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Alec Calderwood


Alec Calderwood

Quantity Surveyor and Building Surveyor
DDI: +64 7 959 7650
Mobile: +64 027 243 7491




Claims Experience

  • Catastrophe Response
  • Commercial Property
  • Fire
  • Major Loss
  • Liability/Contract Works

Alec is a Quantity Surveyor and Building Surveyor in the Hamilton office.  He has worked with Godfreys since beginning of 2012, joining the team of people working on the Canterbury earthquakes.  His wide range of experience includes conventional quantity surveying in Scotland, Hong Kong and Portugal before immigrating to NZ in 1996.   His MNZIBS qualification was added when carrying out leaky homes assessments for Government agency WHRS.

Alec has been working alongside our loss adjusters on Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes property claims, applying his construction industry experience from initial damage assessment right through the repair process or to cash settlement.   He has also been actively involved on reporting on construction matters for liability and business interruption claims.

Alec sees an important part of his role is co-operation to properly distinguish between insurer and owner funding of remedial processes.  His surveying expertise means Godfreys can call on him to do work that might otherwise require external construction industry consultants, providing flexibility of response over the life of a claim.

Examples of Work

Christchurch Earthquake - Private School With Heritage Buildings

Multi million dollar repair/rebuild programme requiring close co-operation over six years, with many complex issues, but no disputes.

Christchurch Earthquake – Private Gallery/Museum

Design and repair programme over three years to a three-storey building with complex knock-on effects arising from comparatively moderate structural issues.

Christchurch Earthquake – Multiple Commercial, Educational and Public Buildings

Establishing scopes and estimates of repair/rebuild .

Kaikoura Earthquake – Railway Assessment 

One of our team visiting sites and assessing the impact of various slips and land movement.

Kaikoura Earthquake – Winery Tank Farm

Reinstatement of capacity of damaged wine tanks and related infrastructure.

Liability/Contract Works

Assistance on scope, estimation, and/or causation.

Qualifications and Other Credentials

  • B.Sc Quantity Surveying 
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors; Registered QS
  • Member of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors

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