Tony Merricks, general manager of Balfour Beatty Specialist Holdings Division, is the new CIRIA president. Padraic Kelly of Buro Happold and Quentin Leiper of Carillion have been elected as new members to council and Peter Head of Maunsell has been re-elected as vice president.
Professor James Graham, who holds the Keller Chair of geotechnical engineering at Queen's University, Belfast, has been awarded the RF Legget Medal for 2001, the senior award of the Canadian Geotechnical Society.
Tony Field has joined Mott MacDonald as environment consultant.
Alan Crane has joined Roger Bullivant as nonexecutive director responsible for business development and corporate efficiency. Crane chairs the Movement for Innovation initiative and the ICE Management Board.
Parkman has appointed Colm Molloy as principal consultant for its environmental team based in the Dublin office.
Mike Rogers has been appointed as director at Integrated Geotechnical and Environmental Services.
Susan Dunlop and Naomi Purchon have joined LBH Wembley Geotechnical & Environmental to help with its contaminated land investigations and risk assessments, based at the head office in Hertfordshire.
Norwest Holst Soil Engineering and its subsidiaries Simplex Foundations, EAL and ECoS are unaffected by recent naming of the Norwest Holst Group to align it with parent company Vinci.