Meet our team

CBS Building Surveyors have a skilled and passionate team with over 20 years of experience in providing expert building certification in Canberra. We are locals who live and breath all things construction.

John Mihaljevic

Principal Building Surveyor/Director

Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

Cert. Eng. Surv.

B. App. Sc (Building)

John co-founded Certified Building Solutions (now CBS Buildings Surveyors) in 1999 and has a broad range of experience in the building industry in Australia and overseas, bringing 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 both the public and private sectors.

David Delchau

Principal Building Surveyor/Director

Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

B. Construction Management & Economics (Honours) (UniSA)

ACT Licence No – 2013238 | AIBS ACT Branch Convenor | AIBS NSW/ACT Chapter Committee Member

David joined as a director of CBS Building Surveyors in 2019. David has worked as a principal building surveyor for over 10 years in the ACT. He previously worked with the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and understands the issues impacting on the construction industry, particularly from a regulation/control perspective. His role as the Branch Convenor of the ACT Branch of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors is testament to his continuing interest in these issues. David received the joint award for AIBS Building Surveyor of the Year 2019.

Petri Laajoki

Principal Building Surveyor

Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

B. App Sc (Environmental Health)

Petri joined CBS in 2002. He started working in the building industry over 20 years ago and has experience in building certification in both the public and private sector. Petri brings detailed knowledge of all types of buildings specializing in complicated projects such as laboratories, schools, and hospitals. 

Philip Jacey

Principal Building Surveyor

Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

B. Building Surveying (Honours)(Reading, UK)

Dip. Surveying Practice

Philip joined CBS 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.

Chris Cambell

Principal Building Surveyor

Member and National Accreditation of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

B. Comm/B. IT (ANU)

Dip. Building Surveying, Adv. Dip. Building Surveying, Grad. Dip. Building Surveying

Chris joined CBS in 2015. Chris specializes in technical detailing and compliance for both residential and commercial construction with an interest in Early Childcare Centres and Multi-Unit Developments. Chris is experienced in the Single Dwelling Housing Development Code and has a good understanding of planning issues as related to building certification in the ACT. During his studies Chris was awarded the AIBS NSW/ACT Chapter Student of the Year. 

Working at CBS

We are committed to providing opportunities and training for future building surveyors. If you are interested in a career as a building surveyor please get in contact.