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Tony Ransley
Tony Ransley

Mo :0415 279 217

I've worked with Tyrrells Property Inspections for over 25 years. In that time I've endeavoured to blend my practical know-how with the construction knowledge, document analysis and people skills required to consult effectively on a broad range of building issues. I'm committed to obtaining fair and practical outcomes in building dispute matters.

I have forty eight years experience in building construction and consultancy including:

Practical knowledge in most building trades
Design, construction, management and quality assurance of numerous domestic building projects
Inspection and reporting condition, compliance and timber pest status of over 10,000 properties, including buildings for sale, for rental or requiring dilapidation or maintenance, buildings under construction and expert reports concerning defective building work
Expert witness representations in jurisdictions including Mediation, Arbitration, Consumer Claims Tribunals (CTTT & NCAT) and Local, District and Supreme Courts


Building related interests include:

Interaction between building trades
Building maintenance
Communicating complex building issues clearly
Hazards in housing
Environmental innovation in housing including non-chemical pest management
Energy efficiency in housing
Professional Experience
1987 to date

Tyrrells Property Inspections

Pre-purchase, pest, dispute, dilapidation and maintenance reporting, defect investigations and expert witness work
1984 - 1987

Self employed

Residential Building Designer and Contractor
1981 - 1984

Construction Manager

1977 - 1981

Contract/Speculative Domestic and Commercial Construction

1976 - 1977

Project Construction Supervisor

1970 - 1976

Domestic Renovations and Additions, Contract Carpenter

1966 - 1970

Carpenter and Joiner Apprentice

Publications
Wet Area Floor Wastes and Falls in Floor Tiles 2009 Owner Builder Handbook - Successful building and renovating, with Jane Tyrrell and Jerry Tyrrell 1997 The Property Maintenance Handbook - How Experts Manage Maintenance, with Jerry Tyrrell 2011 A Chimney Piece (Blog) 2010 The Building Consultant: Dilapidation Reports (Blog) Keeping Fire Stairs Safe (Blog) The Building Consultant: Quality Assurance (Blog)
Seminars
2006 Common Faults in Brickwork, Eden Brae Homes 2001 Oh God, Termites - Termite Management, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors 2000 Building Defects and Remedies - Waterproofing, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors 1999 Managed Maintenance - Getting The Maintenance Done, Institute of Strata Title Management Hazards In Residential Buildings, Institute of Building Consultants 1998 Property Maintenance, Community Housing Conference 1997 Pre-purchase Property Inspections, Institute of Building Consultants 1996 Pitfalls in Conveyancing, Legal & Accounting Management Seminars Pty Ltd 1992 Mines Subsidence, Institute of Building Consultants 1990 Inspection Procedures, Institute of Building Consultants Items to Observe During a Pre-purchase Property Inspection/Report
Qualifications
2010
Raising the bar - Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, NSW Chapter
2009
Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers
2008
Fire safety measures workshop series - Introducing the issues, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors Expert witness workshop, The Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers Asbestos Identification and Management, TAFE Fire Safety Measures workshop, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
2007
Fire Risk Management, NSW Department of Housing Fire Protection - Certification of Fire Systems, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors Rail Industry Safety Induction, Skilled Rail Training
2006
Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers
2005 to date
NSW Licensed Building Consultant - Licence No BC849, Department of Fair Trading
2005
Height Safety Awareness Certificate, Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers
2004
Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers
2003
Cleaning of Brickwork, Clay Brick and Paver Institute
2000
Occupational Health & Safety Induction Training, WorkCover Concrete Masonry Construction, Concrete Masonry Association of Australia
1999
Essential Fire and Other Safety Measures Workshop, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
1994
Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying & Assessment, University of Technology Sydney
1988
Pest Control Certificate, Sydney Technical College
1973
Clerk of Works, Hornsby Technical College
1970
Carpentry and Joinery, Gore Hill Technical College
Professional Memberships
1975 - 2009: NSW Licensed Builder, Lic No 36153 Current NSW Licensed Building Consultant, Lic No BC 849 Past Member, Master Builders Association
1980 - 2004: Member, Housing Industry Association NSW Past President and Founding Member, Institute of Building Consultants
1988: MBA Accredited Consultant