Norman Train, graduated from Leeds University in Architectural Engineering and worked in site investigations and road design before joining the London office of W G Curtin and Partners. Aged 29, he opened his own office and has been unemployable ever since. He formed Train & Kemp in 1992. This became TAK Structures in 2020 for which he is now a consultant. His principal structural interests are foundations, refurbishments and buildability.
Norman was President of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2010 and in his inaugural address entitled “Opportunities with Change”, he considered climate change, embodied CO2 and sustainability. As President of IESF British Section in 2022, he proposes to continue with Climate Literacy as his theme for the year.