The Group offers the following Client Services:

 

Commercial

  • Construction
  • Refurbishment
  • Office Fitouts

 

Residential

  • Alterations and Additions
  • New Construction

Our quality manual and systems to the ISO 9001:2008 series are structured to ensure that all quality and regulatory requirements are recognized, controlled and maintained.

 

The main objective of our quality control system is to provide a high level of confidence that the final product is fit for the purpose and meets with the specified requirements of the overall design.

 

Implementation of project specific quality plans in accordance with our quality manual and contract documents has now been introduced on all MainCorp projects to ensure and maintain our commitment to quality-constructed projects for all our clients.

Our Construction Director is responsible for project programming using Microsoft Project. Microsoft Project is an integrated software package used to organize, analyze and present essential project management information in a graphical way; it combines a sophisticated way of managing a real project through the creation and use of an electronic model.

 

The draft construction programme is generally submitted during the tender process and the final construction programme is submitted after contract award, which has been reviewed by the construction team and relevant sub-contractors prior to implementation.

 

Programmes for each project are compiled using the critical path method or CPM. The CPM is a mathematical model that calculates the total duration of a project based on individual task durations and dependencies, and identifies which tasks are critical.

 

All programmes are monitored by the construction team and are revised on a monthly basis, showing delays, variations or client changes, which may affect the critical path.

 

The co-ordination of sub-contractors at project specific meetings is an integral part of our construction programme; it enables our construction team to monitor the progress of specific tasks, where additional resource levels from sub-contractors may be introduced to maintain specific milestones identified within the programmes.

 

Client, consultants and/or their representative’s co-ordination meetings are also project specific and are equally as important. These meetings are designed to inform our client on the progress of the project, review correspondence, and introduce specific end user and marketing requirements for incorporation into a revised construction programme.

Subcontractors and suppliers are invited to tender their relevant trade, from our sub-contract data files. Sub-contractors are pre-selected on their partnering principles and resources to accomplish a defined objective, usually with constraints on time and cost.

 

Our estimators prepare the tender and/or cost plans using the “Buildsoft” software package for review by our Directors, which is presented at a general construction review meeting, all aspects of construction and sub-contract selection to be used during the course of the project are reviewed and discussed. The Managing Director then signs off the final submission.

 

Once a contract has been awarded and contracts signed, construction budgets are prepared and entered into the “MYOB” software package.

 

Construction reports are prepared monthly, showing the original construction budget, construction expenditure, forecasting cost to complete and the sub-contract award status.

 

Contract variations are processed in accordance with the contract documentation; showing costs and impacts on programme, which are summarized on a control register.

 

Standard control forms are used to monitor deliveries. This information is used in forecasting the cost to complete, programming and general co-ordination of other trades and to ensure that long lead times for certain materials, don’t delay the construction programme, which in turn contributes to quality, time and costs of the project.

Maincorp Construction Group Pty. Ltd. has in place Occupational Health & Safety procedures, which comply with the “Code of Practice” by WorkCover Authority.

 

Our manual covers all elements in relation to safety requirements for office, factory and field including all relevant policies. Also the manual includes the necessary forms and checklists, safe work instructions etc. The manual addresses the New South Wales Occupational Health Safety & Rehabilitation Management System Guideline 4th Edition, June 2004, the elements of AS/NZS 4801:2001 and addresses the guidelines of the department of Commerce, Sydney water, Human Services Housing, Government Statutory Authorities and Local Councils.

 

It is an industry practice that each sub-contractor has an accredited “Occupational Health and Safety Induction Training Course for Construction Work – General, before any type of construction works are performed.

 

All Maincorp projects have individual site inductions, which are prepared by the Construction Manager. These inductions detail the project specific safety & quality requirements.

 

All clients and their representatives/consultants, employees, sub-contractors or any site visitors, who enters a construction site, are requested to visit the site office and sign the day register, prior to entering the site. This enables our construction team to control site safety.

Maincorp Construction Group Pty Ltd develops site-specific environmental plans in accordance with our Environmental Management Master Plan.

 

Our manual has been developed to comply with New South Wales Government Environmental System Guidelines 1998 and Guidelines of AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004.

 

The complexity of the plan will vary with the nature and scale of the development, particularly the amount of ground disturbance likely to result. It should be a “stand alone” document, consisting of drawings and notes, which can be fully interpreted by site personnel,

 

Project specific issues such as noise, dust, vibration, traffic management, storm water retention, are evaluated during the site establishment process and measures are put in place to ensure that adequate control is maintained.

 

All materials used in the Project are considered for recycling. A system of bins (where the site allows) is established for various materials, to encourage recycling and minimize rubbish.