Big congratulations to the staff of Indesco this week for raising $1,082 for the Cancer Council during this year’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea! In the spirit of bringing people together, our Canberra office staff hosted a multicultural themed morning tea, with staff volunteering to bring food from their home country, and fun games such as a raffle, “Guess the Population” and “Guess the Flags”. Prizes were handed out, food was enjoyed and funds were raised to make a big difference to those impacted by cancer. Special thanks to the lovely Belinda Barnier, Executive Manager at Cancer Council ACT who stopped by to give a talk on their work and our how our funds would make an impact.
Sydney and Wollongong offices also joined in with their own delicious morning tea and made valuable contributions to our donations total! We are so pleased to say that we beat our goal of $1,000 by raising a total of $1,082 combining online donations and cash collected on the day. Thank you to all involved, and thank you especially to the Cancer Council for creating the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event to raise awareness for such a good cause and helping all those affected by cancer.
2019 is looking to be another cracker of a year! Our teams are looking forward to getting their teeth into some exciting projects including the continuing design of West Basin, the ongoing design and construction of the Taylor Residential Estate and watching as Cirrus comes out of the ground. We are all also very much looking forward to experiencing the Indesco Floriade design, which is sure to wow the capital!
Our team will be taking a well earned break however and the office will be closed from 12pm Friday 21st December 2018 through to 8:30am Monday 7th January 2019.
From the team at Indesco we wish all our clients and their families a festive and safe holiday season, look forward to working with you all again in the New Year!!
The Indesco Wollongong team continues to grow, with Steve Weatherby joining the team this week as a Senior Civil Designer.
Steve is an experienced Civil Designer with close to 15 years’ experience in the feasibility assessment, design and construction documentation of civil engineering projects and has an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Australia.
His experience spans residential development, local government and built form projects throughout Sydney and the Illawarra. Steve is involved with the entire project design cycle from inception through to construction, his skills covering all aspects of design including layouts, road design and urban drainage design.
We are excited to welcome Steve to the Indesco family and look forward to utilising his varied skills and experience on our current and upcoming projects.
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.
This year the passionate Queanbeyan community, including many local and ACT companies, have rallied together to finance, design and construct a new building for Treehouse.
Aaron Hazelton, James Koroday and Mario Galvez have been busy working on the Structural design for the new community facility and last Saturday 22nd September 2018 Aaron and James (proud Queanbeyan locals) joined Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall and Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro to mark the official opening of the new facility.
Well done to everyone involved in the project, an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community rallies together!
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!).
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.