On R U OK? Day, let’s come together as a community and take a step towards a more connected, compassionate, and supportive society. 🌏READ MORE
At MCE, we are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace and community that not only respects but deeply values the vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures that have thrived on this land for over 60,000 years. Our journey towards reconciliation is guided by our Company Reconciliation Action Plan, which serves as a roadmap for actively engaging in reconciliation efforts.READ MORE
The Australian British Chamber of Commerce kicked off the anticipation for the upcoming Rugby World Cup with a spectacular Sports Lunch on August 31st. Held in the elegant Grand Ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, the event was a true celebration of the sport and its camaraderie.
Our MCE directors, Matt Colton, Stephen Pascall and Jonathan Richardson, specialist team, Brian Keating, Cameron Ritchie and Phil Barkman and esteemed guests from Richard Crookes Construction joined the vibrant gathering. The atmosphere was convivial as legends of the game took the stage to recount historic battles and share insights about the upcoming tournament.
We were honoured to have exceptional guest speakers: David Kirk, the All Black RWC Winning Captain; Ben Evans, the Wales International; Dan Parks, the Scottish International; Al Baxter, the Wallaby great; Sera Naiqama, the current Australian Wallaroo player; and Matt Mostyn, the Irish-Australian. Special guests included Sean Maloney from Stan Sports, Ken Averre MBE, President of Sydney Convicts, and Jim Williams, former Wallaby International.
Beyond the excitement of the event, we were proud to contribute to a noble cause. The Chamber supported Hearts in Rugby Union, a charity dedicated to aiding players who’ve faced severe spinal injuries while playing rugby.
Amidst lively conversations, beverages, and entertainment, the three-hour lunch united industry peers and rugby enthusiasts alike. As we set the stage for the Rugby World Cup, this event was more than just a warm-up—it was an inspiring journey through the heart of the sport of rugby.
On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, our ACT Regional Director attended the ACT Major Projects Conference 2023 in Canberra.
The event was hosted by Expotrade and provided details of the circa $7Bn pipeline of projects that the Territory will be undertaking over the next few years. Not only was it a good opportunity to network with our peers and clients but to also learn about some of the ground breaking approaches the Territory are taking to re-think, plan and design for Gender Sensitive Urban Design in their places and projects (if you want to learn more look at Steve Pascall’s LinkedIn post, the approach between wellbeing and infrastructure, building more sustainable and efficient homes and decarbonisation across the built environment.
A great event and excellent investment in time!
#BuildbetterMCE #ACTmajorprojects #gendersensitiveurbandesign #infrastructure #wellbeing #sustainablehomes #decarbonisation
Last week marked a significant milestone for MCE as we proudly commemorated 9 years of growth, innovation, and collaboration. What began as a humble vision around a kitchen table has evolved into a thrilling journey, navigating the peaks and valleys of the industry landscape.
Our journey thus far has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, fuelled by the dedication and expertise of an extraordinary team of industry professionals. As we look back on these 9 years, we are filled with immense pride in the remarkable accomplishments we’ve achieved together. We’ve had the privilege of crafting game-changing infrastructure across the vibrant landscapes of Sydney, Victoria, and Queensland.
A heartfelt thank you extends to our valued partners and clients who have entrusted us with their visions. Together, we’ve brought to life an array of transformative projects – from schools and airports to utilities, renewables, railways, and cutting-edge metro and light rail systems spanning Australia.
None of this would have been possible without the unwavering commitment of our exceptional team. Their tireless dedication, innovation, and willingness to go above and beyond have been the driving force behind our success. Every project we undertake is not merely a construction endeavour, but a step towards advancing society’s growth in a secure, efficient, and sustainable manner.
As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, we recommit ourselves to our core values of excellence, collaboration, and progress. Here’s to the incredible journey behind us and the boundless opportunities that lie ahead.
#BuildbetterMCE #People #Teamworkisdreamwork #anniversary
Thank you for being a part of our journey.
MCE values the health and wellbeing of all our Team Members and is excited to announce as of today, Monday 10 July, access to exclusive discounts at leading fitness and wellbeing brands for our Team to help them perform at their best. With over 2,000 unique offers at up to 50% off, there is something for everyone!READ MORE
Earlier this week, our Associate Director, Johan Venter, a distinguished Fellow of the Southern African ICE (SAICE), organized an exceptional “Virtual” Site Visit to the Sydney Metro. The event attracted 200 passionate engineers from Africa.
Supported by MCE’s Director, Thomas Lee, and Senior Design Manager, Annabella Dao, this immersive experience provided a unique opportunity for attendees to gain valuable insights into the world-class Sydney Metro project.
Annabella Dao, a talented civil engineer and currently Design Manager for Stations, Boxes & Tunnelling (SBT) on the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport project, shared her personal career journey, shedding light on the opportunities and challenges faced by young professionals in the dynamic environment of the Sydney Metro.
Johan Venter, a South African civil engineer living and working in Sydney, introduced participants to the remarkable transportation system of Sydney and highlighted the local construction realities that he has encountered in our vibrant city.
Thomas Lee then took centre stage to present the Sydney Metro project, widely regarded as the largest transport infrastructure endeavour in the Southern Hemisphere. His captivating presentation focused on the challenges and valuable lessons learned during the construction of the City and Southwest sections.
The virtual site visit featured exclusive construction videos, carefully curated with formal approval from Sydney Metro, showcasing the impressive progress and innovative techniques employed on this monumental project.
The feedback from the 200 participating engineers was overwhelmingly positive, describing the virtual site visit as “exciting, valuable, informative, and inspiring.”
To learn more, connect with Johan Venter and follow our updates on LinkedIn. Together, let’s shape the future of transportation and engineering excellence.
#SydneyMetro #VirtualSiteVisit #EngineeringExcellence #Transportation #Infrastructure #GlobalNetworking
MCE – Management • Commercial • Engineering’s Associate Director, Thomas Lee recently escorted representatives from the University of Surrey, UK on a tour of Central Station – facilitated by the ICE NSW Committee, MCE and Sydney Metro.READ MORE
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) hosted the Australasia Commercial Management Conference – 1 June 2023
Members of our MCE – Management • Commercial • Engineering Team, Brian Keating and Philip Barkman joined fellow industry colleagues from across Australasia and Japan last Thursday at the Australasia Commercial Management Conference, facilitated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, RICS.
A thoroughly insightful and enjoyable day spent with our fellow peers where several very topical discussions were facilitated on matters such as cost escalation, collaborative contracting models, fair risk apportionment, claims mitigation and management strategies, and the potential future use of AI in construction commercial management.
As is always the case, catching up with industry friends, making new ones and networking with clients was fantastic. Thanks to the RICS for facilitating this event and thanks to all panel members for taking their time to share their expert views on the subject matters.