Chris began his Consulting career with GH Buckle and Partners in London working as an electrical engineer on large commercial projects. After leaving GH Buckle Chris studied for his B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering and later an M.Sc. in Acoustics.
Later, Chris joined the BBC where he carried out acoustic design and measurement of buildings and their services, also designing air conditioning and heat recovery projects for studios and other BBC facilities.
Then a move to James H Pull and Associates where he specialised in H&V for various educational; health; public and commercial facilities, both new and historic/refurbishment.
In 1984 Chris joined IBM UK laboratories Ltd where he became the Facilities Manager responsible for over 600,000 sq. ft laboratory, office and computer space and a listed manor house.
For the last 20 years, Chris has operated his own consulting practise until October 2019 where he incorporated the business into Chris Reading Associates Limited.
Chris is also a member of Winchester Diocese committee for the care of churches and is responsible for approval of all Building Services, Acoustic and AV work in the Dioceses Churches.