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Andrew Gaddes
Andrew Gaddes

Mo :0429 907 760

I have over 30 years experience in the construction industry and have been providing Building consultancy Services since May 2019.

I have a background in bricklaying and construction management in domestic, commercial and multi-story residential building developments. My hands-on experience and involvement in all areas of construction has given me great insight into providing realistic and cost-effective solutions to complex construction problems.

Professional Experience
2019 to Date

Gaddes Building Inspections Pty Ltd - Director (self-employed Bricklayer, Building Consultant)

- Quality Assurance Final and Progress Inspections - Highrise Defect Reports
2012 – 2019

FDC Construction – Foreman

- Site safety and OH&S implementation and monitoring - Liaising with clients, engineers and architects - Supervising sub-contractors - Day to day co-ordination of site labour and logistics - Compiling and closing out defect lists - Conducting quality compliance inspections - Review and monitoring of contractor SWMS - Conducting site inductions - Read and understand construction drawings - Onsite design and problem solving
2007 - 2012

Kell & Rigby – Foreman

Duties included overseeing projects worth $1.7m to $85m
2005 - 2007

Lamio Masonry Pty Ltd – Bricklayer

- Bricklaying on a large scale commercial and residential sites throughout the Sydney region - Duties included brick and block work, set out, working to RLs, flashing installation and scaffolding erection
2002 – 2005

Fugen – Bricklayer

Large scale commercial and residential sites throughout the Sydney region, duties included brick and block work, door frame set out and installation, and scaffolding
2001 – 2002

Whistler stonework, Canada – Stone Mason

Stone mason fixing bluestone as external cladding
1990 – 2001

Ian Hillen Bricklaying – Bricklayer

Small to medium scale residential sites including multiple project homes, duties included face brick work, set out, door frame installation, all aspects of flashing work, and the running of small jobs
Senior First Aid - St Johns Ambulance
Traffic Management certificate - RTA
Risk Management & OHS Consultation course - People Safe
Non-slewing Crane operators license - Work Cover
Bricklaying Contractors License - Building Services Corporation 45490C (not current)
Bricklaying Trade Certificate - Granville TAFE
Higher School Certificate - Hurstville Boys High
Professional Memberships
Bricklaying contractor licence – Building Services Corporation (2004)