Philip Barnes

Philip began his career in the Melbourne office of Gutteridge Haskins & Davey.

He then joined Bates Smart McCutcheon, gaining wide exposure to many different facets of building services design and contract administration.

Between 1988 and 1991, Philip travelled overseas and worked with the London based company of Building Design Partnership and was involved in the design and contract administration for major institutional projects.

On his return to Australia, he joined Lincolne Scott, further increasing his knowledge in the hospital area before joining AHW at the beginning of 1993.

Philip became an Associate in 1995, an Associate Director in 1997 and Director in 2000. In November 2006 the business of AHW Consulting Engineers (Vic) Pty Ltd was sold to Waterman AHW (Vic) Pty Ltd. In 2021 the merger of both Australian entities formed Waterman Group (AUS) Pty Ltd, Philip continues to hold the position of a Joint Managing Director today.

Philip has developed particular expertise in health, laboratory, and educational projects and has recently been involved in many large health projects including the New Royal Children’s Hospital, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Warrnambool Hospital and the Master Planning of the New Eye & Ear Hospital. Philip places a high priority on the integration and co-ordination of engineering services which derives from his extensive involvement in design and documentation within multidisciplinary companies.

Qualifications & Affiliations
COT Mechanical Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma Air
Conditioning and Refrigeration
Postgraduate Diploma Building
Registered Professional Engineer

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