Senior Project Manager / Chartered Building Surveyor

BSc (Hons), MRICS, Licenced Asbestos Assessor

As a chartered building surveyor, project manager and licensed asbestos assessor, Darren brings a wide range of specialist knowledge to the team.

Since moving to New Zealand in 2005, Darren gained experience working for multi-disciplinary consultancies and worked as a self-employed consultant in Auckland before relocating to Tauranga. He actively practices a full range of building surveying services in tandem with project management roles. Darren provides exceptional quality management to ensure works comply with the consented plans and specifications.

It’s this extensive skill set and knowledge that allows him to offer clients a flexible and reliable service.

Darren is passionate about managing projects from design to completion, and enjoys the complex and varied work building surveying offers. This is where Darren’s attention to detail stands out.

A lover of the outdoors, you’ll find him mountain biking and fishing in his spare time (that’s if he ever gets the motor running on his boat), as well as tending to his lifestyle block with his family.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
  • Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • NZ Institute of Building Surveying, Certificate in Weathertightness
  • BOHS IP420 & 405 International Proficiency Certificates in Surveying, Sampling and Management of Asbestos in Buildings
  • Licensed Asbestos Assessor

Project Experience

  • Ministry of Education (MOE) National Schools Weathertightness Survey – Countrywide survey identifying buildings that may have weathertightness defects
  • Investigation & reporting on condition and recommendations for repair on a large volume of the MOE’s building stock
  • Project Manager & Engineer to Contract services for the refurbishment & re-cladding of school buildings
  • Asbestos Management Surveys & Plans
  • Expert advice to legal counsel on the responsibility and exposure of parties to defect claims.
Social Housing
  • Housing New Zealand (HNZ) Maintenance Programme – Assess condition & scoping maintenance and deferred works
  • HNZ Upgrade Programme – Assess condition and scoping upgrade works for compliance/healthy living
  • Asbestos Management Surveys & Plans
Commercial & Retail
  • Undertake re-instatement assessments on a wide range of warehouses, offices and retail properties and assist in the settlement of lease negotiations at term end.
  • Investigation and assessment of insurance claims and advice on policy conditions.
  • Due diligence surveys on a wide variety of properties, incorporating other specialist consultant reporting.
Residential Housing
  • Extensive investigation and reporting on single, townhouse & multi-unit developments suffering from leaky building issues. Investigated and provided expert evidence for one of New Zealand’s largest leaky building complexes.
  • Act as independent expert (construction and leaky building related matters) in mediations, adjudications, and arbitrations for both claimant’s and defendants.
  • Project Management and ETC services on projects valued from $1m-35m. Scale of properties ranging from single houses, multiple-stage townhouse and multi-unit developments.
  • Condition surveys of both private and commercial properties along arterial route works and adjacent large-scale building works.

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Darren Carter

Mobile: 021 738 310