Women’s Forum – ‘because of her, we can’

‘Because of her, we can’ – the NAIDOC Week 2018 theme was the inspiration behind July’s RCC Women’s Forum.

We were lucky enough to be able to explore the theme of ‘Because of her, we can’ through the words of Sandra Gadd and the modern native bush tucker cuisine of Jo-Ann from Goanna Hut.
We all then enjoyed a training session with Vanessa from Learning Circle Co, who took us through an interactive course on identifying and chasing career goals and building our personal brand.

Our series of Women in Construction Forums provide employees with a chance to share knowledge, learn and develop… over lunch (of course)! It’s also an important way for us to acknowledge the contribution and achievements of our staff and thank them for their dedication!

 

 

Breakfast Point Aerial

Building Breakfast Point

RCC and the Rose Property Group joined forces more than 13 years ago to develop a former gasworks site into a thriving Sydney suburb.

RCC is proud of our strong residential experience and the thousands of homes we have provided for Australians to live and create memories in. Today, we are celebrating our collaborative partnership and the friendship we have developed in the making of the Breakfast Point community with a short video.

Hear from the RCC project team and our client, Rose Property Group about the special magic in all 20 stages and 1300 apartments!

 

RCC’s Impact on the Aged Care and Retirement Living landscape

Economic, social and cultural outcomes for providers and residents

RCC has a long history in the design and construction of specialised social infrastructure. In 2015 we invested further in RCC’s specialised Aged Care and Retirement Living division, matching our capabilities in the health and social housing sectors. Our subsequent 300% growth in aged care delivery is recognition of our ability to deliver quality, state of the art facilities which still feel like home and provide better living for residents.

RCC has been building for 42 years and innovating in the aged care and retirement living sector since 1993, recognising the mounting demographic and cost pressures of infrastructure and care provider availability.

“To meet Australian aged care demand we need to deliver a 120 bed aged care facility every two weeks for the next 10 years. We appreciate the need for sustainable solutions and quality facilities and we share the age care sectors commitment to providing the senior members of our community with the security of a comfortable home and quality of life”
Martin Patience- Joint GM, Aged Care & Retirement Living, RCC

Having successfully delivered a range of Residential Aged Care Facilities, Independent Living Units and Retirement Villages in NSW and ACT metropolitan and regional areas, RCC underwrites the success of major new facilities and the necessary transformation of existing homes to emulate the amenity and aesthetics of today.

We are proud of the projects we have delivered to date and enjoy reflecting on our handover of facilities that our clients are proud of, as much as we are as well as the contribution we have made to those older Australian’s who now call them home.

Our project team’s partner with leading aged care and retirement living operators, experienced design teams and industry specialists, looking for opportunities to speed up, go modular, prefabricate and achieve high levels of quality, amenity and service from every dollar spent.

“Designing and delivering state of the art aged care and retirement homes merge the preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitation needs of residents in a secure, comfortable, home environment allowing them to stay active, happy and connected to their families. Innovative technology and construction services ensure our projects meet their current and future needs”
Rod Burger- Joint GM, Aged Care & Retirement Living, RCC

Our highly experienced and focused aged care team are supported by the substantial financial backing and delivery systems of a long established multi-sector construction business.

Looking forward, our client teams and residents can continue to count on our skills and support to further evolve and enjoy the journey of working with RCC.

 

“SummitCare Baulkham Hills brings to life everything residents and families could wish for in a home… To RCC, it has been an absolute pleasure, and an outstanding result. You have been a delight to work with and I couldn’t recommend you more highly”

SummitCare, Baulkham Hills
Peter Wohl – Owner and Director, Summitcare

 

“We are most pleased to be associated with Richard Crookes Constructions as all aspects of the projects are moving in the right direction. Drayton House is approximately half way through the construction program with good progress to date. Attention to detail and selection of sub-contractors is impressive”

Drayton House
Markam Ralph – Director- Morrison Design Partnerships Architects

 

 

 

RCC’s Tanya McErlean selected for PCA’s 500 Women in Property

We’re proud to announce that one of our Senior Project Managers, Tanya McErlean has been selected to participate in the Property Council of Australia’s 500 Women in Property program.

Tanya McErlean500 Women in Property is an initiative of the Property Council’s diversity committees which involves members of the Property Council making a commitment to champion women in their organisation and provide them with further networking and professional development opportunities. The target is to sponsor 500 Women in Property each year. The success of this program relies on the personal commitment of the sponsors to build diversity and gender equity across our industry. This includes working together to provide equal opportunity for women, particularly in senior leadership roles to build a strong pipeline of future leaders.

Tanya started at RCC in 1994 as a graduate cadet, moving through contracts administration ranks to her current role as one of RCC’s most respected Senior Project Managers.

“I have a strong connection to and passion for the construction industry… my experiences has taught me the true meaning of leadership which I am keen to progress further and be a positive mentor for others entering the industry”
Tanya McErlean

Congratulations Tanya; you are a valuable member of the RCC family and the industry and your passion and commitment to your projects, teams and giving back to the industry and wider community is something everyone here at RCC is proud of.

RCC is an equal opportunity employer and shares the Property Council of Australia’s belief that diversity delivers. We not only support, but encourages diversity as a means of creating a great place to work and providing our clients with certainty of quality, efficiency, value and an enjoyable journey with RCC.

 

Delivering Health Facilities to Support Regional NSW

In addition to supporting the growth of world class health care in Sydney, RCC is committed to delivering support services in regional and rural NSW.

While our head office is in Sydney, we provide localised client service with offices in Tamworth, Newcastle and Canberra. Delivering projects in regional locations is a large part of our business. On average, 30% of our projects have been delivered regionally, including major projects such as the Tamworth Hospital.

NSW Health has adapted the traditional hospital structure to reflect the changing rural and remote environments that they service.

“The NSW Rural Health Plan: Towards 2021 aims to strengthen the capacity of rural health services to provide world class connected and seamless care for people living in regional, rural and remote NSW.”

In response, RCC is leveraging our regional expertise to support NSW Health’s vision for improved infrastructure in regional and rural NSW.

Maintaining a regional presence allows us give back in local communities, whilst driving local industry participation and regional growth.

We look forward to a continued partnership with NSW Health and the local communities in which we operate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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