Dave is a Chartered and Registered building Surveyor, Registered Clerk of Works, Chartered Construction Manager, Licensed Designer and has a total of over 40 years construction experience in Europe and NZ including as a contractor for 20 years carrying out property repairs and additions in the UK and three years as a council building inspector and consent processing officer for the Auckland Council Reclad Team.

His early career included six years military engineering and as an intelligence photographer in the Royal Engineers in Germany and the UK.

Dave’s extensive experience in clerk of works inspecting and reporting and council consent processing and inspections means he is ideally qualified and experienced to offer expert services to clients to help achieve construction projects right first time by reducing or eliminating construction defects, advising on building code compliance, reducing delays and contractor claims for repeat work or abortive work, reducing long and short term maintenance issues and potential ongoing legal disputes and claims.

Project Experience

  • Clerk of Works/Quality Assurance inspections for multiple new commercial and residential buildings up to 35 million GBP value in UK
  • Auckland Council reclad team, reclad inspections and peer review of reclad consents for building code compliance
  • Expert witness for claimants and defendants in weathertight and other construction related disputes in NZ
  • Condition surveys and reports before and after building works in UK and NZ
  • Disabled access audits of schools and commercial buildings in UK and NZ
  • Commercial landlord and tenant lease condition surveys in UK and NZ
  • Design of recladding and alterations for residential and commercial buildings in NZ
  • Engineer to the contract (client’s representative) for recladding and repairs to residential and commercial buildings in NZ
  • WSG Assessor 2009-2014
  • Survey and design of school WC refurbishments and classroom extensions for schools in UK
  • School condition surveys and preparation of asset management schedules in UK
  • Lead surveyor for design and implementation of disability access alterations to public access police buildings in UK
  • Measured surveys of commercial and historic buildings for English Heritage
  • Forensic audits of cleansing and disinfecting work to farm buildings during the foot and mouth disease outbreak in Cumbria in 2001
  • Pre and post contract administration duties for various size refurbishments to schools and commercial buildings in UK
  • Planned and reactive maintenance inspections and monitoring contractor’s performance to a UK Defence Naval missile storage site in UK
  • Maintenance officer for Park Hill flats for Sheffield City Council (a le Corbusier-inspired in-situ concrete development of 1,000 varying sized apartments)

Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Science Building Surveying with Honours (2:1), (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Building Surveying)
  • Member of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (Architecture and Surveying Faculty)
  • Member of the Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate
  • Licensed Designer (level 2)
  • City and Guilds Class 2 Construction Plant Operator Mechanic (UK)
  • B2 Combat Engineering Certificate, School of Military Engineering, Chatham (UK)


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Contact Us

7a/65 Paul Mathews Road
North Harbour, Auckland 0632
Email: enquiries@revealbc.nz
Dave: 021400579
Nick: 0276375441

Latest News

Major structural failures of Schools in Scotland due to lack of Clerk of Works

Over the last few years construction work at many Schools in Scotland has been carried out under Public Finance Initiative Schemes (PFI), where the building contractor self-certifies their own work as being to the correct standard and quality, without being subject to external monitoring or inspection.  This is a model of financing public construction projects that has become common in many countries since it was first developed in UK and AUstralia.  Many of these schools have suffered serious structural failures in the last few years and have needed major re-construction or repair, causing serious disruption to schools and an unexpected additional financial cost.

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