About Us

About Novacon

Novacon is a construction consulting firm working with both contractors and clients to create more cost effective, harmonious outcomes. Our vision is to bridge the gap between the client and the contractor by raising the levels of professionalism in Construction Project Management, Contract Administration and Communication, thereby lowering the rate of disputes.

Meet the Team

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Daniel Ross

Daniel is passionate about strategic client side consultancy, project management and construction law.

  • Over 20 years experience in the construction industry
  • Qualified LBP Builder (Carpentry, Site 3)
  • NZ Diploma in Construction Management
  • Currently completing Masters of Construction Law (Massey University)

Daniel’s project management skills, extensive knowledge of construction legislation and ability to creatively problem solve has made for a highly successful 21 year career. His interpersonal skills and effective communication consistently allows him to develop trusted relationships with clients, suppliers and key stakeholders.

“During my 21 years in the construction industry, I have built and project managed complex and challenging residential and commercial projects. These projects include many penthouse suite conversions, bars and restaurants, schools, office fit outs, high end residential homes, residential additions and new builds, gyms, and commercial base builds.

During my 21 years in the construction industry, I have built and project managed complex and challenging residential and commercial projects

Throughout my career I have seen many disputes and litigation situations arise and escalate, and amicable working relationships fail. Mainly due to a lack of construction project management, administration and documentation knowledge – especially knowledge of construction contracts and the execution thereof.

In 2017 I identified that there was a need in the construction industry for a consultant that could be future focused in assisting with the development, management and execution of construction management, contracts and contract administration – a consultant that operated by being proactive during the pre-construction phase, identifying issues and mitigating these issues before the project went live.

I felt that this proactive approach would lead to contract administration and construction management that was logical, timely, reasonable, feasible and viable – the outcome being construction projects that operated to the benefit of all stakeholders as best as possible.

As we worked to develop Novacon Consulting systems and processes, the need to be proactive during the pre-construction phase and future focused was at the forefront of my mind. Novacon sought to identify as many things as possible that could cause issues further down the track and worked to identify mitigating solutions – rather than being reactive to issues arising during the construction project.

I could see that by developing specialised IT orientated systems and processes, including efficient and effective administration and project documentation management systems, that there was a way to try to mitigate construction issues and disputes at the outset and to streamline project delivery – all of which would go a long way towards ensuring successful contract completion.

I could see that by developing specialised IT orientated systems and processes, including efficient and effective administration and project documentation management systems, that there was a way to try to mitigate construction issues and disputes at the outset and to streamline project delivery

Now that Novacon’s systems and processes, are fully operational, we endeavour to operate as proactive Client-Side Representatives (CSR), Contract Administrators, and Construction Managers – being the conduit between the principal and all stakeholders involved in the construction process, the document and the reality – endeavouring to look ahead, troubleshoot and problem solve at the outset in the preconstruction phase in order to avoid problems further down the line”

Michelle Makey

Responsible for ensuring Novacon operates efficiently and that business growth is driven forward.

  • Bachelor of Business Studies (Massey University)
  • Sales Consultant – Harcourts Cooper & Co
  • Sales – Signature Homes Ltd
  • Project Coordination – Vodafone/Merrill Lynch/CSC
  • Office Manager – Hitachi Data Systems
Michelle brings a wealth of experience in project management, sales, marketing and contract law. Her proven track record of senior-level executive support, management, and leadership will ensure Novacon’s clients receive exceptional customer service. She has a strong ability to streamline processes, maximize efficiency, and foster professional relationships within organizations. Michelle’s philosophy centers around the believe that effective and timely communication is crucial for successful outcomes.
Michelle-Makey

Novacon's Services

Allow you to focus on the profit centres of your business or promote best practice processes giving your project the best chance to be delivered on time and on budget.

We specialise in:

Novacon is striving to raise the standards and levels of professionalism within the construction industry – bridging the gap between the client and the contractor via comprehensive consulting services.

Contract Administration80%

Project Management85%

Construction Programming90%

Client Side Representation95%