Staff profile

Greg McDonald

Managing Director

Greg McDonald

Skills summary

Project Management
5D Quantity Surveying
4D Construction Programming
BIM Implementation and Control
UAV Piloting and Surveying
Revit User Ability
ArchiCAD User Ability

About Greg

Greg McDonald is the Managing Director of Beacon Consulting responsible for all projects and services delivered by the company under the supervision of our Office Managers and Business Unit Leaders. Greg commenced his career as a Quantity Surveyor in Cairns, Australia, with the Cost Management Consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall where he remained for eight years before leaving to join Davis Langdon in Australia and Europe prior to forming Beacon Consulting in 2007.

Greg has overseen the strategic growth of Beacon Consulting since he formed the company in 2007, and is responsible for the BIM Delivery Methodology and Virtual Design and Construction focus that has been a key part of the continual development and success of Beacon Consulting.

Everyone who knows Greg will testify that he is BIM tragic and that he has a genuine commitment to innovation in the Construction and Built and Environment industry. The same people will also attest that he is fond of a toy or two, including our fleet of numerous drones, laser scanners, robotic total stations, and less successful toys like his ill fated 3D Printer experiment of 2013.

Above all else, however, Greg is focused on ensuring Beacon Consulting provides the highest quality of service possible with the goal and objective of delivering projects that meet and exceed our clients expectations and ensure our clients keep coming back.

For over eighteen years Greg has maintained the highest levels of professional ethics, commitment to quality and accuracy, and commitment to research and innovation throughout his time delivering projects in Australia, Asia, South Pacific Region and Europe.


  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) University of Newcastle
  • Associate Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
  • North Queensland Division Chairman AIQS
  • Associate Australian Institute of Project Managers
  • BIM Guru (Self Appointed)

Greg recently worked on these projects

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