Building & Waterproofing Reports Australia
We have over 50 Years Hands on Experience in the Building and Construction Industry.

About BWRA

Building & Waterproofing Reports Australia Pty Limited

NEED A BUILDING CONSULTANT IN AUSTRALIA?
Building and Waterproofing Reports Australia (BWRA) has been assisting clients with water ingress and building defects since 1999. BWRA's consultants have extensive and wide-ranging experience in all areas of the building and waterproofing industry.
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Our services are geared to provide results

We Investigate & Determine the Cause/s of the Problem

Our reports are dictated on site by our highly qualified Building and waterproofing consultants and presented in an easy to read format and readily understandable by the layman.

This is supported by a detailed photographic report which will provide a clear understanding of requirements to move forward to resolve the problem/s.

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Experience

We document the issue and reference relevant legislation and standards
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Quick Support

We recommend solutions and provide site specific scopes of work for repairs or rectification
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why choose us

who is the bwra team

Darryl Pickering

Builder Licence No. 170791C

Darryl has been acting as a specialist independent expert witness for Tribunal and Court proceedings in the field of waterproofing defects, design, and installation since 2012. The preparation of expert witness reports including detailed scopes of rectification; participating in mediations and conclaves; and giving evidence in Tribunal or Court proceedings is central to Darryl’s role as Senior Consultant at Building and Waterproofing Reports Australia.

Darryl’s qualification as an expert witness in this field is built on more than 30 years’ experience within the construction industry, which includes identifying waterproofing defects, project managing repairs and hands - on remedial work. In addition, he is heavily involved within the industry in the specification and review of waterproofing systems for new construction projects. His 10 years of experience in structural engineering drafting for domestic and commercial projects and detailing of steel structures gives them a sound knowledge of building design, which is essential to understanding the cause of waterproofing defects, and the appropriate method of rectification.

Qualifications

  • 2013 Certificate III Construction Waterproofing CPC31411 Licences
  • 2013 Certificate IV Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110
  • 2013 Diploma of building and Construction (Building) CPC 50210
  • 2012 Mould Remediation Course – ITI Training & Restoration – Sciences Academy
  • 2012 Pre-Purchase Building Inspections – Residential – Master Builders Association
  • 2003 OH&S General Induction – OH&S Training
  • 2001 Internal Auditor Certificate – QAS Training
  • 2001 ISO 9000:2000 Quality Assurance Program – QAS Training
  • 2001 Certificate III Detail Drafting (Distinctions)
  • 2000 Computer Aided Drafting (A Grade Pass)
  • 1999 Minor Building Maintenance Licence
  • 1999 Qualified Supervisor
  • 1999 Mobile Non-Slewing Crane over 5T Ticket – OH&S Training

Professional Memberships:

  • NSW Masters Builders Association
  • Australian Society of Building Consultants
  • Certified Mould Remediation Expert – Interactive Training International & Restoration Sciences Academy

Professional Experience

He has personal hands-on construction experience and has estimated, supervised and managed building projects from $5,000.00 to $2m. Recent projects include:

  • 32 Diamond Bay Rd, Vaucluse (general and waterproofing remedial work to balconies, rooftops, planter boxes and wet areas)
  • 8-12 Ascot St, Kensington (general and waterproofing remedial work to balconies, rooftops, planter boxes and wet areas)
  • 282-288 Botany Rd, Alexandria (render repairs and waterproofing remedial work to balconies, rooftops, planter boxes and wet areas)
  • Lord Roberts Hotel and Bowral Hotel (refurbishments)
  • Wake Up backpackers’ hostel, Sydney (Façade restoration and refurbishments)
  • Sky Dental, Charlestown (surgery and laboratory fit-out)

Phillip Tin

Builders Licence No. 299980C

Phillip Tin is a building consultant with over 20 years’ experience with a design background and a strong foundation in understanding how buildings are constructed, maintained and repaired.

Cognizant that water entry into buildings represents over 70% of building repair claims, for the last 8 years Phillip has focused on understanding how building materials make a building waterproof and how to implement long term building solutions into good design. Phillip has a “hands on” approach to diagnosing water entry and understands that determining the cause of the water entry is instrumental to the cause of the waterproofing defects and appropriate method of remedial repairs.

Involved in writing litigation reports on residential houses, multi-level residential buildings, and commercial buildings, Phillip understands the importance of sound expert advice in building litigation matters.

Phillip has project managed remedial work to residential house, multi-storey residential buildings and commercial buildings and is involved in the review of waterproofing design for architects, developers and builders.

Qualifications

  • 2015 Diploma of building and Construction (Building) CPC 50210
  • 2015 Certificate IV Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110
  • 2014 Certificate III Construction Waterproofing CPC31411
  • 2014 General Induction ‘White Card’ Accreditation No. 31973

Professional Memberships

NSW Masters Builders Association Consultant

Professional Experience

  • Bourke St, Waterloo (general and waterproofing remedial work to rooftop courtyard and balconies.
  • Archer St, Chatswood (waterproofing and spalling concrete repairs to balconies)
  • Phillip St, Petersham (general and waterproofing remedial work to balconies, roofs and wet areas.)
  • Bulwara Rd, Pyrmont (general and waterproofing remedial work to rooftop and balconies)

Mitchell Taylor

Builder Licence No. 343506C

Mitchell has been acting as a specialist expert witness for Tribunal and Court proceedings in the field of waterproofing defects, design, and installation since 2017. As a specialist building consultant, he provides critical support to Architects, Builders, and Developers who seek compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), NSW Design and Building Practitioners Act (DBPA), and who want to excel in modern building practise.

With a broad 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, Mitchell’s advice is highly regarded as he draws on his practical experience and sound knowledge gained in the identification of waterproofing defects, project management of repairs, and hands-on remedial work; along with 10 years’ experience in the design, drafting, and project management of building projects in engineering consultancy. His qualification in the field of building and waterproofing is bolstered by highly relevant technical and tertiary education early on and throughout his career.

Qualifications

  • 2008 Senior First Aid – St Johns Ambulance Australia
  • 2009 AutoCAD Comprehensive Training Course – ACAD-1A
  • 2009 National WHS General Construction Induction Training
  • 2014 Diploma of Engineering Drafting (Structural Specialisation) – 40603SA
  • 2017 Work Safely At Heights Training – RIIWHS204D
  • 2018 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing – CPC31411
  • 2018 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) – CPC40110
  • 2018 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) – CPC50210
  • 2019 Certificate III in Carpentry – CPC30211

Professional Memberships

NSW Masters Builders Association

Professional Experience

He has personal hands-on construction experience and has estimated, supervised, and managed building projects. Recent projects include:

  • Remedial waterproofing repairs to balconies, roofs, and swimming pools at Pyrmont apartment buildings.
  • Remedial repairs to balconies, roofs, and façade at Surry Hills high-rise apartment complex.
  • Specialist remedial work to heritage listed buildings in Sydney CBD.
  • Major renovation of Bondi hostel including structural, waterproofing, and facade repairs.
  • Construction of new single occupancy dwellings in Greater Sydney.
  • Remedial roof replacement to aged care facility in Sydney’s North Shore.
  • Specialist remedial waterproofing work to high-end architecturally designed houses in Sydney.

Jason Pickering

Jason has been specialising in mould remediation, consulting, and reporting on biological hazards for more than 15 years. His background in building started more than 25 years ago, which gives him a solid understanding of building construction, defects and building science. He has acted as an expert witness for Tribunal and Court proceedings in the field of mould remediation, building defects, water and flood damage since 2011. The preparation of expert witness reports including detailed scopes of remediation; participating in mediations and conclaves; and giving evidence in Tribunal or Court proceedings is central to Jason’s role as a Consultant at Building and Waterproofing Reports Australia.

Jason’s qualifications as a hygienist with special focus on biological pollutants is built on many years of experience in the remediation trades as well as specific training and qualifications from some of the world’s leading microbial consulting industry bodies. In addition, he is heavily involved in the training of new entrants into the field of microbial assessment and remediation. This gives him a sound knowledge base coupled with vast hands on experience in the field of mould assessments, remediation, indoor air quality assessments, and rectification.

Qualifications

  • 1996 Dogman Certification – NSW
  • 1996 Forklift <10T – NSW
  • 1999 Mobile Crane Unlimited – NSW
  • 1999 Class 1 Rigger – NSW
  • 1999 Excavator <10T – NSW
  • 1999 Skid Steer – NSW
  • 2003 OH&S General Induction – NSW
  • 2003 Confined Space Training – NSW
  • 2006 Water Restoration Technician IICRC – USA
  • 2006 Senior First Aid – NZ
  • 2007 Advanced Structural Drying ITI Training and Restoration Science Academy – NSW
  • 2009 Applied Microbial Remediation Technician IICRC – USA
  • 2011 Decontamination Medix – NZ
  • 2012 Mould Remediation – ITI Training and Restoration Science Academy – NSW
  • 2013 Sitesafe Certified – NZ
  • 2015 Chemical Handler Certificate – NZ
  • 2015 Urban Pest Control – NZ
  • 2017 Certified Mold Inspector – NYC
  • 2018 Class A Asbestos – NZ
  • 2020 Licensed Building Practitioner – NZ
  • 2020 Licensed Contractor – Carpenter – NSW
  • 2020 Certificate IV – Building – NSW
  • 2021 Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant – America
  • 2021 Certified Microbial Consultant – America

Professional Memberships

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • AIRAH Australia
  • IICRC- Oceania
  • Indoor Air Quality Association – USA
  • Indoor Air Quality Association Australia
  • MICRO – USA

Professional Experience

He has personal experience in the assessment and remediation of small and large scale projects. Recent projects include:

  • Earthquake Commission (NZ Govt) – Multiple Projects
  • Ministry of Education (NZ Govt) – Multiple Projects
  • Ministry of Primary Industries (NZ Govt) – Multiple Projects
  • Ministry of Justice (NZ Govt)
  • Housing New Zealand
  • ECAN (Local Govt) – Timaru Chrome Platers
  • Waste Management Technical Services – Multiple Projects
  • Air New Zealand – Document Recovery at Hanger 1
  • Fletchers Construction Company – Christchurch Justice Precinct
  • Fletchers Construction Company – Christchurch Airport Novotel
  • Hawkins Construction – Multiple Projects
  • Morgan’s Projects – Multiple Projects
  • Vero Insurance – Multiple Projects
  • IAG Insurance – Multiple Projects
  • Tower Insurance – Multiple Projects
  • Gallagher Bassett – Multiple Projects
  • Kapiti Coast District Council – Waianae Library
  • Waitaki District Council – Forrester Gallery
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Decon Systems Australia
  • National Contaminated Property Investigations – Australia
  • Insurance assessments and remediation – Far North Coast

Our Building and Waterproofing Consultants have years of experience providing building defect reports and expert witness testimonials in the form of reports or appearances in courts, tribunals & conclaves.