RylandFord.JPG

Humans of Hutchies

Ryland Ford, Contract Administrator

“To be honest the doctors said he was never going to make it. They sort of advised us that we should turn off his life support and that was it. We hung in there. We fought through. He fought through. He's the one that fought it. And, like I couldn't imagine, we could have lost him then and there. So I think we're the fortunate family. There were so many other unprovoked attacks around Australia where people have lost their lives. He's 28 now and it's been 10 years of it, but yeah - it was just...taken away.”

73026070_968996073454754_6205106648082581017_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

Our Hutchies’ team on the Crown Plaza Hobart project recently hosted a BBQ fundraiser on site for RU OK? Day. The fantastic people from Indian Motorcycle Tasmania even came to site and put on a show for all the workers! Not only did we have a great turnout and an awesome time but the donations kept on coming long after the event had finished. Together we managed to raise $10K for Sailability Tasmania, a voluntary non-profit organisation that encourages people with disabilities to participate in sailing in a safe and friendly environment. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone that made this day a success! #hutchies #hutchiesbuilt #hutchinsonbuilders #ruok #ruokday #ruokeveryday #sailability #sailabilitytasmania #indianmotorcycle #indianmotorcycletasmania #tasmania #tasmaniaconstruction #hobart #australia #building #architecture #construction

scotturbanity.JPG

Builder Scott Hutchinson Joins Urbanity 2019

The Urban Developer external-link

Scott Hutchinson, the chairman of ​one of Australia's largest private construction companies, Brisbane-headquartered Hutchinson Builders, will be joining the line up for Urbanity ’19.

deewhy.JPG

Sneak peek inside $100m Dee Why RSL redevelopment

The Daily Telegraph external-link

It is one of the most exciting developments on the peninsula and the Manly Daily has been given a behind the scenes look at what to expect from the multi-million dollar redevelopment of Dee Why RSL.

68725006_510489243113983_7543034192516051100_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

“My role as a National ‘Future Leaders’ Coordinator revolves around connecting with people and really finding out where they are at in their world and how I can help propel them into their future. That’s the way I see my role and I love the opportunity to be able to empower people to realise their dreams. There’s definitely a moment in training when the penny drops and they get it, and to be able to facilitate a program that makes people realise some dreams they may have had but then also create new dreams and new opportunities to go further than they thought they could go makes me come alive. That’s the beauty of Hutchies, we can smash the glass ceiling because there really is no limit to what our people can do and for me to play a small part in that and to activate that process within them or just help them up to another level is phenomenal.” #humansofhutchies Warren Belford, National ‘Future Leaders’ Coordinator

alanpillay.png

Humans of Hutchies

Alan Pillay, Contracts Manager

“After serving the building industry for 32 years, I wanted a change of career, and I decided, I’ll become a minister. In 2013 when I left, Paul came up to me and said, 'You know what? If you leave here, we might even find that a presence of something that you carry leaving us, so why don’t you come back [later] and be our pastoral carer?’. I call myself ‘the workplace chaplain’.”

71070798_758870387902984_674097248435020974_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

One of the tallest cranes currently on the Gold Coast arrived on site over the weekend to kickstart construction of the first Dorsett hotel in Australia. We've partnered up with the Destination Gold Coast Consortium to build a 53-storey tower containing the 4.5 star luxury hotel as well as residential apartments. The 50-metre high crane will be used to construct the hotel's six level podium that will connect with the existing Star Grand. #hutchies #hutchiesbuilt #hutchiescrane #hutchinsonbuilders #destinationgoldcoast #destinationgoldcoastconsortium #thestargoldcoast #thestargc #dorsetthotels #fareastconsortium #chowtaifookenterprises #goldcoast #broadbeach #goldcoastconstruction #hospitalityandtourism #residential #australia #building #architecture #construction #crane

69041451_172078247293069_5257588148804450989_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

Wow! Incredible work by @zanetti_art capturing Scott in his natural habitat! The portrait will be available to view in person at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 30 Sept until 31 Oct. It is also a finalist in the Brisbane Portrait Prize. #oilonlinen #oilpainting #photorealist #photoreal #portraiture #portraitpainting #australianartist #mcwhirters @bris_powerhouse

bris1.JPG

R&F Property Completes $500M South Brisbane Project

The Urban Developer external-link

A $500 million apartment development spanning an entire block in South Brisbane has reached completion, marking the first finished Australian development for R&F Property.

69102818_906877716343538_4783012932304237357_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

“It’s important to continue raising awareness around women in construction. As a fourth year apprentice I believe I am instilling in other women the idea that you can be a woman and work in construction. As I progress further in my career I aim to use my voice to empower women to reach their full potential. As a future goal I have set my sights on becoming one of the first female construction Team Leaders within Hutchies, however I know that this is a process not to be rushed. As for my goals within the industry, I would love to help eradicate the common misconception that being a tradesperson is a last resort for people without degrees. People working on site in a trade are as important as people working in the office. Site and office roles complement each other and without one a project could not operate.” #humansofhutchies Erin Richardson, Apprentice Carpenter

68951421_2322102671396129_8832669500855880285_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

Yesterday saw the beginning of our Ipswich Central Civic Project for @ipswichcitycouncil It was kickstarted with a ‘Welcome to Ipswich’ event and a tradies’ morning tea. This project will comprise a new office administration building, Ipswich City Central Library, central civic space and the refurb of an existing car park. #hutchies #hutchiesbuilt #ipswichcentralcivicproject #ipswichcitycouncil #commercial #mixeduse #sodturning #ipswich #queensland #construction

69186502_160672985072344_8533700064976868893_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

Check out this amazing photo of our crane on the 272 Hedges Avenue site at Mermaid Beach!! photography @matt.downes #hutchiesbuilt #hutchiescrane #272hedges #sunlandgroup #mermaidbeach #goldcoast #goldcoastconstruction #residential #australia #building #architecture #construction #crane

67404993_141234890432243_3513715758966294427_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

“My background is in banking where there are lots of rules, processes and hierarchy but that’s not the case here at Hutchies. Everyone is treated equally and there’s a lot of trust placed in people which is great. We have the freedom to make decisions and make calls and have things happen here. Working in the contract review team, it’s our job to make sure all contracts Hutchies enters into reflects what it is they think they’ve signed up to build. I think the biggest misconception about the contract review role is that we’re trying to hold up contracts. When it’s actually here to help get the contract across the line, but that means making sure the contract is right. Throughout my career I have learnt that you have to own the decisions you make and to also be aware of the consequences and outcomes they can have. Aside from work I love spending time with my family and I’m also a bit of a foodie. I love cooking Middle Eastern style dishes and a couple of my favourite spots to eat out at are Gerard’s Bistro on James Street and Happy Boy in Fortitude Valley.” #humansofhutchies Desmier Nairn, Construction Finance Manager

67404015_371345380213860_8923242876738710349_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

The recently constructed Kingborough Community Hub is at the centre of the new Kingston Park development in Tasmania. The facility was built by our Hutchies Hobart team on the site of a former gymnasium, with the existing floor and footings being adapted to transform the old building into a community hub and cafe. Find out more here: https://l.hutchi.es/2L52Jpx #hutchiesbuilt #kingboroughcommunityhub #kingboroughcouncil #kingstonpark #tasmania #community #communityhub #communitycentre #tasmaniaconstruction #australia #building #architecture #construction

noosaboardwalk2.jpg

Walk nabs major awards

Noosa News external-link

The recognition has continued for Noosa’s recently upgraded Park Road Boardwalk with the project taking top spot in two categories at the Master Builder Awards last weekend.

67311445_424681681466922_6989458750886735350_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

We know you're not going to like this but we couldn't resist... Happy 60th Birthday Scott!

WRC-admin-building.jpg

Winner of huge tender for council build revealed

Daily Mercury external-link

The winning tender for construction of the new Whitsunday Regional Council administration building in Proserpine has been announced at Tuesday's council meeting in Collinsville.

64728165_1105891296272346_2954681057315867582_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

Hutchies was stoked to be involved in the restoration and modernisation of The Capitol in Melbourne. This project represented the coming together of a 93 year old landmark, with our century old family-owned business, both of which hold a long and respected history. See more about the project here: https://l.hutchi.es/2GOUwED #hutchiesbuilt #thecapitol #capitoltheatre #rmit #melbourne #victoria #hospitalityandtourism #melbourneconstruction #melbournetheatres #australia #building #architecture #construction #heritage #restoration

66688542_899651553743941_8172737336698569619_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

Last night Hutchies and Consolidated Properties celebrated the end of the financial year at the newly opened Fortitude Music Hall. We also chose this occasion to not only commemorate Consolidated Properties’ 40th anniversary, but to officially launch Hutchies 100 Year book ‘More Than The Truth: Hutchies’ Hundred Years’. We were privileged to have The Right Honourable, The Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Adrian Schrinner as our special guest of honour and speaker. Cheers to CPG and here’s to another successful year! #cpghutchies19 #hutchies #hutchinsonbuilders #hutchies1912 #consolidatedpropertiesgroup #consolidatedproperties #cpg #eofy #morethanthetruth #thefortitudemusichall #thefort #thefortbne #myvalleybne

66792036_2396342957279517_5406965150807707600_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

#Repost @thefortbne ・・・ It's been over 15 years since beloved concert venue Festival Hall shut its doors, after hosting some of the world’s biggest acts from ACDC to The Beatles world tour in 1964. Opening tonight, The Fortitude Music Hall is set to fill the gap left in the hearts of music loving Brisbanites, bringing large international acts back to Brissy. Already set to take the stage in the coming year are The National, The Flaming Lips, Hermitude and many more. @thefortitudemusichall @thenational @hermitude — #thefortitudemusichall #thenational #hermitude #bne #brisbanelivemusic #festivalhall #TheFort #thefortbne #myvalleybne @myvalleybne

festival-hall3.JPG

A look inside the Fortitude Music Hall, days before its opening

Brisbane Times external-link

Sixteen years ago, Brisbane music lovers mourned the loss of Festival Hall. On Friday night, that hole in the heart of the city's music scene will finally be filled, with the Fortitude Music Hall set to open its doors to the public for the first time. For the duo behind the venue, Queensland builder Scott Hutchinson and ex-Powderfinger bassist John "JC" Collins, Friday could not come soon enough.

festival-hall2.jpg

Sounds like restoration of Brisbane’s rockin’ soul

The Australian external-link

When Festival Hall was sold in 2003 to make way for an apartment block, the Queensland capital lost a much-loved music venue that had hosted the likes of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and Nirvana.

65894025_353016155369176_9120050637683445186_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

We recently partnered with @trademutt to create our very own 'Hutchies Feel Good' shirts. These shirts represent Trademutt's mission in the industry, which is to tackle suicide head on by opening up conversations between tradies on site. Hutchies is fully behind this idea which is why we asked Trademutt to design our own version in Hutchies' colours. Big thanks to our Adina site for sharing this awesome shot! #startaconversation #thisisaconversationstarter #trademutt #hutchiesfeelgood #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #tiacs #suicide #menshealth #construction #constructionindustry #ruok

66020097_211193013112916_8343355793908120145_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

"All of my life in all of the jobs I’ve worked in, I’ve always tried to address mine and other people’s safety around me. I try to see things that could be occurring or might occur and prevent them by putting strategies in place before an incident happens. I believe whatever you walk past and don’t do anything about, you’re saying it’s okay. It doesn’t matter what it is, if you walk past it and don’t address it in any way, then you’re accepting whatever it is. Simple as that. When I’m not working, I’m usually out diving. I’ve always had a love for diving and it started at age 13. Along the way I’ve worked as a commercial diver, dive instructor and started my own dive business in Breakfast Creek, Byron Bay and Merimbula. One of my favorite spots is Beqa Reef Lagoon in Fuji where I swam with 20 to 50 bull sharks. I have learnt many valuable lessons from diving like planning and confidence in tasks that you take on. It’s important to plan what you’re going to do and be confident that when you commit to doing it, you can actually follow it through. You can equate that into the building side of things as well. You need a good CA, Site Manager, etc. You need a team to be able to put the task together. It’s fine for the builder to say “I built that project” but the reality is he didn’t build it on his own. He coordinated the building with the relevant people team-wise. To me that’s the biggest lesson diving taught me, you need to be confident in your own skills and ability but work as part of a team and to plan what you’re going to do." #humansofhutchies Maurie Vierow, Health & Safety Team Manager

65628185_148323122985589_8502699673870807410_n.jpg

@hutchies1912

Instagram

Scott down at Musgrave Park celebrating #NAIDOC Week at our @statimyaga Stall. Come and see us if you are here. #naidocweek #statimyaga #indigenousemployment #indigenousconstructioncareers #indigenouscareers