Barry is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in the Building Services Industry in Contracting, Consulting and Client representative roles, in various parts of the world, including UAE, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Oman, Russian Federation, and India. He has gained experience in all aspects of design and construction during his career, and his innovative thinking often leads to more efficient cost-effective solutions in projects.
He serves on both the CIBSE/ASHRAE scientific committee for reviewing technical papers submitted for conferences, and AIRAH technical committees for the same, plus writing/reviewing various publications. He was chairman of the committee, which wrote the first Australian commissioning standards for AIRAH (DA27 & 28), and co-author of AIRAH DA20 Tropical air conditioning manual.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including an Australian National Engineering Excellence award. He received a patent for a Hotel guest room A.C. system that saves 30% energy compared to a conventional system and requires no in room maintenance. He compiled a technical design manual and sustainable design guide for all InterContinental Hotel Group brands. This was responsible for the 2007 CIBSE International Achievement award, with the judges commenting on how these guides simplified Hotel services design to reduce both capital and operating costs and presented the information in a way in which it could easily be understood by Engineers whose first language was not English.
Barry presented at the RICS Smart Buildings for Smart Cities conference in Delhi in June 2016, and regularly presents on the benefits of BIM in efficient construction.