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Georgiou up for three CCF Earth Awards

Tuesday 26, July 2016

Following our 2015 CCF WA Earth Award for the $25.5M Three Bridges Project, Georgiou is looking to repeat its success after recently being named finalist with three projects in this year's awards.

The CCF Earth Awards recognise excellence in all areas of project delivery including construction management, innovation, and environmental and social management. Stage three of the Claremont on the Park project will look to take out the $10M-$30M category, with the Reid Highway Upgrade Project vying for the title in the $30M-$75M category, and the Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Acess Poject a finalist in the over $75M category.

Stage three of Claremont in the Park saw our team work through a number of complex disciplines – including remediation, demolition, installation, roadworks, hardscaping and landscaping. The final product is a modern community, featuring residential and commercial spaces with abstract art and stunning water features.

The Reid Highway Project involved the duplication of 2.2km of carriageway and a further 2km of carriageway widening, three new bridges, a loop ramp and associated works. Vital to the WA Government's plan to improve traffic congestion in Perth's eastern suburbs, our project team shared the road with 75,000 cars who frequented the Reid Highway/Malaga Drive intersection each day.

As part of the Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project - Georgiou were involved in the widening of 7km of the Tonkin Hwy, upgrading 3km of Leach Hwy, constructing 11 bridges, the upgrade and construction of multiple interchanges, building 21km of shared path and local connections including seven underpasses, installing 7km of noise walls, and planting more than one million plants as part of Main Roads' largest landscaping project.

Winners will be announced on Friday August 12 in the Grand Ballroom at Crown Perth.

 

Third Bruce Highway contract awarded

Wednesday 06, July 2016

Traffic efficiency and road safety on the Bruce Highway is set to improve following the award of a roadworks contract to National construction company, Georgiou Group.

The $38 million project, initiated by the Queensland Government, will see the Bruce Highway interchange at Tinana undergo significant improvements in an effort to improve traffic management and safety and support Fraser Coast regional growth.

Georgiou Group CEO John Georgiou said the company is pleased to be continuing to play a key role in the improvement of Queensland’s road network, with this contract the third of its kind awarded to the national building construction, engineering and property development company.

“Since 2012, the Georgiou Group has completed significant road upgrades on the Bruce Highway that have resulted in long term benefits to road users and the State,” he said.

“I am pleased to once again join the Queensland Government for the Tinana Interchange upgrade works and to deliver another great infrastructure project to the Queensland community.”

Changes to the Tinana Interchange include construction of a northbound off-ramp, relocation of the Three Mile Road intersection about 300m south of its current location, removing the southbound off-ramp to Gympie Road, upgrading the existing southbound on-ramp and incorporating a wide centre line treatment.

Previous Bruce Highway projects completed by Georgiou Group are the realignment of the Walker Street intersection completed in 2013 and the Bruce Highway Flood Recovery Works from Kolan River to St Lawrence, which commenced in February 2014.

Works on the interchange will commence in August 2016 and are scheduled for completion late 2017.

Georgiou recognises its best

Thursday 30, June 2016

Last Friday night (June 24), approximately 100 of Georgiou's subcontractors and suppliers flocked to the WA Office to attend Georgiou Building's Annual Subcontractor Sundowner.

The annual event recognises excellent subcontractor performance while showing our appreciation for the support of our key subcontractors and suppliers over the past 12 months.

General Manager Building Frank Dilizia gave a brief presentation touching on the Business Unit's past year, the state of the commercial building market, recently completed and current projects and a list of current tenders and opportunities for Georgiou.

A key message was the importance of maintaining strong relationships with our key subcontractors and suppliers, knowing each other well and leveraging off our respective strengths. Frank also stressed the importance of working collaboratively at the time of tender to develop best value, innovative solutions and ultimately a competitive offer for the Client. Another key theme was working smarter to achieve safer, on time, quality and profitable project delivery.

Importantly, the evening allowed time for informal and enjoyable networking between our guests and Georgiou employees to establish and renew friendships.

Two awards were presented on the night, the Georgiou Building 2016 Subcontractor of the Year Award and the Georgiou Building 2016 Safety Recognition Award.

The winner of the Georgiou Building 2016 Subcontractor of the Year Award was Waratah Roofing for their excellent performance across a number of Georgiou projects including ALDI, Precast Manufacturing Facility and Waratah Apartments. The citation included; exemplary safety record, safety focus of their supervision and workforce, professional approach to their work, pre-planning and programme performance, high standard of quality and workmanship and a collaborative relationship style. Accepting the award on behalf of Waratah Roofing was owner Warren Thompson.

The recipient of the Georgiou Building 2016 Safety Recognition Award was Fineform for their excellent performance on the current Edgewater Multi-Storey Carpark project. The citation included exemplary safety record, safety focus of their supervision and workforce, employee engagement and a collaborative relationship style. Accepting the award on behalf of Fineform was owner Joe Melia.

Georgiou boosts building capability with key appointment

Tuesday 28, June 2016

Leading national building construction, engineering and property development company Georgiou Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Eddie Sammut to the newly created role of Executive General Manager- Building.

Mr Sammut, who has previously held senior leadership and corporate roles with CPB (Leighton Contractors), CIMIC (Leighton Holdings Group) and John Holland, will support the organisation’s ongoing expansion of its building capabilities and focus on its expansion in the east coast markets.

In announcing the appointment, Georgiou Group Chief Executive Officer John Georgiou said Mr Sammut’s extensive experience in Australia’s building sector, including building contracting, development and project management, will be an asset for the Nationwide company.

“The Georgiou Group remains steadfast in our drive to continue to expand our building portfolio across Australia. The appointment of Mr Sammut will be instrumental in these efforts and a tremendous addition to our senior leadership team,” he said.

“The creation of this key leadership role will be pivotal in our New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria operations, which continues to be a key focus for our business, and will complement our established and proven west coast based operations.”

With more than 30 years’ experience on major building projects in Australia and internationally, Mr Sammut will be based at the business’ Sydney office following an initial six month period at its Perth headquarters.

Eddie holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Canberra, Masters of Business Administration from The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

 

 

Georgiou appoints new Chairman

Tuesday 08, March 2016

National building construction, engineering and property development company - Georgiou Group - is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Gerhard Vorster, one of Australia’s leading strategists, as the new Chairman of the Georgiou Advisory BoardGerhard Vorster has been Chief Strategy Officer at Deloitte Australia and Asia-Pacific region - a position he has held since 2010, he also led the Deloitte innovation program in Australia.

Mr Vorster joined the Georgiou Advisory Board in 2014 as a Non-Executive Member however will succeed Joe Trio as Chairman on 31 March, 2016.

 Chief Executive Officer John Georgiou said Mr Vorster brings extensive international experience in a number of industries to the role and has a practical understanding of innovation, digitisation and design.

 “Gerhard also has broad sector experience in the areas of banking and securities; industrial products and services, automotive, service delivery and innovation, mining, water, oil and gas, telecommunications and media,” he said.

“Joe Trio was appointed Chairman of the Advisory Board in 2010 and under his direction, the company has flourished into a national engineering and building construction company,” he said.

 “As we move into the next phase of our growth, Gerhard’s core professional capability in strategy execution will assist Georgiou to build on this platform – especially in strengthening our presence on the East Coast of Australia.”

 Mr Vorster is the inaugural Chairman of the RMIT College of Business Industry Advisory Board and Adjunct Professor at RMIT. He is also the Patron of Good Design Australia and Managing Director of Quidni Advisory. He advises a number of prominent organisations on strategy.

 Mr Trio will continue on Georgiou’s Advisory board as a Non-Executive Member.

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