George Konstandakos

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George is Head of DesignMake at Lendlease.

With a strong background in mechanical engineering, George comes from an accomplished career in the automotive industry. Having previously held senior executive roles at the National Transport Commission and General Motors, George combines proven leadership skills with a passion for smart construction and sleek design. 

Since making the move to the prefab construction industry in 2013, George has made an impact with his fervent approach to improving our built environment. Through his roles as CEO at Hickory Building Systems and General Manager at Timber Building Systems, which he led as a start-up company, George has become a key spokesperson for prefabrication. Now, as Head of DesignMake at Lendlease, George leads a team who are focused on delivering cost effective and sustainable building solutions for property projects around the world.

Presentation Overview

Lendlease started their journey into prefabricated engineered timber structures in 2012 with the completion of a 10 storey residential building in Victoria Harbour, Melbourne. Since then, Lendlease have invested in local design and manufacturing capabilities based on the increasing demand for improved safety, productivity, quality and sustainability. The 25 King Street project represents the latest engineered timber structure to be designed and manufactured by Lendlease’s inhouse manufacturing business, DesignMake. This 10 storey timber office building will be one of the world’s largest with over 6,000 cubic meters of CLT and glulam. The engineered timber structure and facade were installed over a 6 month period with less resources, waste and disturbance to the surrounding community. The building is targeting a 6 Star Green Stare Design and will be completed in late 2018.