Richard Giddings is a Technical Manager at the ECA.
He is a senior technical electrical engineering professional, with a long-standing profile in the practical, hands-on aspects of electrical engineering and building services sector, having completed a time served installation apprenticeship, engineering drawing office apprenticeship, and worked in both the design and installation fields of the industry.
For the last 13 years he has worked for the ECA and its associated companies as a technical assessor, author and support engineer. Prior to that his years were spent predominantly in client- side consultancy and contracting roles.
An electrical power and lighting engineer by background, Richard has worked equally across all three sectors of domestic, commercial and industrial electrical engineering.
He has over 30 years work experience in all manner of projects, ranging from dwellings, schools and higher education, retail and leisure, commerce as well as heavy industry.
He is a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, an associate member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, and registered with the UK Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer.
Richard believes that engineers should above all be practitioners of solid practical engineering merit, and strive to achieve end results which are straight forward to install, work on, maintain and operate, whilst also offering the necessary attributes of safety, efficiency and effectiveness.