Widely known as one of the world’s finest tourist destinations, Australia’s Whitsunday is acclaimed for its striking scenery and lush beaches. Famous for the Whitsunday Islands – a group of 74 Islands off the coast of Queensland and part of the Great Barrier Reef – the area’s many pristine beaches, coral reefs, and designated national parks are popular not only with tourists but locals, and visited by hundreds of thousands every year. Rich in history, the area’s name comes from Captain James Cook who, awed by the natural beauty, named it Whit Sunday, after the seventh Sunday following Easter. Although Cook’s date was incorrect, the name remained.
This was an unusual project by any standards, according to project manager Rob Darling. A New South Wales government project that went to tender, with Sydney-based construction and property specialists Lipman the winning contractor. Strictly speaking, the client was the Taronga Conservation Society of NSW, the operator of Sydney’s famous Taronga Zoo. But really, Rob admits, the end clients were the chimpanzees.
Ivan Blazevic is an enthusiast for what he does and after doing it for more than 30 years he’s about ready to spread the word that his company not only does it, but does it really rather well. He is Managing Director of Invogue Group, a multi-disciplinary and progressive practice carrying out a wide range of projects throughout Australia, with a very substantial track record and expertise in delivering fitout, refurbishment and construction projects.
First it was just bricks. Then a variety of materials became popular as so-called ‘cladding’. But the decoration of outer building surfaces has become a much more complicated science in recent years and nowadays the term faÃ§ade is more appropriate.
Cavpower is a unique beast in an industry that sometimes forgets the value of people and customer experience. Cavpower, however, understands the relationship between respect and positive customer experience and the creation of a loyal, enthusiastic, and satisfied customer base. This respect and enthusiasm for quality service extends even into the communities of South Australia, Cavpower’s own stomping ground, where community projects, including a colorectal cancer awareness program, rally great support from the surrounding communities.
In Australia’s construction sector, the most successful businesses are those with the ability to maintain a sound and steady vision for the future. For Stephen Edwards Constructions Pty Ltd, the founder attributes the company’s industry-wide success and many repeat clients over the past three decades to steady expansion, reliability, professionalism, quality, and taking a cooperative approach with clients for all projects.
At the youthful age of 39, Mark Slatter has already dedicated over half his life to learning about and working in the nation’s construction industry. The Owner and Managing Director of WA-based Slatter Projects Pty Ltd (trading as Slatter Constructions), Mr Slatter’s positive, go-getter attitude has taken him on a journey throughout a diverse range of projects, including schools, hospitals, hotels, offices, refurbishments, aquatic centres, mixed-use developments, retirement villages, and a great deal more.
Rudds Consulting Engineers believes in “Innovative Engineering for the Future.” Founded some 40 years ago by a Brit, Donald Rudd, the company quickly established itself as a progressive provider of building services in the ACT and beyond, always with an eye to the future and a good understanding of the latest in technology.
The Australian landscape is one of extreme beauty, but also extreme unpredictability. Today, some of the nation’s most remote locations are in high demand as the base for construction projects as both public and private sector clients alike try to carve out a little bit of Australia for themselves. It takes a special type of contractor to not only meet the ever-increasing project demands of a discerning clientele, but to also ensure that the natural environment and the communities involved are respected throughout the process.
This year will mark three decades of exceptional customer service and project delivery for Brisbane-based commercial contractors, Quadric Pty Ltd. With a collective of like-minded industry professionals heading up the management team, the company is lead by Ben Scott, a second generation builder; Quadric expertly combines the best of both tradition and forward-thinking. The company utilises these two essential skills to offer clients a collaborative approach to achieve both innovative designs and leading edge building projects.