Protector Alsafe

Safety is something that can neither be understated nor undersold. At Protector Alsafe, there is a culture that the safety message begins at home, and all its own staff receive regular and ongoing training in safety matters for such a diverse range of industries and hazards that it would take the full space of this article to list them. But if we just mention that the headgear range alone encompasses not just the regular series of hard hats, brow guards, face visors but beanies, straw hats, sun-hats and a rather fetching Drover’s hat, you will be able to gauge that the company likes to leave nothing at all to chance.

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James Trowse Constructions

Dating back to 1995, James Trowse Constructions Pty Ltd, a predominantly building and construction entity, has served South East Queensland with pride. The operation has found growth and success in the highly competitive construction market, and now, with over 45 years of combined experience between its two owner-directors, is poised to tackle projects ranging in value from ten thousand to thirty-five million dollars.

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Over the past 30 years, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE has evolved from a small institution into one of Victoria’s largest providers of vocational and higher education. Growing from 90 programs to over 600 programs today and in excess of 50,000 students, the institution for Technical and Further Education delivers courses nationally and internationally from campuses in Chadstone, Moorabbin and Waverley. Offering a wide range of courses in a number of disciplines such as arts and design, business and finance, engineering and technology and health and social sciences, Holmesglen is internationally renowned for its many building and construction courses.

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CC Pines

When government agencies and esteemed private clients have a tough job to tackle across Sydney, the Central Coast or rural New South Wales, CC Pines Pty Ltd is often the head contract construction company they call first. Not only does CC Pines offer a variety of standard Design and Construct or Construct Only services, but it does so in a way which frequently saves its clients both time and money, while also upholding stellar safety standards.

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Ware Building

Judith Ware, Co- Founder and Co-Director of Ware Building Pty Ltd, says that the key to the company’s success in difficult economic times can be succinctly stated in one word: commitment. Together with Mark and Matthew Ware, Judy has worked to create Ware Building from the ground up. Now, the NSW building company has become quite lucrative, enjoying a strong reputation in the industry as “the highest quality builder in the region.”

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Department of Housing WA

Quite early in our interview, Graeme Jones referred to the idea of the Western Australia Department of Housing taking “calculated risks.” But we quickly agreed that was not quite the right term. How about “displaying leadership?”

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Solar Dwellings

When he founded Solar Dwellings 21 years ago, company Director and Designer Griff Morris knew that he wanted to make a positive difference to his community, something he has endeavoured to do his entire life. By 1991, Griff was anything but a neophyte when it came to passive solar homes, having designed and built his first one years earlier, in Victoria in the late Seventies. In many ways, he says, working on solar homes was relaxing; a form of therapy from the stress of his day job.

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Peter Harvey and Company

You get the feeling straight away when you call the office that Peter Harvey & Company is an unusually sophisticated operation. While you wait for the call to be put through to the eponymous Managing Director and owner, the background music is not Kylie Minogue, it’s Gregorian chant. Classy.

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Montlaur Project Services

“We are guided by one simple rule,” says Montlaur’s Executive Director and Founder, Leon Lachal, “we deliver for our clients.” In a recent interview, Mr Lachal spoke with pride and sincere passion when discussing the principles which guide his company, Montlaur Project Services – principles which have led the company to nearly twenty industry awards, and the successful delivery of over 1.5 million square metres of projects completed throughout Australia.

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McGrath Homes

While traditional in-situ builders of course have a corner on the residential building market throughout urban WA, modular builders are quickly becoming the builders of choice for commercial giants, especially within the mining industry where major communities need to be constructed in remote areas – and need to be constructed right now. McGrath Homes, a solely modular building company operating out of Perth and owned by industry leader Nomad Building Solutions Limited, is feeling the rush of industry as the mining boom in WA continues to demand quality homes for its constantly expanding workforce.

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Home Automation

Call it ‘domotics,’ and you are likely to receive a blank stare, but refer to it as ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation,’ and you will get a nod of acknowledgement. For the past few years, consumers have heard the word ‘smart’ attached to countless products and services, from food and drink to snacks like popcorn and mobile phones, which no one seems to refer to as a ‘cellphone’ anymore. Yet what, exactly, constitutes ‘smart’?

April 20, 2018, 9:00 PM AEST


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