Trevor JonesTrevor is considered one of New Zealand’s leading building experts in construction disputes. Over the past 16 years since arriving in NZ, Trevor has appeared on numerous occasions as an expert witness for Plaintiffs/Claimants and Defendants/Respondents in building-related disputes in court /tribunal hearings and at numerous mediations.

Trevor held leadership roles within the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), including President of NZIBS from 2014-2017.

Trevor was part of the RICS NZ working party that published a Best Practice Guidance Note for Technical Due Diligence of Commercial & Industrial Property in 2010 and the Leasehold Terminal Reinstatement Guide in 2007. He was also part of the RICS NZ working party that published a Best Practice Guidance Note on Development Monitoring 2010.

As a remediation specialist, Trevor was a member of an industry panel that the Department of Building and Housing (DBH) consulted before publishing their December 2007 Remediation Guide, titled External Moisture – A Guide to Weathertightness Remediation and was again consulted in 2011 for the updated guide.

Prior to immigrating to NZ from the UK Trevor was a Partner in a London based firm of Chartered Building Surveyors for 14 years, offering professional nationwide services for institutional, commercial, industrial and large residential clients.

Qualifications

  • BSc – Bachelor of Science (Building Surveying)
  • FRICS – Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Professional Assessor in NZ for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Registered Member of New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS)
  • NZIBS – Executive member 2007/2008 and 2011-2018
  • NZIBS – President 2014-2017.