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TIMBER, CARBON & THE ENVIRONMENT

Monday, October 04, 2021

Why can choosing timber in design and construction help tackle climate change?The most important reason timber can help tackle climate change is the fact that wood stores carbon.Growing trees absorb dioxide from the atmosphere, emit oxygen and store carbon. Carbon then remains locked in the wood for the life of the piece of timber, until it rots, decays or is burnt. The burning of waste results in no carbon saving, this is because wood that is burnt to waste is treated as carbon neutral under ca...

WE'RE HIRING!

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

With 2021 in full swing, we are looking to expand our Calco family! That's right, we are hiring. Do you know anyone looking for work? or do you want to join the Calco team? We are looking for team members in Production Driving Sales Order Assembly Detailers and Estimators Please send all resumes to greg@calco.com.au

A Year in Review...

Friday, December 11, 2020

Well… 2020 has been a mixed bag…. Difficult to read, some highs and a lot of lows… Like business across the world, Calco adapted very quickly to a strange new world. COVID rules, COVID plans, COVID co-ordinators, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, separate work areas, work from home, posters on hand washing, no visits / visitors, new ‘elbow’ shakes and a whole lot of online meetings. Most notably, however, was the effect of uncertainty and fear that COVID bought to our people and to our ...

Congratulations Howie! 5 year milestone

Monday, June 22, 2020

Josh “Howie" Howard has been with Calco for 5 years , now working as a senior truss assembler. During this time, Josh has proven to be a loyal and committed employee and is always willing to help others, particularly new trainees. Josh is very reliable and is seen a leader amongst the Calco team in the Truss Plant. His attitude towards quality and strong work ethic are well recognised – well done Josh on achieving 5 years with Calco - that’s a lot of trusses !

Calco Employee Milestones

Monday, February 03, 2020

2019 Employee Milestones During 2019 , some of the Calco team have surpassed significant employment milestones with the Company. Paul Colless joined the business as a teenager and now sits on the Board as part of the ownership of the company. 2019 saw us celebrate Paul's 30th year with Calco. Paul has gained significant knowledge during this time and has performed most tasks within the business. Performing the role of Operations Manager, Paul is called upon daily to assist other a...

Community Centre Exposed Trusses

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Exposed Glulam Trusses for Community Hub Calco recently hand made these beautiful exposed glulam trusses for a Community Hub built by H Troon. See photos below: These feature trusses were 10 metres in length and constructed from Spotted Gum glue laminated timber and were assembled using custom made steel plates. We were able to cut and drill all of the material on our state of the art CNC cutting machinery. This enabled precise location of all holes to match exactly with the stee...

2 and 3 storey Burbank project

Friday, June 07, 2019

Calco Trusses and Timber has been supplying the Circ project to Burbank Urban over a series of months throughout 2019. The project consists of 104 two and three storey townhouses in the suburb of Pt Cook, Melbourne. The supply has consisted of prefabricated walls, floor and truss systems and has been challenging due to varied design elements. We have been grateful for the opportunity to work closely with the teams at Burbank Urban in their estimating departments through the design and...

Group 4 visit to Calco

Friday, November 02, 2018

On October 10th we hosted Tony Moussa, Luke Jones, Jay Di Paola & Steve Kolar from Group Four Building Surveyors for the morning for a meet and greet to help foster effective outcomes for our mutual clients. We found that Group Four shared our enthusiasm for continuous improvement and our innovative approach to residential construction. The meeting provided the opportunity for us to convey how the Group Four inspectors could assist our detailers with constructive communication and how w...

Armstrongs Creek Integrated Childrens Centre

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Now that the North side of the ACICC project is trussed, roofed and ready for the internal trades, the Hutchinson’s team have now moved onto the south side stage of the build. The structural steel and timber framing has been installed and all but 1 truss delivery is now onsite ready for erection. The building is really starting to take shape. As the prefab supply component of this build comes to a close, I would like to thank the Hutchinson’s team in Rick, Shane and Chase for the opportunit...

Clifton Springs Retirement Village

Monday, August 20, 2018

We have recently been awarded the pre fab supply for the 39 unit retirement village project with Pinnacle living. Geoff, Greg, and John have been great to work with and everything seems to be moving along really well. We have already supplied pre fab walls and trusses for 7 of the 39 units with another 6 to quickly follow. This is stage 3 of the development in Clifton springs with approx. 100 homes already completed and occupied. The occupants of the village also have access to a state of...

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