RCC in the Top 50 Best Places to Work in Australia

Recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Australia is a significant achievement for RCC in a demanding and pressurised construction market. Our employees are our best asset, consequently this award means even more knowing it is a result of their experience. The Great Place to Work assessment is based on feedback obtained from a confidential survey of our 600 employees and an independent cultural audit across 9 practice areas.

To be named 17th in our category (100-999 employees), amongst companies such as Salesforce and Stryker in our first year of evaluation is an outstanding achievement for RCC and a reflection of our personnel’s commitment to each other, our clients and the industry. See the full results of the 2018 GPTW study here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The goal to provide a fulfilling and supportive work environment prompted us to submit an application to become an Employer of Choice and make it to the Top 50 Best Places to Work in Australia.  We set out to understand our employee experience in the context of Australia’s best workplaces, to highlight focus areas for future commitment and to ultimately be recognised as a Great Place to Work.

We did it. We are honoured to have been recognised as a Great Place to Work in our first year of evaluation.

This acknowledgment compliments our recent recognition in the Employee Engagement Awards (2017) and highlights the strength of our culture of high performance, development, autonomy and collaboration.

The Best Places to Work awards are based on an independent study coordinated by the Great Place to Work Institute. Great Place to Work Australia is an organisation, whose recognition has become an international standard for excellence in workplace culture. After more than 30 years of research the Institute operate across 44 countries, surveying 6,200 companies annually.

“THE 50 BEST ARE SETTING THE STANDARD FOR ALL BUSINESSES.”
Zrinka Lovrencic – Managing Director of Great Place to Work Australia

 

RCC is committed to the ongoing improvement of our employee experience in the hope that our staff continue to enjoy the journey as the company grows and evolves. This recognition reflects the passion, commitment and fun that our people bring to work everyday.

“WE ARE PROUD TO BE RECOGNISED BY OUR PEOPLE AS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN AUSTRALIA. WE BELIEVE WE ARE DOING GREAT THINGS AND THIS ACCREDITATION MEANS THAT OUR BEST ASSET, OUR EMPLOYEES, AGREE.
FOR ME, OUR PEOPLE ARE WHAT MAKES RCC GREAT, AND THAT DRIVES US TO PROVIDE THEM WITH AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY CAN REALISE THEIR PROFESSIONAL ASPIRATIONS AND DELIVER QUALITY OUTCOMES FOR OUR CLIENTS”
Jamie Crookes – Managing Director of Richard Crookes Constructions

 

Do you think you would enjoy the journey of working on exciting projects, with highly skilled, passionate people in a positive and supportive workplace? Find out what it’s like to be part of the RCC family…

 

If you are interested to know more about the RCC Family, our values and what makes RCC a Great Place to Work then follow us on social media and stay tuned for our ‘Meet the Family’ series!

 

 

Regiment Structure Complete

RCC met University of Sydney staff on the level 9 roof slab of the Regiment building yesterday to celebrate completing the structure! We took a moment to reflect on what has been achieved since breaking ground 6 months ago, as the ceremonial tree was craned onto the roof slab.

The only thing more impressive than the rooftop city views is the 650 tonnes of steel, 19,5000m2 of formwork and 6.650m3 of concrete that went into the structure! That’s enough concrete to full up an Olympic swimming pool twice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be completed in February 2019, the new development will offer affordable student accommodation, community facilities and teaching spaces.

The new $68.6m mixed use redevelopment will consist of:

  • 656 single dorm size rooms of Circa 10.1-10.3m2 min. 5% (33 rooms) shall be Accessible/Adaptable rooms Circa 13.8m2
  • Two 2-bedroom apartments for the Deputy and Head of Hall Accommodation
  • Communal lounges, games, study and music rooms, flexi spaces and kitchen facilities
  • Shared toilet and bathroom amenities
  • Shared communal laundry facilities
  • Bike Storage for 175 bikes and staff end of trip facilities.
  • Teaching hub, technology hub, theatre and teaching rooms.
  • Office space and meeting rooms for Student Accommodation support staff
  • Public landscaped forecourt, private courtyards and landscaped roof terraces

Find out more about RCC’s Student Accommodation project delivery…

 

 

Soil Turned on Park Sydney

The first soil has been turned on one of Sydney’s largest urban renewal projects, Park Sydney, marking the beginning of another journey with Greenland Australia!

Having previously partnered with Greenland Australia to successfully deliver the Leichhardt Green and Lucent (North Sydney) residential projects, RCC is thrilled to work with Greenland again on the Park Sydney project in Erskineville. This will no doubt be a significant landmark for Sydney’s inner West and we look forward to transforming this former industrial site into a vibrant residential community.

“Richards Crookes Constructions was the obvious choice… They’ve delivered an impressive portfolio of projects, including several of our own… We’ve been really impressed with their high level of detail and commitment to meeting construction deadlines on budget.”

Sherwood Luo – Managing Director
Greenland Australia

 

 

This 6.9-hectare masterplanned residential community will eventually feature 9 blocks ranging from 2 to 8 storeys over 5 stages. The development will provide homes for more than 3000 Sydneysiders and feature a 7,446m² public park and major retail amenity, including a supermarket, and specialty shops.

Stage 1 includes the delivery of approximately 330 apartments across 2 buildings, a fresh food precinct, eat street, medical centre and a childcare centre. Stage 1 completion is expected in 2020.

 

“…we pride ourselves on repeat work from our clients. We look forward to building on our long and productive working relationship with Greenland Australia.”

Jamie Crookes – Managing Director
Richard Crookes Constructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City2Surf 2018

RCC took on the iconic City2Surf again this year! We’re so proud of all 133 RCC Team members who ran, walked and crawled from the city to Bondi yesterday for the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation!

Near-perfect Sydney weather and the motivation of post-race celebrations made the 14km course a little easier. Thanks to Panama House for hosting our afterparty, providing RCC finishers with views of the course and a Mexican feast!

It was great to again be part of such an incredible event for a worthy cause. Fundraising efforts have reached $4,288,078.15 so far with donations still being accepted.

Want to know more about this incredible annual event? Check out the official City2Surf website.

 

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!

 

Over $17,000 Donated to the Sydney Children’s Hospital

RCC teams on the Regiment & LEES projects at the University of Sydney have raised more than $17,000 for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation (SCHF).

SCHF visited the site last Friday to celebrate and thank the teams for their effort and generosity.

It’s important to RCC that we give back wherever possible and make a positive contribution to the communities we live and work within; we are extremely grateful to the generous project team and subcontractors who made this incredible donation possible and to our supportive client, the University of Sydney, for encouraging this community contribution.

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation (SCHF) was overwhelmed with the fundraising efforts of the Regiment & LEES teams who hosted Clare from SCHF last Friday at their presentation and site BBQ. The initial target of $5,000 has been blown out of the water, highlighting the incredible generosity and commitment of the team to this very important cause. The team intends to continue their support for the foundation and grow this much needed donation over the life-cycle of the project.

Special mention goes to our Contract Administrator and fundraiser extraordinaire, Peter Meleady, who took the lead on planning this amazing initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keen to get involved?

Fundraising is still open and its a case of the more the merrier; you can donate to this great cause here!

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Haven’t yet registered to attend? Visit SydneyBuildExpo.com to collect your free event pass

 

 

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.