Barry Morris CV

Construction Consultant, Project Manager & Builder
July 2016


Building and Construction Consultant
Project and Construction Manager
Civil Engineer
Expert Witness
Construction Economist
Quantity Surveyor
Litigation Report Expert


Master Builders Association of NSW
Institute of Building Consultants (President 2001 – 2005)
Committee Member 2014 - 2015
Secretary 2015

Licenses / Accreditation

Full Building Licence NSW, Supervisor Certificate #64831S
Contractor Licence #199276C
Pesticide and Health
Urban Pest Control, Levels I and II
Member of the Master Builders Association
Accredited Building Consultant, Institute of Building Consultants
Building Consultants Licence number BC208
Bonded Asbestos Identification and Management


Degree level – Building and Civil Engineering
Ordinary National Certificate (ONC)
City and Guilds London Institute Construction
Certificate in Civil Engineering obtained at Twickenham Polytechnic College
Accredited Building Consultant, Master Builders Association (past)
Accredited Building Consultant, Institute of Building Consultants
Bond University of Queensland, Certified Mediator
Quantity Surveyor
Winner MBA Excellence in Construction Award

Experience as Construction Consultant

Construction Industry 1966 to Date (50 Years)
Building Consultant – 1992 to date (24 Years)
Accredited Building Consultant
Master Builders Association (MBA)
Institute of Building Consultants (IBC)
Pre-purchase Building Reports in accordance with AS 4349.1
Pre-purchase Pest Reports in accordance with AS 4349.3
Tree Damage Reports
Technical Reports – Building and Civil Engineering
Technical Reports - Reactive Soils Issues Including Structural Movement and Damage
Technical Reports – Quality Finishes Projects
Technical Reports – Foundation Settlement and Movement
Reports and Representation at the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT), District and Supreme Courts
Inspection and Quality Control of New Constructions
Valuation and Assessment of Construction Works
Insurance Assessment Reports
Storm Damage Assessment
Termite Damage Cost Assessments and Reports
Termite Risk Assessments
Bonded Asbestos Assessment and Management
Water proof membrane failures (showers and balconies)
External Water Penetration Issues
Rising damp and mould / mildew reports
Expert Witness – Arbitration and Court Hearings
LEADR – Bond University Accredited Mediator
Construction Contract Law Issues
Dilapidation Reports
Tax Depreciation Schedules
Building Failure Assessments – Structural – Foundations, Footings, Walls, Roof Structures, Settlement and Ground Erosion Issues
Personal Injury Claims (slip and fall)
Detailed Litigation Reports
Detailed Cost Assessments
Building Code of Australia (BCA) assessments
Annual Fire Safety Statements and Certification

In Civil Engineering

Contract Law and Preparation of Specifications Experience in Construction as Site Manager and Construction Manager / Engineer on various projects including;

Bridge Construction
Sewerage Schemes
Pipe Laying – Petro Chemical, Sewer and Gas
Earthmoving – large bulk and motorway
Dam Construction
Marine Construction – Wharf and Jetty Construction (timber and concrete)
Piling – Driven Augers and Steel Sheet
Tunnel in Rock – Spain
Tunnel in Clay – Dartford England

In Building Construction

As Project and Construction Manager on projects including:

Commercial Construction
Factory and Industrial Buildings
Large Licensed Clubs in NSW
Design and Construction – Industrial Commercial Buildings
Domestic Construction – Multi-unit to high quality single dwelling for private and government authorities
Retaining and Piered walls and structures
"Tilt Up" Construction
Factory and Commercial

Experience In Construction:

Administration and Management

Gained in the United Kingdom, West Africa, Spain, Holland and Australia;

Contract Law and Preparation of Specifications
Preparation of Bills of Quantities & Scott Schedules
Calculation of Variation Costs
Sub-Contractor Negotiation
Planning and Programming
Union Negotiations and Dispute Resolution
Quality Control
On Site Control – Multi-Million Dollar Projects to Shop Fitting
Shop Fitting
Problem Solving
Team Leader and Staff Management
Settlement and Negotiations of Construction Claims, Design and Construction Projects

Entertainment and Hospitality Industry:

The writer has been involved as project manager and in direct supervision in the design and construction of numerous RSL Clubs in NSW including:

Parramatta RSL
Petersham RSL
Belmont 16th Sailing Club
Bulli RSL
Castle Hill RSL
Concord RSL
Seven Hills Toongabbie RSL

The works included the structural and civil areas of the project through to the general construction and also the fit out including the bars, beer plumbing the fit out of commercial kitchens, gymnasiums, gambling areas and restaurants.

As Project Manager, my role was also to co-ordinate the design stage of the project including the design co-ordination between structural engineers, architects, interior designers and specialists trades such as air conditioning, bar services, plumbing, hydraulic services engineers as well as electrical designs and engineers.

Joinery and Shop Fitting

As one of Sydney's leading shop fitting companies, the  writer, as Managing Director of Renbay Joinery Systems is fully experienced in the shop fitting sector for clients such as:

NSW State Building Society
St George Building Society
St George Bank
ANZ Bank
Health Insurance commission -  in NSW, ACT and NT.
Numerous banking institutions including credit unions.
Specialist fit outs for companies such as Burbury's of London and other international companies including duty free fit outs in airports.
The projects included the installation of complete shop outlets in high streets and shopping centres, one off projects such as bank buildings in Fairfield, Mona Vale, Manly, Maroubra, Gosford and many others in country locations.

These projects also include working for Architects or on the design and construct business.  Our 'in house' design team prepared documentation and  supervision of various projects including up to 50 outlets for Medicare per year from initial design to completion of a facility which included the complete fit out of all the joinery security  systems, security screens, ballistic counters and doors, soft furnishings and computer systems, etc.

As joinery manufacturers we also constructed office furniture;  desks, cabinets, counter units, bank counters, high quality joinery for numerous duty free outlets in international airports including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.


1992- 2001 - Master Builders Association Accredited Building Consultants. Courses held monthly and quarterly covering all aspects of consulting.

1995 to date - Institute of Building Consultants monthly courses as well as half yearly seminars.

1997 - Urban Pest Control and Pesticides in Health

1997 - Department of Fair Trading LEADR Mediation course

1997 - Accreditation. Timber Pest Detection Consultant

1998 - RSA Inspections Pty Ltd. Accreditation in Termite Control

1998 - Bond University Mediation Certificate

2004 - Master Builders Association Property Development Workshop

2005 - Master Builders association Course E15 RVVP5 BASIX Requirements

2005 - Master Builders Association Compliance with Planning Pollution and Law

2005 - Master Builders Association Building Consultants

2005 - IBC Consultants Expert Witness Course

2006 - OH +S Induction for Construction work update

2006 - Master Builders Association Industry Briefing- Work Choices

2008 - TAFE course no: 26967 Bonded Asbestos Identification and Management.

2008 - Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Expert Witness Workshop

2010 - Master Builders Association Consultants Seminar

2011 – 2015  - Attendance at the IBC Conference. Various workshops

2014 - Attendance at the IBC Consultant Conference Queensland

2014 - Attendance at The Law Society Seminar: Evidence Act – Guest Speaker



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