Our Team

Teamwork is a strategic decision.

 A team is not just about getting on well together, it combines individual strengths and skills with a shared commitment to performance.

Innovhousing choice was to aim at the most qualified people who had the same vision and giving them the opportunity to work together. This is the only way for us to create a unique value proposition.

EUGENIO BIN

founder & CEO

Eugenio decided to leave his previous position as a CEO of a European stainless steel company to found InnovHousing and to apply his knowledge to challenge the status quo in the South African construction industry. His vision is to innovate the local market thanks to the latest European technology and by implementing new efficiency standards of well being. Eugenio is the mastermind of theTreeOne project at Nelson Mandela University.

FRANCO PIVA

structural engineer

Franco is a structural engineer and the owner of Ergodomus Timber Engineering.

He has been working for over 15 years in the design of wooden structures, taking care of all the various aspects: from static to technical physics, to  three-dimensional construction projects, including also, CNC cutting machines’ analytic programming . Over the years he has become an international point of reference in wood design. Franco is a committed  supporter of constant innovation; that carries out out numerous research and development projects for continuous improvement in wood construction. He is also quite active in promoting every aspect in wood technology, being a regular participant at worldwide conferences and seminars.

Franco is also involved in several post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Emilia. He is a technical physics, airtight and wood construction lecturer at CasaClima.

He is a published autor of two books on wood construction; and a third and latest book is now being published in both Italian and English.

CONSTANTIN TISTEA

wood conoisseur and assembler

Costantin Tistea is a great wood connoisseur. Ever since he was a child he smelled the scent of wood then wood itself became his most trusted workmate. “Costy” is widely considered to be one of the best assemblers in wooden constructions worldwide. Costy and his team are known from structural designers and contractors for the perfect execution of CLT projects. Key of his success are a very close relationship with designers and the passionate care for every detail. Not many know that Costy is also a video director, he uses the site as if it was a stage and his videos are real masterpieces that tell the enthusiasm and passion for wooden buildings. InnovHousing chooses only the best.

SHAUN FORSTER

project manager

Shaun has an extensive experience in construction: from material procurement, to maintenance, design, renovation, oversight and project management. Shaun loves working with wood and sustainable materials.

 In his carreer he worked as a project manager for Brookes Hill Pavilion in Port Elizabeth (Shamwari Group), Zambesi Crescent in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Kariega Private Game Reserve. In 2017 Shaun was appointed by the Nelson Mandela University as project manager of the TreeOne Project in Port Elizabeth.

CRISTIANO BENACCHIO

project manager

Cristiano is a project manager at Ergodomus Timber Engineering. He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at University of Trento in 2008. He has over 8 years of experience in all the various aspects of wood structures design: from the static to the three-dimensional construction projects, including CNC cutting machine programming and material procurement. Cristiano is highly experienced in design dedicated software applications. Cristiano is highly skilled in implementing multiple construction solutions. Over the years he gained a considerable experience in designing wooden buildings of different shapes and sizes for local and international projects.

DAVID VICARIO

structural engineer

David is a structural engineer and a project manager at Ergodomus Timber Engineering. He graduated from Faculty of Engineering of the University of Trento with a research thesis on the behavior of CLT wall panels at IVALSA Center. David has many years of experience in wooden constructions, having designed dozens of buildings,  from the static, to the analytical design of CNC machines. He experimented with different construction materials including wood-frame, CLT,  blockbau and bamboo.

David is a staunch supporter of an holistic approach to design. He is passionate about technical physics and air tightness of buildings and he is improving his skills attending courses at CasaClima.

ALESSANDRO ZUANNI

architect

Alessandro is an architect based in Trento and active also in Milan and Como. After graduating at the University of Trento University, he earned a post graduate degree in BIM-Managment from Politecnico di Milano. Alessandro started his career as a professional architect in 2011. In 2017 he founded BIM-FARM, to support customers in BIM process implementations. He plays a key role in the IH teamwork,  acting as  a functional interface with the stuctural engineers, given his interests in architectural design and digitalisation. He is responsible for architectural design and procurement.

DANIEL BELLINI

architect

Daniel lives and works between Argentina and Italy. In Misiones Province, Argentina, he leads a project to build a sustainable village for the Guaranì people.

He thinks and designs in wood. He has an ongoing collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture in Turin to improve the course framework for the study of Cross Laminated Timber.

LAURA PELLEGATTA

strategy and development manager

Laura is an expert in facilitating solutions for Passive House or NetZero projects. She develops and applies strategies for integrating systems for renewable energy, and innovative prefabrication construction systems. While  focusing on  materials, Laura insures efficiency goals, sustainable economic scale, and indoor living comfort. Laura is in charge of developing the Canadian market; she is a real value for InnovHousing.

GUIDO ANGELUCCI

director of the South African branch

 Guido was born in Italy and raised in South Africa. He has background in law, translating and interpreting. He further has extensive experience in assisting and consulting for enterprises and entrepreneurs across the globe.

 Currently Guido operates between Africa and Europe and acts as a Director of our South African branch.

MARINA ARAKI

communication designer

Marina is a communication designer and art director originally from Milan, now based in Cape Town.

She has a wide experience in Italian, South African and international brand communication. She aims to inspire, inform, and captivate customers, through appealing visuals and effective online brand image.

Marina has been responsible for the creation of our website and for Innovhousing visual concepts.