Tim Close MA, CEng, MInstRE, MCIAT, MCInstCES, MRICS, MCIOB, MAPM
Tim is a founding member of the practice and has worked in the public, private and military sectors of engineering and architecture since 1976.
He studied at the Royal School of Military Engineering, London South Bank University, and the University of Chester, and holds an MA in Military Studies. Tim is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Construction Manager, Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Civil Engineering Surveyor and Chartered Architectural Technologist.
Tim has extensive experience in the investigation and remediation of land instability and land drainage. He is an experienced practitioner in thermal and condensation assessment of existing and proposed buildings and has extensive knowledge of the adaptation and repair of historic buildings. Tim is also an experienced practitioner in project supervision and risk management in the civil and defence environments.
Dave Leighton BEng (Hons)
Dave is a widely experienced civil engineer and construction manager and has been a consultant to the practice since 2011. His broad experience includes the management of building restoration, bridge reconstruction and landslip stabilisation of locally and nationally important structures.
Dave is an experienced CDM coordinator and site health and safety management practitioner. Dave holds a First Class BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree as well as an NEBOSH Level 3 Certificate in Construction Health & Safety. Dave is a Member of The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) , and from 2008-2009 he was the Regional President of the National Federation of Builders. Dave's extensive practical and management skills in the fields of civil engineering and construction have proved to be an invaluable asset to the practice.
Paul West MRICS
Paul worked for over 40 years as a Local Authority Building Control surveyor before joining the practice as a consultant. He achieved the level of Principle Officer with Building Control and has brought a significant depth of knowledge to the practice on all aspects of Building Regulations and building surveying generally.
He is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and throughout his career he has had significant involvement with many major industrial, commercial and housing developments in the North East, as well as with large scale town centre redevelopments. In addition to this, he has overseen numerous domestic extension and alteration projects.