School of Property, Construction & Project Management
RMIT Property, Construction and Project Management are pleased to announce Luke Stambolis will be a key presenter on our Industry Day at AUBEA in 2017.
Luke’s extensive experience includes several major retail projects in Australia and the UK, more than 1,600 apartments and some of Melbourne’s most prominent CBD skyscrapers. He has worked in many roles, on both the contractor and developer side, and has a deep understanding of what it takes to ensure project delivery success.
Luke is used to leading multiple teams through difficult and complex issues such as construction techniques, buildability in design and design and logistics planning for optimal project speed. Luke coordinates project outcomes for developers, financiers and authorities, ensuring PPRs are being met and stakeholder issues are quickly resolved.
KEY BENEFITS TO THE PROJECT
“What excites me about construction is forming the strategies that will not only influence a project to achieve its goals, but also to innovate efficiencies. I want to push teams, and the industry, to higher limits.” – Luke Stambolis
RELEVANT PROJECT EXPERIENCE
Project: South Wharf Precinct
Role: Senior Project Manager
Procurement Model: GMP
The precinct comprises a DFO shopping centre, a 12 level 5 Star Green Star accredited commercial tower, residential townhouses and a 3,000 space car park. The project also included an extensive wharf rebuild, refurbishment of wharf sheds and reconstruction of the iconic Polly Woodside ship, a dry dock, associated public areas and Yarra River promenade works.
Luke is proud of the extensive stakeholder coordination and consultation he brought to the project both prior and during construction to gain approvals from either a government body or services authority and deliver a successful project.
Project: Westfield London
Role: Construction Manager
Procurement Model: D&C
This world class retail centre, set on London’s latest brownfield redevelopment site at the time, was Luke’s entry into the world of major projects. Luke describes this project as half engineering and half building. The enormous works packages required to enable the land parcel alone were both unique and challenging.
This was a key project in Luke’s career, from learning about HR issues to navigating the sheer size of the management team. “You have to live and breathe a major project to understand what it takes to work in one and to manage at executive level,” adds Luke.
Project: Concept Blue Apartments
Client: Lustig & Moar
Role: Project Manager
Procurement Model: D&C
Luke was 29 when he embarked on his first role as Project Manager. The Concept Blue project involved major refurbishment to the heritage listed 1940s era Russell Street Police Station, with restoration of its iconic radio tower and structural repairs to bomb damaged façade brickwork. At the same time, the building was converted to modern apartments.
Construction included an extensive five storey basement adjacent the police building and a new 33 storey apartment tower. Through persistence and detailed problem solving, the refurbishment was a success, with the façade elements and internal beams preserved.
Images and Text: Probuild