Following the development of a strategy and guidelines document, Aurecon has been committed to adopting contemporary workplace practices while remaining sensitive to the realities of its paper-based business.
Geyer worked with Aurecon to identify components and positions which can evolve to mobile working practices and be replaced with screen technology.Small changes that would have a big impact on the efficiency and culture of Aurecon include the dramatic reduction of paper usage through the introduction of lockers and central paper locations.
At the same time, individual offices were removed, and bench desking introduced. Amenity spaces, such as a dedicated space for learning and socialising, were also created.
According to Geyer, these solutions assist the organisation’s management of knowledge by eliminating physical obstructions in the space and reducing built spaces.
Although current tecchnology does not support the firm’s transition to a full paperless workplace - hard copy, large-scale engineering plans are still an important tool that technology cannot yet replace - Aurecon believes that these changes will improve productivity and reduce operating costs.
Completed in October 2012, the new Aurecon Centre delivers increased collaboration space, smarter waste management systems and an office free arrangement for all levels of the business.
Designed to represent the global nature of the company, each floor of the tenancy is characterised by an international theme.
During November 2012, Montlaur supported the successful relocation of almost 700 staff into the new space, representing the first significant move in decades for Aurecon’s Melbourne office.
Achieving 6 Star Green Star Office Interiors certification, the project was delivered within program and under budget.