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Your Expert Witness


Mr Timothy Hetherington

Applied Engineering Design Ltd
5 South Charlotte Street

Contact Person: Mr Timothy Hetherington
Qualifications: MEng CEng MIStructE
Phone: 07825 304302
Occupation: Consulting Structural Engineer

Mr Timothy Hetherington


Consulting Structural Engineer

Mr Timothy Hetherington established Applied Engineering Design Limited as a sole practitioner in 2008, and has gone on to build the firm into one of the more respected small practices in Scotland in the intervening period.

Mr Hetherington has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, covering a wide range of engineering activities, both on site and in the design office. Initially practising as a civil engineer working on geotechnical and land remediation projects, his career emphasis has been on structures since 1997.

He can undertake expert witness instructions, including the preparation of expert reports and giving evidence in court, in cases relating to professional negligence in building engineering. His areas of expertise include:

  • • Structural connections
  • • Tensile structures
  • • Lightweight structures
  • • Mobile structures
  • • Limited lifespan structures
  • • Engineering for public art
  • • Construction with aluminium
  • • Building materials
  • • Buildings: collapse, construction, structural failure, subsidence
  • • Traditional buildings
  • • Reinforced concrete buildings
  • • Fibre-reinforced concrete
  • • Glass-reinforced concrete
  • • Piling
  • • Foundations: settlement and structural failure
  • • Retaining walls
  • • Structural glass
  • • Structural masonry
  • • Structural timber
  • • Structural steel buildings
  • • Structural waterproofing
  • • Scaffolding failure
  • • Historic fountains
  • • Structural engineering and load analysis
  • • Building and wind-induced vibration
  • • Temporary structures

Mr Hetherington can take instructions on behalf of either claimant or defendant or as a Single Joint Expert.