Led by CIHT Scotland, this webinar will give an update on the A9-904 Improvement Scheme in Falkirk. The presentation will cover the challenges and various considerations in the development of the scheme and will be followed by a live Q&A with members of the project team.
The event shall provide a brief insight into some of the challenges, innovation and sustainability currently being pursued as part of the A9-A904 Improvement scheme on behalf of Falkirk Council.
The event will cover various design considerations associated with a Highways and Structures scheme and the design process adopted to help ensure a sustainable and best practice approach.
The event is aimed at all within the civil engineering industry as the presentation shall be covering elements such as bridge design approach, geotechnical challenges and bio-diversity net gain and the associated landscape intervention requirements.
Andrew is a Chartered Engineer with over 14 years’ experience in the assessment, design, procurement and construction supervision for various public sector highways projects.
Andrew is currently Project Manager leading a multi- disciplinary team, UK wide, through Preliminary and Detailed Design to deliver the online dualling, footbridge and associated NMU facilities as part of the A9-A904 Improvement scheme.
Philip is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 12 years’ postgraduate experience in the design, inspection and assessment of bridges and other highway structures. He has worked across the UK and Ireland and is based in WSP’s Belfast Office. Philip has worked on a wide range of projects at all stages of bridge project delivery; from feasibility and options appraisal exercises through to detailed design, construction and onward to maintenance and design and specification of rehabilitation works.
Some of his notable projects to date include the A9/A904 Improvement Works for Falkirk Council, the A31 Magherafelt Bypass on behalf of DFI Roads in Northern Ireland and various bridge rehabilitation packages for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) . Philip is experienced in steel, concrete and timber structural design to Eurocodes and in preparing designs, specifications and pricing documents to both the UK DMRB and TII Document Library.
Callum is an Assistant Geotechnical Engineer with four years’ experience. He is a graduate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is currently working towards his chartership.
Callum has experience in a wide range of infrastructure projects including HS2, the A9 Dualing project and Dublin’s Metrolink project. He has experience in all aspects of geotechnics from ground investigations to construction specification.
Hannah is a Principal Ecologist with over nine years of experience within the consultancy sector. She has delivered ecological input into large-scale infrastructure projects, from energy, transport (including road, rail, ports and active travel), flood alleviation schemes, to small scale domestic and developments.
She leads the Scottish team in the latest approach to ecological assessment: Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG). To this she brings extensive experience in Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Environmental and Ecological Impact Assessment, Habitats Regulation Appraisal, licensed and non-licensed mitigation strategies, and working on site as an Environmental Clerk of Works.
Her generalist background plus her specialisms make her well placed to integrate the latest approaches in nature conservation (BNG) with ‘conventional’ ecology, enabling her to identify and maximise opportunities for biodiversity within a project.
Joanna is an Associate Director Landscape Architect and leads the Scotland Landscape and Urban Design team at WSP. Joanna has over 17 years of experience of a diverse range of projects from large scale nationally significant Section 36 and DCO applications to intimate public realm schemes. Her experience includes leading and being part of complex multi-disciplinary teams through all project stages on a wide range of both design and assessment projects across many sectors. The projects have included significant national infrastructure, offshore wind farms, nuclear power stations, onshore renewable schemes, and extensive design projects for private and public clients.
Joanna's current project work includes a range of local design projects across Scotland, including the A9-A904 improvement project, national energy and renewables projects, and support to the delivery of the enabling works contract for High Speed 2.