Johnstone Construction's SP2 Project Achieves 'Finalist' in the Company Projects category at the 2017 CCNZ Awards
The SP2 project at Lynmore in Rotorua, built for client Holmes Group, used local labour and gave team members the opportunity to upskill.
"When working on another project in Rotorua we took on local labour hire. After a short period of time we identified that one of the young labourers showed potential in the company and we employed him shortly after starting with us. The labourer was upskilled in Health and Safety, basic carpentry skills and he obtained his Level 2 Truck Licence.
He became one of our valued team members working on the SP2 project where his carpenrty and Level 2 Truck Licence skills were fully utilised."
"The SP2 project allowed the company to develop two of our new employees in carpentry training with real time pressures of a short build frame and while building a new client relationship. It required the company to scrutinize existing skills and extend those employees into new fields. In particular, our leading hand (aged 23) was given the opportunity to lead site, organise trades, liaise with the client and experience some of the duties normally handled by a foreman. This coincided with starting his training in a diploma in civil engineering.
Further, while the project was on foot, a need was identified for an additional level 2 truck licence. One of our newer team members (5 months) was given the opportunity to fill this gap, and quickly stepped into the role of providing site an additional resource in this capacity. Which further allowed the employee to undertake a variety of additional tasks on site.
Our contracts engineer also took on more of a client liaison role, which developed his skills in human relationships and problem solving for the client".