Colin is a chartered engineer with over forty years’ professional experience. He is head of conservation for AKSWard and has a wealth of experience in a variety of construction systems and techniques but in latter years has specialized in conservation and forensic engineering.
Colin has in the past acted as an expert witness on several projects. He has undertaken many reinforced concrete slab investigations on a variety of buildings including car parks and industrial ground bearing slabs. With the latter he has developed an understanding of soil/structure interaction and the benefit of understanding the modulus of subgrade reaction.
Colin has drafted guidance for the former PSA (Government agency) on dealing with High Alumina Cement in existing concrete floor and roof slabs. He was also responsible for designing the reinforced concrete structure to the multi-million-pound modern Liverpool Central Library that included the highly loaded suspended repository floors.