Staff Profile: Leonard Tunhavasana

19 February 2021

Leonard is a part of our Fire Engineering team at BCA Logic. Leonard works with architects, builders, and owners to provide fire safety consulting advice for various developments including new buildings, changes to existing buildings, or as part of upgrade strategies for council fire orders.

How did you break into the industry and why?

Prior to fire engineering I worked as a water quality/stormwater engineer. Looking for a change in a more consulting-based career, a friend from university, asked if I was willing to try fire safety consulting, in which I responded, “what is hell is that?”. A two-hour conversation, with him followed by an interview with my former mentor is what began this extraordinary journey through fire safety.

 

What do you like most about your job?

Fire engineering allows me to create tailored fire safety solutions for various types of building’s and structures. As these solutions are derived from a more fundamental understanding of fire safety, I’m allowed to be much more creative with assisting clients, which is particularly exciting in a world which is often limited by prescriptive “yes-no” requirements.

 

What is your most favourite memory from BCA Logic?

I actually don’t have a specific memory, however, I would say that the daily interactions I have with all my BCA Logic colleagues (chats, outings, lunches, dinners, parties) definitely keep me happy and motivated through all aspects of my life.

 

What has been your proudest achievement in your career?

My proudest achievement occurred quite recently in which I was able to complete my Masters in Fire Safety Engineering, all while working full time, and still being able to raise my baby daughter who just turned one.

 

What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?

I was trained in classical piano for a good portion of my childhood and teenage years. However, I can only remember first 20 seconds of all the songs that I learned growing up!