For most of my adult life I’ve suffered from imposter syndrome. From starting out on a YTS scheme, going to University seven years later to study Civil Engineering, re-entering employment in a small structural engineering practice, then moving to a
When is a crack a structural one?
When you can get your hand in it, like this one <<insert photo >> can I do this? Now I’ll confess that I have fairly small hands so maybe that’s not the best indicator but we do have the recommendations
When to use a building notice?
Building Regulations were first introduced in 1964 and whilst they have been constantly updated and review, their sole purpose has always been to ensure that whatever has been built has been constructed safely and to the current appropriate standards. When
This is S.H.I.T
If a picture speaks a thousand words, how much does a working model? Allow me therefore to introduce my Subsidence Heave Indicator Tool or to give it its acronym S.H.I.T. The purpose of this tool is to illustrate the cracking
If you stand on my foot
One of the things that I find most challenging yet most rewarding is explaining seemingly complex structural occurrences in a way that muggles will understand. Over the years I have developed various analogies for different situations but by far and
Who roofs collapse?
Any self respecting pitched roof will want to collapse and try to be a flat roof. <<picture of collapsed roof – Folkingham>> Consider putting a book on a desk, opened out to mimic a roof of a house, and it