Meet a member: Lukasz Kisiel MCIOB
Tell us a little about your career? Why did you choose construction?
My career in construction started during a summer holiday when I was 12 years old. I worked on my uncle’s new-build project and I was responsible for checking quality of bricks and sorting them so that the best quality was used and poor quality was sent back to the supplier.
Since I set up my company in 2007, I progressed from being my own foreman, manager, book keeper and estimator to having a team of nine office-based staff and about 50 subcontractors on sites.
It wouldn’t be possible if I didn’t complete a course run by Chris Westacott that enabled me to become a Chartered Construction Manager.
“I can’t wait to see technology disturbing our industry and enabling construction professionals to deliver projects on time at lower cost than currently, with less defects and disputes.”
What would you have done otherwise?
It’s hard to say what would happen if I didn’t get myself chartered, but I’m happy to say that it would be much more difficult to have a multi-award winning company if it wasn’t for that fact.
What change would you like to see in the industry?
I’d like to see off-grid buildings using renewable energy only as a standard practice. I can’t wait to see technology disturbing our industry and enabling construction professionals to deliver projects on time at lower cost than currently, with less defects and disputes.
Your business has just won a clutch of awards – congratulations! What does that mean for the business?
It feels like all the hard work really paid off and that I am part of a team of champions. Great credit to my people. It is all due to their infinite commitment and energy they put in to every project.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love spending spare time with my three daughters and wife. I also play tennis. Just like at work, on a tennis court I give my best and try to win by fair play. It’s a great feeling when I do. Listening to jazz music and learning to play saxophone is also on the cards.