This lunchtime presentation, organised by CIHT Northern Ireland and in collaboration with CIHT South West, will offer the opportunity to find out more about the planning, procurement and construction of a new relief road through a brown field site in Somerset. This is an opportunity to find out more about the process of delivering this significant highway infrastructure project.
This is a chance to hear about the delivery of the £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road Project from Whitemountain (the contractor in NI) in partnership with Somerset County Council and AECOM.
This webinar will offer an insight into the planning, procurement and construction of a new relief road through a brown field site.
Interesting facts about this particular project are:
• The route of the new carriageway involved constructing across a historical waste site
• New road embankments were constructed with polystyrene blocks across contaminated grounds
• Five individual load transfer platforms
• New river bridge is the longest single span bridge in Somerset
• Bridge crossings over canal and a major river
Further details of the project can be viewed at: www.clsar.co.uk
The webinar will be of value to all professionals involved in the Highways and Civil Engineering Sector.
Richard Needs, Principal Designer at Somerset County Council
Richard is a Service Manager within the Infrastructure Programmes Group in Somerset County Council and manages the Major Schemes Design Team. He has over 40 years experience in the design and implementation of Major Highway Improvement Schemes, the majority of this experience gained with Somerset County Council.
He takes on the role of Principal Designer on the majority of the major highway infrastructure projects undertaken in Somerset.
He has been involved in the Colley Lane Southern Access Road from its inception, all the way through to its opening to traffic. He has taken part in:
• Negotiating Funding Agreements
• Land Negotiations
• Planning Process
• Statutory Procedures
• Procurement &
• Construction Supervision as Principal Designer
Greg Brock, NEC Project Manager at AECOM
Associate, Cost Consultancy and Project Management at AECOM (Bristol Office).
Greg is an NEC accredited Project Manager and managed the Colley Lane Construction Contract between Whitemountain (the Contractor) and Somerset County Council (the Employer).
Gareth McNern, Contracts Manager at Whitemountain
Contracts Manager for Civil Engineering works for Whitemountain
Gareth was involved from tender stage through to completion on the successful delivery of the Colley Lane Southern Access Road. Gareth employed his leadership& partnering skills to successfully manage the multi-disciplinary teams engaged on this project including resource management, contract administration & delivery of key stakeholder requirements.
Bryan Harper, Senior Engineer at Whitemountain
Bryan is a Senior Engineer with Whitemountain, working on projects across GB for the last 5 years. He was involved in the initial stages of Colley Lane Southern Access Road assisting with the production of AIPs for the contractor design elements. He produced and implemented 6-week programmes, coordinating with the numerous sub-contractors onsite. He was also the projects designated Public Liaison Officer.