Barney qualified as a quantity surveyor from Technical University Dublin in 1998. Initially working with SIAC Construction as part of their small contracts division, he then moved on to large infrastructure projects. Barney then relocated to the United States where he worked on commercial, industrial and residential projects ranging from logistical parks to city infill multi storey projects. Barney has been based back in Ireland since 2008 and has been involved in projects utilizing multiple build methodologies, including RC, structural steel, masonry, off-site modular and precast. In his current role, Barney leads a diverse building team which has and continues to deliver units to local authorities and approved housing bodies.