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Welcome to MCS Group

MCS Group is a privately owned Australian national company specialising in the provision of independent specialist technical reports to the Insurance industry, government agencies and private individuals.

Our Group consists of a large number of skilled and qualified consultants who are based throughout Australia in over 60 locations.  They cover a very wide range of expertise in Building Consultancy and a variety of Engineering disciplines including Structural, Civil, Geotechnical, Electrical, Mining, Mechanical and Marine, to name but a few.  We also retain a qualified Hydrologist who has been frequently called upon to resolve flood issues. 

Our Consultants' reports are specifically designed to facilitate the prompt and cost effective resolution of insurance related matters in a claims, pre-risk or post repair context.

We also assist a wide range of insurers with the provision of specialist reports for dispute resolution and litigation as well as peer reviews of cases where an impartial and 'arm's length' analysis is required.

MCS is often called upon to perform inspections and signoff of completed works, to analyse costings and repairs where substandard or incomplete workmanship has occurred or where variations to pricing has escalated beyond the normal bounds of reasonableness or what was originally provided for. 

We have been involved in a number of major fires and other large commercial and infrastructure losses where we perform the role of "controlling consultant" to project manage the works required and the most efficient and cost effective use of the various subcontractors to be deployed.

MCS has also been very actively involved in every catastrophe event since the Newcastle Earthquake in 1989, the Sydney Hail Storm of 1999, a number of severe Bushfire events right up to and including Cyclone Yasi and the more recent heavy weather and natural disasters on the Eastern Seaboard.

MCS regularly produces reports covering private properties, rural properties and other commercial/industrial complexes dealing with cause and effect of damage, the analysis of proximate cause and identification of pre-existing issues, valuations and reinstatement calculations, scopes of work, detailed specifications to reinstate,desktop analyses and emergency or temporary/mitigation works.

We are completely independent and not in any way affiliated to any other internal or external or commercially related contractor.  Any sub appointment made by MCS must be approved and agreed in writing between the parties.  Consequently, our reports and advice are absolutely impartial and any perceived conflicts of interest are studiously avoided or declared.

We have strict vetting process of all reports and invoicing at our Head Office.  The Head Office team consists of long term and qualified insurance professionals who ensure that all reports are designed and presented in a fashion that assists claims teams with issues of indemnity.  The content of our reports must therefore be clear, concise and as categoric as we can be in the circumstances.  Above all, our billing practices must reflect true value for money to our clients as well as an acute awareness of cost pressure and commerical integrity.

We are proud to have as valued clients a very wide range of insurers, assessors and loss adjusters - covering all of the major participants in the Australian market.

All MCS Consultants are individually registered under our group PI policy ($20 million in any one event) as they are also covered under our general liability program.  Both programs have a NIL claims experience in over 25 years and is a clear indication of the level of professionalism and dedication practiced within the MCS Group.

Your main contacts at MCS Head Office are:

Robert Selby, Acting General Manager

Mike Shannon, Client Services Manager

T:  1300 627 287