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First floor pour at 28 King

December has been a big month for Rork Projects and DeMartini Fletcher Property, with the major suspended slab concrete pour at 28 King Street now complete. Spectacular drone footage captures the pour and the methods used to reinforce the concrete. Post tensioning is a technique used to reinforce and stabilise large slabs of concrete. Tendons, which consist of cables within …

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A lift up at St Brigid’s

New photos show pre-assembly of the galvanised steel lift shaft that has been constructed as part of Rork Projects’ refurbishment works at St Brigid’s in Double Bay. This significant undertaking is a holding point for the project and doubles as a secondary check for glazing measurements. Upon sign-off, the lift shaft will be disassembled and epoxy coated before being reassembled …

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Southgate’s countdown to Christmas

After almost four months of alternating day and night shift work, the Southgate Shopping Centre’s vertical transport upgrade works are nearing completion as programmed. All the moving walks are now back in service with the final remaining pair of escalators due to open at the end of November and in time for the Christmas shopping period. The combination of a …

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Creating pathways

Rork Projects is proud to support pathways for young Australians. It’s why we started the Wa Initiative; to support Indigenous foundations and not-for-profit organisations in their work in offering quality, secondary educations scholarships for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities. It’s also why we’re proud to partner with the Brisbane Bullets; a club that invests in its players, …

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NAIDOC Week 2020

Across the nation each year, NAIDOC Week is such enormous week of events and activities in communities, schools and workplaces – joining together to celebrate Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander history, achievement and culture – as the oldest living continuing culture on the planet. For Rork Projects’ Co-Owner John Paul Janke, it’s his busiest week of the year. It is …

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Improving Indigenous participation

As an Indigenous business, we know that engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses empower our communities. It’s something we continue to strive for across our various project sites. Eddie Blanket – from Badu Island in the Torres Strait – is our site labourer on our Caboolture project – importantly ensuring the site is safe, organized and …

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Nevaeh turning dreams into reality through education

For Nevaeh – a shy young Erub and Kulkalgal girl from Weipa – making sacrifices to get a quality education will help her dreams become a reality. “I would like to study to be eligible for university to become a medical officer so I can heal people,” she says. Nevaeh attends Clayfield College, an independent boarding school located in Brisbane’s …

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Strength to strength

With challenge comes opportunities. That’s the motto for Rork Projects as the company navigates the challenges of 2020. Rork Projects’ founding office Canberra (pictured, above) has experienced an incredibly diverse year, completing several major projects across the National Capital then quickly migrating across to new work – all while working in-line with COVID-19 restrictions and management plans. Our Canberra crew …

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Moving Up in Sydney

Stage one of work at ISPT Southgate Shopping Centre is well underway with extraction of the existing and replacement of new lower level moving walkways complete, in readiness for commissioning. Rork Projects’ Contract Administrator David Fonseca said the logistics around dismantling and extracting any large equipment in a highly trafficked shopping centre, requires particular care and expertise.   “Experience, planning, and communication were key …