Allen Jack & Cottier Architects

For the architects in the Sydney, Brisbane and Beijing based firm, design is more than a routine technical process; it is an art form. And this creative approach, Mr Heenan insists, is key. Of course, “we do structural analysis, environmental modelling, thermodynamic analysis, and materials research,” he adds. “But what you are really trying to do is get all over that and start being poetic. Start lifting it beyond the norm.”

Sixty Years of Innovative Architecture

Jacaranda Industries

Jacaranda is a proven entity within the fields of commercial joinery and fit out as well as specialised finishes. We spoke with Director John Giles and Head of Marketing and Culture Rita Koritsas about this unique business, some projects the team has worked on, and what the future has in store.

The Finished Product

Premier Building and Construction

“A big part of our business is being team-focused and team orientated, ensuring that we’re focused on what our clients’ needs are,” says Anthony Baker, Director and Construction Manager. “Clients appreciate this, and we build the company around our relationships with people.” The company is able to fulfil a range of service offerings in commercial building, construction management and commercial maintenance.

Attuned to Client Needs

Premier Building Group

These are among the many contributions Premier Building Group has made to the nation’s construction landscape. Premier Building Group is a design and construction firm that has been in the business of creating excellence for over 20 years. At the company’s inception, its main focus was the design and construction of clubs, and it has since expanded.

The Complete Package

Hornick Constructions

At its inception, founder Cyril Hornick was engaged in house extension, but he became a significant figure in the development of Brisbane (please see sidebar for further details) and first his son and more recently his grandson Adam have continued to build the business. As Adam tells us, “when my father took over the business, the industry was extremely competitive and he started diversifying into water retaining structures, which is what became our main focus.

Heritage Listing

Hedger Constructions

The family owned, Alexandra based business specialises in energy efficient, custom built and architectural designed homes, renovations and extensions, and offers clients all services from conception to completion.

Quality Construction with Superior Service

Full Tilt Constructions

Brad explains that he started up the company 10 years ago and after the first year found himself with many projects, prompting a number of staff he had previously worked with to come and join Full Tilt. It “just grew from there.”

Building Happy Customers

Bocol Constructions

Since 1979, Bocol Constructions Pty Ltd has been constructing these bridges, roads and tunnels that make up key parts of the transportation system in Western Australia. Dick Boyle and John Colley started the company and it has been hard at work ever since. The speciality of the company is creating innovative solutions – from high arch suspension foot bridges to every day road bridges – that are more cost effective and durable than the competition’s creations.

Civil Engineering Specialists

The Golden Years

In many nations around the world, life expectancy is dramatically on the rise, and Australia is no exception. Depending on gender, where one resides and other considerations, Australian boys born in 2013 to 2015 are expected to live to 80.4 years, while girls born during the same time have an expected lifespan of 84.5 years, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Compared to the time period between 1881 and 1890, both boys and girls born today can expect to live much, much longer than their ancestors, approximately 33 and 34 years longer…

April 29, 2017, 1:36 PM AEST

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