Forensic and Investigative Civil Engineer #ID2393

ID2393 is a highly qualified and experienced Forensic and Investigative Civil Engineer with a career spanning more than 60 years. He holds qualifications in a broad range of disciplines including civil engineering, building, commerce, business and accounting.

He has extensive experience providing expert opinion:

  • 19 times appeared as an expert witness in court (box)
  • 53 expert reports for listed court hearings
  • 2 reports used in listed building disputes
  • 3 times appeared as an expert witness for a tribunal
  • 71 building inspection / defect reports
  • 1 expert determination
  • 2 major building dilapidation reports

ID2393 also worked for 10 years as a Lecturer at a major Australian university.

Career Highlights

  • ID2393 has 60 years of experience and is currently a consulting Forensic and Investigative Civil Engineer, Building Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor, Principal Certifier (Buildings), Building Defects Inspector, Arbitrator, Mediator, Registered Tax Agent and Accountant.

  • He has been consulting and practising as an expert witness in the Courts and Tribunals in management, property development, real estate, arbitration, project management, financial control of contracts and businesses, and corporate and business law.

  • ID2393 specialises in preventing builders, developers, businesses and not for profit organisations from going bankrupt. Much of his experience has been on the operation and viability of micro, small and medium enterprises and not for profit organisations.

  • He is well versed and experienced in the duties of Project Managers, Property Managers, Business Managers, Real Estate Managers, Strata Managers, Office Managers, People Managers, Development Managers, Finance Managers, Tax and Finance Managers, Insolvency Specialists and the like, and more.

  • ID2393 has been certified as competent in OHS and continues to be updated via the AIBS, AIB, EA and NSW government departments. As a PCA he was required to enforce OHS.

  • He has also published approximately 150 papers and 22 books on the building, construction and property industries, including building audits.

Education Highlights

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy (School of Building)
  • Associate in Accounting
  • Graduate Royal Military College (Duntroon)
  • Graduate Australian Staff College
  • Professional Certificate in Valuation & Land Economy

Employment Highlights

ID2393 has 60 years’ experience and is currently a consulting Forensic and Investigative Civil Engineer, Building Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor, Principal Certifier (Buildings), Building Defects Inspector, Arbitrator, Mediator, Registered Tax Agent and Accountant.

He also has the following experience:

  • Principal Certifier Building, under the EPA Act (NSW), issuing Construction, Occupation, Strata and Complying Development Certificates
  • Accredited Certifier – Civil Engineer issuing Compliance Certificates
  • Director of Operations and Construction in a major development company
  • Building maintenance, property acquisition and marketing
  • 25 years a Senior Lecturer, Visiting Fellow and Professor in a School of Building at a major Australian university
  • 35 years’ experience in taxation and accounting

ID2393 has extensive experience providing expert opinion to Courts and Tribunals. Currently, he provides expert opinion on approximately 50 cases (with about 30% as an expert witness in Courts and Tribunals) per year on the following issues:

  • Building defects and rectification
  • Contract variations
  • The Home Building Act & Strata Titles Act
  • Costing defect rectification and property disputes
  • Building Code of Australia, including fire services and safety
  • Leaking and defective facades, waterproofing and wet areas

Membership Highlights

  • Local Government Engineer (QLD, NSW, VIC)
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Valuers & Land Economists (Econ)
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Builders
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Secretaries
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Managers
  • Fellow Institution of Engineers, Australia - CP Eng
  • Associate Planning Institute of Australia
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants
  • Fellow Institute of Arbitrators Australia
  • Member International Real Estate Institute
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Management
  • Chartered Engineer, Chartered Builder, Chartered Secretary,
  • Public Accountant & Registered Tax Agent
  • Member Australian Institute of Project Management
  • Affiliate Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
  • Member of the Society of Fire Engineers
  • Member of the Society of Military / Defence Engineers
  • Member of the College of Investigative & Remedial Engineers Australia
  • Member of the College of Investigative & Remedial Consulting Engineers of Australia

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