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Manteena has been awarded the Large Commercial Construction Business of the Year 2022 at the Master Builders National Business Excellence Awards held on 2 September in Melbourne.
Announcing the award, the Master Builders described Manteena is an iconic name in Canberra’s construction industry, going on to say that its history of delivering projects of the highest quality is backed by a dedication to ensuring that the excellence of its business operations matches that of its construction prowess.
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Mark Bauer, Manteena Group CEO, described the award as wonderful recognition for the entire Manteena Group. He said, “It’s one of the few times we have been recognised for an industry award that isn’t directly related to a project, so to combine this with success on the national stage is an even greater achievement”.
“This award is for the whole group and acknowledges the hard work and commitment made by all our staff in every aspect of our business from: Finance, HR, Business Systems, Estimating, Marketing/Comms, HSEQ, IT and Head Office Support; through to all our site teams working at the coal face”.
Manteena Security is excited to release a project video of a recent installation completed for Aquaterro. Supported by our partner Action Target, Manteena were commissioned to turn-key the design, supply and installation of a 100m indoor shooting range.

It was a pleasure working with the team at Aquaterro on this world-class shooting range and one that sets the standard for commercial ranges here in Australia.

COVID-19 Surge Centre built in 36 days |

In the grip of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Manteena has delivered for Aspen Medical, a world class COVID-19 Surge Centre for the ACT and surrounding region in just 36 days.

Manteena was engaged by Aspen Medical under a D&C Contract to deliver a 1,700sqm 51-bed medical facility in response to the pandemic. Working day and night shifts the team had upwards of 130 contractors on-site and completed 22,000 man hours.

The relationship with Aspen Medical and with Manteena was highly collaborative. This enabled the decision-making process to proceed unimpeded with the main objective of fast track delivery of a world standard medical facility always at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

The team achieved practical completion after an initial design phase of 7 days and construction period of just 36 days—not only achieving the goal of a very, very tight program but built to Australian standards and infection control.

The facility is fully self-sufficient by way of public, staff car parking and amenities and is now ready to serve the ACT and surrounding region community.

State-of-the-art firing range technology |

Manteena has formalised an exclusive partnership with Action Target USA —a globally renowned designer and manufacturer of firing ranges and tactical combat houses.

Building on its high-security focus and specialist construction heritage, Manteena now provide a unique turn-key offering to Australian government and commercial customers looking to utilise state-of-the-art firing range technology.

With a diverse range of target systems, bullet traps, and combat houses in the Action Target portfolio, the partnership offers Australian based training facilities a truly integrated project delivery approach. Combing in-house design and manufacturing capability coupled to a compliant local installation, commissioning and on-going maintenance service, the approach has already been well-received by law enforcement Departments nationally.

“Manteena’s expert team of security-cleared construction and project management professionals, paired with the leading technology of Action Target, enables a truly specialised offering to customers seeking advanced firing & combat ranges”, said Andrew Kemp, Managing Director, Manteena Security.

With a core focus on the delivery of high-security infrastructure, locally & overseas, Manteena’s experience is bolstered by its approach and understanding towards successful project delivery in secure environments.

“Our agreement with Manteena is a significant step forward in the region as it provides local installation, maintenance, customer service and support to our valued law enforcement, military and commercial customers. We are confident in their talented team and look forward to working with them to fulfil Action Target’s mission of providing world-class products and services to some of our global customers,” commented Stephanie Thomas, Senior Director Business Development APAC, Action Target.

Recently securing numerous firing range and infrastructure upgrade projects for Australian law enforcement Departments, Manteena and Action Target look forward to working with future clients in enabling them to achieve their specific training needs.

For more information on this joint capability please reach out to us here:

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