Born and raised in Northern Ireland and a graduate BSc (Hons) from the University of Ulster, Chris departed his homeland ‘‘in search of adventure and greener pastures’’, which eventually saw him join the Prendos building surveying team in our Wellington branch office in 2009. As a qualified and experienced building surveyor with a broad range of skills, Chris is commonly tasked with assisting in dispute resolution as an expert witness, and also performs the role of a contract administrator and project manager.
Chris’ responsibilities include the investigation and remediation of weathertight and structural issues in residential, commercial and large multi-unit apartment complexes. This includes the provision of initial and destructive investigations, as well as advice on the nature and cause of defects, the appropriate remediation to ensure the performance and functional needs of the building are maintained, and dispute resolution and mediation where necessary.
He also inspects and produces condition surveys, long term maintenance plans and accessibility reports. In Northern Ireland, Chris performed the role of a council building inspector, which involved assessment of plans and buildings for compliance with the building code.