I then worked as a self-employed builder and have personally built several large detached houses and numerous extensions, garages, loft conversions etc. and so I have a great deal of 'hands on' experience of construction including site management.
I decided to move my career into the technical field and took part time qualifications to degree level whilst working a Building Surveyor for several Local Authorities; working on a wide range of housing/school/public building projects.
I have worked in Facilities Management, Architectural Design and Main Contracting and so have a full range of experience from the client's side right through the design and procurement process to on-site production and post-completion of construction activity.
In addition to construction, I have site and surveying experience in mechanical building services engineering including: plumbing services, heating, air conditioning and drainage.
I changed my career into teaching as a new challenge in 2009 and became a Lecturer in Construction and Building Services at Doncaster College where I worked for 4 years before moving to Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer in the Built Environment in January 2013.
Specialist areas of interest
Architectural drawing including AutoCAD and BIM
Measurement and surveying