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Over 30 Years Of Experience in the Building Industry


building consultancy services

Having identified a growing demand for independent building consultancy services throughout North Queensland, Abscan was founded by Stephen Malcolm back in 2002. We deliver quality commercial and residential building inspections for a wide range of statutory and client audit requirements including body corporate managers, building and civil contractors, solicitors, property managers and home owners.

Our team members

possess unrivalled experience

Our team members possess unrivalled experience, when it comes to contract documentation and administration, project management and troubleshooting complex building issues within the remedial sector. With over several decades of combined experience, you can be confident you’re dealing with a team of professionals.


Forensic analysis and invasive investigation are our core competencies. We pride ourselves on finding the ‘causes’ of issues in buildings and then provide a remedial solution. The types of issues we assess include leaking roofs, corrosion, balustrade defects, waterproofing and glazing framed defects. Plus – replacement or remediation of aging roofs, and ‘whole of building envelopes’ due to moisture ingress. Our services extend to building condition/defects audits, dilapidation surveys, and technical and options reports. This allows our clients to strategically plan their maintenance expenditure on their building over the coming years, in order to protect and maintain assets for owners and investors.

Meet the Team

Steve Malcolm

Principal / Managing Director

The principal of the company, Stephen Malcolm has built the practice into one of North Queensland’s leading building consultancy and project management companies. His vision and commercial capability are recognised throughout the business community. Stephen’s management skills oversee all operations of the inspection, reporting, documentation and contract administration. Stephen has worked with many private and government organisations, communicating effectively through individuals or committee structures. He holds eight BSA Licences and other building consultancy qualifications.

Michael Malcolm

Asbestos Assessor/Senior Draftsman

Michael has excellent CAD drafting skills acquired over nine years of industry experience. He has responsibilities for developing presentation drawings, contract drawings and details, site investigation services, accessing information from local authorities and liaising with engineers, surveyors and other consultants. Michael also holds a current Asbestos Assessor licence, as well as an ‘A Class’ Asbestos Removal License. He has completed numerous asbestos consultancy and contract administration for removal projects in the region.

Kristy Beer

Personal Assistant to Managing Director

Kristy is the managing director’s personal assistant as well as Abscan’s chief building, asbestos and Fire Safety consultant. She is competent in completing all types of building reports, including defect reports, tribunal dispute reports and has extensive experience in collaborating with clients and contractors to ensure that the client’s needs and deadlines are met. She also is up to date with latest legislative requirements and liasing with clients in relation to their needs and obligations.

Anita Malcolm

Accounts/Office Manager

Anita’s primary role in the company includes accountancy, financial control, credit control, word processing and provides a support role to the Managing Director in areas such as marketing and office management. She has completed a number of commercial courses including management and computerised accounting.

Jude Olssen

Asbestos Administrator

Jude is the company’s asbestos administration officer. He has experience in administrative support and liaising with clients in relation to their needs and obligations, quoting and reporting asbestos inspections, and preparing samples for electronic and laboratory analysis.
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