National Buildplan Group

Cementing its entry into Western Australia and the Northern Territory through its latest expansion strategy, National Buildplan Group is celebrating its listing as #95 in Cordell’s Top 100 Largest Commercial Construction Companies for 2009-2010. “What is important about the top 100 is not the list, it is the challenges, standards and expectations,” reports Bill Wheeler in his recent Buildplan Bulletin CEO Report, “it is all the small achievements and processes that combine to allow us to operate on the field with our peers.

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May Constructions

May Constructions Pty Ltd describes itself as “a medium-sized building contractor established in 1991 by Peter May”. The company has a consistent record of achieving short construction periods whilst maintaining the highest level of quality.

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Marchese Partners

Many architectural and design firms produce quality work, but the ability to continually create unique projects – and provide valuable advice to clients to ensure greater commercial success – comes from years of experience, paying close attention to the needs and wants of the market, and really listening to the needs and wants of your customers.

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Maras Group

The capital of South Australia, the country’s fifth largest city, has been transformed in recent years and is set to continue with its major makeover as it prepares for the future. Not only growing with it but a central pillar in its plan is local company Maras Group, a privately owned and operated South Australian company whose Directors have been at the forefront of commercial, retail and industrial property investment and development for over 30 years.

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Gosford Quarries

As we move into this next era of design and creation, construction and design firms are challenged not only to continually improve the quality of work but also to enhance the relevance of the design. In many cases, the trend has leaned toward innovative and modern design elements, providing the futuristic minimalist feel of progress – but many still prefer the traditional elements and styles honoured by the classics.

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FDC

FDC Construction & Fitout was established in February 1990 as FDC Building Services. The company initially focused on the design and construction of high-tech installations and communications facilities.

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Conrina Constructions

Con Zarafetas believes in brick. As construction manager of Conrina Constructions, one of eastern Australia’s leading masonry contractors, he might be expected to like working with brick. But Con is keen to stress its bright future as a building material at a time when some people in the industry are tending to write it off.

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Cardno ITC

Established in 1998 as a specialist in project delivery over a broad range of capabilities, ITC merged with Cardno in 2010 to become Cardno ITC. This new phase of operation signaled a remarkable change in the way that the company was able to meet its clients’ ever evolving needs – not only was it able to continue to provide innovative and complete solutions, but it was now backed by an internationally powerful integrated professional services provider.

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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’?

September 24, 2017, 4:47 PM AEST