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Bernadette is a Chartered Architect, Chartered Arbitrator and an Accredited Adjudicator.

In 1994 Bernadette qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, became a Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered  Institute of Arbitrators in 1999 and undertook in 2014 the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration.

In 2020 Bernadette completed the Hunt ADR mediation skills training course and is now a Civil and Commercial Mediator and an on Line Mediator.

She is also a registered Fire Risk Assessor.

Bernadette’s scope of work encompasses the various roles associated with the CDM Regulations, dispute management, expert appointments, fire safety, health and safety, review of building defects and training.

I collaborate with Phil Diamond of Diamond & Co in relation to external wall matters and EWS1 forms and monitoring of buildings under construction.
Diamond & Co carry PII for EWS1 forms and external wall matters and are able to sign off on both Option A and Option B.

Guidance is provided to clients, developers, contractors and designers at various stages throughout the life of the project from inception to management of the finished project.

Projects worked upon include hotels, retail premises, offices, gyms, live work units, restaurants and  residential accommodation,

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Latest News

  • PAS2035:2019 and Collaboration with Diamond and Co for Retrofit

    Now that I am registered with Elmhurst Energy as a Retrofit Coordinator following successful training with the Retrofit Academy I am collaborating with Diamond & Co Diamond & Co in Scotland to provide a full end-to-end retrofit service.


  • Why Not Review Review your Scheme for EWS1 Prior to Completion?

    If you're the developer of an apartment block (or blocks) employing another consultant to review the external walls of the development either during construction or even at design stage maybe isn't something you have thought about.

    Why would you?

  • So How Do I know if my Building is 18m High or Not?


    This may seem a strange question to ask but not when it comes to measuring the height of the buildings in relation to the recent Advice Notes issued by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government(MHCLG) following the establishment of the Independent Expert Advisory Panel (the Expert Panel).

    In my article published in the April 2021 edition of The Expert Witness Journal I review some anomalies.