Team 02/09

John Barnes


John started his construction career as a carpenter in the Australian Defence Force (Army) prior to working in the Private Industry both interstate and in SA. Since entering Building Surveying 18 years ago he has gained extensive experience in compliance assessment and consultancy of buildings and plays a vital role in BuildSurv’s delivery of major projects. He has a thorough and detailed knowledge of the BCA complemented by his experience in fire safety engineering and Performance Solutions.


  • Graduate Diploma (Building Surveying) University of Western Sydney 
  • Graduate Cert (Fire Safety Engineering) University of Western Sydney 
  • Diploma of Building Surveying (Ultimo, NSW)  
  • Advanced Building Regulation University of Technology Sydney 
  • Certificate 4 Construction (clerk of works)  
  • Certificate 3 Carpentry & Joinery (RMIT) 
  • Accredited professional – Building level 1 


  • Fire safety engineering 
  • Large warehousing 
  • Sporting complexes 
  • Multi-storey construction 

Outside of BuildSurv

John is a member of the FPAA and takes and on-going interest in fire safety and legislative change. He enjoys swinging the clubs on the weekend, taking his boat out and spending time with his family.

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