John is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is degree-qualified with 50 years’ experience in the construction industry, predominantly in Contracting.
He is the founding Director of Construction and Estate Management Consultancy, Teampatch Ltd.
His experience is in Ground Engineering and Main Contracting with companies such as Roger Bullivant, Abbey Pynford and Kier.
Specialties include subsidence repairs; underpinning design and construction, piling and new-build package foundations.
He has created, and regularly delivers, training courses on Foundations, Piling and Underpinning to LABC (Local AuthorityBuilding Control staff and their customers.
John is a past Chairman of the FPS Federation of Piling Specialists) and of ASUC (Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors) and is past Vice Chair of DFI – Europe (Deep Foundations Institute). John is an Honorary Member and is currently Technical Consultant for ASUC. He is also Chair of the ASUC Contractor Assessment Scheme Sub-committee.
John has been involved with numerous construction-related committees and helped develop National Vocational Qualifications for Underpinning and Mini-piling.
He has also been involved with the development of publications such as the Institution of Structural Engineers book entitled “Subsidence of Low-rise buildings”, the National House-building Council’s publication “Efficient design of piled foundations for low-rise housing” and the Reading Construction Forum book “Bonds, Warranties and Retentions – a guide”.
He gained his BSc degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Aston in Birmingham.