John graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1971, in Civil Engineering and is a founder member of AiC. Following his graduation, John spent three years in the industry, working with contractors on large UK motorway contracts. Later, with a design consultancy, he presented a paper to an ICE Associate meeting in London, on a large water retention scheme he’d designed.
In 1974 he returned to Nottingham to undertake research into Digital Terrain Modelling, which was still in its infancy. Following his PhD, John remained in education, teaching in several Polytechnics and Universities, both in the UK and overseas. He is the author of several papers and has run PhD research projects in CAD, Ground Modelling, GIS and Knowledge Based Engineering (Expert Systems).
After leaving a teaching and research post at Loughborough University of Technology in 1986, he formed AiC with Mike, putting much of what was learnt in research to practical use.
Mike is a graduate in civil engineering from Loughborough University of Technology (LUT) and is a founder member of AiC. After obtaining his first degree in 1981, Mike spent three years at LUT, researching the use of computers in the design of reinforced concrete, with reference to use of codes of practice and the international nature of civil engineering.
Following this, Mike was employed on a joint project between LUT and the Severn Trent Water Authority, to produce software for the computerised analysis of the hydraulic flow through waste water treatment works.
After leaving this post in 1986, he joined John and formed AiC as a programmer and has authored three major projects, namely ProSURVEYOR, 4CE and n4ce.
Phil is a graduate in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology and joined AiC in 1998 fresh from LUT. As part of his degree, Phil took an industrial gap year out and worked as a Site Engineer for O’Rourke’s on the Blue Water shopping centre, gaining valuable practical experience.
After returning to Loughborough to complete his degree, Phil worked on a virtual reality project and contacted AiC, who had started working in this area using a package called Realimation. He impressed sufficiently to be offered a post-graduation placement, working on developing VR and providing support on AiC’s new n4ce product.
Phil has also been involved in developing his own software products, such as 4Site Survey and its offshoots, like 4Site Sonar. Working with Isaac, Phil is generally your first point of call when it comes to support and training. He is also a driving force behind new developments, including our point cloud solutions.
After her A Level’s, Karen completed her AAT qualifications and then worked for several different companies within Accounts. Karen joined AiC in 2004, working in accounts alongside Judith Strodachs, the then Office manager. On Judith’s retirement, Karen temporarily took up the mantle of office manager, a post she held until 2015. Karen is now fully responsible for all financial issues within AiC.
Outside of work, Karen spends a lot of time running in local league races, completing her first marathon in 2015. Karen raises money for her charity of choice, cancer research, and the London marathon this year will be her 9th. overall.
Following a few years as a Dental Nurse, Debs moved into facilities management in 2001, working with a global, FM company.
She began as a Technical Coordinator on a nationwide bank contract, after which she moved to work on the Boots contract in Nottingham, changing roles to Project and Financial Assistant. Debs then moved to the global Service Delivery team within the same FM company, as a Business Applications Support Specialist, supporting databases for multi-national companies. This role also required international travel, to provide training on company systems.
Her role as office manager includes customer relations and she is very active on social media. The management and computer skills Debs has learnt elsewhere are invaluable to us.
Isaac has joined the company on an IT apprenticeship scheme; his college studies will bring a wealth of IT technical knowledge into the business. Meanwhile, in the office, he will rapidly be learning the necessary skills and knowledge to support clients in using n4ce.
Highly proficient at video production Isaac will be renewing our support documentation and Video library to make learning n4ce even easier.
Isaac will work closely with Phil to support clients daily with n4ce via email, phone and live chat.
Tom is another new and valuable member to the AiC team, joining us shortly after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Physics degree, in 2014. Tom works very closely with Mike and Phil on software development, including the new 3D viewer, Point Cloud Engine and specialist projects for underground mining surveys.
When he’s not working, Tom is a bit of a high flyer, quite literally! On weekends, when the weather allows, he enjoys skydiving. He has also recently taken up paragliding, along with power kiting on windier days. Tom relaxes by playing video games and catching up on TV shows.
Anthony joined AiC shortly after finishing his Masters in Scientific Computation from the University of Nottingham in 2019. Anthony works closely with Phil, Mike and Tom on software development, including feature extraction tools.
When he’s not working, Anthony enjoys running, playing board and computer games, and catching up on TV shows.