

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Below Kovac Interiors supplied and installed the wardrobes and sliding doors for the residential units.

Providing a wide range of modern products for the ever expanding Canberra residential and commercial construction industry, Kovac Interiors’ reputation is unsurpassed and were a natural partnering choice on The Archer development.

constantly working with our overseas contacts to make this possible, and have some outstanding new wardrobe and shower screen products on offer in 2019.”

“We installed all the wardrobes and sliding doors, at The Archer,” said Kovac Interiors Director, Mario Kovac. “Bloc builders are very experienced in handing over quality units. It is always a pleasure working with them.”

Kovac Interiors have worked with Victory Homes on the Odin and Evolure projects, Antalija Constructions on The Reserve, Chase on St Germain, the Morris Property Group on Mayfair, Parc, Governor and Nova Apartments, Milin at Trilogy and Indigo Apartments and Geocon Constructions for Infinity Towers, Quay Apartments and Abode Hotels in Kingston and Murrumbateman.

In 2015, brothers Marijan and Ivan Kovac established the specialty wardrobe and shower screen business, and now they have 11 full time employees. The company is recognised by homeowners, renovators, architects and builders alike as one Canberra’s leading wardrobe and shower screen provider.

Kovac Interiors are also currently working with Kappelle on The Artisan (Deco Hotel), Chase on Founders Lane, and Geocon on Dusk, Republic and Midnight projects.

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Below Ignis Solutions provided their fire engineering consulting and solutions to bring The Archer to fruition.

Ignis Solutions is a Canberra based boutique fire engineering design and advice service. Established by Managing Director, Benjamin Hughes-Brown seven years ago, Ignis Solutions now employs 11 others. Ignis Solutions is at the peak of the industry, with Benjamin just one of only a limited number of fire safety engineer fellows of Engineers Australia with direct access to material testing and analysis, making his wealth of experience and qualifications internationally accredited. “In 2017 I established Ignis Labs, a state-of-the-art test facility,” said Benjamin. “It supports our fire safety engineering consultancy and also assists manufacturers as well as industry to understand material fire safety better.”

Ignis Solutions provides performance based design and evaluations on product testing and buildings for manufacturers to ensure those products meet the Building Code of Australia. “We find that many developers want to use specific products or designs, but the manufacturers may not have the right information or know whether it’s fire compliant. We help by doing fire safety testing as well as fire safety performance analysis to say it’s okay or recommend further testing and evaluation,” said Benjamin. “Our approach is to listen to our client’s needs, rather than try to drive a solution. We can then create something that’s suitable, and with our design and installation knowledge of fire safety systems we can deliver something that works and complies.” Benjamin also shares his expertise through monthly face-to-face seminars around Australia.

Today Ignis Solutions offer fire safety advice, design compliance as well as material testing for fire related matters from drawing board to signing off and certifying for handover. “It’s a complete service. Our new test facility provides non-combustible testing, fire hazard property testing as well as large scale internal and external wall testing,” said Benjamin. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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Below Fire Integrity Solutions provided their FPA Australia Fire Protection Accredited Scheme recognised fire doors to the project.

Established in 2013, Fire Integrity Services provides thorough and trustworthy passive fire protection services. Locally owned and operated, the team has over 25 years experience in local and interstate passive fire protection industry.

Fire Integrity Services also sells a range of well known passive fire products from fire boards, fire collars, fire sprays, fire rated mastics, fire rated pillows, fire rated door sets and non-fire rated door sets, to intumescent fire dampers and more.

Three of the Fire Integrity Services team took six months to supply and install all the fire door sets onsite for apartment entries and fire stairs at The Archer luxury Kingston residential development. Their range of door hangers and passive fire installers are FPA Australia Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme recognised.

“We’re currently working on The Canberra Hospital, Shape Manteena and ACT Health,” said Scott. “Plus, NRT Sydney trains for John Holland and CPB. We recently conducted passive fire installs in Shanghai, China and will rectify passive fire items in Islamabad in early 2019.”

“We pride ourselves on our quality of workmanship, and knowledge of the Building Code of Australia, Australian Standards and product specifications for all installs,” said Director, Scott Rose. Fire Integrity Services full range of services includes servicing and maintenance, passive fire inspections, installs, inspections and rectifications of all service penetrations including fire dampers. New fire door sets and rectification to existing fire door sets, Vermiculite fire spray to steel members including ductwork. Fire Integrity Services certification is in line with tested passive fire systems, relevant Australian Standards and the Building Codes of Australia. 184 ACT PROJECT FEATURE THE ARCHER

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Below Phase 4 Electrical and Data completed the communication and electrical services, switchboards and metering equipment.

Taking pride in providing a high level of service, quality of work, and building strong working relationships, Phase 4 Electrical and Data worked closely with other design and methodology representatives to carry out all electrical elements for The Archer. “Liaising with supply authorities we were able to assist with civil works and cable reticulation from the substation and communication infrastructure into the site,” said Director, Jeremy Fooks. “We installed all the switchboards, metering equipment, electrical, TV and communication services, completing everything on time and within budget.” Trialling a new temporary construction power and lighting system on the project, Phase 4 Electrical and Data increased the level of safety to an even higher standard, that improved their ability to reuse nearly all the components again on other developments, helping to limit any environmental impact. “By refining our quality control systems to a site specific model we were able to limit the risk of inefficiencies,” said Jeremy. “Construction Manager Steve Harper, Project Manager Johnny Catling, Estimator Ian Butler and our specialist teams produced a top outcome.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Phase 4 Electrical and Data was established in Canberra in 2001 by Jeremy Fooks and Tony Polak, operating from a spare bedroom and an old ute and van. Today, they have over 40 permanent staff providing small service jobs and maintenance, to complete design and construct of building developments from their Mitchell warehouse. “We provide complete electrical installations, industrial switchboards, access controls, CCTV, communications, FTA and FOX,” said Jeremy. “We’re extremely proud of the number of apprentices we’ve also brought through our system.” Other projects Phase 4 Electrical and Data are working on include Uptown Apartments, Palko and Nibu Apartments, Northshore Apartments, The Gallery, Amaroo multi-purpose building and gymnasium extension, ASADA redevelopment, and Canberra Grammar School IT wing.

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Below Trend Windows and Doors supplied and installed the sliding and stacking doors, windows and Quantum awnings for The Archer.

Trend Windows and Doors are proudly celebrating 50 years of manufacturing quality aluminium and timber windows and doors for the Australian building industry. With the largest and most comprehensive range of aluminium, timber, and thermal products available to suit acoustic, bushfire compliant and energy requirements for residential, multi-residential and commercial projects it is easy to see why they were the preferred supplier at The Archer for Bloc. “Trend ACT have been supplying products to Bloc projects for over six years now. We have supplied window solutions at Axiom, Axial, Palko and Realm for them,” said Trend Windows and Doors ACT Branch Manager, Peter Sullivan. “These projects all used our Quantum and Thermal products, each manufactured to suit the building requirements.” Trend Windows and Doors supplied and installed Quantum awnings, sliding and fixed windows, and sliding and stacking doors to The Archer, along with insect screens. The Quantum windows and doors were manufactured in their factory by a team of 45 professionals and built to suit the precast openings onsite, with most being 2400mm WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

high to capture light and views of the surrounding area. “The size and weight of the product created some logistical challenges, so we packed them into L frames and craned them onto the site,” said Peter. “The windows are also double glazed using Low E glass to meet energy ratings.” Trend products are all manufactured in Australia to suit the Australian Standards. Now A JELD-WEN Company, Trend Windows and Doors have around 750 employees nationally. A trusted partner to builders Australia wide, they are currently working with the leading Canberra region builders on numerous projects.

For more information contact Trend Windows and Doors, 74 Sheppard Street, Hume ACT 2620, phone 13 72 74, email info@trendwindows.com.au, website www.trendwindows.com.au ACT PROJECT FEATURE THE ARCHER 187


ELLENBROOK'S SUPER TANK DEVELOPER : Water Corporation MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Georgiou Group CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $14 million

The 80 million litre Ellenbrook Tank, contains enough water to support the growth of Ellenbrook and the north eastern metropolitan corridor. Measuring approximately 90m in diameter and 14m in height it is the largest concrete tank Georgiou Group and the Water Corporation have ever constructed. Valued at an impressive $14 million, Georgiou Group worked closely with the Water Corporation, which enabled the tank build and all associated works to progress with ease. The close relationship and trust between Georgiou Group and the Water Corporation is considered a key element of the projects success. While the focus was on the construction of the tank, Georgiou Group also delivered earthworks, facilitated the construction of the dosing building (where water comes through from bores for treatment), formed all the lead in piping to site (inlet and outlet), and related roadworks. Once Georgiou Group completed the earthworks package, the team began working on the design and construction of the tank. 80 concrete panels were manufactured in house at it’s precast yard in Hazelmere before being transported to the site. Each of the 80 concrete panels that make up the walls of the tank weigh between 30 and 60 tonne. The roof was constructed as a modularised system with the team installing each 15 tonne section, one at a time, as opposed to building the roof at height. 188 WA PROJECT FEATURE ELLENBROOK TANK

This method significantly reduced the working at height risk to workers and allowed the construction programme to be accelerated, resulting in a six week period from finishing the earthworks to the slab being poured and stressed. The enormity of Ellenbrook Tank can be illustrated by its extensive capacity of 80 million litres of water equating to 35 Olympic size pools. At max 200+ workers were contracted to work onsite, 1,260m3 of concrete was poured which required 230 trucks to deliver concrete to site, 96,000m3 of cut-to-fill was undertaken, 20,000m2 of asphalt was laid and 1,200m of piping was used (ranging from 500 to 1,200 in diameter). Water Corporation’s plans to build two more tanks at the site over the next 40 years, which will occur in stages as the population grows. While the Ellenbrook Tank is the biggest built by Georgiou Group and Water Corporation, it’s not the first tank Georgiou Group have worked on with Harvey Summit Tank and Denmark Tank part of the company’s portfolio. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


The team at Georgiou Group are looking forward to working on new, upcoming projects in New South Wales and Western Australia including: Northern Road Stage 4, Marina East Apartments, PAPL Skybridge, Roy Hill Bridge and the Great Northern Highway. Established in 1977, Georgiou Group is one of Australia’s leading construction companies, delivering a wide range of engineering services. With over 40 years experience and located in Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, their vision is to be ‘the best people to work with’. Georgiou Group believe in working alongside their clients and partners to achieve the best possible results. From the conceptualisation and design phase to the construction and handover stage, the team believe in excellent communication to complement their high quality work. The company have recently upgraded their fleet with the addition of the first factory fitted 3D GPS D6 Bulldozer, which takes advantage of the emerging technologies being implemented on construction sites. The GPS systems make machinery faster and more precise, allowing the Georgiou’s team to work more efficiently then with regular 2D GPS. Georgiou Group recognise that being a reputable corporation comes with great responsibility. That is why they have supported the WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Australian charity MATES in Construction for a number of years. Every year 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own lives, this means we lose a construction worker every second day to suicide. MATES are Australia’s leading suicide prevention organisation focusing on raising awareness, building capacity, providing help and research as well as implementing a variety of strategies and resources to assist workers and their families. For more information contact Georgiou Group, 68 Hasler Road, Osborne Park WA 6017, phone 08 9200 2500, email wa@georgiougroup.com.au, website www.georgiou.com.au WA PROJECT FEATURE ELLENBROOK TANK 189


Below: Meales Concrete Pumping WA used their state-of-the-art pumps to pour the 1,250m2 concrete pour onsite at Ellenbrook.

Following a long and successful relationship with Eastside Concrete, Meales Concrete Pumping WA worked as part of a dedicated team to pump concrete to the base and walls of the Ellenbrook Water Tank. Currently the largest water tank ever built by the State Government, the Ellenbrook Tank can hold enough water to fill 35 Olympic swimming pools. Situated to the North East of Perth, Ellenbrook is just 21km from Perth’s CBD. Along with catering for future growth in the north east metropolitan corridor, the new tank will provide a more consistent water pressure for local residents. An impressive 91m in diameter, and 13m high, the tank saw one of the biggest undertakings in the country with four pumps working onsite for 12 continuous hours in order to feed concrete to the base of the tank. Meales rotated 20 experienced operators to ensure the pump progressed with ease. The massive pour, estimated at 1,260m3, was captured on a time lapse video and can be viewed on the Meales Facebook page. With Georgiou Group leading the project, Meales provided two 60m, one 53m and two 47m pumps on the job. Continuing on from a 40 year history, the team at Meales continue to raise the bar with ongoing purchases of innovate equipment and continuous training in technological advances within their industry. The team is excited to see the expansion of their services with a brand new branch recently opened in Bunbury & Newman. This exciting addition allows the team to offer statewide coverage.

ability to provide impressive concrete pumping services in a wide range of applications. As market leaders in their industry, Meales boasts the largest fleet of mobile boom pumps, placing booms and stationary line pumps in Australia. The company’s pumps range from 17m-60m in size and are rated between 60-160m3 per hour, giving them the capability to accommodate both small and large pours. Meales are committed to reducing their impact on the environment. To minimise the release of contaminants and waste concrete, they have several purpose built depots fitted with oil separation systems and modern filtration and recycling water washout facilities for their mobile concrete pumps. In addition, the company have engineered and implemented an environmentally friendly water washout system for use on high rise and high pressure long ground line pours. The team at Meales has worked on a diverse range of projects including water treatment plants, hospitals, shopping centres, highways, tunnels, high rise buildings and commercial projects. Meales has successfully worked with John Holland, Thiess, Probuild, BHP, Rio Tinto, CBP Contractors and Baulderstone, just to name a few. As Australia’s largest concrete pumping operation, Meales are always looking for a way to improve their already impressive customer service and capabilities. The company recently added additional new line pumps, as well as 36m, 47m, 57m and 60m mobile boom pumps to their fleet, extending the range of projects the company are able to deliver.

The company is a leader in formulating efficient operational procedures, safe work practices and quality control procedures. Major contractors have recognised Meales’ capacity and capability to service large and complex projects and they are regularly engaged on major infrastructure, residential, civil, mining and high rise projects. Their strong focus on developing comprehensive concrete pumping services and specialist technical and operational knowledge gives them confidence in their 190 WA PROJECT FEATURE ELLENBROOK TANK

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Below KR Surveys provided a top down perspective through their use of drones onsite at Ellenbrook Tank.

KR Surveys is an established surveying and utility locating company servicing many of Western Australia’s largest civil contractors. Two dedicated specialists worked with Georgiou Group on the project, where KR Surveys provided high precision surveying and utility location for the impressive 80 million litre tank and surrounding infrastructure. Each week Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flights were completed by KR Surveys to provide detailed progress imagery and tracking for the project.

east metropolitan corridor. The team at KR Surveys has a large fleet of drones/UAVs which enables them to create 3D surfaces. This can be applied to stockpile quantities, progress site quantities and also end of month surveys. Using drones eliminates the need for a surveyor on the ground for these specific surveys, in turn creating a safer workplace. The team at KR Surveys have extensive experience in major road and rail projects, mine infrastructure expansions, residential subdivisions and various other surveying projects.

Survey requirements for this project included all of the structural set out for the post tensioning tank as well as dosing, building, and the civil set out of 6km of Mild Steel Cement Lined (MSCL), pipework for the inlet and outlet of the tank. KR Surveys found this to be an exciting and interesting project allowing them to apply their weekly UAV progress tracking method and produce accurate, detailed set out. The concrete tank, which is 91m in diameter and 13m high, is set to significantly improve the water supply to Ellenbrook and the north 192 WA PROJECT FEATURE ELLENBROOK TANK

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Below LogiCamms facilitated the electrical, instrument and control system design and construction onsite at Ellenbrook.

The team at LogiCamms worked with Georgiou Group and Water Corporation to provide electrical/instrument and control system design, construction and commissioning for the Ellenbrook Tank project. LogiCamms have an extensive history with the Water Corporation and have helped to secure the future water supply for multiple regions in Western Australia. The company had three specialist teams who worked on the project comprising of electrical engineers, control systems engineers and construction specialists, all of whom played an essential role in the project’s success. LogiCamms offers a comprehensive range of value driven and market leading capabilities that extend across three core industries; hydrocarbons, mining/minerals and infrastructure. LogiCamms have a well-established reputation for tailoring their approach to customer specific needs ensuring every phase of a project is delivered successfully. The company’s water experience ranges from water and wastewater treatment plants to desalination plants and transfer pipelines. LogiCamms are members of Water Corporations Process Control Systems and Operational Technology panels and provides services WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

both directly to Water Corporation and to Water Corporation’s primary contractors. Recent projects delivered include Denmark and East Rockingham waste water treatment plants and communications upgrades to over 150 Water Corporation sites across the Perth Metro and Goldfields regions in Western Australia. LogiCamms operates across Australia and New Zealand and provides water industry specialist services to authorities across the country including; SA Water, SE Water, Seqwater and Queensland Urban Utilities. In mining, LogiCamms has delivered some of the largest control system projects in Australia including control systems for the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, Queensland and the Roy Hill Mine Processing Plant, Western Australia. LogiCamms offers a true commitment to their customers and the performance of their operations. The team work with a diverse customer range including local councils through to larger corporations and resources companies. For more information contact LogiCamms, 251 Adelaide Terrace, 
Perth WA 6000, phone 08 6220 2000, email westenquiries@logicamms.com, website www.logicamms.com.au WA PROJECT FEATURE ELLENBROOK TANK 193


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Below Eastside Concrete facilitated the extensive concrete pour for the base of the Ellenbrook Tank.

Regardless of the size of the project, Eastside Concrete Contracting in Perth is dedicated to ensuring that all works are completed flawlessly, with efficiency and quality.

This project represents the largest concrete water tank in the Southern Hemisphere and the continuous pour of the base lasted 12 hours.

With over 20 years’ experience their professional team of contractors specialise in all aspects of concrete and associated services.

The $14 million Ellenbrook Water Storage Tank involved the construction of an 80 million litre tank which now provides much needed services to residents of Ellenbrook and the north eastern metropolitan corridor.

During their years of operation Eastside Concrete have developed a loyal client base which is just as diverse as the services they offer. These clients include Local Shires, Mining Companies, Builders, Developers, Landscapers, Commercial and Industrial Companies plus Residential Homeowners. Eastside Concrete have an impressive equipment portfolio and one piece worth mentioning is the Somero 3D Laser Screed. This is the only 3D laser screed in Western Australia and is capable of producing perfectly flat floors and floors with a dome effect. Eastside Concrete used the 3D laser screed onsite at Ellenbrook. Working with Water Corporation, Georgiou Group and several other contractors, the team at Eastside Concrete had four pumps onsite for the extensive concrete pour which made the base of the tank. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The innovative Somero 3D laser screed was also present on the 75 million litre Cunderdin Water Tank project for Water Corporation and the runway at Perth Airport which accommodates the new Dreamliner. Eastside Concrete offers a diverse range of concrete solutions to developments of all sizes throughout Western Australia.

For more information contact Eastside Concrete Contracting, 10 Meliador Way, Midvale WA 6056, phone 08 9274 5245, email eastsideconcrete@bigpond.com WA PROJECT FEATURE ELLENBROOK TANK 195


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LIFE FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE DEVELOPER : Stirling Capital MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : JAXON ARCHITECT : MJA Studio CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $56 million

Cirque Apartments is an impressive 5 Star Green Star, 20-level residential development comprising 111 apartments, pool, spa, sauna, gym, private dining, cocktail bar, theatre, lounge/library, with BBQ facilities, and ground floor community and commercial tenancies. Cirque Apartments features the highest quality design set on the Canning River in the Perth suburb of Mount Pleasant.

comprises many precast concrete elements, double glazed windows and curved balcony glass panels that create a striking façade.

The 111 apartments have been fitout with stunning interiors showcasing deluxe finishes, generously sized floorplans with substantial balconies and floor to ceiling glazing to maximise views.

“We had a full time Design Manager on the project for at least a year, working with the project team and consultants to ensure effective coordination,” explained Business Development Manager, Travis Harvey. “In addition, the architect, MJA Studio, had one of their Directors based in the project office given the high-level of detailed and sophisticated design.”

The Stage 1 tower, sits over a 4-storey podium with two commercial tenancies and numerous communal facilities including a pool and gym, private dining areas, theatre and library. A 2,500m² residents’ deck provides resort style features with a cocktail bar, landscaping and cabanas. The unique design of the building brings optimum sun to the communal areas. Stage 2 will add another building of similar design and scale, a mirrored version of Stage 1, to ensure the best views from both buildings. The development is designed to maximise natural cross ventilation, and roof mounted solar panels, as well as home energy and water metering systems that allow residents to track water and energy use, earning Stage 1 of the project a 5 Star Green Star as-designed and (once completed) as-built rating. In Decemeber 2016 JAXON started the D&C contract for the Cirque Apartments with early works onsite. Main design and construction works commenced mid-2017. The tower

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JAXON is a well recognised and highly regarded Tier 2 construction company with an excellent reputation in the delivery of quality projects in both metropolitan and regional locations throughout Western Australia. JAXON is strong in Design and Construct projects with a design team of Architects who coordinate and manage consultants to achieve the most buildable outcome. The company offers a comprehensive range of building services including planning and programming, constructability reviews and approvals, cost estimating, value engineering and construction management. JAXON has 60 years experience of commercial, multi-residential and in 2018 constructed over 400 apartments, 250 hotel and student rooms and 160 aged care rooms. Currently JAXON are building a 27-storey hotel in the Perth CBD and a 4-storey, 45 room

student accommodation block at St Georges College for UWA. JAXON has won a string of awards for its residential and commercial constructions including the Master Builders Building Excellence Award in both 2014 and 2015. “Looking forward, JAXON will look to continue to operate in the Residential sector, as well as strengthen our portfolio of diverse project types, targeting projects that sit in the government, schools, and fitout and refurbishment categories,” added Travis. “We would like to thank our client Stirling Capital, design consultants including MJA Studio, Floth, and Hera Engineers and all our trades and suppliers. Cirque was the first density project in the precinct in a number of years and its set a new benchmark for Perth – this is because of the vision and hard work shown by everyone involved,” said Travis. “And thank you to our JAXON project team members – construction is a difficult industry, particularly in recent times in Perth. The dedication and passion shown by our staff on projects like this ensures JAXON will continue to grow and develop their brand.” For more information contact JAXON, 4 Gwenyfred Road, South Perth WA 6151, phone 08 9368 9999, email info@jaxon.net.au, website www.jaxon.net.au


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Below Floth were commissioned to provide mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, fire services and power to the Cirque Apartments.

Floth is a leading building services and engineering consultancy specialising in sustainable energy solutions. At Cirque Apartments Floth were engaged to design the mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and fire services including the HVAC, the power, including the lighting, the hot and cold water supply and drainage system. In May 2017 a team of engineers commenced design work on the D&C contract completing design and coordination ready for installation by October 2017. The team also facilitated energy value management, assisting in the project’s achievement of a NABERS rating. Tim Philp, Principle Mechanical Engineer, Project Leader and Director of the Perth office explained the work. “We were engaged on the job after the initial design was completed and the challenge involved the re-engineering and coordination of our designs to ensure the services fit. We had to maintain the design intent without adding to the cost or changing the layout, some of the apartments had already been sold.” Established in 1984, Floth has offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Jakarta providing a range of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) services for large scale projects such as hospitals, WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

hotels and educational facilities. Floth also retrofit older buildings and in Perth, Floth’s team of 18 engineers and drafters and are currently at work on Raine Square, a mixed use hotel redevelopment integrating two heritage listed structures, amongst other notable Perth Projects. Floth are highly experienced targeting NABERS and Green Star ratings, implementing alternative sources of energy generation and reducing a project’s carbon output using 3D modelling, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling and simulation. Floth has won many awards for their environmentally sustainable designs. The Brisbane office achieved Australia’s first 6 Star NABERS Indoor Environment rating as well as winning the World Green Building Council 2016 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Award.

For more information contact Floth, 2 Mill Street, Perth WA 6000, phone 08 6162 2396, email perth@floth.com.au, website www.floth.com.au WA PROJECT FEATURE CIRQUE APARTMENTS 201


Contractors Directory ACOUSTIC ENGINEER Embelton

CIVIL ENGINEERING Cherrie Civil Engineering

Page 153 | 02 9748 3188

Page 50 | 02 8824 8225

AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, REFRIGERATION & MECHANICAL SERVICES Canberra Mechanical Services Page 162 | 02 6284 4221

Eco Airconditioning Page 120 | 03 9770 8081

Elite Heating and Cooling Page 170 | 0402 016 529

Fredon Air NSW

CLADDING Custom Clad Page 145 | 03 9791 2904

Frontek Australia Pty Ltd Page 128 | 02 9316 6818

Tomark Group Page 147 | 02 9719 8690

CLEANING SERVICES PK Cleaning Services

Page 52 | 02 9475 9400

Page 92 | 1300 544 284

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia

COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT/

Page 32, 34 | 1300 138 008

Orion Mechanical Services Page 67 | 02 9669 1404

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Skyview Aerial Photography Page 10 | 0431 931 910

ALUMINIUM FABRICATION RJS Aluminum Page 149 | 02 9790 3345

Keystone Installations Page 148 | 0412 407 775

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS Icon Custom Projects Page 35 | www.iconcustomprojects.com.au

BUILDING ASSOCIATION Australian Constructors Association Page 26 | www.acaa.net.au

CAR LIFTS & HOITS Southwell Lifts & Hoists Page 77 | 1800 244 787

CIVIL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES D Group Page 171 | 02 6162 3377

APPLIANCES Lamberts Page 152 | 07 3277 9651

V & C Commercial Catering Equipment Page 112 | 03 9459 6111

CONCRETE, CONCRETE SERVICES & CONCRETE PRODUCTS CPS Concrete Group

CPB Contractors

Healthscope

Page 44 | 02 8668 6000

Page 44 | 03 9926 7500

Georgiou Group

Sekisui House

Page 184 | 08 9200 2500

Page 84 | 1800 606 808

Geocon Page 168 | 02 6255 0430

DISABILITY ACCESS

Hutchinson Builders (QLD)

CONSULTANTS Indesign Access

Page 150, 154 | 07 3335 5000

Hutchinson Builders (VIC) Page 104 | 03 9282 9500

JAXON Page 194 | 08 9368 9999

Kane Constructions (ACT) Page 160 | 02 6203 4200

Novati Constructions Page 78 | 02 8436 9000

Parkview Page 60, 84, 100 | 02 9506 1500

Watpac Limited Page 68 | 07 3251 6300

CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE / DOCUMENT/PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT ArchiStar Page 22 | 02 9899 5247

CoreLogic Page 2| 1300 734 318

Page 173 | 02 6228 1552

EstimateOne

De Martin and Gasparini

Page 30 | 1300 705 035

Page 27 | 02 9748 1500

Eastside Concrete Conctracting Page 191 | 08 9274 5245

Meales Concrete Pumping WA Page 186 | 1300 632 537

CONCRETE COLOURING Nawkaw Page 134, 176 | 1300 629 529

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES & ALLIANCES ABD Group Page 118 | 03 8336 1504

Bloc Page 174 | 02 6260 6362

Buxton Construction Page 110, 122 | 03 9644 7000

Ceerose Property Group Page 94 | 02 9571 9999

Procore Page 24 | 1800 431 456

Viewpoint Construction Software Page 201 | www.viewpoint.com

CONSULTANTS (ENGINEERS) Floth Page 197 | 08 6162 2396

CONSULTANTS (SURVEYORS/ PROJECT MANAGEMENT) Construction Consultants Page 20 | 02 9633 9233

DEVELOPERS Aoyuan International

Page 37 | 0410 559 196

DOORS & DOOR FRAMES CS Cavity Sliders Page 83 | 02 9935 9601

DOORS & WINDOWS Leda Aluminium Page 64, 136 | 02 9642 8588

Trinity Windows Pty Ltd Page 134 | 02 9631 5577

ELECTRICAL SERVICES Dynamite Electrical Pty Ltd Page 72 | 02 9669 3311

NOS Group Page 102 | 02 9531 1232

Phase 4 Electrical and Data Page 181 | 02 6262 3500

VAST Electrical Page 121 | 03 8401 4940

Star Group Page 48 | 02 9708 7555

Tes Electrical Page 196 | www.teselectrical.com.au

ELECTRICAL SERVICES (INSTRUMENT DESIGN) LogiCamms Page 189 | 08 6220 2000

ENGINEERING (STRUCTURAL / CIVIL) Calibre Group Page 73 | 02 9004 8855

EXCAVATION & EARTH

Fife Capital

MOVING Chalouhi

Page 68 | 02 9251 2777

Page 90 | 02 9790 3799

Page 78 | 02 9267 7456

Moits Page 81 | 02 8026 1700

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FAÇADES & FACADE SYSTEMS JRL Aluminium

HEATING Comfort Heat Australia

Page 132 | 02 9728 9402

Page 36 | www.comfortheat.com.au

Pearl Facade Systems Page 138 | 0421 454 628

Preston Australia Pty Ltd Page 127 | 02 9748 4677

FAÇADES & CURTAIN WALLS Austech Facades Page 103 | 02 9316 7888

Collmill Group Page 142 | 03 9315 2660

Fabmetal Specialists Page 143 | 03 5720 2177

Façade Concept Pty Ltd Page 144 | 02 9525 5446

FAÇADES, WINDOWS & GLAZING AMA Windows + Glass Facades Page 146 | 02 9666 9992

Architectural Glass & Cladding Page 130 | 07 5523 2335

Multiglaze Pty Ltd Page 62 | 02 9543 0324

FIRE DOORS Fire Integrity Services

HERITAGE ADVISORS Comber Consultants Page 91 | 02 9799 6000

HYDRAULICS Contemporary Plumbing Page 165 | 1300 988 773

JOINERY & KITCHENS Apollo Kitchens Page 88, 96 | 1300 908 090

JOINERY Kovac Interiors Page 178 | 0488 243 253

GETC Page 106 | 03 9312 0812

LABOUR HIRE & RECUITMENT MC Labour Services Page 113 | 1300 10 12 14

LANDSCAPING Fresh Landscapes Group

Page 180 | 02 6284 4981

Page 86 | 02 9674 5131

FIRE SERVICES Auscoast Fire Services

LIBRARY DESIGN Raeco

Page 157 | 07 557 6788

Ignis Solutions Pty Ltd

Page 34 | 1300 727 231

LIGHTING DESIGN JCL Electrics

FLOORING Peter Kelly Flooring

Page 163 | 02 6260 2488

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

GLASS WINDOWS & DOORS Trend Windows & Doors Page 183 | 13 72 74

WATERPROOFING &

FRAMING AMA Precast Pty Ltd

FLOODTESTING GCP Australia Pty Ltd

Page 124 | 03 5428 1023

Page 38 | 1800 334 444

PRECAST CONCRETE Euro Precast

WATERPROOFING, SEALANTS & EXPANSION JOINING CETCO Australia

Page 109 | 03 8787 8991

Page 114 | 03 5278 2555

PRESSED METAL Australian Pressed Metal Group Page 70 | www.australianpressedmetal. com.au

PROJECT & DEVELOPMENT

WATER MANAGEMENT & SUPPLY Waterfix Australia Page 117 | 03 9036 6999

MANAGERS SIPM

WINDOWS Sino in Aus

Page 71 | +61 2 9299 9009

Page 125 | 0400 555 344

STONE AND TILE Pro Dynamic Tiling Page 108 | 03 9768 3698

Rejuvenation Solutions Page 41 | 0411 698 617

STONE MASONRY FB Masonry Page 80 | 02 9939 0467

RJC Stonemasons Page 76 | 02 8322 1832

Page 179 | 02 6100 3900

Page 55 | 02 9899 6688

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ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE (SIGNS) Conform Designs Pty Ltd

SUPPLIERS (PRODUCTS/ EQUIPMENT) Blackwoods Page 28 | 02 8873 4800

SURVEYORS KR Surveys Page 188 | 0400 077 933

Page 66 | 0400 685 611

TILING Select Stone

PLASTER & INTERNAL

Page 156 | 1300 755 883

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