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Plenty of Records Broken at the 2020 Corporate Triathlon Melbourne

Well done to all our athletes in Melbourne for putting in a solid effort at Australian Corporate Triathlon Series. On the weekend, 10 ADCO teams went down to Elwood Beach for a race in the sun. We placed 4th in the ‘Construction’ category and we were particularly proud to have beaten last year’s time by 3 minutes (not to mention many personal records being smashed)! Congratulations Team ADCO!

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ADCO Begins Work at Osborne Park Hospital

Last week, construction started on Osborne Park Hospital’s $15m Rehabilitation and Neonatal Nursery project for the WA Government. In an event attended by WA Minister for Health Roger Cook, Member for Balcatta David Michael and Member for Kingsley Jessica Stojkovski, the first sod was turned on site, symbolically marking the beginning of site work. The project will see an update of Rehabilitation and Women's and Newborn Services by extending and refurbishing existing facilities. A new Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) and nursery on Level 2A will complement refurbishments in the Women's and Newborn Services wing. Rehabilitation facilities will be improved by...

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Yanny Douglas Nominated for Leadership Role on NAWIC Mentoring Committee Board

ADCO is pleased to congratulate Yanny Douglas for taking on a vital leadership role at NAWIC WA (National Association of Women in Construction). Yanny was voted in as Chair of the Mentoring Committee at NAWIC WA. Currently a Contracts Administrator at ADCO, she has worked in the industry for 12 years and having taken part in the Mentorship Programme is well-placed to lead and manage the initiative. Yanny says that the construction industry has the greatest disparity between men and women to the point where research seems to suggest that female participation in the industry is falling. “It’s well known...

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ADCO Donates 25 Laptops to Pimpama State School

ADCO has gladly donated 25 laptops to the students of Pimpama State School, adjacent to our Pimpama Sports Hub construction site on the Gold Coast. The laptops were passed on to delighted school captains and Principal Marius Marx, who said that the devices would be particularly invaluable for student NAPLAN testing. On ADCO sites nationwide, we aim to partner with local schools and universities to hold onsite and classroom educational experiences, in addition to the donation of learning tools such as laptops and software, to nurture and flourish the perspective of the construction industry as a viable career pathway for...

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ADCO’s Prince Charles AETF Names ‘Jacaranda Place’ by QLD Premier

On Friday, the Adolescent Extended Treatment Facility was launched with a new name — ‘Jacaranda Place’, announced by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in a poignant opening speech. The first of its kind in Australia, ADCO began building the $27m mental health facility in late 2018. Jacaranda Place was co-designed by consumers, carers and their families. This allows for the best space for young residents and their journey to recovery. The centre offers 12 bedrooms with built-in joinery and ensuites, nine internal courtyards, health facilities, classrooms and training spaces. The entire facility provides ample light and well-planted areas in courtyards along...

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Victoria University’s Skills Hub Complete and Now Open to Students

ADCO has put the finishing touches on Victoria University’s $35m Skills Hub on campus at Sunshine, Melbourne. The eye-catching, three-storey facility was designed by Woods Bagot and holds a 5-star Green Star design rating. The building features a striking façade which incorporates a programmable LED lighting system, subject to a design and construct solution by ADCO. Internally, the building incorporates high-quality timber finishes and polished concrete floors. Now open for the new semester, the Skills Hub offers state-of-the-art spaces for students studying TAFE courses in health, community services and trades-related fields. Modern support services and amenities, flexible spaces, specialised teaching...

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ADCO Scholar Takes on MBA to Further Career After Football

When a recent ACL injury took Gold Coast Titans Captain Ryan James off the field, he saw it as a fantastic opportunity to take a deeper look at his career outside football. Ryan has decided to pursue an MBA at Bond University, allowing him to take a mental break from football and keep his mind off the injury. “Football is my passion and I can’t wait to get back into it. But it’s important not to rely on footy because it can only last a day,” he says. “Many players go through their sporting career with nothing planned afterwards. A...

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14 Tonnes of Food Packed for Emergency Relief

Yesterday, ADCO went to Foodbank Australia to pack nearly 14 tonnes of food for Victorians in need of food relief. Foodbank is Victoria’s designated emergency food and water relief organisation under the State Emergency Relief and Recovery Plan. Nine staff members from our Melbourne office prepared pallets of food to be sent out to people suffering from emergencies, particularly victims of the ongoing bushfire crisis Among the 33 charities who will receive the food gifts are Warrnambool Foodshare, Dallas Neighbourhood House and Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Services. In total, ADCO packed 13,980 kilograms of food, the equivalent of approximately 25,190...

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ADCO Contracted to Build $17M Hospital in Perth

ADCO is thrilled to be Builder of Choice on the $17m Osborne Park Hospital Rehabilitation and Neonatal Nursery project for WA Government. The Perth-based, construct-only project will incorporate the extension and refurbishment of existing facilities to update the hospital’s Rehabilitation and Women's and Newborn Services. A new Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) and nursery on Level 2A will complement refurbishments in the Women's and Newborn Services wing. Rehabilitation facilities will be improved by the addition of a new 16-bed rehabilitation ward, central therapy hub, therapy garden and associated refurbishment works.

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ADCO to Head $45M Parmelia Hilton Refurb in Perth CBD

ADCO is excited to be working with WA property group Hawaiian on a $45 million refurbishment of Perth’s iconic Parmelia Hilton Perth. Upon completion, the finished hotel will include a contemporary frontage to the Mill Street entrance, an eye-catching expansion of the lobby, the refurbishment of guestrooms and bathrooms, the addition of an executive lounge and a connection to the neighbouring Brookfield Place precinct. Guestroom renovation will see new bathrooms, air-conditioning, flooring, furniture, and improved in-room technology. The number of rooms will increase from 284 to 309 rooms and suites. The hotel will remain operational during construction work. Refurbishment began...

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