About Us

Business Overview

Project Coordination was founded in the ACT in 1975 and has since expanded with an office in Wollongong that services New South Wales. The Company’s principal activities involve the construction and/or refurbishment of quality commercial, retail, institutional, health, residential and educational buildings for both the public and private sector.

Project Coordination is one of Australia’s leading mid-tier Construction Companies completing over $2.0 billion dollars worth of projects since inception.

Project Coordination ACT This Division specialises in the construction of building for both the public and private sector. Included in these works are many innovative and special purpose buildings that utilise best practice technologies and management systems. This division has the financial strength to handle projects valued at up to $50 million.

Project Coordination NSW This Division operates out of Wollongong and undertakes all types of construction. This Division is one of a select number of elite builders that has received NSW ‘Best Practice’ accreditation.

The Company employs an in-house Services Engineer who handles various aspects of building engineering from design and construction, to comissioning and handover through to the completion of the defects liability period. This provides Project Coordination with the ability to bring added value to its clients by providing excellent value for money whilst bringing a post occupancy focus on building services, efficiency of operation and maintenance strategies.

Project Coordination’s key objective is to remain one of the leading participants in the construction industry by continuously raising its own bar and setting new standards.

Capability And Services

Design & Construct This involves the design, engineering and construction combined under a single contract. The advantages for the Client include a single point of contact and responsibility whilst coordination of the project is handed over completely to Project Coordination.

Project Management Under this form of delivery Project Coordination is responsible for the total delivery of the project. For a number of Clients the Company oversees building contractors and for others the Company carries out the building work using trade contractors.

Construction Management  As Construction Manager the Company takes responsibility for construction only but strives to provide the Principal, its Architect and Consultants with buildability advice. The aim is to provide the Client with the most cost effective, efficient quality project.

Head Contractor  Approximately one third of the Company’s business is awarded in the lump sum tender market or as a single select contractor.

 

Integrated Management System

The Company has an Integrated Management System (IMS) that combines the following:

  • Occupational Health & Safety Management to AS/NZS 4801:2001
  • Quality Management to ISO 9001:2000
  • Environmental Management to ISO 14001:2004

The Company is also accredited with the Office of the Federal Safety Commission. The Company’s IMS is externally audited and certified by International Certifications Ltd., a JAS/ANZ accredited organisation. The IMS provides a structure for the Company’s operations and activities and ensures that there is a consistent approach to the risk management of the Company’s projects. This structured and consistent approach provides the Company’s Clients with the assurance that their interests will be protected. The Company prepares site specific project management plans, which incorporate comprehensive risk assessment and control, as well as programme, financial and quality monitoring and reporting objectives. The implementation and management of the IMS is controlled by a Compliance Working Group.

This working group has responsibility for:

  • Ensuring that the IMS is properly implemented, audited and certified
  • Monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of the IMS
  • Development and Continual Improvement

Best Practice Recognition of Project Coordination’s continued commitment to superior systems management and project performance was highlighted in February 2006 when the Company achieved “Best Practice” accreditation with the NSW Government. In gaining this accreditation Project Coordination joined an exclusive group of NSW construction companies that hold this status.

“Best Practice accreditation is acknowledgment of superior compliance over an extended period. This sustained compliance allows construction to be cost effective without compromising important industry safeguards such as Quality Assurance, Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Management.”

Risk Management

The Company takes a comprehensive approach to the identification and management of project risks, in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management and recognises that there are a wide range of project specific risks, generally as follows:

  • Head contracting
  • Project set-up
  • Design and documentation
  • Cost and budget
  • Procurement and resources
  • Environmental aspects and impacts
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Construction activities
  • Schedule and programme
  • Quality Assurance
  • Commissioning and handover
  • Defect liability and maintenance period

It is the Company’s aim to ensure that these various categories of risk are recognised, the probability and consequences are evaluated; and appropriate strategies are in place for their management. The Company identifies risks and applies controls as appropriate to manage the risk aspects and impacts of its operations and activities. Every project undergoes a risk management assessment. The implementation of the Company’s Risk Management Process on each project places responsibility on the Project Manager to ensure that:

  • An effective risk management strategy using the hierarchy of control (HIRAC)is used to assess the risk levels of identified hazards is used.
  • The process is clearly documented in the site specific project management plans. Consultation with Company Supervisors and Employees, Design Consultants, Subcontractors and the Client in respect of risk management issues are proactive and ongoing through the life of the project.

 

Our People


Project Coordination employs over 60 effective, vibrant and motivated staff that have proven themselves individually and collectively over a period of years.


The Company recognises that its staff are the most critical element in achieving business success and therefore invests heavily in them with ongoing professional development.


The Company is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and actively encourages the employment of all regardless of gender, age, race or religion.


PAUL MURPHY

Managing Director and ACT Manager

Paul was appointed Director in 1981 and Managing Director in 1989 having joined the Company in 1975.  Paul is responsible for the day to day corporate operations.

GAVIN MURPHY

Director and Business Development and Design Manager

Gavin became a Director of Project Coordination in 2007.  He has a wide range of construction and design management experience having worked in London, Canberra and Melbourne as a General Foreman, Contract Administrator and Project Manager.

STEVE MORGAN

NSW Managing Director

Steve joined Project Coordination in 1996 and was appointed NSW Manager in 2001.  Steve has over 30 years experience in the construction industry and is responsible for the day to day running of the division.  He was appointed as a Director in July 2007, and NSW Managing Director in 2017.

NORMAN MACLACHLAN

ACT Construction Manager

Norman has over 30 years experience in construction and engineering and his time with the company spans over 19 years. As the ACT Construction Manager he is responsible for overseeing all construction activities for the ACT Division.

MARK MURPHY

NSW Construction Manager

Mark was appointed NSW Construction Manager in July 2012. Joining the Company in 2003 and with over 15 years experience in the industry Mark is responsible for overseeing all construction activities for the NSW Division.

KARL O'NEILL

NSW Systems Manager

Karl is a qualified Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years experience in the construction industry.  He also has extensive experience in Design Development and Integrated Management Systems and is crucial to the successful delivery of the projects.

ARTHUR LUSTENBERGER

Services Engineer

Arthur has over 40 years experience in the design and construction of mechanical buildings.  He has an in-depth understanding of construction techniques and is able to design and construct to a variety of budgets and ensure that there are no coordination issues with other disciplines.

LISA DART

Systems Manager

Lisa joined Project Coordination in 2009 as the Company System Manager.  She has proven experience in safety and contract management in the construction industry and government. Lisa is responsible for the management of the Company's Intergrated Management System.

JESS DIBB

Company Accounts Manager

Jess joined Project Coordination in 2015 with financial management experience in the private sector. She is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds a degree with honours in Accounting and Finance from the Australian National University. She and her team are responsible for the daily accounting operations of both the ACT and NSW Divisions.

WARREN EGGINS

ACT Chief Estimator

Warren was appointed ACT Chief Estimator in July 2011 having previously filled the roles of  ACT Interiors Divisional Manager and Project Manager since joining the Company in 1993.  He has extensive experience in tendering both construct only and design and construct projects.

Working With Project Coordination

Project Coordination has remained at the forefront of the construction industry by always looking towards the future. This has ensured its development and growth since founding.

Project Coordination only employs personnel of the highest calibre and focuses strongly on staff training in support of their career goals and aspirations. The Company’s philosophy is to create an environment that nurtures and enriches the working life of its staff.

The effects of the current generation on the environment are forefront on the Company’s agenda. Project Coordination is constantly reviewing its policies to provide Australia with a cleaner and more sustainable environment for the future. The Company is proud of its commitment to project efficiency and environmental responsibilities.

The overriding philosophy is to provide the best value for the budget that results in quality projects which meet the Client’s expectation with no surprises along the way.