Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics, University of Canberra (1995)
Green Star Rating Professional, Green Building Council of Australia (2011)
James Hickey is a relative newcomer at Graph, having joined the company at the start of 2016 when he relocated from Canberra to Newcastle. He came with over twenty years’ experience in the building industry and Graph was not alone in offering him employment: fortunately, he chose Graph, and it has been a good association.
James has a comprehensive knowledge of the industry and is well able to manage, coordinate and supervise all trades involved in the construction process. In addition, he is widely experienced in the pre-construction stage of projects and is able to engage and manage consultants from the initial concept stage, through the approvals process, to the completion of design and certification of construction.
Prior to joining Graph, James had extensive experience in a diversity of commercial and residential building projects and had even constructed a Buddhist temple (Hu Guo Bao En Buddhist Temple, ACT, $4m). His commercial projects have included health, retail, educational and office buildings, and residential projects have included apartment buildings, aged care and medium density housing. Project values have been typically in the range $2m to $30m.
The ability to think laterally when problem-solving is one of James’ key strengths. Most of the projects he has managed for Graph to date were for public sector clients, and they include three projects for the University of Newcastle.