Cliff Billington MBE, Eur Ing, C Eng, BA, MICE, AMIStructE
We are very sad to announce the passing of our former colleague, Cliff Billington.
Aside from his immeasurable input to the success of Invisible Connections, Cliff left his mark on the construction industry in so many ways.
Cliff’s 40+ year career in precast concrete included associations with respected old names such as Blatcon, Richard Lees – where he developed Super Holorib metal decking, and Trent Concrete where he was Chief Engineer. In the latter part of his career, Cliff moved to the other side of the fence, drawing on his breadth of experience to help develop J&P Building Systems in the UK and Invisible Connections, where he continued to provide technical consultancy until recently.
Cliff represented the UK on various European Technical panels, writing Eurocodes. He also penned many articles for engineering and trade journals. Cliff authored the award-winning Key2Concrete, the industry-driven reference website on good practice and guidance for the concrete sector. One of his proudest professional moments was being awarded the MBE ‘for services to the construction industry.’
Cliff’s style was old-school and straight to the point; attributes which were appreciated by the great many people who worked with him.
For anyone who wants to know more about Cliff’s remarkable beginnings and career, take a look at his personal website, http://cliffbillington.com/
A huge thank you Cliff. We will miss you.