Dominic Ogburn – Resume

Access Property Services

Vocations: Building Consultant, Author, Educator, Project Manager


2022 – 38 years’ experience in the building industry, certified trainer 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’ ( 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 Assessment Certificate

1983 – Sydney Technical College – Completed and awarded Building Certificate (Revised Course)


2022 – 2001 Access Property Services – Building Consultancy and Diagnostics & 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
ACA nominated consumer representative committee member of A.S 3740 2004 (wet area waterproofing) and A.S 3740 -2010
Consumer representative on Australian Fenestration Rating Council
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 specialist remedial and building contractors, designers, budget provision, contract administration and programming for a variety of smaller and up market residential refurbishment’s including;

20 Wolseley Road Mosman
10 St Elmo St Mosman $0.35 Mil
279 The Mall Leura $0.20 Mil
18 Coral Crescent Pearl Beach
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 (some project managed) For OC

Republic 2- Darlighurst
Republic 1- Darlighurst
8A Wylde St Potts Point
Windsor Gardens Brougham St Woolloomooloo
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

2022 – 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 ABE Education operating since 2005 and has more than 5,000 students successfully complete

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



Certificate IV


Standards Australia



Archi Centre