“Revolutionary”, “Environmentally Friendly”, “Commercially Focused”. All are words that have been used to describe us. Surprised that a construction organisation can be described in those terms?
You shouldn't be.
In a market place where it's hard to differentiate between the competition, we have a distinguished track record, not only for outstanding quality but also for shaping the way our industry utilises new technology.
Formed in 1970, we have established ourselves as a market leader in the Construction, Soil Stabilisation and Remediation sectors by applying a common-sense business methodology, supported by constant research and development in supporting technology. This, along with our client and partner-centric approach has led us to increase turnover and profits year on year for the last four decades.
When O'Keefe Construction (Greenwich) Limited was founded, the UK construction industry was still using traditional, manual methods that were labour intensive, expensive and time-consuming. Having extensively researched alternative methods abroad, we discovered machinery that would revolutionise processes, discovering equipment specifically designed for tasks such as pile breaking, placing concrete in slabs, soil stabilisation, 3-D ground modelling and most recently the production of recycled Hydraulically Bound Materials. The benefits this equipment could offer were numerous - projects were made far simpler, safer, more accurate, and cost-efficient.
Realising that the use of such technology would revolutionise working practices, we imported this machinery to the UK, not only becoming among the first companies to do so, but also changing the way that the industry as a whole would utilise heavy plant machinery.
In the 1990s, environmental awareness led us to design and develop a machine that would set the industry standard for being able to stabilise and remediate soil using an environmentally-friendly system that had the added benefits of improving quality standards, accuracy and reliability. With the later addition of an in-house soils testing laboratory, this pioneering approach has raised the bar for the industry.
Use of technology is one thing –we also recognise that our business processes must be innovative too in order to deliver the highest benefit to our partners and clients. With a corporate ethos that encourages ownership of both the risk and rewards inherent within the scale of projects that we are called upon to deliver, the honest and open dialogue that Project Teams develop with their clients is key to ensuring that focus is kept on the commercial benefits of the Design and Construction process.