Meet the Effective Building & Construction Team

Elie Farah

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Elie established EBC in 2005 with the aim of building quality homes for everyday people.

The company also sought to build affordable homes throughout NSW to help not for profit organisations.

Elie had a passion for the building industry from a young age, during his high school holiday breaks Elie would work as a concreter for his uncle, and after finishing school, undertook a diploma of structural engineering in 2000, qualifying for his builder’s licence.

Elie undertook his apprenticeship working on custom built homes in the eastern suburbs with Bellevarde Constructions.

When he had completed his apprenticeship, he worked for Taylor Project Group Company as a Project Engineer and Contract Administrator.

Elie gets excited by challenging projects, and drives his team to achieve their goals. Elie is up-front and straightforward, and without taking himself too seriously, makes sure that owners, architects and workmen are always on the same page. Elie is a great problem solver which is a key attribute to his success today.

Elie Farah Builder
Elie Farah Builder

Elie established EBC in 2005 with the aim of building quality homes for everyday people.

The company also sought to build affordable homes throughout NSW to help not for profit organisations.

Elie had a passion for the building industry from a young age, during his high school holiday breaks Elie would work as a concreter for his uncle, and after finishing school, undertook a diploma of structural engineering in 2000, qualifying for his builder’s licence.

Elie undertook his apprenticeship working on custom built homes in the eastern suburbs with Bellevarde Constructions.

When he had completed his apprenticeship, he worked for Taylor Project Group Company as a Project Engineer and Contract Administrator.

Elie gets excited by challenging projects, and drives his team to achieve their goals. Elie is up-front and straightforward, and without taking himself too seriously, makes sure that owners, architects and workmen are always on the same page. Elie is a great problem solver which is a key attribute to his success today.

Sandy Farah

CEO

Sandy Farah

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations)
  • Certificate II- Information Technology
  • Awarded the Leadership Training Certificate
  • Certificate in MYOB

EXPERIENCE

I come from a corporate office background, previously working as a HR Assistant in a recruitment company, moving on to a PA in the NSW Police Headquarters, then finally working as a Senior Client Service Officer at the NSW Trustee and Guardian. From my various roles I undertook within these companies I was able to learn a broad range of crucial skills which I was able to bring with me to EBC to implement.

CAREER
I have been working with Effective Building & Construction since 2006, just once year after Establishment. I began as an office all-rounder, assisting wherever needed from answering phone calls, client meetings, accounting, book keeping, HR, property report writing, expanding and better structuring the business, beginning new business ventures, to even assisting onsite with interior design decisions. I now hold the role of CEO where I oversee the business operations and performance, ensure everything is running smoothly and make managerial decisions where needed.

SPECIALIST EXPERIENCE IN:

Yolla Barakat

MANAGER

Yolla Barakat

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Business

EXPERIENCE
I come from a corporate office background, previously working as a PA in an accounting company, moving on to a Supervisor in the NSW Police Headquarters. As I come from a PA and Supervisor background hence I was able to bring these relevant skills and knowledge to EBC.

CAREER
I have been working with Effective Building & Construction since 2007. I specialise in Managing the Property Inspections division, handling all bookings and liaising with clients, contractors, agents and solicitors on a day-to-day basis. I also assist in Managing the Construction division, overseeing project budgets and expenditure, client meetings and payroll.

SPECIALIST EXPERIENCE IN:

Conan Huang

PROJECT MANAGER/CONTRACTS MANAGER

Conan Huang, Contracts Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil/Mining)
EXPERIENCE
General field work during the course of university studies
CAREER
During my studies, I specialised in geotechnical aspects of rock masses. I completed my undergraduate thesis on the shear strength of a rock mass and have extensive knowledge in rock and soil mechanics.
Currently, I am focussing on the short and long term planning of projects to ensure that they are conducted within schedule and budget.

SPECIALIST EXPERIENCE IN:

Niraj Pradhan

ESTIMATOR

Estimator

QUALIFICATIONS
Advance Diploma of Civil Construction Design
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

EXPERIENCE
Effective Building and Construction Group – Estimator
Campbelltown City Council – Asset Data Collection Officer
Integrated Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd – Civil Engineer
Welink Associates (P) Ltd – Design Engineer

CAREER
I started my career in Civil and construction engineering in  2004 at Welink Associates (P) Ltd. At Welink, I was Engaged in Surveying, Building Designs, Building Construction, Building Estimations and Water Supply projects. In 2006, I joined Integrated Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd  as a Civil Engineer. As a civil engineer my primary responsibilities included building designs, estimation and Valuation of land and buildings.

After migrating to Australia in 2012, I worked as Asset Data Collection Officer in Campbelltown City Council. Majority of my task in the council were Inspection and data collection of different level of the infrastructure assets like roads, bridges, culvert, footpath, kerb & gutter, storm water, pavement, road structure, park and play grounds.

SPECIALIST EXPERIENCE IN:

Thanh Cao

PROPERTY INSPECTOR

Thanh Cao

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma of Building Studies
  • Diploma of Quantity Surveying
  • Timber Pests Management – Technical & Inspector
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

EXPERIENCE

I have worked for the Department of Housing as a technical officer preparing detailed photographic and written reports on the condition of the housing properties.

I have also worked as an insulation inspector checking the standard of insulation work carried out in various properties across Sydney and reporting on my findings.

In 2008 I opened my own property inspection company where I carry out building and pest inspection reports for clients.

CAREER
I have been working with EBC since 2010 conducting various property and quality control inspections and detailing my findings through photographic evidence and detailed written reports. I liaise directly with clients in reporting my findings and explaining my reports.

SPECIALIST EXPERIENCE IN:

Ben Desmand

SITE SUPERVISOR

Site Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Engineering and Agricultural

EXPERIENCE
I have been in the building industry all my life, beginning as a labourer to building houses. I am good hands on as well as stepping back and managing the job site.

CAREER
I have been working at EBC since 2011 as the site supervisor, managing all job sites across the business and dealing directly with the contractors and suppliers to ensure the jobs run to program schedule. I have a passion for the building industry and my current position I hold at EBC.

SPECIALIST EXPERIENCE IN:

Nouhad Farah

PRINCIPAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Nouhad Farah

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Civil / Structural / Traffic / Environmental Engineer B.E.
  • MIEAust CPEng
  • Awarded the Leadership Training Certificate
  • NER (Membership Number: 3312640)

EXPERIENCE

Over 10 years experience in the design of structures (architectural and structural, road design, traffic engineering, environmental engineering and architecture.

CAREER
I have been working for EBC for 4 years as the Principal Design Engineer. Dealing with designs relating residential construction of dwellings, I am responsible for drafting Architectural detail plans, structural plans, stormwater plans, traffic management plans and other works associated with town planning and Council submissions. I work closely the construction team and clients to effectively designs. I have also worked for NL Consultants as the Principal / Senior Engineer for 6 years in a similar field and worked for Roads & Maritime Service as an Engineer for 8 years.

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Effective Building & Construction choose projects within 25km of Parramatta. This means we can give you great value, and also means that we can manage your project very effectively. Being nearby is most important at the start and end of a project. It means we can start quickly, and finish right down to minor details. Because we are just up the road, our customers are happy with our communication levels and attention to detail.

The way we work

Our mission is to be known and trusted by our customers by consistently delivering high quality construction and maintenance work on time and for a reasonable rate.

EBC also aims to create an honest, creative, enjoyable and rewarding work environment for employees.

Our clients enjoy being kept in the loop by our proactive communication style. If there are obstacles or decisions, you’ll know promptly, and we take the time to explain so you can make good, clear decisions. Our approach reduces the stress to our clients right throughout the building process. This means that you are relaxed and excited during the process, and make better decisions with plenty of time.

Our staff have opportunities to advance, and to work extra when it suits them to provide well for their families. We aim to create long partnerships with our team, so everyone benefits from good working relationships, and trusting each other to do the right job quickly. We are so proud of team of trades for all the projects we have built, and especially for our track record of delivering on time.

History

Since our formation in 2000, Effective Building & Construction has grown from a licensed sole trader to an establishment comprised of a unique team of highly qualified, experienced builders and technicians.

We have grown to have a staff of qualified builders and trades, and a team of hand-picked, trusted contractors for specialist trades. We are currently managing multiple projects, at various stages of council approval, construction and final certification. You are welcome to our list of current projects so you can examine them for yourself and see that we are a team of builders who really do deliver to the schedule and budget we discussed.

Our Guarantee to you

EBC guarantees the highest level of customer satisfaction.
We make sure that every job meets our client’s expectations by keeping them involved in the building process the whole way along. We complete every task professionally and competently.

By making sure we understand our clients’ goals ahead of time, we can make sure that each project is the safest and most efficient it can be; delivering a flawless result, exactly to the owner’s expectations, every time.

Effective Building & Construction can take care of your entire project from start to finish. We keep you informed, and we deliver on time.