2020 National Architecture Awards | Shortlisted DCWC Projects

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Managing Director, Infrastructure

DCWC is extremely pleased to announce the following six promotions as of July 1st. DCWC is led by some of Australia’s most experienced professionals, who are all focused on working collaboratively with our clients to deliver outstanding results. We thank everyone for their dedication and consistent hard work, particularly during this challenging period. Congratulations to all.

Adam Francey | Director, Quantity Surveying 

Adam-Francey-for-web--article-Congratulations to Adam Francey, who has been promoted to Director of Quantity Surveying in our Brisbane office. Adam is a long-term employee of DCWC, joining the business in 2001. He has gained extensive experience across many sectors, with a specialisation in Health projects including the Mackay Base Hospital, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and currently Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment. Adam is a welcome addition to the Queensland Leadership team bringing his diligence, drive and energy to the Queensland business.  

Leslie Chung | Director, Infrastructure 

Leslie-ChungDCWC congratulates Leslie Chung on his promotion to Director of Infrastructure. Leslie was one of the founding members of the revitalised Infrastructure Division, joining as an Associate Director in May 2018. His enthusiasm for major transport-related projects is contagious and has been instrumental to the success in building this area of the business from a standing start, to where it is today. From an initial commission with Cross Yarra Partnership on the Melbourne Metro Project, Leslie has built relationships with clients in Government leading to successful commissions on projects such as the Suburban Road Upgrade Project (MRPV), the Caulfield to Rowville Light Rail Project (DEDJTR) and more recently the SSRIP project with Regional Roads Victoria. His bubbly and enthusiastic approach to everything he does, together with his professional approach to the delivery of each commission, has contributed significantly to the growth in the Infrastructure Division. These qualities make Leslie an ideal candidate for the position of Director and the future growth of this sector for DCWC as a whole. We congratulate him on his contributions to date and look forward to seeing more success stories from him for many years to come.


Laura Hodnett | Associate Director, Project Management 

Laura-HodnettLaura joined DCWC in late 2019 as an Associate to establish our PM service offering in South Australia and immediately secured an opportunity to support the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure with the delivery of several complex and challenging health sector projects.  Laura has also successfully introduced the National Client Q-Bital Healthcare Solutions to DCWC, which has resulted in work for both the PM and QS teams locally as well as projects in other States. Laura is a delightfully enthusiastic team member with an infectious attitude of going above and beyond every time to support her clients, colleagues and our business. We are excited for what the future holds as Laura progresses up the leadership ranks.

Joanne Grant | Associate Director, VIC PM 

Joanne-GrantJoanne has been with DCWC for 7 years and has significant Commecial and Tertiary Education project experience, including the Victoria University City West Precinct, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, RMIT University's New Academic Street and Building 11 Refurbishment. Prior to joining DCWC, Joanne worked predominantly on PPPs delivering a number of projects for the UK Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Education including the Military Flying Training System and the Lewisham and Greenwich Building Schools for the Future projects. Joanne has experience managing all phases of a project but has established herself as an expert in the management of project feasibilities and early stage planning studies. Joanne has made a huge contribution to the company in her role as Associate, and we look forward to Joanne’s continuing involvement in the evolution of the company as Associate Director.

Chris Arnold | Associate, VIC PM 

Chris-ArnoldSince commencing with DCWC, Chris has developed his delivery skills and built strong relationships across numerous clients and sectors. Chris has delivered a number of key projects with DCWC including Scape Student Accommodation ($100M) and Werribee Vet School ($65M.)  More recently, Chris was the Project Manager on the $150M Deakin LC Building which has recently successfully achieved Practical Completion. Chris is now leading Victoria University’s City Tower project ($250M) as well as Vicinity’s new Emporium Birdcage. Chris brings strong design and technical skills to each of his projects and across a range of sectors. Chris will be a great addition to our Project Management Leadership Team.

Henry Ashton | Associate, VIC PM 

Henry-AshtonHenry has over 17 years of civil engineering experience gained with client side delivery, project management consultancy and Tier 1 contractors and has managed the delivery of over $2B worth of work for clients including Melbourne Airport, Heathrow Airport, the Department of Transport, VicRoads and AGL. his projects include major road, aviation and renewable energy projects. Henry is currently managing the $320m Taxiway Zulu Project, the largest airfield project undertaken by Melbourne Airport since it was originally built in 1970. Henry has extensive design and delivery experience on civil engineering projects, specialising in major aviation infrastructure. Henry’s technical expertise and the respect of his peers make him and invaluable team member and we look forward to Henry’s contribution to the Project Management Leadership Team.  

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