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Listed below are the 2016-2017 session CIHT East Midlands Committee members. Any new members who join during the session are first approved by the Committee, and then adopted as Co-opted Members until the next AGM, at which they may formally be appointed.
Where members have consented to provide contact details, these can be found, along with member's Homepages, at the end of their detailed biographies.
If any members are interested in joining the commitee, please refer to additional infomation on the Committee Proceedings page.
Highway Manager in the northern area of Lincolnshire
Steve works as an Area Highway Manager in the northern area of Lincolnshire, managing, maintaining and improving the existing highway network.
Steve works as an Area Highway Manager in the northern area of Lincolnshire, managing, maintaining and improving the existing highway network, along with responsibilities for general Highway Authority functions. He has working on most aspects of local authority Municipal Engineering, specialising in highway engineering and then general management.
Having worked as a Chartered Civil Engineer for 27 years, initially with Rossendale District, Lancashire then Rotherham and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Councils, he currently works for Lincolnshire County Council in the West Lindsey District area
Steve is particularly interested in our commitment to professional development and has supported professional institution activities and interests in the East Midlands Region for several years. He was actively involved with various East Midlands ICE committees and was the former East Midlands Chairman in 2007. He is keen to encourage local authority engineers and technicians to benefit professionally from their local CIHT Branch, based in Nottingham.
Pavement and Materials Specialist, Halcrow Group Ltd
Dr Behzad Rahimzadeh has wide ranging experiance in pavement structural evaluation, review of pavement failure, pavement condition survey, Highway, airport, port and industrial pavement design.
Dr Behzad Rahimzadeh has wide ranging experiance in pavement structural evaluation, design and review of pavement failure, pavement condition survey using pavement management software such as MicroPaver, Highway and airport pavement design, port pavement and industrial pavement design.
He has worked on numerous related, international projects, and published several articles and spoken at arange of professional conferences.
Stephanie set up and runs a successful business providing Contract Engineering Services to various Clients and is currently working with CH2M Hill whilst studying part time for an MSc in Transport Eng
After graduating from university with an honours degree in Astronomy and Geology, Stephanie began her career as a Clerk of Works working with the Ministry of Defence, Defence Estates in and around London. During her time as a Clerk of Works, Stephanie also gained an NC in Construction. After a successful 4 years, Stephanie commenced work with Mouchel for 6 years working in various departments from project management & finance to Highways design and detailing, Safety Engineering and SCRIM analysis to Structures and Bridge Inspections. During her time with Mouchel, Stephanie also gained an HNC in Civil Engineering and several company awards both as an individual and team projects.
Following a departure from Mouchel, Stephanie set up and runs a successful business providing Contract Engineering Services to various Clients and is currently working with CH2M Hill whilst studying part time for an MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning with Edinburgh Napier University.
Associate, Atkins Limited
Graham has over thirty years experience, predominantly in the design of highways infrastructure including large scale residential and commercial developments and major trunk road and motorway schemes.
Graham has over thirty years experience, predominantly in the design of highways infrastructure including minor improvements, large scale residential and commercial developments and major trunk road and motorway schemes.
Research Officer, Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre, University of Nottingham
James has been working for the last five and a half years at the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Nottingham.
James has been working for the last five and a half years at the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Nottingham. Since September 2007 he has been a Research Officer.
In this role his work has involved some lecturing and teaching as part of the Pavement Materials and Advanced Pavement Materials modules, supervision of PhD and Masters students, project management and research project work and has been involved in several Task Groups associated with asphaltic materials as part of the RILEM organisation (The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures).
Originally he was employed as a Research Fellow working on an EPSRC funded project the ‘Development and FE Implementation of a Non-Linear Constitutive Model for Asphalt’. He obtained a BEng (Hons) degree in Metallurgy and Materials Technology from the University of Birmingham. He went on to complete a PhD in Metallurgy and Materials on ‘The effect of Macroalloying on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of g-based Titanium Aluminides’.
Before attending University he also worked at Nuclear Electric for a year as part of the Year in Industry Scheme. He has been involved with the Midlands Branch Committee since the beginning of 2008, particularly part of the Social Committee.
Lecturer, University of Nottingham
Dr Nick Thom has been a member of the academic staff of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham since 1991 as well as acting as a consultant to UK design firm Scott Wilson.
Dr. Nick Thom has been a member of the academic staff of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham since 1991 as well as acting as a consultant to UK design firm Scott Wilson. He continues to be extensively involved in research in both highway and railway engineering as well as leading the railway engineering teaching. In addition to authoring numerous technical papers he has now published a textbook on the subject of pavement engineering.
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Andy is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 25 years’ experience in transportation, transport asset and project management, construction and maintenance with consultants, contractors and local authorities
Andy is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 25 years’ experience in transportation, transport asset management, project management, construction and maintenance with consultants, contractors and local authorities.
He was appointed Associate Director Transportation with Atkins in 2015 supporting Asset Management, Contract Management and Collaborative Working projects.
Previously Andy spent 20 years leading local highway departments including transformation and business development in procurement, contract management, collaboration and business process optimisation whilst delivering £70M/annum customer focussed local highway service.
He has been actively involved in delivering the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme from the beginning and continue to be a HMEP advocate East Midlands, and continues to represent local transport authorities and ADEPT at various resilience forum and was previously involved in producing the 3 Counties Adaptation Plan and the Royal Academy’s Infrastructure, Engineering and Climate Change Adaptation report.
Andy is a member of the ICE Transport Expert Panel and State of The Nation steering group and was Chair ICE East Midlands in 2014/2015 and Chair CIHT Midlands 2013/2015.
Dr Pejman Keikhaei Dehdezi has more than 10 years’ experience in academic and consultancies, and has worked on many projects and published several articles.
Dr Pejman Keikhaei Dehdezi has more than 10 years’ experience in academic and consultancies. Pejman is experienced in Pavement design and evaluation, Materials specification, Research in pavement, Materials, and innovative pavement systems, pavement failure investigation. Pejman has worked on many projects and published several articles.
Senior Airfield Pavement Engineer, Safety Environment & Engineering (Engineering & Construction), Defence Infrastructure Organisation
For the last twenty years Andrew has worked for DIO and its predecessors in many roles, and has special interests in airfield pavements, roads, rail and ports. He has been a member of CIHT since 1982
On graduation Andrew first worked for a road construction unit, a water authority and then various local authorities.
For the last twenty years he has worked for DIO in many roles. He is currently based in Sutton Coldfield, and has special interests in asset management, airfield pavements, roads, rail and ports.
He has been a member of CIHT since 1982 when he was involved with highways & street lighting with a Metropolitan Borough.
Following work overseas he joined the Midlands Branch Committee in 2004 and is currently Full Council member for the CIHT East Midlands Region.
He also has a keen interest in educational matters having been a senior lecturer in management at a local college. Currently he also tutors mathematics part-time in adult education.
Sporting interests are cricket, football, sailing and golf.
Head of Pavement Design and Asset Management at AECOM
Bachar is the Head of Pavement Design and Asset Management at AECOM Civil and Infrastructure, responsible for the management and technical development of the highways, ports and airfields pavement dis
Bachar is the Head of Pavement Design and Asset Management at AECOM Civil and Infrastructure, responsible for the management and technical development of the highways, ports and airfields pavement discipline. He provides technical advice on transportation infrastructure covering the complete life cycle of research, design, materials specification, performance monitoring and evaluation, maintenance management and sustainability. Bachar has developed several 30-year highway maintenance profiles for Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Design, Build Finance and Operate (DBFO) consortia; carried out many pavement design reviews and failure investigations; and advised on highways network privatisation, sustainability, carbon modelling, climate change, whole life costing and design and maintenance standards.
Senior Lecturer in Geotechnics / Programme Director: Civil Engineering, University of Loughborough
Joined Loughborough University in 1992, following industrial experience primarily in site investigation, geotechnical design, monitoring, compaction control, engineering fill and related groundworks.
Joined Loughborough University in 1992, as Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering. Previously Research Associate at Southampton University (1987-1988), Teaching Company Associate 1988-1990 (Geotechnics LTD/LU), and Geotechnical Engineer at Leonard Threadgold Consulting Engineers (1990-1992). Industrial experience primarily was in site investigation, geotechnical design, ground instrumentation and monitoring, compaction control, engineering fill, and general construction related groundworks.
Dr Fleming is the co-author of new national guidance on the 'Good Practice' use of Lightweight Deflectometers and runs 1 day training courses on their use and testing.
Graduate transport planner for Amey
Gary is a graduate transport planner for Amey since January 2016.
Gary is a graduate transport planner for Amey since January 2016, specialising in transport modelling. His main interests are sustainable transport, cycling and intelligent mobility. He is currently working on a SATURN model for evaluating HE’s RIS schemes around Norwich.
Chairman of Ransomwood Estates Ltd, Mansfield Asphalt Company Ltd and Fibresand International Limited
Mike joined Mansfield Asphalt in 1969 and supplied asphalt to numerous contracts in Notts, Derbys and Lincs up to 2007 when the trading activities were sold and now operated by Breedon Aggregates.
Mike joined Mansfield Asphalt in 1969 and supplied asphalt to numerous contracts in Notts, Derbys and Lincs up to 2007 when the trading activities were sold and now operated by Breedon Aggregates. The company changed direction and amalgamated with Fibresand International to provide green pavement solutions to the amenity, highway and airport markets.
Now specialising in the revolutionary and innovative Traffipave technology it supplies this and the Fibresand & Aviation Fibreturf product range throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and Far East. These are based on reinforced natural grass materials used for highway verges, landscape areas, car parks, emergency access, runway and taxiway shoulders and RESA’s. The surface can carry 27 tonne wheel loads under an A380.
John has over 30 years experience at senior management level in Civil, Highway, Transportation, Bridge, and Airfield/Port Engineering works. He has been extensively involved with CIHT throughout.
John has over 40 years experience in Civil, Highway, Transportation, Bridge, Airfield and Port Engineering works, the last 28 at senior management level with responsibility for policy formulation, project management and direction both in the private and public sectors.
Prior to joining Waterman as Regional Director East Midlands in 2005, he held Project Director position with Scott Wilson and Pell Frischmann for the Highways Agency Consultancy Frameworks for Design Services Commissions and was particularly responsible for overseeing the preparation of model ECI contract documentation and geotechnical Frameworks Agreements for the HA. From 1999 as Director (Civils and Structures) for De Leuw Rothwell(Pell Frischmann from 2001), he was responsible for civil, structures, railway and nuclear engineering business units with assignments in the UK and overseas.
In the public sector he rose to the position of Principal Assistant County Surveyor for Derbyshire CC with responsibility for formulating county transportation policy, highways, development control, traffic management, major highway and bridge maintenance policy and maintenance operation management. He was also the engineering manager for the East Midlands Airport.
He has written, presented and published several technical papers, holds the ICE Medal for Best Paper 1983 and represented ICE on the Cabinet Office (Office of Science and Technology) 1994 Foresight Programme for Construction Innovation to 2020. He is a Council Member of the Institution of Highways and Transportation and Chairman of the Sustainable Transport Panel. In this role he was the Managing Editor of the IHT Guide ‘Climate Change and Sustainable Transport-the challenge for transport professionals’, Oct 2008.
He is also member of the ICE Transport Board and on behalf of both Institutions has been particularly involved in the development and implementation of sustainable transport systems including climate change mitigation and adaptation issues in an advisory capacity to government departments.
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