Norman Faifer has over 30 years of extensive experience in the Building and Construction industry.

A summary of Norman's experience , qualifications , CPD , other professional activities and corporate clients
is listed below.

Please click here to download and print a complete version of Norman Faifer's qualifications.


Extensive experience, gained in over 30 years involvement in the Building and Construction industry as a Master Builder, Quantity Surveyor and Building Disputes Settlement Practitioner.

Experienced in medium to large, industrial, commercial, residential, educational and institutional works (L.U. Simon Builders – 15 years) and in large project management arrangements, e.g.:
Station Pier Condominiums.

Sound grounding in both office and on-site building operations including technical, financial, administrative, organisational, managerial, tendering and purchasing functions.

Director/General Manager of own building company (MBAV member) specialising in prestige home and smaller multi-unit residential and medium size commercial/industrial building works.

Principal in private practice as a consultant, as a consulting Master Builder, Quantity Surveyor and Building Disputes Settlement Practitioner.

Intricate knowledge of Building Contracts and their operation including: AS 4000, AS 2124, JCC, GCC, NPWC, SBW 2, HC 5, HIC 4 and SC 6, head contract and relevant companion sub-contract standard form suites. Expertise with financial institutions tripartite agreements.


Master of Technology (Construction) (Swinburne)
Majoring in Project Management, Construction Technology, Construction Law & Administration, Human Resources.

Thesis: Arbitration as a Disputes Settlement Procedure in the Building Industry

Certificate of Concrete Technology (Monash)

Diploma of Quantity Surveying (RMIT)

Diploma of Building (RMIT)


A) In accord with current professional and building industry practice have attended may courses including the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia Arbitration and Adjudicator Accreditation courses, the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Adjudication Seminar and Expert Witness Course, the Master Builders Association of Victoria Certificate III in Occupational Health and Safety and other occasional seminars, the Australian Institute of Building and the Building Disputes Practitioners Society’s occasional seminars and site visits and other matters pertaining to the Building and Construction Industry. This is a continuing commitment.

B) In addition to attending courses and events I was the President of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Building (2007 – 2009) and a member of the AIB’s National Council (2007 – 2009). In these capacities I have kept up to date with trends and practices in the professions and in industry.



Member of the Master Builders Association of Victoria
(Registered Master Builder no. 4297)

Registered Building Practitioner (Vic):

Quantity Surveyor (QS 1037)

Domestic Builder Unlimited (DB U 3930)

Commercial Builder Unlimited (CB U 2726)

Registered House Builder
(Housing Guarantee Fund Limited reg. no. 24083)

Occasional lecturer in Building and Quantity Surveying subjects at:

RMIT University

Swinburne University of Technology

The University of Melbourne


Have regularly consulted for large property and asset groups to advise on development and maintenance aspects of new and existing holdings and beginning and end of term lease arrangements. (Joss Property Group, Austrim Textile Group, Adams Group, Caprice/Calum Group, Keller Group).