MEET ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES

We are thrilled to announce that the Financial Review has recognised Brefni as one of Australia’s 10 most innovative property, construction and transport companies alongside household names like Dexus, Mirvac and Charter Hall.

This recognition marks another milestone for us, following major awards in 2017 and 2018 for two Sydney Trains projects, and a PWI Ken Erickson Innovation Award finalist shortlisting in 2019 for the Broadmeadow Bridge refurbishment project in partnership with Sydney Trains and SMEC.

The AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies list for 2020 shines a spotlight on the most innovative organisations in Australia and New Zealand, as judged by an expert panel.

We have been recognised for our unique, integrative approach to the delivery of construction projects.

“Brefni’s mantra is ‘smarter and sharper’,” says managing director, Tom Brady.

“We believe that our people and delivery methodologies are among the smartest and sharpest in the industry. The AFR BOSS recognition is further evidence of that,” adds Brady.

As a company, we are resolute about learning from past experiences, and seek to continually improve our project management processes to ensure our clients and contractors work as one team. This guarantees that all parties fully understand the background and key deliverables of every project.

This integrative, ‘one team’ approach to delivery sees our teams involved in projects from the earliest stages of conception to drive the best delivery outcome possible, saving our clients’ money and time, and making substantial quality improvements. It also means that a planned and carefully thought through process will highlight safety risks which can be addressed at an early stage.

“We’ve developed this methodology over 25 years of operation to positively influence the timing and cost of our projects, and to deliver technical and multi-disciplined civil engineering projects the right way,” says Brady.

The integrative nature of this approach prioritises unifying the client-contractor team to drive deeper understanding of the background and purpose of each project, and to track and course-correct as required.

The result? Cost savings and quality improvements that regularly exceed our clients’ expectations.

Case in point: We deployed our innovative methodology on the Broadmeadow Bridge refurbishment project, saving our client, Sydney Trains, one million dollars and delivering the project six-months early.

Describing a core element of our approach, Brady says, “We critically analyse the project design, methodology and program to improve on our client’s expected outcomes, rather than deliver a pre-existing design without ensuring it maximises the needs of the client and, importantly, the end user.”

Stitching a culture of continual improvement through innovation into the fabric of Brefni’s core values means lessons from failures are harnessed, rather than wasted.

“Our approach supports good decision-making, and makes us smarter and sharper. It’s the ‘Brefni Way’,” notes Brady.

A copy of the article in the AFR BOSS Magazine is available HERE.

And for more details about the Brefni Way, CONTACT US

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