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03 9563 6246 (VIC)
1300 956 364 (QLD)


273 Waverley Rd,
Malvern East, 3145

Suite 337, 1/10 Albert Ave,
Broadbeach QLD 4218

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Terry O`Donoghue

Director, General Manager (Vic)

MTech (Civil), BE (Chem), Grad Dip FSE, Grad Dip BS
EC 42168, EF 64766, DB-M 38239,
RPEQ 16047, BPB2388.

Terry O'Donoghue, began his career in the Petrochemical industry with a Degree in Chemical Engineering. He went on to complete further Graduate Diplomas in Building Surveying and Fire Safety Engineering, finishing with a Masters in Civil Engineering making him one of Australia's leading experts across multiple disciplines.

Buildcheck has been providing Engineering Consultancy and Project Management Services for nearly 30 years across Victoria, Queensland & New South Wales. Buildcheck specialises in maintenance specifications, regulatory advice, and project management for Strata / Owners Corporations.

Paulo Silveira

General Manager (Qld)

BEng (Civil/Struct.) (Hons) MIE Aust
Member of The Australasian Corrosion Association

Paulo is an experienced Building Consultant Engineer who was invited to re-join Buildcheck in 2020, after working in Sydney as Team Head, leading a team of remedial engineers specialised in delivering projects of a remedial/structural nature.

Paulo has a demonstrated history of working in the remedial engineering industry where he has been exposed to both design and the on site practical implementation of remedial engineering solutions. Prior to his transition to building consultancy, Paulo worked on new construction sites and remedial projects in South-East Queensland including large-scale façade refurbishment of high-rises.

The merge of on-site practical experience with office-based engineering experience provides him with a comprehensive understanding of structures and the logistics involved in a building project.


Daniel McLeish

Technical Manager

BE (Struct) RBP

Daniel brings over 15 years structural engineering experience to the team. He has worked on a diverse range of projects, both locally and in the middle east, ranging from high rise design, assessment of maritime assets, to his current speciality, structural remediation of residential apartment blocks.

Daniel joined Buildcheck in 2012, and has since developed a comprehensive, in depth understanding and appreciation of the complexity confronted in Strata and by committees, when their buildings exhibit signs of structural distress.

Daniel uses his vast technical expertise, combined with experience in this niche area, to ensure that the structural solutions he provides to his clients are customised to the specific needs of the individuals involved.

Whilst 2 buildings may look identical from a structural perspective, the needs of the respective owners will almost certainly vary”


Architect (Remedial)

M.Arch. B.Env.Des. ARBV. RBP, DB-U.

Clinton is an experienced Remedial Architect and Registered Domestic Builder who was invited to join Buildcheck after previously running his own residential design and construction firm and working as a site and construction manager for a remedial building company.

Clinton has documented, tendered and project managed several complex remedial works, and his on-site experience is invaluable in assessing contract claims, variations and the completion of works against contract documentation.

Over his many years of experience in architecture and construction, he has developed an extensive knowledge of the National Construction Code, and many of its referenced standards and has produced a number of VCAT expert witness reports for clients.

Within the Buildcheck office, he specialises in water ingress, cladding replacement and complex lightweight framing and carpentry works.


Sean Convey

Senior Building Consultant

DipBuildConst (Building Inspection)

Sean is an experienced Building Consultant who joined Buildcheck in 1993 part time whilst working as a residential apartment Building Manager for Kingston Apartments 461 St Kilda Road Melbourne. In February 1996 Sean commenced full time employment with Buildcheck in the Melbourne Head Office with frequent forays to our Gold Coast office over the next two decades.

In 2017 Sean moved full time to the Gold Coast office to be our Senior Building Consultant Technician in Queensland and has conducted thousands of inspections on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and beyond,  be they existing building condition reports, scopes of works or project management.

His special competencies are Forensic Inspection, Remedial Building Inspection, Project Management, Building Consultancy and Building contract Preparation and Administration.

Leon Steel

Senior Building Consultant

BTech (Build Surv), GCert (PBBFS), RBP, MAIBS

Leon is an experienced Senior Consultant, specialised in forensic investigation, defect and building order/notice resolution, protection works and essential services. Leon has strong project and contract management experience, to complement his technical knowledge and skills.

Prior to joining Buildcheck in 2009, Leon was a Technical Advisor and Auditor for Sinclair Knight Merz, working on large-scale residential and commercial assets in the mining towns of Western Australia.

Leon also held a senior position for over 10 years as a Building Surveyor & Inspector. He gained a significant working knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements for the building industry. He has worked on a range of assets including industrial facilities, schools, hospitals, health and aged care sites, as well as retail offices and storefronts, being involved in the end-to-end building process from feasibility, to the issuance Permits, Notices, Orders, through to Occupancy Permits.

Leon is a self-driven individual. He deals comfortably with new concepts and complexity and adapts quickly to changing environments, he is a creative problem solver and conflict manager.

Tony Layous

Senior Engineer / Project Manager

Beng Mechanical UNSW

Member of Institute of Engineers Australia

Tony is an experienced Building Consultant Engineer, with 18 years of post-graduate experience. He recently joined Buildcheck in 2020 and has an extensive background in building services and general building construction.

Tony has wide-ranging experience, including design management of consultants and subcontractors, design peer reviews, preparing tender documents, managing the full procurement process, stakeholder management, project management, mechanical design and building condition inspections, reports and CAPEX preparations.

He has worked in various roles, including Senior Building Consultant, Project Engineer, Design Manager, Project Manager, and Senior Design Engineer. Tony's specialist field is minor building works and building services, particularly in live buildings. Tony has excellent communication skills and has built a wide range of networks with facility managers, consulatants, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers acros Canberra, Queensland and Sydney.

The merge of on-site practical experience with office-based engineering experience provides him with a comprehensive understanding of construction, in particular building services, and the logistics involved in a building project.