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!

 

 

 

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

 

LASA RCC Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drayton House

Drayton House RACF

Residents are now moving into their new home at Drayton House in Bellevue Hill. Our project team completed the Drayton House 65 bed Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) in September.

Industry visitors have commented on the quality of workmanship and final presentation of the building, which features state of the art 6 star hotel finishes, raising the bar in the aged care sector.

The 65 bed RACF is 3-4 storeys and boasts a roof garden and ground level communal space as well as a dining room, commercial kitchen and theatre.

We are proud to have delivered this beautiful home for residents just 100 metres from the iconic Sydney Harbour and are glad to hear they are settling in well.

Drayton House Exterior

Drayton Dining

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drayton Dining