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22
Jun

Career opportunities with an edge with EDGE Architectural

Be part of our success: career opportunities

EDGE Architectural is on a mission to revolutionise Australian commercial architectural window and door systems. You can be part of that.

We’re growing and looking for smart, passionate people ready to dive in. Find success when you chart your career path towards the leading EDGE.

  • Team Leader Internal Sales
  • Architectural Project & Specification Manager
  • Business Development Manager, based in north or west Melbourne

Internal Sales Team Leader

Lead, develop and mentor the EDGE Internal Sales Team.

Provide strong leadership to ensure the team exceeds expectations of the EDGE customer base and internal stakeholders through outstanding customer service and follow-up. Ensure the best outcome for our customers and the overall business, while maintaining the EDGE Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).

Work to deliver accurate and timely processing of all quotes, orders, effective and timely communication to our customer base, the EDGE team and other administrative functions as outlined by the EDGE Manager.

Architectural Project & Specification Manager

This role will promote and secure the adoption of EDGE Architectural systems within Australia’s architect and design communities through relationship building, highly developed technical knowledge, and consultative meetings.

As a key resource to the EDGE Platinum Partner fabricators, our Project & Specification Manager will support them to ensure the specifications of EDGE systems hold, and, in coordination with the EDGE Sales Team, facilitate fabricators receiving all the information they need to present to the builders or project stakeholders.

The role will also collaborate on the refinement of existing marketing and technical material and the development of new digital, video and print material to ensure all stakeholders have the resources they need.

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Business Development Manager, based in Melbourne’s north or west

Partner with key EDGE customers, building and maintaining strong, mutual-beneficially partnerships. Manage a portfolio of dedicated and committed partners to secure existing business, drive additional business opportunities whilst actively seeking new opportunities within an allocated territory.

Oversee all elements of account management, including nurturing existing relationships with all key customer stakeholders, liaising with EDGE and Ai internal cross-functional teams, ensuring timely and successful delivery of solutions to our customer and improve the entire customer experience.

Curious?

For more information or to request a full position description for one the roles listed above, email us at info@alumind.com.au. To apply, email your resume and cover letter outl

19
Jun

Ai’s R&D manager profiled in industry journal

Rod Beel featured in AWA Windows magazine

Ai’s R&D Manager, Rod Beel, took a turn in the spotlight in the winter 2017 edition of Windows magazine. Not one to seek attention, some encouraging was required to get Rod to agree to the article, but we’re so glad he did.

Rod does amazing work every day for our team, our customers, and the architects and facade engineers who use the EDGE product suites.

 

You’ll find the feature on Rod on page 16. 

 

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13
Mar

A Perfect Panorama

Look out clouds, there’s a new building in town.

The construction at 101 Tram Road is now complete. Rising 13 storeys into the air from its base on Doncaster Hill, Panorama Apartments offers beautiful views of the Melbourne CBD.

Situated at the intersection of Doncaster and Tram Roads, the structure overlooks Westfield Shopping Centre, giving occupants plenty of entertainment within walking distance. As expected with such a behemoth, construction has taken some time. We wrote about Panorama Apartments here some sixteen months ago. The $48m building completed in late 2016, and features 210 luxury apartments in a mix of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom configurations.

Designed by Peddle Thorp, Panorama is split into two distinct designs. The frontage on Doncaster Road features a bold, sweeping design on a white front, standing out strongly. It juxtaposes well with the Westfield located just across the road.

The front on Tram Road is not quite as large or dramatic. Tastefully paralleling the street, this section is set back, rising up behind the integrated carparking block in regular intervals. There are prominent balconies to every street-front apartment, letting occupants have as much access to the stunning view as possible. A simple communal entry hall links the two halves of the building.

EDGE’s MAX™ 100mm Centre Glazed window frames and MAX sliding doors are used in Panorama to great effect. The bold black outlines of the framing system are a key aspect of the building’s visual appeal on all fronts. Additionally, our high-quality double glazed system keeps interior temperature levels steady, despite the vast expanses of glass across the building. Occupants will be able to enjoy their stunning views to the full, without suffering hot or cold spots close to the glass.

For more photos of Panorama, visit our project gallery here.

 

10
Jan

Berwick Hospital Redevelopment

St John of God Berwick Hospital is undergoing a major redevelopment.

As part of a $150m project, the hospital is moving from its current premises on Gibb St to a new site on Kangan Drive. As this road already hosts Monash Health’s Casey Hospital and the Casey Superclinic, Berwick is set to become one of Melbourne’s major health precincts.

The new Berwick Hospital began construction in early 2016. It features 190 new beds, six operating theatres, two endoscopy theatres, and a large basement car park. It will provide the first Intensive Care Unit for the area.

The construction recently topped out, with the final slab being poured at the fifth-level plant rooms. The building will be very imposing: together with the two on-site cranes, the structure looms over Kangan Drive, visible kilometres away. The view from the top floors looks out over a relaxing expanse of greenery.

The most exciting part of the hospital – at least from our point of view – is now underway. The multicolored glass facade of blues and greens has gone up in parts on the first two floors. The colouring is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing, reducing interior glare for patients whilst still allowing plenty of natural light to filter through.

EDGE’s MAX 150 structural glazed curtain wall systems were used throughout the project. The double glazed framing ensures interior comfort remains high whilst energy bills remain low. And they look pretty stylish there, combined with the coloured panels.

The new Berwick Hospital is expected to open in late 2017.
View more photos here.

24
Nov

Ballarat Base Hospital, Built Modern

Ballarat Base Hospital has just reached a significant stage in it’s long-awaited redevelopment. The construction of the new building on Drummond Street has recently been completed, and it looks fantastic. Team EDGE picked up the camera and headed out west to see the works.

 

Ballarat Base Hospital has been undergoing continuous redevelopment since 2013. The Department of Health approved several different stages of construction  under a $46m package. These included a multi-level carpark with helipad, a new MRI unit, a refurbishment of the paediatric centre, and the new building on Drummond Street. The latter is where we turned our camera.

Envisioned by architects Billard Leece Partnership and constructed by H. Troon, the new three-storey building has replaced the ageing Yuille House facility which formerly occupied the site. Demolition of Yuille House commenced in late 2014 and stretched through to last year. The new structure is considerably larger: it will house the hospital’s main reception area, several operating theatres, a general surgical ward, and dozens of new patient beds.

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There is an increasing awareness of the importance of outdoor views and accessible gardens in architectural design. This building clearly pays tribute to the idea; central to the hospital’s design is a large garden courtyard with outdoor seating. Overlooked on three sides by full-height glass windows, the design allows patients in every part of the building to enjoy the scenery. The glass also serves to let plenty of fresh natural light filter into indoor spaces, brightening patient’s moods and reducing hospital lighting costs.

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The importance of glass is also highlighted at the building’s main entrance, where a huge angled facade stands strong. Constructors put on the last touches whilst we were there. It was clear just how impressive the finished structure will appear.

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The facade links through to an entry hall, leading into the main reception. Natural lighting and wide open spaces serve to welcome guests inside and forestall the claustrophobic feelings commonly associated with hospitals. Despite the wide expanse of glass, EDGE’s products will ensure the entrance space won’t heat up too much in summer. Our MAX 150 & 182 Structural Glazed framing suites and MAX commercial doors work hand-in-hand with our custom-designed shading fins to keep visitors and patients alike in a comfortable temperature range.

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For more photos of this project, view our gallery page here.