Rendine Joins the Movember Movement
Grow a Mo and save a Bro is the Rendine motto during the month of November.
The Rendine team has jumped on the Movember bandwagon to raise awareness for men's health and support men's health projects so that more men live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Across the globe men die an average of six years younger than women for reasons that are largely preventable. Movember focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men's mental health and suicide prevention.
And the statistics are alarming;
- Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men.
- The early detection of prostate cancer allows a 98% chance of survival beyond five years. If detected late, one can expect a 26% chance of survival beyond five years.
- Testicular cancer is the second most common cancer affecting men aged 18-39.
- In Australia one in two men have had a mental health problem.
- Three out of four suicides are men.
Support the Rendine Movember team and men's health by donating here; https://mobro.co/13609632.
Minister Visits Our Bellarine Secondary College Project
The Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, joined Rendine and dignitaries from the Bellarine Secondary College following the State Government's allocated funding of $2.4m to refurbish the school's multiple campuses.
Rendine commenced works at the Drysdale and Ocean Grove campuses in late July and is expected to complete the works in April next year. Works include upgrades to general purpose classrooms, IT activity areas, general science labs, metal and material related activity area and staff and administration areas.
The project is a part of the State Government's $2.5 billion investment to upgrade facilities and build new schools across Victoria.
It's Raining Accolades!
At the recent Master Builders Excellence in Construction awards, Rendine Constructions was awarded a Special Commendation for Excellence in Civil Construction, recognising our outstanding work at the Rocke Bros Container Handling Facility in Lara. Visit our Projects page for an overview of this great achievement.
At the 2017 Geelong Business Excellence awards, we walked away with top honours for the Advanced Manufacturing and Industry award. This certainly reflects our advancements in the application of new technology (3D Modelling, GPS surveying and automated machine control) and the establishment of Geelong's first Construction Business Park in Moolap.
No doubt the next two years will see us engaging in further activities that again reflect the essence of these awards...so watch this space!!!
A huge congratulations to the Barwon Soccer Club Mens Division 1...2017 champions!
Rendine is proud to sponsor this winning club who has finishes with top honours in the Geelong Region Men's Division One league.
This great community club is based in Grovedale and welcomes all interested in joining the game. So head on down to see the junior and senior teams in action before the season comes to an end.
Accreditation for Barwon Water Land Development works
Our civil team is again proving their versatility having recently been recognised as an accredited contractor with Barwon Water for Land Development works.
At Rendine we continue to prove ourselves as a diverse builder with attributes rarely found within a building company:
- Commercial and civil arm
- Prequalified builder with the Victorian Government and VicRoads
- 5 in-house engineers (mechanical and civil)
- Own large pool of plant and equipment
- Creator of Geelong's first Construction Business Park, housing commercial building, civil construction and structural engineering services
We have moved!!!
We have moved to our NEW OFFICE at 18-30 Point Henry Rd, Moolap.
Located between Blue Scope Steel and Newcomb Sand and Soil, the new Rendine offices are a stunning reflection of our craft as commercial and civil construction experts.
Featuring exposed steel, handcrafted timber and floating staircase enclosed in glass, our offices provide a fresh and appealing atmosphere from the moment you enter.
Overlooking the former Cheetham Salt Works the bay views are an inspiring and picturesque panorama...Come visit us soon!
Best in the West!
Rendine Constructions has enjoyed a double win at the 2017 Master Builders Association of Victoria awards.
We are thrilled to take the top honours as the South West Regional Commercial Builder of the Year for the impressive Karingal Eastern Hub community centre. The Centre was also recognised for Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings over $6m.
Our client, Karingal, and talented architect Riordan Gough of FMSA, joined us in our celebrations of the much admired Centre that delivers first class support for disabled persons in Geelong. Mixing shapes and a variety of materials the building departs from the more typical institutional structures, providing a much more uplifting space. It is of no surprise that the wider community of Geelong has eagerly embraced this facility and all that it offers.
We have now won nine Master Builders awards since 2012 for our building achievements.
To take a closer look at the stunning Karingal Eastern Hub, click the below...
Environment Minister visits our $7.2m Barwon Downs Depot
Environment Minister Lily D'Ambrosio MP toured the state-of-the-art Barwon Downs Depot which will boost Forest Fire Management Victoria's capacity to protect local communities from bushfires and other emergencies.
The $7.2m complex will be completed in the coming weeks and staff of Forest Fire Management Victoria are keen to move in. Responding to winter storms and preparing for the Spring planned burning and pending fire season, the complex will be abuzz with activity.
Three New Projects Awarded to Rendine Constructions
There has been an enormous amount of investment in Geelong in recent times so it is no surprise that we have been awarded three new jobs:
- Refurbishment of Tannoch Brae Retirement Home,
- New construction of two support accommodation sites in Norlane and Leopold for the Department of Health and Human Services, and
- Construction works at the Department of Defence Swan Island site.
Busy times ahead!!
It's a Greek Easter at Rendine Constructions!!!
To celebrate Easter this year, the Greek contingent among our ranks introduced us to a lamb on the spit!
The fresh approach to engage in a traditional Greek Easter was eagerly embraced by all staff...needless to say not only were our bellies full, but our smiles were wide!
Happiest of Easters' to all.
Picking a Winner at the Rendine Constructions St Patrick's Cup Race Day!
For the seond consecutive year the Rendine Constructions St Patrick's Cup was a winning day for all who attended.
Race goers set a colourful landsacpe on the lush green lawns, ernestly cheering home a winner over the thundering stampede of hooves.
Again our staff and clients donated our..ahem...winnings to the Royal Children's Hospital Appeal.
If you missed the races this year, don't despair, we will be back again next year!
Rendine achieves VicRoads prequalification
Specialist in civil and commercial construction, it makes sense that we hold a prequalification with VicRoads for the undertaking of bridge and road work projects.
While months in the making, the accreditation supports our long held prequalification with the State Government as a preferred builder on their Construction Supplier Register for government building and construction contracts valued up to $8m
Rendine returns to Northern Bay College to deliver another stage
The Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, James Merlino, and the Honorable John Eren joined Rendine Constructions at Northern Bay College Wexford Court Campus today for the ceremonial digging of the Stage Four development at the school.
Rendine will begin works at the site in early January, representing the fifth project Rendine has delivered for Northern Bay College.
Rendine Sponsors Fyans Park PS Christmas Fair
As a Gold sponsor of the Fyans Park Primary School Christmas Fair, Rendine Constructions is proud to have supported the schools annual Fair to raise funds for development of the school. And what a great success the event was with organisers estimating that over $30,000 was raised over the evening. The money will fund school projects such as technology equipment, numeracy resources and leteracy readers for all year levels.
The Fair proved a fun night for all that went along with music, food, rides, craft stalls, activites and of course, a visit from Santa.
Busy times ahead as we are awarded three new projects
It's a busy time for builders and their trades across the region so it is of no surprise that we have been awarded three new projects in recent times.
Kicking off in October was the Healthy Living Centre for Diversitat. More recently we began works in Clifton Springs for the Bellarine Springs Retirement Village where we will deliver their Community Centre. And early next year will see construction begin at the Geelong Lutheran College at Mt Duneed as works for a new Senior Science building will commence.
These are all great projects reflecting great architecture, so we are excited to be able to deliver these important facilities to the region over the coming months.
Snowy conditions greet us at our Barwon Downs project
Rendine Constructions was recently awarded the $6.9m Barwon Downs Depot and Office project for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
Demolition at the site has begun despite the falling snow and cool climate. And as you can see, our staff were enjoying every minute of it!
Double win at Master Builders Awards
The Rendine team enjoyed a double celebration at the recent Master Builders Association Regional Victorian Awards. The Stables at Inverleigh took the honours for the Best Residential Renovation / Addition over $500,000 while the recently completed Gellibrand Office and Depot (DELWP) won the award for Excellence in Commercial Construction $3M - $6M. Both builds presented interesting challenges for our construction teams however the results were first class. Well done on again delivering quality, award winning results.
3D modelling delivers project faster at Rocke Bros site
Today the last of 6,000 cubic meters of concrete was poured at our container handling facility project in Lara. In-house 3D modelling of the pavement allowed for the earthworks and concrete screed to be automated, resulting in early completion of the 16,000m2 post-tensioned concrete pavement. Our site supervisor can now enjoy some more sleep with the 3am starts on concrete pours days behind him!
Check it out on YouTube...https://youtu.be/ZBr6zTN9YQw
Rendine commissioned to deliver two new projects
Rendine has been awarded the Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village Stage Four project. Over the coming months we will deliver 28 units at the Marshall site for Karingal.
Following the construction of the award winning Anglesea Depot and Gellibrand Depot, Rendine will now deliver the new Depot at Barwon Downs for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
Both projects are valued in the vicinity of $6.5m.
Rendine awards Deakin's School of Architect and Built Environment's most outstanding student
Rendine has presented the most outstanding graduating student with a $1000 award at this year's Deakin Architecture and Built Environment awards.
Rendine has always taken an active interest in the development of Deakin's A + B students, participating in their recent graduation ceremony, providing work experience opportunities for students, appearing as a guest lecturer, and Chairing the Architectural Advisory Board for Deakin University.
Rendine delivers Karingal's Eastern Hub
Late April saw Rendine complete the impressive Eastern Hub for Karingal. A $6.5m facility that features a cafe, community garden, training kitchen with hydraulic bench and stove tops, technology training labs and flexible event spaces for corporate and community functions and activities. A striking entry and foyer engages visitors with its unique architectural elements that continue to impress as you move throughout the facility. This is the second major project Rendine has delivered for Karingal and a fantastic addition to Karingal's services that the whole community can enjoy.
Rendine meets Deakin's graduating students
The Deakin School of Architecture and Built Environment held their graduation evening last night at their picturesque waterfront location. Rendine attended as a key exhibitor to not only convey our credentials to the students, but to also meet with and chat about their expectations, aspirations and how they could achieve these.
It was a relaxed event with many local, national and international architecture and building companies coming together to meet the graduating students and discuss their future career opportunities. Wide eyed and eager, the students proved an inspired and motivated group. And no doubt that in the not too distant future we will see many great constructions emerging from their creative minds...perhaps under the Rendine banner!
The Rendine Construction's Geelong St Patrick's Cup was a winning sponsorship
Rendine Construction's first year as naming sponsors of the Geelong St Patricks Cup was a fantastic opportunity to bring together racing enthusiasts from across the region. Thousands flocked to the course to see Try Four take the honours in race six, the 1400m Rendine Constructions Geelong St Patrick's Cup. A great way to celebrate the popular St Pat's weekend, we will see you all at the races again next year.
Works are underway at our new office
Rendine Constructions has grown dramatically throughout its 43 year history. So much so that we will soon move a larger office to accommodate our expanding staff numbers. We are staying in Moolap, moving just a short distance from our current headquarters to a location in Point Henry Rd. Works to refurbish our new office site will be completed later this year.
Innovative practice rewards our clients
Rendine has recently invested in cutting edge GPS survey equipment. We now have the in-house ability to conduct surveying and 3D modelling, allowing automated control of earthmoving equipment on site.
Unnecessary string lines, pegs and labour are now a thing of the past, and earthmoving tasks are now able to be completed more productively and accurately than ever before, delivering ground breaking results to our clients.
You can count on Rendine to take the risk out of civil works for your next project.
Rendine now certified to ISO 14001:2004
After undergoing an audit on our newly formed environmental management system in late 2014, Rendine is pleased to confirm we are now certified to ISO 14001:2004. This essentially means that our organisation commits itself to continually improve its environmental performance. Obtaining certification of our environmental system complements our pre-existing certifications to our quality and safety systems. Vitally, for Rendine's growth and versatility, this now allows us to prequalify for more Government tenders, broadening our avenues to win more projects and attract new clients. This is a great start to 2015!
A smashing win for Rendine Constructions on 'The Block Glasshouse'
In its ninth season, the hugely popular series The Block saw Rendine Constructions build the winning apartment for contestants Simon and Shannon.
The tattooed surfer brothers from Coffs Harbour proved early they were a force to be reckoned with taking out the first room win. The winning bedroom featured a raked ceiling, retro artwork and the use of natural materials, a theme they carried throughout the remainder of the build.
It was a fun and hectic time for the Rendine team who worked tirelessly from 7am to 8pm, six days a week for ten weeks. Efforts that were justifiably rewarded when the auction hammer came down...
Reserve: $1.565m Sold for: $1.9m
A whopping $335,000 over reserve saw contestants Simon and Shannon crowned as series winners.
Rendine awarded two new projects
Rendine Constructions are very pleased to announce that we have been appointed to build the new Community Centre in East Geelong for Karingal and a new Early Learning Centre at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Ocean Grove. The projects will be managed by Sarah Henderson and Tom McKay respectively.
Works will commence shortly.
MBAV Excellence in Construction Award for Belmont CRC
At the recent MBAV Awards Dinner, Rendine was awarded Best Commercial Building in the $3 to $6 million category for the Belmont Community Rehabilitation Centre. The project was built for Barwon Health, designed by Billard Leece and administered by Aurecon.
The striking faceted timber clad façade contains a rehabilitation gymnasium, treatment rooms, utility rooms, staff offices and facilities. Opening off the gym, a mobility garden was built with changing levels, surfaces and finishes to aid patient recovery.
Well done and thanks to the Rendine team and subcontractors involved with the project.
Rendine has been awarded two projects at Northern Bay College
Following on from previous projects, we have been appointed to complete two new buildings at Hendy St and Goldsworthy Ave for NBC.
Work will be commencing shortly and they will be managed by Tom McKay.
Congratulations to Brandon Thomas from the Rendine team!
At the recent Group Training Awards, Brandon won the Safety First Award for leadership and initiative in OHS. He now is in the running for the best 4th year apprentice at the G Force Awards.
We think that is fantastic that Brandon has been recognised for his leadership, positive attitude and willingness to take up a challenge while working at Rendine.
St Joseph's College Training Centre complete
Rendine Constructions recently handed over the new Joseph Innovation Trade Training Centre to St Joseph's College, Geelong.
Lined with ply and ringed by high level windows, the new metal and woodworking workshops provide students with a beautiful environment to learn and develop new skills.
On the first floor at the front of the building, a new allied health training room will be used to give students valuable skills and an introduction to the health professions. On the floor below, new classrooms and facilities complete the new building.
Designed by local architecture firm McGlashan Everist, the building is a great addition to the schools building program.
Rendine to construct St Thomas Primary School Learning Centre Extension
Rendine has been awarded the contract to construct a new Years 3+4 Learning Centre Extension at St Thomas Primary School, Drysdale. Work will start next week and is planned to complete in early March 2014. The project will be managed by Tom McKay.
Celebrating 40 successful years
On the 3rd of August, Rendine celebrated its 40th successful year as one of the region's most successful commercial builders. Happy Birthday to us!
Rendine nails Master Builders Awards
In its fortieth year of operation, Rendine Construction was awarded Best Sustainable Energy Project and for Excellence in Commercial Construction by the Master Builders Association of Victoria.
Best Sustainable Energy Project - Anglesea Depot
Client - Department of Environment & Primary Industries
Architect - FMSA
Completed in 2012, the project included a self-shading facade, rammed earth walls, solar panels, use of recycled crushed rock and asphalt for car parks and hardstands and onsite treatment of sewerage and storm water. The works involved an extension of the office building, new equipment and storage sheds, and extra hardstands and parking for firefighting equipment.
Excellence in Commercial Construction - Geelong Lutheran Material & Technology Block
Client - Geelong Lutheran College
Architect - Brand Architecture
Built for the growing Geelong Lutheran College, the new Materials & Technology building will offer students the opportunity to learn skills in woodwork and metalwork. Rendine's construction experience delivered a building that passed the judges critical standards and sits with the awarded St Therese Church as examples of Rendine's commitment to quality construction.
Thanks to all staff, clients, architects and subcontractors involved with these projects.