David Woodward was one of the youngest in England and Wales, if not the youngest, to become fully qualified in Building Control in 1999. A trend which continued when he formed Harwood Building Control Approved Inspectors Ltd in 2005 which gained registration as a Corporate Approved Inspector by the Construction Industry Council.
Throughout David’s career he has worked in public and private sector Building Control. During this time he has project managed some significant and notable town centre shopping redevelopments and HM detention centre projects, to name but a few. However, most recently his attention has been drawn from above ground to the London Underground where he produces fire strategies and offers consultation advice on all aspects of fire safety on some of the major redevelopment projects throughout the network.
David’s vast experience and in-depth knowledge in all aspects of the Building Regulations, associated statutory legislation and standards, combined with his strong management, leadership and motivational skills all contributes to Harwood’s growing reputation as a leader in the Building Control field.
A Chartered Surveyor, Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers and Member of the Institute of Building Engineers, Paul has been in the building control profession for over 20 years.
Following completion of a full-time HND course in building studies at Mid-Kent College, Paul trained as a building control officer within Local Authorities in Kent before becoming qualified in 2002
Prior to joining Harwood in 2008 Paul gained a broad range of experience in both private sector and local authority building control on a variety of construction projects, with the two most notable being Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre Maidstone and Lewisham Police Station London.
Over the years Paul has gained a wealth of experience and has a particular interest in, access for disabled and fire safety issues in the design of buildings.
Amongst many other interesting and varied projects, Paul is currently undertaking the building control role at the £6m Cross Rail Tunnelling Academy in London and the £17m Royal Sands Development in Ramsgate, a development comprising 107 apartments, 82 bed hotel, 4 retail units and health and fitness centre.
Martin Robinson is a Non Executive Director and provides strategy and project management expertise to the business. Martin maintains a property portfolio and has project managed a number of private building projects. Martin’s is employed in the London Insurance market in a project management role.