Andrew Orton is a structural engineer by training and experience

Andrew Orton is a structural engineer and has worked in consultancy as well as in
teaching and research. He took a degree in the Mechanical Sciences Tripos at the
Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, followed by a postgraduate
course at the Centre de Hautes Etudes de la Construction, Paris. Except for a short
period teaching in the Department of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, he
has worked almost exclusively on the structural design of buildings and highway
structures, taking a particular interest in the overall design concepts. He left full-time
consultancy to join Corus Tubes and retired from there as Construction Research
Manager in 2010. He is still involved in research. He is the author of two books
about structural design and has co-authored various papers concerning the research
ideas developed.