John Barnes

Background & Building Surveying Experience

John’s construction experience and qualifications include commercial and residential construction coupled with various construction licencing, diplomas, certificates, trade qualifications and supervisory experience. His experience also includes time served within the Australian Defence Force which includes military engineering, civil construction, residential construction and Defence buildings, both domestic and abroad.

Since leaving the Army and taking up further studies in building surveying, John’s experience as a building surveyor with various councils and private firms, the latest being Davis Langdon Australia- AECOM (Sydney), has equipped John with an invaluable skill set in building certification, fire safety assessment, development assessment & control, DDA/accessibility auditing and building code audits.

John is a family man, and his desire was to return to his home State and extended family, which ultimately led to his role with Katnich Dodd.

John’s overall ability to form good rapport with builders, professionals and key stakeholders alike, is helping to establish him as a much sought-after building consultant.

Academic & Professional History

  • Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying (University of Western Sydney)
  • Advanced Building Regulation (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Diploma in Building Surveying
  • Accredited as a Building Surveyor
  • Member of Australian Institute of Building Surveyors


Email me

(08) 8273 0888

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