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 has recently proudly handed over several stunning projects despite the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on workplaces and construction sites.

Rork Canberra successfully delivered a handful of projects secured under the ACT Government’s recent stimulus package – fast tracked to support local businesses during this pandemic.

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There has been nowhere more challenging for Rork than for its team in Melbourne. If there was ever a way to test a team, six months of remote work and isolation would be it.

But for Rork Projects’ Melbourne team the extra challenge has only driven the team even more, inspiring creativity, collaboration and connection.

“I’ve been incredibly proud of my team’s resilience and determination as we navigate through each week, constantly reviewing and evaluating where and how we’ll be operating based on the latest government advice,” said Steve Raymond, Rork Projects’ Melbourne General Manager.

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Six months since the pandemic first started spreading across Australia and three months since the team returned from remote working, Rork Projects in Sydney is back to full swing and almost operating as normal. ‘Almost’ being the cautious, Covid-safe approach to everything that has become our new way of operating. For Rork Projects NSW General Manager Andy Richards, the initial uncertainty of the pandemic has forced a need to adapt.

“As a national company, it has been really interesting to see how COVID-19 has impacted each state differently, but we’ve reacted accordingly and implemented specialised safety protocols throughout to ensure we continue our operations as safely and efficiently as possible,” Andy said. “I’m proud to report that our team has evolved strong, focused and quietly optimistic about the future of the construction industry in NSW.”

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In Brisbane the team has seen strong growth but rather than resting on its laurels, the team has forged ahead, striking new partnerships, new projects and new opportunities. Rork Projects Queensland General Manager Matt Clayton said his team has rallied to take a positive approach.

“We believe in the Queensland economy and in our capacity and skillset. We came together and made a conscious decision not to take a backwards step,” he said. “The result has been strong growth across sectors, with client confidence and approval following.”

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