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A55 J12-13 Abergwyngregyn to Tai’r Meibion Highway Improvement Scheme

Event organised by ICE

Date
16 March 2023
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Overview

Alun Griffiths Contractors were awarded the design and build contract on the A55 J12-13 Abergwyngregyn to Tai’r Meibion Highway Improvement Scheme by the Welsh Government as the Principal Designer / Contractor.

Brief introduction of the A55 J12-13 Abergwyngregyn to Tai’r Meibion Highway Improvement scheme by the Client, Welsh Government.

YGC acting on behalf of the client will explain the scheme history prior to its implementation and why the scheme was required. The details of the benefit that the scheme will bring in reference to the local community, ecological, safety and flood elevation will be shared.

The appointed designer Atkins will explain the design principles and some of the challenges they came across associated with the works.

Alun Griffith Contractors will explain how the works were planned and the different construction phases of work to maintain traffic flow and minimise the disruption to the road user. The contractor will share the construction challenges and complexities that have been experienced. Temporary work arrangements will be shared to demonstrate how they were used to enable the works to be completed.

There will be an opportunity at the end to ask some questions to the speakers.

Speakers

John Rhys Jones

John Rhys Jones

YGC (Ymgynghoriaeth Gwynedd Consultancy)

principal engineer

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John Rhys Jones

John Rhys is a Principal Engineer with YGC who has worked with the consultancy for 14 years. He is a Charted Engineer and a member of the ICE and CIHT. He has been part of the YGC project team since the announcement in 2016 by the then First Minister, Carwyn Jones, that the scheme would be progressed, following the 2015 Boxing Day flooding on the A55. His involvement at the early stages included public consultation, outline design, early engagement with stakeholders, advanced works, enabling works and the main scheme tender process. During the design and construction phases of works John Rhys has been representing Welsh Government on site as the NEC Supervisor, providing Client site support, liaison with landowners and tenants, householders, active travel stakeholders and public utilities.

Stephen Abe

Stephen Abe

Atkins

chief engineer

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Stephen Abe

Stephen is a Chartered Civil Engineer with close to 25 years’ experience in the Highways and Infrastructure sector. He is a Chief Engineer with Atkins and in his role covers the delivery of major highway projects. Stephen has diverse experience of developing local and strategic highway schemes from conception to construction and operation of the road network. As an Engineer he is passionate about helping to improve local communities and quality of life. Stephen has lead the Atkins design team on this project from the early tender assessment through to its completion.

Simon Parkinson

Simon Parkinson

Alun Griffiths Contractors

project manager

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Simon Parkinson

Simon is a Project Manager for Alun Griffiths Contractors who is based in North Wales. Simon has a Civil Engineering academic background and during his 15 year career has worked on a wide range of highways, drainage, structural and nuclear projects. He has been involved in this project throughout the design and construction phases. Simon has managed his team to deliver this design and build highway improvement project.

Peris Jones

Peris Jones

Llywodraeth Cymru, Welsh Government

head of capital delivery

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Peris Jones

Peris is Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the ICE and CIHT and has worked in various sectors of the civil engineering industry including renewable energy, marine, flood defence, water, and transport. He’s been delivering a variety of schemes for a contractor, consultants, and the last 17 years with the Welsh Government.

As the Head of Capital Delivery, Peris is responsible for leading teams to deliver major projects and maintenance schemes on the strategic road network in Wales. Peris’ involvement on this project began during the preliminary design and statutory process before delivering two advanced work packages and then the main construction works.

For more information please contact:

Jessica McQuade