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Key staff

The Partners are supported by a dedicated team of engineers, architects and technicians.  Brief details of the qualifications, experience and interests of our key staff members can be seen by selecting the appropriate links.

  • David Tomlinson

    David Tomlinson

    Senior Engineer


    Loughborough University, BSc (Hons), 1980
    Warwick University Business School, MBA, 1989
    Chartered Engineer, 1985

    Member, Institution of Civil Engineers
    Member, Association of MBAs
    Fellow, Geological Society

    David Tomlinson is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 35 years experience in the construction and building material industries.  He has broad experience of civil engineering and building works in the United Kingdom and overseas, including roads, tunnels, mini-hydroelectric schemes, industrial, commercial and residential buildings.

    He has extensive experience of investigations of construction problems and preparation of reports for litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, and has been appointed by clients to act as an expert.  His particular interests include: heavy civil engineering works, industrial floor slabs, building envelopes, basement construction, waterproofing systems, building subsidence, drainage, failure of ground improvement works, anti-vibration bearings and analysis of delay and disruption claims.

  • Stuart Hookham

    Stuart Hookham

    Senior Engineer


    University of Oxford, MEng (Hons) Engineering Science, 2008
    Chartered Engineer 2015

    Member, Institution of Structural Engineers

    Stuart is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over ten years of experience in the construction industry.  During this period, he has worked on a broad variety of projects across a number of sectors, including residential, commercial and educational developments, and at listed churches and galleries.  Stuart’s work has ranged from the design of new steel and concrete framed buildings, to the refurbishment of a number of highly-significant historic buildings.

    Since joining the firm Stuart has been involved in a variety of forensic investigations including defects in the works of a major infrastructure project, settlement issues to low-rise properties, and defects in cladding systems.

  • David Wilson

    David Wilson

    Senior Technician


    Barking College, OND (Construction), 1985
    East Ham College of Technology, HNC (Civils), 1987

    David is our Senior Technician responsible for the Practice’s drawing office and for the production of architectural, civil and structural working drawings, reports and presentations. He has assisted in the design and development of new works and remedial schemes for steel, timber, masonry and concrete structures, bridges, historical buildings, earth and water retaining structures.

    David specialises in producing presentation drawings, technical illustrations and static or working models to explain complicated components, structures or concepts to non-technical parties. His work in this area has received Judicial commendation. He has also produced the illustrations for papers published in technical journals.

    David has acted as the Contract Administrator’s representative on site, co-ordinating/checking work and liaising with building facilities management, contractors and testing houses.

    David is experienced in the forensic analysis of photographs, videos, documents, drawings and in the surveying of building defects including tree root related subsidence issues.

  • Mark Christmas

    Mark Christmas

    Senior Scientist


    University of Bristol, BSc (Hons), 2005

    Mark Christmas joined the Practice as a scientist in 2006 and has worked on a range of structural and civil engineering projects in the United Kingdom and overseas. He is experienced in the surveying of building defects and on site testing. His interests and experience include tree-root related subsidence, water penetration through flat and green roofs, defects in surface coatings, deterioration of reinforced concrete marine structures, defects in sub-surface drainage systems, defects in concrete structures, defects in masonry and steel framed buildings, document control processes and contract administration.

    Mark produces working drawings, report and presentation illustrations and has been responsible for the production of civil working drawings for large projects including civil engineering drainage and paving schemes for major shopping centres and PFI hospitals.

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