Faifer has over 30 years of extensive experience in the Building and
A summary of Norman's experience , qualifications
, CPD , other professional activities
and corporate clients
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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.
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.
in both office and on-site building operations including technical, financial,
administrative, organisational, managerial, tendering and purchasing functions.
Manager of own building company (MBAV member) specialising in prestige
home and smaller multi-unit residential and medium size commercial/industrial
private practice as a consultant, as a consulting Master Builder, Quantity
Surveyor and Building Disputes Settlement Practitioner.
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
Majoring in Project Management, Construction Technology, Construction
Law & Administration, Human Resources.
Thesis: Arbitration as a Disputes Settlement Procedure in
the Building Industry
of Concrete Technology (Monash)
Quantity Surveying (RMIT)
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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
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.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Member of the Master Builders Association of Victoria
(Registered Master Builder no. 4297)
Registered Building Practitioner (Vic):
Unlimited (DB U 3930)
Builder Unlimited (CB U 2726)
(Housing Guarantee Fund Limited reg. no. 24083)
Occasional lecturer in Building and Quantity Surveying
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).