Trusted by the industry, hugely experienced, with backgrounds in Civil and Structural Engineering

Excellence in all areas

We offer a team of fully qualified engineers with a unique blend of both theoretical knowledge and practical experience gained from backgrounds in Civil and Structural engineering.  We are committed to ongoing personal and professional development, with in-house and external training regularly undertaken.  Currently, our focus is on becoming market leaders in buildability planning through Temporary Works and Construction Phasing utilising BIM and 3D design.

Tim Burt CEng MICE

Chief Executive Officer

A Chartered Engineer and European registered Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ industry experience.

Tim began his engineering career with a leading UK Main Contractor.  Here he rose to the level of Chief Engineer, before focusing on site Temporary Works Engineering as a Main Contractor Temporary Works Design Engineer.

Subsequently, Tim worked as the Regional Design Manager for SGB (Harsco) where he was responsible for all Scaffold and Formwork design within London and the South East in the UK.

With a strong background in site construction, Tim saw how permanent and temporary works were often disconnected, with the importance of temporary works overlooked as well as the benefit of a well-planned scheme going unrecognised.

Eur-Ing Wojciech Wisniowski MSc

Chief Engineer

A Chartered Polish Engineer with over 8 years’ experience of site management in Poland on large and demanding civil engineering projects.

In additon to his site background, he gained over 10 years’ Temporary Works design experience before joining IDH as Chief Engineer as well as being a Principal Partner and Director.

Wojciech excels in design analysis and has deep technical understanding of all areas of temporary works.

Heading up the design provision across the UK, he also works closely with our international design company Independent Design House sp. z o.o​.

Ian Fernandes-Johnson IEng MICE

Managing Director

Ian joined IDH in October 2020, bringing with him experience through working on a wide variety of projects including new build, residential, commercial, retail, industrial, refurbishment, energy (including Nuclear), rail, bridges, and airport, in several different roles from draughtsman to designer to management. Previously he had been working for firms including Cleveland Bridge and ISG where he was Temporary Works Manager and worked at M4 Smart Motorway Scheme, Dyson Research and Development Centre, UWE Faculty of Business and Law projects, and many more.

Some of the skills Ian has built up during his career would include: leading all permanent and temporary works engineering requirements for all assigned projects, providing technical reports and documents, managing and coordinating internal and external engineering resources, mentoring and training other engineers.
Ian’s strongest skills would include steelwork and temporary works, problem-solving, CDM, and a high-level working knowledge of the construction industry
(with a specialty in Steelwork).