SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Key Memberships
From February 2011 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
From September 2015 to present.
Profile Summary

I am a chartered structural (FIStructE) and chartered civil (MICE) engineer with extensive and varied experience of structural engineering design having had 15 years industry related experience within boutique and large multidisciplinary engineering consultancies. 

I have been responsible for a wide range of successful projects some of which include £200m mixed use developments, 50 storey mixed use buildings, tall buildings, large scale student accommodation, hotels, articulated glazed facades, cable supported roofs and canopies, CAT A office blocks, university libraries, lecture theatres, media installations, shopping malls, cinemas, museums, tensile fabric structures, inflatable structures, deployable structures, sustainable timber buildings, historic bridges, BREAAM rated buildings, transport interchanges through to competition winning bus shelters.

I have spent several years carrying out the analysis and design of fabric and tensile structures, including the form finding, stress analysis and patterning of various types of structure ranging from inflatable structures, cable nets, fabric structures and non-linear analysis of cable structures.

Whilst I still undertake an element of private consultancy for select clients, my main focus is as an academic where I teach structural engineering and related subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and mentor postgraduate research topics.  This is balanced with various strands of research that I am focused on including fatigue performance of synthetic materials, tensile structures, deployable structures, digital communication, tall buildings and disaster relief structures.

I am currently studying part time for a PhD where I am researching disaster relief shelters, combining my interest in deployable structures with my involvement with the British Red Cross.

Specialties:

  • Conceptual engineering design
  • Schematic design
  • Multi-disciplinary design & management
  • Technical advisor & independent auditor
  • Tensile and fabric engineering
  • Cable supported structures
  • High rise design
  • Sustainable design
  • Structural engineering
  • Assessing constructability of designs
  • Teaching
  • Deployable Structures
  • Mentoring
  • Research and Development
Key Projects
2016
Oct
KTP with Technocover
Innovate UK, 131,759.00.
Principal Investigator: N Currie (50%). Co-Investigator: L Augusthus Nelson (50%).