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About Us:

Reeves International (Reeves) is a construction management company. It has successfully delivered Overseas Development Assistance infrastructure projects in the Asia and Pacific region for the past twenty-five years including a wide range of projects in the education, health and justice sectors. We are specialists in delivering projects in developing countries where operating conditions may include weak governance, fledgling construction sector, difficult and remote locations. Reeves has worked closely with all levels of Government, contractors and communities in the design and delivery of construction works, capacity development and the management of remote service procurement. Our essential function as construction managers is to take responsibility for the successful outcome of the project; acting as a specialist extension of the Client’s own in-house management team, bringing rigour and experience in delivering complex projects in remote locations.

 

Construction Managers:

Reeves provides experienced project managers to deliver our services:

  • Coordinate design consultation to design documentation
  • Coordinate preparation of design drawings, technical specifications and tender documents
  • Management of all logistical and procurement arrangements, particularly to remote areas
  • Construction management and building supervision
  • Training services including on-the-job training in building skills and construction management.
  • Project reporting and financial management

Construction Consultants:

Reeves provides construction consulting services to the Australian Government, Institutions and Engineering companies. Reeves is currently contracted to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australian Aid) and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (for Consulates and Embassies) and the World Bank to provide infrastructure project management and site supervision services to their projects and facilities.

 

Post Disaster Reconstruction:

Reeves has valuable experience in post disaster reconstruction that utilizes local community resources.

  • We can quickly mobilise an assessment team to assess the scope of the damage and analyse the local resources available to deal with it, establishing what further resources are required. Analysis will gain an understanding of how the disaster has affected key services, and what local capacity is available to implement a reconstruction programme. Including the types of unskilled and skilled labour available; availability and affordability of building materials in sufficient quantity and acceptable to recipient communities. Understand preferred building and settlement designs and building techniques. As part of disaster risk reduction assess how safe designs and techniques are in relation to local hazards. Address land ownership, title and rights and most importantly ask affected people, how they feel and what they want to see happen.
  • Following assessment and the development of a scope of works, Reeves can mobilise a construction management team to articulate our community involvement methodology and work with local partners to commence the re-construction process. We will provide technical assistance and capacity-building support to ensure durable structures are managed to time and budget.

 

Addressing Development:

Reeves has developed strategies to specify how key constraints to sustainability will be managed.

  • Capacity Building: Our principal model is to work with local contractors, suppliers and the community. While utilising their services, we specifically assist in building their capacity to perform their trade or business better.
  • Gender: We understand gender sensitivity and the importance of developing a strategy for greater involvement of women in projects.
  • Health: We utilise our access to construction workers to address gender and health issues such as HIV/AIDs/STI and domestic violence through awareness workshops.
  • Environment: Preventing environmental degradation and taking advantage of opportunities to enhance the environment and adapt to climate change are essential to alleviating poverty. Options are assessed during design development, selecting materials, building systems, construction technology, products and finishes that have a high durability and low probability for damage or frequent replacement as part of disaster risk reduction. We use DFATs Environmental Management System (in compliance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999).

 

Our Values:

 We have a strong sense of community and the following values underpin all work undertaken to achieve our vision.

  • Sustainable Development
  • We believe that development assistance is only effective when it is sustainable.

  • Continuous Improvement
  • We rely on past lessons to identify areas for improvement and guide us in the way forward. We apply this approach to everything we do.

  • Client Focus
  • We strive to understand and meet the needs of our clients.

  • Relationships
  • We value the importance of maintaining strong relationships with all our partners and stakeholders.

  • People
  • Our people are our most valuable asset. We value cultural diversity and initiative and provide an environment of mutual respect in which our teams may develop to their fullest potential.

  • Capacity Building
  • We believe in sharing our knowledge and skills to improve the capacity of those we work with.

  • Quality
  • We rely on integrity and professional excellence to deliver high quality outcomes for all.

  • Health & Safety
  • We are committed to operating to the highest standards of health and safety and recognise that nothing is so urgent or important that the time cannot be taken to do it safely.

  • And Finally...
  • We want to make a difference to the lives of those we work with.