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Alastair Soane (Director, Structural-Safety)

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Email: alastair.soane@structural-safety.org

BSc PhD CEng FICE FIStructE

Alastair is the Director of Structural-Safety. Former CEO of Bingham Cotterell consulting engineers with extensive experience on UK and International projects. Former member of Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England and Chair of the Structures Working Party, member of the Advisory Group on Temporary Structures. Lewis Kent award winner from IStructE in 2012, author of numerous publications and visiting professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Liverpool. Past president of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers.

Alastair Soane

 

SCOSS Chair: Bill Hewlett (Technical Director, Costain Group)

MA FICE CEng FIET

Bill Hewlett was appointed Chairman of SCOSS in May 2016. He is currently Technical Director of Costain Group. From 2009 - 2013 he served as a Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and in 2011 joined the SCOSS Committee. He takes a close interest in the education and formation of engineers, with a particular focus on hazard awareness and engineering risk management.

Bill Hewlett

 

Luke Bisby (Professor of Fire and Structures and Head of Research Institute, The University of Edinburgh)

BEng MSc PhD CEng FIStructE

Professor Luke Bisby is Chair of Fire and Structures, and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair, within the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Educated in Canada as a civil/structural engineer, his research and teaching are now focused predominantly in the areas of Fire Safety and Structural Fire Safety Engineering.

Luke Bisby

 

Sally Boorer (Engineering Policy Manager - NHBC Standards and Technical, NHBC)

BEng CEng MIStructE

Sally joined the multi-disciplinary County Architects Department at Buckinghamshire County Council in 1981, becoming the Group Structural Engineer in 1993. Sally then joined NHBC in 1999 and spent 12 years in the Engineering Department engaged in reviewing and risk assessing structural designs, details and constructional aspects of residential buildings for NHBC warranty and Building Control AI products. Her primary function in her current role is to maintain a robust engineering policy within NHBC, regulating the scope of assessments undertaken by structural, civil and environmental engineers within NHBC’s Technical Services Department. Sally’s role includes supporting the development of home building technology through engineering related research and guidance. She is responsible for developing and maintaining accurate, current and robust engineering content to the NHBC Standards and for representing NHBC on engineering related matters with government, builders, standards setting organisations, research and trade bodies.

 

Steven Brunswick (Technical Services Director, Carillion Construction)

BSc CEng FICE FCIOB

Steven has been with Carillion for 30 years specialising in temporary works design and providing engineering solutions and building technology advice across the Groups companies. Steven is also a non-Executive Director of UK CARES, the certification authority for reinforcing steels.

Steve Brunswick

 

David Cormie (Associate Director, Arup)

MEng(Hons) CEng CEnv FIStructE FICE M.ASCE

David is an Associate Director in Arup’s Resilience, Security and Risk practice and has spent his career to date studying the behaviour of buildings and other structures under extreme loads and beyond-design basis events. As the technical lead for Arup’s blast engineering and structural resilience team, David now specialises in the design of buildings and other structures against counter-terrorist explosive threats.

David Cormie

 

Tony Jones (Associate Director, Arup)

PhD CEng FICE FIStructE

Tony is the project lead on several major multi discipline project teams for Arup. His main area of expertise is in the structural use of concrete, where he provides training, guidance and advice for projects both within Arup and externally. Tony sits on the BSI Committee responsible for the maintenance of existing British Standards and the CEN committee responsible for the development of European Codes. He is a past Chairman of the UK Concrete Society Design group, where he has been responsible for a number of authoritative Technical Reports. He has contributed to a number of IStructE publications, including their design manual to EC2, the “Standard method of detailing reinforced concrete”, and the “Working Engineers guide to robustness”. Tony chaired the advisory group formed to produce the BRE guidance “Concrete Structures in Fire” Prior to joining Arup, Tony worked in the field of concrete research for six years. Tony has also worked for a main contractor, gaining experience of site processes.

Tony Jones

 

Christopher Leadbetter (Associate Solicitor, Clyde & Co LLP)

Christopher acts as a Legal Advisor to Structural-Safety. He is an Associate Solicitor at Clyde & Co LLP in London, working in Transactional and Contentious International Construction and Projects.

Chris Leadbetter

 

David MacKenzie (Executive Director, COWI)

FREng BE MS CEng FIStructE MASCE MHKIE

David is responsible for the strategic and commercial leadership of the UK bridges and special structures group of COWI. He is directly responsible for many of the firm's bridge projects, and maintains a hands-on approach to technical project work. He leads the Design Joint Venture for the Mersey Gateway Bridge project and is part of the Design Joint Venture Board for the C2/C3 stage of High Speed 2.  He is the Project Director for the firm's work on the operation and maintenance works on many long span bridges worldwide including the Queen Elizabeth 11 Bridge at Dartford. He leads the firm's work on special structures, having worked on projects such as Project Boomer, the UK's tallest structure, Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport and the BC Place re-roofing project in Canada. He is extensively involved in the codification of design loading for bridge structures, with particular emphasis on bridge aerodynamics and pedestrian dynamic effects. He has also acted as an expert witness on a wide range of structures and carries out due-diligence studies for major international banks. David's project portfolio has taken him across the globe and he has developed in-depth knowledge of aeroelastic effects on bridge decks, seismic retrofitting of concrete structures and complex structural analysis, including dynamic response.

David MacKenzie

 

Allan Mann (Consultant, formerly Jacobs UK)

BSc PhD CEng FREng FIStructE

Allan is a long serving member of Structural-Safety and has been an active member of the IStructE for over 40 years. He is an IStructE Gold Medal winner and is closely involved in Institution affairs, including their publications. His career has always been technical, where he has worked as a structural engineer on major projects throughout the world and across a wide range of industries, including nuclear and theme park rides. He now works privately on projects requiring specialised technical input and as an expert witness or on dispute resolution.

 

Vlad Palan (Principal Structures Advisor, Highways England)

MEng CEng MICE

Vlad has 37 years' private and public sector experience of the construction industry in the UK and Czech Republic. Having worked for major private sector technical and management consultancies, such as Atkins and Jacobs, Vlad has considerable Programme and Project Management experience in leading structures (bridges) design teams on both tender and detailed design on large ECI, D&B and traditional highway schemes, both in the UK and Ireland. For the last 14 years, Vlad has been working as a Principal Structures Advisor at Highways England, leading a team of concrete specialists providing direct support to major highway projects nationally. She is presently developing the policy for Structures Risk & Innovation. Vlad's involvement in national technical committees includes the HE TPB for Highway Structures, B/525/10-WG2 (a BSI national committee responsible for standard writing for concrete/composite bridges), B/524 (BSI – Precast Concrete committee) and CBDG (Concrete Bridge Development Group).

Vlad Palan

 

Steve Parncutt (HM Principal Specialist Inspector (Construction), HSE)

BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Steve has worked in the construction industry since 1985, in both the public and private sectors. His experience includes municipal engineering, bridge design and the design of highways and highway structures. He joined the HSE in 2008 where he provides support and advice on construction related safety matters and Expert Witness testimony in Criminal courts, Inquests and tribunals. Steve currently leads the HSE's team of Specialist Construction Inspectors covering Scotland and Northern England.

Steve Parncutt

 

Mark Pundsack (Joint District Surveyor, City of London)

BEng CEng MIStructE MRICS MInstLM

Mark is a Chartered Structural Engineer and a Chartered Surveyor with 20 years experience of building control in the City of London District Surveyor’s Office. Mark leads two multi-disciplinary teams of engineers and surveyors, playing the lead role in the majority of the projects. He has particular experience in the fields of Structural and Fire Engineering. He has been the project surveyor on some of the largest schemes in the City, ensuring efficient working in all aspects of the design and construction process. Mark is also a member of the IStructE Health and Safety Panel and the Business Practice and Regulatory Control Committee. He was also a member of the task group which revised the design recommendations for car parks, and the Committee on Structural Eurocodes.

Mark Pundsack

 

John Rees (Director, COWI)

BEng ACGI MSc DIC CEng FICE

John has been with COWI (formerly Flint & Neill) since 1990. He specialises in the design and assessment of tall guyed masts, lattice towers and other wind sensitive structures. John is actively involved in the development of the British Standards and Eurocodes that apply to this work.  He is convener of the evolution working group for EN1993-3-1 and EN1993-3-2 and chairman of the UK mirror committee. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Birmingham where he holds the honorary chair in structural dynamics in the School of Civil Engineering.

John Rees

 

John Rushton (Partner - Buildings, PBA)

BEng MSc CEng MICE MIStructE

John joined PBA in 1987 and became a Partner in the Practice’s Structural Group in 1995. John has worked to expand the Practice’s portfolio into residential mixed use, with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary service provision in urban regeneration and education. Initially, he worked with Peter Brett, the Practice founder, to develop new forms of structural steelwork, culminating in joint authorship of a manual for design published by the Steel Construction Institute. John has since worked on major projects such as Paddington Walk in London, Sun Microsystems in Farnborough, the redevelopment of Southampton airport and Slough Trading Estate and the framework commission with Oxford University. His current focus is on commercial office refurbishment and building up the firm's experience in forensic and expert witness work, both in the Construction and Technology Court and internationally, where he has been cross-examined before the International Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bucharest, and the Dubai International Court of Arbitration.

John Rushton

 

Richard Snell (Consultant, formerly BP Exploration)

BSc(Hons) FICE FREng FIStructE

Richard has some 45 years experience of marine and offshore civil and structural engineering. He worked for BP Exploration since 1980 and on retirement at the end of 2007, was the most senior structural engineer in the company responsible for the technical practices applied in projects and operations worldwide. He was a leading contributor to the deep water systems R&D which has guided most of BP's deep water developments and to the R&D conducted after the Piper Alpha incident. He has authored or co-authored more than 35 papers. He was the founding Chairman of the ISO Offshore Structures Standards Committee, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and is currently practices as an independent consultant.

 Richard Snell

 

Mike Webster (Director, MPW R&R)

BEng MSc PhD DIC CEng MICE MIStructE

Mike Webster is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over 30 years' experience. This includes ten years as a director at three consultancies. He specialises in construction and structural safety, risk and the CDM Regulations and has published widely on these topics. Mike led independent evaluations of CDM 1994 and CDM 2007, and reviewed the use of CDM 2007 in the construction of London 2012. He has been instructed as an expert witness by both prosecution and defence team in cases involving allegations of gross negligence manslaughter and breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the CDM Regulations during construction projects. These cases have involved a range of collapses and hazardous situations on construction sites. Mike has related expertise in the safety and service life of concrete structures. He has worked on the design, site supervision, appraisal and repair of concrete building and bridge structures, led a range of research, and developed asset management guidance in UK, Europe and Hong Kong.  He is also a member of the IStructE Health and Safety Panel and the Hazards Forum.

Mike Webster

 

Steve Williams (Infrastructure Projects Programme Engineering Manager (Buildings and Civils), Network Rail)

BEng CEng MICE MIStructE AMAPM

Steve is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over 28 years design, construction, project management and assurance experience.  He has a passion and enthusiasm for delivering innovative and sustainable fully engineered solutions, offering best value for money and achieving client objectives in terms of cost, time and quality. Steve is experienced in major infrastructure as well as building project design and delivery, with programme values of between £1M to £750M. Steve has been the Designated Project Engineer on station, bridge and earthworks programmes for Network Rail, promoting collaborative working. He is currently a Programme Engineering manager responsible for buildings and civil engineering activities within the projects section of Network Rail, promoting safe by design activities. He is a Supervising Civil Engineer for ICE and Mentor for the IStructE, mentoring and training the next generation of Civil and Structural Engineers.

Steve Williams

 

Paul Mc Nulty (Senior Engineer, Structural-Safety) 

Delegated Person

Email: paul.mcnulty@structural-safety.org

MEng PhD CEng MICE

Paul is a Senior Engineer with Structural-Safety. He has design and assessment experience in civil and structural engineering, including completing a PhD on an innovative arch bridge design, working in consultancy as a structural engineer in both the offshore oil and gas industry and the onshore buildings industry. He has a particular interest in safety and enjoys promoting the best practices from his experience of working in both industries.

Paul Mc Nulty

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