Structural Engineering

RPS offers structural engineering as a standalone service or as part of a multi-disciplinary design team.

We have a diverse portfolio of projects, varying in size, covering all of the major sectors and including new build, extension and refurbishment. We work for a variety of clients, from government bodies to private developers and contractors, bringing wide ranging expertise and creativity.

We provide client focused advice from project conception to completion, working closely with the architect, building services engineers and quantity surveyors. We combine efficiency with innovation, delivering exciting yet functional buildings that meet or exceed client expectations.

Key Contacts

Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw   |   Director, Structures  |   Send Email

Michael has 29 years’ experience of structural design encompassing commercial, retail, leisure, industrial and residential developments within both the public and private sector. He is a fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers as well as a chartered member of The Institution of Civil Engineers and holds an MBA from Queens University. As well as being Past Chairman of the IStructE Northern Region, he continues to play an active role in institution affairs.

Don McQuillan

Don McQuillan   |   Director, Structures  |   Send Email

Don has 42 years’ experience, including 28 years at Director level, and has spent the last 16 years spearheading RPS’ acute and primary healthcare projects some of which have been procured within PFI/PPP frameworks. He is also responsible for many iconic buildings, some of which have been PPP procured, and specialises in the in-house coordination of multi-disciplinary input to projects and for sustainable design. He now specialises in forensic engineering and providing expert witness advice to clients. He is currently Vice President of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

John Clayton

John Clayton   |   Technical Director, Structural Engineering  |   Send Email

John is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 24 years’ experience, leading a large team specialising in the feasibility, design and delivery of facilities for clients within the logistics, industrial and manufacturing sectors. John has played a key role in the design of over 8 millionft2 of logistics space and is a member of Steering Group and Design Sub Group for the Concrete Society Technical Report 34 – Concrete Industrial Ground Floors (4th Edition).