Opening of TreeHouse – A new special needs school in Queanbeyan

Saturday 22nd September 2018 Aaron Hazelton joined Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall and Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro to mark the Official Opening of TreeHouse a new special needs school in Queanbeyan. Aaron, James and Mario have been busy working on the Structural design for the new community facility on behalf of Treehouse.

Treehouse is a not for profit community organisation, staffed and managed by local people, committed to providing early intervention services to children with additional needs and their families. The new facility will deliver a top quality learning environment for kids that need specialised support and is scheduled for completion by mid-2018.

This exciting new school project is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s school building program over the next four years which will deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities throughout NSW.

Nathan Turnbull – Celebrating 10 years with Indesco!

We congratulate Nathan, one of our Senior Construction Managers, on reaching a significant milestone this month – 10 years working with Indesco!

Nathan, who joined Indesco in 2008 as a surveillance officer, has successfully worked his way up to Senior Construction Manager covering numerous roles and construction projects along the way.

Nathan’s track record is now well and truly established. His skills and experience in the delivery of large land development projects in particular are widely acknowledged, by both clients and contractors, across the industry. He has worked with, and more recently led, teams of construction engineers and managers, providing mentoring, guidance and valuable local experience.

Nathan has played a major role in the construction of a large range of civil engineering projects throughout the ACT, and has been a key driver in the successful delivery of Casey (Springbank Rise Estate) and Denman Prospect Estate. He is currently managing the delivery of the Taylor Residential Estate.

Indesco value Nathan as a senior member of our leadership team who excels, not only in a professional capacity but also socially, topping the table in our footy tipping comp 2 years in a row (and looking to take out the top spot this year as well!).

Well done Nathan!

 

Jeans 4 Genes Day 2018

On Friday 3rd August the Indesco team took park in Jeans for Genes day. Now in its 25th year Jeans for Genes was established in 1994 by Children’s Medical Research Institute to fund revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand, and find cures or treatments for conditions affecting kids, including genetic diseases, cancer, and epilepsy.

Not to be deterred by the ominous weather the team enjoyed a Turkish banquet at Weston park (undercover, just in case!). Our planned table tennis tournament was thwarted by the strong winds! But we still managed to squeeze in a few other games to raise money for such a great cause.

Overall we raised just over $400 and look forward to taking part again next year.

 

2017/2018 FINANCIAL YEAR WRAP UP

The 2017/2018 Financial Year saw an outstanding period of growth for Indesco. Celebrating a 30 year partnership with the MBA, we completed a number of landmark projects including:

Our civil design and construction teams completed a number of large scale developments across the ACT, most notably:

In Sydney, we continue to be actively involved in the urban renewal of Liverpool, Blacktown and The Hills Shire.

Our construction team has also been busy on site managing the construction of a residential estate in Denman Prospect.

Our structural team has worked on a record number of key projects this year, including:

The Indesco landscape team recently had a major project win with the 2019 Floriade design. The team have been working both independently and in collaboration with our engineering teams on numerous complex projects this year including:

  • Henry Rolland Park
  • Hume West Stage 2A
  • Lawson South Open Space Masterplan
  • Denman S59, Block 4 Multi Unit Development

In addition to our projects, our people have had a great year, John Randall marked 30 years with Indesco in July 2017. Under John’s leadership we welcomed Darren Benson as a Senior Construction Manager, Anna Nagalingam as a Director and most recently, Angus Gorman has stepped up to succeed John as our Managing Director.

The Indesco team also enjoyed many social events throughout the last financial year including our annual Family Day and Christmas Parties. We also took part in a number of charity events including the Mothers Day Classic (raising money for breast cancer) and Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (raising money for the Cancer Council). We wrapped up the 2017/2018 social calendar with our annual end of financial year cocktail party.

Indesco 2017 Christmas Party
EOFY Cocktail Party
Family Fun Day
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Mothers Day Classic

2018 Master Builders Building Excellence Awards, ACT

Each year the Master Builders Building Excellence Awards recognises and celebrates the ACT’s best builders, their teams and the projects which have won them acclaim in the residential, commercial and civil construction sectors.

The Indesco team were represented on the night by Angus, Viet, Anna, Aaron, Matt, Nathan, James K, Luke, Karl and Mario. Angus also had the chance to present the award for one of the civil categories.

This year, Indesco was involved in the design or construction of 5 out of the 12 finalists in the Civil Projects Category this year including:

  • Moncrieff CRIP (Canberra Contractors );
  • West Basin Boardwalk – Stage 1 (Chincivil);
  • Moncrieff Pedestrian Bridge, Maintenance Tracks & Amaroo School Paths (Cord Civil);
  • Relocation of Existing Sewer Main – Block 17 Section 61 Downer, including Icon Water Sewer Upgrade (Cord Civil); and
  • Taylor Estate Stages 2A and 2B (BMD Constructions)

 Congratulations to all finalists and award winners.

 

A 30 Year Partnership with the MBA

Indesco celebrates a significant milestone in 2018 having been a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA), ACT Branch, for 30 of its 35 years of operation.

MBA’s President Gracie Ferreira joined CEO Michael Hopkins in congratulating Indesco on more than three decades of an innovative culture, fostering excellence across all disciplines of the construction industry, and continued partnership with the MBA.

Indesco is committed to working with local organisations that promote successful outcomes for our industry.

The significant milestone has been included the current edition of the quarterly Canberra Builder magazine (https://www.mba.org.au/storage/1-mba-canberra-builder-feb-2018-final-lowres-2.pdf).

Taylor 2, Stage 1 – Construction commenced!

Construction has now commenced on the next stage of Taylor Estate. Taylor will be the northernmost and highest suburb in the ACT, located between Casey, Moncrieff and Jacka. The suburb was named after Florence Mary Taylor, Australia’s first female architect, engineer and town planner.

Indesco, in collaboration with Tait Network, has been responsible for the civil design of the whole estate. We have also been engaged for Construction Phase Services for Stages 1 and 3. These 2 stages are valued at $50M and will require a full time CPS team of 4 people, led by Nathan Turnbull, over a period of 18 months.

Canberra Contractors will construct Stages 1 and 2. Stage 3 is due to commence construction shortly and design is ongoing for Stage 4. Indesco is also still involved in the construction of Taylor 1, working with Group One and BMD to complete the remaining landscape and residential stages. The final remaining stages of Taylor are located in the north and northwest. Anna Nagalingam is leading the team for Taylor 3 which is currently at the Estate Development Plan stage.

What a team effort!

New Moncrieff Bridge

The Moncrieff Pedestrian Bridge, named the Wagi Bridge, was opened for residents from the start of the 2018 school year. An official opening and naming ceremony was held on the 9th February.

 

Indesco was responsible for the design of the bridge and also managed the construction phase. The innovative modular design, which comprised four transportable spans, was constructed off site and assembled onsite in a matter of hours.

 

The bridge is also a great success for the Moncrieff East estate, promoting active travel and healthy, sustainable communities. Moncrieff residents now have safe and easy walking access for children attending the Amaroo and Good Shepherd Schools.

 

Indesco Sydney office moves to new location

In 2017 the Sydney office of Indesco relocated to Suite 401, Level 4, 24 Hunter Street Parramatta. The move was necessitated by the success and continued growth of the team in Sydney lead by Vikram Mukherjee.

In addition to a few new faces, the offices boasts a great location in downtown Parramatta. If you haven’t already, drop in and see Vikram, Dave, Kha and the team.

INDESCO WELCOMES DAVE SOUTHGATE

Indesco is very pleased to announce that our Sydney (Parramatta) office has been enhanced with the arrival of a Principal Structural Engineer, David (Dave) Southgate.

Dave is a Professional Engineer with close to 10 years experience within the Sydney area.

Dave has built a reputation of success based on dedication to providing clients with cost effective and constructible solutions.

With an eagerness to listen and engage with clients directly, Dave is able to provide designs that best meet client needs.

At Indesco, we are looking to help shape the Sydney region with innovative designs that comply with Australian and European Standards, whilst also fulfilling clients budget constraints and delivering projects that exceed your expectations.