A new addition
Our Founding Director, Ryan Steyn, his wife, Julia and daughter, Zara have welcomed a new addition to the family.
Ezekiel Roby Steyn was born at 2:46pm on the 4th of November 2020, weighing a healthy 4kgs!
Here are some pictures of the bouncing baby boy.
Accessible Safety Training
Regular training in safety and building techniques go hand in hand at Empower Construction.
In September we held a training day at our warehouse and product testing centre to verify the competency of employees and subcontractors as the Person in Charge of operating the Hebel Hoist.
Under the guidance of our own qualified riggers and dogmen, and in consultation with engineers from CSR Hebel we reviewed the process for safe assembly of the Hebel Hoist for party wall installation and the predetermined lift process including safe panel handling.
The development of diagrammatic daily checklists ensure that instructions are easily understood by everyone in the team no matter their level of English. We now have 20 trained and competent Persons In Charge to service the growing demand for Hebel inter-tenancy and zero boundary wall installation using the cost effective Hebel Hoist.
Multi-Res Project Specialist
Empower's risk management strategy has always included a healthy balance of high-service need housing and multi-residential clients.
While our Area Supervisor model works well for our diverse housing client base we have recently changed things up to ensure superior service on our project work.
Each sizable project has either a dedicated Team Leader or Site Supervisor overseeing the quality and speed of the day to day work of our teams. Our Contracts Administrator, Sherwayn Donnelly is based onsite and in the office. Working closely with Ryan, our supervisors and client supervisors, he ensures that projects start smoothly and are delivered to quoted scope, schedule and budget. Sherwayn's degree in Construction Management, his excellent communication and computer skills and his 5+ years experience as a CA with Lendlease and Parkview are invaluable in this role.
Our current site supervisors and team leaders working in the multi - resi space include:
Currently / recently working on new medium to large sized multi resi projects with our valued clients on:
Western Sydney awards for business excelLence - 2020 finalists!
This year, Empower Construction, along with 7 other outstanding businesses, made the finalist cut for the Excellence in Business category.
The awards organisation writes:
In 2020, WSABE received more than 400 entry engagements across 16 award categories recognising business excellence across a broad spectrum of industries, fields, and professions.
Display homes are a costly investment with an expected return to builders of a minimum of 18 home sales per display.
As part of a negotiated period works agreement, Empower is committed to working with our valued materials suppliers to deliver great prices for supply and installation solutions of the full external facade on displays.
We think it speaks volumes about our quality, reliability and longevity in the business that we have now helped build 8 display homes in the new Homeworld Box Hill display village, located in North-Western Sydney, for a number of our builder clients.
For more information or if you would like us to prepare a quote for your upcoming display, contact our sales team at: email@example.com
Hi Tech Pandemic Tips
COVID19 has made us all think about what we need in the office to help people work productively out of the office.
After researching a number of cost effective solutions to make our remote meetings more inclusive, we went with a Jabra system.
The set up includes a bluetooth omni-directional microphone which is also an HD Voice speaker and a panoramic 180 degree 4K camera with smart technology enabling it to detect faces in the room and adjust the picture to the remote viewer accordingly. We are really happy with it.
Does anyone else have any tips?
Team Expansion Defies COVID19
Empower is expanding the team to ensure we can provide the best possible service to our builder clients. We have welcomed three additional staff members since the new financial year, providing valuable opportunities for secure employment in these uncertain times.
Sherwayn Donnelly has joined the team in the position of Contracts Administrator. Sherwyn comes with a great deal of exposure to head contractor and subcontractor administration from the commercial and residential client side. He is degree qualified in Construction Management and has over 5 years experience as a CA.
His role at Empower involves working with the supervisors to ensure that our projects are handed over smoothly, delivered to quoted scope, schedule and budget.
Sherwyn can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org email and
+61 474 448 944.
New Dad & New Sales Account Manager!
Our newest dad, Liam Lawler, celebrated the birth of his first child, a son, Kyrie Zane only 4 weeks ago!
Continuing to work under the direction of Brendan Corbett, our National Sales Manager, Liam is back in his new role as Sales Account Manager and keener than ever to meet with current and prospective clients to assist them with all of their external facade needs. Liam is also our Mr Fixit in charge of new Maintenance work. If you have a maintenance job or an issue caused by others we will be happy to provide you with a quote to rectify and assist you with creative, compliant solutions.
Get in touch with Liam via one of the following:
email@example.com or +61 423 525 502
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE - COVID19 PANDEMIC
This document provides an outline for how Empower Construction will respond to the current COVID19 pandemic and how it will comply with government regulations and work with clients to ensure that the workplace remains as safe as possible and put in place stringent measures to halt the spread of the virus on worksite and within the wider community.
Empower Construction is committed to reducing the spread of the coronavirus COVID19 and will consult with workers and other duty holders to conduct a WHS risk management assessment to:
Isolating the site:
Co-operate with their employer in implementing risk control measures and must take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure they don’t do anything that creates or increases a risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.
Empower Construction will regularly review the control measures being used and update these as required pending government advice.
ENSURING GOOD COMMUNICATION RE WORKPLACE CONTROLS
Empower Construction will provide information and instruction to workers, subcontractors, clients and others:
MANAGING ILL WORKERS
What to do if someone
If someone becomes ill at work:
EMPOWER CONSTRUCTION WILL REVIEW ITS PANDEMIC PLAN, IN CONSULTATION WITH WORKERS, AS GOVERNMENT ADVICE CHANGES.
AT THE TIME OF WRITING, NSW IS AT LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS
In order to return to a normalised post pandemic environment, Empower Construction will:
Due to the proximity of the decorative (and practical) hoods to the boundary line, these lightweight concrete mouldings comply where combustible materials are not permitted. Refer to NCC Vol 2 Part 3.7.1 and 3.7.2 for individual circumstances on Class 1 and 2 buildings for external walls.
Painted with Dulux Acrasand, these features give a warm, natural stone finish that enhance the look of any brick or rendered home.
Empower Construction exclusively supplies and installs Aerostone on the east coast of Australia and our teams have been trained by the Perth based manufacturer to instal their products made from CSR Hebel blocks.
The easy to manipulate 600mm lengths are either cemented to the wall with a proprietary adhesive or they are mounted on steel backing rods (as these hoods have been). The product can be shaved down or built up as required. While the bandings and hood styles in this project are elegantly simple there is a full decorative range so individual builders can create their own moulding signature on their unique range of homes.
Get in touch and see how you can benefit from partnering with Empower on your projects. Call us on 1300 268 041 or send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org