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Formiga1 are building surveyors, consultants and certifiers who set the standard for quality and safety worldwide.

We are a multi-disciplinary company who pride ourselves on our customer service excellence, professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail.




Unless you’re in our industry, buildings aren’t probably something you think about much on a day-to-day basis. Yes we all live in one and most of us work in one all day but how much thought have you given to any particular building lately (other than where it is or how you get into it)?

With a high level of focus on climate change both in the media and in politics over the past few years, it’s little wonder a call for greater gains in building energy efficiency has been heralded by both consumers and regulatory bodies as we move into a new decade. 

A building surveyor that’s well versed in building law along with having a personable approach can have a crucial role in the timeframe and completion of your property development project. It’s true building surveyors play a critical role when it comes to the compliance and certification of your building, but it’s often a pleasant surprise when customers get value from things like reduced costs, reduction in delays and assistance in solving, sometimes complex, problems.

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Shawn receiving Best Overall Company and CEO of the Year at Australasia Business Excellence Forum 2019

We’ve put our General Manager Shawn Brosnan under the microscope to ask him some questions about how Formiga1 works towards adding value and creating lasting relationships with their customers. We’ve asked him a series of questions that we hope will give you a good understanding of the role of a building surveyor in a development project, how they add value and what to look for in a quality building surveyor. Here are our questions and answers.

With climate change and environmental concerns being some of the biggest issues of our time, more and more corporations are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints, curtail their energy consumption and use ‘green’ products where available.

On a larger scale, councils and governments are looking for ways to make cities, suburbs and buildings more environmentally friendly and sustainable. We’ve seen some of this achieved at the residential level with the implementation of solar and water tank schemes (we won’t mention the disastrous ‘pink batts’ scheme – although it had good intentions) and many construction companies are starting to wake up to the fact people are interested in alternative building materials that are better for our environment.

Before we outline all of the latest green technology in the building industry, it’s worth outlining what ‘green’ building materials actually are.