The emotional ceremony held at Bicentennial Hall in Queanbeyan overwhelmed key speakers, such as HOME Patron Sir William Dean, who had never seen a “community gather to support one group of the most disadvantaged people in such a way before”.
Speakers at the ceremony took the opportunity to share their own experiences of mental illness, bringing real life examples to the fact that almost half of Australia’s population will experience a mental illness at some stage in their lifetime (Mental Health Council of Australia).
The ceremony emphasised how crucial it is to speak out about mental health issues in order to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
HOME will provide 24 hour and respite care for up to 20 people with chronic mental illness who are without proper shelter, care, love and support.
PBS volunteered to project manager the development and is extremely proud to have been involved in such a community driven project.
It was a night for celebration at the ACT MBA awards in June when the ACT team won two awards for excellence.
Joining forces with Canberra Investment Corporation (CIC), PBS and CIC were recognised for their high quality projects at Canberra’s new suburb Crace.
The team won awards for:
The entire team working on the Crace development has done and is continuing to do an amazing job. The suburb is developing at an incredible speed and the team is achieving outstanding results under constant pressure.
Congratulations and well done to everyone involved.
Premier Anna Bligh was there to take part in the fun and officially open the park as part of Queensland’s 150th celebrations. Since the opening,incredible crowds have been coming to enjoy the new facilities.
Congratulations to the Hervey Bay team on completing such a unique project that is going to have great community benefit.
The Kids Assist Program is a joint initiative between PBS and MBA Group Training giving Year 10 students who are at risk of not completing high school, the opportunity to gain first hand experience in the construction industry.
The program combines classroom and on-site experiences and aims to show students how formal education can benefit them in the workplace.
On completion of the program the students receive a Certificate I in Construction.
PBS has been involved in the program for 5 years and this year the students gained valuable experience on-site at Crace across a variety of trades including carpentry, painting, bricklaying, concreting and landscaping.
PBS’s involvement in the program is dependent on the commitment of many of our team and a big congratulations and thanks goes to everyone who gave their time this year.
PBS has had an incredible month of industry recognition for our projects and our commitment to quality.
In July, PBS Building achieved ISO9001:2008 accreditation. This Quality Management accreditation represents PBS’s ability and guarantee to satisfy global quality requirements and to enhance customer satisfaction in supplier-customer relationships.
In the ACT, Bligh Voller Nield was awarded the Commercial Architecture Award for 82 Northbourne Ave at the ACT Architecture Awards held in July.
82 Northbourne Ave is a 4 star Greenstar and 4.5 Star ABGR rated commercial tower completed by the ACT team in 2008. The ACT Architecture Awards recognise the efforts of companies to promote more responsible and environmentally sustainable design.
In addition, 82 Northbourne Ave made Property Australia’s list of “Australia’s Greenest Buildings of 2008”. Selected from across Australia, these buildings showcase the latest in cutting edge sustainable design.
Also in the ‘sunshine state’, PBS has successfully completed 2 residential roll-outs for Defence Housing Australia (DHA) in Ipswich and Brisbane.
The team received a letter of thanks from DHA’s National Manager acknowledging their commitment and dedication during the projects to ensure they were completed before the end
of the 08-09 financial year, despite the ambitious nature of the projects and delays due to wet weather.
Congratulations to all the PBS teams who have worked hard to achieve such outstanding
Safe Work Australia Week is a national initiative focusing attention on workplace safety. It aims to encourage
all working Australians to get involved and concentrate on safety in their workplace to reduce death, injury
PBS played a lead role in increasing awareness of workplace safety by becoming an official Safe Work
Australia Week 2008 Safety Partner.
PBS has a strong safety culture, driven by the long
term commitment of directors, the senior management team and all employees.
PBS’s Managing Director Ian Carter signed up as a Safe Work Australia Week Safety Ambassador, demonstrating his individual commitment to a safe work culture and the well being of staff, sub-contractors and the community.
Recently, Ian attended the Federal Safety Commissioners Chief Executive Officers Forum in Melbourne. The attending CEO’s endorsed a leadership charter, launched to all staff during
Safe Work Australia Week reminds us all of the importance of workplace safety and that safety is everybody’s business.
Over 140 000 Australians are seriously injured at work every year and more than 250 die as a result of work-related injuries. Many more die as a result of work-related disease.
Improving workplace safety not only improves working conditions for employees and employers but can also have a positive impact on workplace productivity and reduce organisational costs.
PBS hosted a range of activities during Safety Week, including the introduction of quarterly EHS Awards which recognise PBS site teams and contractors who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to site safety.
More information about Safe Work Australia Week is available at www.ascc.gov.au.
Delivering Award Winning Projects
The PBS team is proud to have delivered the Watermark.
Winner of the Wide Bay Master Builders awards for Medium Rise
Multi Residential Housing Over $3m and Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety Residential.
PBS Designs and Constructs residential and commercial projects across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT.
Congratulations to our PBS team, sub-contractors and suppliers on delivering this outstanding development.
The PBS team is proud to have delivered The Waterfront, Stockland's world-class apartment development on Lake Burley Griffin.
Our commitment to delivering solutions for our clients through innovation and construction expertise brought the project in on time and on budget.
Congratulations to our PBS team and thanks to our sub-contractors and suppliers for their support in helping us complete this world-class development.
PBS would like to announce the opening of its new display home in the Gungahlin Display Village, Harrison ACT.
Construction started in September 2006 on this beautifully designed double storey house. The Prescott was designed with families in mind, without compromising on modern entertaining qualities. The house has been constructed with first class fittings and fixtures throughout. The unique design of the classic curved roof compliments the external facade and adds a little extra something to the streetscape. Words won’t do this home justice, only an inspection will reveal all the special qualities this display home has to offer.
The Prescott is situated within the recently opened Gungahlin Display Village in Harrison ACT. There are 18 local builders showcasing 22 different homes within the village and if you are in the market for a new home this is the place to be. PBS Building offers many choices to customers in the market for a new home, with over 15 project plans to select from, on our block of land or yours - we can do it all.
If you are in the ACT and would like to visit the new display home details are as follows:
21 Windjana Street, Harrison ACT
Display Home is open Saturday – Monday 11am – 5pm.
If you would like any further information regarding this please speak to our Sales Manager – Angela Penhallow on 0412 004 802 or call the Head Office on (02) 6101 9800.
Over the past 5 years PBS Building has been intensively committed to the future of the construction industry. With a skills shortage nation wide, PBS Building understands that it is the responsibility of strong players in the construction industry to introduce as many young people as possible to this diverse and dynamic industry.
To combat these issues the Kids Assist Program was developed. Designed by the MBA Group Training Centre, the Kids Assist Program is targeted at Year 10 students who are at risk of leaving school without plans for their future. The program is an excellent opportunity for students to gain exposure to working in the construction industry while acting as an incentive to remain in school.
PBS Building offers a 6 week rotation program, with 3 groups of students being rotated between PBS Building sites with PBS Building subcontractors covering trades from painting to carpentry to concreting.
Over 35 students from all over Canberra participated in the program in 2006 and more than a third of these students have secured a job with a subcontractor on the completion of their Year 10 studies.
PBS Building are excited to play such an important role in the lives of these young people and are grateful for the continuous support of our subcontractors. PBS Building looks forward to introducing more young people to this dynamic industry in 2007.
Land Development Agency, the Master Builders Association and PBS Building have joined together to construct a stunning residential house – Jenolan. Designed by Alastair MacCallum of AMC Projects, the house will be auctioned with the profits donated to charity. Children’s charities will be the predominant recipients and these include Koomarri, PatCH (Paediatrics at The Canberra Hospital) and CanTeen.
Jenolan is located in Jenolan Street at wells Station, Harrison, in the Gungahlin area. It will be a contemporary two-story family home of some 260 square metres. PBS Building is facilitating an apprentice program associated with Jenolan. This will allow many of Canberra’s young apprentice tradespersons to learn from Canberra’s top sub-contractors while working on the project.
The house will be auctioned on site in March 2007. The key to making this project a success is your help. This is a wonderful community project that has brought together many sponsors from government and the private sector.