Independent Construction Technologies

A multidisciplinary business offering a range of specialist structural design, performance and system testing services as well as product / process innovation in the field of building construction.

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Our Services

Our Company

Our people are the greatest asset we possess as a company, with 150 years of industry knowledge, bringing innovation to the built environment. Not only are they well qualified with a broad base of expertise across the building sector, they also possess a strong commercial awareness and a desire to work at the leading edge of their specialism.

Our Team

Dr Luke Whale

BSc Hons PhD

Civil Engineer: MD, Technical Director

Positions held and achievements

  • Technical Director for GangNail
  • Founding Director TimberSolve specialising in bringing Innovation to Construction
  • Managing Director FrameSolve, specialists in Sustainable Construction and CSH assessment
  • Advisor to the Canadian Government and CMHC for guidance on the development of the Super E Build system in the UK.
  • Chairman of the BSI committee for Timber Standardisation and represents the UK on many European Standards.
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Geoff Gudge

BSc Hons MSc CEng MIStructE

Sustainable Homes and Energy Specialist

Positions held and achievements

  • Technical assessor for the BBA Structures Division, (equiv CSTB)
  • Software development project engineer for CSC Ltd, Developers of design software for engineering industry.
  • General Manager of HLD Ltd – Design, manufacture and installation of large timber structures for landscape and civil works.
  • UK Senior Engineer for Trus Joist – Weyerhaeuser
  • Technical Director FrameSolve Ltd.
  • Qualified/Accredited assessor and consultant for Code For Sustainable Homes, Ecohomes and OCDEA (SAP – On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor)
  • IStructE representative on the BSI Committee B518 for timber products
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Alan Large


Software Engineer

Positions held and achievements

  • 35 years experience in Software Development.
  • Including projects such as: Timber Frame design and manufacture, Truss / Roof / Floor design and manufacture, Saw / Material Optimisation, Access Control Systems, Ticket Handling Systems.
  • Founder and Director of SoftTech Systems Limited. Producers of Floor / Beam design software.
  • 3 years experience in engineering, designing ticket handling systems for projects such as the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway and London Underground.
  • 5 years experience in engineering, designing a money handling system for “through the wall” (ATM) banking machines.
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Advisory Panel

Andy Hamilton

Founder & Managing Director of Staircraft Limited

Positions held and achievements

  • Andy founded Staircraft in 1984 and has achieved dramatic growth, resulting in Staircraft becoming Europe’s Largest Staircase Manufacturer & Europe’s only i-Joist and Floor-Kit Manufacturer.
  • Andy sits at the helm today, now a world-class, award-winning manufacturer, supplying Staircases, i-Joists, Floor-Kits, MDF Profiles & Door-Kits.
  • The back-bone to the Staircraft success story is a passion for innovation across products, manufacturing plant and processes.
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Lee Jackson

BSc (Hons) Arch

Technical Director, Travis Perkins plc

Positions held and achievements

  • Lee trained as an architect and has over 26 years experience in the building sector.
  • For the last eighteen years Lee has worked in a number of different senior roles within the Travis Perkins Group.
  • Current responsibilities include providing industry-leading technical advice on sustainability, BIM (Building Information Modelling) and how to meet current legislation while keeping the project commercially viable during this period of rapid change within the industry.
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Neil Wycherley

NDip Civ Eng CCIS

Technical Manager, Staircraft Limited

Positions held and achievements

  • Neil, originally from South Africa, studied Civil Engineering, working in a structural design office before moving to the UK in 1999 when Neil joined Trus Joist working on their design software and providing training for their design package before taking a role at Finnforest as the Design Manager.
  • More recently Neil joined Staircraft and has been involved with a number of new projects and innovations Staircraft have brought to market.  
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