Structensor Consulting Ltd is a firm of consulting civil and structural engineers formed in January 2021 by the directors of ID Structural Engineering to provide specialist and bespoke consultancy services to its clients. Based in the North West of England it operates on a national level to deliver excellence in structural engineering design and analysis across a range of market sectors. The business incorporates over 30 years of experience in engineering consultancy during which time, the directors of the business have gained a reputation for service and delivering value in engineering.
The business uses state of the art BIM processes and software in the delivery of its designs to harness the power of intelligent models in the analysis but firmly believes that good engineering is a skill resident in the professional and not the computer. Much investment has been made in the acquisition of knowledge.
The business is predicated on a life long passion for structural engineering and analytical problem solving to enthusiastically contribute to the delivery of a better built environment.
Director: Paul Valentine B.Eng.(Hons.), C.Eng., M.I.Struct.E., MIoD
Paul is a Chartered Structural Engineer whose academic background is based on engineering analysis with over 25 years of experience at Partner and Director level in private practice consultancy and corporate organisations. He was the Chief Engineering Officer and Technical Design Director in TopHat who are backed by Goldman Sachs to develop and deliver modular structures in the residential market. Prior to TopHat he was a Board Director and Director of Technical Excellence at the British Board of Agrement (BBA) dealing with construction product certification. During such posts, Paul has worked closely with the NHBC, LABC, MHCLG and EOTA in improving the structural performance of building systems and the development of new standards. Prior to these posts, Paul has extensive experience in the engineering design of building structures, foundation engineering, civil engineering structures, construction product development, forensic investigations into structural failures, structural surveys and has provided expert opinion in high-value construction claims during his years as a Partner or Director of consultancy firms. Paul was a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers Task Group to deliver the UK guidance on design in plain masonry structures ‘Manual for the design of plain masonry in building structures to Eurocode 6’.
Director: Joanne Valentine
Joanne has over 15 years experience in marketing and financial administration of consultancies targeting structural, civil and geoenvironmental engineering and brownfield remediation for the residential sector within the UK with over 6 years acting as a Director in the administration of the business. Joanne is responsible for the business management of Structensor inclusive of its marketing and financial accounts and is driven to provide outstanding client liaison.
Both Paul and Joanne are former co-directors of ID Structural Engineering which provided 8 years of structural engineering consultancy from 2010. After 25 years, Paul took a sabbatical from consultancy to provide specialist support to the construction product certification market and modular house building sector whilst Joanne retained her involvement in the sister companies ID Geoenvironmental and ID Civil’s Design specialising in geoenvironmental engineering and residential civil engineering design respectively. Structensor was formed as a return to consultancy building on the additional experience gained in alternate market sectors to deliver enhanced support to its clients in a business that will permit innovation in service provision and expansion for the future. Structensor is an exciting evolution and the directors are proud to offer its services within the construction industry with a refreshing approach and depth of knowledge that sets it apart from the competition.
With a vision of a construction industry that balances its use of materials and resources to deliver optimised value for social and environmental stakeholders, our mission is to provide, with approachable professional proactive behaviours, value-engineered solutions that employ excellence in analysis and design to deliver structural consultancy that contributes to realising this vision.