Leading construction consultants MAC has announced the expansion of its Building and Surveying team with the appointment of senior building surveyor Terri Houghton.

With more than 23 years’ experience in maintenance management, Terri joins the business with immediate effect having previously worked in alterations and improvement programs for Metropolitan Police Properties services, housing associations, banking, retail and commercial clients.

In more recent years she has also diversified into facilities management running soft services for national retailers, which sees her bring expertise working on behalf of PFI and Service Contracts for Blue Light, Retail and Education-sector clients to the role.

Based in Sheffield, the role will draw on Terri’s impressive list of qualifications, which include a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Building Surveying, Chartered Member MRICS status, and a NEBOSH diploma.

Commenting on the appointment MAC director Joe Beckett said Terri’s ‘extensive experience’ in the education sector will serve to benefit the firms growing number of sector-related clients, and a ‘significant increase’ in the number of contracts to oversee the improvement works of educational establishments.

Joe said: “Terri joins the business during an excitement period of growth, and hot on the heels of news that we have secured more than £30m in capital funding on behalf of 61 schools and academies as part of the 2021/22 Government’s Conditional Improvement Funding.

“Her qualifications and experience are particularly impressive and will serve to benefit an ever-growing portfolio of education sector clients.

“We’re delighted to have her on board and looking forward to working with her on a myriad of projects over the coming months.”

Terri added: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to work within such a forward thinking company, and alongside such a motivated team which has a proven history of growth and a clear vision for the future.

“Working alongside both public and private sector clients, I am confident that my past experiences and knowledge will be an asset to both in Sheffield and further afield, and I am looking forward to contributing to the company’s future success.”