About Conset /

Conset delivers full structure concrete construction services to the commercial, retail, residential, sporting and recreational, medical and civil sectors. We deliver a complete structural scope of works including excavation, concreting, formwork, precast installation, steel fixing, post tension and project redesigns.

With over 17 years’ experience, the Conset team has an enviable reputation for impeccable workmanship and quality finishes. Led by an innovative leadership team, we apply novel methods to deliver the right approach for your construction requirements. Our adaptability and diversity are cornerstones of our business, and allow us to find unique solutions and offer quick construction timeframes.

We value our client partnerships, safe working environments and quality outcomes. Our core values are at the heart of all that we do:

Safe Today to Enjoy Tomorrow. The safety of our staff and contractors is paramount at all times.

We respect each other, the communities we work, and the environment.

Achieving our goals through teamwork. We develop long-term mutually beneficial relationships with clients and suppliers, and celebrate our successes with all stakeholders.

For all to be happy, healthy and prosperous. We value the well-being of our employees and promote a healthy work-life-balance in all we do.

We are passionate about embracing a service culture that will results in a sustainable future distinguished by strong performance, innovation and excellence. In doing so, we draw on the strong values of family and respect.

Our constant quest for improvement ensures we embrace new technology and innovation in every project we undertake.

Our Team /

Managing Director

Joe Bartolo

Joe Bartolo is the Managing Director of Conset. With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, he has worked on hundreds of construction projects throughout Melbourne. Joe is also a Director of Civilex and Urbancorp.

As well as his extensive background in construction, Joe has a vast knowledge across all aspects of concrete construction, civil, soft and hard landscapes, project delivery, risk management, business management and development, programming and financial control. Combined with his analytical style and his problem-solving approach, his strong skill set includes identifying and developing opportunities.

He values safety, innovation, efficiency and staff development, and has been instrumental in shaping the company’s focus on training and upskilling.

Joe is a member of the Concrete Institute of Australia, Master Builders, Directors Institute of Australia and the Civil Contractors Federation. He has a Diploma of Project Management, Diploma Business Management and Certificate 3 OH&S, and has completed courses in contracts and legal obligations, and leadership, as well as a Director’s course.

Construction Manager

John Giofches

John Giofches is the Construction Manager at Conset. In his role, John is primarily responsible for overseeing all aspects of our projects, from conception to delivery.

As a technical expert in the construction field, John utilises his well-honed skills and vast construction methodology knowledge to deliver innovative and robust projects. With a keen eye for detail and astute focus on quality, he is committed to delivering construction solutions that are built safely, on time, on budget and with zero defects.

An adept communicator who is level headed, practical, and able to resolve complex challenges, John has a proven track record of delivering top quality results. He is able to guide discerning clients through each phase of the build and engages stakeholders at all levels through his considered approach and engaging style.

To achieve optimal outcomes, John has fostered an experienced and talented team of highly motivated, skilled professionals. During his 8 years with Conset, he has fostered close relationships built on trust and respect with his staff, suppliers and clients alike.

Construction Director

Ray Dando

Ray Dando is the Construction Director of Conset. In this role, Ray is responsible for business development and management of Project Managers, Project Engineers, Site Foremen and Leading Hands.

Estimating Director

Andrew Fairbairn

Andrew Fairbairn is the Estimating Director of Conset. Since 2010, Andrew has overseen the Civilex Estimating Department that has successfully won over 200 project up to the value of $30 million. Formerly with John Holland and BMD as a Project Manager, Andrew has the industry know-how and technical capability to drive civil construction projects from inception to completion. Key projects he has overseen include the Design and Construct of Westernport Highway Duplication ($18 million) and the Thompsons Road Duplication ($12 million). With this site experience, Andrew is able to utilise his knowledge in civil construction to ensure Conset prepare accurate and thorough tenders.

Project Manager

Greg Richards

Greg understands construction literally from the ground up, having started with Conset as a concreter and working his way up to a Leading Hand, then Foreman, and to his present role as Project Manager. Prior to joining our team, Greg worked with a variety of construction related companies, including a builder and civil engineering company, residential builder and landscape gardener.

With 16 years experience in the industry, Greg understands the importance of planning a project, and overseeing every aspect to ensure quality and high standards. He values safety and a team environment, working closely with staff and subcontractors to ensure projects are delivered with safety, quality and budget in mind.

Project Manager

Damien Gatt

Project Manager Damien is responsible for overseeing our construction projects from inception to completion. Known for his passion, energy, work ethic and decisiveness, Damien plans each aspect of the construction, including project delivery, financial impacts, resources and HSEQ.

Together with his team, he ensures projects are managed in line with agreed project programs, and that all aspects of procurement, subcontractor, supplier and financial administration are carefully monitored.

Damien has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, with 5 of those in domestic carpentry, complemented by 15 years in concrete/structure construction. He is able to apply his knowledge to pre-empt solutions and communicates regularly with clients to ensure they are kept abreast with how projects are progressing. Damien has a Certificate III in Occupational Health & Safety.

HSEQ Coordinator

Joe Patti

Within his role as HSEQ Coordinator, Joe identifies and implements continuous improvement strategies across all aspects of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality. With 15 years in construction and mining, Joe’s considerable strengths include mentoring staff and contractors for optimum outcomes, as well as technical proficiency in data analysis, incident investigation, safety management and developing system documentation.

Prior to joining Conset, Joe worked as a Risk, Safety and Training Consultant at Astra Group Services, and as a Quality, Safety and Environment Coordinator at Sibelco Australia. He holds a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessing.

On any given day Joe will working closely with the teams to cascade HSEQ learnings, best practices and consistency across the organisation. He delivers site-specific safety plans and monitors our performance in line with our systems and procedures. Joe is a valued member of our HSEQ team and brings insight and maturity, combined with an astute and practical focus on solutions.

Who We Work With /

Whether you’re building a new development, or breathing new life into an existing structure, we have the technical expertise and industry knowledge to deliver your project. We work with leading designers, builders and developers to create outstanding results.