About MCS

Over 30 Years of Expertise

MCS has reported on every Australian catastrophe and severe weather event for more than 30 years

Australian National Company

MCS is able to attend site the same day or within days. Reports are designed to address cause and effect, extent of loss and damage, appropriate cost-effective methods of remediation, Scopes of Work, compliance with the NCC (National Construction Code) and relevant Australian Standards.

MCS is based in more than 70 locations across Australia offering a wide range of technical expertise including building consultancy and multiple engineering disciplines such as structural, civil, hydrology, geotechnical, electrical, marine, mechanical, telecommunications and hydraulic.

MCS reports to Insurers, Loss Adjusters, Bodies Corporate, Government Agencies, Solicitors, Strata Managers and others to report on damage to a variety of properties including residential, commercial, industrial, strata and rural.

MCS assists with dispute resolution, expert witness reports, submissions to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) and litigated matters.

MCS is able to identify risk, report on hazard mitigation, undertake disaster response and recovery, and other specific technical assignments.

Brush with Royalty

We are proud to acknowledge our Senior Structural Engineer, Vijay Badhwar, who has made significant contributions to the development of Australian Standards and Building Codes in Australia.

Vijay, a former Principal Engineer and Expertise Leader with the NSW Government was a guest at the Governor's Garden Party held for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in the Grounds of Government House 30 years ago on Saturday 22 February 1992 where he had the pleasure of a brief exchange with the Queen and the Duke.

Card displaying the text: Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness will be present. The Governor and Mrs Sinclair request the company of Mr V. Badhwar at a Garden Party.

MCS - Steeped in Australian History

James Warner was a Government Surveyor who surveyed the entire length of Norman Creek Queensland, from its headwaters in Mount Gravatt to its confluence with the Brisbane River. His plan, a real treasure, was produced in September 1839 and is held by the Queensland Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying. In 1850 James Warner surveyed and plotted the Milton Reach between Boundary Creek and Western Creek.

James Warner is MCS's Managing Director's great, great grandfather.

James Warner Survey Map

Norman Creek Survey. James Warner, 1839

James Warner Survey Map

The River Road (now Coronation Drive)
indicated by a dotted line

James Warner Survey Map

James Warner's 1850 plan defined the boundaries modern day Coronation Drive Office Park

MCS has a wide range of services available, including:

  • Preparation of causation reports
  • Preparing detailed or dissected scopes of work
  • Determining if structures are compliant with NCC (National Construction Code) and relevant Australian Standards
  • Post repair inspections
  • Reporting on and analysing damage to property; its cause and effect
  • Recommending appropriate remediation processes
  • Analysis and commentary on repair quotes or invoices
  • Design work
  • General assistance with technical enquiries
  • Other assignments, as required
  • Large or complex risks can readily be accommodated

MCS has provided services to insurers and loss adjusters for more than 30 years. Based in most major centres, MCS is able to arrange attendance at remote locations, fee estimates can be provided for assignments that may also involve extensive travel. MCS can offer shared travel costs, where more than one inspection is in a remote area.

Dedicated to providing technical expertise and service excellence, MCS consultants are selected for their high level of expertise, experience and report writing ability.

MCS provides efficient and cost effective services to busy assessors and insurers with reporting services structured to facilitate the claims process by providing relevant and practical information that enables claims handlers to deal promptly and accurately with indemnity, thus enabling expectations of insureds and brokers to be managed effectively.

MCS is proudly independent.