Sydney Build Expo 2018: BIM & Digital Construction Summit

RCC’s very own Digital Design Manager, Tyrone Padayachee, is presenting at this years Sydney Build Expo!

Check out Tyrone’s presentation on the topic of ‘BIM for Contractors. What does that mean and how has it changed our approach to project delivery’ this Friday, 16th of March from 12:30pm.

Sydney Build Expo 2018: BIM & Digital Construction Summit
‘BIM for Contractors. What does that mean and how has it changed our approach to project delivery’
Tyrone Padayachee – RCC Digital Design Manager
Venue:   Workshop Area 02, Royal Hall of Industries, 1 Driver Avenue, Moore Park, NSW 2021
Date:     16th March 2018
Time:     12:30pm – 13:20pm

The RCC team is excited to be presenting at the BIM & Digital Construction Summit and to be attending the entire 2 day Build Expo event. We are committed to making an important industry contribution to ensure that Australian construction remains as an innovative and diverse industry.

Sydney Build Expo 2018 Agenda

Take a look at the full range of events, workshops and presentations here: Sydney Build 2018 Agenda

Free Event Registration

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2018 RCC Cadet ‘Step Up’ Award Winner

Congratulations to Olivia Rorke, winner of the 2018 RCC Cadet ‘Step Up’ Award.

The Cadet ‘Step Up’ Award promotes employee contribution and gives the lucky winner an invaluable opportunity to secure one-on-one mentoring with a member of the RCC Executive Team. Olivia’s hard work on her research paper into ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry’ has earned her personal mentoring with our CEO, George Bardas.

George is looking forward to the opportunity to help Olivia shape her career within the industry they both love.

“The Step Up Award is a really valuable RCC initiative; it gives our cadets an opportunity to make a contribution to the business early in their career, by researching and preparing a paper on a new technology, market trend or innovation.

Olivia is a bright individual and a worthy recipient of this award for her submission on RCC’s Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy. Her passion and diligence is clear and I look forward to taking her on as a mentee”

George Bardas- CEO

Well done Olivia. This award is very much deserved and we look forward to hearing from yourself and George over the next 6 months!


Top 5 for Employee Engagement in Australia and New Zealand

RCC is delighted to announce we have been named as one of the top 5 companies in the 2017 Australia and New Zealand Employee Engagement Awards.

RCC was nominated for the 2017 ANZ Employee Engagement Awards by one of our partner companies, Culture AMP, who runs our cultural feedback platform. We are among great company, with the overall winner, youi and other finalists, Australia Post, GM Holden and Ooh! Media.

We are proud to note that RCC is the first company in the construction industry to receive this award.

The award for excellence recognises forward-thinking companies across all industries that put their people first and make a real difference by positively driving employee engagement.

Employee engagement is a long term commitment for RCC; it’s a rewarding challenge that requires our ongoing attention.  We are excited to make the top 5 companies in the ANZ region and be recognised for our focus on improving our employee experience.

”The construction industry employment market poses unique challenges which we have worked hard to overcome.  Our workforce changes each year, so we are constantly thinking about how we can do better. How can we evolve to stay ahead of the rest, whilst maintaining our unique culture? Ensuring that the business continues to offer a diverse range of opportunities is the best way to enhance our employee experience. In turn, we believe that our highly engaged staff are the foundation for our ongoing engagement and strong relationships with our clients and excellent business performance” says our Head of HR, Laura Durkan.

Follow us on LinkedIn to read about the RCC employee experience journey in a series of articles by Laura Durkan. Over the next 6 weeks she will explore how RCC has used data and analytics to help drive a unique personal engagement journey for each employee. Laura will also unpack our Employee Engagement model and explain how we have used it to overcome industry challenges.
















Happy Holidays from RCC

We want to wish all those we have had the pleasure of working with this year a safe and happy holiday season!

See you all in 2018!




SummitCare RACF Complete

RCC partnered with the SummitCare team to take aged care and retirement living to the next level with a facility that combines technology with a homely, high end hotel feel.

“To RCC, our builders, it has been an absolute pleasure, and an outstanding result. To Jamie, Rod and everyone in the Crookes team; you have been a delight to work with and I couldn’t recommend you more highly”
                                                                                    Peter Wohl, Owner at SummitCare

Our collaborative partnered approach to innovative aged care projects is evident in our delivery of the $50m Baulkham Hills SummitCare RACF facility. We were honoured to attend the grand opening of the facility to celebrate with SummitCare and the various stakeholders who contributed to the successful delivery of this quality development.

The new facility houses 236 beds for residents, a dementia centre, behavioural secure unit and specialised palliative care and includes state of the art GPON fibre optic technology, integrating the nurse call and ICT. Chada Interior Design, known for their high-end hospitality design, leveraged their experience to create a home for residences that resembles a luxury hotel, featuring bespoke custom rugs, joinery and room finishes and fixtures.

“At RCC we pride ourselves on a collaborative, client first approach, so It’s great to see our team acknowledged for the quality of their delivery as well as their attitude to working with the client team and stakeholders on the Baulkham Hills project”
                       Rod Burger, General Manager- Aged Care and Retirement Living at RCC

RCC used the Early Contractor Involvement period to design a new structural system that allowed for the use of modular bathrooms in the 186 bathrooms and worked through site issues in an effort to hand $1.5m back to the client.

Our project was delivered on time, in 18 months and has been a huge success for the wider team. RCC is proud to have been part of the delivery of one of the largest and technologically advanced RACF’s in NSW, with a focus on providing a facility that creates a home for future residents in a sustainable environment today and into the future.

As a family owned company with a strong emphasis on community, RCC understands the importance of designing and building aged care developments that contribute to social infrastructure and feel like home for residents.














Preschool Makeover in Gordon, ACT

The Amala project team in Gordon, ACT has been busy over the last few months making some upgrades to the playground at the local Gordon Primary School. The site team have been presented with a certificate of appreciation from staff and some very happy students for their time, effort and donation of supplies to give the school yard a makeover.

RCC is proud of the effort the team have put in to make a difference and give back to the local community we are building in. Particular thanks go to Site Manager, Tim and Contracts Administrator, Matt as well as some generous subcontractors who ensured the works happened. The team thank the school and parents for allowing them to be involved and create something really special for students.

“Thank you for your generous work and support in updating the Gordon Preschool outdoor area. The Preschool has a new and improved learning environment that children from the Tuggeranong Lanyon District can enjoy for many years to come”                                                            Murray Bruce- Principal

We pride ourselves on delivering important developments for our local communities, including homes, hospitals and schools; being able to assist our neighbours and local organisations around our sites is allows us to give back and make a broader community contribution.














MBA ‘Excellence in Construction’ Winners

RCC’s commitment to safety has been recognised at the 2017 NSW Master Builders Association (MBA) ‘Excellence in Construction’ Awards.

We are proud to have claimed an award in the category of ‘Site Safety- Innovative Safety Solution’ for our new smart phone application, ‘Risk Assessor’. Our work, health and safety team developed the application to further streamline and safeguard our project risk assessment process. Recognition from both the Master Builders Association and SafeWork NSW has reaffirmed the positive feedback received from users during its successful implementation on a range of projects across all sectors.

This innovative tool is assisting RCC staff, our subcontractors and project stakeholders to collectively consult, and assess risks and controls efficiently. This technology means that a project specific risk assessment can be accessed free of charge by all stakeholders on their smart phone at their convenience.

The ‘Risk Assessor’ app is one tool in RCC’s committed approach to ensuring the safety of all those on our sites and the public, and to making a positive contribution to safety across the construction industry.

“As one of the first contractors to be accredited across all areas of HSQE, we are glad this is now standard practice. RCC value the safety of everyone in our industry, clients and competitors alike.

The RCC leadership team unanimously support investment in innovative systems and technology that promotes safer project delivery and ultimately improves work health and safety outcomes across the construction industry”

Jamie Crookes, Managing Director










LASA Congress

LASA Congress 2017

RCC is proud to have been the principal sponsor of this year’s LASA Congress; the largest age services networking event in the southern hemisphere.

Thank you to all those who attended and contributed to such an informative and enjoyable event. Held in the Gold Coast from Sunday the 15th to Wednesday the 18th of October at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, the congress was host to a number of high-level industry executives, policy makers, academics and thought-leaders across the broader age services industry.

The theme for this year was ‘Ahead of the Game: Age Services – Strong, Bold, Brave’; We along with our industry peers are committed to an innovative and intelligent approach to addressing Australia’s current and future aged care and retirement demand.

“Designing and delivering state of the art aged care facilities is about creating a comfortable, home-like environment for residents as well as leveraging technology and leading edge services to ensure the facility meets the clients current and future needs”

Rod Burger, Joint GM Aged Care & Retirement Living












Huntingwood Data Centre Complete

Huntingwood Data Centre

Our client Airtrunk celebrated the official opening of the Huntingwood Data Centre on the 20th of September with State and Local Government officials and the greater team who delivered the project. Airtrunk and the major occupant, occupied the premises the following day.

We commenced this $88 million project 10 months ago to deliver the 12,000sqm data centre which is the first stage of the precinct.

The precinct will be one of the largest data centres in the southern hemisphere when all 4 stages is complete.

We are proud to have been involved in the delivery of such an important, landmark project in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.

Want to see the Data Centre come to life?

Check out this time-lapse footage provided by Airtrunk!