Mark completed his doctorate in the field of stressed skin design. He worked for Ove Arup and Partners in building and offshore technology groups and joined CIRIA as Research Manager for Building Engineering. He took a sabbatical at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, working on aspects of composite construction.
He joined the SCI in 1987 becoming involved in both long span composite construction and the early development of light steel framing. He also worked on fire engineering as applied to composite construction. As Manager of Building and Construction, he expanded his field of interest into modular construction and the wider residential sector, setting up the ‘Light Steel Framing Group’, administered by SCI and for which he is chairman. He also manages various European research projects in these fields.
Currently he divides his time between SCI and the University of Surrey as Professor of Construction Systems.