Who we are

In 2002 Stephen Malcolm founded Abscan Building Consultants to provide specialist professional building consultancy services in the North Queensland region from our office centralized in the city of Townsville. We provide quality commercial and residential building inspections for a broad range of statutory and client audit requirements including to body corporate managers, building and civil contractors, solicitors, property managers and home owners.

With over 30 years’ experience in contract documentation and administration, project management and troubleshooting difficult building issues in the remedial sector, we’ve got you covered. The Abscan team offers maturity comprising several decades of experienced remedial building, engineering consultancy services.

Our core competencies are in forensic analysis and invasive investigation to find the causes of issues in buildings and then specify a remedial solution. Issues such as leaking roofs, corrosion, balustrade defects, waterproofing and glazing frame defects. We also consult in replacement or remediation of aging roofs and whole of building envelopes due to moisture ingress. We carry out building condition/-defects audits, dilapidation surveys, technical and options reports for clients to plan their maintenance expenditure on their building over future years and protect and maintain owner’s and investor’s assets.

Meet the Team

Stephen 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.

Kara Heikkinen

Personal Assistant to Managing Director

Kara is the Managing Director’s personal assistant, as well as Abscan’s chief building report 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.

Kristy Beer

Asbestos & Fire Consultancy Officer

Kristy is the company’s Asbestos & Fire Safety Executive who has extensive experience in the asbestos consultancy field, which includes being up to date with the latest legislative requirements and liaising with clients in relation to their needs and obligations, reporting asbestos inspections, reading and analyzing air filters, and preparing samples for electronic and NATA laboratory analysis.

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.

Contact us today 07 4721 5244