Maritime projects in the South-West, Bristol

6 June, 2017 | 17:30 - 19:15

Port of Bristol.
Port of Bristol.

About this event

The South-West of England has a long and rich maritime history and today still plays a vital role in both our economy and our recreational assets. This PIANC evening seminar, co-promoted with CEDA, provides delegates with the opportunity to find out about latest project developments in the South-West.

The evening will allow delegates to meet and hear from representatives from ports, construction, consultancy and regulatory bodies who will showcase and discuss topics ranging from maintaining navigational channels in the Severn Estuary, the challenges of constructing deep quays structures at Poole, PIANCs Working Group guideline on carbon management of marine infrastructure and finally tidal barriers to protect the Somerset Levels.

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Richard Hayman, Marine Contracts Manager, BAM Nuttall

Richard Hayman has over 25 years' experience in civil engineering, 18 of which have been in the marine sector. Richard is a Marine Contracts manager for BAM Nuttall and he has overall responsibility for all BAM Nuttall marine projects in the Southern Region in addition to managing the National RNLI Framework agreement. He focuses on the Health Safety and welfare of his project teams and ensures that each contract has the optimum level of resources and financial controls. Richards's projects have included Mumbles Lifeboat Station, Bembridge Lifeboat Station, Nab Tower for Trinity House and Wallasea Island Crossrail Temporary Jetty.

Mark Burrows, Deputy Haven Master (Conservancy), The Bristol Port Bristol

Mark Burrows graduated from Plymouth Polytechnic in 1988 with a BSc (Hons) in Navigation & Hydrography. This followed with worldwide work as an Offshore Surveyor for Racal Survey Ltd before being promoted to Area Surveyor (China) in 1991. Two years later Mark gained the Post-Graduate Diploma in Hydrographic Surveying from the University of Plymouth and this followed with work as a Survey Party Chief with Seateam in the Netherlands, working exclusively in the North Sea.

Mark subsequently moved ashore and worked for Medway Ports for five years as a Hydrographic Surveyor, based in Sheerness, surveying the Thames, Medway and Swale. In 2000 he relocated to Bristol where he has been employed by The Bristol Port Company, the last seven years as Deputy Haven Master (Conservancy).

Beccie Drake, Maritime Engineer, Ove Arup and Partners

Rebecca is a Chartered Engineer within the Maritime Group. Since joining Arup in 2011 she has been involved in the design and assessment of a variety of civil structures, both in onshore and offshore environments. Rebecca has experience working with old and new structures in onshore, river and offshore environments including offshore gravity foundations, jacket structures and passenger walkways for marine structures. She has experience working on Design & Build projects from both consultant, contractor and client viewpoints. Beccie is a YP Member on the PIANC Working Group 188 - "Carbon Management for Port and Navigation Infrastructure".

John Buttivant, Engineer, Environment Agency

John has a BSc in Geography from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is a chartered Water and Environmental Manager and a Chartered Environmentalist. Since joining the Environment Agency in 2001 John has had a key role in Coastal Management at all levels from individual flood defence schemes to strategic management planning and regional coastal monitoring. Currently, he is a Senior Coastal Advisor working for the Environment Agency's Wessex Area, where he maintains a Strategic Overview of coastal activities and works closely with local authorities and other stakeholders to manage the risks of flooding and coastal erosion.