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Peter Paras

Peter Paras

Organisation: Sedgwick
Position: Manager, Engineering Services

Areas of expertise:

  • Forensic Engineering Investigations
  • Building Inspections
  • Structural / Building Assessments
  • Expert Witness and Reporting
  • Dilapidation Surveys
  • Due Diligence Reports
  • Building and Structural Defects and Damage Causation
  • Structural & Civil Engineering Design
  • Residential, Commercial & Industrial Buildings and Structures
  • Slab, Footings, Geotechnical, Building Movement Investigations


Peter is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of Structural and Civil Engineering consulting experience, which includes residential, commercial and industrial buildings and structures. Structural design and documentation for houses, extensions, refurbishment/remediation, residential developments, apartment buildings, industrial buildings and structures, water and wastewater structures. Expert reporting experience has included Structural/Building assessment of building damage and defects, inspections and forensic Investigations, damage causation investigation and expert witness for legal proceedings at VCAT, Building Appeals Board and courts. Expert reporting services provided to property/asset owners, owners corporations, lawyers, insurers, loss adjusters, financial institutions, government departments. Other experience has comprised general building inspections, assessment and providing structural and building advice to property/asset owners. Peter is also a Panel Conciliator at DBDRV (Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria), a Member of the Building Appeals Board of Victoria and an (NMAS) Accredited Mediator. Sedgwick comprises a team of experienced and highly regarded Forensic Engineers, providing engineering services throughout Australia. Expertise includes Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, with affiliated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering capabilities. Forensic Engineering and expert services are provided to the building industry, the insurance claims industry, the legal fraternity and asset owners. Registered Building Practitioner, Victoria (Engineer, Civil) Fellow, Engineers Australia (FIEAust) Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) National Engineering Register (NER) Member, Engineers Australia Structural College Member, Engineers Australia Civil College Member, Engineers Australia College of Leadership and Management Member, Building Dispute Practitioners Society (BDPS) Member, Forensic Engineering Society of Australia (FESA) Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS) Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) RMIT University 1985-1988 Graduate Diploma of Business (Management) APESMA/Deakin University 1993-1994 Master of Business Administration (Technology Management) APESMA/Deakin University 1995-1996

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333 Queen St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
mobile: 0438420009

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