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Georgiou sweeps awards

Monday 15, February 2016

Georgiou has solidified its position as a premier training organisation, winning three from five awards at the 2016 CCFWA President's Awards in Perth on the weekend.

A huge congratulations to Foreman Clifford Dawson who took home the Certificate IV Trainee Award, Operations Manager Jason Fletcher who won the Future Leader Award and to Georgiou's Learning and Development Team who secured the Training Employer of the Year.

A big congratulations must also go to Foreman Aaron Shapkaris who was up against some strong competition in the Certificate IV Trainee Award category and unfortunately was pipped at the post by our own, Clifford. Additionally, Briety again took out the Best Indigenous Organisation – however with Georgiou’s 2016-2018 RAP soon to be launched, we are confident we can give them some strong competition in 2017.

 Finally, big kudos to our internal Learning and Development Team and our Infrastructure WA team who worked with our nominees to develop the high-level submissions and see Georgiou as a serious contender in the professional development and training space.

Georgiou builds on bridge portfolio

Tuesday 02, February 2016

Georgiou Group has secured the coveted $51.8 million Old Mandurah Traffic Bridge Replacement project. Awarded by Main Roads WA, scope of works includes the decommissioning of the existing bridge and the design and construction of a new bridge over the Mandurah Estuary, including associated roadworks, public amenities and infrastructure.

Chief Executive Officer John Georgiou said a focus for Georgiou over the past 12 months had been to solidify the company’s roadworks and bridge capability.

“In 2015, we were awarded the $65 million Reid Highway Upgrade, $47 million Aubin Grove Train Station and $24 million Russell Road Bridge. Our strategy was to capitalise on the work we delivered for Gateway WA and really establish a reputation as one of WA’s premier constructors of public infrastructure,” he said.

“This latest award is a credit to our extremely talented team who will work closely with Main Roads to deliver this project on time and on budget for Main Roads WA.”

A key component to Georgiou’s tender was to retain sections of the old bridge to build platforms beneath the new bridge for use by the community for fishing.

“On every project we deliver, we aim to minimise the impact we have on the community and leave a lasting legacy for local residents. By incorporating sections of the existing bridge into the new design, we feel we will achieve this and leave behind something the residents can really enjoy,” said Mr Georgiou.

The bridge will improve vehicular capacity with two traffic lanes in each direction and safety for pedestrians and cyclists with separate, wider facilities over the bridge.

Georgiou will now move through a detailed design development and construction management planning phase before commencing work at the end of the first quarter of 2016.

Construction will be complete in late 2017, with peak personnel of 60.

Balga students experience Georgiou

Friday 08, January 2016

A key element of our RAP partnership with Balga Senior High School is to provide opportunities to their students through work experience.

In 2015, 16 Balga students carried out work experience with Georgiou - in both corporate roles and on site. As a result, many of the Year 12 students are now looking at Georgiou as a potential employer which is fantastic.

Below is feedback from the Balga Senior High School VET Coordinator Abi Paterson thanking Georgiou for accommodating their students.

"Last week I visited our year 10 students who were on work experience in your head office. Yet again I am in awe of the quality of experience your staff consistently delivers with our students. I saw Shania working with Kristyn in Human Resources, while Jack was with Gavin in IT. Both students were engaged in real work activities that stretched their abilities in a supported way and both felt part of the team.

So far this year sixteen Balga SHS students have experienced Workplace Learning on a Georgiou site as part of their Certificate II in Civil Construction. Fourteen of these have completed 55 hours or more with you, which is the requirement of the course. This is valuable experience and a component of their WACE (West Australian Certificate of Education). Feedback from our students has been really positive with most feeling that 'everything about the placement was really good', although many found the pre 7am start time challenging! All students commented on how welcome they felt on site and how friendly all your site staff were. I could name many staff here but the truth is they all stood out! From my own perspective undertaking placement visits I found site staff truly understood the purpose of work placements, engaging our students in worthwhile activities in a friendly and challenging environment. Our students left placement having learned new skills, having demonstrated a commitment to work, with increased confidence and often having a greater understanding of their possible future pathways in the industry. All thanks to your staff.

I would like to make special mention of Kristyn Roberts and thank her for all she has done to make these placements possible.

Finally, moving forward, several of our year 12 students enjoyed their work placement so much they are keen to apply for work with Georgiou (through the usual route). One student even offered to work voluntarily in the school holidays! We can only thank you for the impact you are having on our student's lives and look forward to continuing to work with you.

From our experience, Georgiou staff truly are among the 'best people to work with'."

Nightworks on Reid Highway

Friday 27, November 2015

Works included installation of 8 x T-Roff beams upto 160T, manufactured by Georgiou Precast during consecutive nightshifts, as well as Stage 1 of the Rail Infrastructure works required for the new bridge.  The Team completed on schedule, following months of meticulous planning and coordinating. On the last shift the Mitchell Freeway was opened 45min early to traffic.

This may not sound much, but when the whole operation is monitored through a 30min x 30min detailed plan, 45 min is significant.

Successful completion of these works releases large portions of the site for follow-on activities, including superstructure construction and roadworks tying into the bridge. The completion of these works brings the ultimate goal of completing on time or before, another step closer.  Well done to everyone involved.


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