John has been the Managing Director of Robust Details from May 2014. The company was set up in 2004 to offer an alternative to post construction testing of domestic party walls and floors. It has registered nearly 750,000 homes since starting and has achieved over 98% compliance since its start.
John's background is as a Chartered civil engineer whose early years were spent in the railways, water and contracting sectors. In 1985 he moved to Celcon as a technical adviser on masonry products, eventually becoming director of another group company, Kingsway Technology, where he was involved in technical support, machinery design and supply and licensing technologies in USA and India.
He then joined the Construction Products Association in 2001 as Industry Affairs Director where he and his team were responsible for all technical, regulatory and sustainability issues as well as BIM. He was involved in the early days of Robust Details becoming a non-executive director. He is a founder member of the BIM for Manufacturers and Manufacturing group www.bim4m2.co.uk