We believe that a community can reach its full potential when we act with generosity and compassion. Through our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, we seek to build hope, happiness and opportunity.
Our charity committee organises multiple events for office staff throughout the year to raise funds for selected charities. These charities include Lifeline WA and Mates in Construction, two vital suicide-prevention organisations. As mental health is a genuine issue in our industry, we also hold R U OK Day BBQ’s on site.
Vinnies is another charity that we are passionate about. Our CEO Jason Kunkler raised $28,000 through his involvement in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, and we enthusiastically support the Vinnies Christmas Appeal every year.
Charitable collaborations with the Alcock Family Foundation.
The Alcock Family Foundation (previously the ABN Foundation) has donated more than $8 million to important charities and causes. As part of the ABN Group, our passionate staff and subcontractors are proud to help the foundation continue its great work.
1. Club Ado: Project for PMH & Starlight Foundation
Project Construction Value: $150,000 (Constructed for under $50,000, thanks to contributions from contractors and suppliers)
Construction timeframe: 13 weeks
The Alcock Family Foundation was approached by Starlight Foundation to transform a dysfunctional and unused area into a fun, vibrant space for adolescent patients at Princess Margaret Hospital. The new ‘Club ADO’ gave hospitalised teenagers a dedicated space of their own, including exclusive access to a games room, cafe, arts area, media studio and lounge.
A true team effort, Club ADO’s design was completed by the Alcock Family Foundation Design Team. Webb & Brown-Neaves undertook the administration and approval process and PACT Construction carried out the on site construction. From a construction cost point of view, the project was worth well in excess of $150,000. Thanks to the generous contributions from ABN Group’s contractors and suppliers, Club ADO’s refurbishment was delivered for less than $50,000.
The area was a light weight structure, largely timber and steel framed, to allow the construction team to apply an additional load to an existing structure. FC sheeting and Colorbond® cladding systems with framed glazing elements were used for the walls. Mod wood flooring was applied to the outside decking area, with attractive, quality bamboo flooring inside.
While the construction methods were reasonably simple, the team was faced with the challenge of the project location – 7 storeys in the air with restricted access, and directly above a live operating theatre. The team needed to incorporate cranage, lifting and storing of materials, as well as ensuring the safety of the team while working with harnesses and static lines. Even faced with this challenge, the teams at PACT Construction and Webb & Brown-Neaves produced a spectacular result, completing the project ahead of schedule in just 13 weeks. The end result was a magnificent space which provided hours of enjoyment to adolescents in Princess Margaret Hospital.
2. Shenton Park Dog Refuge
Project Construction Value: $500,000 (cost-only)
The Shenton Park Dog Refuge (SPDR) takes in approximately 900 dogs every year. This vital refuge required the construction of a quarantine facility on their Lemnos Street site. PACT Construction worked with Meyer Shircore and Associates and our suppliers and subcontractors to deliver this project to SPDR as economically as possible.
All funds available for the construction of the facility were funds that had been raised by the refuge themselves. SPDR receives no Government or Lottery West type funding and as such the effort associated with raising circa $500,000 for a project like this is enormous. PACT Construction has delivered this project on a cost-only basis, where we have only recovered the expenses that we incurred in delivering the project.
3. Share the Dignity
We proudly presented Share the Dignity with a $5,000 donation. These funds were raised at a staff and subcontractors charity function. Share the Dignity is an Australia-wide charity which directly benefits women in crisis.