All Building Disputes Tribunal experts have been appointed to the Tribunal’s panels because of their extensive knowledge and expertise in construction law coupled with their extensive knowledge, skill and experience in the construction industry.
Some experts come from legal backgrounds, some have an engineering, architectural and/or quantity surveying background and others have been builders, project managers and/or building consultants – all have extensive knowledge of building and construction practice and building and construction law in New Zealand.
The Building Disputes Tribunal provides a continuing professional development programme for its experts to ensure consistency and excellence in the delivery of its services. All experts on the Tribunal’s panels are required to maintain appropriate levels of continuing professional development.
To apply for the appointment of an expert, whether the parties have reached agreement as to a person on the Tribunal's panel or whether the parties wish the Tribunal to select a person on the Tribunal's panel to appoint as expert click here.