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Six facts about Richard Moir

Richard Moir has joined EC Harris as a partner in the project management team. He has 20 years’ experience in construction consultancy and previously worked for Atkins, Turner & Townsend and Mace.

2 A chartered civil engineer, Moir has a reputation for innovation and delivery, and has a strong commitment to the ICE.

3 oir moved to London in 1999 to focus on project management, having worked on major projects in Cambridge and Oxford, for Atkins.

4 On the success of the Home Office’s London headquarters, which he led, Moir says: “The project success was based on a joined-up approach to the project and challenges faced, with the
entire project”.

5 Moir advocates teamwork as the key project success.

6 Moir believes that young engineers entering the profession need a solid foundation of structured
training, to help them build their skills in engineering and wider construction delivery.


 Pettifer Group has appointed Geoff Heppell as managing director of its consulting businesses, Clarus Consulting, PCM Management and PCM Safety.Heppell was a director of Buro Four, where he had worked for 20 years. His role at Pettifer is to grow and diversify the company’s consultancy businesses and business services arm. Heppell said: “My personal goal is to build a strong brand where quality and innovation especially are at the forefront.”

 On 29 October Channel 4 television is to screen a film of URS associate director Tim Jarvis on an expedition to the South Pole, where he retraced the steps of Sir Douglas Mawson in 1912/13. The expedition used original clothing, equipment and the same quantity and type of food as Mawson had available to him. Jarvis has also written a book called The Unforgiving Minute, his account of three polar expeditions to the North and South Poles.

 Tube Lines has appointed Brian Sedar as its new director of projects. He succeeds Ian Copeland. As director of projects, Sedar has overall responsibility for delivering the large-scale improvement projects across the three lines. He joins Tube Lines at a time when the company has cemented its reputation for delivering its £2.2bn capital investment programme. Sedar has 26 years of project management experience in procurement, cost controls, rail and construction. A senior vice president at Bechtel, he joins Tube Lines from the High Speed 1 project.

 Grontmij project engineer Iain Hall recently accepted an award on behalf of his firm for its work on the clean up of Lossie Green gasworks in Elgin. The firm’s use of an innovative soil washing technique helped it and client Moray Council pick up the Brownfield Briefing Remediation Innovation Award. Contractor was I&H Brown.

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