Located in Canberra and providing construction and project management services across Australia, Shaw Building Group is well-known for its quality and its ability to complete projects well on time and within budget. Established in 1989, this organisation regards a satisfied customer as its greatest achievement. In fact clients who have used Shaw Building Group’s services speak highly of its customer-centric and professional approach. The company has a pool of talented and qualified engineers and technicians who work together as a team to deliver the highest quality to its customers. All the activities of the company focus on a single goal – a satisfied customer.
Over the last 25 years Shaw Building Group has earned a reputation for its competence and expertise in the building profession. The company has achieved pride of place amongst its peers and is one of the most sought after organisations for building construction and related services in Australia. Shaw Building Group utilises a co-operative approach in its activities. The project manager, the project architect, design professionals and sub-contractors work in close co-ordination with the customer to ensure that the project achieves its quality, budget and time targets. This approach has resulted in Shaw Building Group acquiring a pool of very happy customers who have helped to strengthen the company’s reputation by word-of-mouth. Increased levels of business and the willingness of customers to pay a premium has been the direct result of this.
The company has a Major Projects division which has completed a number of prestigious projects which stand as testimony to its project management and engineering prowess. Shaw Building Group specialises in greenfield projects, large scale upgrades and refurbishment of existing buildings and projects which require the use of its technical expertise and skilled manpower. The company has a passion for excellence in all that it does and this is exemplified in the work it has completed over the years in diverse areas including education, health, industrial and government sectors, community organisations, clubs and the tourism sector. Its wide ranging experience has given it a wealth of expertise and enabled it to build competencies across several areas in the construction field. The talented pool of employees and sub-contractors that Shaw Building Group has nurtured over the years is playing a pivotal role in the company’s endeavours to further expand its portfolio.
The company’s better known projects include the Tuggeranong Community Health Centre, the University of Canberra Sports Common, The Canberra Hospital-Emergency Department Extension, and the ANU-High Performance Computing Facility.
Shaw Building Group’s Fitout and Refurbishment division has over two decades of experience in a wide range of projects. The company specialises in time-bound assignments which are required to be carried out in occupied buildings. The expertise that the company has built up over a period of time is utilised to ensure that the client’s specifications are adhered to with minimal disturbance to the occupants of the premises. Shaw Building Group works with the customer and advises him on the options available and the layout which would be most appropriate. The company has also executed a large number of fitout and refurbishment projects for the government sector. Shaw Building Group is extremely proud of the work done by this division and its completed projects demonstrate its ability and skill in this segment. Over the years the company has established strong supply chain and sub-contractor tie-ups. This has resulted in its ability to execute projects with the highest quality materials and within schedule and on a reasonable budget.
The Engineering division of the company provides a host of services to customers looking for the highest quality of work. Shaw Building Group has specialised expertise in building services and equipment upgrades including fire, electrical and mechanical. The company includes project superintendence, building structure inspection and audits, building services condition audits and provision of ad hoc construction advice in its repertoire of assignments handled by this division. Shaw Building Group has completed a number of assignments in these areas to the utmost satisfaction of its customers. The company has established an enviable reputation in these areas and takes great satisfaction that a large number of assignments are a result of referrals. This division is also active in pre purchase surveys, dilapidation reports, energy usage and environmental management auditing and asbestos remediation projects.
Shaw Living, the residential division of the company was formed in 2008 to cater to the demand for quality home construction. The skills and expertise accumulated by Shaw Building Group and utilised in Shaw Living has resulted in this division enjoying exponential growth while maintaining its reputation for quality and a customer focussed approach. The company lends its skills and expertise to all aspects of building a home. Customers are guided through the entire gamut of activities including land and house plan ideas, material choices and the intricacies of the documentation involved. Shaw Living is an award winning member of the Master Builders Association of the ACT and is an active proponent of green technologies and environmentally friendly housing. The division’s staff is trained in the construction of environmentally responsible housing and is committed to increasing energy and water efficiency in the homes it builds. Another business opportunity which Shaw Living has capitalised on is the knock down rebuild segment of the market. The division uses it experience in this segment to advise customers so that they can make an informed decision as to the utility of this option.
The company is managed by a team of experienced and senior managers, each of whom is an expert in his domain. Each member of the top management has been with the company for a long period with most having spent over two decades working with Shaw Building Group. The Managing Director Valdis Luks is a 25 year veteran and is a respected member of the building profession. He is member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building, a member of the Facility Management Institute of Australia and the President of the ACT chapter of the Master Builders Association. Under his able leadership the company has grown from strength to strength and is now a well entrenched player in the building industry.
Shaw Building Group is an active member of the community and supports local charity organisations. The principal community bodies it supports are:
- CarersACT – This is an association which works towards improving the lives of caring families and individuals who provide support for family members with a disability, mental illness or a terminal illness.
- Pegasus Foundations – An organisation that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities.
- Marist College – A Catholic learning community for boys in Canberra.
- Scouts Australia, ACT branch – An organisation for young Australians aged 6 to 25 that provides facilities for outdoor and adventure activities.
Shaw Building Group is dedicated to providing the highest quality in all its endeavours. This discipline which has been in effect for many years has resulted in an organisational culture that produces work of the highest standards in the shortest possible time and results in a satisfied customer. The company uses innovative technologies to achieve the best results and has built up a reputation for completing projects in time and within budget. Over the years it has earned the respect of its peers and maintained a healthy rate of growth in its business. The many projects it has completed are a testament to its competence and abilities.
Ultimately Shaw Building Group owes its success to the dedication and customer focus shown by its employees and management. Its ability to knit together the efforts of its project managers, project architects, design staff and sub-contractors and its supply chain, has resulted in construction work of the highest quality. Customers seeking first-rate work in their projects turn to Shaw Building Group for their needs.
AT A GLANCE
WHO: Shaw Building Group
WHAT: Construction and project management company founded in 1989.
WHERE: Headquarters in Canberra, ACT