Key Operational Contacts - Bay of Plenty

Duane Darling

Duane Darling MBOINZ

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Regional Manager

Duane in his role as Waikato Regional Manager is responsible for all consulting and compliance services in the region. He is an astute building consultant with a background as a senior operative within the building control environment of several Waikato Local Authorities.

Duane is taking a lead role with commercial exterior cladding refurbishments, litigation support, building asset management and building surveying services within the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.


Allan Hoffman

Allan Hoffman

Building Consultant / Fire Design

Allan is a highly experienced building practitioner with specialist skills in the building control, building consulting and fire design areas. He is well respected in the industry and across the central North Island.

Allan is well versed with the NZ Building Codes, Regulations and Building Act, earthquake prone building policy, alternative solutions and fire engineering design across both commercial and residential buildings.

Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey NZCD (Arch), AlFireE, SFPE & IQP

Fire Safety & Building Compliance Consultant

Paul is a fire safety designer and building compliance consultant based in Tauranga. He is very well respected, in particular for his acceptable solution design experience throughout the Bay of Plenty region where his career has been forged over the last 25 years.

Paul has formal architectural qualifications, an in-depth knowledge of the building code and provides building survey and asset management services to CoveKinloch clients. He has the following formal memberships: Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Associate of the Institution of Fire Engineers (AIFireE) and is IQP registered.

Paul is based in Tauranga and provides robust Acceptable Solution Fire Reports and Passive Fire Safety Inspection Services throughout the Bay of Plenty as well as the rest of the country, this is supported by his architectural, structural & construction knowledge.

Paul is a proud Senior Fire Fighter with the Greerton Volunteer Fire Brigade.