Innovation & Excellence at its best
Innovation is a core value of the VEC business; we like to look at our clients challenges and by drawing on our own experiences deliver a unique product that we consider provides an optimal solution and exceeds client expectations.
Innovative solutions that have resulted in Value for Money improvements include the construction of the Pipeline Track Twin Bridge Replacements VEC completed for the Hobart City Council. Here, we used a tele handler and a UTV (side by side) to launch the beams, due to the limited access of the project site.
Another Value for Money innovation was provided to Queensland Rail during the 49 Timber Rail Bridge replacements, where we proposed the use of pandrol clips that were directly fixated to the deck, alleviating the amount of maintenance required and significantly reducing the depth of the bridge, allowing a clearer waterway. VEC replaced all 49 bridges across a project site span of 700km; each bridge replaced within 48 hours with a small crew of just 7 people, by means of VEC initiated programming and resourcing that were tailored to the project specific needs, ensuring a successful delivery.
Innovation & Excellence is the essence of VEC’s vision. This is built on a foundation of core values, including:
- Customer Service; and
- Value for Money.
We believe & strive to ensure:
- A consistent, high quality product;
- An economical & efficient service; and
- A safe, healthy & supportive work environment for all.
Our award winning systems are certified under the Australian Standards and we carry the accreditation under the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme (OFSC). We have a strong commitment to our employees, and to giving back to the communities where our construction works are being performed.
Innovation & Excellence in our People
In 2015, we introduced the Van Ek Innovation & Excellence Award. This award is presented by the founders of VEC (Kees & Pam van Ek), to employees who have shown their commitment to our core values.
"Innovation and Excellence are two words that are often not well understood. Innovation does not mean some “geek” is sitting in a room and all of a sudden the “light bulb” goes on and a brilliant idea has just been thought of. The opposite is true actually. Innovation is a “process” that is usually carried out by a team of dedicated people. It takes a simple idea and makes it better."
- Kees van Ek
Since 2000, VEC has been trailing a polymer based material used in road and strengthening applications called BASE-SEAL. This product has been used extensively through the U.S. with outstanding results. Download the information sheets below to read more about BASE-SEAL, or visit the BASE-SEAL website: www.base-seal.com
- Base Seal
- Base Seal - Case study 1 - Arrow Energy
- Base Seal - Case study 2 - Florida Roads
- Base Seal - Case study 3 - Parking Lot Beer Creek Park
- Base Seal - Case study 4 - Western Road
- Base Seal - Case study 5 - Parking Lot Lamar State Uni
Innovation plays a big role within VEC. We are continuously researching innovative ways to increase our efficiency and effectiveness. Successful results include VEC having Australia’s first hydraulic excavator mounted pile driver, Australia’s first non destructive Bridge Load Testing, our Super T-beams and Open Top T-beams.