Event rundown: Pain points for the building industry.
I recently attended an event at the new Mercedes-Benz building in Newstead hosted by LA Partners and Bizvideo. The event was mainly pitched at high end builders but also included town planners, legal firms and business education experts.
The main thrust of the presentation was to pull apart the major pain points for the building industry and look at ways to address these to create a smoother running business.
We were given a tour of the Mercedes-Benz building which was amazing. Its part showroom, part museum and is aimed at the ultimate buying experience for the Mercedes-Benz enthusiast. The whole building is full of innovative technology and is finished with new and exciting building materials, I highly recommend a visit.
Corporate Cleaning Solutions were a Platinum sponsor of the event so we were given one minute to introduce our company to the attendees. The following is a copy of my introduction.
Corporate Cleaning Solutions
Speech: Introducing Corporate Cleaning Solutions to the building industry.
Good afternoon my name is Justin Ranson and I am the owner and manager of Corporate Cleaning Solutions.
Firstly I would like to thank Luis for the invitation to this event and the opportunity to speak to all of you.
We are a second-generation family-owned cleaning company who specialize in three facets of the cleaning industry: Small to medium commercial Buildings, Private schools and Builders cleaning.
For most of you the first two things we do will not be of any particular interest so let’s concentrate our discussion on Builders Cleans.
We have all heard the term Builders Clean but what does it actually mean. I can’t speak for anyone else but I can say what it means to me.
In a nutshell we help builders and architects to hand over a building that is in “as new condition”. A building that will have no cleaning items on its defect list so that when the client views the finished product
They will see the home or office they envisioned and not be distracted by minor details like overspray on their windows.
I cannot tell you how many times we have had to re-clean a school building after hand over because it is still not suitable for student habitation. This gives a bad impression of the building company as no one cares who the cleaning company was just that their builder or Architect failed to hand over what was promised.
I have experience gained from 17 years in the industry and have worked on projects from the refurbishment of the University of Queensland Medical Research facility attached to the Royal Brisbane Hospital to unique architect driven home renovations in West End. For many years we were Ausco Modular’s sole cleaning contractor and serviced all of their demountable buildings from Brisbane to Chinchilla; Helping with the Queensland government’s school grant roll out and the accommodation camps for the Coal seam gas pipelines.
I will not bore you with the details of how we clean but I would like to tell you a little bit about how we run a project.
Firstly we consult with the client to build clear expectations of cleaning standards, timelines and safety concerns. At this stage, we would also expect copies of the specs for floor coverings, benchtops, tiles etc. This ensures that each item is treated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations not a random guess on the day. This way all warranties will remain valid and no accidental damage will occur.
Second: We usually do a rough clean after lock-up stage but before floor coverings are put in, as you know it’s hard to lay a level floor over lumps of sicoflex and liquid nails. This also makes it easier to spot initial defects.
Third: We will do the final clean to bring the building back to its best; Turning it from a building site into a new build to be proud of.
Last: I personally do a final inspection of every inch of the building before hand over. We are not a company that waits for the defect list and then fixes said defects, our aim is to not be on that list at all.
Thank you for your time and I trust that I will have the pleasure of working with some of you in the future.