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Tom Hill Cycles Across Europe for Marine Conservation

ADCO board member and avid cyclist Tom Hill is taking on the London to Monaco ride to raise money for Blue Marine Foundation — dedicated to ocean conservation, creating marine reserves and sustainable fishing. ADCO is backing Tom on his four-country quest, which began last Wednesday with a celebrity send off in London and will end on Thursday with a champagne finish at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco, where Tom will represent Rivergate Marina at the Monaco Yacht Show. Tom is the only Australian in the international group, who have almost raised an incredible £500,000 (AU$920,000). Well done Tom, ADCO...

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ADCO Reaches Topping Out of Victorian Aquatic Centre

ADCO was pleased to celebrate topping out at Caulfield Grammar School's new Aquatic and Wellbeing Centre, with an event attended by ADCO staff, our Client and key project representatives. The $25 million project will offer a 50m competition pool with boom, movable floor and diving boards, spectator seating, function rooms, amenities areas, new lifts and spin rooms. After many months of planning, ADCO finally completed the complex installation of the pool boom above the concourse. The striking design by Peddle Thorp Architects was created to interface with the adjacent Hepworth Centre and Lindsay Thompson Sports Centre. We are delighted to...

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ADCO Staff Meet with the Future Leaders of Construction

Last Friday, our WA team met with students at Jolimont Primary School, Perth. Kylie Pasalich’s Year Two students were given three challenges which saw them learn how to read and understand project briefs, prepare design responses to the brief and build a prototype. The project brief involved understanding a client who collected toy cars and needed a garage with very particular specifications to store them safely. After, students were invited to nominate their buildings for the Jolimont Building Awards. The activity highlighted professions involved in commercial projects — students became architects, engineers, builders/managing contractors and tradesmen for the day. Safety...

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Site Staff Learn About Mental Health with Mates in Construction

ADCO staff and subbies have joined in the conversation about mental health, suicide and initiatives to assist colleagues who are struggling. ADCO warmly thanks MATES in Construction (MiC) educator Heather Drew for joining us at our Holiday Inn Express site at Mascot, and for sharing ways to discuss and address these important issues. With today being R U OK? Day it was a timely occasion to explore and reinforce ways to keep the conversation of mental health going, while sharing a BBQ together. According to MiC, 190 construction industry workers take their own lives every year — that’s one worker...

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State-of-the-Art Teaching Facility Completed in Frankston

ADCO has completed another high-quality build for Chisholm Institute, Frankston. We are pleased to report that project was delivered on time, to an exceptionally high standard. Our $60m redevelopment of the institute has resulted in one of the most innovative teaching facilities in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. ADCO's Victorian team began on site in late 2017, which now offers 15,000sqm of teaching and learning space across two buildings. Building A offers nursing, health and beauty, and an ELC training and teaching facility, all across four storeys. The large scale extension to Building B provides ample teaching space for apprenticeships...

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Highly Technical Hitatchi Facility Reaches Completion in Perth

ADCO has proudly achieved PC at Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia’s remanufacturing facility in Perth, after 12 months of construction. The $13 million project was undertaken at Hitachi's existing Forrestdale facility, and saw the establishment of a steel structure building with concrete tilt panel façade and external PT slabs. The warehouse, which will be used for the refurbishing of Hitachi equipment, was extensively fitted out with gantry cranes, hydraulic and oil reticulated lines, spray booths and wheel testing facilities. All essential services were integrated with the existing facility, and all rainwater and stormwater will be captured and used as part of...

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Team ADCO Cycles for Homeless Youth

ADCO’s athletic employees banded together to take part in the Queensland leg of the Tour de PIF, organised by the Property Industry Foundation (PIF). The ADCO team were proud achieve the best time on the KOM ‘King of the Mountain’ challenge, a gruelling 4km climb as part of the 75km ride. This year's cycling challenge raised over $45,000 for homeless youth. PIF has been gifted a parcel of land from the Queensland Government and hopes to construct units to be operated by Brisbane Youth Service (BYS), which will provide housing for three families and six individuals. BYS will also support...

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ADCO Holds Topping Out Ceremony at Landmark Lane Cove Project

Last weekend ADCO celebrated the topping out of The Canopy in Lane Cove with our valued client Lane Cove Council. Our team took local community members and council staff for an exclusive site tour after concluding our topping out celebrations. The complex development is due for completion in mid-2020 and includes over 6000m2 of public space, including parks, green spaces, performance areas, amenities and BBQ facilities. Retail services include two anchor tenants (ALDI and Coles) situated under the public space and seven food and beverage tenancies at park level, 500 underground car parking spaces over four levels and access over...

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Two ADCO Projects in Melbourne Win MBA

Congratulations to ADCO Victoria who walked away with two Master Builders Association Awards on Friday night. Our team who built Benetas Aged Care in Heidelberg won the ‘$20-$30m Excellence in Construction’ award. “As our first purpose-built facility designed to support our Benetas Best Life Model of Care, it was an incredibly important build for the organisation and ADCO were instrumental in ensuring it delivered on its promise,” said Benetas CEO Sandra Hills OAM. The Caulfield Grammar Aquatic team took out the ‘Excellence in Health & Safety Award’ in recognition of our fantastic efforts which have improved upon safety in the...

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Another QLD Shopping Centre Wins Prestigious Building Award

Another Master Builders award was picked up by ADCO in Queensland over the weekend. At the Sunshine Coast MBA Awards, our project Birtinya Shopping Centre took out the honours in the category ‘Commercial Buildings ($5-50 million)’. Congratulations to the team on a fantastic finish and the many hours poured into Birtinya, for our regular client Stockland.

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