Thereafter he moved into private practice where he acquired experience
of most structural materials on projects, which included multi-storey
office blocks, factories and warehouses, housing developments
and site investigations. More specialised experience was obtained
as a registered certifier of timber framed housing for the National
House-Building Council, as an approved inspector for PRC Homes
Limited and as an expert witness in the High Court.
Having risen to the position of Associate he was entrusted with the
responsibility for the establishment and management of a new branch
office where he remained for three years until the formation of his
own practice, Neil Johnson Associates.
A Corporate Member of two Engineering
Institutions he served for a number of years on the
Local Branch Committee of the Institution of Structural
Engineers, initially as Graduate and Student Representative,
and thereafter as a Full Member. He is also a Member
of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow
of the Faculty of Building.
For over twenty years he was been a Member, and three
times President, of the Rotary Club of Kempston for which
he has been awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship.