The following new Fellows have now been elected to the Transport Research Foundation:
Richard Abell (honorary chief research scientist, highways, TRL); Professor Ben Barr (head of civil engineering division, University of Cardiff); Professor Les Clark (deputy Dean of engineering, Birmingham University); Professor George Fleming (professor of civil engineering, University of Strathclyde); Adrian Hobbs (head of crashworthiness, TRL);
Richard Lowne (honorary chief research scientist, biomechanics, TRL); Geoffrey Maycock (consultant, formerly research fellow and head of road user group at TRL); Dr John Preston (director of the transport studies unit and fellow of St Anne's College, University of Oxford);
Howard Taylor (technical director of Tarmac Precast Concrete).
Skanska's mining and tunnelling company Cementation has appointed Howard Stones as commercial director for the UK, Australia, South Africa and Canada. Meanwhile Skanska Construction has appointed Clive Whitworth as managing director of Skanska UK Networks and Simon Bunn as director of the civils operation in the North, Midlands and Scotland.
Weeks Pavements, a division of Weeks Consulting, has appointed Peter Tindall as principal engineer for highways and pavement engineering.
Paul Flatt has been appointed managing director of Hurley Palmer Partnership, with Derek Palmer becoming chairman. To reflect this change the practice has been rebranded from April 1 2001, and will now trade as Hurley Palmer Flatt.