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!

 

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 Awareness Forum

Quickway marked the start of National Safe Work Month today with our very first Safety Awareness Forum at the ANZ Stadium.
We had presentations from members of our own team as well as key guest speakers – Paul Monaro discussed prevention and management of soft-tissue injury, Simonette Vaja spoke on mental health matters, and Dallas Adams blew us all away with his raw and tragic personal account on ‘Why Safety Matters’. The impact that an accident in the workplace can have is unimaginable and Dallas uses his own loss to reinforce the important message that : ‘A moment is all it takes’.

R U OK? Day

Quickway are acknowledging ‘R U OK Day’ with toolbox talks across all sites today and have put the ‘R U OK?’ message on all computers.
We encourage people to start a dialogue with anyone you think is struggling. Our vision is a world where we are all connected and protected from suicide.
‘Every Day is R U OK? Day’.
Sometimes conversations are too big for friends, family or colleagues, and this is where professional support is needed. Don’t hesitate to use our free Employee Assistance Programme for help when needed.

Women in Infrastructure (WiIN)

Quickway is working collaboratively with Roads and Maritime Services and Pacific Complete to deliver part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade. As part of this project we proudly support the Women in Infrastructure Network (WiIN).

The WiIN was established in 2017 by Roads and Maritime Services and Pacific Complete to highlight the importance of supporting and connecting women in construction in Northern New South Wales.

WiIN Vision: ‘A network that empowers changed thinking and supports ambition’

WiIN Mission Statement: ‘Attract and retain women in the industry, create strong professional working relationships, encourage and support people to speak up and promote diversity.

Quickway proudly align with these values as an inclusive company where diversity is valued and respected.

Thank you to Pieter Van Heerden (Project Manager), Clare Strong (Project Administrator & Community Liaison Officer) and Shannon (Project Administrator) for your support at the recent WiIN event in Broadwater.

2019-03-13T21:32:42+00:00June 29th, 2018|Community, Diversity and Inclusion, Events, Roads & Bridges|

The Blockinator at R U OK? Day

Members of Quickway’s M5 WestConnex team pictured here with Keith Schleigel AKA ‘The Blockinator’, who was visiting the worksite at St. Peters today promoting R U OK? Day in conjunction with Mates In Construction.

Mates in Construction is an industry-led approach to preventing and reducing the high rates of suicide within the construction industry – we lose a construction worker every second day to suicide.

R U OK? Day is about encouraging people to ask the question, and offering support to those in your life who may be struggling – so check in with your family, friends or workmates today.

2019-03-13T21:34:53+00:00September 14th, 2017|Community, Concrete Structures, Health and Safety, Roads & Bridges, Tunnels|

Quickway-RMS Pacific Highway Upgrade

In another milestone for Quickway, we are happy to announce we have been appointed by Roads and Maritime Services to deliver 23 bridges at 13 locations in the Richmond River to Pimlico section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade in northern NSW.

In a first for Quickway, we will carry out the work as head contractor on a Roads and Maritime contract. This significant milestone has been the culmination of two years of work by our team, who have put in place various processes and procedures, and have achieved the relevant certifications and accreditations which have helped to ensure a successful tender outcome.

We look forward to the challenges of the project and to building relationships with Roads and Maritime, their delivery partner Pacific Complete and local stakeholders. Major work is due to start in December 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2020, weather permitting.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/…/aug…/dc231_2017.aspx

2019-03-13T21:35:08+00:00August 4th, 2017|Community, Roads & Bridges|

FSC Accreditation

Quickway are pleased to announce that, having met the requirements of the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme, we have been awarded accreditation from the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner.

Quickway are one of a small number of companies nationwide who have obtained this accreditation, and one of a select few within our specific area of service to do so. This achievement provides Quickway with the opportunity to tender for and work directly as the head contractor on projects that are funded by the Australian Government, both state and national. Only head contractors who are accredited under the Scheme can enter into contracts of a value greater than $4M.

This accreditation enables the company to move into the next level of contracting, and we look forward to partnering with various Australian Government agencies and the continuing growth and success of our business as a result. This is one of the many recent examples of our great teamwork involving staff from various levels within our organisation working together, making large challenges achievable.

Safety Employee of the Quarter

Quickway’s HSEQ Manager, Stephen Scotney, presenting Tommy Flanagan of our Roads & Bridges division with an award for Safety Employee of the Quarter. Tommy is currently employed on the Northwest Rapid Transit project and was nominated due to his positive attitude and always wanting to do the right thing, safely and proactively.

Tommy behaves in a manner on the project (and outside the project) which is a credit to himself. As a supervisor in an environment that can be testing, and particularly from a safety aspect, his insight into identifying potential issues ensures that both the integrity of the company and the wellbeing of all employees is maintained through addressing issues – whether by himself or by escalating to a higher level.

Tommy has taken on board the role as supervisor and has not been afraid of speaking up with regards potential safety, quality or environmental issues. Tommy ensures that the correct equipment is there for the right job and liaises closely with the NRT staff (supervisors/safety advisors) to ensure that this is maintained.

2019-03-13T21:35:27+00:00May 25th, 2017|Awards, Community, Health and Safety, Roads & Bridges|

RMS Certificate of Prequalification

Following our initial awarding of RMS Prequalification for categories Roads: R1, Bridges: B3; and Financial Level: F20 in October 2015, Quickways Prequalification has now been amended to include category Roads: R2 which will allow us to undertake a wider and more complex scope of works on RMS projects.

2019-03-13T21:43:26+00:00September 5th, 2016|Awards, Roads & Bridges|