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  • 1. Research Consultancy & Specialised Surveys
  • 2. Scott Wilson
    • Scott Wilson Group plc is a global integrated design and engineering consultancy for the built and natural environments. With its headquarters in the UK, the Group has a worldwide network of 80 offices and over 6,000 employees.
  • 3. Introductions Research Consultancy & Specialised Surveys (RCSS) Robert Armitage Business Unit Director, Nottingham Richard Elliott Technical Director, Nottingham Pavement & Materials Consultancy Pavement Consultancy Bachar Hakim Associate, Nottingham Pavement Consultancy Steve Finnie Commercial Associate, Nottingham Highway Operations John Dobrzycki Commercial Director, Nottingham Highway Operations Jamie Denton Associate, Nottingham Francis Chan Technical Director, Nottingham Business Systems Daru Widyatmoko Associate, Nottingham Materials Consultancy
  • 4. Research Consultancy & Specialised Surveys (RCSS) Offer
    • A complete service
      • Extensive field experience
      • Specialised analysis, interpretation and reporting
      • 180 staff, several with PhD’s or MSc’s
    • Catalyst for Technology Transfer
      • Links with universities and research institutions
      • Introduce new test methods (FWD, NAT, Springbox)
    • Value Engineering
      • Innovative and cost-effective solutions
      • Project assessment in terms of full life cycle
  • 5. Pavement Engineering
    • Highways
    • Airfields
    • Ports
    • Industrial
    • Unbound
  • 6. Pavement Capabilities
    • Pavement design
    • Pavement evaluation
    • Performance specification and testing
    • Failure investigation
    • Design standards
    • Practical research
    • Whole life model / pavement management system
  • 7. Complete Life Cycle of Pavements Research Monitoring Construction Design Specification Evaluation
  • 8. Pavement Design
    • Standard Designs
      • Airfields: PSA/BAA/FAA
      • Highways: DMRB7, AASHTO, RN31
      • Ports: BPDM - Interpave
      • Industrials: Britpave, CS34, CS66
    • Mechanistic/Analytical Design
      • Design from first principles
      • In house programs
      • Bond, reflection cracking, reinforced asphalt pavement, unbound rut, asphalt viscous analysis (PDP)
  • 9. Pavement Evaluation
    • Non destructive testing
    • Laboratory assessment
    • Mechanistic analysis
    • Traffic damage
    • Strengthening design
  • 10. Performance Specifications
  • 11. Pavement Failure Investigation
    • A55 DBFO pavement failure
    • Axim Tarkaw Road, Ghana
    • A1 Tranent to Haddington
    • A74/M6 DBFO Pavement de-bonding
    • Tilbury Dock - Berths 41-43
    • Howdendyke Internal Concrete Pavement
    • Oxford Cornmarket Block Pavement
    • Several other DBFO projects
  • 12. Contribution to Design Standards
    • Author of DMRB7: HD24 (traffic), HD25 (foundation), HD26 (design)
    • Independent review of new AASHTO guide
    • Concrete Society Report 66
    • Interpave block paving
    • Britpave airfield guidance notes
  • 13. Practical Research Projects
    • Initial and whole life cost of paving materials (Interpave)
    • Foamix and SUDS design (Tarmac)
    • Sulphur Extended Asphalt Modifier – SEAM (Shell Canada)
    • Pavement design using high strength concrete for airfield pavement (Elkem)
  • 14. Whole Life Cycle Models / Pavement Management Systems (PMS)
    • Whole life cycle model including 25-30 years maintenance profile for highway DBFO/PFI projects
    • Short term maintenance management for Local Authority (LA) roads using SCANNER and visual condition data
    • Airports and Ports PMS (e.g. Micro Paver)
  • 15. Whole Life Cycle Models
    • M25 DBFO
    • Birmingham PFI
    • Carlisle Northern Development Route
    • Portsmouth PFI
    • A19 DBFO
    • Liverpool airport
    • Eurotunel UK Terminal
    • Lender Technical Advisors
      • A65 France, A1 and A8 Germany, SH121 Texas, Maravatio Mexico, I-595 PFI Florida, Port of Mann Canada, Turkish motorway
  • 16. FWD Capability Currently Operate 2 FWDs, 2 HWDs & 1 LWD
  • 17. Coring Capability
    • Currently operate 3 Excaliber rigs & 1 portable rig.
  • 18. Coring Capability
    • Coring diameters 50 - 450mm
    • Cored trial pits
    • Cored rut profiles
  • 19. Coring of Structures
  • 20.
    • Performed down core holes to give CBR profile with depth.
    • Identifies unbound layer changes
    DCP Testing
  • 21. Unbound Materials Sampling (UMS)
    • Can be performed down core
  • 22.
    • Can be performed down large diameter core holes or more conventionally on the surface.
    LWD Testing
  • 23.
    • Operate a GSSI Sir 20 and 3 No. Pulse Ekko Kits
    • Can be used on applications other than roads
    Radar
  • 24. Radar Plot
  • 25.
    • Single or multiple cameras
    • Provide source of reference
    • Can be used for inventory but with limitations
    Video Surveys
  • 26. Highway Inventory and Asset Management
    • Signs and Street Furniture
    • Retaining Walls
    • Street Lighting and Electrical Items
    • Can be used for both Inventory collection and Detailed Inspections i.e. CAT 2 Defects
  • 27. Highway Inventory and Asset Management
    • Lighting columns and signs mapping
    • Control Pillar
  • 28. Retaining Wall Location Map and Database
  • 29. Asset Management Projects
    • Barnsley MBC - Retaining Walls Survey
    • Sheffield City Council - Footway Surveys
    • West Midlands LA’s - UKPMS DVI
    • Manchester City Council - HAMP
    • Nottingham City Council - GIS Digitisation
    • LB Richmond-upon-Thames – UKPMS and Asset Management
    • 3 Counties Alliance - Various
  • 30. Materials Engineering
      • Materials testing to supplement pavement assessment and contract compliance
      • Mixture design, optimisation and modification
      • End product specification
      • Research and development
      • British Board of Agrément (BBA) HAPAS Scheme Certification SG3 & SG4
      • Failure investigations
      • Impartial materials advice to help solve contractual disputes
    Motorways Airport Framework Compliance Test
  • 31. Laboratory Testing
      • Unbound, hydraulic bound, asphalt bound materials, specialist binders
      • Sample manufacturing
      • Compliance testing [ A43 Silverstone Bypass ]
      • Material assessment for pavement evaluation [ Area 7, A1(M)]
      • Superpave compliance test [ Doha International Airport, Tanzania Highway ]
      • Performance based design of recycled and secondary materials
  • 32. Innovation and Research
      • New Material Design & Technical Specification [Jiangyin Bridge]
      • Monitoring the introduction of EME2 on UK roads [HA]
      • Promoting asphalt recycling [Far East, UK]
      • Innovative approach [Springbox Test]
  • 33. Innovation and Research
      • Use of recycled and secondary material [hydraulic bound, zinc slag, rubber, plastic, quarry fines]
      • Life Cycle Assessment, from quarrying, production, disposal
      • Reclaimed steel fibres post consumer tyre in roller compacted concrete
    EU funded Ecolanes project – ALT Lira, Univ Iasi, Romania
  • 34. Carbon Modelling
      • RCSS played an integral part in the design of the International Road Federation Greenhouse Gas Calculator “CHANGER”
      • Consultancy advice to International Finance Corporation with regards to Climate Change and carbon modelling
      • Co-author of “Climate Change and Sustainable Transport” for CIHT
  • 35.
    • Scott Wilson wrote the leading edge guidance which links demolition to new-build
    • The recommended KPIs use the Recycled Content Toolkit and data gathered for Site Waste Management Plans
    Materials Resource Efficiency
  • 36. Utility Industry Agreements
    • Scott Wilson has written and is promoting a suite of voluntary agreements for the utilities sector
    • These voluntary agreements match the aspirations of the Government’s Strategy for Sustainable Construction
  • 37. Spatial Solutions
  • 38. Some of our Clients
  • 39. Key Transactions Gdansk Container Port Poland 2005 Bid for London City Airport INFRASTRUCTURE FUND 2006 Terms not disclosed Lyon-Turin High Speed Link and Tunnel 2006 EUR 15bn ‘ A’ Roads PPP Germany 2006 Mumbai Airport 2006 Bid for Cargo Airport, Germany INFRASTRUCTURE FUND 2006 Terms not disclosed Bid for International Toll Road Aquisition INFRASTRUCTURE FUND 2006 Terms not disclosed Perpignan-Figueras High Speed Rail Line 2005 EUR 1.1bn C Vehicle Capability PFI 2005 £122m Hungarian M5 Motorway 2004 EUR 750m Madrid Calle 30 PPP 2004 EUR 3.5bn London Underground 2002 £1.9bn Dutch High Speed Rail Link 2002 EUR 1.2bn Tyseley Energy from Waste Plant 2005 £100m Thessaloniki Submerged Tunnel 2004 EUR 1bn
  • 40. Research Consultancy and Specialised Surveys 12 Regan Way, Chetwynd Business Park, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 6RZ, UK Tel: 0115 907 7000 Fax: 0115 907 7001