Geoffrey Mitchell

Robert Mitchell
May 5, 2017
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Geoffrey Mitchell

Managing Director Geoffrey Mitchell has been involved in the Building Surveying Industry since 1976, initially employed as a Cadet Building Inspector with the Albert Shire Council. After 12 Years in Local Government he set up this business in anticipation of the introduction of Private Certification.

During his career Geoff has been intimately involved at both state and the national level in the development of education courses for building surveying practitioners. He has, and continues to lecture extensivly both nationally and internationaliy on various building surveying topics.

Geoff has also been involved in the development of legislation in the State of Queensland, having spent 15 years on various committees advising on the State Building Act and Building Regulations.

In 2001 he was appointed to the Building Codes Committee of the Australian Building Codes Board which is responsible for the technical content of the Building Code of Australia.


  • Masters Degree in Urban Planning
  • Graduate Certificate in Building Fire Safety
  • Bachelor of Building Surveying
  • Certificate for Building Construction Technician
  • Justice of the Peace Queensland (1983)

Licences and Accreditiations

  • Accredited Building Surveyor – Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
  • Licenced Level 1 Building Certifier (QBCC – A20976), endorsed to;
    • Issue Building Development Approvals
    • Act as a Private Certifier
  • Licenced Fire Safety Professional (QBCC – A20976)
  • Licenced House and General Builder (QBCC – 20976)
  • Licenced Supervisor Building design Drafting- Limited (QBCC – 20976)
  • Registered Building Certifier Unrestricted (Northern Territory Building Practitioners Board – 166064BU)
  • Accredited Certifier Level A1 (Building Professionals Board NSW) Registration Number BPB3039
  • Building Surveying Practitioner Level 1 (Building Commission WA) Registration Number BSP2298
  • Building Surveyor (unlimited) (Victorian Building Commission) Registration Number BS-U 60810

Professional Associations

  • Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS)
    • Past National President
    • Past State President of the Queensland / Northern Territory Chapter
  • Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Building Safety Professional of the International Code Council (ICC)

Technical & Committee Membership


  • Member of the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) – Building Codes Committee (BCC) (peak advisory committee to the ABCB on the technical content of the Building Code of Australia)
  • Referee – Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Adjunct Teaching Fellow – Bond University
  • Co-Author Lexis Nexis commentary on the Building Code of Australia
  • Chairman – Global Membership Council of the ICC
  • Member – Construction Mamagement, Quantity Surveying and Project Management Industry Advisory Committee (Faculty of Society and Design) Bond University


  • Member – Building Designers Association
  • Member – Building Officials Institue of New Zealand
  • Member – Building Codes Queensland – Building Industry Consultative Group (BICG)
  • National Chairman – AIBS Education & Training Committee
  • Chairman – AIBS Qld/NT Education and Conference Committee
  • Member – South East Queensland Principal Building Surveyors Group
  • Lecturer (Performance Legislation) – Central Queensland University
  • Member – Aged Care Accreditiaiton Group – on contract to the Australian Government
  • Member – Insulaiton Inspection Program – on contract to the Australian Government
  • Member Course Advisory Committee (Building Surveying) Central Queensland University