THE RIGHT ADVICE, AT THE RIGHT TIME FOR YOUR BUILDING
KRT was formed in 2017 by Keith Rankine and Keith Tickner by the merger of their independent building consultancies following their successful collaboration on a number of projects. Keith Rankine had set up 2KR Building Consultants in 2015 and Keith Tickner had set up KT Building Consultancy in 2016, both having previously managed and led significant programmes of work for prominent building surveying practice’s. Peter Grantham joined KRT in April 2018, broadening the skill base and capacity even further and introducing the experience he gained as Chief Operating Officer at his former practice.
We provide professional Building Surveying and Project Management services to property owners and occupiers nationwide across all property sectors and help our clients maximise the value of their built environment assets by:
- Investigating and reporting on the cause of building defects including weathertightness defects.
- Providing remediation advice and strategies
- Acting as expert witness within litigation or dispute resolution proceedings
- Providing strategic asset management advice for proposed and existing buildings
- Ensuring health & safety and maintenance liabilities are appropriately managed
- Project managing reinstatement, refurbishment or new build works
- Providing independent Engineer to Contract services
- Providing professional advice on sustainability and energy efficiency in domestic and commercial property
- Providing independent Quality Assurance services to new build and remediation projects
We used Keith Tickner to formulate our new 10 year property plan. It is a huge task and one that needs close attention to detail, many meticulous and complex calculations and endless paperwork. We found Keith was such a worker, he was patient in the constant demands for changes and need for more information and he was really wonderful to work with.
I’ve had the pleasure or working with Keith (Tickner) in his role as project manager on various Ministry of Education remediation projects. Keith’s professionalism and his attention to detail were key attributes that lead to the smooth running of all the projects that we worked on together. I would have no hesitation in recommending Keith’s professional services for any similar project.
HNZ engaged HJ to provide a suite of condition surveys for the larger buildings in our portfolio, nationally. Keith (Tickner) project managed this programme of work and was our direct contact. He worked hard to understand our business and his approach was always pragmatic, thorough and efficient. Keith’s wealth of experience internationally, was key in helping us tighten up our brief to ensure we got the right outcomes to take forward. HNZ would recommend Keith to any prospective client.
Matakana School recently completed its latest 10 Year Property Plan. On this occasion the Board made use of Keith Tickner to manage the process. In the past, this has usually been a frustrating and complicated task. Keith made the process so much simpler for us this time. His keen attention to detail, quick communication and overall grasp of our needs was impressive. Keith kept everyone – Property Manager, Principal, School Board and Ministry of Education – very well informed and ensured that deadlines were met and supporting documentation submitted on time. It is not often that I am able to express complete satisfaction in professional services delivered by consultants but in this case, I am pleased to be able to do so. I would not hesitate in recommending Keith Tickner to any organisation wanting to make use of his specialist professional services.
We employed Keith Rankine in the role of Building Surveyor for a period of 10 months to help with a particularly difficult remediation dispute. Keith has been extremely thorough and detailed in his expert approach, collating information and evidence to support a defects list for dispute. While representing our best interests, Keith has been extremely professional, managing the many difficult stakeholder relationships, with care and skill. The Body Corporate has limited building experience and Keith always ensures the committee is kept informed of key decisions, focus and priorities, the communication is uncomplicated clear and in layman terms. I am happy to recommend Keith both written and verbally.
Hello Peter, we have really appreciated the work you have done on our project, we were very fortunate to have you involved and you made a very positive difference for us. Thank you for being patient and considerate and hanging in to see this through. All best wishes for your next endeavours.
During the period of six years, while I was body corporate chairman of a large apartment leaky building in Central Auckland, I found Keith Rankine working as a consulting engineer, and laterally as Project Manager, extremely helpful to the owners committee. He kept us informed through consistent monthly reporting and was of exceptional assistance in assisting with negotiating a satisfactory mediation. I can confidently recommend Keith Rankine to others.