About Us

Chris Porthouse

Chief Engineer

Chris Porthouse

MEng, CEng, MIStructE

Chris is a fully qualified chartered structural engineer and he oversees all work produced by Calcs-online.co.uk.

Chris graduated from Leeds University in 2005 where he obtained a 1st Class Masters Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering. Chris has several years experience working for a leading north-west based design consultancy who provide architectural, civil and structural design services to the construction industry.

Chris has worked on a number of large scale commercial and industrial developments, but the bulk of his experience is within the residential sector which has provided him with excellent understanding of small building projects and the requirements of the current Building Regulations.

Samuel Dean

Lead Engineer

Sam Dean

BEng (Hons)

Sam has been working in industry as a structural engineer since 2007 and acts as Calcs-Online’s technical lead.

After graduating from Queen Mary University of London in 2006 Sam obtained a position as a trainee structural designer and draughtsman at SHP Structural and Civil Engineers in Warrington, where he met Chris. It was here that Sam and Chris became familiar with the technical aspects of structural design and drafting; specialising in residential and industrial projects.

Following a successful three year stint at Steve Hunt Partnership, in 2010 Sam joined the internationally recognised consultancy, Atkins, and worked for two years in the nuclear industry on finite element models, managing projects and writing reports for several major projects. Sam returned to the residential market in 2012 teaming up with Chris to establish Calcs-Online; which is a trading name of PorthouseDean Limited.