Gloria Duci - Engineering, Project manager - Tecnomont Service General Contractor

ENGINEERING, PROJECT MANAGER

I’ve been passionate about construction since I was a child. I used to play with Legos, putting them together and taking them apart. As soon as I could, I went to see real building works at construction sites.

Undecided between architecture and engineering, I first graduated in building engineering and then in architecture.
Pure designs don’t interest me.
I love to create, to manage projects. I want to see a building being born.

My duties include site inspections, budgets, site management, preparing documentation with the health and safety office, material orders with the purchasing office, coordinating with the logistics office, and organizing the work with the personnel office and site manager. Currently, I’m what you would call a project manager.

I work on building maintenance, renovation, upgrades to meet fire prevention regulations, fire doors, plating, space compartmentalization, fireproof sealing of system passages, escape routes, refuge areas. But before all this, the memory of the building must be analyzed and reconstructed through surveys, mapping and stratigraphy.

For us, an architect’s idea, plan or drawing means calculations, tests and preliminary studies. It’s a team effort that involves the entire technical department: experts, surveyors, architects, and engineers.

“Stripping out” means returning the space to its empty state, removing everything that’s not structural, and then bringing it in line with regulations or converting it to accommodate new functions or needs to fit a coordinated image in the case of commercial spaces.

I like getting my hands dirty on the construction site and using the tools of the project manager.
Recently, in my spare time, I built a bike – a “fixed” bike. Changing a car tire or fitting chains comes naturally to me. Wearing high heels, on the other hand, is a problem.