HnPr Norman Faifer



Honorary Professor


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Archit. & Built Env.


Off-Campus (Home)

Career highlights

Induction as National President, Australian Institute of Building, 2014

Induction as Chairman, Australian Construction Industry Forum

Recipient of the Australian Institute of Building Medal (for services to the Science and Practice of Building), 2018


FAIB, FAIQS, CQS, FIAMA, FRI(Adj), RegBuildPrac(Vic)

General Contracting Member, Master Builders Association of Victoria

Member, Building Disputes Practitioners Society

Past National President, The Australian Institute of Building (2014 - 2016)

Past AIB Victorian Chapter President (2007 - 2009), Past Overseas Chapter President (2016 - 2019)

Chairman, Australian Construction Industry Forum 

Knowledge areas

Building and Construction Management, Supervsion, Superintendence, Certifications, Technical aspects, Quantity Surveying, Tendering and Estimating, Project/Contract Administration, Expert Determination, Expert Witness, Alternative Dispute Resolution processes (Building & Construction) etal.  

Professional activities

50 years participation in the Building and Construction Industry with experience as a Chartered Builder, Certified Quantity Surveyor, Accredited Adjudicator , Arbitrator, Mediator, Conciliator, Expert Determiner, Expert Witness, Master Builder and Building Consultant. Gained expertise in several aspects of Building and Construction Management.


Diploma of Building (RMIT), 1974

Diploma of Quantity Surveying (RMIT), 1983

Certificate of Concrete Technology (Monash), 1991

Master of Technology (Construction) (Swinburne) 1993