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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.”

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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

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“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

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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’.”

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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

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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

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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

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#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

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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

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"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

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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

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Spotted in the streets of London... #hutchiestravellingundies #hutchiesboxers #hutchiesundies

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Last weekend 18 of Hutchies' NSW keenest surfers descended upon Ulladulla's beaches for their annual Boardriders' competition and trip. Now in its 4th year, the competition sees teams of two compete against each other for the trophy. This year 5 of our NSW Team Leaders participated with Jayson Barnaby and his team coming out on top! It was a top weekend of surfing and beers, something Hutchies is very fond of! #surfing #surfingcompetition #ulladulla #humansofhutchies #hutchiessydney #hutchiesnsw #sydney #newsouthwales

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"A near death experience put me out of the construction industry for 2 years. It wasn’t a work accident, it was a virus in my brain called Encephalitis that placed me in a coma for 2 weeks at Tweed Hospital. At the time it occurred I was working on a high rise doing formwork and when I was driving home I went into a confused and delirious state. That day I was saved by a complete stranger who thought I was having a stroke. When I woke up I was nursed back to health by my wife who was 6 months pregnant at the time with our third child. I have always lived life to the fullest but after that I was even more determined to get the credentials to become a safety officer. So after returning to work I backed myself and did the course which was all self-funded and on my annual leave. I think because I know you don’t get a next time, that’s a really important thing when I’m at work. Because I know that, I reduce a lot of accidents and injuries and I reckon I’ve saved a lot of lives over my years. You don’t see the injuries you prevent. I think that’s the most important part of the job." #humansofhutchies Steve Morrow, Safety & Environmental Manager

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We're excited to announce Arc by Crown Group is a finalist in two categories in the 2019 Architizer A+Awards. Please vote for it by following these links: https://l.hutchi.es/2Nj00Np & https://l.hutchi.es/2YghRpi #arcbycrowngroup #skyesuites #architizer #architizerawards #residential #brickwork #arc #sydney #nsw #construction #building #architecture

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#Repost @charlieteofoundation ・・・ We are incredibly grateful to the entire construction team working on the Castle Residences site managed by Hutchinson Builders for their wonderful $35,000 donation. The team tell us there is more to come as this is an ongoing fundraising activity and will be running for the life of the construction project which is approximately 2 years! We are honoured to have been chosen as the beneficiary of the teams fundraising.

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In celebration of #darkmofo2019 on our Hyatt Centric project in Hobart

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Wow! We didn't expect this. Thank you so much to @aeioufoundation for nominating us. We're truly humbled. #qcf2019 @queenslandcommunityfoundation

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#Repost @gracegracemp ・・・ The new school in my local electorate will be officially known as ‘Fortitude Valley State Secondary College’! This project is an overall investment of $126 million and is supporting over 300 jobs. Fortitude Valley is one of 8 schools opening in Queensland in 2020. Tomorrow’s Budget features a record $1.46 billion in education infrastructure, including 5 new schools opening in 2021 @annastaciamp @jackietrad @hutchies1912

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#Repost @pmportmelbourne ・・・ P.M. Port Melbourne’s building construction is reaching new heights! Swipe to see how our development is growing with the help of the experienced builders @hutchies1912. #finalrelease #pmportmelbourne #thirdstreet #portmelbourne #nowselling #development #property #hutchies #construction #peopleofhutchies

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#spottedonsite This ultracool mural of a QR train by Brisbane artist Irok features on our Utopia Apartments site in Fortitude Valley. Thanks for the tag and photo @jenniferat58 #Repost ・・・ This terrific mural of a QR train is on one of the panels around a new Hutchison Builders' project at 301 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley. The artist, Irok, is Brisbane-born and his unique style developed from his need to save money when he was younger when he used watered down house paint that would drip. #irok #hutchies #igersbrismay19 #bsafest #bsaf19 #streetart #urbanart #viewsofbrisbane #mybrisbane #bne #thisisbrisbane #brisbaneanyday #visitbrisbane #thisisqueensland #discoverqueensland #exploreandcapturebrisbane #justshootqld #signatureshots_hub #raw_colours #igersbrisbane #igersaustralia #nikond750 #tamron2470 #tamronaus

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Have you checked out The Fantauzzo at #howardsmithwharves yet? #hutchiesbuilt #Repost @aboutsjb ・・・ The Fantauzzo’s design response offers itself as a contemporary, abstracted representation of the cliff, marrying the natural features of the surrounding topography with the dynamic truss geometry of the bridge. . . . photography @blachford . . . #aboutsjb #sjb #architecture #brisbane #brisbanewharves #artserieshotel #earthy #design #nature #storeybridge #architecturelovers #howardsmithwharves #camouflage #shapes #brisbanehotel #geometric #shapes #architectureporn #artmeetsarchitecture #nature #architectureporn @artserieshotel @hutchies1912 @accor @deaguegroup @vincent_fantauzzo

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“I’m from a small North African country called Eritrea, which was exposed to everything from famine, war for independence and corruption. My folks managed to attain their Masters qualifications in their fields during the difficult times only to give it all up to migrate to Australia to give my sister and me the opportunities we currently enjoy. I started working at Hutchies in 2017. The team structure here is an excellent platform that requires all members to participate in turning projects over from bid to PC. Having a sense of ownership and inclusion from the very beginning bolsters motivation. Every project is finite, diverse and there’s always a new experience gained. Some advice for anyone thinking about a career in construction would be to start from the bottom and don’t rush. All roles are interactive, so pick everyone’s brain. A major pillar of construction is relationships, so maintaining and improving them is crucial.” #humansofhutchies Rami Mohammed, Contracts Administrator