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Australian (state by state) work/non-work Calendars for upload

April 10th, 2013

Construction Calendar – NSW – 2013

Construction Calendar – Vic-Tas – 2013

Construction Calendar – WA – 2013

Construction Calendar – Qld-NT – 2013

Construction Calendar – South Australia – 2013

Industry down-turn ?

September 14th, 2012

JCA have over the last two weeks, been inundated with applications from out-of-work (or soon-to-be out-of-work) skilled project planning and scheduling personnel.

In fact they seem to be fighting over themselves to secure work with us. Obviously this is a much different situation than we have seen in the last 10 years, where Planner/Schedulers have been hard to source and employ, let alone with reasonable salary expectations.

The recent price drop in iron ore and other resources, has prompted many mining companies to place a hold on their expansion plans.

Although there is still considerable major works on the boil, the immediate effect has seen many large contracting firms lay off  thousands of experienced engineering and construction staff.

For JCA, this has had the reverse effect. As these contracting firms lay-off engineering staff (including planners), they have looked to us instead as a short/medium term outsourcing option in lieu of carrying long term staff on current projects, for fear that after those contracts end, they will not have sufficient work load to justify those long term staff.

Either way, it appears at least that the expectations of ridiculous salary packages by Engineers/Designers/Planners in Western Australia is now becoming a littel more realistic…we’ll see how that lasts.



July 25th, 2012
1980 was the year that JCA established.
Malcolm Fraser was the PM with Sir Charles Court being the Premier of WA.
 Richmond beat Collingwood by a margin of 81 points to be crowned the VFL winner.

We flocked to see Mad Max, The Empire Strikes Back & Dolly Parton in Nine to Five at the movies

Sadly, John Lennon was shot.


Joop Zoetemelk won the Tour de France,

Bjorn Borg beat John McEnroe in the Wimbledon final
Bon Scott of AC/DC fame died with Brian Johnson joining to front …the band.

Alan Jones, the second Australian to win the World

Formula One Drivers Championship,
was crowned.

Belldale Ball romped home to claim the Melbourne Cup
as we listened to Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd.
Australians bought in their masses to decide the best-selling car of the year, Holden’s VC Commodore.


July 12th, 2012

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

JCA have recently signed up as team sponsor for a local community based (triathlete, running, fitness, training) group called “Break Your Limits” (BYL).

BYL supports and trains athletes (and regular people) who have ambitious sporting goals, to help them break their limits in achieving results. Not unlike JCA where we support our Construction and Mining clients in achieving their planned construction goals.

Part of our BYL sponsorship, contributes to the manufacture of groups quality training and racing attire that they offer to their athletes at heavily reduced prices. BYL has fresh batches of Cycling jerseys and bibs, Triathlon uniforms, running shirts/tanks, and also has access to quality racing equipment at affordable pricing.

If you’re interested in joining their squads to achieve your next sporting goal (ie whether to compete and complete a small fun run, or to the extreme of succeeding at a Marathon or full Ironman triathlon event) call Raymond at BYL Headquarters via their website –

As a new sponsor our Logo will appear on the new BYL garments, so if you see one in and around Kings Park/West Perth, shout out “Hi !”

JCA are now Hiring – come join us

June 5th, 2012

Friday, July 29th, 2011

See link below for one of our online adverts on Planning Planet:

We are looking for 2 to 3 planning professionals to permanently join our consulting team over the next few months.

So if you think you have the relevant skills and experience, apply now.



Tour de France – Project Planning

June 5th, 2012

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Ever wondered who, how, and what goes in to planning, organising, implementation and managing of a massive event like the Tour de France. Obviously the individual cycling teams have their own logistical nightmare to sort out, but what about the Event Organiser themselves.

A whole year goes into the planning of this 3 week race, and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) are the legendary company that successfully does it year in and year out.

There’s the organisation of physical requirements like: Accommodation & Transport, Infrastructure & Equipment, Transmission & Telecommunication, Security & Access Control, Promotion & Signage, but there’s also the intangible arrangements for Insurances, broadcast licesensing, Marketing, merchandising, etc.

In terms of planning, the tour de france when measured against construction projects, would be like the largest ever shutdown project ever to be planned.

We can only imagine the number of line items to be tracked and the resource loading required.

We’d welcome the opportunity to have a crack at this Programme..what do you think they use, P6?