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Staff

Michael Flanagan – Managing Director
Michael has been involved in the management and running of the company since its inception in 1994. He is hands on in the day to day running of the business and still occupies a desk in the general office area. Michael is always available to discuss those more “tricky” regulatory issues and always endeavours to find a practical solution to any problem.

 

Experience
Sixteen years’ experience with local government (City’s of Knox, Hawthorn, Northcote and Darebin)
Formally the Municipal Building Surveyor for the City of Northcote and Darebin
Director of Metro Building Surveying Pty Ltd since 1994
Pre-approved consultant to the Department of Infrastructure and Planning
Pre-approved consultant to the Department of Human Services – Fire Risk Management Unit.
Past technical consultant to the Victorian Building Authority
Past technical consultant to the Tasmanian Government.
Qualifications
Technicians Certificate (Building) Swinburne University of Technology
Certificate of Technology (Building Surveying) Swinburne University of Technology
Graduate Diploma Urban and Regional Planning, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Registered Building Practitioner (Building Surveyor) BS-U 1113.
Justin Barlow – Senior consultant
Justin joined Metro Building surveying in 2002 and has become the senior consultant on staff. Justin is responsible for the assessment of building applications for larger residential and commercial projects and has an exceptional knowledge of the complex requirements for these developments.
Experience
2002 – Present Senior consultant, Metro Building Surveying Pty Ltd.
2001 – 2002 Boroondara City Council – Building Department
1999 – 2001 Philip Chun & Associates Pty Ltd
Qualifications
Bachelor of Technology – Building Surveying – Swinburne University of Technology
Graduate Certificate in Performance Based Building & Fire Codes – Victoria University of Technology
Fabian Monterosso
Fabian Joined Metro Building Surveying in 2004 and whilst he is involved in the assessment of all types of building applications and developments he specialises in domestic projects and is expert in ResCode/Part 4 siting requirements under the building regulations.
Experience
2004 – Present. Senior consultant, Metro Building Surveying Pty Ltd.
Qualifications

Fabian is a registered building practitioner with the Victorian Building Authority

Con Boutsikos – Consultant
Con joined Metro Building Surveying in 2013 as a work experience student. Con’s talents soon became obvious at which time he was offered a full time position with the company assessing general building applications as well as assisting clients through the building permit process.
Adrian Giardina
Adrian joined Metro Building Surveying  and now carries out the role as a building inspector. Adrian’s knowledge of the relevant codes and standards applicable to inspection are exceptional.
Qualifications

Adrian is a registered building practitioner with the Victorian Building Authority

Scott Howes
Scott joined Metro Building Surveying  after a stint in the banking and IT world. He now carries out the functions of a building inspector and has exceptional knowledge of the relevant codes and standards applicable to building inspections.
Qualifications

Scott is a registered building practitioner with the Victorian Building Authority

David Flanagan
David works in a part time capacity whilst studying a Bachelor of Environments – Engineering, at The University of Melbourne.
Katie Sutton
Kate joined Metro Building Surveying as an administrative assistant and is now the office manager responsible for the co-ordination of the administrative and technical staff. Katie also monitors the progress of all building application in the office through to the eventual issue of the building permit.
Laura Johnson
Laura joined Metro Building Surveying in 2014 And fulfils the role of administrative officer. Laura is responsible for most administrative tasks throughout the office and the co-ordinates all building inspections includes those carried out by private consultants.
Debra London
Debra joined Metro Building Surveying in 1994 as finance manager and is responsible for all matters relating to finance including invoicing, building permit levy return etc.
External Consultants
Apart from in-house staff Metro Building Surveying draws from a large pool of qualified, experienced and recognised consultants in the areas of fire technology/engineering, performance based assessments, structural engineering, disability consultants and building inspection with the ability to cater for all building projects within Victoria.