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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

LASA RCC Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SafeWork Mentor Certificate

2017 SafeWork WHS Mentor Program

RCC’s WHS&E Advisor, Simon Dayball, has been recognised for his contribution to a local Sydney small business during his participation in the 2017 SafeWork NSW WHS Mentor Program.

Simon was paired with ‘The Highgate Group’, a small business in Warriewood that designs, builds and services play and training facilities across resorts, cruise ship clubs and  defence projects.

Over the last 6 months Simon as a representative of RCC has been providing the Highgate Group with support and guidance on:

  • How to implement change that would be beneficial to their business
  • Maintaining sustainable growth within their market
  • Growing their understanding on being compliant with WHS legislation without impacting on their day to day running of the business.
  • Being an influential WHS compliant leader within their field.

Simon’s impact has been acknowledged by Peter Dunphy, the Executive Director of SafeWork NSW.

His effort has also been noted by The Highgate Group’s general Manager, Nicki Tranfield who said;

Simon’s knowledge about WH&S and relevant legislation and his ability to pinpoint the areas I should be working on was invaluable.  He was always extremely kind and gracious with his time and assistance and I feel that even though the programme for this year is finished I can still approach him in the future”

We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with the Highgate Group; and providing ongoing support.

To find out more about the SafeWork NSW WHS Mentor Program visit SafeWork.nsw.gov.au

 

Women's Forum Series

Womens Forum Series

RCC’s first Women’s Forum, based on the topic of ‘resilience’, featured a keynote speech from a strong and inspirational Australian philanthropist, Susan Alberti. Female staff came together from across NSW and ACT to listen, discuss, network and of course… lunch.

The RCC Women’s Forum Series is designed to provide our female staff with the opportunity to network, share knowledge and access personal and professional development in a supportive, relaxed and fun environment. RCC understands the need to support our staff and the wider industry to ensure women in construction have access to a level playing field and can be professionally and personally successful.

Laura Durkan, Head of Human Resources, says she feels the Women’s Forum Series is a critical element in delivering on RCC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. “We are grateful to have an incredible cohort of women working for RCC. This is an opportunity for us to show them how valued their input into the day-to-day and long term strategic operations of our business is”

RCC’s commitment to diversity is about more than fairness and retaining our fantastic staff; we believe that diversity breeds innovation and drives the growth of a stronger RCC and construction industry.

Laura says the decision to choose ‘resilience’ as the theme for the first Womens Forum was inspired by “the stories of some of RCC’s strongest female leaders and the fierce dedication, self-belief and mental toughness which has supported them throughout their careers. We wanted to give the women in our business an opportunity to share their personal and industry experience and find strength in that shared knowledge and support network”. The key note speech, workshops and presentations on the day inspired a robust discussion around the current state of ‘women in construction’ and will inform the organisations action plan to work toward a diverse and inclusive industry.

We sincerely thank Susan Alberti who joined us on the day to share her incredible story. Her journey and resilience under testing circumstances is inspirational and speaks to her guts and determination.
As the Women’s Forum was structured as a lunch and learn event, the day would not have been complete without the addition of a delicious lunch, supplied by the skillful Little Jones Food Co.

 

Lunch - Little Jones & Co

Ladies Lunching

Susan Alberti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sara Tait GC Marathon 2017

Meet Sara Tait

Let us introduce you to an inspiring young woman who we are proud to be supporting on her rise to the top.
Sara Tait, now at the young age of 19, has represented Australia in Wheelchair Racing and Wheelchair Basketball and is currently a National and World Champion Para-triathlete and part-time University Student. Sara was born with Spina Bifida and requires a wheelchair as her primary mode of transport but says she has never seen her disability as a reason not to aim to fulfil her dreams.

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NAWIC Tour UTS

NAWIC Site Tour of UTS

Last week we welcomed NAWIC members and guests to the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) for a site tour of the UTS Central project. RCC staff delivered a presentation on the unique challenges of the project and the intelligent solutions which have and will be implemented to deliver this landmark development.

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Lifestart Donation: Site Team Fundraises for Local Community Charity

Giving back to the communities we work in is important to RCC. Our Baulkham Hills project team were honoured to present Lifestart with $7,000 in donations. The RCC site team and subcontractors working on the Hillsong Epicentre project raised funding for the charity which is close to the heart of RCC Site Manager, Matt Huttary.

Matt said “It put a smile on our faces to give back to a charity which does so much for children and young people living with disabilities and developmental delays”.

Lucas Gardens School Students Say Thank you To RCC

RCC received a very warm reception at a presentation held at the old Lucas Gardens School building this week. The Principal, Jenny Zagas, invited RCC to attend an assembly at the existing Lucas Gardens School in Lakemba to say thank you for building the students a new school. The kids presented Project Manager, Michael Ryan and the team with an artwork they had made of the school logo (a tree) using their thumb prints.

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