Renewed Focus on Registered Engineers

GeoReports Managing Director, Philip Davies is proud member of Engineers Australia and is a certified practising Engineer under the National Engineering Register (NER) scheme.

The NER is a comprehensive directory of Australian engineers who have met the high standards of professionalism expected within the industry. Engineers Australia created the NER to provide a recognised benchmark of engineering quality.

In Jue 2020 the Design and Building Practitioners Bill passed by the NSW Parliament, requires compulsory registration for professional engineers in the fields of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical and fire safety engineering.

This regulation of professional engineers in Australia significantly benefits the community and the engineering profession. It provides recognition that practitioners need to be appropriately skilled, experienced, chartered and insured in order to provide engineering advice.

GeoReports welcomes this development, and has invested in Chartered and NER registered personnel for many years.  In our capacity as expert reviewers anf advisors on legal cases involving substandard work, such as the Opal Tower evacuation and Mascot Towers building damage, we welcome the development of more stringent controls in the building industry and beyond.  In the latter case, the ground engineering and geotechnical issues associated with new basement construction adjacent to existing structures resulted in groundwater stress changes causing significant damage.  GeoReports has been involved in forensic assessments and provided expert witness reports for  similar cases and understands the implications of poorly targeted investigations and inappropriate geotechnical engineering advice.

We welcome you to verify our NER credentials; this endorsement allows you to choose GeoReports as a trusted engineering partner.

Contact: Philip Davies (pdavies@georeports.com.au)

 

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