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ICE Director General, Nick Baveystock, will speak informally on ‘The ICE: Vision and tasks’ and introduce a discussion topic, then invite participation from all delegates. 'Our purpose has always been, and remains, to improve lives by ensuring the world has the engineering capacity and infrastructure systems it needs to allow our planet and those who live on it, to thrive.'
Nick Baveystock will set out how the ICE will continue to grow a diverse inclusive membership; deliver a core knowledge programme based on the five strategic strands; and support decision makers by providing authoritative, evidence based, impartial and relevant infrastructure advice on which they can rely. Nick will also ask 'how can you get involved?'
There will also be a short ‘taster’ presentation and virtual flyover of the Caernarfon – Bontnewydd Project (planned presentation date 16 December 2021).
The Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass is being built for the Welsh Government by a multi-disciplined project team consisting of:
The £135m highways project will create a new 9.8km carriageway from the Goat roundabout on the A499/A487 to the Plas Menai roundabout, realigning the A487 to ease congestion, improve journey times, and support the North West Wales economy. Work includes the construction of two viaducts, 14 structures, 25 culverts, three new roundabouts, and two reconfigured roundabouts. It’s the largest highway scheme in North Wales and is scheduled for completion in spring 2022.
The ICE North Wales Branch AGM will start at 18.45. For agenda, see the downloadable document.
Microsoft Teams will be used with microphones and cameras enabled. Attendees to join promptly at 17:20pm.
Director General, Institution of Civil Engineers
Nick has been ICE Director General since 2011. He served as a Royal Engineer in the British Army for over 25 years. He operated across the world, commanding a regiment in Kosovo, Bosnia, and in Iraq, before further service in Iraq as Chief of Staff Multinational Division (South East) and then as Chief Engineer. Staff tours included terms in the UK MOD and in Kosovo. His final appointment was as a Brigadier leading the £3.2 Bn RSME Public Private Partnership.
He has wide experience of delivering large engineering programmes; notably nearly 10 years leading international post conflict reconstruction and development in Southern Iraq and the Balkans. He is a board member of Engineering UK and SSVC Advisory Board, Chair of Mid Kent College Training Services, is Vice Chair of Thomas Telford Ltd, an alumnus of the Royal College of Defence Studies, and a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Kent.
Project Director, Balfour Beatty Jones Bros joint venture - Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass scheme
Phil has over 30 years industry experience, 23 of which are with Balfour Beatty. He has worked on a wide variety of projects from Water and Sewage Treatment works, rail infrastructure to Highway Schemes throughout the UK, including the first managed motorways scheme in the UK.
Phil has overall responsibility for the safe and timely delivery of the bypass. He is supported by 50 members of staff and a workforce of up to 200 site operatives.
Contracts Director, Jones Bros Civil Engineering
Hefin has been with the company for 27 years and has worked in a number of varied roles within the business carrying out civil engineering projects, mainly in North & Mid Wales, Anglesey & North West England.
Hefin is currently the Project Manager on the Balfour Beatty Jones Bros Joint Venture A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass. He has responsibilities for the safe day to day delivery of the project, implementing controls and managing resources.
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