The Standstruct Team

Chris (Woody) Wood

Chris (Woody) Wood

General Manager

Chris is a construction specialist with an eye for detail. A qualified carpenter backed by a Certificate IV in Building and Construction, his experience is vast and manifest. In a career spanning roles in general carpentry, Site Management and Project Management, Chris is currently employing his technical and problem solving qualities as General Manager for Standstruct.

Standstruct, have successfully delivered many commercial and residential assembly projects, and Chris is proud to been an integral part of its development. His hands on experience and focus on customer service, along with early work-ethic training, ensure timely delivery and client satisfaction.

Easy going with a well developed sense of humour, family man, Chris, maintains the work/life balance camping, fishing and spending time with his lovely partner, Emma, and two daughters, Olivia and Amber.

Lauren Bannan

Lauren Bannan

Finance Assistant

The welcoming and supportive culture of Standstruct made segueing from hospitality to Accounts Assistant in the construction industry, a seamless transition for Lauren with the emphasis on client service and team work of equal importance to both industries.

Backed by an Advance Diploma in Hospitality Management, Lauren has worked across a number of manager positions, including multiple years with the Australian Open. Both high pressure role and stand-out career highlight, Lauren’s involvement in Players Dining especially, resulted in many memorable celebrity player exchanges. Today Lauren employs her practiced management skills to great effect, successfully dealing with people to achieve unfailingly positive outcomes.

Lauren is highly motivated and creative, with a talent for speech writing and a long held interest in Archaeology. Along with a regular health and fitness regime, she also enjoys relaxing in front of historical documentaries and attending paleo historical exhibitions when they come to town.

Scott Whelan

Scott Whelan

Project Manager

Scott is an experienced carpenter with fifteen years experience across the construction spectrum. Bolstered by a Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma in Building and Construction, with an accompanying Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety, Scott’s industry knowledge is both broad and varied. 

Scott’s current role as Project Manager for at Standstruct , involves working on the type of grand scale construction that will be standing long after he has gone, a fact he clearly appreciates. 

Well developed negotiation skills, comprehensive knowledge of OH&S and work flow scheduling of key tradespeople and deliveries, reliably ensures Scott’s project delivery meets deadlines and is within budget.

Happy to spend weekends hanging with his puppy, Gladys, or, weather permitting, tackling the local mountains for some snowboarding action, top of Scott’s bucket list is to head across to Munich for the annual Oktoberfest. And, true story – you know a man is serious about his grilled meat snack when he installs a full restaurant sized kebab machine in his own home.

Jicheng (Jacky) Liao

Jicheng (Jacky) Liao

Carpenter

Jacky’s background as a Quality Assurance Specialist for PSS World Medical serves him well in the crossover to the building industry. A critical thinker, with exemplary problem solving skills, his affinity for mathematics and mechanical aptitude are a natural fit.

Building on a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) from Holmesglen, where he received an Apprentice Award in 2016, Jacky is a fully fledged Carpenter with Standstruct. Jacky’s experience in Quality Control and Project Management skills stand him in excellent stead to successfully progress in the ever developing construction industry.

Balancing an active mind with a healthy body, Jacky’s aerobic stamina and agility come into play during demanding games of badminton, while regular soccer games allow him to channel his inner Cristiano Ronaldo!

Ken Piggott

Ken Piggott

Carpenter / Leading Hand

Ken, an accredited carpenter and accomplished Leading Hand, brings over twenty years of experience, across a broad range of domestic, commercial and architectural developments to his Standstruct role. His proficiency in all aspects of construction and renovation, including work on a number of heritage listed projects, plus six years running his own business, make Ken an excellent industry role model.

Ken is a motivated professional who is constantly driven to exceed expectations and he derives enormous satisfaction from seeing projects realised through inception to completion. A committed team player, Ken relishes the opportunity to share his knowledge, actively encouraging and supporting the development of others to produce quality results.

Rarely idle, Ken enjoys making custom furniture in his down time, keeping fit with boxing and karate and balancing that all out with a mean rib eye steak and shot or two of Wild Turkey.
Despite many achievements to his name, the one Ken is undoubtedly proudest, is raising his son and daughter as a single dad for ten years – and we think that’s pretty great too !

Ramsay Gordon

Ramsay Gordon

Carpenter

A fully qualified carpenter, Ramsay honed his skills in an impressive array of residential extensions, renovations and new builds, covering the gamut between heritage homes and contemporary architectural development. Along with extensive commercial work, including office fit-outs and work on some of Crown Casino’s flagship restaurants, Ramsay brings over 31 years of industry experience to Standstruct.

Ramsay enjoys the challenge of working on unusual or unique projects, where his craftsmanship reliably delivers impressive results. An integral cog in the construction machine, and backed by excavator, scissor lift and boom lift licenses, Ramsay is a motivated and professional team player.

Topping Ramsay’s list of recreational activities is camping, golf and travel with family. A state title holder for Surf Lifesaving, and, as a level 2 snow ski instructor, has tackled some of the worlds sickest double black diamond runs!

Scott Callesen

Scott Callesen

Dogman

Scott ensures Standstruct work sites remain safety compliant in all high-risk load rigging and lifting operations. New to the construction industry, Scott is an accredited Dogman who is keen to further advance his qualifications in all crane related areas. Scott is enjoying the professional, committed and supportive team camaraderie at Standstruct, along with his new-found skill of operating cranes.

International Man of Mystery, Scott is also a Commercial Fixed Wing Pilot, Master 500 ton Boat Captain and qualified chef, who once shook Bill Clinton’s hand. Scott enjoys spending time with family and friends over food and drinks various, and harbours a special fondness for Diplomatico Special Reserva Rum. He may also have moonlighted as henchman for a Russian Oligarch – he could tell you, but he’d have to kill you.