Heather is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors and has more than 20 years’ building surveying experience – ten of these at senior management level.
Her impressive work history has armed her with an extraordinary breadth of professional and technical skills and considerable expertise. This covers a variety of building surveying works, including weather-tightness investigations, condition surveys and the completion of earthquake, fire and flood related damage assessments.
However Heather’s particular interest and expertise lies in the contract administration and project management of remedial and refurbishment works for commercial and public sector buildings.
Following the Canterbury earthquakes of 2011, she acted as project lead on 90 earthquake-related material damage surveys for Lincoln University, and project managed the $5.2 million remediation of Christchurch’s Buddhist Temple. She has also worked on numerous invasive and non-invasive investigations, defect analyses and weather-tightness reports for clients including government departments, hotel owners, Body Corporates and commercial building owners.
Heather’s expertise in these areas has seen her act as expert witness in cases where design and construction defects have led to legal disputes. She not only provides sound advice to clients, but prepares detailed reports on the defects to ultimately help bring these cases to resolution.
QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
2018 NZIBS Executive Member
2002 Diploma in Surveying (with distinction) – The College of Estate Management
2000 Accessibility Auditing – University of Ulster
1998 BSc (Hons) Building Engineering & Management (1st Class) – University of Ulster
1993 BMedSc (Hons) 2.1 – Queens University Belfast