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Winter 2011



JD Hardie Centre Works have completed in South Hedland

St Georges Terrace Streetscape officially opens Highlighting Broad’s Green Credentials Push the boundaries... anything is possible.

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New projects across the nation


St Georges Terrace Streetscape


JD Hardie Centre


Highlighting Broad’s Green Credentials


Safety Spotlight


BroadQuality Day


BroadManteena Launch


Extending our prospective outlook


‘Out and About’ at Broad


Project Snapshots

BROADVIEW MAGAZINE ISSUE 15 - WINTER 2011 Printed on 55% recycled content Monza Satin paper using environmentally safe vegetable based inks. Published by Broad Group Holdings Pty Limited Level 1, 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth, WA No part of this publication may be reproduced or copied in any form without written permission from Broad Group Holdings Pty Limited. DISCLAIMER The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of Broad Group Holdings Pty Limited or its related companies. We make no representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication which should not be relied upon for commercial purposes.


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With the 2010-2011 financial year now wrapped up, it marks an opportunity for Broad to review and reflect on our performance over the last 12 months and put into action our future business plan.

As we delve into the second half of the year, there are many exciting opportunities before us. Securing Shenton Park Data Centre – Metronode, WA; Dumas House, WA; WesTrac Guildford, WA; and Gracewood Kellyville Community Living Units North Western Sydney, NSW are tremendous successes and a reflection of Broad’s professionalism and reputation to deliver quality projects.

clients and subcontractors across the country on ‘BroadQuality Day’.

Since the last edition of BroadView, Broad As Broad continues to grow at a considerable rate transformed South Hedland’s existing recreation there have been some changes to management. facility, known as the JD Hardie Centre, into one I would like to welcome and congratulate of Western Australia’s best and largest youth and Khanh Nguyen to the Executive Management recreation facilities. This project presented it’s Team; Khanh was recently appointed General own unique challenges Manager, Broad Civil. Broad Civil and Broad WA and was completed to the Congratulations also to highest of standards. Peter Moore who was fulfilled the requirements promoted to Construction After completing a for a Platinum Certificate of Director for Broad WA three day WorkSafe Plan Achievement under the WorkSafe building division. assessment that reviews Broad’s Safety and Health Another exciting Plan assessment process. systems and procedures, development is the recent Broad WA and Civil were recommended for the launch of the new Joint Venture between Broad Platinum Certificate of Achievement. I am very Construction Services (NSW/VIC) Pty Ltd and pleased to announce that formal notification has Manteena Pty Ltd. Operating in the Australian been received confirming all the requirements Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding regions, for the Platinum Certificate were fulfilled. the Joint Venture brings together in excess of 50 Receiving this safety accolade is an extraordinary years experience and a combined annual revenue achievement and recognises Broad’s commitment in excess of $600m. to health and safety. Thank you to everyone Broad has a bright and exciting future on the involved, this is a fantastic effort. horizon with an extensive range of projects in the Across the company a new ‘BroadQuality’ construction, civil and resource sectors. initiative has been introduced, together with a Quality Board who will oversee and guide the adherence to, and improvement of, standards and practices across Broad’s business operations. ‘Quality for Life’ is a new Broad value which is accompanied by quality guidelines and behaviours that reinforces the value and ensures that quality Kari Rummukainen is an important part of Broad’s everyday working Founder and Managing Director life. To reinforce this message the concept was successfully launched to the Broad Team,

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New Projects

Perth, WA

Kellyville, NSW

work gets underway

Reporting on what’s new and happening across the nation at Broad.

Dumas House Fitout and Base Building Works Broad Construction Services (WA) is pleased to announce that they have been awarded Dumas House fitout and base building works.


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Dumas House is located on an elevated position across from the spectacular Kings Park Botanical Gardens, at the western entrance to St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Works are expected to commence in August 2011

Originally built in 1966, Dumas House offers tenants stunning views of Perth, ample parking and public transport nearby. Elements of this building have heritage value and it is noted as a significant landmark.

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and will include works to the lower and upper basement, external lower and ground level car park and the refurbishment of offices on levels 1

Once completed, the works will increase value and functionality and ensure the preservation of an iconic Perth building

Gracewood Kellyville Community Living Units Broad NSW/VIC is pleased to announce they have been awarded stage one of Gracewood Kellyville Community Living development, situated 35km North West of the Sydney CBD in the Hills District.

Shenton Park Data Centre Australian data-centre operators Metronode are increasing their data centre capacity across the country. This expansion has resulted in the construction of a number of new data centre facilities. As part of the Perth works, Broad WA commenced work on a new data centre facility in mid June. The construction of the new facilities has been designed as a staged approach with future expansion in mind. The site is split into the following main areas: • Technical Space • Bladeroom/Dataroom Module • Electrical MEP Plantrooms • External Site Services The project is expected to be completed in early 2012

Stage one involves the construction of 73 new one, two and three bedroom community village units in two, five-storey buildings, complete with basement car parking, village clubhouse, community services facilities and associated site works and services. Once all the proposed final stages are complete, Gracewood Community Kellyville residents will have access to their own movie theatre, gymnasium, heated pool, hair salon, café, chapel, library, medical consulting rooms and selection of retail facilities.

Whilst still being close to family and friends, Gracewood Community Kellyville development will be nestled among beautiful landscaped gardens including a lake, timber boardwalks and wide open areas, all set in a rural surrounding. The community living units allow residents to decide on their level of care ranging from independent living, assisted living and aged care living arrangements

WesTrac Secured Broad WA has been successful in securing the construction of the

It is intended that the completed project will be leased for the use as the operational Head Office for WesTrac Western Australia

WesTrac facility, located in South Guildford Western Australia. The project involves the construction of a new administration and distribution centre and related works. The proposed site for development is fairly large at approx 34,000 sqm. The scope of work covers the construction of a large parts distribution centre and workshop (16,000 sqm) located predominantly in the centre of the site. To the south of this building, a new head office, reception and sales area comprising of two storeys with a plant room above will also be constructed. The main entrances will include car parking for customers, visitors and staff.

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St Georges Terrace Streetscape works are fit for the Queen Broad Civil has transformed Perth’s most well known street, St Georges Terrace, into a bustling pedestrian friendly environment.

Perth, WA


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The Terrace now has an attractive street appeal, encouraging more people to the area to take advantage of the new sitting and alfresco opportunities. The works for the City of Perth, in the heart of the Central Business District included the reduction of the vehicular traffic lanes from three to two between William and Barrack Streets, demolition of existing infrastructure and replacement with widened granite paved footpaths, increased central median width, new pedestrian crossings, improved and larger bus shelters, street furniture, tree plantings and associated landscaping. Works on the St Georges Terrace Streetscape Enhancement Project commenced in mid September 2010 and was officially opened by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi on Wednesday, 3 August at Allendale

Square forecourt. The official opening was a lively ceremony, kicked off by a group of flash mob dancers who entertained passing pedestrians and the crowd gathered for the opening. The Lord Mayor addressed the crowd with a speech and thanked the Broad Civil team for their hard work over the last 11 months and for delivering a quality project ahead of schedule. Retailers, businesses and city workers were also thanked for their patience and cooperation whilst the works were undertaken. Following the speech, the Lord Mayor officially opened the St Georges Terrace enhancement with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This project has been a great success and now offers a ‘sense of arrival’ along Perth’s premier street, in the heart of the CBD

Top Left: Reduction of traffic lanes down to two between William and Barrack Streets. Middle: The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi officially opening the Terrace enhancement with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Left to Right, Councillor James Limnios, Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and Councillor Rob Butler Top Right: Pedestrians utilising the widened granite paved footpaths. Bottom Right: The Broad Civil Team with The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, Left to Right: Rob Van Riel, Karl Riegert, Ryan Wood, Khanh Nguyen, Shane Young, The Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, Amy Scari, Scott Maisey, David Ristovsky, Lee McCabe and Eric Richards.

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South Hedland, WA

JD Hardie Centre Now open to the South Hedland youth Broad received formal notification of Practical Completion of the JD Hardie Centre project in Port Hedland in May. The centre was officially opened by Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls, BHP Billiton Iron Ore Vice-President Health, Safety, Environment and Community Carl Binning and Town of Port Hedland Mayor Kelly Howlett on Tuesday, 28 July. The centre will operate as the largest youth precinct in Western Australia once the Multi-Purpose Recreation Centre is completed in May 2012. The centre will offer facilities such as health, recreation and support services for people aged 10-21 and will provide a base for local government, not for profit organisations and allied community groups. In celebration of the town’s new and modern multi-purpose facility and to thank the community for their warm welcome during the redevelopment, Broad donated an inflatable jumping castle as a fundraising opportunity for the community. “The site team thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and their time spent within the community. They wanted to give something back as a small token of their appreciation,” said Broad WA Director and General Manager Nick Cater.

The jumping castle will be presented to the Town of Port Hedland Mayor Kelly Howlett.

into Pilbara’s Port City,” said Town of Port Hedland Mayor Kelly Howlett.

“The upgrade and redevelopment of the JD Hardie Centre is one of Council’s three major projects and also the first to be completed. It is great to see Broad Construction come on board in celebrating this milestone and provide something which will have a positive ongoing effect for the youth and community of Hedland. It is partnerships such as this that will help the Town of Port Hedland transform

This project has been challenging due to location and adverse weather, however the team delivered an outstanding project financially and ahead of programme

Top Left: The modern and bright external facade of the JD Hardie Centre. Bottom Left: New recreation facilities for the South Hedland Community. Top Right: The JD Hardie Project Team. Bottom Right: A tired JD Hardie Centre before its transformation.

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Broad’s Green Credentials - at a glance Broad encourages the adoption of green building practices and are proud members of the Green Building Council Australia.

Broad offers a team of experienced professionals who are confident in achieving and delivering Green Star Certified buildings and NABERS Ratings. Broad has demonstrated their ability in Green Star certification by successfully delivering nine Green Star certified buildings throughout Western Australia and Queensland as well as a 5 star NABERS rated building in Western Australia and a 4 ½ Star in New South Wales (NSW rating formerly ABGR - Australian Building Greenhouse Rating), with a third rating still pending in Western Australia. Broad are committed to supporting and working with the client and selected consultants in the application of these rating systems. Together, Broad will help lead all stakeholders in an item by item review to ensure the optimum rating is achieved

25 Smith Street, Parramatta, Nsw

4 Star Green Star - Office Design v2 4 ½ Star ABGR (Australian Building Greenhouse Rating)

Perth Gpo Building Refurbishment, Perth, Wa

4 Star Green Star - Office Design v2

130 Stirling Street, Perth, Wa

4 Star Green Star - Office Design v2 5 Star NABERS

Alluvion, Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Wa

4 Star Green Star - Office Design v2

Bellbird Park Primary School, Qld

4 Star Green Star - Education Design v1

(Augusta State School) Thornlands South Primary School, Qld (BayView State School)

4 Star Green Star - Education Design v1 4 Star Green Star - Education As Built v1

Bundilla State School, Qld

Registered for Green Star - Education Design v1

East Coomera Primary School, Qld

5 Star Green Star - Education Design v1

(Coomera Rivers State School) Murrumba Downs High School, Qld

Registered for Green Star - Education Design v1

Peregian Springs Primary School, Qld

4 Star Green Star - Education Design v1

(Peregian Springs State School) Collingwood Park Primary School, Qld (Woodlinks State School) 10

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4 Star Green Star - Education As Built v1 4 Star Green Star - Education Design v1

Perth, WA

130 Stirling Street Earlier this year, 130 Stirling Street completed its first 12 months NABERS Energy rating period. Broad was advised by Charter Hall that the building had officially achieved a 5 Star Base Building NABERS Energy rating. Broad was contracted to target a Base Building Australian Best Standard rating of 4.5 stars without using Greenpower. Broad managed to exceed this expectation by achieving a 5 star rating, the highest NABERS rating possible. NABERS is a method of rating the energy efficiency of office buildings. A new assessment is carried out every 12 months and the rating is an actual reflection of the energy used, based

NABERS Case Study

on electricity and gas bills, and gives a basis for comparing a building performance with its peers. The 5 star rating for 130 Stirling Street with normalised emissions of 65 kg per sqm of NLA per annum makes this building one of the most NABERS energy efficient buildings in Western Australia. The process for achieving this rating started in 2007, with design reviews and modelling of the buildings performance. The key aspects which helped deliver the result was the use of Active Chilled beams over traditional VAV designs, which reduced fan power, and installing plant-rooms on

every floor giving greater flexibility for AC control to individual tenants. A 12 month post Practical Completion building tuning period involved much closer scrutiny of plant performance resulting in a number of optimisation changes to the AC controls which enhanced the ratings performance. This attention to detail was essential to achieve the 5 star NABERS rating. The following explains environmental and other impacts on 130 Stirling Street, in measurable quantities:

Employee Profile Harry Boyle Building Services Manager Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP) Harry joined Broad WA in June 2007 as Building Services Manager and has over 20 years experience in the construction industry

1. Since completion the building electricity charge out rate has increased 30%, that is cost of electricity has risen 30%.

in various roles in Australia and the United

2. The building is approx 86% occupied.

to achieve a 4 Star Green Star - Office Design

3. The building has outperformed the modelled expectation by approx 12%. 4. The saving in dollars of this result is approx $30,000 per year or $3/4m over the specified 25 years life expectancy of the building at today’s rates.

Kingdom. Harry was heavily involved in assisting Broad v2 in both Alluvion and 130 Stirling Street earlier this year, and he assisted 130 Stirling Street to achieve the 5 Star NABERS Energy Rating. An achievement he is particularly proud of. “It is very rewarding to receive a Green Star or NABERS rating, knowing your hard work is contributing towards building a

5. This equates to approx 80 tonnes less of CO2 Emissions than modelled per year.

greener future” said Harry.

6. The saving in dollars over a 2.5 star building (generally considered the standard) is approx $110,000 per year or approx $2.75m over the specified 25 years life expectancy of the building at today’s rates.

Professional since October 2007. This

7. This equates to approx 750 tonnes p.a. less of CO2 Emissions than a 2.5 star building, or nearly 19 thousand tonnes less of CO2 Emissions over the life of the building.

NABERS seminar that provides an overview of

The Building is a credit to Broads’s credentials and commitment to reduce environmental impacts

Harry has been a Green Star Accredited accreditation recognises Harry’s advanced knowledge, experience and competency with the Green Star environmental rating system. Harry has also completed the Introduction to the NABERS scheme and is currently working towards becoming a NABERS Accredited Assessor. Harry is one of only 234 accredited professionals in wa Broadview _ issue 15


Green Star Case Study Coomera, Qld

Aspire Schools Coomera Rivers State School

Designing a 5 star ‘green-school’

The Proposal for Coomera Rivers

Passive Design

The school comprised of core facilities buildings including, administration, special education unit, resource and ground care buildings together with prep, junior and senior buildings grouped together as precincts.

was to design and construct a new state primary school to facilitate years from Prep to Grade 7, with a targeted population of 1164 students by 2016.

Initially the project was contractually required to achieve a 4 Star Green Star design rating under the Green Buildings Council Australia’s (GBCA) Education v1 2008 Rating Tool. The project surpassed this rating and was awarded a 5 Star Green Star - Education Design v1, the first school Australia-wide to achieve such a rating. Achieving a 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 certification rates the school as ‘ Australian Excellence’ when discussing green building practices and the school incorporated many innovative environmental strategies in its design.

Buildings were designed to maximise the benefits of orientation, solar access, natural lighting, shading, and cross ventilation. As a result the project was awarded innovation points by ensuring that over 90% of the internal Usable Floor Area’s have a direct line of sight to the outdoors – studies show that a stimulating visual environment aids the learning process. Artificial Lighting Energy consumption as a result of artificial lighting was minimised through implementation of efficient light fittings, use of high frequency ballasts to eliminate flicker, local light switching, and time switches for the control of external lights. Hot Water ocalised hot water storage was provided to L minimise pipe runs together with insulated pipe work and energy efficient hot water storage systems. Water Conservation he schools are designed to efficiently use the T mains potable water supply, through the selection of efficient plumbing fixtures and fittings such as high WELS rated tap ware and low capacity dual flush cisterns.

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lushing to the majority of toilet facilities avoids F potable water use altogether through the use of recycled water. Above ground rainwater tanks are provided to allow selected landscaped areas to be irrigated. Sustainable Materials, Equipment, and Construction I n excess of 30% reduction in the use of cement through replacement with Fly Ash (an Industrial Waste Product). he selected finishes have low formaldehyde T and volatile Organic Compound content and/or emissions which minimise the detrimental impact on occupant health through creating better internal air quality.

Employee Profile Waste Management aste Management Plans have been implemented W for both the construction and operational phases of the project. Dedicated waste storage areas have been constructed to facilitate the collection, separation and recycling of waste generated by the school. I n excess of 80% of all waste materials generated as a result of the construction process have been diverted from landfill through re-use and recycling. Heating, Ventilation and Cooling nhanced indoor environment quality is provided E through careful design and selection of shading elements, insulating materials and building colours. Together with the passive design strategies outlined above. Window sizes are generous which provide the majority of internal areas with a view to the outside, and allow optimum ventilation and infiltration of natural light. Physical Environment No topsoil has been removed from site. All refrigerants emitted within the project do not detract from the surrounding physical environment, as they have an ozone depletion potential of zero. he external lighting design reduces light T pollution as there are no beams directed skyward or beyond the property boundaries. Bio retention basins have been installed to control the quantity and quality of stormwater runoff.

The presence of Gold Coast’s City Councils Recycled Water Mains network allowed Green Star water category score to be significantly higher than for the other schools. Broad was able to demonstrate that the irrigation of the oval would be through the use of non-potable water. Within Queensland, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) weights the points within the Water Category as the third most important after the Energy and Indoor Environment Quality credits. With the possibility of delivering an Australian first 5 Star Green Star Education Design rated school, together with our significant score adjustment, resulted in the project team thoroughly investigating the targets to identify further opportunities to claim extra points. Broad was able to justify to the GBCA that additional points could be achieved within the following categories; • Indoor environment Quality • Materials • Emissions • Innovation As a result of these extra points, Broad delivered a school to Aspire and DET that exceeded the briefed requirements and achievements of the previous schools. Coomera Rivers State School’s 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 rating demonstrates the schools commitment to sustainable development. This outstanding achievement will conserve and reduce the human impact on the surrounding environment, preserving it for many future generations who pass through the school’s doors

John Hooper Project Engineer Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP) John joined Broad in 2009 to assist with the design and construction phases of six primary schools and one secondary school as part of the South East Queensland Private Public Partnership (PPP), Aspire Schools consortium. “Helping the schools receive a Green Star Certification is an initiative I am very pleased to be involved in. This initial step means that students are educated in a sustainably built school which offers the best possible environment in which to learn” said John. John is a Green Star Accredited Professional and played a crucial role in achieving a 4 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 for Augusta State School, BayView State School, Peregian Springs State School and Woodlinks State School, and a 4 Star Green Star – Education As Built v1 certification for BayView State School and Peregian Springs State School. Coomera Rivers State School received a 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1, becoming the first 5 Star certified school nationally. Bundilla Primary and Murrumba Downs High school are registered for Green Star – Education Design v1. John is one of 735 accredited professionals in Queensland and is nearing completion of his CPD point’s accrual to maintain this accreditation Broadview _ issue 15


Carrying on the Green - Case Study In a ground breaking Public Private Partnership with the Queensland

Murrumba Downs, Qld Coomera, Qld

Government, Broad has been commissioned to design and construct six primary schools and one secondary school as part of the Aspire Schools consortium. WoodLinks State School is the fifth primary school to be delivered under this programme.

The WoodLinks Way

- A Sustainable Learning Environment WoodLinks State School opened its doors to students in January 2011 and have created a thriving sustainable learning environment, which complements the schools 4 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 rating. With the assistance of a Sustainable Learning Consultant and a Sustainable Curriculum Consultant, the curriculum focuses on developing the skills of the students to ensure sustainability of self, place, community and environment. The focus is not on “gardens” or “gardening” but on embedding the concepts of sustainability

into every aspect of the curriculum. It is about delivering the mandated curriculum in the most innovative, inspiring and engaging way so the students get the best from every learning opportunity. All students from Prep to Year 7 are involved in the sustainable project with each area having its own systems including organic gardens, herb spirals, worm farm, chook pen, orchard, recycling and composting structures. As each of the systems start to provide produce, the students then extend their learning environment further into the kitchen area, allowing for a more diverse and realistic way to deliver many aspects of curriculum including measurement, financial literacy, procedural genres and chemistry. Everyone who is involved in the project including Broad, Leighton, Aspire, the parents and the

community have provided an overwhelming amount of support, encouragement and enthusiasm to WoodLinks sustainable learning environment. The school has truly felt part of a team, working towards the one goal, to provide the best educational outcomes for the children so that they become positive, productive participants in their futures. Comments from parents include: “I get in trouble if I don’t recycle things”. “They can tell me about foods in the supermarket that I didn’t even know they knew about”

ABOVE: Students from WoodLinks get their hands dirty in the school’s potato garden.

Aspire Board Visit To learn more about ‘The WoodLinks Way’ the Aspire Board held their board meeting at WoodLinks State School. The children from Years 2 and 3 prepared a morning tea with food harvested from the school’s gardens. Following the meeting the Aspire Board were taken on a tour of the school gardens and main chook pen. The Board appeared to be very impressed and spent time wandering through the sustainable environment whilst listening to the children explain what they had been doing and what they had learnt. 14

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The Aspire Board saw firsthand the positive impact of a sustainable learning environment and how it is working to improve and enhance the school and community’s natural surrounding environment. The Board then drove to the secondary school construction site at Murrumba Downs for a tour by Broad’s Project Manager Mike Howell. The project is well advanced and due for completion at the end of the year

ABOVE: Left to right starting at the back - John Cardow (Aspire), Simon Keevers (CBA), Russell Hopkins (LIFM), Matt Egan (LIFM), Jonathan Back (Broad QLD), Bernice Ruane (LIFM), Athena Tonks (LIFM), Jennifer Shepard (Aspire), Peter Hicks (Aspire Board), Adam Cougle (CBA), Bob Morris (Aspire Board), Nicole Berthou (Aspire Board), Mike Howell (Broad QLD).

Safety and Health Spotlight Recognition of Safety Essentials Getting home safe is undoubtedly the most important activity that we need to have done at the end of each day. To assist in achieving zero harm in the workplace, we encourage all colleagues to have a persistent and motivated attitude when it comes to safety. Unfortunately a lot of safety lessons are learnt through hindsight, Broad has taken these lessons learned and combined them into the Construction Safety Essentials to provide clear direction for the management of critical risks that our people and our subcontractors are exposed to on a daily basis. These are minimum ‘non-negotiable’ requirements that all personnel must comply with on every Broad project. Since January 2011, Broad has been progressively implementing Safety Essentials across all projects to ensure that everyone who involves themselves with Broad shares the same safety approach we strive to sustain. Recently, Broad engaged and consulted with subcontractors by sending out a survey, letter

and Safety Essentials booklet to raise awareness, educate and find out what they consider to be the challenges for their business in adhering to the requirements of the Safety Essentials. Overall, there was a positive response which provided some valuable feedback that will enable Broad to better understand the psychology of safety on site and also ensure we are doing everything possible to get everyone home safe and sound.

voucher for Harvey Norman. Congratulations to Advanced Traffic Management who was drawn at random from a hat to claim the prize. Recipient Graham Johnson was presented the voucher by Broad WA HSE Manager Cade Evans

Thank you everyone who took the time to participate and demonstrate their care and investment in safety. Particular appreciation is granted to Amber Electrical who put in a great effort to provide feedback. All participants in the survey went into a draw to win a $250 gift

Broad WA and Civil Go Platinum On Friday, 1 July Broad WA and

representative sample of each Division to see how

WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner, Lex

Broad Civil completed a three day

effectively our policies and procedures operate


at a project level. The assessment involved site

WorkSafe Plan assessment that

inspections, a review of Broad’s Management

This certificate is recognised by an independent

System (BMS), interviews of Broad personnel

assessor who compares Broad’s safety and

reviewed Broad’s Safety and Health

including safety and health representatives,

health procedures to other industry employers.

Project Managers, Site Managers, site personnel

This is the highest safety recognition possible

systems and procedures.

and contractors.

with only three other companies recognised in

As a result of the assessment, Broad WA and Civil

Western Australia this year. Receiving this award

Broad applied to have a Broad WA project and a

have been awarded the Platinum Certificate of

is an extraordinary achievement and recognises

Broad Civil project examined by WorkSafe as a

Achievement, announced in a formal letter from

Broad’s commitment to health and safety

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A focus on As Broad’s national reputation continues to grow, it is fundamental that we recognise the importance of ‘quality’ in everything we do. A BroadQuality Board has been formed and are responsible for implementing and driving quality initiatives across Broad nationally. The board have issued a new Broad value ‘Quality for Life’ along with a set of quality guiding behaviours that strengthen this value and the way we work at Broad.

Top right: Pocket sized wallet cards were handed to all employees and subcontractors. below: Posters of the Quality Guiding Behaviours are displayed at each site.

Be accountable for quality

Quality is mandatory, not voluntary

Set the standard from the start and be consistent.

If you see poor quality, do something about it.

It’s a culture, not a box ticking exercise.

Work together and lead by example.

Take an active role and have the courage to question.

Getting it right the first time will save time.

Take pride in everything you do.

Don’t cut corners it will sacrifice quality.

Quality in your work creates a lasting impression.

Guiding Behaviours underpin the value of ‘Quality for Life’ and the way we work at Broad. Make them a part of your everyday working life.

Guiding Behaviours underpin the value of ‘Quality for Life’ and the way we work at Broad. Make them a part of your everyday working life.

Guiding Behaviours underpin the value of ‘Quality for Life’ and the way we work at Broad. Make them a part of your everyday working life.

The standard you expect must be the standard you accept

The standard you expect must be the standard you accept


Attention to detail is your responsibility

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The standard you expect must be the standard you accept

The standard you expect must be the standard you accept

The standard you expect must be the standard you accept

The standard you expect must be the standard you accept

BroadQuality Day 2011 In an effort to increase awareness of the importance of quality, Broad launched the BroadQuality initiative to site teams across the country on Wednesday, 22 June 2011. Site Managers engaged site teams and subcontractors with a toolbox talk discussing the new Broad ‘Quality for Life’ value and guiding behaviours to ensure that quality becomes an important part of everyone’s day, every day. The inaugural 2011 BroadQuality Day was a

Australian Institute of Police Management, Manly NSW

moral booster and was very well received by the

A presentation was given to all contractors by the Site Manager Matthew Dymond, covering the information provided on the Broad Quality Posters and Booklet. This was followed by a site BBQ and everyone present was given a copy of the Broad Quality Booklet.

following people who received a tool voucher in recognition of their commitment to the Broad Safety and Quality program: • Rob Reynolds, Noosa Bricklayers • Brian Powell, Keltic Concrete Pty Ltd

Aspire Schools Consortium, Murrumba Downs, QLD A barbecue and toolbox presentation was held at the Murrumba Downs for all site personnel addressing the importance of quality. As part of the Broad Quality Recognition Program, subcontractor Robert Burns from Concept Roofing was award a $100 Bunnings voucher for his contribution to quality. Robert was congratulated for his accurate site measurement, storage, safe material movement around site, prompt site requests and general safe working practices.

great success. It was fantastic to see site teams the morning’s discussions on the importance of

Aspire Schools Consortium, Bundilla, QLD


The Quality Day toolbox talk and BBQ was a great

across the country enthusiastically contribute to

80 workers in attendance. Congratulations to the

• Robert Payton, Noosa Bricklayers • James Stevenson, Tony Thompson Electrical • Tim Black, Trident Labour Hire

Top Left: Subcontractors looking over the Quality Guiding Behaviours Top Right: Broad Staff and subcontractors were recognised as part of the BroadQuality recognition program.

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BroadManteena Launch The picturesque Boat House

Ross Reynolds fulfilled the MC role introducing

Restaurant overlooking Lake Burley

Operations (NSW/VIC) John Campbell. Both made

Manteena CEO Simon Butt and Broad Director of

Griffin was the setting for 75 guests

short presentations to the audience, highlighting

at the launch of the BroadManteena


Joint Venture, on a chilly but mild

The JV hopes to capitalise on opportunities

Canberra morning on Wednesday,

of Broad’s larger successful national commercial

29 June 2011.

the benefits of the Joint Venture and how it will

within the ACT market by utilising the resources construction company, and combine it with a successful local Canberra company Manteena,

The joint venture between Broad Construction

who is changing its profile through planned

Services (NSW/VIC) Pty Ltd and ACT construction

growth and increased building capacity.

firm Manteena Pty Ltd brings together in excess

Operating in the ACT and surrounding regions,

of 50 years experience and combined annual revenue in excess of $600m.

the JV will typically complete Lump Sum or Design and Construct projects valued over $50m. The market sectors BroadManteena will focus on are: Government, Commercial, Retail, Health and Aged Care, Multi Residential, Education, Defence, Social, Logistics, University, and Security


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RHIP, Beagle Bay, WA


Extending our prospective outlook Broad has extended its scope of capabilities further into the resources sector, delivering client-focussed accommodation, and housing and non-process infrastructure solutions to the mining, energy and government sectors, in remote areas of Australia.

The Broad Resources team provides clients with a deliver the most complex remote area projects synergistic approach, accompanied with service with certainty. excellence, professionalism and reliability, The team will effectively manage all the risks delivered by industry professionals whose skill set associated with the mining and energy sectors ranges from housing, modular fabrication, remote and understands the area project management, ‘Entering the resources sector importance of embracing logistics and estimating. a community’s culture and extends Broad’s scope of Broad Resources delivers expected standards. projects underpinned by capabilities, providing clients Broad’s impressive cost effectiveness, safe

with a synergistic approach.’

construction methods, value adding innovations and environmentally compatible performance. The flexibility, adaptability, diversity and depth of our business means Broad Resources can

track record for major construction projects and

stable of blue chip clients demonstrates our commitment to delivering outstanding projects, often exceeding expectations

Under the SIHIP New Future Alliance, Broad has now delivered 1,200 refurbishments and rebuilds and over 150 new homes.

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Matthew Dymond


World Triathlon Titles in China Broad’s very own Matthew Dymond is achieving far and wide in two exceptionally different endurance aspects of his life. One as a Site Manager in NSW, and the other as a world ranked Triathlete. Engaging 25 years of experience, Matthew has completed over 230 triathlons both nationally and internationally, and is going on to represent Australia in September at the World Triathlon Titles and the World Aquathlon Titles in China. Matthew is president of the Coogee Triathlon Club in Sydney and has also developed his own coaching company ‘226 Triathlon and Endurance Coaching’

NAIDOC Family Day 2011 In celebration of NAIDOC week and

Broad could join in the

in support of StrongFamilies, Broad

contribute to the event

donated a Diamond Back BMX bicycle

whilst also provoking

to raffle at the NAIDOC Family Fun

for the StrongFamilies

Day held on Thursday, 7 July 2011 at Ashfield Reserve, Western Australia. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to commemorate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year’s theme for the celebrations was ‘Change: the next step is ours.’ To find out more about NAIDOC please visit


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day’s celebration and

interest and support program. Strong Families is an interagency program its stakeholders represent human services across the state government and non-government sector. Strong Families is a planning and coordination process for consenting families who are receiving services from a number of agencies

Congratulations to Ashfield Primary School

where a more formal coordination process

Student Vince who is the proud winner of a brand

will assist the family to better achieve desired

new helmet, lock and bike. It was great that


that withholds a philosophy to help inspire, motivate and perform. ‘226’ is a reference to the immense total kilometres of the swim, bike and run of an Ironman race, which Matthew has completed 17 of. In addition to competing in Beijing this year, Matthew will also be participating in an Olympic distance race in Sydney, a half Ironman in Canberra and a number of world qualifier races for 2012. Following this, Matthew will venture overseas with the ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ Triathlon in San Francisco, the Santa Cruz Olympic triathlon and then another World Title in Auckland. Broad is a proud sponsor of Matthew’s participation in the world titles and hopes the sponsorship will lend a hand to reaching his goals. “The sponsorship is a huge bonus and will make life a bit easier especially with the races looming,” said Matthew Broad would like to wish Matthew the best of luck as he continues to balance, endure and challenge his boundaries. For more information on Matthew’s involvement in the sport and China World Titles, please visit the following websites:, www.226coaching. com,

Colmslie Pool Opening Bill Burns and Garry Millmore from Broad Qld attended the official opening of the Colmslie Pool held on Tuesday, 26 July 2011, by Brisbane City Council. Broad’s construction of the new Colmslie Aquatic Centre resulted in a high quality and state of the art recreation facility for the greater Brisbane community. The complex is now open to the public and features an open air 50m swimming pool, a covered therapy pool and associated plant

rooms, pool concourse areas, male and female amenities, a reception area, kiosk and car parking. For more information about the project visit BACK ROW: Paul Stevenson, Neil Griffin, Paul Barker, Peter Brown FRONT ROW: Rob McCray, Bill Burns, Catherine Allen, Samantha Jolly, Graham Heiner

Western Australia AIB 2011 Professional Excellence in Building Awards Broad Project Manager David McNichol was presented with the Professional Excellence Award; Commercial Construction $10 million to $50 million, at the 2011 WA AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards, held at the Duxton Hotel on Friday, 1 July.

To find out more about StrongFamilies and the great assistance they provide, please visit www.strongfamilies.

David (pictured right with his award) was awarded the Professional Excellence Award in recognition of his team leadership and professionalism to effectively deliver the St Martins redevelopment project. This is a fantastic result for David and the St Martins team. We wish David all the best for the National Professional Excellence in Building Awards in Sydney

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ProjectS napshots Aspire Schools, Murrumba All the building structures are up and roofed with the exception of one building. Nine are already lined and are at various stages from painting to carpets and the lift installation is underway in the administration building. A covered walkway has been constructed half way up the site and extensive barricaded walkways across the site have been used to manage pedestrian routes between buildings. As they change on an almost daily basis, they are now known by the site team as the “Murrumba Downs Maze”. Some other challenges include a very muddy site and eliminating the dust in the afternoon caused by site works. The front main car park drainage has started, which enables the front of the site to take shape, leaving the Ops Works along the footpath to follow. Site access has changed and now runs alongside the Client’s regional offices.

Aspire Schools, Bundilla The weather on the Sunshine Coast has improved and this has allowed Broad to progress at a faster pace than had been previously possible. The last school building is going up and the remainder is now at the internal fit out stage. The central walkway has commenced and the main car parking areas are now progressing. The project is 25 days ahead of the contract program even after losing 31 days due to heavy rain. All the in ground service ducts and drainage pipes have been installed. The project is on target to be completed ahead of program and on budget.

BER Schools - Eagle Junction The weather has caused some havoc, however the project has now settled down and is proceeding well. The team have completed all the in-ground issues that were flood affected, the design issues have been finalised and the project is now taking shape. 22

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The ground and first floor slabs and the columns for the third floor have been poured, block work for the third floor has commenced and is currently tracking well for a completion date of early September.

Forrest Place Redevelopment Following demolition of the stage and water fountain, the replacement concrete slab and beams have been cast to form the new flat slab and steps. The new waterproof membrane and paving has been installed over the new slab. The remaining works are the installation of new stair treads and multi function poles which are variations to the original contract. The site team has done a significant amount of the works at night to minimise the impact on pedestrians and adjoining businesses and have engaged store holders to keep them updated on the progress of the works.

Mount Sheridan Works have been delayed due to heavy rainfall, however the site team is progressing well with the bulk earthworks to Kmart now complete. Detailed excavations and installation of footings, the block walls to the basement and preparation for the slab on ground to Kmart have also progressed. The piling and capping beam to Barnard Drive is complete and the excavations to Woolworth’s basement has advanced. The new on ramp off Fosters Road has finally progressed after design changes and the reconfiguration of the car park to the North West side of the existing centre is moving forward. Reconfiguration of the existing mall ceiling has also been completed.

Woolworths Reedy Creek A total of 19 days of wet weather, since the end of April, has been experienced on site. There has finally been a brake in the weather and the site has gained some momentum. Due to the weather disrupting the work on site,

5000 cubic metres of fill was required to level the building platform. With all the wet weather, dry fill was almost impossible to obtain therefore it has had to be dried on site. Broad QLD have managed to move forward in some of the areas the foundations for the Woolworths store. Tilt panels have been erected, the transformer has been installed and the drainage has commenced around the building perimeter and structural steel erection has commenced.

Waterbank The Riverside Waterbank project commenced early April and consists of the supply and labour, material and plant for the construction, testing and maintenance of civil works. Due to ongoing inundation of the site caused by flooding from the river, works have been temporarily suspended. Once completed, the Riverside Waterbank project will allow for future development on the site.

SIHIP Teams have been working extremely hard over the last few months to complete the work packages as part of the Strategic Indigenous Housing Infrastructure Programme. Packages 2 (Tennant Creek) and Packages 3 (Southern Shires) are set to be completed in July/August with the teams already winding down with tasks nearly completed. Package 6 (Wadeye) targets for total house completions was set for July with only civil infrastructure to be completed in August. Package 10 (Ngukurr) is now well underway with rebuilds progressing steadily and on programme. New builds are set to commence as soon as truck access is possible.

Australian Institute of Police Management The AIPM project is now at a stage where the select quality finishes and detailed architectural features are now carefully underway. As each day progresses the team are excited to see the

finished product starting to shine through. Key features of the project currently being installed include: Red ironbark staircases and flooring throughout all buildings, completion of Heritage restoration areas, glazed lift shafts, exposed aggregate pathways and salt textured roadway, featured rock culvert water-courses and landscaping. Project completion is anticipated for mid August 2011. The NSW Team are hoping the project not only takes out various quality and restoration awards into the future, but also highlights Broad’s ability in dealing with the complex environmental constraints of the adjoining Sydney Harbour foreshore and surrounding flora and fauna of the North Head National Park.

RIHP Package 5 consisting of 12 units reached partial practical completion in July 2011. Package 6 is currently in the final stages of scoping and pricing. The project consists of 11 units and commenced early July. Further to this, the Joint Venture is currently scoping and pricing new construction homes in the communities of Ardyaloon and Djarindjin. Both communities are expected to commence works in the next two to three months with an estimated 20 new build homes and 40 refurbishments. Further works involve setting up a new workers accommodation camp and refurbishing the existing refuse disposal tips for each community.

Works on an external walkway commenced in July and will extend from existing gate 5 out on to the platform, providing an additional bay for planes to dock. The extension to the baggage claim hall, AQIS, and custom areas are progressing well, with all structural works now complete. Works are on track to be complete by the end of August.

Woolworths Gladstone Broad commenced on-site early in June, however after preliminary testing of the bulk earthworks it was found that it hadn’t been filled as per the specification supplied by the client. Broad quickly came up with a design solution that solved the client’s problem and only a limited amount of time was lost. In July it was full steam ahead and with the good Queensland weather Broad has made a great start on Tilt Panels, Footings and in-ground services. Panels are planned to be erected mid August followed quickly by structural steel. Construction is well on track for Woolworths to start their fit out early next year, with a planned store opening in late March 2012.

Works are progressing well at the Terminal 1 upgrade at Perth International Airport. The arrival corridor works are now complete and upgrade of the departure lounge corridors were completed early July.

Concurrent with closing up the outside of the building internal fit out works commenced in

International Airport Terminal Upgrade

In order to achieve the practical completion target the project team is now focused on completing ‘a wing of units a week’ over 16 weeks to complete 604 units in total. Other areas of the project such as the breakout areas and lift lobbies continue to progress in tandem. The substation has been commissioned and permanent power is now available. Rainwater and Greywater tanks have arrived on site as part of the Green Star requirements. The project team has grown in recent weeks with Stephen McWalter, Ben Elliott, Sam Harlen and Marcus Chernov welcomed to the Monash team. Client and superintendent relations remain strong with Monash University including the Vice Chancellor being very impressed with completed areas of the project to date

Monash – BroadAPM The Monash NRAS project has really started to take shape. Since the last update the focus of the project has moved away from structural trades to facade works including the feature timber cladding and window installation. All roofing works are now complete and window installation to the common areas are not far behind.

The works in the new communities will also include demolition and appropriate disposal of existing asbestos homes.

April with four fast tracked prototype units complete in May. Currently Ground and Level One on Building A are approaching 100% completion with the Ground Floor on Building B due for completion during July.

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