Key Operational Contacts - Auckland
Laura Williams IQP Registered
Building Compliance & Fire Operations Manager - National
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- M: 029 520 9599
Laura works with the Auckland building compliance team but has responsibility for the professional management of our building compliance operations nationally.
Laura is an Independent Qualified Person (IQP) and is Secretary of the Association of Building Compliance NZ. She is also the CoveKinloch representative for our company membership with the Fire Protection Association of NZ (FPANZ).
Commercial Building Surveyor
- E: email@example.com
- P: 09 349 0228
- M: 029 520 9597
Tony is a highly experienced construction and commercial building surveying professional. He has over 20 years’ experience commencing as a carpentry apprentice culminating as a seasoned construction manager with NZCB and LBP status before becoming a consulting commercial building surveyor. Tony works with some of CoveKinloch New Zealand’s key clients such as Oyster Management Ltd, Ultimate Care Group and Ministry of Education providing building surveying, technical consulting and construction observation services.
Kevin McLeod MNZIBS
Registered Building Surveyor
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- M: 029 520 9584
Kevin is a registered building surveyor (NZIBS) and a certified weathertightness surveyor. He has over 40 years’ continuous experience in the building industry and a practical trade background.
Kevin has continuously progressed through the industry from building contractor to building surveyor, and for the past 10 years he has focused on building product failure analyses, quality assurance, expert witness in litigation and product specification. He is heavily involved in weathertightness related projects.
Kevin is highly respected in the market place for his knowledge, experience and strong ethical values. He is part of the CoveKinloch weathertightness team playing an important role in quality assurance and decay identification.
Prashant Patel IQP, Dip
Senior Building Compliance Consultant
- E: email@example.com
- M: 027 511 7297
Prashant’s Mechanical, Civil and Compliance industry related experience spans 14 years and comprises his experience at Auckland Council, Auckland DHB, Apex Air and Haden Engineering which then led to building compliance consulting at CoveKinloch.
The various roles and experience gained during his career progression has covered areas such as Designing of Mechanical and Fire systems, Issuance of Producer Statements and Building Warrant of Finesses, Specified Systems subcontractor management, technical advice on Specified Systems, fire evacuation schemes, owner inspections, building compliance auditing, account management and the resolution of various building design and compliance issues, all of which have proven instrumental in him having an overarching understanding of all aspects of Building Compliance Management and Mechanical Systems.
Chris Buch NZRAB
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- P: 09 302 0855
- M: 029 520 9587
Chris has been working as an Architect for more than 20 years. He was educated in Germany and has run his own Architectural practice since 2009.
Chris has worked in Europe on many large commercial and educational projects as a Registered Architect and has extensive knowledge in concept design, developed design, detailed design, building consent and site observation. Chris also brings his experience in project management and sustainability.
Chris is a highly motivated and results orientated architect who is able to maintain efficient communication with multiple contacts and personalities.
Michael Clifford BEng (Hons), MSc, CEng, FIFireE, CPEng, MIPENZ, FCABE
Senior Fire Engineer
- E: email@example.com
- P: 09 349 0235
- M: 029 966 7295
Michael commenced his career as fire fighter in the British Naval Air Command Fire Service in which he progressed to the equivalent level of an Assistant Divisional Officer. He subsequently gained formal qualifications and has practiced as a consulting fire engineer in private practice for the past 14 years.
Michael is available for performance based fire engineering design, complex fire modelling and other roles associated with building consent documentation for both new and existing buildings together with advisory services relating to the existing built environment.
Ian McKenzie IQP Registered , FPANZ Evac. L4.
Building Compliance Consultant
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- P: 09 349 0224
- M: 029 520 9593
Ian is a senior building compliance and building evacuation planning technician. He has had a 22 year career in the NZ Fire Service followed by a long period in the fire protection services industry prior to joining CoveKinloch.
Ian’s experience uniquely qualifies him to provide support to our clients with annual IQP inspections, evacuation planning, fire systems advice and passive fire protection assessments. Ian is IQP qualified, an FPANZ Certified Evacuation consultant and has Level 3 & 4 fire protection technician qualifications. Ian works with our commercial and public sector clients who own or occupy some of the New Zealand’s largest buildings and facilities.
His clients include; Novotel AIAL, Hawkes Bay & Bay of Plenty DHB’s, ASB Bank, Unitec, Ports of Auckland, Massey University Albany and Westfield.