Hanson Precast is top corporate fundraiser in City 2 Surf

“Sensational…they’re on fire”! said Gilbert Lorquet, from Australian Cancer Research Foundation. “Hanson Precast were the highest corporate fund raiser by a wide margin. They did their research on charities to support in the City 2 Surf, and it’s been tremendous to see their engagement”. 


 

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Tribute to war victim and a soldier’s mate

The café at the Australian War Memorial has been renamed ‘Poppy’s’ in honour of Trooper David “Poppy” Pearce. An improvised explosive ended David’s life whilst he was travelling in an armoured vehicle. 

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Why Off-Site Payments Are Critical For Suppliers

A Sydney builder recently went into liquidation leaving Hanson Precast with a million dollars of uncollected debt. The builder awarded Hanson Precast the contract to supply and erect precast wall panels for four different construction projects...

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$12,700 Raised For Westmead Children’s Hospital

Hanson Precast supported the Children’s Hospital at Westmead by sponsoring a 24-hour Walk-A-Thon that raised over $12,700 for the Orthopaedic Ward. The first volunteer hopped onto the treadmill at 10.00 am on Monday, 14th April, and the walking continued in half hour or hour long shifts until 10.00 am the next day...

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Waste concrete creates Pop-up Park

Every production process generates waste materials. This happens with manufacturing precast as there is always concrete left after casting an element.   A number of years ago Hanson Precast decided to construct 600 wide x 1200 long x 600 mm high steel moulds to capture all waste concrete.  Now, a remarkable use of these non-descript and rustic blocks has now occurred... 

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When is Quality Good?

Quality is a term that means many things to many people, especially when book shelf quality is adopted by some players in the building industry. Book shelf quality is when documents or processes are produced to impress, but then ignored to gather dust on a book shelf, often beside the... 

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DASCO sees value with Hanson

DASCO's core values of teamwork, trust and relationships are central to the operation and success of their company. It was only natural that when precast concrete was being considered for the Platinum project, DASCO would want to talk to....

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Would Yabba have moved at the SCG?

Precast concrete is playing an important role in the impressive $186 million redevelopment of the Sydney Cricket Ground. The capacity of the ground is being raised to 48,000 with the new multi-level grandstand that will retain the names of the three recently demolished stands at the ground... 

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First of 2,500 precast panel lifts

We adopted a value in-house engineering approach during the lengthy tender process where savings of nearly 10% to the customer’s budget was realised, this ensured that we won the project, said John Hewitt, Hanson Precast Manager. 

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The Right Shades of Grey

Australian Standard AS3610 is the starting place in understanding how to specify off form precast concrete. Whether the concrete is grey in colour or the concrete mix is enriched with a pigment there should always be a clear understanding of expectations between the Architect and the Precaster before any...

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