Experience
 
Ove Arup and Partners Consulting Engineers (Cardiff)




Design of an insitu reinforced concrete multi-storey car park (£2M) and a two-span tubular steel space frame bridge (£150k)


Feasibility study on the redevelopment of an open-air museum (£3.5M)



Design of a five-storey masonry apartment block development (£2.1M) and a five span cast insitu pre-stressed post-tensioned voided concrete viaduct (£2.1M)


Formal checking and approval of design for a five span composite bridge



Design and management of a range of projects including large-scale industrial units (£2.3M) and three five-storey masonry apartment blocks (£3.5M)


Ove Arup and Partners Consulting Engineers (London)




Resident Structural Engineer responsible for on-site design, and supervision and monitoring of site work (£40M). Client representative in managing contractual claims (£3.2M)


Cardiff University School of Engineering





Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering. Department ranked first in the UK for research and graded Excellent for teaching



Duties included lecturing on design courses at BEng, MEng and BArch degree level, research into the behaviour of steel, aluminium and polymer composite structures, and organising/developing professional development courses for engineers




Renovation of cast iron catenary bridge, believed to be oldest surviving form of iron bridge in Wales . Load proof testing accompanied by acoustic emission monitoring to identify damage. Design of new bridge utilising existing support structure and to maintain original appearance


Cambrian Plastics Ltd






Technical Director - responsible for design of composite structures, ranging from bridges to large volume tanks. Responsible for health and safety, quality assurance, and the day-to-day operations of a factory employing 16 staff and having a turnover of approximately £1M




Design and manufacture of 55m 3 underground tanks having an interstitial space for leak detection. Detailed design to current GRP standards, and the provision of innovative materials to provide an interstitial space whilst maintaining structural integrity and continuity


Achievements




43 research papers; 16 academic journal papers


£650k in research funding since 1992


National TCS 2001 Winners of the Engineering Excellence Award, sponsored by The Royal Academy of Engineering


Cardiff University Innovation Network Award Winners 2001


Young Researcher Award at the 2 nd European Steel Conference, Prague 1999


Best Conference Paper at the 14 th International Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, India 1996


Session Chairman at two International Conferences



Awarded Royal Academy of Engineering International Bursaries to undertake collaborative research in Japan (1997) and Hong Kong and China (2000)



Work on the behaviour of slender web plate girders form the basis of modifications to British and European Codes of Practice for the Design of Steel and Aluminium Structures (BS 5950, EC3 and EC9)


Contributed towards CIRIA publication RP658 Chemical storage tank systems-good practice