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5 facts about & Going Places...

John Robins, All Foundations

1 John Robins is to head up civil engineering specialist All Foundations' new northern division.

2 Robins will have overall responsibility of the company's activities in the north.

3 His brief is to develop the company's piling activities, which he is achieving by securing a wide range of projects including a £21,000 scheme to reinforce foundations at Salford Cathedral and a £152,000 project to install 155 bored piles to the platform and car park at Sandhills Station, Liverpool with some piles just 1.5m away from the live railway track.

4 The northern team's latest project, for The Coal Authority in Methil, Scotland, is to underpin a terrace of four houses which is slipping into a disused mineshaft.

5 He brings a wealth of experience from the very specialist areas of high level beams and jacking/moving buildings as well as ground beams and slabs for the housing market.

Going Places

- Mohan Gunaratnam has joined Faber Maunsell's Exeter office as an associate director in the environment division. Gunaratnam's experience includes wastewater and sludge management (treatment and recycling, including sludge strategies).

- Atkins has appointed Liam Ryan as regional manager for Wales. He joins the Rail division having worked for the last eight years in Atkins' Highways & Transportation business. Atkins is currently working on numerous station enhancements in Wales and is also delivering rail projects from Cardiff to the UK.

- Dr Gareth Tilley and David Williams have joined Halcrow's transport planning team. Tilley has joined the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) team as an associate based in London's Hammersmith office. He previously working for Atkins as senior consultant and his areas of expertise lie in Real Time Information (RTI) and Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) systems. Williams has joined the Bristol office as a consultant, with experience in major scheme business case submissions including those for the Greater Bristol Bus Network and the West of England TIF. He brings a range of skills including: traffic modelling assessment, the development of LTP2 submissions and cycle scheme expertise, as well as the preparation of transport assessments.

- MVA Consultancy has appointed Paul McCartney as director of transport economics.
He joins from his former position as associate director at Halcrow. He also spent 13 years as an economist with the Scottish Executive, nine years of which focused on advising on transport issues.

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