One of the most important decisions for any large-scale build or construction site comes long before a single hole has been dug or piece of machinery operated.
The signiﬁcance of specifying a company, product and solution that doesn’t just satisfy the constraints of a particular site, but oﬀers the best possible answer to those constraints, cannot be understated.
“Often appointed contractors look for the cheapest product or upfront quote, rather than adopting a long-term vision and thinking of the other tangible beneﬁts associated with pre-cast solution”
SPECIFYING AUSTRALIAN TANKS
At Australian Tanks we want to make it as easy and accessible as possible for engineers to trust our products and ultimately specify ATQ solutions on their site drawings, whether it be a traditional tender or design and construct situation.
To achieve this, we ensure that every engineer, builder and company we deal with understands the beneﬁts of our solutions and the type of situations where they are ideally suited.
Essentially, we trust YOU to specify Australian Tanks knowing other companies cannot compete with our solutions, because you trust OUR proven track record of delivering a timely, cost-eﬀective, and quality service.
Our integrity as a company is built on the premise of honesty and working to our strengths. In truth, we know as much as anyone that we may not always be the best solution to a particular job…
But that’s why we have what Australian Tanks Managing Director Les Green calls our speciﬁcation “sweet spot”, where we can oﬀer a suite of beneﬁts superior to any other product on the market.
Our company integrity is embodied by the dedicated members of our Engineering and Sales Teams, none more so than Director of Sales Scott Opie, who’s successful career as a plumber, hydraulics specialist and tank expert has stretched over 30 years.
Scott’s position as an industry authority is underpinned by his close working relationships with some of Australia’s largest and most respected civil engineering companies, involved heavily in innovation within the industry.
As our Director of Sales, Scott knows more about our products and relationships with engineers, project managers and companies than anyone, and is also one of the most genuine advocates for the beneﬁts of our pre-cast solutions when speciﬁed in the “sweet spot”.
Basically, when speciﬁed in any situation that suits the sweet spot of our pre-cast solutions, as an engineer or project manager, you know the builder will be getting the beneﬁts of:
- An installation time that is far superior to that of traditional “block and slab”.
- Less site down-times and blow-out costs from other build components having to be put on pause.
- An innovative and proven solution for weight-bearing and anti-ﬂoatation.
- A solution that is traﬃcable immediately after being backﬁlled and covered.
- The highest quality, fully certiﬁed design.
COMPETING ON QUALITY & BENEFITS
While there’s no doubt that money talks, and price inevitably plays some part in what product or solution is settled on, Australian Tanks pride themselves on competing on quality - a trait that we know from experience our engineers value and trust above all else.
Australian Tanks’ Consulting Engineer Michael Spiller has a wealth of experience and industry knowledge but always comes back to the quality of technology utilised in Australian Tanks’ products and their beneﬁts.
Michael sees the practice of products being speciﬁed based on an upfront quote rather than their quality as one of the biggest challenges currently facing the construction industry.
Indeed, he believes that if engineers and companies were more aware of the long-term cost and quality beneﬁts of specifying pre-cast solutions, they would choose the likes of ATQ products at every appropriate opportunity.
“Often appointed contractors look for the cheapest product or upfront quote, rather than adopting a long-term vision and thinking of the other tangible beneﬁts associated with pre-cast solutions,” Michael said
"The pre-cast solution is more cost eﬃcient in the long run and that’s what we need to educate the industry on. Pre-cast is deﬁnitely the way of the future, but either through habit or a perceived notion of aﬀordability we ﬁnd that block and slab use remains abundant in the industry.”
Subsequently, Michael can’t advocate enough for the use of pre-cast designs to oﬀset time- related issues, and also safety.
“ATQ solutions oﬀer the many unique beneﬁts associated with oﬀ-site manufacture in a controlled environment, negating the time, cost and safety related risks associated with ‘block and slab’ construction,” Michael said
“Our products can turn potential weeks or months of labour into a matter of days; slashing costs, speeding up the job site and reducing delays.”
THE IMPORTANCE OF MUTUAL TRUST
The “trust factor” between ourselves, our clients, design engineers and project managers is something that we take very seriously and are always looking to develop further.
By creating a climate of mutual trust and beneﬁt, Australian Tanks have fostered countless relationships over many years of industry experience, all of which built on satisfaction and exceeding expectations in the trickiest of situations, for which our pre-cast products are perfectly designed.
We know engineers trust the versatility and time-based beneﬁts of our solutions, while we trust them to specify our products in the most appropriate situations, often approaching us to discuss the “best ﬁt” solution for their requirements.
On many levels, this sets Australian Tanks apart from other ‘bigger’ companies who prefer quantity over quality when it comes to their builds and speciﬁcation count.
Conversely, we are dedicated to ensuring a level of trust and service above and beyond our clients’ expectations by matching their needs to our strengths - something dictated by our solutions being speciﬁed in the “sweet spot”.
THE EASE OF SPECIFYING ATQ
Australian Tanks’ independent Structural Engineer, Dean Anderson, has over ten years of experience with a diverse range of projects, working closely with us on a variety of successful projects, but also with many other high-calibre clients within his own company - DTA Structural Engineering.
Dean believes that ATQ products stand out from their competitors because of their quality and versatility, making them a simple choice for design engineers when specifying on their site drawings.
“Engineers simply need to verify that their site meets the stipulations provided on the Aus Tanks website. The tanks come with Form 15 certiﬁcation, engineering drawings, and can be customised with openings and penetrations as required on the site, making them very versatile,” Dean said.
Just as importantly, Dean further acknowledges the beneﬁts of ease and accessibility for engineers in specifying ATQ products.
“Design engineers only need to browse through the diﬀerent products available, use the information provided and place this on their drawings, trusting the quality of the product. Doing this saves them the time of designing a tank of their own”
WHEN TO SPECIFY ATQ
While our products are extremely versatile and can be tailored to a variety of situations, we make it as easy as possible for engineers to discern if we are the right ﬁt for them by providing all specs and stipulations on our website.
If speciﬁed correctly there is no doubt that ATQ has the potential to be the perfect, if not the only, real solution to speciﬁc site needs.
This is particularly evident in certain tricky situations that may require quick turnarounds to allow work to continue as quickly as possible, or where on-site detention needs to be carefully planned and maneuvered to maximise land space and impact on odd-shaped sites.
Other common situations that ﬁt well within our sweet spot to deliver unrivalled service and results include:
- driveway or traﬃcable areas where time is of the essence
- thoroughfares that need to be utilised as quickly as possible
- odd-shaped sites with constraints that require tailored design shapes and solutions
- below-ground areas that need above land space maximised for infrastructure or vehicle use in the future
- situations where signiﬁcant anti-ﬂoatation or weight bearing is necessary
There are countless situations in which our ATQ products could oﬀer the best possible solution, but ultimately it’s about knowing when this is the case and specifying us accordingly.
We want design engineers specifying our solutions because they know what they’re going to get - the best quality and service on the market for their particular job.
OUR CUSTOMER’S SAY WHY THEY SPECIFY AUSTRALIAN TANKS
Of course, it’s all well and good to talk about the quality and beneﬁts of specifying Australian Tanks’ products, but testimonials speak louder than words.
Privium Civil Construction Manager Aaron Glowka understands the beneﬁts of our solutions better than most, having utilised ATQ products numerous times across various projects and diﬀerent site constraints.
“The biggest thing for us is the minimal down time required onsite for access and installation. We can put in a huge 250,000 Litre system in just 3 days versus potentially 4 - 8 weeks of down time, sometimes longer,” Mr Glowka said
“The massive diﬀerence in time frame allows us to deliver completion far quicker and at a substantially reduced cost than if we were to go with a block and slab,”
“We are able to move on to the next part of the contract or to the next job altogether. Anything that creates a time eﬃciency should be looked upon favourably as it allows for a better return on all jobs.”
The experienced industry professional strongly recommends specifying ATQ and pre-cast products for any site that requires speed and versatility in the build, but also that has an eye for long-term cost, quality and safety beneﬁts.Click here to contact our Sales and Engineering Team to discuss any of our products and solutions today! Or Call 1300 282 65