Caxtons Chartered Surveyors is delighted to welcome Laura O’Donovan MRICS MA BSc as head of their Building Services department in their Gravesend offices.
Laura went to the University of Wales in Cardiff where she graduated with a BSc(Hons) and thereafter an MA in Design. She continued her studies at the College of Estate Management and qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor becoming a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in June 2007.
Laura has 14 years’ experience as a Chartered Building Surveyor and during that time has delivered a variety of new build and refurbishment projects. She has experience of Design & Build, Traditional and Partnership procurement routes and, as Principal Surveyor and Project Team Leader, has been involved in the leadership and co-ordination of projects working with local authorities and developers to accomplish development goals.
The department currently focuses on disciplines including pre-acquisition surveys, defect analysis, reactive and planned maintenance, dilapidations, CDM co-ordination, project management, Party Wall Matters, construction and development monitoring, contract administration and insurance reinstatement cost assessments. Laura will work across the region, in Kent and the South East and will be involved in developing the variety and extent of works undertaken.
Laura and her husband, an architect from Gravesend, have three children and Laura says if she does get any downtime she loves sketching and visiting art exhibitions and has an active interest in architecture and furniture.