Indesco Sydney welcomes Oliver Walsh as Principal Civil Engineer/ Senior Project Manager

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Oliver Walsh as Principal Civil Engineer/ Senior Project Manager to our growing North Sydney office

Oliver brings with him a detailed understanding of the land/urban development process and is capable of adding value to a project throughout its life cycle – from rezoning and master planning through to detailed design and construction.

His extensive experience includes the project management, engineering design and superintendence of civil and land development projects including bulk earthworks, roadworks, sewer reticulation, stormwater drainage, retaining walls, water, gas and underground power reticulation.

Great to have you on board Oliver! We look forward to introducing you to our clients and to the exciting projects both you and the team will be taking on.

Indesco received Regional Achievement Award at AILA ACT 2020!

Indesco is pleased to announce a night of success on the 18th June for the AILA ACT Landscape Architecture Awards! In a joint award with Enviro Links Design, the ACT Healthy Waterways project took home not only the Landscape Architecture Award for the Infrastructure category, but also the inaugural 2020 Regional Achievement in Landscape Architecture Award.

The Healthy Waterways project has been an example of collaboration and leadership producing excellent results. The improved waterways are a change in how water moves around urban landscapes and how water is filtered of pollutants before entering larger catchments downstream. These outstanding results not only benefit the ACT and adjoining NSW catchment areas but contribute to the larger Murray Darling catchments, that eventually flow into the Southern Ocean.

Indesco and Enviro Links, working in partnership, have fostered experiences that enhance the quality of life through the application of best practice research, industry collaboration, innovation and coordinated documentation. Research into sources of stormwater pollution and how pollutants behave in lakes and ponds is helping the ACT, and the landscape architecture profession, to better understand how to manage water quality.

Congratulations to all winners for the Awards night, and a big thank you to the AILA ACT Jury in recognising the efforts of the Indesco and Enviro Links teams!

Indesco Parramatta welcomes Stefan Bahrow as Senior Civil Designer

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan Bahrow to our Parramatta office as a Senior Civil Designer.

A welcome addition to the team, Stefan’s extensive skills and experience further enhance our capabilities to deliver our growing portfolio of land development and civil engineering infrastructure projects.

Great to have you on board Stefan!

Indesco Canberra has moved!

We’re excited to have made the move to the brand new Civic Quarter (CQ) building in Canberra City. We can now be found at CQ1, Level 5, 68 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City ACT 2601.

Our new home offers so much more than a great location in the CBD. Cutting edge technology, end of trip facilities, 5 star NABERS Energy rating and wellness initiatives are just some of the features that make this a great choice for Indesco. Kudos to Amalgamated Property Group for creating something special here.

We look forward to welcoming you all and showing you around once things get back to normal.

Indesco Welcomes Ziwar Al-Sattouf as Project Manager

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Ziwar Al-Sattouf who is joining the Sydney team as a Project Manager.

Ziwar is a well-rounded individual with experience in the delivery of projects during all stages of project lifecycle, from feasibility studies through to design management, construction supervision and project close-out. His project experience covers a range of areas from Residential Subdivision to Construction Superintendence, with Ziwar’s key areas of expertise lying in strategic project management and delivery, as well as council liaison and authority approval procurement

We welcome Ziwar to the Indesco family. We are looking forward to introducing him to our clients, and to the exciting new projects both he and the team are taking on!

Indesco Welcomes Michael Merange as Principal Civil Engineer

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Merange who will soon be joining the Canberra Civil team as a Principal Civil Engineer.

Michael is a highly experienced civil engineer with over 10 years industry experience in key roles for road and transport projects. He brings to the team knowledge and skills in planning, detailed design and construction of major roads and highways. His experience in large multi disciplinary projects covers sectors such as transport, urban renewal, land development and maintenance.

We welcome Michael to the Indesco family and look forward to introducing our clients to him and to the exciting new projects both he and the team are taking on!

COVID-19: Indesco’s Business Continuity Plan

In these uncertain times, Indesco remains committed to the health and well-being of our people, clients and communities. We value our relationships and wish to reassure our staff and clients that we are responding to the circumstances in an informed and balanced way.

We are immensely proud that we have a team that takes ownership and is capable of working independently. Indesco directors and staff remain steadfast in our belief that, if we come through this as a team together, we will be all the stronger to move forward into the future.

We are working closely with our clients to ensure projects and services are delivered with as little disruption as possible.

What are we doing?

  • Promoting measures to prevent the spread of infection across the organisation;
  • Minimising face-to-face meetings;
  • Suspended all non-essential travel;
  • Transitioned our staff to remote working from home;
  • Established protocols for self isolation periods as required;
  • Establishing regular communication channels within teams and with clients;

The measures serve to minimise risk to our staff whilst ensuring continuity of operations. At this stage there is no material impact on our ability to deliver projects.

Moving forward

Our communities face a challenging time as we respond to COVID-19 and the demands surrounding the pandemic. Indesco has contingencies in place to deliver required outcomes, with flexible plans that can be adjusted as necessary.

Furthermore, our commitment to our clients remains unchanged. We will continue to actively monitor advice from relevant authorities and to take the necessary steps to ensure our people and our clients are supported. As we value our personal relations with our clients, we would encourage anyone who should have further questions or require clarification to reach out to Indesco staff for information.

We wish you well and trust we will all get through this difficult time safely.

Indesco Welcomes Mark Mobilia as Principal Structural Engineer

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Mobilia who will be joining the Sydney structural team as a Principal Structural Engineer

Mark is a chartered structural engineer with 16 years industry experience in key roles for large scale structural engineering projects. He brings to the team knowledge and skills in planning, developing, designing and implementing efficient cost effective design solutions based on contractor and architectural requirements from concept through to construction.

His vast experience in a range of major projects covers sectors such as health, government, heritage refurbishments, industrial, commercial and residential.

We welcome Mark to the Indesco family and look forward to introducing our clients to him through our current and future projects.

Indesco Welcomes Darren Flynn as Associate Director

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Flynn who will be taking up the role of Associate Director! Darren will be based in Sydney, bringing with him over 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors, locally and overseas, in the planning, assessment, design and construction of development and infrastructure projects.

His experience stems from a civil engineering and commercial background having strategic input into due diligence, servicing strategy, procurement and all parts of the project life-cycle through to completion.

Darren uses value engineering, innovative ideas, design knowledge and experience in masterplanning and major infrastructure projects to provide the best outcomes for clients and projects. He has a proven ability to lead large multidisciplinary teams on complex urban and infrastructure projects.

His core skills include infrastructure planning, engineering masterplanning, stakeholder coordination and business development. Darren has overseen the management of over $500m of infrastructure and development projects during his career, and strives to influence others through collaboration, creating vision, trust, and fostering teamwork.

We welcome Darren to the Indesco family and look forward to the exciting new projects both he and the team are taking on!

Darren can be contacted at 0432 619 616 or Darren.Flynn@indesco.com.au

Telopea School Construction Now Complete!

Telopea Park School courtyard has recently been updated!

Indesco prepared concept plans and detailed design for new courtyards in the historic Telopea Park School. The existing school courtyards consisted of fragmented shrub planting, lack of seating and patching asphalt.

Our team modernised the courtyard by creating a curved amphitheater space with seating and shade. We formulated several design options and collaborated with the School and ACT Education Directorate to rationalise the level changes, so that they enhance accessibility and provide opportunities for terrace seating and a multi-purpose shaded gathering space.

The landscape draws on the heritage of the site; the curve is a reflection of the curve of New South Wales Crescent and the school drop off/entry. This design feature aligns with the Sydney Avenue axis, and provides a central gathering area and amphitheater focused on the cafeteria building.

The removal of existing overgrown shrubs and installation of new low shrub planting and small canopy shade trees improves visual and physical permeability and responds to the high use environment of a school. Existing walls were transformed into comfortable seating walls and new pavements include line markings for handball and informal sports.

Highlights of the project include colourful seating plinths and multi-use benches that add personality to the site. The composition of the amphitheater, shade structure and seating arrangements allows the space to be used for a variety of school activities and encourages social interaction.