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Inaugural Perth meeting of ASOP

On 28 September 2018 KCTT had the privilege of hosting an inaugural Perth meeting of Australian Serbian Organisation of Professionals (ASOP). On this occasion hosts were Colin Kleyweg, Marina Kleyweg and Branislav Grbovic. Key topics were opportunities for business between Serbia and Australia across different sectors and opportunities for giving back to the respective communities.

While we were humbled by the positive feedback we received, we are already preparing another event. Stay tuned and if you have an idea you would like to present – please get in touch!

Exmouth Tender

The Shire of Exmouth and KCTT are re-opening Tender 05/18 for the Reconstruction of Murat Road, Mortiss Street and Neale Cove in Exmouth.

The proposed works are the same as previously tendered, with the removal of the scope of works associated with the partial construction of the Market Street levee.

This tender will close on Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 5:00pm.
The deadline for submissions is extended. The new deadline is 12th September 2018 at 5:00pm (WST).

If you would like to tender on this project, please contact Colin Kleyweg of KCTT via email at ckleyweg@kctt.com.au or our office email office@kctt.com.au

Small intervention can make a big change

By now it is a well established fact that the provision of cycling infrastructure is likely to increase cycling mode share compared to other modes while it decreases the injury risk. Seminal research “Route infrastructure and the risk of injuries to bicyclists: a case-crossover study” published in American Journal of Public Health showed that provision of dedicated cycling lanes is likely to drop the injury risk by 53% while the provision of protected cycling lanes is likely to drop the injury risk by 89% when compared to non-provision of the infrastructure.

While protected cycling lanes are evidently safer than unprotected cycling lanes, they require considerate urban design approach when it comes to designing intersections in order not to become an obstacle for pedestrians with impaired mobility.

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Comparison between 4th Quarter of 2016 to 1st / 2nd Quarter of 2017

The are two key areas of interest, Earthworks and Water Reticulation, which have seen a significant change in rates and general pricing.

Earth Works:
The earthwork rates from the last quarter of 2016 to the end 2nd quarter of 2017 on average have decreased 8.3%. Some significant changes in rates were stripping and stockpiling of top soil, which dropped from $0.63 to as low as $0.39 per square meter. Majority of contractors rates for import fill slightly decreased also with an average fill rate per square meter going from $22.17 to $20.90. The decrease in contractors rates is a combination of reduction in sand pricing and a reduction in transport / logistics costs through lower wages.

Water Reticulation:
Water reticulation was on the opposite end of the scale compared to general earthworks in terms of rates of pricing from the last quarter of 2016 to the end of the 2nd quarter of 2017. There was an increase of 3.9% across the board, the majority of the spike in prices was in supply and installation of materials. The increase in water reticulation could possibly be down to suppliers increasing their pricing for which contractors have followed suit. Although there was a drop of 8.6% for excavation and trenching which coincides with the above that general earthworks has decreased significantly.

Sponsoring Launch of the Archaeological Project “Glac”

KCTT /Innovo Consulting are sponsoring Launch of the Archaeological Project “Glac”.

The project is a multi-year Serbian-Australian undertaking that will engage a team from the Institute of Archaeology in Belgrade and the University of Sydney. The team will undertake a five-year program, commencing end of June 2017, of archaeological excavations, research, publication and conservation on the Roman site Glac near Sremska Mitrovica.

KCTT /Innovo Consulting su sponzori pokretanja Arheološkog projekta “Glac”
Projekat je višegodišnji srpsko – australijski poduhvat koji se odvija u saradnji tima sa Arheološkog instituta u Beogradu i Univerziteta u Sidneju. Tim će učestvovati u petogodišnjem programu arheoloških iskopavanja, istraživanja, publikovanja i konzervacije rimskog lokaliteta Glac nadomak Sremske Mitrovice. Početak projekta je zakazan za kraj juna 2017. godine. 

Sponsorship for Game Changer

KCTT were proud to sponsor a new initiative from the WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) in November this year, the Game Changer Awards!

The Game Changer Awards promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) with school children in a fun, interactive day of competition.  In this inaugural event, students from schools around the Perth Metro area completed projects based on STEM components of their curriculum.  These projects were showcased on award day and judged in a range of categories.

KCTT want to congratulate all the brilliant future minds of tomorrow who competed in the competition, with special recognition to Whitfords Catholic Primary School who won the KCTT sponsored category of “Primary School Best Presentation”!

KCTT’s brief member address at WA Leaders conference

KCTT have been part of the WA Leaders program for several months now. This experience brought numerous benefits to us and we have grown as people and as a company.

Last Thursday KCTT had an opportunity to address other fellow members briefly. Managing Director, Colin Kleyweg, touched on who we are, what are our goals and challenges that lay ahead.

KCTT sign partnership with Curtin University

One fine day directors of KCTT realised that more than 90% of staff are Curtin University graduates. While this was completely unintentional, the fact was glaring at us – it appears that Curtin Uni alumni seem to fit in well with our philosophy.

It was only logical to consider forming a strategic partnership. This idea became reality in early July 2016 when KCTT signed strategic partnership with Curtin University where for next 3 years Curtin University students will have opportunity to experience Work Integrated Learning Program.

We look forward to working with enthusiastic and talented young engineers!

KCTT welcome new personnel!

The KCTT team in Perth will welcome Dario Bukara and James Olsen from September 21st and October 4th respectively.

We are very excited about the skills and experience Dario and James will bring to our team. Dario is a Senior 12D Designer with over 10 years’ experience in detailed design and documentation. Dario will help our Serbian design team and assist us to expand in Perth. James is a Senior Civil Engineer who will help mentor our team of engineers, and he will also assist Colin in the growth of the business. He has over 30 years’ experience in land development, civil infrastructure and structural engineering.