Views on Applicants Performance on the Project
This project involved the most current technology and detailing available. Many components were integrated which involved a large amount of co-ordination of related trades and a comprehensive understanding of the construction process.
As project manager Mr. David Miniter co-coordinated and supervised all stages of construction. His understanding of procedure and extensive trade background made what could be a time consuming project for my company simply a pleasure to be involved with.
His high level of documentation was evident from the beginning as the client lived overseas during which phase his ‘follow up’ was exceptional.
Projects of this nature vary in scope both in design and costs continually throughout the design and construction phase. His detailed tracking helped greatly with what is normally the architects/designers roll.
David also displayed a high level of professionalism and responsibility in regards to ‘Occupational Health and Safety’ which is rare to see on a domestic site.
Mr. Miniter completed the project to standards equivalent to any builder I have been involved with in my twenty years in the industry. I look forward to working with David on future projects.
I, Terrence Dessaix, of Cromer Consulting Services have known David Miniter for more than 24 years in his capacity as a student in 1987 through to the current period of time in his duties as a Project Manager.
During David’s Building Former Clerk of Works I tutored him in the building licensing subjects including Accounts Management, Construction Management and Contract Management and formed the opinion at that time that David was a diligent, resourceful and highly competent student achieving reasonable grades through out the whole of the two year tuition period.
Shortly after David finished his T.A.F.E. course I become familiar with his family, specifically meeting his father Mr Fred Miniter, who at that time was one of the builders in the fore front of eco design and construction in domestic dwellings. At that point in time I was asked to undertake quality control checks on the majority of their works and observed David as a Building Forman with a high quality grasp of both site supervision and construction site safety methodology. Furthermore, he displayed strong reasoning and due diligence in his approach to his handing of sub contract labour which lead to high quality completion of building works. I would be of the opinion that buildings completed by David would be securely positioned as structures having a high degree of warranty performance.
I am also aware that David has had broad experience in Site Management, Foundation Material Awareness, Footing Design and Construction with involvement in Mind Subsidence and other environmental building construct issues. David’s site supervision and control together with the aforementioned control over sub contract labour would render buildings or dwellings to have excellent endurance and quality.
I have also carried out both dilapidation reports and quality control for private clients of David’s and have never received a complaint within the last 15 years, nor am I aware of any issue either during construction or after completion that has not been diligently and satisfactorily resolved by him.
In recommending David for either an exemption or a similar equivalent status to the diploma I would strongly suggest that David already holds sufficient awareness, knowledge and business acumen to carry off any of the subjects within the diploma itself.
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We recently used Miniter Projects to manage the renovation of our kitchen / living / dining areas, involving:
- structural works to the roof slab, including steel beam reinforcement (which required installation with a crane)
- removal of walls and make-good, including reinstatement of ceilings, cornices, lighting and air-conditioning ducts
- removal of 2 x french doors and replacement with a 5 metre bi-fold door, including new structural support over the opening and reinstatement of all finishes
- removal, relocation and replacement of a fireplace, including replacement of the flue
- removal and replacement of the kitchen, including all appliances and renewal of electrical and plumbing services
- restoring all finishes, including repair and re-polish of parquetry flooring
While not particularly large, the project involved the coordination of many trades and was performed while our family and pets largely remained in occupancy throughout the works.
We were very satisfied with Dave’s management of the project, including the timeliness, professionalism and quality of workmanship of all his supervision and trades people. We would have no hesitation in recommending Miniter Projects for any building project, and we have, and will again, use their services to ensure that our building works go smoothly and with no surprises.
When we bought a house in Sydney requiring complete renovation we faced a difficult task as we were living in Hong Kong. We appointed Miniter Projects after carefully evaluating his work, visiting current construction sites and reviewing the testimonials of his clients.
We found David to be very thorough and professional as well as cost-conscious. His advice to us as we finalized the designs was always sound and practical. He dealt with all aspects of the project, and arranged all the sub-contracting tradesmen who were reliable and of a high standard.
David navigated us through the minefield of building codes and planning requirements efficiently and diligently. He was unfailing proactive and cooperative and his vast experience allowed us to maximize all the outcomes during the project. He worked very well with the few external trades we used when fitting out the kitchen and dressing rooms, integrating them easily into the management project.
David made the entire project possible, and executed it to a high standard. With his help this renovation was not only made possible, but achieved a fantastic outcome for us, even though we were overseas for the majority of the time.
We were very impressed by his attention to detail, communication skills and above all, his integrity.
David I will always unreservedly recommend you as a project manager. Thinking about this, I realise we did not really thank you enough for all your advice, patience and guidance.
With 20.20 hindsight, I wish we had not rushed to move in, and had finished the last few bits and pieces off better: the downstairs floor, the lower verandah tiling and of course the roof leak.
I would happily do another project, or a business project with you as I respect your abilities and value your integrity – which is as rare as it is valuable in the business world.