Dominic Ogburn – Resume

Access Property Services

Vocations: Building Consultant, Author, Educator, Project Manager

2012 - 1985
  • 2012 - 27 years experience in the building industry and expert witness
  • 2010 Obtained Certificate IV in Training & Assessment TAA 40104 (Parchment No TAA478)
  • 2010 ACA nominated current member of BD 038 for Australian Standards revised
    A.S. 3740 2010 (wet area water proofing).
  • 2009 Completed Home Sustainability Assessor Certification training
  • 2007 25 years experience in the building industry and expert witness
  • 2007 ACA nominated committee representative for Australian Fenestration Ratings Council
  • 2006 Major submission to NSW Fair Trading for NSW Residential Licence Review
  • 2005 Winner of NSW Fair Trading Minister Award For Consumer Advocacy
  • 2005 Authored and operates NSW Fair Trading approved owner-builder education course ‘Own-It Build-It’
    (www.ownitbuildit.com.au) through ABE Education P/L.
  • 2004 Author of ‘Your Home buying selling renovating building’ (consumer book)
    publishers Allen & Unwin.
  • 2004 Fair Trading Building consultant Lic No BC 359 issued.
  • 2003 OH&S Induction Training Course (Green card)
  • 2002 ACA nominated and current sitting member on Australian Standards BD 038 committee for
    revised A.S. 3740 (wet area water proofing).
  • 2004 - 1998 Accredited Mediator with LEADR & CTTT
  • 1996 Associate Member Of the Australian Institute Of Building (No7000)
  • 1989 MBA Site Safety Committee Training Certificate.
  • 1985 Fully Licensed builder (Lic No89515C )
  • 1985 Dept Of Industrial Relations certificate for Construction Safety Training
2010
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment TAA 40104 (Parchment No TAA478)
2009
  • Professional Home Sustainability Assessement Certificate
1983
  • Sydney Technical College - Completed and awarded Building Certificate (Revised Course)
2010 – 2001 Access Property Services - Building Consultancy, Expert Witness & Project Management

Building Consultancy

  • Pre and post purchase building surveys of new and old, semi commercial and residential properties, including
    specializing in final building defect surveys of multi-unit residential buildings common areas for owners and vendors
  • Building diagnostics and special purpose reports including expert reports
  • ACA nominated consumer representative committee member of A.S 3740 2004
    (wet area waterproofing) and A.S 3740 -2010
  • Expert witness and building dispute resolution
  • Report submission and presentation on Sydney Aircraft Insulation pilot project to the Senate Select Committee for aircraft noise.
  • Heritage surveys including SCEGGS Darlinghurst for H. Tanner & Ass
  • Instrumental in the completion of the 2002 NSW Campbell Building Inquiry
  • Project manager on larger residential building renovation projects and in assisting owner- builders in smaller similar projects * Assisted the NSW Office Of Fair Trading in revising and implementing 2003 new residential building contracts
  • Assist a variety of Architects in developing residential design projects and often take on their traditional superintendent role.

Some Projects Completed As Project Manager For APS

Scope of works determination, sourcing contractors, designers, budget provision, contract administration and programming for a variety of smaller and up market residential refurbishment's including;

  • 44 Gordon St Paddington contract value $0.50 Mil 06'
  • 4/4 Milsons Rd Cremorne contract value $0.50 Mil 02'
  • 16 - 20 Hereward St Maroubra (67 Units) Contract value $1.5 Mil 97' 98'
  • 4 Seaview Av Hardboard contract value $0.40 Mil 99'
  • 452 Glenmore Rd Paddington contract value $0.25 Mil 99'
  • 78 Adelaide St Woollahra contract value $0.40 Mil 02'
  • 52 Shellcove Rd neutral Bay contract value $1.10 Mil 02'

Some Multi Unit Residential Buildings Inspected For Owners

  • Republic 2- Darlighurst
  • The Altair Kings -Cross
  • The Mondrian - Alexandria
  • Colgate Palmolive – Balmain
  • Cape Cabarita – Breakfast Pt
  • The Regis Towers – Sydney
  • Top Of The Town – Darlinghurst
  • Shore Apartments – Walsh Bay
  • Bunn St - Pyrmont


2010 – 2004 ABE Education P/L - Education

Authorship & Building Education

  • 2010 RTO accreditation to offer ABE Education NSW Owner builder compliance training course
  • 2004 Co -author of ‘Your Home’ nationally distributed consumer based book.
  • Author of web based NSW & ACT owner-builder education course Own-It Build-It operating since 2005 and has had some 2,500 students successfully complete www.oibi.com.au


1991 – 1980 Stuart Brothers Pty Ltd (builders)
  • (Mar 80' - Aug 85') Trainee Supervisor, Q.S & Estimator
  • (Aug 85' - Mar 91') Senior Construction Manager Formal work based training in quantity surveying and construction estimating Total responsibility of letting and administering contracts Construction programming and cost controlling and reporting variation compilation Construction Litigation of a number of claims up to $2Mil Client/ architect liaison on both lump sum and cost plus contracts for commercial and residential projects

Some Projects Completed As Construction Manager For Stuart Bros

  • The Wintergarden (Rose Bay) $7.5Mil luxury residential development
  • 50 Miller St Nth Sydney two stage complete refurbishment of 11 storey commercial building Contract value = $11 Mil.
  • The Glebe Estate D & C of No 22 dilapidated houses for the Dept Of Housing. Contract value = $2.5Mil
  • Restoration of 652- 662 George St The Rocks for Sydney Cove Redevelopment Authority Contract Value $0.45 Mil
  • Commonwealth Bank Refurbishment's incl development and implementation of their initial Auto Bank Service.
  • Similar operation for State Bank ATM service.

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