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Ashmore TAFE trades facility ready for students after grand opening

ADCO has completed the new, state-of-the-art Trades Training Centre for TAFE Queensland’s Ashmore campus, Brisbane. Last week, Meaghan Scanlon MP officially opened the complex on behalf of QLD Minister Di Farmer. Education Minister Grace Grace MP was also in attendance alongside dignitaries from the state government and TAFE Queensland. A number of our staff working on the project once trained in the old facilities, including ADCO Project Manager Justin Allen, and Sarah Bowdler who is one of our first female apprentices and will now undertake her studies and training inside the newly completed facility. The $10.5 million facility features practical learning zones for students...

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Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre opens to public

ADCO is pleased to have reached completion on the new Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC) in Traralgon, eastern Victoria. The pool has opened to the public, providing a world-class health and fitness facility for Latrobe City Council. The centre now offers facilities for competitive swimming and training, leisure, community use and major events. It includes an eight-lane, 50-metre indoor pool with seating for 500 spectators, an indoor water play zone, two large water slides, a learn-to-swim pool, a cafe and retail precinct and a 25-metre heated outdoor pool. There are also a range of health and wellbeing facilities including a...

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Crane successfully installed at Concord Oval redevelopment site

ADCO has gone vertical at our Redevelopment of Concord Oval (ROCO) for the City of Canada Bay, west of Sydney’s CBD. Our tower crane is a Liebherr 280 ECH with a 75m boom, and will be used to construct Building ‘A’ – housing the Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Pty Ltd and West Harbour Rugby training facilities. Thanks to Resolution Rigging Services, our crane was installed smoothly and efficiently. We are currently completing inground services with our first basement concrete slab pour scheduled in coming weeks. The project will see construction of two new multi-purpose buildings, including indoor mixed-use courts and gym, community spaces,...

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Check out Bond Uni’s School of Sustainable Development extension

Take a look at our recent extension and renovation works for Bond University’s School of Sustainable Development, on the Gold Coast. First built by ADCO in 2008, the Sustainability Building opened with a 6-star Green Star design rating and was the first educational building in Australia to achieve this. Designed by XL Architects, the new $6 million extension provides four additional learning studios, an open‐air courtyard and a covered rooftop balcony area for recreational use. The extension promotes Bond’s vision of providing more updated and integrated learning spaces on campus, which are intended to better combine the sustainable, architectural and building...

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ADCO delivers WA’s largest Bunnings Warehouse

ADCO has delivered WA's largest Bunnings Warehouse in Midland, in Perth's east. Taking on the $17 million development for Aigle Royal Properties Developments last year, Midland Saleyard now offers a new light industrial, large format retail and commercial hub. The 14-hectare development is anchored by Bunnings, offering a 11,000m2 warehouse and external works including the Bunnings service yard areas and the creation of 550 new carparking bays for the store. The site respects its historical significance, located on the site of the former Midland Saleyard WA livestock centre which serviced the state’s railways and agricultural industries for the previous 100 years. Future...

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Ryan James trains with junior Batemans Bay Tigers

Ryan James, current Ambassador for ADCO’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and Canberra Raiders prop, visited our Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts & Leisure Centre last weekend, where he met our project team and trained with the local junior rugby league team. Our project borders the Batemans Bay Tigers home ground, so we invited Ryan to come down to visit – he gladly set aside time in his busy schedule to meet us right before the NRL season kick-off. Ryan ran a skills session with local junior players who were delighted to meet a current NRL player and receive some Raiders promotional gear....

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Shanelle Woodall receives scholarship thanks to NAWIC and QBCC

We’re proud to congratulate ADCO’s Legal Counsel Shanelle Woodall for receiving an Australian Institute of Company Directors scholarship, sponsored by Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) and NAWIC QLD - National Association of Women in Construction. Shanelle accepted the award and gave a speech at the NAWIC QLD International Women’s Day breakfast yesterday. “Thank you for this amazing opportunity and generous support to provide this scholarship to promote women in our great industry. Thank you also to ADCO for supporting my career so that I am in a position to take the AICD course.” says Shanelle. “The underrepresentation of women in leadership roles directly affects the representation...

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International Women’s Day 2021: #ChooseToChallenge

On International Women’s Day, ADCO acknowledges that inequality and gender bias still exists in construction. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day can help us remain alert to inequality and confront biases – #ChooseToChallenge. #ChooseToChallenge calls for individual and collective responsibility to achieve equality, fairness and respect for all. The culture we strive to grow and foster at ADCO values inclusivity, as the challenges are not just women’s issues. We are all part of a whole and we can only achieve this together. ADCO is confident that diversity improves our business by attracting and retaining talent. We strive to create an engaged...

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A fit worker’s a happy worker

“A fit worker’s a happy worker,” says Renee Henderson, who runs Renovate Fitness based in Brisbane’s north. We’ve been inviting Renee to our Wren Street Development site on mornings throughout the week to lead pre-work physical warm-ups, which have greatly contributed to the productivity of our site team. The main thing, according to Renee, is getting the blood pumping and the endorphins flowing to overcome the sluggish feeling when starting work. Aside from the physical benefits of doing a quick workout before work, our site team has been getting to know each other a lot better. We’ve enjoyed seeing the changes...

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ADCO Builder of Choice for Kew Recreational Centre

ADCO is delighted to be building the $65.5 million Kew Recreational Centre project in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for City of Boroondara. This project will transform the current centre into a state-of-the-art recreational facility, equipping the community with access to a range of improved health and wellbeing benefits. The Centre will offer a learn-to-swim pool, an aqua play area, a secluded warm-water pool for gentle exercise, childcare facilities, larger change rooms, two indoor sports courts, allied health suites, a forecourt, cafe and party room.

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