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Barry Gill

Barry Gill

Director
BSc(Hons) MNZIBS

PH: 09 281 2334
MOB: 021 1001968
Email: barry.gill@veron.co.nz
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Background:
Prior to immigrating to New Zealand in 2006, Barry obtained experience in the construction industry in the UK, Saudi Arabia and the Gaza Strip covering a diverse and wide range of development and construction projects from building Hospitals in the middle east, managing award winning remedial works to Historic Buildings in the UK to the more traditional building surveying roles of dispute resolution, defect analysis and project management.    

This experience allows Barry to provide a flexible, pragmatic approach to problem solving that has proved very successful for his New Zealand clients in his involvement with many aspects of Building Surveying, including; project management, due diligence reporting, maintenance planning, dilapidation and condition surveying and general building pathology.

Barry has also gained New Zealand experience whilst working for a local authority carrying out processing and compliance monitoring on both residential and commercial buildings which provides him with a valuable insight when dealing with Council compliance issues.  

He has also appeared as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and respondents in weathertightness and contractual claims including the High Court and as such is considered a credible expert witness.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours – Building Surveying
  • Registered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS)
  • Certified Weathertightness Surveyor (NZIBS)
  • Weathertight Homes Resolutions Service (WHRS) Assessor
  • IP402 Asbestos Surveyor

Martin Hill

Director
BSc(Hons) MRICS

PH: 09 281 2334​
MOB: 021 537 175
Email: martin.hill@veron.co.nz

Background:

Martin is a Chartered Building Surveyor and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Since immigrating to New Zealand from the UK in 2007, Martin gained initial experience with a processing and inspection role with a local authority before moving onto private consultancy.

Martin is well practiced in various disciplines of building surveying in New Zealand including asbestos surveys, schedules of condition and commerical due diligence surveys.  Martin's extensive compliance and technical knowledge is a key value-add for clients requiring robust commerical asset long term maintenance plans.

Exposure to a wide range of projects and clients has allowed Martin to manage residential standalone, multi-unit, commerical and Ministry of Education remedial works projects.

With the experience that Martin has gained he has provided credible and well respected independent expert witness services for both plaintiff and defendant parties, in both the High Court and District courts, in weathertightness claims, contractrual claims and general construction disputes.

This broad mix of disciplines together with Martins’ LBP Design 3 qualification allows him to lead our design team.

Qualifications:

  • Chartered Building Surveyor (RICS)
  • Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) Design 3
  • Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours – Construction Management
  • IP402 Asbestos Surveyor

Nick Whittaker

Chartered Building Surveyor
BSc(Hons) MRICS AlFireE

PH: 09 281 2334​​
MOB: 022 452 1876
Email: nick.whittaker@veron.co.nz

Background:

​Nick is a Chartered Building Surveyor and a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Prior to emigrating from the UK, Nick has gained a broad range of experience as a Building Surveyor and Project Manager for one of the largest commercial property developers and landlords in the Northwest of England. 

This role involved every aspect of property management including defect diagnosis and survey, specification and remediation, asbestos management, contract administration, project management of office refurbishment and fit-out, planned maintenance and property acquisition, to name a few. 

In addition to Nicks broad range of experience, he also advised on fire safety matters such as compartmentation and passive fire remedial work to a large portfolio of multi-storey buildings, and the introduction of risk management strategies and planned maintenance in relation to fire safety. 

Qualifications:

  • Chartered Building Surveyor (MRICS)
  • Associate Member of the institute of Fire Engineers (alFireE)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours – Building Surveying 

Nick Woods

Building Surveyor
Bconst(QS)

PH: 09 281 2334
MOB: 022 173 8730
Email: nick.woods@veron.co.nz

 

Background:

Nick has studied for  Bachelor of Construction degree majoring is Quantity Surveying at Massey University.

As a building surveyor, Nick’s role involves carrying out defect and condition surveys, report writing and assisting the senior building surveyors.

As the newest member of the Veron team Nick is proving to be a fast and competent learner in the practical side of his role and his quantity surveying skills are invaluable in preparing detailed Long Term Maintenance Plans for our clients.

Nick is keen to develop his skills and knowledge of the various disciplines of building surveying and will be attending NZIBS courses to support his on-the-job training.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Construction Degree – Quantity Surveying

Adam Buckley

Adam Buckley

Building Surveyor
BConst(QS)

PH: 09 281 2334
Email: adam.buckley@veron.co.nz

Background:

Adam has recently studied at Massey University, completing a Bachelor of Construction degree majoring in Quantity Surveying.

As a building surveyor, Adam’s role involves working collaboratively with the Veron team, writing reports and carrying out Long Term Maintenance Plans for our clients.

Having been a recent graduate, Adam is eager to apply his theoretical knowledge into a practical sense, working towards his goal of being a registered building surveyor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Construction Degree – Quantity Surveying

gary howard

Gary Howard

Senior Quantity Surveyor
BSc MNZIQS

PH: 09 281 2334​​
MOB: 021 070 8717
Email: gary.howard@veron.co.nz

Background:

​Gary is a Senior Quantity Surveyor and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Having worked on construction projects in five different countries over the last 30 years, Gary brings a broad base of expertise to his role as senior quantity surveyor at Veron Building Consultants. He has taken the opportunity of working for both Contractors and Consultants since immigrating to New Zealand in 2001. This has provided him with the advantage of being able to effectively negotiate across the various levels of any construction environment and greatly facilitates him in his contract administration and estimating roles.

Given the demands of the construction world and its frequent challenges, Gary’s diverse experience and skills are key factors in ensuring that the financial position of projects are accurately reported and effectively controlled.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree – Quantity Surveying ​
  • Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (MNZIQS)​

krystal wei

Krystal Wei

Quantity Surveyor
BConst(QS) NZIQS(Grad)

PH: 09 281 2334​​
Email: krystal.wei@veron.co.nz

Background:

​Krystal has recently graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Construction degree, majoring in Quantity Surveying.

In her role as Quantity Surveyor, Krystal works collaboratively within the Veron team assisting with and preparing take-offs, cost estimates and processing payment claims for all projects across various sectors.  Krystal is working towards obtaining full NZIQS membership with the goal of becomming a fully Registered Quantity Surveyor in future.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Construction Degree – Quantity Surveying ​
  • Graduate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyor

Helen Nelson

Office Manager

PH: 09 281 2334
Email: helen.nelson@veron.co.nz

Background:

Helen has work experience in a variety of fields: customer service, finance, property management, key account management, immigration and sales.  Her previous role as Property Manager at Takapuna Grammar School gives her valuable experience in creating and managing maintenance plans, life cycle costings and other relevant building asset management reporting.

During her years at Veron Helen has processed a number of FAP claims successfully through MBIE.  She has also attended quantity surveying courses to allow input with regard to the processing of contract construction claims and relevant documentation.  She is in charge of finances and the overall operation of the office. 


kimberley rees

Kimberley Rees

Technical Assistant

PH: 09 281 2334
Email: kimberley.rees@veron.co.nz

Background:

​Kimberley has recently joined the team at Veron Building Consultants as a Technical Assistant. Kimberley has over 4 years experience in customer service, contract administration and project administration. Kimberley's role as a Technical Assistant involves report preparation, contract administration and assisting the senior building surveyors with site inspections and document preparation.

Kimberley is excited to gain further valuable experience and knowledge within the construction industry.