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A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme

Event organised by ICE

Date
07 April 2022
Time
19:00 - 20:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Online

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Overview

Background

The A30 provides a vital link between Penzance and the M5 motorway at Exeter connecting people, businesses and communities. Together with the A38, it is one of the two key roads connecting Cornwall with Devon and counties to the east.

The section between Chiverton and Carland Cross in Cornwall has a dual function, providing both a strategic east-west link and also accommodating local traffic movements, particularly the north-south flow of traffic between communities and workplaces. The section between Chiverton and Carland Cross is the last remaining length of single carriageway between Camborne and the M5 motorway and regularly experiences congestion and delays.

The project will create a new dual carriageway to relieve congestion and improve access between communities, workplaces and local services whilst retaining a route for local access.

The objectives of the scheme are to improve safety, reduce congestion, improve efficiency, unlock economic growth, connect communities, protect the environment and minimise disruption.

Webinar

This webinar will give an overview of the project and progress to date with help of drone footage. The team from Costain will provide an insight into the carbon reduction approaches associated with the A30 project activities and supply chain, which is fundamental in ensuring that the A30 project helps shape UK infrastructure, mitigating and adapting to meet climate change.

The speakers will introduce some of the project innovations, including a proactive behavioural review for the implementation of plant people interface technology, the role out of a smart permit to dig system, a fully UKAS accredited onsite laboratory and plans to adopt a robot dog.

Finally, they will share how the archeological challenges of the project have been managed and show some of the artefacts, such as the flint scatters from the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition period.


The webinar is hosted by ICE South West Truro City Club and supported by ICE Wales Cymru.

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Speakers

John Lee

John Lee

Costain

senior project manager

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John Lee

John is a Senior Project Manager with Costain and is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Project Professional. With over 20 years’ experience in delivering complex infrastructure projects, John has worked across several sectors including rail, highways and water for a range of clients including National Highways Welsh Government, Transport NI and Network Rail. John is currently the Contract Lead on the Regional Delivery Partnership where he leads the Costain/Jacobs partnership to deliver the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross scheme.

Dave James

Dave James

Costain

community relations officer

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Dave James

Dave is a Community Relations Officer for Costain and a Member of the CIPR. Dave was a Police Officer for 30 years and has a strong background in negotiation and communications in complex fast moving environments, as well as delivering witness information and written communication to all levels of the UK Court Structure, including Parliament. Dave currently delivers communications and stakeholder engagement on the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross scheme.

Harry Medlicott

Harry Medlicott

Costain

environmental advisor

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Harry Medlicott

Harry is an Environmental Advisor with 5 years’ experience working across Highways and Rail. Harry started working for Costain in his second year of university as a placement student on the A465 Heads of the Valleys project in South Wales. Following graduation, Harry spent 18 months working on HS2 Main Works with SCS Railways and now resides in Cornwall working on the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross scheme.

Philip Meecham

Philip Meecham

Costain

electronic and telecommunication engineer

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Philip Meecham

Philip is an Electronic and Telecommunication Engineer with Costain. With over 25 years’ experience in supporting Intelligent Transport Systems, Philip has worked across several sectors including rail and highways for a range of clients including National Highways, Welsh Government and Network Rail. Philip is currently the Performance Manager on the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross as part of the business systems and risk team to support the successful delivery of the scheme.

In addition, Philip’s role includes support and development of innovation on the project and across the sector. He is also a mental health first aider and volunteers as a listener for the Samaritans.

Kristina Pill

Kristina Pill

Costain

senior civil engineer

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Kristina Pill

Kristina is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 10 years’ experience working across multiple sectors, including Highways, Rail, Power and Water. Since joining Costain after university, Kristina has worked on several high-profile projects including the Hammersmith Flyover Refurbishment in London and the Jetty for Hinkley Point C and now works on the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross scheme as Package Manager of the Archaeology Works, Cornish Hedgerows and Accommodation Works. Kristina is progressing towards Chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and is a keen advocate for promoting STEM activities within the community.

For more information please contact:

Lidia Pearce