Andrew Fairminer

Andrew Fairminer
Name Andrew Fairminer
Nationality British
Education Fullbrook Secondary School, Woking
Guildford Technical College
Chartered Engineer
Attained C.Eng MIStructE in 2007 with the honour of ‘The Graham Woods Prize’ for steelwork.
AMI StructE gained in 2000 with The Institution of Structural Engineers.
Ordinary National Certificate and Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering with Honours
Career Summary
2008 – Present Associate Partner – Gurney Consulting Engineers
Promoted to Associate Partner in April 2008 with additional responsibilities relating to administration of the practice, staff training and all aspects of design information.Project co-ordinator on term contracts with Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey County Council, including Surrey Police.
1996 – 2008 Gurney Consulting Engineers
Employed as a project/senior engineer with duties similar to 1987-1994 but with emphasis on project management, liasing with clients and design teams, leading design and draughting teams.  Scheme design, general design with the use of CAD progammes and competence using AutoCAD draughting software.In house project management of multi million pound projects including multi storey concrete flat slab housing, offices in steelwork and concrete, housing estates (civil and structural aspects) and warehousing having overall control of design and draughting activities in house and external agencies.  Attending project and site meetings, site supervision, reporting direct to the partner concerned.Recent projects include multi-storey RC framed housing, multi storey steel framed hotel complex, housing estates including design of properties, roads and drainage for adoption.
1995 – 1996 David Osbourne Associates
Employed as design technician in this small practice dealing with mainly medium sized jobs from conception through to completion.  Supervising the production of drawings and design.
1994 – 1995 Mitchell McFarlane and Partners
After being made redundant from Gurney Consulting Engineers due to low work load, employed by MM&P as design technician designing multi storey steel frames, portal frames and RC foundations for piling projects and fire boundary conditions.
1987 – 1994 Gurney Consulting Engineers
Employed as a Structural Technician gaining experience in design of reinforced concrete, steel, timber and masonry.  Supervisory duties of draughtsmen, draughting agencies and designers to complete projects reporting to the partner concerned.Investigation and scheme preparation for refurbishment to office building and fire damaged properties.

Liaison with Clients representatives, architects, building services engineers etc including project and site meetings.

Site supervision to all aspects of building to ensure compliance with the drawings and the specification.

Survey reports and monitoring of domestic properties with suspected subsidence leading to the writings of specifications, contracts and contract documents, obtaining tenders and supervising works on site to completion.

Checking of building regulation applications for various local authorities from house extensions to multi million pound projects.

1977 – 1987 Williamson Doogan Associates
Employed from school as Junior Structural Detailer and studied for qualifications on day release basis and progressed to senior detailer with responsibilities for planning drawing programmes to meet time and budget requirements.