The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-08-10T22:29:51Z Switch Digital nabs Simonds Homes, Australia’s leading home builder 2020-08-10T22:29:51Z switch-digital-nabs-simonds-homes-australia-s-leading-home-builder Leading independent digital media agency, Switch Digital, has been appointed to handle the Simonds Homes account. Their remit covers digital media, including strategy, technology and real-time performance and investment reporting.  Billings are undisclosed. Previously Simonds Homes has used multiple agencies to service its account but felt they needed a single view of their buyers and the entire buyer journey. Several undisclosed agencies were involved as part of a short list evaluation before Switch Digital was appointed. Cameron Worth, General Manager of Marketing and Technology, Simonds Homes said: “Following an internal restructure, Simonds was looking for an agency that was able to provide a single view of potential buyers at different stages in the home purchase cycle. Switch Digital offered a unique segmentation and reporting technology platform, along with a strong senior team that understood our business in these unique economic conditions.” Since 1949, Simonds' commitment to building quality, award-winning homes at an affordable price has never faltered. Now, with over 70 years’ experience, a huge range of designs and even more government support for homebuyers than ever before, Simonds continues to help families across Australia turn their dream homes into a reality. “We are very proud and excited to be working with Simonds Homes. Switch Digital’s proprietary digital management platform, Audience Connect, allows us to identify and track potential buyers across all digital media channels, including Connected TV and BVOD. Buying a home is an emotional and major life moment. Switch Digital’s Audience Connect platform delivers immediate potential buyers evenly across each Simonds’ local sales team, while nurturing those that will be ready to build in the coming months,” said Lee Stephens, Switch Digital CEO. Rendr Launches in Melbourne 2020-08-05T23:55:39Z rendr-launches-in-melbourne Launched in 2020, the Rendr app is here to revolutionise and Uberfy the Home & Hardware industry by delivering supplies on-demand straight to doorsteps and job sites across Melbourne. Co-founded by 22-year-old entrepreneurs, Greg Leibowitz and James Fisher, Rendr, which is available for both iOS and Android users, conveniently and quickly delivers everything from paint, plants, and power tools, BBQs, basins, and everything in between to consumers across Melbourne. After establishing a digital marketing agency straight out of school in 2017, Leibowitz and Fisher were inspired to continue innovating and pushing boundaries. With the increase in on-demand deliveries and after a discussion with tradie mates about slow deliveries and the inconvenience of leaving job sites to pick up supplies, they had a lightbulb moment and realised there was a gap in the market they needed to fill. The Rendr app is created with industry-leading technology, which easily allows users to purchase items at the tap of a button and have them delivered on demand. The team has also implemented handy features like a paint estimator tool and bundle packages for consumer ease and convenience. With appeal to DIYers and tradies alike, Leibowitz and Fisher have already seen a great demand for the Rendr platform. “By dissecting the ever-changing retail landscape, we determined there wasn’t an all in one platform available for trades and DIYers, which provided the on-demand delivery of the supplies they need. By combining ease of use and sophisticated technology, the perfect solution was developed. Within our first two months of launching in Melbourne, we’ve seen consumer demand exponentially grow,” says co-founder, Greg Leibowitz. “We’ve got big plans for future expansion,” says co-founder, James Fisher, “We want to become an all-encompassing app that is the go-to for all your DIY and trade needs.” With Melburnians back in lockdown, the app has seen exponential growth, showing that consumers are opting to purchase through the app seamlessly, instead of heading out to the local hardware store. By providing a Home and Hardware store at consumers’ fingertips, Rendr allows projects to be completed more efficiently, while supplies and tools are delivered on-demand to doorsteps and work sites. ENDS www.rendrtrade.com For more information, or to organise an interview with co-founders Greg Leibowitz and James Fisher, please get in touch: Megan Chambers || megan@olivepr.com.au Business Critical Two Way Radio Communications - Consider these Accessories 2020-08-05T01:17:12Z business-critical-two-way-radio-communications-consider-these-accessories To communicate safely and efficiently, portable two way radio accessories can be just as important as the actual radio itself. Optimizing audio performance and usability with accessories means calls can be heard first-time and hands kept free. This can make all the difference in high-risk, fast moving environments.Below are some accessories to consider and recommendations:Power Type / Recharger - What type of material is being used in the battery? This can have an large impact on talk time and longevity of the battery. MiningTelecoms director Darrell Tucker recommends a re-chargeable lithium ion battery, with at least a one year warranty. The recharger should also be an intelligent one capable of reading the optimum charging level for the battery.Carry Case - You radio should be easy to carry especially if you have it on all day. It should be easy to release the radio from the carry case and re-holster. The case should also protect the radio.Audio Options - Business critical communications require audio accessories that can be comfortably fitted to the ear, our a remote microphone clipped to a lapel. An active noise cancelling device should also be considered.Wireless or Bluetooth Options - If your line of work calls for hands-free, wireless communication options, look for a radio that has Bluetooth® connectivity. Bluetooth® accessories can then be wirelessly connected to radios.For a free guide on selecting a Portable two way radio Click here Leading Structural Engineering Firm Expands Its Services in Melbourne 2020-07-31T10:03:32Z leading-structural-engineering-firm-expands-its-services-in-melbourne Melbourne, 31st July 2020 - With its high customer satisfaction rate and huge demand in the several localities of Victoria, ANZ Engineers are expanding their services to Melbourne. ANZ Engineers are a team of young, passionate people who helps people to build the most innovative and cost-effective solutions.  ANZ Engineers provides several solutions for residential, commercial and industrial constructions. The team of engineers at ANZ Engineers has also been at the forefront of many forensic engineering projects and in the inspection of structures that got damaged due to external reasons.  ANZ Engineers have helped in the implementation of many novel structural ideas. With their immense experience in structural engineering, the dynamic team can help to construct a stable, strong structure that withstands against all the odds. They have built some smart and great-looking signage for buildings that attract attention.  One great quality about ANZ Engineers that their clients love is their ability to keep a close watch on the development of the project. Even when implementing some of the most unconventional ideas, the structural engineers ensure that their clients save money and time. The team also follows up with the architectural firm and takes part in the design of the project for the smooth and quick development of the plan.  A group of young structural engineers began ANZ Engineers because of their passion for building design. So, in every project they take up, the team tries its best to come up with the best version of the design in that space within the client’s needs and budget. Such a quality allows them to deliver the most pleasing plans.  Apart from the designing services, the team has made quite a name for itself in the forensic engineering and reporting field. It requires quite a lot of expertise to become a specialist in forensic structural engineering and the team has aced it quite well. They have been instrumental in getting to the bottom of many structural damages and problems and resolving the differences. Their reputation in skilled forensic structural engineering precedes them all over Victoria.  After working on several projects in Thomastown and several other places in Victoria, ANZ Engineers are now expanding their service to Melbourne. The team aims to offer the same type of structural engineering solutions that has made them quite popular in a short time. From the planning to the development of residences and commercial spaces, the firm plans to cater to every such need.  The firm plans to excel at its service offerings in Melbourne and help in bringing unique, revolutionary and ingenious ideas to life.  About ANZ Engineers: ANZ Engineers offers structural engineering solutions for residence, industries and commercial spaces. The firm has its roots in Thomastown, Victoria and operates with a young team of structural engineers USG Boral creates five AIA-certified CPD webinars 2020-07-29T06:04:28Z usg-boral-creates-five-aia-certified-cpd-webinars USG Boral has announced that it is now offering five continuing professional development (CPD) webinar presentations that are certified by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). As an official CPD provider of the AIA and member of the AIA Refuel Provider Network, USG Boral created the webinars to support design professionals. Delivered by industry experts from USG Boral’s architectural services team, the webinars cover acoustics, fire, and other elements of the National Construction Code (NCC) that relate to the design of wall and ceiling systems. Subjects offered include: building acoustic fundamentals: sound absorption building acoustic fundamentals: sound isolation healthcare and aged care fundamentals seismic design considerations for non-structural components specifying fire-rated building systems. Each webinar is one hour in length and is worth one informal CPD point. On completion of the post-webinar learning outcomes questionnaire, participants can receive one formal CPD point. Participation is free via online registrations on the USG Boral website. Adam Johnson-Kain, Architecture and Specifications Manager, USG Boral, said, “While there are still limitations with face-to-face meetings, the new CPD webinar presentations offer an opportunity to continue to support the career development of design professionals. As an addition to the webinars, where suitable, USG Boral can also host a CPD for each practice either in-person or remotely.” For more information about USG Boral’s webinars, please visit: https://www.usgboral.com/en_au/whats-new/news-and-promotions/cpd_provider.html Trueline Continues Contact-Free Safety Framework for Foreseeable Future 2020-07-29T00:26:52Z trueline-continues-contact-free-safety-framework-for-foreseeable-future As Trueline celebrates its 50th year as Australia’s leading outdoor living specialists, the business strives to keep supporting the community throughout COVID-19.   The business has highlighted that now is an ideal time to invest in the home. While COVID-19 remains a factor in the lives of so many people, homes are becoming much more important to most than they have been previously. With so much more time spent around the home, smart homeowners are choosing to update their living areas, including outdoor living spaces. As always, the best time to undertake this is mid-year, in order to have things done and ready for Spring.  Trueline is able to meet these demands by continuing to provide Contact-Free appointments. The business has taken all Government Health precautions very seriously, to ensure customers and staff are both protected.  Both State and Federal Government guidelines are being adhered to, allowing Trueline to help those who are preparing to stay home more often throughout the summer. The company has outlined their stance on the matter, stating that they plan to monitor the situation, and will make swift adjustments as needed.  Other elements being implemented include new hygiene protocols, social-distancing within Trueline’s internal operations, contingency plans, and a robust system of reporting symptoms.  Direct deposits are currently being favoured over currency, in order to maintain contact-free service, and delivery protocols have altered to also allow for distanced operation. Trueline is also committed to reporting any updates as guidelines change, or as material availability changes. At this stage, there are no forecasting shortages which will impact service.   Residents looking to invest in their homes over this period can rely on Trueline’s products and workmanship, which are guaranteed for 10 and 15 years respectively. To find out more, visit the website by clicking the following link: https://www.trueline.net.au/    Corecon Technologies Announces Rebuilt Mobile App for its Construction Software Suite 2020-07-28T22:05:00Z corecon-technologies-announces-rebuilt-mobile-app-for-its-construction-software-suite Corecon Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based construction estimating, project management and job cost software, has released a new Corecon Mobile app. For use with Corecon’s browser-based online construction software, the new app replaces the previous version which was completely rebuilt in both Android and iOS formats to leverage the latest mobile technologies. “Geared specifically for construction field staff who often travel between the office and jobsite, our new mobile app significantly improves the user experience while ensuring accurate and accessible real-time project data for the project team,” said Corecon Technologies President Norman Wendl. “Taking advantage of modern mobile technologies and the same APIs used by Corecon’s browser solution, our mobile app is rich with features aimed at simplifying and improving the day-to-day activities of today’s jobsite personnel.” Available free to Corecon subscribers, the rebuilt app provides the same project management tools available in its browser solution—Corecon V8. And, since Corecon’s entire product line connects to a common platform, information can be entered in either solution, eliminating the need for data synchronization across devices. Corecon’s rebuilt mobile app includes a new user interface and navigation functions making it even easier than before to view and add construction project information from a smartphone or tablet device. Upon logging into the new app, subscribers have immediate access to common daily entries such as timecards, expenses and daily logs. The app also includes lead/job opportunity tracking functions, as well as workflow for transaction approvals if enabled by the company. Featuring a variety of updated tools for construction project documentation, tracking and reporting, some new features of the Corecon Mobile app include: ·  Biometric options (finger and facial recognition) to login. ·  Separate Read and Edit forms to avoid data entry mistakes. ·  A streamlined data entry process for all features. ·  New Clock In/ Clock Out feature with geotagging for employees and crews. ·  Email options for features such as Journals and RFIs, including templates to standardize messaging.  ·  Additional quality control and safety features such as Permits, Safety Incidents and Site Hazard Assessments. Like its predecessor, the Project Details view lists all related information (drawings, images, daily logs) linked to the construction project, and it also adjusts to the appropriate time zones for Corecon’s domestic and global customer base. Both the Android and iOS versions of the app continue to capitalize on the features of their individual devices, providing Corecon users with the ability to take progress photos, use speech-to-text functions and import contacts directly from their smartphone or tablet. “With more than 70% of our workforce on the jobsite, mobile access to Corecon gives our field team real-time access to critical information they need to do their job,” said Eric R. Korb, CAO/CTO for G William Group, LLC. “A notable benefit in the new Corecon Mobile app is that it allows us to see commitments of our suppliers across multiple projects, giving us better insight into resource constraints.” The new Corecon Mobile app is available now and is free to subscribers of Corecon V8. Both existing and new Corecon Mobile users can download the app on iTunes or the Google Play Store. About Corecon Technologies Corecon Technologies provides estimating and project management software solutions for general contractors, subcontractors, homebuilders, developers, and engineering firms. Corecon’s construction software suite has received numerous industry awards and utilizes the latest cloud technologies to provide constant connectivity anywhere, anytime so firms can make quick and informed decisions whether using a notebook, tablet or smartphone. The firm is the only company with a cloud-based construction software on the market that provides business development, estimating, document control, contract administration, job cost control, scheduling and collaboration functionality, as well as integration options to popular accounting systems such as Intuit QuickBooks, Sage 50, SAP Business One® or Xero. Based in Huntington Beach, Calif., USA, the company was founded more than a decade ago by construction industry experts who seek to design software with cost-effective, user-friendly tools to ensure successful project delivery.   For more information, visit www.corecon.com Practical and affordable industry training now available to empower the Kiwi workforce 2020-07-20T04:44:55Z practical-and-affordable-industry-training-now-available-to-the-kiwi-workplace CC Group NZ, the company behind proudly Kiwi owned and operated brands Crewcut, Crewcare, and Chemcare, embarks on another exciting venture, this time by providing industry training through the newly established CC Training Academy.   The training provider recently unveiled its fresh new facility in Takapuna composed of a functional mix of spaces purposely built for creating a conducive learning environment for trainees.   The centrally located facility has about 500 square metres of well-appointed training classrooms, ample parking, and various spaces designed to simulate real-life scenarios and situations in the workplace.   With the goal to enrich people’s lives through practical and affordable safety training and planning, CC Training Academy has various offerings focused on asbestos courses, cleaning courses, WTR endorsements, first aid, and other health and safety courses.   Promising to deliver a range of industry training programmes are essential, practical, and relevant to workers, the company envisions itself to have a lasting impact on communities and to become the main authority for affordable training in in New Zealand and beyond.   Students can expect to get hands-on, interactive training backed by solid foundations and theory when they enrol in any of the 30 plus courses on offer. In addition, all the necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided to trainees once they have a confirmed booking.   All CC Training Academy trainers have the necessary industry backgrounds and qualifications to deliver courses. They have the extensive knowledge on existing legislations and legislation to make sure you can navigate your way around workplace requirements and standards.   Aside from delivering courses onsite, the trainers can also come to your site or location to work with you to train your entire workforce. Some classes can also be delivered online or remotely. All courses can be booked through an online portal, with instant payment and instant confirmation options.   Upon completion of a course, a participant will be provided a certificate as proof of training competency.   For more details, visit cctrainingacademy.co.nz. Australian technology company carbonTRACK, a leading intelligent energy management systems company, is thrilled to be working with Mojo Power. 2020-07-17T06:17:26Z australian-technology-company-carbontrack-a-leading-intelligent-energy-management-systems-company-is-thrilled-to-be-working-with-mojo-power carbonTRACK provides an ‘always on’ smart gateway, at a house or business, that remotely monitors and controls electricity and allows for smart home control through a smart phone (switching schedules, customisable alerts etc.). These tools allow a level of control that delivers the best outcome for the customer, but also allows Mojo to provide a better service through a Virtual Power Plant (VPP). Adam MacDonald, Executive Director Commercial, said “This is an exciting move for Mojo Power, building our offerings of smart tools for residential and business customers”. carbonTRACK’s Demand Response, Frequency Regulation, Virtual Energy Trading and Grid Resiliency solutions deliver the full VPP Value Chain to Utilities & TSOs, SOs & Energy Traders, Financiers, Solar Sales Teams and Solar hardware Manufacturers. Intelligent Energy Management with these features: • Demand side management • Peak shaving • Storage integration • Virtual Power Plant “We are extremely excited to be working with Mojo, an innovative Australian electricity retailer that is disrupting the status quo. We are proud that our tech will help their customers save money and get their ‘Mojo back’! said Spiros Livadaras, Managing Director - carbonTRACK. About carbonTRACK carbonTRACK Ltd is an Australian company headquartered in Melbourne. Its technology is connecting energy generators, energy distributors and energy consumers - delivering embedded networks, Virtual Power Plants and facilitating smart grids. It enables a distributed energy future. About Mojo Power Mojo Power is an innovative electricity retailer, changing the way people think about energy. We employ technology and renewable energy to deliver low cost, simple plans. Mojo Power has a strong presence in both the business and residential sectors. Media Enquiries: Isabella Bassanelli Marketing Manager carbonTRACK E: isabellab@carbontrack.com.au Christine Murphy Marketing Manager Mojo Power E: cmurphy@mojopower.com getU2sign - mobile document authorisation, signing & witnessing 2020-07-13T04:37:00Z getu2sign-mobile-document-authorisation-signing-amp-witnessing We have all said it at some time, can I ‘get you to sign' this...form, application, contract, or other legal document. Arranging to put pen to paper is not always easy. getU2sign is a time and cost saving way to approve documents, forms and to execute contracts and other legal documents, without the hassle of meetings or exchanging emails or faxes. Using getU2sign you can authorise or sign and witness any document, using true signatures, captured, and if needed witnessed in real time, via mobile phone or tablet device. The signer and witnesses join the signing on their mobile device. Each party reviews the document, sees the making of the signature (attestation) on their device before witnesses make their own signatures. Unlike other electronic signing systems, getU2sign digitally captures, embeds and encrypts to the document, the person's true signature in real-time (in 'digital ink'), along with metadata confirming the time, date and GPS location and IP address, of each signee. getU2sign also provides for online verification of individual identity documents and video recording of the signing session. Confidential, authenticated, and secure execution of business and legal documents in one simple process. W: getU2sign.com E: support@cabenet.com.au Impact of COVID-19 on Tradies in Australia 2020-07-01T02:15:13Z impact-of-covid-19-on-tradies-in-australia Marketix, a leading Digital Marketing Agency in Sydney has published research on the impact of COVID-19 on the Construction and Tradies Industries. The data demonstrates that consumer demand has increased for many tradies, at least by looking at the Google Search data – and this is a good thing. Top 3 search data growth compared to last year is: 52% growth in Fencing, 27% growth in Handyman, and 17% growth in search trends for Roofing Contractors. The research and full details can be accessed here: https://marketix.info/blog/impact-of-covid-19-on-tradies-in-australia-may-2020/ Marketix Announces SEO Services for Australian Businesses 2020-07-01T02:06:30Z marketix-announces-seo-services-for-australian-businesses Marketix, a leading Digital Marketing Agency in Sydney, has announced SEO services for clients in Australia. The SEO services offered by Marketix comprise of industry leading SEO services that help clients grow their online presence and traffic. The first prerequisite of SEO is keyword research, which is the phrase searched by the users of client services, Marketix focuses on the online promotion of clients websites and businesses through popular search engines such as Google and Bing. The website is optimised with relevant titles, content and meta description, which are the major sources of ranking of your website. In addition to this, on-site and off-site link building are managed meticulously to build your authority on the web. For businesses which operate locally in Australia, such as tradies, real estate, trade services, dentists and any other local service business, Marketix offers the best local SEO services with an average of 10-12x return on investment. Our process starts from adding your business to the search engine directories like Google My Business and Bing Places, which help your clients in reaching you more conveniently.  Your business appears in the listing when someone searches for the services offered by you in the area on the search engines. Moreover, your location is added to Google Map and Bing Maps, which helps you get located for increasing mobile and voice search demand for customers in your local area. In addition to Australian SEO services, the company also provides other services like PPC and Google Ads advertising for your business growth. Visit https://marketix.info to know more about Australian SEO Services by Marketix. Eaton announces new 9SX UPS model for improved efficiency 2020-07-01T00:25:06Z eaton-announces-new-9sx-ups-model-for-improved-efficiency SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.Power management company Eaton has announced the new 9SX 15KVA/20KVA Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in Australia and New Zealand. The Eaton 9SX 15KVA/20KVA UPS provides stable power for critical IT infrastructure in all layers of the modern IT architecture, as well as industrial, manufacturing and medical devices. The new model offers double conversion efficiency of up to 96 per centand reduces energy usage to support IT managers with savings in the form of electricity, cooling and power costs. The new model doubles as a space saver, and its compact form with flexible wiring allows it to accommodate a wide range of deployment possibilities. The robust internal circuitry design enables it to withstand a range of environments with ambient temperatures of up to 50 degrees celsius. “We’re excited to offer our customers a product that caters not only to the changing needs of modern-day IT infrastructure, but also supports a range of industries across the medical, industrial and manufacturing landscapes,” said John Atherton, General Manager of Power Quality ANZ, Eaton. “Part of our mission at Eaton is to support our customers through our power management solutions, enabling them to achieve maximum efficiency with their operations. The 9SX 15KVA/20KVA UPS model does just that and is compatible with Eaton’s Gigabit Network M2 card which protects data center’s against cyberthreats, so customers don’t have to compromise convenience for data safety,” Atherton continued. In light of recent cybersecurity threats on Australia, the need to ensure the highest level of defence against emerging cybersecurity threats is paramount. The 9SX 15KVA/20KVA UPS power model offers compatibility with Eaton’s UL2900-1 and IEC62443-4-2 certified network card - the Gigabit Network M2, to ensure the highest level of defence against emerging cybersecurity threats. When paired with virtualisation-ready Intelligent Power Manager software, monitoring and management of the 9SX 15KVA/20KVA can be done in virtual-management platforms, such as VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. This enables IT professionals to easily configure policy-based automation for power events, such as automated disaster recovery policies, controlled shut down, load shedding and cloud orchestrator integration. The 9SX 15KVA/20KVA power model is available for purchase in Australia and New Zealand now. To learn more about the new Eaton 9SX UPS, visit the Eaton website. For all of the latest news follow Eaton on Eaton LinkedIn company page. - ENDS - About Eaton Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Its energy-efficient solutions help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, safely and sustainably. The company is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton employs 99,000 people worldwide and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visitEaton.com. Established Australian Business Trueline Pioneers New Products in Patio Market 2020-06-26T11:11:10Z established-australian-business-trueline-pioneers-new-products-in-patio-market Australian company Trueline has been a driving force in outdoor-living for over 47 years. The business’ history in the market speaks for itself. Now, Trueline is well-established as a high-quality outdoor living specialist, with a primary focus on exceptional customer service, and is helping set new standards in the industry. Trueline began with a passion for the outdoors, and a desire to push the envelope, operating with a focus on quality, using Australian-made materials. These values have helped steer Trueline into the future, and inform the company even now, after the successful completion of tens of thousands of projects. By staying ahead of the curve when it comes to outdoor space design, Trueline has maintained a position at the cutting-edge of the industry for decades.  A clear example of this constant drive toward contemporary design is the Sunclipse insulated patio. These patios combine architectural excellence with practical composition, achieving a steadfast benchmark for both style and comfort. By combining the best in thermal resistant technology and structural engineering, Sunclipse insulated patios are built to last, and help create perfectly balanced spaces. The construction combines hard coated steel roofing with a high-density polystyrene core, creating a level of thermal insulation that levels out temperatures in both summer and winter. This adds extraordinary value to a given property, especially considering the high-quality finishes that Trueline is known for. Sunclipse projects can also be tailored to any property shape or type, and crafted to integrate seamlessly with the environment and surrounding structural context. The level of customisation extends all the way to the addition of translucent insert panels. Finally, the technology of Sunclipse can be retrofitted to existing outdoor spaces, via Polapanel ceiling insulation. To find out more about Trueline’s commitment to top-quality Australian materials, and the company’s ongoing ambitions to provide top engineering expertise with exceptional service, visit the website here: https://www.trueline.net.au/product/sunclipse/ Mirvac completes its first ‘groundscraper’ – The Foundry at South Eveleigh 2020-06-23T04:58:16Z mirvac-completes-its-first-groundscraper-the-foundry-at-south-eveleigh Today, Mirvac Group (Mirvac) and its consortium partners, AMP Capital and Sunsuper, celebrate the practical completion of The Foundry, the third new building to be delivered as part of the revitalised technology and innovation hub, South Eveleigh. As the largest building in the precinct, The Foundry spans 55,000sqm over six storeys with expansive floorplates nearing 9,000sqm, earning the title of one of Australia’s first ‘groundscrapers’ in reference to its large-scale, low-level design. The Foundry is set to become home to over 5,500 Commonwealth Bank of Australia staff including the organisation’s innovation labs, complementing their first workplace at the precinct, Axle, that opened last year. To celebrate the milestone, a physically distanced event was held today at South Eveleigh, attended by the Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian; Mirvac’s CEO & Managing Director, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz; Commonwealth Bank of Australia Chief Executive Officer, Matt Comyn; as well as a selection of partners and stakeholders. Mirvac’s CEO & Managing Director, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz said, “For over 100 years, South Eveleigh has been a renowned centre for technology, innovation and collaboration. Mirvac and our partners had a shared vision for South Eveleigh as a defining precinct for Sydney that would bolster our standing as a global city, foster collaboration and exchange, and bring together a people from all walks of life. The completion of The Foundry marks a significant milestone in the final stages of this vision to create a world-class hub for culture, commerce and the community. “Completing The Foundry in the current environment is one of Mirvac’s greatest achievements and its success is a testament to the entire delivery team and our partners. The Government’s decision to keep construction sites open during COVID-19 has allowed us to deliver the building on time and within budget, safeguarding 500 jobs onsite and supporting the recovery of the NSW economy.” The Foundry is a world-leading commercial building that delivers an innovative workplace environment. The building has the second largest floorplate of a commercial building in Australia, one of the country’s first ‘groundscrapers’ and the largest steel building Mirvac has developed to date. In its construction, Mirvac has used 3km of balustrade, 2,000sqm of skylights, and over 9,000 tonnes of steel. Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz said that Mirvac’s integrated model and diverse capabilities in delivering large-scale mixed-use precincts meant is was uniquely positioned to deliver this state-of-the-art workplace. “The Foundry offers a different breed of workplace that heralds a shift towards new ways of working. The exceptional working environment is technology-enabled, fostering collaboration while also allowing ultimate flexibility and diversity for its workforce – all elements which will meet the needs of current and future generations of workers.” Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian said, “I congratulate all those involved in the construction of these wonderful new buildings. This is a world-class workplace that puts NSW workplaces at the front and centre of technology and innovation.” As an exemplary workplace with cutting-edge technology, The Foundry will be home to Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s innovation labs. AMP Capital’s Chief Operating Officer of Real Estate Kylie O’Connor, said, “The completion of The Foundry represents a significant milestone for this world-class innovation precinct. Together with our joint venture partners, Mirvac and Sunsuper, we are proud to have achieved such a transformative, cutting edge workplace for the Commonwealth Bank. “As a precinct, South Eveleigh is set to transform the way people work, live and play and will provide a platform for our customer’s business success. Importantly for our clients, it will deliver sustainable investment outcomes both in the short and long term,” Ms O’Connor said. Award-winning architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) designed The Foundry, following on from their successful design of Axle. Conceptualised as two buildings joined by a central atrium, with four smaller atriums and interconnected staircases that break up the overall scale of the building and create a campus-style workplace, while ensuring that occupants are no more than 12m from a natural light source. The Foundry design has taken inspiration from South Eveleigh’s industrial heritage and the adjacent Locomotive Workshops using steel, raw and exposed materials and an orange colour palette. Leading Australian interior design and architecture firm, Davenport Campbell, designed the tenancy fit-out of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s workplace to foster innovation and ideas exchange. The Foundry is targeting a 6 Star Green Star rating, and a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating, with an impressive solar array on the roof offsetting the base building energy with a design output of 370kW. The Foundry also includes 2,500sqm of diverse retail along Central Avenue, which will provide essential services such as a general practitioner and a pharmacy as well as an outdoor dining area. The South Eveleigh precinct will be completed in 2021, consisting of nine commercial buildings surrounded by shared public spaces with a diverse mix of retailers, art and cultural experiences to activate the precinct in the evenings and on weekends. For more information please visit https://southeveleigh.mirvac.com/ ENDS For further information please contact: Rebecca Jagger, Liam Price or Alexis Carroll DEC PR on behalf of Mirvac mirvac@decpr.com.au (02) 8014 5033 About Mirvac Mirvac is a leading Australian property group, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”). Mirvac’s investment portfolio has interests in office, retail and industrial assets, while its development business has exposure to both residential and commercial projects. With over 48 years of experience, Mirvac has an unmatched reputation for delivering quality products and services across all of the sectors in which it operates.