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Programmed named as national finalists in RICS Facility Management Team of the Year Award 2021

Aug 19, 2021

Programmed have been busy managing the project to modify the Joondalup bus depot, including an electric vehicle (EV) charging system installation, to support the trial of four electric CAT buses.

Programmed WA team members Justin Franklin, Chris Barton and Jason Currie
Programmed Facility Management WA Contract Manager, Justin Franklin (C), with colleagues Chris Barton (L) and Jason Currie (R).

Programmed has been recognised for its efforts to prepare the Joondalup bus depot for Perth’s first electric CAT buses, making it as a national finalist in the RICS Facility Management Team of the Year Award for 2021. We have been busy managing the project to modify the Joondalup bus depot, including an electric vehicle (EV) charging system installation, to support the four electric CAT buses due to start making the rounds on a trial basis next January.

Electric CAT bus charger in WA
Justin, Chris and Jason are managing the delivery of the Joondalup bus depot EV upgrade project.

Providing Valued Service

For over 10 years PFM WA have been delivering a comprehensive, value for money facility and project management service to the Perth Transport Authority, servicing a footprint of over 45 non-rail facilities spanning from Albany to Geraldton.

PFM WA are thrilled to be recognised for the work being undertaken to deliver upgrades that will bring the Joondalup bus depot into the modern era with a sustainable transport solution. John Pirie, General Manager, WA – Facility Management, said,

The Joondalup bus depot EV upgrade project is an exciting opportunity for PFM WA to play a role in bringing Perth its first electric CAT buses. I’m incredibly proud that PFM WA has been recognised for its collaborative team approach and hard work. I’m quietly confident we can bring home the RICS Award.”

The RICS Awards

The RICS Awards are aimed at recognising industry-leading achievements in the land development, real estate, construction and infrastructure fields.  Award winners will be announced during a digital announcement week, via the RICS LinkedIn page, from 20-24 September 2021.  

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