This webinar, which is the final one of the CIHT North West Career Talks event series, will hear from Paul Townsend, Director at Crowd Dynamics International Limited and Siu Cheong Chan, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Construction Marine Limited. They will talk about their careers, the sector and advice they have learned over the years.
Our career talks event series will see multiple professionals from both Transport Planning and Engineers disciplines talking about their career, the sector, how the sector works with other disciplines, hints, tips and advice they have learned over the years and what the future of the sector looks like.
Each event will include two speakers, followed by a question and answer session.
In this afternoon session we will hear from:
Paul Townsend, Director at Crowd Dynamics International Limited, who will talk about:
Siu Cheong Chan, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Construction Marine Limited, who will talk about:
This event series is open to everyone and it would be of particular interest to those who are involved in the construction sector, commercial in construction, quantity surveying, as well as students, young professionals and those interested in finding out about different specialisms in transportation. It's also aimed at people starting out in the sector, those looking to make a career change or who are just interested in the sector and how to progress within it.
Paul Townsend, Director at Crowd Dynamics International Limited
Paul is one of the world’s leading experts in crowd and pedestrian movement and modelling. He has a unique understanding of the movement and dynamics of people, having studied many cities and buildings in different countries.
His contributions to designing and planning for pedestrian movements and behaviours in the public realm, in transport hubs, large buildings and for events has led to his stature as a well-known figure in the field. Paul is skilled at developing strategies for mobility and people flow.
He has developed specialised modelling techniques that have led to the creation of the fastest crowd model in the world, now used in practice to design major movement spaces for safety, visitor experience and increased revenue through optimising footfall patterns.
Siu Cheong Chan, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Construction Marine Limited
Siu has over 20 years experiences, 15 years working in Main Contractor environment and over 5 years in Consultancy. Siu started in building project management in Hong Kong then onto major civil works in roads and drainage, mainly Government funded contracts. Returned to the United Kingdom in 2003 and continued in Civil started working in Rail in 2007. Worked at Sellafield in 2014, providing commercial and contract administration.
Joined CIHT since 2017, RICS since 2016, experience in pre-contract, tender appraisal and procurement strategies, post-contract experiences in cost engineering, contract administration and commercial management. Establish commercial strategies, procedures and processes. Current role as a Commercial Lead looking after the London North West Network Rail Minor Works Framework.