20 Jun Tony Leonello
Humans of Schiavello
Tony LeonelloConstruction Manager
Where were you born?
Adelaide, South Australia.
What did you want to be when you were young?
Designer / Draftsman (apologies, draftsperson).
What is your role at Schiavello?
What attracted you to working at Schiavello?
1/ Management’s vision of how they wanted to develop and grow the business in the future, and the type of people they wanted to attract and to be apart of the journey.
2/ The opportunity to help and mentor some of younger team members (what am I talking about? – everyone is younger than me) by offering some grey hair experience (only building matters of course).
Project you’re most proud of –
Being asked what building methodology I would suggest constructing a 5 storey building in Adelaide CBD on a tight site (approx. building footprint 26.00m x 10.00m build boundary to boundary), for a client with a very restrictive and limited budget.
After the acceptance of the proposal, I had to explore technologies relatively new to the commercial sector at the time. I was involved throughout the design documentation phase reviewing and offering buildability advice. I also led the construction team as the project manager and achieved practical completion in 11 months (1 short of contract PC).
People are surprised that…
I’m a romantic at heart and a wannabe Ballroom and Latin-style dancer.
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
My grandfather (and name sake) who died (in Italy) long before I was born.
What are you known for around the office?
Being an early starter, I’m usually at my desk by 5.30am.
Most used emoji/s?
Don’t really like texting, therefore not a user of emoji/s – would rather talk to people! (I’m a bit old-school).
If you had to take three things on a deserted island, what would they be?
In no particular order; my wife (Kim), guitar, knife.
My guilty pleasure is…
food in general, especially chocolate.
If you were an ice-cream, which flavour would you be?
Neapolitan (mixed bag).
If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?
Not sure I really need anything – I think I’m generally happy with my life. Might help my kids out and take my wife on a romantic holiday.