BEng(Hons), MSc, PhD, MIOA
Tim studied Building Engineering at Liverpool University during which time he developed an interest in acoustics. To obtain an in depth knowledge of acoustics Tim undertook an M.Sc in Sound and Vibration at Chelsea College, University of London, and continued research in acoustics in buildings for a PhD at Chelsea College.
As the Building Engineering course encouraged vacation work associated with buildings Tim’s first work was as a labourer on building sites during the summer holidays which gave an invaluable introduction to the practical side of building work. In between undergraduate and post graduate courses Tim was employed on temporary contracts for two acoustic consultancies in London and undertook some freelance acoustic consultancy work both during the postgraduate studies and during subsequent post doctoral research of noise in mechanical services systems at Aston University. Retiring from academic work in 1982 Tim joined Sound Research Laboratories as Acoustic Consultant to specialise in Building Acoustics and progressed to Principal Consultant. In 1990 Tim set up Sharps Redmore Partnership with Doug Sharps.
Based on the practical introduction to building design and construction as a labourer on building sites Tim’s aim has always been to provide practical, buildable, cost effective advice mainly for buildings but has also been involved with associated planning and development specification work. During more than 30 years in acoustic consultancy Tim has acquired extensive experience on all types of buildings but specifically cinemas and leisure developments, TV and radio studios, and residential projects of all sizes. Tim has a wide range of clients, several of which he has worked with since establishing Sharps Redmore. Tim has published several papers on acoustics, contributed to several books and presented courses on acoustics.
Tim has resided in the same house alongside the largest village green in Suffolk since 1982 with his wife and six children, most of whom are now pursuing their own careers in various parts of the UK. Despite a long interest in good sport and music Tim is often to be found meeting up with various members of his family at dark and dingy lower league football grounds to enjoy the suffering of watching his hometown football club (Walsall) or at numerous venues to enjoy the acoustics of a Bob Dylan concert. Such eccentricity has been added to over recent years by an expanding collection of pinball machines and the necessary restoration.