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Company Profile Unit 3 & 4, 23 Brookhollow Avenue Baulkham Hills NSW 2153

Who we are Achieving first class outcomes for our clients is the cornerstone of our business. With a blue chip reputation and a rapidly growing client portfolio since our inception in 1997, Quasar has consolidated its position in Australia’s construction industry for quality, on time projects. We think laterally – exploring and applying new ways to investigate your brief and design the most efficient and profitable outcomes.


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About Us • Privately owned Australian company • 50 staff employed • Cumulative turnover of $500 million • Strong client retention • Impeccable safety record • Collaborative team approach


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ABOUT QUASAR We pride ourselves on strong management, continual research and development, technological advancement, astute planning and above all – customer satisfaction.

These qualities form the benchmark for ensuring a service that delivers optimum integrity, diversity, safety, flexibility and competitiveness. Recognised for our retail and commercial expertise, Quasar encompasses a wide project portfolio spanning community, commercial / industrial, education, retail, aged care, medical, residential, specialist buildings, hospitality and entertainment. Quasar’s approach to providing a fully integrated service gives us a unique point of difference, working with a wealth of knowledge and experience, industry influence and a fast growing reputation ensuring seamless end-to-end project delivery. Our client referrals and repeat business attest to our relationships and quality of work. Building mutually beneficial and sustainable relationships with our client base has a direct impact on our core business and reputation; therefore our philosophy reflects our corporate values and reinforces our commitment to the highest standards of integrity.



SERVICES Through cost and value engineering combined with a thorough analysis of our client’s feasibility models, we are able to identify the most efficient and profitable project delivery methodology.

Our various elements of project delivery methods include:

Our advisory teams maintain a strong focus on:

• Construction management

• Design

• Lump sum contract

• Project buildability options

• Negotiated contract

• Construction programming and staging

• Design and value management • Design and Construction (D&C) We recognise and understand the value in taking a proactive rather than reactive approach when providing advice services. Through intensive research and analysis of the requirements of our clients and prospective clients we are able to confidently provide quality assurance, identify valid and relevant opportunities and maximise impact on a project’s overall outcome.

• Cost planning and feasibility studies We service our clients on projects in the city and across all rural centres, submitting an array of project types across sectors including: • Retail • Community and civic • Commercial and industrial • Corporate interiors • Education • Health & aged care • Hospitality and entertainment • Residential • Specialist buildings


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Delivery Quasar draws upon its expertise to develop innovative and cost-saving solutions. We recognise that each project is unique and through our strategic management we have developed highly sophisticated delivery systems to ensure we successfully achieve all your project goals including: • Site administration systems – logistics, safety, procurement, industrial relations, human resources; programming / staging systems • Cost control systems • Contract administration and reporting systems We implement the newest technology both on site and administratively. For our clients this provides complete reassurance that your project is in the hands of the best resources available.

“Quasar has renewed my faith in builders. The congregation was amazed at the transformation of the old church.” John Macindoe – Senior Pastor


MANAGEMENT TEAM “It is clear that your company has developed a set of values that ensure that the staff view projects as a cooperative team effort, not a gladiatorial event. The result is that the focus is where is should be, obtaining the best outcome for the client in terms of time, cost and quality of product.” DP Stanton – Stanton Dahl Architects



EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT ‘The Quasar Team’ is our greatest asset. Our culture, structure, flexibility and proactive approach ensure our strong track record in delivering quality projects with fast tracked programmes. “It is clear that your staff view projects as a cooperative team effort, not a gladiatorial event. The result is that the focus is where it should be, obtaining the best outcome for the client in terms of time, cost and quality of product.” DP Stanton – Stanton Dahl Architects




Managing Director

Chief Financial Officer/Advisor

As Managing Director of Quasar, James draws on over 20 years experience in all facets of site and project management with an impressive portfolio of commercial and retail projects.

Gary is the Managing Director of a successful accountancy firm and has over 10 years of practical experience and knowledge; in his role as adviser, Gary provides sound and practical guidance in respect of financial/operational planning and implementation. Gary provides Quasar with a precise level of financial management and understanding to ensure that each proposed project will be thoroughly evaluated and professionally managed.

He has leveraged this expertise to evolve Quasar into the diverse company it is today with projects across varying sectors. James’ strong personal philosophies and convictions are reflected throughout the company. He derives satisfaction from producing quality work for quality clients and believes the finished product is the best testament for winning new works James holds overall responsibility and drives the strategic direction of the business, ensuring that all clients are provided with the highest level of performance possible.






Construction Manager

Project Director

Project Director

For over 30 years Greg has been a Project Manager working across all types of construction development and engineering projects. He is responsible for the management and coordination of all aspects of projects and enjoys working closely with the team to successfully achieve or exceed the performance, safety, time and quality goals of the client and Quasar.

Graeme’s esteemed reputation is based on over 30 years of industry experience and an impressive project portfolio. Since 1997 he has been an instrumental part of the success of Quasar and has been involved in its transformation into a highly professional, ethical and proactive company.

With over 30 years of design and construction experience, Vic has been involved in all facets of the commercial, residential and industrial projects throughout this career.

Greg’s experience ensures the successful management of all projects; he maintains liaison with clients and other stakeholders to establish and build good relationships and he enacts effective administration, contractual and programming procedures. In this way “best practice” construction methods and procedures are applied to ensure all stakeholder outcomes are realised.

Highly respected by his peers, contractors, clients and architects, he retains a hands-on approach and contact with clients above and beyond his role. He uses his personal expertise to guide Quasar employees through the critical pre contract and establishment phases of projects. Graeme is the Operations Manager for Quasar, he implements procedures on a macro level, guiding policies and overseeing the operations of the company to ensure the quality of all projects.

Vic brings an extensive range of experience in the design and construction packaging of projects specialising in the last ten years in the hospitality, club and hotel sector of the market. Vic has a keen sense of planning for difficult staged projects, and the experience to deliver time and quality satisfaction within all facets of the design construction phases and delivery process of all projects. Vic brings an intrinsic quality to an already highly motivated and dedicated team within Quasar.






Project Director

Senior Project Manager

Chief Estimator

David commenced his career as a cadet with Baulderstone Hornibrook on the upgrade of the Williamtown RAAF base following completion of the Bachelor of Building Degree from the University of New South Wales. He then progressed to the Convention Centre in Darling Harbour managing the design, manufacture and installation of the precast facade to the building.

Drawing on extensive experience in the ‘design and construct’ process over the last 30 years, Richard assists and advises clients in “fasttracking” their developments to realise substantial cost and time savings, improving on conventional construction techniques. During the 80s, Richard also worked as a services coordinator for Thiess Watkins Constructions on commercial projects ranging from $15m to $20m.

Quasar’s Chief Estimator, Chris Luu, brings unique insight into the construction industry through eight years of practical estimating experience and his accomplished academic background, including a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Construction Management. Chris manages Quasar’s estimating department carrying out tendering and cost planning on a range of projects ranging from commercial, industrial, residential, and retail with a variety of design and construct, hard dollar and negotiated contracts. Chris’ holistic approach to cost planning and feasibility studies enables him to seek alternative buildability solutions for clients, in most instances reducing the cost and improving the efficiency of the design and construction process. The benefits flow through to Quasar’s clients through cost and time savings, assisting them to achieve their business goals.

David draws on nearly 30 years of building industry experience to ensure that the entire construction process runs to program and forecast budgets. David brings an impressive portfolio of work across the residential, retail, commercial and industrial sectors and is recognised for his specialist knowledge in the construction of high quality landmark projects such as The Anchorage Port Stephens, Blackmores Head Office and Packaging Facility, Artarmon Home HQ and Cranbrook Junior School. 10

He brings an impressive portfolio of work across the residential, retail, commercial and industrial sectors and is recognised for his specialist knowledge in the construction of upmarket residential developments, evidenced through high quality buildings.

RECENT PROJECTS “Over the last few years we have worked with Quasar on a number of retail projects and find them knowledgeable, enthusiastic, able to bring buildings in on time, keep variations to a minimum, not tie the architect up in unnecessary paperwork, but more importantly add value to the design from the commencement of their involvement.” Raymond Rosen – Director – D & R Architects


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Retail Projects Fairfield Forum

Coles, Epping

Kmart, Mt Druitt

Chipping Norton Shopping Centre

Victoria Galleries

Masters Hardware, Wagga

Toys R Us, Penrith

Kellyville Shopping Centre

Coles, Helensburgh

Illawong Shopping Village

Ashfield Mall

Kippax Fair, ACT

Gordon Shopping Centre

Glenmore Park Town Centre

Woolworths, Bowral

Southlands Shopping Centre, Penrith

Fantastic Furniture, Wagga Wagga

Luxford Court Shopping Centre

Big W, Jesmond

Wyoming Shopping Centre

Dan Murphys, Tuggeranong

Southcity Shopping Centre – Stage II, Wagga Wagga

Kmart, Hornsby

Clarinda St Mall, Parkes

Harvey Norman, Penrith

Target, Liverpool

Bi-Lo, Moss Vale

Coles, Jesmond

Woolworths, Glendale

Woolworths, Mt Druitt

Woolworths, Kempsey

Ballina Central

Woolworths, Griffith Spotlight Homebase, Wagga Wagga Summer Centre, Orange Winmalee Village Centre



Educational Projects Presbyterian Ladies College – Croydon Presbyterian Ladies College – Armidale The Scots College Knox Grammar School Ravenswood School for Girls Trinity Grammar School Tara Anglican School Holy Trinity School Our Lady Queen of Peace Mosman Preparatory School St Augustine’s College


Oxford Falls Grammar School

Richard Johnson School – Stage II

Claremont College

St Phillip Neri Catholic Church

Wollondilly Anglican School Stage I, II & III

Locquat Valley Anglican School

UWS Student Accommodation

Sir Eric Woodward Memorial School, St Ives

Penrith Anglican College

Arcadia Public School

UWS Whitlam Library

Glenorie Public School

Arndell Anglican College

Boronia Park Public School

Sutherland Shire Christian School

Hillside Public School

St Luke’s Grammar School

Chatswood Public School

Mt Annan Christian School

Waitara Public School

St Pauls Grammar School

Greenwich Public School

Richard Johnson School – Stage I

Kenthurst Public School

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Community / Health Projects Presbyterian Allowah Children’s Hospital Lifestyle Manor Bondi Apartments Australian Unity Apartments Baptist Community Services Hopetown Quays, Balmain Anglican Retirement Village Dorothy Henderson Court

Katoomba Medical Centre

The Ponds Marketing Centre

Illawarra Medical Centre

St Pauls Anglican Church

Medical Centre, Bathurst

Our Lady Queen of Dolours Church

North Sydney Medical Centre

Pennant Hills Baptist Church

Kurrajong Nursing Home

Castle Hill Baptist Church

Orange Day Surgery

Glenmore Park Anglican Church

St Peters Catholic Church Religious Society of Friends



Commercial / Industrial Projects


Blacktown CentreLink Office

The Corso, Manly

Orange Mixed Use Commercial

Fosters Distribution Centre

Wea House, Sydney

CSM Head Quarters, Caringbah

Banabelle Office Building

Mascot Execujet

Canadian Bacon, Wetherill Park

Condell Park Factory

ASX Commercial Building

Boeing Head Office

Tilly Lane Offices

Lidcombe Bowling Alley

Allco Finance Head Office

Yeo Street Office

Pace Farms Distribution Centre

Illawarra Medical Centre

SNP Security Offices

Cold store Facility

Sydney Entertainment Centre

Allowah Children’s Hospital

our Experience “Quasar’s ability to deliver a high level of quality and professionalism extends across the broad spectrum of building types and architectural challenges. This has been achieved by the very capable, enthusiastic and dedicated personnel that comprise Quasar. This has led to us having a professional associated with Quasar on a number of projects.” Ray J Kusturin –Director – H & H Consulting Engineers


Allowah Children’s Hospital Containing five consulting rooms, three treatment rooms and four offices with basement car parking, this new medical centre is a two storey concrete brick and frame construction. Approximately 1200m2, this innovative design features split face block contrasted with mini orb metal cladding and face brickwork to break up the massing and project a contemporary feel. Our Director James considers this “the most satisfying project the company has undertaken to date.”

Sector Community & Health

Project Location 8 Perry St Dundas, NSW

Client Allowah Presbyterian Children’s Hospital

Project Value $6 million




Anglican Retirement Village To meet the demand for housing within the popular Anglican Retirement Village at Castle Hill, Quasar was engaged to construct the exterior and interiors of two additional stages to the existing village. A total of 36 individual living units comprising 20 three bedroom one level homes and 16 units clustered in four two – storey blocks have been completed. With clean contemporary lines and a modern palette these attractive dwellings feature open plan living and are fully adaptable for disabled use if required. Built to meet Australian Aged Care requirements they provide easy access and low gradients on paths and entry ways. Building on the site of an existing residential precinct Quasar took particular care to minimise the disturbance and ensure the safety of the existing residents. Measures included securing the site, noise and dust control and managing and controlling construction in traffic through the village.

Sector Community & Health

Project Location Castle Hill, NSW

Client Anglican Retirement Villages NSW

Project Value $11.5 million

Project Duration 15 months

DOMUS CITRIADORA Erection of seven multi level residential flat buildings containing 162 units comprising 32 x one bedroom units, 107 x two bedroom units and 23 x three bedroom units with basement car parking and associated landscaping. Development application has been approved and Quasar is currently finalising the project design. Construction is programmed to commence December 2012.

Sector Commercial & Industrial

Project Location 8 Myrtle Street Prospect, NSW

Client Valiant Timber & Hardware Co Pty Ltd

Project Value $31 million

Allure Apartments The Allure apartments are currently under construction, the project comprises of 111 high end residential apartments.


Quasar has been engaged for the construction management of Allure Apartments through to completion to August 2013.

Project Location

Residential Dee Why, NSW

Client Fortune River Pty Ltd

Project Value $34 million

Project Duration 34 weeks

Summer Centre – Orange The Summer Centre is located within the Orange central business district and is framed by Summer Street (Mitchell Highway), Sale, Kite and Hill Streets. It is a stand alone food and convenience outlet supported by Franklin’s supermarket and 14 specialty shops. The strategy for the redevelopment of Union Square encompasses: Redeveloping the shopping centre to maintain as much of the existing structure as possible whilst accommodating the requirements of anchor tenants Franklins and Dan Murphy’s; the construction of a stand alone building comprising Quest Serviced Apartments and ground floor retail; and an open car park and improved access from Summer, Sale and Hill streets.

Sector Retail

Project Location Orange, NSW

Client Prime Space Property Investment Ltd

Project Value $27 million

Project Duration 11 months

3B at Rhodes The construction 3B apartments on project. contaminated Dave Arkins was of a project managerwere for the He site and as a challenge, it was required a very high has successfully delivered the project on time and within standard of environmental control measure required to be the budget. maintained throughout the duration of the project. Dave Arkins was a project manager for the project. He has successfully delivered the project on time and within the budget.

Sector Residential

Project Location Rhodes, NSW

Project Value $62 million

Project Duration 86 weeks

Capella This project was a design and construct project where Capella residential apartments were built by David Arkins. Dave Arkins has successfully programmed, executed and delivered the project to the client satisfection, on time and within the budget.

Sector Residential

Project Value $32 million

Balmain Residence A luxury residential development comprising lavish three boutique apartments situated on the foreshore of Mort Bay, Balmain. Constructed using a galvanised structural steel frame and consisting of rendered block work, large glazed infills and bondek slabs throughout. High glazed elevations open up to look out over Mort Bay. Each dwelling is equipped with a hi-tech C-Bus monitoring system, which automates airconditioning, opening and closing of louvers, provides airconditioning and controls the water temperature of each of the swimming pools. Internally the open plan layout focuses on creating large luxurious spaces featuring fine appointments such as kitchens designed and manufactured in Germany, timber floors leading out onto large open balconies and each apartment comes complete with its own private swimming pool.

Sector Residential

Project Location 7 Duke Street Balmain, NSW


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Value $10 Mil

UWS Whitlam Library The project involved refurbishment of library with round the clock construction and detailed planning to complete the project during the University shut down period. The extent of joinery works was the key to this project.

Sector Education

Project Location UWS Milperra Campus, NSW

Client University of Western Sydney

Project Value $3 million

Project Duration 14 weeks

UWS Student accommodation The project consisted of the construction of nine units for student accommodation inside the existing Milperra campus of University of Western Sydney. The construction consisted of four separate buildings with slab on ground, cavity brickwork and steel truss roof structure. Due to the tight programme requirements of the client, Quasar redesigned the ground slabs from deep beam on engineered fill to piers and shallow ground beams which dramatically saved time on the programme. The completion date was the 30th June 2008 with the University already committed to lease arrangement with overseas students. This smarter building approach contributed to the completion of the project on time.

Sector Education

Project Location UWS Milperra Campus, NSW

Client University of Western Sydney

Project Value $4.5 million

Project Duration 26 weeks

Richard Johnson Anglican School Richard Johnson Anglican School Stage II involved the removal of the existing structures including VET building and the construction of a new senior school building including the front portion of the building. The new building housed a food technology room, drama room, IT server room and involved carpet and vinyl floor finishes and internal plasterboard wall and ceiling linings.

Sector Education

Project Location 93 Hyatt Rd Oakhurst, NSW

Client Sydney Anglican School Corporation

Project Value $4.5 million

Project Duration 36 weeks

Trinity Grammar School The project consisted of a two level building concrete frame structure and post tensioned concrete deck. The structural steel cantilevered frame constructed over the concrete skeleton was all fully welded and designed as an Architectural feature to the finished product. Architectural design emphasised the modern combination of steel and concrete elements into the new building making up the spaces of General Purpose Learning areas, Teachers Pods, Resource and Art Centres and General Administration area. All parties are extremely happy with the final result of the project and delivery process.

Sector Education

Project Location Summer Hill, NSW

Client Trinity College

Project Value $8 million

Project Duration 10 months









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Presbyterian Ladies College – Learning centre The project was the first of its kind, a four storey state-ofthe-art research facility for students of the 21st century. It was completed in December 2010. This outstanding four storey, state-of-the-art research centre embraces and encourages digital literacy and investigation.

Sector Education

Project Location Meta Street Croydon, NSW

Client Presbyterian Ladies College

Project Value $8 million

CASTLE HILL BAPTIST CHURCH Construction comprised alterations and additions to the existing church. The transition from old to new is linked between a new foyer area detailing a large skylight. Lower ground consisted of renovation works to the existing children’s meeting rooms, a new 2 story lift leads you into the new first level large commercial type kitchen and hall for large functions and indoor ball games. Split level offices were constructed parallel with Showground road where you enter the newly constructed driveway that connects to the suspended underground carpark. Fire services were upgraded to all areas to comply with the Australian standards.

Sector Community & Health

Project Location Showground Road Castle Hill, NSW

Client Castle Hill Baptist Church

Project Value $4 million

Project Duration 32 weeks

Glenmore park Anglican Church This project required several extensions and alterations to the existing Glenmore park Anglican Church Building. A new amenity block was installed, along with three new meeting rooms and an office situated on the ground floor. The second floor received a new crèche and foyer which extended to the existing car park. A new worship area, prayer room and cry room were also installed.

Sector Community & Health

Project Location William Howell Dr Glenmore Park, NSW

Client Glenmore Park Anglican Church

Project Value $2 million

Project Duration 20 weeks

Katoomba Medical Centre Containing five consulting rooms, three treatment rooms and four offices with basement car parking, this new medical centre is a two storey concrete brick and frame construction. Approximately 1200m2, this innovative design features split face block contrasted with mini orb metal cladding and face brickwork to break up the massing and project a contemporary feel.

Sector Community & Health

Project Location Katoomba, NSW

Client Arcol NSW

Project Value $2.5 million

Commercial Office Block Plus day surgery Whilst working on a landmark commercial project overlooking the famous Royal Hotel, Quasar then negotiated the fit out of the Day Surgery level. The centre included an X-Ray room with lead lined walls & glass panels; fully operational surgery room with medical gases; reception and interview rooms; consulting rooms and recovery bays.

Sector Community & Health

Project Location MacNamara St Orange, NSW

Client Vavaysis & Associates

Project Value $6.8 million

Project Duration 8 months

Lifestyle Manor retirement Apartments The renovation of the existing Lifestyle Manor retirement apartments consisted of a new ground floor reception. The ground floor cafe along with the renovation and extension of the dining room and library were also completed. A new WC facility was integrated into the fire stairs whilst all staff accommodation was renovated to include bedroom with ensuite, external glass awning with drop down roller blind over outdoor terrace areas.

Sector Community & Health

Project Location Bondi, NSW

Client Australian Unity Retirement Living Services

Project Value $2 million

Project Duration 5 months

Pennant hills baptist church This project required the existing church bell tower to be underpinned with new support systems installed in order to provide support to the existing roof and construction extensions to the east, west and south elevations. The existing floor levels were lowered and concrete slabs were installed. A new mezzanine level and accompanying lift were also installed to interlink the rear hall into the church space. The interior walls were furnished with a new Baptistery, kitchen, amenities and offices. Externally, the new and existing frontage of the building received new rendering and paint, as well as a new sphere installed.

Sector Community & Health

Project Location Rosemont Ave Pennant Hills, NSW

Client Pennant Hills Baptist Church

Project Value $3.1 million

Project Duration 48 weeks

St Stephens Anglican Church Hall Works included demolition of timber floor and sections of existing building to expand the internal floor area and an additional curved storeroom, revealing a modern frontage adjacent to the original sandstone church. New steel structure revealed more of an open plan internally while new terracotta roof tiles, surrounding concrete path areas and newly designed driveway fulfilled the Architects external design.

Sector Community & Health

Project Location Chatswood, NSW

Client Anglican Church

Project Value $1 million

Project Duration 16 weeks

The Ponds marketing centre Constructed by Quasar for a dual purpose this facility will initially act as the estate’s marketing and sales office, but subsequently be transformed into the community centre and living heart of the new residential precinct, Second Ponds. Upmarket and environmentally sensitive, the design incorporates many ESD initiatives with the aim of achieving a 4.5 star plus AGBR (Australian Building Green House Emissions Rating) and a 4 star Green Star Rating. In addition, the project complies with the new Section J - Energy Efficient Provisions of the BCA (Building Code of Australia). The centre makes reference to the area due to the spectacular ponds, utilising recycled water from Sydney Water. They flow under the centre featuring natural waterfalls and are surrounded by extensive landscaping.

Sector Community & Health

Project Location Kellyville, NSW

Client Australand

Project Value $3 million


Why Us • Highly motivated management team • Transparent cost solutions • Honest culture • Budget / Fit for purpose driven • Environmental consciousness • Time driven • Client focused • Fresh approach


Flexible and Responsive “Thank you for your generous co-operation to the hospital staff, the children and their parents during the redevelopment of the Allowah Hospital.” Colin J Llewellyn – Allowah Presbyterian Children’s Hospital


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