About Steven Macdessi | Building Construction Management

Steven Macdessi holds a degree in the Bachelor of Building Construction Management at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Steven Macdessi graduated in 1998 with First Class Honours and was ranked third in his graduating class.

The construction industry is one of Australia’s largest industries. The Building Construction Management degree offered by UNSW prepares its graduates for professional and executive employment within this industry.

Building Construction Management is the complex and detailed management of people and physical resources necessary to successfully design, develop, construct and operate residential, commercial and public properties. The building construction manager requires skills in planning, cost and quality management, law and real estate, industrial relations and people management as well as a detailed knowledge of construction techniques and materials.

Building Construction Management graduates are able to apply their knowledge to a wide variety of areas, in both private enterprise and the public sector. These include areas of Construction and Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Property Development and Property Management. Common graduate destinations include positions as project manager, master builder, construction consultant, building estimator, quantity surveyor, building economist, property manager and building scientist.

Further information on Building Construction Management degrees offered by the University of New South Wales can be found at http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/futurestudents/undergrad/BConstManProp/.\

Moreover,  Steven Macdessi also holds a Certificate of Adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (Tasmania).

Steven Macdessi successfully completed a bridging course for registered and/or certified adjudicators who are practicing in other Australian jurisdictions  in accordance with  section 3 “Adjudication Training” of Appendix 2 of the Nominating Authority Conditions of Authorisation.

The bridging course was conducted by Adjudicate Today Pty Ltd who has been authorised as a Nominating Authority under the Act on 1 June 2010.

This Act is to provide for progress payments to be made in a timely fashion under building or construction contracts or contracts for the supply of goods and services relating to building or construction and for disputes in relation to such payments to be adjudicated in a timely and informal way.

The object of this Act is to ensure that any person who undertakes to carry out building work or construction work (or who undertakes to supply building or construction-related goods and services) under a building or construction contract, including such a contract that relates to a residential structure, is entitled to receive, and is able to recover, progress payments in relation to the work or goods and services.

May 2010

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