Former civil engineer Ken dies, 75

Ken Day with his wife Constance.
Ken Day with his wife Constance.

The son of a former civil engineer from Todmorden says he will miss his dad greatly after he died aged 75.

Ken Day was a specialist in concrete and worked as a university lecturer, structural engineer, concrete producer and a legal expert witness of defective concrete. He died on March 17.

After studying civil engineering at Manchester University, Ken went to live in Australia, where he remained for most of his life.

Ken was a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (Australia), the American Concrete Institute, the UK Institute of Concrete Technology and was an Honorary Member of the Concrete Institute of Australia. He also authored a book titled Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification.

His son Peter said: “Ken was a driven person, with work all encompassing. He had strong views on what was fair and right, which his children greatly respected him for.

“He had a red hot go at life, enjoying himself thoroughly in the process, and we admire him for that and will miss him greatly.”

Ken is survived by his children Peter, Helen and John, and grandchildren James and Kelly. Ken was predeceased by his wife Constance.