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John Mihaljevic

Qualifications: Cert. Eng. Surv., B. App. Sc (Building)


Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

John is the director of Certified Building Solutions with a broad range of experience in the building industry in Australia and overseas, and brings particular expertise in building management in the ACT. John has worked in project management for both commercial and residential developments, managed his own residential building company in Canberra and was the clerk of works for the Australian Embassy in Fiji. John has over 20 years building certification experience in the public and private sectors.

Principal Building Surveyor

Petri Laajoki

Qualifications: B. App Sc (Envrironmental Health)


Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

Petri joined Certified Building Solutions in 2002. He started working in the building industry over 20 years ago and has experience in building certification in both public and private sectors. Petri brings detailed knowledge of environmental health matters related to buildings such as the regulation of cooling towers and the construction of food premises. Petri also has detailed knowledge of food regulation, food safety audits and food safety in Australia.

Environmental Health and Principal Building Surveyor

Craig Sharwood

Qualifications: Grad Dip. Building Surveying, Dip. Environmental Health and Building Surveying


Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, A2 Accredited Certifier of NSW Building

Professionals Board, Registered Building Surveyor of Victorian Building Practitioners Board

Craig joined Certified Building Solutions in 2009. Commencing in the building industry over 20 years ago as a carpenter and managing his own carpentry company, Craig began working as a certifier in 2001 with experience in both public and private sectors. Having worked predominantly in NSW and Victoria, Craig is able to bring a new perspective to our certification services, in particular knowledge of legislation, regulations and building practices in other jurisdictions.

Principal Building Surveyor

Philip Jacey

Qualifications: B. Building Surveying (Honours), Dip. Surveying Practice


Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

Philip joined Certified Building Solutions in 2012. He has worked in the construction industry since 2006, initially as a private sector building surveyor in London with key responsibility for party walls and rights of light, and assisted with expert witness reports for legal proceedings. Philip also has experience in construction management overseas and brings specific expertise in the area of environmental sustainability of buildings, with a focus on carbon management in the built environment.

Principal Building Surveyor

David Delchau

Qualifications: B. Construction Management & Economics (Honours)


Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

David joined Certified Building Solutions in 2012. He worked as a cadet quantity surveyor, contract administrator and junior estimator in the construction industry while studying for his qualification. Since graduating David has worked with the Australian Building Codes Board and brings with him to CBS up to date knowledge of the issues impacting on the construction industry, particularly from a regulation/control perspective.

Principal Building Surveyor

Chris Cambell

Qualifications: BComm/BIT from ANU, Diploma of Building Surveying Western Sydney TAFE (Distinction average and Won NSW/ACT Chapter Student of the Year), Advance Diploma Building Surveying TAS TAFE and Graduate Diploma of Building Surveying (Holmesglen)


Affiliations: Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

Chris joined CBS at the start of 2015.  During his time at CBS Chris has worked his way through each service area that CBS provides.  This has given Chris a rounded knowledge of all elements of Development and Building Approval requirements in the ACT.  This experience has been in all classes of buildings and all types of inspections.

Principal Building Surveyor

Ted Milne

Ted joined Certified Building Solutions in 2006. Ted has over 21 years experience working in the building section of the ACT Government. He has a deep understanding of the building process in the ACT and provides invaluable advice and assistance to our clients and professional staff.

Technical Support Advisor

Bernadette Mihaljevic

Bernadette joined Certified Building Solutions in 2007. Bernadette has 20 years experience in the Commonwealth Government, in various administrative roles. In addition to providing administrative support to our professional staff, Bernadette is responsible for financial management including invoicing and purchasing, and for this website.

Financial Controller/Administration

Thai Nguyen

Thai has been working with Certified Building Solutions since its inception in 1999. Thai's friendly and helpful approach to assisting our clients is one of his great strengths. If you need an inspection of your building project, you can rely on Thai to arrange it for you efficiently.

Office Administrator

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