As one of Australia’s largest Property and Buildings teams, we are helping our clients become Future Ready – design both to the current code and for the future world, which is evolving rapidly considering the impacts of the Pandemic and the changing priorities of the communities in which we work, live, study and play.
“Our people are the very heart of our business,” says Rob Clarke, Director of Property & Buildings. “Our industry is changing, and we must evolve with it. We value our people and the extraordinary impact they make to enable client projects to succeed. Attracting, developing, engaging and retaining the very vest professionals in our fields of expertise is what keeps us relevant, competitive and future-focused.”
To this end, we congratulate: Christine King, Director Structures VIC; Rob Day, Director VIC Civil; Steve Novak, Director Qld Civil; Hisham Khoury, Director Building Services and Saad Khan, Building Services Manager – Perth on their recent promotions and ongoing dedication in delivering collaborative outcomes for their clients.
“What kept our clients up at night before the pandemic is somewhat different to today. We need to help them shift gears, just as we’ve had to. It’s no longer about trying to predict what the future will look like. It’s more about considering the trends, being agile and looking at ways in which we can be innovative but also flexible in our design approach.”
Across the country our Property & Buildings teams are applying a Future Ready approach in the delivery of structures, civil and building services solutions in the Defence, Education, Health, Commercial and Mission Critical sectors.
In Victoria, for example, our Structures and Civil teams are helping the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) to deliver sustainable education infrastructure to the thriving local communities as well as supporting various Defence infrastructure projects. Congratulations to our VIC Structures, Civil and Building Services teams who supported the 2021 Victorian Architecture Award winning projects.
In Queensland, the Civil team is helping Brisbane Airport Corporation expand the Airport Industrial Park, as well as providing specialised assistance to numerous Defence projects and design applications within the transport sector. And, our combined Property & Buildings business is already putting some plans in place to help the Queensland Government accelerate infrastructure development in the decade-long run up to the 2032 Games.
In the West, our Perth team is heavily involved in Defence infrastructure projects, including the Navy Capability Infrastructure Sub-Program (NCIS) and is continuing to grow with increased investment across infrastructure, health, education and commercial markets.
“In its recent budget, the Federal Government made it clear that we need to fast-track investment in infrastructure to supercharge Australia’s recovery over the next decade,” adds Rob. “While we have some long-standing backlogs that needs to be delivered, there are also some emerging priorities in terms of health and wellbeing, housing affordability, placemaking and more.
“Our approach to these appointments and promotions is designed to support our clients to create effective built environments to drive high productivity and future success in our communities.”