Managing Director, Chalkstring
Barry is a both a Founder and Managing Director of Chalkstring, a software house specialising in project cost management software for construction contractors. As a former Quantity Surveyor, Barry is an authority on cost control in construction. He has spoken on both cost management and harnessing technology at numerous conferences, sharing industry best practice. He spearheads Chalkstring's development strategy enabling contractors to manage project costs efficiently, streamline processes & improve margins, ensuring they maintain a competitive advantage. Prior to founding Chalkstring, Barry studied Civil Engineering at university and worked for a number of well-respected international consultants including WSP Group and Halcrow before focusing his career in 1998 on construction software. He later held senior Director positions in international software houses including CSC, Tekla and Trimble, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the structural engineering software portfolio for both the EPC and AEC sectors globally.