Civenex / SydneyBuild Expo

Quickway attended the Sydney Build Expo on the 14th and 15th of March 2019. Sydney Build features 15,000+ registered attendees, 150+ speakers, 250+ exhibitors, entertainment and networking.

Our director, Peter Wilkinson held two sessions to a packed room entitled “Latest digital marketing trends and untapped potentials in the construction industry” and “Leadership and Successful Infrastructure Project Outcomes”. Peter is responsible for Business Vision, Strategy, Culture and Market Position here at Quickway, and has years of knowledge and experience in business leadership within our industry in an advisory capacity, offering specialist leadership and coaching services to businesses in transportation, engineering and construction, industrials and professional service.

Additionally, some of our senior project managers, engineers and our traffic management team attended the event with particular interest in the Women in Construction Summit.

 

2019-05-06T22:11:12+00:00April 4th, 2019|Community|

The Big Meet

Quickway exhibited our undergraduate and graduate programs at The Big Meet. The event was held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour with over 100 exhibitors and hundreds of undergraduates and recent graduates from all universities in the Sydney metropolitan region.

Our Senior Project Managers Jacobus Botha (Utilities Infrastructure) and Ian Wright (Transport Infrastructure) were there to answer any questions and do some networking with some potential future additions to our team!

 

International Women’s Day 2019

Construction is Australia’s most male-dominated industry; women make up 12% of the construction workforce: 14% of construction managers and professionals and just 1% of construction tradespeople.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we want to share the stories of some of the women of Quickway, and why we tip the scales with a workforce that is 25% female.

Meet Clare Strong:

 


Clare is our Project Administrator & Community Liaison Officer and has worked at Quickway almost one year. She comes from a strong background in local council and construction, amongst others.

“I would recommend a career in construction to the younger female generation, but you must like working in a fast-paced environment and working with a bunch of blokes. You’ve got to be able to stand on your own two feet and get on with the job.
There doesn’t seem to be a problem attracting woman to admin jobs in the industry but we definitely need to do more to attract and keep women in other areas of the industry.
We can we strive to strike a #BalanceforBetter by making women working in the industry more visible so that it’s seen as a viable career option. Women often fall into the industry, rather than making a career choice, but once here they love it. That’s how I got here.
Quickway is different because it makes you feel like you are an important member of the team and the people here know how to have a laugh while still getting the job done.”

Meet Kathy Diskin:

“My role within Quickway is the Traffic Manager. I have worked with Quickway since 2011. My career began while working as a Site Supervisor for the Traffic Department for 3 years from there I moved into the position of Traffic Coordinator and held this role for 3 years and finally progressing to my current role as Traffic Manager.

When I first moved to Australia, Traffic Control seemed to be the best option to take. I never imagined that it would lead to a full-time career but the opportunities that presented themselves within construction have been fantastic and got me where I am today.

I would recommend a career in construction to the younger female generation, definitely! Traditionally, the construction industry wasn’t on the radar for women but times are changing and there is so much potential in this industry for women to really make a fantastic career for themselves.

I think there has been a shift in the rate of hire of men vs women in the industry. Construction is male-dominated, but women are definitely making their mark from working onsite right up to management level.

I think the industry is continuously moving towards #BalanceforBetter but there is still a slight stigma attached where this can be improved. Obviously this will take time but I believe we are moving in the right direction.

Opportunities always present themselves within Quickway whether you are male or female. I believe that Quickway has the right attitude towards Women in Construction and the encouragement, feedback & guidance that we receive is something I think we are so lucky to have. We have a family style environment and everyone is always there to better each other and help achieve our goals. Genuinely, I couldn’t be happier working for Quickway.”

Meet Emma Armstrong:

 

“My name is Emma Armstrong. I have had the pleasure of working with Quickway for nearly 3 years. I first started off as a Traffic Controller – within 3 months I was offered an opportunity as a Team Leader. I graciously accepted this offer with open arms. Working with Quickway opens doors, they reward their employee’s for hard work, they recognise you as a person, regardless of what gender you are.

I chose construction as a career because of its flexibility. As a Mum of two it allows me to be there for my children. Quickway as a company recognises home, life and work balance.

I would 110% recommend construction to young females. It’s a brilliant industry to be involved in. I have found working within this industry to be empowering. It makes one take control of situations within a fast-paced environment. I feel that young women could greatly benefit personally from this.

I have noticed in the last number of years there has been a huge surge of women in the industry from all levels from management to ground level. Women are making the construction industry approachable for other young women.

I believe we should keep supporting one another, this in turn will deliver a #BalanceforBetter within the industry.

I feel with Quickway there’s always an open door, room to improve and move forward as a male or female. I am happy to work for a company that gives equal opportunities and works as a team, as well as one big happy family.”

2019-05-06T22:09:46+00:00March 13th, 2019|Community, Diversity and Inclusion|

Safety Employee of the Quarter

Huge congratulations to Mark Andrews who is the winner of our Safety Employee of the Quarter award!
Mark is a longstanding member of our Traffic Management team, whose attitude towards work is consistently outstanding; he always goes above and beyond to ensure safety onsite.
Mark’s recent work on the project at Bringelly for BMD Constructions has been exceptional in terms of his leadership and teamwork skills. BMD’s feedback has been fantastic – Head Engineers, Superintendents and fellow Traffic Controllers have commended him on his work. His quick thinking and level-headed approach to the unexpected has been crucial when dealing with live traffic on a high-profile job.

2019-03-13T21:33:24+00:00January 29th, 2019|Awards, Community, Health and Safety, Traffic Management|

Irish Fight Night 2018

Congratulations to Quickway’s Aaron O’Hare who won his bout at the Irish Fight Night tonight!
The annual charity boxing event was established to raise funds for the Irish Support Agency NSW Inc.
Well done to Aaron and all the boxers on the night, and thanks to all involved for organising this fantastic event.

2019-03-13T21:29:44+00:00December 15th, 2018|Community, Events|

Movember 2018

The Quickway Mo-Stars raised $4,026 this Movember!
The funds raised will go towards stopping men dying too young – contributing to ground-breaking projects in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Thank you to all who donated for helping us change the face of men’s health.

2019-03-13T21:29:56+00:00December 1st, 2018|Community, Events|

AusRAIL 2018

Quickway attended the AusRAIL 2018 Conference held today at the National Convention Centre, Canberra. This year’s theme for the event was ‘Rail – For A Better Future’. One of the highlights of the event was the Gala Dinner.
Representing Quickway at the Conference was: Peter Wilkinson, Director; Shaun Bouma, Project Engineer; Ian Wright, Senior Project Manager; and Sione Tu’itakau, Operations Manager.

2019-03-13T21:30:09+00:00November 28th, 2018|Community, Events, Rail|

Tough Mudder Sydney 2018

The Quickway Warriors outdid themselves today, raising a grand total of $7,968.83 for Beyond Blue in their very first Tough Mudder. Well done to all who participated for completing the course, we are proud to have such a mentally and physically strong team here at Quickway!

2019-03-13T21:30:43+00:00November 18th, 2018|Awards, Community|

Pacific Complete ‘Road to Completion’

Quickway is working collaboratively with Roads and Maritime Services and Pacific Complete to deliver this part of the Richmond River to Pimlico section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.
Our ‘Road to Completion’ workshop took place today, which was an opportunity to acknowledge what has been achieved so far through our hard work and collaboration, and to examine how to continually improve.
The work for this section is at the 70% contract completion mark and we have:

• 34 of 34 precast sill beams installed
• 180 of 197 precast planks installed
• 16 of 23 decks poured
• 4 of 13 parapets installed
• 3200 of 5000 metres cubed of concrete poured
• 17 of 38 precast girders installed
• 11 of 13 bridge substructure works complete.

“This workshop was integral to us continuing to work together and the team has tangible actions that will help facilitate a successful completion.” Brad Bolger, Pacific Complete.

2019-03-13T21:31:09+00:00October 30th, 2018|Community, Events, Roads & Bridges|

Safety Employee of the Quarter

Congratulations to Alex Cooper, who was presented with the Safety Employee of the Quarter award today at our Safety Awareness Forum for his handling of a challenging situation onsite.
A fellow worker started suffering sudden chest pains at work and collapsed. Thanks to Alex’s quick thinking and prompt action, the worker was taken to hospital and made a full recovery.
Alex checked his breathing and talked his colleague through the episode.
His commitment to the wellbeing of his co-workers demonstrates his dedication to site safety in an unpredictable work environment.

2019-03-13T21:31:20+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Community, Electrical, Health and Safety|