Month: October 2017

WGE’s Shelley Phillipson recognised for championing diversity

WGE’s National Marketing Manager, Shelley Phillipson has been recognised by the National Association for Women in Construction at the WA Awards of Excellence. The Awards showcase the achievements and industry advancements of women, men and organisations in the construction industry. NAWIC is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to promote and improve the construction industry through the advancement of women. Shelley received the Diversity and Inclusion Award for her involvement in establishing a Paid Parental Leave policy at WGE and championing transformational change across the organisation, and the wider industry. She is also involved in the Property Council of Australia’s Diversity …

Date: October 26, 2017
Category: News

Young WGE engineer named Australia’s best in sustainability

WGE Engineer Rebecca Dracup has been awarded 2017 Young Environmental Engineer of the Year by Engineers Australia. The Young Environmental Engineer of the Year award is presented by the Environmental College of Engineers Australia to acknowledge and reward young engineers who demonstrate competence, leadership, positive outcomes, creativity, innovation and community service. As part of her prize, Rebecca received flights, accommodation, and a ticket to attend the Sustainable Engineering conference from Engineers Australia’s College of Environmental Engineering. The award was presented at a formal dinner on Wednesday 18 October, after the Engineers Australia Sustainable Engineering Conference held at Engineers Australia in …

Date: October 25, 2017
Category: News

First 6 Star Green Star office for Parramatta

WGE, working with Built, has achieved Parramatta’s first 6 Star Green Star office at 105 Phillip Street. The 25,000m2 A-grade office building, developed by Dexus, is owned by Charter Hall’s $3.5 billion unlisted wholesale fund the Charter Hall Prime Office Fund (CPOF) and the unlisted Direct Office Fund (DOF). The property will be home to 1,800 employees of the NSW Department of Education when it completes in early 2018. The building was awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Office v3 Design rating, demonstrating “World Leadership” in sustainable design. WGE developed the Tender 5 Star Green Star pathway and discovered opportunities …

Date: October 24, 2017
Category: News

WGE delivers 6 Star Green Star outcome for Bank of Melbourne

The flagship branch at 525 Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD is the first Victorian bank branch to achieve 6 Star rating. The result is a comfortable, efficient, productive and healthy space for customers and employees. Green Star is an internationally-recognised sustainability rating system for the design, construction and operation of buildings, fit-outs and communities. WGE were the sustainability consultants and Green Star Accredited Professionals for the project, achieving a 6 Star Green Star Interiors v1.1 rating through the Green Building Council of Australia. Sustainability initiatives include: A high quality indoor environment with low VOC paints and indoor plants, A …

Date: October 16, 2017
Category: News

Tricks of the trade to deliver a better building

WGE’s Michael Ruescher recently spoke to the Property Council of Australia about the bespoke solutions developed for Blackburne’s Oracle apartment development in Perth. This story was originally published on the Property Council of Australia’s website.  When an ambitious program was proposed for the new Oracle Apartments in Perth, Michael Ruescher and his team at Wood & Grieve Engineers developed smart solutions that saved time and money. The doors have recently opened on Blackburne Property Group’s 22-storey mixed use tower. Part of the new Stirling Street precinct, Oracle Apartments features 137 apartments, three levels of car parking and street-level retail and commercial …

Date: October 11, 2017
Category: News

ICT achievements recognised at BICSI Awards

WGE’s Melbourne-based Telecomms & ICT team have been recognised for their work at St John of God Hospital, Berwick. At the South Pacific round of the BICSI Awards, the team received the excellence award for infrastructure installation on a major project over $250k. BICSI is the global industry body representing ICT infrastructure professionals and their awards program is aimed at demonstrating the experience, knowledge and professionalism of members. The hospital is a five-storey development including 202 beds, six operating theatres, two endoscopy theatres and six birthing suites. The WGE team designed the telecommunications network for the hospital to support equipment …

Date: October 3, 2017
Category: News