Senior Structural Engineer
Q. What’s your link to Townsville?
I was born and raised in Townsville and studied Civil Engineering at James Cook University.
Q. What does your work involve now?
I lead the structural engineering disciple of Premise’s (formerly UDP Group) Brisbane and South East Queensland operations, which involves client and project management through the design, documentation and construction of commercial, industrial and infrastructure developments.
Q. What project are you currently working on?
A new commercial development in Papua New Guinea. I’ve been fortunate to complete the design of a five-storey, 20,000sqm shopping centre in the Six Mile commercial precinct, collaborating with Pacific Architects PNG. The development is on a steep sloping site prone to earthquakes, which presented a number of design challenges.
Q. What’s happening with your family life?
Since leaving Townsville in 2015 my wife, Kasey-Lee, and I have welcomed two beautiful sons — Cooper John Lancini (2) and Beau Benjamin Lancini (3 months).
Q. How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
When I graduated I joined GHD Townsville, who gave me a broad range of projects to cut my teeth and the opportunity to relocate to Gladstone in 2015 to take on a management role. My connections to Townsville also led to my current role as one of Premises’ executive directors, Patrick Brady, is the man who tracked me down for this opportunity.
Q. Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit?
Townsville will always be ‘home’ and generally I get the family back a couple of times a year. I have to get my boys back often enough that they don’t grow up to be Broncos supporters!