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Professional: John MihaljevicPetri Laajoki | Craig Sharwood

Lindsay Garrick | David Delchau | Philip Jacey

Technical: Ted Milne  | Chris Campbell  | Mary Jerga

Administrative: Bernadette Mihaljevic | Thai Nguyen

Professional

John Mihaljevic

John Mihaljevic - Principal Building Surveyor

Qualifications: Cert. Eng. Surv., B. App. Sc (Building)
Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

John is the director of Certified Building Solutions with a broad range of experience in the building industry in Australia and overseas, and brings particular expertise in building management in the ACT. John has worked in project management for both commercial and residential developments, managed his own residential building company in Canberra and was the clerk of works for the Australian Embassy in Fiji. John has almost 15 years building certification experience in the public and private sectors.

Petri Laajoki

Petri Laajoki – Environmental Health and Principal Building Surveyor

Qualifications: B. App Sc (Envrironmental Health)
Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

Petri joined Certified Building Solutions in 2002. He started working in the building industry over 20 years ago and has experience in building certification in both public and private sectors. Petri brings detailed knowledge of environmental health matters related to buildings such as the regulation of cooling towers and the construction of food premises. Petri also has detailed knowledge of food regulation, food safety audits and food safety in Australia.

Craig Sharwood

Craig Sharwood – Principal Building Surveyor

Qualifications: Grad Dip. Building Surveying, Dip. Environmental Health and Building Surveying
Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, A2 Accredited Certifier of NSW Building Professionals Board, Registered Building Surveyor of Victorian Building Practitioners Board

Craig joined Certified Building Solutions in 2009. Commencing in the building industry over 20 years ago as a carpenter and managing his own carpentry company, Craig began working as a certifier in 2001 with experience in both public and private sectors. Having worked predominantly in NSW and Victoria, Craig is able to bring a new perspective to our certification services, in particular knowledge of legislation, regulations and building practices in other jurisdictions.

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Lindsay Garrick – Principal Building Surveyor

Qualifications: M. Bldg. Surveying (Distinction), M.Eng. (Building Fire Safety & Risk Engineering – First Class Honours), Grad. Dip. (Building Design for Bushfire Prone Areas), City & Guilds (London) Institute Full Tech. (Electrical Engineering)
Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, Member of the Fire Protection Association of Australia, Member of Engineers Australia Society of Fire Safety

Lindsay joined Certified Building Solutions in 2012 after working in the Canberra building industry for over 27 years in the capacity of Project Engineer (Electrical and Fire), Fire Safety Engineer and Building Regulation, and General Building Surveyor. For a number of years Lindsay has also been the Department of Defence representative on Standards Australia committees relevant to Australian Standards for fire safety equipment, systems and maintenance. Lindsay brings to CBS extensive private and public sector building industry experience together with specialist Department of Defence, Fire Engineering, Fire Services, and Bushfire Safety expertise.

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David Delchau – Principal Building Surveyor

Qualifications: B. Construction Management & Economics (Honours)
Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

David joined Certified Building Solutions in 2012. He worked as a cadet quantity surveyor, contract administrator and junior estimator in the construction industry while studying for his qualification. Since graduating David has worked with the Australian Building Codes Board and brings with him to CBS up to date knowledge of the issues impacting on the construction industry, particularly from a regulation/control perspective.

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Philip Jacey – Principal Building Surveyor

Qualifications: B. Building Surveying (Honours), Dip. Surveying Practice
Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

Philip joined Certified Building Solutions in 2012. He has worked in the construction industry since 2006, initially as a private sector building surveyor in London with key responsibility for party walls and rights of light, and assisted with expert witness reports for legal proceedings. Philip also has experience in construction management overseas and brings specific expertise in the area of environmental sustainability of buildings, with a focus on carbon management in the built environment.

 

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Technical

Ted Milne

Ted Milne - Technical Support Advisor

Ted joined Certified Building Solutions in 2006. Ted has over 21 years experience working in the building section of the ACT Government. He has a deep understanding of the building process in the ACT and provides invaluable advice and assistance to our clients and professional staff.

Chris Campbell - Technical Support

Mary Jerga - Technical Support

 

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Administrative

Bernadette Mihaljevic

Bernadette Mihaljevic - Financial Controller/Administration

Bernadette joined Certified Building Solutions in 2007. Bernadette has 20 years experience in the Commonwealth Government, in various administrative roles. In addition to providing administrative support to our professional staff, Bernadette is responsible for financial management including invoicing and purchasing, and for this website.

Thai Nguyen

Thai Nguyen - Office Administrator

Thai has been working with Certified Building Solutions since its inception in 1999. Thai's friendly and helpful approach to assisting our clients is one of his great strengths. If you need an inspection of your building project, you can rely on Thai to arrange it for you efficiently.

 

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