Construction and Engineering Awards 2020

39 Construction & Engineering Awards 2020 BUILD BUILD Construction & Engineering Awards 2020 38 ince 2014, Directitude Management has been establishing itself as a leading provider of remarkable construction, fit-out, joinery and project management solutions for the hospitality, retail and commercial industry across Australia. Offering holistic and customised construction solutions delivered with design integrity and complete functionality, Directitude has built a reputation for project excellence. The team boasts vast experience in hospitality operations from commercial kitchen design and procurement and custom joinery manufacture, integrating this expertise into their commitment to timelines and budgets. Directitude encapsulated its ethos in the company’s name, which is a blend of ‘direct’ and ‘rectitude’. Honesty, Integrity, Consistency, Balance, Confidence and Trust have been at the heart of Directitude since its inception, all delivered with a friendly, versatile and can-do attitude that reassures clients their meticulously planned bespoke project is in safe hands. As a result, Directitude has cultivated many longstanding relationships enhanced through collaborative communication with clients, designers, consultants and contractors. Combined with the team’s careful attention to detail, thorough construction knowledge and buildability, Directitude can offer value management that ensures clients are getting the best options and fit for purpose solutions. Through a complete understanding of their clients’ needs and devotion to customer satisfaction, Directitude can provide a reliable service, smooth project operations and impeccably executed Designs which stand the test of time. To guarantee each of their projects delivers on customer satisfaction, Directitude takes a conscientiously thought-out approach to every project. Beginning with risk management to identify, mitigate and resolve any potential problems early on, Directitude then identifies design nonconformities and works with the consultant team to ensure the projected outcome adheres to the client’s specifications. Directitude then considers Best Commercial Construction & Fit-Out Services - Australia Directitude Management, so named for its key attributes of directness and rectitude, is a commercial project construction management, fit-out and joinery company, dedicated to creating holistic and bespoke construction solutions of the highest quality. Specialising in hospitality, retail and commercial office spaces, the Melbourne-based company guarantees design integrity and functionality, all delivered with outstanding customer care. S Aug20421 the operational function of the facility for staff and visitors, which sees the design team collaborating with the venue operator to ensure spaces work for them, considering everything from storage to workplace Health and Safety. From the early stages of the project, Directitude supports their client through the process, providing weekly written reports and establishing a fluid verbal communication line. In addition, the team creates a master programme for the delivery of the project for regular review, whilst the onsite team makes two to four-week look-ahead projects for daily executions. Directitude also relies on their network of reliable and quality contractors with whom they have garnered some excellent partnerships with over the years. All these factors have contributed to the award-winning Directitude approach that ensures project excellence every time. Recently challenged with project managing the redevelopment of the iconic heritage-listed Albert Park Hotel, Directitude worked closely with the client, architect (6-Degrees), stylist (Anna Roberts) and Visioneer Builders offering project management, manufacturing and supply services to retain the pub’s striking original facade whilst transforming the building into a multi-level venue comprising of a public bar, restaurant, cocktail bar and two-level office space. Last year, Directitude undertook several impressive and award-winning projects, ranging from high-end Fitouts to grunge rock clubs across Victoria, Perth, NSW & QLD and notably contributed to one of the fastest-growing residential communities in Melbourne’s west by supporting and working on the Woodlea Community Hub. Here, they were engaged by the developer Mirvac to fit-out a community cafe and kitchen. Once again demonstrating their extensive range of services, Directitude did everything from supplying and installing the commercial kitchen, to waterproofing the vinyl and tiling, to the final decorative painting and finishes. The result was a beautiful, functional space enjoyed by staff and visitors alike. Contact: Claire Graham Company: Directitude Management Web Address: Email: [email protected] Directitude’s involvement in The Ville Resort and Casino was a significant achievement concluding in 2019 with the High roller’s room. Working closely with Hutchinson Builders and International Award-winning architects Woods Bagot to project manage the transformation of Jupiter’s Casino into a luxury resort. The Portsea Hotel redevelopment in 2018 as Project Manager, furthered by work as the contracted builder in 2019/20 to complete additional renovations to event spaces and the new addition of the Pizza Bar. Directitude broadened experience working with heritage hospitality venues with the modernisation of The Kent Hotel where, as the contracted builder, Directitude worked to fit-out the quintessential inner Melbourne suburb venue. Check out their Website and Directitude’s entertaining and informative social media for further details. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the hospitality sector of Victoria hard, with many companies forced to shut their doors to customers and turn to takeaways and delivery services instead. Many companies are, however, taking this time to renovate and reinvigorate their enterprises before they welcome their customers back soon. As such, the future is looking prosperous for Directitude, who are in a fortunate position to be able to ride out the pandemic whilst continuing to meet their business goals. The team is excited to continue developing new and exciting relationships with award-winning designers and architects, with whom they hope to collaborate with on a multitude of exciting projects over the years ahead. - Claire Graham - Business Manager Photography by: Simon Shiff