An experienced commercial and residential concreter, Peter leads Cemento with the proven capabilities to manage up to 40+ men across multiple sites; logistically plan, program and resource multiple projects concurrently; and implement and execute safety, quality assurance and environmental management systems to ensure full compliance with all legislative and project specific requirements.
Peter is a second generation concreter, and worked with his father learning the trade and building up his skills from an early age. Well prepared, and capable beyond his years, Peter commenced his career with commercial concreter De Martin & Gasparini.
Over the years, Peter strengthened his knowledge and skills and went on to work as a leading hand, site foreman, site manager and operations manager for other major firms including Eveready Concrete Contractors, Shepherd Contracting, Tessman Concreting and Admiral Concreting – which he left in 2010 to establish Cemento Concrete Services.
Experience snapshot:P.A. Hospital Emergency Department Expansion – Operations Manager and WHSO
The Princess Alexandra Hospital is located in Woolloongabba, minutes from the CBD. The hospital is one of Brisbane’s major health precincts and has undergone extensive expansion works to the emergency department as well as other areas.
Peter was responsible for the concrete works package which included a helipad, hotlift, large suspended slabs, columns, lift shafts, walls, concrete stairs, and plinths. As part of his WHSO role, Peter also implemented a safe work method for all concrete procedures to ensure safety and conformance with the principal contractor.
Located at the Port of Brisbane, the PortGate Precinct warehouse development incorporates 28,000 square metres of warehouse space with offices and container park space.
Leading a 15 man crew, Peter was responsible for the preparation, placement and finishing of warehouse flooring, container hardstands, kerbing, and storage facilities. High brushed flat floors were required which involved specialised planning and project management to complete to time and budget.
Standing 53 storeys high and designed by Harry Seidler, Riparian Plaza is a benchmark in architectural expression, construction engineering and innovation. In 2008 the building won the Rider Levett Bucknall / Property Council of Australia Award and the Property Council of Australia Award for Mixed Use Development.
Leading a 12 man crew, Peter was responsible for the placement and finishing of a number of elements including mixed-use ground slabs, suspended slabs, walls, columns, lifts shafts, concrete stairs, plinths, and basement level car parks.