Advisor on the load carrying capacity of reinforced concrete floor
slabs subsequently discovered to have been built with significant flaws.
Appeared as expert witness in arbitration dispute.
Advised potential building tenant on the eventual load carrying capacity
of prestressed concrete floor planks built with HAC.
Independent checker of heavily skewed continuous prestressed concrete
bridge where transportation considerations had led to modifications to an
Independent checker of cable-stayed concrete footbridge that had
been artificially stiffened by architectural considerations.
Investigated possible mechanisms of failure of prestressed rock anchors
in the floor of a major dry dock, in which the floor had lifted.
Advisor on a system of proprietary stainless steel dowelled joints
between concrete segments.
Advisor on a glued and bolted jointing system for coupling reinforcing
Advisor on punching shear failures on thick slabs over piles.
Advisor on several different systems involving fibre reinforced concrete.
Acted as an independent witness on tests on a curved, pretensioned
concrete beam for use as the main beam for a light transit system.
Advised on the use of new materials in the mooring lines for a possible
submerged tube tunnel across the Straits of Messina.
Consulted by a major Japanese company on structural applications
of new materials.
Investigated the material properties and failure mechanism of a lifting
strop involved in the failure of a harbour installation.
Advised a local authority on the method of analysis of an existing
bridge with curved tendons.
Consultant to Linear Composites Ltd (manufacturers of Parafil ropes),
to give specialist advice on civil and structural engineering uses for their
high strength ropes. As part of that work I have given advice, either to
Linear Composites Ltd or to the designers, or both, relating to several
schemes involving the use of aramid ropes for prestressing, stay cables
or mooring lines. These include:-
Repair of heavily cracked Power Station Cooling Towers by circumferential
The design and installation of cable stays for the roof of a Bus
Station in Cambridge.
The design of the stay cables for the Aberfeldy Bridge.
The use of prestressing cables in a prestressed brickwork bridge
The use of prestressed tie cables for a footbridge in Norway.
The use of aramid ropes for 52m version of the Medium Girder Bridge
for military use.
Advised on marine applications of ropes for US Navy and other offshore