Stephen is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has a diverse background in the design and assessment of significant structures for large infrastructure projects. Stephen’s history in bridge engineering spans from research, inspection, assessment, feasibility studies, detailed design and site supervision. He has a particular knowledge of prestressed concrete and steel composite bridges as well as long span steel portal frame gantries.
Stephen joined PBA in 2014 and leads the Bridges and Civil Structures team from our Reading and Birmingham offices. Since joining the Practice, Stephen has worked on a number of high-profile infrastructure projects including the Christchurch Bridge in Reading, DIRFT III , North Whiteley and Silverstone. His innovation and approach to delivery of structures under demanding timescales has been recognised through the delivery of Hammersmith Flyover Phase 1 Strengthening project receiving the BSI Civil Engineering Project 2013 Award, ICE London Civil Engineering Special Award 2013 for emergency engineering, and the London Transport Awards 2013 for most innovative transport project.
Aside from his project work, Stephen was also involved in the calibration work of Eurocode 2, in which some of the proposals are already adopted in the UK National Annex for EN 1992. He is joint author of the Concise Eurocode 2 for Bridges published by The Concrete Centre and was involved in the preparation of a bridge design example to Eurocodes published by the Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG). He has produced numerous technical publications and is conversant with several international codes of practices including British Standards, Eurocodes and AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications.
In addition to his other qualifications Stephen is also a registered Supervising Civil Engineer (SCE) with the ICE, a professional reviewer for the ICE, and holds a CSCS Black Manager Card.