Profile

A technically proficient geometry control expert – from an engineering surveying background, with significant experience in all phases of cable stayed bridge construction. This expertise includes specialized construction methodology for extremely tall pylons, steel fabrication / precise machining of steel bridge components, and complex trial assembly solutions.

Over 39 years of heavy construction experience, including 16 long span bridge projects.

Work Experience

Walsh Vinci JV

Geometry control consultant
2015 – 2016

  • Consultant for geometry control methodology of pylon and deck, for the Lewis and Clark Bridge project, in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Assisted the JV survey team with developing an as-built procedure for their sub-contracted pylon anchor boxes, ensuring 3D geometry compliance of anchorage bearing plates and guide tubes – prior to installation in the pylons.

Acciona Pacer JV

Geometry control consultant
2014

  • Consultant for geometry control & fabrication / trial assembly supervision, for the Walterdale Arch Bridge, in Edmonton, Alberta CANADA.
  • Assist the APJV as a consultant for fabrication & trial assembly geometry control of arch and deck components, in Yeosu, Korea and erection geometry confirmation methodology development for in situ erection in Edmonton, Alberta.

SDMM

Geometry control consultant
2014

  • Consultant for geometry control & fabrication / erection supervision, for the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge re-decking, in Halifax, NS CANADA.
  • Assist SDMM as surveying sub-contractor to American Bridge, for existing bridge as-built, fabrication & trial assembly geometry control, and erection geometry confirmation – methodology development.

PCL Constructors Inc.

Geometry control consultant
2014

  • Consultant for geometry control & fabrication / erection supervision, for the Johnson Street Bascule bridge – in Victoria, BC CANADA.
  • Full geometry control QA / QC supervision of truss, orthotropic deck and ring, at the ZTSS facility in Jingjiang City – Jiangsu province, PRC. Precise machining was an integral component of the fabrication.

Gammon Construtora Cidade Tensaccii Joint Venture

Geometry control consultant
2010-2014

  • Consultant for geometry control & fabrication / erection supervision, for the Waziribad Signature bridge project – in Delhi, India.
  • Full geometry control QA / QC supervision of pylon and deck girders, at the ZTSS facility in Jingjiang City – Jiangsu province, PRC. Precise machining was an integral component of the fabrication.

Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.

Geometry control consultant
2011

  • Consultant for geometry control & erection supervision methodology, for the railway arch bridge over the Chenab River, in Jammu, India.
  • Methodology development for geometry control during fabrication, trial assembly and incremental launching of deck.

Delcan Corporation

Geometry control consultant
2010-2011

  • Consultant for geometry control / specialized construction methodology issues for the Port Mann bridge project, in Coquitlam, BC.
  • Review technical submissions, work method statements, inspection and test plans and construction programs – on behalf of the TI Corporation (Delcan’s client)

Hindustan Construction Ltd.

Principal Surveyor
2006-2009

  • Specialist consultant for geometry control, surveying & construction methodology for the Bandra-Worli Sea Link project, in Mumbai India.
  • Developed / implemented construction control systems for pylon, tower head anchor boxes, precast concrete segmental deck – casting and erection. Refined welding procedures to mitigate weld distortions.
  • Developed QA (quality assurance) programs for geometry control of sub-contracted permanent structural steel element fabrication.

Maunsell Consultants Asia Ltd

Principal Surveyor
2005-2006

  • Site representative for Geometry Control / Surveying methodology issues for the Sutong Bridge project, near Nantong, in the PRC.
  • Developed / implemented geometry control systems for towers, tower head anchor boxes and orthotropic deck segment construction.
  • Managed geometric QA (quality assurance) programs for sub-contracted steel work fabrication, trial assembly and on-site installation.

Archirodon Construction

Chief Surveyor
2004-2005

  • Reporting to the construction manager, developed / implemented geometry control systems for piers, arches and cast in place concrete deck construction.
  • Managed geometric QA (quality assurance) programs for temporary steel work fabrication (locally) and permanent steel work fabrication in Thailand. Assisted the fabrication subcontractors with construction method optimization and weld induced heat shrinkage mitigation.
  • Supervised 5 teams of surveyors for the Shaikh Zayed Bridge project in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Palmetto Bridge Constructors JV

Senior Surveyor
2003-2004

  • Reporting to the survey manager, controlled geometry of main span tower construction and tower cable anchorage positioning for the Cooper River Bridge project in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Developed / implemented geometry control system for deck erection.

Kinopraxia Gefyra JV

Senior Surveyor
2002-2003

  • Reporting to the deck survey manager, controlled geometry of pre-assembly of the deck segments ‘on-shore’, including deck concrete placement, for the Rion Antirrion Bridge in Western Greece.
  • Designed and implemented the system of geometry QA (quality assurance) for all deck anchorages, and oversaw remedial works by deck sub-contractor for anchorages outside of the designer’s tolerance.
  • Surveyed all phases of construction of the temporary works support and transport system for pre-assembly of deck sections on shore.

Kinopraxia Gefyra JV

Marine Surveyor
1999-2002

  • Reporting to the marine works manager, controlled placement of all off-shore rigs, including a motorized dynamic positioning vessel.
  • Managed the marine survey team, during pier base construction, including dredging, piling, gravel placement, casson pierbase towing and ballasting and scour protection armour rock placement.
  • Made extensive use of motion-corrected multibeam echosounder equipment, from raw data collection through data cleaning, volume calculations and graphical presentations.

Ting Kau Contractors JV

Chief Surveyor
1997-1998

  • Reporting to the construction manager, supervised all aspects of geometry control for the construction of the Ting Kau Bridge in the New Territories, Hong Kong. Supervised 4 teams of surveyors on site.
  • Managed the geometry control team for fabrication and pre-erection works in Shekou, PRC.

Greater Vancouver Regional District

GIS Consultant
1995-1997

Oxco Mechanical

Optical / Mechanical Surveyor
1988-1992

Bush Bohlman, Ried Crowther JV

Senior Surveyor
1987-1988

  • Reporting to the Resident Engineer, performed all quality assurance checks for geometry control of the Skytrain Bridge, in Vancouver, BC.
  • Devised and implemented survey methods for cable anchorage geometry checks, both individual pre-pour and global as-builts.

PCL Paschen Pike JV

Chief Surveyor
1984-1986

  • Reporting to the site superintendent, surveyed all aspects of the Alex Fraser Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, from foundation construction, through tower and deck erection, deck closure and final road surface placement and traffic parapets / crash barrier railings.

Education

Bachelor of Technology – Geomatics (honours) B.C.I.T

2008 – 2009

Advanced Diploma – GIS (honours) B.C.I.T

1994 – 1995

Diploma – Surveying & Mapping (honours) B.C.I.T

1977 – 1979

Experience & Education History – (in chronological order)

Walsh Vinci JV

Date: 2015-2016
Project: Lewis and Clark Bridge project
Discipline: Civil

Acciona Pacer JV

Date: 2014-
Project: Walterdale Arch Bridge
Discipline: Civil

Servant, Dunbrack, MacKenzie & MacDonald

Date: 2014-
Project: Angus L. Macdonald bridge re-decking project
Discipline: Civil

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.

Date: 2014-
Project: Johnson Street Bascule bridge project, Victoria, BC Canada
Discipline: Civil & Mechanical

Gammon Construtora Cidade Tensaccii JV

Date: 2010-2014
Project: Waziribad Signature Bridge Project, India
Discipline: Civil & Mechanical

Afcons Infrastructure – brief consultancy

Date: 2011
Project: Chenab Bridge Project, India
Discipline: Civil

Delcan Corporation – consultancy

Date: 2010-2011
Project: Port Mann bridge project, Canada
Discipline: Civil

BCIT – Geomatics Department (part time)

Date: 2008-2009
Project: Bachelors Degree in Geomatics
Discipline: Education

Hindustan Construction Co Ltd.

Date: 2006-2009
Project: Bandra-Worli Sea Link project
Discipline: Civil

WRB Bridge Group – brief consultancy

Date: 2006
Project: WRB Bridge project, Canada
Discipline: Civil

Maunsell Consultants Asia Ltd.

Date: 2005-2006
Project: Sutong Bridge, Nantong, PRC
Discipline: Civil

Archirodon Construction (O) Co. SA

Date: 2004-2005
Project: Shaikh Zayed Bridge, Abu Dhabi
Discipline: Civil

Palmetto Bridge Constructors JV

Date: 2003-2004
Project: Cooper River Bridge, SC, USA
Discipline: Civil

Bilfinger Berger AG – brief consultancy

Date: 2003
Project: 2nd Panama Canal Bridge, Panama
Discipline: Civil

Kinopraxia Gefyra JV

Date: 1999-2003
Project: Rion Antirrion Bridge, Greece
Discipline: Civil/Marine

Crofton Pulp and Paper – contract

Date: 1999
Project: PM # 2 upgrade
Discipline: Mechanical

GVRD – Watershed management – consultancy

Date: 1999
Project: Drainage structure inventory
Discipline: GIS

Elk Falls – sub-contract to Optical Alignment Services Ltd.

Date: 1999
Project: PM #5 headbox upgrade
Discipline: Mechanical

GVRD – Watershed management – long term consultancy appointment

Date: 1998
Project: Drainage structure inventory
Discipline: GIS

RF Binnie & Associates – contract

Date: 1995
Project: Pacific Reach Settlement
Discipline: Civil

Returned to BCIT (1 year program)

Date: 1994-1995
Project: Advanced diploma in Geomatics – GIS
Discipline: Education

Crofton Pulp and Paper – contract

Date: 1994
Project: PM #2 Winder Upgrade
Discipline: Mechanical

Elkfalls – Subcontract to WSS

Date: 1994
Project: PM #5 press section upgrade
Discipline: Mechanical

RF Binnie & Associates – contract

Date: 1994
Project: Pacific Reach Settlement survey
Discipline: Civil

Crofton Pulp and Paper – contract

Date: 1994
Project: Numerous maintenance shuts
Discipline: Mechanical

Pugach and Associates – sub contract

Date: 1993
Project: Neptune Terminals settlement
Discipline: Civil

RF Binnie & Associates – contract

Date: 1993
Project: Pacific Reach Settlement
Discipline: Civil

Pugach and Associates – sub contract

Date: 1993
Project: Omalon Gold Mine – Russia
Discipline: Civil

RF Binnie & Associates – contract

Date: 1993
Project: Squamish subdivision project
Discipline: Civil

RF Binnie & Associates – contract

Date: 1992
Project: Pacific Reach Settlement survey
Discipline: Civil

Oxco Mechanical – sub contract

Date: 1992
Project: Mac Blo pilot coater project
Discipline: Mechanical

Oxco Mechanical – staff surveyor

Date: 1988-1992
Project: Numerous projects in BC
Discipline: Mechanical

Bush Bohlman- Reid Crowther JV

Date: 1987-1988
Project: Skytrain Bridge, Surrey BC
Discipline: Civil

Return to Simon Fraser University (1 year)

Date: 1986-1987
Project: Mathematics and Computer Science
Discipline: Education

PCL Paschen Pike JV – staff surveyor

Date: 1984-1986
Project: Alex Fraser Bridge, Surrey BC
Discipline: Civil

Dillingham Construction – staff surveyor & survey office manager

Date: 1983
Project: Quintette Raw coal conveyor
Discipline: Mechanical

Swan Wooster Engineering (Sandwell) – staff surveyor

Date: 1981-1982
Project: Numerous projects in British Columbia
Hydrographic surveyor at the Roberts Bank port project, phase II
Discipline: Civil, Marine

Crippen Consultants – staff surveyor

Date: 1981
Project: Kemano completion study
Discipline: Civil

City of Vancouver – staff surveyor

Date: 1980
Project: Boundary Road improvement project
Discipline: Civil

Attended BCIT (2 year program)

Date: 1977-1979
Project: Diploma in Surveying & Mapping
Discipline: Education

City of Vancouver – junior staff surveyor

Date: 1976-1977
Project: Municipal road improvements
Discipline: Civil