In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Leif Aleksic from Built.
In this episode we talk about:
Leif grew up in Penrith and his goal, at school, was to become a rugby league player.
Sporting injuries led Leif to the world of construction, and he stared out with a carpentry apprenticeship.
Working on the Olympic Stadium in Sydney and the scale of this project.
The process of getting your foot in the door when winning a construction job.
Managing budgets for a project and the pre-planning that goes into a commercial construction site.
Leif’s approach to dealing with conflict on site and the qualities required to be a good site manager.
A construction job starts years before the fence goes up and Leif shares how he wins his building company’s bids.
Quality and safety go hand in hand – you cannot have one without the other.
As a construction site manager Leif is always conscious of the culture within his crew.
Leif’s current project is a Japanese Nihon University international campus at the former Newcastle Courthouse.
The challenges of working on a heritage-listed site from 1892.
Leif explains the considerations that need to be made when you mix refurbishment and new construction.
Working on projects from the 1600s in contrast with modern architecture.
The future for Built and projects Leif is looking forward to.
Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Leif Aleksic.
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Build Hatch Podcast Soundtrack Title: “Ride It Like You Mean It”. Artist Name: Kristian Leo. Written By: Evert Zeevalkink. Published by Soundstripe Productions.