Recently promoted to Associate at Prendos, Heather is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the President of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors. She has more than 25 years’ project management and building surveying experience – fifteen of these at senior management level.
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 project-managed various upgrade and refit works for housing associations (both multiple occupancy and single residential units), the police service, health care trusts, shopping centres and large electrical goods stores across the UK and Ireland. More recently she delivered weathertightness remediation projects at various schools, and project managed fire damage remediation works to several commercial premises, acting as Project Manager and Engineer to the Contract.
Heather’s 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 weathertightness investigations, condition surveys and earthquake, fire and flood related damage assessments.
She has 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. Her knowledge 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
2020 NZIBS President
2019 NZIBS Vice President
2017 RICS ‘Project Management Professional’ course
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